Helix Luxe Hybrid Mattress - Detailed Review & Best Coupon

The Straight Scoop - Our Findings & Highlights

Helix knows there is no 1-size-fits-all when it comes to building a world class hybrid luxury mattress. So Helix honed in on two of the most critical factors for finding that right fit, sleep style (side, stomach/back) and preferred comfort feel (soft, medium or firm). Whether you are an individual or a couple, Helix has you covered to find that balance of cooling comfort without sacrificing support.

Mattress Type/Category Luxury Mattress (Hybrid)
Comfort Styles 6 – Soft, Medium & Firm (1 each for Side & Stomach/Back sleepers)
Height 14”
Total Layers 6
Cover Silky breathable TENCEL™ or upgrade to cool-to-touch GlacioTex Cooling Cover
Comfort layers 3 layers, 4” of cooling, conforming & supportive foams.
Support System 5 zoned Legget and Platts Quantum® Edge Elite Combi-Zone® coils
Tufting Top tufting
Sleeps Cool Excellent
Good for Couples? / Motion Transfer Very Good
Edge Support Excellent
Budget Twin to King $949 – $2,099, Queen $1,699
Feeling when lying down Sunset Moonlight Midnight Dusk Twilight Dawn
Helix Luxe is ideal for Sunset Moonlight Midnight Dusk Twilight Dawn
Helix Luxe is not right for Sunset Moonlight Midnight Dusk Twilight Dawn
Sleep Trial & Warranty 100 Night Trial, 10 Year Warranty
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Company Overview

Formed in 2015, Helix is all about personal preference and individuality. Each mattress is designed for your unique body type, sleeping position, and feel preference using Helix’s proprietary sleep technology.  That mantra, combined with advanced R&D and a focus on technology to drive sleep, allowed it to win countless independently reviewed awards.

Headquartered in New York City, Helix offers free shipping directly to your doorstep in the US and Canada with a 100-night no questions asked trial.

In 2019, Helix introduced its first all natural and sustainable brand Birch. The brand carries 100% organic certified products.

Before we dive into the six comfort levels, let’s have a look at the reason the Helix Luxe is ranked as one of the most comfortable and supportive luxury hybrid mattresses on the market.

Helix Luxe Construction & Materials

The Cover

Helix chose a Tencel cover as an upgrade to its Luxe mattress line. Tencel has a soft, luxurious feel designed to keep you cool and dry throughout the night. It’s a 100% natural, eucalyptus-based performance fabric – more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen. No more tossing and turning because you are hot. Tencel is also naturally anti-microbial by resisting dust mites, bacteria and allergens. AND, Tencel uses 10-20x less water during production than cotton so it is better for the environment!

Tucked just underneath the Tencel cover is 1” of quilting to give you additional comfort and breathability before the cooling gel takes you in.

Comfort Layer + Additional Support Foam + Transition Foam

Helix Luxe differentiates each model at the comfort layer. By layering a gel infused pressure relieving comfort foam on top of a conforming support core foam, followed by a transition foam, Helix can tailor each mattress to fit your unique sleeping style. Why a gel infused top layer? Gel pulls away heat from your body (think osmosis in HS biology). It keeps you cool throughout the night so you achieve the maximum benefits of sleep. Below the gel is a supportive foam layer that offers springiness and bounciness along with weight distribution. The support core prevents that total energy absorption / super-sinking feeling of most memory foams. Finally, the transition layer offers an additional support layer and more importantly further dampens any motion transfer that may come from the hybrid’s spring system.

Depending upon your unique style, Helix uses a triple combination in every comfort layer of:

  1. Memory Plus: High density Memory Plus Foam for best in class comfort and pressure relief, Soft Feel, High Density for durability.
  2. Helix Dynamic: Designed to react and contour to your body for full body comfort. Lower IFD.Their proprietary adaptable foam for contouring and cushioned support.
  3. Gel Visco: Designed to cushion and support your body for perfect comfort. Firm Feel. High Density for durability.
  4. High Grade Polyfoam: transition Providing ergonomic support and contour, designed to dampen motion transfer and allow further support (soft, medium, firm)

The comfort level combinations are as follows::

  1. Sunset Luxe *Most Popular Plush* (Side & Multi Sleeper – Soft)
    1. Comfort: Memory Plus Soft (cool, soft feel, high density for durability)
    2. Support: Helix Dynamic Soft (full body comfort, soft feel)
    3. Transition: High-Grade Polyfoam (soft)
  2. Moonlight Luxe (Stomach & Back Sleeper – Soft)
    1. Comfort: Helix Dynamic Soft (built to cushion and cradle, cool, soft feel)
    2. Support: Helix Dynamic Soft (full body comfort, soft feel)
    3. Transition: High-Grade Polyfoam (soft)
  3. Midnight Luxe *Most Popular Overall* (Side / Multi Sleeper – Medium)
    1. Comfort: Memory Plus Medium (cool, medium feel, high density for durability)
    2. Support: Gel Visco Medium (cushion for perfect medium support)
    3. Transition: High-Grade Polyfoam (medium)
  4. Dusk Luxe (Stomach & Back Sleeper – Medium)
    1. Comfort: Helix Dynamic Medium (built to cushion and cradle, cool medium feel)
    2. Support: Memory Plus Medium (high density for best in class support)
    3. Transition: High-Grade Polyfoam (medium)
  5. Twilight Luxe (Side / Multi Sleeper – Firm)
    1. Comfort: Gel Visco Firm (cool, firm, high density for durability)
    2. Support: Memory Plus Firm (high density for best in class support)
    3. Transition: High-Grade Polyfoam (firm)
  6. Dawn Luxe *Most Popular Firm* (Stomach & Back Sleeper – Firm)
    1. Comfort: Gel Visco Firm (cool, firm, high density for durability)
    2. Support: Helix Dynamic Firm (full body support, firm feel)
    3. Transition: High-Grade Polyfoam (firm)

Coil System

Helix Luxe’s support system employs Leggett and Platt’s Quantum® Edge Elite Combi-Zone®. The system contains Quantum coils along the edge and through the center third zone. The center zone provides superior hip and lumbar support, while the reinforced perimeter delivers a consistent sleep surface, reducing that roll-off feeling. The mattress center contains triple tempered steel individually pocketed coils directly underneath the comfort layer. This high grade steel provides superior support throughout the life of the mattress

Finally, for even more support where it counts, Helix reinforces the lower back lumbar region on all models.

Bottom Support Layer

The bottom DuraDense foam layer of the mattress provides base support and durability to the entire mattress. This final stage helps keep everything together and limits motion for the sleeper.

Tufting

Tufting is the process where the individual parts of the mattress are either sewn or glued together to prevent slippage. In Helix’s case, they chose top tufting, where the cover is sewn into the gel foam layer. Tufting helps keep everything nice and together. This is just another example of the little details Helix takes care of so you can rest easy.

Does Helix Luxe Sleep Cool?

YES! We found all Helix Luxe models offer a cool to neutral temperature control. Being cool at night is all about being dry. Helix accomplishes this cool factor through a 3 step process to disperse heat.

  1. The Tencel cover wicks away moisture
  2. The gel infused comfort layer pulls heat from the body (and doesn’t return it!)
  3. As the mattress is a hybrid, air is able to flow and circulate in-between the coil system

Final result – Helix Hybrid Luxe will keep you cool and dry throughout the night allowing your body to get the rest it deserves.

How about Edge Support?

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As mentioned in the “Support” section above, Helix Hybrid Luxe is one of the best in the business when it comes to edge support no matter which model you choose. Helix surrounds the outer edge of the mattress with stronger springs to make sure the mattress edge is “sag free”. This edge support increases the sleeping area so, for example, if one partner is a bed hog, the other partner can rest soundly on the edge. No chance of falling off, just sayin’. Finally, when you get out of bed in the morning, it gives you that little nudge to help you get out!

Six Distinct Helix Luxe Comfort Styles

No matter which style you choose, just by the solid look of the Helix Luxe, you know you’ll be sleeping on a comfortable yet very supportive mattress for many years to come. Helix was going for that “4 star hotel bed” look and feel and they nailed it. Let’s take a closer look at the different styles.

Helix Sunset Luxe *Most Popular Plush* (Soft, Side / Multi Position Sleepers)

The Sunset Luxe is Helix’s softest and plushest model and a top choice for lighter-to-average sized sleepers looking for a plush feel. The softer top layers give you a soft, lavish plush comfort – like sinking into a cloud. The luxury gel foam immediately relieves the pressure points on your hips and shoulders. Luxe mattresses feature zoned lumbar support for enhanced contouring, a premium quilted pillow top with an ultra breathable Tencel cover, and are 2” taller than the original Helix mattress.

From the moment you lay down on the Sunset, it is obvious  that you’ve arrived on the soft plush version. The gel top will envelop and contour to your body more than its firmer cousins such as the Midnight Luxe. That said, after a few minutes, as you settle into the mattress, you can begin to ever so slightly feel the pushback from the robust pocketed coils as they begin to properly align your spine.  You will definitely feel more “in-the-mattress” (as opposed to on top of it), but you won’t be sacrificing the support.

With the Sunset Luxe, exclusive side sleepers get the best of both worlds: maximum pressure and proper spinal alignment due to the sinking of the hip and shoulder regions. Because the bed envelops you more, some think the bed will sleep warm or even hot. This is not the case with Helix Luxe. The cooling gel combined with the air flow design and the Tencel cover keep this plush bed cool all evening long.

The sweet spot for weight is up to 180  lbs. Above that weight, you’ll start to lose the benefit of the pressure relief from the gel as your body rests more on the springs. At that size, you might consider the Moonlight Luxe or Midnight Luxe model as the comfort layer provides additional support and comfort relief.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate Sunset Luxe a 4.5 out of 10.
  • Primarily designed for side sleepers. Side/stomach or side/back sleepers might feel more support on the Midnight Luxe.
  • Even though you sink into the comfort layer, the superior airflow design and advanced cooling technology will keep you cool and dry all night long.
  • Edge support is superior – no side sagging here!

Helix Moonlight Luxe (Soft, Stomach / Back Position Sleepers)

The Moonlight Luxe has a soft, plush feel but with a touch more support than its sister, the Sunset Luxe.  Best for back or stomach sleepers and couples with different preferences, Moonlight Luxe features Helix Dynamic Foam creating luxury support and even lift. Softer top layers give you that soft, lavish plush comfort you love – like sinking into a cloud.

The gel top will envelop and contour to your body more than its firmer cousins such as the Midnight Luxe. The Moonlight may feel plush, however, but it does not sacrifice support. You will feel that support system very slightly underneath to help with alignment to give you enough resistance to push back to fill the space in-between your body and the mattress. You will still feel more “in it” (as opposed to on top of it), but you won’t be losing the support.

Because the Moonlight Luxe envelops you more, some think it may sleep warm or even hot. This is not the case with Moonlight Luxe. The cooling gel combined with the air flow design and the Tencel cover keep this plush bed cool all evening long.

The sweet spot for weight is up to 200. Above that weight, you’ll start to lose the benefit of the pressure relief from the gel as your body rests more on the springs. At that size, you might consider the Midnight Luxe as the comfort layer provides additional support and comfort relief.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate Moonlight Luxe a 5 out of 10.
  • Moonlight Luxe is primarily designed for back and stomach sleepers (multi-sleeper if on the smaller side) that still want a soft, plush mattress. Side/stomach or side/back sleepers seeking more support might feel more support on the Midnight Luxe.
  • Even though you sink into the comfort layer, the superior airflow design and advanced cooling technology will keep you cool and dry all night long.
  • Edge support is superior – no side sagging here!

Helix Midnight Luxe *Most Popular Overall* (Medium, Side / Multi Position Sleepers)

By far the most popular model, the Helix Midnight Luxe a true multi-sleeper that supports all sleep styles.  This not-too-firm, not-too-soft is great for couples with different feel preferences.  It features luxury memory foam for pressure point relief on your hips and shoulders.

Immediately upon laying on the Midnight Luxe, you can feel the cooling gel take you in but you quickly feel the substantial support foam cradling your body. Almost immediately you will feel the support of the coil system begin to push back and cradle your body no matter which position you sleep. There is  just enough pressure relief on the top of the mattress but you are also going to have the support system that is going to keep you “on” the mattress rather than “in” the mattress as in the Sunset Luxe.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate Midnight a 6.5 out of 10.
  • This is a MultiSleeper, designed for all sleeping styles.
  • The luxurious comfort layer provides a little bit of sink, but even so, the superior airflow design and advanced cooling technology will keep you cool and dry all night long.
  • Edge support is superior – no side sagging here!

Helix Dusk Luxe (Medium, Stomach / Back Position Sleepers)

Closely related to Midnight, the Helix Dusk Luxe is another very popular model. It come with a little more support in the comfort layer making it an ideal multi-sleeper. Still in the medium to medium firm range, the added support targets the above average side, back, and stomach sleepers and more ideal support for larger sleepers.

As with the Midnight Luxe, upon laying on the Dusk Luxe, you can feel the cooling gel take you in but you quickly feel the substantial support foams cradle your body. Almost immediately you will feel the support of the coil system begin to push back. Dusk Luxe is primarily designed to support stomach/back sleepers.  There is just enough pressure relief but you will still sleep more “on top” of the mattress. rather than “in” the mattress as in the Sunset Luxe.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate Dusk Luxe a 7 out of 10.
  • This is designed for stomach/back sleeping styles.
  • The luxurious comfort layer provides a little bit of sink, but even so, the superior airflow design and advanced cooling technology will keep you cool and dry all night long.
  • Edge support is superior – no side sagging here!

Helix Twilight Luxe (Firm, Side / Multi Position Sleepers)

The Helix Twilight Luxe ventures into the firmer side of sleep. While still a multi-sleeper supporting all positions, the denser comfort layer definitely gives you the “sleeping on top” feel when lying on the mattress. Larger side sleepers that need some comfort before hitting the springs will appreciate the 4 inches of comfort level. Smaller back and stomach sleepers that prefer a firmer feel will enjoy the Twilight Luxe as well. Very little sink or give in this mattress, it will feel very solid underneath. You will definitely not sink as much as you sleep “on top” of this mattress. The bed still packs in all of the same cooling features as it’s cousins so you will sleep cool and dry throughout the night.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate Twilight Luxe an 8.0 out of 10.
  • Stomach and back sleepers will get the most benefit out of the Twilight Luxe version. Larger side sleepers may also enjoy the Twilight Luxe.
  • The firm comfort layer provides very little sink, but even so, the superior airflow design and advanced cooling technology will keep you cool and dry all night long.
  • Edge support is superior – no side sagging here!

Helix Dawn Luxe *Most Popular Firm* (Firm, Stomach / Back Position Sleepers)

The Helix Dawn Luxe is their firmest model in the family. Some may even say hard, but it still has a luxurious feel. Ideal for back and stomach sleepers of all sizes the Dynamic Foam creates a luxury support and even loft.

The Dawn Luxe is designed to support those of us that are larger sleepers, however the lighter fare have also found it to be quite comfortable. The bed is more responsive. When you push on it, it pushes back. This definitely makes it easier to get in and out of bed, especially with the zoned support system. The Dawn Luxe is not designed as a multi sleeper for average weight individuals, however it can support all sleeping styles of larger sleepers. Average weight folks can easily sleep on their stomach or back, but the side will not provide enough pressure relief.  They will want to look toward the Midnight Luxe.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate Dawn Luxe an 8.5 out of 10.
  • The Dawn Luxe was designed to support larger sleepers of any sleeping style. Lighter sleepers will find most comfort on either their stomach or back.
  • The comfort layer provides very little sink, but even so, the superior airflow design and advanced cooling technology will keep you cool and dry all night long.
  • Edge support is superior – no side sagging here!

Motion Isolation (no motion transfer)

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All Helix Luxe mattresses boast superior motion isolation. Simply put, you will barely feel your partner move at night, if any at all. Whether they are a toss and turner, an early riser or using the facilities, it’s not the mattress that will wake you. However, there are differences among the styles due to their construction (if we’re splitting hairs). Sunset Luxe and Moonlight Luxe will have the least amount of motion transfer because the plush nature of their gel foam will absorb motion more than the denser foam comfort layers than their cousins. Any motion that may exist, will most likely come from the springs below, but the pocket coil system separates the springs further isolating any motion transfer. If you need total motion isolation, then look more toward an all foam mattresses. However, the superior design and attention to detail of the Helix Luxe family get these hybrids as close to no motion as possible.

How does the Helix Luxe arrive?

Every Helix Luxe comes in a box. It’s crazy to think that a king size model with powerful springs and dense foams can be compressed, but it can. And, without sacrificing quality and durability. Some people ask if compressing the springs hurts their integrity. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Springs are actually shipped compressed all over the world (to save space). Pulling or bending springs damages their integrity. But, the way Helix compresses its mattresses, springs keep their shape and strength.

The box arrives via Fedex or UPS. Simply unbox the mattress. Rest it on the bed frame, remove the plastic wrapping and the bed will decompress before your eyes. You can begin sleeping on the it and enjoying a restful night sleep that same day.

What is Helix's Return Policy? Can I Exchange a Helix Luxe for a Softer or Firmer Model?

Helix offers a 100 night trial period, giving you over 3 months to test out your new investment. You can either return it for a 100% refund during the trial period. It truly is hassle free as Helix does all the heavy lifting. Here’s how both systems work:

  1. The trial begins when you RECEIVE the mattress (the Fedex delivery day).
  2. You can sleep on it for 100 nights. As there can be a slight break-in period, Helix asks that you not initiate a return during the first 30 days.
  3. If it’s not the mattress of your dreams, reach out to Helix via phone, email or chat (on their website), provide your name and order number and let them know if you wish to start a RETURN. There are no questions asked!
  4. Helix coordinates a donation or recycling pickup on a day of your choosing. They handle everything and there’s nothing you have to do besides letting them know the best pickup date.
  5. Full 100% refunds (no fees!!) are issued within 5 days of the pick-up.

What if the bed is just too firm or too soft. Can I exchange?

Helix offers a very popular program if you love the bed, but it’s just not quite right. They will send you a FREE TOPPER ($150 value), no questions asked. It just needs to be within the trial period. The great thing about the Helix topper is that it acts like a fitted sheet. No slip or sliding here, the topper becomes part of you bed.

Dimensions and Weights

Based on the construction of each mattress, the weight can vary within the following ranges:

  • King/CA King (110-130 lbs)
  • Queen (90-110 lbs)
  • Full (80-100 lbs)
  • Twin XL (60-70 lbs)
  • Twin (60-70 lbs)

How Do I Order a Helix Luxe? Does Helix Offer Financing?

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Yes, Helix offers pay-over-time financing through Klanra.

Where Can I Try a Helix Mattress?

Helix is sold exclusively online. However, if you are in the Chicago or Columbus, OH area, please visit our Sandman Sleep Showrooms to test out the Helix Luxe for yourself (we’ll even help get it ordered for you!):

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Chicago

415 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60618
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Columbus

44 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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