Helix Sleep Mattress Review
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I received a free Helix mattress for review. The Helix mattress is a completely new take on the mattress in a box concept. Instead of going with a one mattress fits all approach, they focus on customization. So much so that you fill out a questionnaire regarding body type and sleep preferences before you place an order. This hyper customization can be done for each side of the bed if you order a queen or king size mattress so that you and your partner get the optimal feel for your needs.
Helix was started out of similar frustrations with the mattress industry. Instead of creating another mattress in a box, this company sought to address the competing needs of partners who sleep on the same mattress.
Here’s an overview of the Helix mattress
Ordering a Helix mattress is a fun and engaged process. You actually fill out a questionnaire before you place your order. Helix teamed up with some PhD researchers who are experts in bio mechanics to develop ideal mattress specifications for particular body types and sleep preferences that are reflected in the questionnaire. Here’s a snapshot of the beginning of the questionnaire:
Further into the questionnaire each person will answer questions about sleeping hot, firmness preferences, etc. Finally, if the mattress is for 2 people, you will have the option of a transition between each mattress where the foam more gradually transitions to the other preference. Or, a split which means each side of the mattress is pushed together. I chose the transition and found that with the initial opening there was a slight dip where the mattress transitioned but that wet away after a few days.
Helix now offers financing so you can enjoy your mattress now and pay it off over time through Affirm. You can pay off the mattress in 3, 6 or 12 payments.
The Helix Sleep system is made of 3 different layers. Foam, Latex and micro coils which are small springs.
- 2″ of Dunlop latex
- ILD Range: 15-32
- 1.5″ of pocketed coil spring units
- ILD: 18
- Poly foam (2″ comfort layer, 4″ base layer)
- 20-26 ILD / 1.8 pcf (comfort layer), 26-33 / 1.8 pcf (base layer)
These 3 ingredients are then customized based on your inputs in the initial questionnaire
Below is a picture I took when I visited the Helix headquarters in New York City that shows the 3 layers:
I found the Helix mattress to be a little firmer than expected. Although to be fair, I did ask for a firmer mattress it’s just that their level of firmness will be firmer than other companies so know that going in.
Below is a video of me motion testing the right side of the bed.
As you can see there isn’t a whole lot of sink to the mattress. Again I chose the firmer version and you will see more sink the softer you go.
This mattress does a great job with motion transfer and also temperature regulation. Looking at the photo below you’ll notice that the right side looks a bit different in terms of pattern color. In the survey I asked for my side to be cooler than my wife’s side. You can see that there is some sort of cooling gel layer that was added to my side to accommodate this need.
Here’s a quick video of the micro coils
If you are looking for a mattress to accommodate sleepers with very different sleep preferences, this is the ticket. The owners of Helix Sleep are committed to delivering a personalized sleep experience that is backed by science not sales copy. That alone should be reason enough to give them a try. Their generous trial period will give you time to see if they got it right!
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