WinkBeds coolControl Review

WinkBeds coolControl Review

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How Is This Different From The Regular Winkbed?  It’s not.  This is the exact same mattress as the regular WinkBed, except that there are holes in the bottom of the mattress where air tubes from the special foundation can fit and blow cool/warm air into the mattress (see how it works HERE).

For a full analysis of the coolControl features, read my full WinkBeds coolControl review.

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How Does It Work?

There is a special foundation that has air tubes built into it. The tubes fit into the holes of the bottom of the mattress. There is a machine that controls the air that flows through the tubes and there is an app that allows you to control the airflow from your smartphone.

WinkBeds coolControl How Works

How the heating/cooling works

You can set the air temperature for two sides of the mattress. That means if you want the left side to be warm and the right side to be cool, you can make that happen. There are 5 different settings of warm and 5 different setting of cool, so you have a big range of possible sleep surface temperature.

WinkBeds coolControl App

Can You Feel The Air?

I felt the air flowing just a tiny bit, like a very light breeze.  Depending on whether you like this feeling, you can regulate the airflow by choosing the right sheets and mattress protector.

How Cool/Warm Can It Get?

There are five settings for both cool and warm. I don’t know the exact temperature of the different settings, but I will say that the mattress can be very cool, very warm, or somewhere in-between (we list it as a top pick for hot sleepers). I don’t think anyone would need it to be any warmer than the warmest setting or any cooler than the coolest setting. The temperature range is pretty vast.

Quick Note On Noise (potential “CON”)

If you are a side sleeper and you happen to put your head directly over one of the tubes, you can hear a little bit of noise, which is just the air flowing through the tube. If you have a sheets/a mattress protector on the mattress, it shouldn’t be an issue, and most likely you aren’t going to be able to hear anything, but I thought I’d just make a quick note of it.

Better Than Other Mattresses That Claim To Sleep Cool?

A lot of mattresses have the claim that they have a cool sleeping surface, but this mattress definitely takes the cake. With actual cool air flowing through the mattress, you can make the sleeping surface as cool as you want. If you are very sensitive to sleeping hot, then this could be the mattress for you.

The big advantage is that you have total control over the temperature of the mattress, no matter your environment (whether you live in a hot/humid place or cold place).

WinkBeds coolControl review
4.6 Reviewer
Value (Price)4.3
Doesn't Sleep Hot5
Motion Transfer3.5
Edge Support4.8
Company Reputation4.3
Return Policy/Warranty4.8
Overall Sleep Experience4.9

Feel/Contruction/Quality of the Mattress

Note that the mattress is identical to the WinkBeds mattress, except for the holes in the bottom.  Thus you will not be able to use the coolControl system with an older WinkBed model.  For more information on the mattress itself (outside of the temperature control features), make sure to check out my full WinkBeds mattress review.

Overall Thoughts

It’s a new concept, so we’ll so how well it holds up over time, but it worked very well for me and I was able to make the sleeping temperature whatever I wanted it to be. If you are extra sensitive to sleeping hot or conversely you like a warmer sleeping surface, then this is definitely a top option available.

This post was last updated on May 22nd, 2017 at 3:54 pm

About the Author Joe Auer

Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.

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Jim says February 13, 2017

Hi Joe. You mentioned the possibility of hearing air moving in the mattress. What about noise from the controller or the fan? My wife is a very sensitive sleeper (like The Princess and Pea) and she’s bothered by any noise. We had an electric heated mattress pad that we had to unplug because the transformer emitted a slight whine that bothered both of us. Is the fan inside the base and insulated well enough that you can’t hear it? Thanks.

    Joe Auer says February 13, 2017

    Hey Jim! The noise is very low, but not zero noise. It is very even, more of a “white noise” type, but definitely something to think about for your wife.

Trisha Y. says February 14, 2017

Being able to control the temperature of the mattress on just one side, this would be AMAZING for my hubby and I!

Emily Conway says February 18, 2017

This looks AMAZING. I have such a hard time falling asleep. This would solve my every problem for sure!!

sarah says November 30, 2017

Joe, I’m planning to get a split king winkbed to help reduce motion transfer. Do you think the cool control foundation (as opposed to using just a platform or slats) would contribute to motion transfer?

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