Helix vs. Nectar
Mattress Comparison

MA Score: 8.9/10
Customer Rating: 4.6/5
MA Score: 8.6/10
Customer Rating: 4.8/5

Helix vs. Nectar Mattress Comparison

Nectar and Helix are familiar to most when it comes to online mattress brands.  Our expert team has conducted reviews on both of these mattresses and organized the data for you to easily compare how they differ on things like price, performance and customer satisfaction.

Read more about how Nectar and Helix stack up against each other below to help you determine which mattress is best for your budget, sleeping style, and personal preferences.

Summary

  • Type:
  • Firmness:
  • Trial Period:
  • Warranty:
  • Summary:
  • Hybrid: foam combo with microcoils
  • Customizable: Varies based on selection
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Customizable hybrid mattress great for couples and all sleep styles
  • Gel memory foam
  • Medium firm: 5.5-6/10
  • 365 days
  • Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress
  • Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period

Highlights

The Helix mattress is a bed that’s made just for you, literally.

With the Helix Color-MATCH system, you’ll be paired with one of nine new mattress models recently launched by Helix. All you have to do is complete the Helix Sleeping Quiz, which asks you to answer questions about your sleeping style, body type and comfort preferences. With this data, Helix will determine which of their mattresses matches your firmness, support and pressure relief needs.

 


Take a closer look at each of the nine mattress models:

Made with Helix Memory Plus Foam

Memory Plus foam is great for side sleepers. It provides balanced support which is just enough to keep your spine aligned without feeling too stiff. Too much support for side sleepers can cause discomfort.

*Helix’s most popular option for the average sleeper.

Made with Helix Dynamic Foam

Helix Dynamic Foam provides extra support, making these mattresses a particularly good choice for back and stomach sleepers. Although, side sleepers are welcome!

Helix Specialty Mattresses*

*Helix specialty mattresses start at $1,190 for queen.

  • The Nectar mattress has a pretty happy (and well-rested) fan base – they have overwhelmingly positive reviews and fewer than 3% of customers end up returning their Nectar mattress.
  • Its proprietary cover is specifically designed to keep out dust mites – which is good because this mattress should last you a while.
  • Nectar is so confident that they make the best mattress for the price that they offer a lifetime warranty and trial period that lasts an entire year.

Want to see how Nectar compares to other mattresses? 

Compare Nectar

Specs/Sizes

  • Thickness:
  • Sizes Available:
  • 10"
  • Twin: 39” x 75”
    Twin XL: 39” x 80”
    Full: 54” x 75”
    Queen: 60” x 80”
    King: 76” x 80”
    Cal King: 72” x 84”
  • 11"
  • Twin: 39” x 75”
    Twin XL: 39” x 80”
    Full: 54” x 75”
    Queen: 60” x 80”
    King: 76” x 80”
    Cal King: 72” x 84”

Layers inside the mattress

Each of the nine new mattress models has the same base construction.

The difference lies in the second layer, or the comfort layer, with the exception of the specialty mattresses. Depending on the model, this layer will be made with either Helix Memory Plus Foam or Helix Dynamic Foam.

Memory Plus foam provides proper support and pressure relief for side sleepers without being too stiff, while Dynamic foam provides extra support and lends itself to being a good option for back and stomach sleepers.

Woman on Helix Midnight mattress

Here is a look inside the Helix Midnight, the most popular of the new models.
  1. Helix Two-Layer Cover: The Helix Midnight is topped with a dual-layer cover that can be zipped off. The stretchable top layer is soft to the touch, while the lower layer promotes airflow and breathability.
  2. 2’’ Memory Foam Comfort Layer: Directly below the mattress cover is the comfort layer made of Memory Plus Foam – a special foam blend by Helix. This layer is designed to provide pressure relief in areas such as the hips and shoulders making this mattress great fro side sleepers. (Remember this is the layer that differs depending on the model!)
  3. 1’’ High-grade Polyfoam Transition Layer: Next you’ll find the transition layer made of high-grade polyfoam designed to provide ergonomic support and cushion.
  4. 6’’ Pocket-coil Body Shape Layer: This layer is made of 660* individually wrapped pocket-coils to help cradle your body and limit motion transfer. The outer coils reinforce the perimeter of the mattress to provide edge support.
  5. 1’’ DuraDense Foam Base Layer: The bottom layer of the Midnight mattress is made of dense memory foam that provides overall durability and support.
A look inside the Helix Midnight
A look inside the Helix Midnight

Interested in a specialty mattress? Check out our review of the Helix Nightfall.

The Nectar has four layers of premium that promote air circulation and offer support and appropriate weight distribution, plus a cooling cover.

  1. Cooling cover: promotes air circulation and is bed bug resistant
  2. Quilted gel memory foam: provide air flow and contours your body
  3. Gel memory foam: delivers weight distribution and pressure relief
  4. Adaptive hi-core memory foam: supports the body
  5. Breathing base layer: serves as a stable foundation
Inside the Nectar Mattress
Inside the Nectar Mattress

Mattress Advisor score breakdown

Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 8
Motion Transfer Test 9
Edge Support Test 9
Pressure Relief Test 8
Spinal Alignment Test 8.25
Responsiveness Test 8.75
Cooling Evaluation 9
Durability Evaluation 9
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 5
Total Score 8.9/10
Shipping 9
Trial Period 10
Return Policy 10
Warranty 10
Set-up Test 8
Motion Transfer Test 8.5
Edge Support Test 9
Pressure Relief Test 8
Spinal Alignment Test 7.5
Responsiveness Test 8.5
Cooling Evaluation 8.5
Durability Evaluation 8.5
Customer Service Score 8.5
Social Impact Score 4
Total Score 8.6/10