Last Updated: May 2017
The WinkBed is one of the newest additions to the factory direct mattress industry. A hybrid mattress, the WinkBed is comprised of both high-quality foam and coils, which combines to create a mattress that is a total of 14.5 inches tall.
A euro-style pillow topper sits on top of a layer of strong spring coils, which are encased in foam. Underneath these two layers are three more layers of high-quality foam, making a mattress that has a total of five separate layers. Because the WinkBed combines both spring coils and foam, it provides consumers with a mattress that offers the best of both worlds. It is extremely supportive and exceptionally comfortable.
The makers of the WinkBeds mattress also addressed an issue that is often experienced with mattresses that contain foam: Heat retention. Body heat tends to get trapped inside the foam, which heats the mattress up and diminishes the comfort. To combat heat retention, WinkBeds designed their mattress with innovative Tencel fibers, which are more absorbent than cotton and remain cooler than linen. This ensures that the mattress stays cool, thereby maximizing its comfort.
Overall, the WinkBed claims to be a high-quality mattress that is affordable. Does the WinkBed live up to its claim? In this buyer’s guide, we fully evaluate the mattress, detailing every aspect so that you can determine whether or not it is the right pick for you.
- Minimal heat retention
- Minimal motion transfer
- High density foam
- Foam wrapped innerspring coils
- No harmful chemicals
- Pillow topper
- 101 night risk free trial period
- Highly supportive
- Reduced pain
- Only one firmness option offered
- Can only be purchased online, so you can’t try it before you buy it
- Some stomach sleepers may find it too firm
Below is our final score of the WinkBeds mattress based on multiple criteria that we use when testing all of our mattresses.
What’s It Made From…
The WinkBeds mattress offers five separate layers, which include a pillow top, different types of high-quality foam, and durable innerspring coils. The layers of the mattress combine to create a total height of 11 inches.
The Top Layer
The first layer of the WinkBeds mattress is a euro-style pillow topper. This type of topper has a feeling that is comparable to a traditional pillow top; however, it is more durable, so it lasts longer, and it is also more aesthetically pleasing, as it is sewn into the cover, instead of being sewn on top of the cover, like a traditional pillow topper is.
The pillow topper is 2 inches thick and is made of a combination of gel and foam. It is designed to provide exceptional comfort for the mattress, as it contours to the body, yet is still highly responsive. Additionally, the pillow topper is highly breathable and prevents heat retention via the cooling gel that it is infused with.
The Second Layer
Next is a 2.5-inch layer of inner spring coils, which are encased in foam. This layer creates flexible and pressure relieving support. Additionally, it promotes airflow, increases the breathability of the mattress and it evaporates any moisture that may build up as a result of sweating.
The Third Layer
This layer of the mattress only exists along the edges, creating edge support for the mattress. It is 4 inches of high-density support foam, which makes it possible to sleep near the edge of the mattress without experiencing any sagging.
The Fourth Layer
At the fourth layer of the Winkbeds mattress is high profile tempered steel coils. This layer offers reliable support for the entire mattress, as it distributes body weight and conforms to shape of the sleeper’s body. The coils are surrounded by cotton mesh, which reduces noise, an issue that is not uncommon for mattresses that feature spring coils.
The Bottom Layer
Finally, the bottom layer of the WinkBeds mattress is 2 inches of high-density support foam. This layer supports the upper layers of the mattress and helps it maintain its shape.
The cover of the WinkBeds mattress is also thoughtfully designed. It is made of Tencel fibers, an eco-friendly material that is derived from Eucalyptus trees. The cover is extremely breathable, allowing any heat that may build up in the foam to escape the mattress. Tencel is also a naturally absorbent material, so it wicks moisture away from the surface of the mattress, further reducing heat retention.
As for the aesthetics of the cover, the surface and the sides are white, and there is a navy blue trim with white polka dots that separates the pillow top from the rest of the layers of the mattress.
Hands on Review
While ordering the mattress online and having it shipped directly from the manufacturer certainly simplifies the process of purchasing the WinkBed mattress, and reduces the total cost, it does present a challenge: You don’t have the ability to try it out before you purchase it. As such, it is difficult to determine whether or not the mattress will meet your specific needs.
In this section of our buyer’s guide, we examine some of the most pertinent criterion that impact the overall quality of the mattress, including:
On a firmness scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, we rate the WinkBeds mattress a 6. It is designed to provide meet the needs of all users; however, if you would like your mattress to be firmer or softer, you can contact the manufacturer. They do offer to customize the WinkBed, making it softer or firmer, as per your request.
Overall, we found the WinkBed to be very comfortable. The euro-style pillow topper slightly contours to the body, giving you a pleasant hugging sensation; however, it does not hug the body too much, so you won’t feel like you are sinking into it.
We were also very impressed by the limited motion transfer that we experienced with the WinkBeds mattress. Mattresses that contain inner spring coils tend to have an issue with motion transfer, as any movement is absorbed by the coils and sent through the rest of the mattress. Because the WinkBed encases its spring coils with foam, and because it also offers layers of high-density foam, there really is very little motion transfer.
Pain Relief and Support
We think that the WinkBed mattress is very supportive for sleepers of all sizes. The two layers of coils offer reliable support for all sleeping positions. It also provides excellent compression support, particularly for heavier sleepers, because it is so thick.
Thanks to the high level of support that the WinkBeds offers, you won’t experience any pain, which is certainly a plus.
The WinkBed mattress sleeps very cool. Unlike other types of mattresses that are constructed of foam, which can absorb body heat and raise the temperature of the sleeping surface, the Winkbed is designed to reduce heat retention. The euro-style pillow topper is infused with cooling gel, which absorbs heat and keeps the sleeping surface. Additionally, the coils help to circulate air, and the Tencel fibers of the cover are extremely breathable and wick heat and moisture away from the body.
Because the WinkBeds mattress is designed to maximize airflow, the temperature remains consistent and creates a surface that will allow you to experience a truly restful night of sleep.
Off gassing is an issue that often occurs with mattresses that are made of foam. The chemicals that are used to create the foam often have a smell, and that smell can seep out of the mattress. With the WinkBeds mattress, we didn’t notice any odor at all. That’s because it is CertiPUR-US Certified. There aren’t any harmful chemicals used in the construction of the mattress, which alleviates off-gassing and prevents odors.
We give the WinkBeds mattress a high rating for intimacy. The inner springs provide the mattress with a decent amount of bounce back, which means that you won’t have to exert additional energy in order to engage in intimate activities on the mattress.
Sleeping Position Ratings
Every sleep position requires a different amount of support to prevent pressure point build-up and pain. We assessed the amount of support and comfort that the WinkBeds mattress offers the following sleep positions:
Back sleepers tend to enjoy a mattress that offers a reasonable amount of firmness. If the mattress is too firm, it can make you feel as if you are sinking into it, and it can also build up pressure on the body, which can lead to pain.
The WinkBeds mattress is medium in regard to firmness, so you will feel as if you are being properly supported on your back. Additionally, you won’t experience any pressure building up in your body, which means that you won’t experience any pain.
Back Sleeping score: 9/10
Stomach sleepers generally prefer a mattress that is a bit softer. Because the WinkBeds mattress is medium in firmness, some stomach sleepers may find that it is too firm; however, because of the euro-style pillow topper, we think that most stomach sleepers will find that it is comfortable. The pillow top contours to the body, which improves the comfort that it offers. The pocketed coils also provide a great deal of support, keeping the spine properly aligned while you are sleeping on your stomach and preventing any pressure buildup.
Stomach Sleeping score: 9/10
We also found that the Wind Beds mattress offers ideal support and comfort for side sleepers. The combination of coils and high-density foam offer the right amount of support for the body weight, which tends to be concentrated to one point on the mattress for side sleepers. The spine will remain in the proper position while sleeping on the side, and you won’t feel any buildup of pressure or pain.
Side Sleeping score: 8.75/10
Bed Frame Compatibility
The WinkBeds mattress does not have to be used with a box spring or a foundation; however, the manufacturers do recommend using one to ensure that users will fully experience the support and comfort that the mattress is designed to deliver. If you are going to use a foundation, make sure that you use with a solid option, such as a platform bed, or a foundation that has slats that are spaced no more than 3 inches apart. Additionally, the slats should be made of either durable metal or a high-quality steel in order to prevent them from sagging and minimizing the support for the mattress.
Warranty, Guarantee and Trial Period
- Warranty: The WinkBed is backed by a 10-year full replacement limited warranty. If you experience any issues with the mattress that are the result of manufacturing, contact the company and they will either repair or replace your mattress.
- Guarantee: Full money back guarantee
- Trial Period: The WinkBed has a 101-night risk-free trial period. If you are not happy with the mattress, for any reason, during the trial period, simply contact the manufacturer. They will arrange to pick the mattress up for you and they will fully refund your money.
The WinkBed is a high-quality hybrid mattress. It offers five layers, which contain both high-density foam and foam encased innerspring coils. The mattress is designed to offer exceptional edge support, so you can sleep right on the edge without feeling like the edges are sinking in. This mattress offers minimal motion transfer and very limited heat retention. The product is made completely in the United States and is an eco-friendly product. There aren’t any harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing of the mattress, so you can be sure that it is both eco-friendly and friendly for health. Overall, the WinkBed is a mattress that delivers a high level of support and exceptional comfort.
Rating Box and Summary
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Winkbeds Mattress Review
If you are looking for a mattress that offers medium firmness, remains cool, has a minimal level of motion transfer, and is thicker than the standard mattress, than the Wink Beds mattress is definitely a wise pick for you. We were very impressed with this mattress, and we think that you will be, too.