Helix Mattress Review Sunset Model

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Ben Trapskin

I have reviewed hundreds of mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvet inserts, comforters, sleep gadgets, and adjustable beds. My reviews are based on my personal experience and the feedback I get from customers.

Recently updated on March 6th, 2023 at 01:27 pm

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Helix was one of the first online mattress companies to provide a custom-made mattress based on your size and sleeping preferences. Helix has 6 firmness levels to choose from as well as the Helix Nightfall which is a mattress made to be extra resilient for heavy sleepers. For this review, I was given a free Helix Sunset for review which is made for side sleepers.

The six mattresses are as follows:

Helix Sunset
Helix Moonlight

Helix Midnight
Helix Dusk

Helix Twilight
Helix Dawn

Overview of the Helix Sunset

This mattress comes with a 100-night trial so you can try it out in the comfort of your home for over 3 months and if you aren’t happy with it during the trial period its a free return so you aren’t out any money.

Here’s a quick video overview of the mattress.

Ordering Your Helix Mattress

The ordering process for Helix is a bit different from the other brands. You can certainly choose a particular model that you think will suit you best or you can take their quiz which will ask you a series of questions a recommend a particular model. In my experience, the quiz was right on and I received one of their plushest models.

After placing your order the mattress should arrive in about 5 business days or possibly sooner. It comes in a box and will be delivered to your doorstep.

Here’s what it looks like right out of the box.

Helix Mattress Box

Here’s a picture of it out of the box.

How Much Does A Helix Mattress Cost?

Below are the current prices of the mattress.

SizeRetail Price
Twin XL$700
Cal King$1,245

Construction of the Helix Sunset

Construction of the Helix Mattress

Below are the construction details of the Sunset as listed on their website.

Cover: Helix Two Touch Design
Each mattress comes with a top cover layer with stretch and a soft touch as well as a lower cover layer for airflow and breathability.

Comfort Layer: Memory Plus Foam
Uniquely pressure relieving, we use Memory Plus Foam – a special Helix blend. Plush feel. Density: 2.5 PCF.

Transition Layer: Memory Plus Foam
Providing ergonomic support and soft cushioning, the transition layer has a lower IFD to match your body type.

Body Shape Layer: Wrapped Coils
Hundreds of individual coils help to cradle your body while also limiting motion transfer. Reinforced perimeter to provide edge support.

Base Layer: DuraDense Foam
The bottom foam layer of the mattress provides base support and durability to the entire mattress.

My Helix Sunset Findings

The Sunset is the softest model in the Helix line. That said it wasn’t the softest mattress I have tried. I appreciate that it still offers good support for people that aren’t dedicated side sleepers. Helix accomplishes this through the use of springs as the base layer.

But let’s start at the top with the cover. The cover can easily be unzipped. You can wash it but I wouldn’t recommend it. Instead, I would just use a mattress protector which I recommend for all mattresses to keep them clean. The zippered cover is primarily to switch over to the phase change cooling cover. If you sleep hot, Helix gives you the option to upgrade to the cooling cover which will be shipped with your mattress. To attach it, just unzip the original cover and zip on the cooling cover.

The cooling cover will give you an initial cooling sensation to help you fall asleep a little faster. It feels great, especially in the summer months.

Helix Zipper Cover

Here’s what it the mattress looks like with the top cover unzipped. As you can see there’s another fabric cover over the foam and spring materials. This makes changing out the cover easier but it also allows the cover to move freely which give the mattress a better feel.

Unzipped Helix Cover

Heres’ the bottom of the mattress which also has a zipper to access the inside. I wouldn’t advise opening this as there really isn’t a reason to.

Bottom of Helix Mattress

Being the on the softer end of the Helix mattress spectrum, the Sunset has a fair amount of sink. You don’t have a pillow top feel though. Here’s my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress to show you how much you may sink into it.  Obviously with more weight it will sink more and the coils system will be engaged but you can already see that the top layer of foam is very forgiving.

Helix Sunset Sinkage

The short clip below shows how each component of the mattress reacts.

My Helix Sunset Recommendation

This mattress will appeal to people that are looking for a mattress with a mostly memory foam feel but has a spring system for optimal support. I felt like I was sleeping on a foam mattress more than a traditional spring mattress. I had all the pressure relief you would find with an all foam mattress but also gained extra sink in my shoulders and hips because of the spring system. Also, the spring system has firmer springs around the perimeter for better edge support so you can make use of all the mattress without feeling like you are going to fall out.

Helix has built a reputation for creating a wide variety of mattresses for sleepers of all sizes and sleep types. If the Helix Sunset isn’t for you, there’s sure to be something in their line that will be an excellent fit.

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