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Intellibed Mattress Review

Written by

Ben Trapskin

As a prominent authority in the mattress industry, I have meticulously analyzed and assessed countless mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvet inserts, comforters, sleep gadgets, and adjustable beds. My insights and evaluations are grounded in both my extensive personal experience and valuable customer feedback. Drawing on my exceptional expertise and industry knowledge, I have conducted thorough and comprehensive assessments of these products, providing unparalleled insights and guidance to consumers seeking the ultimate sleep experience. My unyielding commitment to quality and excellence in this field has established me as a trusted and respected voice in the mattress industry.

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 a 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 an 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 and Construction of the Intellibed

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.


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


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


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


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

My Intellibed 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














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.

My Intellibed Recommendation

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 innerspring 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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Intellibed now offers three new models. Details are as follows.

Numea Azure

The Numea™ mattress is the only mattress that is both 100% Firm and 100% Soft providing each sleeper with the optimal sleeping experience.

A queen size retails for $3,799

Numea Sapphire

Intellibed mattresses are both 100% Firm & 100% Soft at the same time. Surrounded in a premium cover is the Gel Matrix™, Talalay Latex and individually wrapped coils for motion control.

A queen size retails for $4,199

Numea Indigo

Intellibed mattresses are both 100% Firm & 100% Soft at the same time. Surrounded in a premium cover is the Gel Matrix™, Talalay Latex and individually wrapped coils for motion control.

A queen size retails for $5,499

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