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Helix LUXE Mattress Review

Written by Brad Nehring

Helix LUXE Mattress Review

The Bottom Line.

  • The Helix LUXE mattress collection includes six hybrid models designed for specific body types, sleep positions, and firmness preferences.
  • Each mattress features a plush pillow-top for added cushioning.
  • The pocketed coils are zoned with different gauges to provide enhanced support for sleepers and reinforce the edges against sinkage.

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Helix LUXE Overview

Helix is a U.S.-based mattress brand best known for their wide hybrid selection. Each model is designed for sleepers with specific body types, sleep positions, and firmness preferences. The company invites customers to complete an online sleep quiz to determine which mattress is most suitable for them.

This review will take a closer look at the Helix LUXE hybrids. This collection consists of six individual mattress models:

The Sunset LUXE, Midnight LUXE, and Twilight LUXE are constructed with pillow-top covers, followed by memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers. Their support cores feature zoned pocketed coils, with thicker coils supporting the sleeper’s midsection and hips and thinner coils cradling the rest of their body. Each of these models measures 14 inches thick, and has a different rating on the 1-10 firmness scale. The Sunset LUXE is medium-soft, or 4; the Midnight LUXE is medium, or 5.5; and the Twilight LUXE is firm, or 7.

Instead of memory foam, the Moonlight LUXE, Dusk LUXE, and Dawn LUXE have comfort layers made of Helix Dynamic Foam, a proprietary polyfoam material. Otherwise, these three models are virtually identical to the Sunset LUXE, Midnight LUXE, and Twilight LUXE in terms of materials and thickness. For firmness, the Moonlight LUXE is medium-soft (4), the Dusk LUXE is medium (5.5), and the Dawn LUXE is firm (7).

Read on to learn more about each Helix LUXE mattress. This review includes full construction details, prices, and performance ratings based on verified owner experiences and our own product testing. We’ll also see how LUXE models compare to similarly constructed hybrids from other brands, and provide an overview of Helix’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.

Please note: Helix also offers six standard mattresses that correspond to the LUXE models in terms of product names and firmness options. To learn more about these models, please visit our Helix Mattress Review.

Table of Contents

Ratings Summary

Construction & Feel

Ratings Breakdown

Pricing & Discounts

Mattress Comparisons

 

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  • Mattress shoppers who are unsure about their firmness preferences. Helix customers are invited to complete an online sleep quiz, which narrows down LUXE models based on the individual’s body type, normal sleep position, and other personal factors.
  • People who enjoy a balance of body-conforming and support. LUXE mattresses have thick comfort systems that contour to the sleeper’s body somewhat closely, but these models are also fairly responsive due to their thick pocketed coils. This creates a combined feeling of sleeping “on” and sleeping “in” the mattress.
  • Hot sleepers. Each LUXE model offers exceptional temperature neutrality thanks to strong airflow through the coil layer, and the breathable Tencel covers offer extra cooling.

Not Recommended for...

  • Sleepers who prefer a traditional innerspring feel. Helix LUXE mattresses are fairly springy thanks to their thick coils, but they lack the exceptional responsiveness of innerspring beds.

Ratings Summary

Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of all six Helix LUXE mattresses. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.

Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.

  • Helix Sunset Luxe
  • Helix Moonlight Luxe
  • Helix Midnight Luxe
  • Helix Dusk Luxe
  • Helix Twilight Luxe
  • Helix Dawn Luxe

Mattress Performance Ratings

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex

Mattress Performance Ratings

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex

Mattress Performance Ratings

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex

Mattress Performance Ratings

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex

Mattress Performance Ratings

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex

Mattress Performance Ratings

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
  • Helix Sunset Luxe
  • Helix Moonlight Luxe
  • Helix Midnight Luxe
  • Helix Dusk Luxe
  • Helix Twilight Luxe
  • Helix Dawn Luxe
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
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Durability

The Helix Sunset Luxe has an expected lifespan of about six and a half years, which is typical for hybrids with softer comfort layers.

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Durability

The Helix Sunset Luxe has an expected lifespan of about six and a half years, which is typical for hybrids with softer comfort layers.

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Motion Isolation

The Sunset Luxe's soft foam comfort and transitional layers absorb and minimize motion transfer to a noticeable extent.

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Motion Isolation

The Sunset Luxe's soft foam comfort and transitional layers absorb and minimize motion transfer to a noticeable extent.

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Off-gassing

Softer foams are associated with more off-gassing odor; the Sunset Luxe has higher odor potential than most other Helix models.

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Off-gassing

Softer foams are associated with more off-gassing odor; the Sunset Luxe has higher odor potential than most other Helix models.

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Pressure Relief

The Helix Sunset Luxe has a soft foam comfort layer that conforms very closely, making this mattress especially suitable for lightweight people and side sleepers.

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Pressure Relief

The Helix Sunset Luxe has a soft foam comfort layer that conforms very closely, making this mattress especially suitable for lightweight people and side sleepers.

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Temperature Neutrality

Good airflow through the coil layer helps keep the Sunset Luxe feeling cool and comfortable for most.

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Temperature Neutrality

Good airflow through the coil layer helps keep the Sunset Luxe feeling cool and comfortable for most.

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Edge Support

Strong pocketed coils and a base layer of high-density foam help reinforce the Sunset Luxe very well and reduce sinkage along the perimeter.

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Edge Support

Strong pocketed coils and a base layer of high-density foam help reinforce the Sunset Luxe very well and reduce sinkage along the perimeter.

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Noise

Some Sunset Luxe owners report occasional squeaks and creaks, but the bed is much quieter than most competing innersprings with non-pocketed coils.

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Noise

Some Sunset Luxe owners report occasional squeaks and creaks, but the bed is much quieter than most competing innersprings with non-pocketed coils.

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Sex

The Sunset Luxe is not particularly responsive; couples seeking a springy mattress may want to choose another Helix model.

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Sex

The Sunset Luxe is not particularly responsive; couples seeking a springy mattress may want to choose another Helix model.

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Durability

The Helix Moonlight Luxe should perform for about six and a half to seven years before a replacement is needed; this is comparable to the average hybrid with softer comfort layers

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Durability

The Helix Moonlight Luxe should perform for about six and a half to seven years before a replacement is needed; this is comparable to the average hybrid with softer comfort layers

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Motion Isolation

The Moonlight Luxe reduces motion transfer to a greater extent than other comparable hybrids, due in part to its softer top layers.

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Motion Isolation

The Moonlight Luxe reduces motion transfer to a greater extent than other comparable hybrids, due in part to its softer top layers.

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Off-gassing

The Moonlight Luxe may emit some odor when new, but off-gassing smells do not appear to be excessively strong or persistent.

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Off-gassing

The Moonlight Luxe may emit some odor when new, but off-gassing smells do not appear to be excessively strong or persistent.

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Pressure Relief

The Moonlight Luxe's comfort layer conforms closely to the sleeper's body; it is suitable for most lightweight people regardless of their sleep position.

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Pressure Relief

The Moonlight Luxe's comfort layer conforms closely to the sleeper's body; it is suitable for most lightweight people regardless of their sleep position.

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Temperature Neutrality

The mattress sleeps fairly cool due to strong, consistent air circulation through the pocketed coil layer.

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Temperature Neutrality

The mattress sleeps fairly cool due to strong, consistent air circulation through the pocketed coil layer.

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Edge Support

The Moonlight Luxe offers strong edge support thanks to its robust coil layer and high-density foam base.

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Edge Support

The Moonlight Luxe offers strong edge support thanks to its robust coil layer and high-density foam base.

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Noise

The Helix Moonlight Luxe produces some light creaks, but it is mostly silent and much quieter than many competing hybrids.

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Noise

The Helix Moonlight Luxe produces some light creaks, but it is mostly silent and much quieter than many competing hybrids.

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Sex

The 'Helix Dynamic Foam' layer gives the Moonlight Luxesome noticeable responsiveness; it should be sufficient for most couples.

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Sex

The 'Helix Dynamic Foam' layer gives the Moonlight Luxesome noticeable responsiveness; it should be sufficient for most couples.

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Durability

Like most hybrids, the Helix Midnight Luxe has an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

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Durability

Like most hybrids, the Helix Midnight Luxe has an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

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Motion Isolation

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers above-average motion isolation compared to other hybrids.

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Motion Isolation

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers above-average motion isolation compared to other hybrids.

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Off-gassing

Some off-gassing may occur with the Helix Midnight Luxe, but odors are neither excessively strong nor long-lasting.

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Off-gassing

Some off-gassing may occur with the Helix Midnight Luxe, but odors are neither excessively strong nor long-lasting.

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Pressure Relief

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers close conforming, and will relieve pain and pressure points for most sleepers.

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Pressure Relief

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers close conforming, and will relieve pain and pressure points for most sleepers.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers great temperature neutrality thanks to strong airflow through the coil layer.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers great temperature neutrality thanks to strong airflow through the coil layer.

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Edge Support

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers very good edge support, due in part to foam additional foam layers bolstering the coils.

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Edge Support

The Helix Midnight Luxe offers very good edge support, due in part to foam additional foam layers bolstering the coils.

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Noise

The Helix Midnight Luxe's pocketed coils suppress noise to some extent, allowing the bed to be quieter than many other mattresses with springs.

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Noise

The Helix Midnight Luxe's pocketed coils suppress noise to some extent, allowing the bed to be quieter than many other mattresses with springs.

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Sex

The thick foam layers may limit responsiveness in the Helix Midnight Luxe, but the bed is still bouncier and better for sex than most of its all-foam or all-latex competitors.

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Sex

The thick foam layers may limit responsiveness in the Helix Midnight Luxe, but the bed is still bouncier and better for sex than most of its all-foam or all-latex competitors.

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Durability

The Helix Dusk Luxe has an expected lifespan of six and a half to seven years, which is on par with the average hybrid mattress.

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Durability

The Helix Dusk Luxe has an expected lifespan of six and a half to seven years, which is on par with the average hybrid mattress.

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Motion Isolation

The 'Helix Dynamic Foam' comfort layer absorbs most motion transfer, resulting in fewer sleep disruptions for couples.

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Motion Isolation

The 'Helix Dynamic Foam' comfort layer absorbs most motion transfer, resulting in fewer sleep disruptions for couples.

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Off-gassing

Off-gassing is to be expected when the Dusk Luxe is new, but odors tend to dissipate in a matter of days.

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Off-gassing

Off-gassing is to be expected when the Dusk Luxe is new, but odors tend to dissipate in a matter of days.

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Pressure Relief

The Dusk Luxe conforms somewhat closely, making it a good option for side and back sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 lbs.

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Pressure Relief

The Dusk Luxe conforms somewhat closely, making it a good option for side and back sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 lbs.

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Temperature Neutrality

Like other Helix hybrids, the Dusk Luxe maintains a consistently cool and comfortable sleep temperature due to good airflow through the coil layer.

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Temperature Neutrality

Like other Helix hybrids, the Dusk Luxe maintains a consistently cool and comfortable sleep temperature due to good airflow through the coil layer.

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Edge Support

The Helix Dusk Luxe features a sturdy coil layer and high-density foam base for good overall reinforcement, which helps reduce sinkage along the edges.

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Edge Support

The Helix Dusk Luxe features a sturdy coil layer and high-density foam base for good overall reinforcement, which helps reduce sinkage along the edges.

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Noise

The Dusk Luxe is not particularly noisy, but occasional squeaks and creaks may occur.

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Noise

The Dusk Luxe is not particularly noisy, but occasional squeaks and creaks may occur.

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Sex

The Dusk Luxe offers some responsiveness and should be suitably springy for most couples.

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Sex

The Dusk Luxe offers some responsiveness and should be suitably springy for most couples.

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Durability

The Helix Twilight Luxe has a projected lifespan of six and a half to seven years – which is typical for firmer hybrids.

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Durability

The Helix Twilight Luxe has a projected lifespan of six and a half to seven years – which is typical for firmer hybrids.

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Motion Isolation

The Twilight Luxe has a memory foam comfort layer that minimizes most – but not all – motion transfer.

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Motion Isolation

The Twilight Luxe has a memory foam comfort layer that minimizes most – but not all – motion transfer.

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Off-gassing

The Twilight Luxe produces some odor when new, but smells typically clear out in one or two days.

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Off-gassing

The Twilight Luxe produces some odor when new, but smells typically clear out in one or two days.

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Pressure Relief

The Twilight Luxe offers moderate but consistent conforming, and should be suitable for any sleeper weighing more than 230 lbs.

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Pressure Relief

The Twilight Luxe offers moderate but consistent conforming, and should be suitable for any sleeper weighing more than 230 lbs.

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Temperature Neutrality

Strong airflow through the coil layer allows the Twilight Luxe to sleep cool and comfortable for most.

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Temperature Neutrality

Strong airflow through the coil layer allows the Twilight Luxe to sleep cool and comfortable for most.

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Edge Support

The Twilight Luxe offers strong edge support, thanks to a robust coil layer and high-density foam base.

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Edge Support

The Twilight Luxe offers strong edge support, thanks to a robust coil layer and high-density foam base.

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Noise

Despite occasional squeaks and creaks, the Twilight Luxe is mostly silent and much quieter than most competing hybrids.

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Noise

Despite occasional squeaks and creaks, the Twilight Luxe is mostly silent and much quieter than most competing hybrids.

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Sex

The Twilight Luxe is fairly firm and responsive, making it suitable for most couples.

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Sex

The Twilight Luxe is fairly firm and responsive, making it suitable for most couples.

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Durability

The Helix Dawn Luxe's expected lifespan is about six and a half to seven years, which is on par with the average firm hybrid.

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Durability

The Helix Dawn Luxe's expected lifespan is about six and a half to seven years, which is on par with the average firm hybrid.

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Motion Isolation

The Dawn Luxe minimizes motion transfer to a noticeable extent, but some movement may still be felt.

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Motion Isolation

The Dawn Luxe minimizes motion transfer to a noticeable extent, but some movement may still be felt.

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Off-gassing

The Dawn Luxe emits some off-gassing odor when new, but the smells are neither strong nor persistent and should clear out quickly.

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Off-gassing

The Dawn Luxe emits some off-gassing odor when new, but the smells are neither strong nor persistent and should clear out quickly.

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Pressure Relief

The Dawn Luxe conforms to a minimal extent, and is best suited for heavier back and stomach sleepers.

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Pressure Relief

The Dawn Luxe conforms to a minimal extent, and is best suited for heavier back and stomach sleepers.

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Temperature Neutrality

Temperature neutrality is a key strength of the Dawn Luxe, thanks to strong air circulation through the coils to help keep the mattress cool and comfortable for sleepers.

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Temperature Neutrality

Temperature neutrality is a key strength of the Dawn Luxe, thanks to strong air circulation through the coils to help keep the mattress cool and comfortable for sleepers.

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Edge Support

A strong coil layer and high-density foam base reinforce the Dawn Luxe well and help reduce sinkage along the perimeter.

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Edge Support

A strong coil layer and high-density foam base reinforce the Dawn Luxe well and help reduce sinkage along the perimeter.

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Noise

The Dawn Luxe produces some squeaking, but its pocketed coils make less noise than other coil types.

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Noise

The Dawn Luxe produces some squeaking, but its pocketed coils make less noise than other coil types.

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Sex

The Dawn Luxe is the most responsive Helix standard hybrid, and should be suitable for couples who enjoy springier beds.

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Sex

The Dawn Luxe is the most responsive Helix standard hybrid, and should be suitable for couples who enjoy springier beds.

As you can see, each LUXE model excelled in certain performance categories and earned lower ratings in others. For a detailed look at each performance rating, check out our full breakdown below.

Sleep Position Ratings

As part of our ratings process, we evaluated each Helix LUXE model across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers.

  • Helix Sunset Luxe
  • Helix Moonlight Luxe
  • Helix Midnight Luxe
  • Helix Dusk Luxe
  • Helix Twilight Luxe
  • Helix Dawn Luxe
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

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How Are Helix LUXE Mattresses Constructed?

Cover

Each Helix LUXE mattress has a pillow-top cover padded with polyfoam. The foam has an indentation load deflection (ILD) of 10, indicating a very plush feel. The cover fabric is 100 percent Tencel lyocell, a synthetic material that is exceptionally soft and breathable.

Comfort Layers

The Sunset LUXE, Midnight LUXE, and Twilight LUXE have top comfort layers made of 2.5 PCF Memory Plus Foam, Helix’s proprietary memory foam. The material has a low density, meaning it won’t absorb as much body heat as memory foam with a higher density, but this also indicates less durability.

The Moonlight LUXE, Dusk LUXE, and Dawn LUXE have top comfort layers made of Helix Dynamic Foam, the brand’s signature polyfoam material. This material feels more responsive than the Memory plus Foam found in the other three models, and will not conform as closely to the sleeper’s body.

Additionally, all six models contain a secondary comfort layer of Helix Dynamic Foam.

Transitional Layer

The six LUXE mattresses each include a transitional layer of high-grade polyfoam located beneath the comfort layers. This component acts as a buffer for sleepers. It prevents them from sinking too deeply into the mattress and coming into contact with the coil system, which is very dense and uncomfortable for sleeping.

Support Layers

Helix LUXE mattresses all feature support cores consisting of 8-inch pocketed coils over a base layer of high-density polyfoam. These sturdy materials help stabilize the mattress to minimize sagging in the sleep surface and reinforce the edges against significant sinkage when owners get in and out of bed. The coil layer also promotes steady airflow to keep the mattress at a cool, comfortable temperature.

Mattress Height

LUXE mattresses measure 14 inches thick, making them high-profile models. Their above-average height ensures plenty of space for a plush pillow-top and deep comfort layers without sacrificing support core strength. As a result, the mattresses conform to the sleeper while maintaining an even plane for their body.

Shoppers should note that LUXE mattresses may require deep-pocket fitted sheets. Some standard bedding sets include fitted sheets with an insufficient pocket depth.

Helix LUXE Model Firmness Level Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Sunset LUXE Medium-soft (4) 14″ 8″ Pocketed Coils
1.8 PCF HD Base Polyfoam
Pillow-top with Polyfoam Fill (ILD 10)
2.5 PCF Gel-infused Memory Foam
Helix Dynamic Foam
Transitional Polyfoam
100% Tencel Lyocell
Moonlight Medium-soft (4) 14″ 8″ Pocketed Coils
1.8 PCF HD Base Polyfoam
Pillow-top with Polyfoam Fill (ILD 10)
Helix Dynamic Foam Polyfoam (2 Layers)
HD Polyfoam
100% Tencel Lyocell
Midnight Medium (5.5) 14″ 8″ Pocketed Coils
1.8 PCF HD Base Polyfoam
Pillow-top with Polyfoam Fill (ILD 10)
2.5 PCF Gel-infused Memory Foam
Helix Dynamic Foam
Transitional Polyfoam
100% Tencel Lyocell
Dusk Medium (5.5) 14″ 8″ Pocketed Coils
1.8 PCF HD Base Polyfoam
Pillow-top with Polyfoam Fill (ILD 10)
Helix Dynamic Foam Polyfoam (2 Layers)
HD Polyfoam
100% Tencel Lyocell
Twilight Firm (7) 14″ 8″ Pocketed Coils
1.8 PCF HD Base Polyfoam
Pillow-top with Polyfoam Fill (ILD 10)
2.5 PCF Gel-infused Memory Foam
Helix Dynamic Foam
Transitional Polyfoam
100% Tencel Lyocell
Dawn Firm (7) 14″ 8″ Pocketed Coils
1.8 PCF HD Base Polyfoam
Pillow-top with Polyfoam Fill (ILD 10)
Helix Dynamic Foam Polyfoam (2 Layers)
HD Polyfoam
100% Tencel Lyocell

What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?

Each LUXE mattress has a unique feel that distinguishes it from other models in the collection.

The Sunset LUXE, Midnight LUXE, and Twilight LUXE are constructed with memory foam comfort layers that conform very evenly to the sleeper’s body. The memory foam has a low density, so the material also sleeps fairly cool compared to the higher-density foams found in many competing mattresses. The Sunset LUXE is medium-soft (4), resulting in very close conforming and good pressure relief for lighter people – side sleepers in particular. The Midnight LUXE is medium (5.5) and offers a balance of body-contouring and sleeper support, making it ideal for those in the average weight group. Lastly, the Twilight LUXE is firm (7). The mattress conforms to a minimal extent, and is best suited to heavier people, especially back and stomach sleepers.

The Moonlight LUXE, Dusk LUXE, and Dawn LUXE have polyfoam comfort layers. This material does not conform as evenly as memory foam, and also feels more responsive. It also sleeps fairly cool due to its lower density. The Moonlight LUXE (4) has the softest feel and is optimal for those who weigh less than 130 pounds. The Dusk LUXE (5.5) and Dawn LUXE (7) conform less and offer more support, making them better suited to individuals weighing 130 pounds or more.

Thanks to their thick coil systems, all six LUXE mattresses feel fairly responsive. This creates a feeling of both sleeping “on” and sleeping “in” the mattress, though sleepers will notice more conforming and deeper sinking on LUXE models with memory foam comfort layers.
 

Ratings Breakdown

Performance Ratings

Next, let’s take an in-depth look at our performance ratings for the Helix LUXE collection. Each rating is based on feedback from our internal and external testing teams, as well as experiences from verified LUXE owners.

Durability

Helix first introduced the LUXE mattresses in 2018, and we have not had enough time to test these models against the average mattress lifespan of six to eight years. Our durability rating for LUXE mattresses is based on quality of materials and construction, owner experiences, and Helix’s overall reputation.

Due to their structural similarities, we estimate each LUXE model will perform for about six to six and a half years before a replacement mattress is needed. This expected lifespan is on par with the average hybrid. LUXE mattresses are equipped with thick coils and other durable support materials to prevent major sagging and sinkage along the edges. However, the sleep surface may begin to lose shape and develop body impressions as the comfort foams begin to deteriorate. This is especially common in beds with pillow-top covers, as the softer fill tends to wear out rather quickly. The low-density polyfoam may also play a role in the lifespan, as this material is less durable that medium- or high-density foam.

We recommend rotating LUXE mattresses head-to-foot every three to six months. This can help prevent deep body impressions from forming over time.

Motion Isolation

To evaluate the LUXE mattresses for motion isolation, we asked two testers to lie side-by-side on each model. One tester moved around while the other felt for motion transferring across the bed’s surface. During these tests, three LUXE models stood out: Sunset LUXE, Moonlight LUXE, and Midnight LUXE. Their better-than-average motion isolation can be attributed to softer comfort layers, which typically absorb motion and minimize transfer better than firmer foams.

The Dusk LUXE, Twilight LUXE, and Dawn LUXE isolated some motion, but did not completely eliminate transfer. However, they still performed better than many competing hybrids in this category due to their fairly thick comfort systems.

Off-Gassing

Our testers noticed some initial off-gassing odor when unboxing the LUXE mattresses, but these smells had mostly dissipated when they re-evaluated the mattresses a few days later. Their coil layers circulate air very well to clear out unwanted smells. Low-density foams – like those found in LUXE comfort layers – also trap less odor than foams with higher densities.

Pressure Relief

To evaluate the LUXE mattresses for pressure relief, our testers took turns lying on a sensory pad that monitors pressure buildup in the shoulders, hips, and other sensitive areas. They also switched sleep positions to see if pressure increased or decreased when lying on their sides, back, or stomach.

Of all six LUXE models, the Sunset LUXE provided the best pressure relief for our testers. This can be attributed to its medium-soft memory foam comfort layer, which conforms very closely and evenly to the sleeper’s body. Comparatively, the testers experienced the most added pressure when lying on the Dawn LUXE, and this is due to the model’s firm polyfoam layer.

The other four LUXE mattresses offer good pressure relief, and are on par with many competing hybrids in this category.

Temperature Neutrality

All six LUXE mattresses exhibited strong temperature neutrality during our tests. Strong airflow through their coil layers helps the mattresses maintain a comfortable temperature. The lower-density comfort foams also absorb minimal body heat. This, along with the breathable Tencel covers, results in more surface cooling.

Edge Support

To evaluate the LUXE mattresses for edge support, our testers sat along the perimeter of each model as an owner might do when getting in and out of bed. They also took turns lying near the mattress edges to check for feelings of “roll-off.”

The Dusk LUXE, Twilight LUXE, and Dawn LUXE demonstrated excellent edge support during these assessments. The testers noted very little sinkage when sitting along the perimeter, and they also felt very stable while lying near the edges, even when changing sleep positions. The strong edge support of these models is due to their firmer comfort materials and zoned support cores with thicker low-gauge coils along the perimeter.

The other three models – Sunset LUXE, Moonlight LUXE, and Midnight LUXE – also have zoned coil systems for added perimeter reinforcement. However, our testers noticed more sinkage and felt less stable when sitting and lying along the edges of the models, and this is due to their softer comfort foams.

Noise

Our testers noticed very little noise when evaluating the six LUXE models. This is normal for hybrid mattresses because pocketed coils tend to be much quieter than the coils used in innersprings. As these mattresses near the end of their lifespans, the coils may be more prone to squeaks and creaks, but we don’t foresee major sleep disruptions for LUXE owners.

Sex

The medium and firm LUXE models are fairly responsive due to their thick coils, but the comfort foams also conform a bit to sleepers. Many couples consider these attributes ideal for sex. The springy surface allows couples to move freely across the entire bed and change positions rather easily, while the contouring foam ensures great traction during sex without causing deep sinkage.

The Sunset LUXE and Moonlight LUXE have earned lower ratings due to their softer sleep surfaces. These models are also responsive, but their foams conform very closely and this may restrict movement for couples during sex.

Sleeper Ratings

The ideal firmness and thickness for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, the Tuck team evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.

Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.

Due to their distinct feels, our sleep testers noted very different experiences on each LUXE mattress.

Lightweight side sleepers gave very favorable ratings to the Sunset LUXE and Moonlight LUXE. These models provide ample cushioning for the shoulders and hips, ensuring even spinal alignment and excellent pressure relief. The Midnight LUXE and Dusk LUXE offered adequate padding, but side sleepers did not feel very comfortable on the Twilight LUXE or Dawn LUXE. These mattresses, both with firm feels, do not conform closely enough to align the spine or reduce pressure points.

For lightweight back sleepers, the Sunset LUXE, Moonlight LUXE, and Midnight LUXE conform closely enough for back sleepers while maintaining a very supportive feel. The remaining three LUXE models offer minimal conforming for those weighing less than 130 pounds, but the mattresses maintain even support and do not sag excessively.

Stomach sleepers felt very comfortable on the Moonlight LUXE and Dusk LUXE due to their mid-level firmness. The Sunset LUXE and Midnight LUXE conformed somewhat closely, but stomach sleepers felt a bit of sagging around the midsection, while they found the Twilight LUXE and Dawn LUXE a bit too firm.

Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.

Our testers weighing 130 to 230 pounds awarded positive overall ratings to the LUXE mattresses, but there were a few exceptions. Side sleepers in this weight group noted a lack of cushioning on the Twilight LUXE or Dawn LUXE due to their firmer feels. As a result, their spines were not aligned evenly and they experienced minimal pressure relief. The other four LUXE models offered ample padding and even support for side sleepers.

Average weight back sleepers found the Moonlight LUXE, Dusk LUXE, and Dawn LUXE more comfortable and supportive than the LUXE mattresses with memory foam components. Their Helix Dynamic Foam layers offer adequate body-contouring and even support, and back sleepers felt less pressure as a result.

Stomach sleepers felt the most sagging around their midsections when lying on the medium-soft Sunset LUXE. Sagging is a common issue associated with this sleep position because many people carry a large portion of weight around the midsection, and sleeping face-down can cause the body to sink excessively. Stomach sleepers in this weight group experienced the least sagging on the Twilight LUXE and Dawn LUXE.

Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.

Heavyweight side sleepers preferred the Dusk LUXE, Twilight LUXE, and Dawn LUXE over the other three LUXE mattresses. These models cushion the body sufficiently without sagging around the hips – a common issue for heavier side sleepers, especially on softer mattresses.

Back sleepers also noticed more pressure relief and better support on the firmer LUXE models. This was particularly true for the Dawn LUXE, which earned the highest ratings from back sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds. The Twilight LUXE also rated very well with these testers, while the medium-soft and medium LUXE models sagged more and felt less supportive by comparison.

Stomach sleepers in this weight group experienced the most discomfort on the Sunset LUXE, though sagging was also an issue for the Moonlight LUXE, Midnight LUXE, and Dusk LUXE. Heavier stomach sleepers greatly preferred the Dawn LUXE and Twilight LUXE over the other four models.

Pricing and Discounts

  • Twin $895
  • Twin XL $1,149
  • Full $1,349
  • Queen $1,599
  • King $1,999
  • Cal King $1,999

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How Do Helix LUXE Mattresses Compare to Other Beds?


We encourage all mattress shoppers to compare different brands and models in order to determine their most suitable option. In this next section, we’ll see how LUXE mattresses compare to standard hybrids from Helix and similarly constructed mattresses from other competing brands.

Helix LUXE vs. Helix

Helix offers six standard hybrids with the same corresponding names and firmness levels as models in the LUXE collection. However, the standard mattresses lack the pillow-top covers and zoned support cores of their LUXE counterparts. Helix standard mattresses also have one comfort layer of memory foam or Helix Dynamic Foam, as opposed to the two comfort layers found in LUXE mattresses.

These structural differences result in different experiences for sleepers. The standard Helix mattresses do not provide the same perimeter reinforcement due to their non-zoned coils. The LUXE models’ thicker comfort layers also offer more pressure relief and better motion isolation than the singular layers found in the standard models.

LUXE mattresses are considerably more expensive than the Helix standard mattress models. The lower price-point will no doubt be a deciding factor for some buyers, but the LUXE mattresses offer better quality and more support for sleepers across different weight and position groups.

Read our full Helix Mattress Review.

Helix LUXE vs. Bear Hybrid

The Bear Hybrid is constructed with polyfoam comfort and transitional layers over 8-inch pocketed coils. Like LUXE models, the Bear Hybrid measures 14 inches thick. It is considered medium-firm (6).

The LUXE collection is more versatile, with six individual models specifically designed for certain body types and sleep positions. The Bear Hybrid is a bit more limiting for customers, though it is better suited to those who prefer a medium-firm feel, as none of the LUXE models are available with this firmness. One of the Bear Hybrid’s standout features is a cover made from Celliant fabric, an innovative material that absorbs body heat from sleepers and converts it into infrared energy. This process helps increase tissue oxygenation, improve circulation, and promote muscle recovery after workouts.

The Bear Hybrid’s Celliant cover may be a big draw for athletes and other physically active people, and the mattress also costs less than any of the LUXE models. However, those whose firmness preferences fall outside medium-firm should consider a LUXE mattress instead.

Read our full Bear Hybrid Mattress Review.

Helix LUXE vs. Casper Hybrid

The Casper Hybrid features polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, along with 6-inch pocketed coils. This model’s thicker comfort and transitional layers provide excellent pressure relief and better-than-average motion isolation, but the shorter coils provide minimal reinforcement to the perimeter. As a result, the LUXE models offer much stronger edge support.

Temperature neutrality is a shared strength between these mattresses. The Casper Hybrid, like all LUXE models, has a coil layer that promotes strong airflow to help the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature. However, the Casper Hybrid is only available with a medium (5) firmness. Those who would rather sleep on medium-soft or firm mattresses are much likelier to prefer one of the LUXE mattresses instead.

The Casper Hybrid is the less expensive model. It is optimal for sleepers who enjoy the hybrid feel but need more pressure relief and motion isolation. LUXE models, on the other hand, provide more edge support and better responsiveness for sex.

Read our full Casper Hybrid Mattress Review.

Helix LUXE vs. DreamCloud

The DreamCloud is a hybrid that shares many structural similarities with the LUXE models. These include a padded Euro-top cover, thick comfort layers, and a zoned 8-inch coil system. Like LUXE mattresses, the DreamCloud offers a mix of body-conforming and responsiveness that is akin to both sleeping “on” and sleeping “in” the mattress.

Due to these similarities, the LUXE and DreamCloud hybrids have earned comparable ratings in most performance categories. These models offer strong edge support due to thicker coils reinforcing the perimeter, consistent temperature neutrality thanks to steady airflow, and great responsiveness for sex. Although the DreamCloud is optimal for those who prefer a medium-firm (6.5) feel, the LUXE collection includes more firmness options for those with different preferences.

The DreamCloud costs considerably less than any of the LUXE models, and is a great option for those who would rather sleep on a medium-firm surface. LUXE models are better suited to sleepers who prefer medium-soft, medium, or firm mattresses.

Read our full DreamCloud Mattress Review.

Helix LUXE vs. Saatva

The Saatva is an innerspring model featuring polyfoam, memory foam, and pocketed minicoil layers over a support core of bonnell coils. This coil-on-coil design provides exceptional responsiveness and creates a feeling of sleeping “on” – as opposed to “in” – the mattress, whereas the LUXE mattresses offer a more balanced feel.

The Saatva is available in medium-soft (4), medium-firm (6), and firm (7.5) designs. These firmness options slightly differ from those for the LUXE mattresses. Saatva mattresses are also available in an 11.5-inch medium profile or a 14.5-inch high profile. Despite these differences, the Saatva and LUXE models have earned similar ratings in many performance categories, such as edge support, temperature neutrality, and responsiveness for sex.

Customers should carefully consider their specific firmness and thickness preferences before choosing between the Saatva or a LUXE model. However, the Saatva costs much less than any LUXE mattress. Saatva customers in the contiguous U.S. also qualify for free White Glove delivery, which includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal.

Read our full Saatva Mattress Review.

Helix LUXE vs. The WinkBed

Like the Saatva mentioned above, the WinkBed is a coil-on-coil innerspring available in medium-soft (4.5), medium-firm (6.5), and firm (7.5) designs. Comfort layers of gel-infused polyfoam and foam-encased coils offer ample cushioning and body-contouring, while zoned, 7.5-inch pocketed coils encased in high-density foam provide excellent edge reinforcement and enhanced support for the sleeper’s body.

The WinkBed also includes a compressed-cotton lumbar pad for extra lower back support. This component, combined with the thick comfort materials, ensures very good pressure relief for most sleepers. The WinkBed’s dual coil layers also promote steady airflow to help the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature. As a result, the mattress – like all LUXE models – has earned very positive ratings in the temperature neutrality category.

Cost will not be a huge factor for customers because the WinkBed and LUXE models have nearly identical price-points. As with the Saatva, shoppers should consider their ideal mattress firmness when comparing the WinkBed against LUXE mattresses and make their choice accordingly.

Read our full WinkBeds Mattress Review.

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MATTRESS TYPE HybridHybridHybridHybridHybridInnerspringInnerspring
PRICE RANGE $1,599.00$899$1,390.00$1,195$1,399$1,299$1,299
FIRMNESS 5.55.565.56.54,6,7.54.5,6.5,7.5
AVAILABILITY onlineonlineonlineonline, in-storeOnlineonlineonline
SLEEP TRIAL 100 nights100 nights100 nights100 nights365 nights120 nights120 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 15 Year, Limited10 Year, Limited20 Year, Limited10 Year, LimitedLifetime15 Year, Non-proratedLifetime
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Helix LUXE FAQ

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Free to all 50 states

  • Warranty 15 years, non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Where Can I Buy Helix LUXE Mattresses?

    Helix LUXE mattresses can be purchased on the Helix website, but these models are not sold through any third-party retailers, including Amazon.com.

  • Where Do They Ship?

    Helix Sleep ships mattresses anywhere in the United States and Canada.

  • White Glove Delivery?

    Helix Sleep does not offer White Glove delivery at this time.

  • Old Mattress Removal

    Old mattress removal is available with all LUXE purchases for an additional fee of $150. This service is only available in select areas, and does not include new mattress assembly.

  • Full Delivery Policy

    The delivery policy for Helix is as follows:

    1. Shipping is free for customers in all 50 states. Those in Canada must pay a fee of $250 per delivery, plus a customs tax.
    2. Helix Sleep ships all mattresses using UPS Ground; most customers receive their delivery within six to 10 business days of placing their original order.
    3. Customers who need to change the shipping address of their delivery should immediately contact Helix via phone or email. If the mattress has already shipped, then address changes must be coordinated through UPS.
    4. A signature will not be required to receive the package, so customers will not need to be at home during their delivery. However, delivery personnel reserve the right to hold on to the package if they are ‘not confident’ the mattress will remain secure on the customer’s doorstep.
    5. Helix does not offer specific delivery dates for customers. However, they may be able to request certain days and times by signing up for UPS MyChoice, which is free of charge. This service allows customers to customize their delivery time within a four-hour window; for an additional fee, customers can schedule a two-hour delivery window.
    6. UPS Ground does not offer standard package delivery on the weekends or federal holidays; weekend deliveries are available through UPS MyChoice.
    7. Customers can check the status of their order using a tracking number on the Helix Sleep website. Those who have not received a tracking number after their delivery should contact Helix via email.
  • Trial Period and Warranty Details

    Trial Period and Guarantee: Helix Sleep offers a 100-night sleep trial for all mattress owners.

    1. This sleep trial includes a 30-night break-in period. Customers may not return their mattress until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
    2. Customers who are not satisfied with their mattress after sleeping on it can request a new comfort layer from Helix Sleep at no extra cost. The topper will make the mattress softer or firmer (depending on the request).
    3. Helix offers exchanges for mattress sizes, but not firmness settings.
    4. Once a refund has been issued to a customer, it will take roughly five to seven business days before the money shows up in their account statement.
    5. All returned mattresses are recycled or donated to charity.

    Warranty: Helix offers a 15-year warranty for all LUXE mattresses.

    1. The warranty is completely non-prorated.
    2. Helix will, at their sole discretion, repair or replace all mattresses with defects for as long as the warranty is valid.
    3. Warranty coverage is contingent on proper foundational support. Helix mattresses are designed for use on ‘a firm, solid-surface, on a bed base that is structurally capable’ of supporting both the mattress and the sleeper(s). Failure to utilize a proper foundation may result in denied warranty claims and/or a voided warranty.
    4. The warranty covers sagging and indentations in the sleep surface measuring 1 inch or deeper. Other covered defects include physical defects that cause materials to split or crack, and manufacturing flaws associated with the cover.
    5. The warranty does not cover sagging indentations measuring less than 1 inch. It also will not cover issues that arise due to changes in the owner’s mattress preferences, or physical damage such as burns, cuts, and stains.
    6. Customers who wish to return a defective mattress must ship the item to Helix at their own expense and include a copy of the original proof of purchase. If the mattress is deemed defective, Helix will reimburse the owner for up to $100 of these shipping charges.
    7. Repaired or replaced mattresses fall under the same warranty coverage as the original model. If a mattress is deemed defective, owners may also upgrade to a different model. Upgrade mattresses are subject to a new 15-year warranty.
    8. Warranty coverage is non-transferable, and is exclusively offered to the original purchaser. Anyone who acquires or buys a Helix mattress from the purchaser or a third-party mattress retailer will not be eligible for warranty protection.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

    7 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Helix Sleep, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

  • Company History

    Helix Sleep began selling mattresses in 2015. The current line was introduced in 2018.

  • BBB Rating

    Helix currently holds an ‘A+’ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

  • Physical Stores

    Helix operates one brick-and-mortar showroom in New York City’s Flatiron District. Visitors must make an appointment to visit this location. Helix mattresses are also sold in 17 different partner showrooms across the country.

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