Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress review – ultimate plush comfort at an affordable price point

The Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress is exceptionally airy and comfortable, even after months of continuous testing

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Homes & Gardens Verdict

I'd recommend the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress for back and front sleepers, anyone who suffers from night sweats or hot flashes, and shoppers with a little money to spare. Like every hybrid mattress, the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress has its pros and cons: this bed is breathable and bouncy, but the motion isolation and edge support could use some work.

Reasons to buy
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    Ideal for back and stomach sleepers

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    Highly breathable

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    Reasonable RRP

Reasons to avoid
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    Might feel too firm for some sleepers

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    Poor motion isolation

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    Edge support leaves a little to be desired

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When you lay on an exceptionally comfortable mattress, you want to spend those first few seconds experiencing a cozy 'sinking' feeling, where you really ease into the mattress, and it envelops you. 

However, you don't want to keep sinking after that, because your body needs to stay in an ergonomic posture for optimal sleep. The Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress carefully walks the line between comfort and support, delivering both in spades for restful sleep. 

I tested the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress for more than a month in my own home. I would recommend this mattress for a wide range of sleepers, thanks to its plush feel and GlacioTex pillow top. I'd put it up there with the best mattress for side sleepers with hip and joint discomfort. 

Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress review

As a product tester, I've personally slept on dozens of beds in search of ones I'd recommend to family, friends, and readers. I look for mattresses that have a plush feel on top and sturdy support below, with excellent motion isolation and an affordable price point. I'm pleased to report that the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress meets most (though not all) of these standards.

Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress Specifications

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MaterialsLatex foam, steel coils, pillow top
SizesTwin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Short Queen, King, RV King, California King
ShippingFree shipping; 100 night sleep trial

Who would suit the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress?

The pillow top of the Helix Dusk Mattress.

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  • All sleep styles: that's the best thing about a hybrid mattress. You're practically bound to sleep comfortably, whatever your sleep position. Although Helix matches this mattress to back and stomach sleepers, this side sleeper found it suitably soft around the hips. I put that down to the GlacioTex cooling cover upgrade: it'll cost you a few hundred dollars, but it's an essential part of the sleep experience.
  • Hot sleepers: the cooling technology in the topper isn't a gimmick − the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress actually does feel cool to the touch. I'd rank it amongst the best cooling mattresses on the market.

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  • Anyone who has issues with injuries or pain management: the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress is soft, yet supportive, which is ideal for those dealing with difficult nights sleeping through a pain condition, whether it's an achy old back or sensitive hips and knees. The Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress helps you stay in optimal alignment, even on your side, and stomach sleepers won't experience that 'arch' that comes when a bed sags in the middle. 
  • Anyone who wants a good mattress, fast: like all the best box mattresses, the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress arrived in a long, thin box, along with two supportive pillows. I unwrapped the plastic cover and left the mattress to inflate for a few hours. It was ready to use that night, though the mattress off-gassing smell didn't fully dissipate until the next day. 

What's it like to sleep on the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress?

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  • Comfort: the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress offers hotel-quality comfort at home. I found I got an extra luxurious feel from the pillow topper, with the support I needed to sleep through the night without back ache. As I first settled into the mattress, I experienced a sinking feeling for a few inches: just enough to cushion my joints without enveloping my body. The bed topper itself is quite bumpy, with deep grooves and a high profile. It didn't feel quite so smooth as the Bear Elite Hybrid Mattress, which I just finished testing.
  • Support: I found that I could seamlessly roll from my back to my side to my front, all the while maintaining the same ergonomic position, and without causing any discomfort. Much like the Helix Midnight Hybrid, this mattress is made to suit all sorts of sleepers, so it's perfect for couples who share a bed, but not a sleep style.
  • Cooling: I can confirm that the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress actually is cool to the touch. That's thanks to the steel coils, which optimize airflow as they compress and depress beneath your body. If you suffer from night sweats or hot flashes, or you're a seriously hot sleeper, then you should pair your mattress with a set of the best cooling sheets.

A glass of water balanced on the Helix Dusk Mattress.

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  • Motion isolation: this was disappointing, but not surprising for a hybrid mattress with plenty of bounce. I filled a glass with water and set it in the middle of the mattress to monitor motion isolation. As soon as I applied any pressure around the glass with my hand, the glass began to tip and water threatened to spill over the sides. I wouldn't recommend the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress to light sleepers, or anyone who shares a bed with their pet or partner. You'd be better off with the best memory foam mattress to absorb motion.
  • Edge support: most beds with poor motion isolation also feature insufficient edge support, and the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress is no exception. I wouldn't choose to sleep on the edge of the bed, but it was sufficiently supportive to bear my weight while I put on my socks and shoes. For better edge support, I recommend the Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt Medium Hybrid Mattress.

The edge of the Helix Dusk Mattress.

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  • Weight bearing: my husband is tall and broad, while I'm on the shorter side. We both slept comfortably on the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress. I didn't have significant issues rolling towards my husband, who weighs more than me, or otherwise feeling like the mattress couldn't handle our combined weight.
  • Sustainability: the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress never claimed to be organic. The analysts at Leaf Score conclude that the polyfoam used in Helix mattresses is not biodegradable, nor is it sustainable. If you're an eco-conscious shopper, you should invest in one of the best organic mattresses, instead.

How does the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress rate online?

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The Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress boasts a 4.5 average star rating from more than 2,400 reviews. Consumers really appreciate the comfort and breathability of the mattress, which is enhanced by the addition of the cooling pillow top. Many customers claimed that the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress is the perfect compromise between soft and firm. 

I appreciate the company's straightforward information about how and where the mattress is made − in the 3Z factory in Arizona, using all their own coils and foam. Helix mattresses are fiberglass free, as well as CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold certified, which is a key advantage for some reviewers in the comments. One wrote that 'the queen-sized Helix Dusk Luxe is the best mattress I've ever slept on. This is hotel-quality every night – well worth the money. I chose it over the Nectar primarily because it is known to not contain fiberglass; over the Casper due to the price difference, and over IKEA due to the fact that you get what you pay for. 

There are a smattering of more negative reviews, too, primarily concerning shipping. Some customers experienced slow shipments, which others were disappointed that the boxes arrived over several days, making it difficult to set up the bed until all the pieces had arrived. Other consumers experienced defective parts but shared that customer service helped to make it right.

Is the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress worth it?

Helix Dusk Mattress against a gray wall.

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Yes. If you're looking to invest in a new mattress, and you want the peace of mind that comes from a 10-year warranty, then you'll appreciate the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress. I found that my sleep experience was immediately elevated, thanks to that soft support and luxurious pillow top. 

I'd recommend the Helix Dusk Luxe Mattress to almost anyone, aside from the fussiest of side sleepers. This mattress is made to contour to the curves of your body, lifting your lumbar region while lengthening your spine. Sure, the motion isolation leaves a little to be desired, but that's par for the course for a hybrid mattress.

How we test mattresses

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Here at H&G, we put a lot of thought into how we test mattresses. Our expert testers sample beds for months, if not years, to gauge their breathability throughout the seasons and monitor their performance over time. 

We assess each mattress against the same criteria: comfort; support; cooling properties; motion isolation; edge support; weight bearing capacity; sustainability; and the all-important price. 

Some of our tests are more subjective than others. For example, to test the comfort level of a mattress, we simply lie on it and see how we feel. Other tests are a little more scientific. To assess the motion isolation of a mattress, we fill a glass with water and set it in the center of the bed. Then, we toss and turn beside it. The more the glass moves, and the more water spills, the worse the motion isolation. 

Where possible, we compare our findings against verified customer reviews to offer a wide range of perspectives on the same mattress. Finally, we consider all of our results against the price of the mattress to help you determine value for money. 

Alex Frost

Alex Frost is a Cincinnati-based journalist and content marketing writer who specializes in medical/health, mental health and wellness, parenting and relationships, education, trends, business, and lifestyle writing. You can find Alex's work in Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Glamour, Parents, Women's Health, Reader's Digest, Popular Science, and Today's Parent, among other publications.