Intellibed Original Gel Mattress 2019 Review: Are These Luxury Beds Worth Their Hefty Price Tag?

Below, we’ve taken a look at every mattress Intellibed has to offer to help you make a better-informed decision on whether one of their mattresses is the right investment for you. Here are the top 6 beds from Intellibed.
Midnight Luxury Mattress
$8,999.00 (Queen Mattress)

OUR TOP PICKS

  1. Best For A Firmer Feel: The Azure Legacy Mattress
  2. Best For Cooling Comfort And Motion Absorption: The Sapphire Legacy Mattress
  3. Best For Ultimate Comfort: The Indigo Legacy Mattress
  4. Best For A Firmer Feel: The Twilight Luxury Mattress
  5. Best For Side And Back Sleepers: The Nightfall Luxury Mattress
  6. Best For Ultimate Luxury: The Midnight Luxury Mattress

If you have the budget, our top pick out of the Intellibed mattresses is the Midnight mattress from the Luxury collection. This top-of-the-line mattress has two layers of Intellibed’s Gel Matrix technology, as well as a host of premium features that make this product stand out in every way. Our next pick is the Indigo mattress from the Legacy collection, another high-quality mattress that is very well reviewed for achieving just the right amount of balance between soft comfort and firm support.

Intellibed is a US-based mattress provider founded in 2000. They aim to achieve three key things with their beds: posture support, pressure point relief, and a healthy sleep environment.

Intellibed uses patented technology in all of their mattresses known as Gel Matrix. This technology, described as the most advanced cushioning material created, creates a “Firm and Soft” feel to every mattress. This, according to Intellibed, means that their mattresses can be used regardless of sleep position and body type, as the bed conforms to create the exact level of support and comfort to suit your body.

Intellibed has two collections: Legacy and Luxury. Each of these collections features three mattresses each, increasing in price as they include more features, such as cooling technology and plush cushioned covers.

Luxury Collection

#1 – Best For a Firmer Feel: The Azure Legacy Mattress

Intellibed Azure Legacy Mattress

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The Azure mattress is the first bed to feature in Intellibed’s Legacy Collection. It has a Gel Matrix layer on top of high-density memory foam, which is then supported by a high coil count innerspring to provide support to the hips, back, and shoulders.

The Azure mattress has zero off-gassing and uses CertiPUR-US certified memory foam in its construction, meaning your mattress should be suitable for use as soon as it’s delivered.

What We Like:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Zero off-gassing
  • Sleeps cool
  • Relieves pressure points
  • CertiPUR-US Certified
  • 90-day sleep trial
  • 20-year warranty

What We Don’t Like:

  • May feel too firm on the hips
  • Delivered in flimsy packaging
  • Less motion absorption than other models

The cover of the Azure mattress consists of premium Quiltflex, a ribbed fabric that also has a silica fire-blocker built into it to keep the mattress fire-resistant without added chemicals.

It then has one Gel Matrix layer to achieve Intellibed’s signature “Firm and Soft” feel, providing support for your hips and shoulders to keep your spine aligned and cushioning the rest of your body as you sleep.

Unlike some other models by Intellibed, the Azure mattress doesn’t have much cushioning between the Gel Matrix layer and the top of the mattress, and some reviews suggest that this can make this mattress feel a little firmer on the hips, especially if you sleep on your side.

Underneath this Gel Matrix layer is a high-density layer of CertiPUR-US memory foam, designed to provide superior support and durability to the mattress. Next, is a high coil count innerspring made from high-quality steel for improved back support and alignment. The innerspring is also what helps to isolate motion across the mattress for a night of less disrupted sleep.

Additional Information

At 13-inches thick, the Azure mattress has a relatively high-profile, so if you are using a topper you may struggle to use regular sheets with this bed.

The mattress is also quite heavy due to its combination of innersprings and high-density memory foam and many users report having trouble manoeuvring their box once it was delivered. We would recommend requesting help with getting your box in position when it is delivered to avoid this problem.

This mattress comes with a 90-day sleep trial period, giving you three months to decide whether the mattress is right for you before you need to commit to it. In addition, your purchase comes with a 20-year warranty to protect you against manufacturer defects and faults.

#2 – Best For Cooling Comfort and Motion Absorption: The Sapphire Legacy Mattress

Intellibed Sapphire Legacy Mattress

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The Sapphire Legacy mattress is the next mattress in the Legacy collection. It is described as having superior motion absorption, thanks to its individually-wrapped coils.

What’s more, this mattress includes a layer of Talalay latex underneath the Gel Matrix, and a ‘Serene Comfort Quilt’ cover to provide a luxurious, plush feel with extra cushioning for a comfortable night’s sleep.

What We Like:

  • Natural Talalay latex
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Zero off-gassing
  • Good at absorbing movement
  • Plush ‘Serene Comfort Quilt’ cover
  • 90-day sleep trial period
  • 20-year warranty

What We Don’t Like:

  • High price

The Sapphire mattress is described as being ideally suited to any sleep position and suitable for heavy sleepers, as they will feel supported without sinking into the mattress.

The top layer of the Sapphire mattress is the Serene™ Comfort Quilt, which also has a natural silica fire-blocker to protect the materials inside the mattress from catching fire. The quilt has a plush feel and is soft to the touch to provide an extra layer of comfort.

Underneath is the Gel Matrix layer, with the same signature “Firm and Soft” feel that cushions pressure points and support the body simultaneously. Another benefit of the Gel Matrix layer is that it helps to dissipate heat from the body as you sleep, providing a cooler sleep surface that will prevent you from overheating in the night.

Following the Gel Matrix layer is a layer of durable natural Talalay latex foam, designed to add a plush feel to the mattress. Talalay latex is also breathable and allows air to pass through the mattress. It is also a more environmentally friendly choice than many memory foam alternatives.

The base of the mattress is constructed from individually-wrapped and tempered innerspring coils, which is what gives the Sapphire its superior motion control. If you are a light sleeper or share your bed with a partner and find yourself frequently disturbed by their movements throughout the night (or vice versa), the individually-wrapped coils in the Sapphire mattress help to isolate motion when you’re sharing the bed.

Additional Information

The Sapphire mattress is 14-inches thick and comes in sizes Twin to Split Cal King. It can be used on any firm, solid bed frame or foundation and is also suitable for use with an adjustable base.

It uses natural Talalay latex sourced from rubber trees, providing a naturally dust-mite, mould, and mildew resistant layer that is also a more environmentally friendly alternative to memory foam.

The latex and Gel Matrix layers are both made of hypoallergenic and breathable materials, allowing air to pass easily through the mattress to keep you cooler as you sleep.

The Sapphire mattress also comes with a 90-day sleep trial period and a 20-year warranty.

Overall, this mattress performs well in almost every aspect of its construction, with no real criticisms that could make it unsuitable for a specific sleep style. It is durable, high-quality, and provides a great balance of support and comfort to suit all sleep positions. The price may understandably put some people off, but the glowing reviews for this mattress show that the price reflects the quality.

#3 – Best for Ultimate Comfort: The Indigo Legacy Mattress

Intellibed Indigo Legacy Mattress

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The Indigo mattress is Intellibed’s most premium bed in the Legacy collection, with added features to create what they call the “ultimate Intellibed experience”.

It features two layers of Gel Matrix for Intellibed’s signature “Firm and Soft” feel, a luxurious Quiltflex cover, natural Talalay latex, and individually-wrapped coils.

What We Like:

  • Individually-wrapped coils for improved motion absorption
  • Double Gel Matrix layer
  • Natural Talalay latex
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 90-day sleep trial period
  • 20-year warranty

What We Don’t Like:

  • Very expensive
  • Heavy
  • Needs deep-pocketed sheets

The Indigo mattress is the premium model in the Legacy collection, with a number of innovative features that combine to make this mattress what the company calls the “ultimate Intellibed experience”.

The cover of the Indigo mattress is made from premium Quiltflex, which feels soft and cool to the touch and also has an integrated silica fire-blocker. The Indigo mattress then has two Gel Matrix layers, which Intellibed describes as giving the mattress “even more dynamic responsiveness”.

The Gel Matrix layers, three times firmer than typical foam, work in tandem to provide a balance between soft pressure relieving comfort and firm support to your body while you sleep. The result is an extremely comfortable surface that responds to your body to give you support and comfort where you need it, whether you sleep on your side, stomach, or back.

Underneath the Gel Matrix layer is a layer of highly durable natural Talalay latex to provide a plush feel and eco-friendly alternative to all-foam models. The base is then composed of individually-wrapped and tempered steel coils, making the Indigo mattress good at absorbing motion, which couples may find particularly helpful.

Additional Information

The Indigo mattress is the thickest mattress in the Legacy Collection, measuring 16-inches in height. The height of the mattress means that you will need to invest in deep-pocketed sheets in order to make them fit around the mattress, so shopping for bedding may take a little extra research.

Those with a high bed frame or foundation should also bear in mind that the height of this mattress could make it difficult to get in and out of bed, particularly if you have mobility issues or a high bed frame.

The Indigo mattress is hypoallergenic and uses natural Talalay latex, which disperses moisture and is dust-mite and mould resistant, providing a non-toxic method of keeping your mattress hygienic for longer.

It is also described as having minimal off-gassing smell, so should be suitable for use as soon as you have unpackaged your box upon delivery.

This mattress comes with a 90-day sleep trial period, giving you a full three months to decide if the bed is right for you. What’s more, you’ll also get a 20-year warranty with your purchase.

The Indigo mattress receives excellent ratings for its comfort and motion isolation and although it comes with an expensive price tag, it’s unlikely you’ll need to replace this mattress for a long time.

Luxury Collection

#4 – Best for a Firmer Feel: The Twilight Luxury Mattress

Intellibed Twilight Luxury Mattress

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The Twilight Mattress is the first bed in Intellibed’s Luxury collection, constructed from a Firm and Softer Gel Mattress, high-density memory foam, and individually-wrapped coils for motion absorption.

The mattress includes cooling technology and a breathable Quiltflex cover that is soft and cool to the touch for a comfortable surface.

What We Like:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Individually-wrapped coils for motion absorption
  • CertiPUR-US certified foam
  • Durable support layers
  • 90-day sleep trial period
  • 20-year warranty

What We Don’t Like:

  • Expensive
  • Fewer comfort layers above the Gel Matrix layer than other Luxury collection models

The Twilight mattress features a premium Quiltflex cover with a silica fire-blocker, followed by a layer of Gel Matrix to provide Intellibed’s signature “Firm and Soft” feel for equal parts comfort and support.

Under the Gel Matrix is a high-density memory foam layer which is CertiPUR-US certified, meaning no toxic chemicals are used in the manufacturing of the foam. This layer helps to add support to the overall feel of the mattress, as does the bottom layer of individually-wrapped coils.

These coils, made with high-quality steel, allow the mattress to absorb and isolate motion across the mattress, so couples should find it easy to sleep without being interrupted by their partner’s movements throughout the night.

The Twilight mattress contains fewer comfort layers between the Gel Matrix layer and the top of the mattress than the other two models in the Luxury collection, allowing you to enjoy the firm support of the Gel Matrix without additional cushioning on top. If you prefer the feel of a firmer mattress, this model might be a better option for you.

Additional Information

The Twilight mattress also features fabric with cooling technology. The medical grade gel used in the Gel Matrix layer not only provides better spinal alignment and comfort, it also helps to regulate temperature better than a traditional mattress.

This mattress comes in sizes Twin XL, Queen, King, and Split King only. It is 14.25-inches high, making it a relatively high-profile mattress but still suitable for use with regular fitted sheets.

In addition, this mattress comes with a 90-day sleep trial in which you can return the mattress for a full refund if you decide it’s not right for you. You also get a 20-year ‘No Sag’ warranty with your purchase.

The Twilight mattress is the cheapest bed in the Luxury collection, but by no means does that make it budget-friendly. Although the mattress performs very well in reviews for the level of comfort it provides and its durability, this mattress is a serious investment that might not be suitable for people who prefer to buy a new mattress every few years.

#5 – Best for Side and Back Sleepers: The Nightfall Luxury Mattress

Intellibed Nightfall Luxury Mattress

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The 16-inch Nightfall Luxury mattress features Gel Matrix technology, a Serene Comfort Quilt, individually-wrapped coils, and copper-infused latex, all of which combine to create a supportive, comfortable mattress with cooling properties.

This mattress has a plusher feel than the Twilight model that may make it more suitable for side and back sleepers than stomach sleepers, while the cooling technology used in this mattress makes it ideal for those who tend to overheat while sleeping.

What We Like:

  • Includes individually-wrapped coils for improved motion control
  • Cooling technology
  • Hypoallergenic and resistant to mould
  • Copper-infused latex for support and cooling
  • 90-day sleep trial per

What We Don’t Like:

  • Expensive
  • Plush feel may be too soft for stomach sleepers

The Nightfall mattress is constructed from a Serene Comfort Quilt with Cooling Technology Fabric and a silica fire-blocker. This fabric works in conjunction with the Gel Matrix layer underneath, which also has cooling properties, helping to keep the surface of the mattress cool throughout the night for a more comfortable experience.

Underneath the Gel Matrix layer is a copper-infused latex layer used to provide a plush feel and added support. In addition, the naturally breathable latex combined with copper adds to the cooling properties of the mattress, helping draw heat away from the body and dissipate it through the mattress.

Following the latex layer is a high-count, individually-wrapped coil innerspring layer, designed to support the back and isolate motion across the mattress for a more comfortable, undisturbed sleep. The Nightfall has three coil zones in the construction of the mattress, which helps to achieve superior motion isolation across the entirety of the mattress.

Additional Information

The Nightfall mattress also has luxury tufted quilting on the cover of the mattress for a plush feel ideal for those who enjoy sleeping on a soft and cushioned mattress.

The mattress is 16-inches thick and available in sizes Twin XL, Queen, King, and Split King. The thickness of the mattress means it will probably be too large to use with regular sheets, so you may need to invest in deep-pocketed sheets to fit the mattress correctly.

The Gel Matrix and latex layers in the Nightfall mattress are hypoallergenic and resistant to mould and bacteria, which might appeal particularly to allergy sufferers. What’s more, the Nightfall should not have any off-gassing smell when delivered so you should be able to use it as soon as you get it.

This mattress also comes with a 90-day sleep trial period and a 20-year warranty. The plush feel of the comfort quilt on the Nightfall mattress might make it particularly suitable for back and side sleepers, but the Gel Matrix technology is designed to accommodate all sleep preferences and body types.

#6 – Best for Ultimate Luxury: The Midnight Luxury Mattress

Intellibed Midnight Luxury Mattress

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The Midnight mattress is the Luxury collections premium model, and the most expensive mattress Intellibed has to offer.

The expensive price tag does, however, come with a vast number of impressive features, including two Gel Matrix layers, copper-infused latex, five coil zones, and Quantum Edge coils for superior motion absorption across the whole mattress.

What We Like:

  • Two Gel Matrix layers
  • Reported to be good at absorbing partner’s movement
  • Cooling technology and fabric
  • Great pressure-point relief
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Zero off-gassing
  • 90-day sleep trial period
  • 20-year warranty

What We Don’t Like:

  • Expensive
  • Requires deep pocket sheets

The Midnight mattress has a comfortable premium Quiltflex cover that is soft and cool to the touch. The cover also has a silica fire-blocker to protect the materials underneath in the event of a fire.

Underneath the cover is two layers of Gel Matrix technology, designed to give the mattress an “even more dynamic responsiveness”. This means the mattress should adapt to your needs to provide an even softer surface while giving you firm support to keep your back aligned.

Also adding to the supportiveness of the mattress is the copper-infused latex layer underneath the Gel Matrix. This layer is naturally breathable and extremely durable, adding to the overall comfort of the mattress while also helping to keep it cooler throughout the night.

The final layer is a high count, individually-wrapped and tempered coil system to support the upper layers and provide motion absorption for an undisturbed night’s sleep when sharing with a partner. The Midnight mattress coils are built in five zones, which is what gives it its “advanced motion control”.

Another feature of the premium Midnight mattress is its Quantum Edge technology. This forms a dynamic frame around the perimeters of the mattress for a consistent level of support across the mattress, eliminating any ‘rolling-off’ feeling you might get in an all-foam mattress.

Additional Information

The Midnight mattress measures 16.25-inches in height, so you will need to invest in deep-pocketed sheets to use with it. People with a raised bed frame may also find the thickness of this mattress significantly raise the profile of your bed, which is something to bear in mind if you have mobility issues.

The mattress comes with the same 90-day sleep trial period in which you can decide if the mattress is right for you and also an Intellibed 20-year ‘No Sag’ warranty.

Overall, this is a premium, top-of-the-line mattress that receives great user reviews for its comfort and support. The sturdy construction of this mattress should make it suitable for heavier sleepers, while the two layers of Gel Matrix create a soft yet supportive surface, ideal for stomach, back, and front sleepers.
The only negative is that these premium features come with a high price tag to match and this mattress is certainly a big investment, but if you have the budget to spend then it seems to be worth the price.

More Important Info About Intellibed

Gel Matrix Technology

Intellibed’s Gel Matrix technology is what gives their mattresses a unique edge, achieving a simultaneously “Firm and Soft” feel that provides both comfort and support where your body needs it.

The Gel Matrix layer is made from medical-grade cushioning technology, which is three times firmer than typical foam mattresses. This technology results in an ideal balance of firm support to keep the back aligned while sleeping and soft comfort that relieves pressure on the hips and shoulders.

The Gel Matrix layer is constructed as a grid of hollow columns across the mattress, which will bend under pressure to give you the right amount of support where you need it – for example, in heavier areas of the body, such as the hips and shoulders. Intellibed calls this technology Dynamically Adaptive Cushioning, forming an extremely responsive mattress surface to suit all body shapes and sleep positions.

A similar collapsible grid-like technology is used in the Purple mattress, which is constructed from memory foam and a polymer grid. You can read our review of the Purple mattress here.

Another bonus feature of the Gel Matrix technology is its cooling properties, helping to dissipate heat from the body for a cooler sleep surface. The company’s use of breathable fabric covers and copper-infused latex layers in some of their models also enhances the cooling properties of the Gel Matrix technology.

Frames & Foundations

Intellibed mattresses can be used on any firm, flat foundation. This includes adjustable bed bases, which the company also sells.

Sleep Trial Information

Intellibed provides a 90-day sleep trial period with every mattress purchase. They do require, however, that you allow 30 days to acclimatise to the unique feel of the mattress before initiating a return. They also require you to pay for your own shipping.

Warranty Information

Intellibed includes a 20-year warranty with their mattress, which covers the failure of the product due to defects in the materials or workmanship of the mattress. However, stains on the mattress do void the warranty, so purchasing a mattress protector from Intellibed is strongly recommended to keep your warranty valid.

Care Instructions

Using a mattress protector is the best way of ensuring your mattress stays clean. However, if something happens to it then Intellibed recommend steam cleaning the mattress. Avoid soaking the mattress with water.

Final Verdict

Intellibed mattresses are expensive and definitely a big investment. However, they offer a unique product with innovative features that you are unlikely to find in other competitor models. What’s more, the mattresses receive great reviews for their comfort, support, motion absorption, and temperature regulation.

Overall, these unique mattresses come at a high cost, but if you have the budget they seem to be worth the investment.

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