Helix Midnight Mattress Review

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The Helix Midnight is a hybrid mattress that features plush memory foam over pocketed coils for a stellar combination of pressure relief and support. It also happens to be the most popular bed in the Helix mattress line — but is it the bed for you?

To find out, check out my full review of the Helix Midnight mattress below. I’m going to review both the standard Helix Midnight model and the Helix Midnight Luxe model. The Midnight Luxe model features a Premium Cooling Pillow Top, more pressure relief in its layers, and extra support. I’ll go over these beds’ construction, suss out their feels, and test them out for important factors like firmness, pressure relief, and motion transfer. Then, you’ll know for sure whether or not the Helix Midnight or Helix Midnight Luxe is the right mattress for your slumber needs.

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Helix Midnight Mattress

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side 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
P1037886

Helix Midnight Mattress

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

Where the Helix Midnight Is Featured

Here at Sleepopolis, we use a series of hands-on tests to determine which mattress roundups a bed belongs on, and who it might be suitable for. Here are some of our 2024 mattress roundups that include the Helix Midnight:

Helix Midnight Mattress Overview

As a brand, Helix is all about customization. You can take a sleep quiz on their website in order to get a personalized recommendation. Plus, the Helix brand has a line of six hybrid mattresses, each one with a different firmness level. The Helix Midnight falls somewhere in the middle (more on that in a bit).

Like every product in the Helix line, the Midnight is a bed-in-a-box mattress that arrives at your door rolled up and compressed. It will undergo a 24 to 72 hour off-gassing and decompression period after it’s opened. If you have any concerns with odors during this time, leave your new bed in a well-ventilated room. This smell is nothing to worry about, and it should dissipate one its own after one or two days.

Helix Midnight Mattress Video Review

We run all of our mattresses through a series of specialized tests so we can rate each bed in categories such as cooling, support, materials, and more. We then use this info to come up with an overall score for our beds. We gave the Helix Midnight an overall score of 4.2 out of 5, and you can see its individual category scores at the end of the video or below.

Helix Midnight Mattress Sleepopolis Score

Poor
Average
Excellent

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2
3
4
5
4
Materials
4
Motion Isolation
4
Support
4
Value
4
Cooling
4
Edge Support
3.5
Trial Period
3.5
Warranty

As you can see, the Helix Midnight has high scores in many of its performance areas, but it did score a little low on trial period and warranty. Although you can test out this mattress for 120 nights and enjoy a 10-year warranty, we prefer to see a 365-night trial period and forever warranty. For some mattress options with a more generous trial period and warranty, check out our roundup of the best luxury mattresses

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress Video Review

We gave the Helix Midnight Luxe a slightly higher score of 4.3 out of 5 due to some of its upgraded features. Learn more in the video below.

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress Sleepopolis Score

Poor
Average
Excellent

1
2
3
4
5
4
Materials
3.5
Motion Isolation
4.5
Support
4.5
Value
4.5
Cooling
4
Edge Support
3.5
Trial Period
4
Warranty

We scored the Helix Midnight Luxe a little higher on warranty since it has a 15-year warranty instead of a 10-year warranty.

What Is the Helix Midnight Made Of?

So, what’s actually inside these beds? The Helix Midnight is 12 inches tall with four layers, while the Midnight Luxe is 14 inches tall with five layers. Let’s dive in to learn a little bit more about each specific layer in these mattresses.

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress
The Helix Midnight Luxe in the Sleepopolis studio.

Standard Helix Midnight

Cover – The Breathe Knit cover included on the Helix Midnight is made from a light, stretchy material that helps promote airflow to keep sleepers cool during the night. I found this cover to be soft to the touch.

Comfort Layer – Next up is a top layer including both Memory Plus Foam and High-Grade Helix Responsive Foam. These blended foams should help relieve pressure at the joints and offer a nice contouring feel when you’re lying down on this mattress. Memory foam can sometimes make you feel like you are “stuck” in the bed, but with the addition of High-Grade Helix Responsive Foam, which has more of a medium feel, I don’t anticipate many people having that problem with this bed. The memory foam layer also isn’t too thick in this model.

Transition Layer – A second layer of High-Grade Helix Responsive Foam separates the Memory Plus Foam in the comfort layer from the pocketed coils in the support layer below. This foam layer provides a cushioning feel and more ergonomic support for your body, and it adds some support underneath the soft memory foam above.

Support Layer – The support layer of the Helix Midnight consists of individually wrapped coils. These help to support your body, and they add a bouncy feeling to the bed so you don’t feel “stuck” in the mattress or struggle to roll over, get in and out of bed, or move positions.

Base Layer – Finally, the base of the mattress is made with a final layer of DuraDense foam for maximum support, ensuring that this mattress doesn’t sag.

Edge Support – Two sides of the Helix Midnight have reinforced edges to make sure that you can sit or sleep near the edge of this bed without fear of sinkage or sagging.

Materials of the Helix Midnight Mattress
This photo reflects the previous layers of the standard Helix Midnight model. The new layers are outlined above.

Helix Midnight Luxe

Cover – The Midnight Luxe’s breathable cover is made of Tencel, a natural fiber made from Eucalyptus. It has a soft and luxurious feel and helps with temperature regulation.

Pillow Top – Next up is a Premium Cooling Pillow Top layer quilted with gel foam to provide some initial pressure relief and cushioning.

Comfort Layer – The Helix Luxe has a two-layer comfort layer. First up is a section of High-Grade Helix Responsive Foam, which is also included in the comfort layer of the standard Helix. This material provides ergonomic support and prevents the sleeper from sinking all the way down to the coils in this bed. Next, there’s a layer of Copper Gel Memory Foam, which adds some extra contouring and pressure relief.

Transition Layer – This layer is made from Memory Plus Foam, which is also included in the comfort layer of the standard Helix Midnight. Like typical memory foam, this addition allows for added pressure relief around sensitive areas like the shoulders, hips, and lower back.

Support Layer – Next up is a layer of 1,000+ individually wrapped coils. These coils have zoned support, which means that they’re softer at the shoulders for added pressure relief and firmer at the hips to help promote a neutral spinal alignment. Zoned support is ideal for sleepers with back pain, as it helps keep the spine nice and straight (the key to preventing and soothing back pain).

Base Layer – Lastly, the Helix Midnight Luxe includes a layer of DuraDense foam, just like in the standard model. This foam adds a bit of support and durability to this mattress.

Edge Support – All four sides of the Helix Midnight Luxe model have reinforcement around them to make sure that you can use the full surface area of your mattress without fear of falling off the sides.

The inside layers of the Helix Midnight
This photo reflects the previous layers of the Helix Midnight Luxe model. The new layers are outlined above.

Helix Midnight Mattress Firmness 

Before we get into this, a quick reminder — mattress firmness is not an objective measure. Your weight, sleep position, and personal preferences will inform how hard or soft you find any given model. That said, we try to give you a balanced firmness score by having several colleagues try out the Helix Midnight. They give their rating; then, we average the scores together.

Helix Midnight Mattress firmness scale

After lying on the mattress for a while and tallying everyone else’s scores, I gave the Helix Midnight a 6 out of 10 rating on our mattress firmness scale (with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest), making it a medium-soft to medium-firm bed. I would recommend this mattress for side or back sleepers because it’s supportive, without putting pressure on your joints. This model also has a nice, bouncy feel, thanks to its hybrid construction. That means it’s easy to roll around on, so combination sleepers shouldn’t have trouble changing positions during the night.

The Midnight Luxe has an extra pillow top layer and zoned support in its construction. It feels more cushioning than the standard Midnight, but, in the end, I also gave it a 6 out of 10 rating on our firmness scale. I’d especially recommend this mattress to sleepers who suffer from back pain, since zoned support helps promote a healthy, straight spinal alignment.

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress

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The Helix Midnight Luxe is a supportive mattress that's great for back sleepers. The Midnight Luxe’s thick comfort layer of memory foam provides plenty of pressure relief and contouring while the zoned coils offer a great deal of support.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

15-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight side sleepers.
SO sleeper type stomach sleepers
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress

Product Image

The Helix Midnight Luxe is a supportive mattress that's great for back sleepers. The Midnight Luxe’s thick comfort layer of memory foam provides plenty of pressure relief and contouring while the zoned coils offer a great deal of support.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

15-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight side sleepers.
SO sleeper type stomach sleepers
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review
Product Image

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress

The Helix Midnight Luxe is a supportive mattress that's great for back sleepers. The Midnight Luxe’s thick comfort layer of memory foam provides plenty of pressure relief and contouring while the zoned coils offer a great deal of support.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

15-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight side sleepers.
SO sleeper type stomach sleepers
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Sleeping Position and Body Weight

We recognize that people come in all shapes and sizes, and people of every size deserve a mattress that works for their body type. We use the weight categories light, average, and heavy to more easily categorize sleepers based on how mattresses will perform for their body type, as most beds are designed for the group we call “average” (130 to 250 pounds).

As a general rule, lighter sleepers don’t require as much support as average weight sleepers, and mattresses will tend to feel firmer to them. On the other hand, heavy sleepers tend to need more support than average weight sleepers, and they usually sink into their mattress more.

As far as sleeping positions go, side sleepers tend to need a softer mattress, while stomach sleepers usually need a firmer, more supportive one. Back sleepers typically fall somewhere in the middle.

Is the Helix Midnight a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 pounds)?

  • Light Back Sleepers –  These sleepers should be happy on the Midnight or Midnight Luxe, as they’ll get some nice contouring around their lower back.
  • Light Side Sleepers – Lighter side sleepers could be happy on either Midnight model, but if they prefer an especially soft bed, I’d recommend that they check out our roundup of the best soft mattresses for more pressure relief.
  • Light Stomach Sleepers – Light stomach sleepers could be happy on the Midnight Luxe if they only spend part of the night on their stomach. But, in general, I’d recommend that these sleepers opt for firmer mattress, like those in our best firm mattress roundup.
Laying on back of Helix Midnight Lux
Back sleeping on the Midnight Luxe.

Is the Helix Midnight a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130–250 pounds)?

  • Average Weight Back Sleepers – These folks should be happy on either Midnight model. Both will offer a nice balance of pressure relief and support. If you struggle with back pain, I’d recommend opting for the Midnight Luxe, which offers a bit more lumbar support than the standard model.
  • Average Weight Side Sleepers – The standard Midnight is a nice choice for side sleepers, as it won’t put too much pressure on their shoulders, hips, or other sensitive joints. The Midnight Luxe could also be a satisfying fit for these sleepers, since it has a little bit of a plushier feel.
  • Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – I wouldn’t recommend either Helix Midnight model for strict stomach sleepers because they typically need a firmer mattress to offer proper spinal support. These sleepers can check out our roundup of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers instead.

Is the Helix Midnight a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (Over 250 pounds)?

  • Heavy Back Sleepers – Heavy back sleepers could like the Midnight Luxe. Its zoned support structure offers a lot of lift around the hips, which should support these folks well during the night.
  • Heavy Side Sleepers – Similarly, the Midnight Luxe could work for heavy side sleepers. It should offer them some nice pressure relief, while also helping them maintain a healthy spinal alignment.
  • Heavy Stomach Sleepers – In general, neither Helix Midnight mattress is going to be supportive enough for heavy stomach sleepers. One of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers could be a better fit for these sleepers.
Logo of the Helix Midnight Standard Mattress
The standard Helix Midnight.

Helix Midnight Mattress Performance

At Sleepopolis, we also run a couple of specific tests on the models we review so we can make even more specific recommendations that go beyond just sleeping position and body weight. Read more below to see how the Helix Midnight performed on these evaluations.

Helix Midnight Mattress Pain Relief Performance

Pain relief is an important factor to consider when choosing a bed. It’s also closely tied to pressure relief, which is a measure of how well a bed cushions sensitive pressure points throughout the body.

To see how a mattress relieves pressure, we use a pressure map, which is basically a special mat you roll out on top of a mattress and lie down on to see how much pressure is exerted on different parts of the body. It produces a color-coded chart that shows pressure areas on a gradient ranging from low pressure (blue) to high pressure (red). Take a look at the standard Helix Midnight’s pressure map results below. The Midnight Luxe’s pressure maps looked very similar.

Before looking over the results, you’ll want to take your sleeping position into account. For example, we don’t recommend either the Helix Midnight or the Helix Midnight Luxe to stomach sleepers. So, they’ll want to steer clear of this mattress, regardless of what the pressure map says. The rule of thumb is to consider sleeping position first, then the pressure map results afterwards.

Helix Midnight pressure map

These results show that both Helix Midnight models are adept at relieving pressure for sleepers with back pain, shoulder pain, and hip pain. However, if you have to choose, we recommend the Midnight Luxe for back and shoulder pain. Sleepers with hip pain should be comfortable on either Helix Midnight model.

Motion Transfer

Motion transfer is a measure of how much motion a mattress is able to absorb. It tells you how disturbed you’ll feel by someone else’s tossing and turning on the opposite side of your bed.

We test a mattress’s motion transfer in several different ways. First, we simply lie down next to a colleague, both roll around, and see if we can feel each other’s movement. Then, we do the same thing again but with a full wine glass on the mattress. The less the liquid moves, the better the mattress is at isolating motion.

Our final test involves a seismometer. We place this device on one side of the mattress, and then we drop a 10-pound steel ball from three different heights on the other side. The seismometer measures the levels of disturbance. Here’s what the vibrations looked like on the Helix Midnight.

Motion transfer graph of the Helix Midnight Mattress

These results tell me that the standard Midnight is adept at isolating motion. The Midnight Luxe didn’t isolate motion quite as well, but it still did a sufficient job overall.

Responsiveness

Responsiveness refers to how easy it is to move around on a mattress. We found it very easy to move around on both the Helix Midnight and the Helix Midnight Luxe. This tells us that both models are fantastic mattresses for sex and combination sleeping — both of which involve moving around and changing positions. You should have no problem staying mobile on either one of these beds. 

Cooling

The Midnight and Midnight Luxe both sleep cool, thanks to their breathable hybrid constructions. However, the Midnight Luxe’s Tencel cover means it sleeps a little cooler than the standard model. You can also choose to include a cooling cover on the Luxe model, which should draw more body heat away from the mattress. However, this will add on to the overall cost of this mattress.

Edge Support

Another consideration when you’re buying a mattress is edge support. Can you spread out on your mattress and still feel supported, or do you feel like you have to stay toward the center of the bed? We test this by sitting on the edge of the mattress and seeing if we feel it collapse under our weight. If there’s little give, and we still feel lifted, it’s an indicator of strong edge support.

Both of the Helix Midnight models offer solid edge support. I felt secure at the edge of both beds. However, the Midnight Luxe model has edge support reinforcement around all four sides of the bed, while the standard model only has reinforcement on two sides.

Helix Midnight Mattress Performance For Couples

When deciding if a mattress is a top-notch fit for couples, we take several of the above performance areas into consideration. We think the Helix Midnight is one of the best mattresses for couples because it can cool down two bodies at once, it has strong enough edge support for both you and a partner to spread out, and it is good at isolating motion. This means you and your partner shouldn’t be able to feel each other tossing and turning during the night.

Finally, the Helix Midnight is responsive enough for sex. This is a plus for couples for obvious reasons. 

Helix Midnight Mattress

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side 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
P1037886

Helix Midnight Mattress

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

My Final Thoughts about the Helix Midnight Mattress

Now that we’ve gone through what the Helix Midnight is made of, how it feels, and how it performs on our tests, we get to the ultimate question: Is it an excellent selection for you? Here’s a review of some of the pros and cons you should consider if you’re thinking about purchasing it.

Who I Recommend the Helix Midnight Mattress For

  • I think both the Helix Midnight and Helix Midnight Luxe are stellar choices for couples. They feature low motion transfer, which means you’re unlikely to be disturbed by your partner’s movements, and they have solid edge support, so you can use the whole mattress without fear of sinkage or sagging near the sides.
  • Combination sleepers are likely to be happy with either model, as they are pretty responsive and both offer some bounce. Sleepers shouldn’t feel “stuck” in either of these beds, and switching positions should feel easy.
  • I like both models of the Helix Midnight for back and side sleepers. Both of these beds feature a medium-soft to medium-firm feel that back and side sleepers should be happy with. I think side sleepers would especially enjoy the Midnight Luxe version of this mattress.
Feeling the helix midnight mattress cover
The Midnight Luxe’s cover has a soft, cushiony feel.

Who I Don’t Recommend the Helix Midnight Mattress For

  • I wouldn’t recommend the Midnight mattress to heavier sleepers (those over 250 pounds). I don’t think these individuals will get the support they need from the Helix Midnight. I’d try the Midnight Luxe version instead. Helix also has a mattress specifically designed for larger body types — the Helix Plus mattress — that’s worth looking into, or customers can take a look at our roundup of the best mattresses for heavy sleepers.
  • I think stomach sleepers will find both of these mattresses to be too soft for their needs. I’d steer them to the firmer Helix Dawn, or they can check out one of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
  • Memory foam lovers won’t get the slow-moving or deep sinkage feel that they may be searching for in a mattress with the Helix Midnight. I’d check out one of our favorite memory foam mattresses instead.

Helix Midnight Pricing and Sizing

Ready to give your old mattress the boot? Price point can be really important in making that decision. Take a look at our pricing chart below, and make sure to visit our Helix coupon page for a nice discount, too.

Prices listed will be before discount or offer for each size.

SizeHelixHelix Luxe
Twin$799$1,199
Twin XL$899$1,449
Full$1,049$1,749
Queen$1,199$2,049
King$1,549$2,499
California King$1,549$2,499

Helix Midnight Mattress

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side 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
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Helix Midnight Mattress

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

Does the Helix Midnight mattress have a trial period?

Yes, Helix offers a 100-night sleep trial on both the Helix and the Helix Luxe.

Does the Helix Midnight have a mattress warranty?

Yes, the Helix Midnight has a 10-year warranty and the Midnight Luxe has a 15-year warranty.

How does the Helix Midnight ship?

The Helix Midnight ships for free and it will arrive compressed in a box.

Does the Helix Midnight have an off-gassing period?

Yes, you will need to wait after unboxing the Helix for gasses to be released as the foam decompresses. However, all smell should dissipate in 24 to 72 hours.

What if I don’t like the Helix Midnight?

If you’re unsatisfied with your new mattress, you can return it after the 30-day “break-in” period and before the end of the 100-night trial period for a full refund.

Is the Helix Midnight too firm?

The Helix Midnight is not, by industry standards, a firm mattress, as it’s a 6 out of 10 (soft) on the firmness scale. If anything, it’s going to be too soft for folks like stomach sleepers who need an extra-firm bed.

Does the Helix Midnight sleep cool?

Yes, the Helix Midnight does sleep cool. We scored it a 4.5 out of 5 for cooling in our mattress lab, thanks to its breathable cover and coils for airflow. For an even cooler experience, upgrade to the Helix’s Midnight Luxe.

How long does the Helix Midnight last?

The Helix Midnight is a durable, high-quality mattress that should last shoppers between seven and 10 years.

What is the weight limit for the Helix Midnight?

The Helix Midnight can hold up ton 1,000 pounds of weight with two sleepers, and 500 pounds with one sleeper.

Helix Midnight Mattress Vs

Now that you know quite a bit about the Helix Midnight, you might want to know how it stacks up to its competitors from other popular mattress companies. Take a look at some of my comparisons below.

Helix Midnight vs Saatva

The Saatva is a luxury innerspring mattress with two layers of coils. These springs give the mattress a lot of support, bounce, and responsiveness. It comes in three different firmness levels: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm.

  • Price: As a luxury option, the Saatva is significantly more expensive than the Helix Midnight.
  • Sleeping position: The Saatva can accommodate all sleeping positions, since it comes in varying firmness levels (we recommend the Plush Soft for side sleepers, the Luxury Firm for back sleepers, and the Firm for Stomach Sleepers).
  • Cooling: While both mattresses excel at cooling, the Saatva has a slight advantage over the Helix Midnight because of all the coils included in its construction. 
  • Body weight: The Saatva is by far the better option for heavy sleepers (those over 250 pounds).

Read more in our full Saatva mattress review, or check out our full Helix vs Saatva mattress comparison.

Saatva Mattress

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The Saatva’s coil-on-coil construction provides a classic innerspring feel. It's a good option for combo sleepers, who will want to feel free to switch positions and avoid feeling “stuck” in the mattress. It comes in three firmness levels, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs.

Sleepopolis Score 4.8/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Innerspring

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type stomach sleepers
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

We were skeptical of buying a mattress on line but it could not have gone any smoother. Anthony answered all of our questions during our many phone conversations. Delivery was prompt and went without a hitch. Best of all the mattress is so comfortable! I haven't had such a good night sleep in years. Highly recommend this.

Patty, Saatva customer
Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
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Saatva Mattress

P1051102

The Saatva’s coil-on-coil construction provides a classic innerspring feel. It's a good option for combo sleepers, who will want to feel free to switch positions and avoid feeling “stuck” in the mattress. It comes in three firmness levels, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs.

Sleepopolis Score 4.8/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Innerspring

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type stomach sleepers
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

We were skeptical of buying a mattress on line but it could not have gone any smoother. Anthony answered all of our questions during our many phone conversations. Delivery was prompt and went without a hitch. Best of all the mattress is so comfortable! I haven't had such a good night sleep in years. Highly recommend this.

Patty, Saatva customer
Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1051102

Saatva Mattress

The Saatva’s coil-on-coil construction provides a classic innerspring feel. It's a good option for combo sleepers, who will want to feel free to switch positions and avoid feeling “stuck” in the mattress. It comes in three firmness levels, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs.

Sleepopolis Score 4.8/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Innerspring

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type stomach sleepers
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

We were skeptical of buying a mattress on line but it could not have gone any smoother. Anthony answered all of our questions during our many phone conversations. Delivery was prompt and went without a hitch. Best of all the mattress is so comfortable! I haven't had such a good night sleep in years. Highly recommend this.

Patty, Saatva customer
Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
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Helix Midnight vs Casper

Construction-wise, the Casper differs from the Helix Midnight in the fact that it’s made entirely of foam, with no springs. This bed is also firmer than the Helix Midnight, due to the density of its materials. Because of this, it scored a 7 out of 10 on our mattress firmness scale (the Helix Midnight scored a 6).

  • Price: Before discounts, the Helix Midnight is just a little bit more expensive than the Casper.
  • Sleeping position: Back sleepers and side sleepers are both going to be comfortable on either of these mattresses, and neither one is going to be comfortable for stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: While the Casper sleeps fairly cool for a foam mattress, the Helix Midnight wins out because of all the airflow in its coils. 
  • Body weight: Heavy side sleepers could be comfortable on the Casper, but for the most part, anyone over 250 pounds should seek out a more supportive bed.

Read more in our full Casper mattress review, or check out our full Helix vs Casper mattress comparison.

Casper Original Mattress

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The Casper Original is an all-foam mattress that is a great option for back sleepers who want a balance of support and pressure relief. Combination sleepers will appreciate this mattress's responsiveness, which makes it easy to change positions throughout the night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

"From the delivery of the box to the magical unfolding of the king size mattress to the first time laying on the bed, all smiles here! I have traveled for work for years, often sleeping on different beds at different hotels night after night."

Paul, Casper customer
Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
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Casper Original Mattress

P1023659

The Casper Original is an all-foam mattress that is a great option for back sleepers who want a balance of support and pressure relief. Combination sleepers will appreciate this mattress's responsiveness, which makes it easy to change positions throughout the night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

"From the delivery of the box to the magical unfolding of the king size mattress to the first time laying on the bed, all smiles here! I have traveled for work for years, often sleeping on different beds at different hotels night after night."

Paul, Casper customer
Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1023659

Casper Original Mattress

The Casper Original is an all-foam mattress that is a great option for back sleepers who want a balance of support and pressure relief. Combination sleepers will appreciate this mattress's responsiveness, which makes it easy to change positions throughout the night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

"From the delivery of the box to the magical unfolding of the king size mattress to the first time laying on the bed, all smiles here! I have traveled for work for years, often sleeping on different beds at different hotels night after night."

Paul, Casper customer
Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Midnight vs DreamCloud

Like the Helix Midnight, the original DreamCloud has a hybrid construction, but it is a bit firmer, as it scored a 7 on our firmness scale. This bed also has several luxurious features similar to what you’d find in a high-end hotel, including a cashmere-blend cover.

  • Price: At the moment, the Helix Midnight and the DreamCloud are similarly priced before discounts.
  • Sleeping position: Both options are excellent choices for back sleepers. Side sleepers should stick with the Helix Midnight, and while combination sleepers could be happy on both, they’ll probably find the DreamCloud to be more responsive. Neither option is the best choice for stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: We gave both of these mattresses high marks for cooling, but the DreamCloud wins out because of its gel infusions. 
  • Body weight: Although neither option is the best choice for heavy sleepers, heavy back sleepers might be comfortable on the DreamCloud.

Read more in our full DreamCloud mattress review, or check out our full Helix vs DreamCloud mattress comparison.

DreamCloud Original Mattress

DreamCloud Mattress

The DreamCloud Mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress made with layers of memory foam and pocketed coils. It offers a great combination of support and pressure relief that back sleepers will really enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type seniors
Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I have purchased 5 different Dreamcloud mattresses over the years and never once disappointed. Always fast shipping. Fantastic pricing. But by far the best feature is the quality of the Dreamcloud mattress. Also very impressed with the free bedding (sheets) that came with my recent two purchases. Don’t change what you are doing/offering. It’s perfect in every way.

Delores E., DreamCloud customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
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DreamCloud Original Mattress

DreamCloud Mattress

The DreamCloud Mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress made with layers of memory foam and pocketed coils. It offers a great combination of support and pressure relief that back sleepers will really enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type seniors
Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I have purchased 5 different Dreamcloud mattresses over the years and never once disappointed. Always fast shipping. Fantastic pricing. But by far the best feature is the quality of the Dreamcloud mattress. Also very impressed with the free bedding (sheets) that came with my recent two purchases. Don’t change what you are doing/offering. It’s perfect in every way.

Delores E., DreamCloud customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review
DreamCloud Mattress

DreamCloud Original Mattress

The DreamCloud Mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress made with layers of memory foam and pocketed coils. It offers a great combination of support and pressure relief that back sleepers will really enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type seniors
Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I have purchased 5 different Dreamcloud mattresses over the years and never once disappointed. Always fast shipping. Fantastic pricing. But by far the best feature is the quality of the Dreamcloud mattress. Also very impressed with the free bedding (sheets) that came with my recent two purchases. Don’t change what you are doing/offering. It’s perfect in every way.

Delores E., DreamCloud customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Other Models from Helix

I’d also like to share how the Helix Midnight compares to some of the other models from Helix Sleep. I’ll be comparing the standard Midnight to two other standard Helix models. As a reminder, all Helix standard mattresses are also offered as Helix Luxe mattresses.

Helix Midnight vs Helix Sunset

The Helix Sunset and Helix Midnight have a similar construction of coils and foam. However, the Sunset is much softer. In fact, it’s one of the brand’s softest models, coming in at a 5.5 out of 10 on our mattress firmness scale.

  • Price: Both mattresses are the exact same price.
  • Sleeping position: The Helix Sunset is the better choice for side sleepers, and the Helix Midnight is the better choice for back sleepers. Neither option is going to be a good fit for stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: Both mattresses sleep cool, thanks to their airflow-promoting coils and naturally breathable Tencel cover. 
  • Body weight: Neither mattress is going to be supportive enough for heavy sleepers (those over 250 pounds).

Read more in our full Helix Sunset mattress review

Helix Sunset Mattress

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The Helix Sunset is the brand's softest model, which makes it a great option for side sleepers looking for a plush, contouring feel. Its memory foam layer adds some nice sinkage and pressure relief as well.

Sleepopolis Score 4.0/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

Helix Sunset Mattress

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The Helix Sunset is the brand's softest model, which makes it a great option for side sleepers looking for a plush, contouring feel. Its memory foam layer adds some nice sinkage and pressure relief as well.

Sleepopolis Score 4.0/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side 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
helix sunset

Helix Sunset Mattress

The Helix Sunset is the brand's softest model, which makes it a great option for side sleepers looking for a plush, contouring feel. Its memory foam layer adds some nice sinkage and pressure relief as well.

Sleepopolis Score 4.0/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

Helix Midnight vs Helix Moonlight

Also part of Helix’s original line of hybrid mattresses, the Moonlight is another soft option — much more so than the Helix Midnight, even though they have a similar construction.

  • Price: All of the models in Helix’s core mattress line are the same price.
  • Sleeping position: The Moonlight is best for side sleepers, and the Midnight is best for back sleepers. Neither one is going to be very comfortable for stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: I’d say that these beds have the same cooling capabilities due to their similar construction. 
  • Body weight: I’d tell heavy sleepers to steer clear of both mattresses and instead opt for the Helix Plus, which was built especially for larger body types.

Read more in our full Helix Moonlight mattress review

Helix Moonlight Mattress

helix moonlight mattress

The Helix Moonlight is great for side sleepers thanks to its super soft, pressure relieving comfort. Its super plush feel that cradle and cushion sensitive pressure points make this an excellent choice for people who suffer from hip or shoulder pain.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

Helix Moonlight Mattress

helix moonlight mattress

The Helix Moonlight is great for side sleepers thanks to its super soft, pressure relieving comfort. Its super plush feel that cradle and cushion sensitive pressure points make this an excellent choice for people who suffer from hip or shoulder pain.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side 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
helix moonlight mattress

Helix Moonlight Mattress

The Helix Moonlight is great for side sleepers thanks to its super soft, pressure relieving comfort. Its super plush feel that cradle and cushion sensitive pressure points make this an excellent choice for people who suffer from hip or shoulder pain.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

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

Our Review Process

At Sleepopolis, our team of Certified Sleep Science Coaches personally test each mattress. We start by unboxing the mattress to figure out how difficult (or easy) it is to get the mattress from the box to the bed. Then, we spend time laying on the bed in different positions, taking time to assess it on our backs, stomachs, and sides. Next, we perform our Sleepopolis tests, using specialized tools to measure qualities like motion transfer, bounce, and pressure relief. Our last step is to open up the mattress and take a look at each layer. These steps allow us to give our final verdict on the mattress.

Bridget Chapman

Bridget is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and the former senior commerce editor at Sleepopolis, where she did everything from test out mattresses to writing about how to fall asleep fast. You can also find her in videos on our YouTube channel. Bridget graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. Before joining the Sleepopolis team, she was a TV news reporter and worked in cities across the country. She loves spending time outdoors, checking out new restaurants, snuggling with her pets, and of course, getting some quality Zzz’s.