WinkBeds Mattress Review

The WinkBed Mattress is an hybrid mattress that is available in three different firmness constructions.

The WinkBed is constructed in six layers: 2 inches of support foam, a layer of pocket innerspring coils, a layer of cotton padding, 2.4 inches of additional innerspring coils, 1 inch of gel-infused foam, and 1-inch of softer foam. (The WinkBed Plus, designed specifically for heavier-weight sleepers, features a thicker foam comfort layer and is therefore considered a hybrid mattress.) The WinkBed mattress cover is made of Tencel fabric. The mattress is available in all standard sizes, each 14.5 inches in height.

 

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In-depth WinkBed Mattress Review

WinkBed Mattress Sizing and Pricing
DimensionsPrice
Twin38” x 75” x 14.5”$949
Twin XL38” x 80” x 14.5”$1,049
Full54” x 75” x 14.5”$1,199
Queen60” x 80” x 14.5”$1,499
King76” x 80” x 14.5”$1,699
California king72” x 84 x 10”$990
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Firmness

WinkBed offers its mattress in four different firmness settings: Soft (4.5), Luxury Firm (6.5), Firm (7.5). (The WinkBed Plus is a 6.5). These firmness numbers are based on a scale that runs from 1-10, with 1 being the least firm and 10 being the most firm. WinkBed recommends the Soft setting for those who sleep primarily on their side or back. It has a more flexible coil system and is designed for those who prefer a “deeper sink.”

The Luxury Firm, WinkBed’s best-selling configuration, is recommended for any sleeping position or those who change positions throughout the night. It was designed to combine contouring comfort with pushback support. WInkBed recommends the Firm mattress for those who like to sleep “on and not in” their mattress. It uses a firmer, zoned coil unit to provide adding support.

Availability

WinkBed mattresses are available online on WinkBed’s website and Amazon. The company does not operate any brick and mortar stores or showrooms at this times.

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Construction

The WinkBed is an hybrid mattress, constructed in six layers. The base layer is 2 inches of 1.5 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) and 28 ILD (indentation-load deflection) foam. This layer is designed to further strengthen the bed’s edge support.

The next layer is made up of individually-wrapped pocket coils. The third layer is a cotton pad for improved lumbar support. The fourth layer is 2.4 inches of additional coils. The next layer is 1 inch of 1.5 PCF and 17 ILD gel-infused foam. The sixth and final layer is 1 inch of slightly softer 1.5 PCF and 17 ILD foam.

The WinkBed Plus has a slightly different construction. This bed’s support core is made of pocket coils encased in 1.8 PCF and 28 ILD polyfoam. There is a cotton pad, a middle layer of thicker latex and a top layer of gel polyfoam. The WinkBed mattress cover is made of Tencel fabric.

Shipping

The WinkBed mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed in plastic, and shipped directly to your doorstep in a labeled box. There is no assembly necessary.

Shipping is free throughout the contiguous United States. Deliveries to Alaska, Hawaii, or any international destinations (including Canada) are not currently available.

A WinkBed are made-to-order in a factory in Wisconsin. They typically arrive 7-14 days after an order is placed via FedEx ground.

Unboxing

When the WinkBed arrives, it should be unboxed immediately so that it can begin decompressing. This may take up to a few hours.

Additional Services

WinkBed offers a white glove delivery service for a $99 fee. With the white glove service, a delivery crew will set up the new bed in the bedroom of choice, unbox the bed, and place it on the bed frame. They will also remove all trash and packaging. If you need an old mattress removed, WinkBed can coordinate this in addition to the white glove service for a total cost of $159.

Sleep Trial

All WinkBed mattress come with a 101-night sleep trial. They do require, however, that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating  a return. If at any time between 30-101 nights you are not satisfied with the mattress for any reason, WinkBed will arrange to remove it at no cost and refund your purchase price. The refund will not include any additional delivery fees paid.

Warranty

WinkBed offers a 10-year limited warranty on its beds. Please note that full warranty terms are not available on WinkBed’s website. We encourage you to contact the company for complete details before making any purchases.

Winkbed Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Hybrid beds do not handle motion across the surface of the bed as well as a foam mattress. Customers often complain that a partner’s movements travel across the bed and disturb their own sleep. The WinkBed, however, performs notably well in this category. The bed’s two foam comfort layers isolate motion quite well.

Edge Support

With its reinforced innerspring support core and two inches of base foam, the WinkBed has excellent edge support. Customers report no problem with sinkage around the perimeter.

Heat Retention

The WinkBed may sleep warmer than a traditional hybrid mattress, thanks to its foam comfort layers. But it still sleeps much cooler than a traditional foam bed. Overall, the WinkBed does a fairly good job dispersing heat while you sleep.

Off-Gassing

Most “bed in a box” mattress release a temporary odor when first removed from their packaging. This is referred to as “off-gassing.” WinkBed mattresses will often release an odor, but it will dissipate within a few hours.

Support

WinkBed’s coil-on-coil construction, quality materials, and foam comfort layers add up to a bed most sleepers will find very supportive. Two inches of base foam underneath the coil support core add extra reinforcement and support around the bed’s perimeter.

Conforming

Hybrid mattresses typically don’t conform to a sleeper the way a foam or latex mattress would. The conforming properties of a WinkBed mattress depend on the firmness level you choose. The softer the bed, the more conforming customers report.

Durability

WinkBed’s quality materials and construction indicate that it should hold up well. The company has not been in business long enough, however, to know exactly how the products will perform in the long run.

Sex

The WinkBed is quite responsive and the coil construction provides good bounciness. With multiple firmness options available, couples can choose which works best for them.

How Do Customers Rate the WinkBed?
WebsiteReviews
WinkBed.com4.5/5 (1,094 reviews)
Google ShoppingNot applicable
Consumer Reports77 overall CR score
Amazon4.5/5 (60 reviews)

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What Type of Sleeper Is Well Suited to a WinkBed Mattress?

We remind you in every mattress review that choosing the right bed is a personal decision. It’s important to always consider your own personal preferences, your typical sleeping position, your body weight and type, and any health conditions. Always take into account your own comfort and spinal support needs. And make sure to take advantage of any sleep trial to ensure that the bed you choose really is the right fit for you.

With all that in mind, take a look at this subjective customer feedback on the WinkBed mattress:

Considering the chart below, the WinkBed receives consistently strong marks across the board. Both side and back sleepers of all sizes found the WinkBed to be either “good” or “very good.” The only group that rated that WinkBed below “good” were below average weight stomach sleepers, who found the bed to be “fair.”

Below Average Weight (under 130 lbs)Average Weight (130-230 lbs)Above Average Weight (above 230 lbs)
Side SleepersGoodVery goodGood*
Back SleepersGoodVery goodGood*
Stomach SleepersFairGoodGood

*Note: When considering the WinkBed Plus, these results both changed to “Very good.”

Company Information

Customer Service: In our research, 7 out of 10 customers reported that they had a positive experience with the company, irrespective of how they felt about the mattress.

Reputation: Because it is so new, WinkBed is still establishing its reputation with customers.

BBB Rating: not currently rated

Years in Business: WinkBed launched in 2016.

Physical Stores:WinkBeds operates a showroom in Edina, Minnesota.

Phone Number: 1-800-946-5233

Contact Email: [email protected]

Our Verdict

The WinkBed mattress offers customers several firmness settings and high-quality materials at a competitive price point. Foam comfort layers offer more contouring and motion isolation than typical hybrid mattresses, but the WinkBed still retains the benefits of an innerspring bed, such as responsiveness, good airflow and edge support.

In addition to three different firmness settings, the WinkBed is also available in a construction specially-designed for above average weight sleepers. This bed, the WinkBed Plus, features thicker comfort layers of latex foam.

Here’s how we rate the WinkBed mattress on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best):

 

8.4
Material Quality
8.0 / 10
Support
9.0 / 10
Temperature Regulation
8.6 / 10
Off-Gassing
8.8 / 10
Suitability for Sex
9.0 / 10
Trial period
8.4 / 10
Warranty
8.0 / 10
Company Reputation
7.8 / 10
Value for the Money
7.9 / 10

Pros

- Multiple firmness options
- Coil-on-coil design provides strong, lasting support
- Superior edge support is good for couples
- Better motion control than other hybrid beds
- Free shipping and good sleep trial

Cons

- Limited track record, so we can't evaluate long-term quality
- Innerspring support base might create some noise over time