Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress Review

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Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress Review

✔️Last updated: September 2021

✔️Customer Rating: 4.5/5
✔️Mattress Advisor Score: 8.9/10
✔️Type: Hybrid
✔️Firmness: Medium
✔️Free Shipping & Returns
✔️100-Night Sleep Trial
✔️15-Year Limited Warranty

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Our overview: The Helix Midnight Luxe is a top-rated premium hybrid mattress that features unique attributes like innovative cooling technology and zoned support. Ideal for side sleepers, this is a durable  mattress that’s worth the investment. The materials used in the mattress are CertiPUR-US certified meaning the foam is made without materials that deplete the ozone and it meets emissions standards.

Who Is the Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress Best for?

Helix Midnight Luxe is best for: Helix Midnight Luxe may not be best for:
  • Those who sleep hot
  • Side Sleepers
  • People with pressure point pain
  • People on a budget
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Couples

Helix Midnight Luxe Review Highlights

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The Helix Midnight Luxe is one of our favorite hybrid mattresses. With innovative cooling technology and a combination of supportive coils and soft foam, this bed is ideal for side sleepers, people suffering from back pain, and hot sleepers. . Zoned-lumbar support and excellent pressure point relief set this hybrid bed apart from others. In this review, we’ll answer your questions about the Helix Midnight Luxe, and go over the pros and cons, customer reviews, as well as product specs, such as size and prices. 

Read on to see if the Helix is the right match for you.

What makes it unique:

  • Superior cooling makes the Midnight Luxe a unique hybrid bed. The pillow top features Tencel, a material that sleeps cooler than foams without cooling elements.
  • When we performed our spine alignment test, the spines of our subjects were nearly straight, which indicates a good night of sleep and exceptional zoned-lumbar support. 
  • The polyfoam transition layer works to contour to your body and cradles around the hips and shoulders of side sleepers.

Our Scores

Take a look at the breakdown of the scores from various tests we use to evaluate the Midnight Luxe Mattress. Our total score is a combined, weighted score on a scale of one to 10.

Learn more about our review process.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 10
Set-Up 7.75
Motion Transfer 7.75
Edge Support 8
Pressure Relief 8.5
Spine Alignment 9
Responsiveness 8.75
Cooling 9.5
Durability 9
Customer Service 9
Social Impact 5
⭐Total Score for the Helix Midnight LUXE mattress: 8.9/10⭐

Testing Highlights

✅ Pros

  • Cooling: The Midnight Luxe scored an impressive 9.5 out of 10 for cooling. Innovative technology like the built-in cooling cover absorbs excess heat to regulate your body temperature and prevent night sweats.
  • Responsiveness: This bed also scored high for responsiveness, meaning that the mattress adjusts to your body as you change positions, delivering pressure relief no matter how you rest.  
  • Pressure Relief: The Helix Midnight Luxe features a gel-infused memory foam layer designed specifically for providing cushioning and relieving pressure point pain. The zoned support  keeps weight evenly distributed and provides specific support to each area of the body.
  • The Helix Midnight Luxe is made to order in the USA.

❌ Cons

  • Price: The Helix Midnight Luxe is a luxury mattress, so it’s not a great option for shoppers on a budget.
  • Motion Isolation: We gave the Helix a 7.5/10 for motion isolation, making it not the best mattress for couples who are prone to waking up to a partner’s movements. We recommend an all-foam mattress like the Leesa.
  • Set-up: With over 1,000 pocketed coils, two foam layers and a pillow top, the Helix Midnight Luxe is heavy. A queen weighs almost 100 lbs, so we recommend having at least one other person assist in the set-up.

Cooling

With a total score of 9.5 out of 10, the Helix Midnight Luxe is one of the coolest mattresses we’ve ever tested. When we lay down on its breathable pillow top, it was cool to the touch and the Tencel material increased airflow throughout the mattress. That paired with the gel foam and coil system inside make for a breathable and actively cooling  mattress.

Motion Transfer

Though cooling was impressive, we were less than impressed with the Midnight Luxe’s motion isolation properties. While the wine test turned out pretty well (see video below), when we performed our actual partner movement test one partner felt some movement as the other shifted positions on his side of the bed. Couples or sleepers who share their bed with pets or kids may want to consider an all-foam mattress that absorbs motion better.

Spinal Alignment

We found the Midnight Luxe keeps the spine perfectly straight when resting. All sleepers will benefit from proper spinal alignment but especially those who wake up with back pain or pressure build up. Seniors, no matter their sleeping position, can reduce the chance of joint pain by maintaining proper spinal alignment.


Product Information

Learn some of the practical stuff you need to know before you buy, including what sleep position the Midnight Luxe Mattress best supports and what it’s made of. 

Where Does It Fall on the Firmness Scale?

The Midnight Luxe falls at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, meaning the bed is of a medium firmness. The balanced feel created by the soft pillow top and supportive coils makes the Midnight Luxe suitable for everyone but heavier sleepers or stomach sleepers. 

Does Helix Work for Your Sleeping Position?

The Helix Midnight Luxe is one of the best mattresses for side sleepers thanks to the zoned-lumbar support offered by the pocket coil core layer. The zoned support helps the Luxe provide excellent spinal alignment. 

The bed also offers softer support in the upper region to cradle your shoulders, while also providing firmer support around the hips to prevent a dip in the lower back. t, Back and stomach sleepers will benefit from the zoned support but may find this medium-firm mattress is too soft for heavier body frames. . Head over to our guides on the best mattresses for back sleepers and the best mattresses for stomach sleepers for better recommendations. The high scoring responsiveness does make movement easy, especially for combination sleepers or those who move around during the night.

Cooling Features

The Helix Midnight Luxe boasts exceptional cooling technology and scored nearly a perfect score in this area, so this bed is definitely a great choice for those who sleep hot. A premium, built-in cooling cover absorbs excess heat to regulate body temperature. Even months after unboxing this mattress, the Midnight Luxe still feels cool to the touch.

Can It Support Your Weight?

This bed-in-a-box can support up to 500 lbs for one sleeper and 1,000 lbs for two sleepers, making the Helix Midnight Luxe  capable of supporting many different body types and weights, including heavy people. However, plus-size sleepers may not like the feel of the Helix Midnight Luxe and opt for a firmer innerspring mattress like the Saatva HD. 

Best Bed Frames for Helix Midnight Luxe

The Helix Midnight Luxe will perform best when placed on a quality, stable support system. The Helix Foundation is the best option, but you can also use a foundation you already have, even adjustable bases. Helix recommends using a bunkie board with a box spring or another base with firm, thick slats. 

Deep Dive into Mattress Construction

The Helix Midnight Luxe mattress is composed of six layers in a cooling cover. The four layers of foam provide support and contouring.

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  1. Ultra-cool Premium Pillow Top: Top layer that provides comfort and features a phase change material in its fabric. The breathable cover absorbs excess heat helping to regulate body temperature.
  2. Memory Plus Foam Support Layer: High-density memory foam that provides cushioning and support.
  3. Gel Visco Comfort Layer: Gel-infused memory foam layer made with high-density gel Visco foam made for comfort and pressure relief.
  4. High-grade Polyfoam Transition Layer: Foam transition layer provides contouring to your body and makes for a smooth transition from foam to support coils.
  5. Pocket Coil Mattress Core: 1,000 individually-wrapped pocket coils compose this layer, providing zoned support. This gives a softer feel under the shoulders and a firmer feel under the hips to help cradle your body while also maintaining spine alignment.
  6. DuraDense Foam Base Layer: Bottom layer that provides support and durability for the entire structure.

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress Sizes, Dimensions, and Pricing

Size Dimensions (W x L x H) Weight Price*
Twin 39” x 75” x 14” 58 lbs. $1,099
Twin XL 39” x 80” x 14” 61 lbs.  $1,349
Full 54” x 75” x 14” 75 lbs.  $1,649
Queen 60” x 80” x 14” 84 lbs. $1,949
King 76” x 80” x 14” 100 lbs. $2,349
Cal King 72” x 84” x 14” 110 lbs.  $2,349

*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress.

Is It Easy to Unbox?

The Helix Luxe mattress comes wrapped in two layers of plastic so you will need to place it on your foundation or support system before  unrolling the plastic. During our unboxing of the  Midnight Luxe, we found it to be very heavy and there was a strong off-gassing scent.  Any off-gassing odor should dissipate within 24 hours of unboxing the mattress. Our score reflects that the Helix Midnight Luxe was not the easiest mattress to unbox. 


Helix Sleep Information

Interested in purchasing a Helix mattress? Read on to find out important purchasing information like how long the mattress’s warranty is good for and how long the mattress takes to be delivered.

Policy Details
Delivery Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 6-10 business days
Trial Period 100 nights
Warranty 15-year limited warranty
Return Policy Free returns
Financing Available through Klarna and Katapult

The Helix Delivery Process

All Helix mattresses are delivered via FedEx in 6-10 business days. You do not have to be home to sign for the mattress when it’s delivered. Helix does offer in-home set-up at a fee of $149 for one mattress and $199 for two items or more. Additionally, Helix removes old mattresses; you can select that option at checkout. 

Helix’s Sleep Trial

Helix offers a 100-night sleep trial for you to see if your Midnight Luxe mattress is a fit for you. This period starts the day your mattress is delivered. This is an average sleep trial period as most mattress companies offer trial periods of anywhere from 100 days to a full year. 

More About the Warranty

Your Helix Midnight Luxe mattress is covered by a 15-year limited warranty. The warranty extends to the original purchaser of the mattress, and you should keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase. This warranty covers any defects or physical flaws in the mattress like splits or cracks in the foam of the mattress or any flaw found in the mattress cover. 

To submit a claim, contact customer service via the site’s chat feature or schedule a call with their support team. If the mattress is proven to have a defect, Helix will reimburse you $100 for shipping costs. 

Contacting Customer Service

While Helix does not have an open phone line, customers can chat Helix’s support team on their site or schedule a call with the support team. Helix scored a 9 for customer service, so it’s clear they deliver excellent support.

How to Return the Mattress

If you decide to return your Helix mattress, you can contact a member of the customer support team at. Helix does require a minimum of 30 days before you can return your mattress, but after the 30 days, you can return your Helix mattress within your 100-night trial for a full refund. Most mattresses have a break-in period, which is why Helix asks you to try the bed out for 30 days before returning. 

Once a refund has been issued, it takes 5-7 business days for the credit to be reflected back onto your original payment method. Additionally, Helix donates lightly used mattresses to charities and housing facilities.

 

Final Opinion: Should You Buy?

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers you 100 nights to try this bed plus a 15-year warranty if you make a commitment. This luxurious bed is great for hot sleepers, all sleeping positions (especially side sleepers), and those with sensitive pressure points.

You should probably avoid the Midnight Luxe if you are easily woken by your partner’s movements or you find yourself on a budget. The regular Helix Midnight mattress has a ton of similar qualities to the Helix Midnight Luxe, but a queen is under $1000 and it has great motion isolation.


Other Products Sold by Helix Sleep

Ultra-Cool Pad

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Sateen Sheets

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Mattress Protector

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Adjustable Base

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Bed Frame

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Q.

How long can the Midnight Luxe stay in the box?

A.

Helix recommends keeping your mattress in its box for no longer than three weeks after its arrival date. Allowing your mattress to stay compressed beyond this time adds a risk of slowing down the expansion time for your mattress.

Q.

How long will it take to break in the Helix Luxe bed?

A.

It may take around 30 to 45 nights to fully break in your LUXE mattress. This time also accounts for the time needed for your body to adjust to a new mattress.

Q.

Should I flip my mattress?

A.

No. This mattress is not designed to be flipped. In fact, the ordering of the layers is critical to the performance of the mattress. However, you can rotate your mattress, but this is not necessary.


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