A couple months ago, Adam and I moved into our first house and basically started from scratch when it came to furniture. We tossed out pretty much all of our college stuff— most of it we had owned for far too long or it was mismatched due to Craigslist deals. One of the biggest decisions we knew we’d be making boiled down to our bed. We were dying to get a king sized mattress, and needed something that would cater to both of our sleeping needs.
We did a lot of research before taking the plunge. To save on cost, we definitely wanted to check out the new “mail order mattress” trend that’s hot right now. Funny enough, that didn’t exactly narrow down our options. There are so many companies out there… it was hard to figure out what was right for us. Then, we discovered Helix.
Helix was the only company that offered customized mattresses. This sounded like a dream— we could tell them exactly what we wanted and they’d design a mattress for us! It all starts with a quiz where they ask you questions like What position do you sleep in? Do you get hot at night? Do you have broad shoulders or broad hips? From there, they rearrange the layers in the mattress for maximum personalized comfort.
What I thought was particularly cool was that they keep couples in mind. Both Adam and I were able to take the quiz in tandem with our own answers. You can choose to create a mattress with blended comfort, where it balances your needs throughout the mattress, or customize separate sides of the bed to make it even more perfect for you. We decided to go with the blended mattress because when one of us is hanging out in bed, we like to spread out.
Watch the video above for a closer look at the ordering and unboxing process.
Once it arrived, it took about ten minutes to unbox and another hour for it to regain its shape. then, it was ready for use! As soon as we jumped in, we could feel the support immediately. This is our first foam mattress, and it felt so different from spring! The foam conforms to your body and you feel almost like you’re floating.
The brand says that it can take up to 30 days to break the bed in. The first few weeks, the bed felt pretty firm. It was comfortable, but considering our customization options indicated it would be a medium-soft feel, the initial feel was a bit surprising. As a side sleeper, I need a lot of sinkage so that my shoulder and arm doesn’t go numb during the night.
It’s now been two months, and I personally feel that while my side has softened up a bit, it’s still too firm to sleep on my side. Adam, being heavier than I am, has pretty much completely broken in his side and says it’s perfect for him. I think because we went with the blended mattress, the support needed for a big man resulted in more firmness that my smaller frame can’t quite break in as easily. I’ve asked him to hang out on my side of the bed when he can to help break it in more. With that said, I have absolutely no problems sleeping on my back in the Helix. There’s really no bad position with this mattress— the way it contours to my body ensures the best sleep I’ve had.
On top of that, we’ve both been sleeping much cooler. Being new to Las Vegas, the heat really threw us for a loop. In this mattress, we don’t have to blast the air all night though! We keep it on 74 and nobody’s sweating in the morning. This was a very important aspect, since Adam is a furnace while sleeping. He’s reported absolutely no issues!
Overall, we are very happy with our Helix. It’s the best mattress either of us have ever owned, and I look forward to getting into bed every night. (It’s also really hard to get out in the morning because I’m so comfy!) I highly recommend it if you’ve been looking for the best mattress for you and your partner to both get amazing sleep. Not quite convienced? Well, you can save $50 with my code: SLASHED50here. You’re welcome 😉
Have you tried any mail order mattress brands?
I’ve been looking for a new mattress, will definitely check this out!
That’s SO cool that you can get a custom mattress. Bookmarking for when we need a new one!
Lisa Marie Heath
Nick and I have been considering doing something like this once we move. I don’t think we had heard of Helix though, so we’ll add that to the list of possibilities
It’s so convenient during such a chaotic life change!
My husband and I have been mattress shopping for literally 18 months and we have not come across any brand that would do a split mattress… which is exactly what we need. How cool!
YAY!!! I’m glad I could help!
Wow, this sounds like the perfect mattress for anyone!
I love how you can get a mattress delivered in a nice succinct package right to the front door!
Yes, it really helped since we were just running all over the place with other moving errands.
I got a new mattress 2 years ago and I love it! When I have overnight guests I always give them my room and they comment on how comfortable the mattress is every time. Customizing your own mattress is awesome!
Wow, you’re generous! No guests sleep in our Helix– that’s all ours 😛
How awesome that the bed is customized for you guys! After 10 years of marriage we upgraded to a king size bed and I am so glad we did!
It makes such a difference! I’ve never been so comfy.
This sounds awesome! We are in need of a new mattress so we may have to try Helix! I’ve never heard of them but this review is great!
I’m glad I could help!
My husband and I are in the market for a new mattress. I’m totally checking this mattress out! Especially because we’re both back sleepers!
I’m glad this is getting more comfortable for you. It’s hard to order online but they sound like they helped you pick what’s right for the two of you.
Yes absolutely. I loved the customized approach so I could have a better idea of what the end result would be!
That mattress sounds amazing!!
Wow, that is seriously so cool that they can fully customize the bed to work for both people’s needs! My bf and I need this so bad. We got a queen mattress when we moved in together years ago, but now that our not so little dog has snuck his way into our bed, we definitely need a king, haha.
YES! Our cat snuggles between us under the covers so the extra space is perfect 🙂
Technically yes, haha i got a dog mattress from one of the mail order mattress companies. I do need to replace my mattress at home so I might consider one of these!
OMG I want a custom mattress! Also, Jeff is a furnace too. He won’t even be near me in the bed and I can feel the heat!
Same!!! Men, ugh! lolol
CUSTOM mattress!? How cool!
That’s good that the mattress is cool. I paid a fortune about 6 years ago for my top of the line Beautyrest gel mattress that is supposed to have cooling stuff in it, but I still find it makes me hot after several hours of sleeping. But it was so expensive, I can’t afford to replace it!
That’s what’s great about Helix– you have a 100 night sleep trial so if it ends up not being what you expected, they’ll haul it away and give a refund! Sorry about your mattress, maybe a Helix will be next for you!
I had no idea you could mail order a mattress, how cool!!! We got a new bed when we bought our house in 2015, and it has memory foam. My side is so silunkrn from being a side sleeper lol
Haha yes!! I guess that’s one thing I don’t have to worry about!