Get Your Bed Out of the Stone Ages: A Purple Mattress Review

By David Cusick

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Purple Mattress:

Get a Good Night’s Sleep All Night, Every Night

Do you wake up sore, stiff and achy every morning? Spend most of the night tossing and turning because you just can’t get comfortable? Wake up with a static-tingly, numbing sensation in your arms or legs? Then you’re wasting your nights sleeping on a bed stuck in the stone age. Get with the times and check out a mattress proven by science to give you the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. The Purple mattress is a luxury mattress with an innovative design that is a culmination of over 20 years of research. Developed by an actual rocket scientist and a comfort tech genius, this mattress was engineered for everybody and every body.

Waking up night after restless night in pain, exhausted and drenched in sweat are common complaints many sleepers share. These complaints are signs that pressure point pain is affecting your quality of sleep due to the type of mattress you’re sleeping on. Sleeping on a bad mattress can lead to chronic sleep deprivation, which can significantly impact your overall health and daily life. Avoid chronic sleep deprivation and related sleep problems by snoozing on a Purple mattress. After all, life’s too short to be uncomfortable.


We Love That Purple Relies on “Hardcore Science”

Mattresses were pretty straightforward for many years. The popular innerspring mattress meant that there were tons of options that were essentially the same product, built with the same type of materials, just called by different brand names.

Thankfully, the creative partnership behind Purple stepped in, determined to make a change.

They turned to science and research to develop the patented technology that is now used to make their mattresses stand out from the rest. With this revolutionary technology, sleeping on a Purple mattress is unlike anything you’ve ever felt before. Purple prides itself on using science and research to develop innovative technology to make mattresses that enhance overall sleep quality. They’ve achieved a high level of success through the creation of their patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which is used to construct a comfortable grid shape. This incredible strength allows it to remain in shape without sacrificing comfort. (We’ll get to the amazing top layer comfort, trust me.) The grid of columns (called the Smart Comfort Grid™) allows air to flow in the mattress, preventing moisture, and offers a cooler sleep in terms of temperature than memory foam or latex. Plus? This science is eco-friendly: The Hyper-Elastic Polymer material is recyclable and made from food- and food-contact-grade ingredients.


Built to Last

The Purple mattress works by combining the most essential aspects of an ideal mattress: equalized pressure, proper spinal alignment, and temperature regulation. Through the unique grid design and patented material, Purple has developed a mattress built for longevity.

The durable material and patented construction used in the creation of the Purple mattress ensures this is a bed that’ll last for decades. Unlike other foam mattresses that can sag and dip after months of sleeping in the same position, Purple mattresses hold their shape. It won’t develop annoying grooves or leave body impressions in your favorite spot.

Still loving this mattress. Even after a couple months in still excited to climb into bed and relax on this mattress.”

The Construction Behind the Purple Mattress

When you wake up after a night on a Purple mattress, your body will thank you. It’s the most comfortable luxury foam mattress on the market that has been tested and supported by science. (And it’s a great value that’s competitively priced.)

Completely redesigned from the inside out for mind-blowing, personalized comfort you can’t find anywhere else, it’s the only mattress that intelligently adapts to your body during the night. Any way you move, the material responds to you. It’s considered a 6-6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This means that it is on the softer side and provides a level of sinkage that gives a “hug” feeling like a traditional memory foam mattress.

Patented Top Layer

The top layer for the Purple mattress consists of their patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which was created with a special pressure-releasing material designed to cradle and support your body. The layer is constructed in a grid formation that flexes with the natural curve of your body. The Smart Comfort Grid™ is scientifically engineered to flex under pressure points to prevent strain, while also gently supporting the rest of your body. Shoulders and hips are two common pressure points that can cause pain while sleeping. With Purple? Not tonight. This layer prevents the sagging that can lead to pain and stress on the body. In other words, it’s designed to keep your body happy by being soft where you want it and firm where you need it.

Purple is especially proud of this new and improved mattress because it represents the most innovative advancements in mattress technology in the last 40 years. They even have over 30 patents to prove it. The specialized temperature-neutral, open-grid design is what makes this bed stand out from other comparable foam mattresses. Not only does an open-grid concept promote airflow – dissipating body heat to keep you from sweating all night – it also provides desired motion-isolation. You won’t feel your partner or pets moving around during the night while you’re trying to sleep. The grid pattern absorbs pressure and disperses weight evenly. This is the secret behind getting the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.


Specialized Middle Layer

The second layer is made of 3.5” ultra-durable polyurethane foam and Responsive Support Coils that offers both transitional and deep compression support for sleepers. This sturdy layer is key in providing dynamic pressure relief and personalized support throughout the night. It is an essential component to the longevity of this mattress, adding years of durability to your bed.

This crucial layer makes the Purple mattress an excellent option for most sleepers, because it moves and flexes with each individual sleeper. It’s a good option even for heavier weighted sleepers because of the support this layer provides, which is something missing in other foam mattresses.


Supportive Base Layer

The bottom layer is made of a sturdy and durable 4” dense polyurethane support foam. This unique layer of breathable, mesh-based material adds an extra layer of support, while also working to keep the mattress cool by circulating airflow throughout the night.

Best sleep ever! Firm for your back, yet soft on pressure points.”

Pick Your Purple

You’re not doing yourself any favors sleeping on the same old mattress you’ve had for years. There’s no excuse to go on suffering from back, neck, and hip pain when the Purple mattress is the solution you’ve been looking for. The Purple mattress comes in a variety of sizes, making it a perfect fit for any room.

  • Twin
  • Queen
  • King
  • California King

Take a look at both the Original Purple Mattress and the New Purple Mattress when you “pick your Purple.” The New Purple Mattress offers all of the great features of the Original Purple Mattress, plus more responsive support, and more thickness levels to choose from.


Committed to Quality

Purple mattresses are made from only the best material. Made to be allergen-resistant and non-toxic, they are antimicrobial, contain no artificial germicides, and minimize dust mites and other allergens.

All Purple mattresses and products are assembled in America and made from recyclable FDA certified food- and food-contact-grade ingredients and CertiPUR-US­® Certified foam. That’s pretty impressive.

Try It Risk-Free

If you’re searching the market for a new mattress, why not give Purple a try? You might just find the mattress you’ve been looking for your entire life. Even better, if you don’t fall in love, there are no strings attached. The Purple mattress comes with a 100-night risk-free trial and premium 10-year warranty. They even offer financing as low as 0% APR.

You can rest easy and have peace of mind knowing that if you don’t love it, they’ll come get it from you and you’ll receive a full product refund. Plus, they offer free shipping and returns, as well as free in-home setup. With plenty of delivery options to choose from, they offer convenient, complimentary white-glove delivery or free standard shipping right to your front door. They’ll even go the extra step and remove your old mattress for you.

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Everyone Loves Purple

The Purple mattress was rated 9.2 / 10 on Sleep Advisor. It was given a score based on rates for material and quality, support and comfort, cooling, edge support, trial/warranty, and value for money. Considering the strict standards the mattress was measured against, this is an impressive rating.

Besides that, the Purple mattress seems to be a fan favorite. According to reviews, it reduces body pain by stabilizing spinal alignment, cradling pressure points, and supporting everything else.

“We bought the mattress from, and in one week, the hip and back pain were gone.” –Sarah G.

The reviews cover a range of sleeping styles, with many happy sleepers saying that the mattress is adaptive and designed to fit any body type. This makes it an excellent option for couples who may have different sleeping styles.

My husband had a lot of shoulder pain and he no longer has any pain. Every night my husband and I can't wait to sleep on this amazing mattress.”

The Better Business Bureau collects a mix of verified reviews, with answers and solutions from Purple for customers who have problems or concerns. The negative reviews included delivery delay and damage, problems that aren’t with the mattress itself. Among the positive reviews were praise for a good night’s sleep and a pain-free morning.

“This is the best mattress I’ve ever slept on. 95% of my severe body aches are gone after only 1 month.” – Caroline R.

“My wife and I have had the purple mattress for almost two years now and we absolutely love it! It stays cool and the bed has not indented at all. Now my wife and I aren’t heavy, she’s about 110 and I’m 145. My wife has had some back problems from scoliosis and her back pain has been significantly less since we started using the mattress. My sleep quality has improved as well. I would highly recommend!” — Brandon G.

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Skip the Snores

Purple mattress is also concerned about solving common problems that can lead to chronic sleep deprivation. After all, lack of sleep can significantly affect your health, focus, and general day-to-day life. Let’s cut to it – a night of little to no sleep equals a miserable next day.

Focusing on the mattress as the core of a good night’s sleep, Purple formulated sleep technology to better distribute and equalize pressure while offering support and proper spine alignment. I don’t know about you, but that sounds kind of heavenly and like the ultimate sleeping experience.

Literally my favorite mattress EVER! … It’s helped a great deal, with my spine sensitivity! I’m a side sleeper, and this mattress is amazingly comfortable! I highly recommend this mattress!”

Keep It Cool

Finding the right covering for your mattress can be difficult, so Purple set out to solve this problem, too. The Purple mattress protector sleeps cool and offers all-night, breathable comfort. The design is stretchy so it’s more comfortable, allowing the sleeper to sink into the mattress for a deeper night of rest. Plus, the Purple mattress protector (say that 5 times fast) is liquid-absorbent yet stain-resistant – meaning it protects the mattress underneath from unsightly spills while standing up to stains.

“This is a great mattress protector. It allows the Purple mattress to form to your body well. They are waterproof! I accidentally put that to the test by spilling a whole glass of water onto the bed, the mattress stayed dry.” — A. Seeley

Even without the mattress protector, a Purple mattress offers a column design which allows for air to flow freely and helps prevent moisture from being trapped. A Purple mattress sleeps cool and provides a cleaner, more comfortable sleep than a traditional mattress.


Skip the Boxspring

We’ve come a long way from a box spring being the epitome of sleep comfort. Purple has been hard at work developing the Purple PowerBase – the most advanced adjustable base on the market. With the Purple PowerBase, sleepers get full, customizable comfort.

The Purple PowerBase offers almost infinite positions to get your shoulders, back, and feet exactly where you want them to be. It allows you to position yourself for more than sleeping and makes your Purple mattress the hub for working on your laptop, reading, watching movies, and countless other activities. And if that wasn’t enough, the PowerBase features built-in full-body massagers with 5 comfort levels.

The PowerBase makes the Purple bed more than just a bed, it gives you control over how you want to relax in your bed.”

Final Verdict?

We love the design and pressure relief of the unique grid formation. Speaking of pressure relief, we also dig that Purple mattress is touted as the world’s first no pressure mattress. No pushy sales? Yes, please. The three layers of comfort are appealing, as is the allergen-resistant and earth-friendly materials. The grid design with Hyper-Elastic Polymer limits motion transfer, sleeps cool, lasts for years and is recyclable – all for around $1,000. We give Purple both thumbs up.

Our friends at Purple have come up with the latest innovation in the history of the mattress industry. By developing patented technology that solves the most common mattress problems, they’ve designed a mattress, supported by science, to give you a deep, rejuvenating rest.

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