Purple 2, 3, And 4 Mattress Review: Will You Sleep Better With Science?

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The Purple Mattress is hard to miss if you spend much time online. Purple’s amusing marketing and unique design make them a very hip, talked-about mattress.

I had enjoyed my sleep on the original Purple Mattress, and I was interested in what my experience would be with the new Purple Mattresses.

I reviewed the Purple 4, and and with its extra layers of gel and individually wrapped coils, I can safely say this was one of the most comfortable sleeps I have had. Will you find the same comfort with the Purple 4? Read on for my full Purple 4 review.

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Purple 4 is a perfect choice if you are a side sleeper, are looking for a long-term investment, and are a hot sleeper. Get the best deal on your new Purple mattress, plus get a free pillow when you click the button below.

Note: This written review focuses on the Purple 4 but gives you good insight into the 2 and 3 as well.

You Might Like the Purple 4 If …

  • You’re a side sleeper. If you’re looking for overall comfort as a side sleeper, this might be a good choice for you. The 4” of patented gel material offers a weightless feeling. Even our staff writer Marten, who is much larger than me, had a similar experience sleeping on his side.
  • You’re looking for a long-term investment. The pocketed coils plus the gel layer make for a very durable, long-lasting mattress. Though the price point is high, the Purple 4 should give you many years of use.
  • You are a hot sleeper. Because of the grid-like design of the gel layers and pocketed coil system, this mattress has great airflow and promotes temperature neutrality. You won’t be sleeping hot with the Purple 4.

You Might Not Like The Purple 4 If …

  • You’re not looking for a large investment. There is a sizable price jump for each extra inch of gel that you get (i.e. the jump from the Purple 2 to 3 or 3 to 4). The Queen size Purple 4 is quite expensive with a current cost of $2,800.
  • You don’t want a unique feel. The Purple 4 is truly unlike any mattress you’ve ever tried.  While I found it to be comfortable, it could take some time to get adjusted to the gel grid.
  • You’re a back or stomach sleeper. The 4 may be too soft for back or stomach sleepers. You may not get proper support, so your hips may sink in these positions and throw your spine out of alignment. I would suggest the Purple 3 or 2 if you are looking for more support in those areas.
New Purple Mattress Deals

Purple 4 is a perfect choice if you are a side sleeper, are looking for a long-term investment, and are a hot sleeper. Get the best deal on your new Purple mattress, plus get a free pillow when you click the button below.

Which Purple Should You Pick?

  • Choose the original Purple if you are under 225 pounds and on a budget.
  • Choose the Purple 2 if you are a back or stomach sleeper and you want the extra support from the pocketed coils.
  • Choose the Purple 3 if you are a combination sleeper who needs extra support.
  • Choose the Purple 4 if you just sleep on your side and/or are a bit heavier.

Construction Overview

  • This mattress is 13″ tall.
  • The mattress features 4”of Purple Smart Comfort Grid. This hyper-elastic polymer is supportive until you put enough pressure onto it.
  • A thin, 0.5″ quick transition foam separates the gel grid from the coil system beneath.
  • The coil system is comprised of 7.5″ of individually wrapped coils. This is a a very durable material, giving a layer of support.
  • A polyfoam outer shell reinforces the edge for edge support.
  • The very bottom is 1″ of foundational foam.

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Construction Takeaways

  • The coil system and the gel grid network allow for good airflow, making this a great choice for hot sleepers. You will not sleep hot with this mattress.
  • The gel grid network is designed to be supportive until enough pressure is applied. It is pressure-relieving while still being supportive. It is a unique feel in that regard.
  • Because of the 4” of gel, you’re going to have a weightless feeling while sleeping. This is ideal for side sleepers and/or heavier-weight people who might otherwise push down to the lower layers.
  • The gel is also very durable and does not sag the way foam does over time. This gives the Purple 4 a longer life than most foam mattresses, making it a good long-term investment.
  • The difference between the Purple 4, 3, and 2 is how much gel you get (in inches).

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The gel grid relieves pressure while still being supportive. It gives way under pressure but is still immediately responsive.

Sleeping on my side, I felt weightless without feeling stuck. I felt little to no pressure on my shoulders, hips, and knees.

Overall, I would say the mattress is a softer than average, around a 5.5 out of 10 on a firmness scale. This makes it a good choice for side sleepers.

Motion Isolation

The individually wrapped coils together with the gel grid really cut down on motion transfer on the Purple 4. If you look at the video below, there was a little bit of side-to-side motion transfer, but overall the isolation is a little bit above average. This is definitely a good option for couples.

Edge Support

The Purple 4 incorporates a polyfoam outer shell to reinforce the edge. This is a solid choice if you sleep with a partner or want to utilize the entire surface area of the mattress. Overall, the edge support was above average.

You can see the good edge support in the photo below.

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type from me: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb.  Here is what he thought about the mattress:

“I am taller and heavier than Joe, but I also found the Purple 4 to be extremely comfortable. I too am a side sleeper and I felt well cushioned by the gel grid.

I sometimes have trouble pushing through the upper layers of mattresses and down to the spring layers. I didn’t have that experience with the Purple 4. I felt weightless with little to no pressure on my shoulders, hips, and knees. I would say the Purple 4 was softer than average, at 5/10.

Even a larger side sleeper like Marten found the Purple 4 to be comfortable. This confirms that this mattress could be a good match for side sleepers of many body types (and especially heavier-weight sleepers).

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out?

  • It has 4” of the patented gel grid, making you feel weightless while you sleep. It’s definitely one of the most comfortable mattresses out there.
  • The pocketed coils together with the gel grid layer give incredible support, while also relieving pressure on shoulders, hips, and knees.
  • The coils and gel grid allow for great airflow, so you won’t be sleeping hot.
  • This is a very durable mattress and a great choice for those seeking a long-term investment. The combined materials are about as durable as anything else you can find in the market.
Purple 2-3-4 Review
4.6 Reviewer
Value (Price)4.4
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.7
Motion Transfer4.4
Edge Support4.3
Company Reputation4.6
Return Policy/Warranty4.5
Overall Sleep Experience4.6


The Purple 4 is unlike any mattress I have slept on. The gel technology truly makes for a weightless, unique sleeping experience.

Sleeping on my side, I felt almost no pressure on my shoulders, hips, and knees. Back or side sleepers may find the 4 to be too soft and could look at the Purple 2 or 3. Overall, this is one of the most comfortable mattresses I have slept on.

This mattress is made in the USA and features a 100-night, no-pressure guarantee as well as a 10-year warranty.

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Joe Auer

Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

104 thoughts on “Purple 2, 3, And 4 Mattress Review: Will You Sleep Better With Science?”

  1. Hi,

    I have fibromyalgia and my pain is mostly in my neck and shoulders, but i also have RA so my joints can bother me off and on. I’ve laid on all the Purples, and the 4 seems sooo comfortable, but I dont know once sleeping on it all night if it will be the best choice for me. I dont tend to like the foam mattresses, I dont like the feeling of being “stuck” and makes it hard to turn over. What do you suggest, and how long does the purple really last? I know it hasnt been out a really long time. I weigh about 170. When looking for reviews on mattresses for Fibromyalgia, I really havent seen many on the purple?

  2. Joe, I need recs for mattress. Im about 5 4 and weigh 120 pounds. I find myself sleeping on stomach 40%, back 40% and side 20%.

  3. Hello! Thank you so much for the detailed reviews and responses to comments. I am 150 lb. side sleeper, and my husband is 275 lb. combo stomach/side sleeper. We recently purchased the Saatva (should have read the reviews here first!). My husband loves it but it is too firm for me. Thinking of returning it before the warranty period ends but not sure what to replace it with that we would both like. We don’t want foam/latex and the Purple 3 sounds like it might be good but the price is pretty high – any ideas on what might work for us? Thanks!

  4. Hi Joe,

    I am 6’6 and weigh about 330. My wife is much smaller and weighs about 140. I sleep on my back exclusively and my wife seems to fluctuate from back to side. I am considering the Purple 3 or 4. I think the 4 would be better for me, but I worry my wife will just sleep “on top” of the mattress. What do you think? Either option I choose will include an adjustable base. Thank you for your website.

  5. I had reconstructive hip surgery some years ago and still have bad pain through them. I started with a Purple 3 that put a lot of pressure on my hip, forcing me to sleep (not very well) on my back and stomach. After about 40 nights, I exchanged it for a Purple 4 (and an adjustable base), which is alright on my hip, but feels too soft in general and is causing back pain.

    I’m regretting my decision to return the Purple 3 atm. Is there another brand I should try? Should I rebuy a 3 and learn to sleep on my back with the adjustable base? The store is willing to work with me, but I hate returning and rebuying. Plus I have to pay penalties. Thanks.

  6. Hi! We just had to give up our 8 year old Tempurpedic cloud because it was getting too soft and our hips were sinking. We bought the loom and leaf medium firm and we are returning it as we both feel too much pressure points on our shoulders. We just checked out the Purple 3 and loved it but there are tons of bad reviews saying that after a year, the Purple mattresses start sinking and sagging. What sort of long term testing have you done on these to conclude they are “durable”? Thanks.

  7. I am interested in the Purple mattress and just recently bought the beautyrest black hybrid gladney but it is hurting my back and it’s only been a week and a half. I have 4 months to return to Mattress Firm and get the purple if I want. I am 5’3″ 130 pounds or so, my partner is 5’7″ 170 pounds. I start out sleeping on my side and end up on my back every night. I do move but find I wake up on my back. My upper back is an issue now and feel like I can’t get a good night’s rest. Which would you recommend? 2 or 3? I don’t want something too soft either and something that will last. My partner sleeps mostly on his stomach and sometimes his back and also has back pain.

  8. I am interested in the Purple mattress and just recently bought the beautyrest black hybrid gladney but it is hurting my back and it’s only been a week and a half. I have 4 months to return to Mattress Firm and get the purple if I want. I am 5’3″ 130 pounds or so, my partner is 5’7″ 170 pounds. I start out sleeping on my side and end up on my back every night. I do move but find I wake up on my back. My upper back is an issue now and feel like I can’t get a good night’s rest. Which would you recommend? 2 or 3? I don’t want something too soft either and something that will last.

  9. Hi Joe! I’m in desperate need of help. I am 5’7″ 136 lbs. and my husband is 6″ 205 lbs. We had a ten year old traditional coil/innerspring mattress and opted for a Sleep Number about a year and a half ago. We did not care for it at all and it gave us upper back pain no matter what setting we had it on and we tried each setting for some time. Then we tried the Nectar which was too firm and also gave us mid/upper back pain so we gave that mattress to our son. Then we had the Nest Alexander medium which still gave us the same discomfort. We now have the Brentwood Oceano which after 6 months is giving us terrible mid/upper back pain after 5-6 hours. I was under the impression that mid/upper back pain means your mattress is too firm but I had thought the Oceano was supposed to be soft but we’re still experiencing pain. I’m considering the Purple .3 or .4 but not sure. Do you recommend one of these or another mattress for that matter? Help! Thanks!

  10. Hey Joe, Thanks for the great work you do evaluating mattresses. I need your crystal ball. I’m 5’4″ 145 lbs, sleep 80% on back 20% on my side. I have really bad osteoporosis and low back pain. A soft mattress causes my low back to sink in the foam and makes the pain worse and a too firm mattress wakes up pressure points and adds stiffness to my morning. Memory foam has been a fail. I’m back on my old innerspring until I can find what works.
    I’ve tried a few beds in a box like Sapira, Helix, Level Sleep….. I’m considering Purple 2 or 3 because it promises a different experience in sleeping. What says your crystal ball about Purple for me? 2 or 3?
    Last, do you have any health concerns about breathing the white powder they are using? Keep my thanks.

  11. Hey Joe,

    I’m 6’ 320lbs (down from 350 working toward 275lbs). I’m primarily a stomach sleeper with some side sleeping. I can not sleep on my back.

    I’m only 31 so I was getting annoyed at how sore I was waking up each day. I would wake up feeling like I did after football games in my college days. Come to find out my current mattress is 25 years old, lol.

    I had some friends recommend Purple so I read as much as I could on them and watched dozens of reviews on YouTube. My friends are much lighter than myself so I fear the original Purple won’t support me well enough. I was thinking the Purple 2 would probably be the best choice for my size and sleeping positions? Thoughts?

    P.s. thanks for taking the time to answer my question!

  12. Hello! Great website. I’ve been looking to get a new bed as the mattress I have now is giving me lower back pain. I sleep mostly on my side and sometimes I roll onto my stomach. I’m 5’2 and 185lbs. I have scoliosis so I need good support for when I lay on my side and stomach. I was considering Nectar, but am unsure. What do you think?

  13. Hey, I am thinking about the King Size Purple 3 or 4. I am 6’2″ and fluctuate between 210-250 lbs with very broad shoulders. I sleep 80% of the time on my side and get a lot of discomfort when doing so with sore shoulders and misaligned lower back, so I think the 4 is probably best for me. My wife however, only sleeps 60% on her side, and is only 5’6″ at 135… so I fear if I get the 4, it will be too soft for her. What do you recommend? Is it possible to get two singles, a purple 3 for her side and 4 for mine, and combine them into a king? Or should we just go with the best average between us being the 3, or would she find the 4 a lot less uncomfortable than I would find the 3? Thanks

  14. Hello,

    I recently purchased the new Purple 2.. Coming from a Beauty rest that we loved, but is now 9 years old and has sagged. Rotated it a lot over the years. But was a great mattress.. My wife is 5’8 165lbs and I am 6’2 270lbs. I wanted to try the purple original a while back and since the new purple’s came out we purchased the new 2 and we both feel it is extremely firm. I’m a side sleeper and my wife is a stomach sleeper. Ex college line man and and have had shoulder surgery and have stinger damage from the years of playing. I’m leaning towards the 4 because it would be more like a pillow top, which we were were already used to.. Been having back pain and left hip pain in the joint and hip flexor.. What would you recommend?



  15. Hi Joe! Thank you for this amazing website. I currently have a Beautyrest pillowtop that is over 10 years old and is sagging in spots no matter how many times I rotate it I think it is about time to find a new mattress. Mattress shopping ranks up there with car shopping and swimsuit shopping….not fun.
    People swear by their Tempur-pedics and I just don’t think they are right for me. I loved my pillowtop, but as I get older I have more aches and pains, particularly in my neck, back and shoulders (probably due to my old mattress). I have tried numerous pillows, especially memory foam, which end up feeling like bricks in the winter, to help with neck issues. Worried I would spend money on a memory foam mattress only to end up sleeping on a hard brick, so I am not sure about those mattresses.
    I am primarily a side/stomach sleeper that will occasionally end up on my back. Weigh 200 pounds and just really looking for my best nights sleep so that I feel great the rest of the day.
    Contemplating another Beautyrest, but the Winkbeds look appealing too. However, I am really drawn to the Purple 3 or 4 but worry it is so far from what I am used to. Need something that will last another 10 years.
    Any help you could give would be awesome! Learning a lot from your website! Thank you!

  16. I’m currently trying to find a new mattress and am confused. I tried n liked the purple 3 & 4 but I’m torn. I am 5’7″ 306. My bf is 6’3″ 375 and occasionally sleeps over. both of us are side n back sleepers who sleep hot. I have 2 bulging discs and pinched nerves. What do you recommend?

  17. Hi — I am 190 pounds and sleep 2/3 on my side and 1/3 on my back. My husband is 300 pounds and sleeps on his side. We had a latex mattress which we found too firm and we traded it for a memory foam. We don’t like the memory foam either.
    It sags toward my heavier husband and also causes my hips to hurt while side sleeping eventually causing pain down my legs. My husband does not like the feel of memory foam. We find ourselves longing for the days of innerspring mattresses when we would wake up without pain. But we don’t know if our lack of pain had to do with the innerspring or with the fact that we were younger! Do you think a purple 3 or 4 would work for us?

  18. We recently got the .2 bed and love it and don’t find it too firm for us!
    We got to test all four beds at our local Mattress Firm here in Seattle
    The .2 is the firmest of the four types (.2, Original, .3, .4 – firmest to least firm)
    If you are like my wife and I, you might not need to go to the more expensive .3 or .4.
    Before this bed we had always slept on standard coil mattresses on the firm side.
    We are in our very late 50’s. She is about 175 lb and I am 190 lb.
    My wife is a combo back and side sleeper and I am a combo stomach and side sleeper.
    Since we aren’t used to foam or soft mattresses, we find the .2 to be heaven!

  19. Hey Joe- 5’8″ fit/muscular female whose weight is usually right around 165, 170 max. I tend to sleep on my back and then later roll to side in the night (mainly right) or the opposite- fall asleep on right side and roll to back in the night. I am NOT a cushy mattress person, too soft and I feel like my upper back doesn’t get enough support. Too firm and I have to put a pillow under thighs/knees to take pressure off the lower back/hips. No injuries. (though I’m noticing a lot of shoulder symptoms here lately- which is why I’m thinking it’s time to replace the ol’ mattress) I’m torn between Purple 2, and Purple 3. Which do you recommend? Or is there something else you’d recommend? I tend to sleep hot as well. Can not do latex- I’m allergic. Want to stay under $2000 if possible. Thanks!

    • The Purple 2 would probably be best for back sleeping and the Purple 3 would be best for side sleeping. So I guess it depends on how much time you spend in each position.

  20. Hey Joe –

    6’4″ 180lbs 1/2 Back 1/2 Side sleeper with lower back pain sleeping with a 5’2″ 105lbs lady who’s mainly a side sleeper. We’re returning our Tuft&Needle because of back pain, we feel its too soft. Looking at the Purple 2 or 3. Would love to hear your thoughts?

  21. Hello,
    I am a 50% side, 40% back and 10% stomach sleeper, 150 lbs. My husband is mostly a back sleeper due to sleep apnea but rolls to his side periodically, 250 lbs.

    I tend to get low back pain in my current firm pillow-top Serta bed. Also, pain from hips and shoulders + arm falls asleep.

    My husband can sleep on anything and be comfortable whereas I get tight, sore and numb. We are looking at Purple. Would you recommend them and which one? Thank you for your ideas!

  22. I am a larger 220 lb side and back sleeper. My husband is a 170 lbs side and back sleeper as well. I’m leaning towards the 3, since he’s that much lighter than me.

  23. Hello:) I am looking for a new mattress for my husband and me. We are both predominately back and side sleepers. We are also both 5’8″ and my husband weighs roughly 170lbs, I weigh less. I am not a fan of memory foam as I like a mattress with a little more give. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

  24. I want a new mattress. I’d like to get two twins that make a king. Is that California king size w 2 twins? Purple adjustable bed frame or similar. My husband moves around a lot sleeps on his side and is like almost 6’ 300 pounds. I sleep on stomach back n side and am about 5’7” 200 lbs. is purple good for us? Does it make noise?

  25. Ive been thinking about getting a 4. Im 6’4″ and a dedicated side sleeper with bad back problems from my firm pillow top i found is curving my spine from way too much pressure! haha. However, my girlfriend is 5’4″ and a back sleeper… has the 4 been tested with smaller people as well? Im not sure if i should go with a 3 or a 4…


  26. I am a larger build side sleeper and I suffer from shoulder pain with my existing tempurpedic. I am 6’3 265# I am debating between the purple 3 and 4 leaning towards the 4 though I am worried I may be over compensating coming from a medium firm tempurpedic and the price point of the 3 is for sure much more attractive. Would love some feedback!

  27. Hello,
    I am trying to find a bed for a disabled man who has difficulty with walking. He has severe arthritis and herniated discs in his back. He has sleep apnea so he is forced to sleep on his back to use his machine. He is now 6ft and weighs about 233. He does not like very soft mattresses like memory foam or one that is too fimr. I like the Purple review and wondered if you think he would like the 2, 3 or 4 better for his issues. He has been struggling with increasing back pain of late. Also, any thoughts about the adjustable bed frame? The Purple one is so expensive that I thought maybe one from a different company? Thank you.

  28. Hi I am equally a side and back sleeper I weigh 150 pounds. I recently purchased the purple 4 and my lower back aches every morning (its only be a week) but I’m thinking maybe I should return for the 3, any imput would be appreciated.

  29. Hi!

    My husband and I recently purchased the King size Dream Cloud mattress and we have found that it is way firm for us and we are both waking up with hip/shoulder pain. We mainly sleep on our sides/stomach. I am 5’9″ 210lbs and he is 6″ and 200lbs. We were thinking the purple 4 may be a good fit for us. What do you think? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

  30. Hi
    Looking for the correct mattress is exhausting. I’m 5’3 weigh about 130, predominantly a side sleeper but like to read in bed. I can’t afford the adjustable. Pillows work fine. What mattress would you suggest? Money is a factor, I’m on Military disability.

  31. My wife and I are both short (5′ & 5’2″). She weighs <125 and I'm about 170. She has acid reflux and is a back sleeper and I'm a side sleeper. I'm thinking that either the new purple firm or medium might be good, but my real concern is cooling.

    We wen't mattress shopping and tried a bed with diamond and gel. It was absolutely arctic. My concern is that the new purple would be too cold. After spending $2000 on a mattress, I'm not thrilled with the idea of then sleeping on an electric blanket.

    I've only found one comment about the mattress being too cold (and the solution was to sleep on an electric blanket).

    I'd really like to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

  32. Hi, I am 5’2 “ weigh 112 mostly a side sleeper. I do not see my concern addressed in your reviews. Most mattresses I have tried developed a body impression after about 6 months which gets progressively worse until it feels like you are sleeping in a hammock.. these have been innerspring with pillow tops. Please advise which mattress would suit me that will not have this problem. I need a cal king size. Money is a factor and almost $4000 for a purple 4 is not realistic for me. Anywhere up to $2500 would be ok. Thanks

  33. I was looking to get the Purple and am trying to decide which is best for me. I’m 5’10” 200lbs and a side sleeper. I used to be an acrobat and my shoulders are kinda wide from normal and they really drive into normal mattresses and cause shoulder pain. I was thinking the original because I’m light enough, but was wondering if the extra deep top layer like on the 3 and 4 would be a better choice. I was also curious how well this mattress isolates sleepers because I sleep through the night better when traveling for work. Appreciate the feedback and the review!

  34. Hello Joe . I was looking for a new mattress do to mine is to hard and I wake up with sore shoulders now days. My bed now is a regular firm spring mattress and box spring I want a hybrid but don’t want something that holds heat like the bob o’ pedic foam type beds. I also was looking at purple 3 or Brent wood Home Oceano Mattress. I want something firm but soft i need support under back when watching tv but I am a side sleeper that switches all night long but mostly side. I also seen the bear hybrid .Any good advice which way should I go? I weigh 232 lbs now but when running i go down to 189lbs I am 6ft 1 as well.

  35. Hello Joe my name is Keith . I was looking for a new mattress do to mine is to hard and I wake up with sore shoulders now days. My bed now is a regular firm spring mattress and box spring I want a hybrid but don’t want something that holds heat like the bob o’ pedic foam type beds. I also was looking at purple 3 or Brent wood Home Oceano Mattress. I want something firm but soft i need support under back when watching tv but I am a side sleeper that switches all night long but mostly side. I also seen the bear hybrid .Any good advice which way should I go? I weigh 232 lbs now but when running i go down to 189lbs I am 6ft 1 as well.

  36. I am need to purchase 2 twin xl beds for our king adjustable base. My husband is 6’4 235lbs, side sleeper with lower back pain. I’m 5’3 130lbs side sleeper with a painful neck birth defect called Chiari malformation. I am considering the Purple 4 for my husband but am not sure which one for myself.

  37. I am a side sleeper weighing at 264. if I get the #4 will it work with my adjustable bed that has the vibration feature. I spend most of my time in bed as I have several herniated and bulging disk. I am on a very low fixed income. they had me on SSD at age 50 I am 75 now. what is the cost of #4 and is your finance interest-free say for 1 year? what will be the monthly payments?

  38. nolah or purple 4?

    she’s 5’2″ and would love to sleep more on her side but her should doesn’t allow her to do it today…. 🙁

  39. Hi Joe
    Thanks for the highly informative mattress reviews! I’m 6′ 2″ and weigh 200 pounds. I sleep about 2/3 on my side and 1/3 on my back. I have severe spine problems and have had three disk fusions in my lower back. I like to sleep cool and do not like the feeling of sinking into a mattress. I’m considering Purple 3 or 4, Winkbeds (medium level), Nolah, Avocado medium pillowtop, and saatva.
    Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks

  40. I had the original purple mattress and unfortunately had to return it due to developing back pain. I am 5’10” and weigh 215. I had an all latex mattress and loved it. I am a primarily side and stomach sleeper. Are the new mattresses better, or will I still have back issues?

    • I’m very surprised you’d have back pain because of the mattress. Based on your sleeping positions and weight, I would think the Purple would be a good fit for you. I’m not sure the new purple mattresses would be better in terms of back pain.

  41. Hi. I am looking for a mattress that won’t give me shoulder, rib, hip, or back pain while sleeping on my side. I am 5’8″ 118 lbs and my husband is 6′ and 190 lbs. We have tried the Layla, Saatva Plush, and Tomorrows Sleep and all have created pressure points when sleeping on my side and not extremely comfortable the few times I try to sleep on my back. My husband can sleep on just about anything but sleeps hot. Do you have any mattress recommendations for us? Within reason price isn’t an issue but ultimately looking for a great night sleep.

  42. Hey Joe,

    Trying to purchase a Purple Mattress and have tried to click through for the free Purple pillow link on your site with no luck. Any help here?

  43. Hi – I am torn between the Purple 3 and 4…which one to get?? I am 6’2″, 240 and my wife is 5’2″, 130. We are both combo back/side sleepers. I’m probably over analyzing, but 3 or 4, that’s the question?? I was also considering the Amerisleep AS4. What do you think?

  44. Hi. I am a side sleeper with 3 herniated discs in my neck and 1 in lower back and previous rotator cuff surgery. I am 5’5″ and 145 lbs. Over the past 2 years, I’ve tried the Loom & Leaf and the Nolah Signature 12 and found both lacking. My shoulders and arms constantly fell asleep with the L&L and caused joint pain that lasted into the day sometimes. The Nolah also a bit too much pressure on my shoulders– not enough to make my arm fall asleep but it still woke me a few times in the night. Both slept warmer than I would like. So, I like what you say about the Purple 4 but the price–ouch! The Purple 3 is a bit less expensive, so was wondering if it would suffice, given my height and weight. Just concerned about shoulder pressure. What do you think?

  45. Hello, I am a side sleeper with back pain and went to the purple website to check out the purple 3 after reading it as a suggestion for such sleepers on your post about best mattresses for side sleepers, but it sadly does not appear to come in a Twin size, just a Twin XL, so I was wondering if you had any other suggestions for side sleepers with back pain. In everything I’ve tried so far the ones firm enough to make my back not hurt end up leaving my hip and shoulder in agony by morning. Unfortunately I have to have a twin bed due to the size and shape of my bedroom.

  46. How exactly does a purple bed feel? I’m in NYC and there are none on display.

    I am also worried about how the elastic polymer holds up over time. Will they stay elastic and not stick to each other over the years?

    I am 145lbs and 5’8″ – would you recommend a 3″ or 4″ as a side sleeper and an occasional back sleeper?

  47. I am interested in the purple4. I have fibromyalgia, and I have much pressure point pain in the rib area. How does this mattress handle this? I see it is good for shoulders and hips, but my concern is for my ribs.

  48. I have a Purple 2 mattress and made the mistake of buying based on cost. After 2 months (still within my 100-nights trial period), I called Purple and asked them about exchanging my mattress. They said the same thing; as a combination sleeper, I should have purchased the Purple.3, so I will plan for that upgrade after the 1st of the next month so my payment plan falls into the same payment cycle.

  49. Joe

    I am 190 lbs and a definite side sleeper. My partner is only 125 lbs and is an “every which way” sleeper. It sounds like from reading and watching your review that the “3” may be the best compromise for us. Comment?

  50. Hi – I am looking at buying a mattress and maybe an adjustable bed. I have been reviewing your reviews – very well written. Here is the situation – I just had a full hip replacement, am 6’2 and 250 lbs and am mostly a side sleeper. I have been using a standard pillow top with springs for the last 10 years. From your reviews – I like the Loom and Leaf and the Purple 4. The purple 4 is quite more expensive. If I get the Loom and Leaf, I think I would add the Lineal platform and believe it will all fit inside my existing bed. If I get the Purple 4 – I am note sure what to do – as I am unsure of the quality of the Purple Power platform ( the description is somewhat comical w/o any trust worthy views. I can’t even figure out if it is hugger ! ). Do you have any more insights on comparing these. If they were priced the same – I’d most likely get the Purple – just not sure if I would personally see the difference in performance. Thanks ! Dan

    • I would note that the Purple 4 is going to last longer than the Loom & Leaf, so if you plan on keeping the mattress a long time, then that makes the value really there.

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