Purple Mattress Review – Purple Reign

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Ben Trapskin

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Discover the ultimate sleep experience with our in-depth Purple mattress review, where we’ll explore the unique features and benefits of this innovative sleep solution. Designed with the patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer grid, Purple mattresses are known for providing exceptional pressure relief, support, and breathability. In this comprehensive analysis, we’ll examine the mattress’s construction, performance, and pricing, helping you determine whether it’s the perfect fit for your needs. Join us as we dive into the world of Purple and uncover the secrets behind its growing popularity among sleepers seeking both comfort and quality.

Purple Mattress Pros and Cons

Purple Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
  • Unique Hyper-Elastic Polymer grid provides pressure relief and support
  • Good airflow and temperature regulation
  • Durable and long-lasting materials
  • Available in various thickness and firmness options
  • Minimal motion transfer, making it suitable for couples
  • Higher price point compared to some other mattress brands
  • Initial off-gassing odor, which may take a few days to dissipate
  • Heavier and more difficult to move or set up
  • Unique feel may not be comfortable for all sleepers
  • Edge support may not be sufficient for some users

The Purple mattress has come a LONG way since I first reviewed the Purple Signature back in 2016. They now have multiple models and a host of bedding products. Back then,  the Purple 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 that don’t even come close to the popularity of Purple. Below is their official Kickstarter video.

Since I first reviewed Purple in 2016, I have had them in our retail stores for customers to try. Long story short, they either love it or hate it which is why it’s always best to try it in person and chances are there is a Purple mattress retail store near you or a Purple showroom such as Mattress Firm or another major chain that carries them. 

Purple is so popular now, it is THE dominant online native mattress brand to take over retail. There are now new mattresses coming out now with a technology similar to the Purple Grid which may give Purple a run for its money. 

Purple Mattress vs. Memory Foam Mattresses

Purple mattresses and memory foam mattresses are two popular types of mattresses that offer different benefits and features. Here are some differences between the two:

  1. Material: Memory foam mattresses are made of synthetic materials, such as polyurethane foam, while Purple mattresses are made of a proprietary material called Hyper-Elastic Polymer.

  2. Support: Memory foam mattresses conform to the shape of the body, providing even support and pressure relief. Purple mattresses have a more unique feel, with a responsive surface that supports the body while still providing pressure relief.

  3. Cooling: Memory foam can sometimes retain heat, causing sleepers to feel uncomfortably warm. Purple mattresses are designed with airflow in mind, which helps to dissipate heat and keep sleepers cool.

  4. Bounce: Memory foam mattresses have a slow response time and do not provide much bounce or resilience. Purple mattresses have a more bouncy surface that responds quickly to movement.

Ultimately, the choice between a Purple mattress and a memory foam mattress comes down to personal preference. If you prefer a more conforming feel and pressure relief, a memory foam mattress may be the better option. If you want a responsive surface that still provides pressure relief and a cooler sleep experience, a Purple mattress may be the way to go.

Purple Edge Support

The Purple mattress’s edges are made of the same grid-like polymer material as the rest of the mattress, which means that they are less dense and less supportive than the center of the mattress. As a result, some people may experience a slight “rolling off” sensation when sleeping near the edge of the mattress.

That being said, Purple has designed its mattresses to have reinforced edges, which provide better support and prevent excessive sinking. Additionally, Purple offers hybrid mattresses that combine its unique polymer material with coils for increased edge support and stability.

Best Sleep Positions for the Purple Mattress

The Purple mattress is designed to provide excellent support and pressure relief for a wide range of sleeping positions. Here’s how it may feel in different sleeping positions:

  1. Back sleepers: The Purple mattress can be a great choice for back sleepers, as it offers a good balance of support and comfort. The grid-like structure of the Purple material adapts to your body’s contours, helping to keep your spine in proper alignment.

  2. Side sleepers: The Purple mattress can also work well for side sleepers. The grid-like structure of the Purple material can help distribute pressure more evenly, which can reduce pressure points that can cause discomfort for side sleepers.

  3. Stomach sleepers: Stomach sleepers may find that the Purple mattress is too soft, as it may not provide enough support to keep the hips and spine properly aligned. However, the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier models may be a better fit for stomach sleepers, as they offer more support than the original Purple mattress.

Sex on the Purple Mattress

the Purple Mattress’s unique design and features have been marketed as being beneficial for sex due to its comfort, support, and minimal motion transfer. Many couples have reported enjoying sexual activities on the Purple Mattress, citing its cushioning and responsiveness as enhancing their experiences. However, as with any mattress, individual preferences may vary, and it is important to choose a mattress that is comfortable and supportive for both partners.

What Is the Average Price of the Purple Mattress?

the prices for Purple mattresses could range from around $600 for a Twin size to over $3,000 for a California King, depending on the specific model and optional features. There are various models available, such as the Purple Mattress, Purple Hybrid, and Purple Hybrid Premier.

How Long Does the Purple Mattress Last?

The longevity of a Purple mattress can depend on several factors, such as usage, care, and the specific model. On average, a high-quality mattress like the Purple mattress is expected to last around 7-10 years. Some users may experience a longer lifespan, while others might find that their mattress shows signs of wear sooner.

To prolong the life of your Purple mattress, it’s essential to follow the care and maintenance guidelines provided by the manufacturer. These can include rotating the mattress periodically, using a mattress protector to guard against spills and stains, and ensuring proper support with a compatible bed frame or foundation.

It’s also worth noting that Purple offers a 10-year warranty on their mattresses, which covers manufacturing defects and certain types of wear. Always check the specific warranty terms for your mattress model to understand what is and isn’t covered.

What Body Type is Best for the Purple Mattress?

The Purple mattress is designed to cater to a wide range of body types and sleeping preferences, thanks to its unique Purple Grid technology. The grid is designed to provide both support and pressure relief, making it suitable for various body types and sleep positions.

However, different people have different preferences and needs when it comes to mattress firmness and support. Here’s a general guideline for choosing a Purple mattress based on body type and sleep position:

  1. Light to average weight sleepers (under 230 lbs): The Original Purple mattress or the Purple Hybrid with a 2-inch grid might be suitable, as they offer a good balance of support and pressure relief.

  2. Heavier sleepers (over 230 lbs): The Purple Hybrid Premier with a 3- or 4-inch grid is likely a better choice, as it provides additional support and durability for larger body types.

  3. Side sleepers: A mattress with more pressure relief, like the Purple Hybrid Premier with a 3- or 4-inch grid, may be ideal, as it can help relieve pressure on the hips and shoulders.

  4. Back and stomach sleepers: The Original Purple mattress or the Purple Hybrid with a 2-inch grid could be suitable, as they offer a firmer feel that provides adequate support for the spine.

It’s essential to remember that these guidelines are general suggestions, and individual preferences may vary. It’s always best to test a mattress in person or take advantage of a trial period to ensure the right fit for your body type and sleeping preferences.

Is it OK to Fold a Purple Mattress?

Folding a Purple mattress is generally not recommended, as doing so could potentially damage the mattress’s unique grid structure or the internal layers. Instead, it is advised to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for moving and storing the mattress.

When moving a Purple mattress, it’s best to keep it flat or, at most, at a slight angle. If you need to transport the mattress in a vehicle, you can try placing it on its side, but avoid folding or bending it. To protect the mattress during the move, cover it with a mattress bag or plastic wrap.

For long-term storage, it’s recommended to store the mattress flat and in a climate-controlled environment to prevent damage from extreme temperatures or humidity.

If you have specific concerns or questions about folding or moving a Purple mattress, it’s a good idea to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or contact their customer support for further guidance.

My 2023 Updated Purple Mattress Review

Purple Mattress is the first mattress in a box to offer its hyper-elastic polymer grid. That’s the top layer that makes the mattress so unique. It’s sort of like a gel grid but a stiff gel grid that makes it suitable for stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and side sleepers. It really shines for side sleepers though by giving you optimal relief in your hips and shoulders. 

We’ll get into which Purple mattress model is right for you but also know that no matter your sleep position the Purple mattress is ideal for hot sleepers. If you sleep hot there is no other mattress on the market that does as good of a job of keeping you cool throughout the night as the Purple mattress and that goes for all models. 

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 2023

Since this mattress has been around for 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 the Purple 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. The Purple mattress also comes with a trial period of 100 Nights. Here are the details from the Purple Mattress website: 

Your 100-night trial begins the day your mattress is delivered to your doorstep. If you decide it isn’t a perfect fit for you within the first 100 nights, we’ll have it picked up and issue a full refund. (Awesome, right?)

We do ask all customers to spend at least 21 nights on their mattress before starting a return or exchange so their bodies have enough time to adjust to Purple’s unique feel + support!

Unboxing the Purple Mattress

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.

unboxing and opening Purple bed mattress

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.

purple handles

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.

If you buy a Purple 2 Purple 3 or Purple 4 they will schedule a delivery with a local delivery company. These mattresses are just too big and heavy to ship in a box or in a plastic bag. 

Purple mattress video. What’s Inside the Purple Mattress?

You can unzip the ticking. I really like the embossed “Purple” logo on the sides:

mattress fabric

The Purple Mattress Smart Grid 2023 update

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. It’s completely different than foam because it conforms instantly and recovers instantly. The other huge advantage is that it sleeps really cool because the 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 sample

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 stitch bond 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 hyperelastic 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.

purple layers

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:

purple grid

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 innerspring 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.

Here’s a video illustrating how each layer works:

With this mattress, you sleep on it more than on 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.

purple depth

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 for 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.

wash 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 Mattress Complaints

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.

The Purple line of mattresses isn’t for everyone. It has a very unique feel and the biggest complaints we hear about when customers try them out in our store is that they aren’t cozy, they don’t sink in much and sensitive sleepers can feel the grid underneath. If this sounds like it would bother you, then don’t I would consider a different mattress. You can’t add a topper to the Purple to make it softer because that would just negate how the mattress is supposed to work and you end up with an expensive mattress that you could have otherwise purchased for half the price.

Purple Mattress Warranty

The Purple mattress comes with a 10 Year warranty. The other purple products such as the Purple Pillow and Purple adjustable base have separate warranties that I recommend you read carefully. This is a unique mattress and so the long-term use of this mattress is still being figured out. That said here are the details on the Purple mattress warranty as of this writing. One thing that stood out is that indentations have to be 1 inch or more without you or anything on the mattress. That is actually more generous than other mattress warranties I have seen that require an indentation of 1.5-2 inches. 

During normal, properly supported use, a warranted defect only exists if: (i) the materials of construction develop a visible indentation in the mattress greater than one (1.00) inch compared to the surrounding mattress areas after full recovery from load, or (ii) if the materials of the mattress crack, split, or otherwise fail during normal use and normal handling which is in accordance with Purple’s care and use instructions for the mattress (available at purple.com ). The indentation must be of large enough width and length to be considered a body impression, and only applies to the mattress and not to settling of the cover fiber-fill materials.

Localized firmness changes are normal and are not covered under warranty. Comfort preferences are not covered under warranty. The mattress must be always covered in use, or the warranty is void (UV light degrades cushioning materials).

When I first reviewed the Purple mattress I was worried about the hyperelastic polymer material holding up long term. I’m sure it was designed for average-weight sleepers and of course, you do get the free shipping and the 100-night sleep trial but after that, you are kind of on your own unless you qualify for the warranty claim. 

I haven’t heard many complaints about the polymer grid breaking down quickly so it must be holding up ok and since Purple manufactures the mattresses themselves out of their factory in Utah, they should be able to iterate and improve upon the design to make it more durable. 

Purple Mattress Recommendation

I rarely recommend going with the same bedding that a mattress company makes unless it’s good quality. With Purple, they have designed all their bedding including the Purple Mattress Protect, Purple Sheets, and Purple Pillow to give you the same conforming, bouncy, stretch, cooling feel you get with the Purple mattress and everything just works together and compliments each other. So if you go with Purple, go all the way and get the whole setup for the complete Purple experience. 

A lot has changed since my signature purple mattress review and lots of changes in general with the whole bed-in-a-box industry. One thing that won’t go away is a free trial period, free returns, and a generous warranty not only from Purple but the other bed-in-box players. 

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Purple Mattress Models Ranked

Purple Original Sink

Purple Hybrid 2


The Purple Plus Mattress is a Medium 

The Purple Plus will give you a true medium feel and is great for combination (back, side, stomach sleepers) as well. It has an extra layer of comfort foam underneath the  Purple polymer grid for a little more sink without extra bounce or motion. 

Purple 3 Mattress is a medium soft


Go with the Purple 3 mattress if you are primarily a side sleeper. This is also known as the Purple Hybrid Premiere 3 I think it is still way too soft for stomach sleeping and back sleepers may find it doesn’t give them enough support either. 

Purple 4 Mattress is soft

The Purple 4 mattress is by far the softest of the Purple mattresses.  Also known as the Purple Hybrid Premiere 4. 

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. Side sleepers will also like the Purple 3. Stomach and back sleepers need to stick with the Purple Original or Purple Hybrid also known as the Purple 2. 

To learn more about how the Purple 3 and Purple 4 compare to Purple 2, check out this comparison guide I made.

Purple Original vs. Purple Hybrid

The Purple Original mattress is constructed using a top layer of Purple’s proprietary hyper-elastic polymer grid, which is designed to provide excellent pressure relief and support while also allowing for airflow to keep you cool. The mattress also features two layers of polyurethane foam for added comfort and support.

The Purple Hybrid mattress, on the other hand, has a similar top layer of the hyper-elastic polymer grid, but it is placed over a layer of pocketed coils. This design provides more support and responsiveness compared to the original Purple mattress. Additionally, the Purple Hybrid includes a layer of transitional foam to help with motion isolation.

Purple Hybrid might be a better option for you. However, if you prefer a mattress that is more conforming and has a unique feel, then the Purple Original may be the better choice.

Best Purple Mattress by Body Weight

The best Purple mattress for your body weight will depend on your individual preferences and sleeping habits. However, as a general guideline, here are some recommendations based on body weight:

  1. Purple Original: The Purple Original mattress is a good option for people who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. Its unique polymer grid provides excellent pressure relief, making it a good choice for side sleepers. However, it may not offer enough support for heavier individuals.

  2. Purple Hybrid: The Purple Hybrid mattress is a good choice for people who weigh over 230 pounds. Its combination of coils and foam provides excellent support and durability, making it a good choice for heavier individuals.

  3. Purple Hybrid Premier: The Purple Hybrid Premier mattress is available in three different thicknesses: 3-inch, 4-inch, and 4-inch pillow-top. The thicker options offer more support and are better suited for heavier individuals.

The All New Purple Luxury Mattress the Purple Luxe

purple luxe

Purple offers a luxury mattress called the Purple Luxe. It features an additional layer of their signature “Purple Grid” material, along with other high-quality foam layers, for an even plusher and more supportive sleep experience. The Purple Luxe is designed for those looking for the ultimate in comfort and support, and it is one of their most premium offerings.

The Purple Grand Mattress

The Purple Grand mattress retails for $6,999 in a queen size and is extremely heavy.  It features 2 layers of the Purple grid system along with latex, and a rigid foam border for side support.

Purple Grand Construction

Many customers who have purchased the Purple Grand mattress report that it provides excellent pressure relief, comfort, and support. The combination of coils and foam layers, along with the unique “Purple Grid” technology, helps to keep the spine aligned and prevent aches and pains.

Additionally, the Purple Grand is also appreciated for its temperature neutrality and breathability, which helps to keep sleepers cool and comfortable throughout the night.

Purple Grand Mattress Complaints: 

  • Price: Some customers have complained that the Purple Grand mattress is relatively expensive compared to other mattresses on the market.

  • Firmness: Some people have found that the Purple Grand is firmer than they expected, and may not be suitable for those who prefer a soft mattress.

  • Smell: Some customers have reported a strong off-gassing odor when they first received their Purple Grand mattress, which can be unpleasant and linger for a few days.

  • Sinkage: Some people have reported that they sink into the mattress too much, especially those who are lighter in weight.

It’s important to note that everyone’s sleep preferences are different, and what may be a great mattress for one person may not be as comfortable for another. So, while the Purple Grand mattress has received positive reviews from many customers, it’s always a good idea to try a mattress out in person or take advantage of the company’s sleep trial to see if it’s the right fit for you.

Purple Grand Mattress

Purple Mattress Consumer Reports Rating

Consumer Reports has conducted tests and evaluations on the Purple mattress, and their rating is based on several factors including comfort, support, durability, and overall value.

According to their testing, the Purple mattress scored an overall rating of 80 out of 100, which is considered “very good” by Consumer Reports standards. Specifically, the mattress scored highly in terms of pressure relief, spine alignment, and durability.

One of the unique features of the Purple mattress is its use of a patented grid technology, which provides both support and airflow. Consumer Reports found that this design helped to evenly distribute body weight and alleviate pressure points, resulting in better sleep quality.

However, Consumer Reports did note that the Purple mattress may not be ideal for everyone. The grid technology may feel too firm or bouncy for some sleepers, and the mattress may not provide enough support for heavier individuals. Additionally, the mattress can be quite heavy and difficult to move.

Overall, Consumer Reports considers the Purple mattress to be a good option for those seeking pressure relief and improved sleep quality, but it’s important to consider personal preferences and needs when selecting a mattress.

How to Clean a Purple Mattress

Cleaning a Purple mattress is simple and can be done using a few household items. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your Purple mattress:

  1. Gather your supplies: You will need a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment, some mild dish soap, water, a clean cloth, and a few clean towels or paper towels.

  2. Remove the bedding: Before you start cleaning, remove all bedding, including sheets, mattress protectors, and pillows.

  3. Vacuum the mattress: Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove dust, dirt, and debris from the surface of your mattress. Make sure to vacuum all sides and edges thoroughly.

  4. Spot clean stains: Mix a small amount of mild dish soap with water to create a gentle cleaning solution. Dip a clean cloth into the solution and gently dab any stains or spills on the mattress. Be careful not to saturate the mattress with water, as this can cause damage. Use a circular motion to lift the stain, and avoid rubbing or scrubbing, which can spread the stain.

  5. Absorb excess moisture: After spot cleaning, use a clean, dry towel or paper towels to gently blot the area and absorb any excess moisture. Press down on the towel to remove as much moisture as possible.

  6. Air dry the mattress: Allow the mattress to air dry completely before putting any bedding back on. This may take several hours or even a day, depending on the humidity and airflow in your room. You can use a fan or open windows to help speed up the drying process.

  7. Vacuum again: Once the mattress is completely dry, vacuum it once more to remove any remaining dirt or dust.

  8. Replace your bedding: Put your clean sheets, mattress protector, and pillows back on the mattress.

Remember that it’s essential to keep your Purple mattress clean to ensure its longevity and maintain a healthy sleeping environment. Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning as needed should keep your mattress in good shape. Always refer to the manufacturer’s care instructions for specific cleaning guidelines.

Purple Mattress Stores

In addition, Purple operates its own website where customers can purchase mattresses directly from the company. They also offer a 100-night sleep trial and free shipping, which makes buying a Purple mattress online a convenient option for many people.

If you prefer to see and test out the mattress in person before making a purchase, you can visit one of the stores that carry Purple mattresses. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the store has the specific model and size you’re interested in.



Purple Mattress in Art and Pop Culture

The Purple Mattress has made several appearances in popular culture over the years. Here are a few notable examples:

  1. Shark Tank: The founders of Purple Mattress, Terry and Tony Pearce, appeared on season 7 of the popular show Shark Tank in 2015. The Pearce brothers secured a deal with Kevin O’Leary and licensed their technology to a manufacturer.

  2. The Ellen Show: In 2016, Ellen DeGeneres featured the Purple Mattress on her show. She praised the mattress for its comfort and support and gave one away to each member of her audience.

  3. The Bachelor: In season 23 of The Bachelor, contestants were shown sleeping on Purple Mattresses during their time in the mansion.

  4. Parks and Recreation: In season 6, episode 11 of Parks and Recreation, character Leslie Knope is shown purchasing a Purple Mattress for her friend Ann Perkins.

  5. YouTube: The Purple Mattress has been featured in many YouTube reviews and unboxing videos, with many popular YouTubers praising the mattress for its comfort and unique design.

  6. Music videos: The Purple Mattress has also made appearances in several music videos, including “Deadpool Rap” by Teamheadkick and “No Cap” by Bankroll Freddie.

The Purple Mattress has also made appearances in a few movies over the years. Here are a few notable examples:

  1. Bad Moms: In the 2016 comedy film, character Carla Dunkler, played by actress Kathryn Hahn, purchases a Purple Mattress for her son’s bed. She praises the mattress for its comfort and support, saying “It’s like sleeping on a cloud, but not the kind of cloud that rains on you.”

  2. Super Troopers 2: In the 2018 comedy film, characters Foster and Mac, played by actors Steve Lemme and Paul Soter, are shown sleeping on Purple Mattresses in a hotel room.

  3. The Spy Who Dumped Me: In the 2018 action-comedy film, characters Morgan and Audrey, played by actresses Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis, are shown sitting on a Purple Mattress in a furniture store.

  4. Always Be My Maybe: In the 2019 romantic comedy film, character Marcus, played by actor Randall Park, is shown sleeping on a Purple Mattress in his apartment.

While the Purple Mattress may not have had a major role in any movies, it has made several small appearances, often as a sign of modernity and comfort.

The Purple Mattress has been featured in several TV shows over the years. Here are a few notable examples:

  1. Modern Family: In season 9, episode 5 of the popular sitcom, character Claire Dunphy, played by actress Julie Bowen, purchases a Purple Mattress for her husband Phil’s bad back.

  2. The Big Bang Theory: In season 11, episode 3 of the long-running sitcom, characters Sheldon and Amy, played by actors Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik, are shown shopping for a new mattress at a store that sells Purple Mattresses.

  3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: In season 6, episode 12 of the comedy series, character Terry Jeffords, played by actor Terry Crews, mentions that he recently purchased a Purple Mattress for his daughter’s room.

  4. The Good Place: In season 2, episode 8 of the philosophical comedy series, character Michael, played by actor Ted Danson, asks his assistant Janet, played by actress D’Arcy Carden, to summon a “Purple Mattress” for him to lie on while he thinks.

  5. The Kelly Clarkson Show: In a segment on her talk show, singer and host Kelly Clarkson reviewed the Purple Mattress and praised its comfort and support.

The Purple Mattress was not featured in the original Wreck-It Ralph movie released in 2012. However, it made a brief appearance in the 2018 sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet. In one scene, the main character Vanellope von Schweetz is shown lounging on a giant-sized Purple Mattress while using a laptop to browse the internet. The mattress is shown as one of the many product placements in the movie, which parodies the world of internet advertising and consumerism. While the Purple Mattress’s appearance in the movie was brief, it did help to increase its visibility among audiences, particularly among younger viewers who were fans of the franchise.


Purple vs. Saatva

Purple and Saatva are both well-known mattress brands, but they have different features and benefits. Here are some differences between the two mattresses:

  1. Construction: Purple mattresses use a proprietary material called “Hyper-Elastic Polymer” in their comfort layers, which provides a unique feel and exceptional pressure relief. Saatva mattresses have a more traditional construction, with layers of foam and/or coils.

  2. Firmness: Purple mattresses are known for their medium-firm feel, which is suitable for most sleepers. Saatva offers three firmness levels (plush, luxury firm, and firm) to accommodate different preferences.

  3. Price: Saatva mattresses are generally more expensive than Purple mattresses, but they offer free white-glove delivery and a longer warranty.

  4. Motion transfer: Both Purple and Saatva mattresses are designed to reduce motion transfer, but Purple’s Hyper-Elastic Polymer material is particularly effective at isolating motion.

  5. Cooling: Purple’s Hyper-Elastic Polymer material also promotes airflow and cooling, which can be beneficial for people who tend to sleep hot. Saatva offers a “Cooling” option that features a layer of cooling gel foam.

149 thoughts on “Purple Mattress Review – Purple Reign”

      • 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?

      • 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.

        • It’s actually specified on Purples website that it is NOT made to use with a box spring and if you use it with one it will break your warranty.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Hi,

    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.

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.?

    Thanks again!

  7. 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.

  8. 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 😉

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Hi Ben,

    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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

    • 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!!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

    Thanks again!

    • 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.

  27. 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.

    • 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.

  28. 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.

    • 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.

  29. 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?

  30. 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.

    • 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.

  31. 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!

    • 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Wondered how you like your mattress by now? It has been nearly 6 months. Any sagging with the Purple? Thanks

    • Hi Michelle,

      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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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 using SLEEPSHERPA at checkout.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. Ben,

    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

    • Which one do you have? We just got the Purple 4 and thinking it’s too plush for me. I ultimately seem to want to go from my side to stomach. I thought I was going to my stomach bc of sinking into old tempurpedic. I have a feeling we will need to exchange for the Purple 3 as it accommodates stomach sleepers too. I’m bummed bc I’d rather not need to exchange but the 4 king is EXPENSIVE!

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

    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.

  43. 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.

      • Ben,

        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.

    • Try a purple 3 at Macy’s, Mattress firm or purple store. We are similar couple. Most likely exchanging the plush purple 4 for the 3 bc I love the grid (harmony pillow is wonderful) but I keep going to my stomach, which is not a recommended sleep position for the purple 4. I’d much rather it be a matter of adjusting but I don’t think it is. The upper back/shoulder support is awesome for back and side sleeping. No pressure no numbness but my legs are uncomfortable stacked in the side sleeping position even with a pillow- probably sciatica issue from office work and less active from working from home in a pandemic.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

    Thank you.

    • 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.

  52. 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! 😀

  53. Hi Ben!
    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.

  54. Hey Ben,

    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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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?

  59. 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.

  60. 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.


  61. Just an FYI DO NOT BUY PURPLE MATTRESS. Although I thought it was great to sleep in we needed to return due to shoulder pain, they talk us into upgrading for the more expensive mattress and tell me the return is no problem, they handle all of it. I keep emailing and calling for instructions because the new one is on the way and the old one needs to be taken out. No one gets back to you. Now the new one is here, on the floor blocking my bathroom- they are too heavy to move on your own and the old one is here too, still on the bed. NOW Purple tells me I have to arrange for the pick up and donation of the first mattress or they will charge me for both. If I knew this I wouldn’t have upgraded- or I would have made arrangements days ago. It might be like this for weeks- and Purple is NOT helping- all of the sudden it’s all my responsibility to do their job and what they advertise. DON’T BELIEVE THEIR FRIENDLY ATTITUDE. it’s not what they advertise. They are liars and falsely advertise.

  62. Hi Ben,
    I’m considering the Purple Hybrid mattress and have read many customer reviews. Most seem to be commenting shortly after receiving their mattress. Some that have had it for three or more months have complained about sagging. Are you aware of any reviews from customers that have had theirs for more than a year? It would be nice to know if the sagging issue continues to be noted from those that have had theirs for awhile. Thank you.

  63. i have had an original Purple mattress for about 6 years. This mattress was a 10 out of 10 review for 4 years or so…… Then it started to suffer what i like to call the Tempurpedic disease. That is when the poly layer UNDER the top layers compresses – you end up with a big soft area that allows you to sink. The top layer is still excellent, but has no support form the support layers. Consequently your back will kill you, and you cannot roll over or sleep even slightly to the side – you roll back into the hole. ALL of the warranties i have seen (definitely purple and Tempur) say to get replaced you need to allow the mattress to fully rebound, then place a straight-edge across the mattress and observe a 1 inch gap. Well, it rebounds just fine – just doesnt provide support anymore- so you are out of luck! I would love to get another Purple if it would hold up better – definitely would NOT buy a tempurpedic ever ever again- it lasted less than 2 years before it lost support!

  64. I have a question Ben.
    I see that you unzipped the cover and washed it…. I’ve had the purple mattress for 2 years and you don’t know how bad I want to take the “cover” off and wash it. But, I’m so nervous because Purple make it seem like it’s impossible to put back on. I have an almost 3 year old. When I got the mattress, Purple didn’t have mattress covers yet. I didn’t want to buy any other brand of a cover because I didn’t want anything to interfere with the best night of sleep I get every night on this mattress. Lol. If you could please email me with more of the schematics to wash it, I would be so ever grateful. (I know, sounds crazy. If you have a Purple mattress then you get where I’m coming from)
    Thank you!!!!

  65. The purple mattress is good for about the first month or so….then I regret my purchase completely. I have had it for almost 3 years now. The bed sheets are outrageously overpriced and don’t last. My $20 costco sheets look and feel brand new 5 years later. My purple sheets including their latest ones, are garbage. Pilling, holes, and SO hot. They are not breathable at all. I can’t even put my costco sheets on because of the mattress design. A sick mind game by purple all around. I well tell everyone run far away from purple.


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