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IDLE Mattress Review

The IDLE mattress provides some options.  Not only between an all foam and hybrid version (same price), but also the side of the mattress!  These two-side mattress have a lot to offer, for not as much as you would think.

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It’s a bold approach, this throwback two-sided mattress idea from IDLE Sleep. It’s not a new one, but it’s a bold one that IDLE used to create its Hybrid mattress.

Two-sided mattresses used to be common, until costs to produce them increased. Looking to offer cheaper, mattress companies stopped selling ones you could flip.

If you flip the IDLE Hybrid mattress on a regular basis, you will extend its life. More life, better value. But do the materials do the job they say they will do?

The IDLE Hybrid uses multiple foam layers on each side of the mattress for contouring and a coil layer in the middle for support. Each of the thinner foam layers has built-in elements that keep the sleeper cool, so you avoid the bad points of a traditional memory foam mattress.

If you have always slept on a coil mattress and you’re a creature of habit and you still have soreness in the mornings from too much pressure on your body curves, the IDLE Sleep hybrid might work for you.

You’ll get the coils you know and enough foam to help with pressure relief.


Here are some features of the IDLE Hybrid mattress:

  • It’s a hybrid made of foam and coils.
  • Hybrids are best for people who have always slept on an innerspring mattress but want some foam because they need more contouring to their body
  • It’s double-sided; both sides have foam layers with support coils in the middle.
  • Also offered at two firmness levels – medium and luxury firm.
  • Great for back, stomach and side sleepers who need cushioning and support
  • Larger people will find more support with the luxury firm option
  • Double-barreled quilted top layer has cooling foam beneath a fabric that adapts to your body temperature.
  • Reactive when sleepers change position
  • Still supportive enough to keep sleepers spines aligned
  • Won’t harden or soften due to room temperature like old memory foam units
  • Flipping the mattress will extend its life
  • Made in the USA

Pick a side, any side: IDLE offers a reversible mattresses to help sustain that new "mattress feeling"



The IDLE is a double-sided hybrid made of foam and coils. There are reactive and contouring layers on both sides of the interior coil support layer.


The important thing to know here is that IDLE addressed cooling at every layer of the mattress.

The cover fabric has special fibers that adapt to your body heat. It’s quilted to the first foam layer, and quilting helps with air flow. The second foam layer is built specifically to keep air flowing through the mattress. And the middle portion is made of coils, which always do a good job maximizing airflow.


The IDLE Sleep Hybrid is offered in both medium and luxury firm. The medium will suit side, back and stomach sleepers. The firm will better suit back and stomach sleepers who need more support.

Edge support

As far as construction, the IDLE holds up well if couples need to use the entire mattress and sleep on the mattress edge. It did an average job of holding up when adults sat on the edge to put on their shoes.

Motion transfer

What it didn’t do well was absorbing motion. When a partner gets out of bed, the other sleeper will feel it and potentially wake up because of it. Normally coils don’t do as well of a job as all-foam mattresses. The IDLE is a hybrid so you’re getting the good and some of the not-so-good there.


The IDLE Sleep mattress has three layers of foam and layer of pocket coils encased in a “thermocool” fabric.

The unique thing about IDLE mattresses is that you can flip it and get the same comfort and support on each side. The top three layers are the same on each side. The pocket coil layer sits in the middle no matter which way you flip it.

The thermocool fabric that encases the mattress is meant to keep you cool when you’re too warm and warm you when you’re too cold.

The first layer is a 1-inch layer of quilting foam, that is quilted into the cover fabric for added softness at the top of the mattress.

The second layer is 1 inch “Air Flow Response Foam” has some bounce to it and great airflow to it to keep you at a comfortable temperature.

The third layer is made of a 2-inch cooling, buoyancy foam. It’s a custom blend foam that claims to react faster than memory foam while still maintaining great pressure relief.

The fourth layer is 6 inches of pocketed coils that reach from edge to edge. The coils support everything above it. Because the coils reach out to each side, couples who use the entire bed won’t feel like they’ll slip off.

IDLE Layers: IDLE has an all foam option as well, but here is a look at the hybrid


Here is a breakdown of the IDLE specifications:


  • Twin: 39″ x 75″
  • Twin XL: 39” x 80”
  • Full: 54” x 75”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 76” x 80”
  • Cal King: 72” x 84”


130 pounds for the queen


14 inches



The IDLE comes with a slightly longer than average trial period of 120 days. If you don’t like it and return it within that time frame, you get a full refund. IDLE Sleep will send someone to pick it up and donate it to a local charity.

You are required to sleep in the new mattress for at least 30 days before initiating a return and refund. If the mattress is too firm for you, then the company will first send you a mattress topper to see if that helps.


The IDLE hybrid comes with a limited lifetime warranty and covers defects that result from craftsmanship, not wear and tear. Some examples: sags that are greater than 1.5 inches that don’t result from using the wrong base, cracks in the foam material.

IDLE can choose to fix the defect or replace the mattress or mattress cover. You, the buyer, must pay to send your mattress to the company to get it fixed. Once IDLE decides there is as viable defect—they give themselves 30 days to decide and ship it back—then you’ll be reimbursed up to $100 for shipping.

Delivery & Setup

The IDLE Sleep Hybrid is delivered for free within 4-10 business days. The mattress is only built once you order it. It comes compressed and rolled in a box.

You just have to take it from the box, out of its plastic and then watch while it comes to life. It will reinflate almost immediately, probably due to the coils. The mattress will work on any firm, flat or adjustable surface.

IDLE Versatility: You have multiple options when it comes to deciding what to put your IDLE on

Customer service

Right now the only good option to reach them is to email the company. They have a presence on social media. You can trying chatting with them over Facebook.


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The IDLE Hybrid will give you that contouring you need if you’re a side sleeper and you can pick the medium or luxury firm to adjust the firmness level for yourself. Back and stomach sleepers, as well as heavier people, will find the luxury firm a better fit.

The price point is comparable to other hybrid mattresses, actually a little less, and you’re likely to get a longer life out of it.

If treated properly and flipped regularly, the IDLE Sleep Hybrid mattress will have a long life in your home. Each side

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