Helix Moonlight Mattress
The Helix Moonlight is a soft hybrid mattress from the Helix Sleep collection. This mattress combines foam and coils to provide a supportive, comfortable, and cooling experience. It's intended for light to medium-weight sleepers who prefer a plush, pressure-relieving feel.
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Ideal for hot sleepers who would like to stay cool at night.
Offers excellent motion isolation and other features with couples in mind.
Helix Moonlight Mattress
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Helix Sleep is a company that specializes in personalized sleep solutions, including bases, bedding, and mattresses. They offer three mattress collections: Core, Luxe, and Elite, as well as a kids' mattress. With Helix Sleep, you're sure to find the perfect sleep solution for your unique preferences. They even have a quiz on their website to help you find your perfect mattress.
The Helix Moonlight hybrid mattress, part of the Helix Sleep Core collection, combines foam and coils for supportive, comfortable, and cooling sleep. It's ideal for light to medium-weight sleepers seeking a plush, pressure-relieving feel.
In this review, we will test the Helix Moonlight mattress, specifically regarding:
- Pros and cons.
- Unboxing experience.
- Feel and comfort.
- Construction and design.
- Performance test results.
- Warranty policies, company policies, and all the FAQs you might want to know.
Helix Moonlight Overview
- Soft and Plush Feel: The soft and plush feel of the Helix Moonlight mattress conforms to your body and relieves pressure. It is best suited to side and back sleepers who prefer a cushioned feel.
- Good cooling performance: The Helix Moonlight mattress has a breathable cover and a pocketed coil layer, which help it stay cool and comfortable. The open-cell structure of the memory foam layer also aids in heat dissipation.
- Excellent Motion Isolation: The Helix Moonlight mattress has a foam layer and a pocketed coil layer that absorbs movement and reduces motion transfer. As a result, it is an excellent choice for couples who share a bed.
- Not Very Supportive: Some people, particularly heavier sleepers and stomach sleepers, may find the Helix Moonlight mattress too soft. They may sink in too deeply due to the softness of the mattress, resulting in poor spinal alignment and discomfort.
Who do we Recommend the Helix Moonlight for
- Lightweight and Average-Weight Sleepers: The Helix Moonlight mattress is intended for light to medium-weight sleepers who prefer a soft, plush feel. These sleepers get enough comfort and support from the mattress without sinking too far.
- Side-Sleepers and Back Sleepers: Side and back sleepers will appreciate the Helix Moonlight mattress, which has a softer feel. The mattress conforms to the shape and weight of their body, relieving pressure and pain in their shoulders, hips, and lower back.
- Hot sleepers: The Helix Moonlight mattress is ideal for hot sleepers who want to stay cool and comfortable all night. A breathable cover and a pocketed coil layer help with temperature regulation and airflow.
- Couples: The Helix Moonlight mattress is perfect for couples who share a bed. The mattress provides excellent motion isolation, which means that one partner's movement will not disturb the other. The mattress also has good edge support, which allows for more usable bed space.
Unboxing the Helix Moonlight
Setting up a new mattress can be difficult, but the Helix Moonlight mattress is simple. The mattress is compressed and rolled in a box that is easy for one person to transport, but it weighs about 75 pounds for a queen-sized mattress, so it is recommended that you have a friend help you move it.
Because of its sturdy box and layer of plastic wrap, the Helix Moonlight mattress is well protected during shipping. This is significant because poorly packed mattresses are prone to damage.
After carefully removing the mattress from its packaging, unroll it onto your bed frame and cut the plastic wrapping. In a matter of hours, the mattress will gradually expand to its full size of 11.5 inches. The mattress's edges will gradually expand to their maximum extent, confirming its excellent corner expansion.
The Helix Moonlight mattress has a mild chemical odor that you may notice. This is common with most bed-in-a-box mattresses, but not with the Helix Moonlight. The odor is not harmful or irritating, and if adequate ventilation is provided, it will fade after a few days. This improves the experience of unboxing.
Firmness, Feel, and Comfort For Helix Moonlight
Helix Moonlight Firmness
The Helix Moonlight mattress has a firmness rating of 3 out of 10 on the firmness scale. As a result, it is one of Helix Sleep's softest mattresses.
However, firmness is a subjective experience that varies with weight, sleeping position, and personal preference. As a result, depending on the individual, the Helix Moonlight mattress can feel anywhere between 2 and 4.
Helix Moonlight Feel
The Helix Moonlight mattress is soft and comfortable. The memory foam layer conforms to the shape and weight of your body, providing comfort and support. Cushioning and support are provided by the polyfoam layer for your shoulders, back, and hips. The pocketed coil layer stabilizes and supports the spine and joints.
The Helix Moonlight mattress has a medium material response time, which means it quickly returns to its original position after changing positions or getting out of bed. This gives you more freedom to move around and keeps you from feeling trapped in the mattress.
Helix Moonlight Comfort
The soft and comfortable Helix Moonlight mattress is designed to provide optimum comfort. The top layer of memory foam conforms to your body shape, providing joint and muscle support and relief. Cushioning and support are provided by the polyfoam layer for your shoulders, back, and hips. The pocketed coil layer adds support and aids in motion isolation. The mattress also has cooling technology to keep you cool.
The Helix Moonlight mattress, on the other hand, may not be comfortable for some sleepers, especially heavier sleepers, and stomach sleepers who require more support and firmness. They may sink in too deeply due to the softness of the mattress, resulting in poor spinal alignment and discomfort. The Helix Moonlight mattress is suitable for the majority of sleepers, particularly those who prefer a soft and plush feel. The mattress provides enough comfort and support for these sleepers without sinking too far.
We tested the Helix Moonlight mattress and were pleasantly surprised by its performance. Our reviewers, who ranged in weight and sleep position, found the mattress to be comfortable.
The following comments were made by our reviewers:
Side sleeper (120 lbs): "I'm a light side sleeper, and I like how the Helix Moonlight mattress hugs my curves and relieves pressure on my shoulders and hips,". I sleep well on this mattress and wake up without pain or stiffness. As a side sleeper, I find the Helix Moonlight mattress to be both comfortable and supportive. It's soft and plush, and it makes me feel refreshed and rejuvenated when I wake up."
Back sleeper (180 lbs): "I'm an average-weight back sleeper, and the Helix Moonlight mattress fits me well." It provides adequate support for my lower back and spine without being too firm or too soft. As a back sleeper, I believe the Helix Moonlight mattress provides sufficient comfort and support."
Stomach sleeper (140 lbs): "I enjoy sleeping on the Helix Moonlight mattress as a stomach sleeper." It provides adequate support for my lower back and abdomen without making me feel suffocated. The Helix Moonlight mattress is soft enough to cushion my chest and face without being too soft."
|Sleeper Weight||Back Sleepers||Side Sleepers||Stomach Sleepers|
|Lightweight (Under 150 lb)||Excellent||Excellent||Very Good|
|Average (150 – 250 lb)||Very Good||Excellent||Good|
|Above Average (Over 250 lb)||Very Good||Excellent||Good|
Constructions, Materials, and Design
Materials and Design
The Helix Moonlight mattress is made up of five layers of materials that are encased in a soft and breathable cover. By wicking moisture away from the mattress, the polyester cover keeps it cool. The cover is also zippered, making it easy to remove and wash.
- Cooling Top Cover: Helix gives you the option to choose from the GlacioTexTM Cooling Pillow Top or the slightly stretchy Breathe Knit cover.
- Helix Dynamic Foam: Helix Dynamic Foam is a one-of-a-kind soft and responsive hybrid latex-foam material. This is the mattress's second layer, and it is also two inches thick. Polyfoam, a type of foam that mimics the bounce and feel of latex, is used in its construction. This layer provides support and cushioning for your shoulders, back, and hips. It also facilitates the transition from the supple upper layer to the stronger lower layer.
- Helix Responsive Foam: The soft feel of Helix Responsive Foam is designed to hug and mold to your body for maximum comfort and support.
- Wrapped Coils: The third layer of the mattress is 6 inches thick. It is made of up to 1,000 individually wrapped coils that provide support and stability to the mattress. The coils also help to isolate motion and improve airflow through the mattress.
- DuraDense Foam: The mattress's base layer is 2 inches thick. It is made of high-density foam and serves as the mattress's foundation. The base layer also prevents sagging and increases the lifespan of the mattress.
Performance of Helix Moonlight
The Helix Moonlight mattress has a good cooling system. The polyester used to make the mattress cover aids in moisture-wicking and keeping the mattress cool. Furthermore, the memory foam layer's open-cell structure aids in heat dissipation and protects against overheating. Furthermore, the pocketed coil layer improves the mattress's ventilation and airflow.
We tested the Helix Moonlight mattress by lying on it for 20 minutes and observing how well it kept us cool.
In our cooling test, we found that the Helix Moonlight mattress performed well at maintaining our body temperature. For the first few minutes, the cover's smooth, soft fabric felt against our skin. We felt the memory foam layer mold to our bodies while we slept, which could trap some heat for those who sleep heavier. We did not discover any hot spots or uncomfortable spots, though. We were comfortable and relaxed after twenty minutes.
All things considered, we discovered that the Helix Moonlight mattress is a fantastic choice for those who reside in warm climates or sleep hot. We therefore gave its cooling performance a 4.3 out of 5.
The Helix Moonlight mattress is a hybrid with an adaptive and responsive design. The memory foam layer conforms to your body's shape and weight to provide comfort and relieve pressure points. Your shoulders, back, and hips are supported and cushioned by the polyfoam layer. The pocketed coil layer stabilizes and supports your spine and joints.
We measured the responsiveness of the Helix Moonlight mattress by placing a 20-pound ball on it and letting it sink in for a short period of time. We measured the amount of time it took the mattress to fully regain its shape after the ball was removed.
The hybrid mattress scored slightly below average for a hybrid mattress, with a full recovery time of about 1.5 seconds. This means that the mattress is neither overly bouncy nor overly slow to respond to your movements.
We gave the Helix Moonlight mattress a 3.5 out of 5 rating for responsiveness.
The Helix Moonlight mattress was created with motion isolation in mind. This is because the memory foam layer and pocketed coils layer of the mattress absorbs movement and reduce motion transfer.
We conducted two tests to assess the Helix Moonlight mattress's motion isolation performance. The first test involved placing a glass of water on one side of the mattress and dropping a 20-pound ball on the other. The movement of the water was almost imperceptible, indicating that the mattress effectively isolates motion.
In the second test, one of our testers slept on one side of the mattress while the other tossed and turned on the other. The first reviewer stated that they were not bothered by their partner's movements, confirming that the mattress effectively prevents motion transfer.
Overall, we thought the Helix Moonlight mattress was a great option for people who sleep with a partner or a pet. As a result, we rated it 4.9/5 for motion isolation.
The Helix Moonlight mattress has average edge support, which may be insufficient for some people. The mattress's softness allows it to easily compress, However, the coils still add some support.
We applied firm pressure to the mattress's edges and measured how much the mattress compressed to determine edge support. The mattress had slightly compressed, and the layers provided little counterpressure. When we let go of the edges, they did not immediately return to their original shape.
We noticed our weight sinking significantly when we sat on the mattress's edges, causing the mattress to dip slightly. Most people will not be bothered by this, but those who weigh more than 250 pounds or sit or sleep on the edge of the bed may be.
Overall, the edge support on the Helix Moonlight mattress is average, which may be insufficient for some people. We rated it 3.5/5 in terms of edge support.
The Helix Moonlight mattress is designed to be as quiet and as noise-free as possible. The foam layers conform to the body, absorbing movement and reducing vibrations and noise.
We tested the mattress for noise by dropping a 20-pound ball on it and listening for squeaks or noises. We didn't hear anything except the usual thud of a drop on any surface. This means that even when you move around on the Helix Moonlight mattress, it is very quiet.
The Helix Moonlight mattress received a 5/5 for noise isolation.
The Helix Moonlight mattress is both soft and supportive. The memory foam layer keeps couples from sliding around, while the polyfoam layer gives some couples a bounce. Couples can use the bed freely because the edge support is sufficient. The soft feel of the mattress, on the other hand, may cause some couples to feel too little resistance during sex, limiting movement.
Overall, the Helix Moonlight mattress is a good sex mattress, with a sex performance rating of 4/5.
The Helix Moonlight mattress was created to alleviate pressure points all over the body. The top layer of memory foam is soft and plush, allowing it to conform to the body and evenly distribute weight. Cushioning and support are provided by the polyfoam layer for your shoulders, back, and hips. The layer of pocketed coils supports and stabilizes the spine and joints.
We used a pressure mapping system to measure the amount of pressure on various parts of the body while lying on the mattress in our pressure relief test. The Helix Moonlight mattress provided excellent pressure relief in all areas of the body, according to the test results.
The pressure map below depicts the results of the pressure relief test.
The pressure map of the Helix Moonlight mattress reveals that it provided excellent pressure relief, especially in the shoulders and hips. This is due to the soft feel of the mattress, which aids in the balance of comfort and support.
As a result, the Helix Moonlight mattress is an excellent choice for all weights of back and side sleepers. Overall, the Helix Moonlight mattress relieves pressure in the majority of body areas. As a result, we gave this mattress a rating of 4.9/5 for pressure relief.
Helix Warranty and Company Policies
The Helix Moonlight mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty that covers all manufacturing and material flaws. If a flaw develops in your mattress while it is still covered by the warranty, Helix will repair or replace it at no cost.
The warranty does not cover problems or issues caused by normal wear and tear or improper use. Stains, tears, burns, and discoloration that occur over time and/or are caused by you are included. Indents, sagging, or body indentations less than 1 inch deep are also taken into account.
Helix mattresses come with a 100-night sleep trial, which means you can try it out for up to 100 nights before returning it for a full refund if you are unhappy. However, it is recommended that you give your body at least 30 days to adjust to your new Helix mattress before deciding whether or not you like it.
Helix offers a 100-night sleep trial, meaning you can try out your mattress for 100 nights and return it for free if you are dissatisfied. To return your mattress, contact Helix customer service, and they will arrange for a free pickup.
All Helix Moonlight mattress orders, including returns, are eligible for free shipping. Helix currently ships to all 50 states in the United States. Currently, international shipping is not available.
Shipping typically takes 3 to 7 business days, but it may take longer depending on your location.
The Helix Moonlight mattress is available in a variety of sizes. These prices are before any discounts, and Helix often offers generous discounts on their mattresses. You can check the company's website for the latest discounts.
|Twin||38” × 75” × 11.5”||$749|
|Twin XL||38” × 80” × 11.5”||$849|
|Full||54” × 75” × 11.5”||$999|
|Queen||60” × 80” × 11.5”||$1,099|
|King||76” × 80” × 11.5”||$1,399|
|Cal King||72” × 84” × 11.5”||$1,399|
The Helix Moonlight is a good value for the price. It is made with high-quality materials and construction, and it offers a number of features that are beneficial for sleepers.
|Warranty||10-Year Warranty Mattress|
|Trial||100-Nights Free Trial|
|Return Policy||Free Returns|
|Shipping||Free Shipping in the US|
|Financing Options||Zero Interest - Via Affirm|
|Country of Origin||Proudly made in USA|
FAQs about Helix Moonlight
How do I know which Helix Mattress is for me?
Helix Mattresses provide a range of feels, from plush to firm. Take their sleep quiz to find the best mattress for your body type, sleeping position, and preferences, for optimal comfort and spine alignment.
Should I ever rotate my Helix Mattress?
Because Helix mattresses are built to last, you do not need to rotate the mattress. However, you are welcome to if you’d like. For those with a LUXE, the zoned lumbar region is positioned across the middle of the mattress so rotating it will not affect where the extra support is.
How long can I keep my Helix Mattress in the box?
It is recommended that you unpack your Helix Mattress within four weeks of receiving it. Keeping it in the packaging for too long can affect its resilience and prevent it from fully expanding.
Can I use my Helix mattress with any base?
A mattress support system is highly recommended. The best option is the Helix Foundation, but a bunkie board with a box spring or any support system with firm, flat, and thick slats spaced no more than 5 inches apart is also acceptable. Traditional box springs do not provide enough support.
Helix Moonlight is the softest mattress in the Helix line. It is made of memory foam, polyfoam, and pocketed coils and is plush and pressure-relieving.
We recommend the Helix Moonlight mattress if you value softness, comfort, and motion isolation.
Helix Moonlight Mattress
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