Purple Brand Mattress Review

Purple Brand Mattress Review

If you want to enjoy a sound sleep,the Purple Brand mattress could be a great consideration. It is made with a hyper-elastic polymer that provides you with a soft, comfortable yet solid feeling. Purple mattress started its sale in 2016. However, the cushioning technique that makes its top layer started several decades ago.

The mattress is available in four sizes: Twin XL, King, Queen and California King. It has three layers that are breathable foam and does not absorb excess heat. This will give you pressure relief, cooling and bounce when lying on it.

You will love this mattress if you:

Require pressure relief– Nothing feels disturbing like a mattress that applies pressure on your body. This could even lead to a sleepless night. The Purple mattress has a Hyper-Elastic Polymer top that provides pressure relief to the body. Surprisingly, this product has been rated as the world’s number one pressure mattress. If you are a side sleeper, this product is ideal for you. It gets rid of pressure on the shoulders and hips.

Want a versatile product- Some mattresses work better for specific sleeping styles. However, with Purple, it works very well for nearly all sleeping styles. It has great features that help with pressure relief and support. This contributes to medium-level firmness. If you sleep with a partner and both have different styles, you can have a great night on this product.

Enjoy sleeping cool– Many people will prefer different sleeping forms but if you like sleeping cool, the Purple brand will work for you. It has Hyper-Elastic Polymer grid that neutralizes temperature, thereby allowing airflow.

Purple MattressSource: purple.com

The purple mattress may not work or you if:

Prefer an innerspring mattress– It is not made with innerspring. On the other side, it has comfort layers which provide pressure relief.

Enjoy a memory feel-Purple stays temperature neutral. This is unlike many memory foams that respond slowly and trap in heat.

  • Support and comfort– With Purple mattress, you will enjoy a great night from the comfortable materials. This prevents you from experiencing back pains.
  • Motion isolation– If you sleep with your partner, you are assured of little or no disturbance. You can hardly feel your partner tossing or turning on the bed.
  • The product offers a 100-day sleep trial. If you are not comfortable with the product, you can return it within this period.
  • Pressure isolation– The product is ideal for most sleepers as it gets rid of pressure from any body part.
  • The mattress is dust and mite resistant.
  • Size– The product is slightly smaller than the standard mattresses. This makes it a limitation to taller people.
  • Weight– Unfortunately, the materials used in making this product are relatively heavy. For example, the Queen size will weight around 110 pounds.
  • Firmness– The product appears too firm to small-sized consumers. It works better for average and large-sized consumers.
  • Edge support– The product has a weak edge support. Some customers have witnessed falling off the bed while sitting on the edge.
  • Limited sizes– Unlike other foam mattresses that come in 6 different sizes, Purple is limited to only four. This is not ideal for all customers as the preference is limited.

Features and Benefits

Construction (Materials and Quality)

This mattress is 9.5 inches tall. It is shipped to your doorstep while compressed and rolled in a bag. You will not worry about the handling. It has great handles that allow you to move it easily  to your bedroom. It has an amazing cover made up of polyester, viscose and Lycra materials. This soft material is breathable and thin enough to allow airflow into the mattress. The Lycra material plays a major role in absorbing moisture from the body. This ensures you remain cool while having a great sleep. If possible, this cover can be removed for spot cleaning. However, you should note that it is not machine washable.

Purple MattressSource: purple.com

There are three layers which ensure the comfort and bed support:

Comfort layer- This layer is 2 inches tall and is made up of a high-quality hyper-elastic polymer. You may be worried to change sleeping position due to noisy mattress or pressure. With the Purple mattress, this challenge is solved. The comfort layer allows the mattress to bounce, thereby allowing you to have any sleeping position.

The layer has great grid structure ensures pressure relief as well as weight distribution. This is done by creating columns of polymer that ensure a specific level of pressure is achieved. After that, the column relaxes to allow the area to sink in. This provides you with pressure relief when lying on the mattress. Your weight is then distributed across the grid leading to the formation of air pockets. This prevents your body from overheating while sleeping.

Transition layer– This layer is 3.5 inches of medium-soft poly foam. It has a 1.8 pounds density and creates a smooth change from the top to base layers. With this layer, you will feel some compression support from the mattress.

Base layer– The layer is 4 inches and weighs around 2 pounds. It plays a key role in giving the mattress its shape and durability.

How Purple WorksSource: purple.com


People will often feel the firmness of a mattress differently. This is due to their differences in size and body types. The heavier the body, the more the mattress feel and vice versa. If you press the Purple mattress, you will first feel the hyper-elastic polymer.  You will notice that it is very bouncy and quickly responds to pressure. If you add more weight and force while pushing into the mattress, you will then feel the transition layer. The polymer grid on top ensures even weight distribution across the mattress. You will, therefore, notice that most of the feel is from the comfort layer.

The Purple mattress has an average rating of 6.5 out of ten. This means it falls on the medium firmness category. The grid system ensures your weight is evenly distributed giving you great comfort. You will notice that if you are extremely light, you may not achieve the right pressure level. This may be a challenge is compressing the polymer columns. As a result, you may find the mattress firm than expected.

The Purple mattress company has often used raw egg test. This is meant to justify the polymer firmness in supporting the heavyweights. In addition, the weights can sink as the material is soft enough. This means your shoulders and hips will sink comfortably when lying on the mattress. This prevents back pains while being supportive of other body parts.

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Pressure Map

It is important to understand the areas you may feel pressure point forms while sleeping on the mattress. This will be evident in the different sleeping positions as follows:

Lying on your back- When lying on the back, your weight is evenly distributed across the mattress. This creates low pressure across your body. In this position, you may feel more on top of the mattress instead of sinking into it. When combined with quick pressure response would allow you to comfortably change positions.

Lying on the side- When in this position, you will experience low pressure across your body. However, you may feel a slight increase in pressure on the hips region. This may be due to weight concentration on one side, but it is minimal.

Lying on the stomach– When in this position, your weight is evenly distributed. The mattress will keep your hips from sinking in, which could cause back pains. This position will, therefore, keep your spine aligned. You will be able to breathe comfortably from the low pressure across the chest.

Purple MattressSource: purple.com

Motion Transfer

Most people experience challenges when sharing beds with their partners. This may be due to weak mattresses that do not transfer motion. You may want to know the experience when your partner is tossing and turning on the bed with this mattress. To get better results I dropped a 15-pound steel ball at the heights of 6 inches, 8 and 10 inches. I then measured the movement on the other side of the mattress. From the results, the 6-inch ball produced fewer disturbances on the mattress side. This could represent someone tossing in bed. The impact will, therefore, be minimal. The 8 and 10-inch droppings resulted in greater disturbances. This could represent someone getting out of bed.

Sinkage Test

Different people will compress the mattress differently. This is due to the difference in sizes and weights. You can perform a simple sinkage test using varying medicine ball weights. You will notice that the heavier the ball the more it will compress the mattress. This can imply that big-bodied and heavy people will compress the mattress more than light people.

Purple Mattress SideSource: purple.com

Edge Support

This is an important factor to consider especially if you sleep with a partner. It is very disappointing to fall out of bed when sleeping on the mattress edge. In order to feel secure, you should look for a mattress that supports the weight evenly. I tested the Purple mattress by sleeping in different positions as follows:

Lying on my back- When lying in this position the mattress supported me even at the edge. The feeling was uniform when sleeping in any area of the mattress.

Lying on the side– When on this position, there is some compression. My hips and shoulders could sink into the mattress. This allows for pressure relief and I still felt very secure from falling off the bed.

Sitting on the mattress’ edge– I often use this position when putting shoes in the morning. I notice some compression since my weight is concentrated on one area.


The mattress base layer is denser compared to other mattresses. This may increase the durability of the product. The mattress comes with a 10 years warranty from wear and tear.


Every product in the market will attract different customers. If you are not pleased with Purple mattress, you can consider the following alternatives:

Puffy mattress

Puffy MattressSource: puffy.com

In case you don’t prefer the Purple mattress, the Puffy product may work better for you. Just like the Purple mattress, Puffy is 10-inch thick with two layers of foam. It is rated on a firmness scale of 7/10. This makes it more ideal for stomach and back sleepers. The puffy has great motion transfer, minimizing disturbances in case you sleep with a partner. It is made according to customer orders and therefore not packaged until it is made. This will help to get rid of off-gassing. The differences between these mattresses are minimal, and it is up to you to decide your preference.

Tuft & Needle mattress

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Tuft and needle  mattress could serve as a better option to the Purple product. It is built from 2 layers of foam and is 10 inches in height. The 3-inch top layer provides comfort and support for the mattress. The 7-inch bottom layer also provides support and great compression to the mattress. The thin-white cover offers great breathability by ensuring air circulation. The product is rated at a firmness scale of 6-6.5 out of ten. Just like Purple, it has a 10 years warranty period and 100 night’s trial period.

Casper mattress

Casper MattressSource: casper.com

This is another great option for Purple mattress. It is 9.5 inches thick and comprises four layers. The combination of these layers represents a mattress with great cooling and bounce. It is rated at 6-7 on the firmness scale. The top foams are softer, making you feel more comfortable while lying on the mattress.


The Purple Company has produced a great product that could suit many customers. The Hyper-Elastic Polymer offers a great amount of pressure relief and amazing support. This is a big consideration to suit many customers. The high-quality material keeps the temperature neutral to keep you cool during the night. Therefore this is an amazing product you can buy for a reasonable price. Enjoy a wonderful sleep.

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