iSense Hybrid Premier Mattress Review
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Founded in 2018, iSense makes luxury customizable mattresses, pillows, platform beds, and adjustable bases that keep the unique needs of couples in mind.
iSense mattresses have adjustable air chambers for variable firmness on each side of the bed. Sleepers can choose from 20 different comfort settings for their side of the mattress using an app. In addition to standard sizes, iSense mattresses are also available in split and FlexHead designs that have extra features, allowing sleepers to customize the mattress for their specific needs and preferences.
iSense currently offers two mattress models: the Classic and Premier Hybrid. Both mattresses combine adjustable air cylinders with open-cell comfort foam for superior pressure relief and temperature regulation. The Classic has a polyfoam support layer, while the Premier Hybrid uses a pocketed coil core. The hybrid version is thicker than the foam model and features a built-in sensor that monitors sleep quality. It also has a firmer overall feel compared to the Classic.
We’ll cover the iSense Premier Hybrid Mattress’ materials, performance, and pricing to help you decide if it’s the best mattress for you.
- People in need of extra pressure relief
- Hot sleepers
- Couples with differing needs and preferences
- Those who want to track their sleep quality
- More expensive than the average hybrid mattress
- Is not available in a standard twin or full size
- Heavier design requires extra assistance to move
- Shipping turnaround is typically three to five weeks
The mattress does a good job at isolating motion, which is an important factor for anyone sharing a bed. Our testing team found the upper foam layer absorbed most surface vibrations, so co-sleepers should only notice minimal movement when their partner shifts positions. High-density foam rails absorb excess motion from the coiled core.
We noticed motion transfer varied somewhat depending on the comfort setting. The firmer levels are more responsive, so they don’t buffer movement as well as the softer settings. Couples shouldn’t notice any motion transfer on the split king mattress since it’s divided in the middle.
With 20 comfort settings, the Hybrid Premier gives sleepers plenty of range to maximize pressure relief. Couples with different sleep styles don’t have to compromise on a single firmness level and can customize their side of the bed to accommodate their unique preferences.
Adaptive polyfoam evenly cradles sleepers without allowing deep sinkage, and adjustable air chambers target the lumbar region for optimal spinal support. Side sleepers can soften the firmness level to cushion pressure points on the hips and shoulders. The firmer settings minimize lower back strain for stomach and back sleepers.
The coiled core adapts to each sleeper’s contours while evenly distributing body weight. A high-density foam base resists sagging, helping sleepers maintain proper spine alignment.
The mattress has multiple cooling features designed to resist heat retention. The foam’s open-cell matrix and surface cooling treatment are engineered to dissipate heat. Even the softer settings maintain a somewhat responsive surface, preventing sleepers from sinking too deep into the mattress and body heat from becoming trapped.
The pocketed coils also promote airflow, and a breathable latex cover helps keep the surface temperature neutral.
iSense mattresses are designed to make co-sleeping more comfortable. The Hybrid Premier’s perimeter is reinforced with 9.5 inches of high-density polyfoam, meaning it maintains support even when individuals sleep or sit on the sides of the bed. This also allows sleepers to use the mattress’ entire surface. A sturdy coil support core and polyfoam base also help prevent deep impressions from forming.
Each mattress side is designed to support sleepers weighing up to 350 pounds. Those who weigh more may experience deep sinkage, especially near the edges.
Ease of movement depends on a mattress’ contouring level and responsiveness. Mattresses with deep contouring often excel at pressure relief, but they can feel confining to some sleepers.
Our testing team found sleepers were able to move quite freely on the Hybrid Premier since it doesn’t overly conform to the body. Responsive polyfoam doesn’t permit deep sinkage, so sleepers shouldn’t feel trapped in the mattress. Additionally, the bouncy coil support core aids in movement and makes getting in and out of bed easier.
Sleepers should keep in mind that movement is slightly more restricted on the softer settings since it permits more sinkage.
The mattress’ customizable features gives couples the ability to choose a surface that caters to their needs and preferences.
The responsive surface allows easier transitioning between positions. The foam base and reinforced edges also provide good support across the entire mattress surface. Sleepers can also increase edge support by adjusting the firmness settings.
Adaptive polyfoam cushions pressure points and provides above-average temperature control to maintain a cool and comfortable surface.
The mattress emits a moderate amount of off-gassing when it’s first unboxed. Off-gassing odors come from volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a by-product of foam manufacturing. iSense uses CertiPUR-US certified foams, meaning they meet strict standards for VOC emissions. Odors are strongest when the mattress is first unboxed but should dissipate after a few days.
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Sleeping Style and Body Weight
iSense Hybrid Premier Mattress
The Hybrid Premier has 20 custom firmness settings to accommodate a range of side sleepers. A layer of open-cell foam is designed to wick heat away from the sleeper and cushions pressure-prone areas like the hips and shoulders.
The firmer settings prevent the hips from sinking too low for side sleepers over 230 pounds, helping to keep the spine in alignment. Those under 230 pounds require more cushioning at the hips and shoulders, so they benefit from softer settings. We found the Hybrid Premier performed well for side sleepers across all weight categories thanks to a wide range of customization options.
The Hybrid Premier’s durable construction performs well for back sleepers across all weight groups. Back sleepers need a sturdy mattress that reinforces the lumbar region, as a mattress that sags excessively can strain the lower back.
The responsive polyfoam layer conforms to the neck and legs while reinforcing the torso area. A robust coil support core limits sagging so the hips and shoulders stay level. Sturdy foam rails provide even lumbar support when sleeping near the sides of the mattress.
Back sleepers under 130 pounds experience the most support from moderately firm surfaces, while those over 130 pounds generally benefit from a medium firm to firm setting. Back sleepers can experiment with different comfort settings to find the right balance of contouring and support. All of our back-sleeping testers found the Hybrid Premier comfortable.
The mattress’ foam provides moderate contouring, and the coil support core minimizes deep sinkage in the middle of the body. Stomach sleepers require a firmer mattress to prevent the spine from falling out of alignment, which can lead to back pain.
We found the medium firm settings supported stomach sleepers under 130 pounds while still cushioning the legs and shoulders. Stomach sleepers over 130 pounds may need to adjust the mattress to firmer settings to keep the spine aligned. A firmer comfort setting increases stability for those over 230 pounds.
iSense Hybrid Premier Mattress Review Breakdown
The iSense Hybrid Premier is an adjustable mattress that allows sleepers to set different firmness settings on each side of the bed. Using an app, sleepers can choose from 20 distinct firmness levels ranging from 10 to 100. The mattress measures 13.5 inches tall.
A spandex cover provides a cool surface, helping to draw heat away from the sleeper. The comfort system consists of 2.25 inches of polyfoam that cushions pressure points and resists deep sinkage. The foam’s open-cell matrix and gel cooling treatment are designed to minimize heat retention.
Next, a 5.5 inch layer of foam and air cylinders allow sleepers to customize the firmness setting. This layer, known as Comfort Control Technology, consists of 14 air chambers that sleepers can inflate or deflate via the app. A foam border encases the layer, absorbing motion and providing edge support so that couples can change settings without disturbing their partner.
The support core’s pocketed coils give the mattress bounce and stability. The coils, which move independently of each other, reduce motion transfer and promote airflow throughout the mattress’ core. The coils are reinforced with binding fabric and durable foam to boost edge support, and robust edges give co-sleepers more usable surface area. A high-density polyfoam base stabilizes the entire mattress.
The mattress’ built-in sensor generates a nightly sleep score based on sleep duration, breathing, heart rate, and movement. CertiPUR-US certification ensures that the foams are free of harmful substances like formaldehyde, heavy metals, and phthalates.
The Hybrid Premier is compatible with most bed frames, platforms, box springs, and adjustable bases. The FlexHead and split king mattress sizes require an adjustable base, which is sold separately. When paired with the iSense Elite Adjustable Base, sleepers can change the incline of the upper and lower mattress sections. The FlexHead models have dual-sided controls for adjusting the angle of the upper body. Split sizes are divided in the center so couples can adjust their sides independently.
The adjustable base also has an anti-snoring feature that allows couples to discreetly raise their partner’s head to minimize snoring. The base also provides sonic massage therapy, lighting under the bed, and a USB port on each side.
Adjustable via phone app with 20 levels ranging from 10 to 100
The iSense Hybrid Premier is an adjustable mattress with 20 firmness levels. The comfort system combines open-cell polyfoam with 14 adjustable air cylinders. A pocketed coil core is reinforced with a foam perimeter and base. The mattress is 13.5 inches tall and has a stretchy latex cover.
2.25″ Open-Cell Polyfoam, 5.5″ Foam-Encased Air Cylinders
Pocketed Coils, 9.5” Foam Perimeter, 1.5” Foam Base
Mattress Prices and Sizing
The Hybrid Premier’s steeper price reflects its high-quality materials and innovative features. Given its complex design, the mattress’ cost is closer to a luxury airbed than a typical hybrid mattress. Airbeds are some of the most expensive mattresses on the market, so the Hybrid Premier is geared toward luxury shoppers. iSense offers financing to make the mattress more accessible and offers occasional promotions.
Shoppers should note that the mattress doesn’t come in standard twin or full sizes. The split king is divided in the center so couples can adjust the upper and lower sections independently. The FlexHead, which is available in king and California king sizes, allows sleepers to change the angle of the head of the mattress on each side. An adjustable base is required for the split king, FlexHead king, and FlexHead California king sizes and is sold separately on their website.
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||13.5″||93 lbs.||$2,999|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||13.5″||115 lbs.||$3,799|
|King||76″ x 80″||13.5″||145 lbs.||$4,299|
|King FlexHead||76″ x 80″||13.5″||145 lbs.||$4,799|
|Split King||76″ x 80″||13.5″||186 lbs.||$4,799|
|California King||72″ x 84″||13.5″||145 lbs.||$4,299|
|Cal King FlexHead||72″ x 84″||13.5″||145 lbs.||$4,799|
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
The Hybrid Premier can be purchased from the company’s website. iSense ships to all 50 states.
iSense ships the Hybrid Premier for free to the contiguous U.S. Mattresses shipped to Alaska or Hawaii are subject to freight fees.
With standard doorstep delivery, customers can schedule a delivery date once the mattress has reached their local carrier. Most orders arrive within three to five weeks.
Once you’ve moved the box to your bedroom, slide the mattress out and unroll it onto the foundation. Connect the pump and download the app to use the mattress’ Comfort Control Technology.
Customers can elect for White Glove delivery at checkout for an additional fee. A local service provider will reach out to you to schedule a delivery date and time. Professionals install the mattress in your room of choice and remove all packaging materials.
Old mattress removal is not available.
The mattress comes with a 180-day sleep trial that starts on the date of delivery. After a 45-day break-in period, customers can return the mattress for a full refund. Returns initiated during the first 45 nights of the sleep trial incur a 25% restocking fee. Shipping fees are non-refundable.
iSense backs the Hybrid Premier with a 10-year limited warranty. Defects covered include visible indentations greater than .75 inches.
Coverage varies depending on the component. The pump and control features are covered for three years from the date of purchase. After year three, the electrical components are prorated until year 10.
Defective mattresses are repaired or replaced at no cost to the customer. A refundable deposit may be required depending on what part or material needs replacing. iSense covers shipping costs on mattress repairs and replacement parts. Full mattress replacements may incur shipping fees at iSense’s discretion.
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