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Helix Luxe Mattress Review:
Our In-Depth Look at All Seven Models

UPDATED

Written by Katherine Zheng

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

Expert Tested

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Mattress Review

Helix Luxe Mattress

A picture of the Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress in the Sleep Doctor's test lab.
A picture of the Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress in the Sleep Doctor's test lab.
A picture of the Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress in the Sleep Doctor's test lab.
A picture of the Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress in the Sleep Doctor's test lab.

Details

  • Type: Hybrid

  • Firmness: Soft (3), Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7), Firm (8)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

  • Price Range: $1,099 – $2,349

  • Warranty: 15 Year, Limited

Highlights

  • Zoned support and Tencel pillow-top enhance pressure relief and temperature regulation
  • Multiple models provide options for a wide range of sleeper types and couples
  • Customers can choose between a plush Tencel or GlacioTex Cooling cover

Ideal For

  • Sleepers who prioritize comfort and pressure relief
  • People looking for a mattress with cooling capabilities
  • Couples and co-sleepers wanting minimal motion transfer

Sleep Doctor’s Take: Helix Luxe Mattresses

Helix’s line of Luxe Mattresses includes seven models with varying levels of firmness. Each model has a slightly different construction to accommodate different sleeping positions and preferences. Our team found that these models performed well across multiple categories and included features that enhance cooling, cushioning, and overall support.

Helix Luxe Mattresses: An Introduction

Helix was founded in 2015 and offers a range of mattresses, bedding, and mattress bases. Helix has several collections of mattresses, including the flagship Helix Mattress, Helix Kids, and Helix Plus, which is designed for heavier sleepers. Helix Luxe Mattresses are upgraded versions of models in the classic Helix Mattress line and consist of seven luxury hybrids designed for enhanced support and comfort.

Each Helix Luxe model features a different construction and firmness level. Mattresses in this collection are hybrid models, with memory foam or polyfoam comfort systems and pocketed coil support cores. 

We’ll cover how each Helix Luxe model performed in a variety of categories, including motion isolation, temperature control, and ease of movement. We’ll also share ratings according to body weight and sleep position to help you find the best mattress for your needs.

Helix Luxe Mattresses at a Glance

Helix designed the Luxe Mattress collection to cater to a broad range of sleepers and incorporates a variety of materials and a range of firmness options. With seven luxury hybrids to choose from, shoppers can choose the model that works best for them.

ModelFirmnessAbout This Model
Helix Sunset Luxe Soft (3)The Helix Sunset Luxe is the softest model of the collection. Our team found that it provides great cushioning, pressure relief, and motion isolation, particularly for people under 130 pounds.
Helix Moonlight Luxe Medium Soft (4)The Helix Moonlight Luxe is a softer mattress that offers good pressure relief. Our testers found it to be well suited for both side sleepers and back sleepers under 130 pounds.
Helix Dusk Luxe Medium Firm (6)The Helix Dusk Luxe has a medium firm feel. Our team found that it absorbs motion well, making it a good option for couples as well as side and back sleepers under 230 pounds.
Helix Midnight Luxe Medium Firm (6)The Helix Midnight Luxe is another medium firm hybrid model, which performed best for sleepers under 230 pounds during testing. This model provides pressure relief and effectively isolates movement.
Helix Plus LuxeFirm (7)The Helix Plus Luxe is intended for people who weigh more than 230 pounds. While our tests show the mattress works as intended for side sleepers, back and stomach sleepers in this weight group may need more support. Back and stomach sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds may also enjoy the Plus Luxe.
Helix Twilight LuxeFirm (7)The Helix Twilight Luxe is a firmer mattress. During our testing, the Twilight had great ease of movement and was well suited for side, back, and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds.
Helix Dawn Luxe Firm (8)The Helix Dawn Luxe is the firmest model in the Helix Luxe collection. Our team found it offered optimal support for back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds and was a good option for couples.

How We Review

Our team individually tests each mattress following a standardized and comprehensive methodology. We formulate our reviews with specific performance criteria across a range of categories, and our testing team reflects a wide range of sleeper types. This helps us accurately determine the best mattress for different sleepers.

What’s It Like to Sleep on a Helix Luxe Mattress?

The Helix Luxe Mattress comes in seven unique models. While each model’s firmness level differs, all models feature a hybrid construction that combines multiple foam layers and a zoned coil support core. This gives the Luxe Mattress a supportive surface that targets the hips, shoulders, and midsection. The construction also facilitates airflow and is designed to help keep sleepers cool throughout the night.

Helix Luxe Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Zoned coil system provides targeted support for hips and shoulders
  • Pocketed coil core and Tencel pillow-top improve temperature regulation
  • Good motion isolation across all models

Cons

  • Higher price-point than flagship Helix mattress line
  • Variability between models may make it difficult to find the right one
  • Edges of softer models sag under pressure

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

Models in the Helix Luxe collection range from a soft (3) to firm (8) on our 10-point firmness scale. Our testing team assessed each mattress for its ability to provide the right balance of comfort and support to sleepers with various body types and sleep positions. When choosing a mattress, it’s important to take these factors into account in addition to individual preferences. 

Side Sleepers

Helix ModelFirmness
Rating
Side Sleepers
Under 130 lbs.
Side Sleepers
130-230 lbs.
Side Sleepers
Over 230 lbs.
Sunset LuxeSoft (3)3/52/51/5
Moonlight LuxeMedium Soft (4)4/52/51/5
Dusk LuxeMedium Firm (6)3/55/52/5
Midnight LuxeMedium Firm (6)3/55/53/5
Plus LuxeFirm (7)2/53/54/5
Twilight LuxeFirm (7)2/53/55/5
Dawn LuxeFirm (8)1/52/52/5

Side sleepers need mattresses that contour to the body and properly align their spine. A mattress that is too firm may aggravate pressure-prone areas, while a mattress that is too soft can cause the spine to fall out of alignment and lead to back pain.

Our testing team found that the Midnight Luxe was a good option for side sleepers across all weight categories, with the highest marks given for sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. Side sleepers under 130 pounds may get more support from the softer structure of the Moonlight Luxe, and the Twilight Luxe may better suit sleepers over 230 pounds due to its firmer feel. The Plus Luxe — a model specifically designed for people over 230 pounds — also earned strong ratings from side sleepers in this weight range. Most of the lighter side sleepers on our team found the Plus Luxe too firm.

Back Sleepers

Helix ModelFirmness
Rating
Back Sleepers
Under 130 lbs.
Back Sleepers
130-230 lbs.
Back Sleepers
Over 230 lbs.
Sunset LuxeSoft (3)2/51/51/5
Moonlight LuxeMedium Soft (4)3/51/51/5
Dusk LuxeMedium Firm (6)3/54/52/5
Midnight LuxeMedium Firm (6)5/53/52/5
Plus LuxeFirm (7)3/54/53/5
Twilight LuxeFirm (7)3/54/55/5
Dawn LuxeFirm (8)2/54/55/5

Back sleepers need sufficient support under the lower back, while also benefiting from a bit of cushioning to increase comfort. Firm mattresses with strong support in the midsection and lumbar region are generally better suited for back sleepers.

Our testers found that Twilight Luxe offered good to excellent support for back sleepers across all weight categories. Both the Twilight Luxe and the Dawn Luxe were ideal for back sleepers over 230 pounds. The Dusk Luxe and Dawn Luxe differ in their level of firmness, but both performed well for back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds.

Our testing indicated that the Midnight Luxe was the most supportive mattress in the Helix Luxe line for back sleepers under 130 pounds due to its plush feel, gentle contouring, and zoned support. While the Plus Luxe is intended for sleepers over 230 pounds, our tests show back sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds will probably find the mattress most comfortable. Those weighing more should receive decent support, but may sink a bit too much.

Stomach Sleepers

Helix ModelFirmness
Rating
Stomach Sleepers
Under 130 lbs.
Stomach Sleepers
130-230 lbs.
Stomach Sleepers
Over 230 lbs.
Sunset LuxeSoft (3)1/51/51/5
Moonlight LuxeMedium Soft (4)2/51/51/5
Dusk LuxeMedium Firm (6)4/52/52/5
Midnight LuxeMedium Firm (6)4/53/52/5
Plus LuxeFirm (7)3/54/53/5
Twilight LuxeFirm (7)3/55/54/5
Dawn LuxeFirm (8)2/55/55/5

Stomach sleepers typically feel most comfortable on a firmer mattress. This is because firmer mattresses provide more support to the sleeper’s midsection, which may sink into softer comfort layers and create an unnatural curve in the spine.

Our testing team found that the firm Twilight Luxe performed well for stomach sleepers across all weight categories, with the highest marks given for people between 130 to 230 pounds. Softer models, including the Dusk Luxe and Midnight Luxe, were a better fit for sleepers under 130 pounds, as they don’t sink as much into a mattress’ comfort layers.

For stomach sleepers over 130 pounds, the Dawn Luxe is also an ideal option thanks to its very firm surface. Since both models provide the right balance of comfort and support, stomach sleepers choosing between the Twilight and the Dawn should consider their preferred level of firmness. Among the stomach sleepers on our team, those weighing 130 to 230 pounds gave the Plus Luxe its highest ratings. People who use this position and weigh more should find the mattress reasonably comfortable, though some sinkage may occur around the shoulders and hips.

Combination Sleepers and Couples

People who move around in their sleep or sleep with a partner may benefit from choosing a mattress that offers a middle ground between the needs of different sleep positions or each partner’s preferences.

For combination sleepers and couples, our team found that the Dusk Luxe and Midnight Luxe models provided the right balance of comfort and support to accommodate changing positions and multiple sleepers. Heavier individuals and couples may prefer the firmer support of the Plus, Twilight, or Dawn Luxe. 

Our Performance Ratings

We use a 5-point scale to assess each mattress across several different performance categories. In each category, our team rates a mattress’ performance from 1, which signifies a poor performance, to 5, which signifies an excellent rating.

Pressure Relief

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 4/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 4/5 | Dusk Luxe: 4/5 | Midnight Luxe: 4/5 | Twilight Luxe: 3/5 | Dawn Luxe: 3/5 | Plus Luxe: 4/5

Our team assessed each mattress’ pressure relief by evaluating how they felt after lying in different sleeping positions as well as by using pressure map technology to determine each model’s ability to cushion pressure points.

All of the Helix Luxe models performed well in this category. The combination of memory foam and polyfoam layers in each model’s top layers reduced strain on pressure points in the shoulders and hips, while the zoned coil core provided individualized support and helped promote spinal alignment.

Temperature Neutrality

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 3/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 3/5 | Dusk Luxe: 3/5 | Midnight Luxe: 3/5 | Twilight Luxe: 3/5 | Dawn Luxe: 4/5 | Plus Luxe: 3/5

Temperature neutrality refers to how cool the surface of a mattress stays throughout the night. Our testers found that all Helix Luxe models maintained a cool surface due to the pocketed coil support core and Tencel pillow-top that allows for air to flow through the mattress. Upgrading to the GlacioTex phase change cover should result in even more cooling and temperature regulation. The Dawn Luxe performed exceptionally well, which our team attributed to the model’s lack of memory foam that can trap body heat.

Motion Isolation

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 4/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 3/5 | Dusk Luxe: 4/5 | Midnight Luxe: 4/5 | Twilight Luxe: 3/5 | Dawn Luxe: 3/5 | Plus Luxe: 4/5

Motion isolation refers to how movement is felt across a mattress when a sleeper changes sleeping position or gets out of bed. Across each mattress in the Helix Luxe line, our testers found that the multiple foam layers allowed for better motion isolation than the classic Helix Mattress line. 

The Luxe models that contain a memory foam layer, like the Sunset, Dusk, Midnight, and Plus, performed especially well in this category. These models provide slightly more contouring, which helps reduce motion transfer. This also makes them an excellent choice for couples, light sleepers, and people who share their bed with pets.

Edge Support

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 2/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 2/5 | Dusk Luxe: 3/5 | Midnight Luxe: 3/5 | Twilight Luxe: 4/5 | Dawn Luxe: 4/5 | Plus Luxe: 4/5

The Luxe models are constructed with thick coils around the edges, which aims to prevent sleepers from sinking or rolling off if they sleep close to the edge of the mattress. Edge support can also be helpful for people with mobility issues and for those who need extra support while getting in and out of bed. 

Our testing team found that edge support differed across the Helix Luxe models. The firmer Twilight Luxe, Dawn Luxe, and Plus Luxe performed exceptionally well because their dense and firmer comfort layers provide extra support around the bed’s perimeter. The edges on softer models like the Sunset Luxe and Moonlight Luxe compress easily under the sleeper’s weight. Lightweight individuals who prefer stronger edge support might want to consider a slightly firmer model like the Dusk Luxe or Midnight Luxe.

Durability

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 3/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 3/5 | Dusk Luxe: 3/5 | Midnight Luxe: 3/5 | Twilight Luxe: 3/5 | Dawn Luxe: 3/5 | Plus Luxe: 3/5

We found that the durability of each of the Helix Luxe models was on par with what we expect for a luxury hybrid. The expected lifespan of a hybrid mattress is roughly seven to eight years, but durability also depends on a person’s sleeping position and body weight as well as whether a mattress is cared for according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Assuming the mattress is properly maintained, sleepers can expect Luxe models to last as long as an average hybrid model.

Ease of Movement

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 2/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 2/5 | Dusk Luxe: 3/5 | Midnight Luxe: 3/5 | Twilight Luxe: 4/5 | Dawn Luxe: 4/5 | Plus Luxe: 4/5

Ease of movement is a measurement of a mattress’ responsiveness and how easy it is to change positions or move across its surface. A responsive mattress quickly regains its shape after pressure is lifted, which makes movement easier. Generally, firmer mattresses are easier to move around on than softer mattresses.

Our testers found that firmer models like the Twilight Luxe, Dawn Luxe, and Plus Luxe were easier to move around on than softer models like the Sunset and Moonlight Luxe. Combination sleepers may appreciate the firmer models.

Sex

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 2/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 2/5 | Dusk Luxe: 3/5 | Midnight Luxe: 3/5 | Twilight Luxe: 4/5 | Dawn Luxe: 4/5 | Plus Luxe: 4/5

Our team determines ratings for sex based on other performance criteria that couples typically find ideal, such as good edge support, temperature neutrality, and ease of movement.

The softer layers of the Sunset Luxe and Moonlight Luxe may make it more difficult to move around and gain traction during sex, while the Twilight Luxe, Dawn Luxe, and Plus Luxe provide firm support and responsiveness that make it easier to change and maintain positions.

Off-Gassing

Ratings: Sunset Luxe: 3/5 | Moonlight Luxe: 3/5 | Dusk Luxe: 4/5 | Midnight Luxe: 3/5 | Twilight Luxe: 3/5 | Dawn Luxe: 4/5 | Plus Luxe: 3/5

New mattresses with foam in the construction can release odors when they are first unboxed. These odors stem from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are considered harmless. Foam generally off-gasses more than other materials, especially if the mattress is packaged quickly after it’s manufactured. 

Since all Luxe models incorporate foam, our testers noticed slight off-gassing in each mattress. Sleepers should place the mattress in a well-ventilated room after unboxing it. The smell should dissipate within 48 hours.

What Are Helix Luxe Mattresses Made Of?

The Helix Luxe Mattress line is made up of seven hybrid models that contain CertiPUR-US certified foam layers, which ensures that the foams don’t contain harmful compounds. The construction of each model varies slightly, but all models contain a Tencel pillow-top, foam comfort layers, and an 8-inch support core of zoned pocketed coils.

Helix Luxe Mattress Construction Layers

ModelFirmnessCover MaterialComfort LayersSupport Core
Helix Sunset LuxeSoft (3)Tencel (Pillow-Top)Memory Foam
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
8″ Pocketed Coils (Zoned, Reinforced Perimeter)
Polyfoam
Helix Moonlight LuxeMedium Soft (4)Tencel (Pillow-Top)Polyfoam
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
8″ Pocketed Coils (Zoned, Reinforced Perimeter)
Polyfoam
Helix Dusk LuxeMedium Firm (6)Tencel (Pillow-Top)Polyfoam
Memory Foam
Polyfoam
8″ Pocketed  Coils (Zoned, Reinforced Perimeter)
Polyfoam
Helix Midnight LuxeMedium Firm (6)Tencel (Pillow-Top)Memory Foam
Memory Foam
Polyfoam
8″ Pocketed Coils (Zoned, Reinforced Perimeter)
Polyfoam
Helix Plus LuxeFirm (7)Tencel (Pillow-Top)Memory Foam (Gel-Infused)
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
8″ Pocketed Coils (Zoned, Reinforced Perimeter)
Polyfoam
Helix Twilight LuxeFirm (7)Tencel (Pillow-Top)Memory Foam (Gel-Infused)
Memory Foam
Polyfoam
8″ Pocketed Coils (Zoned, Reinforced Perimeter)
Polyfoam
Helix Dawn LuxeFirm (8)Tencel (Pillow-Top)Memory Foam (Gel-Infused)
Polyfoam
Polyfoam
8″ Pocketed Coils (Zoned, Reinforced Perimeter)
Polyfoam

Helix Luxe Mattresses vs. Helix Standard Models

Helix Luxe Mattresses are upgraded models from the classic Helix Mattress line and include a quilted pillow-top layer for comfort and a Tencel cover for additional temperature control. Helix also offers an optional GlacioTex Cooling Cover upgrade in their Luxe line, which replaces the Tencel pillow-top and is designed to further enhance temperature regulation.

Additionally, the Helix Luxe line bolsters the strength around the edges of the mattress and adds zoned support coils, which provides extra contouring under the shoulders and reinforcement for the lower back. Compared to the standard line, which has a 10-year warranty, the Luxe Line also has a longer 15-year warranty.

How Much Do Helix Luxe Mattresses Cost?

Helix Luxe Mattresses carry a slightly higher price-point than the classic Helix Mattress models. However, the Luxe line is on par with other luxury hybrids, making it a reasonable choice for people looking for a luxury hybrid mattress that uses high-end materials. Below are the standard base prices of the Helix Luxe mattresses for each size. Please note the Plus Luxe costs more than standard Luxe models, and that this model is not available in short queen or RV king sizes.

SizesDimensionsPrice (Standard)Price (Plus)
Twin38” X 75”$1,030$1,130
Twin XL38” X 80”$1,218$1,318
Full54” X 75”$1,499$1,599
Short Queen60” x 74”$1,780N/A
Queen60” x 80”$1,780$1,880
RV King72” x 80”$2,155N/A
King76” x 80”$2,155$2,255
California King72” x 84”$2,155$2,255

Discounts and Coupons

The Helix website regularly offers discounts that can be applied at checkout. You can often catch these deals around the holidays. Helix also offers a 15% discount for active military members and veterans, first responders, students, and teachers. Additionally, Helix offers a trade discount to interior designers and architects, as well as a referral program, where you can refer friends and family to purchase from the website for additional discounts and deals.

Where Can You Buy a Helix Luxe Mattress?

Helix Luxe mattresses can be purchased directly from the company’s website. You can also try out Helix mattresses at Brooklyn Bedding and partner showrooms across the U.S.

Buying Information and Customer Policies
AvailabilityHelix mattresses can be purchased on the company’s website. Mattresses are also available at select Brooklyn Bedding showrooms and partner retailers such as SleePare.
ShippingHelix ships to all 50 states and Canadian provinces. contiguous U.S. Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada will need to pay an additional shipping fee.
Helix mattresses are compressed and rolled into a box before shipping. After unboxing, the mattress will need at least two hours to decompress.
Sleep TrialHelix offers a 100-day sleep trial for all mattresses. To get a full refund, customers must try the mattress for at least 30 days before returning it.
WarrantyHelix Luxe mattresses are covered by a 15-year limited warranty, which covers manufacturing defects and signs of premature sagging. The warranty is not prorated, which means that customers are eligible for a full refund at any time within the 15-year coverage period.

Helix Luxe Mattress FAQ

Are Helix Luxe Mattresses Worth It?

Our team found that the Helix Luxe mattresses performed well across several categories, with reasonable price points that compare to other luxury hybrid mattresses. This makes Helix Luxe models a good option for sleepers looking for a durable luxury hybrid.

Which Helix Luxe Mattress Should You Choose?

The Helix Line offers seven mattresses that suit a broad range of sleepers. When choosing a mattress, it’s important to consider individual preferences, preferred sleeping positions, and body weight. Sleepers can compare the ratings for each model and take the Helix Sleep Quiz to find the model best for them.

Can You Try More Than One Helix Luxe Mattress?

Shoppers can try up to two mattresses during Helix’s 100-day sleep trial. To try a new mattress, customers must return the first mattress at least 30 days after the trial has started and purchase a second model. Alternatively, customers can try out several Helix mattresses at Brooklyn Bedding stores and select partner showrooms.

Should You Get the Helix GlacioTex Cooling Cover?

As an alternative to the Tencel cover, customers can opt for the GlacioTex Cooling Cover, which is sewn into the mattress and designed to provide more temperature regulation for sleepers who desire additional cooling.

Do Helix Luxe Mattresses Need a Box Spring?

Helix Luxe mattresses do not need a box spring. In fact, many traditional box springs do not offer sufficient support for Helix mattresses, which require a solid surface or slats that are five inches apart or closer. Helix offers various adjustable bases and foundations that are engineered to support Helix Luxe mattresses.

About The Author

Katherine Zheng

Staff Writer, Sleep Health


Katherine is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She has doctorate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and is published in the journal Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research and the journal JMIR Mental Health. She has also worked as a policy fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. With a background in academia, Katherine has always been interested in making healthcare research more accessible to the public. When not writing, Katherine is an actor and loves doing theater at night.

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  • CHRONOTYPE: Dolphin

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