Our favourite Helix Sleep alternatives available in the UK
Who is Helix Sleep?
Since its inception, the brand has gained a strong reputation for offering a wide range of high-quality, innovative sleep products that cater to various customer preferences.
Their product lineup includes mattresses, bedding, bed bases, toppers, and more, all designed to improve the overall sleep experience.
A key aspect of Helix Sleep’s approach to customer satisfaction is its unique Sleep Quiz, which helps customers find the perfect mattress based on their sleep preferences, body types, and other factors. 🧮
By tailoring its product recommendations to individual needs, Helix Sleep has successfully positioned itself as a customer-focused and responsive brand in the US mattress industry.
Currently, Helix Sleep does not operate within the UK.
Helix mattress covers
Helix mattresses come with different cover materials and designs depending on the model.
However, all Helix mattress covers are designed to be breathable, soft, and easy to clean.
The standard cover material for most Helix mattresses is a stretchy and breathable polyester blend, which helps promote airflow and wick away moisture for a cooler sleep experience. 💨
The more premium models feature a quilted pillow top cover, which provides an extra layer of plushness and comfort.
Some Helix mattress covers also feature special treatments, such as antimicrobial or hypoallergenic properties, to help keep the sleep surface clean and healthy.
Who are Helix mattresses not suitable for?
Even though Helix offers such a wide range of mattresses, some people may not be happy with the Helix selection.
Let’s look more closely at who Helix mattresses would not be suitable for.
Helix is not available in the UK
Since Helix Sleep is a US-based company with no direct outlets across the pond, UK residents will have to look elsewhere for the best night’s sleep. 🌍
We’ve linked to some of our favourite UK-based alternatives above, but you can also head over to our guide on the best UK mattresses for a wider variety of choices.
People easily overwhelmed by choices
Individuals who struggle with decision-making might find the extensive range of Helix mattresses and customisation options overwhelming, potentially making it difficult to settle on the perfect mattress for their needs. 😩
Even though the Helix Mattress Quiz will help sleepers find the perfect mattress, it’s sometimes still easier to go for a brand with fewer choices.
We’re big fans of the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid, a premium mattress available in the UK and the USA.
While there are three DreamCloud mattresses in the US, only one fuss-free option is available in the UK, ensuring an easy purchasing process.
Helix Sleep does not offer any all-foam options in its product line-up. 🤨
While hybrid mattresses often offer superior temperature regulation and support, sleepers who specifically prefer the feel of an all-foam mattress may not find Helix mattresses suitable for their preferences.
If you're an all-foam enthusiast, we'd recommend checking out the Nectar memory foam mattress.
This ultra-comfortable mattress is available at competitive prices in the UK and the USA.
Strict budget shoppers
While Helix Sleep offers a range of mattresses at various price points, these are still not budget mattresses. 💰
Some of the Helix models, such as the Helix Luxe, Elite, and Birch options, are even more premium options available at higher price points - and definitely not budget-friendly.
Finding a good budget mattress is surprisingly difficult but, luckily, there are a few great options available in the UK.
The Hypnia Essential Hybrid, for example, offers unbeatable value for money and it's super comfy to boot.
Helix mattress sizes
Helix Sleep mattresses are available in a variety of US mattress sizes.
These sizes include:
- Helix Twin size mattress: 99 x 190.5 cm (3’3” x 6’3”)
- Helix Twin XL size mattress: 99 x 203 cm (3’3” x 6’8”)
- Helix Full size mattress: 137 x 190.5 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
- Helix Queen size mattress: 152.5 x 203 cm (5’0” x 6’8”)
- Helix King size mattress: 193 x 203 cm (6’4” x 6’8”)
- Helix California King size mattress: 183 x 213.5 cm (6’0” x 7’0”)
US mattress sizes are, unfortunately, quite different to the standard UK mattress sizes.
How are Helix mattresses delivered?
Helix offers free, no-contact delivery in the US, and mattresses are shipped within 3 - 7 business days.
Helix mattresses are delivered compressed and rolled up in a box, making them convenient to manoeuvre and set up in the desired room.
Conveniently, Helix mattresses are simple to unpack - remove the mattress from the box, unroll it onto a suitable foundation, and carefully remove the plastic wrapping. 📦
Once unpacked, it generally takes a few hours for the mattress to inflate and regain its intended shape fully.
There may be a mild off-gassing smell upon unboxing, which is typical for mattress-in-a-box products.
But, this odour should dissipate within a few hours to a few days with proper ventilation.
Is a Helix mattress worth considering?
Helix Sleep has made a name for itself in the mattress industry by offering a diverse range of high-quality, innovative sleep products.
Their unique Helix Sleep Quiz and customisable mattresses cater to individual preferences.
And, with over 13 mattress models, the company provides options for various sleep positions, comfort levels, and budgets.
If you’re based in the US, Helix Sleep is worth considering.
UK residents will still have to wait until the Helix mattresses become available (we’ll keep you updated on whether or not this happens), but luckily there are also dozens of great UK hybrid mattresses available.