Our side-sleeping testers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds appreciated the Luxury Firm’s combination of comfort and support. Side sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds preferred the Softer model, as the thicker Euro-top provided more contouring.
For side sleepers over 230 pounds, the Firmer and Plus options were both rated highly during testing. Both models have excellent pushback, which offers support for larger frames while still providing pressure relief.
Back-sleeping testers under 130 pounds preferred the Softer and the Luxury Firm models. The Softer version is better suited to lighter back sleepers who appreciate more give in their mattress, while the Luxury Firm works best for sleepers under 230 pounds seeking a supportive sleep surface.
Back-sleeping testers between 130 and 230 pounds rated the Luxury Firm and Firmer models highly, while testers over 230 pounds favored the Firmer and Plus options.
The Softer mattress earned average marks from our stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. All other stomach sleepers experienced sinkage with the Softer model. Lighter stomach sleepers who prefer less contouring rated the Luxury Firm highly.
Stomach sleepers weighing between 130 to 230 pounds enjoyed the widest range of mattress firmness compatibility. The Luxury Firm, Firmer, and Plus models offered average-weight stomach sleepers a balance of comfort and support. Preferences between models depended on where the sleeper fell within the weight range and their inclination toward a softer or firmer sleep surface.
Stomach sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds enjoyed the Firmer and Plus models, pointing to the noticeable pushback and support around the torso.
Our Performance Ratings
We’ll delve into our performance ratings for the WinkBed Mattress. Our ratings are based on a 5-point scale, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent, and evaluate each WinkBed model in several key categories.
All four WinkBed models offer above-average contouring. The Softer, Luxury Firm, and Firmer versions feature multiple polyfoam comfort layers paired with a Euro-top designed to cradle curves and cushion joints. The Plus combines high-density polyfoam with latex for a firmer, more responsive feel while still providing pressure relief.
Each WinkBed model features a hybrid design that promotes airflow thanks to a coil-based support core. The Softer, Luxury Firm, and Firmer options incorporate gel-infused polyfoam designed to wick away body heat. The Plus uses latex, which is a naturally temperature neutral material. All WinkBed models feature a breathable, moisture-wicking Tencel cover.
Rating: 4/5 (Softer), 3/5 (Luxury Firm, Firmer, Plus)
The WinkBed’s hybrid construction uses individually pocketed coils that minimize motion transfer. Foam and latex comfort layers also help prevent movement from transferring across the surface, making it less likely for partners to disturb each other when they shift positions at night. With an additional 2 inches of polyfoam, the Softer mattress provides slightly better motion isolation. However, we found the Luxury Firm, Firmer, and the Plus models minimized movement as well as other hybrid mattresses.
Rating: 5/5 (Luxury Firm, Firmer, Plus), 4/5 (Softer)
All WinkBed models use high-quality steel springs to form the support core. The springs are engineered with an extraEDGE support system designed to prevent the mattress edges from sagging. The spring system combined with firmer foams or denser latex creates excellent edge support.
The Softer model’s added cushioning in the comfort layer somewhat reduces the effectiveness of the extraEdge system, but the increased contouring may make it a worthwhile trade-off for those seeking a plusher feel.
Rating: 5/5 (Plus), 4/5 (Softer, Luxury Firm, Firmer)
WinkBed uses a proprietary DuraTech system that incorporates high-grade materials designed for durability. The Softer, Luxury Firm, and Firmer versions of the WinkBed are crafted with high-density foams and triple-tempered steel coils. The Plus replaces the foam layer with latex, which is more durable and typically has a longer lifespan than polyfoam or memory foam. Given the extra focus on durable materials in the Plus model, we expect it to last significantly longer than the average hybrid lifespan of between 6.5 and 7.5 years, while the other three models will likely need replacing closer to that timeframe.
Ease of Movement
Rating: 4/5 (Luxury Firm, Firmer, Plus), 3/5 (Softer)
Firmer foams in the Luxury Firm and Firmer models give sleepers the feeling of sleeping on rather than in the mattress. The foam’s light hug makes it easier for sleepers to change positions. Similarly, the latex in the comfort layer of the Plus version is responsive, allowing for easier movement.
Extra foam in the Softer mattress is meant to cradle sleepers, conforming to their bodies for added comfort. This can make it more difficult to change positions, but those seeking more contouring from their mattress may not mind the difference.
Rating: 4/5 (Luxury Firm, Firmer, Plus), 3/5 (Softer)
Responsive, supportive foams in the Luxury Firm and Firmer WinkBed models provide a dynamic surface for sex. The same can be said for the springy feel of latex in the Plus version. Active couples and partners who change positions often will appreciate the responsive surface of these models.
The additional foam layers in the Softer model may make it more challenging for couples to change positions. However, it’s a good choice for partners that tend to stay in one position or who want more cushioning.
Hybrid mattresses incorporate fewer synthetic materials and generally have less off-gassing than their all-foam counterparts. The WinkBed exceeds expectations even among hybrid mattress models due to the careful sourcing of its components.
The foams used in the Softer, Luxury Firm, and Firmer models are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that cause the odors associated with off-gassing. The 100% pure latex comfort layer in the Plus mattress emits similarly low levels of VOCs.