Make shopping for a new mattress easier by comparing these two popular bed-in-a-box mattress models—the Purple and the Amerisleep AS3.
Comparing Purple mattresses with just about any other bed is easy—there simply isn’t anything else like it on the market. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be matched for comfort and functionality. Today we’re putting the Purple next to Amerisleep’s AS3 mattress to see how they perform across the most important mattress criteria.
From this comparison you can expect to learn about differences in feel, construction, materials, and prices. We’ll wrap up with tailored recommendations for who we think will love each of these very different mattresses.
Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers
Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10
Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
10-year limited warranty
Memory foam mattress with cooling technology (part of Amerisleep's Soft Collection)
20-year limited warranty
The chart below compares the dimensions for the Purple and Amerisleep AS3 mattresses. The biggest difference is the mattress thickness.
|Twin||38″ x 75″||38” x 74”|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||38” x 80”|
|Full||54″ x 76″||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||60” x 80”|
|King||76″ x 80″||76” x 80”|
|California King||72″ x 84″||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Take a look at the different price points for the original Purple and AS3 mattress models.
We tested the Purple and Amerisleep AS3 mattresses to see how they performed across 14 criteria. You can compare their scores in the chart below.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.5||8.75|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||8|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||7.75|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||8.25|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||4||4|
As you peruse the scores for these mattresses, keep in mind which traits are important for your sleeping position. Side sleepers need high-quality pressure relief. The Purple mattress scored higher in this category, so you’ll feel less stress on your shoulders and hips. Back and stomach sleepers need spinal alignment. Again, the Purple received a higher score, although both performed well in this category.
Combination sleepers should choose whichever mattress works best for their dominant sleeping position, since the Purple and AS3 scored the same on our responsiveness evaluation.
If you sleep with a partner, pay special attention to the motion transfer category. In this case, the AS3 outperformed the Purple, meaning it does a better job of isolating motion from one side of the bed to the other.
Hot sleepers or those who live in hot climates need a mattress that sleeps cool. In this category, both mattresses scored 8/10, so you’ll feel comfortable on either bed.
The Purple and Amerisleep AS3 mattresses are very different, but both sleep cool and keep your spine aligned. We recommend Purple to Side sleepers, while we think stomach and back sleepers will feel comfy on either. Couples should notice less disruptions on the AS3. Finally, budget-shoppers will pay less for the Purple.
We don’t have a favorite between these two beds—they are just so different! Our advice? Pick the mattress that best aligns with your top 3 sleep needs, and you won’t be disappointed.
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