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Helix Mattress Review

Updated March 2024
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Michelle Griczika
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Dr. Ifran Saddique
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Summary

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About Helix:

Helix Mattresses are 100% US made, hand-assembled, and custom-built. Their team of engineers, designers, and craftsmen have over 30 years of experience, ensuring expertly designed and meticulously assembled mattresses. With various types available, each mattress is designed with different materials and features to provide distinct levels of comfort, support, and cooling.

  • The Helix Midnight mattress: is an 11.5-inch 5-layer hybrid mattress.

  • Construction: Its construction consists of an 8-inch support system and 3 layers of foam.
  • Cover: This mattress has the Helix Soft Touch cover, which is removable. Hot sleepers have an option to swap the cover for the Helix Ultra-Cool Cover, which sleeps even cooler.
  • Firmness: The Helix Midnight has a medium firmness of between 5 and 6 on the firmness scale.
  • Pressure relief: This mattress is engineered for maximum pressure relief, and it’s ideal for all sleeper types (side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers).
  • Warranty and trial period: Helix Sleep offers a 10-year limited warranty and has a 100-night trial.

Quick Overview

The Helix Midnight is a hybrid mattress with an 8-inch support system and 3 layers of foam. It has a removable cover made of soft touch material, which you can swap for the Ultra-Cool cover for hot sleepers. This mattress is ideal for all sleep types (side, back, stomach, combination) thanks to its medium firmness of between 4 and 6 on the firmness scale. It comes with a 10-year limited warranty and 100-night trial period.
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Trial 100-Night Trial
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Warranty 10 Years
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Shipping/Returns USA
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Mattress Type Hybrid
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Firmness 6/10

Who is the Helix Midnight best for?

The Helix Midnight is Helix Sleep’s most popular mattress that combines foam and coil layers to provide a medium firm feel that caters to a combination of different sleepers. Helix Sleep reviews particularly note the Midnight’s excellent pressure relief for side sleepers because of its plush top layer. It is also a good option for back and stomach sleepers who prefer a firmer surface to keep their spines aligned properly. Other top features include its motion isolation and edge support which make it a great option for couples. 

Ideal for: 

  • Side and back sleepers 

  • Couples or people who sleep with pets

  • Couples with different combinations of sleeping preferences

  • People seeking a luxury bed

  • Sleepers who sleep near the edge of the bed

Firmness & Feel

Helix Sleep offers over six different mattress models to cater to every type of sleeper’s needs. The Helix Midnight mattress is their most popular model because it has a medium-feel which accommodates couples that have different firmness preferences. Read any Helix Midnight review, sleepers say it does a great job of balancing both support and comfort while providing pressure point relief. This luxury hybrid mattress is geared toward side sleepers, as it contours to the body to support spinal alignment while providing cushioning for your shoulders and hips. 

For every Helix model, Helix Sleep offers an option to upgrade to the Luxe version, which has more support and features six layers. The height profile also increases by about 2 inches to 13.5” tall. Unlike the classic version, the Luxe has a quilted pillow topper for added comfort, and a zone specifically made to help with lumbar support. The Helix Midnight Luxe firmness does not change when upgrading to the Luxe version, it will still fall around the medium-firm range. 

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Construction & Design

The construction of Helix mattresses will vary depending on whether you get the classic or luxe version of a mattress. Each standard mattress, whether it’s the Midnight, Dusk or any other, can upgrade to the luxe mattress, which offers two additional inches and two additional layers. The difference between the Luxe and standard versions are the two extra layers that the luxe version has: the pillow top topper and the targeted lumbar support. 

However, all Helix mattresses come with the same base of construction which include these five Helix mattress layers:

Layers Description
Cooling cover Choose between either the TENCEL cover or the GlacioTex Cooling Cover. Each cover will help cool the mattress with breathable technology and is cool to the touch. 
Comfort layers These two layers are made out of plush memory foam and high-grade polyfoam with a medium-feel to provide cushioning with support.
Transition layer Another layer of high-grade polyfoam providing ergonomic support and cushioning. 
Body shape layer Includes up to 1000 individually wrapped coils that cradle your body while limiting motion transfer. The coils are reinforced to provide optimal edge support. 
 
DuraDense Foam The bottom foam layer provides base support to the entire mattress.
 

 

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Is Helix Midnight a good mattress?

Based on Helix Mattress reviews, the Helix Midnight mattress is known for its excellent pressure relief, cooling, and motion isolation. Here are some of the best features that customers have highlighted:

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Helix Mattress Back Pain

The Helix Midnight mattress was designed to give you excellent support, helping to combat upper and lower back pain. It's especially helpful for side sleepers because it is specifically designed to support your shoulders and hips which is why many reviewers have stated it being the best Helix mattress for back pain. 

If you’re looking for even more targeted relief for back pain, consider upgrading to the Helix Midnight Luxe which includes “zoned lumbar support coils''. This zoning technology provides a softer feel under your shoulders and firmer feel under your hips which will help support your body and align your spine.

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Helix Mattress Cooling

Helix cooling mattress is one of the coolest on the hybrid market, that’s especially impressive considering its use of foam in the construction. That’s in thanks to its pocketed coil system which allows airflow to move throughout the center of the mattress. 

If you’re looking for even more cooling, you also have the option of two hypoallergenic cooling covers: a breathable, moisture-wicking TENCEL™ cover or you can upgrade to the GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover which is made from a high thermal conductive material that dissipates heat quickly. 

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Helix Mattress Motion Isolation

According to Helix reviews, couples who are often woken up by their partner's tossing and turning have praised the Helix Midnight's motion isolation, saying that they noticed a significant decrease in movement felt. 

Typically you would find that all-foam mattresses perform the best in this category but in the Helix Midnight the pocketed coil system works well in isolating motion. Which means if you share your bed with a partner who moves around a lot during the night, you are less likely to be disturbed by their movements which is why the Helix Midnight ranks highly in best mattresses for couples. 

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Helix Mattress Edge Support

The Helix Midnight performs very well for edge support. The reinforced edge support comes from the 1,000 individually wrapped coils in the center of the mattress. The standard model is reinforced around two sides of the bed, while the Luxe model has reinforced edges around all four sides - both do a great job of making the bed feel sturdy and larger than it is. Couples who share a bed will find they can spread out, and if you’re a sleeper who sleeps near the edge you won’t have the fear of tumbling over.
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Helix Mattress Sex

The best mattresses for sex have a few key factors. They’re responsive and the right amount of bouncy, they have solid edge support for optimal movement and lastly they’re cooling. For all those reasons, the Helix Midnight is a great choice for sex. The pocketed coils are responsive and provide the mattress with a bouncy feel. 
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Helix Mattress Off Gassing

Helix Sleep ships their mattresses in a box which means when unpacked your Helix mattress will begin to expand and release an odor called “off-gassing”. This is typical for mattresses that are constructed with foam. The odor will typically dissipate within 24-48 hours. 

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Helix Sleep Quiz

Helix mattresses can be customized to suit different sleep preferences. Sleepers can choose based on sleep positions, firmness, weight and more. Helix Sleep makes this even easier by providing the Helix Sleep quiz which can help you determine the best mattress for your specific needs. According to Helix reviews, people find this feature impressive and accurate.

Sleeping Positions

Helix Sleep pays special attention to where to place the support in the mattress depending on what kind of side sleeper you are. That’s what makes Helix unique is its different mattress options that you can choose based on firmness which allows you to tailor your mattress to your unique needs. 

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Helix Mattress Side Sleeper

Side sleepers need support near their pressure points. To accommodate this sleeping position, the Midnight mattress has middle layers that contour your body. These layers will help eliminate pain and relieve pressure on the shoulders and hips. They require specific support that the Sunset, Midnight, and Twilight mattresses all cater to. Side sleepers above 130 lbs will find the medium firm feel the perfect balance of catering to those pressure points, while Helix side sleepers who weigh less than 130 lbs might enjoy a softer Helix mattress.

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Helix Mattress Back Sleeper

The Helix Midnight mattress can be a good choice for back sleepers. In Helix mattress reviews, back sleepers note that it provides enough support and pressure relief to help align the spine. If you are suffering from back pain, you might consider upgrading to the Luxe model which has lumbar zone technology specifically targeting pressure relief in your back. 

The Helix Midnight’s medium firm feel is a solid choice for back sleepers who need more support on their hips and shoulders. Back sleepers of most sizes will find this is a great choice however if you weigh more than 230 lbs, consider the Plus version which specifically caters to Helix plus-sized sleepers. 

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Helix Mattress Stomach Sleeper

If you are a stomach sleeper, it can depend on your weight if the Helix Midnight is a good choice for you. Helix stomach sleepers typically should opt for one of the firmer mattresses like Helix Dusk or Dawn so that there is less "sinkage" into the mattress. However some Helix Midnight reviews state that the medium-firm feeling is more firm than soft and so it will be a good choice for you after all. If you weigh more than 230 lbs, opt for a firmer mattress since stomach sleepers need to be supported in the hip area to remove strain from the lower back and keep the spine aligned.

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Helix Mattress Price and Sizes

The Helix Midnight is a luxury hybrid mattress. Given the quality of the materials, the features and the upgrades - the Helix mattress cost is reasonable. While you’ll find other bed-in-a-box options for cheaper, none of them will offer the same benefits, customization and features that Helix Sleep does. From the high-quality construction to the comfort layers, this mattress offers a great value for money. The mattress also comes with a 10 to 15 year warranty and a 100-night home trial, so you can be sure that your investment is protected. 

The Helix mattress sizes include:

  1. Twin 
  2. Twin XL 
  3. Full 
  4. Queen 
  5. King
  6. California King
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Helix 100 Night Sleep Trial

Helix Sleep offers a 100-night sleep trial that comes along with your Helix mattress purchase. Starting the day your mattress arrives, you have 100 nights to sleep on the mattress to make sure it’s the right fit for you. It’s important to remember that breaking in a mattress takes around 30 nights, so you’ll still have ample time to return your mattress if after the 30 days you still don’t feel like it’s the right fit. 

Helix Return Policy

If during your 100 night trial you decide you don’t like the Helix Midnight mattress, you can return it for a full refund. Again, Helix Sleep recommends trying the mattress for at least 30 days before deciding on a return.

Helix Sleep Warranty

Helix Sleep offers a 10 year warranty to all standard mattresses. The Luxe models have a 15 year warranty. The warranty will cover any type of manufacturing defect. 

Helix Sleep Shipping and Delivery

Each Helix mattress is made and shipped from the USA. It ships in a box directly to your doorstep. Canadian orders will incur a customs tax and shipping fee.

Our Mattress Verdict

Helix Midnight offers customization options for every sleeper. If you haven't found a mattress that works well for your preferences, Helix will match you up with a mattress that offers the support and features that suit your needs. All in all, the Helix Midnight is a great choice because of its comfort, support and temperature regulation, and its motion transfer reduction ensuring a peaceful sleep for everyone in the bed. If you're looking for a mattress that promises a luxurious sleeping experience, then the Helix Midnight is definitely worth considering.

Pros
  • Customize based on sleeping position and firmness preference
  • Two pillows free
  • Made with no harmful chemicals
  • Two options for payment plans
Cons
  • Upgrading to Luxe is expensive
  • Shorter trial period

Common Questions (FAQ)

Helix mattresses are known for their high quality construction and top-tier features. The Helix Midnight mattress is the most popular line from Helix Sleep due to its medium firm feel that fits a combination of different sleepers. The Helix Midnight boasts multiple high scores for features such as motion isolation, edge support and cooling. This is a luxury mattress worth every bit for its value!

Helix Sleep mattresses are made in the USA. 

Helix mattresses are made from durable and quality materials with a well-designed construction that will ensure your mattress lasts anywhere from 7-10 years. 

Yes, the Helix Midnight ships as a bed-in-a-box mattress. Meaning it will come compressed in a box straight to your doorstep. 

No, Helix mattress does not need a box spring however Helix Sleep company does recommend using a foundation under its mattresses. 

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Dr. Ifran Saddique
Medicine

Dr. Ifran Saddique

MD

Dr. Saddique completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Combined Military Hospital Medical and Dental College between 2012 and 2017. His rigorous medical training has provided him with a solid foundation in medical sciences and clinical practice. He has held the position of Medical Doctor at St. Bartholomew Hospital, Barts NHS Trust since May 2023, where he has been actively involved in delivering high-quality healthcare services. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Medical Superintendent at Children Hospital. Moreover, Dr. Irfan specializes in medical content writing and has provided his knowledge and expertise on many blogs and articles on health and fitness, behavioral health, and medical issues.

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