Our In-Depth WinkBeds Plus Mattress Review

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WinkBed Plus is the first mattress company to create a luxury bed specifically designed for people over 300 pounds. It is an impressive option that caters exceptionally well to heavier people.

The brand is passionate about changing the mattress industry. Their direct-to-consumer model cuts out middlemen and overhead to save buyers money. In fact, the company claims to save customers two-thirds of the price of comparable in-store brands.

This in-depth review of WinkBed Plus is based on our scoring process that includes items such as quality, support, and value.

Keep reading to discover why this product excels for heavier individuals, or skip to see our summary and overall score.

You will love WinkBed Plus if you:

  • Are a heavier individual – This mattress is tailor-made for this type of sleeper, from the foam densities to supportive construction. It will not sag over time like other brands.
  • Need pressure relief and support – While many brands cater to either pressure relief or support, this bed does both with its hybrid design.
  • Want temperature regulation – Not only is the coil structure conducive to airflow, but the company offers a base with coolControl™ technology. Set your ideal temperature before going to sleep and enjoy it all night.

You might not like WinkBed Plus if you:

Construction (Materials & Quality)

WinkBed is a hybrid mattress made from foam, latex, and innersprings. It is not compressed in a box like many online brands. A platform or slatted bed frame is recommended for its base.

Totaling 14.5 inches in height, it is 33% thicker than most beds sold online.

Its high-quality, handcrafted construction is first visible on its cover, which is made of breathable Tencel. Tencel is an eco-friendly material made from Eucalyptus trees that wicks away moisture. Not only is the cover functional, but it has a luxurious look with tufting and a polka-dotted section around the side.

Made with durable quality materials, the Plus gives users a great night’s sleep.

winkbeds plus layers

  • The first layer is made of a 1-inch proprietary hypersoft and gel foam blend that contours to the body. It provides cooling, as well as comfort and pressure relief.
  • The second layer is 2.5 inches of latex foam, which adds bounce and a greater level of responsiveness. While the construction of their Plus and Luxury Firm mattress are similar, the Luxury Firm uses microcoils in this layer. Using latex will promote long-lasting durability for heavier individuals.
  • Beneath the comfort layers is a triple-zone pocketed coil system. This gives support where it is needed most, in hips and the middle region. Tempered springs help with durability.
  • Encasing the bed is a thick high-density foam to provide quality edge support.

This mattress is designed to be used with an optional active cooling base that utilizes the company’s coolControl™ technology. The base conditions air and filters it through the mattress to keep sleepers at a regulated temperature. The temperature is adjustable on each side, which means it works well for couples who have different preferences.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

When looking for a mattress, the firmness and feel are important. A medium-level firmness will appeal to the majority of individuals. While we are reviewing the Plus (see all our reviews), it should be noted that the brand has three other options that consist of their Softer, Luxury Firm, and Firmer models.

WinkBed Plus is a 6.5 out of 10 on our firmness scale, where 10 is the firmest. The Plus feels almost identical to their popular Luxury Firm model.

While there is a comfort layer, you will not feel stuck or unable to move around easily. This is in part because the spring layer provides a quick responsiveness. There is much more bounce than an all-foam bed, which is to be expected from this hybrid construction.

firmness scale for winkbeds plusThe first impression when pressing down is the soft, luxurious cover. This is quickly followed by the firmness of the coil layer underneath. This combination of soft and firm works well together to provide support and comfort without feeling an abrupt transition between layers.

Due to the construction of the Plus, it will accommodate a wide range of sleeping positions.

Back sleepers will benefit from the firm support of the innersprings. They will not feel absorbed into the bed and fall out of alignment.

Likewise, stomach sleepers will find the support they need to keep their hips from digging down too deep and extending their spine out of a neutral position.

Side sleepers need to have a mattress that can accommodate condensed pressure in smaller areas. The Plus’ top layers provide a good level of pressure relief so side sleepers will stay comfortable throughout the night.

Lightweight sleepers may need to consider a softer firmness level than the Plus since it will feel firmer for them.

Motion Transfer

Motion transfer can be important based on a few factors. If a person is a light sleeper and has pets jumping onto the bed or a partner who tosses, turns, or gets up at night, it can be crucial.

Whereas connected coil beds do not fare so well with motion isolation, the Plus performs well. This is because its coils are pocketed, or individually covered, which minimizes motion transfer. Even though there is bounce to the bed, movement is isolated.

Edge Support

While edge support is not a deciding factor for everyone when purchasing, it is amazing on the WinkBed Plus. Whether lying or sitting on the edge, there is very minimal compression and incredible support. This is great if you need to use the maximum surface area or sit on the edge frequently.

The superior edge support is due to a thick encasement of 1.5-lb density foam wrapped around the outside of the bed.

Other Considerations

  • Trial Period – 101-night risk-free trial.
  • Warranty – 10-year limited warranty.
  • Free Shipping
  • Optional White Glove Delivery Service – For an additional $99, WinkBed Plus will be delivered to your home by a professional crew who will set it up for you. White glove service with old mattress removal is $159.
  • coolControl™ Options – WinkBeds’ patented system conditions air and moves it through the bed to keep you comfortable all night long.
  • CertiPUR-US® CertifiedFoam layers meet the CertiPUR-US® standard, meaning that their manufacturing process avoids harmful materials such as lead, mercury, and formaldehyde.
  • Designed for Heavier Individuals
  • Made in the USA – Mattresses are made to order in their Wisconsin factory.
SizeDimensions (inches)Price (w/o discount)
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
Cali King72” x 84” x 14.5”$1,749

Final Thoughts


9.5 Total Score
Amazing

WinkBed’s quality design and support make it an exceptional option for heavier folks.

Materials & Quality
9.6
Support & Comfort
9.4
Cooling
9.4
Edge Support
9.8
Trial/Warranty
9.3
Value for Money
9.4
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WinkBeds’ luxury Plus mattress caters to every need of heavier individuals. If you are over 250 pounds, we highly recommend checking out this model.

Its hybrid design has individually wrapped coils that provide support and foam and latex layers provide ample pressure relief and durability. WinkBed’s optional cooling foundation shows true innovation in the industry.

With the 101-night risk-free trial, a cost one-third of comparable in-store brands, and raving customer reviews, there are plenty of reasons to give this brand a try.

Author: Jill Thompson

I’ve been self-employed for almost four years and I would not change it for anything! I believe that anyone can achieve their goals with the right attitude and determination.

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When I’m not researching for the Sleep Advisor, you can find me reading, running, traveling, golfing, or meditating.

I wish you the very best on your journey!

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  1. Reply
    Ray April 23, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Hi. Does the WinkBed Plus mattress sleep cool with the normal foundation?

    • Reply
      Sarah Cummings April 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

      yes it sleep cool with any foundation

  2. Reply
    Pamela April 27, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    “This mattress is tailor-made for this type of sleeper, from the foam densities to supportive coil-on-coil construction.”

    This version isn’t coil-on-coil, though, is it? Is the latex used instead similarly comfortable for contouring purposes, just more durable? Are the pocketed coils the same as in the regular models?

    • Reply
      Sarah Cummings May 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      It’s the same model (structure) but thicker (higher) with more support for heavier people. It’s triple-zone pocketed coil system.

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