Helix Mattress Reviews

Explore the differences and similarities between Helix Sleep’s six standard hybrid mattresses.

By: Catherine Clark

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Helix Sleep makes a half dozen mattresses in their standard line. So how do you choose which is right for you? Keep scrolling to discover who each bed is best for, its construction, and how it impacts the feel of the mattress, as well as a brief summary on Helix’s warranty, shipping, returns, and sleep trial. We’ll even cover a few frequently asked questions and give you some key details about the brand. It’s all the research you need on one page.

Helix Mattress Models

Product
Firmness
Trial Period
Helix Sunset Mattress
Soft: 5.5/10
100 nights
Helix Moonlight Mattress
Medium-soft: 4/10
100 nights
Helix Midnight Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
100 nights
Helix Dusk Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
100 nights
Helix Twilight Mattress
Firm: 8.5/10
100 nights
Helix Dawn Mattress
Firm: 8/10
100 nights
Product
Helix Sunset Mattress
Firmness
Soft: 5.5/10
Trial Period
100 nights
Product
Helix Moonlight Mattress
Firmness
Medium-soft: 4/10
Trial Period
100 nights
Product
Helix Midnight Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Trial Period
100 nights
Product
Helix Dusk Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Trial Period
100 nights
Product
Helix Twilight Mattress
Firmness
Firm: 8.5/10
Trial Period
100 nights
Product
Helix Dawn Mattress
Firmness
Firm: 8/10
Trial Period
100 nights

Helix Mattress by Sleep Style

Sunset Moonlight Midnight Dusk Twilight Dawn
Side Sleeper Lightweight
Average-weight
Heavyweight
Back Sleeper Lightweight
Average-weight
Heavyweight
Stomach Sleeper Lightweight
Average-weight
Heavyweight

Here at Mattress Nerd, we classify lightweight sleepers as weighing < 130 lbs, while average-weight sleepers are between 130–230 lbs, and heavyweight sleepers weigh over 230 lbs.

All six Helix standard mattresses feature a polyester cover, a transitional layer of Helix Dynamic Foam and 8” pocketed coils over a high-density base layer. The main difference between the six beds is in the comfort layers, which contain either memory foam or Helix’s proprietary latex-like foam, depending on the model.

Because the construction is fairly similar, each bed’s firmness level and top foam layer are the most important factors when considering whether it will work for you. In general, Helix’s softer mattresses (the Sunset and Moonlight) are well-suited for lightweight sleepers, and the medium Midnight and Dusk models are popular among average-weight sleepers. The firmer Twilight and Dawn beds work for some heavyweight individuals and for average-weight sleepers who like firm mattresses.

Key Details About Helix Brand

Helix Sleep is a U.S.-based mattress company that started selling beds in 2015 and is known for a large selection of hybrid mattresses. Helix believes that every person’s mattress should fit their body type and sleep position. That’s why they created the Helix sleep quiz for HelixSleep.com, which matches shoppers to their ideal Helix mattress.

Helix operates one brick-and-mortar showroom in New York, but you can also find partner showrooms throughout the country. Online, Helix mattresses can be found at HelixSleep.com and at select third-party online retailers, like CB2.

Helix Luxe Mattresses

Helix offers six hybrid mattresses in its standard line in addition to the Helix Plus, which is designed for plus-size sleepers. Every Helix standard mattress can also be purchased in its Helix Luxe version, all of which have a hotel-quality quilted pillow top and a luxurious feel. Because of their hybrid constructions, all Helix Luxe models offer excellent temperature regulation, durability, and responsiveness.

To learn more about these upgraded versions of Helix products, take a look at our Helix Luxe mattress reviews.

Other Considerations: Cooling, Back Pain, and Couples

Cooling

All Helix mattresses are designed to sleep cool, making them some of the best mattresses for hot sleepers. The pocketed coil base layer provides ample room for airflow. Though the cover doesn’t feel cool to the touch, it has a stretchy feel that aids in overall breathability. The Helix mattresses made with memory foam may absorb slightly more heat than those with Helix Dynamic Foam, but the difference shouldn’t be noticeable to the average sleeper.

Back Pain

As long as you choose a Helix Sleep mattress that’s a good fit for your body type and sleeping position, you should also experience great pain relief. The comfort layers in these beds actively work to alleviate tension along the spine and at the hips and shoulders, regardless of whether they’re plush, medium, or firm.

If pressure relief is your top priority, we recommend choosing a model with a memory foam comfort layer to provide relief to joints like the elbows and shoulders. If you need a mattress that supports your lower back, choose one that has a firmer feel.

Couples

If you sleep with a partner and are concerned about being awoken by their movement throughout the night, motion isolation is worth some extra consideration. The firmness level and construction of each Helix model will determine each bed’s motion isolation capabilities.

Across the board, the Helix beds with memory foam (the Sunset, Midnight, and Twilight) absorb more motion than those with bouncier Helix Dynamic Foam (Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn). And as a rule, softer mattresses also absorb more motion than firmer, more responsive options.

Helix Mattress Models

Helix Sunset

Helix Sunset Mattress

Best for: side sleepers, back sleepers with a lightweight (< 130 lbs) body type, those who want a plush mattress, and couples.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
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Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Sunset Mattress

Best for: side sleepers, back sleepers with a lightweight (< 130 lbs) body type, those who want a plush mattress, and couples.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
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Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Sunset Mattress

Best for: side sleepers, back sleepers with a lightweight (< 130 lbs) body type, those who want a plush mattress, and couples.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
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Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

The Sunset is the softest mattress in the Helix Sleep standard collection. It has the most traditional memory foam feel and contours around the body better than any other Helix standard mattress, making it one of the best mattress for side sleepers.

The Sunset’s comfort layer contains soft memory foam, so you’ll sink in and feel hugged, especially if you sleep on your side. Helix designed the bed to provide side sleeper support for petite body types, but average-weight sleepers who enjoy a very plush feel may find it comfortable as well.

Although it shares a similar firmness level to the Helix Moonlight, the Sunset has more of a “traditional” memory foam feel, while the Moonlight has a neutral foam feel, meaning that it doesn’t feel distinctly like memory foam. The Moonlight also provides a bit more support for petite back and stomach sleepers.

Read our full Helix Sunset Mattress Review.

Helix Moonlight

Helix Moonlight Mattress

Best for: lightweight sleepers (< 130 lbs), side sleepers with lightweight and average-weight (130–230 lbs) body types, those who enjoy the feel of a plush mattress, and hot sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-soft: 4/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Moonlight Mattress

Best for: lightweight sleepers (< 130 lbs), side sleepers with lightweight and average-weight (130–230 lbs) body types, those who enjoy the feel of a plush mattress, and hot sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-soft: 4/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Moonlight Mattress

Best for: lightweight sleepers (< 130 lbs), side sleepers with lightweight and average-weight (130–230 lbs) body types, those who enjoy the feel of a plush mattress, and hot sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-soft: 4/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

The Helix Moonlight mattress is advertised alongside the Sunset as having a “Soft Feel.” While it is soft, it doesn’t offer a sinking sensation that memory foam purists tend to enjoy. It uses the brand’s proprietary Helix Dynamic Foam in the comfort and transition layers, which together create a neutral, gentle buoyancy for the sleeper.

This bed is great for petite back and stomach sleepers, but we also recommend it as a mattress for combination sleepers who switch primarily between their back and stomach. The Helix Moonlight can also work for petite side sleepers who don’t enjoy a memory foam feel.

Read our full Helix Moonlight Mattress Review to learn more.

Helix Midnight

Helix Midnight Mattress

Best for: side sleepers of all body types, couples, memory foam lovers concerned about overheating, and value shoppers.

Nerd Score 4.3/5
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Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Midnight Mattress

Best for: side sleepers of all body types, couples, memory foam lovers concerned about overheating, and value shoppers.

Nerd Score 4.3/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Midnight Mattress

Best for: side sleepers of all body types, couples, memory foam lovers concerned about overheating, and value shoppers.

Nerd Score 4.3/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

The Helix Midnight is the brand’s most popular model, with a medium firmness level that can suit side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers. It has a classic memory foam feel that’s reminiscent of Tempur-Pedic mattresses, but it’s also responsive and supportive thanks to the pocketed coil core and transition layer of latex-like Helix Dynamic Foam.

The versatility of the Helix Midnight also makes it one of the best mattresses for couples who fall into the average-weight category. The Helix Dusk, the brand’s other medium-firm bed, has a neutral foam feel and slightly more support. If you’re having trouble deciding between the two, we recommend the Midnight for those who have aches and pains, enjoy the feeling of sleeping “in” their mattress, and spend more time sleeping on their sides. 

Read our full Helix Midnight Mattress Review.

Helix Dusk

Helix Dusk Mattress

The Helix Dusk is a hybrid mattress made for back and stomach sleepers who want a little extra cushioning. The Dusk comes with a soft top layer for cradling, while the coils and medium-firmness provide the support needed for spinal alignment.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Dusk Mattress

The Helix Dusk is a hybrid mattress made for back and stomach sleepers who want a little extra cushioning. The Dusk comes with a soft top layer for cradling, while the coils and medium-firmness provide the support needed for spinal alignment.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Dusk Mattress

The Helix Dusk is a hybrid mattress made for back and stomach sleepers who want a little extra cushioning. The Dusk comes with a soft top layer for cradling, while the coils and medium-firmness provide the support needed for spinal alignment.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Like the Helix Midnight, the Dusk is a hybrid mattress with a medium-firmness. On our mattress firmness scale, we think both the Midnight and the Dusk fall around a 6/10, with 10 being the most firm.

However, the Dusk is designed to feel more like neutral foam as opposed to the Midnight’s memory foam feel. Helix achieves this by placing its responsive, supportive Helix Dynamic Foam on top of the Dusk. While you won’t experience as much pressure relief as you would on the softer Midnight or Sunset mattresses, you’ll most likely feel supported in any sleeping position atop the Helix Dusk.

The top layer of foam in this mattress also gives it slightly more bounce than the Midnight, which may appeal to combination sleepers and those who want more responsiveness.

Read our full Helix Dusk Mattress Review.

Helix Twilight

Helix Twilight Mattress

The Helix Twilight mattress is specifically engineered for sleepers who need a firmer sleep surface. A hybrid mattress featuring coils for support and memory foam for cradling, the Twilight combines lumbar support with cushioning that's good for back, stomach and heavyweight sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Firm: 8.5/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Twilight Mattress

The Helix Twilight mattress is specifically engineered for sleepers who need a firmer sleep surface. A hybrid mattress featuring coils for support and memory foam for cradling, the Twilight combines lumbar support with cushioning that's good for back, stomach and heavyweight sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Firm: 8.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Twilight Mattress

The Helix Twilight mattress is specifically engineered for sleepers who need a firmer sleep surface. A hybrid mattress featuring coils for support and memory foam for cradling, the Twilight combines lumbar support with cushioning that's good for back, stomach and heavyweight sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Firm: 8.5/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

As the second-firmest mattress in Helix Sleep’s standard line, the Twilight has a firm feel but offers pressure point relief with a top layer of memory foam. If you sleep primarily on your side but enjoy a firmer bed, this could be a good option for you.

The Twilight is a great mattress for back sleepers and stomach sleepers who need a firm bed, but also want pressure relief to prevent aches and pains. The Twilight will feel more supportive than the Dusk and Midnight beds (each of which has a medium-firmness), but it isn’t going to feel quite as firm as the Helix Dawn.

See our list of the best mattresses for back pain for other firm mattresses that still provide pressure relief in crucial areas.

Read our full Helix Twilight Mattress Review.

Helix Dawn

Helix Dawn Mattress

Best for: back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and couples or those who sleep with a partner.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
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Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Firm: 8/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Dawn Mattress

Best for: back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and couples or those who sleep with a partner.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Firm: 8/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Dawn Mattress

Best for: back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and couples or those who sleep with a partner.

Nerd Score 4.0/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Firm: 8/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

The Dawn is the firmest bed in Helix’s standard line and is rated 8/10 on our mattress firmness scale. Helix recommends this mattress for stomach sleepers and back sleepers that are average-weight and heavyweight. We also think it’s also a good choice for combination sleepers who like to sleep “on” their mattress.

Unlike the Twilight, the Dawn has a layer of Helix Dynamic Foam in both its comfort and transitional layers. Each of these layers work to give the bed a bouncy, supportive feel throughout. If you prefer feeling lifted and supported as opposed to hugged on a firm bed, the Dawn is a great pick. 

Read our full Helix Dawn Mattress Review.

Helix Video Review

Helix Construction

Sunset Moonlight Midnight Dusk Twilight Dawn
Layer #1  Soft Touch Design Cover Soft Touch Design Cover Soft Touch Design Cover Soft Touch Design Cover Soft Touch Design Cover Soft Touch Design Cover
Layer #2 Memory Plus Foam Helix Dynamic Foam Memory Plus Foam Helix Dynamic Foam Memory Plus Foam Helix Dynamic Foam
Layer #3 Helix Dynamic Foam Helix Dynamic Foam High-Grade Polyfoam Memory Plus Foam High-Grade Polyfoam High-Grade Polyfoam
Layer #4 Pocketed Coils Pocketed Coils Pocketed Coils Pocketed Coils Pocketed Coils Pocketed Coils
Layer #5 High-Density Base Foam High-Density Base Foam High-Density Base Foam High-Density Base Foam High-Density Base Foam High-Density Base Foam

How Construction Impacts The Feel of the Mattress

The standard Helix mattress models share a similar construction, but feel a little different because of varying materials and firmness levels. Those with a memory foam top layer will provide better pressure point relief and body contouring. Those with Helix Dynamic Foam top layers will have better responsiveness. You can expect to sink deeper into the softer mattress models, while resting “on top” of the firmer models.

When deciding which Helix mattress is the best fit, consider the firmness level and materials that best align with your sleeping position, body type, and comfort preferences. For example, the medium-soft Helix Sunset is best for side sleepers of any body type who prefer the conforming feel of memory foam. In contrast, the extra firm Helix Dawn is best for back and stomach sleepers who like a more buoyant, supportive feel.

Helix Pricing 

Disclaimer: These are standard prices without promotions or Mattress Nerd exclusive offers. Check out our Helix Mattress Coupons for the best deals.

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King  Cal King
Helix Sunset Mattress $799.00 $899.00 $1049.00 $1199.00 $1549.00 $1549.00
Helix Moonlight Mattress $799.00 $899.00 $1049.00 $1199.00 $1549.00 $1549.00
Helix Midnight Mattress $799.00 $899.00 $1049.00 $1199.00 $1549.00 $1549.00
Helix Dusk Mattress $799.00 $899.00 $1049.00 $1199.00 $1549.00 $1549.00
Helix Twilight Mattress $799.00 $899.00 $1049.00 $1199.00 $1549.00 $1549.00
Helix Dawn Mattress $799.00 $899.00 $1049.00 $1199.00 $1549.00 $1549.00

Dimensions & Specs 

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King  Cal King
Helix Sunset Mattress 38" x 75" 38" x 80" 54" x 75" 60" x 80" 76" x 80" 72" x 84"
Helix Moonlight Mattress 38" x 80" 54" x 75" 60" x 80" 76" x 80" 72" x 84"
Helix Midnight Mattress 38" x 80" 54" x 75" 60" x 80" 76" x 80" 72" x 84"
Helix Dusk Mattress 38" x 80" 54" x 75" 60" x 80" 76" x 80" 72" x 84"
Helix Twilight Mattress 38" x 80" 54" x 75" 60" x 80" 76" x 80" 72" x 84"
Helix Dawn Mattress 38" x 75" 38" x 80" 54" x 75" 60" x 80" 76" x 80" 72" x 84"

Helix Mattress Warranty, Shipping, Sleep Trial & Returns

Shipping

All new mattresses from Helix ship as a bed-in-a-box and typically arrive within seven to 14 business days. Customers may notice a slight odor when they first unbox their Helix mattress, especially if it’s one of the models that contains memory foam. Still, any off-gassing odor should dissipate within one to three days.

Sleep Trial

Helix Sleep offers a 100-night sleep trial period when you purchase a mattress from its standard line. Like many other mattress companies, Helix requests that consumers keep the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating a return. It typically takes the body 30 nights to adjust to a new mattress.

If you’re not satisfied with the mattress, you can return it for a full refund or request a mattress topper from Helix at no additional cost. If the topper doesn’t make enough of a difference, you can still return the mattress within the trial period. 

Helix Mattress Warranty Information

Which mattresses are covered by Helix’s Warranty?

The Helix mattress warranty policy ranges from 10–25 years. All of the standard mattresses are protected against workmanship and material defects for 10 years. The Helix Plus and upgraded Helix Luxe models are protected for 15 years, and the Helix Birch mattresses are covered for 25 years. The last 15 years of the Birch warranty are pro-rated, and you’ll be required to pay 50–95 percent of the original price, plus shipping. 

If you find a defect, you must ship the mattress to Helix Sleep at your own expense. If Helix Sleep confirms the defect, they’ll reimburse you for shipping fees, repair or replace the mattress, and ship it back to you for no additional charge.

In the mattress industry, most warranties are around 10 years, so Helix is generally above average in this area.

Helix Mattress Model

Warranty Period

Standard Models (the Helix Midnight, Helix Sunset, Helix Dusk, Helix Dawn, Helix Twilight, Helix Moonlight, and Helix Kids Mattresses)

10 years

Luxe Models and Helix Plus Mattress

15 years

Birch Models (Birch Natural and Birch Luxe Natural Mattresses)

25 years

What is Covered by the Helix Warranty?

  • Visible Indentation or Deterioration– The warranty covers visible, permanent indentations in the polyfoam or memory foam comfort layers that are deeper than 1”—unless they are associated with the use of an improper or unsupportive base or foundation. 
  • Physical Flaws– The warranty covers physical flaws that may cause the foam or innersprings to split or crack despite regular usage and appropriate handling. If the mattress has been stored or used on an improper base, then these physical flaws may not be covered.
  • Assembly/Manufacturing Defect– Any defects caused during the manufacturing or assembly process. If your mattress arrives with a defect—including a damaged mattress cover—be sure to contact customer support right away.

What is Not Covered by the Helix Warranty

  • Comfort Preferences – The Helix mattress warranty clearly states that it doesn’t cover issues with comfort preferences after the 100-night sleep trial ends. Examples of comfort preferences include firmness level, motion transfer, temperature regulation, edge support and pressure relief
  • Normal Increase of Softness – Over time, your mattress may become softer. This is normal and is just the result of regular use. 
  • Mattresses Sold By Unauthorized Resellers – Helix mattresses have to be purchased through an authorized retailer like Helixsleep.com or Amazon for the warranty to be valid.
  • Non-Defective Part Replacements – The warranty only covers the replacement of defective pieces, not the whole mattress. In some cases, the whole mattress will be replaced, but it’s possible that only the damaged part of the mattress will be replaced.
  • Off-Gassing – Most bed-in-a-box mattresses have a slight scent when they’re unboxed. This is due to off-gassing caused by the chemicals used in the foam layers. The chemicals are safe, and the scent should only last a few hours. If it lasts longer, it might be a potential manufacturing issue, but otherwise, it’s not covered by the warranty.

What Could Void The Helix Mattress Warranty?

  • Removing the mattress cover
  • Using a foundation with slats more than 5” apart
  • Using a bed frame that’s not strong enough to support the weight of the mattress and any users
  • Buying a secondhand Helix mattress
  • Taking your mattress out of the U.S. or Canada

How do I clean the mattress cover without removing it to maintain my warranty?

Removing your Helix mattress cover will void your warranty, but it is still possible to keep it clean with spot cleaning. Apply hot water and soap as soon as you notice the stain, and then let the mattress completely dry before putting your sheets back on.

Filing A Warranty Claim with Helix

The process is fairly simple to file a Helix mattress warranty claim. Simply reach out to Helix customer support and they’ll respond within a few business days to walk you through the whole process. There are two ways you can get into contact with Helix to begin your claims process:

  • Call Helix: Schedule a call with Helix’s customer support line. 
  • Go Online: Email Helix at help@helixsleep.com.

In order to file a claim with Helix make sure you have available the following items:

  • Receipt with the original date of purchase
  • A photo or video of the defect

Addressing Helix Mattress Complaints

Sleeps Hot

A few customers complained that their Helix mattress caused them to overheat. There are several reasons why a mattress might seem to sleep hot for certain people. Memory foam mattresses tend to cause some sinkage and provide a “hugging” sensation, which can trap heat around the body. Plus, some people naturally have a higher body temperature than others.

The Helix mattress line is designed to stay cool. All Helix mattresses have a breathable cover and hybrid construction with individually wrapped coils that allow airflow through the bed. The models that have Memory Plus Foam layers may retain more body heat, so hot sleepers should be aware of that. Also, softer models will allow you to sink deeper and be more enveloped by the foam.

Overall, Helix beds should work well for most people sleeping with air conditioning. For extra-hot sleepers, we recommend upgraded to a Helix Luxe mattress or adding the Helix Ultra-Cool Mattress Pad—a topper that features cooling phase-change material that absorbs heat.

Can Cause Backaches

A few Helix customers complained of back pain after sleeping on their new Helix mattress. Chances are, those folks didn’t choose the best model for their sleeping position and body type. If you choose the correct mattress for your needs, sleeping should not cause new back pain or exacerbate chronic pain.

Each Helix mattress is designed to maintain proper spine alignment and provide pressure relief for certain kinds of sleepers—both of which are key to avoiding back or joint pain. Hopefully, this overview of Helix’s standard mattresses helps you choose which model is right for you. We also recommend taking the free sleep quiz on Helixsleep.com. And remember that you can return your mattress during the 100-night sleep trial.

Compare Helix Mattresses to More Brands

Since the Helix Midnight is Helix’s most popular, versatile mattress model, we’re comparing it to flagship mattresses from other bed-in-a-box brands.

Helix Midnight vs. Casper

Product
Firmness
Score
Helix Midnight Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.3/5
Casper Original Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.8/5
Product
Helix Midnight Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.3/5
Product
Casper Original Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.8/5

The Helix Midnight is a hybrid mattress designed for side sleepers and anyone who needs extra cushioning at their pressure points. The Casper Original is a memory foam mattress with ergonomically zoned support foam that works for every sleeping position.

While the Helix Midnight is better for hot sleepers and people who like to be hugged by their mattress, the Casper mattress outperforms the Helix Midnight for stomach sleepers and people with back pain.

See our full Helix Midnight vs. Casper Mattress Comparison to decide which is better for you!

Helix Midnight vs. Purple

Product
Firmness
Score
Helix Midnight Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.3/5
Purple Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
3.8/5
Product
Helix Midnight Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.3/5
Product
Purple Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
3.8/5

The primary difference between Helix and Purple mattresses is that Helix creates hybrid mattresses consisting of both foam and coils, while Purple uses a unique, gel-like polymer grid on top of either support foam or coils.

The Helix Midnight can work for all sleeping positions, depending on your body type. The original Purple mattress is best for back sleepers, hot sleepers, and those weighing less than 230 lbs. The Helix is more affordable, but the Purple may be more durable.

See our full Helix Midnight vs. Purple Mattress Comparison to decide which better meets your needs!

Helix Midnight vs. Leesa

Product
Firmness
Score
Helix Midnight Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.3/5
Leesa Original Mattress
Medium-soft: 5.5/10
3.2/5
Product
Helix Midnight Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.3/5
Product
Leesa Original Mattress
Firmness
Medium-soft: 5.5/10
Score
3.2/5

The Leesa Original is an all-foam mattress with excellent pressure relief and lots of responsiveness. The Helix Midnight is a hybrid mattress with a traditional memory foam hug and the bounce of coils.

The Leesa supports lightweight and average-weight sleepers, while the Helix Midnight offers enough support for sleepers of all weight ranges. Both of these beds provide excellent spinal alignment and pressure relief and work well for back or side sleepers. However, the Leesa isolates motion better for couples, and the Helix Midnight is a better choice for hot sleepers.

See our full Helix Midnight vs. Leesa Mattress Comparison to decide which is the best fit for you!

Helix Midnight vs. Tuft & Needle

Product
Firmness
Score
Helix Midnight Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.3/5
Tuft & Needle Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
3.5/5
Product
Helix Midnight Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.3/5
Product
Tuft & Needle Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
3.5/5

The Helix Midnight is a medium-firm hybrid mattress with pressure-relieving memory foam that creates a close, conforming feel. The original Tuft & Needle is made entirely from proprietary foams that have a medium-firm feel.

Side sleepers, hot sleepers, and those weighing more than 230 lbs should opt for the Helix, while budget shoppers, lightweight stomach sleepers, and people who want a firmer feel will likely prefer the T&N mattress.

See our full Helix Midnight vs. Tuft & Needle Mattress Comparison to decide the best choice for you!

Helix Mattress FAQs

Is Helix a good mattress brand?

We consider Helix Sleep to be one of the top online mattress brands currently on the market. They use quality materials to make a standard and upgraded Luxe mattress model for every firmness preference. They also offer free shipping, an industry-standard 100-night trial period, and 10–15 year warranties.

Do Helix mattresses sag?

Helix mattresses have a durable design and shouldn't sag if stored on a supportive enough bed frame. The warranty for all standard Helix mattresses requires a supportive base with slats no greater than 5" apart. Platform bases, adjustable bases, and box springs are all acceptable if they provide adequate support.

How long does a Helix mattress last?

We expect Helix mattresses to last seven to 10 years. The mattress models with thicker foam top layers may show signs of wear earlier than those with thinner layers of foam. Experts recommend replacing your mattress every 10 years, so Helix mattresses last about as long as they should.

What if my mattress is uncomfortable right away?

The Helix mattress warranty doesn’t cover comfort preferences, but these beds do come with a 100-night sleep trial. If you’re not loving your new mattress after the 30-day break-in period (but before the 100-night sleep trial period is over), then you can return it for a full refund.

The Nerd’s Scores for the Helix Mattresses

Firmness  Type Price (Queen) Score
Helix Sunset Mattress Soft: 5.5/10 Hybrid $1199.00 3.80
Helix Moonlight Mattress Soft: 5.5/10 Hybrid $1199.00 4.00
Helix Midnight Mattress Soft: 6/10 Hybrid $1199.00 4.30
Helix Dusk Mattress Soft: 6/10 Hybrid $1199.00 4.00
Helix Twilight Mattress Medium-firm: 7/10 Hybrid $1199.00 4.00
Helix Dawn Mattress Firm: 7.5/10 Hybrid $1199.00 4.00

Starting at $85

Helix Adjustable Pillow

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Starting at $750

Helix Adjustable Base

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Starting at $95

Helix Wedge Pillow

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Starting at $125

Helix Ultrasoft Sheet Set

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