WinkBeds Mattress Review – A Combo Sleeper’s Dream?

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WinkBeds is a very popular online mattress brand. There are all about options, and they offer four different models. You can get the Soft model if you are a lighter side sleeper or you can pick up the Plus model if you are a larger person.

I received the WinkBeds Luxury Firm, the company’s most popular mattress. Though they have changed the design slightly, it is still a hybrid mattress with a tufted cover and two layers of coils. I was a fan of this mattress the first time I reviewed it, and I was excited to try the new design.

Is this popular hybrid mattress a good fit for you? Read on for my full review.

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You Might Want To Pick The WinkBeds If:

  • You sleep in all three positions. If you move around at night and sleep in numerous positions, the WinkBeds should work for you. It has a great balance of comfort and support. You should feel properly supported when you are on your back and stomach, and you should feel little pressure when you are on your side.
  • You are a hot sleeper. If you are prone to overheating while you sleep, this mattress should be a good choice. The mattress features two coil layers, and they promote airflow throughout the mattress. The Luxury Firm should be a cooler sleeping mattress.
  • You need a supportive mattress. These steel coils also make this a very supportive mattress. If you have extra support needs or sleep mainly on your back, the WinkBeds Luxury Firm should be a good match.
  • You want a long-lasting mattress. The WinkBeds mattress contains coils and other durable materials. This means it should be longer-lasting than most bed in a box mattresses.

A close-up of a hybrid mattress.

You Might Not Want To Pick The WinkBeds If:

  • You are a stomach sleeper. If sleep primarily in this position, the Luxury Firm model might not give you enough support. Your hips might sink too far into the mattress, taking you out of alignment. If you are a stomach sleeper, I would consider the WinkBeds Firm model.
  • You want a very firm or very soft mattress. In my experience, the Luxury Firm model is a medium-firm mattress. It is really right down in the middle in terms of firmness. If you prefer a very firm or very soft mattress, take a look at the Soft model or Firm model.
  • You like to sink into your mattress. The Luxury Firm model is a spring mattress with a pillow top. While it does offer nice pressure relief, you really don’t sink into the mattress. If you want to sink into your mattress, a memory foam mattress is probably a better choice.
  • You sleep with a partner. The mattress handles motion transfer decently for a spring mattress. That being said, if you sleep with a partner and don’t want to feel them moving around on their side of the mattress, a memory foam mattress is going to be better for you.
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Winkbeds has a mattress that is an excellent balance of comfort and support.  You can get $200 off the Winkbeds mattress by clicking the link below and using code MC200 at checkout.

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Construction Overview

  • The mattress is 14” tall.
  • The cover is tufted and woven with a Tencel fabric. It is quilted with 1” of gel-infused Hypersoft foam and 1” of Premium Gel foam.
  • Then, there is a 2.5” layer of individually wrapped microcoils.
  • Next, there is the LumbarLayer, 1” of high-density foam.
  • This is followed by 7.5” of individually wrapped pocket coils.
  • Finally, there are 2” of a support foam.
  • The mattress is made in the USA.

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A man sleeps on his side.

Construction Takeaways

  • The mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
  • The two top foam layers give the mattress a soft, pillow top feel. They should relieve pressure quite well.
  • The layer of microcoils helps with contouring, deeper pressure relief, and support.
  • The tall layer of coils plus the layer of microcoils ensure that this is a very supportive mattress. Even larger people should find the support they need on the Luxury Firm mattress. However, if you are over 250 lbs, you should consider the Firm or Plus models.
  • This should be a very breathable mattress. The two layers of coils promote airflow throughout the mattress, so this should be a cooler sleeping mattress.
  • The dual coils also mean this is a long-lasting mattress. The coils are very durable, so the mattress should stand up to years of wear and tear.

Hot This Mattress Compares To The WinkBeds Soft

The Soft model and Luxury Firm model are different in a few ways. First, the Soft model is softer than the Luxury Firm. The Soft feels like a 5/10, softer than average, and the Luxury Firm feels like a 6.5/10, just about average.

While their constructions are quite similar, the Soft model has another soft foam layer on top, giving it a more plush feel. Because of this, you should sink further into the Soft model.

The Soft model should be a better choice for most side sleepers. The Luxury Firm does have good pressure relief, but not as good as that of the softer mattress. The Luxury Firm, on the other hand, should be a better fit for combination sleepers. It has a better balance of comfort and support.

Firmness And Feel

The Luxury Firm model feels like a 6.5/10, average in terms of firmness. There are very soft foam layers on top, and then there are some firmer support layers. These combine to give it a medium firmness.

Lying on my back, I feel very well supported. In addition, the top foam layers conform to the shape of my body. These foam layers also relieve pressure on my shoulders and hips as I lie on my side. However, on my stomach, I could use more support. The Luxury Firm might be too soft for me in this position. Those who sleep primarily on their stomach might want to look at the WinkBeds Firm.

That being said, this medium-firm mattress should be a good match for combination sleepers. It is supportive enough for back sleepers and some stomach sleepers. It is also comfortable enough for side sleepers.

Overall, the mattress has a traditional innerspring feel with a pillow top. There is a bit of bounce, so it should be easy to move around on the mattress. There is a balance of soft comfort and good support.

Motion Transfer

If you sleep with a partner, you should consider how well you will sleep if they move around on the other side of the bed.

When it comes to motion transfer, innerspring and hybrid mattresses aren’t the best. So, I wasn’t surprised by how the WinkBeds Luxury Firm performed during my tests.

I pushed into the mattress around a glass of water. The glass was disturbed somewhat. When Marten moved around on one side of the mattress, I did feel his movements.

For a mattress with springs, the motion transfer isn’t too bad on the WinkBeds. That being said, if you are really worried about your partner waking you up at night, I would consider an all-foam mattress.

Edge Support

While hybrids and innerspring mattresses may not feature the best motion transfer, they are usually great with edge support. In addition, the WinkBeds Luxury Firm has an extraEDGE system designed specifically to help with edge support.

Sitting near the edge of this mattress, it barely compresses. I feel very secure sitting there. Also, when I lie down near the edge of the mattress, I don’t feel like I am going to roll off. All in all, the edge support is very nice on the WinkBeds Plus.

You can see the great edge support in the photo below.

A man sits on the edge of a mattress.

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type from me. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about these mattresses:

In terms of firmness, I said the Luxury Firm was a 7/10.

Lying on my back, I feel really nice support. My hips sink into the pillow top just the right amount. When I’m on my side, I feel really nice pressure relief. I feel barely any pressure on my shoulders and hips. While I feel decent support when I am on my stomach, it is not quite enough for someone my size. I bow in at the hips a bit.

I have also reviewed the WinkBeds Plus which is made for larger people like myself. That being said, I weigh 230 lbs. The WinkBeds Plus is rated for people in the 300 lb range. So, even though I am a larger person, I felt better on the Luxury Firm model. I felt more comfortable overall.

While the WinkBeds Plus is made specifically for larger people, those in Marten’s weight range (around 230 lbs.) could get the support and comfort they need on the WinkBeds Luxury Firm. However, if you are around 300 lbs or more, you should take a look at the WinkBeds Plus.

Winkbeds Mattress
4.6 Reviewer
WinkBeds is one of the few innerspring hybrids available to buy online-only. The mattress really targets the luxury market well, sparing no expense when it comes to the specs. If you're in the market for an innerspring mattress, I would definitely put WinkBeds towards the top of the list. Overall I had a very good experience sleeping on the mattress and do recommend it.
Value (Price)4.6
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.8
Motion Transfer3.5
Edge Support4.8
Company Reputation4.3
Return Policy/Warranty4.8
Overall Sleep Experience4.7

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out

  • It should be a great match for combination sleepers. It has a nice mix of comfort and support.
  • The WinkBeds Plus should work for most hot sleepers. The mattress has two coil layers that promote airflow throughout the mattress.
  • It should be a long-lasting mattress. The coils in this mattress high-grade and the foams are also very durable. This should be a nice long-term investment.
  • Back sleepers who need extra support should find the WinkBeds Plus to be a good fit. The dual coil layers should hold up sleepers of many sizes.


If you are a combination sleeper and you worry about sleeping hot, the WinkBeds Luxury Firm could be the mattress for you. Also, if you need something softer or firmer, there are multiple options in WinkBeds’ line of mattresses.

The mattress comes with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty, 120-Night Risk-Free Trial, and Free Shipping and Returns. Financing is also available.

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Joe Auer

Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

114 thoughts on “WinkBeds Mattress Review – A Combo Sleeper’s Dream?”

  1. Joe- I’m afraid I’m going to have to disagree with one important point in your review. I did a lot of research on Wink Beds, including on this website. I traveled to NYC to the village show room where you can actually lay on many of the “internet” beds available. I took delivery of my “softer” Wink Bed in late March. The good is that it is easily one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept in. The bad is that it sleeps incredibly HOT. It is literally like sleeping on a whole body heating pad. I have to have a column fan 2″ away from the foot of my bed, my ceiling fan going and my AC set to 70 and I still wake up drenched. I may have to return it.

  2. We are trying to decide between the Winkbed Luxury Firm and the Brentwood Oceano. Both of us are combo sleepers (back and side). Currently sleep on an older Tempurpedic Rhapsody all foam mattress and I wake up with terrible lower back pain every morning. I sink in too much. How do does the Winkbed and the Oceano compare on firmness, the sinking in feeling and sleeping cool?

  3. I am 5’7, 120lbs and a side sleeper. I keep reading conflicting information about whether I should get the Luxury firm or soft Winkbed. I currently have a Saatva and when on my back it is fine but when I roll over to my side I immediately have lower back and shoulder pain. I liked the idea of the Purple mattress but I do not believe I weigh enough to benefit from it’s construction. My son has a Casper and it has too much of a foam feel and sleeps hot. I have also tried Loom and Leaf and it seems too firm. Any suggestions would be great.

  4. I currently am trying out the DreamCloud king mattress. I have been using for about 5 months. I am a side sleeper and find that I still experience sore hips and sometimes shoulder pressure. I am considering the soft WinkBeds based on all of the reviews that I have read. I am 6’1” and about 210 lbs. what would you recommend including but not limited to WinkBeds?. I also want to keep the price reasonable.

  5. I am 6 ft tall and over 300 lbs with a 20 year old mattress that hurts my back, I am considering the Big Fig or the Wink Bed plus, I need a strong support but also to be able to roll easily and maybe a little padding, just unsure which one of if another brand would be better I haven’t found anything that works in the stores thanks

  6. I am 6-03 and 305 pounds and have a Wink beds full size luxury firm. After 40 days it has almost entirely eliminated my daily lower back pain! However, I am having difficulty with minor hip and shoulder pain while I am sleeping and it often times wakes me up. Note that I am a 90% side sleeper, 10% stomach. I have read that the soft version should be used for side sleepers but the Plus should be used for people in my weight range. I’m worried if I exchange that the firmer Plus will cause worse hip and shoulder pain or with the soft my back pain will return. Help!!

  7. This isn’t a question. More of a public service announcement. There seem to be a lot of couples on here with different sleeping preferences that you’re making suggestions for. I’m a little surprised you haven’t made the suggestion of a split king or two twin XL. My wife is half my weight and sleeps on her side. I’m heavy and sleep on my back. There was no way we were going to find the perfect mattress for both. So I bought the Winkbed Luxury Firm twin XL for me, and she got the Winkbed soft in the same size. Together they are the same height, were put on our king foundation and there you go. We both got what we needed and are happy. For couples with kings, consider two twin XL and whatever brand and firmness you prefer. Keep up the good work. This site is a lifesaver.

  8. I am 5’4″ 115 lbs. and I used to be a combination sleeper. I have a Tempurpedic that’s probably 20 years old. Recently I stayed at Loews Hollywood, and slept wonderfully on their plush Beautyrest, but it’s an older model no longer made. On my old Tempur mattress, I am now a back sleeper and wake up with a sore low back, and sometimes shoulder pain. On the Loews Beautyrest, I found I could sleep in any position, side or back, and wake up feeling wonderful. So I think I need a combination sleeper with enough give that my light weight can still sink in when I move between side and back. I’m looking at Saatva and WinkBeds, and wondering if I should go with “soft” option or the medium? Thank you for any thoughts?

  9. What is better for mostly side but sometimes back sleeper that rolls alot. Winkbed soft or firm? 250 pounds. I get confused because my impression is soft is good for side sleepers. But the seem to be warnings that if you are heavy you might bottom out the comfort layers. Considering the Winkbed but no sure what firmness is best. Also considering the DreamCloud, my understanding is that it is somewhat firm. But is it still good for a side sleeper that rolls a lot.

  10. Hi, I am 5’7″, 122 lbs. and looking for a good supportive mattress as my current one is killing my back! I am a side/back sleeper and have sciatica issues. I am thinking that the soft Wink might be a good choice. I am also considering the Brentwood Home Oceano. Do you have any other suggestions? I am not interested in a memory foam only mattress. Thank you!

  11. Joe,
    I just posted a comment earlier but forgot to add this. I ordered the Winkbed after your review.
    Please help me find a queen mattress that has the following features.
    1. Sleeps cool
    2. Firmness not more than 6 for petite back sleeper
    3. Maximum thickness 11”
    4. Weights less than 100 lbs
    5. Initially prefer inner-spring now open to foam if it satisfies the 4 options above.
    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon. I think Winkbed is going to deliver this coming week and I need to cancel the Saatva trial.

  12. Joe,
    I am a petite 5’3″, 105 lbs. Primary back sleeper, occasionally roll to side. Hot sleeper.
    Do you think Luxury firm might be too firm for me? I just ordered a queen bed last week and wonder if I should change it to a soft one.
    Saatva luxury firm is between (5-6), which was perfect for me. I am on trial and really like the mattress. The only complaint I have is that it sleeps hot.
    I am hoping Winkbed will be cooler with their tencel covering. The 14” and 120 lbs will be impossible for me to rotate the mattress. It is going to be an even bigger issue when I have to move. The $1,500 will go out of the window. I still don’t know the real wt of the Winkbed mattress. You said 120 lbs, 2 of their reps said 135 and 140 lbs. While Consumer report shows 110 lbs.
    Please let me know if I should cancel the order before delivery or change the will be a better choice.

  13. We are both side sleepers, I am 5’3 140 and he is 5’8 185 I am reading mixed reviews on soft vs luxury Firm. So should I buy Soft or Luxury Firm??

  14. how do you think the WinkBeds compare to Saatva in terms of firmness? The Saatva Luxury Firm I think is too soft for me… considering trying their Firm. Which mattress do you think is firmer? Thank you – you have a GREAT site!

  15. Just wondering what you might recommend for 2 heavier sleepers. I’ve done a lot of research watching your reviews and such and for my husband I’d look at something like winks plus as he’s a BIG guy at over 450 pounds. I’m heavy too, but not like him, I’m about 250. He sleeps on his side and stomach most. I sleep on my side. It seems like we need two different beds lol

  16. Hi Joe-
    I recently have purchased a Saatva mattress. I started with the soft plush, TOO soft, killed my back, switched it for the Luxury Firm, which was much better (no neck pain at all), except I still had back pain that would wake me up in the night, like there was too big a gap between my bottom and the mattress. So, I exchanged again for the Firm. I have had it for a week and I am worse off than before. Now my neck and shoulders are in pain all night and my back is LESS in pain, but still not 100% pain free during the night. I sleep primarily on my side, but I DO switch to my back during the night several times. The funny thing is, the existing mattress that I have been sleeping on for the past 15 years is a SUPER FIRM Stearns & Foster. I had to get a new one because my arms were falling asleep/going numb during the night causing me to wake up. It was also bothering my neck. The Firm Saatva is MUCH less firm than the S&F, but yet I am still having pain? I am 5’9 and 220lbs. I have been looking at Casper (the reviews I see say it is great for side AND back sleepers), Puffy and now Winkbed. I have no idea what to do now. I have never been a fan of foam mattresses in the past, but I am starting to wonder if that is what I really need? I sleep hot, so there is that as well. I cannot return the Saatva again, so I either suck it up and hope for the best or I lose the $$, but I am willing too if I can get everything to a point of no pain. I am a little terrified at this point of buying online again since I seem to be striking out.

    • I would take a look at the Purple mattress actually. It will be especially good if you sleep hot and it a good fit for all three sleeping positions in my opinion.

  17. Thank you for your detailed review of the Wink bed. Can you tell me if the mattress can be flipped to extend the life of the mattress? Also, do you know anything about the warranty? I understand it has a lifetime warranty, what does this mean? Is it the normal lifetime of a mattress like 5 or 10 years?

    Brian Lueck

  18. I’m thinking about buying a mattress but don’t know which to buy. I’m a stomach sleeper and have back, neck and leg pain
    My husband is a side sleeper and has shoulder problems. We are both in our 50’s any idea what bed would be best?

    • It sounds like you have very different needs. The Purple mattress comes to mind. Either the original Purple or the Purple 2 could be a good fit for both of you.

  19. Hello,
    Thanks for the great video. My husband and I recently got the purple 3 mattress and so far we are not really loving it. We had a tempur petic and after about 2 years it really started to bother my hips and back while sleeping so we thought we would try the purple it sounded like it would fit us both. My husband prefers a firmer mattress and I am between a soft and medium. Both my husband and I are predominantly back sleepers but we both sleep on our sides as well. I have found with the purple when I sleep on my side it is causing pressure at my hips. So far the coolness of the purple is what I like about it which is something that I am looking for. Our tempur petic had a cooling feature but I would wake nightly sweating from the mattress so the cooling options is a definite for me. I have been watching your videos and trying to decide between a few mattresses. I like the wink as well as the dream cloud options. Any suggestions you could offer would be great. Thanks

    • The Winkbeds could be a good compromise. The Cool Control base is an awesome added feature if you are serious about cooling.

  20. Trying to decide between the luxury firm or the softer version. My wife and I bought a Layla and she loves it but my lower back will hurt every once in a while. I was thinking to switching to a spring matress to give it some extra support and I think we decided on wink. I am worried that the luxury firm is going to be to firm for her (5 ft and 100 lbs) but worried that the soft will be too soft for me (6’2″ and 185lbs) we are both combo sleepers but spend 90% on out sides. So will the coils give me enough support where my back will be fine on the soft? Or should I be making it a little firmer? Thanks

  21. We’ve had the luxury firm for 2 months now and love it. I have cervical spine problems causing near constant pain the last 2 yrs and have been practically pain free since using this mattress. It is soft and firm at the same time, best way I can describe it. Appears very well built has large number of springs. It is delivered compressed and rolled up like a rug, very heavy. My wife and I managed to install ourselves but it was a bear, would recommend white glove delivery especially if you have stairs. Customer service was excellent. Very impressed with this company.

  22. Hello,

    I’m 6’0″ 275 lbs and my wife is 5’6″ 190-200 lbs. She has lower back and shoulder pain. We have been sleeping on a memory foam bed since 2014. We purchased the Nectar trial and returned it as it was too soft and didn’t support her back. I am a stomach and side sleeper. My wife is between stomach/side/back. I would say she is more stomach but since the beds we have or have used do not support her well she tosses and turns. I would say we both lean towards stomach and side. My son has an original purple that she likes. But I know it will prematurely break down due to our weight. Plus the edge support is bad. I am between a Purple 3 ($$), which we have tried in Mattress Firm and like, and a Wink Bed (Firm or Plus). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  23. Hi joe,

    Thanks for posting, love the content. I’m 6’3 and 185lbs with athletic build. I’m predominantly a side sleeper, but also switch it up. I own an innerspring with a latex 2inch topper which I like, but I could do better I feel. Can you help me narrow down my search for my next bed?

    Wink bed soft
    Purple original
    Tomorrow firm
    Amerisleep A3
    Brooklyn signature

  24. DO you have any idea if this will start sagging in the middle after a few years? I currently sleep on a Sealy Posturepedic waterbeook plush and I can’t handle the sagging in the middle. Trying to figure out how to avoid this!

  25. Hi!
    What do you consider an average weight?? I’m 5’7 175# Husband 6’4 225
    Thank you!
    Don’t worry I won’t be insulted. I just want answers!

  26. Hi Joe
    Thanks for the informative reviews! I’m 59 years old, 6’1″, and 200 pounds. I sleep 2/3 side and 1/3 back. I have severe spinal problems and have had 3 lower back surgeries so I need support and pressure relief. I like to sleep cool and like to sleep on top of the mattress
    I’m considering a Winkbed but not sure whether to get a luxury firm or soft. Also, how would a winkbed compare with a Brooklyn Aurora or new Purple?
    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated

    • I would do the Luxury Firm. The soft may be too soft. The new Purple is great. It just has a unique feel that may take some time to get used to. If you like a pillow top feel, then the Winkbeds is the way to go.

  27. My current mattress is an (old) spring mattress… I am considering a hybrid-type mattress, but seems like in reading numerous reviews of different mattresses, there are always comments on the foam and gel-type mattresses that after sleeping on them for several months, they develop large impressions in the bed where you sleep, often resulting in a “mound” in the middle,… Any observations of that with the WinkBed?

  28. Just spent the first night on the luxury firm. Wow, it is firm. Firmer than I was expecting. I tossed and turned all night and didn’t get enough sleep last night. I also woke up quite sore, like when you’ve spent the night on someone’s living room floor in a sleeping bag. I am more of a side sleeper than a back sleeper. There is just not much padding when you are on your side. I will say that it held me in a stable position when I was on my side and my body seemed to sink in the right spots and be supported well in the others without the feeling that i was going to roll backwards or forwards. I’ll give it a few days, but will be seriously considering asking them to send me the “soft” version if it doesn’t get better fast.

    • Update to my May 9 post. We’ve now been sleeping on the mattress for 30 plus nights. My wife hasn’t complained even after the first night. I will admit that the first night was a very uncomfortable night for me. the next couple nights progressively better. I would say that at this point I am sleeping at least, and not feeling like I got beat up the next morning, however, when I am on my side I certainly have pressure points and arms tend to fall asleep. Even on my back, for me it is just a tad to hard. I contacted the company to switch to the “soft” version of the mattress. Waiting to hear a response as they request that you email them regarding the mattress exchange. Interestingly, I have slept in hundreds of hotels, many of them with “high end” mattresses. Never once have I awoken feeling beat or sore like I did the first few nights with this mattress. Not sure why that is since this mattress is supposedly a “luxury hotel” type of mattress. Will update again after we get the softer mattress.

  29. Hey, Joe!

    We just purchased a WinkBed luxury firm mattress. First night? Ouch. We are so sore. Given that our bamboo bed-in-a-box mattress from Amazon was well past it’s prime, I suppose some of that can be expected. But both of us woke up super sore in all new ways.

    My husband is a side sleeper who prefers a firmer mattress. He reported aches and pains plus stiffness, but said it took less time to feel better upon waking. I am a stomach and side sleeper who prefers something softer. I have a bad back, which I would say also felt better this morning than it usually does, despite still recovering after having “thrown it out” on Sunday. The rest of my body feels like I got hit by a truck. I am stiff and have aches and pains in places I didn’t know could ache and pain.

    We know there will be an adjustment period, and the company’s literature says as much, especially given their request you sleep on the bed for 30 nights before trying to return. We are willing to give it a go, but does it really get better? I can’t imagine being less than homicidal after 30 nights of this. I’m hesitant to put a feather or memory foam topper on it lest that just mask the issue or prevent the bed from truly contouring.

    Have any advice?

    A (painful customer on the eastern shore)

  30. Hi Joe,

    Have you tried the Simmons Beautyrest Black Tolliver, Jennings, or Wellington, sold exclusively at MFRM? If so, how would you rate Winkbed in comparison? We are in the market now, and are having a hard time justifying the price difference between them.

  31. My husband and I are very interested in purchasing a Winkbed. After much research, I’m thinking of purchasing this week, but I was wondering what would be the best one for us? I see that the “Luxury Firm” is the most popular, but since my husband is 6’3, and about 290lbs, I’m tempted to purchase the “Plus”. (I’m 185lbs.) I’m concerned that the plus may be a little TOO firm, since he’s right on the cusp, lb. wise. Would you suggest the “Luxury Firm”? We’re both side sleepers, and at times, stomach sleepers. Actually, we’re pretty much “All way” sleepers, come to think of it? Anyhow, any advice would be helpful. Do they ship pretty quickly after being made? Thanks!

  32. We are currently trying the soft winkbed. It has only been 3 weeks and overall we like it however we are both side sleepers and find it may not be soft enough. If we decide not to keep it what would you suggest out of Saatva soft, Brentwood Home Oceano or Cedar?

  33. Does this mattress need a box spring underneath? I am 5’1, a 15 inch mattress with a box spring is much too high for me to get in and out of. I would need a step stool.

  34. My husband and I purchased the WinkBed luxury firm after sleeping on a memory foam for years. After a lot of research we decided a hybrid was the way to go and it’s been great! It’s luxurious with the foam topper and nice and springy. I don’t find it sleeps hot at all so that’s a HUGE plus for me. We’ve had it for four months now and we both love it more than ever. One note, this mattress is heavy so if you don’t have help then definitely pay extra for the white glove delivery. My husband and I are both fairly strong and didn’t have to navigate any stairs and it was still a struggle. My recommendation is that if you like a soft mattress at all, so with the soft version as this mattress provides a lot of support and sleeps more firm than others to me. This is seriously the most comfortable mattress that we’ve ever slept on and the price point can’t be beat.

  35. After exhausting myself with all the mattress options out there I pulled the trigger and went with the Winkbed. We have been sleeping on a memory foam for over 10 years and along with waking horribly stiff and sore, HOT (menopause contributing) and extreme restless sleep I thought that I was a memory foam gal. SO glad I went with Winkbed. I haven’t slept this soundly in years. Sleeping more than 2 hour stretches is huge for me and I slept 4.5 the first night. Last night I slept 6 hours. Ahhhh…. my aches are susbsiding. My knees aren’t aching all night. 5 nights in and I am really happy so far. Stay tuned for my 100 night update.

  36. I purchased a WinkBed earlier this year. I has been the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever slept on. It is so firm that it is causing additional back pain. I called them to swap it out for the softer version and they informed me that I am 2 weeks past the trial period and would not do anything for me. I wasn’t asking for a refund, just to swap it for the softer and they said sorry you are too late. I would stay away from this company. It’s just not worth it. You need to lay on the mattress before they deliver it. This mattress is just terrible.

  37. Hi!

    Would a California king winkbed bend easily to go up a flight of stairs with low ceiling and a corner? Also would it work well with a platform bed? Thanks!

  38. I checked out several mattresses today at the store to get an idea for the feel. My favorite were the Beautyrest Foam mattresses (with Black Ice or something), but I also liked the hybrids. From my understanding, some hybrids use a more foam-feeling top, while most use a more cotton/plush feeling type. Would you say the winkbed actually has a foam-feeling top? I do prefer that feeling.

  39. Don’t really see any complaints. I am a bit perturbed by the lack of customer service as places like Saatva get back to you, even on the weekend. I did read your Saatva vs Winkbed review, but still am wondering… do you think Winkbed will last like Saatva, or are they starting to throw in the towel? They seem not to take their social media very seriously… but the mattress itself looks like it’s a bit higher quality than Saatva.

    • WinkBeds is a smaller operation than Saatva (and newer company), but I believe their company is only increasing in popularity and size at this point.

  40. Can you comment on the foam specs? The website lists – 1″ Hypersoft foam 1.5lb density 17 ILD and 1″ Premium Gel foam 1.5lb density 17 ILD. I am no foam expert but I have read 4lb memory foam is what to look for and its in my current hybrid mattress layer.

  41. I was approved for financing for a Winkbed and then they requested picture of ID with license and myself.After submitting this and waiting almost 48 hours, they sent me a denial letter.
    Be aware of jumping through hoops to submit documentation they request because they approve you and then deny you after you take the time to submit crazy pictures holding your license. It is very unprofessional and their fees can be high. I think these start up companies hire them to get your hopes up for their product. It is very bad business practices they use.
    Do not fall for the schemes of these start up companies.Go with someone more established.

  42. I’ve been on a waterbed for a number of years with no issues except for sexual activities. It’s firm and stable. Also temperature controllable due to the heating element under the mattress. I’m a side sleeper. How do you think Winkbeds will perform for me.

  43. WinkBeds is an incredible company. When you call them, a person answers. When you email them, they respond quickly. They did everything they could to make my purchase the best that it could be but in the end I was just too heavy for the bed. They gave me a refund for the entire purchase amount. This is so rare in this day and age. I would not hesitate to recommend WinkBeds. The bed was sturdy, shipped in a box (not in a roll!) was well packaged. It is well made and for a person weighing less than 375#’s a fantastic mattress. WinkBeds offers in home setup and removal. They really go the extra mile to make their customers happy. I am not getting paid for this review nor was WinkBeds involved in this review. I am thrilled to leave as positive a review for them as I can and wish other companies would take notice of how to run a business. If you want to discuss a possible purchase just call them. They will answer!

  44. Joe,
    How would you compare the WinkBed to the Avocado Green Mattress as far as comfort and support? Why would you choose one over the other?


  45. Hi Joe, Thanks for the reviews! We’re ready for a winkbed. We didn’t win the giveaway, darn it! Just found sleepfast hybrid though.It looks interesting. I see you’ve tried their fusion mattress. Would love for you to review their new hybrid. Thanks!!

  46. Hi Margaret – sorry it’s not woking out for you! What do you mean by a futon feel? This is 15 inches thick so I generally consider it the opposite of a (thin) futon feel.

  47. I’ve been sleeping on a Bed in the Box foam mattress for four years. This past year, the mattress has begun to really hurt my lower back as I have spondylolisthesis. When I stay at hotels with innerspring mattresses with good support, my back generally felt better, so I decided to get a hybrid mattress with good support and a plush foam top. I read online mattress reviews for several weeks learning about the different mattresses and what to look for and finally decided on a Winkbed after hearing it was good for sidesleepers (me) and stomach sleepers (my wife). We both weigh 140lbs and this mattress (although very solidly made) feels like a rock to the two of us and we are sleeping miserably. My question: Saatva was my other choice. Is the Saatva Luxury firm any “plusher” than the Winkbed mattress or am I going to be disappointed with the feel of the Saatva as well.


  48. Ty for the review. Would you say it is good for back sleepers, average build? Does it have that “sink in mold to your back”feel?

    • Hi Kim – it’s not a ton of sink, I’d say it has a bit of it, but not super plush. Would definitely call it a good fit for average buld people and side sleepers.

  49. Joe, do the edges hold up on this bed? and can I use it with my platform bed?
    This Matress is a bit high in height, but looks good from the reviews. I was looking at a Saatva until I read your reviews.

  50. What is the name of the mattress with the adjustable helix cones inside that can be moved to suit the sleeper. I remember there are 4 colors representing very soft, soft, medium, and firm and the mattress can actually be unzipped and the helix cones moved around for best comfort.

  51. Hi Jo: I am really interested based on your review. I need a split king since my wife likes keeping the bed level and I need to adjust it. I’m 6’2″ and very heavy, say 360. I’m very curious about the possibility of them building a mattress suited for my weight. I want the split king adjustable base from Reverie and would like a twin xl for my side. Will this mattress work on the adjustable base?

  52. I have a “special” made Winkbeds mattress being delivered to me on 10/6, and according to tracking, they still go through Ohio (I’m west of St. Louis by 30 miles).

    So far, I have been very impressed with Winkbeds’ ordering process. I’m 6′ 2″, 220 and my wife is 5′ 6″ 115……they asked a lot of questions and we decided to build a mattress between their normal one and their HD mattress, as I prefer a firmer mattress. I will give you an update in a few weeks as to how things are goung….

    • What do you mean by special made? I’m a big dude myself 6’9 280lbs and I’m looking for a mattress where the support won’t fail and sink in the middle. I have a back injury so its been a rough few months with the last mattress I purchased and I’m at my wits end. Please let me know about your experience.

      • WinkBeds makes a special edition for heavier people – not listed on the site, but send them an email or give them a call and they will provide details.

  53. I have a question. I recently purchase a Novosbed mattress. It’s been awful. My husband & I are both side sleepers, I have osteoporosis in my hips & spine he had problems with restless leg syndrome. That being said, I had emailed the back & forth with several mattress reviewers & after looking at these for about a year I ordered the above mattress. It sleeps so hot I have to get up in the middle of the night to change clothes; my arms are going numb (and yes I have even changed pillows, the ‘My Pillow’ & a very expensive feather pillow). It’s awful. I’m calling today to send it back. We changed from a hard as rock Sterns & Foster spring mattress. Before that a soft side Waterbed. I saw your review on the wink bed & thought this might be the answer.

    • Hi Ginger – sorry you had a bad experience with Novosbed! I think WinkBeds is great, particularly for side sleepers, it may be a good solution for the numbness and heat problems you experienced.

  54. I’m not really sure I believe their claim that they make each bed to order. They claim to make the beds in a factory in Watertown, WI. After that, they ship the brand new bed to a facility in OH. THEN they ship it out to the customer? That seems like a HUGE extra expense for a company that is supposedly running a tight ship as far as costs go. So for me, living in WI, they are essentially shipping the bed twice. I should have offered to pick it up and saved myself $200 for the double shipping.

  55. It runs a little warm but I think it might be because I got a terry waterproof cover recommended by Winkbeds. I did this because of my pets

  56. Since the mattress has a cotton and high-tensile strength polyester cover, will it run hot ? I like the mattress just the idea of the polyester is throwing me off.

  57. As a person who slept on memory foam for years, I am really happy I gave this mattress a try. It sleeps SO MUCH cooler than my old mattress, which is very important to me especially during the summer time.

  58. John, I definitely agree with you. After owning my Winkbed for four weeks I am very happy with my decision. I never thought I would buy a mattress online “you have to test it first” but after going to Sleepy’s and dealing with a sleazy salesman who made me and my wife equally uncomfortable, I decided I needed another plan. I read a few reviews online (Sleep Sherpa being one of them) and decided that a “hybrid” model was a better fit for us than the foam mattress “in a box”. I thought the detail on Winkbeds site (see sections “the concept”, “the sleep surface”, “the core”, “the green certificate”, and “the durability”) was a sign that they had really given a ton of thought to developing a premium brand and their customer service was fantastic. I emailed them a list of questions my wife and I had and they responded back within an hour with very thoughtful detailed responses. I figured with their 101 day guarantee I had to give it a shot. I’m very happy with my purchase and would recommend this mattress to anyone. Thank you again for this review, MS

  59. I agree with the write-up and the comments I have read. I saw Casper ads all over the subway and decided to buy one but after a couple of weeks I decided it wasn’t the right fit; it just didn’t seem like it was that well made. I ended up returning it and trying WinkBeds because the concept of a hybrid sounded interesting to me and I read that a mattress with springs is more durable than all foam. I’m glad I spent the extra couple hundred dollars because it was obvious from arrival that this mattress is really well made. I assume this mattress will last for 5 – 10 years and so the extra few hundred is not that much per year. I’m definitely happy with my purchase.

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