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.
$200 OFF

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
Summary
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.
Comfort4.6
Support4.8
Value (Price)4.6
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.8
Motion Transfer3.5
Edge Support4.8
Materials/Durability4.7
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.

Overall

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. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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 firmness.it will be a better choice.

  7. 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??

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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