Pssst! Shopping around for a new mattress? Check out my Wink Mattress review! As this site is all about giving you a better sleep, we came across the Wink Mattress because it’s Certi-PUR certified. This means it is a mattress that is healthier for you compared to a conventional memory foam mattress. But what else can the Wink Mattress offer you? Is it firm enough to give you enough support? Is it comfortable? What’s this CoolControl all about? Let’s find out!
Before I start my Wink mattress review, if you think you can squeeze more life out of your current mattress, have a read of my post When Should I Replace My Old Mattress.
Wink Mattress Review – A Few Quick Things
If you are having trouble deciding between a memory foam mattress and an innerspring mattress, you really should consider the Wink Mattress. It’s a bit of both. Manufactured in the USA, this mattress received high scores for durability. It is supportive and works for all sleep positions.
This hybrid design combines the comfort of a foam mattress with the support offered by an innerspring mattress. But, it costs a whole lot less than either type of mattress when you shop at a regular brick and mortar mattress store.
WinkBeds is a company that doesn’t like to think of itself as a mattress company. Instead, they prefer to think of themselves as part of the health and wellness industry.
Based in Wisconsin, the company uses high-quality materials that are sourced in the US.
All materials are eco-friendly and Certi-PUR-US Certified. These mattresses aren’t sold in stores, so there is no middleman, which means no additional fees are going to be tacked on. This is one of the reasons why the Wink Mattress is so much less expensive than comparable hybrids.
These mattresses aren’t sold in stores. No middleman means no additional fees are going to be tacked on to the price you pay for this mattress. This is one of the reasons why the Wink Mattress is so much less expensive than comparable hybrids.
What Makes the Wink Mattress “Healthy”?
The first thing we are going to look at in this Wink Mattress review is what makes this mattress healthy. Memory foam is made from petroleum. You might be concerned about lying on something that is 100% synthetic and contains toxins that you are breathing in whilst you sleep. I know I was. Looking for a healthier version of memory foam mattresses, with fewer toxins and chemicals is a key focus of this Wink Mattress review and my entire site.
Memory foam is not sourced from a healthy material. It’s made from petroleum! You might be concerned about lying on something that is 100% synthetic and contains toxins that you are breathing in whilst you sleep night after night. I know I was. Looking for a healthier version of memory foam mattresses, with fewer toxins and chemicals, is a key focus of this Wink Mattress review and my entire site.
All of the foam used to create the Wink Mattress is CertiPUR-US Certified. This means that there are no ozone-depleting chemicals used in the manufacturing process. There are no PBDE flame retardants, and there are no heavy metals, mercury, and lead.
The Wink Mattress is made without the use of formaldehyde (which can be found in mattresses), and there are no phthalates. It is also low in emissions (off-gassing).
So, if there are no chemicals used in the manufacturing of the Wink mattress, how can it be fire retardant? Well, not all fire barriers have to be made with harmful chemicals.
The fire barrier for the Wink Mattress is made from a blend of wood pulp (rayon), polyester, and natural cotton. These materials work together to create a natural fire barrier.
This Wink Mattress review is doing to dig deep into the many layers of this hybrid mattress.
- 1-inch Hypersoft foam layer, 1.5 pound density, 17 ILD.
- 1-inch Premium Gel foam layer, 1.5 pound density, 17 ILD.
- 4-inch innerspring micro air-spring coil, encased in foam.
- Individually-wrapped pocket coils, encased in foam.
- 2-inch support foam, 1.5 pound density, 28 ILD.
- Lumbar pad crafted from pre-compressed, densified cotton.
- Tencel and stretch-knit fabric cover.
This mattress is 15 inches thick all together, while most comparably priced mattresses are only 10-12 inches thick.
The top layer
There are two inches of foam on the top, so it has the feel of a pillow-top mattress. The two-inch foam top layer means you will not feel the springs. Compare the top layer of the traditional innerspring mattresses with the two inch top of the Wink Mattress. There’s an added bonus in this two inch top layer: it contains gel to help cool you down if you sleep hot on a memory foam mattress.
There’s an added bonus in this two inch top layer: it contains gel to help cool you down if you sleep hot on a memory foam mattress. This mattress also has some other features that will make your sleep more comfortable if you sleep hot. I will be covering these a little later in this Wink Mattress review.
The air-spring coils
The layer of foam-encased coils allows the mattress to breathe, adding to the cooling features. It also provides you with support while you sleep.
There are more than 1,000 coils in each mattress. Other mattresses with the same coil count can cost upwards of $3,000.
The individual wrapped pocket coils
The other layer of coils is what really adds to both the comfort and support of this mattress. This is actually the layer that makes the Wink Mattress ideal for heavier-set folks.
It is not healthy to overheat and sweat during your sleep. For one thing, you could end up with a chill after tossing off the blankets. If you do sleep hot and are desperate for ideas to cool down, read my post “Overheating While Sleeping? 7 Tips On How To Cool Down In Bed and Before Bed.” Alternatively, check out WinkBed’s CoolControl, a major innovation in mattress technology to let you sleep cool or warm, whatever the weather.
What is CoolControl?
The CoolControl feature lets you adjust the temperature of the mattress. But, it gets even better. You can adjust both sides individually, so you and your partner can both enjoy your ideal sleeping temperatures.
If you get too cool, you can always change it to warm it back up again, and vice versa.
The technology used for CoolControl is modeled on the technology used to heat and cool car seats.
This is great for those cold winter nights, or in the summer when it is almost too hot to sleep. You might not even have to sleep with a noisy fan anymore if you use this mattress.
Customizable Temperature Settings
We love that you can set your perfect temperature, and so can your partner! The CoolControl base lets you lower the temperature by as much as 10 degrees, or increase it by as much as 30 degrees. Each side can be controlled on its own, or you can control it as one unit if you sleep alone.
Each side can be controlled on its own, or you can control it as one unit if you sleep alone.
Is CoolControl noisy?
From the Wink Mattress reviews I read, the CoolControl feature is quiet. It’s not like having a generator under the bed!
It is also energy-efficient, so you don’t have to worry about it draining your power and running up your bill like an air conditioning system would.
What is the CoolControl Base Made Out Of?
The CoolControl base is exclusive to the Wink Mattress. It is made from a combination of wood panels, a support grid made from strong steel, and four fans that help to condition the air and keep the mattress nice and cool while you are sleeping.
How does it Work?
The patented conduction process conditions the air from your bedroom. The air filters through the mattress right up to the surface, where the heat rises and you are left with a nice, cool mattress. Both cool and warm air circulates through the base right into the mattress. The foams and micro AirSprings help to disperse this air, and then the fresh air goes into the base. It may seem like a complicated process, but all you really need to know is that you will never sleep too hot or cold again.
Using the Temperature Control
It is super-easy to control the temperature of the Wink Mattress. You can download the free CoolControl iOS app. Or, you can use the remote that comes with the mattress if you do not have a mobile phone. The CoolControl is easy to install. Plug it in, attach the air-flow tubes, put the mattress on the base, and turn on the CoolControl feature.
Your body needs to be properly supported while you sleep so you don’t wake up stiff and sore.
The Wink Mattress enables you to customize it to your preferred firmness level. You can get the exact amount of support you need without having to add anything to the mattress, such as a topper.
Who Can Sleep on this Mattress?
Some mattresses are meant for smaller people.
Some for larger people.
Some are best for side sleepers, while others are best for those who move around a lot.
One of the things I really like about the Wink Mattress is that it is ideal for any type of sleeper, whether they are large or small in physical stature.
Because of the combination of foam and springs, you get the cradling comfort that people love in a foam mattress, with all of the support offered by a traditional innerspring mattress.
Shipping and Delivery – No Unboxing Required
When you buy a mattress in a store, you have to arrange for some way to get it to your home. If the store doesn’t offer deliveries, you have to get it home all on your own. Or, you can order a foam mattress online, and then you have to unbox yourself and let it sit for a few days to expand and off-gas. The Wink Mattress does things differently.
Expected Delivery Time
First of all, you can expect your mattress to arrive within 7-14 days of placing your order. Of course, this will depend on where you live, and if you have had your mattress made to order.
If you select free delivery, the mattress and foundation (if you choose to get the foundation, which is recommended), will be delivered to your home at no additional charge, but you have to set it up. There is also another delivery option that is less work for you.
White Glove Service
You can also choose the premium delivery option, “white glove service”.
In addition to delivery to your home, it will be taken to the bedroom it is meant for, unboxed, and set up on your existing bed frame. All of the wrappings will be cleaned up and taken away. For just $99, this service is worth it so all you have to do is enjoy your new mattress (you will have to install the CoolControl base yourself) after the mattress has been set up. If you want to add another $50 to the delivery fee, they will take away your old mattress and either donate it to charity or have it recycled.
All of the wrappings will be cleaned up and taken away. For just $99, this service is worth it so all you have to do is enjoy your new mattress (you will have to install the CoolControl base yourself) after the mattress has been set up. If you want to add another $50 to the delivery fee, they will take away your old mattress and either donate it to charity or have it recycled.
For just $99, this service is worth it so all you have to do is enjoy your new mattress (you will have to install the CoolControl base yourself) after the mattress has been set up. If you want to add another $50 to the delivery fee, they will take away your old mattress and either donate it to charity or have it recycled.
Customizing Your WinkBeds Mattress
Just by changing a few of the parts around, you can customize this mattress for your preferred level of firmness. If you want a firmer mattress, it will be created with a zoned coil system. This has a lower gauge coil that sits on the middle third of the mattress. It will provide you with extra support. Everything else stays the same.
If you prefer a softer mattress, you can have your Wink Mattress custom-made with an extra inch of Hypersoft foam. This is added to the top sleep surface, so you have more softness, while the coils still provide you with plenty of support.
There are other customizable beds on the market, and it can cost a pretty penny to have your customizations done. Your customizations won’t cost you any extra at the checkout with the Wink Mattress.
Three firmness levels
There are actually three firmness options for this mattress:
- The most popular option is the medium, which is about a 6-6.5 on the firmness scale, making it universally comfortable, with just the right balance of support and comfort.
- The soft mattress. This is for those who love to sink right into their mattresses to feel like they are being hugged all night. It has a coil system that is more flexible than the medium and firm versions, along with an additional foam layer on top.
- Finally, the firm. This mattress has a zoned coil unit that gives you more support. This mattress is great for anyone who has hip pain.
How Durable is the Wink Mattress?
Will your Wink Mattress last? Check out my blog post on How Long Is A Mattress Good For to find how long the average mattress lasts. Here are some features of the Wink Mattress that will make it last longer.
With some mattresses, they sag when you sit on the edge of your bed. The Wink Mattress actually has quite a firm edge support. You can sit on the edge, and you shouldn’t notice any sagging at all.
An independent study was performed on the foam used for the WinkBeds mattress by the Carpenter Technical Center. The test involved constant force fatigue to simulate use of the mattress over a period of 10 years. Basically, they dropped a really heavy weight (168 pounds) on the mattress 80,000 times! After all that, the foam had only compressed by two percent. That shows you just how tough the material really is.
The spring coil count
There are more than 1,000 pocketed spring coils in each Wink Mattress. For example, a king size mattress has 2,776 pocketed coils, with 1,722 AirSprings, and 1,054 springs on the bottom. Compare this with other hybrid mattresses, and you might find that there are more springs per mattress size in this one. The more springs, the longer the mattress will be able to last the wear and tear of one or two people sleeping on its surface for many years.
Should You Have a Box Spring or other Foundation?
Any mattress works best when placed on the right type of foundation.
It is recommended that you use the low-profile foundation or the CoolControl base at the very least with the Wink Mattress.
You can use an old box spring, but if it is not in great shape, it will help to shorten the lifespan of your new mattress. If you plan to use a box spring, it is best to buy a new one to use with this mattress.
WinkBeds recommends that you use their five-inch foundation. This is a one-piece foundation for all but the king and California king size mattresses, and this base comes in two pieces. It is made out of steel and hardwood and has a soft cover made from Tencel and stretch-knit blended fabric.
What Type of Bed should You Use?
One of the great things about a Wink Mattress is that you can use it on just about any type of platform or slatted frame. Of course, you should make sure that the frame is rigid enough in the center to fully support the new mattress. If it is not, then you really should consider getting a foundation.
WinkBeds does not sell bed frames. But, this is only because this mattress has been created to be able to fit onto just about any bed frame. As long as yours is sturdy, your existing frame should do quite nicely. You can even use the WinkBeds mattress with an adjustable bed frame. Many similar mattresses have metal edge supports. This one has foam supports around the edge, so it can be flexible.
What is the Warranty Like?
All Wink mattresses are covered by 10-year, full-replacement, limited warranties. During this time period, if there are any defects that are covered by the warranty, your mattress will be repaired or replaced, free of charge. The warranty covers all mattress parts, and you never have to pay any type of deductible to claim coverage if you need it.
Caring for Your New Mattress
In order to help maintain your mattress, you need to know how to properly care for it. Some mattresses can be wiped down with a damp cloth or sponge. Do not do this with your WinkBeds mattress. Instead, go over it with your vacuum cleaner to get rid of dust and dander. You should do this about every two weeks or so.
It is a good idea to have a mattress protector. This will help to keep it clean and free of stains. You can remove the protector at any time to wash it. Some mattress protectors are even waterproof. If this is what you want, look for one that doesn’t have a lament on the reverse side, as this can cause a restriction in the air flow if you are using the CoolControl base.
For the best mattress protector, I recommend the AllerEase Ultimate Protection. It is very robust and ideal for anyone who wants to protect their mattress from pollen, pet dander, bed bugs and dust mites. It is breathable and waterproof. It does not contain vinyl.
You should also get into the habit of rotating your mattress regularly. In the beginning, it is recommended that you do this every two weeks for three months. Then, you can start doing it every couple of months. This is going to make sure that the foam parts of the mattress will break in evenly all the way around.
Risk-Free Trial Period
When you buy a mattress in a store, you are lucky if you get a 30-day trial period to see if you really like it. When you buy a Wink Mattress, you get to try it free in your home for 101 nights. If you aren’t completely satisfied, you can return it for a full refund. Pick-up is free, and it can be scheduled at your convenience. But, just try it for at least 30-60 nights before you make any decisions. It’s definitely worth it.
If you return the mattress, pick-up is free, and it can be scheduled at your convenience. Other mattress companies expect you to pay for the shipping back to them at the end of their sleep trial.
Try the Wink Mattress for at least 30-60 nights before you make any decisions.
There is also the option to exchange your mattress if you think that you would like to try a different level of firmness. The fee is just $49.99, which is basically to cover the shipping and handling fees, removing the first mattress from your home, etc.
Pros and Cons
No mattress is perfect. It’s important that as an unbiased review, I consider both the good and the not so good things about this mattress as part of my Wink Mattress review.
- Hybrid Construction – This mattress is unique in its construction, and gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to foam and innerspring mattresses.
- Foundation – You can purchase the optional foundation that matches your mattress and will look great in any bedroom.
- Warranty – Enjoy a 10-year limited warranty on all parts of the mattress. You can also try it out for 101 nights to make sure that you really like it.
- Free Shipping and Returns – If you don’t want the white glove service, you can have your mattress shipped to your home for free. If you do decide to return it, shipping is also free.
- Support and Comfort – Because you can customize your mattress, you can have your optimum levels of comfort and support.
- Value for money– Compared to similar hybrid mattresses, this one is a great value, for these reasons:
- Choice of 3 customizable firmness levels (not just one) which removes the need to buy a mattress topper
- Packs more springs in than a normal spring mattress so it support you more and lasts longer.
- Durability – This mattress is built to last. The 10-year warranty should tell you something about just how well it is made.
- Certification – This mattress is CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning no harmful chemicals have been used in its creation.
- Not in Stores – For some, ordering online is preferable. Others want to be able to try a mattress in the store before they buy it. There is only one location where you can see this mattress in person.
- Hybrid – Some people want either a foam mattress or an innerspring mattress. If you prefer one or the other instead of a combination, this probably isn’t the mattress for you.
- Not Completely Organic – Even though there are no chemicals used to make the WinkBeds mattress, it is not 100 percent organic, so it doesn’t completely meet the standards of those who choose to only use eco-friendly products.
Tips Before You Buy
There is nothing worse that ordering a mattress, and when it arrives, it is smaller or larger than expected. Be on the safe side, before you order any mattress, check out these posts on my site:
I hope you have found this Wink Mattress review useful.
So, what do you think about the Wink Mattress?
Do you think that this just might be your ideal hybrid mattress that you have been looking for?
So, if you haven’t yet made up your mind about what you are going to buy for your next mattress, and you are interested in a hybrid, check out everything that the Wink Mattress has to offer. We have read a lot of customer reviews, and the general consensus is that this is a quality mattress at a reasonable price.