Helix is all about personalization. You actually take a quiz that asks you questions about your body type and sleeping preferences before getting to the checkout.
All Helix mattresses incorporate microcoils, proprietary foam, and polyfoam, but the final product will change based on your answers to the quiz (learn more on that process HERE).
So, my review is based on the mattress designed for me, and your experience may be slightly different.
How did my personalized Helix mattress work for me? Read on for my full review.
I prefer medium softness and I sleep on my side. My personalized Helix was very close to what I was expecting. Average firmness is around 6.5 or 7/10 and this was a little softer than average, putting it at a 6/10.
Also, the Dynamic Foam responds very quickly, so I felt nice pressure relief without getting stuck. Lying down on my side, I didn’t feel any pressure on my shoulders or hips.
With its combination of memory foam and microcoils, I expected my Helix to perform well with motion isolation.
Overall, I would say the motion isolation is about average. During my test, there was a little bit of motion transfer as I moved around the cup. This could be a good choice for couples.
With my Helix, I felt the mattress collapse as I neared the edge. Overall, the edge support isn’t that great with this mattress.
If you want to utilize the full surface area of the mattress, this might not be the best choice for you.
You can see the edge support in the photo below.
The Helix is a bed in a box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to you. You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Helix from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.
Carefully cut the away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat. Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Helix will expand. Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.
Helix did a nice job of customizing the mattress to fit my specific needs. I am a side sleeper who prefers a medium firm mattress, and my Helix matched those preferences well. If you are looking for a personalized mattress, the Helix could be a great choice for you.
However, if you really prefer classic memory foam or latex, you won’t get that with the Helix. Regardless of how your Helix mattress is customized, those will not be included in the construction.
Helix offers a 100 Night Sleep Trial as well as a 10 Year Warranty.
This post was last updated on April 13th, 2018 at 3:02 pm
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.