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Helix vs. Purple Mattress Comparison

Choosing between a Helix vs. Purple mattress? Read our comparison review to help you decide.

Curious to see how Helix and Purple measure up against one another? Each of these brands brings a unique product to market. From Helix’s completely customizable shopping experience to Purple’s proprietary hyper-polymer elastic, both the Helix and Purple mattress distinguish themselves above the rest.

Take a look at our easy-to-read comparison of these popular brands to see how they compare on factors like price point, responsiveness and pressure relief to determine which best suits your budget and sleeping style.

Helix vs. Purple Mattress

Customer Rating
MA Score
Trial Period


Customer Rating
MA Score
8.9 / 10

Customizable hybrid mattress great for couples and all sleep styles


Customizable: Varies based on selection


Hybrid: foam combo with microcoils

Trial Period

100 days


10-year limited warranty


Customer Rating
MA Score
8.4 / 10

Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers


Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10


Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam

Trial Period

100 days


10-year limited warranty

man and woman on a Helix mattress

Helix Mattress Highlights

Helix has a unique setup. They will personally match you to the product that’s best suited for you! All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your body type and sleep style.

Helix has worked with experts on ergonomics to create their Helix Color-MATCH system that pairs you with the bed that’s right for you.

Purple mattress

Purple Mattress Highlights

  • Overall great mattress: it sleeps cool, supports proper spine alignment, and has great motion isolation
  • Great for relieving back and neck pains
  • Unique material (purple hyper-elastic polymer in honeycomb grid design) for great pressure relief

Compare Mattress Specs/Sizes

These two mattresses are available in similar sizes – the main difference being Nectar’s extra 1″ of thickness.

Thickness 10″ 9.5″
Twin Size 39″ x 75″ 38″ x 75″
Twin XL 39″ x 80″ 38″ x 80″
Full Size 54″ x 75″ 54″ x 76″
Queen Size 60″ x 80″ 60″ x 80″
King Size 76″ x 80″ 76″ x 80″
Cal King Size 72″ x 84″ 72″ x 84″

Learn more about mattress sizes.

Compare Helix vs. Purple Mattress Prices

Keep in mind that these are the brand’s standard prices without considering sales, promotions, or exclusive Mattress Advisor discounts.

Twin $600 $649
Twin XL $700 $699
Full $850 $899
Queen $995 $999
King $1,245 $1,299
Cal King $1,245 $1,299
*Note Helix prices are for the Helix Midnight model.
You should also consider any special offers (like free pillows or sheets) that could add more value to your purchase price.

Compare the Inside Layers

A look inside the Helix Midnight

Inside the Helix

Helix mattresses all use the same base construction with a unique comfort layer. We’ll take a look inside the Helix Midnight mattress since it’s their most popular model.

  1. Helix Two-Layer Cover: Breathable, soft, and removable for easy care.
  2. 2’’ Memory Foam Comfort Layer: Prevents pain at the pressure points (think hips and shoulders)
  3. 1’’ High-grade Polyfoam Transition Layer: Cushioning and supportive
  4. 6’’ Pocket-coil Body Shape Layer: Isolates motions – good for those who sleep with a partner or pet
  5. 1’’ DuraDense Foam Base Layer: Durable and supportive

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

Inside the Purple mattress

Inside the Purple Mattress

The Purple mattress combines hyper-elastic polymer and two layers of high-density foam to create a hybrid mattress that offers pressure relief, support, motion isolation, durability, and breathability.

  • Responsive Knit Cover
  • Smart Comfort Grid™
  • Plush Comfort Foam
  • Support Foam

Related: Casper vs Purple mattress

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

Take a look at how both the Helix and Purple mattresses scored in our proprietary testing and evaluations.

Helix* Purple
Shipping 10 7
Trial Period 9 9
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 9
Set-Up Test 8 6
Motion Transfer Test 9 7.5
Edge Support Test 9 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 8 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 8.25 9.5
Responsiveness Test 8.75 7
Cooling Evaluation 9 8
Durability Evaluation 9 9
Customer Service Score 9 9
Social Impact Score 5 4
TOTAL SCORE 8.9/10 8.4/10

*Note that Helix scores are for the Helix Midnight model.


These two hybrid mattresses bring a lot to the table (or bed), but which is best when it comes down to the Helix vs. Purple mattress? Well, it’s not such a black-and-white answer.

Helix offers a customizable shopping experience that’s tough to beat. With the Color-MATCH system, Helix can connect you to a bed made just for your needs. But Purple’s thoughtful design targets sleepers large needs in a bed – pressure relieving properties and spinal alignment – in a big way. In fact, the Purple almost scored a perfect 10 in our testing for spine alignment!

Both of these mattresses are sure to satisfy you. If you’re more particular about your mattress needs, Helix will be the way to go since you can customize your selection based on specific preferences, but if you’re looking for an overall great mattress the Purple will be a great choice as well.

Want more Purple comparisons? Check out Purple mattress vs Leesa and Purple mattress vs Casper.

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