Helix Mattress Review (2024)

Alex Forest

Sleep Content Specialist

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Helix Midnight

Made in United States
Queen $1,703
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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5.2 /10

Customizable Mattress With Upcharges For Common Features

Helix Midnight is a hybrid mattress sold by Helix Sleep, a customizable bed-in-a-box company based in the United States. Helix allows you to add your own cooling and comfort features to customize the mattress for your sleep needs.

However, that means certain cooling and comfort features don’t come standard. Midnight’s base model only comes with a “breathable” top cover—none of the advanced cooling features we would expect to see for a mattress that costs $1,703 for a queen size. When you factor in add-ons, your final purchase could be a lot more expensive.

In comparison, competing mattress Logan & Cove Frontier has a quilted cover, advanced cooling, individually wrapped pocket coils, and micro coils. All of these features come standard at no added cost. Frontier is also more affordably priced at just $1,299 for a queen size.

Want a Canadian mattress with a 365-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty? Meet Logan & Cove.

Read Logan & Cove Frontier Review

 

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Logan & Cove Frontier

9.3 /10

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2024 Best Hybrid Mattress

Logan & Cove mattresses feature a lavish hotel-quality design and a generous 365-night sleep trial. You’ll also receive a FREE bedding bundle to complement your new luxury mattress.

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Helix Midnight Mattress Sizes & Prices

Note: Original prices on the Helix website are in USD. Every two weeks, we check these prices and convert them to CAD for easy reference.

 

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$1,106

75″ x 37.5″ x 11.5″

65 lb

Twin XL

$1,277

80″ x 38″ x 11.5″

65 lb

Full / Double

$1,533

75″ x 53″ x 11.5″

85 lb

Queen

$1,703

80″ x 60″ x 11.5″

100 lb

King

$2,215

80″ x 76″ x 11.5″

120 lb

California King

$2,215

84″ x 72″ x 11.5″

120 lb

RV (Short Queen)

$1,703

74″ x 60″ x 11.5″

100 lb

RV (Short King)

$2,215

80″ x 72″ x 11.5″

120 lb

Want to spend less than $1,300 on a luxury hybrid mattress? Check out Logan & Cove.

Read Logan & Cove Frontier Review

 


Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Helix Midnight ships to most regions of Canada, except for the Territories. You’ll need to pay $250 for shipping to Canada, no matter where in the country you live. This fee is applied on Helix’s order confirmation webpage. Helix says you should receive the mattress in 3–5 business days.

Helix Midnight comes with a 100-night sleep trial. You’ll have the opportunity to return or exchange your mattress after the first 30 days have passed. The Helix website states that returns should be completed within three weeks of the initial request, and must be completed within 45 days after your sleep trial ends.

Helix will arrange for free return pickup and have the mattress donated to a local charity or recycling partner, if possible. You’ll receive a full refund once Helix gets confirmation that your mattress has been picked up.

Helix offers a 10-year warranty. This is standard for the mattress industry. The warranty covers manufacturing defects only, including the cover and interior of the mattress. As one of Helix’s optional add-ons, you can buy accidental damage coverage for just over $100 CAD (for a queen size). This covers food and beverage stains, bodily fluids from humans or pets (but not sweat or body oil), burns not caused by fire, and damage caused by the mattress’s coils.

Overall, Helix has a number of fees and restrictions for its shipping, delivery, and returns. In comparison, Logan & Cove Frontier ships anywhere in Canada. Shipping is free in most areas, with a shipping fee only applying to remote areas like the Territories. Logan & Cove also offers a risk-free 365-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.

 

Courier

FedEx

Shipping Cost

$250 for shipping to Canada

Shipping Time

3–5 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

100

Warranty Years

10

Return Ease

Free returns & pickup within 45 days of your sleep trial ending

Choose Logan & Cove and get a 365-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.

Read Logan & Cove Frontier Review


close-up side view of the internal layers of the Helix Midnight mattress

 

Helix Midnight Mattress Construction

HeightLayersCertiPUR-US® CertifiedMachine-Washable Cover

11.5″

5

Yes

No

Helix Midnight measures 11.5″ tall when unrolled and fully expanded. All foam used is CertiPUR-US® certified.

Midnight’s product page on the Helix website states that the mattress includes 5 layers. While the mattress we received has 5 layers, the 1″ bottom layer of DuraDense foam is missing. Instead, there is a different layer not advertised on Helix’s website.

  • Layer 1: The 1″ top (comfort) layer uses Helix’s Memory Plus foam, which is designed to add plushness and pressure relief. This memory foam layer conforms to your body’s shape as you lie down. Foam density: 2.5–4.0 lb/ft³.
  • Layer 2: The second layer uses 1″ responsive foam to contour to your body’s shape. This helps keep you from feeling the denser foam in the transition layer and coil layer below. Foam density is unknown.
  • Layer 3: The third layer, which uses another 1.5″ of responsive foam, stops you from sinking too deeply into the mattress. It also insulates you against feeling the coils in the support layer below. Foam density is unknown.
  • Layer 4: The fourth layer is made up of 8″ individually pocketed coils to provide full-body support. These coils give the mattress most of its bulk, and prevent you from sinking too deeply into the mattress. These coils are reinforced along the mattress sidewalls to provide edge support.
  • Layer 5: The bottom (support) layer is 1″ higher-density foam that’s designed to support the coil layer. The mattress we received did not have this layer of foam. Instead, the bottom layer was a 1/8″ Tuftex-like fabric pad.

Helix Midnight’s Breathe Knit mattress cover is made of 100% polyester. It’s not clear where the “breathe” part comes from, since polyester isn’t naturally breathable and can trap heat. The mattress’s base model doesn’t come with any other cooling features.

Helix offers an optional upgrade to a GlacioTex™ pillow top cover. This uses a 50/50 blend of polyester and polyethylene to wick heat away from your body. Again, polyester isn’t known for its breathability. You’ll also be paying hundreds of dollars extra for this feature. If you’re a hot sleeper, that’s an expensive upgrade that still may not provide enough cooling to keep you comfortable.

Neither mattress cover is removable or machine washable. You’ll need to spot clean any spills or stains.

 

Get the luxury hybrid with advanced cooling features built into every mattress.

Read Logan & Cove Frontier Review


Mattress Performance Results

photo of a mannequin lying atop the Helix Midnight mattress, showing a displacement of 3.3

6.3 /10

Firmness

In third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us), Helix Midnight scored 6.3/10 for firmness. This places it in the medium-firm category. The Helix website describes Midnight as having a “medium” feel, so you’ll find it firmer than advertised.

Looking for a medium-firm mattress with even more support? Logan & Cove Frontier’s 6.9/10 firmness rating, zoned support, and pressure-point relief help provide a restful night’s sleep.


photo of a mannequin sitting on the edge of the Helix Midnight mattress, showing a displacement of 3.7

8.5 /10

Edge Support

Helix Midnight earned a score of 8.5/10 for edge support. This is an excellent rating. You’ll be able to sit on the edge of this mattress with no issues. You also won’t have to worry about falling off the bed if you sleep closer to the edge.


7.9 /10

Motion Isolation

Helix Midnight earned a score of 7.9/10 for motion isolation, which is a very good score for a hybrid mattress. You shouldn’t notice your partner’s movements while you’re sleeping on this mattress.


5.1 /10

Bounce

Helix Midnight earned a bounce score of 5.1/10. This is average for a hybrid mattress. You’ll sink into this mattress a little as you’re lying down, but you shouldn’t have difficulty getting up again.


Company Background

LaunchedCompany HQOwnershipBBB RatingTrustpilot Rating

2015

New York City, USA

Private

“A+” (accredited)

“Poor”

Helix Sleep Incorporated is a bed-in-a-box company based in New York City, USA. Founded in 2015 by Adam Tishman, Jerry Lin, and Kristian von Rickenbach, the company has become known for its customizable mattress products. In 2021, the company was acquired by Cerberus Capital Group.

Although Helix Sleep is rated “A+” (accredited) on its Better Business Bureau profile, the company only has a customer review rating of 1.36/5 stars. The company is also rated “Poor” on Trustpilot. Customer reviews complain of issues with customer service, mattress sagging and softening, product delivery, product returns, and warranty claims.

 

Choose the company that’s rated “A+” on BBB and “Excellent” on Trustpilot.

Read Logan & Cove Frontier Review

Should You Buy Helix Midnight?

A customizable mattress sounds nice, but Helix Midnight’s “optional” features come standard with other hybrids—and Helix’s add-ons cost extra. Its 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty also don’t add enough value for the price of $1,703 for a queen size. We recommend Logan & Cove instead.

Logan & Cove Frontier offers advanced cooling technologies, zoned support, and pressure-point relief—all for just $1,299 for a queen size. It comes with free shipping, a risk-free 365-night sleep trial, and a 15-year warranty.

You also get a free bedding bundle with your purchase, giving you much more value for a lower price.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Helix mattresses good?

Helix mattresses are reasonably good, but they lack many features that come standard with other hybrid mattresses. To get these features, you have to pay extra to customize your mattress.

We suggest looking at Logan & Cove Frontier instead. It offers comfort and cooling features similar to Helix Midnight, but at a lower cost—just $1,299 for a queen size. You’ll also get a 365-night sleep trial, a 15-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle with your purchase.

Where do I buy a Helix Midnight mattress in Canada?

If you’re in Canada, you can buy a mattress directly from the Helix website. However, the company doesn’t list Canadian prices on its product pages. Check the conversion rate from USD to CAD before you buy.

Does Helix Mattress ship to Canada?

Yes, Helix has Canadian shipping for online purchases. However, the company doesn’t ship to the Territories. You’ll also need to pay $250 for shipping to Canada, no matter where in the country you live.

How much are Helix mattresses?

Helix Midnight costs $1,106–$2,215 CAD, depending on the size you choose. It’s available in standard sizes ranging from twin to California king. Helix Midnight also comes in short queen and RV king sizes.

Be aware that prices listed on the website are in USD and not CAD. Check the currency conversion rate before you buy.

Where are Helix mattresses made?

Helix manufactures all of its mattresses in Glendale, Arizona.

Do Helix mattresses have fiberglass?

No, Helix mattresses don’t contain fiberglass. To meet fire safety regulations, Helix mattresses use a chemical-free rayon barrier.

READ MORE: Is fiberglass in a mattress dangerous?

Who owns Helix Mattress?

Helix Sleep is owned by Cerberus Capital Management, a global investment firm based in New York.

How do I return a Helix mattress?

To return your Helix mattress, you need to submit a request online using the Helix’s website’s support section. You need to be at least 30 nights into your 100-night sleep trial before you can submit a return request. Helix only allows two returns per household.

What Helix mattress alternatives should I consider?

We think you should consider Logan & Cove Frontier. At just $1,299 for a queen size, Frontier offers affordable luxury with its plush Euro-top quilted cover, individually wrapped zoned pocket coils, and up to 2,920 pressure-relieving micro coils. The mattress’s advanced cooling technologies and zoned support help ensure a cool, restful night’s sleep. Frontier comes with free shipping, a risk-free 365-night sleep trial, a 15-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle.

 

You May Prefer:

Logan & Cove Frontier

9.3 /10

Made in

Winner!

2024 Best Hybrid Mattress

Logan & Cove mattresses feature a lavish hotel-quality design and a generous 365-night sleep trial. You’ll also receive a FREE bedding bundle to complement your new luxury mattress.

CANADA DAY SALE!
Get a FREE Bedding Bundle and get 50% OFF all Pillows with mattress purchase!
Sale ends June 21st. See website for details >
Queen $1,299
Shop Now