Choosing between a Helix vs. Purple mattress? Read our comparison review to evaluate features, ratings, and more 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.
Customizable hybrid mattress great for couples and all sleep styles
Customizable: Varies based on selection
Hybrid: foam combo with microcoils
10-year limited warranty
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
10-year limited warranty
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.
These two mattresses are available in similar sizes – the main difference being Nectar’s extra 1″ of thickness.
|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.
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.
Interested in a specialty mattress? Check out our review of the Helix Nightfall.
The Purple mattress is made with a layer of hyper-elastic polymer (designed to provide great pressure relief) on top of two layers of high-density polyurethane foam (designed for durability, support and motion isolation). Here’s a look at the layers, described from top to bottom:
Take a look at how both the Helix and Purple mattresses scored in our proprietary testing and evaluations.
|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|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||5||4|
*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.
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