Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress Review 2024 | Expert Tested

Jun 13, 2024
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Find out if the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress can enhance your sleeping experience.
Written by: Miranda M. Riva, Esq
Medically reviewed by: Suzanne Gorovoy, PhD

Sleep impacts all systems of the body, from helping repair cells to balancing our energy and maintaining brain functions. That’s why every hour counts when it comes to getting high-quality, comfortable sleep. Based on all our hours testing hundreds of mattress models, our Reviews Team found the Helix Midnight Luxe one of the best mattresses you can invest in because of its high-quality construction and comfort. Continue reading for more information about the Helix Midnight Luxe.

Our Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress Experience

The Midnight Luxe is a hybrid mattress made with foam and individually wrapped pocket coils. The top layers give a soft and cradling first impression, while the zoned coil core provides exceptional lower-back support and pressure relief, making this mattress a great choice for a variety of sleep positions.

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress

Helix Midnight Luxe

Discount: Up to 30% off plus two free pillows with mattress purchase
Key features
  • Price: $1,374–$2,874
  • Material: Hybrid
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Trial period: 100 nights
  • Shipping: Free shipping
  • Warranty: 15 years
  • Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, short queen, king, California king, RV king
  • Mattress height: 13.5 inches
Pros and cons of the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress
Pros 15-year warranty Material offers good responsiveness for combination sleepers Excellent targeted pressure relief and lower-back support 100-night trial Cons Less affordable than other brands No white-glove delivery or mattress removal
Helix Midnight Luxe contact and payment information

Customer service

You can reach Helix customer service by:

    • Phone: Call 831-777-5976, available Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

    • Text: Texting HELIX to 67069, available Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

    • Chat: Live chat via the bottom right corner of the website, available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET

    • Email: help@helixsleep.com

When we reached out to customer service using the chat and text feature on the website, we were quickly connected to a representative who answered each of our questions. It took a few minutes to be connected with a representative on the phone, but we were greeted by a helpful representative who also offered a discount code for our future purchase.

Helix Luxe mattresses have a 15-year warranty and come with a 100-night trial period to make sure you are happy with your purchase.

Payment options

Credit card payment options include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Other options include Shop Pay, Amazon Pay, PayPal, and Google Pay. Helix also offers financing through Affirm and Katapult.

The company currently offers 30% off for military members, first responders, students, and teachers. The discount code can’t be combined with other promotional codes.

The Midnight Luxe is the middle-tier mattress model offered by Helix. It has a plush pillow top for immediate cushioning comfort and offers exceptional lower-back support and pressure relief from its zoned coil core. These features make the Midnight Luxe a great choice for a variety of sleepers.

The Helix Midnight Luxe is a 13.5-inch hybrid mattress with four layers of foam, individually wrapped coils, and a breathable, soft pillow top. The pillow top comes in two different options: The default cover is made from Tencel, and the upgraded cover is made with GlacioTex. Both are known for their breathability, but GlacioTex is designed to cool the body and draw heat away from the body as you sleep. The GlacioTex upgrade costs an additional $249.

 Weighted ball laying on the helix midnight luxe
To give a visual of how the foams in the Helix Midnight Luxe respond to pressure, our testers used a weighted ball.

The three layers of foam immediately beneath the pillow top are each designed to contour and cradle the body while providing support that assures spinal alignment and comfort. Each foam has a responsive feel that adjusts based on the pressure applied to the mattress and the sleeper’s movements. Responsiveness makes it easier to move around and change sleeping positions. While Helix rates its firmness as medium, which is 5.0 through 6.9 out of 10, our Reviews Team thinks it’s on the softer end of that range at 5.5 out of 10.

From our tester

“The material feels like it’s conforming to my body without pushing against my lower back, or causing my spine to become misaligned. A lot of the comfort is coming from the plushness of the pillow top and foam layers.”

Our expert take on the Helix Midnight Luxe

While the top layers of the mattress allow for some sinkage, they do so without compromising the overall support of the mattress. That makes this mattress a great choice for side sleepers who want high-pressure areas, like their shoulders and hips, to sink enough into the mattress to prevent uncomfortable posture and misalignment. Our testers scored the Midnight Luxe 4 out of 5 for support.

Pressure map image of a person lying on a Helix Midnight Luxe mattress
When lying on their side on the Helix Midnight Luxe, the tester felt minimal pressure on their shoulder and hip. On their back, they had no pressure on their lower back, but light pressure on their sacrum.

The Zoned Body Shape Layer is the core of the mattress with up to 1,000 coils—depending on the size of the mattress—with zoned lower-back support. The coils have varying levels of softness to offer support in places where it’s needed (like the lower back) and give softness in high-pressure areas (like the shoulders and hips). This makes the Midnight Luxe not only a good fit for side sleepers but also a good choice for back sleepers and stomach sleepers.

We test pressure relief with a pressure pad that uses colors to show where there is pressure. Blue means no pressure, green is minimal pressure, yellow is medium pressure, and red means high pressure. The Midnight Luxe scored 5 out of 5 for back pressure relief and 4.5 out of 5 for side pressure relief, giving it a combined pressure relief score of 4.75 out of 5. This score helped us choose the Midnight Luxe as the best mattress for sleepers with back pain.

Woman sitting at edge of white and navy colored Helix Midnight mattress
We test the edge support of the Helix Midnight Luxe to see how well it holds weight when a person is sitting on or near the perimeter of the mattress.

The Midnight Luxe also has a reinforced perimeter for enhanced edge support. This feature can help prevent someone from rolling off the mattress and makes it easier to get in and out of bed. Based on our testing, the Midnight Luxe scored 4.5 out of 5.

Bounce is another feature that makes getting in and out of bed easier by assisting the sleeper’s movement. Mattresses with a coil core often have good bounce, while all-foam mattresses usually do not. The Midnight Luxe scored 4 out of 5 for its bounce.

On the other hand, mattresses that have good bounce and aid in movement are usually not great at isolating motion throughout the mattress. This mattress scored 2 out of 5 for its motion isolation, which means light sleepers who sleep with a partner or pet will easily feel movement happening on the other side of the mattress.

The fourth and final layer of the mattress is made of high-density foam. It adds durability and support to the overall structure of the mattress. It’s also a good transition layer if you choose to pair the Midnight Luxe with an adjustable bed base. The bottom layer will cushion the coils when the bed moves through positions, which helps prevent damage to the mattress. With an adjustable base, you can take advantage of zero gravity or an elevated upper body setting to help access additional pressure relief you can’t get with a flat bed frame.

Helix Midnight Luxe in a blue-themed room
The Helix Midnight Luxe is a 13.5-inch mattress. When shipped, it will be compressed and rolled inside a box. It will take 30–45 minutes for it to expand to its full size.

At this time, Helix doesn’t offer white-glove delivery or mattress removal services. Instead, every Helix mattress is shipped to your home compressed and rolled inside a box. It will need 30–45 minutes to reach its full height after unpacking. For detailed instructions on unboxing and setting up your mattress, visit this page and select the Helix Midnight Luxe from the list.

Helix offers a 100-night trial to test your new mattress, but you must complete a 30-day break-in period before you can return it. If you don’t love it after 30 days, you can initiate a return by completing and submitting this form.

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Compare Helix Midnight Luxe against competitors, as of June 2024

Price for queen $2,374 $1,499 $1,532 $2,095
Firmness Medium Soft Medium Firm
Mattress type Hybrid Foam Foam Innerspring
White-glove delivery* No Yes, additional $199 Yes, additional $199 Yes, included

*Shipping and installation of new mattress and free removal of old mattress

Video: Helix Midnight Luxe Review

Want to learn more about the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress? Check out this short video, in which we detail our results after testing the Midnight Luxe for pressure relief, lumbar support, edge support, and cooling capabilities. You’ll also learn about Helix’s policies and whether or not the value of this mattress matches the price.

Bottom line

The Helix Midnight Luxe is a high-end mattress with a plush pillow top, contouring foams, and a zoned coil core for exceptional lower-back support and pressure relief. It is a soft-style mattress, which makes it a great choice for side sleepers, but it also has strong support from the pocket coils and responsive foams making it a great choice for back and side sleepers. The cost for this mattress ranges from $1,374–$2,874, making it a relatively expensive mattress model. The high-quality construction and materials justify the cost of this mattress, and the 100-night sleep trial allows sleepers to try out the mattress risk-free.

Have questions about this review? Email us at reviewsteam@ncoa.org.

Frequently asked questions

Helix mattresses come with a 10–15 year warranty depending on the model. The warranty protects against defects in the mattress. With proper care, your mattress should last through the warranty period.

All Helix mattresses are assembled in Arizona.

Based on our testing, the Helix Midnight Luxe is exceptional for relieving pain. This is mostly due to the zoned lower-back support from the coil core. Our testers gave it 4.75 out of 5.

Helix states that the Midnight Luxe is a medium-firm style mattress, which universally is a firmness level of 5.0 through 6.9 out of 10. Our testers agree this is a medium-firm mattress with a score of 5.5 out of 10.


  1. National Institutes of Health. The Benefits of Slumber: Why You Need a Good Night’s Sleep. April 2013. Found on the internet at https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2013/04/benefits-slumber
Miranda Riva is a writer and licensed Tennessee attorney who has written and edited legal content covering the topics of family law, business law, criminal law, environmental law, and estate law.
Suzanne Gorovoy Medical Reviewer
Suzanne Gorovoy is a clinical psychologist, behavioral sleep medicine specialist, and member of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She received her graduate degree in School Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
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