Intellibed Mattress Review 2

The Intellibed is a unique mattress company that was founded in 2000. What sets them apart from the competition is their Intelligel technology. I first became aware of Intellibed when I reviewed the Purple mattress which incorporates a similar technology. The Intelligel is a membrane that addresses pressure points by collapsing in key areas of your body. It is a very different system than memory foam or coil. What I like about the Intellibed is that it utilizes this technology along with spring and latex to create very unique and comfortable mattress.

You can order the Intellibed direct from the website. This is not a mattress in a box. Instead once you place your order you will be contacted to schedule a delivery. Delivery averages 14 days from placing your order.  At checkout you can also choose to have your old mattress hauled away for and extra $99 dollars. I received a king size relief perfect mattress for review and it is heavy given all the material used in making it so I’m glad that a professional crew was able to deliver it.

It is important to note that you need to buy the mattress protector if you want to utilize the return policy so in my opinion it makes sense to pay the extra for it. If you end up liking the mattress, which I’m sure you will, you then have a new mattress protector.

Below is an overview of how the mattress works

Specifications

These specifications relate to the Relief Perfect Intellibed model which is their plushest mattress. However even though it’s the softest in their line, I found it to be very supportive and you won’t get stuck in it like a eurotop or pillow top foam mattress.

TOP LAYER

  • Organic cotton
  • Natural silica fire-blocker
  • No off-gassing

INTELLI-GEL LAYER

  • Medical-grade intelli-GEL®
  • Non-toxic, hypoallergenic
  • Zero off-gassing
  • Seeks and relieves pressure points
  • Sleeps cool
  • Industry-leading 20-year durability

TALALAY LATEX FOAM LAYER

  • Top quality Talalay latex foam
  • Superior durability
  • Furniture grade quality
  • Does not leave/create body impressions

SUPPORT LAYER

  • Laced inner-spring
  • Highest quality steel
  • Best alignment support
  • Superior durability

Findings

Having already tried the Purple mattress, I found the this model of the Intellibed to have a better overall feel. The reason I am singling out Purple is because they both use the same technology for pressure relief. You will definitely pay a premium for Intellibed however the Intellibed feels more like a traditional mattress while the Purple will take some getting used to.

Below is a video of how much bounce you can expect with this mattress. Because it has a coil system and latex you will get more bounce than the Purple:

As you can see below, the mattress wont sink all that much. However it will hug you a bit due to the organic cotton batting on the cover. This is one way the Intellibed sets itself apart from the Purple

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The other distinguishing characteristics of this bed is that it also has a pocket coil system as a base layer followed by a layer of latex as well. It is a bouncy mattress but the intelligel grit helps to isolate motion.

This mattress sleeps cooler than memory foam mattresses. This is in large part to the intelligel grid. The Purple mattress will sleep cooler than the Intellibed because the Purple mattress does not have a padded cover, instead, you can feel more of the grid directly beneath the ticking.

Here’s a quick video which illustrates heat dissipation on the mattress.

A lot of people complain about heat retention on their mattress and I think a big contributor to that is the mattress pad. Since most mattress pads are waterproof they just don’t breathe. If you find that you really enjoy the feel of this mattress and you’re past your trial period but find that it sleeps hot, you should try sleeping on it without a mattress pad/protector.

 Conclusion

I think the Intellibed has perfected the use of the gel grid technology that’s also found in Purple. People who prefer a firmer mattress would most likely find the Purple mattress a good fit. However, if you prefer a more plush mattress with an inner spring bounce then the Intellibed is the way to go. At $3899 for a queen size Relief Perfect model, it is certainly not cheap. However this is one of those mattresses that can justify the cost.

I strongly urge people who have tried many types of mattresses and feel they are at the end of their rope to give this one a try. It is a truly unique feel that will give relief to the most sensitive sleepers.

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            3 thoughts on “Intellibed Mattress Review”

            1. I really like the idea of the top gel grid technology and am still trying to decide between this mattress and the purple mattress, I know this intelligel one is supposed to be entirely non toxic, Do you have any info on the purple mattress in this regard?

              1. The biggest difference I noticed between the Purple and Intellibed is that the Intellibed also has a coil system and a thicker layer of padding below the grid system that they both use. I found the Intellibed to me more comfortable.

            2. We’ve had our intellibed since 2004 and still love it; although, they have apparently changed the bed somewhat since then.

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