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Mattress Egg Test: What Can You Learn From Purple’s Commercial?

purple mattress egg test

Have you seen the Purple mattress egg test from 2 years ago? In it they showed how raw eggs survive falling on their mattress – while getting crushed on different mattresses. The video might be fun to watch and not look to serious, but there are some real points that Purple is trying to make.

Today we’re going to discuss the mattress egg test. Does it work? And what is Purple actually trying to say with their commercial. More importantly: do falling eggs have any effect on how you sleep on the Purple mattress?

the Purple mattress egg test

For those who haven’t seen the video, you can check it out below. It’s a commercial from 4 minutes, but it’s interesting in its own right. (you can stop watching after 2.30 – as it goes into the price and guarantee).

If you don’t want to watch the entire video (which I do recommend you do!), you can read the entire transcript below.

Here’s what Purple means

Some people complain that this mattress egg test isn’t official. That’s true – Purple is simply using it as a demonstration of how their mattress works differently than other mattresses.

You of course can’t compare a human body with an egg, but the idea of the test is that some body parts weight heavier than other.

The entire human body is the glass plate in the test. And the eggs are your shoulders and hips – that require more support.

You don’t want even support everywhere, as that will lead to pressure concentration and alignment issues.

That’s basically what every mattress trying to accomplish.From coil springs to memory foam. They all change resistance so that the pressure points can sink lower than other parts.

Now, the ideal solution would be to have a custom mattress. But that’s impractical, since you change positions, and never lie exactly in the same position. leet alone if someone sleeps in your bed.

The point of the mattress egg test from Purple is to show you that it’s soft enough to give in to your pressure points, without increasing pressure there compared to the rest of the body. hence why the eggs don’t break.

This works with the human body, since you too have high and low body points.

For more information how the Purple mattress is built, check out the Science page from Purple.

Can you do the mattress egg test at home?

Purple states under their Youtube video that:

“The “test” in this video is a staged, comedic demonstration that involves paid actors and crew, and lots of expensive and heavy equipment. The people in this video are not scientists. What you see is real, but it is not performed in a controlled scientific environment and is not done pursuant to a scientifically designed clinical study. It is a demonstration performed on a movie set.”

In all honesty, I wouldn’t do it at home. First, who wants to ruin their mattress with egg yolk? And second, as you can see in the latter part of the video, you need a large construction to make it work.

Interesting in ordering a Purple mattress? Click here to see the Purple 2 mattress – with improved technology for even more comfort and pressure relief.

What does the video say?

What’s a super easy way to tell if your bed is awful? The egg test.

Let me prove it.

When it comes to mattresses, you used to have only 3 choices.

Looking for some shoulder pain? Try a hard mattress.


It may feel like a rock, and put pressure on your hips, but it’s the perfect way to tell your partner, “Hey baby, want some arthritis?”

It just fails the raw egg test.

Then there’s the soft mattress. It starts out ok, but collapses over time, like some cheap sneakers, or Anakin Skywalker. And since it comes without back support, you get to try cool new hobbies, like chronic pain.

But it also fails the raw egg test.

Now let me explain the eggs.

The raw egg test states that the perfect bed will let you put weight on raw eggs without breaking them.

‘Cause if a bed can cradle raw eggs while supporting all that weight, it’ll also cradle your pressure points while supporting your body, for maximum comfort.

Well if the hard bed’s bad at cradling, and the soft bed’s bad at supporting, at least the medium bed is juuuuust… Terrible.

It’s not firm enough for back support or soft enough for your pressure points, so in the end it’s just a sad middle ground, like limbo, or a woozy centaur.

It’s average. No one wants average.

Now, to get around that… some beds come with $5,000 dollar remotes so
you can choose between hard bed problems or soft bed problems.

They’re so high-tech, they fail the egg test twice.

I don’t need a bed that’s hard, soft, or average. I need the best of firm and soft, without the drawbacks.

Introducing Purple — the only mattress that cradles your pressure points like a soft bed, while supporting everywhere else like a firm one.

Need proof?

Let’s check

double check.

Triple check.

All the checks!

And I am really heavy for a little girl from a fairytale.

Yes, these raw eggs are raw. And no, we didn’t fake it. How lame would that be? You’re lame for thinking that.

How can a bed be this comfortable? Maybe ‘cause it has 15 patents, was created by an rocket scientist, and uses a comfort grid system to distribute weight across any body type, giving you the best sleep you’ve ever
had, guaranteed. Thanks, science.

Now, there’s a catch. Most high-end mattresses cost 5,000 dollars.

But ours is only 1,000. We’re sorry about

We’re the best.

But you can spend that extra money on, I don’t

But don’t let it on the mattress though, it
will pee all over it.

And while you’re saving money, you’ll
save time too-

‘Cause we’re shipping the Purple right
to your door for free. Thankyou! Now I have two!

We’re so convinced you’ll love Purple — if it doesn’t change your life in the first 100 nights, we’ll take it back for
a complete refund. That’s Purple’s no pressure guarantee.

I love you.

So if you or someone you know sleeps, click
here to buy your Purple at

And say goodbye to the rock hard prison bed.

The saggy swamp bed.

The average bed.

And the expensive remote.

Get yourself into a Purple.

And Mom and Pop, it’s not the 1940s. Share a bed already. And make sure it’s a Purple.

Because you guys have been sleeping in garbage.

Click now to start your 100 night trial of nocturnal bliss.

No pressure. It’s Purple.


Need proof.

Lift glass

See those are real eggs not hardboiled, not plastic, not wooden.

I just burst them. Cut. That’s a cut!

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Tempurpedic Alternatives: 5 Mattress With The Same Quality, but Cheaper

tempurpedic alternativesTempurpedic is a good mattress to sleep on. However, the price is quite high. That’s why it’s only logical that you’re looking for Tempurpedic alternatives. In this article we’ll discuss 5 of the most popular alternatives to the Tempurpedic mattress. So if you want a mattress that has the quality of the Tempurpedic, but a better price tag, continue reading…

Tempurpedic alternatives

The main thing with Tempurpedic is that they have high quality mattresses. However, the price for the mattresses is in the thousands of dollars but for many people, this is too much to pay for a mattress. Especially if they’re not 100% sure that they will enjoy sleeping on the mattress.

The following five mattresses have a much lower price tag. That means that the risk of buying one of these mattresses is a lot lower than with the Tempurpedic.

So here are the 5 best alternatives but in each little review we’ll talk about in which aspect is a better choice than the original tempur pedic memory foam mattress.

I’ve especially not added too much information about each mattress, since I wrote individual reviews about each. So for each mattress there’s a link that will lead you to the individual page for the mattress.

Also, if you want to order the mattress right away, you can do so through the links below.

Alternative #1: Casper mattress

Both the Casper mattress and the tempo. Mattress are good mattresses. They’re great to deal with heat retention, and they have different level that is good for most people. They are medium firm memory foam mattresses, so is good for back and stomach sleepers.

Another good thing about the Casper mattress is that all the materials from which it is made or very transparent. You can easily go to the Casper website and see exactly what material and which thickness is where you have. This is something you not get with tempur-pedic. And this can be quite bad if you’re trying to compare both mattresses. For more information:

You can read more about the Casper mattress here.

Click here if you want to buy the Casper mattress.

Alternative #2: Nectar mattress

The second Tempurpedic alternative is the Nectar mattress. It’s a newer memory foam mattress and the best thing about is that you get a 365 nights sleeping trial. Most other memory foam mattresses also give a sleeping trial – but with Nectar you get the longest one from the entire mattress industry.

Also, many people are very happy with the Nectar mattress and it’s very difficult to find complaints online about how the mattress sleeps. Although they had some shipping problems when the company first started – but those are solved now. And there’s no need to worry about that.

On top of that, there’s a promotion going on. Which means that you can get the mattress now with $125 off + 2 free pillows. So it’s a great Tempurpedic alternative.

Click here to get $125 off the Nectar mattress – limited time only!

Alternative #3: Purple mattress

The Purple mattress is famous for its specific colour: purple. But don’t be blinded by this. It’s a good mattress made from high quality materials. And you also get a sleep trial. So you can try out the mattress in the comfort of your own home. If you’re not satisfied, you can simply return it.

Here’s more information about the Purple mattress.

Click here to order the Purple mattress!

Alternative #4: Lull mattress

The Lull mattress is another great option if you’re looking for Tempurpedic alternatives. just as the other mattresses it comes with a sleep trial. It’s a little more expensive than the Nectar mattress for example, but a great thing about the Lull mattress is that it’s made for the right balance between firmness and softness. So if you like a mattress that has the exact sweet spot in between, then this is a good choice.

find out more information about the Lull mattress here in my Lull mattress review.

Or click here to order the Lull mattress!

Alternative #5: Tuft & Needle mattress

Tuft & Needle is the cheapest alternative. The mattress was made to cut out as much unnecessary costs as possible to create a good mattress. The result is a high quality mattress. However, it does not have too much bells and whistles. For example, it doesn’t have good edge support. However, if you’re looking for a quality mattress (for the majority of people) that is available for a good price, then the Tuft & Needle is a great option.

Plus there’s also a trial, so you’re not choosing blind.

Here’ more information about the Tuft & Needle mattress.

Click here to order the Tuft & Needle mattress on Amazon!


Tempurpedic makes a wide variety of high quality mattresses. The only downside is that most of them are expensive. In the thousands of dollars. So not everyone can (or wants to) afford a Tempurpedic.

The 5 mattresses listed in this article are great options if you want a mattress with the same good quality – but for a much lower price.

I’ve written individual reviews about these mattresses. you can read them by clicking the links in each paragraph. You can also check out the buying links in the paragraphs to check all the details of each mattress.

Or maybe you’ve decided that you still want a Tempurpedic. here are some of the reasons why Tempurpedic might still be a good option for you:

  • You want a wide variety in mattress firmness
  • You have the money and are willing to spend several thousands on a great mattress
  • You want the mattress delivered home with great service

In those cases, it makes sense to still get a Tempurpedic mattress. Check out the most popular of their mattresses here: the Flex Hybrid.

P.S. do you have any experiences with these mattresses? Then please leave a comment describing that. It would be especially valuable if you’ve slept both on a Tempurpedic mattress and on one of the mattress described in this article! You could help all of us a lot.

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Purple Mattress vs Tuft and Needle: Must Know Details Before Purchase

purple mattress vs tuft and needle mattressAnother mattress battle is about to get started: The Purple mattress vs Tuft and Needle. So if you’re in the middle of getting a new mattress – and you’re wondering between these 2 mattresses, you’re at the right place. In this article we’ll discuss the mattresses and give you a good idea which one will suit you better. At the end we’ve included a small list of questions that you can ask yourself. With the answers to these questions you’ll be able to get a clear image what the better option is for you.

Note: before we get started, please ask yourself (or your spouse) what the most important thing is that you need in a mattress. Is it support for a bad back? Or is it optimal comfort? Or maybe you have trouble getting up from your bed and need good support on the edge? By asking yourself this question, you’ll know what to look out for and you’ll recognize easier which mattress is right for you.

Purple mattress vs Tuft and Needle – what is the best mattress for you?

Before we get started with the key differences between the 2 mattresses, I first want to quickly show you all the things that they have in common. So that way you’ll be better able to get a complete image of each mattress. Here they are:

Both mattresses (the queen model):

  • Are foam mattresses
  • Can be bought online
  • Have a 100-night sleeping trial
  • Offer a 10-year warranty
  • Are around 10 inches high and
  • Have a firmness level of 6.5 (on a scale of 1-10)
  • Have minimal motion transfer

The things I’d like to draw some attention to here are the firmness level and the motion transfer. A firmness of 6.5 means that both mattresses are generally considered medium firm. That means that they’re not very soft – but also not too firm. For the majority of people (except very overweight people over 230 pounds and people who suffer from a very bad back), this is the perfect type of firmness.

The minimal motion transfer means that if your partner is making a lot of movements at night, you will barely feel it. This is a great plus if you usually wake up from movements from your spouse.

Also a good thing for the mattresses is that they both offer a free sleeping trial. This means that you can order the mattress online and sleep on it for 100 nights. So basically your purchase isn’t the final decision. In the rare case that you might not like the mattress, you can then simple return it and get your money back. This is perfect for those who hesitate a bit before making a larger purchase (and buying a mattress is a significant purchase).

What I like about the Purple mattress: sleeps very cool

So now that we’ve got the similarities out of the way, let’s check what makes each mattress different. The main thing that you’ll notice for the Purple mattress is the composition. It’s a unique mattress when we look at its top layer. This 2-inch hyper elastic polymer layer is responsible for allowing good airflow through the mattress.

Its grid style contains many air pockets that allow the mattress to *breath* better. And with the thin cover you’ll notice a difference. This is especially valuable for those who live in hot climates, or if you naturally sweat a lot at night.

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely hate to wake up in the night drenched in sweat on a summer night. I can handle the cold well – just add a blanket – but escaping from heat at night is a different story. The Purple mattress is a good solution for that.

Another great thing is that the top layer allows for a good bounce. And I won’t have to tell what that means for certain night-time activities…

What I like about the Tuft & Needle mattress: premium quality for an affordable price

The first thing that draws attention is its affordability. Compared to all the other highly-reviewed mattresses it’s a price class lower.

Now, you might think that the creators must’ve skipped on something. Or that the more expensive mattresses are fundamentally better. But that’s the thing: The Tuft & Needle mattress was built from a minimalistic point.

So the company basically ONLY focused on the fundamentals. So while with some other mattresses you might find 7+ specialized layers, the Tuft & Needle mattress only has 2 multifunctional. And this is reflected in its price tag.

To keep this article up with the current prices – you can check the up-to-date price of the Tuft & Needle mattress here.

So in its essence what you’ll get with the Tuft & needle mattress is a high-quality mattress that offers a great sleep quality for a better price. Now, the drawback is of course that some things had to be compromised. For instance, one often heard complaint about the mattress is that its support on the edges is bad.

Now, if edge support is something that you need to easily get up – I recommend you skip the mattress. But for others, who wouldn’t even notice extra support on the edges – it makes perfect sense to choose the Tuft & Needle mattress. After all, you’re not paying for extra’s that you wouldn’t be using anyway!

Here’s what to base your decision on

In order to make the final decision (Purple mattress vs Tuft and Needle) easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of questions to help you make the right decision. Go ahead and see which mattress suits your needs better:

  • Do you have a tight budget – but want a mattress with a premium feel? Tuft & Needle is the choice for you
  • Do you live in a hot climate or experience heavy sweating at night? The Purple mattress will be better
  • Do you want the best option in terms of overall comfort and support? Then choose the Purple mattress
  • Do you want a minimalistic mattress without any unnecessary extra’s (edge support of extra layers)? Tuft & Needle

Final verdict Purple mattress vs Tuft and Needle

In terms of overall sleep quality and support, Purple wins. However, not by a very large margin. So if you’re on a tight budget – or you want to keep things simple – the Tuft & Needle mattress would be a very good variant for you.

I hope this Purple mattress vs Tuft and Needle comparison has helped you become more clear about what the right mattress is for your situation. If you have any specific questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.

For all other specific information (specifications and prices), please check out the product pages of each mattress respectively on Amazon. You’ll find a ton of valuable info there + helpful customer reviews.


Click here to find out more about the Purple mattress!


Or check out the Tuft & Needle mattress here!



P.S. quick recap of the Purple mattress vs Tuft and Needle -> Purple is the better choice in terms of overall quality – but the Tuft & Needle is a price class lower.

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Purple Mattress: Sleep Better in Just 7 Days Without Risk: Try the 30 Night Sleeping Trial

If you’re like most mattress buyers who look for the Purple bed, you:

  • Look for a mattress review on Google.
  • Click on the first couple of results.
  • Are blasted with subjective reviews that try to get a commission out of you.

What you’re left with is nothing but a “over-hyped view” of Purple (pictured below).

What the reviews tell you


Today we’re going to dive into the nitty gritty details of the original Purple mattress. No subjective hype. No fluff. Only information and comparisons.

That allow you to make a good informed decision about the Purple bed.If you like this write-up, you’ll the quick overview down below.

Purple mattress Review

Purple bed review: quick thoughts

Purple could very well be the most popular mattress in a box (well, better say bag :)) these days. There are reasons for that. The Purple mattress accommodate well for all sleeper types. (back, stomach, side and combination). Also, there’s the unique feel of their purple Hyper-Elastic Polymer. It’s what gives people a completely unique sleeping experience.

It’s a revolution in a time where many people are opting for a memory foam mattress. Unless you like the feel of memory/coil mattresses, there’s no reason to not at least give the mattress a try. One other situation in which the Purple Bed might not be for you, is if you’re obese. As the mattress is for small, average and overweight people (BMI <30).

It’s a great thing that they offer a 100 night sleeping trial. So if you’re unsure whether the mattress might work for you, you can always test it out. You can try the mattress out yourself how it sleeps. After that you’ll be able to make a thoughtful and careful decision. After all, there’s much to learn from reading, but the only person who can make the right decision is your body.

So let’s continue to the rest of this Purple mattress review. This guide has several sections. See below which one:

Purple mattress: in depth overview

Note: this review is about the Purple mattress. So it’s not about the Purple hybrid or premium mattress. You can find a comparison with the other mattress in places where it matters. You can compare the size, weight distribution, durability, off gassing and motion isolation. Those comparisons are in the sections where it’s most important that you know the difference.


AS touched upon in the introduction, the Purple bed doesn’t come in a box. It surprised me to see how simple the packaging was. You’ll receive the mattress all zipped up in a bag. So there’s few carton waste, like there’s with some other mattress brands. The mattress weighs 140 pounds, so when you get it, be sure to get extra assistance to put the mattress on your bed base.

And be sure to get help, as with 140 pounds it’s not a weight that you can handle alone. Luckily, the transporter bag comes with sturdy handles. So you can use those for getting the bag from A to B.

Be sure to open the bag only once it’s in the bedroom where you plan on sleeping on it. Otherwise, transport can get more difficult. Still not impossible, but you can make your life a lot easier by following this simple rule.

You also get a cutter, instruction manual and 2 mini samples of the top layer. The last one is a nice extra touch. As the material in the mattress attracts much attention from people. So if you’ve got guests coming over, they’ll love to feel how the material is in reality. Plus, you’re likely curious yourself, right?

Also, once you unpack the mattress, you’ll see the logo on the side of the mattress. All in all, the unpacking of the Purple bed is a sure delight.


The construction is what made the Purple mattress so popular over the last few years. It’s revolutionary. One of the founders of Purple was a rocket scientist before founding the company.

The hyper-elastic polymer has gained much positive views on the company and bed. The top layer has a purple grid structure. You won’t see this at first, but that’s also why Purple decided to add in 2 samples of the top layer in their packaging. So you can get a firsthand feel how this polymer feels without needing to cut the mattress.

This specific polymer grid is the reason why the mattress feels so great to sleep on. But let’s go more into details how it’s built.


Let’s start with the base, as that’s the part where most of the support and structure comes from. It’s 4 inches high and the density is 2 lb. This means that it’s a pretty thick mattress and this part won’t compress as much as the upper layers.

It’s made of a dense polyurethane foam, which is different than the upper layers as you’ll see. It’s the foundation of the mattress and because of the base the mattress gets it shape.

Transitional Layer

The transitional layer is 3.25 inches and almost doubles the mattress’ height. The density is 1.8 lb and this means that the compression is better suitable for you. It ‘gives’ more than the base layer, which is exactly what you want.

This layer is a less dense polyurethane foam and supports the upper purple comfort layer.

Comfort layer

This is where the magic happens for the Purple bed. It stands out because of the hyper-elastic polymer that creates the grid layer on top. The thickness is 2 inches and increases the total height of the Purple mattress.

The specific grid makes the mattress so that it responds to the slightest pressure you put on it. This creates an interesting bouncy feel, that will be nice to sleep on.

Also, this means that it’s easy to switch your sleeping position. For example when you’re going from back to side or stomach sleeping.

So what exactly are the things that the grid polymer structure does so well. For your sleep? Well, it provides the comfort you need and great pressure relief. Also, it ensures that your weight distributes well. In the grid the are columns support your weight up to an absolute threshold.

When you reach this threshold, the columns collapse and the area sinks in so that you get extra relief. Then your weight will gets spread evenly throughout the entire column. The result? No more irregular pressure points in the mattress.

Worried about overheating? Don’t be. As the air pockets in the comfort layer ensure that the excess heat has a place to go.


The cover is a blend of polyester, viscose and lycra. This means that it’s soft, breathable and allows enough fresh air to flow into the mattress. Also, it prevents bad odor from entering and building up in the mattress.

As a result you’ll sleep clean. Also: none of the internal components can get damage from outside influences.

Did you know that the lycra used in the Purple mattress is a known way to regulate temperature?


As you’d expect from a company like Purple, you can get the mattress in all regular US sizes, expect from the twin. You can get every size from the Twin XL to the California king. Here’s a short overview of the sizes of the original Purple mattress:

  • Twin XL — 38” x 80”
  • Full — 54” x 76”
  • Queen — 60” x 80”
  • King — 76” x 80”
  • Cal King — 72” x 84”

Purple Hyper Elastic Polymer

The polymer used here is very different from what you’ve come to expect from mattresses. It’s not like any memory foam mattress or other comfort layer you know. It actually looks more like a silicone or gel like material. It’s put in the grid layer which creates many tiny squares over the entire bed. When you apply pressure to a part, the squares change their form. This is to accommodate where your body needs the pressure most.

The great thing about this hyper elastic polymer is that it kills 2 birds with 1 stone. It’s supportive, soft and comfortable. Which makes it a good choice regardless of your favorite sleeping position.

A quote you’ll hear from Purple is:

“Soft where you want it and firm where you need it.”

This captures the essence of the mattress well. It uses unique material to create a mixture between support and pressure relief.


The Purple mattress get s a 7/10 score on firmness. A major misconception you might have is about the soft grid structure. You may think it makes the mattress look as if it’s softer than it is in reality. This is not trueI like how the mattress is rigid enough. But still distributes your weight evenly without developing pressure points.

One overlooked part of this is that this means that couples can sleep well on the mattress. As you will turn and toss less at night. Which in turn decreases the time you wake up your partner. If this is a major issue for you, then the Purple mattress will help you sleep better.

Here’s how the firmness will feel with your own body.

  1. Once you touch the upper layer, you feel the bounciness of the purple polymer
  2. If you then put more pressure on the mattress, you’ll feel the transition layer below

Do know, that you need to exert quite a lot of pressure to actually feel the transition layer. That is because the grid is a good at absorbing pressure and distributing it evenly.

Edge support

Edge support means that the sides of the mattress feel as if you’re sleeping in the middle. Why is this important?

  • It decreases the chances of falling sideways from the mattress.
  • It adds firmness when you’re sitting and getting up from sleep in the morning.

For most people, edge support is not necessary. But, if you want the extra support to smoothly get up in the morning, it’s good to have. Also, when sleeping on anything less than a california king together with your partner, you need good edge support.

The Purple mattress does a great job for its edge support. As you barely feel whenever you’ve reached the side of the mattress. This means that you can sleep well, even if you’re moving a lot at night. It does sink more than in the middle, which is what we’ll cover now…


If you’re an average person, sleeping on your side or back, you’ll dip about 1.5 inch in the middle. Once you sit next to the edge, it will be between 2.5 and 4 inches. You can expect this, as there’s less material to absorb your weight. Plus sitting puts more pressure on a smaller spot of the mattress.

Motion transfer

Motion transfer is important if you sleep with a partner. If you do, you’ve likely experienced waking up when your partner moves. I’m lucky in this aspect, as my girlfriend doesn’t move much. I’m the ones who moves in his sleep. So my girlfriend appreciates a mattress with good motion transfer.

The Purple mattress – due to its polymer – has a great ability to absorb movements. Even the smallest movements get absorbed, so your partner doesn’t feel the mattress move.

Interesting fact: the Purple mattress has a light powder coating. This is to get rid of any sounds the polymer makes.

Who is the mattress made for?

There are many people who could benefit greatly from sleeping on the Purple mattress. Here are several points that show that YOU would get a great night’s rest on it:

  • You’re not to happy with a memory foam mattress or innerspring mattress
  • You have a partner who moves a lot throughout the night. Or you are the one who moves, and your partner experiences disturbed sleep from your movements.
  • You need a mattress that gets rid easily of heat.
  • You have specific pressure points in your shoulders, hips and lower back that need gentle cushion.

What do others say about the mattress?

A purple mattress forms to the curve of your spine and fully supports your body for a transcending night of sleep. In the fine print you’ll see that when you’re sad enough it will even support your endeavors and simulate human warmth. Great purchase!!!

— k80 ? (@k80purcell) 4 november 2019

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Anyone have the Purple waffle mattress? Thinking about ordering.

— Rocky Osborn ??? ? (@rockyknowsbest) 7 november 2019

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We LOVE our Purple mattress, pillow and sheets. Made in the US, recyclable (you know me ?), less allergens, and cool for hot sleepers. I’m a hot sleeper, in my 30s so that was important ???

— Sloane Kettering (@momhugstree) 4 november 2019

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First night on the Purple 3 mattress was amazing and I am ready to go to sleep again so I can lay on it

— Miss Purrfect (@Kahlyse) 4 november 2019

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Got to admit ever since I got a Steelcase chair and a Purple mattress, my back pain went down by like 99%. Turns out high quality things aren’t always overrated, who knew…

— Rhéa (@ashelia) 21 augustus 2019

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Purple bed review of other aspects

Chemical smell/off gassing

One of the main complaints of people ordering a bed in a box, is the off gassing. Often, the chemical smell that comes when a mattress has been inside a package for a long time. After shipping straight from the factory. If this smell stays for a long time, it can be a huge downside.

Especially when you consider some mattresses keep this smell for longer than a week.

Once you get the mattress, you want to start sleeping on it right away. You do not want to wait 1 to 2 weeks before the smell goes away before sleeping on the mattress.

The Purple mattress has clear benefits over other mattresses here.

  • The smell is quite faint, and is not that intrusive.
  • The soft smell goes away within several days.
  • The smell is completely non-toxic

Also, less than 10% of customers complain about the sell from the Purple mattress. That is a low number in the mattress industry.

Also, the mattress is CertiPur certified, so you won’t need to worry about any harm to your health.

What does the CertiPUR certification mean?

  • Made with no ozone depleters
  • Made with no heavy metals (including mercury and lead)
  • Made without prohibited phthalates
  • Low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • No BPDE (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) in fire retardants
  • Made with no formaldehyde

So if you’re concerned about any of the above, you do not need to worry when you buy the purple mattress.

Purple mattress lawsuit

In 2016, the owner from Honest Mattress Reviews made a claim against Purple. It stated that the anti-tack powder they use is harmful and caused irreversible harm to the body.

It turned out that it was a coordinated attack by the CEO of Ghostbed, a competitor of Purple. It was an attempt to increase Ghostbed sales.

There’s no need to worry. You can read more information here about the Purple mattress lawsuit.

Purple mattress commercial

Purple has had several interesting commercials. The main one that caught everyone’s attention is the Goldilocks raw egg test. That you can use when searching for the best mattresses. If a mattress allows you to lay on a raw egg without it cracking. Then it means that mattress sure will do great things for your pressure points. I haven’t tried the experiment myself, but feel free to send me a video once you do!

Watch the commercial below:

Another fun commercial they made was when two burglars were robbing a house. But once they see a Purple mattress, they become so enticed to sleep. They fall asleep on the mattress only to wake up with a police officer standing next to them.

Watch the commercial here:

There are some more, but these 2 were the ones that put Purple the most on the map.

Old mattress removal

The Purple mattress does not offer white glove delivery. You get the mattress delivered in a bag, which makes it easy for you to get it up into the bedroom and install it there. There’s also no old mattress removal. The mattress is compressed, vacuum sealed and then packaged for shipping.The Hybrid and Purple Premium mattress offer white glove delivery. This includes old mattress removal. So if that is valuable to you, you can go for one of those options.

It’s not completely necessary to go for white glove delivery, as the regular delivery is good enough. It gets shipped to your door. Make sure you’ve got a person to help you get the mattress to where it needs to be.

Free Shipping

The mattress gets shipped everywhere in the United States and Canada. They use UPS, FedEx and other courier services to get the mattress safely to your door. Here’s the delivery policy of Purple:

  1. Standard deliveries you receive within 5 business days. You can request expedited shipping. In that case you can expect your mattress within 2 to 3 business days.
  2. Purple has the right to cancel orders. They do this if it appears dealers made these orders for dealers for resale purposes – not for private use.
  3. You cannot cancel order once Purple has shipped them.
  4. Rural deliveries may take longer.
  5. There’s an extra delivery fee for Alaska and Hawaii.


Purple offers a 10 year non prorated warranty. What does that mean in everyday language?

  1. The coverage will start the date of purchase. And Purple will at their option repair or replace mattresses with defects. Only as long as the warranty is valid.
  2. Pay attention here. The warranty states that: “the mattress must be used on a firm, flat, solid-surface, non-spring foundation (whether non-moving type or adjustable type) sufficiently strong to remain flat and firm under the weight of the mattress and its users, from the date of delivery onward to the date of the warranty claim without interruption”. Also, use the queen size mattress (and larger) on foundations with 5 legs at minimum and center support. If you don’t do this, you will void the warranty.
  3. The following defects are covered:
    1. Visible indentations that are deeper than one inch (1″) and do not return to their original shape ‘after full recovery from load’. The mattress must be resting flat on the floor when the indentation is measured.
    2. Cracks, splits, and other forms of damage that occur despite proper use and foundational support.
  4. The warranty does NOT COVER:
    1. Indentations that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
    2. Burns, cuts, tears, stains and other types of physical damage that occur due to owner abuse, improper cleaning, and/or inadequate foundational support.
    3. Signs of rodents, insect damage, or other infestation.
    4. Damage from weather or sun exposure.
    5. Also, the cover is not included in the warranty. It has its own warranty, which is valid for 2 years after the date of purchase. The owner has to pay for transportation and inspection costs for cover damages.
    6. Last but not least, the warranty is only valid for the original owners of the mattress. And if the mattress was purchased from Purple or an authorized retailer. Also, if the mattress leaves the USA, the warranty will be voided. And if you resell or give it as a gift to another owner, the warranty also voids.

100 night sleeping trial

It’s important to know that you have 100 nights to try out any of the Purple mattresses. If you’re unsatisfied, or have any other complaints, there is a no questions asked policy.

It’s important to notice the following things:

  • You must have had the mattress for at least 21 nights
  • The mattress must be clean
  • The mattress must be undamaged

See the full return and exchange policies below.

Return policy

Here’s what Purple states about testing the mattress:

“You have 100 calendar days from the date of delivery to return your Purple® Bed. Because it can take some time for your body to adjust to better support, we require a minimum trial of 21 days. For recommendations on how to make your sleep experience better, please contact us or check out our blog!

To initiate a return or for helpful hints, call Customer Care at 888-848-2305.

Once eligibility for return is confirmed, a specialist will help facilitate the process. To be eligible for a return, you must still be within your 100-night trial period and have had it for at least 21 days, and the mattress must be clean and undamaged. You will be refunded the full product price of the mattress less the value of any discount, interest accrued, and/or shipping charges.”

Exchange policy

Here is what Purple has to say if you want to exchange the mattress:

“You have 100 calendar days to exchange your Purple® Bed from the date of delivery. You are allowed one exchange.

To be eligible for an exchange, you must still be within your 100-night trial period and have had it for at least 21 days, and the mattress must be clean and undamaged.

To initiate an exchange, call Customer Care at 888-848-2305. Once eligibility is confirmed, a specialist will help facilitate the process (to be eligible for an exchange, you must still be within your 100-night trial period, and the mattress must be clean and undamaged).

Your 100-night trial will continue to run from the date the first mattress was delivered (or 30 days from the delivery of your second mattress, whichever is greater). In most cases, if mattress removal is selected your first mattress will be removed at the same time the second mattress is delivered.”

Is the Purple Bed recyclable?

An important question in today’s society is whether the Purple mattress is recyclable? It’s a good question, and Purple does a good job at it. Every aspect of the Purple mattress is recyclable. Every part simple gets dissected and used again for the production of new mattresses. The purple polymer can be melted and reshaped into usage for new mattresses.

If you care about recycling and climate change, the Purple mattress is a good option.

Where can you buy it?

It’s difficult to find Purple mattresses in regular mortar and brick retail stores. The reason for that is that Purple focuses as much as possible on ecommerce to keep prices down. You can find it on their own site, Amazon as well as some other authorized ecommerce sites. I recommend you get it from Amazon. As that’s a platform that has shown that it’s reliable and cares about their customers.

Fun fact: you can also get the mattress directly from the factory store in Alpine, Utah.


Purple is a USA based company. The Purple mattress has a longer durability, then other mattresses. This is because Purple takes great care in creating their mattresses. Also, the unique materials in the mattress help. The hyper-elastic polymer is very durable and will last a long time.

The cover will likely last less long than the mattress itself. But you can change this easily.

How to clean the mattress (+care)

There are no official guidelines for how to take care of your Purple mattress. Here are some recommendations:

  • It is not necessary to rotate the mattress. If you want to be extra careful, you can rotate the mattress twice a year to reduce extra wear and tear.
  • Do not flip the mattress as the comfort layer always needs to be on top.
  • If you spill something on the cover, do NOT machine wash it. Spot clean it with a mild detergent.

Purple bed competitors

Purple does not have direct competitors. As other mattress are usually memory foam mattress or innerspring.

When we compare the way the mattress sleeps, we’ll get the closest with foam mattresses such as Layla and Leesa. Below you’ll find how the closest similar mattresses compare to the Purple bed…

Casper vs Purple

Casper is a very popular online foam mattress. It’s a soft foam mattress that shows itself in how comfortable it is. Better go with the Purple mattress, unless you are a big fan of soft foam mattresses. If you weigh more than 230 pounds, you may bottom out on the Purple mattress, so in that case it’s smarter to go with Casper. In that case it will offer more support.

Leesa vs Purple

The Leesa mattress is like the Casper mattress. It has a lower price tag, so if that’s what is important to you, it might make sense to get a Leesa mattress. If you enjoy the feel of softer foam mattresses, go with Leesa. Again, if you weigh more than 230 pounds, don’t pick Purple. But go with a mattress that offers more support, such as Leesa.

Leesa donates $10 to charity for each mattress sold. So if you value a company giving back to society, Leesa does that.

Tuft & Needle vs Purple

Tuft & Needle is known for being one of the best mattresses, that’s both high quality and budget. This means that from all the high end mattresses, it has the lowest price tag. So if you want the best price/value deal, Tuft & Needle is the way to go. Tuft & Needle’s cover layer is 1 inch thicker. This means it offers more pressure for heavy people. Or if you have sharp pressure points that need extra support, T&N is a better choice than Purple.

Tempurpedic vs Purple

Tempurpedic is a premium mattress. Get this one if. 1) money is no objection 2) you need extra contouring around your body to sleep well and 3) you prefer the tried and true. The company has been around for a long time. It has a good track record and you’re sure to make a good choice. If those things aren’t as important, or you want innovation for a lower price, you better go with Purple.

Saatva vs Purple

The price of the Saatva mattress is comparable to Purple. Saatva is an innerspring mattress. It has dual coil layers and an organic cotton pillow top. Go with Saatva if you’re more inclined to sleep well on innerspring mattresses, compared to foam. Even the Purple is no foam mattress, the feeling is closer to foam, than it is to innerspring.

Ghostbed vs Purple

Ghostbed is another quality foam mattress. It has 3 different foam types, that it uses in the construction of the mattress. Among those is latex foam. Especially after the sneaky claims and lawsuit from the direction of Ghostbed. I’d say you’d do better buying the Purple mattress. If you are doubting between Ghostbed and Purple, then there are 2 reasons to go for Ghostbed. 1) you prefer a memory foam mattress. 2) you weigh more than 230 pounds. In all other cases, pick Purple.

F.A.Q about the Purple Bed

How is the Purple bed for couples?

When looking for a good mattress for couples, there are several things that are important to keep in mind:

  1. Mattress Firmness
  2. Motion Isolation
  3. Temperature
  4. Trial Period & Returns

First, unless you and your partner both have the same preference for firmness. then you want a mattress that’s in the middle for what you like. The Purple is a 7/10. Due to the polymer technology, it’s a great option for people that like a little more firm – or less firm – as well. Unless one of you weigh more than 230 pounds, firmness should be good with the Purple bed.As you read before, Purple also scores great on the motion isolation scale. So if that was a problem with your current mattress, getting the Purple bed will solve this problem for you.

Now temperature: the mattress has air pockets that ensure you won’t sleep too hot or too cold. Even if you’re often cold at night, and your partner is hot. Then the Purple mattress will help you both get back to medium good temperature.

Trial is also important here. If you’re completely in love with the mattress, and your partner isn’t, you want to be able to bring it back to the manufacturer. You have 100 nights to try out the mattress before making your final decision.

Is it a good mattress for overweight people?

This where the Purple mattress is NOT a good choice. The grid structure can handle a lot of pressure. But if you weigh more than 230 pounds, it gets too much (depending on how the weight spreads). Still, I wouldn’t risk it if you’re obese overweight. In that case, it’s a smarter idea to go for a mattress that can absorb more pressure, such as Tuft & Needle.

If you weigh below 230 pounds, the Purple bed absorbs all your weight better. Still, to be sure I also wouldn’t recommend the mattress if you’re between 215 and 230 pounds.

Bear in mind that 230 pounds is per person. Since most couples will be more than 230 pounds together. The weight is better distributed. So the mattress can much easier handle couples of normal weight.

Purple states the mattress can handle up to 300 pounds per grid. So if you’re overweight and tall, it might be worth to check out the mattress.

How does your weight affect the mattress?

As we discussed above, Purple has made the mattress to be able to handle most weights easily. Unless you’re obese, the mattress should offer enough pressure relief for your body.

Can teenagers sleep on the mattress?

The Purple bed is actually a great choice for teenagers. Since they have extra sleep needs, it would be a shame if they sleep badly because of a bad mattress.

Should you get it if you have back pain?

If you experience back pain, you want a mattress that is both firm and soft at the right places. Since Purple says that their mattress is “soft where you want it, firm where you need it”. It gives the right amount of support without giving up any comfort. It’s because the polymer grid adds extra support round the pressure points where you need it. For most people with back pain, this is around the lower back. The extra support around the shoulders and hips can also have a positive effect on how you feel.

Is the Purple powder dangerous?

There was lawsuit and claims from Honest Mattress reviews against Purple. This made some people believe powder in the Purple bed is dangerous. This is not true. Here’s a response you can read that the head of communications from Purple stated.

“Polyethylene is the most common form of plastic produced in the world and is found virtually everywhere in the U.S.” -“Polyethylene powder is used in cosmetic products such as mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, eye shadows, face powders, and foundations.” -“The measured particle levels detected are hundreds of times lower than health-protective standards established by the U.S. EPA…even [for] sensitive individuals. -“Average daily breathing zone exposure levels to consumers is expected to decrease over time.” -“Respirable polyethylene … particles that reach deep lung will not be absorbed and distributed around the body.” -“Likely exposures of inhaled polyethylene co-polymer would be considered safe with a significant margin of safety.” -“This analysis provides high confidence that adverse health effects will not occur in any consumers from inhaling or touching [Purple’s] powder that may migrate from a Purple® mattress over the lifetime of the mattress.” -“Exposures would be hundreds of times lower than everyday particulate dust levels that have been determined to be safe even for sensitive individuals.””

Also, they wrote an article backed up by research why the powder is safe. Here are the main conclusions:

  • It is NOT a talc powder. Talc is a mineral and our plastic powder contains no talc whatsoever, or any mineral for that matter.
  • It is chemically inactive, AKA an inert substance.
  • It is a food-contact-grade material, meaning that this family of plastic materials can be used for eating utensils, children’s toys, etc.
  • It is 100% non-toxic and is completely harmless.
  • You can think of it being as safe as eating with a plastic fork, so you can rest easy on our bed! In fact, it may be even safer—no Purple product ever stabbed anyone in the lip!

Does it sleep hot?

No, the Purple mattress does not sleep hot. The air pockets in the polymer grid allow heat to pass through easily. This ensures that you won’t feel too hot when sleeping. Have you slept on a memory foam mattress before? But found it wasn’t for you because of the heat, then Purple will positively surprise you.

Does the mattress sleep cold?

A logical question. The mattress passes heat through the polymer grid. So some assume that the mattress should sleep cold. Again, this misconception is understandable. The fact that is passes heat through, doesn’t mean that it actively cools. Like some other mattresses. If there’s no reason to pass heat, then the mattress will simply keep the right temperature.

Many people who sleep on Purple find that when it’s hot, the mattress keeps a good temperature. And when it’s cold, it keeps the heat well, so it doesn’t sleep cool.

Is the mattress good for back and stomach sleepers?

Take a look the polymer grid, and you’ll see how the mattress works well for back and stomach sleepers. If you sleep on your back, your hips won’t sink too far. While your spine will still be well-aligned. The same goes for sleeping on your stomach. Your hips won’t sink in and your spine is in a good sleeping position.

One thing though. If you’re a strict 100% stomach sleeper, you might want to see if you can get something slightly firmer. As stomach sleepers don’t want a soft mattress.

Now, few people sleep on their stomach all the time. For combo sleepers, the Purple mattress has the perfect firmness. That will allow you to get the most out of different positions.

Does the Purple bed offer enough pressure relief for side sleepers?

The purple mattress is a good choice for side sleepers. It offers enough pressure relief for your hips and shoulders if you’re laying on your side. Especially if you’re a combo sleeper, the mattress will be a good choice for you.

With that said. If you’re a strict 100% side sleeper, you may want to look for a mattress that lets you sink in a little more. This is something a small percentage of side sleepers notice, so I urge you to try the mattress first.

Company information

Purple is one of the first mattress companies that started through a kickstarter campaign. It was founded in 2015 and raised more than $170.000 in 45 days. The first mattress were available in January 2016.

About Tony Pearce

Tony Pearce has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University (1980). 8 years later he got an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Here’s what he has to say about Purple:

“Purple is changing lives as it changes the world of comfort and wellness. Sleep on it, sit on it, stand on it. No pressure. 20 Years of developing advanced cushioning technology for major companies around the world, and three years of developing advanced machinery to produce these products at low cost, has coalesced into a few simple but powerful products offered by Purple. If you don’t think a mattress or seat cushion or pillow or sheets can change your life, give Purple a try and return it if you don’t think your life is better.”

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About Terry Pearce

Terry has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Here’s what he has to say about Purple:

“PURPLE IS DIFFERENT. We have a novel cushioning system that makes great support comfortable. Unlike and better than anything you have ever tried in a mattress. Fun videos at will explain the science and enlighten you. If you want better sleep and overnight recovery, please go to and check it out.

We have other great products like our incredible seat cushions. Read the reviews- you’ll want 2.”

Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Customer service

People are happy with the customer service of Purple. 7 out of 10 owner experiences show customers enjoyed their experience with Purple’s. This didn’t depend on whether they liked the mattress or not.

BBB rating


Physical stores

Purple does not have physical stores. It is possible to buy a mattress directly from their factory store in Utah. Some Mattress Firm stores have Purple mattresses available. there you can get a first hand feeling for the mattress.

Contact Purple

You can send Purple an email through Or give them a call at 1-844-642-5613.

Find Purple on Social

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Other Purple products

Apart from their mattress, Purple also has:

  • Purple pillow (no pressure edition)
  • Purple pillow (plush)
  • Purple bamboo sheets
  • Purple mattress protector
  • Purple powerbase adjustable bed

Conclusion on the Purple mattress review

The mattress industry is full of foam, innerspring and hybrid mattresses. The polymer grid from Purple gets a warm welcome. The name Purple comes from the specific color of the cover layer. It provides a unique mix of support and pressure relief. Purple markets their mattresses as “soft where you want it, firm where you need it.”. Which is exactly what we need in a good comfortable mattress.