The Helix mattress is all about customization. I was surprised that my assessment of the product started with a quiz.. It only takes a couple minutes to complete and then the company uses the data to come up with a personalized design just for you. Your product is then made to order and shipped directly to your door.
If any of this sounds intriguing, stick around to read my assessment of the product. I’ll fill you in on some of the most important factors regarding this revolutionary design, including what you can expect your first few nights and which key features you should keep in mind when deciding if you should buy this product.
Because each sleeping surface is custom designed and constructed, there’s no set construction layout. But in general, the product is made up of three layers. The first is a latex-like foam called Helix Dynamic foam. It’s usually around 2” thick. The second layer consists of pocket coils and is usually just over 2”. The final layer is made of polyfoam. It’s 6” total with 4” of base layer foam and 2” of comfort layer foam. Be sure to take a look at your custom layers if you decide to buy one for yourself.
The cover is made from materials that are designed for breathability and comfort. The cover is also designed to give the product a sleek look. While it is removable, the company recommends that you leave the cover on and spot clean as needed, and use a protector cover, which I did during my assessment of the product.
First Impression & Overnight Test (Firmness, Feel, & Support)
My assessment started with the decompression stage. This is longer than with most other boxed designs, but I think my report wouldn’t have been accurate without it. You should schedule about 72 hours for decompression. After this time had passed, I set up the bed and got started on the report.
Now keep in mind that my first impression regarding firmness and support might be drastically different than yours. Because the company makes each product to order, there are virtually no two designs that are identical.
I’ll take this portion of my report and focus on quality along with how the product felt. My sleeping surface was more firm than plush and more supportive than soft, which is just what I like in a bed. But what really caught my attention during my assessment was that the product felt like no other I had ever used. This made me a believer in the quality and accuracy of their customization process.
Sinkage, Motion Transfer, & Temperature
You can expect to experience standard memory foam sinkage during your Helix mattress review. While you’ll feel the mattress give a bit when you first sit down, you shouldn’t feel like you’re sinking in quicksand. But this will depend on your personal softness preferences for your Helix mattress review.
Again, this will depend on your individual mattress design. But because the mattress does include foam, you can expect motion transfer to be less than a traditional spring coil mattress. During my Helix mattress review, I could feel the mattress move when my dog jumped up on the bed while I was awake but I never woke up because of it.
The quiz that begins your Helix mattress review includes questions on temperature regulation. The company will modify your mattress to either include minimal temperature regulation features or make cooling the main focus of the mattress.
Firmness and support
Your firmness and support will also be determined specifically just for you during your Helix mattress review. My mattress was more firm than plush and more supportive than soft, which is just what I like in a mattress.
I’ve already mentioned how the company customizes yourproduct. But what I’ve left out is one of their customizable options that really grabbed my attention.
They offer two options for couples. Once they have an idea of each partner’s preferences, they can either create a product with a blended design, marrying their separate preferences so that each sleeper gets their ideal sleeping surface no matter where they sleep on the bed. But there’s also a separated option where themodel is different on both sides, providing each sleeper with a side of the bed that’s 100% perfect for their needs. This company will help you decide which option is best for you.
How Does It Compare?
Let’s take a look at some competition:
While I believe all of these designs to be some of the best in their class, nothing compares with a customised sleeping surface. My assessment of this product left me wondering why no one has thought of offering a customized sleeping surface before.
Overall, I was impressed during my Helix. I loved how the company takes the time to not just personalize your product but actually make it to order. I’ve never come across another bedding company that takes the time to get to know each of their customers on such a personal level.
If you’re tired of the “one size fits all” approach, it’s time to look at this product. The difference might just give you the best night of sleep you’ve ever had. Check out our other mattress reviews.