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Helix Luxe Mattress Review

Lauren Fountain

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Lauren Fountain, Certified Sleep Coach

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OVERVIEW

Founded in 2015, Helix produces more than a dozen mattress models that target specific sleeping needs. The lineup includes a core line of models for different sleep positions and body types along with the Helix Kids and the Helix Plus. In addition to mattresses, Helix sells bases, sheets, weighted blankets, pillows, and mattress protectors.

The Helix Luxe Mattress Collection is an upgraded version of the core mattress line. It includes six hybrid models with varying firmness levels to suit a wide range of sleepers. The Sunset Luxe, Midnight Luxe, and Twilight Luxe are designed with side sleepers in mind, while the Moonlight Luxe, Dusk Luxe, and Dawn Luxe are meant for back and stomach sleepers. Visitors to Helix Sleep’s website can complete an online sleep quiz to help them determine which Helix model is best for them. The quiz uses body type, weight, height, and other factors to point you toward your most suitable options.

We’ll take a close look at the Helix Luxe line, splitting our review into two sections that examine the side sleeper models as well as the back and stomach sleeper options. We’ll highlight the construction, value, materials, and results of our in-house performance testing. We’ll also help you determine which Helix Luxe model is best for your needs and preferences.

Price Range

$1,099 - $2,349
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Hybrid
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Ideal for:

  • People who prefer the plush yet supportive feel of pillow-top foam hybrids
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those who carry extra weight in their torso and hips

Considerations:

  • Luxe models feature Euro-top surfaces, so they will initially feel plush regardless of their overall firmness level
  • Each Luxe model is specifically designed a specific body type and sleep position – but as our testing shows, some models have earned positive ratings across multiple groups
  • The price-points for Helix Luxe mattresses are on par with averages for hybrid models
RATINGS SUMMARY
Motion Isolation
Ease of Movement
Temperature Control
Sex
Pressure Relief
Off-Gassing
Edge Support

Helix Luxe Video Review

Although our team has personally tested each Helix Luxe mattress, we’ve released a video review for one of the Luxe models: the Midnight Luxe. Check out the video below to see how the Midnight Luxe performed during hands-on tests in our lab.

Below, we’ll break down performance ratings for each Helix Luxe mattress based on our comprehensive testing criteria. The star ratings reflect our general findings with the Luxe series as a whole, but may not be indicative of each model. We’ll cover which models performed better than others in the detailed ratings descriptions.

Helix Luxe Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Sunset Luxe: 4/5, Moonlight Luxe: 3/5, Midnight Luxe: 4/5, Dusk Luxe: 4/5, Twilight Luxe: 3/5, Dawn Luxe: 3/5
Since all of the Helix Luxe models feature pillow-tops cushioned with multiple foam layers, each mattress provides above-average motion isolation compared to other hybrids. However, some Luxe models perform better in this area than others. This will be a running theme throughout the Helix Luxe performance ratings. Due to the varying firmness levels of these mattresses, each performance category will feature some Luxe models that stand out from the others.

Our tests have shown that the Sunset Luxe, Midnight Luxe, and Dusk Luxe isolate motion to a significant extent. This can be attributed to the plusher memory foam layers found in both of these mattresses relative to other Luxe models, since softer materials absorb more movement than firmer materials. Our testers noticed little to no motion transfer when lying side by side on these mattresses.

We felt more transfer on the Moonlight Luxe, Dawn Luxe, and Twilight Luxe. While we don’t think these mattresses will be too responsive for most couples, people who are particularly sensitive to movement while they sleep may want to consider a softer Luxe model for motion isolation purposes.

Pressure Relief

Sunset Luxe: 4/5, Moonlight Luxe: 4/5, Midnight Luxe: 4/5, Dusk Luxe: 4/5, Twilight Luxe: 3/5, Dawn Luxe: 3/5
Softer mattresses tend to alleviate pressure more than firmer models. Plusher foam layers usually translate to more cushioning for the shoulders and hips, two areas where side and back sleepers often experience pressure buildup.

We evaluate mattresses for pressure relief using sensors placed in different areas of the tester’s body. Pressure-mapping imagery allows us to pinpoint where pressure is building as each tester sinks into the mattress. During these tests for Helix Luxe models, the Moonlight Luxe, Sunset Luxe, Moonlight Luxe, and Dusk Luxe all performed exceptionally well. We detected very little pressure buildup from any of our testers, especially for those in the range of 230 pounds or less.

Our testers who weigh more than 230 pounds preferred the Moonlight Luxe and Sunset Luxe for their more supportive designs. These testers also received adequate pressure relief from the Dawn Luxe and Twilight Luxe. The other four felt too soft, and testers in this weight group sank a bit too much.

Temperature Control

Sunset Luxe: 3/5, Moonlight Luxe: 3/5, Midnight Luxe: 3/5, Dusk Luxe: 3/5, Twilight Luxe: 3/5, Dawn Luxe: 4/5
Helix Luxe mattresses – like many competing hybrids – sleep fairly cool due to their open coil systems, which generate a fair amount of airflow to keep the interior cool. Additionally, all Luxe models are encased in Tencel covers. Tencel is a eucalyptus-derived fabric that is both breathable and moisture-wicking, so the surface of your Luxe should remain cool most of the time.

Our tests have determined that the Dawn Luxe controls temperature better than any other mattress in the Luxe series. This is not surprising, since the Dawn Luxe is also the firmest of the bunch. Firmer models usually maintain even support for sleeping, so you won’t sink too deeply into the mattress and lose surface airflow. These mattresses also have firmer foam layers, which are less likely to trap heat compared to softer foam layers.

The other five Luxe models are on par with the average hybrid model in terms of cooling and temperature regulation. Using a thermal camera to gauge heat retention, we noticed some buildup – particularly for the Sunset Luxe and Moonlight Luxe – but most of our testers felt reasonably comfortable.

Those who consider themselves exceptionally hot sleepers may want to consider the Dawn Luxe to meet their cooling needs. You can also upgrade to include a GlacioTex Cooling Cover for your Luxe, which is made with phase change material to dissipate heat on contact. If you don’t experience uncomfortable heat retention while you sleep, then temperature control may not be the most important factor for finding your ideal mattress.

Edge Support

Sunset Luxe: 2/5, Moonlight Luxe: 2/5, Midnight Luxe: 3/5, Dusk Luxe: 3/5, Twilight Luxe: 4/5, Dawn Luxe: 4/5
All Luxe models are constructed with zoned coil systems. Thicker coils line the perimeter to push back against compression, limit sinkage, and help you get in and out of bed with relative ease. Our testing showed mixed results across the six Luxe mattresses. This can be attributed to their different firmness levels.

We found little to no sinkage when testing the Dawn Luxe and Twilight Luxe. These models provide the most pushback and maintain mostly even edge support, even for our testers who weigh more than 230 pounds.

There was more sinkage when testing the Midnight Luxe and Dusk Luxe, but not enough to warrant a negative rating for either mattress. People who weigh more than 230 pounds may not receive enough edge support from these models, and struggle getting in and out of bed as a result. Lighter individuals may notice a bit of sink, but probably not enough to hinder their on-off movements.

The Moonlight Luxe and Sunset Luxe earned the least favorable ratings during our edge support tests. These models contain the softest foam layers, which are more likely to sink beneath your body regardless of how much you weigh. People under 130 pounds may encounter minimal difficulty getting on and off the Moonlight Luxe and Sunset Luxe. Those who weigh more may want to consider a firmer Luxe model.

Ease of Movement

Sunset Luxe: 2/5, Moonlight Luxe: 2/5, Midnight Luxe: 3/5, Dusk Luxe: 3/5, Twilight Luxe: 4/5, Dawn Luxe: 4/5
Like edge support, ease of movement is directly linked to firmness level. Softer mattresses may sink too much when you move across the surface, causing you to feel trapped or stuck. Firmer models tend to facilitate movement better because excessive sinkage is less of an issue.

In addition to enhanced perimeter support, each Luxe model’s coil system features zoned placement beneath different areas of the body. Extra coil reinforcement around the midsection can also help you move across the mattress with ease – though this largely depends on firmness. The Dawn Luxe and Twilight Luxe led the pack in this performance category. A firmer feel coupled with strong pushback throughout the interior helped our testers move across these mattresses without sinking or dipping.

The Dusk Luxe and Moonlight Luxe were fairly easy to move across for testers weighing up to 230 pounds. Those who weigh more encountered some sinkage, especially in places where coil support is less robust. For the Moonlight Luxe and Sunset Luxe, ease of movement is fair at best. Anyone who weighs 130 pounds or more may sink to an uncomfortable extent when moving across either mattress.

Sex

Sunset Luxe: 2/5, Moonlight Luxe: 2/5, Midnight Luxe: 3/5, Dusk Luxe: 3/5, Twilight Luxe: 4/5, Dawn Luxe: 4/5
We evaluate mattresses for sex based on our findings in other performance areas, namely temperature control, edge support, and ease of movement. Most couples prefer responsive mattresses for sex that feel bouncy and resist sinkage beneath their collective weight. We’ve based our ratings for sex on this general consensus, acknowledging some couples may feel differently.

Since the Dusk Luxe and Twilight Luxe have earned the most favorable ratings for cooling, edge support, and ease of movement, it stands to reason most couples find these models best for sex. Consistent breathability, a sturdy perimeter that allows couples to use the entire surface, and a responsive interior should be ideal for amorous activities.

Those who prefer a balance of contouring and bounciness during sex may be better served by the Dawn Luxe or Moonlight Luxe. These models sleep fairly cool and resist deep perimeter sinkage. Couples who don’t mind sinking into their mattress during sex may even find that the Moonlight Luxe or Sunset Luxe meets their needs, though most need at least some responsiveness to avoid feeling “trapped” by their mattress during intimate moments.

Off-Gassing

Sunset Luxe: 3/5, Moonlight Luxe: 3/5, Midnight Luxe: 3/5, Dusk Luxe: 3/5, Twilight Luxe: 3/5, Dawn Luxe: 3/5
Off-gassing refers to the “new mattress smells” people often notice after unboxing their bed. Foam is associated with the strongest off-gassing because it emits volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which carry a distinct chemical odor often described as “plastic-like.” Other mattress materials do not emit VOCs, but initial smells may still be present.

Off-gassing is a performance area where all six Luxe models performed at the same level. Since each of these mattresses features a substantial amount of foam, we detected some noticeable odor immediately after removing each one from its shipping box. The smells gradually subsided over the next 48 hours. By day three, we didn’t notice any off-gassing whatsoever. Hybrids tend to shed their odor rather quickly, thanks in part to air circulation through their coil systems.

If your Helix Luxe smells excessively when new, we suggest placing the mattress in a well-ventilated room for up to two days. This can help the foam air out and make the mattress more pleasant for sleeping.

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Helix Luxe Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Helix Sunset Luxe Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Helix Moonlight Luxe Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Helix Twilight Luxe Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Helix Dawn Luxe Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Side Sleepers:
Each Helix Luxe model is designed with certain types of sleepers. The Midnight Luxe, Sunset Luxe, and Twilight Luxe were created with side sleepers in mind. Each of these models contains one to two memory foam layers that contour closely to cushion the shoulders and hips, promote even spinal alignment, and alleviate pressure points that often occur when sleeping in this position.

Findings from our tests were consistent with Helix recommendations. The Sunset Luxe was the most popular option among side sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds, the Midnight Luxe earned its most favorable ratings from side sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds, and the Twilight Luxe provided adequate support for side sleepers over 230 pounds.

The side sleepers on our team also felt comfortable on other Luxe models. In particular, side sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds received ample cushioning from the Moonlight Luxe, and those weighing 130 to 230 pounds felt very comfortable on the Dusk Luxe.

Back Sleepers:
Generally speaking, back sleepers need a mattress that cushions the body and alleviates pressure while maintaining an even sleep surface with limited sinkage around the middle. Since all six Luxe models feature extra coil reinforcement for the midsection, we found the best Luxe option for any given back sleeper depends on two factors: the firmness level of the mattress and the sleeper’s weight.

The Dawn Luxe, Dusk Luxe, and Moonlight Luxe are all designed for back sleepers. During our tests, back sleepers on our team who weigh less than 130 pounds received the most cushioning from the Moonlight Luxe. This model was too soft for our back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds, who preferred the Dusk Luxe and Dawn Luxe instead. The latter also offered adequate support and the right amount of cushioning for most of our back sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds.

The back sleepers on our team weighing less than 130 pounds also found the Sunset Luxe comfortable, but awarded higher ratings to the Midnight Luxe. Those who weigh 130 pounds or more received sufficient support from the Twilight Luxe.

Stomach Sleepers:
Stomach sleepers often have a harder time finding a comfortable mattress compared to side or back sleepers. This is because stomach sleeping is associated with more aches and pains. Sleeping face-down causes your entire body to sink into the mattress, and the uneven support can cause soreness – especially in the neck and lower back.

The Dawn Luxe, Dusk Luxe, and Moonlight Luxe were specifically designed for stomach sleepers. However, the latter felt too soft for the bulk of stomach sleepers on our team. Those weighing less than 130 pounds preferred the Dusk Luxe, while our stomach sleepers of at least 130 pounds were much more comfortable on the Dawn Luxe.

Our stomach sleepers also had positive things to say about some of the Luxe models designed for side sleepers. Namely, the Midnight Luxe was popular among stomach sleepers under 130 pounds, while the Twilight Luxe delivered the support needed for stomach sleepers weighing 130 pounds or more.

Mattress Construction

Every mattress in the Helix Luxe collection shares a similar design, but there are a few minor differences from model to model. Detailed specs for each Luxe mattress are displayed below.

Helix Luxe Mattresses

Mattress Firmness Comfort Layers Support Core Cover
Helix Sunset Luxe Soft (3) Memory foam
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
Pocketed coils (zoned, reinforced perimeter)
HD polyfoam
Tencel (pillow-top)
Helix Moonlight Luxe Medium soft (4) Polyfoam
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
Pocketed coils (zoned, reinforced perimeter)
HD polyfoam
Tencel (pillow-top)
Helix Midnight Luxe Medium firm (6) Memory foam
Memory foam
Polyfoam
Pocketed coils (zoned, reinforced perimeter)
HD polyfoam
Tencel (pillow-top)
Helix Dawn Luxe Medium firm (6) Memory foam
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
Pocketed coils (zoned, reinforced perimeter)
HD polyfoam
Tencel (pillow-top)
Helix Twilight Luxe Firm (7) Memory foam
Memory foam
Polyfoam
Pocketed coils (zoned, reinforced perimeter)
HD polyfoam
Tencel (pillow-top)
Helix Dawn Luxe Firm (8) Memory foam
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
Pocketed coils (zoned, reinforced perimeter)
HD polyfoam
Tencel (pillow-top)

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The Helix Luxe line is available in six standard sizes ranging from twin to California king. Each size option is 14 inches thick, meaning you may have to purchase deep pocket sheets.

Pricewise, these models are on par with other luxury hybrids. Helix Luxe mattresses are a decent value, especially when considering their high-quality materials, above-average durability, and 15-year warranty. Opting for the GlacioTex Cooling Cover increases the mattress’ overall price-point, though not considerably.

The Luxe models are priced proportionally higher than the core Helix line because of their upgraded designs. Customers willing to forgo the zoned support system, four-sided perimeter reinforcement, and Tencel pillow-top can save by choosing a standard Helix mattress model.

Please note that all Helix models share the same price-point in each size.

Helix Luxe Prices and Sizes

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Sunset Luxe Price Midnight Luxe Price Twilight Luxe Price
Twin 38” x 75” 14” 80 lbs. $1,199 $1,199 $1,199
Twin XL 38” x 80” 14” 80 lbs. $1,449 $1,449 $1,449
Full 54” x 75” 14” 105 lbs. $1,749 $1,749 $1,749
Queen 60” x 80” 14” 115 lbs. $2,049 $2,049 $2,049
King 76” x 80” 14” 145 lbs. $2,499 $2,499 $2,499
California King 72” x 84” 14” 145 lbs. $2,499 $2,499 $2,499
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    Helix ships mattresses directly to customers in the U.S. and Canada. You can purchase Helix mattresses through the company’s website or at select partner showrooms.

  • Shipping

    Helix ships its products to all 50 states and the Canadian provinces. You can expect your mattress to arrive within one to four weeks of placing your order. Each mattress ships via FedEx. Shipping within the U.S. is free. Shipping fees and customs taxes apply for Canadian orders.

    The mattress arrives compressed, sealed in plastic, and packaged in a box measuring 47 inches by 16 inches by 16 inches. You may need a partner to help move the mattress into your room of choice. To set it up, slide the sealed mattress out of the box, lay it on your foundation, carefully cut the plastic wrapping, and let the mattress expand for two hours.

  • Additional Services

    Helix does not offer White Glove delivery, and old mattress removal is not widely available. However, to comply with state laws, Helix offers old mattress removal for free to customers in California.

  • Sleep Trial

    Helix offers shoppers a 100-night sleep trial that starts when the mattress arrives at your home. After an initial 30-night break-in period, you can return your mattress for a full refund of the purchase price. Helix arranges pickup with a local removal partner, then recycles or donates the mattress if possible.

    If you like your mattress but would prefer a slightly softer or firmer feel, you can also contact Helix during the trial period for a free topper to fine-tune the firmness.

  • Warranty

    Each Helix Luxe Mattress carries a 15-year limited warranty. This policy covers indentations greater than 1 inch, splits, cracks, and defects in the cover assembly. The warranty extends to the original purchaser who bought the mattress from an authorized retailer. It does not cover normal wear and tear or damage caused by abuse. Removing the cover or using improper support voids the warranty.

    The owner is responsible for transportation charges associated with repairs or replacements. If Helix confirms a qualifying defect, it will reimburse up to $100 in shipping costs and elect to either repair or replace the mattress. Owners may be asked to provide their receipt as proof of purchase.

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Lauren Fountain

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Lauren is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with extensive experience researching and testing a wide variety of sleep products.

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