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9.32 Overall Score

Tested With Scoring System 1.2

9.0 Cooling

10 Motion Transfer

9.5 Response Time

8.9 Edge Support

7.7 Sex

10 Pressure Relief

9.2 Off-Gassing

9.5 Company

Best For

  • Plush, pillow-top contour for side sleepers
  • Excellent pressure relief
  • Great cooling with hybrid design

Considerations

  • Thicker 14″ profile
  • Higher price point
  • Faster response time could mean less contour for some sleepers

Our Verdict

The Helix Midnight Luxe mattress is a hybrid blend that seems to be the best of both worlds. It has a plush, tufted cover, good contour, and a medium feel, while also retaining a fast response time, good bounce, and outstanding cooling.

The Helix Midnight Luxe is the highest-scoring version in the Midnight line to date.

If you’re looking for a hybrid mattress that combines coils and foam for comfort and performance, the Midnight Luxe is a great option.

Type: Hybrid
Firmness: Medium-Firm (6)

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In This Review
Performance Tests | Firmness | | Design | Materials | Comparisons | FAQs

If you’d rather watch than read we’ve got our complete Helix Midnight Luxe review video below:

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Performance Tests

At NapLab, we put each mattress to the test.

We test 10 different factors that impact the performance, comfort, and value of the mattress. We then take the results of that test and compare to every mattress we’ve tested to date.

Check out the full performance table below to see how this mattress ranks:

FactorHelix Midnight LuxeAverage
Overall Score9.328.64
Price (Queen)$1,899$1,380 (Hybrid only)
Cooling – Score9.08.8
Sinkage – Depth2.15″2.16″
Sinkage – FeelModerateModerate
Motion Transfer – Score108.2
Motion Transfer – Acceleration4.03 m/s²8.64 m/s²
Response Time – Score9.58.9
Response Time – Mostly Recovered0.3 sec.0.4 sec.
Response Time – Fully Recovered0.4 sec.0.9 sec.
Bounce – Height7.47″9.69″
Bounce – FeelLowModerate
Edge Support – Score8.98.6
Edge Support – Sitting4.00″4.07″
Edge Support – LyingExcellentGood
Sex – Score7.78.5
Pressure Relief – Score108.8
Comfort Layer Thickness5.0″4.2″
Mattress Thickness14″12.0″
Off-Gassing – Score9.28.4
Off-Gassing – SmellModerateStrong
Off-Gassing – Days3 days6 days
Company – Score9.58.7
Trial100 nights165 nights
Warranty15 years25% have lifetime warranties, average of other 75% of mattresses is 14 years

How is the Midnight Luxe Different?

The Helix Midnight Luxe mattress has a higher performance score than average, but also a higher price tag (compared to the average hybrid).

This mattress costs 35% more than average but also delivers heightened performance in a couple of different areas, like improved cooling performance, faster response time, improved edge support, and lower motion transfer levels.

It’s a 14″ mattress which is 2″ thicker than the average mattress. In many cases, thicker mattresses offer higher performance which aligns with what we see on the Helix Midnight Luxe.

For reference, click here to compare the Helix Midnight (12″) vs. Helix Midnight Luxe (14″) vs. Helix Midnight Elite (16″).

9.0

Cooling Test

The Helix Midnight Luxe has excellent cooling performance. It started with a temperature of 83.8° F.

After lying on the mattress for 15 minutes the surface of the Helix mattress was 91.0°. After 5 minutes with no one lying on the mattress, it reduced the temperature back to 86.6° F.

Baseline Temp.

83.8° F

Max. Temp.

91.0° F

Ending Temp.

86.6° F

Max. Temp.

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Ending Temp.

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  • Baseline Temperature – the temperature of the mattress before anyone lies on it
  • Maximum Temperature (0 minute) – the temperature of the mattress after lying on it for 15 minutes
  • Ending Temperature (5 minute) – the temperature of the mattress after being lied upon and having no one on it for 5 minutes

Heat Dissipation Over Time

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On our cooling tests, the mattress never felt excessively warm. I was reasonably cool throughout the testing process. Our cooling data showed a mattress that did not get notably hot.

The hybrid design definitely helps with the cooling performance, however, the upholstered cover and memory foam top layers will sleep warmer than many other options.

The restrained level of sinkage keeps users from feeling enveloped by the foams, which also can improve overall cooling. These factors combine to help keep sleepers cooler during the night.

The results of this test showed that the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress has a moderate level of sinkage.

Our pressure point sinkage test revealed a maximum sinkage depth of 2.15″.

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There’s a reasonable level of sinkage, but it’s certainly not excessive. The medicine ball showed 2.15”, which is on the moderate side.

However, when lying on the mattress I felt that the overall sinkage was fairly restrained.

The mattress has a ton of support, which is great for heavier-weight sleepers, but does mean that for lighter-weight sleepers the level of sinkage and contour is going to be less.

10

Motion Transfer Test

The level of motion transfer is documented in the video below.

Overall, the Helix Midnight Luxe has extrememly low levels of motion transfer.

Our accelerometer data below reveals the intensity and motion waves as they travel across the mattress.

Max. Acceleration

2.07m/s²

Min. Acceleration

-1.96 m/s²

Accel. Range

4.03 m/s²

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The motion transfer of the Midnight Luxe is very low overall, as you can see in the data above. The max range of 4.03 is already among the lowest we’ve tested to date, but it’s especially low considering the hybrid design.

With coils in the construction of any mattress we would typically expect more. However, the combination of the upholstered cover and memory foam top layers does a great job at minimizing energy and motion.

Within 0.2 seconds the most significant motion has already dissipated.

9.5

Response Test

Within 0.3 seconds the Helix Midnight Luxe is mostly recovered from the weight of the ball. Even complete recovery still only takes 0.4 seconds. This is incredibly fast, especially for a hybrid.

Mostly Recovered

0.3 sec.

Complete Recovery

0.4 sec.

The level of responsiveness is documented in the video below.

These results show that the Helix Midnight Luxe has a very fast response time. The hybrid design and fast-responding foams within the top layers work together to great effect to keep response time quick.

This fact helps ensure that sleepers never feel “stuck” in the mattress and that it’s easy to move around on the mattress and get in/out of bed.

Bounce Test

In the case of the Helix Midnight Luxe, the ball sank to a maximum depth of 4.4″ before rebounding upwards, achieving a max height of 3″ above the surface of the mattress.

Max. Depth

4.44″

Max. Rebound

3.03″

Total Bounce

7.47″

The level of bounce is documented in the video below.

The combined bounce range is 7.47″, which is pretty typical for what we’ve seen from other hybrid mattresses. With the Helix Midnight Luxe you can count on notably more bounce relative to memory foam and other all foam mattresses.

Max. Sinkage Depth

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Max. Bounce Height

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In my view, it’s sort of right in the sweet spot. Not too much, but not too little bounce. Too much bounce can create issues with motion transfer and a feel that’s just too bouncy. Too little bounce can result in a mattress that feels “dead” and is just hard to move around on (and not great for sex).

At 7.47″, the level of bounce on the Midnight Luxe is right where you want it to be.

8.9

Edge Support Test

Edge support from the data perspective is right in the sweet spot, capping out at 4” while sitting on the edge.

Max. Sinkage

4″

Lying Support

Excellent

Even when sitting / lying directly on the edge the mattress felt supportive. I did not feel any level of collapse or push to roll out of the bed.

The level of edge support while seated is documented in the images below.

Sitting, 140 lbs

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Sitting, 200 pounds

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The level of edge support while lying is documented in the images below.

Lying on Edge, 140 lbs.

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Lying on Edge, 200 lbs.

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Compared to the Helix Midnight, the Helix Midnight Luxe has notably better edge support with only 4″ of compression (the regular Midnight has 5″).

7.7

Sex Test

The best mattresses for sex have high bounce, good edge support, quiet materials, and good pressure relief and cooling.

These 5 factors make up the NapLab sex performance score.

Sex FactorFactor WeightScoreRating
Bounce65%7.1Moderate
Edge Support20%8.8Good
Noise5%8.0Moderate
Pressure Relief5%10Outstanding
Cooling5%9.0Excellent

Looking at some of these individual factors, we can see that sinkage and cooling are fantastic on the Midnight Luxe.

Slightly less impressive, but still good, includes bounce, edge support, and noise.

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While there are certainly mattresses with more bounce, including Saatva, Helix Moonlight, and the Winkbed, it’s hard to complain too much. The more restrained level of bounce on the Helix Midnight Luxe has comfort benefits that go beyond sex.

So while the bounce score holds sex performance down a bit, it’s not something I think most sleepers will find notable.

Overall pressure relief is excellent. However, I could see some lighter weight sleepers finding the pressure relief to be a little less than ideal.

Comfort Layer

5.0″

Support Layer

9.0″

The medium-firm feel, coupled with the super supportive nature of the mattress means that it doesn’t have a lot of easy give in the top layers of foam.

This is great if you weigh more than 150 pounds, but if you’re less than that you may find it doesn’t quite relieve pressure on the lighter sections of your body.

That said, for other sleepers I think the pressure relief dynamic is excellent. The material quality, material construction, and design are all top-notch and there’s no reason to believe this mattress will not deliver outstanding pressure relief to most sleepers.

9.2

Off-Gassing Test

The off-gassing of the Helix Midnight Luxe is pretty standard in terms of hybrid mattresses blended with memory foam.

Initial Smell Strength

Moderate

Off-Gassing Period

3 days

Upon initial unboxing, the spell was moderate and it took about three days of off-gassing before the smell had fully dissipated.

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9.5

Company

The company score takes a look at factors that may influence your experience with the mattress.

Factors include length of the trial period, warranty, shipping / return costs, and country of origin.

Company FactorFactor WeightScoreData
Trial Period15%8.0100 nights
Warranty10%8.015 years
Shipping5%10$0
Returns20%10$0
Trust50%10Outstanding
Country of Origin0%USA

Helix has been around since 2015 and their company terms and policies feel fair and favorable. They offer a 100-night trial period (with a 30-night break-in).

This “Break-In Period” is a 30-day window to allow for your body to get used to the mattress. In this window, you cannot be issued a refund or return the mattress. The 30-day window is the estimated time it takes for your body to get used to any new mattress.

If after the 30 nights you still don’t think Helix is right for you, you have some options.

  • Option 1: Return the mattress and get a refund.
  • Option 2: Return the mattress and replace with a different Helix mattress.
  • Option 3: Request a free mattress topper from Helix. This is a good option if you want the mattress just a touch firmer or softer. If you receive the topper and the feel still isn’t right, you can still return the mattress (and keep the topper).

How firm is the Midnight Luxe?

The Helix Midnight has a medium firmness. We rate it at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale.

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If this sounds like it may not be the right fit, you could try some of Helix’s other mattresses below. Here’s a complete list of Helix mattress types and firmness for a quick comparison.

Mattress TypeFirmnessBest For
Helix SunsetSoftSide sleeper
Helix MoonlightSoftBack or stomach sleeper
Helix MidnightMediumSide sleeper
Helix DuskMediumBack or stomach sleeper
Helix TwilightFirmSide sleeper
Helix DawnFirmBack or stomach sleeper

Support & Sleeping Positions

Depending on your body weight and personal sleep position preferences, you may find that certain firmnesses are better suited for you than others.

We try to take the guesswork out by providing the table below. Use this chart as a guide to help decide which mattress type is best for you.

Helix Midnight Luxe

Sleeper WeightStomach SleepersSide SleepersBack Sleepers
Under 150 lbs.YesYesYes
150-250 lbs.Yes YesYes
250-300 lbs.YesYesYes

Note: As a reminder, the Helix Midnight Luxe has not been tested for sleepers over 300 lbs. (per side).

Over 300 pounds? For heavier sleepers, Helix offers the Helix Plus which is designed to support plus-sized or Big & Tall sleepers. This mattress is 13″ thick compared to the 14″ thickness of the Helix Luxe mattresses.

Design

The design of the Helix Midnight Luxe is a hybrid blend of foam, pocketed coils, and a high-density foam base. It’s designed primarily for side sleepers and is one of the most popular mattresses in the Helix collection currently.

Type

Hybrid

Thickness

14″

Firmness

6

Here is some additional information about the specifications of the Helix Midnight Luxe.

Materials

So moving right along, let’s talk about the materials used in the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress.

There are six layers in the Helix Midnight mattress including:

  • 2.0″ memory foam
  • 2.0″ gel memory foam
  • 1.0″ poly foam
  • 8.0″ pocketed coils
  • 1.0″ support foam
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The Cover

The cover of the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress uses a plush pillow-top cover that is thick and provides good contour and sinkage. This is a contrast to the thin, stretchy cover on the regular Helix Midnight mattress.

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Old Cover

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New Cover

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The Comfort Layer

The comfort layer is made up of three separate material layers.

  1. Memory foam
  2. Gel memory foam
  3. Poly foam

Right below the cover is a layer of memory foam for pressure relief and contouring, followed by a cooling layer of gel-infused memory foam.

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This gel layer is only found on the Luxe lineup, not the standard Helix mattresses, and provides extra cooling properties.

Directly below the gel is a sublayer of denser poly foam designed to provide support.

The Support Layer

Below the comfort layer is the supportive layer of coils. This layer includes hundreds of pocketed coils that move independently to provide pressure relief and support.

At the very bottom is a high-density foam base that provides support for the coils and foam layers above.

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What about edge support?

Along the perimeter of the mattress, these coils are reinforced to improve edge support and limit motion transfer.

Product Evolution

When Helix first launched in 2015, it was originally designed to be a custom mattress supplier. Consumers would take a quiz on sleep preferences and personal specifications which would then generate a custom mattress firmness recommendation.

You could even specify each side of the mattress to meet the needs of different sleepers, which was pretty revolutionary for couples with different needs… and on a budget.

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After years of doing business in customs, Helix realized that the majority of sleepers fell within a handful of different needs. Helix then dropped the 100% custom approach and launched 13 separate models.

If you know your firmness preference and sleep position, you can easily select the right mattress for you. And if you’re not sure, you can still take the Helix Sleep Quiz which will recommend one of their mattresses for you.

The complete lineup of Helix mattress models includes:

For Back and Stomach Sleepers

ModelFeel
Helix MoonlightSoft
Helix Moonlight LuxeSoft Luxury
Helix Dusk Medium
Helix Dusk LuxeMedium Luxury
Helix DawnFirm
Helix Dawn LuxeFirm Luxury

For Side Sleepers

ModelFeel
Helix SunsetSoft
Helix Sunset LuxeSoft Luxury
Helix MidnightMedium
Helix Midnight LuxeMedium Luxury
Helix TwilightFirm
Helix Twilight LuxeFirm Luxury

Specialty

ModelFeel
Helix PlusSupportive

The Helix Plus is designed for individuals or couples who are plus size and prefer extra support from their mattress.

How thick is a Helix mattress?

Although all of the current Helix mattresses are hybrid blends of foam and coil, they do have different thicknesses to meet different needs.

  • Helix Standard: 12″ thick
  • Helix Luxe: 14″ thick
  • Helix Plus: 13″ thick

Helix Midnight Luxe vs. Midnight

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Midnight Luxe

Type: Foam + pocketed coils
Coil Count: More than 1000
Thickness: 14″
Cover: Pillow-top
Layers: 6; includes Gel Visco
Price: $1,749 (queen)
Warranty: 15 years
Overall Score: 9.32

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Midnight

Type: Foam + pocketed coils
Coil Count: Less than 1000
Thickness: 12″
Cover: Thin, Tencel
Layers: 5
Price: $999 (queen)
Warranty: 10 years
Overall Score: 8.58

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Other Mattresses to Consider

Like the look of the Helix Midnight Luxe, but not 100% sure if it’s the right choice for you? Check out a couple of other options below.

For Less Contour

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Leesa Sapira Hybrid

Hybrid of Foam + Coils

The Leesa Sapira Hybrid uses a combination of foam and coils to provide comfort and support. Instead of the plush, pillow-top cover like on the Midnight Luxe, the Leesa Hybrid uses a thin cover.

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For Memory Foam

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Loom & Leaf

Luxury Memory Foam

Loom & Leaf is a true memory foam mattress and lacks the bounce of a coil hybrid. It creates more contour and pressure relief, but that’s also coupled with a slower response and slightly worse cooling.

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For Bounce

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Brooklyn Bedding

Signature Hybrid

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid uses pocketed coil and layers of blended memory foam that has a faster response time, bounce, and cooling properties.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Helix Midnight Luxe mattress cost?

Here are the current prices, with any sales or promotions reflected below:

Twin: $1,099
Twin XL: $1,349
Full: $1,649
Queen: $1,949
King: $2,349
CA King: $2,349

*Note: Sales prices are subject to change without notice or warning.

What is the difference between Helix and Helix Luxe?

The Helix Luxe has a 14″ thick profile and the standard Helix has a 12″ profile. Other upgrades on the Luxe include:

1. Zoned Lumbar Support
2. Quilted Pillow Top
3. Tencel Cover
4. Additional Comfort Layers

How long is the trial?

The trial is 100 nights, with a 30-night break in period.

What is the break-in period?

Compressed mattresses tend to adjust in feel as they fully expand and begin to relax. This alone can take some time. In addition, your body will take time to adjust. We recommend giving a new mattress a few weeks for your body to truly adjust before deciding if you love or hate a new mattress.

How long is the warranty?

The warranty lasts 15 years on the Luxe version. The standard versions of the Helix only offer a 10-year warranty.

Can you try the Helix before you buy?

No. Right now, the only way to try a Helix mattress is to buy it (unless you happen to have a friend with a Helix!)

Is Helix Midnight Luxe memory foam?

Yes. The comfort layer of this mattress includes memory foam, gel memory foam, and poly foam. A coil base makes this mattress a classic hybrid.

About Derek Hales

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Derek Halesis the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of NapLab. His insights and work has been featured on ABC's Tamron Hall Show, CBS News, ESPN, Reader's Digest, Homes & Gardens, New York Post, Business Insider, CNET, & More. Derek has personally 330+ mattresses and began testing mattresses in 2014.

9.82 Best Score (Winkbed)

6.23 Worst Score (Sealy Cocoon Chill)

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Cooling Score Summary

8.8 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

10 Best Score (27 mattresses)

6.0 Worst Score (3 mattresses)

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Sinkage Data Summary
2.16" Average Sinkage (210+ mattresses tested)
3.20" Most Sinkage (Awara Premier)
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Motion Transfer Score Summary

8.1 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

10 Best Score (51 mattresses)

3.7 Worst Score (Naturepedic Chorus)

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Response Score Summary

8.9 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

10 Best Score (52 mattresses)

5.0 Worst Score (8 mattresses)

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Bounce Data Summary
9.69" Average Bounce (210+ mattresses tested)
17.15" Most Bounce (Helix Moonlight)
3.34" Least Bounce (Tempur Cloud)

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Edge Support Score Summary

8.6 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

10 Best Score (12 mattresses)

5.1 Worst Score (Purple)

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Sex Score Summary

8.5 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

10 Best Score (10 mattresses)

6.0 Worst Score (Nectar Original)

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Pressure Relief Score Summary

8.8 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

10 Best Score (46 mattresses)

4.0 Worst Score (Sealy Posturepedic Carver)

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Off-Gassing Score Summary

8.4 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

10 Best Score (16 mattresses)

0.0 Worst Score (Sealy Cocoon Chill)

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Company Score Summary

8.7 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

9.7 Best Score (12 mattresses)

5.2 Worst Score (Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid)

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Overall Score Summary

8.64 Average Score (210+ mattresses tested)

9.82 Best Score (Winkbed)

6.23 Worst Score (Sealy Cocoon Chill)

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Sinkage Data Summary
2.16" Average Sinkage (210+ mattresses tested)
3.20" Most Sinkage (Awara Premier)
1.05" Least Sinkage (Plank Firm)',interactive: true,interactiveBorder: 30,allowHTML: true, });tippy('#tooltip-mattress-bounce', {content: 'Bounce is tested by dropping a 12 pound medicine ball onto the mattress. The bounce height is determined by how far the ball sinks down and rebounds back up. High / low bounce is neither good nor bad, but subject to personal preferences. However, most sleepers prefer a bounce in the moderate to high range, as it improves sex performance and makes it easier to move around on the mattress.

Bounce Data Summary
9.69" Average Bounce (210+ mattresses tested)
17.15" Most Bounce (Helix Moonlight)
3.34" Least Bounce (Tempur Cloud)',interactive: true,interactiveBorder: 30,allowHTML: true, });tippy('#tooltip-derek-bio', {content: 'Derek Hales - Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Derek has tested 330+ mattresses to date and began mattress testing in 2014. Derek leads all mattress tests on NapLab and is a respected voice in the world of mattresses and sleep. His insights have been featured by ABC, CBS News, ESPN, Reader's Digest, & More.
You can read Derek's full bio here.',interactive: true,interactiveBorder: 30,allowHTML: true, });tippy('#tooltip-kayla-bio', {content: 'Kayla Hein - Creative Director
Kayla has been writing about mattresses since 2017. She leads our review development process, ensuring our tests, analysis, and data come together in a way that is both easy to understand and aesthetically beautiful. Her dual master’s degrees in Product Design & Architecture give her a unique perspective that helps to improve our reviews. Kayla’s insights have been featured by Homes & Gardens, Apartment Therapy, Realtor.com, Elle, and others.
You can read Kayla's full bio here.',interactive: true,interactiveBorder: 30,allowHTML: true, });tippy('#tooltip-kyle-bio', {content: 'Kyle Wandelt - Content Manager
Kyle joined NapLab in 2021 and works directly with Derek to conduct the actual testing on each mattress we review. He uses the data we collect on each mattress to build relevant charts, graphs, tables, and video clips. These assets allow Derek to create more interesting insights and analysis, and provide visual aids that help make our reviews easier to understand. ',interactive: true,interactiveBorder: 30,allowHTML: true, });tippy('#tooltip-samantha-bio', {content: 'Samantha Hales - Data Analyst
Samantha is married to Derek and has been an integral part of our mattress testing success since 2014. In 2021, she helped Derek develop the underlying systems, processes, and data structure that would allow Derek to build NapLab. Samantha’s degree in mathematics and genius level Google Sheets skills empowers our team to create the better reviews, comparisons, and best lists.',interactive: true,interactiveBorder: 30,allowHTML: true, });tippy('#tooltip-earning-trust', {content: 'Data-Driven Testing
All mattresses are tested with a consistent battery of data-driven tests. We conduct 10 individual tests and gather 35 data points on each mattress. We've tested 210+ mattresses using the exact same tests, photos, and videos so it's incredibly easy to compare mattresses.

Transparent & Fair Scoring
All testing and scoring methodologies are summarily explained within our reviews and tooltips, and fully here. Our scores are formulaically derived from our objective, systematic, and data-driven reviews.

No Paid Content
The brands we test cannot pay us to review their mattress, give them a higher score, or buy a top ranking. While many other sites promote certain mattress brands based on who pays them the most, we select winners based on our scores and clearly defined metrics',interactive: true,interactiveBorder: 30,allowHTML: true, });

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