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Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress Review

The Helix Midnight LUXE is a premium hybrid mattress made with exceptional cooling technology and zoned-lumbar support that aides in spine alignment. Read on to learn all about it!

Customer Rating: 4.5/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       8.9/10

The Midnight LUXE is a mattress by Helix, categorized in their premium line of mattresses. What makes this mattress so supreme? Well to start, it boasts exceptional cooling technology and lumbar support. 

We’ll get into all of that and more of this mattresses great qualities in our in-depth Helix Midnight LUXE mattress review. Read on to see if this could be the mattress of your dreams!

Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress Highlights

  • The LUXE mattresses offered by Helix are the brand’s premium line of mattresses. The mattresses featured in the LUXE collection are 4’’ taller in height compared to the original line and offer zoned lumbar support, as well as, a premium cooling pillow top.
  • The body zoning support offered by the Helix Midnight LUXE cradles your shoulders and provides added support around your hips to keep your body weight evenly distributed.
  • The materials used to construct the Midnight LUXE are CertiPUR-US and OEKO-TEX certified, meaning they meet the most rigorous standards.

Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress Review

What Makes the Midnight LUXE so Great?

Superior Cooling

The LUXE mattresses come with an exclusive, built-in cooling cover. The Ultra-Cool cover regulates body temperature with cooling technology in the fabric that absorbs access body heat. Even months after opening this mattress, the Midnight LUXE is still cool to the touch. While the LUXE mattresses have built-in cooling toppers, they are also sold separately on the Helix website for you to zip on to a standard Helix mattress model.

Exceptional Spine Alignment

Another unique feature of the LUXE mattresses by Helix is the zoned-lumbar support offered by the pocket coil core layer. This means different areas of the mattress offer varying levels of support. Specifically, the Midnight LUXE offers softer support in the upper body region to cradle your shoulders, while simultaneously providing firmer support around the hips to help prevent a dip in the lower back. This zoned-support assists the LUXE in providing exceptional spine alignment.

A look inside the Helix mattress at the zoned support system

Score Breakdown

Now we’ll show you a breakdown of our scores from testing the Helix Midnight LUXE mattress.

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⭐

Behind the Scenes of Testing

See actual moments from our testing to learn more about Helix Midnight LUXE, how it performed, and our evaluation system.

Setting Up the Mattress

The Helix Midnight LUXE mattress took us just under two minutes to unbox. The mattress had a pretty potent odor at first, although, it went away after about a day. This mattress was really heavy, so make sure you have some help when setting it up! It didn’t take its full size immediately after opening but after a couple of hours, it was at full size.

Motion Transfer Test

While our sleep subjects were testing motion transfer on the Midnight LUXE they noticed they could feel their partner moving around when laying on the mattress. 

So then we brought out the wine. The wine test shows us just how much motion is transfering across the bed. The glass of wine on the Midnight LUXE mattress had a slight tilt, but overall, held its own. 

Testing Edge Support

Support on the end of the Helix Midnight LUXE mattress was pretty good. Our mattress testers felt secure when sitting on the edge of this mattress. However, they did feel a slight dip with their full weight on the bed.

Mapping Pressure Relief

For this test, we get extra technical and pull out a pressure mapping film to measure how much pressure is being put on your body when laying on the mattress.

We saw only a little pressure (the warmer regions – yellow and red) on the shoulders of our sleep subjects.

Spine Alignment Test

A straight spine means a good night’s sleep.

The spines of our sleep subjects were nearly straight. There was only a slight curve of the spine as it approached the base of the neck.

Helix Midnight LUXE Customer Reviews

“The bed is nice. It’s took us a while to get use to it as the bed seems pretty firm at first but it’s just really supportive. It does help my back alignment greatly.” – Shawn S.

“This mattress is quite decent, but a little expensive for what you get. I do not notice that much better of sleep but I can say it is more comfortable than my last mattress. It does slouch a bit on the sides from lack of support. I would recommend it if it was a little less expensive. Maybe I should have gone with the Non-Luxe mattress.” – Timothy M.

“I replaced a hot latex mattress of 18 years with the Helix Midnight Luxe. I am a hot side sleeper. My nights are much cooler, the mattress isn’t neutral for heat, I still have warm nights just not hot. I am still experimenting with bedding and thinking about the Helix pillow to replace my buckwheat pillows of many years. Seems to be a keeper, looking forward to cool summer nights.” – Russell B.


Product Information

Weight

120 lbs. for queen

Thickness

14"

Firmness

Medium

Type

Hybrid

American Craftmanship

Made in the USA

Compatible Foundations

The Helix MIdnight LUXE mattress will perform best when placed on a quality support system. The Helix Foundation is the best option, however, you can use a foundation you already have. Helix recommends using a bunkie board with a boxspring or another base with firm, thick slats. The Helix mattresses are also compatible with adjustable bases.

Slatted Platform
Box Spring
Bunkie Board w/ Box Spring
Slatted Foundation
Adjustable Base

What’s Inside the Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress?

The Helix Midnight LUXE mattress is 14 inches tall and comprised of six inner layers that are wrapped in a cooling cover.

  1. Ultra-Cool Premium Pillow Top: The top layer of the Midnight LUXE offers superior comfort and features a phase change material in its fabric that absorbs excess heat to regulate body temperature.
  2. Gel Visco Comfort Layer: This medium feel, gel-infused memory foam layer made with high-density gel Visco foam is designed specifically for providing comfort and pressure relief.
  3. Memory Plus Foam Support Layer: Two inches of high-density memory foam is used in the Midnight LUXE to cushion and support your body weight.
  4. High-Grade Polyfoam Transition Layer: Bridging the gap between the memory foam layers and the innerspring core of the mattress, this foam transition layer assists in contouring to your body and allowing for a seamless transition from foam to coils.
  5. Pocket Coil Mattress Core: The core of the Helix Midnight LUXE is made with over 1,000 individually wrapped pocket coils that provide zoned body support. There is a softer feel under the shoulders and a firmer feel under the hips to help cradle your body while providing superior spine alignment.
  6. DuraDense Foam Base Layer: The bottom layer of the Midnight Luxe provides support and durability for the entire structure.
A look inside the Helix LUXE mattress

Purchasing Information

Purchase Experience

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

Sizes and Pricing

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39″ x 75″ $995
Twin XL 39” x 80” $1,245
Full 54” x 75” $1,495
Queen 60” x 80” $1,795
King 76” x 80” $2,145
Cal King 72” x 84” $2,145

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best deals on the Helix Midnight LUXE. 

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Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress FAQs

How does the Helix Midnight LUXE compare to the original Helix Midnight mattress?

The LUXE mattresses are 4” taller than the standard Helix mattresses. Additionally, the LUXE models are built with a premium cooling pillow top, as well as, superior zoned lumbar support.

Can I finance my Helix Midnight LUXE mattress?

You can finance your Helix mattress through Klarna. To take advantage of financing options, select “Pay With Klarna” at checkout, follow the prompts, and enter some basic information for an instant loan decision. You can get approved for a rate as low as 0% APR.

If you decide to finance your mattress, you will not be able to apply discount codes or promotions to your order.

*Klarna loans are not currently available for residents of West Virginia and New Hampshire

How does the 100 night sleep trial work?

From the day your Helix mattress is delivered, you will have 100 nights to decide if the mattress is right for you. If you decide to return your Helix, you’ll simply contact the customer support team within your trial period window and they will walk you through the return process. A representative will arrange for your mattress to be picked up from your home and donated to a local charity in need. You won’t need to put the mattress back in the box it came in.

How long can the Midnight LUXE stay in the box?

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.

How long will it take to break in the Helix Midnight LUXE mattress?

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.

Should I flip my mattress?

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.

Can I clean the Midnight LUXE?

Unlike the standard Helix mattresses, you cannot zip off the LUXE mattress covers due to the pillow top. However, you can spot clean your LUXE mattress. For spot cleaning, use a mild detergent and gently dab the cover rather than rubbing it. If you anticipate large spills or stains, you may want to invest in a mattress protector for easier washing.

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