Since its founding 2014, Helix has gone on to become one of the most awarded mattress companies in the industry. This isn’t hard to believe, with their generous 100-night sleep trial, 10-year warranty, 100% American manufacturing process, flexible payment options, free shipping within the US and Oeko-Tex certification for all of their products—a certification which guarantees that their products are free of potentially dangerous substances.
Their awards are too many to list in this article, but to at least give you an idea of the quality of Helix mattresses, the company was awarded Best Overall Mattress in 2020 by several noted publications, including GQ, Wired and Apartment Therapy.
What Kinds of Mattresses Does Helix offer?
Helix offers four kinds of mattresses to customers: HelixHelix LuxeHelix Plus and birch by Helix. While all of these mattresses are designed to react to your body shape and keep you cool as you sleep, there are a number of differences between them.
Their Helix and Helix Luxe mattresses are conveniently categorized by suitable sleep style and firmness. More specifically, you can see at a glance which mattresses are Firm, Medium and Soft, as well as which ones are better for Side Sleepers and Back and Stomach Sleepers.
The primary difference between Helix and Helix Luxe mattresses is that Luxe feature zoned lumbar support for enhanced contouring, a premium quilted pillow top with an Ultra-Breathable Tencel Cover and are 2” taller than regular Helix mattresses.
Helix also offers two other specialty mattresses: Helix Plus and Birch. Helix Plus is a Medium Feel mattress specifically designed for bigger sleepers—both Plus Size and Big and Tall—with an extra layer, body contouring and higher density materials.
Their birch mattress is an all-natural and organic latex mattress made from proprietary organic Birch Wool, pressure-relieving latex, and body contouring springs. This mattress is recommended to people who sleep especially hot and who prefer more of a “springy,” “buoyant,” or “bouncy” feeling to their mattress compared to the more “hugging”, “sinking” or “body-forming” feeling of memory foam more typical of their other mattresses.
With a higher number of mattress options than some of their competitors, Helix makes it easy for you to narrow down your options through their Sleep Quiz, which uses a mattress-matching algorithm developed by “the world’s leading researchers on sleep ergonomics and biomechanics.” This 2-3-minute online quiz asks you questions relating to your preferred sleep position, feel and type of relief (back pain, for example) before showing you which Helix mattresses are best suited for you.
This is incredibly convenient compared to many other mattress companies, which often require you to either book an appointment with a sleep specialist or read through a lengthy guide if you require assistance picking a mattress.
Once you’ve settled on the right mattress, Helix will ship it to your house for free. Then it’s just up to you to place the rolled-up mattress wherever you want, cut open the box and let the mattress take its form.
How Compatible Are Helix mattresses?
While Helix explains that a foundation isn’t required for your Helix mattress, they do highly recommend one—specifically, their branded Helix Foundation or Adjustable Base.
That said, if you choose to use a non-Helix foundation, the company recommends that your foundation’s slats should be no wider than 5 inches apart as that could cause sagging and could potentially void your warranty.
What accessories does Helix offer?
In addition to mattresses, Helix also offers:
- Adjustable Pillow
- Ultra-Cool Pillow
- Down and Feather Pillow
- Wedge Pillow
- Adjustable Base
- Natural Wood Frame
- White Wood Frame
- Plush Topper
- Weight Blanket
- Ultra-Cool Pad
This wide selection makes Helix a great option for people moving into their first apartment or simply wanting a convenient way to match everything in their bedroom.
Are Helix mattresses sustainable?
All foams used in Helix’s products are certified to be both human- and environment-safe. For one, all Helix products are certified by the CertiPUR-US® program, which guarantees they are made without any harmful chemicals including ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead, heavy metals, or formaldehyde. They also have an extremely low impact on indoor air quality.
All products are also Oeko-Tex-certified, meaning that they’re free of potentially dangerous substances.
While these certifications have become somewhat standard among mattress companies (which is a great thing in itself), Helix takes things one step further with their Birch by Helix mattress, which, aside from being all-natural and organic, is certified and recognized by just about every eco-watchdog there is. Specifically, it boasts the following recognitions and certifications:
- GOTS Certified
- Greenguard Gold
- OEKO-TEX Certified
- eco-INSTITUT Certified
- Wool Integrity New Zealand
- 1% for the Planet
Does Helix Offer a Free Trial?
Helix offers a 100-night risk-free trial for all customers purchasing a mattress. If during your trial you’re not happy with your mattress, they’ll come pick it up and provide you with a full refund. Simple as that.
How Much Do Helix Mattresses Cost?
Helix’s mattresses range in price depending on their size and type. We’ve listed the top and bottom of the range for each mattress style.
- Twin: $600
- Full: $850
- Queen: $999
- King: $1249
- Cal King: $1249
- Twin: $995
- Full: $1499
- Queen: $1799
- King: $2199
- Cal King: $2199
- Twin: $825
- Full: $1099
- Queen: $1599
- King: $1999
- Cal King: $1999
Birch by Helix
- Twin: $1049
- Full: $1299
- Queen: $1499
- King: $1799
- Cal King: $1799
Financing is available to those who qualify. With financing, you can pay for your mattress in installments as opposed to all up front.
In addition to this promotion, Helix also offers a Trade Program and a number of regular discounts, including:
- Military Discount
- First Responder Discount
- Student Discount
- Teacher Discount
With every purchase, you also get Helix’s 10-year warranty (15 if you purchase a Helix Plus or Helix Luxe.). This limited warranty covers all manufacturing defects. In the case of a defect, Helix will provide a repaired or replacement Mattress (or Mattress Cover) of similar or greater value
If you’re looking for a mattress vetted by industry watchdogs for quality, sustainability, and comfort, then Helix is the company for you. You can find the perfect mattress for your needs by filling out a 2-3 minute Sleep Quiz, you can opt to pay in multiple payments instead of all at once, you can try your mattress in the comfort of your own bedroom for 100 nights and, if you’re not happy, you can get a full refund.
You’re also covered after your trial with Helix’s 10-year warranty, making buying a mattress from Helix truly risk-free.