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Cocoon by Sealy is Sealy's answer to the disruptive mattress in a box brands that have been so popular over the past two years. They offer two mattresses, both a variety of memory foams, a 'Chill' version and a regular version with a soft and a firm version. Through their massive brand awareness and mattress industry connections, it is no doubt that some of the disrupters are concerned about their mattress in a box entry.
Helix mattress offers a tremendous amount of customization for a hybrid mattress. You go through a mattress quiz based on your body type and sleeping style. Based on these dynamics they create a custom mattress -- even with two separate sides for you and your partner if there are differences. The custom experience is great if you don't know what you are looking for.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Helix in this match up!
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At first, I was skeptical about memory foam. We have been using a pillow top mattress for years, and seldom used anything else. Me and my husband have consequently been suffering from back pain for years, and realized a change was long overdue. When we received the mattress, it was rolled up and vacuum sealed in a box, so my first impression was that it would be too thin to fit our bed. But, after removing the plastic wrap and waiting not even 10 minutes, it expanded tremendously, and was very entertaining for my children. I initially thought that the mattress would be too soft for us, but the bed contains just enough firmness to be comfortable, yet just enough softness to create envy from my family whenever they sit on it (which is very often!). After the first week in years with much less back pains and a full nights sleep, we knew that we'd never look back. This is a mattress that pays for itself, and a purchase that will not be wished away. I highly recommend Cocoon by Sealy. 5 stars all around!View More Reviews
I was a bit skeptical about the new Cocoon mattress. However, my initial impression changed when we started unpacking the mattress. First, it was very easy to unpack and set-up. It's compact and slid out of the box easily and was easy to unroll onto the box spring. It took a minute to find out where to rip the plastic exterior bag but once we did that we were in business. It was much easier to get out of the bag and into place than the previous mattresses; it just isn't as bulky or doesn't seem as heavy as traditional mattresses. The mattress is a bit thinner than our previous mattress but I haven't found that to matter. I don't think it really requires the extra deep sheets to cover it even though that is what we used on it. I prefer a bit of a softer mattress and my husband prefers the opposite. However, I find sometimes with soft mattresses that they are too soft to the point where if you are on the edge of the bed, you feel like the mattress will collapse. In this case, I ordered the soft mattress hoping it would work out and have been very happy with it. The top of the mattress is like memory foam which makes it fit my need for a soft mattress but the under part is firmer which gives the support of a firm mattress and makes the mattress feel seem more stable. I'm not sure how this will last long term but for now it is quite nice. The mattress incredibly comfortable to sleep on and I have found that I can't feel the other person if they roll around in the bed. This isn't always something I have experienced with other mattresses and so have really appreciated that quiet feeling. Overall, this mattress has made for some great sleeping and I would definitely purchase it for other bedrooms in our house.
I'm used to big, bulky mattresses. The Cocoon is much lighter. I used to sleep on a pillow top. The Cocoon is even softer. I feel so cradled in it.
I like the mattress. I feel great in the morning but I prefer more firmer than the current one. Sealy made good mattresses for over decades. The texture and the thickness makes you feel comfortable when you sleep. I would recommend for anyone who's looking to sleep tight at night. If you are super heavy person this mattress is not for you.
The only thing that I would say is that the soft mattress is really a medium. I would have preferred an actual soft mattress, but this one isn't a bad mattress and we are sleeping much better on this new mattress than our old one.
Nice and comfortable- came on time and setup easily
It's pretty nice.
I like the idea of the bed in a box. I was very excited about trying the Sealy Cocoon Mattress. The box was extremely heavy, but it was well packed and easy to set up. The bed is surprisingly soft and comfortable.
I've been sleeping on my new mattress for a week. I purchased a firm mattress and can feel a wonderful difference in my body. I suffer from low back and hip pain. I've woken up each morning pain free. Two thumbs up!! I want to purchase a second one for my daughter so I'm hoping Sealy will offer me a returning customer discount.
WE GOT THE FIRM MATTRESS AND WERE A LITTLE SKEPTICAL BECAUSE IT WAS A LITTLE SOFT ON TOP...BUT WE WERE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED....VERY COMFORTABLE.....WE LOVE IT !
I've been sleeping on my new Cocoon mattress, and I think its been helping me sleep better than I have in a long time! The mattress came in a box and seemed very 'small' at first glance. Once we opened the box up onto our bed, it expanded into a full size mattress within a few minutes. The first night the mattress was way too firm for our liking, but I realize that mattresses (memory foam in general) need to be broken in. After a couple of days of sleeping on the Cocoon, I've been sleeping harder, and with much less movement than I normally do. I also can feel the movement of my sleeping partner significantly less than my previous, non- memory foam mattress. I haven't noticed being particularly cool or warm while sleeping yet, but my husband has mentioned that he felt it was cool for a foam mattress. All of this has definitely helped me sleep very well since I got it!
I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5, because the depth of the mattress is a bit more thin than I prefer. Now my nightstands seem too high! Also, I like to read in bed and it still seems a bit firm to really do that comfortably, but that might change with some more time. Other than that, so far, we like it more than our old mattress!
It was amazing to think a mattress could form from the pad that was mailed to us! As we cut the plastic away the foam raised up to form a bed. That got everyone in the household excited. The concept is great. We are used to sleeping on a regular spring mattress with a thick 3-4 inch foam pad on top. The Cocoon, at first, was hard and took some time to get used to. We have only slept on it for a week and the paperwork that comes with the bed says to give it 100 days. I am starting to like it. The Cocoon seems to form into your badyshape and actually support you. My husband sweats alot during his sleep and usually always has to kick the blackets off during the night, he says that since we have been sleeping on the Cocoon, he is more comfortable tempurature wise. What is also nice is that not being a spring matress it does not move as much when your sleeping partner moves or gets up. My Husband and I have different schedules, so this helps tremendously, so we are both not bothered when the other gets up. This is by no means a luxouriuos mattress, but it is starting to grow on us.
My husband and I LOVE OUR HELIX mattress. Their customer service is stellar! We highly recommend to anyone! Our settings were pretty high on the point elasticity, very cool for temperature, higher on the support and firmness settings. We LOVE it. We both have a history of back issues (trauma and degenerative disc disease). Our sleeping back problems are lessened by at least 70%, maybe more. My husband sleeps very hot and I was worried he'd feel hot, as memory foam and other mattresses of this nature have a reputation for sleeping hot, not with HELIX. All great things!View More Reviews
First - This review is for the Split King size (selection shows on my end but is tagged as Full for some reason publicly.) We have now used the mattress for a few months and have really had a chance to see how we do with it - lots of people have an adjustment period in the beginning with new mattresses, so we made sure to wait 8+ weeks before writing this review. This is also the longest review I have EVER written by far and I really truly believe this mattress deserves it :)
On to the review:
We have been through 3 mattresses over the recent years, all ending up in the same "It's too hard! NO, it's too soft" fight. I prefer a softer more cloud like feel while he wants something slightly softer on top but with a firm amount of support for his back. We both are pretty warm at night and in a warm climate so that's been an ongoing issue with most mattresses (although that 's somewhat more a function of the mattress pad and sheets). It's been an expensive and frustrating search and I started reading up on the reviews and comments when the "Bed in the box" craze started recently. There are probably 10 different companies who all provide generally the same product with some small changes here and there; the concept was interesting and made sense, and most offered a few months money back guarantee which I think is what most people love (and that it comes smushed up in a tube :)
As we were researching these companies we came across Helix and it really stood out - it's the only one with the custom option AND the dual option - this just makes complete sense and you start to think, why wouldn't everyone do this? I appreciated the clear and upfront information/details given and their easy to follow form/questionnaire. The staff answered a LOT of my questions (and I mean A LOT :) quickly and extremely professionally/friendly. This goes a long way as we all know ! We were decided.
Overall - The entire experience, service and yes, mattress have been exceptional - we are both extremely pleased with no complaints (and that's a first!) I'll break down my review into sections so it's easier to read, and will add some pictures as well.
The site is really on point - clean, organized, to the point, informative and easy to use. Play around with the questionnaire and email them if you have questions, be honest and as accurate as possible but they will help you if you are stumped or not sure which option to pick. They respond VERY quickly, are friendly and really go above and beyond to make sure the customer is happy. This is a huge plus and is part of the reason I'm raving about them to friends and family - it took the stress out of the purchase!
We got a Split King and I believe it took about 10 days to arrive - not long at all. It was 95 or so lbs, heavy but you can kind of roll it around to remove and open (tool and instructions inside, just watch that you don't slice through the material. It's up in an hour or so but we let it air out for 6-8 hours
NO WEIRD SMELL! It had a hint of "new mattress" smell but nothing crazy at all and you also have to get close to even smell that. Looks sleek, clean, nice white textured cover and navy bottom and the sides were clearly labeled. I did have a minor problem with it not expanding high enough, which is understandable as with most mattresses there's a bit of a variation - however the corrected one I received was much closer to the full 10'' (I think it's at around 9-9.25 or so which is completely acceptable.)
Of course your specs will be custom to you, but I think most people will go for a bit more support under and a bit softer on top like us. Ours gives us the good back/stomach sleeping support underneath without it feeling hard. You can sit on the sides and not sink, it's GREAT for stomach sleeping since you have your back aligned right but you don't have to suffer through a hard feel. It just feels sturdy, doesn't poke through our bed slats, has a good spring but not too much, and just seems like this will last and not sag etc. I think the combination of their unique coils and foam plus latex really work as you get a bit of the benefits from everything and not too much of anything.
The ONLY thing I would point out to buyers (and it's not negative, just a point :) is that to us, the overall feel is a bit firmer than you might think - I originally got "soft" on my side which felt more medium/ medium firm, and was not quite right for me. Helix quickly fixed this and adjusted our specs, going one level softer for feel and one level down in firmness and it's GREAT now - I get support for my stomach sleeping and don't sink at all, but its great on pressure points and the feel is a nice bit of softness/cush without feeling stuck in a hole at all. I had always felt I had to have the smooshiest, softest, cushiest cloud like top on my mattresses to be comfortable and now I realize I really didn't benefit from that sinking smooshy feeling - it wasn't doing anything for my back either (maybe a child or someone in their teens/early 20's would be ok with that, but at 30ish + you really need some kind of support!
I did add their 2 inch topper (which is latex) and that does give it a bit more cush, plus helped put us at the right height. You could of course use bed risers or a hard foam base etc but we wanted the benefit of the cush too. If you are like me and LOVE that softer feel this is an option but certainly not necessary. You can get a similar effect with a plush mattress pad (I'd suggest bamboo or something natural and breathable) or any good quality latex topper. It may hinder the cooling properties of the Helix but it will also protect the mattress from some wear, so it's a trade off.
Initially I did wish the cover zipped off, but I think most people use a thick mattress pad these days anyway so that's an easy thing to work around. I'd rather have the pad wear down then the top of the mattress wear down so it's really not a problem. Once you see how nice this looks and feels you will want to cover it with thick layers to protect it anyway.
As far as price, it is on par with the other bed in a box companies factoring in those are not custom (so a bit less.) $1,000 for a king or $1,095 for a dual king shipped with this kind of service on top is excellent - for comparison, a few weeks before our purchase we were at Sleep Number and our selection was just over $6,000 (and people speak horribly of their customer service, but I suppose that's another lengthy review for someone else to write :)
We're both really pleased with the mattress and Helix and appreciate when a company does what they say they will, and does it well and with a smile - I would NOT have written this 12 page review if they had not gone above and beyond and if the mattress wasn't really a great one in all aspects. They also do a great referral program that gives $50 off your purchase (I won't post my link here but will happily share to whoever would like it!)
I hope this review helps - we can both fully recommend Helix for all the above reasons! Please feel free to comment with any questions - I'll try my best to answer!
Now, if only the Helix could cure snoring :)
PLEASE NOTE: We were sent our mattress at no cost for review purposes - this in NO way affects my review/comments whatsoever (I have left many 1, 2, 3 star reviews with negative comments for items if that is my honest opinion.) I know it's disappointing to go to Amazon and start reading reviews only to see tons of them "received in exchange for a review" and feeling like they are all fake or paid; I am a very active buyer and hate that myself which is why I am diligent about being extremely honest good or bad.
I am still adjusting to this mattress and will update at the end of the 100 days. After my previous bed no longer provided support, I temporarily slept on an inherited Sealy firm mattress, which was like a brick. I constantly woke with numb hands. So I wanted softness with support and did not want the burning hot spots that I've experienced with memory foam toppers. I chose Helix because: I could custom choose the top layer of softness - mine is "medium soft"; the coolness from the latex, vrs memory foam only, in the other products I looked at. Questionnaire asks customer to specify if they sleep hot, cold, etc. so the mattress will be constructed to your comfort; consideration for a side-sleeper like me; core support for my back - all of which are important to me. It answers all my requirements. I do wish the top layer was a bit thicker - perhaps I should've chosen "soft" instead of "medium soft". I have added a thick, plush cotton mattress pad. This mattress is a quality product and Helix customer service is excellent. I contacted them via email more than once during ordering and after delivery with questions - not complaints - about the construction, options, etc, and they promptly, and thoroughly, answered all, with much appreciated detail. The 4 star may become 5 as I have more nights to adjust.
UPDATE: needed more mattress-top softness for this old body of mine. Emailed Helix, had speedy response from Melanie, who suggested I try a Helix topper. Or I could also exchange or return the mattress - whatever worked best for me. I opted to start with the topper, which was no-charge (now that's REALLY great customer service!) The topper arrived promptly, as promised, and what a great product! It is totally encased in the same covering as the mattress, so not only does it match, it's also is fully protected. And it's just what I needed to complete the comfort I was expecting. I have nothing but praise for this company and product. It's warranted for 10 years and I'm a happy customer.
The mattress itself is very good; I have no complaints there.
However, the packing carton (an octagon-sided heavy cardboard cylinder) was heavily damaged when delivered. The outside shell was torn open at the top, and there was a slash all the way through to the mattress surface. Whatever gouged the mattress surface did not cut through the outer fabric of the mattress, but almost did, producing a tiny run in the fabric surface in that spot. I hope it doesn't split open there in the future.
I give the mattress more than 5 stars. I give the packing/delivery 1 star.
Outstanding mattress ... incredibly comfortable. I'd buy it again.
They tried but the mattress is just not working for me.
They tried but the mattress is just not working for me.
I've tried so many different low cost mattresses as I've been in college, from ikea to Casper etc. I tried helix due to some ad on Facebook that showed how personal the mattress was. After 1 year of sleeping alone on a Casper the mattress began to change and shape and lose the firmness. It's only been 4 months with this one but I sleep very well.
Bed is working well. Husband doesn't snore anymore, bed is comfortable, sleeping better but still have hot flashes. The cooling part of the bed does not really work
Extremely comfortable. Customer service provided quick responses to my questions. Overall very satisfied with the price and service provided.
I have long hated that mattress companies have tried to tell me how I 'should' be sleeping or what material is 'best' for my sleep. Let's be honest, there are billions of people out there and a one-size-fits-most approach is antiquated. So, we turned to Helix after trying other colorful options and we haven't been happier. My spouse and I each have our own PERFECT, tailored and distinct mattress. And for WAY less than we've spent in the past. Buy a Helix, you won't regret it.
We received our Helix mattress about 2 months ago and absolutely love it! It is the most comfortable mattress my husband and I have every slept on.
They really do an outstanding job with customers.
So far we really like our mattress. I find it to be very comfortable. I took one star off because both my husband and I wish it was just a little more firm and it had a very strong odor for about a month. Kind of hard to air it out in the winter. But the odor has gone away now and I'm very happy with this purchase. Would definitely recommend, but would suggest when filling out the questionnaire to err on the firm side when answering how firm you like your mattress.
it took me a while to go through with the purchase, but i've been very comfortable lately! i look forward to going to bed....not afraid of staying in bed a little extra when i can, which i used to do because my back would pay the price in stiffness. i ordered my bed to be the coolest possible and i still wake up sweating sometimes, so i do worry about the coming summer with no AC....but other than that, i'm pleased with my purchase.
I ordered this mattress after testing T&N, Casper, etc. I did not expect much difference and, frankly, I was not sure whether the customization would do anything beneficial for me. Having slept on the mattress for nearly two months now, I am very satisfied and would recommend to my friends and family in the future. The customization worked very well and I found that my mattress is very comfortable. I sleep well nearly every night and am overall extremely satisfied with my entire experience with Helix. Thanks!
I was hesitant at first with getting it online and it coming in a box, but I must say this is the best mattress I have ever slept on. My back feels so much better during the day now thanks to this purchase.
The mattress has performed as promised and I am very pleased! The process was simple and painless. The bed was delivered within the promised time-frame and was very easy to set up. I will definitely recommend Helix to my friends and family for their next mattress!
My king-size mattrest arrived doing my recovery from having surgery. I was not able to lift it up for about three months. My wife loved it and finally I agree also. The best choice for us. The feel is great and I was very surprised as to how great and firm it was. I would purchase again in a heart beat. However, the shipping box look like it been around alot. All broke down and partly open.
Fell asleep so easily and both my wife and I don't wake up any more because of bed discomfort like being too hot, rolling because of pressure being too hard or too soft. No back pain or leg pain. Everything g in this bed works so well and miraculously neutralizes all strange tension you get from other beds. Best investment in a bed I've ever made everything and very reasonably priced considering its customized for our body types and preferences. Thank you Helix, I'm very impressed and I rarely right reviews.
The mattress showed great initial quality and comfort and honestly still feels pretty nice. I can't honestly say I wake up any more, or less, refreshed than with any other mattress I've owned so overall I'd say the best part about the bed was simply the way it felt and still feels. The real discrepency with the matress is how it has worn in such a short amount of time. I'm a larger guy but not huge, 6'1'' 220lbs. A few weeks ago I rolled over onto my wife's side of the bed and wowza! Was it more comfortable than mine! Rolling back over to my side to compare I was floored. In 6 short months my side had sunk in pretty well and no longer contoured to my body but rather just engulfed it. I made sure to check the framing underneath and everything was straight across the bottom. Overall, I'm not overly upset with our purchase, just disappointed. I absolutely don't see this mattress lasting any more than 3-4 years.