How Long Does A Helix Mattress Last?

Helix mattress does not specify an exact time frame, but based off of their blog, it depends on what type of mattress you decide to purchase.

Since Helix manufacturers only hybrid designs, you should expect your Helix mattress to last between 7-15 years…with 10 years being about the average.

Here are the industry averages by mattress type:

  • Memory foam: 7-10 years
  • Latex: 10+ years
  • Innerspring: 7-10 years
  • Hybrid: 7-15 years
  • Waterbed: 10 years
  • Air mattress: 10-12 years
  • Gel-infused foam: 8-12 years
  • Futon mattress: 6-8 years

Currently, the Helix Midnight is Helix’s most awarded mattress model, which is a hybrid model.

There are two models of the Midnight; the Midnight and the Midnight Luxe.

The Midnight comes with a 10 year limited warranty, while the Luxe version has a 15 year limited warranty.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Helix Midnight, continue reading.


Helix Midnight Video Overview



Who is the Helix Midnight For?

The Helix Midnight is a great pick for those who:

  • Sleep hot
  • Looking a hybrid mattress at a lower price point
  • Those who need pressure relief
  • Side sleepers

The 12-inch thick Helix Midnight is made up pocketed coils and memory foam. It is comprised of four layers.

These include the comfort layer of pressure-relieving foam, as well as a transition layer made of dense foam, a layer of coils that are individually wrapped, and a high-density base lay. The base layers adds toughness to the bed.

The Midnight’s light, breathable cover lets in maximum airflow, which is beneficial to those who can be hot during their sleeping.

Professional reviewers are unanimous in their opinion they think the Midnight is an excellent option for those who sleep on their sides.

The comfort layer of foam contours to the body, offering relief from pressure points like knees, lower back and shoulders.

On the other hand those who sleep on their backs might find this mattresses too soft to suit their requirements, and those who are heavyweight may not feel enough support.

Experts have also noted that the Luxe model of this mattress might be an ideal alternative for people suffering from back pain, due to its zoned coil support .

The coils are soft around the shoulders to provide specific pressure relief, and firmer in the hips to promote the alignment of the spine to be neutral.

In the end, this feature helps prevent back discomfort in the long run and also eases pressure points.

The Midnight is CertiPUR-US certified and doesn’t use any harmful chemical substances for its mattress.

It’s in the lower part of the range of prices in hybrid mattress, making it a great choice for those with a tight budget.

As with the rest of Helix Sleep mattresses, the Midnight is shipped for free across the United States, and comes with a 10 year limited warranty and a 100-night trial.

The Midnight can not be purchased in stores. You can only buy the Midnight through their official website.

Helix offers custom-made mattresses, that are based on the customers’ preferences for their body type and sleep – which is determined by an online quiz.

Helix recommends Midnight for those who sleep on their sides and this is evident in the professional reviews too.


Helix Midnight Construction

Helix midnight construction

Let’s take a look at the inside of the Helix Midnight; starting with the cover.


Helix Midnight features a breathable ,Soft Touch which allows air to move through to the upper part of the bed.

Additionally, the cover is soft and cool to the touch, and provides the mattresses top an inviting, comfortable feeling.

Comfort Layers

The top of the Helix Midnight has an additional top layer made of exclusive Memory Plus foam.

As we’ve discussed earlier, this foam exhibits the slow-moving sensation that people anticipate when using memory foam.

It can also help with relief from pain, making it an most effective mattresses for people suffering from fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Under that, you will find an even thinner layer of elastic polyfoam; which acts as a transitional layer, and adds bounce on top of the mattress.

Support Layer

Helix Midnight also contains individually-wrapped coils within its support layer .

They give support and aid in promoting airflow in the mattress.

They are also seated upon a thin coating high-density polyfoam.


Helix Midnight Firmness and Feel

The Helix Midnight is rated 6/10, meaning it has a medium firm to medium feel, based on your body type.

People of different weights will feel different levels of firmness: people who are lighter will feel that the mattress feels a little more firm; while heavier people are more likely to feel a bit hugged on by the mattress.

The Midnight offers a true hybrid feeling; in the sense that it’s like a comfortable hotel bed, with cushioning on top, and balanced by a strong buoyant coil base.

You’ll sink about an one or two inches into the top layer of memory foam, while feeling the mattress forming around your shape.

The coils help keep you elevated on top of the mattress.


Helix Midnight Performance

Next we will take a look at how the Midnight perfors, when it comes to each category.

Motion Transfer

Helix mattress is perfect for couples.

With a customizable experience, Helix lets both couples select what they prefer and require from the mattress.

There’s no need to worry about your sleep quality being compromised, since Helix will combine the qualities of two mattresses into one.

Through our tests we also observed that the Helix is a great bed with motion-isolation.

Couples ought to be concerned about having a bed that reduces motion transfer. Otherwise, you’ll awake to the movements of each other, when your partner tosses or turns.

Edge Support

If you’re anything like me and you love to sit on thr edge of your bed while getting dressed/undressed, then edge support is a big deal in a mattress.

Fortunately, Helix Midnight excels at this. We would give the Midnight a 9/10 for its edge support

Sleeping Hot Or Cold

The Helix Midnight should be a cooler mattress, due to its breathable covering and its hybrid-style design.

The coils can permit plenty of airflow, while the upper layers shouldn’t hold an excessive amount of heat.


In terms of its materials and overall structure, the Helix Midnight does appear to be an sturdy mattress.

Although your size and how much you use your mattress will be a factor, you can expect realistically a good 7-10 years out of this mattress.


Helix Midnight is a bed in a box, so naturally when it’s unpacked, you will smell an off gassing.

This slight chemical smell is normal from a foam hybrid, such as the Midnight and the scent does not last for long.

You can expect the smell to subside completely within 48 hours.


While moving around in the Helix Midnight,  you may notice some minor creaking and squeaking, because of the coils.

This is normal, and should not be loud enough to wake you.


The Helix Midnight is a good option for sex, because it’s bouncy and responsive.

This will enable partners to move about and switch positions.


Support and Pressure Relief by Sleeping Position

Back Sleepers

The Helix Midnight offers a great combination of comfort and support for those who sleep on their backs. Neither average weight or lighter weight individuals should feel pressure in their backs. This bed will also work well for heavier weight sleepers. However Helix offers a bed that was designed specifically for those heavier, called the Helix Plus.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers may discover that mattresses with a medium firmness aren’t able to support the lower part of their back. Fortunately, this isn’t so bad in the Helix Midnight.

If you are light or average-weight, you should not experience any lower back arching while lying on your stomach. However, those who are heavyweigh may experience excessive hip sinkage. If this is you, then you should instead look at the Helix Dusk or Helix Dawn.

Side Sleepers

The Helix Midnight was designed for people who sleep on their sides, no matter your bodyweight. Its middle layer helps to conform to the shape that your body has, allowing hips and shoulders to snuggle into the bed.

The bed’s contouring helps promote a lateral alignment of the spine for light, average-weight and heavyweight side sleepers. If your spine is supported properly it is less likely to experience back pain and stiffness when you wake up. We also like Helix Midnight Luxe, Helix Sunset Luxe, Helix Sunset along with the Helix Moonlight for those who are side sleepers.

Combination Sleepers

It is worth noting that the Helix Midnight has a memory foam top layer that slows the mattress down with responsiveness.

So, it may be difficult to light, average-weight or heavyweight combination sleepers to switch positions through out the night.

If you prefer to sleep “on the top” on your bed, so you are able to easily move around, consider selecting a mattress with made with of polyfoam top layer, or a latex.


Helix Midnight & Different Bodyweights

Lightweight Sleepers – under 130lbs

Lightweight individuals are likely to feel secure and comfortable in all three positions while they sleep on the Helix Midnight mattress.

Average Weight Sleepers – 130 lbs – 230 lbs

Average weight back sleepers will have a great balance of support and comfort while sleeping on the Helix Midnight mattress.

The hips should sink just the right amount, and the top layer of foam conforms to the contours of the body.

Side sleeping, normal weight people who weigh near 130 pounds should feel great pressure relief on their hips and shoulders.

However, if you’re more than 230 lbs it is possible to press through the top layer of comfort, and feel a bit of a bunching in the hips and shoulders.

Stomach sleepers of average weight who only weigh a little more than 130lbs can get sufficient comfort from Helix Midnight mattress.

People who weigh more than 230 pounds should opt for a more firm mattress.

Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230 lbs

Back sleepers with heavy weights who don’t weigh much more than 230lbs are likely to find the right level of comfort they need.

However, if they weigh over 300 pounds then they ought to consider the Helix Plus mattress, which is the model that Helix has developed specifically for people who are bigger.

People who sleep on their sides might want to think about one of the soft Helix mattresses, or even a bed designed specifically for bigger people. They are likely to press against this mattress, and will feel substantial stress on their shoulders and hips.

People who sleep on their stomachs, and are heavier are better off with a more firm mattress, because the Midnight could cause their hips to sink in the bed (again the risk of causing back pain, as well as different discomforts).


Helix Midnight Sizes and Price

The following chart shows the sizes, dimensions and current pricing for the Helix Midnight.

Prices are subject to change.

Size Dimensions Price
Twin 38″ x 75″ $699.00
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ $799.00
Full 54″ x 75″ $949.00
Queen 60″ x 80″ $1099.00
King 76″ x 80″ $1449.00
California King 72″ x 84″ $1449.00



Helix Mattress Basics

Below is more information on Helix policies, and basic info you should know when purchasing.


Helix mattresses are available on their Helix website. You can also view Helix mattresses on display in the Helix showroom located in New York City, and in certain showrooms from partners throughout all across the United States. Mattresses can be shipped to all 50 states as well as the majority of Canada with the exception of Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories.


Free shipping is provided in all United States. A Customs Tax and an additional $250 shipping cost applies to all orders sent that are shipped to Canada.

Helix mattresses are delivered via FedEx Ground. They are compressed and then packed into the box. When an order is made and the mattress is shipped, it can take anywhere from 3 to 7 to reach you.

The purchaser is responsible for the mattress’s set-up. Helix gives instructions on how to set up the mattress in the email that is sent to customers and in the box for mattress.

Additional Services

In-home delivery is offered across the contiguous 48 United States. The service is offered by the delivery company Helix uses, and comes with an additional $149 cost for the first item. Orders with two or more items are charged $199. A team will bring to the desired location, take it out of its box put it in place and then take away the packing items.

Mattress removal services are available for a separate $75 cost when you buy in-home delivery.

Sleep Trial

Helix mattresses are available with 100-night trial period which begins on the day it is shipped. A break-in period of 30 nights is needed before the mattress can be acceptable to be returned. If the purchaser decides to return the mattress within the specified timeframe they will receive the full amount of the mattress’s purchase cost. Removal partners will collect the mattress. This deal is valid for two returns per household, customer and/or shipping address.


Standard Helix mattresses are covered by 10 years of limited warranty, and Helix Luxe mattresses come with a limited warranty of 15 years. The warranty covers manufacturing defects that exceed 1 ” in diameter, cracks, and splitting of foam, as well as assembly problems on the cover.

This warranty is valid for the mattress’s original owner when it is purchased through an official retailer. This warranty does not cover normal increase in softness, changes to firmness , or damages caused by misuse or abuse. Customers should keep the receipt as evidence of the purchase.

The buyer is accountable for returning the mattress to Helix. If Helix detects an issue that is covered,  the customer is able to receive up to $100 in reimbursement in shipping costs. Helix can choose to repair or replace the mattress.

Additional terms and conditions apply.



Frequently Asked Questions About Helix Midnight

Are Helix mattresses good?

The majority of customers have positive comments of Helix mattresses generally, with many customers praising the many firmness options. Some customers who had issues mentioned problems in support over time, and deciding on an inappropriate firmness.

Does the Helix mattress require box springs?

No. In fact, Helix mattresses work best without the use of a box spring. Solid foundations are ideal or with slats that are not more than five inches in apart.

How long does a helix mattress last?

Hybrid mattresses that have pockets of coils usually last around 10 years, with regular rotation, and for people of average size. There are some complaints about the sagging that occurs over a shorter time for certain sleepers.

Does Helix Mattress come in a box?

The Helix mattress are delivered in boxes and are shipped for free by FedEx.

Are Helix Mattresses toxic?

The mattresses of Helix are Oeko-Tex certified that means that they are not contaminated by harmful chemicals. These foams have been CertiPUR-US(r) certified, which is an extremely very low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) standard. For those with chemical sensitivities, they may require foams with more strict certification.

What is the best Helix mattress?

The Helix Midnight is the most awarded, for its balanced pressure relief. It is most ideal for side sleepers. The Luxe model is the highest rated, however it is dependent on the the individual’s body type as well as sleep position and preferences.

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