Mattress Ruined. What Happens If You Sleep on Your Memory Foam Mattress Before 24 Hours?
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How Long to Let Your Memory Foam Mattress Expand?
The general rule is to give your new memory foam mattress 48 hours to expand and inflate to its proper size.
The real answer is not that simple. Every memory foam mattress has its unique requirements.
The following chart shows what each manufacturer recommends. Below that we go over where the 48 hours comes from and if you can immediately sleep on your new mattress.
Mattress Expansion Times For Each Manufacturer
|amerisleep||Can lay on it right away but could take 8 hours for the corners to expand fully and you should wait 2 hours before putting sheets on.|
|BEDBOSS||Should decompress in 24 hours, but let it sit for 2 hours before moving it to the bedroom.|
|Bedinabox||“It expands in about 3 minutes” is what I got when I emailed them. This seems too fast; I would still give it a few hours to be on the safe side.|
|Casper||Can expand and be ready to sleep on in a few minutes but keep in mind that some will take longer.|
|Classic Brands||Allow 24 to 72 hours for the mattress to regain its full shape. If the mattress gets to its full height, it’s ready to use.|
|Dreamfoam Bedding||6 to 7 hours from opening.|
|Helix||Give it 2 hours to regain its shape, and you’re done.|
|Layla||Will take its full shape within minutes, and you can sleep on it right away. If you’re sensitive to smell give it a few hours to air out.|
|Leesa||May take up to an hour to expand but give it 24 hours to fully expand and be at its best|
|Linenspa||Up to 48 hours but they do say you can jump on it as soon as you like. If anything they say your body heat can help speed up the expansion process.|
|LUCID||Up to 48 hours, but if it’s fully expanded after 24 hours you can go ahead and sleep on it.|
|Lull||Will do most of the expanding in 2 to 5 hours and fully expand in 24 to 48 hours.|
|MLILY||Should be ready in 24 hours. Walking on it while it’s on the floor can help speed up the process.|
|Nectar||Between 24 to 72 hours to expand.|
|Nest Bedding||You can sleep on it right when you open it, but it can take up to 24 to 48 hours for it to fully expand.|
|Olee Sleep||let it expand up to 72 hours|
|Puffy||Allow it to expand and breathe for a few hours before putting bedding on it.|
|Purest Of America||Allow 24 to 72 hours to fully recover.|
|Signature Sleep||Wait at least 48 hours.|
|Tuft & Needle||Only takes several hours to reach the proper specifications, but in some cases, it may take up to 5 days.|
|Tulo||Allow it to sit for an hour before using it.|
|Zinus||48 to 72 hours to fully decompress. Zinus recommends you sleep on the mattress during this time as it helps to full up the mattress. If after a week it hasn’t expanded, please contact them.|
Don’t see your mattress? Go ahead and give it a couple of hours to expand, but let me explain why.
Can You Sleep on a New Memory Foam Mattress Straight Away?
The reason why you wait 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours is an old saying that people keep repeating.
As shown from the chart a significant number of manufacturers report shorter times and a good bit suggest sleeping on the mattress the first night. The reason is for your constant movements, and body heat loosens the foam. The more lose the foam, the better it expands.
Where The 48 Hour Memory Foam Expansion Time Came From
The first generation of memory foam mattresses is where this wait time wives tale came from. More time was needed for older memory foam mattresses to air out there odors.
The mattresses today don’t smell as bad; I would still recommend letting them air out for a few hours to absorb the smells of its surroundings. I know it sounds odd, but it’s well worth doing.
What if my mattress says to wait a few hours? – Well, it’s better to play it safe than sorry. The people that best understand your mattress are the ones who made it.
What If Your Memory Foam Mattress Is Not Inflating?
No need to worry if your memory foam mattress is not expanding; here is what you do.
Get the mattress flat as possible on the floor. Wearing clean socks walk on the mattress. The constant moving around combined with your body heat expands the mattress. I like to think of it as a mattress massage.
After massaging the mattress place it back on the bed frame and sleep for a few nights.
Keep in mind:New mattresses are like new shoes; they need to be broken in. Over the years you have gotten used to your old mattress, so the new one is going to feel different. We tend to forget this because we only buy mattresses every decade or so.
What To Do After Your Memory Foam Mattress Has Expanded?
I mean, you spent all this money you probably want it to last as long as possible?
If you want your mattress to last, you need a mattress protector.
Your mattress is a giant sponge, and it will soak up all the sweat, soda, dead skin and other nasty stuff you do in bed. Those liquids sit there not only making the mattress dirtier but destroying the function of the structure. It’s hard to work correctly when “waterlogged” with juices.
Plus, modern-day mattress protectors feel and look like regular bed sheets. I even have a review on the very one I use on my mattress. They’re not even that expensive either; I consider it crazy when people don’t use something so practical and affordable.
How Long Should You Leave a Memory Foam Mattress Before Sleeping on It?
It’s best to let your memory foam mattress expand for 48 hours. If you can’t give 48 hours then allow the mattress to expand for 6 hours before sleeping on it.
What Happens If You Sleep On Your Mattress Too Soon?
If you sleep on your mattress before it’s expanded it’s not the end of the world. In fact, many mattress manufacturers recommended you sleep on it the first night because your body heat helps to expand the foam.
I would not worry about it too much. The goal is to give the mattress a few hours before you sleep on it. It can take some mattress a whole week to reach its correct size and sleeping on it won’t hurt.
It’s Been A Week And The Mattress Has Not Expanded.
If it’s been a week and the mattress has not expanded correctly then, unfortunately, you have a defective mattress.
The good news is that this is usually rare. If it’s been a week no need to keep fighting it, contact the company you bought it from to check out the return policy. If you’re curious about returns and what they do with the old mattress check this out.
If you have to return the mattress and want a new one I’ve had good luck with Zinus Green Tea Mattress.
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Mattress Review Purple Bed Review
Purple is not your ordinary online mattress. This company offers a variety of mattresses that are quite a bit more innovative and experimental. Especially compared to your typical mattress you’d find in a store or online. Both the Purple Mattress and the New Purple Mattresses utilize a proprietary an elastic polymer grid that provides a unique feel, relieves pressure and is cool to sleep on. Below we will take a close look at the details of the original Purple mattress. As well as share our personal experience in our Purple Bed Review.
Have Questions About the Purple Bed? Call Us and We’d Be Happy To Help!
Our Online Mattress Showroom, located in Austin, Texas, is here to help. Even if you aren’t able to visit our showroom, our Mattress Guides can still help answer any of your questions over the phone. On our floor we currently have the original Purple mattress and have plenty of first hand experience. If you would like some more insight into any of the Purple Mattresses, we can provide you with some much needed guidance and advice. Call us today at512-465-2714, we’re here you you!
In-Depth Purple Mattress Review
The word purple is almost more recognizable as a mattress brand than a color these days. The unique smart comfort polymer grid that makes the Purple mattress one of a kind is great for two reasons. Keeping the mattress cool from the moment you get into bed all night long. As well as ideal and ultimate pressure relief. Creating a universal feel that is the right level of firmness for a sleeping experience like no other.
The design of the original Purple bed has created a lot of interest. Their quirky and catchy advertisement doesn’t hurt either. Watching the “raw egg challenge” has proven to be an effective way of grabbing attention. While the convenience of an online mattress paired with a unique feeling grid has several people wanting to try this one-of-a-kind bed.
Materials – What is the Purple Bed Made of?
What makes the Purple mattress unlike most other bed-in-a-box mattresses is the materials and construction of the bed. The top layer is not a foam, but a polymer grid paired with two additional layers of foam. Creating a 3 layer mattress that is just shy of 10 inches thick. Combine with the soft and breathable cover makes for a mattress unlike any of its competition and the best mattress of its kind.
Purple Mattress Smart Comfort Grid Top Layer
The material that really sets this bed apart is clearly the much raved about Purple Smart Comfort Grid. This top layer is a patented 2 inches of hyper-elastic polymer materials formed into a grid structure. This unique looking and feeling layer is meant for two main purposes. Comfort. Which is done by focusing directly on pressure relief by alleviating pressure points. This is done through the grid providing optimal support and contour as well as even weight distribution.
The other advantage to the Purple smart grid is also sleeping cool and comfortable all night long too. Because the top layer features a grid construction, opposed to a solid piece of foam, you have a surface that circulates air and dissipates heat. Ideally working to create a temperature regulated surface that is contouring yet supportive. Giving you a mattress that checks two of the biggest boxes of what people look for in a mattress.
When it comes to this unique material many want to know when the Purple Mattress Topper Will be introduced? As of right now this pressure relieving one of a kind material can only be found in the Purple mattresses themselves. As well as some of the Purple accessories. However, as soon as we hear if they will offer a Purple topper we will make sure to post a review.
What is Purple Mattress Powder?
One thing that is worth noting is the controversy that has surrounded the Purple polymer grid. This does seem to be a hot topic when it comes to the quality and safety of the purple mattress that can’t be unmentioned. Though in recent years this is less concerning several people still question the white powder that coats the polymer grid.
This non-toxic plastic powder is not harmful or dangerous and is confirmed by Purple to be 100% safe. It is merely a coating that is needed to ensure the grid doesn’t stick together while the mattress is compressed during shipping and delivery.
All the details of the Purple mattress white powder and the myth surrounding this controversy can be found in the blog; Purple Mattress White Powder Explained.
Purple Bed Support Layers
Beyond the top layer of polymer gird are two layers of foams. The middle layer of the Purple mattress is 3.5 inches of Plush Comfort Foam. This secondary transition layer works with the smart grid and help provide deep comfort.
Deep comfort is important, especially to those who sleep on their side as well as larger people. Because you are more prone to sink down past the top layer it is important to have a secondary comfort foam. Which is why the middle layer of transition plush comfort foam is so important.
The very bottom of the Purple Bed is 4 inches of Support Foam. This base layer creates a foundation and core layer of support. Not only does this layer add to the overall durability and longevity but also complements the top layers.
By creating a dense and solid surface the comfort layers have the support beneath them to provide proper ergonomics and sleeping posture.
One thing to note is that the amount of base foam is relatively less than most other foam mattresses. This may make a difference in longevity as well as which sleepers this mattress works best for.
Purple Mattress Cover
All of these layers are covered in a breathable polyester-blend Responsive Knit Cover. Combining 67% Polyester, 29% Viscose & 4% Lycra to give a smooth yet durable feel. It is also breathable, soft and has a nice response to keep it tight to the surface.
It also is a zippered cover that is easy to remove and clean. The neutral white color is amplified with the Purple mattresses logo as well as a diamond pattern too.
Experience the unique materials and construction of the Purple bed for yourself. Order now at Purple.com.
Benefits of Sleeping on a Purple Mattress
When it comes to the benefits you’ll see in our Purple mattress review, clearly great sleep is at the top of your list. But how you’ll get that from the above listed materials? Below we will go through how the Purple bed will feel and perform. Giving you a first hand look at how it works for side sleepers, stomach sleepers, back sleepers and combination sleepers. Even how the Purple mattress works for bigger and taller sleepers too.
We will also detail how this polymer gridded bed performs for motion isolation, sleeping cool as well as edge support. Though the Purple mattress sets itself apart from memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses and hybrid mattresses, there will be similarities that come through in the benefits it offers.
Purple Mattress Comfort Review
The Purple mattresses unique feel make it unlike other mattress in the online mattress market. As seen above, the materials in this foam bed makes it a one of a kind option that may leave you wondering just how will it feel?
The engineering behind the Purple mattress is very specific in its intent. This bed is made to create a more pressure relieving feel along with enough response and hug too. Thus, making it one of those mattresses for back pain you might want to check out.
Not only the Purple bed unique in its feel, but it also has a universal comfort approach. Meaning there is only one comfort option available. This firmness level falls into the category of a medium to medium-firm feel. Roughly around a 5 to 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. With 1 being the lowest and 10 being firmest. This level of comfort will affect how each sleeper will adjust to the bed.
What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Purple Mattress?
Overall the Purple Mattress is a very different animal when comparing it to other foam mattresses. As well as latex mattresses and spring mattresses too. However, below you can see how it will more than likely work for you, depending on your preferred sleeping position.
Purple Mattress Comfort Review – Side Sleeper
The Purple mattress and side sleeping make a dreamy combination. Because of the design of this mattress if you sleep on your side it offers plenty of contouring to your shoulder and hip. The level of firmness is a just a hair above medium and allows for a feeling of support with just enough softness to cradle you too.
The polymer smart grid offers just enough response and resistance as well as give. Creating a good amount of balance and adaptability. It also offers enough buoyancy to easily move from side to side.
If you’re a side sleeper looking for a zero gravity feel with amazing pressure relief than check out our New Purple 4 review.
Purple Mattress Comfort Review – Back Sleepers
The Purple mattress is also a great option for dominant back sleeping too. The dense yet pliable feel of the polymer offers good lumbar support by pushing back and evenly distributing weight. It also helps provides good pressure relief and contours to your shoulders and neck.
The unique feel of the grid offers support that makes you feel somewhat weightless, which is certainly beneficial to anyone who tends to have back pain too. The only reason you may dislike the feel of the Purple is if you sleep on your back and prefer a medium-firm to firm feel. This may be just a tad too soft then.
Purple Mattress Comfort Review – Stomach Sleepers
Where the Purple bed may fall short in the comfort arena is for predominant stomach sleeping. If you are a stomach sleeper it may be lack the support you need. As well as not feel as solid and consistent underneath you.
The grid is certainly beneficial when it comes to side and back sleeping, but may be more of a nuisance when lying on your stomach. The mattress is just above a medium feel, which isn’t firm enough to keep you from feeling like your back is bowing a bit.
If you think the Purple is for you but want a firmer feel check out our review of the NewPurple 2 mattress!
Purple Mattress Comfort Review – Combination Sleepers
If you are someone who has a tendency to switch up your sleeping positions then the Purple bed could work for you. It would be more ideal for combo sleepers if it was just a tad firmer.
The comfort of this mattress is most ideal for side and back sleepers, but it may lack support if you decide to sleep on your stomach. Making it great for someone who likes a medium to borderline medium-firm mattress that sleeps mostly between their back and side.
Purple Mattress Comfort Review – Overweight & Larger Sleepers
As far as a heavier person sleeping on this mattress goes, you may find that this mattress doesn’t provide enough support. The Purple is only about 9.5 inches thick and the base foam isn’t quite as thick as it should be to support larger amounts of weight. The top grid layer also may feel more stressed and unsubstantial under more weight too.
The lack of support and comfort could aggravate any pre-existing sleep disorders and ailments. It may work okay for larger back and side sleepers, but will more than likely feel too thin and lack durability, especially over time.
Larger sleepers, don’t fret! The Purple is now available in a more supportive and sturdy hybrid option. Check out all 3 choices in the review of the Purple Hybrids!
Our Sleep Guide – Purple Mattress Comfort Experience
Sleeping on the Purple mattress was unlike most other mattresses we have tried. When comparing mattresses to this one it is certainly a different breed, if you will. The unique smart comfort grid top layer was definitely something that takes time to get use to, at least for us. Initially it was somewhat noticeable and distracting, especially if your weight is less dispersed and either sitting or sleeping on your side.
However, the more we slept on it the less noticeable the grid became. The benefits of the Purple mattress were noticeable in providing good pressure relief as well as sleeping cooler. The feeling of alleviated pressure was especially noticeable while sleeping on our backs. Unfortunately, the overall support did seem a little lacking, especially for stomach sleeping and anyone who might be on the larger side too.
It is definitely one of kind to say the least and we can certainly see why so many find it appealing. Is it the world’s most comfortable, cooling mattress? That is definitely for you to decide! However, make sure that you use the link below to ensure you are getting the latest discounts, savings or coupons available on the Purple mattress.
Purple Mattress Performance
Beyond comfort there are several other key areas you need your mattress to optimally perform. Below we will go through what you can expect from the Purple mattress when it comes to motion isolation, temperature regulation and perimeter support.
Purple Mattress Motion Transfer
When it comes to isolation motion, the Purple mattress does just fine. It may not have the quick and deadening feel that memory foam provides. And the polymer grid does have a certain level of response to it.
However, because the grid has so much space between the channels when you sit or lay on this bed the polymer quickly collapses underneath you. Allowing the motion to be absorbed more by the transition and base foams. Making it less likely for you to disturb your partner when getting in and out of bed. Creating a bit of motion transfer, but nothing overly noticeable unless you are hypersensitive to it.
Purple Mattress Sleeping Cool
One of the biggest draws to this mattress and its materials and design is its ability to sleep cool. Even though this is considered and “all foam” mattress, the purple smart comfort grid puts it in a league of its own.
You may have more heat retention in the transition and base foam. However, the very aerated top polymer grid will quickly eliminate almost all surface heat. Making it a more desirable mattress if you’re a warm sleeper.
As you can see the spacing between the purple comfort smart grid is fairly substantial, which allows for plenty of air flow and heat to dissipate. Though there might be drawbacks in other categories because of this wide spacing, sleeping cool is not one of them. This along with pressure relief is where the Purple stands out.
Pairing this technology driven polymer foam with the thinner more breathable cover really allows for heat to be minimized and a temperature neutral surface to be maintained. Giving the Purple bed a definite edge over most all foam and memory foam mattresses when it comes sleeping cool.
Purple Mattress Edge Support
Though the purple grid is a great help for sleeping cool it is much less desirable for edge support. Edge support is one of the things you probably don’t think about initially when looking at a mattress but can be a very important feature once you get it home and use it daily.
Edge support is especially important if you sit on the edge of your bed for any reason, like to sleep close to the edge or share the bed and need to really utilize the full sleeping surface.
While doing the Purple mattress review we found the edge support to be a okay, but definitely lacks overall. It certainly doesn’t have the more durable edge support you would find in a hybrid mattress. And even lacks the consistency and density of the foams found in most other all foam and memory foam mattresses.
For sleeping, the Purple bed would work fine and you should be able to utilize the majority of edge to edge surface. But once you get within a few inches of the edge you start to feel like you are rolling out a bit. Leaving you a few inches on each perimeter that isn’t fully usable. And if you are planning on sitting on the edge for any reason you will definitely have a loss of support. Even momentarily putting your socks on may be too much for the edge of the Purple bed.
Purple Mattress General Information
Now that you know some of the details it is time to understand the basics Buying a mattress online can be a simple process. Just make sure you know what to expect with the process. Below we will look at what you can expect when you buy you new original Purple mattress.
Purple Mattress Value
The Purple mattress price comes in at $999 for a Queen Size. With this price free shipping is also included. As well as a 100 night sleep trial and a 10 year warranty. This mattress is unlike many others out there and the price point is very competitive right under the $1000 mark. Giving this bed a fairly good value. Especially if this unique feel is what you crave.
The Purple mattress is going to be great for anyone who likes pressure relief and sleeping cool. But, may be less desirable for anyone who likes a more consistent feel, minimal motion transfer or needs more support, especially around the edge or if you are heavier.
Purple Mattress Coupon & Discounts
When it comes to finding the latest and best Purple mattress coupon look no further. We make sure that our readers have access to the most up to date Purple mattress discount code. As well as latest promotions and promo codes to get free Purple pillows, sheets and even seat cushions. All you have to do is follow the link below and you’ll have access to the latest Purple coupons and savings!
Purple Mattress Financing
Any mattress purchase can be a bit of an investment. Making financing a very appealing and necessary option for some people. Now, Purple directly finances their buyers too, giving you the option of easy one stop shopping that includes 0% APR financing. Giving you the ability to have more options and buying power. Click the image below to find out all about this benefit.
Purple Mattress Delivery
The order and delivery process should be quite simple. Like most online mattresses delivered through UPS or Fed-Ex it will be included in the price. The biggest downside to the Purple mattress was waiting the 3-4 weeks for it to come. This demand of this mattress may mean you need to wait longer to get it than usual depending on when you order.
Purple Mattress Unboxing & Set-Up
The very first thing you’ll need to do with your new Purple mattress is take it out of the bag and get it set up. It should show up right at your door and in a fairly compact very heavy plastic bag, for a mattress anyway.
- Twin Size Purple Mattress – 65 lbs
- Twin XL Purple Mattress – 70 lbs
- Full Size Purple Mattress – 81 lbs
- Queen Size Purple Mattress – 110 lbs
- King Size Purple Mattress – 140 lbs
- Cal King Purple Mattress – 140 lbs
Getting it to your bedroom will definitely take at least two sets of hands. It is about 110 lbs for a queen and 140 lbs for King, and a little awkward to maneuver. However, once you get it to where you’ll be sleeping it should only take a few minutes to get it out of the bag, remove the plastic and come to life.
During the unboxing process you will notice a minimal amount of off gassing. If you are sensitive it may be helpful to have a window open, especially if it is in a smaller space. Once it is allowed to unroll and take shape it didn’t take long to fully air out. It should be fine within a few hours.
Also, this mattress will initially expand about 60-70% fairly quickly. But the remaining 30-40% will take about 24 hours to reach the desired feel and full mattress firmness!
See how easy getting the Purple mattress set up is in our video below!
Purple Mattress Trial Period & Warranty
The Purple mattress trial is a 100 night sleep trial period. This is the online mattress industry average and what is typical offered. This trial period allows for a sufficient amount of time to see if this mattress is a good fit for you and also has a very easy return process if it isn’t.
The Purple mattress warranty offers a 10 year warranty. Like most mattress warranties the 10 year Purple warranty is prorated to coincide with the natural average wear of the bed over time. This warranty is fairly standard and provides consumers with the confidence that this is a product that the company will stand behind.
Purple Mattress Customer Service
With each Purple purchase you are sure to get the well oiled machine that is this company. Including their customer service support that will help with any step along your journey. Whether you have questions, need warranty support or end up wanting to return your mattress, this area will not fall short in supplying the best support they can.
Purple Mattress – Positive Customer Feedback
The popularity of this brand goes to show just how many people love this bed. Below are just a few of the positive reviews left by real Purple mattress customers.
“This bed is very comfortable, like any bed give a couple of days to get your body used it, and then you can start feeling the difference in the quality of your sleep, I give this bed a five star.” – Franco B.
“Pillow, bed, and sheets can’t be beat! Keeps you cool while sleeping. Even the cats love to mash the bed with their little paws, I guess it even feels great for them! Kitty approved!” – Jordan B.
“We had tried a few different “bed in a box”, all without success and returning them. Then a fellow nurse suggested the purple mattress so I thought “why not”. I’m so glad we did it! The first night was the best nights sleep I had in months. Thank you purple!” – Tyler D.
“Granted, hauling it upstairs took some effort, but well with the effort! The mattress is exactly as advertised. I even took a raw egg (in a ziplock bag!) and pressed into the mattress. It did not break. Very cooling to sleep on and virtually no movement it transmitted through the mattress at all!”– Martin B.
It’s been less than one month, but my wife noticed an improvement in her sleep the first few nights and improving since. It’s more difficult for me to tell as I can sleep nearly anywhere, but I do seem to be sleeping longer.”– Clifford H.
Purple Mattress – Negative Feedback & Customer Complaints
Unfortunately with the good also comes the bad. Several others have also tried the Purple mattress and have had a less positive experience. About 25% of all the Purple Bed Amazon reviews are two stars or less. Below are a few customers that had negative experiences and insight that may be helpful to you too.
“I have a King purple and I am sorry I wasted my money on it. The mattress was OK for about the first year. It now has dips where I sleep and I wake up with a lot of back pain.” – Amazon Customer
“Thought their gimmicky advertising was questionable, but after reading so many reviews online I decided to go for it. I bought this mattress as a gift to myself and hopefully find something that provided me with years of comfort. It does not sleep any less hot than other mattresses, and it’s incredibly heavy. My back is killing me. Far too expensive for an inferior product.” – Amazon Customer
“Have had the bed for five months and it has lost its comfort, its getting flatter and flatter – it was already pretty thin but how if you put your knee in it you can feel all the way through it. The trial return period is 90 days, and during the first 3 months it was fine. But it is deteriorating quickly. Wish I had never bought.” – Amazon Customer
“The mattress has a weird feeling when you sleep on it and if you have some weight your bottom will sink deeply into it and your head and legs will stay higher. I purchased this mattress to help me with my nerve pinch but it didn’t help at all. I regret that I didn’t buy other mattresses that are less expensive and have better reviews.” – Amazon Customer
Purple Mattress Accessories
Purple may have started with one mattress, but now they offer so much more! Giving you all the accessories to complete your bedroom. Including the basics like pillows, sheets and mattress protectors. And even throwing in a few more obscure items like dog beds and seat cushions.
Purple Mattress Bed Foundations
When setting up your new mattress it will need a foundation that provides a flat, even surface. That will also support the weight of the mattress as well as the sleepers. It also will need to be the right height for you and be aesthetically appealing.
The Purple mattress would work great on a box spring with or without a frame, an adjustable base, a platform bed or slatted bed. Purple even offers a selection of options including their very own Purple Power Base, also known as an adjustable bed. As well as a more cost conscious and simple Purple Platform Bed.
If you like the feel of your purple polymer grid mattress than you’ll surely love the pillows too. The same material and concept of creating ultimate pressure relief and a very breathable, cooling surface are kept in this design. Using just the polymer to create an adaptable and ideally supportive pillow.
Learn more about both of Purple’s pillows in our Purple Pillow Review and Purple Plush Pillow Review.
The Purple bamboo sheets were created with several key aspects in mind. Eco-friendliness, silky smooth feel and hypoallergenic and antimicrobial for clean, soft and sustainable sheets inside and out.
Learn more about these sheets, that happen to not be purple, in our Purple Sheets Review.
Purple Mattress Protector
A mattress protector is a sure fire way to easily protect your new investment. As well as keep your mattress cleaner and preserve all your warranty rights too.
Learn more about the this mattress protector in our Purple Protector Review.
New Purple Mattress Reviews
On top of the addition of bedding basics, Purple has also added to their lineup of mattresses. Introduced in 2018 was the NEW Purple Mattresses offered in three hybrid options. The Purple 2, Purple 3 and Purple 4. These new beds offer a coil system as the core support opposed to dense layers of base foam. Giving the mattress a more sturdy, durable and long lasting build.
Purple Hybrid Mattress(2)
Your first option of the newest Purple hybrid will be the most similar to the original with the exception of a coil system instead. The New Purple 2 offers a more medium-firm feel with 2″ of polymer similar to the original Purple bed. This feel should be great for many sleepers and especially anyone who likes a slightly firmer feel.
Learn more about the New Purple 2 Mattress in our in-depth review found HERE.
Purple Hybrid Premiere Mattress(3)
The most popular option of the new hybrid Purple beds is the Purple 3. This mattress not only uses the same durable and supportive coil system but has a more universal medium feel. Giving you that perfect middle of the road comfort that works for the majority of sleepers.
Learn more about the New Purple 3 Mattress in our in-depth review found HERE.
Purple Hybrid Premiere Mattress(4)
The Purple 4 hybrid mattress is the ultimate when it comes to pressure relief. Giving you a zero-gravity like feel that will make you feel weightless and relieve every pressure point. The base is the same solid coil system but features an incredibly thick 4″ of polymer over the top.
Learn more about the New Purple 4 Mattress in our in-depth review found HERE.
Purple Mattress Commercial & Marketing
If there is one thing about Purple that helps it stand out from its competition, other than its unique polymer grid, it’s their incredibly catchy marketing campaigns. Purple has used some very unique ways to showcase the qualities of their bed.
From the Purple Mattress egg test to the human dummy. And the characters that you won’t forget, like the Purple Sasquatch and Goldilocks. There is one thing for sure, that the any Purple Mattress ad is sure to stand out, about as much as their mattress.
Best Purple Mattress Reviews & Comparisons
We know that the Purple bed shines as one of the most unique and well received mattresses out there. We also know that there are several popular bed in a box options that you may also be thinking about. Because we know that you may have your new mattress options narrowed down we have some of the best mattress comparisons featuring Purple.
Below is access to all our comparison mattress reviews featuring this brand and some of the most popular online mattresses.
Also, Our Sleep Guide is here to help and make sure you find the best mattress for you! If you have questions or need more insight during your mattress buying journey, please feel free to contact us.
Overall the Purple is a very unique mattress that has set itself apart with it’s creative marketing and specific benefits. These include a universal comfort that focuses on pressure relief along with sleeping cool.
This bed may be advertised to accommodate everyone, however, there may be aspects that appeal less depending on what you desire from a mattress. This bed may be perfect for you, but if not, there are certainly plenty of other options out there.
How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand – The Best 9 Mattresses of 2019
How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
Approaching 2019, the marketplace for mattresses are bombarded with a number of distinct companies. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
The list below are the best 8 mattresses for 2018; recorded in no specific order.
If you get on the search for the best mattress, then you can’t fail if you pick among the mattresses beneath.
- According to customer testimonials, it’s without a doubt that Puffy mattress is among the most comfortable mattresses that you could ever purchase.
- They say that is is similar to sleeping on a cloud. Also, clients who suffer from back pain claim to feel alleviation using Puffy’s Adaptive Flexible Cloud Technology. With Puffy, you get both a 101 nighttime sleep trial, alongside a lifetime guarantee.
- One of the best cribs for your dollar. Very large quality mattress. Since your Puffy mattress is built for you upon order, it will take up to 2 days before it is shipped.
- Puffy’s top layer is CertiPUR-US Accredited , and is manufactured from Cooling Cloud Relief Foam. The Cooling Cloud Relief foam layer is responsible for making you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud Puffy’s bottom layer is also CertiPUR-US certified, and is made up of a Firm Core Support Foam.
- Dreamcloud is a outstanding mattress choice. DreamCloud’s hypoallergenic premium natural latex coating provides a cushioning bounce for extra added contouring and offer.
- DreamCloud offers stitched handles, in addition to a blend of flax yarns and cashmere. You’d expect this to cost over $5000. However, to get a queen size DreamCloud, you’re considering only $1199.
- Not only is DreamCloud a luxury hybrid vehicle mattress. Additionally, it offers an whole year (365 nights) sleep trial. Most manufacturers just offer a 100 night sleep trial New pocket coil technologies allows the manufacturing price to be more economical, as well as the savings are passed directly to the customer.
- The double-sided Layla mattress that allows sleepers to choose between different firmness levels, depending on which side they choose to confront up. The sensation of the item is different than any other you’ve really felt. This can help one to not only spring back really quickly, but also allows you to stay cool. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
- On the milder side of the mattress, this cozy layer is composed of 3 inches of aluminum infused memory foam, with a density of 3.5pounds. That is a fairly thick layer of memory foam, which can be a soft fabric which will allow the sleeper to sink at for stress relief.
- Layla mattress includes a 4 month sleep trial, along side a lifetime warranty. This is a massive selling point, because a 10 year guarantee is offered only by companies.
Nest Bedding Mattress
- Nest Bedding is both the best rated and top ranked mattress manufacturer online. The business has a life guarantee and lifetime comfort guarantee. They really want their customers to be happy.
- Each of their models are found in several comfort firmness options, and with 2 memory foam beds, 3 hybrids and one latex, you’ll have the ability to locate the feel and support best suited to you. It isn’t important if you’re light, thick, tummy sleeper, or you have chronic pain; Nest gets the ideal choice for you.
- They had been among the first businesses to promote mattresses. Nest Bedding covers every sort of sleeper, by having SIX different mattresses in their lineup.
- Since Nature’s Sleep is composed of 4 layers of polyurethane, it is different than most other mattresses available. The four layers of foam supplies a helping hand for much heavier people . It helps by diminishing motion transfer.
- Nature’s Sleep includes a coating of Vitex Foam Foam . This layer not only helps assist the sleeper. It also provides them with stress relief. This helps you get a fantastic nights rest.
- Nature’s Sleep provides a 20 year warranty, rather than the standard 10 year warranty from most other mattress manufacturers . I’ll say that this mattress will not come at a slightly higher price. Even though it’s more expensive, it is well worth the excess cash; between it’s 20 year warranty and Emerald Gel construction.
- Plushbeds mattresses are toxin free, to ensure your safety. So they are not only comfy, but they are also GreenGuard Gold status certified.
- Plushbeds are latex mattresses, in which they only use natural, organic substances. A total of 3 mattress models are in the companies present lineup: You will find 6 different firmness levels in complete that you are able to select from; having an choice to divide the firmness in the King and Cal King sizes.
- Plushbeds offers free shipping on their mattresses. Along with a 100 night sleep trial, and 25 year warranty. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
Loom & Leaf Mattress
- Made by Saatva, the Loom & Leaf is a memory foam mattress, aimed to compete with big luxury names, such as TEMPUR-Pedic. Loom & Leaf is one of very few online memory foam mattresses which is not compressed and sent in a box.
- Loom & Leaf uses a gel chilled, convoluted high density memory foam since it’s top layer. It’s supported with a foundation layer comprised of high density polyfoam. The end result is a mattress offering both pressure relief, as well as a very supportive feel
- With Loom & Leaf supplying both firm and relaxed models, they cater to stomach sleepers of any weight.
- Loom & Leaf provides a 120 night sleep trial, together with a 15 year guarantee. If you’re ever unsatisfied for whatever motive, Loom & Leaf provides you a complete refund.
- Nectar supplies excellent relaxation, and is very potentially among the very prominent mattress provided right now. Nectar has amazing support, and supplies a sinkage that’s only perfect.
- Seeking to one up the competition, most manufacturers have a 10 year guarantee, while Nectar includes a Warranty.
- Nectar’s top layer is constituted of Quilted Gel Visco Elastic Memory Foam. Additionally, it contains gel memory foam along with Polyurethane Support Foam.
- Most mattress brands have a 100 night sleep trial; Nectar provides you a complete year to check theirs.
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Comfort and Support
When you’re looking to buy a new mattress, then the two biggest things are comfort and support.
When you lie on a mattress, then it must do a few things. It ought to correctly support your body. It should also sink and shape to your body in the ideal areas; to ensure your spine remains aligned, as you break through the evening Suitable functioning from head to toe is necessary for balanced and healthful rest as well as into reduction neck and back pain. While being supportive of your entire body, a suitable mattress must offer stress relief.
Anxiety points are exactly what causes you to move throughout out the night, as you are attempting to sleep.
The main reason memory foam manufacturers have actually become so popular since late outcomes out of the fact they are excellent at being alike supportive along with comfortable.
Stiff or Soft?
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It is essential that a mattress is not too hard, or too soft.
In order to keep the body and spine in the right alignment, your mattress should be as impartial as it can be.
Too much rigidity at a bed will irritate the strain variables, creating pinched nerves, in addition to the blood to stop flowing.
If you find that lots of the times you wake up, together with the sensation of having pins and needles in your body, this can be a sign of a mattress that is too rigid
And if you wake up with frequent back pain, then most probably this is because your mattress is too soft. This results in a concaving effect, like a hammock. Which makes your backbone be out of alignment.
It is significant to locate a mattress using a neutral feeling, that will certainly be both rigid and also soft in the right places.
Appropriate Temperature Level
One Of the very commonly missed over attributes of a mattress is the breathability or temperature neutrality of the mattress material. Among the greatest features of memory foam mattresses, is that their capacity to conform to your body.
Irregardless, foam mattresses which have diminished layers are well known to cause what is known as”the oven result”.
Fundamentally, the mattress catches your fever,forcing one to rest also hot. |What happens at a nutshell, is that a mattress absorbs the body heat; inducing you to sleep hot.>
The vast majority of mattress companies today use modern technology to design special materials.
Mattress companies want their layout to sleep trendy, but in addition provide warmth where it needs to, and also give breathability.
Some brand names get this better than a few of their rivals. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
It is no secret that if you want a high excellent mattress, that they don’t come cheap.
It’s rather an investment to make. That is the reason it’s so important, that when the time comes, you choose a mattress brand that will last you for ages.
It’s quite important that you find a mattress that has been constructed to endure a very long period of time.
Quick Links to Other Best Mattresses:
Purple Bed Mattress Review – Purple Reign!This mattress may make the color purple more popular than Prince himself.
- Smart-Comfort Grid
- No heat retention
- Great pressure relief
- 100 night trial
- 10 year warranty
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I’m so excited for the Purple mattress review. The company sent me a free king size Purple mattress to test out. This mattress may make the color purple more popular than Prince himself. The reason for my excitement is that this mattress has a top layer construction that is unlike anything I have reviewed so far. I first found out about the Purple mattress through the Kickstarter campaign where 320 backers pledged $171,560 to bring the project to life. I have seen other mattress Kickstarter campaigns and they don’t even come close to the popularity of Purple. Below is their official Kickstarter video.
Below is their famous raw egg test video on the Purple Mattress featuring Mallory Everton from Studio C, a well known YouTube channel:
Another favorite Purple mattress video is the one made by the Purple Boys
Overview of the Purple Mattress
Since this mattress has been around a while, I updated my review to reflect how the mattress has evolved over the years.
How to Order the Purple Mattress
You can order Purple direct from their website. According to my UPS tracking, the mattress with packaging weighs in at 143 lbs. By far the heaviest mattress I have reviewed. Right now you can get a king size for $1,299. As a general rule of thumb, I find the heavier the mattress, the more quality you get. That’s because there’s just more material in there to work with.
Unboxing Cool Purple
The mattress comes in a plastic bag as shown below. There’s no external box, just this which is really cool. the top unzips and then you can slide it out of the bag. Getting it out of the bag may take two people since it’s in there tight. Instead, I just cut the bag open which is a shame because it would be great to reuse to store things in.
The bag also comes with handles so it makes it easier to move. This came in super handy while bringing it up a flight of stairs. At over 140 lbs. I’ll take all the help I can get.
Here’s me unboxing the Purple Mattress. When unzipping the cover I found that they give you a cutter, instructions and two mini samples of the purple top layer.
You can unzip the ticking. I really like the embossed “Purple” logo on the sides:
The Purple Smart Grid
What really makes this mattress stand out from the competition is the Smart-Comfort Grid. Here’s a sample that comes with the mattress when you open the purple plastic casing. When you lay down on this polymer grid it will buckle where it gets the most pressure and support you where you need it. Its completely different than foam because it conforms instantly and recovers instantly. The other huge advantage is that it sleeps really cool because air passes right through the top layer.
The original Purple mattress is great for people that weigh up to 220 lbs. Beyond that, I would advise heavy people to take a look at the Purple 2 or 3. The Purple 4 will be too soft for heavy people and won’t provide enough support.
Purple Mattress Specifications and Construction
- Trial & Return: 100 Nights
- Warranty: 10 Years
- Top Layer (2″): Hyper-elastic polymer™ Smart-Comfort Grid
- Middle Layer (3.5″): 1.8 lbs density polyurethane foam
- Base Layer (4″): 2.0 lbs density polyurethane foam
- Appx Dimensions (WxLxH – Inches): 75.5″ x 79.5″ x 9.5″
- How much does the Purple mattress weigh? Appx Weight (lbs): 140
- Color: White
- Fabric Content:Knit Fabric:29% Viscose, 67% Polyester, 4% Polyester-Lycra (all +- 5%)Weight:450 g/m2 +- 10%Non-Skid Bottom:100% Polyester stitchbond with non-FR coating
- Fire Retardant: Firegard® Knit Barrier
- Shipping Dimensions (LxW-diameter – Inches): 76″ x 16″
- Model Number: TPB-K-01
- How to clean the Purple mattress: Spot clean with mild detergent (such as upholstery cleaner).
Findings of Purple’s Unique Layer
Here’s what the layers look like. The bottom two layers are really just for support. What makes Purple unique is the top layer. So, what is the Purple mattress made of? The Purple mattress is made of a hyper elastic polymer grid that collapses when exerting a certain amount of pressure. The grid will provide support and pressure relief where need while maintaining a cool sleep environment.
The first night of sleeping on this mattress was wonderful. This is truly a unique sleep experience in large part because of the Smart-Comfort Grid. You get a sort of floating sensation and the grid conforms to all your pressure points while providing support where you need it. Here’s what the grid looks like:
This is also the most breathable mattress I have ever tested. If your major concern is sleeping hot, then get this mattress. It beats all the competition hands down. The Purple ranks extremely high in point elasticity. That means it will collapse where needed without affecting the other parts of a mattress. A traditional inner spring has low point elasticity, think about how you feel your partner moving around. The best example of the Purple point elasticity is their egg test where it rapidly adjusts to the pressure exerted by the egg.
The only other mattress with this high level of point elasticity that I have tested is the Luxi mattress. Luxi calls this their SBT layer (Support Balancing Layer). Here’s a comparison of the Luxi vs. Purple.
Here’s a video illustrating how each layer works:
With this mattress, you sleep on it more than in it. Whether or not that’s a good thing comes down to preference. Some people like more of a pillow top feel some don’t. Notice that there isn’t a large amount of sinkage with this mattress however it does a wonderful job with pressure relief.
Here’s how it handles motion transfer:
I don’t notice my partner shifting around on this mattress. Motion is very well contained and it also bounces back into shape well which is very hard to achieve in a mattress.
To give you a better sense of how the polymer grid works, here’s a video with the Purple Pillow. I took off the cover of the pillow so you can see how the grid system works. This is in slow motion.
If you’re looking for sheets for the Purple mattress, I strongly recommend going with a set the Purple Sheets. They are stretchy and breathable so you will get the full performance of the mattress. The same goes with a mattress protector. You can get other brands of performance sheets such as Sheex or Bedgear but I haven’t come across a mattress protector like the Purple Mattress protector. It is very stretchy but still waterproof, breathable and light.
After a few months of use, I washed the Purple cover. Yes, you can wash the Purple mattress cover. I washed it in a Samsung High-Efficiency washer on the gentle cycle with cold water and regular detergent then dried it in the dryer with the “air dry” feature which just blows cool air through the dryer. It took a few cycles to completely dry but when I put it back on my mattress it was just fine and looks great. Here’s a picture below after washing the Purple mattress cover.
Final Thoughts After Test Driving Purple Mattress
The Purple mattress provides amazing pressure relief and temperature regulation. It doesn’t sleep “cool” or “hot” instead it just passes heat through the comfort grid. I love how it contours so well to your body. In my opinion, it truly is a Goldilocks mattress in the sense that you get great support and contouring. However, it isn’t a mattress that feels “cozy” or will hug you. I weigh over 210 lbs. and the grid handled my body just fine. According to their side, 300 lbs. is the threshold for weight. That means 300 per person so 600 total.
I sleep primarily on my stomach and side and this mattress felt great in both positions. Sometimes I get numbness in my arm from sleeping on my stomach on certain mattresses. The Purple was able to sink enough in the right areas so this didn’t happen.
Expect to hear a lot about Purple in the near future. It’s a game changer in the mattress industry and is exploding in popularity.
Purple has recently launched some new accessories including the Purple Mattress Protector and the Purple Pillow. Below is a video overview of the Purple Pillow
Purple recently launched 2 new models, the Purple 3 and Purple 4. The model in this review is now known as the Purple 2. To learn more about how the Purple 3 and Purple 4 compare to the Purple 2, check out this comparison guide I made.
Here’s the full Purple 4 Mattress Review. Of all the Purples, the Purple 4 is my favorite and an absolute must for side sleepers.
The Purple can be hard to return. I think the reason for this is that they are growing quickly so they are overwhelmed with customer service. That said they will process your return if you follow the rules of the trial, it just may take a bit longer than other brands.
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- Smart-Comfort Grid
- No heat retention
- Great pressure relief
- 100 night trial
- 10 year warranty
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140 thoughts on “Purple Bed Mattress Review – Purple Reign!”
Do you need a box spring with this mattress?
No, it can be placed on the floor, slats or a platform bed. Box spring not necessary.
While the box spring is not necessary, if you are transitioning from a traditional set up that has box springs, can you place a Purple mattress on top, or does it cause any problems?
No, you can put it on a traditional box spring as long as there is no give to it and it is firm.
I don’t recommend this for any type of foam mattress. It needs to breathe and can cause mold to grow if you lay it on a hardwood surface. I have done this and lost a great mattress in the process.
Hi Ben! I’ve been enjoying all of your mattress reviews. I know that the Purple mattress is super new, but I’m wondering how you would compare it to the Luxi mattress?
The Purple is slightly on the firmer end. As I said in the post, you sleep “on” it more than “in” it. The top layer, Smart-Comfort Grid does an excellent job of conforming but doesn’t hug you like memory foam does.
The Luxi SBT layer is made of foam and also collapses under pressure so there is a somewhat similar feeling. The Luxi can also be configured different ways by changing the layers around on each side of the bed if you buy a queen or king.
I think if you know you prefer a medium firm or firm mattress, definitely go with Purple. If you and your partner have different sleep preferences, you may want to give the Luxi a try.
How long have you been using/testing this mattress? Thinking about buying it and want to know your thoughts after you have been sleeping on it for a while. Thanks.
I’ve spend 4 nights on it so far. It will take some time to get a true sense of how it feels since body needs at least a few weeks to adjust to a new mattress but so far so good! I really appreciate that it doesn’t trap heat like a memory foam can.
Thanks for reviewing this. The info provided is immensely helpful. I’m curious about the return policy and more specifically if I’ll be required to pay return shipping. 140lbs through UPS can be pricey. I do know about the 100 day trial and free shipping to my house already, but I haven’t heard much on if the return cost is absorbed by me. Any info you can provide would be great. Thanks again.
Here’s the return information according to their FAQ:
How do returns work?
We hope that you’ll try Purple™ for at least a month before deciding to return it. It’s quite possible that your body was compensating for your previous bed, and it could take some time for your body to get used to actually having the right support. That being said, if you do decide to return your Purple™ Product, you’ll contact our support team through OnPurple.com and they’ll walk you through the process for returning:
The Purple™ Bed – there’s no way you’re getting it back into the packaging it comes in, and it’s heavy and expensive to ship back. So we’ll find a local donation center to come pick it up for you.
It just seems…strange. It’s a 2 inch rubber grid with just regular foam. I find all the Kickstarter companies to seem very comparable on the range of firmness. Yet they say it fits everybody. I like a real soft bed.
If you like a real soft bed, I wouldn’t recommend the Purple. You won’t sink into it as much as a softer foam bed.
Can it be used with a box spring or is it better without?
Either way is fine, just make sure the box spring is a newer one made in the last 10 years and doesn’t have any give to it. It can go on a floor or slats too.
Thanks for the review. I notice on their website that they are at least three weeks out on delivery due to demand. Do you know or have you heard if they will stick to three weeks or be delayed longer (due to higher demand)? Worst case scenario they are unable to fulfill orders in a timely manner. Thank you!
THanks so much for the great review! I just ordered mine using your link. My back cannot wait for it to arrive. I’ve been sleeping on an Essentia Jeanius mattress for 4 years and it was fantastic in the beginning, but about a year ago it really started to sag and now it’s just pure pain now.
On a side note, do you use and/or recommend a good mattress cover to protect the mattress from absorbing allergens, etc.?
Go with the Malouf Sleep Tite mattress protector. It breathes great and it’s what I have on my Purple mattress right now: https://sleepsherpa.com/mattress-protectors/malouf-sleep-tite-mattress-protector/
Thanks so much! That cover looks great. I totally missed that review and it looks like the perfect solution. May have to get the pillow cases too. 🙂 Also, I found the soaps/cleaners and those look excellent as well. Dang, I’m going to spend my next 3 months’ budget. 🙂 BTW, this is an outstanding resource you’ve built. Thanks so much for doing it.
Hi, great review! How would you rate the edge for support? Also can the cover come off? I am thinking about this for our air stream so it would need to be “trimmed” to fit. I know sounds crazy but people do it 😉
Loved your review and got the queen mattress delivered last Friday. It’s been almost a week and I’m convinced, but my wife is still in the wait and see mode.
I noticed your other reviews speak about the three layers in more detail. What do you think about the durability and quality of the three layers in Purple?
I can’t speak to the durability quite yet as I haven’t had enough time with it but the two layers below the top layer of the Purple are firmer. What I’m most interested in is learning how the top layer holds up over time.
Ben, at least on the mobIle browser of the Samsung phone I use, lowercase “I’s” aren’t Included In the font set used for the comments. All the words with lowercase “I’s” in them are mIssIng the letter. Just a heads up.
YIkes! Thanks for lettIng me know. I wIll see If I can get that fIxed.
Love your reviews! Did you prefer the Lull or the Purple? They seem so similar, yet quite different.
They are definitely different feeling mattresses. The Lull is going to feel more like a traditional memory foam mattress. The purple grid on the Purple mattress is really what sets it apart. Like I said in the review, you aren’t going to sink into it. Instead, it does a really good job of addressing specific pressure points and collapsing as necessary. The breathability of the Purple is unsurpassed so you won’t overheat. The Purple feels completely different than any other mattress I have tested.
Thank you so much for this review! I am due for a new mattress as mine now has a crater after 10 years of use and me weighing 195lbs. I never slept a full night on a memory foam mattress before because I hated how I would just sink into it and had to crawl out. This is an issue for me because I often move around a lot at night. The purple has my attention because of that top layer however due to my weight and I going to have the same sink in issue. Also how does the purple compare to the Alexander, as I know the Alexander seems to be top rated.
The threshold for weight according to their website:
The Purple™ Bed should easily support any person up to 300 lbs (this is weight per person, not combined weight of multiple users). If you’re worried about accommodating someone significantly heavier than that but still want the power of Purple™, we recommend buying a high quality firm mattress specifically designed for “heavy sleepers” and adding the Purple™ Top to it. It may be a bit more expensive now, but will be more than worth it in the long run.
Between this and the Alexander they are very different mattresses. I think you will enjoy the Purple since you mention you don’t like the sinking in.
Is there a payment plan that can be set up?
Can you use a heated mattress pad or heated blanked withe the Purple mattress? I think I might miss having one of those during our cold Chicago winters.
That would be fine although it will reduce the elasticity of the mattress which means less pressure relief if you use a mattress pad. This mattress works best with sheets that have a little give to them.
Does the “off-gassing” rating of 9.5/10 mean that there is no noticeable noxious emissions odor when the mattress is first unwrapped? And if there is some odor, how quickly does it dissipate?
That’s correct. There is very little odor with this mattress. For me it complete went away in a couple days.
Ordered my purple mattress – it should arrive Friday!! I know they recommend ‘ stretchy sheets’ to not lose any of the benefit. Do you have any sheet recommendations? From your reviews I really liked the look of the SOL organic sheets – would these be good?
Thanks for your help and for having such a wonderfully helpful website.
I’m really interested in purchasing this mattress. If it is too firm would a pillow top compensate? Or will it take away from the uniqueness of the mattress?
Hello Purple People!
I am trying to find out if I need to (or if I ‘should’) use a mattress cover. I usually use one to reduce the chance of staining. I also don’t want to reduce the effectiveness of the mattress.
I also am wondering is using a box spring is better than slats? It seems as if a box spring would be more supportive so I am leaning toward that option. However, I don’t have box springs now so I would prefer not to buy something I don’t really need.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Like the Purple but not available in California King.?
When will the full size be available?
How long does it take it to get to full size once opened and layer out? Mine is at 8″ now. Will it get to 9.5?
It shouldn’t take long. Mine was ready to go in less than an hour. You can see in my video that it pops into shape quickly.
Am I missing something? They pound and pound on foam on their website as being toxic and full of chemicals and so old fashion and yet under the purple stuff there is an ample amount of foam. Kinda sketchy, yes?
Wow… Does any one who actually USED the mattress ever leave a comment…?
I have had one in my h ok me for 14 months. It is actually in a guest room and everyone who has slept on the bed remarks about how comfortable it is. Conforms well, gives great support, sleeps cool; they have all loved the bed. Also have a newer Tempuroedic in as another room and the purple is the clear winner over the Tempurpedic. So, I just bought another p.o purple for my grandson’s room. Highly recommend this mattress!!
How does it compare to a Leesa as far as firmness is concerned? My son has a Leesa and he loves it. Just wondering if its about the same firmness.
The Purple will feel firmer than the Leesa. You aren’t going to sink into the Purple as much as the Leesa.
Can the Purple bed be used with an adjustable base that raises the head and feet? I am hoping this does not cause issues as I like the adjustable base.
Yes, I used my Purple on an adjustable base.
I’ve been sleeping on my Purple for a month and I cannot believe the difference. I wear a FitBit, and I went from being restless 15-35 times a night for up to an hour and waking up 2-5 times a night, with my average night sleep 4.89hrs, to often sleeping the whole night through and never once exceeding 5X restless. I’ve increase my average sleeping time to over 7 hours. I like a softer bed and my husband prefers a firm bed, but we both absolutely love the Purple. We used to wake up sweating pretty regularly, and we haven’t once since we bought the Purple. I highly recommend it, especially to people like me with back problems and sleep problems. The Purple is a game changer.
i ordered mine about a week ago & got it today on thanksgiving. Have not taken out of bag yet. Waiting for other items I ordered with it. Hope it helps my back feel better. A fit bit wow great idea for proof of sleep. Great to hear as fit bit cannot lie…..It just proves mattress works & is a game changer sounds like.
What type of adjustable base do you use?
I have the Reverie 8Q Here’s a link to an overview of the mattress and the adjustable base: https://sleepsherpa.com/reverie-mattress-review/
Very interested in the Purple. My only concern is my wife is a self proclaimed “princess and the pea” person. How pronounced are the joints in the top layer when you lay on it? Can you feel them at all or does it just blend it and not noticeable?
I found the grid to be noticeable at first. I got used to it after about 3 nights. It is a different feel than a traditional mattress so definitely something to be aware of.
This question is R rated, so be warned! We hate our memory foam type mattress for sex because we just sink up in it. After five years, we also are rolling toward the center and it sleeps hot. We’re looking for less sinkage and more bounce and a cooler sleep experience.
You won’t sink in with the purple and it will have a little bounce to it. The Purple is also the best mattress I have tested so far for temperature regulation.
Would Brooklinen luxe sheets work well with it? Sateen sheets?
Brooklinen should work just fine. That’s what I used on it.
I bought a SleepNumber bed that had several parts to malfunction in less than 30 days. I returned it and ordered the Purple. I read that I can use it on an adjustable base, but does the mattress need to be secured to the base like my SleepNumber bed had to be?
I used mine on my Reverie 8Q Adjustable base. Your adjustable base should have some mechanism build into it to hold the mattress so it doesn’t slide off the bed.
Thanks for your informative reviews!
I’m curious about edge stiffness with the Purple mattress, as I tend to sleep very close to the edge of the bed.
Do the edges hold up well? And do they have any kind of reinforcement like some of the other brands claim to have?
The edge support is good. There’s not reinforcement on the edge of this mattress but it really doesn’t need it since the support layer is very firm.
Hello, I looked at the purple and luxi reviews and comparisons. I still cant decide. We need something for lower back pain. My husband and I are both side sleepers. My husband is also a disabled vet and ex airborne so his back is pretty bad. He likes a firmer mattress but not rock hard. We’re so stuck between these (actually it’s between luxi, purple, and ghost). Pleaaaaaase give us your recommendation lol
I would start with the Luxi since you can customize it to different firmness levels. It is the most versatile mattress I have reviewed.
Would you please tell me how the Purple compares with the Alexander Signature Hybrid?
The Purple will feel firmer than the Alexander medium firm. The Purple will sleep cooler and have a some bounce to it but not give you the hug and cozy feeling that the Alexander will.
The King Purple™ Mattress
$ 1,299.00 $ 1,399.00
Starting at $115 a month. for a foam mattress no way for under $10.00 in raw materials.
I know you don’t have to but can you use a box spring?
Yes, absolutely. Just make sure it’s a newer box spring that isn’t bouncy. One built in the last 10 years should be fine.
I’ve been sleeping on my purple for a month now and absolutely hate it. My husban loves it. He has wonderful nights of sleep. Where my back hurts more now than it ever has before. I get shooting pains in my mid back and my legs, feet and toes go numb. Am I the only one to hate this mattress?
I have chronic rhomboid pain, and I sleep on my side. What mattress(es) do you suggest?
Have you taken a look at the Layla mattress? It offers great pressure relief with two different firmness settings: https://sleepsherpa.com/layla/
Ben I have a futon , been sleeping on it for a year . Can i just put the purple mattress on the frame and be fine ? Also if i put on the frame can i make it a couch then bed again like the futon is. If i can do this and get away with it sweet im in .
Unfortunately it won’t bend like a futon so it would not work in the upright position. I’m not sure what frame for the futon you have either. It would probably be best to get a stand alone frame.
How long does it take to fully expand?
It only takes a few minutes to expand. Since the bottom is a dense foam and the top is the purple layer, it is ready to sleep on very quickly.
Just wondering…I’ve seen some reviews that state that the mattresses are not true to size–a queen should be 80″ long, but customers report they measure some 3 inches short. Have you experienced this? We are 6’3 and 5’11 and need foot room. Thanks!
I didn’t notice that with my mattress. If you find it is too short I would certainly contact them.
My Queen sized Purple Mattress is only 77 inches. I have been sleeping on it with my feet hanging over the edge for over a year and just now reached out to customer service about this issue. I have not heard back yet.
Our Purple mattress, King, just arrived. We unrolled it and are worried about the size. It’s only measuring 74″x74″. I know it needs to expand, but will it still expand that much more? We’ve had it sitting for 15 mins so far. Still waiting.
It should expand to full shape within a half hour. If it is still the wrong shape overnight, I would contact Purple.
Wondered how you like your mattress by now? It has been nearly 6 months. Any sagging with the Purple? Thanks
I did not test it long term. I sold it to a neighbor after sleeping on it for a month or so. He hasn’t had any complaints about sagging or other issues.
I have two questions. I currently own a split king sleep number bed and my girlfriend and I both dislike it. One of our biggest problems with it is that the two mattresses push apart from each other in the middle of bed causing about a one foot gap between us. The bases are attached together and the mattresses are attached to the bases, but no matter how many times we push them back in together, the gap keeps coming back so I have to fill it with pillows. I’m pretty sure the purple wouldn’t have that problem because it’s a solid mattress. So now to my questions. I saw another post where you guys said that a sleep number adjustable base could be used with purple. The sleep number mattresses are screwed to the base so they stay on the base when you adjust the bed. Since there is no way to do that with the purple, a are we going to have problems with them sliding off the base I if we raise the heads? Also, If we have two twin XL’s side by side on the bases, are we going to have to worry about them pushing apart making a gap?
I can’t speak for the Sleep Number adjustable base but I do know that the Reverie adjustable base will work with the Purple. If you buy two twin xl mattresses you will still notice a gap. I prefer a traditional king over a split.
So, if you sold the Purple to your neighbor, what is the mattress that you like better/have gone back to and why?
I keep switching mattresses since I am constantly reviewing them. I prefer a softer mattress myself which can be problematic as a stomach sleeper. Right now I am sleeping on the Intellibed which was given to me for review by the company. I will be creating a review of that soon. The big drawback with it is that it is very expensive. I have a coupon code for the intellibed for 10% off by usingSLEEPSHERPAat checkout.
I saw that you recommended the sheex bed sheets, I was wondering if there is any specific style you recommend. Should I just go with an original style, or should I go with the bamboo or the fleece both of which look really comfortable? I have been interested in this bed for a while I just want to make sure im prepared when it gets here.
Go with the original style sheex as it will give you the best performance out of the mattress.
Hey Ben, any idea of what kind of adjustable box spring you can use with purple? We have the king size and so far it’s amazing but I have developed lower back pain and have chronic upper back pain. I’ve noticed that when raising my legs and head just slightly with pillows, that my pain is eased.
This mattress will work with any adjustable base however I can only speak to my experience using it on a Reverie adjustable base. My review of that is here: https://sleepsherpa.com/reverie-mattress-review/
I know they are too different beds (coil hybrid vs pure foam) for an apple to apple comparison but we are between the winkbed and purple. We are side sleepers & most important for both of us is pressure release. And we aren’t small people. My husband is 6’4″ 280 and I am 5’7″ 175.
Your thoughts and comparison would be very helpful!! Thank you
I found that the Purple is probably best suited to stomach and back sleepers. With the Winkbed you will get more hug and the traditional mattress feel. With the Purple you still get pressure relief but feel like you are sleeping on it rather than “in” it making it less cozy.
We’ve been sleeping on the Purple for about a month now. I vacillated between hybrids and luxury foam mattress brands in what turned out to be an 8 month decision process. In the end, I chose to try Purple because everyone reported that the mattress slept “cool” or neutral at worst, plus I liked the idea of the mattress keeping a neutral spine angle (so if you sleep on your back for example, your butt sinks while your legs stay more on top of the mattress). My fiance and I both wake up every morning and marvel at how great our bed is! I’m basically a human furnace and this bed sleeps as cool as any I’ve slept in, and I’m not waking up in the middle of the night fighting for the right position. I’m 6’4″ 220 and she’s 5’9″ 115 (ages 38/30) and we’ve both had a great experience- can’t recommend this mattress and company enough (they sent replacement seat cushions after our delivery people left our package out front and the package was stolen). By the way, the seat cushions are awesome as well!
I have both this and the Alex Hybrid Mattress in King size. I seem to have great sleep scores on both Mattresses based on Sleep Cycle but what’s the xfactor how do I determine which one to keep. I’m 6’0 ft 250(and losing) I currently sleep alone but that’ll change when my fiancé moves in. Is there any advance you can give on how to make the right choice on what I should really look for in these last few weeks of testing.
I would focus in how how your lower back feels on each. I think you will probably find the all foam to be a better choice. It will also do better with motion transfer which will be important when your fiance moves in.
I am a side sleeper & back sleeper, & sure hope I can have sleep both ways. I’ve had a bamboo mattress for 8 years now & seem 2 b happy, but hope taking the purple plunge (just received it today) will allow me better sleep for my lower back. I have not opened it up yet. I have ordered the cover, sheets, pillow accessories to. Waiting for them b4 using. I have 6 wood slats under current bamboo mattress so I’m betting I need to buy a whole wood piece or maybe 3 more slats. I’m not sure, any suggestions on either slats or full piece board please. Thank you
We’ve had the Purple bed two months now. I like the feel and my wife loves it but unfortunately I have developed serious shoulder pain from side sleeping. I also back sleep so need lots of support. My wife sleeps in all three positions and isn’t as picky but hates firm mattresses. Any recommendations for us. So sad to be giving up on purple but I can’t imaging dealing with this shoulder pain longterm.
I would go with the Nest Alexander medium firm. You can get either the all foam version or hybrid. Either one is great for side sleepers and still has good support for back sleepers.
IntelliBED’s “INTELL-GEL” comes from the same company as Purple’s “Hyper-Elastic Polymer”. Just check the footer of intellibed.com and onpurple.com.
From IntelliBed’s footer:
“INTELL-GEL® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF EDIZONE, LLC OF ALPINE, UTAH USA. PROTECTED BY U.S. PATENTS 5,749,111, 6,026,527, 6,413,458, 7,060,213, 7,076,822, 7,666,341.
INTELLIBED® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF ADVANCED COMFORT TECHNOLOGIES INC. OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH USA”
From Purple’s footer:
“Protected by one or more of U.S. Patents 5,749,111; 6,026,527; 7,076,822; 7,730,566; 7,823,233; 7,827,636; 7,964,664; 8,607,387, and 9,051,169, with others pending. Purple and all product names comprising Purple, Hyper-Elastic Polymer, and No Pressure are trademarks of EdiZONE, LLC of Alpine, Utah USA.”
I just thought I’d point it out to everyone…safe money and stick with Purple.
If you put the purple polymer next to Intellibed’s Intell Gel – the quality of the Intell Gel is so much better. Go to a mattress store and see for yourself. They will have samples of both.
Thank you, Ben, for the review! I’ve been researching all I can on Purple. Hubby and I have been through several mattresses (from pillow tops to sleep number which we hated, to basic, no frills) in our 15 yrs of marriage. We are tired of spending money and being disappointed…worse, being in pain. I am a tad concerned based on a couple reviews on shoulder pain. Please help us. I prefer soft, but need a cooler mattress, hubby prefers firm and also needs a cooler mattress. We are 5’5″, 220 and 5’4″, 175 and dropping. We find matresses end up with divets on each side and a firmer hill in the middle where no one sleeps. Is king size the problem? We like the extra room and to be able to have our own space when sleeping, so the middle rarely gets any use. Will the Purple really work for us? Our current mattress has a couple inches of foam on it (firm mattress, basic model) and we are having more pain. Mine in my neck and shoulders, hubby’s in his back, neck, and shoulders. The most worrisome for me is the review about numbness as I already have nerve damage that affects my legs and feet. I can’t count the number of mattresses or the amount of money we’ve spent and we are so afraid of making another costly decision that turns out to be yet another mistake. Please give us your thoughts.
Also, do you have any knowledge on their (Purple’s) platform, mattress cover, and sheets?
Thanks so much in advance! Feel free to email me directly.
I think in your case the Purple is definitely worth a try. I just bought a twin size purple to test again and it feels different from when I first tested it. I think you will really enjoy the contouring and how cool it sleeps.
I think the reason it feels different is Purple is now using a different foam/foam vendor. I spoke to their CS team since my King size and Queen size mattress were slightly shorter, they replaced them under warranty and told me that they switched to a new foam/vendor can’t remember which one at this point but I immediately noticed a much different feel to the mattress. I actually preferred it to what it was before.
Thanks for the update!
So I’ve been looking all over for a place to ask this question. I’m about 6’3. and I’ve only ever slept on a twin mattress. I’m single so no need for larger sizes. I’ve never been 1 for excess anyway. I want to get a purple bed, twin XL, but not sure if it will suit my body length. Would it be possible to fit on this size bed, or should I wait till they bring out the Full Mattress Size?
I think what you are asking is what is the difference between a Twin and Twin XL mattress? A Twin Mattress is 39 x 75 inches. A Twin Extra Long Mattress is 39 x 80 inches so you get an extra 5 inches in length and should give you extra room.
Does the Purple Mattress have an odor often referred to “off gassing”?
Yes, it will have an initial off gassing period which will last about 2 days.
Wish there was more info on the toxicity of this mattress, off gassing, environmental friendliness, and if it’s treated with anything etc. The polyurethane below it is not a natural material is it? I’m researching natural mattresses and wanting something that won’t harm me or the environment but will sleep like a dream.
The grid layer on the Purple is definitely not natural. If you are looking for some great mattresses that incorporate more natural material, check out the “Natural Mattresses” category on my Mattress Reviews page.
Hello – how many years will it last and are you suppose to shift it head to foot after a while, obviously you cant flip it over….thx…..
It’s hard to say how long the Purple mattress will last since it is so new. Also, the polymer grid is a new technology and I think that is the component that may bread down the soonest. I don’t think rotating will give you much more life span since most of your weight will be put in the middle of the mattress so no matter which way it is rotated, it is always getting the most weight in the middle.
I have severe back pain and I am looking for a mattress that is firm yet the top layer is highly conforming as i sleep on my back and on my side during the night. I have tried tempurpedic contour elite breeze, Amorebeds (medium), and Nest Alexander bed (medium). None of these fit the bill because when I lay on my side, my hip just doesn’t sink enough to align my spine. I am constantly putting small pillows around my body to align my spine. In addition, Nest and tempur run too hot for my comfort. Do you think this mattress has enough top layer contouring beyond what the other 3 mattresses provide? Thanks!
Yes definitely worth trying the Purple.
Iam a shoulder sleeper should I go a different rout?
I would, I just don’t think this will sink in enough.
As Shawn just asked, what are a couple choices for a shoulder/side sleeper? Leesa? I’m kinda disappointed as the primary reason I hate my current mattress is the gel memory foam topper and how hot it is. I have shoulder problems though and I do sleep on my side. I picked up the kickstarter on the Purple pillow and can’t believe how awesome it is for heat. I used to turn my pillow over 20 times a night, now I look forward to going to bed just to put my head on that pillow.
If you like the pillow you will probably like the Purple mattress too. If you want to go softer, I really like the Layla mattress for the soft side.
After reading many reviews here (and really needing a new bed), we purchased the Purple mattress.
I am very happy with the results. It was very new compared to the innerspring (and broken down) mattress we had.
After using it for two weeks, my wife is very happy with it. She originally saw no need to get rid of the old monster. She was not suffering chronic back pain from it.
I am also happy with it. I tend to sleep right on the edge of the bed and I have no problems with it. I have no back pain. I am very happy with the small amount of motion transfer (the old bed was like a trampoline)
At this point, we have had it for 1 month. Our next challenge is to find pillows that are a good match!
Wife – Side sleeper
Me – Side Sleeper, Stomach Sleeper 285 lbs.
Off Gassing was done by bedtime when I opened it at noon.
Thank you for the review. My wife and I live close enough we visited the Purple factory in Alpine UT and spent about 45 minutes trying out the various mattress configurations. We were impressed with the quality of the polymer material and the feel of the beds. We haven’t made a purchase yet but are inclined to do so after reading your review and comments from others. The company and its employees made a favorable impression on us as well. The mattresses had no smell and were comfortable and supportive in any sleeping position.
These questions and comments are very informative. Can anyone compare the Purple and the Bear mattresses? I’m particularly interested in which is bouncier and which is “sink-ier”.
Also, what does “Performance Mattress” mean? I’ve never heard that term before.
wondering if you have tried the sleep on latex pure green bed? I’d love to get an opinion on that bed/material.
I haven’t. I can say that latex will feel different than the Purple. The Purple top layer collapses where it gets the most pressure while latex will compress and push back.
Wish there was an environmental friendly version and with no fire retardant.
Hi Ben! We appreciate your reviews and honesty on all the products presented on this site. My husband and I decided to order the Purple after deliberating between the Luxi and the Purple. I had a pleasant phone experience with the CS rep of Purple who shared that she and her husband bought a King Purple mattress ad have had it since November. They love it so much they bought another Queen size Purple for their 5th wheel.
I will add a persoal review once we receive the mattress and slept on it a few nights to let everyone know our thoughts and feeling realtime. Thanks again! 😀
Great review. We just purchased a king size purple bed. I am reading more and more reviews now and I am wondering a few things. How has the bed (since you got the twin) held up? Have you noticed any sagging? This has been a huge issue with every bed we’ve had! It starts out great and around the 1 year mark, they get too soft and sink. My other concern is I have a herniated lumbar disc and I sleep on my stomach. Do you think the purple will help alleviate the pain in my back I normally experience in the night?
I haven’t noticed any sagging on it. I think it does a great job for supporting you where its needed so I think it should help with the back pain issue.
I’ve been sleeping on a My Green Mattress Natutal Escape for the last two months. The bed feels very firm to me and I’m waking up every morning with lower back pain. I’m curious about the Purple bed and the pressure relief it offers. Wondering if you think it’s worth giving the Purple bed a try. I’m mostly a back sleeper but side sleep occasionally. Also curious if it might be the pillow I’m using. Any recommendations there? How did you like the Purple pillow?
Thanks for everything you do!
I think the first thing would be to make sure you have a properly sized pillow. If there’s too much loft in the pillow it can strain your lower back. Once you have ruled out any pillow issues, you may want to look at another mattress. The Purple may not be the best choice here though. I think you may want to go with a foam option like the Cocoon or Nectar which are dense foam mattress that will contour really well.
I have wood bed frame can i place the purple mattress on it or do you think its too heavy?
Yes, it should work just fine. I put mine on a wood frame and it accomodated well.
I’m a middle aged man who weighs between 225 and 250 pounds. I need a mattress that’s comfortable when I’m sleeping on my back and also comfortable when I’m sleeping on my side. I move around quite a bit when I sleep and can’t force myself to stay in any one position, no matter how hard I try.
When I began my mattress search, I went to a large mattress retailer and tried pretty much every mattress in the store. Some models were uncomfortable for all sleeping positions, but many models were very comfortable either when I was on my side or when I was on my back, but not both. The problem is that mattresses that support me when I’m flat on my back tend to be too hard when I’m on my side, and mattresses that adjust to the contour of my body when I’m on my side tend to be much too soft when I’m on my back, causing my back to curve downward in a painful way.
Based on several very positive reviews, I tried the Sapira mattress first. I generally liked it but I occasionally found it to be too firm when I slept on my side. I decided to replace it with a Purple mattress, which has been better for me overall.
When I sleep on my Purple mattress, I’m pretty comfortable in all positions. The Purple mattress is cooler than all other foam mattresses I’ve tried and emits less of a gas odor. While the Purple is not as comfortable as the Sapira when I’m on my back, and while the Purple lacks the Sapira’s “luxurious” feel, the Purple it is still pretty nice when I’m on my back, and it is far superior to the Sapira when I’m on my side. I have not been waking up with soreness since switching to the Purple.
The Purple has a texture that initially struck me as slightly odd. You can feel its top layer’s distinctive “elastic polymer” grid through the mattress cover and through the sheets. This doesn’t really bother me, but it might bother some people. The Purple also sags more than I’d like when I sit on the side of the bed and put on my shoes. That minor annoyance is far outweighed by the improvement in my sleep and in the way I feel when I wake up in the morning.
If there’s a better option than the Purple for people who sleep in multiple positions, I have not yet found it. As of now, I’ve stopped looking. I’m satisfied.
I’ve been contemplating whether this bed would be a good choice for us for a few months. I found your site and LOVE the reviews you provide. For this, I thank you SO much.
I am a stomach sleeper as well but have severe lumbar back problems and a “heavy” sleeper, but fall under the weight limit of the bed requirement. I tend to have to “climb out” of where I have been laying and that is painful due to my back problems. This mattress sounds like it would be perfect.
However, my husband sleeps on his back and side. He has shoulder pain from sleeping on his side, primarily. Have you had feedback regarding pain from shoulders, arms, hips, legs, feet, etc?
Thank you, once again, for your support and dedication to good sleep of others.
I gave the review of the benefits only as what I’m interested in for a mattress, not what it provides for me since I haven’t purchased it yet.
I just received two of the pillows (shipped before my mattress) and they really smell of petroleum products. Can’t believe no one else noticed.
Chatted with Purple. Told to wash pillows. Washed them twice. One stayed stinky. The other had a smell after plus three days. Sending back.
I’ve had lower-back pain from my own bed, but when I’m traveling and sleeping on firmer beds, my pain goes away. My fiancé and I are both relatively small (he’s approx 165lbs, I’m approx. 135) and we both prefer firm beds. Which would be better: Dreamcloud or Purple? We’re not wedded to foam or no-foam mattress types. As long as there’s good mobility control and no taco effect. Also, could we use a topper with the Purple if we wanted to minimize on the feel of the grid?
I wouldn’t recommend a topper for the Purple as this will negate the effectiveness of the grid.
Recently, we purchased a California king size mattress through Purple. It’s been approximately 6 weeks since then with an unknown estimated time of delivery. During the purchasing process, it was advertised that it could take up to 14 days for them to contact us to schedule a delivery.
About a month after the purchase, Purple made a follow up call to ask about our experience with their product. We informed them that we still have not received anything. This was awkward for us because instead of them calling and already knowing the status of our order and just informing us, they were asking for our experience on the product that they have yet to deliver. They confirmed with us that this was abnormal and that we should follow up on our order. Personally, I expected that they would’ve looked it up and remedied the situation right then and there or at the very least, given us the status and reason as to why it was delayed.
About 1-2 weeks after that phone call, I called to check on the status on our order. This is the second time we’ve contacted them to check on the status. My wife has called previously and the answer she received was that it’s waiting to be shipped and that we should get an email soon. The operator that helped me showed more concern and actually contacted the person in charge of wherever it was in the process. At this point (6 wks after the purchase), I was informed that it was not made yet and that they were backed up and were currently working on July orders. However, they were hoping to be able to catch back up and ship all orders within the next 2 weeks.
I expressed my frustration to her at the whole experience and she was empathetic to the situation and sought out an appropriate compensation. After a few minutes on hold, she returned and offered 2 free pillows. Upon hearing that, I told her that they can keep their pillows and I didn’t feel like that was adequate response for their inability to provide what they advertised. I also informed her that seeing as how they were still behind and were currently on orders made 2 months ago, I had reason to believe that it would take longer than 2 weeks, thereby exacerbating the situation since we were scheduled to be out of town for 2 weeks around that timeframe. I told her that we provided them with 2 months and that we gave them ample time to do their job but instead have gone above and beyond to further disappoint us.
These are the concerns that I have with this whole situation:
1. I fail to believe that within the past 6 weeks, there’s been an out surge of demand for a California king bed. I understand that each bed is made to order and that’s why it takes awhile to even get to the shipping phase, but I’d be willing to bet that this was a known or foreseen issue when I purchased. So, either update your site to say that you are behind and it takes significantly more than 2 weeks (recommend 2 months at least) for receipt or that it’s not available until you catch up. Seems like this company needs to reassess their logistics and ability to do their job.
2. We appreciate your follow up phone call after the purchase. However, it quickly became evident that this company lacks the communication within itself and the accountability. Even when the representative was informed, we were given the general “you should follow up on that” response rather than taking a little bit more of their time to actually resolve the issue and give us the answers that we needed. Instead, we were given more reason for concern and left feeling like this company is just going through the motions of customer service rather than providing ANY service.
3. After finally receiving an accurate status of our shipment and reasons as to why it was delayed, this company failed again to provide adequate customer service. Purchasing a bed can be significant but it should not affect life schedules. Yet, they’ve managed to do so despite the 2 months of leeway that we accounted for. That’s 400% times the advertised shipping estimate. Not to mention that it brings up other concerns: what happens if it’s delivered immediately after we leave the area? Who pays to store it until we arrive? Two pillows (no matter the value) is not an adequate compensation for the inconvenience. This shows me that you either value your product too highly or my concerns are being taken lightly. Now these pillows may very well be that special. However, I have never tried any of their product and if the quality is anything like their ability to communicate, maintain accountability, logistics, and provide ACTUAL customer service, then I put very little value to them, if any. SPECIALLY, when I’m offered these same pillows for FREE when we purchased this mattress. If these pillows are valued that much, then offer to take it out of the purchase price. This offer only solidified my previous statement. Going through the motions of customer service, rather than adjudication of problems.
Currently, we are contemplating on looking elsewhere. We’ve committed too much time and looking elsewhere will take as much time as awaiting resolution from Purple. But any future purchases will NOT be through this company. The only thing we expected when we made this purchased was accurate, timely service and Purple has failed on all aspects thus far. Hopefully, the quality is as advertised by so many. The purpose of this review is to inform others of our experience to prevent those from the frustrations that we faced. Because realistically, this review will do nothing but auto generate the generic response that I’ve seen from all the other previous negative comments. To make matters worse, that won’t happen until 2 months from now because that seems to be the trend that I saw when I was reading through carefully. Just another data point on the poor customer service and lack of concern for their customers I guess.
I have Ankylosing Spondylitis as well as many other arthritic symptoms like Costochondritis , neck pain, shoulder pain. I am a side-sleeper and seem to sleep better with an extremely soft surface under me. The less pressure the better! But nothing gives me truly good relief.
I am extremely allergic to memory foam.
Do you think that the Purple mattress would be a good mattress for me? Or is there a different mattress that would be better for me to sleep on on my side without a lot of pressure? And again, I am allergic to memory foam, so it’s not an option for me.
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New Mattress Off-Gassing: How Long Will the Smell Last?
Are you growing tired of your old coil spring mattress? If you are thinking about making the switch to memory foam, you are not alone. A growing number of people are turning to online “bed-in-a-box” retailers that offer the chance to get a new mattress quickly and easily delivered right to your front door. All that you have to do is open the box, sit back and watch your mattress expand to full size. Before you do, learn more about the “new mattress smell” that you can expect when you lay out your new bed, and whether you should be concerned about its effects on your home’s indoor air quality.
What is causing my new mattress to smell?
Most new mattresses will have a certain chemical odor when they are first delivered. This is especially true for those that come in a box, rolled up and vacuum-sealed, because the lack of airflow through the package can cause the “new mattress smell” to become concentrated. When you open your mattress, you will probably notice an odor coming from the foam, caused by a process called off-gassing.
Off-gassing is that “new” smell that we associate with new cars, a fresh coat of paint and, yes, new mattresses. When your mattress comes in an airtight package, the volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) used in the manufacturing process remain trapped in the mattress with nowhere to go. After you open the box and lay out your mattress, the foam starts to expand and some components used to make the mattress will start to break down. These VOCs are then released as a gas, causing the distinct off-gassing smell.
What chemicals do mattress release during off-gassing?
The off-gassing smell usually comes mainly from the foam and adhesive elements of the mattress. The exact chemical makeup of the VOCs that off-gas from a mattress varies from mattress to mattress, but independent tests have shown that they can include benzene, toluene chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and formaldehyde.
On the websites of many leading mattress brands, such as Purple, Casper and Tuft & Needle, you can find information on the different VOC certifications and standards that they adhere to. Common certifications to look for are CertiPUR-US, GREENGUARD Gold and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX.
Is off-gassing harmful to your health?
VOCs are emitted by a wide range of household products, including furniture, paint and cleaning supplies. Exposure to VOCs can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, loss of coordination and eye, nose and throat irritation, though, in the case of mattress off-gassing, many consumers report that these symptoms go away once the mattress has been aired out. Some of the more severe health effects caused by VOC exposure can include damage to the kidneys, liver or central nervous system. Additionally, some VOCs that off-gas are suspected or known carcinogens, such as formaldehyde.
One thing to remember, however, is that you are exposed to relatively low levels of VOCs while your mattress is off-gassing, and studies have yet to show whether exposure to low levels of VOCs during mattress off-gassing will cause increased health effects over time. Even so, the cumulative off-gassing of items in your home can contribute to adverse health effects, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Long-term exposure to VOCs in the air can increase cancer risks, as well as cause damage to the kidneys, liver and central nervous system. For this reason, both mattress manufacturers and indoor air quality experts recommend letting your mattress off-gas in a well-ventilated area, preferably one outside of your home.
How long will my mattress off-gas?
Some mattress manufacturers may take steps to make sure that some of the off-gassing processes happens before the mattress is packaged and shipped. However, it should be noted that even if the bulk of the off-gassing occurs outside of your home, your mattress will still off-gas in some capacity throughout the time that you have it in your home.
The amount of off-gassing that you can expect depends on the type of mattress that you buy, the density of the foam inside the mattress, the chemicals used in the manufacturing process and the way that your mattress is packaged. The strongest off-gassing smell will fade within a few days to a couple of weeks, according to most major mattress manufacturers, though you may notice a faint smell for longer.
How much do leading brand mattress off-gas?
Tuft & Needleoffers two different polyfoam mattress options: the Original and the Mint. Both hold CentriPUR-US, GreenGuard Gold and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certifications. Buyers of Tuft & Needle mattresses can expect mild off-gassing that dissipates within a few days.
Leesamattress is a CertiPUR-US certified multilayer foam mattress made from a combination of memory foam and polyurethane. After opening, buyers will notice a strong off-gassing smell that should fade within a few days.
Casperoffers three different mattresses: the Caper, the Wave and the Essential. All three are made with layers of memory foam and polyurethane, but the Wave also includes a layer of natural latex. All Casper mattresses are CentriPUR-US certified. You can expect some off-gassing from Casper mattresses, but the odor typically dissipates within 24 hours.
Purplemattresses consist of an elastic polymer grid layered over CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane foam. New Purple mattresses may have a very faint off-gassing smell that fades quickly. However, many consumers report no off-gassing smell at all.
Tempur-Pedicoffers a wide range of memory foam mattresses. The off-gassing odor strength varies among models, but consumers can expect it to dissipate within the first two weeks.
Tips for off-gassing a new mattress
Some manufacturers recommend airing out a new mattress for three to seven days in a garage or well-ventilated room before sleeping on it, while others claim that you can start using your mattress within the first few hours after opening it. Use your nose as your judge. Avoid sleeping on your new mattress while you can still smell a strong off-gassing odor. If the strong smell persists after a week or two, consider returning your mattress and searching for a more air-quality-friendly alternative.
How can I speed up the off-gassing process of my new mattress?
When searching for a new mattress, pay attention to the VOCs used in the manufacturing process. If you cannot easily find the chemical compounds present in the mattress, and you cannot get a straight answer from the manufacturer, consider exploring other brands. You have a right to know which potential chemical emissions you may be bringing into your bedroom.
Your mattress manufacturer will list recommendations for the off-gassing of your particular mattress, but listed below are some helpful tips to speed up the off-gassing process.
- Open your mattress outside of your house and let it off-gas for at least two days in a well-ventilated area with a cross breeze.
- If you cannot avoid off-gassing your mattress inside of your home, you should open your windows and increase air circulation where possible. Fans and air filtration systems can also help improve the ventilation in your house.
- If you have a spare room, try leaving your mattress in there to off-gas for the first few days before bringing it into your bedroom.
- Some manufacturers recommend pouring baking soda on the mattress while you air it out to speed up the off-gassing process.
- If you would like to use the new mattress but the off-gassing smell persists, you can add a mattress cover to help contain the chemical smell to the bed. When you remove the cover to wash it, you will likely smell the off-gassing odor again, though it should dissipate over time.
While the health effects of mattress off-gassing are still being studied, it is always a good idea to protect yourself from VOC exposure whenever possible. It may be hard to avoid off-gassing altogether when you buy a new mattress, but by following the simple steps above, you can enjoy a good night’s sleep knowing that you are actively protecting your indoor air quality.