Purple Mattress Guide: Everything You Need to Know

purple mattress guide

When it comes to innovative sleep solutions, the Purple mattress stands out in the crowded mattress market. But what exactly is a Purple mattress, and why is it gaining so much attention? In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive into everything you need to know about Purple mattresses, from reviews to types, and even comparisons with other popular options.

What is a Purple Mattress?

A Purple mattress is a unique sleep product designed by the Purple company, known for its innovative grid structure which is unlike traditional memory foam or spring mattresses. The unique materials provide a combination of support and pressure relief that adapts to your body's contours. This technology aims to offer a more comfortable and cooler sleep experience.

What Are Purple Mattresses Made Of?

Purple mattresses are primarily made of their patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer, also known as GelFlex Grid. This unique comfort technology is exclusive to Purple and sets them apart from traditional memory foam or spring mattresses, offering a distinctive blend of pressure relief, support, and breathability.

The GelFlex Grid is combined with various foam layers and, in the case of hybrid models, responsive support coils. This combination of materials is designed to provide a balanced sleep experience with optimal support and comfort.

This innovative material was originally developed for use in medical settings, such as hospital beds and wheelchair cushions, to provide pressure relief and support for patients.

In simple terms, GelFlex Grid is a stretchy, squishy material that acts like a bunch of tiny springs. Imagine a mattress with thousands of tiny springs woven together. These "springs" respond instantly to your body's movements, providing support where you need it and gently giving way where you don't. This means you get the perfect balance of comfort and support, no matter how you sleep.

If you're looking for a mattress that offers a unique blend of comfort, support, and breathability, the Purple GelFlex Grid is a game-changer. It's no wonder why Purple mattresses have become so popular - the science behind the Grid speaks for itself.

Types of Purple Mattresses

Purple offers a wide range of mattresses designed to enhance your sleep and relaxation. Their innovative designs and unique materials cater to a variety of sleep preferences, allowing you to choose the best fit for your sleep needs.

Purple Original

The foundation of the Purple mattress line, this model features the signature 2-inch GelFlex Grid, providing a unique pressure-relieving feel that adapts to your body's contours while keeping you cool and comfortable. Its dual-layer comfort foam provides additional support, making it a versatile option suitable for all sleeping positions and those seeking a balance of comfort and support.

Purple Plus

Elevate your sleep experience with the Purple Plus, boasting a thicker 2.5-inch layer of GelFlex Grid for enhanced pressure relief. Its transition foam layer offers a smoother feel, while responsive support coils provide added bounce and airflow, making it ideal for combination sleepers who want extra pressure relief and a slightly more responsive feel.

Purple Restore

Experience a traditional mattress feel with the innovative twist of the GelFlex Grid in the Purple Restore. This model combines the pressure-relieving Grid with a comfort foam layer and responsive support coils for added support and durability. It's perfect for back and stomach sleepers, couples seeking good motion isolation, and those who prefer a familiar feel with enhanced comfort.

Purple Rejuvenate


Indulge in luxurious comfort with the Purple Rejuvenate, featuring a thick comfort foam layer for a plush feel, combined with the signature GelFlex Grid for pressure relief and contouring. Pocketed coils offer targeted support and minimal motion transfer, making it a dream for side sleepers, those who crave a luxurious feel, and individuals experiencing joint pain or pressure points.

In addition to their mattresses, Purple also offers adjustable bases, pillows, and other sleep accessories to complete your sleep system and ensure a restful night's sleep.

Purple Premium Plus Smart Base

Offers adjustable head and foot settings, a relaxing massage feature, and customizable lumbar support. Preset positions, app and remote control, and memory settings make it easy to find your ideal relaxation or sleep position. Additional features like under-bed lighting, an anti-snore preset, and zero-gravity mode enhance the overall sleep experience.

Purple Harmony Pillow

Offers the perfect balance of comfort and support with its unique combination of materials. A layer of Purple's signature Grid Hex technology, a hyper-elastic gel material that forms a grid of hexagonal columns, provides responsive, pressure-relieving support, while a core of ventilated Talalay latex offers buoyant support that conforms to your head and neck. Wrapped in a breathable mesh cover, this pillow stays cool and fresh throughout the night, ensuring a comfortable and restful sleep experience.

Purple Cloud Pillow

Experience the ultimate in cloud-like comfort with the Purple Cloud Pillow. Upgraded with hypoallergenic, ultra-fine gel fibers, this pillow offers plush cushioning that molds to your head and neck, providing personalized support throughout the night. The innovative gel fibers won't clump, trap heat, or flatten over time, ensuring long-lasting comfort and support for a restful sleep.

Purple SoftStretch Sheets

Crafted from a luxurious blend of bamboo-derived viscose, spandex, and polyester, delivering a silky-smooth feel with optimal stretch that enhances the comfort and support of any mattress. Purple’s SecureStretch™ elastic band ensures a snug fit on any mattress, preventing slipping and bunching, while deeper pockets easily accommodate thicker mattresses. "Head" and "foot" tags simplify bed-making, and the high-quality construction ensures the sheets withstand repeated washing, maintaining their beauty for years.

Purple Mattress Comparison

When comparing Purple mattresses to other brands, there are several key points to consider:

  • Comfort and Support - The Purple Grid offers a unique feel that many people find more comfortable than traditional memory foam or innerspring mattresses. It provides a balance of softness and support, contouring to your body while still providing pressure relief. This makes it suitable for various sleeping positions and body types.
  • Cooling - The Purple Grid's open-cell design allows for superior airflow, making it more breathable than many foam mattresses. This helps regulate body temperature and prevents heat buildup, making it a great option for hot sleepers.
  • Durability - Purple mattresses are known for their durability and longevity. The GelFlex Grid is designed to be resilient and maintain its shape and support over time, often outlasting other types of mattresses.
  • Motion Isolation - The Purple Grid's structure does a great job of isolating motion, meaning you'll be less likely to feel your partner's movements during the night.
  • Unique Feel - The GelFlex Grid provides a "floating" sensation that some sleepers find incredibly comfortable and supportive. However, it's important to note that this unique feel may not be for everyone, so trying it out in person is highly recommended.
  • Price - Purple mattresses tend to be more expensive than some traditional mattress options. However, many users believe the benefits in comfort, support, and durability outweigh the higher price.

Cost of a Purple Mattress

Purple offers a range of mattress lines at various price points, catering to different budgets and sleep preferences. Sit 'n Sleep often has special offers and promotions on Purple mattresses, so be sure to check for current deals before making your purchase. 

Here's the regular 2024 pricing for reference:

Original Purple Mattress
Twin $999
King $1,999

Purple Plus Mattress
Twin $1,499
King $2,399

Purple Restore SoftFirm
Twin XL $1,999
King $2,999

Purple Restore Plus Soft / Firm
Twin XL $2,549
King $3,699

Purple Restore Premier Firm
Twin XL $3,249
King $4,399

Purple Rejuvenate
Twin XL $4,495
King $6,995

Purple Rejuvenate Plus
Twin XL $5,495
King $7,995

Purple RejuvenatePremier
Twin XL $6,495
King $8,995 

Is a Purple Mattress Worth It?

Purple mattresses, while pricier than traditional options, offer unique comfort, support, and cooling benefits that lead to improved sleep quality and reduced discomfort. This makes them a valuable investment for many people with different body types and sleep preferences, who find the improved sleep experience well worth the higher price.

Purple Mattress Reviews

Purple mattresses boast thousands of positive reviews across various platforms, with customers raving about their unique comfort, pressure relief, and cooling properties. Here's what some Sit 'n Sleep customers have to say about their Purple mattress experience:

Purple Original Mattress 
Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Why you'll love it: Sleeps cool, comfortable for various sleep positions, good pressure relief.
What customers are saying: "Best mattress I've ever slept on... We never feel hot or too warm, and it's so comfortable." - Carlos A.

Purple Plus Mattress 
Customer Rating:4.8 out of 5 stars
Why you'll love it: Great for side and back sleepers, comfortable, doesn't trap heat
What customers are saying: "The best mattress I have slept on... It's good for side sleepers and those who sleep on their back." – Anonymous

Purple Restore Soft Mattress 
Customer Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Why you'll love it: Good for back pain, supportive for back and side sleepers, comfortable.
What customers are saying: "I've suffered from back pain for years, and this mattress has significantly reduced my discomfort." - John S.

Explore Purple at Sit ‘n Sleep

Purple mattresses offer a unique and innovative sleep solution that stands out from traditional options. With their distinctive grid technology, superior cooling, and durability, they are a great choice for anyone looking to improve their sleep quality.

Experience the Purple difference at your local Sit 'n Sleep and take advantage of incredible deals on top-rated Purple mattresses. Whether you're considering the original Purple mattress, a hybrid model, or the premier version, our sleep experts will help you find the perfect Purple mattress for achieving the sleep you've always dreamed of.