Idle Sleep reached out to me about sending me a mattress to review and feature here on the blog. As most of you know, Matthew and I separated this summer and I have been helping him set up his new house. The mattress review opportunity came at the perfect time and I decided to give the mattress to Matthew. Below is his completely honest review. The short recap is that he loves it as much as our Tempur-Pedic and it is A LOT more cost effective. If you are in the market for a new mattress, check out Idle Sleep! Affiliate links used in this review.
I didn’t come to appreciate the benefits of a good mattress until I was in my late 30s. At the time, Jessica’s father worked at a furniture store and, because of a special discount that his company offered employees and their families, we were able to buy a Tempur-Pedic mattress. After a week of sleeping on that heavenly cloud of comfort, I became a hardcore evangelist about the need for all friends and family to immediately upgrade their mattresses to Tempur-Pedic. I loved how perfectly firm and yet soft that mattress cradled my body. And I loved telling people all about how much I loved it.
Of course, while all of the people I talked to longed to experience the joys of sleeping on a quality mattress, for most, those desires quickly faded after seeing how much a high-end mattress cost. And I couldn’t blame them—-several thousand dollars is a lot to pay for a mattress.
So, when Jessica called to share about the new Idle Sleep mattress that was coming for review, I was grateful but I also had lots of assumptions, most of which were skeptical. For one thing, I laughed believed that any mattress that was delivered shrink-wrapped in plastic and needed 24 hours to expand to its intended size would likely provide a less-comfortable sleeping experience than what I was accustomed to. I also believed that a mattress that cost one-fourth the amount of my Tempur-Pedic would likely feel less heavenly, less perfectly firm and soft. Still, I was grateful, and I was quite excited for it to arrive.
What to Expect When the Mattress Arrives
A few days later, when the large Idle Sleep box arrived at my door, I brought the king-sized mattress inside and lifted it up the stairs and into my bedroom. Following the instructions inside the box, I lay the mattress on my bed frame exactly how the instructions suggested and began opening the plastic. Soon, the Idle Sleep mattress was inflating and fitting my frame perfectly. While I didn’t wait 24-hours for it to fully expand, I gave it plenty of time to fill out. And that night, as I got into bed, I was pleasantly shocked by how much I loved how this new mattress felt.
Is an Idle Sleep mattress comfortable?
For more than six weeks, I’ve been sleeping on my king-sized Idle Sleep Gel Foam mattress. And oh my gosh, I cannot believe how much I love it. For real, y’all, this mattress is unbelievable. It’s firm, comfortable and never hot—in fact, it remains cool (even cool to the touch) all night long. While I’m no mattress expert, I do know what I like and what I find comfortable. As a side sleeper, I sleep soundly on this mattress. And so far, I’ve not experienced any of the normal aches and pains that often happen with a new bed.
Updated: After nine months, Matthew still loves his mattress!
What is the Idle Sleep return policy?
In addition to it being a fantastic mattress, Idle Sleep’s 18-month return-it policy makes it an even sweeter bed to tryout. This is substantially longer than most other mattress companies. As a onetime Tempur-Pedic evangelist, I think this mattress is a wonderful and affordable option.
Idle Mattress Sale
Idle is currently running a 50% off sale on gel mattresses + 2 free pillows.
Bonus: all Idle Sleep mattresses are delivered with FREE pillows! Idle Sleep also offers an unmatched 18-months risk-free trial, everlasting warranty, and 0% APR financing for up to 60 months.