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? 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.
The Helix and Purple mattresses are hybrid mattresses that both offer a nice, bouncy feel and come with similar policies like a 100-night trial period and a 10-year warranty. What makes them unique from one another is their mix of mattress materials and how they sell their mattresses.
You should buy the Helix mattress: If you’re looking for a customized mattress to match your personal preferences, you’re sharing the bed with a partner, or if you have specific things you know you want in a mattress.
You should buy the Purple mattress: If you’re looking for a cooling mattress with a unique feel, you want pressure-relieving support from your mattress, or if you want a medium-firm mattress.
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
These two mattresses are available in similar sizes with slight variations in dimensions.
|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.
*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.
**Visit our Purple Mattress Coupons page for exclusive Purple offers and coupon codes.
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.
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.
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We personally tested each of these mattresses. We’ve spent hours rolling around on each of these beds to get a sense of how they perform in certain aspects. 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 its sleep quiz, Helix Sleep can connect you to a bed made just for your needs. But Purple’s thoughtful design targets sleepers’ overall 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 good choice as well.
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