WinkBed PLUS Mattress Review

Winkbed Plus mattress review
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WinkBed PLUS Mattress Review

Ratings

8.2 / 10 MA Score

4.5 / 5 Customer Rating


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Dimensions

Twin: 38'' x 75'' Twin XL: 38'' x 80'' Full: 54'' x 75'' Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cal King: 72'' x 84''

Weight

79 lbs. for queen

Thickness

14.5''

Delivery Format

Delivered in a box the size of the mattress

Delivered In

7-14 business days

Overview

Type:

Hybrid: foam, latex and pocket coils

Firmness:

Medium: 6.5/10

Trial Period:

101 days

Warranty:

10-year limited warranty

Summary:

Luxury mattress designed for heavier sleepers

WinkBed PLUS highlights

  • The WinkBed PLUS is a luxury mattress is designed specifically for heavier individuals.
  • The support system of the PLUS has a triple-zone pocketed coil system for deep support through the hips and midsection, enhanced edge support so you can sleep to the bed’s edge, and high-density foams to ensure durability.
  • The PLUS features a unique layer of high-density latex foam to provide proper responsiveness and bounce for heavier users.
  • Great for heavier users who want to maximize pressure relief and support without sacrificing comfort.

Mattress Advisor score for the WinkBed PLUS

Check out our score breakdown below to get a look into how the WinkBed PLUS mattress scored in our testing. In the next section, we’ll give you a deeper look into our testing.

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WinkBed PLUS Mattress Review
Shipping 8
Trial Period 10
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 8.5
Motion Transfer Test 5.6
Edge Support Test 6.6
Pressure Relief Test 7.25
Spinal Alignment Test 8.5
Responsiveness Test 8
Cooling Evaluation 8
Durability Evaluation 10
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 4
Total Score 8.2

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Set up test

The WinkBed PLUS mattress is delivered full size and is surprisingly light for its size. WinkBeds offers white glove delivery for an additional fee of $99. With white glove delivery, WinkBeds does all the heavy lifting. All you have to do is answer the door!

So for ease of the set-up, we give the WinkBed PLUS an 8.5.

Motion Transfer Test

Part A - The Humans

According to Mark and Tavy, the WinkBed PLUS struggled a bit to keep motion transfer to a minimum. Both felt a lot of movement while their partner rolled around and climbed out of bed.

They gave it a collective score of 5.25 out of 10.

Part B - The Wine

The WinkBed PLUS struggled to handle its wine – that glass was fairly tilty.  So we gave it a 6 out of 10 for our wine test.

So for the total motion transfer test, the WinkBed PLUS scores a 5.6.

Edge Support Test

Part A - The Shoe Test

The WinkBed PLUS offered a decent amount of edge support, but Mark and Tavy did feel a slight sag on the edge of the mattress. So the WinkBed PLUS scored a 6.25 for the edge shoe test.

Part B - The Side Test

Once again, Mark and Tavy found it a little difficult to lay on the edge. So for the edge support side, the WinkBed PLUS scored a 7 out of 10.

So for the total edge-support score, the WinkBed PLUS gets a 6.6.

Pressure Relief Test

We saw a mostly blue and green on Tavy with warmer tones concentrated in her hips, so we gave her an 8 out of 10.

When on the WinkBed PLUS, we saw a decent amount of red in Mark’s shoulders. So we give him a 6.5 out of 10 for pressure relief.

So for the total pressure relief score, the WinkBed PLUS scores a 7.25.

Spine Alignment Test

The WinkBed PLUS did a great job of keeping both Mark and Tavy’s spines in alignment.

For this test we give the WinkBed PLUS a 8.5.

Responsiveness Test

The WinkBed PLUS has a decent response rate. It wasn’t the fastest responding mattress we’ve ever seen, but it did a pretty good job responding to Mark and Tavy’s movements as they changed positions. 

They scored the it an 8 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the WinkBed PLUS mattress:

Foundations

The WInkBed PLUS will work on any firm, flat surface.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation
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Floor
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Adjustable Base

What makes WinkBed PLUS different from other mattresses?

A recurring issue among heavy sleepers is mattress sag (aka the impressions left in your mattress overtime). According to WinkBed founder, Dan Adler, ehe cause for mattress sag lies in the quality and density of the foam layers.

The WinkBed PLUS is constructed with high-density foam cushioning, with a minimum density of 1.8 pcf (pounds per cubic foot). That’s over 50% denser than the foam in a standard innerspring mattress and is considered sag-proof.

WinkBeds recommends their PLUS mattress if:

  1. You’re a heavier user who wants a mattress
    specifically designed for you and your needs.
  2. You’re a heavier user who wants a hybrid
    mattress with a luxury medium-firm feel.
  3. You’re a heavier user who wants to maximize pressure relief and body support without sacrificing comfort.
  4. You’re a heavier user who wants a durable
    mattress that won’t break down prematurely.

What to watch out for

  • The WinkBed PLUS mattress is rated at a 6.5/10 firmness level for sleepers over 300 lbs. For individuals that way under 300 lbs, this mattress will feel more firm.
  • This mattress is not delivered compressed and rolled up but delivered at full size. You can get in contact with customer service if you have delivery preferences.
  • Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox your WinkBed PLUS. This should go away within a few days.

WinkBed PLUS sizes available

  • Twin: $949
  • Twin XL: $1,049
  • Full: $1,199
  • Queen: $1,499
  • King: $1,699
  • Cal King: $1,749

A look inside

The WinkBed Luxury Firm mattress is a hybrid construction of foam, latex, and coils. Specifically, the PLUS features a high-density latex foam layer to provide the needed responsiveness and bounce for heavier users.  

  1. Tencel Cover: This cover made with a botanical-based fabric naturally wicks away moisture for a cool and dry sleep.
  2. 1” Hypersoft Foam: Optimized for pressure relief, this foam contours to the shape of your sleeping position without leaving body impressions. Always buoyant, never sinky.
  3. 1” Premium Gel Foam: Designed to absorb motion transfer so you stay asleep all night long.
  4. 7-zoned support latex: In contrast to the original WinkBed, the PLUS replaces the micro-coil layer with a 7-zoned support layer of latex for durability and support.
  5. Lumbar-Support Pad: This pre-densified cotton layer helps reduce tension in the back by providing pressure relief and lower back support.
  6. Tempered Pocket Coils: These individually wrapped tempered steel coils are separated into three individualized support zones and reinforced in 246 places to actively push back against your body weight ensuring localized pressure point relief for support and spine alignment.
  7. 2” High-ILD foam: This dense perimeter of high-ILD foam creates durability and unmatched edge support.
A look inside the WinkBed Luxury Firm Mattress
A look inside the WinkBed PLUS Mattress* (Note: The only difference is the micro-coil layer pictured here is actually latex in the PLUS)

 

What WinkBed PLUS customers have to say

  • “We recently purchased a new Wink after having tried a couple of the popular foam and latex beds. We liked them all, but none were firm enough and our backs suffered. The Wink is plenty firm, but is not so hard as to be uncomfortable. I’m 6’01” and 230 lbs and now, finally, I don’t wake up with my back bothering more than when I went to bed. “ – Mike C.
  • “Drawn by the generous return policy, I took a leap of faith ordering a mattress I’d never seen or touched. I am so, SO glad I did. I’ve had this mattress over a month now and every single day I wake up without any memory of moving around or waking up the night before. I am less stiff and better rested every day.” – Chantal B.
  • “I originally purchased a premium online only memory foam mattress to replace my aging innerspring, and never slept well on it, eventually returning it. After extensive research, I chose the WinkBeds, and am very happy I did. The build quality and construction is comparable to mattresses 2-3x the cost, and I have slept great from day one.” – Robert H.

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The finer print

Delivery

The WinkBed PLUS mattress comes with free delivery and should arrive at your doorstep within 7-14 business days.

Setup

The WinkBed PLUS mattress comes in a mattress-sized box. You will simply unbox and set up on your preferred foundation.

Foundation

The WinkBed PLUS mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your WinkBed PLUS mattress, you can return it for a full refund within your 101-night trial period. WinkBeds will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity or recycle it. WinkBeds asks you give the mattress a try for at least 30 nights.

Warranty

The WinkBed PLUS mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

Cleaning

Winkbeds recommends that you vacuum your mattress every couple of weeks to clean out dust and dander.

Anything else?

Most mattresses on retail showroom floors use components that are known to soften over time. For heavier sleepers, this type of softening can occur at an accelerated pace.

“The average lifespan of a mattress can be frustratingly short – especially for plus size sleepers. We sent the WinkBed PLUS to an independent testing facility to prove its durability and longevity. In a simulation of 20 years of bed use by a 350lb sleeper, the WinkBed PLUS retained 99.2% of its loft and 98% of its firmness. We repeat this test every 3 months to ensure on-going consistency of materials and reliability of the results,” founder, Dan Adler shares with us.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA
  • The foams used to make WinkBed mattresses are CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.

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