How does this mattress compare to other mattresses you’ve slept on? Honestly, this mattress is a dream, with the price point being under $2,000 for a California King. Every time I go out of town and stay in an Airbnb or hotel, I am always excited to go back to our bed at home, as it truly fits the needs and desires we have for a mattress.
Would you recommend this mattress to another side sleeper? I would recommend this mattress to another side sleeper, especially for those looking to alleviate hip pain, shoulder pain, and back pain.
Gabriela Ulloa, contributor
How firm is the mattress? Medium firm.
As a side sleeper, what attracted you to this mattress? Not only did the company claim the mattress would be cooling—sign me up—but it also noted that it featured a luxury memory foam for pressure relief on hips and shoulders. As a side sleeper who constantly wakes up with a crooked neck and often back pain, this was a huge plus.
What do you love about this mattress? It’s the perfect combination of firm yet cozy and is actually, wait for it, breathable. No mattress topper necessary. I sleep bundled between blankets, pillows, and a plush duvet and wake up feeling refreshed and never sore. Plus, if someone is sleeping next to you, you actually do not feel them whatsoever.
If you could change anything about it, what would it be? Honestly nothing. I sleep like an angel on this thing.
How does this mattress compare to other mattresses you’ve slept on? It feels so much more supportive than any other mattress I’ve owned and doesn’t cause any sort of soreness or back pain, even if I’ve been traveling and haven’t slept on it for a while.
Would you recommend this mattress to another side sleeper? Absolutely. The Helix Midnight Luxe really holds you comfortably with adding constant support, so you never feel that “sinking in” feeling that messes with your hips.
How comfortable was the mattress on a scale of 1 to 10? 9
How did delivery and setup go? The mattress weighs a lot. Getting it up the stairs was a true mission, but once I was able to unbox it, it was smooth(ish) sailing. From there, I just had to unwrap it and let it breathe to get out that chemically smell most mattresses arrive with. It’s definitely a two-person job but, hey, if that’s the price we pay for good sleep, I’ll take it.
Reviewer: Sam Cochran, global features editor
How firm is the mattress? The mattress is incredibly soft—some might say like a cloud, based on the logo, but I’ll go with whipped peaks of meringue. I know it’s a hybrid model, with a coil base topped by memory foam. But the overwhelming sensation is one of gently sinking into the surface. I was too comfortable to really consider where one layer ended and the next began.
As a side sleeper, what attracted you to this mattress? I’m a side sleeper—and a very still side sleeper at that. I often wake up in the same position (right side down, hands beneath the head, legs slightly fetal) as the one in which I fall asleep. So I like the idea of being cradled in place by the foam, all the more so since my skinny 6’4” frame—especially my long neck and spine—enjoy extra support.