Purple Mattress 2018

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Purple Mattress Review (after 6 months)

When I started 2018, I went to my storage area and looked at all of the mattresses in there.  I knew in my mind which one I was going to pick out, but I spent some time looking at all of my options.  The last four mattresses that I had tested were hybrids, so I knew that I wasn’t going to pick one of those.  I dug around for awhile and realized the one I wanted was on the bottom of one of the stacks.  After the workout of moving things around, it was ready.  Well almost, my workout wasn’t complete as the Purple mattress is VERY heavy.  The materials are dense, so be prepared to sweat a bit when you unbox or move your purple mattress around.

I shot this video to show which mattress I choose when the decision is entirely up to me.

I don’t even have an affiliate relationship with Purple, so this video isn’t motivated by money or the desire to keep this site running.  It’s just a personal preference.  If you don’t believe me I’ll show you my invoice:

Purple Mattress invoice

I bought my Purple Mattress!

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What is Inside the Mattress?

The Purple mattress is unlike any other mattress on the market.  It all starts with a stretchy 98% polyester white cover which also has 2% spandex in it.

Purple mattress cover

The bottom two layers are foam, 4″ of support at the base and 3″ in the middle.

Purple mattress layers

The top polymer layer will have a bit of powder in it when it ships.

It’s the top layer that really makes the Purple mattress unique.  In addition, it’s also the layer that is surrounded in controversy.

I’m sure that I’m not the first person to discuss the Purple powder issue, and I certainly won’t be the last.  For those of you who haven’t heard about it or for those who want a recap, I’ll go through the basics.

  • Purple’s Smart Comfort Grid is coated with a non-toxic polyethylene copolymer powder (say that three times fast)
  • Someone who is likely associated with a mattress rival released a video (which I’m sure you have seen as it has 1.8 Million views on Youtube) asking Purple what the story is with the powder.
  • Purple was unhappy with the videos and filed a lawsuit
  • Purple has released information about the powder on their blog.  Here is an excerpt snapshot.
Purple blog response to what's in the powder

non-toxic polyethylene copolymer powder

I’m way more afraid of dying while crossing the street than being killed by Purple’s non-toxic powder, but I guess there is a risk in everything we do in life. I’m still going to chance walking my dog to the dog park tomorrow even though I’ll have to cross the street.

When I cut the netting off the purple mattress I did discover the powder which purple admits putting on their smart comfort grid. They say on the purple blog that it is a non-toxic polyethylene copolymer powder. It keeps the “honeycombs like grid” from sticking together. You can see midway through the video that without the powder it will stick together, which would probably be uncomfortable while sleeping.

Sleep Test Results

Long story short, I hated the purple pillow, and purple seat cushion.  Take a guess at how I feel about the Purple mattress, or you can just watch and see…

PROS:
  • Works well for a side sleeper.  You get a nice “waterbed” like hug, note there isn’t any water in the bed…
  • Works really well with an adjustable bed massage feature.

Actually if I had to put a Top mattresses list that conform well on an adjustable bed, The Purple would beat them all making the others not even close! I was very impressed by the way The Purple mattress moved, took shape and form on The Verge adjustable bed from Rize.  I think Purple should be one the suggestions when it comes to “which mattress is the most compatible with my adjustable bed”.  But here I am strongly suggesting it, so there.

CONS:
  • Waterbed like motion transfer.  Of course, if your frame has a massage feature this could actually be considered a pro.
  • People on the heavy side may sink too far into the mattress.
  • It is really heavy, the tube that it comes in is a real challenge to “unbox”.  Worse, moving the mattress around makes me cringe, but I move mattresses around more frequently than most people.
  • When unboxed my son said “it smelled like a cake”.  That smell has long been gone, but it was the only time I have noticed anything like that while unboxing all of these mattresses.

Who Should Buy the Mattress?

So here’s the deal, Purple is MY go to mattress whenever I am in between reviewing mattresses. Kind of like recharging my batteries to get ready for my upcoming mattress to be sleep tested.

Typically, I sleep on a mattress for anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks than leave a review. While waiting for the next mattress to be tested to show up, and even though I have a descent amount of mattresses in my storage, I always pull out the Purple to lay down on. It is so comfortable I sometimes secretly wish why can’t I just sleep on it forever?

Thanks to its perfect blend of polyurethane foam and Hyper-Elastic Polymer The Purple mattress is suitable for both side and back sleepers, I haven’t tried to sleep on my tummy yet because I am a side/ back sleeper naturally, but I am willing to bet it is a great choice for stomach sleepers since it’s soft and flexible which means comfortable.

For Back Sleepers:

When you lie on your back, you want your spine to maintain its natural curve. This relieves pressure points and can help prevent back pain.  What’s cool about the Purple mattress is the “honeycomb” polymer top layer.  Since it creates little pockets you won’t get hot when you are sleeping on your back.

As for Side Sleepers:

When laying on your side, you really want your spine to be aligned. Straight spinal alignment helps you sleep better preventing side (hip and shoulder) pain.  As a a petite side sleeper this mattress is perfect!  It took a bit to grow on me, but it is now my go to sleep solution for when I’m not testing a mattress.  You may want to see where the Purple mattress placed on my Best mattress for side sleepers list.  If you are in a hurry, I’ll just let you know it is Number 1.

The Side Sleeper’s Guide To Sleeping

Next to back sleeping, side sleeping is the next best thing. However, sleeping on the wrong mattress can put you in a world of pain and discomfort. So much discomfort like numb arms  and aching shoulders and sore backs. All this can be avoided by choosing to sleep on the right mattress.

To top it all off, The Purple sleeps COOL! 

The key for deep sleep is always less stimuli. A mattress that is too hot or too cold will wake you up. Purple keeps you body elevated above the breathable grid AKA Hyper-elastic polymer™ Smart-Comfort Grid.

Purple breathes and promotes airflow to keep you sleeping soundly .

Ventilation is the key to sleeping just right—not too hot, and not too cold. Purple achieves the ultimate sleep comfortably by combining a totally new material with a totally unique design. Bottom line, Purple or not, to sleep cool get a mattress that breathes.

What Type of Bed Frame Works for this Mattress?

At the end it’s not just temperature! You also need your spine aligned

The walls that make up Purple’s Smart-Comfort Grid™ relax underneath pressure points while pulling to support areas like the lower back. This balances weight distribution and keeps the entire body in correct alignment.

And that’s the reason why I pull my Purple out of storage every once in a while. As much as I love hybrid mattresses there’s always this je ne sais quoi that makes me want to sleep on Purple.

Keep in mind if you are looking for a mattress that: Supports your back like a firm mattress and cradles your hips and shoulders like a soft mattress you have found what you are looking for with the Purple mattress. It’s like getting the best of both worlds: Firm + Soft

And then ask yourself:

Are you waking up with back, shoulder and neck pain? Are you tossing and turning and are restless at night? Maybe it’s time to invest in a Purple mattress.

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Current Specials

Amazon runs promotions from time to time, you can check to see if there is a current special on the Purple mattress.  In addition, I offer a $25 off Purple mattress coupon when purchased through Amazon.

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Unboxing

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$999 is a pretty steep price for a queen mattress, but I’m going to give it a fair shot, maybe it will surprise me

The bag is HEAVY!  I can’t imagine how much heavier it must be in king size.  The top has a zipper, but you need to cut the mattress out of the bag.  Well that’s what the instructions say, so I tried to see if it would slide out of the bag when lifted and one end, but that didn’t work.  Luckily, Purple provides a handy box opener, which I have only seen included with the Nectar mattress so far.  Per instructions the box opener will cut through the outside bag so that you can get to the mattress.  After that it’s standard mattress opening.  Before I show you the unboxing video, let’s talk about the issue that is probably on your mind.

Unboxing Video

Other Purple Information:

You can read about the NEW Purple Mattress (it has individually wrapped coils in it for additional support)

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Summary
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Reviewed Item
Purple Mattress
Author Rating
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Purple Mattress 2018
Shipping9.5
Smell9
Comfort10
Support9
Company9
Adjustable Frame10
Sleep Quality10
Stays Cool10
Materials/Durability9.5
Value8.5
Pros
Amazing on an adjustable frame
Perfect for side sleepers
waterbed like quality
Cons
The mattress is heavy
9.5
Exceptional
Final Thoughts
The Purple mattress won the 2017 adjustable bed test by a landslide. This is my go to mattress when I'm not in the process of sleep testing other mattresses.
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