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Helix Hybrid Mattress

HELIX HYBRID MATTRESS REVIEW

The Helix Hybrid mattresses are one of the best hybrid mattresses in the market currently. The brand offers you a wide variety under their hybrid section which pretty much guarantees that you will find the right kind of mattress for yourself under the Helix brand. This review will help you sort out the highs and lows of the standard Helix hybrid mattress and give you a fair idea about what to expect from it. You will be able to understand the mattress performance level in all the key areas like spinal alignment, pressure relief, comfort level, joint ache relief, motion isolation, etc. By the end of this review, you will be able to judge whether the Helix hybrid mattresses are the right choice for you and which Helix hybrid mattress you should opt for.

Brand Overview

Helix like most other mattress brands is also a direct-to-consumer company that directly caters to the purchases of its products through its website. The company operates its physical stores which helps them eliminate certain indirect costs and provide you with the best price point possible. The Helix brand has been in operation since 2014 making it a relatively new entrant in the mattress space. It is highly creditworthy that the brand has not only managed to carve a niche in the mattress market space but is also in direct competition with the other well-established and prominent mattress brands.

The main reason for Helix’s popularity is their unique sleep quiz test and the extensive mattress variety they have in their product portfolio. The sleep quiz is a great tool that allows you to find the right mattress for yourself based on an algorithm that factors in your preferred sleep position, weight, comfort level, and other personal aspects. Most brands just offer one or two mattress options but Helix offers you six mattress options with two options in each firmness category and an extra Helix Plus and Helix Kids making it the only brand to offer you such a varied mattress choice. The range covers all firmness and comfort levels from extra soft to an extra firm which in turn makes it easy for the consumer to choose and finalize. Apart from the standard hybrid segment Helix also offers its customers a Helix Hybrid Luxe version and the Helix Birch mattress option. Apart from the wide range of mattresses the company also has all the bedding accessories including bed frames, pillows both foam, and feather, mattress protectors, blankets, etc. to make it a complete sleep solution brand.

  • Wide variety to suit every sleep position and preference

  • Every model is available in Luxe mode as well for a better comfort level

  • Very good motion isolation and mattress bounce

Mattress Synopsis

The Helix Hybrid mattress is a great choice for all kinds of sleepers thanks to the wide variety the brand offers. You get a total of six mattresses under the Helix Hybrid section that takes care of all firmness types. If you want additional comfort levels then you can even opt for the Luxe version of each of these six mattresses. The Luxe version has a quilted top that gives the sleeper a luxurious velvety comfort. It also sports additional zoned lumbar support in the coil layer for greater spinal alignment. You even get an extra 5 years of warranty with the Luxe models to make the deal even sweeter.

The softest mattresses are the Helix Sunset and Helix Moonlight. Next is the medium firmness which includes the Helix Midnight and Helix Dusk. Lastly, you have the firmest models that comprise Helix Twilight and Helix Dawn. Out of all these, the Helix Midnight is the brand’s most popular mattress. It affords the perfect balance between support, pressure relief, and soft cocooning comfort. This mattress is the ideal mattress for the average and combination sleepers that do not have any particular pre-requisites out of their mattress. Apart from this, the Sunset, Midnight, and Twilight models are specifically aimed at side sleepers requiring more shoulder and hip support while the Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn are more suitable for the back and stomach sleepers needing good spinal alignment support.

 

Helix Hybrid Mattress Review Criteria

  • Mattress Construction
  • Firmness / Support Level
  • Cooling / Motion Transfer
  • Trial Period / Price

Construction

It is the construction of the mattress that defines its performance level. The layers of the mattress allow it to offer good pressure relief and good body support. The Lux hybrid mattress is designed to offer the best comfort while keeping the support feature well balanced.

Each Helix mattress sports the fundamental construction and design with the only difference lies in the comfort layer. The hybrid model design is a cross between foam and spring coil systems. The mattress has a foam layer that is followed by the coil layer. This difference is what makes for different firmness levels across the various models. The general construction is standard and gives the mattress a high-performance feature. It also helps the mattress to retain its shape and give you good durability under the constant pressure and movements of the sleeper. All the standard Helix mattresses have a thickness of 12 inches while the Luxe versions of these mattresses come with a 14-inch thickness because of the quilted cover top. The Plus-sized Helix mattress has a medium 13-inch loftiness.

  • Cover– Each of the standard Helix mattresses comes with a soft outer cover. This is a specially designed Soft Touch cover that has good flexibility built in it. The cover is made of 100% polyester material and has an excellent breathability property. The cover is also very pliable and stretchy which allows it to move flexibly along with the mattress movements. Hence, you will not feel any rigidness in the mattress. The cover also helps in keeping the mattress cool through the night affording you great temperature regulation.
  • Comfort Layer– This is the layer under the topmost mattress cover. It is this comfort layer that defines the different firmness and feel of the various Helix Hybrid mattresses. The comfort layer is used by the brand to offer different combinations of comfort and pressure relief to the buyers. The softer Sunset, Twilight, and Midnight versions sport a pliable memory foam comfort layer. The memory foam affords these mattress models with a soft cushiony comfort level that allows the sleeper to "sink in" to the mattress. Hence, these models have a nice cocooning feel to them that makes them very appealing to lightweight and mid-weight individuals.
    The other three model versions namely the Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn versions have a high-density Helix polyfoam as an alternative to the memory foam. This high-density polyfoam keeps the mattress on the hard end of its firmness level and gives you great spinal alignment. This is a proprietary foam developed by Helix and tries to copy the feel and texture of latex to give you a nice comfortable surface without compromising on the pressure relief and back support feature.
  • Transition Layer– The transition layer provides a buffer between the foam layer above it and the coil layer below it. Even this layer is different in the different Helix mattress versions. The Helix Moonlight and Sunset versions have a Helix Dynamic foam layer as the transition layer while the Helix Midnight, Twilight, and Dawn sport a general polyfoam layer. Lastly, the Helix Dusk and Helix Plus mattresses have a memory foam layer in their transition section as well.
  • Support Layer– The support layer is also the coil layer. It is made of stainless-steel coils that are each independently encased to create a burrow-like structure in the mattress. This promotes optimal air circulation and helps in isolation the movements in one particular section. This coil core gives good support to the mattress and the foam layers above. It allows the mattress to bounce back and remain springy despite the foam layer. Further, this coil layer also prevents the foam layer from sinking in too deep making the overall mattress construction very springy and supple. The Luxe options have an additional zoned layer along with this coil layer to give better lumbar support to the body.
  • Base– Lastly, you have the base of the mattress which keeps the entire structure stable against the constant movements on the surface. The base of the mattress is made with high-density foam and acts to keep the mattress together and stationary. This base also supports the coil structure of the mattress from compressing too deeply.

Helix Mattress Type

Cover

Comfort Layer

Transition Layer

Support Layer

  • Sunset

  • 100% Polyester Soft Touch Cover

  • Memory Foam

  • Helix Dynamic Foam

  • Pocketed Coils

  • Moonlight

  • 100% Polyester Soft Touch Cover

  • Helix Dynamic Foam

  • Latex-like Polyfoam

  • Pocketed Coils

  • Midnight

  • 100% Polyester Soft Touch Cover

  • Memory Plus Foam

  • Transition Polyfoam

  • Pocketed Coils

  • Dusk

  • 100% Polyester Soft Touch Cover

  • 3-inch Memory Foam

  • Latex-like Polyfoam

  • Pocketed Coils

  • Twilight

  • 100% Polyester Soft Touch Cover

  • Memory Plus Foam

  • Transition Polyfoam

  • Pocketed Coils

  • Dawn

  • 100% Polyester Soft Touch Cover

  • Helix Dynamic Foam

  • Transition Polyfoam

  • Pocketed Coils

  • Plus

  • 100% Polyester Soft Touch Cover

  • Latex-Like Polyfoam

  • Memory Foam

  • Pocketed Coils

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation refers to how well the mattress performs in separating movement in one end of the mattress from the other parts of the mattress. In other words, motion isolation is the ability of the mattress to remain stationary while absorbing the motion in the particular area that it is subjected to. Most hybrid mattresses have low motion isolation owing to the coil structure in their construction while an all-foam mattress has the best motion isolation feature. The motion isolation of the various Helix mattress models is discussed below:

  • Helix Sunset, Midnight, and Twilight Mattress

These models are on the softer side of their respective firmness levels. Their construction has similar constituents with memory foam comfort layer and transitory polyfoam layer. This allows the mattress to have a low-motion transfer. The Sunset model does best in this regard than the other two models owing to the soft memory foam that allows the sleeper to sink in more into the mattress thereby cocooning them from their partner movements.

  • Helix Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn Mattress

The Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn mattress models are on the higher end of their firmness levels. This makes them in general better at isolating movement. The memory foam layers coupled with the transition polyfoam layer absorb motion within a region to a great extent with the Dusk model absorbing the most motion with its middle range firmness level.

Firmness Level

This is the one feature that sets the Helix mattresses apart from the other mattresses in the market. The brand gives you all the firmness levels with the option of high and low in each firmness segment. This makes Helix an ideal mattress for all types of sleepers, you just have to choose the right kind of firmness to get the maximum benefits from the mattress.

2 - Soft 3.5 - Medium Plush 5 - Medium 6.5 - Luxury Firm 8 - Firm

Helix Mattress Model

Firmness Level

Firmness Rating (Out of 10)

  • Sunset

  • Soft Feel

  • 2.5

  • Moonlight

  • Soft Feel

  • 4

  • Midnight

  • Medium Feel

  • 5

  • Dusk

  • Medium Feel

  • 6

  • Twilight

  • Firm Feel

  • 7

  • Dawn

  • Firm Feel

  • 8

  • Plus

  • Firm

  • 9

Pressure Relief

Another very important feature of any mattress is the pressure relief it offers. As you sleep there is a pressure built-up on the different parts of your body like the hip area, shoulders, lower back, etc. The pressure area is defined by your sleeping position. You must therefore choose a mattress that will help relieve pressure on your body parts and joints while you sleep in sync with your sleeping position. Different Helix models give different levels of pressure relief. This is dictated by the firmness level they have.

  • Helix Sunset, Midnight, and Twilight Mattress

These models fall under the lower end of their respective firmness levels. The Midnight and Twilight models offer good pressure relief. The light-weight sleepers under 130 lbs. will find that the Sunset model gives them good pressure relief and support.

  • Helix Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn Mattress

The higher-end models of the firmness levels offer good pressure relief to their sleepers. The foam used in their construction allows the sleeper to sink into the mattress. This allows the body curves and joints to be cradled by the mattress elevating any pressure that is built on them to be absorbed by the mattress.

Body Temperature Regulation

It is very important to have a mattress that promotes optimal air circulation to give you a cool surface to lie on. Generally, hybrid mattresses have good air circulation that prevents the mattress from heating up. All of the Helix mattress models have a breathable outer cover and a good individually encased coil layer that allows the air to travel freely through the mattress. This prevents the mattress from trapping any body heat within it and promotes effective temperature regulation.

Edge Support

All the Helix mattress models sport good edge support. The edges are reinforced with strong inseam stitching and bolstered with extra strong perimeter fencing to prevent them from sagging from the sides. The firmer mattress models fair very well in keeping the mattress straight and bouncy with no drooping at the corners.

Off-Gassing

Hybrid mattresses fair better in off-gassing than their foam counterparts. This is because the coil structure allows the air to circulate freely and prevents it from getting trapped. As with all other new mattresses the Helix mattresses also have a certain amount of odor when originally unpacked. This is a very faint smell and dissipates within a few hours.

Pricing and Size Chart

All of the Helix Mattresses are very competitively priced. This makes it suitable for the budget-conscious buyer looking for a high value for money. The company is a direct-to-consumer model that serves its customers online through its website and showrooms across the US. This model allows Helix to cut all the middlemen costs thereby keeping the mattress prices lower than the average mattresses in the market. The prices are standard amongst all the models of the Helix mattress and only differ as per the size of the mattress. This policy of uniform pricing also helps you choose the best mattress model for your sleep requirements without having to worry about shelling extra for a different model.

Size

Dimensions

Helix Mattress Price

Helix Luxe Price

Helix Plus Price

Twin

39x75 inches

$699

$1,099

$849

Twin XL

39x80 inches

$799

$1,349

$925

Full

54x75 inches

$949

$1,649

$1,149

Queen

60x80 inches

$1,099

$1,949

$1,649

King

76x80 inches

$1,449

$2,349

$2,049

Cal. King

72x84 inches

$1,449

$2,349

$2,049

Benefits of Buying Helix Mattress

  • Comes with plenty of firmness choices
  • You have the option to upgrade to the Luxe version for better comfort and lumbar support
  • Optimal air circulation keeps the mattress cool
  • Minimal motion transfer makes it a good option for light sleepers
  • Good price point with excellent value for money
  • 10-year hassle-free warranty period
  • Superior construction for high durability and resilience
  • Has a good bounce and springy feel to it

 

 

Who Should Buy?

  • Individuals wanting a range of firmness options to choose from
  • All kinds of sleepers including combination and stomach sleepers
  • Lightweight persons looking for a good sink in comfort level
  • People who tend to wake up easily wanting a quiet mattress
  • If you are on a budget and want a good value for money mattress
  • Persons wanting additional lumbar and spinal support
  • Hot sleepers looking for efficient body temperature regulation
Ratings Based on Sleeping Preference
Sleeping Cool
4.75
Back Sleeper
4.5
Stomach Sleeper
4

Company Policies

Warranty

All the Helix Mattress base models come with a 10-year warranty period while the Luxe model comes with a 15-year warranty. This covers all manufacturing defects and damages. The warranty also covers any impressions more than 1-inch deep into the mattress and all the assembly defects present on the outer cover. It is a non-transferable warranty that is only applicable to the original buyers of the mattress. In the case of a resale, the warranty is considered void.

Sleep Trial

The company gives its customers a 100-night free sleep trial period. The trial period begins from the day the mattress is delivered. You need to try the mattress for 30 nights before initiating a return with the company. You can return the mattress any time after the 30-night mandatory trial period. The company will pick up the mattress and initiate a full refund for the same.

Shipping and Availability

You get free shipping for the Helix mattresses across all 48 contiguous US states. A shipping fee and customs tax are applicable for Canadian shipments. The mattress is delivered in a compressed form duly wrapped in plastic to keep it protected from transit damage and shipped via FedEx ground shipping.

Wrapping Up

Helix has a fabulous reputation in the market. Their mattresses are not only affordable but also very high quality. These mattresses give you proper pressure relief that elevates joint aches and body pains. They also offer a good spinal alignment ensuring that you will not face any posture problems or wake up with neck and lower back pains. Apart from these excellent qualities, the mattress offers one of the best motion isolation properties making it highly suitable for light and restless sleepers. If you factor in the different firmness options and the upgrade to Luxe possibility then you have yourself a keeper with the Helix mattresses.

4.5/5

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