Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10
10-year limited warranty
Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers
- 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.
Purple mattress review
See how the Purple performed in our mattress tests to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.
Mattress Advisor Score for the Purple
Here’s how the Purple mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Our score is a weighted average out of 10 that incorporates functional and performance characteristics of the mattress, as well as a social responsibility score, which takes into account social mission, community involvement and charitable partnerships.
|Purple Mattress Review|
|Motion Transfer Test||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9|
|Social Impact Score||4|
What to watch out for
- Because the Purple mattress is crafted with a truly unique material, it may take some time to get used to. It won’t compare to other mattresses you’ve slept on, so make sure you give it a good 30 nights before you make your final decision on whether or not to keep it.
Purple sizes available
- Queen: $999
- King: $1,299
- Cal King: $1,299
- Twin XL: $699
A look inside
The Purple mattress is made with a layer of hyper-elastic polymer (designed to keep you cool and provide great pressure relief) on top of two layers of high-density polyurethane foam (designed for durability, support and motion isolation).
The cover is made with a blend of viscose, polyester, and polyester-lycra (designed for maximum breathability and a soft, stretchy surface).
What Purple customers have to say
- “As a previous tempurpedic mattress owner, I can tell you that the Purple mattress is far superior. My husband and I cannot get over how comfortable and cool we are at night. There was zero adjustment time and the support is fantastic. I look forward to trying the Purple pillow next!” – Cynthia
- “It’s the best mattress I’ve ever used. I thought it was pricey at first, but it is worth every coin and every dollar! I broke my back around 2 years ago and still have some pretty bad pain where I broke it, but Purple has actually decreased the pain which is amazing! My mother has the mattress and actually was the one who recommended it to me after I got out of the hospital.” – Rachel C.
- “I’ll admit I was leery about buying a mattress off the internet, sight unseen, but I went for it anyway because of the 100 day return policy. Well, they are never getting it back. I know it sounds crazy but after the first night of my first uninterrupted sleep in I don’t know how long, I awoke with NO BACK PAIN! I was seriously going to make an appointment with a chiropractor, but that is no longer necessary. I also want to add that my wife’s arm has always been numb when she wakes up in the morning, but that is no longer an issue either. If you’re on the fence about getting this mattress, GO FOR IT! You won’t be disappointed!!!” – Dan
Read more reviews here.
How the Purple mattress supports different sleeping positions
The Purple helps keep your spine straight while sleeping on your side and cradles pressure points, but still fills in the other curves of your body so there’s no empty support. Check out the results of Purple’s side sleeper test to learn more.
Purple allows you to maintain the natural curvature of your spine while sleeping on your back, which eliminates any unwanted pressure and fills in the rest of your body space evenly. Check out the results of Purple’s back sleeper test to learn more.
The Purple mattress is best for back and side sleepers. Sleeping on your stomach is not the best position to maintain healthy spinal alignment. And sleeping on your stomach on the Purple is no different. Over time, you may experience some discomfort or lower back pain if you’re a stomach sleeper.
The finer print
- Delivery: The Purple ships free within the lower 48 states and typically arrives within 4-7 business days.
- Setup: The Purple mattress comes compressed and rolled and in a cylinder case. You will simply open the casing, unroll it on your foundation (if you’re using one), and it will be ready to use right away. You can watch this video from Purple to see how it’s done.
- Foundation: The Purple just needs a sturdy surface to sit on, whether that’s a platform, slats (3″ apart or less), box foundation, an adjustable bed frame, or even the floor.
- Return policy: If you decide the Purple is not for you within the 100-day trial period, you can return it for a full refund. They will come pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity at no cost. Purple does ask that you try your mattress for at least 30 days.
- Warranty: The Purple mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty offer. You can read more about what’s covered under the warranty policy here.
- Cleaning: Spot clean with mild detergent (upholstery cleaner). Machine wash/dry is not recommended.
- Made in the USA.
- Allergen-resistant & non-toxic:
- The hyper-elastic polymer is recyclable and made from food- and food-contact-grade ingredients.
- The high-density foam is CertiPUR-US® Certified.
- If you want to feel the patented hyper-elastic polymer for yourself before ordering the mattress, you can order a free “squishy” after you share and like a few things on social media (we have one and think it could be the new fidget spinner…).
Other products sold by Purple
- Seat cushions: $39 – $129
- Pillow: $99
- Platform base: $174 for queen
- Sheets: $114 for queen
- Mattress protector: $59 for queen
- Adjustable base: $1,499 for queen
- Save $500 when you buy the mattress and adjustable base together
If you have more questions about the Purple mattress, check out their FAQ page or leave us a comment below.
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