Purple mattress is trying to change our very perception of what an ideal mattress should be. According to the sleep expert representing the company, many people find a hard mattress more comfortable and perhaps an equal number of people find a soft mattress more comfortable. Most people find a medium quality mattress more comfortable, which is neither too hard nor too soft. However, all these mattresses come with a few inherent problems.
Hard mattresses are too firm, they lack bounce and comfort, there is nothing gentle about the surface and there is no comfort. Some people like the hardness but end up with chronic pain. Shoulder pain, back pain and various other musculoskeletal pains are very common when you sleep on a hard mattress. Soft mattress is not a better alternative if it fails to evenly distribute the weight and doesn’t provide adequate spinal or lumbar support. Most soft mattresses tend to lose their firmness, regardless of how firm they were initially. There is no pressure relief at strategic points of the body. In a short span of time, the soft mattress completely gives in. Medium quality mattresses do not offer any respite as they combine the shortcomings of hard and soft mattresses. They are just as bad for chronic pain like hard mattresses as they can facilitate arthritis like soft mattresses.
How is Purple Mattress Different?
Purple mattress is neither too hard nor too soft, it is neither medium nor a mishmash of all three. Purple mattress is not your typical memory foam mattress either. It is actually made of hyper elastic polymer. Hyper elastic polymer is a trademarked material. It is a pressure releasing material. It is used in grid formation creating walls that can fold or support based on the pressure that is exerted on the surface of the material. The grid formation or column design naturally facilitates free air flow. This averts any moisture buildup or trapping. The lack of moisture makes the mattress safer and enhances the durability. Needless to mention, it also assures better sleep. The free air flow will cool down the surface and also allow body heat to escape. The most common complaint about memory foam is the heating issue. Most companies claim to have overcome the heating problem but they haven’t and people realize sooner than later. The patented polymer materials used in Purple do not have the inherent issue of memory foam or latex among other mattress technologies.
Purple has as many as fifteen patents going into just one mattress. Some of the patents attend to pressure releasing comfort while some attend to the support, some attend to durability while some attend to no feel motion transfer. Purple mattress will not cave in, it will not develop any indentation or impression of the body, it will not lose its firmness or softness, the topmost layer or the base layer will not lose their primary attributes, the mattress will be flexible enough to withstand pressure thus providing relief at strategic points whenever required. It is better to be like grass than a tree. Grass can withstand a storm whereas a tree gets uprooted. Buckling of the surface is not a bad thing when one needs even distribution of weight or pressure. Purple mattress is nontoxic and allergen resistant or hypoallergenic. It is made of recyclable materials. The mattress is CertiPUR-US® certified.
Purple Mattress Egg Test
You may or may not have watched the advertisement video called the Purple mattress egg test. In the video, a sleep expert uses four eggs at four different places, pasted onto a glass frame that she drops from a height on various mattresses. The simple objective is to watch if the eggs break or they remain intact. The expectation is that if a mattress can evenly distribute weight and can absorb the weight of a person or any load then there will be no specific force exerted onto any part of the object or person sleeping on the mattress. All specific pressure points will have equal relief as the weight gets distributed evenly throughout the mattress. Hence, if a mattress is perfect then the eggs will not break. As one would expect, the eggs do break when they are allowed to fall from a height being pasted to a glass frame onto most mattresses with the exception of Purple mattress.
Now, there has been criticism of the advertisement because Purple mattress has a grid life formation on its topmost layer so the eggs can fit into those grids or box like structures without getting blasted due to the pressure of the glass frame onto the topmost surface of the mattress. To be fair to Purple, it has the right to demonstrate its product’s superiority. It also has videos showing a side sleeper test, back sleeper test and pressure mapping test. You can watch them on the official site.
Purple Mattress Vs Nectar Mattress
You can buy Purple mattress on Amazon or on the official site. You can use a Purple mattress coupon to avail a discount. But you would perhaps consider Purple Mattress Vs Casper or Purple Mattress Vs GhostBed before you make a final decision. You should also consider Nectar mattress, which is superior to Purple, Casper and GhostBed among others. Let us quickly explore why.
Casper has four foam layers, GhostBed has three and Purple has three. Nectar has four. Casper and Purple are thinner than Nectar. Casper, GhostBed and Purple have firmness rating of six to seven, six and a half to seven and six to six and a half out of ten respectively. Nectar has a lower firmness rating, thus offering more comfort without compromising on stability and support. Nectar has the least motion transfer among the four. It is also the cheapest. Queen Casper costs $950, Queen GhostBed costs $795 and Queen Purple costs $999. Queen Nectar mattress is tagged at $795 but you would get a $125 discount so you pay $670. Nectar has lifetime warranty. Casper and Purple have ten years. GhostBed has twenty years. Casper and Purple have a hundred nights trial while GhostBed has a hundred and one nights. Nectar has three hundred and sixty five nights of risk free trial.