WinkBeds is a very popular online bed-in-a-box brand with a variety of mattress options, including four different firmness options of their flagship WinkBed mattress. The company also offers two other models, a memory foam mattress called the MemoryLux, and an eco-friendly latex option, the EcoCloud.
The Winkbed mattress comes in four firmness options: Soft, Luxury Firm, Firmer and Plus, which means sleepers can determine what firmness is best for their sleeping preferences.
We specifically reviewed 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.
This mattress is a frequent flyer on our best lists because of its high quality build and its combination of comfort and support, so we were excited to re-review the mattress and its new design.
Is this popular hybrid mattress a good fit for all types of sleepers? Read on to learn about the price, construction, edge support, durability and other features in our WinkBed mattress review.
Who Might Want the WinkBed Mattress?
- People who sleep in all three positions. Those who move around at night and sleep in numerous positions should find the Winkbed to be an excellent fit for them. It has a great balance of comfort and support, helping sleepers feel properly supported while on their back and stomach. Side sleepers should feel little to no pressure when they’re on their side. It’s one of the best mattresses for combination sleepers!
- Hot sleepers. People who are prone to overheating while they sleep should find this bed to be a good option for them. The mattress features two coil layers which promote airflow throughout the mattress, so the Winkbed Luxury Firm should be a cooler sleeping mattress.
- Sleepers searching for a supportive mattress. These steel coils make this a very supportive mattress, so people who have extra support needs or sleep mainly on their back should find the WinkBeds Luxury Firm should be a good match.
- Buyers looking for a long-lasting mattress. The WinkBeds mattress contains steel coils and other durable materials, meaning it should be longer-lasting than most bed-in-a-box mattresses. Plus, it’s one of the best mattresses under $2,000 so it’s a great value mattress.
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Who Might Not Want the Winkbed Mattress?
- People who sleep on their stomach. Those who sleep primarily in the prone position might discover that the Luxury Firm firmness option doesn’t offer enough support. Their hips might sink too far into the mattress, pulling their spine out of alignment. Stomach sleepers who think the Winkbed is a good option for them should consider the WinkBeds Firm model.
- Those who want a very firm or very soft mattress. Based on our experience and testing, the Luxury Firm model is a medium-firm mattress. It is really right down in the middle in terms of firmness, so sleepers who prefer a very firm or very soft mattress, take should look at the Soft or Firm versions of this mattress.
- People who like to sink into their mattress. The Luxury Firm model is a spring mattress with a pillow top, so while it does offer nice pressure relief, there really isn’t much sinking into the mattress. People who want to sink into their mattress should explore memory foam mattresses in particular.
- Sleepers who have a partner. The Winkbed mattress handles motion transfer decently well for a spring mattress; that being said, those who 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 fit.
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- The mattress is 14” tall, which is taller than most mattressses in the online space.
- The cover of the Winkbed is tufted and woven with a Tencel fabric. It is quilted with 1” of gel-infused Hypersoft foam and 1” of Premium Gel foam.
- Below the top comfort layers, there is a 2.5” layer of individually wrapped microcoils.
- Beneath that, there is the LumbarLayer, 1” of high-density foam.
- The support layer is consists of 7.5” of individually wrapped pocket coils.
- Finally, there are 2” of support foam on the bottom.
- The WinkBed mattress is made in the USA.
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- The mattress is available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king.
- The two top foam layers give the WinkBed mattress a soft, pillow top feel, which relieves pressure quite well. As we will discuss, it is one of the best pillow top mattresses on the market.
- The layer of microcoils beneath the top comfort layer 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, sleepers who are over 250 lbs should consider the Firm or Plus models.
- This is a very breathable mattress. The two layers of coils promote airflow throughout the mattress, making the WinkBed a cooler sleeping mattress overall.
- The WinkBed is easily one of the best innerspring mattresses on the market.
- The dual coils should make this a long-lasting mattress. The coils are very durable, so the mattress should stand up to years of wear and tear. Take a look at our Saatva vs WinkBed comparison to see a mattress with a similar construction.
The WinkBed Mattress vs The WinkBeds Soft Mattress
The Soft model and Luxury Firm model are different in a few ways. First, the Soft model is softer than the Luxury Firm, with the firmness coming in at about a 5/10, softer than average, while the Luxury Firm feels like a 6.5/10, just about average.
Secondly, while their constructions are quite similar, the Soft firmness model has an additional soft foam layer on top, giving it a more plush feel. Because of this, people 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.
While back sleeping on the Winkbed Luxury Firm, there is noticeable support while the top foam layers conform to the shape of my body. Also, the WinkBed provides excellent lumbar support, which makes it one of the best mattresses for lower back pain and sciatica. These foam layers relieve pressure on the shoulders and hips while side sleeping. However, while stomach sleeping, there could be more support underneath the hips. The Luxury Firm might be too soft in this position, so 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 most combination sleepers. It is supportive enough for back sleepers and some stomach sleepers, while equally comfortable enough for side sleepers. The plush pillow top actually makes it one of the best mattresses for hip pain.
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, with a pleasant balance of soft comfort and good support.
Those who sleep with a partner should consider how well they 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 we weren’t surprised by how the WinkBeds Luxury Firm performed during our tests.
We placed a glass of water on the bed and pushed into the mattress around it. The glass was disturbed somewhat, and when both of our reviewers tested the mattress by moving around while the other slept, it was clear that they felt each others’ movement transfer over to them.
For a mattress with springs, the motion transfer isn’t too bad on the WinkBeds. That being said, shoppers who are really worried about their partner waking them up at night should consider an all-foam mattress.
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 and sitting there feels very secure. Sleeping near the edge of the mattress, one doesn’t get the sensation that they are going to roll off, so all-in-all we thought the edge support was exceptional on the WinkBed Luxury Firm mattress.
You can see the great edge support in the photo below.
WinkBed Mattress for Heavy People
Marten is a staff writer for us and is a heavier sleeper standing at 6’7″ and weighing in at about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here are his notes for heavier sleepers considering the WinkBeds mattress.
In terms of firmness, the Luxury Firm version of the WinkBed mattress feels like a 7/10 — slightly firmer than the average.
Back sleepers should feel nice support on this mattress with their hips sinking into the pillow top just the right amount. Even heavier side sleepers should fee really nice pressure relief with barely any pressure on the shoulders and hips. While there’s decent support for stomach sleepers, it is not quite enough for someone my size and heavier people will probably bow in at the hips.
The WinkBed Plus is a firmer version of the WinkBed 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 and 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, people who are around 300 lbs or more should take a look at the WinkBeds Plus.
What Makes The WinkBed Stand Out?
- This mattress should be a great match for combination sleepers, offering a nice mix of comfort and support.
- The WinkBed should work for most hot sleepers because the mattress has two coil layers that promote airflow throughout the mattress.
- This should be a long-lasting mattress because the coils in this mattress are high-grade and the foams are also very durable, so customers should expect this to be a nice long-term investment.
- The WinkBed is one of the best luxury mattresses on the market.
- Back sleepers who need extra support should find the WinkBeds Plus to be a good fit, with the dual coil layers supporting sleepers of many sizes.
Combination sleepers and those who worry about sleeping hot, will find the WinkBed mattress to be a comfortable fit for them. Keep in mind that WinkBeds offers multiple firmness options in their line of mattresses.
All WinkBed mattresses come with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty, 120-Night Risk-Free Trial, and Free Shipping and Returns. Financing is also available.
What type of mattress is the WinkBed mattress?
The WinkBed mattress is an innerspring mattress. It has a soft quilted layer of comfort on top, then micro-coils and regular coils beneath the comfort layer for support. The mattress has a traditional feel, like one experience at a nice hotel.
Is the WinkBed mattress a memory foam mattress?
No. The WinkBed mattress does not have memory foam in the mattress, though it does have a gel-infused Hypersoft foam. WinkBeds has a memory foam mattress called the MemoryLux that has more of a memory foam feel.
Is the WinkBed mattress any good?
Generally speaking, we think the WinkBed mattress is a pretty good mattress. It has a solid construction and components that will last a significant amount of time. That being said, it is not the cheapest mattress on the market, and might not fit in everyone’s budget.
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.