Editor’s Note: Idle Sleep is no longer in business. For another great option, check out our Nectar mattress review.
If you love the slow-moving feel of memory foam but worry about sleeping hot at night, take a look at the Idle Gel Plush. This high-quality mattress is made with buoyancy foam, which creates a luxurious feel but won’t make you overheat!
Of course, buying a new mattress isn’t one-size-fits-all. This bed in a box is a better option for some sleepers over others. Read our Idle Sleep Gel Plush mattress review to find out if it is a good fit for you!
The Idle Plush Mattress Overview
Idle Sleep makes a variety of foam and latex hybrid mattresses, and they’re all constructed with non-toxic materials. Their foam mattresses conveniently arrive in compact boxes, and they’re easy to set up. Another plus: Idle Sleep offers a generous sleep trial period and lifetime warranty.
The Idle Gel Plush is a luxury version of the classic Idle Sleep Mattress. This 14’’ bed is made with gel memory foam that’s designed to keep sleepers cool at night. Also, as a medium-firm mattress, the Idle Gel Plush is a great option for back and side sleepers. Let’s take a closer look at the plush foam mattress from Idle Sleep!
Who Might Like The Idle Plush?
- Those who like a classic memory foam feel
- Side sleepers
- Fans of a softer mattress
Who Might Not Like The Idle Plush?
- Stomach sleepers
- Those who need more support
- Larger people
- Those who like sleeping on top of their mattress
Idle Plush Mattress Video Review
Want to take a closer look? Check out the Idle Gel Plush mattress review below. We’ll take a deep dive into the construction, features, and feel.
Our team of Certified Sleep Science Coaches personally test each mattress in categories such as materials, comfort, cooling, and support. Hover over the icons to learn more about these different topics, or scroll down for a more detailed analysis on each one.
Idle Gel Plush Mattress Firmness and Feel
We always investigate the firmness and feel of each mattress we review. That way, sleepers can learn whether it’s the right fit for them.
How Firm is the Idle Plush?
The Idle Sleep Gel Plush scored a 6/10 on our firmness scale, which is slightly softer than most medium-firm mattresses. The first comfort layer consists of 1’’ of cooling memory foam, which provides a plush top we can sink into. Beneath that sits 2’’ of gel foam, a comfortable material that provides excellent pressure relief and support.
Sleeping On The Idle Plush
While back sleeping on the Idle Plush, we noticed the bed offers great body contouring. We can really feel the bed cushioning our limbs while lying in it. Because of its lumbar support, the Idle Gel Plush is a solid option for back sleepers.
The Idle Plush is a fantastic option for side sleepers. The comfort layers include 2’’ of gel buoyancy foam and 3’’ of Idle memory foam, which provides excellent pressure relief. When relaxing on our side, we felt almost no pressure on our shoulders and hips. Overall, the Idle Plush is a great option for combination sleepers who alternate between their backs and sides.
Although it’s excellent for side sleeping, The Idle Plush is not a great option for stomach sleepers. The thick comfort layers do not provide enough support for our hips and lower back, which keeps our bodies out of alignment. If you tend to sleep on your stomach, you may prefer a firm mattress. Make sure to check out our list of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
What Does the Idle Plush Feel Like?
The Idle Plush has a slow-moving memory foam feel. Although Idle Sleep describes this mattress as responsive, we feel ourselves sinking into the comfort layers. Overall, this bed in a box feels like a traditional memory foam mattress.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130lbs – 230lbs
Unless they are closer to 230lbs, average weight sleepers should feel very comfortable sleeping on their backs. The Idle Gel Plush does a great job of contouring the body and offers a decent amount of lumbar support.
The Idle Gel Plush is a great option for average weight side sleepers. The thick comfort layers alleviate pain on pressure points, which is exactly what you should look for when shopping for the best mattress for side sleeping.
However, the Idle Gel Plush does not offer enough support for average weight stomach sleepers. The soft comfort layers do not keep our bodies in alignment while snoozing on our stomachs, which could cause pain and discomfort over time.
Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230lbs
Back sleepers who weigh close to 230lbs should feel ample support and comfort on the Idle Plush. Those who weigh significantly more will likely feel this gel foam mattress is too soft and unsupportive. Instead, they should check out one of the best mattresses for heavier people.
For side sleepers who weigh between 230lbs and 300lbs, the Idle Plush should provide enough pressure relief and comfort. People who weigh more than 300lbs could potentially bottom out and feel more pain on their pressure points while side sleeping.
Heavyweight stomach sleepers will not feel enough support on the Idle Gel Plush mattress. Instead, they should look for a firm mattress that can keep their body in alignment.
Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130lbs
Lightweight sleepers should feel comfortable in all three sleeping positions. People who weigh less than 130lbs shouldn’t sink deeply into the support layers, so this foam bed should provide enough pressure relief for lightweight combination sleepers.
Idle Gel Plush Mattress Construction
The Idle Gel Plush is made with high-quality and non-toxic materials. Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll find inside each layer of this foam bed.
On the outside of the foam mattress, you’ll find Idle Sleep’s washable cover. This replaceable zip cover makes it easy to keep the gel foam mattress clean. It also contains proprietary Ice Fabric. With gel sewn into the surface, this cover feels cool to the touch. The fabric also contains cooling buoyancy foam, which creates a plush feel that won’t overheat.
The Idle Plush features two thick comfort layers designed to keep sleepers cool and comfortable during the night. Beneath the Ice Fabric Cover sits 2’’ of gel-infused buoyancy foam. This slow-moving layer is great for people looking for a traditional memory foam feel.
Below this layer sits 3’’ of Idle Sleep’s memory foam. Like the gel-infused layer, this memory foam moves slowly and allows your body to sink into the mattress.
Underneath the support layers sits 8’’ of high-density foam. This provides excellent support for the rest of the gel foam mattress and makes it a durable option.
The Idle Gel Plush foam mattress is 14” tall.
Idle Plush Mattress Size Options and Price
To learn more about size options and pricing, check out our convenient chart below.
Note: These prices reflect the Dunlop latex model. The Talalay latex model will cost more.
|38" x 75"
|38" x 80"
|54" x 75"
|60" x 80"
|76" x 80"
|72" x 84"
Want to save on a new mattress? Be sure to check out these Idle Sleep coupons. And if you want to learn more about Idle Sleep’s most affordable option, take a look at our Idle Sleep Gel Foam mattress review.
Idle Plush Mattress Performance
Want to know how the Idle Plush foam mattress stacks up in terms of durability and performance? Read on to find out!
Sleeping Hot or Cold
If you occasionally wake up feeling hot in the middle of the night, the Idle Plush is a great option. The Ice Fabric cover is made with gel, and it feels cool to the touch. Beneath this sits 1’’ of Cooling Buoyancy Foam, which helps eliminate heat buildup throughout the night.
Couples purchasing a new mattress may want to look into its motion transfer. That way, they aren’t likely to wake up when their partner moves around during the night. Fortunately, we found the Idle Plush has great motion isolation. Because of the slow-moving memory foam, you’re not likely to feel your partner if they change sleep positions.
The Idle Plush foam mattress isn’t the best in terms of edge support. We notice the sides collapsing when sitting on the side of the foam mattress, and we almost roll off when lying down.
Because this is a luxury foam mattress, the Idle Plush should last for at least 7-10 years. The thick memory foam layers are made with high-quality materials, making it a great option in terms of durability.
After opening a new mattress in a box, it’s common to notice a slight smell. We call this “off-gassing,” and it was present with the Idle Plush. Like most new mattresses, however, the odor dissipated after 48 hours.
If you’re concerned about noise, you’ll be happy to know that the Idle Plush doesn’t make a sound.
Because it’s made with slow-moving memory foam, the Idle Plush may not be the best mattress for sex. It could make couples feel stuck while moving around on top of it.
Our Idle Gel Plush Mattress Ratings
Make sure to take a look at the final tally for the Idle Gel Plush mattress:
Let’s look closer at Idle Sleep’s fine print. Below, you’ll find more information about their lifetime warranty, trial period, and return policy.
All Idle Sleep mattresses feature a lifetime warranty.
The Idle Gel Plush mattress has an 18-month sleep trial, which is significantly longer than what most mattress brands offer.
During the sleep trial period, Idle Sleep offers free returns. If you realize you aren’t satisfied with the mattress after the first 30 days, Idle Sleep will pick up the bed for free.
Idle Plush Mattress Complaints
Most customer complaints about Idle Sleep revolve around shipping delays. Oftentimes, Idle Sleep’s gel foam mattresses are built from scratch, causing longer wait times for consumers. When these issues arise, Idle Sleep responds to each customer and works to solve the problem.
Besides customer service-related concerns, Idle Sleep occasionally receives complaints from those who need a more supportive foam mattress. Stomach sleepers, especially, will feel the bed’s firmness level isn’t enough to provide adequate pressure relief. People who like sleeping on top of a mattress won’t like Idle Sleep’s memory foam feel and may prefer a traditional innerspring mattress.
How Does The Idle Plush Compare To Other Mattresses?
Before buying a new mattress, it can be helpful to learn more about similar products. Let’s take a closer look at how the Idle Gel Plush compares with other Idle Sleep mattresses.
If you want to learn more about another brand, check out our mattress reviews page.
Idle Plush vs. Idle Sleep Hybrid
While both mattresses are made with Idle Sleep’s buoyant foam, there are several differences between the two options. Most notably, the Idle Hybrid has a layer of coils and the Idle Plush does not. Because of this additional layer, the Idle Hybrid has a higher price point. And unlike the Idle Plush, the Idle Hybrid is flippable.
Generally, the Idle Hybrid feels firmer than the Idle Plush. The Idle Hybrid has three different firmness levels to choose from. Sleepers can purchase a bed that’s completely medium or luxury firm, or they can buy a mattress that is medium-firm on one side and luxury firm on the other.
Who Should Choose The Idle Plush?
- Side sleepers
- Those who like a memory foam feel
Who Should Choose The Idle Hybrid?
- Back and stomach sleepers
- Larger people
- Those who want two firmness levels in one
Read the full Idle Hybrid mattress review.
Still curious about the Idle Plush mattress? Take a look at the most commonly asked questions below.
How long will the Idle Plush last?
Due to its thick layers, the Idle Plush should last between 7-10 years.
Can you flip the Idle Plush?
No, you can’t flip the Idle Plush mattress. Only the Idle hybrid mattresses can be flipped.
What if I don’t like my Idle Plush?
If you aren’t satisfied with the Idle Plush mattress, you can return it for a full refund. Idle Sleep offers a generous 18-month sleep trial. If you return your mattress within the first 30 days, Idle Sleep will even come and pick it up for free.