When searching for a Helix mattress, you’ll be asked on their site to answer a sleep quiz in order to provide you with the optimal mattress for your needs and likes. The quiz uses what Helix calls “innovative sleep science” in order to customize your mattress. Depending on the following attributes, your final mattress gets designed based on these criteria:
- Feel preference: Whether you prefer a soft or firm mattress
- Support requirements: Calculated by plugging in your height, weight and sleeping position
- Temperature regulation: Does your body get cold or hot at night?
- Point elasticity: How much pressure relief do you need?
The vast majority of the Helix mattresses are built from combinations of the following layers:
Helix dynamic foam layer
This is Helix’s proprietary foam layer, which has a very strong reaction to pressure. Laying down on a mattress with this layer at the top will make you feel like you are on a mattress as opposed to sinking into it. The dynamicity of the foam allows you to change positions very easily and still feel supported.
The microcoils are usually placed in the middle of a mattress because they are known for their excellent cooling features. They allow for extended airflow, add to the mattress’ springiness and make motion transfer seamless.
Mostly used as the mattress’ foundation, the polyfoam is a dense, strong layer that is meant to support the mattress and the user.
Helix LUXE mattresses also include body zoning via lumbar support coils, a premium quilted pillow top, an ultra breathable cover, and an extra 2″ in height over the standard mattresses. Some models, such as the Midnight LUXE, also include memory foam.