No Credit? Good Credit? No Problem! 15 Second Credit App
Mattress Express
ShopMattressesMassage ChairsGuideRewardsSaleLocationsContact
October 31, 2022

The Purple Mattress Review

Lady in Purple Mattresses bed

A good, quality mattress is often a matter of opinion – not necessarily the opinion of your mind but the opinion of your body. The position in which you sleep, your weight and your overall health are just a few things that will help your body determine the right mattress for you.

Purple, which is now available at all of our Mattress Express locations, offers a variety of styles and comfort levels to cater to all types of sleepers.

What is the Purple Mattress?

Purple grid cut out with hand

The Purple® mattress is called one of the most comfortable mattress products offered on the market, thanks to its patented Purple GelFlex Grid™. The Purple mattress-in-a-box provides the perfect balance of firm and soft without compromise. It took years, and over 30 patents, to perfect it. Exclusive to the Purple Mattress line, the Purple GelFlex Grid and the top comfort layer of every Purple mattress are made of hyper-elastic polymer known for its stretch, durability and ultra-breathability.

All five Purple mattress styles adapt to your body and help you stay cool, providing superior comfort, support, and quality sleep. The Purple GelFlex Grid eliminates pressure points and allows airflow to keep you comfortable all night long. It perfectly cradles your hips and shoulders while fully supporting your back.

Purple Mattress Layers

In each Purple mattress, the combination of the open-air channels of the Purple Grid and the temperature-neutral materials in the comfort layer ensures proper airflow for an adaptive cool, no-pressure support.  A high-density polyurethane foam encompasses the grid to provide proper edge support. The support core, or base layer, of the Original Purple and the Purple Plus is made of CertiPUR-US-certified foam. The base layer of all three hybrid models consists of  7.5” pocketed coils for added spinal support. It’s the perfect combination! The grid comfort layer makes you feel like you are floating on a cloud, while the foam or coils in the support core ensures proper spinal alignment and the support your body needs.

Types of Purple Mattresses

Below is a brief comparison of each mattress that Purple offers, and who will benefit the most from each.

The Original Purple

The Original Purple Mattress® is the base model and offers the core Purple experience. It perfectly balances comfort and support. The 2″ GelFlex Grid™ cradles pressure points, while the Comfort Core produces a less bouncy feel. All the Purple mattresses are nontoxic, Certified Clean Air GOLD, hypoallergenic, and made in the USA.

The Original Purple works for all types of sleepers, except those with extra weight or height.

The Purple Plus

Purple mattress expansion The Purple Plus™ Mattress is just like the original but has an extra premium foam layer with the Comfort Plus Core to offer more cushioning and comfort. The Purple Plus Mattress is a comfort upgrade in the Purple Mattress offerings with an extra layer of premium foam. It provides extra cushioning, responsiveness to movement, and breathability. On top of this his premium foam base are two inches of the breathable ​GelFlex Grid to cradle hips and shoulders while keeping the rest of your body aligned.

Purple Hybrid or Premier 2

The Purple Hybrid combines the comfort and pressure-relieving benefits of 2″ of GelFlex Grid™ and the responsiveness and ease of movement of the Responsive Coil Core. The responsive-support coils enhance the overall comfort and durability of the mattress. The combination of the Purple Grid™ and patented responsive-support coils augment the responsiveness and open airflow for an even more adaptive sleep. The Purple Hybrid helps sleepers with higher body weight, and back or stomach sleepers because of the added support and firm feel.

The Purple Plus is recommended for side sleepers and lightweight sleepers due to the extra comfort cushioning.

Purple Premier 3

The Purple Hybrid Premier® 3 gives you more cradling and pressure relief with 3″ of GelFlex Grid™, plus the support, responsiveness and ease of movement of the Responsive Coil Core.  The combination of the Purple Grid™ and patented responsive-support coils augment the responsiveness and open airflow for even more adaptive cool, No Pressure® Support.

The Purple Hybrid Premier is the perfect balance of soft and firm, favored by couples with mixed sleep preferences.

Purple Premier 4

The Purple Hybrid Premier® 4 has the deepest cradling and maximum pressure relief with 4″ of GelFlex Grid™. This is paired with the support, responsiveness and ease of movement of the Responsive Coil Core. The combination of the Purple Grid™ and patented responsive-support coils augment the responsiveness and open airflow for even more adaptive cool, No Pressure® Support. The Purple Hybrid Premier 4” feels like a zero gravity float.

Favored by side sleepers for its plush, cushiony feel.

Best Purple Mattress Features

The Purple GelFlex Grid is adaptive, meaning it is designed to return to its shape quickly as you change position throughout the night. This is unlike memory foam mattresses, which tend to be slower moving and less bouncy. The Purple GelFlex Grid offers both a bouncy feel and reduces motion transfer.


The firmness level of the Purple mattress line varies from firm to plush without losing the necessary spinal support you require for a good night of uninterrupted sleep.  The Original Purple mattress is medium firm which is great for lightweight back and side sleepers but may not be supportive enough for stomach sleepers or heavier-weight sleepers.

The Purple Hybrid or Premier 2 is the firmest of the line and is excellent for all types of sleepers that prefer a firm feel.  If you are looking for a more plush feel, check out the Purple Plus, Purple Premier 3 Hybrid or Purple Premier 4 Hybrid.


Find the perfect Purple mattress for you

Pick my Purple

Temperature Control

The Purple Mattress does an excellent job of helping you stay cool throughout the night, largely due to the Purple GelFlex Grid technology. The open cells of Purple Grid allow the air to circulate and not trap heat (like many memory foam mattresses). This allows you to sleep at a comfortable temperature all night long.


The Purple GelFlex Grid excels at isolating motion, which generally appeals to people who share a bed. The movement of your partner will not disturb you throughout the night.

How to Choose Your Perfect Purple Mattress

Different mattresses are better suited for different sleeping styles. Consider whether you are a side, back, or stomach sleeper before deciding on a mattress design.

resized for blog purple image of woman on purple mattress

Side Sleepers

The entire Purple mattress line has the right mix of contouring and support to relieve pressure for most side sleepers, with the exception of those who are heavier weight.

Back Sleepers

The Purple hybrid mattress line provides most back sleepers with lumbar support and pressure relief due to its spring core. The Original Purple and Purple Plus may be supportive enough for some lightweight back sleepers but most back sleepers prefer a firmer feel, like the Purple Hybrid Premier 2 offers.

Stomach Sleepers

Most stomach sleepers do not find comfort in the Original Purple or Purple Plus mattresses but the hybrid line offers the firmer support you may need, particularly the Purple Hybrid or Premier 2. Lightweight stomach sleepers or those who sleep in a combination of positions may like the medium plushness of the Purple Premier 3 Hybrid. Heavier-weight stomach sleepers are more likely to prefer the firm feel of the Purple Hybrid.

Buying a Purple Mattress

Originally an internet-only, bed-in-a-box, Purple is now among the most well-known online mattresses and is as inexpensive as the internet world once led us all to believe. Thanks to its patented technology and variety of available comfort levels, Purple Mattresses are worth the higher price point.

Stop by our Mattress Express locations today to try the unique Purple mattress.