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As a hybrid mattress, the 14-inch Idle Sleep Hybrid contains a mixture of materials. At the center of the mattress sits the bed’s primary support core. This core consists of a 6-inch thick layer of pocketed coils.
Because the pocketed coils are individually encased (unlike traditional innersprings, which interconnect), they reduce both noise and motion transfer across the surface of the bed. Compared to polyfoam support cores, coils allow increased airflow, which keeps the bed cooler.
On each side of the coil layer lies the same sequence of foam layers. Since the Idle Sleep Hybrid is a flippable bed, these layers serve dual purposes. The layers sitting above the coil layer act as comfort layers. When these layers sit below the coil layer, they act as part of the support core.
The deepest foam layer consists of polyfoam and measures one inch in thickness. This layer acts as a transitional layer and helps provide support. Above it is a two-inch layer made with what the company calls IDLE Buoyancy Foam. Buoyancy Foam is similar to memory foam, but more responsive.
A softer foam, called IDLE Contouring Foam, forms the outermost layer. One inch of this foam is quilted into the mattress’s cover. The cover is made of Thermocool fabric, a material designed to promote cooling.
The Idle Sleep Hybrid Mattress comes in two firmness levels. The company calls these options “medium,” which measures medium firm, and “luxury firm,” which measures firm. Mattresses of all firmness options are constructed with the same materials and measure the same height.
Because the 14-inch thick Idle Hybrid Mattress is flippable, it’s constructed with comfort layers on both sides of the bed. The central support core comprises six inches of pocketed coils. The comfort and transitional foam layers on either side of the coil layer are identical.
IDLE Contouring Foam
IDLE Buoyancy Foam
The Idle Sleep Hybrid costs more than Idle Sleep’s foam mattress offerings, but less than its latex mattress. This pricing is as expected. Generally, hybrid mattresses cost more than all-foam beds but less than latex mattresses due to costs associated with each material type.
Compared to other hybrid mattresses, the Idle Sleep Hybrid sells at prices toward the upper end of average.
|Twin||38" x 75"||14"||N/A||$1,228|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||14"||N/A||$1,285|
|Full||54" x 75"||14"||N/A||$1,570|
|Queen||60" x 80"||14"||N/A||$1,856|
|King||76" x 80"||14"||N/A||$2,142|
|California King||72" x 84"||14"||N/A||$2,142|
|Split King||72" x 84"||14"||N/A||$2,498|
The Idle Hybrid rates exceptionally well with side sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds. This group finds that the bed’s construction promotes spinal alignment and relieves pressure. The transitional layer allows the heavier parts of the body to sink into the mattress in a way that supports all body parts.
Side sleepers of all body weights find comfort on the Idle Hybrid. Side sleepers weighing less than 230 pounds generally prefer the medium firm mattress option. The firm option is too firm for them and may cause pressure points. Those weighing over 230 pounds can choose whichever firmness level feels most comfortable to them. The more a person weighs, the more likely they will prefer the firm mattress option.
Back sleepers of all weights also find comfort on the Idle Hybrid. In this sleep position preference group, sleepers weighing less than 230 pounds may enjoy either the medium firm or firm mattress options depending on their preferences. Both firmness levels provide adequate support, but the medium firm feels softer and more conforming while the firm feels more responsive.
Back sleepers weighing over 230 pounds tend to require the support provided by the firm option of the mattress. The mattress rates exceptionally well with this group. On it, they experience adequate lumbar support, so their backs don’t over-arch. For this reason, many mattress reviewers on the Idle Sleep website note that the mattress helps alleviate back pain they experience on other mattresses.
Of all sleepers, those who prefer sleeping on their stomachs rate the Idle Hybrid the highest. Stomach sleepers weighing over 130 pounds in particular tend to find adequate support on the firm option of this bed. Stomach sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds may enjoy both the medium firm and firm levels. The flippable option with different firmness levels on both sides might work well for this group.
Stomach sleepers generally require a firmer mattress, which is why sleepers in this group weighing 130 to 230 prefer the firm option. Soft mattresses can allow the bodies of stomach sleepers to sink in too far, putting strain on their necks. These pressure points often lead to discomfort and even pain. Stomach sleepers do not run into that problem on the Idle Hybrid. Instead, the entire body is well supported and spinal alignment is promoted.
Idle Hybrid – Medium
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Idle Hybrid – Firm
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Idle Hybrid is for sale online from both Idle Sleep and Amazon. It is not currently available in brick and mortar stores. The mattress ships for free to locations within the U.S.
Idle Sleep Mattresses ship to customers throughout the U.S. for free via UPS Ground. The company emails customers with shipping information after their orders are placed.
The mattresses ship from Idle Sleep factory partners in Illinois and South Carolina. First, mattresses are compressed, rolled, and placed in a box.
All Idle Sleep Mattresses are made to order, which takes 1 to 4 business days. After that, shipping takes 3 to 6 business days, depending on where the customer is located in relation to the factor. In total, customers should expect their mattress to arrive within 4 to 10 business days after their order is placed.
Customers may opt for white glove delivery for an additional fee of $149, which can add up to 3 days to the total delivery time.
Customers may purchase white glove delivery for an additional fee of $149. White glove delivery orders are shipped to a hub. That hub will then contact you to set up a delivery time.
With white glove delivery, a delivery person unboxes and sets up the mattress in your home. White glove delivery fees are nonrefundable, even if the mattress is later returned.
Idle Sleep offers an exceptionally long sleep trial. Their sleep trial is 18 months, or 540 nights.
During the sleep trial period, customers may try the mattress risk-free. If they do not like it for any reason, they may return it at no cost. White glove delivery charges will not be refunded, however.
Idle Sleep offers a lifetime warranty on their mattresses. Under this warranty, Idle Sleep will repair or replace mattresses with any defects or problems due to issues with manufacturing or materials.
The warranty also covers body impressions of more than ½ inch thick, which exceeds the industry standard. Using the mattress on an insufficient base voids the warranty.
Customers may initiate use of the warranty by emailing or calling Idle Sleep. The company takes care of warranty claims within 30 days of when they were made.
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