Helix vs. Purple
Mattress Comparison

MA Score: 8.9/10
Customer Rating: 4.6/5
MA Score: 8.4/10
Customer Rating: N/A

Helix vs. Purple Mattress Comparison

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.

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
  • Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
  • Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers

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 Purple is a mattress with a big personality, but it does have a lot to boast about: it sleeps cool, is great for spinal alignment and does a good job with reducing any movement you’ll feel from other people (or animals).
  • Customers who own the Purple have claimed it’s helped them relieve back and neck pains.
  • The Purple is topped with a unique pressure-releasing material that is especially great for back and side sleepers – when you lie on your back, it will help your spine maintain its natural curve and when you lie on your side, it will help keep your spine straight.

Want to see how Purple compares to other mattresses? 

Compare Purple

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”
  • 9.5"
  • Twin XL: 37.5” x 79.5”
    Queen: 59.5” x 79.5”
    King: 75.5” x 79.5”
    Cal King: 71.5” x 83.5”

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 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:

  • Responsive Knit Cover: Soft and stretchy cover that helps maximize the flexing properties of the Smart Comfort Grid™. The breathable design also promotes airflow to help you sleep cool.
  • Smart Comfort Grid™: Designed to cushion your shoulders and hips (pressure points), and support your body’s natural shape.
  • Plush Comfort Foam: Soft, high-density polyurethane foam designed to enhance the responsiveness and feel of the Smart Comfort Grid™.
  • Support Foam: Medium-firm, high-density polyurethane foam provides structural support to the mattress.
Inside the Purple mattress
Inside the Purple 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 7
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 6
Motion Transfer Test 7.5
Edge Support Test 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 9.5
Responsiveness Test 7
Cooling Evaluation 8
Durability Evaluation 9
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 4
Total Score 8.4/10