First, it’s important to note that the Idle Hybrid comes in two different firmness levels. You can choose between a Medium option and a Luxury Firm option. The medium version is their most popular and, as such, that’s what we’ll primarily be referring to in this post.
Idle’s Hybrid bed has a surprisingly soft foam feel to it, considering it has those coils. It sort of feels like an innerspring bed, but with a thick, soft foam topper. It’s quite comfortable.
If we had to pick one mattress that we think it feels like, we’d say it feels similar to the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress, which we really like, as well.
As you can see in the graphic above, we put the Medium version at a medium on our firmness scale. Of course, your weight will determine how the bed feels to you. If you’re heavier, it’ll feel softer, and if you’re petite, it’ll feel firmer. We will say, though, that heavier individuals are still going to get the needed support from this mattress.
Although you do sink into the bed a bit, it is impressively responsive. You don’t end up feeling stuck and you won’t have trouble turning over at night.
Various Sleeping Positions
We think Idle’s Hybrid mattress is a good one for back and stomach sleepers. The coils make sure it offers enough support around your hips and trunk area. As you can see in the image below, there is hardly any compression happening under JD’s core and hips. That’s what you want to see if you’re sleeping on your stomach. You want to feel the support even if the sleeping surface is soft to the touch.
It does have some give and you’ll sink in a bit (how much depends on your body type), but you still have that support under your lower back and hips so that you don’t end up with an uncomfortable gap between you and the bed. Ultimately, it’s more about how it makes you feel in the morning than anything.
This mattress is a good option for side and combo sleepers, as well. Because it’s in the middle of the firmness scale and has coils, but also a soft foam feel, it does a good job of providing pressure relief as well as support. If you sleep on your side, you do want to have that pressure relief to keep you from waking up with sore spots.
Same story for combination sleepers. We think you can sleep in any position on this mattress. And, you can easily roll between all three positions without feeling like the mattress is getting in your way.
Not An Issue For Small/Average Sized Sleepers
These types of sleepers will be just fine on this mattress. The Idle Hybrid finds a nice balance between support and pressure relief. Plus, what’s nice for these types of sleepers is that the bed is soft enough that even lighter weight people will find this mattress extremely comfortable.
A lot of times, people that weigh around 100 pounds find it hard to discern between mattresses because they really don’t sink in at all. In other words, they can’t really tell whether a mattress is soft and comfortable or not because they all feel on the firmer side. That’s not the case here—lighter sleepers will like this mattress.
Also Able To Handle Heavy People?
This is a really nice mattress for heavier individuals. First, it utilizes coils, which is a positive sign for multiple reasons. Coils, as opposed to thick slabs of support foam, tend to be more durable over the long haul.
In addition, coils also give the bed some bounce and bi-directional support (i.e. the coils compress and also provide some push-back). All this means is that heavier sleepers will find this hybrid bed provides a lot more support than the typical all-foam mattress.
The Idle hybrid is also a thick mattress coming in at a whopping 14″ tall. Compare that to the typical 10″ thick mattress from most bed-in-a-box companies and you can see why heavier folks will be well off with this bed. Lastly, as we alluded to earlier, this mattress is flippable, which can extend its useful life.
Our Thoughts On Sleeping Temperature
Although the company likes to play up its cooling materials, we think this bed is just temperature neutral, which isn’t a bad thing at all. We’ve only tested a few beds that are actually cool to the touch and really keep you cool as you sleep.
Bottom line: this mattress won’t actively keep you cool nor should you heat up excessively. However, heavier individuals may find it sleeps a little warm since they will sink into the mattress more.
And, just so you’re aware, the temperature at which you sleep during the night is impacted by more than the materials and construction of your mattress. Perhaps even more important are the sheets you use, your pajamas, room temperature, and body weight.
Support Along The Edges
The edge support with this bed is good as well. As you migrate towards the edges, you’ll notice a little bit of compression, but you never get that roll-off feeling, which is nice. Typically the firmer beds will have better edge support because they are compressing less.
Like motion transfer, this is an important consideration for couples who share a smaller size bed. Let’s face it, we’ve all been there before—your partner rolls over towards the middle of the bed at some point during the night and all of a sudden you find yourself ousted to the edge.
It’s in this instance that edge support comes into play. You don’t want your mattress to compress so much that you feel like you’re going to slide right off.
Idle Hybrid Mattress Review: Verdict
Overall, we really like this bed. We think it’s quite underrated. It checks a lot of boxes. Bottom line—if you’re looking for a durable mattress that is comfortable and accommodates all sleeper types and body types, the IDLE hybrid is a great choice.
Other Two Sided Mattresses
There really aren’t many flippable mattresses on the market right now, but they are starting to reemerge. Here are a few other beds that are (somewhat) similar to the Idle Sleep Hybrid.
Layla — This is perhaps the best known flippable mattress on the market right now. It’s a 10″ thick memory foam bed with a “soft” and “firm” side.
Zenhaven — This is the quintessential latex bed online. It has dual firmness levels and is made entirely of latex foam with an organic cotton cover.
Nolah Signature 12 — This a somewhat newer bed from Nolah, but it has two firmness levels, an organic cotton cover, and a 12″ construction.
Plank — Plank is a firm mattress that’s designed with minimalism in mind. It’s from the company Brooklyn Bedding, even though they don’t market it on their main site.
CouchBed — As the name implies, it is part mattress and part sofa. Beyond that, CouchBed isn’t all that special.