Helix Sunset Mattress Review
In this review we take a look at the Helix Sunset mattress, another amazing bed offered by Helix Sleep, a popular brand known for its wide variety of mattresses, and that now offers a Sleep Quiz to help you pick the best Helix mattress for your needs based on your answers.
The Helix Sunset mattress offers an amazing comfort and pressure relief. It sleeps incredibly cool due to the use of pocketed coils and special breathable cover, and has no motion transfer at all.
This in-depth review of the Helix Sunset mattress evaluates all of the criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good mattress, which includes firmness / support, comfort, sleeping hot, and other features as outlined below.
Read our review and find out what we think about this amazing new mattress and what are our experiences sleeping on it. Review updated
Construction and Materials
The Helix Sunset mattress is a 12″ hybrid mattress made up of memory foam and hundreds of individually wrapped coils and it consists of the following layers.
- Top Comfort Layer – This layer is made of Helix Memory Plus Foam, which is a special Helix blend that offers extremely soft feel and pressure relief.
- Transition Layer – This layer is made of special Helix Dynamic Foam designed to provide ergonomic support and cushion your body. It is slightly firmer and serves as a transition layer between a softer top comfort layer and pocketed coils beneath.
- Body Shape Layer – This layer is made of individually wrapped coils. There are hundreds of individual coils that serve to cradle and support your body while sleeping and limit excessive motion transfer. Reinforced perimeter offers additional support and excellent edge support while the whole layer allows greater airflow, adds to the overall breathability of this mattress and aids in cooling.
- Base Layer – This layer is made of DuraDense high-density support foam that serves as the foundation and support for the mattress and increases its durability and stability.
The Helix Sunset mattress comes with the unique Helix Soft Touch Design, made up of 100% polyester with a soft and stretchy white top and lower blue and grey bottom. The cover is thin and designed to assist in airflow and improve cooling.
Firmness & Support
The Helix Sunset mattress is offered only in one firmness option which we felt to be around a 4 out of 10 on the firmness scale. (10 being firmest).
The company has their own firmness scale and they rate this mattress a bit softer in a range you can see below.
The soft top comfort layer offered an incredibly gentle feel and allowed me to sink into a mattress to a certain degree for pressure relief, but I never felt enveloped by it and stuck in foam thanks to pocketed coil system used in the construction of this mattress.
The slightly firmer memory foam layer beneath combined with the pocketed coil layer did an excellent job of lifting my heavy weight and providing the right amount of support to those areas of my body where it was needed most.
These layers distributed my body weight evenly across the mattress and provided me with amazing pressure relief both when sleeping on my side and on my back.
The Helix Sunset mattress on my side had just enough give in the comfort layers to mold to my shoulders and hips and yet enough firmness necessary for back sleeping.
The Helix Sunset, like the previous Helix mattresses, did a great job of meeting our firmness and support needs and provided us with what each of us enjoy in the same bed.
The Helix Sunset mattress is extremely comfortable. The combination of its special foams and pocketed coil layer with the soft and breathable cover works well to provide a perfect balance of comfort and support necessary for a comfortable and sound night’s sleep.
The extremely soft top comfort layer gives you the feeling of sleeping on clouds, reacts to your body shape, molds to it, and allows your body to sink into it to a certain degree for a perfect pressure relief.
A slightly firmer transition layer beneath combined with the bouncy pocketed coils, prevents you from sinking too deep into the mattress and feeling stuck in it.
This also facilitates moving around in bed during the night and makes late night activities quite enjoyable.
The Helix Sunset mattress does a great job at keeping things cool and comfortable all night long.
The combination of foam layers with the pocketed coil layer does a very effective job at preventing the build-up of excessive body heat during the night when compared to other mattresses we have reviewed.
The mattress also comes with a special Soft Touch Design cover created to increase airflow through the mattress and keep the top of your mattress cool at night.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Helix Sunset mattress does a good job of reducing the amount of sinkage and motion transfer.
As we always preach, sinkage and motion transfer are largely weight dependent and the fact that I weight around 230 lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage due to her much lighter weight
I compressed the top comfort layer of this mattress quite a bit, but the slightly firmer memory foam in the transition layer and pocketed coil layer beneath prevented me from sinking further into the mattress and feeling stuck in it. They perfectly worked together to support and lift my body and distribute my weight evenly across the bed.
Kaye felt it did the same for her. It supported her lighter weight with ease and also stopped her from rolling into me due to our weight differences. She didn’t experience the common feel of “sinking into a hole” which is often the case with other lower quality mattresses.
Although this is the softest Helix model, edge support was good with this mattress due to the reinforced perimeter of the pocketed coil layer. It is true that I compressed the top foam layer when sitting and lying near the edge, but the firmer memory foam layer and pocketed coils prevented me from bottoming out. We also didn’t experience any “rolling off” the edges sensation.
As for motion transfer, there is almost no motion transfer with this mattress. It allowed us to move around and get in and out of bed freely during the night without fear of waking each other.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Helix Sunset mattress gets high marks in this category for not having much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.
The hybrid design makes a difference with the amount of off-gassing. We experienced some, but it largely dissipated over the first few nights.
Helix Sleep provides about the standard amount of customer service you can expect in a “Bed In A Box” online mattress retailer. This includes:
- 100 Night Sleep Trial
- 10 Year Warranty
- Made in America
- Free Shipping
- Money back guarantee
- Save money on a Helix Sunset!
The Helix Sunset mattress, just like the previous Helix mattresses we reviewed, is very attractively priced for the quality materials that you get upon purchase.
It comes in at only $899 for a Queen, which is an excellent price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.
The Helix mattresses are unique, unlike any other mattresses currently present on the online mattress market, and the newly released Helix Sunset is no exception either.
It is an innovative and high-quality mattress that differs from pretty much every other “Bed-In-A-Box” offering on the market.
The Helix Sunset mattress offers an amazing comfort and pressure relief. It sleeps incredibly cool due to the use of pocketed coils and special breathable cover, and has no motion transfer at all which is great for couples who share the bed.
So, if you share your bed with a partner and you like the feeling of sleeping on clouds, we highly recommend you the Helix Sunset mattress and we hope that our review can help you in your next mattress purchase.