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Purple Mattress Review

Unlike traditional foam or hybrid mattresses, Purple’s unique grid-shaped comfort layer offers a responsive sleep experience without overheating. It’s ideal for back and side sleepers of all body weights.

Like other bed-in-a-box brands, Purple ships its mattress compressed in a cylinder case. It takes several hours for the mattress decompress.

Responsive Support

Purple’s main differentiator is the Hyper-Elastic Polymer Purple Grid, which covers the top layer. This gel-like material is temperature-regulating, breathable, and has a soft, squishy feel. It’s also molded into a comfort grid design, which boosts airflow and helps the mattress breathe.

This layer is complemented by a 3.5” transition layer of 1.8 lb density foam to provide additional pressure relief and support. The base layer is made up of 4” of poly foam with a 2 lb density to provide durability and structure.

Purple uses only materials that are CertiPUR US certified and free of harmful chemicals. Most of their foams are also CleanAir GOLD rated, which is another way they promote healthy sleep. Purple mattresses have a slight new mattress smell, but this goes away within a few days, especially if you are in a well ventilated room.

Motion Isolation

The Purple Mattress scores 7.5/10 on our motion isolation test, which means it limits the transfer of movement between sleepers. This is an excellent score for couples sharing a bed.

The top layer is a patented hyperelastic polymer mesh called Smart Comfort Grid. This unique material buckles underneath heavier areas to provide support and create the floating sensation that many people love.

The next layer is a 3.5 inch transition layer of soft foam that prevents sinkage. The base layer is a 4-inch medium-firm, high density polyfoam. This supports the rest the mattress.

All of the materials in the Purple Mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they meet standards for low emissions and chemicals. Like most mattresses, the Purple Mattress does emit an initial “new mattress” odor, but this will dissipate within a few hours when opened in a well-ventilated room.

Comfort Levels

The Purple Mattress is an excellent choice for most sleepers. The top layer is made of patented hyper elastic polymer, which provides excellent pressure relief. A transition layer of 3.5-inches of fast-responding foam poly keeps the top layer from sinking.

The base layer of 4 inches of high-density poly foam provides solid support. Purple mattresses can be a bit too soft if you are heavier than average. The same is true for stomach sleepers. They need a firmer mattress to avoid painful pressure points in their lower back and neck.

This mattress is also excellent at reducing motion. Even when we move around a lot as a couple, the other person barely feels it. This is especially beneficial for couples with differing sleeping habits. Purple mattresses regulate temperature well. The GelFlex Grid and breathable cover allow for airflow so you shouldn’t have too much heat retention.

Warranty

Purple offers a 10 year warranty on its mattresses. The warranty is separate from the sleep trial and return policy. The company requires a 21-night break in period to allow your body to adjust to the mattress. After this, returns are fair game.

The warranty covers only structural and construction defects as well as indentations of one inch or greater depth. It excludes localized changes to firmness, wear, and any changes that may occur in comfort preferences over time. It does not cover damage caused by abuse or neglect.

Purple mattresses are shipped in a box for free and are easy to assemble. After removing the plastic wrap there may be a slight smell, but it should disappear within a few days in a well ventilated room. It is heavy and will take some strength to lift it. You’ll need to have a suitable bed frame or foundation for it.