Birch mattress

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Birch Mattress Review

See how the all-natural Birch mattress measured up in our lab testing.

Customer Rating: 4.7/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       8.7/10

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Helix has created a mattress made from natural materials for all you eco-conscious sleepers out there. Want to check out how it did in our lab testing? We’ll cover the test scores plus highlights, purchase information, product specs, and FAQs all in our comprehensive review. Keep reading to find out more.

Birch Mattress Highlights

  • The Birch mattress is made with quality, natural materials. The foams are non-toxic and GREENGUARD Gold Certified, and the wool is organically sourced from New Zealand.
  • These natural materials allow the Birch mattress to be pressure relieving by contouring to your body and relieving pressure points.
  • Birch mattresses are carefully crafted and handmade, allowing them to offer a generous 25-year warranty.
Birch mattress

Birch Testing Highlights

During our in-depth mattress testing, the Birch mattress performed well—especially in motion transfer, durability, and spine alignment.

Fantastic Motion Isolation

Sleeping with a partner, pet, or kids can mean constantly getting woken up by their tossing and turning, midnight snack cravings, or bathroom breaks. You want a mattress that won’t jostle you as your bed partner moves or gets up. The Birch mattress does just that as it scored a 9 out of 10 for motion isolation thanks to its coiled support layer.

Birch mattress motion test

Long-Lasting Durability

A mattress is an investment you should enjoy for many years to come. A mattress with good durability is sure to last its entire lifespan with proper care. This is especially important for plus-size sleepers or those who sleep with a partner, as their mattresses tend to wear down more quickly. Thanks to their naturally sourced and handmade materials, the Birch mattress is built to last.

Great Spinal Alignment

You’ve probably heard that bad posture can lead to nerve constriction and poor digestion, so you should sit up straight. Well, posture is just as important when you’re lying down as when your standing up. Your mattress should allow you spine to be straight and maintain its natural curve as you sleep.

The Birch mattress’s latex layer allows your spine to stay straight while it relieves pressure points.

Birch mattress alignment test

Score Breakdown for the Birch Mattress

We give a weighted scored out of 10 for each test and assessment we conduct on a mattress in out lab. This score is based on performance and functionality; read more about our review process here. For now, let’s see how the Birch mattress did in our tests.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 9
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 9
Warranty 10
Set-Up 8.5
Motion Transfer 9
Edge Support 8
Pressure Relief 8
Spine Alignment 8.5
Responsiveness 8
Cooling 7
Durability 8.5
Customer Service 8
Social Impact 10
⭐Total Score for the Birch Mattress: 8.7/10⭐

Customer Reviews

On Quality

It’s comfy, supportive, and breathable. Every time I have friends over I show it off to them and have them lay on it. The responses are always the same. ‘Wow!’” -Hannah W.

On Pain Relief

In these first couple weeks of sleeping on the Birch mattress I am waking up refreshed, not sore and tired as with my old mattress. We feel great about the sourcing and material of the mattress and the ease of the process and glad we purchased from Birch.” -Jonathan C.

On Materials

I have slept in fine hotels around the world. I have a secret: it’s that I tear apart my favorites looking for clues as to how they are constructed. I don’t have to look any more. I have absolutely the most comfortable bed I’ve owned beautifully constructed and built to last. Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.” -John E.

Product Information




Medium-Firm: 7/10



American Craftsmanship

Made in the USA

Compatible Foundations

A foundation is not required for the Birch mattress, but it is recommended. We prefer a bunkie board, boxspring, or a slatted base with slats no wider than 5 inches apart. The slats should also be firm, flat, and thick.

Solid Platform
Solid Box Spring or Foundation
Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
Slatted Foundation

What’s Inside the Birch Mattress?

The Birch mattress consists of 4 core layers.

Inside the Birch mattress

These layers include:

  • Comfort Layer: Birch Wool
  • Pressure Relief Layer: Natural Latex
  • Support Layer: Individually Wrapped Coils
  • Base Layer: Wool Batting

What Makes Helix Great?

Helix has always cared about how their materials affect the environment: all of the foam in their previous mattresses were CertiPUR-US Certified. They really stepped it up a notch with the Birch. They have identified where each natural, organic material was sourced from and the benefits it has to you and your mattress.

The organic wool comes from New Zealand, the latex comes from Southeast Asia, and the cotton and steel hale from the US. Together these materials are handmade into the Birch mattress, right here in the US. It’s a great way to be both eco-friendly and conscious.

Purchasing Information

Birch mattress responsiveness test

Purchase Experience

Policy Details
Delivery Compressed and rolled in a box. Delivered in 4-6 business days.
Trial Period 100 days
Warranty 25-year warranty
Return Policy Free returns
Financing Available through Klarna and Zibby

Sizes and Pricing

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39″ x 75″ $1,049
Twin XL 39” x 80” $1,099
Full 54” x 75” $1,299
Queen 60” x 80” $1,499
King 76” x 80” $1,799
Cal King 72” x 84” $1,799

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Birch Mattress FAQs

Should I flip my Birch mattress?

No. The Birch mattress has a one-sided design. Because they are built to last, you don’t have to rotate them either.

How does the 100 night sleep trial work?

You have 100 nights to try your new Birch mattress and make a free return if you don’t like it. We only ask that you give yourself up to 30 nights to break in your new bed first.

Is the Birch mattress eco-friendly?

Yes! The Birch mattress materials are made from 4 key ingredients in nature: wool, latex, cotton, and steel. You can even take a materials tour on their website.

The foams used in the Birch mattress are non-toxic, meaning they do not off-gas at all.

Can I finance my Birch mattress?

Yes! Helix offers financing for the Birch mattress through both Klarna and Zibby, that way you get flexibility. However, Klarna is not available for customers in West Virginia, Iowa, or New Hampshire.

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