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The Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress is a luxury all-foam model with four layers of foam. A quilted cover cools and cushions the mattress surface. The cover itself is made of a cool-to-the-touch Ice Fabric with gel sewn in for enhanced temperature regulation. A 1-inch layer of gel-infused polyfoam is quilted into the cover to relieve pressure while allowing for airflow through the mattress. This material also has a somewhat buoyant feel to make it easier to move around on the surface of the bed.
Underneath the cover, there is a natural cotton fire-resistant barrier. The comfort layer is made up of 2 more inches of gel-infused polyfoam engineered for cooling, pressure relief, and buoyancy. A 3-inch transition layer of memory foam gives deeper contouring while acting as a barrier between the comfort system and the bed’s core. This custom foam is also crafted to regain its shape more quickly and retain less heat than standard memory foam.
An 8-inch polyfoam core adds to the bed’s support and durability. It uses a high-density polyfoam material that should hold up well over time. A fireproof cotton barrier rests beneath the core, and a removable, washable base cloth wraps around the outside.
In total, the mattress measures 14 inches thick. This makes it a high-profile model that may require an extra deep sheet set.
The Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress uses two polyfoam layers in its comfort system, a memory foam transition layer, and a polyfoam support core.
Ice Fabric Blend with Polyfoam Padding
1″ Gel-Infused Polyfoam
Natural Fire-Resistant Barrier
2″ Gel-Infused Polyfoam
3″ Transitional Memory Foam
8″ High-Density Polyfoam
Cotton Encasement/Fire Barrier
Removable/Washable Base Cover
The Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress comes in at a slightly higher price point than average for an all-foam mattress. But this price difference isn’t significant enough that it should deter shoppers from buying the Sleep Gel Plush Mattress, especially since its advanced materials, lengthy trial and warranty policies, and strong performance may justify the added expense. Additionally, Idle Sleep often runs discounts that knock the price down to around the average price of an all-foam model.
|Twin||38" x 75"||14"||N/A||$899|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||14"||N/A||$949|
|Full||54" x 75"||14"||N/A||$1,199|
|Queen||60" x 80"||14"||N/A||$1,349|
|King||76" x 80"||14"||N/A||$1,599|
|California King||72" x 84"||14"||N/A||$1,599|
The Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress’s close cradling and strong pressure relief make it a good option for side sleepers below 230 pounds.
Its quilted polyfoam cover, polyfoam comfort layer, and memory foam transition layer combine to total 6 inches, leaving ample room for a side sleeper’s hips and shoulders to sink in. The Sleep Gel Plush Mattress redistributes the force of the sleeper’s weight to reduce pressure buildup around the widest parts of their body. However, the memory foam transition layer also limits excessive sinkage to help the sleeper maintain proper spinal alignment.
Because of the Gel Plush Mattress’s medium feel, it is perhaps best suited to individuals who weigh under 230 pounds. Side sleepers in this weight group should experience an optimal balance of contouring and support, which can provide significant pressure relief while promoting good spinal alignment. Those who weigh more than 230 pounds are also likely to experience their hips and shoulders sinking in more than ideal for proper spinal alignment.
The Gel Plush Mattress may be a worthwhile option for back sleepers to consider, especially if they weigh less than 130 pounds. To keep their spines well aligned, back sleepers typically need a bed that lets their hips sink in a bit without letting them droop too far into the bed. The Gel Plush Mattress’s quilted polyfoam cover and polyfoam comfort layer cradle a back sleeper’s hips, while the memory foam transition layer gives deeper contouring and support.
Back sleepers usually need a slightly firmer mattress than side sleepers, so the Gel Plush Mattress’s medium feel may be most appropriate for those who weigh less 130 pounds. People who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds may find that their hips could sink in more than ideal, particularly if they carry much of their body weight near their midsections. Individuals who weigh more than 230 pounds might find it more difficult to maintain their spinal alignment due to sinkage around their hips.
Like back sleepers, midsection sinkage can be a big problem for stomach sleepers. Since many people carry a lot of their body weight around their hips and bellies, lying face down can allow this extra weight to pull the middle of the body more deeply into the bed and put a strain on the spine.
Stomach sleepers typically benefit from a firmer mattress, so as a medium model, the Gel Plush Mattress may be slightly softer than ideal. However, it may be comfortable for some stomach sleepers, especially combination sleepers who also sleep in other positions throughout the night.
The Gel Plush Mattress should hug and support the bodies of stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, but their hips may dip in a bit more than they’d like. Stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds may experience more significant sagging near their midsections, which could contribute to lumbar discomfort.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress ships for free within the contiguous United States.
At this time, the Gel Plush Mattress is sold exclusively through the Idle Sleep website. While some Idle Sleep products are available on Amazon, this model is not currently listed. Idle Sleep does not operate brick-and-mortar stores or showrooms.
Idle Sleep ships its mattresses within the contiguous United States. They ship directly from factories in Illinois and South Carolina. The mattress production process usually takes 1 to 4 business days, and shipping generally takes 3 to 6 additional business days. Customers can typically expect their mattresses to arrive within 4 to 10 business days. Mattresses are delivered through UPS, and Idle Sleep will send you a tracking number when your order ships.
The mattress arrives compressed and rolled in a box, and the customer is responsible for bringing it into their house and unpacking it.
White Glove delivery is available for an additional $149 non-refundable fee. The delivery team will usually reach out within three days of receiving your mattress to schedule your delivery time. This service includes new mattress installation and old mattress haul-away.
Customers can take advantage of an 18-month sleep trial. That’s around 540 nights to try the bed at home. Customers must try the bed for at least a 30-night break-in period before attempting a return. During the remainder of the sleep trial, they can contact Idle Sleep to return the mattress for a full refund of the purchase price. Idle Sleep will help set up the donation or pickup of the discarded mattress.
If the customer prefers, they can also exchange their mattress for a different model. A $300 fee applies to standard exchanges, but exchanges are free for a mattress without an additional sleep trial.
Idle Sleep offers a limited lifetime warranty it calls a “Lifetime Warranty Without End.” This warranty offers free repairs or replacements for mattresses with qualifying defects, like indentations over .5 inches deep, flaws that lead to cracking or splitting foam, and manufacturing issues in the cover.
This policy applies to the original mattress owner who purchased their bed through an authorized seller. Customers should retain a copy of their receipt as proof of purchase. The warranty does not cover damage that results from abuse, improper handling, or the use of an improper foundation.
Additional terms and conditions apply.
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