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Alternatives to the Purple Mattress: Which Other Mattresses Should You Consider?

Alternatives to the Purple Mattress: Which Other Mattresses Should You Consider?

The Purple mattress is one of the most innovative and unique mattresses available today. The company’s patented Purple Grid is unlike any other mattress material. Along with Purple’s mattresses, the brand has consistent, striking branding and, according to reviews, offers excellent customer service. 

A hybrid mattress, the Purple, is made with a proprietary hyper-elastic polymer grid design. The grid is flexible and allows you to feel the bottom layers of the mattress while still staying comfortable. Coupled with Purple’s foam, the grid design helps relieve pressure on the hips, shoulders, and spine. 

While the Purple mattress is a great fit for many, especially consumers who want an innovative, modern mattress, it’s not for everyone. Luckily, you can visit any SleePare showroom to test out a variety of mattresses, including Purple and Purple alternatives. Not sure if a Purple Mattress is right for you? Keep reading to learn about some of the Purple mattress alternatives and comparisons. 

Original Purple Mattress vs Original Casper Mattress

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Both Purple and Casper are mainstays in the online mattress industry. Similar in price and in name recognition, both mattresses are good choices for anyone wanting to purchase a mattress online. 

Casper Original Mattress

One of the first and most popular online mattresses, the Casper Original is still one of the best options the brand offers. This memory foam mattress consists of 3 layers, and is made from CertiPUR-US® certified materials.

Feel & Comfort

The Original Casper mattress is made entirely of memory foam and has a medium/firm feel that most would say is “just right”. The mattress features 3 layers including Airscape foam. Similar to the Purple Grid, Airscape foam is Casper’s patented material that allows for improved airflow.

Construction

The Original Casper mattress is a 3 layer mattress with an all foam construction. Topped with a cooling cotton and polyester cover, the second layer has a dense and supportive foam that helps relieve pressure.

Price

Purple Original (Queen)=$1,399.00

Casper Original(Queen)=$1,295.00

Trial & Warranty

Both Puffy and Casper have free shipping, 100-night trials, and 10-year warranties on each of their mattresses.

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Puffy Original Mattress

Puffy mattresses are some of the most comfortable and highly rated mattresses available today. Puffy’s flagship product, the Original Puffy mattress, combines both balance and support. This award-winning mattress is ideal for all sleep positions. The fact that the Puffy was designed for everyone makes their product even more appealing.

Feel & Comfort

The Puffy mattress measures a medium/firm at around 6-8 on the mattress firmness scale. Although this firmness level might be too hard for some sleepers, the Puffy mattress was designed to accommodate all sleeping positions. 

Construction

Unlike similar mattresses, Purple included, the Puffy has a removable cover that is machine washable to keep your mattress clean and free of allergens. Underneath the removable cover are 5 more layers of comfort, including two layers of cooling foam; Cooling Cloud™ Foam and 

Climate Comfort™ Foam. These foams rival the Purple Grid for both their cooling and support features. 

Price

Puffy Original (Queen)=$1,644.00

Trial & Warranty

Each Puffy mattress offers a 101-night trial and a lifetime warranty.

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Nectar Mattress

The Nectar mattress is another affordable memory foam mattress. Like Puffy and Purple, the Nectar was designed to suit all sleep positions. All in all, Nectar is a reliable, classic memory foam mattress that provides superior pressure relief and support. 

Feel & Comfort

The Nectar mattress is a pure memory foam mattress with a cooling top layer and a quilted cover. With a 6.5 firmness level that’s right in the middle, this mattress should be a good choice for almost anyone, especially those with back pain. According to a survey of Nectar customers, 9 of 10 reported improved back pain symptoms after sleeping on a Nectar mattress. 

Construction

The cooling cover of the Nectar is designed to keep your temperature regulated while sleeping and might be too cold for some. However, you can easily remove the cover (which is also anti-slip) and replace it with another one. Underneath the cover is a layer of comfortable gel-infused memory foam that rivals the Purple Grid in both contouring and support. Finally, the base layers of the Nectar provide excellent motion transfer and durability. 

Price

Nectar Original (Queen)=$1,298.00

Trial & Warranty

Nectar offers a 25-year warranty and a 365-night trial. 

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Amerisleep AS3

Designed to adapt to all body shapes and sleep positions, the AS3 is Amerisleep’s best-selling mattress. This mattress is 100% memory foam with a hybrid option that adds coils. Both the AS3 and the Original Purple have advanced cooling features but the AS3 includes an open-cell memory foam layer, made with Amerisleep’s patented plant-based Bio-Pur material, that improves airflow. Along with the open-cell memory foam, the AS3 is equipped with individually pocketed coils for support and even more airflow. 

Feel & Comfort

The AS3 is a medium firmness level, making it a good fit for average weight side sleepers. Those who sleep on their stomachs, sleep on their backs, or are above average size, might be more comfortable with a firmer mattress. Along with the open-cell foam, the AS3 is topped with a breathable cover to further help keep you and the mattress cool. The coils and the Bio-Pur also aid in pressure relief. 

Construction

The main highlight of the AS3 is the Bio-Pur foam. Most memory foams are less breathable, responsive, and contain harmful chemicals, but Bio-Pur is a plant-based material that is safe and non-toxic. Bio-Pur also helps contour your body and relieve pressure points. The material is designed for a bounce so you don’t feel “stuck” in the mattress like many do with other foams.  The AS3 is a five-layer hybrid mattress with a soft, breathable cover, the Bio-Pur layer, pocketed coils, firm edge support, and a bottom layer of 

Price

Amerisleep AS3 (Queen)=$1,399.00

Trial & Warranty

Amerisleep offers a 100-night trial and a 20-year warranty.

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Tuft & Needle Mint

One of the brand’s top sellers, The Mint by Tuft & Needle is an all memory foam mattress made with cooling graphite. The Mint was designed with couples in mind, who often struggle to agree on a mattress. Tuft & Needle added an extra layer of transition foam to increase motion isolation to prevent waking up your partner. Compared to the Original Purple, the Mint is a better option for couples who want to stay comfortable without disturbing one another. 

Feel & Comfort

The Mint is a medium-firm mattress that will suit all sleeping positions. Topped with cooling graphite and cooling gel beads, The Mint is a good choice for hot sleepers. The third layer of memory foam is primarily for reduced motion transfer but also adds softness and extra pressure relief. Reviewers describe The Mint as soft, cool, yet supportive. 

Construction

The Mint’s hallmark feature is the cooling graphite and ceramic gel beads. While other Tuft & Needle mattresses are made of the brand’s cooling graphite, The Mint has 30% more of the material than the Tuft & Needle original. 

This mattress is made with 3 layers of memory foam, including the Tuft & Needle Adaptive® Foam, which is designed to sleep cooler and contour the body. Along with the T&N Adaptive® Foam and graphite, the Mint is topped with a plush-knit fabric that is both breathable and antibacterial. 

Price

(Queen)=$1,350.00

Trial & Warranty

101-night trial and a 10-year limited warranty

Purple Plus Mattress vs GhostBed Original 

Both the Purple Plus and the GhostBed Original are medium-firm mattresses that offer superior cooling. Overall, the GhostBed is a higher quality mattress with a firmer feel that is more responsive than the Purple. Also, the Purple Plus, which is the same design as the Purple Original but with an extra layer of foam, provides more contouring for pressure points.

GhostBed Original 

The GhostBed is a hybrid mattress with a combination of latex and memory foam. Known for its cooling features and back pain relief, the GhostBed is a worthy alternative to the Purple Plus. 

Feel & Comfort

The top layer of the GhostBed is latex foam, which gives it a firmer sensation and makes you feel like you’re resting “on” the mattress instead of sinking into it like the Purple Plus. This firmness helps keep the body firmly supported rather than cushioned. Both mattresses are known for their cooling features; Purple with the grid and GhostBed with aerated latex on top of cooling gel. The GhostBed is a 7.5/10 on the firmness scale which might be too hard for some, but a great supportive option for others. 

Construction

Overall, the GhostBed offers a better construction than the Purple Plus thanks to the latex, which is a much firmer material than foams or polymers. The bottom layer of the GhostBed is a 7.5 inch high-density foam base that works as both the foundation for the mattress and aids in spinal alignment. The GhostBed mattress’s memory foam and hypoallergenic latex are both comfortable and supportive for all sleep positions and body types. 

Price

GhostBed Original (Queen)=$1,350.00

Trial & Warranty

GhostBed mattresses have a 101-night trial, free returns, and a 20-year limited warranty.

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 PlushBeds Cool Bliss

The PlushBeds Cool Bliss lives up to its name! This is a cooling, luxury mattress and is one of the best mattresses for hot sleepers. The Cool Bliss by PlushBeds is a hybrid mattress made with organic latex, gel memory foam, and organic cotton. With 5 luxurious and plush layers of eco-friendly materials, the PlushBeds Cool Bliss offers a cool sleep surface, like the Purple Plus, but with the added benefits of an eco-friendly product. 

Feel & Comfort

The Cool Bliss is a medium/firm mattress measuring 6/10 on the firmness scale. The medium/firm feel is ideal for back and stomach sleepers. The Cool Bliss provides the advantages of a memory foam mattress—the contouring, comfort, and pressure relief but without the “sinking” feeling or overheating. Overall, The Cool Bliss is much firmer and cooler than the Purple Plus. 

Construction

PlushBeds manufacturers some of the coolest memory foam mattresses. Tests conducted by the brand found that their patented memory foam dissipates heat and humidity 3 times faster than similar materials from other brands. Along with the cooling properties, the high-density supportive core and the organic latex work together for optimal pressure relief, contouring, and anti-sagging. All PlushBed mattresses contain no harmful chemicals, off-gassing, or flame retardants. 

Price

PlushBeds Cool Bliss (Queen)=$3,153.00

Trial & Warranty

100-night trial and 25-year warranty

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 Zenhaven Latex 

Made by Saatva, the Zenhaven is a luxury alternative to the Purple Plus. Made from all organic materials, the Zenhaven provides similar cooling properties to the Purple Plus but is made from much higher quality materials. 

Feel & Comfort

The Zenhaven is one of the only flippable organic mattresses on the market. This option provides more mass appeal and gives more consumers the opportunity to purchase an organic, non-toxic product. One side is a 4-5 on the firmness scale while the other is a 7-8. The softer mattress gives a floating, zero-gravity feel like contouring your body and relieving pressure points. The other side is 18% firmer and ideal for stomach and back sleepers who need more support. 

Construction

This four-layer mattress is made entirely of organic materials including natural latex, organic New Zealand wool, and organic cotton. The top layer, underneath the hypoallergenic cotton cover, is a 5-zone natural latex designed to support the lumbar. Unlike Purple Plus, the support core of the Zenhaven is 100% natural with no synthetic materials. Lastly, the organic New Zealand wool works as a natural flame retardant, regulates body temperature, and enhances breathability. 

Price

Zenhaven Latex (Queen)=$2,595.00

Trial & Warranty

The Zenhaven has a 180-night home trial and a 20-year warranty.

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 Cocoon Chill

Made by Sealy, The Cocoon Chill is one of the brand’s most popular and innovative products. A hybrid mattress with one of the coolest sleep surfaces available, this mattress is a cheaper option than the Purple Plus with brand recognition and constructed with quality materials. The Cocoon Chill is an excellent option for those who want the convenience of a “bed-in-a-box” with the reliability of a well-known mattress brand. 

Feel & Comfort

This mattress is undoubtedly cool to the touch and will keep you cool and comfortable all night. Available in both firm soft firmness levels, everyone can find comfort with the Cocoon Chill. The traditional comfort of a memory foam mattress and revolutionary cooling foam make the Cocoon Chill a comfy experience. 

Construction

The Cocoon Chill is a hybrid mattress with memory foam and a base layer of responsive coils. The main feature of the Cocoon Chill is by far its proprietary phase change material both absorbs and dissipates heat. This specially-engineered phase change material adjusts body temperature by collecting heat when you’re too hot and releasing it when you’re too cold. The material is made with a liquid substance that changes from solid to liquid in response to body heat. 

Price

Cocoon Chill (Queen)=$1,699.00

Trial & Warranty

100-night trial period and 10-year limited warranty.

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 The Winkbeds

One of SleePare’s most popular and top selling mattresses, the original Winkbed is a hybrid mattress specially designed for both comfort and cooling. Equipped with both more cooling and support features than the Purple Plus, the Winkbed is a more luxurious and supportive choice. The brand promises “the best sleep of your life” and it just might, especially if you want a cool sleep surface. 

Feel & Comfort

The Winkbed is available in three different firmnesses: soft, medium, and firm making it more accessible to everyone. Despite the differences in firmness, each Winkbed combines “the best of both worlds” when it comes to mattresses by combining the softer feel of foam and the supportive base. 

Construction

What makes the Winkbed a preferred choice over the Purple Plus is both the advanced cooling features and the back pain relief system.  A three-step back-relief mechanism is built into each mattress to relieve pressure regardless of your sleeping position. The added microcoils in the base are designed to help keep your lumbar supported and your back straight. There are also three layers of Heat DisperseTM technology, which wicks away sweat and heat to keep you cool and comfortable.

Price

Winkbed Original (Queen)=$1,799

Trial & Warranty

120-night trial, lifetime warranty

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Purple Hybrid Mattress vs Leesa Hybrid

Both the Purple Hybrid and the Leesa Hybrid are medium/firm mattresses recommended for hot sleepers. The Purple Hybrid features the brand’s Grid, responsive support coils, cushioning transition foam, and wrapped coils for extra ventilation and support. 

The Leesa is much softer than the Purple Hybrid, making it a better choice for lighter weight people and side sleepers who need pressure point relief. 

Leesa Hybrid

The Leesa Hybrid is an award-winning mattress that combines both the support of traditional coils and advanced technology. This mattress was designed for all sleepers, regardless of body type or sleep position. Over 1000 active response pocket coils offer durability and stability for greater support.

Feel & Comfort

When compared to the Purple Grid, the Leesa Hybrid’s soft layer of patented polyfoam provides improved pressure relief. The Leesa Hybrid is much softer than the Purple Hybrid but is still firm enough for stomach sleepers. 

The Leesa also prevents the hips from sinking in too much, which helps reduce lower back pain. While both mattresses have cooling features, the Purple is much cooler than the Leesa as it has more advanced cooling properties. 

Construction

A five-layer hybrid, the Leesa is topped with a polyester blend cover that is soft and cool to touch. The additional four layers feature a cooling responsive foam. The responsive foam is designed with holes drilled into the material to improve ventilation. 

Price

Leesa Hybrid (Queen)=$1899.00

Trial & Warranty

Leesa offers a 100-night trial, free returns, and a 10-year limited warranty.

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Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid

While Purple mattresses have all the bells and whistles and their innovative Grid, Brooklyn Bedding takes a simpler approach with excellent results. Hailed as the #BestMattressEver, Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature Hybrid is a basic design that is both sturdy and functional. The main appeal of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid 

Feel & Comfort

The BB Signature Hybrid is available in soft, medium, and firm, making it appeal to a wider audience. Each BB Signature Hybrid has a cooling and antibacterial foam, TitanFlex, a cooling, antibacterial foam that is infused with Titanium for extra cooling and antibacterial properties. TitanFlex foams blend latex and memory foam for maximum comfort. 

Construction

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid is a five layer mattress topped with a soft, cooling cover with a quilted top that adds even more breathability. Underneath, is the TitanFlex foam, another 1 inch layer of transitional VariFlex foam for more intense compression and support in the soft and medium firmness options. The firm option has the same construction but with an extra inch of VariFlex foam for a firmer feel. Finally, the base is made with up to 961 individually wrapped coils for extra support, anti-sag, and decreased motion transfer. 

Price

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid (Queen)=$1,124.00

Trial & Warranty

120-night trial and 10-year warranty

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DreamCloud Premier Mattress

The DreamCloud Premier is another luxury mattress similar to the Purple Hybrid. While the Purple Hybrid mattress is designed for both comfort and cooling, the DreamCloud Premier provides more pressure point relief and cushioning but still provides cooling with cooling gel memory foam. 

Feel & Comfort

The DreamCloud Premier measures 6.5/10 on the firmness scale. This level is ideal for all sleep positions as it’s not too soft or firm. While a 6.5/10 is close to the perfect middle of the firmness scale, this is considered a luxury firm mattress so it might be too firm for some. However, the Eurotop and cashmere cover give this mattress a soft feel. 

Construction

A six-layer hybrid mattress, the DreamCloud Premier is topped with a luxuriously soft cashmere cover reminiscent of a high-end hotel bed. Underneath the cashmere is a Eurotop foam layer that cradles your body for both comfort and pressure relief. The bottom layers of the DreamCloud Premier include a pressure relief comfort layer, a motion transfer reduction layer, and 8.5 inches of individually wrapped coils to promote airflow. 

Price

DreamCloud Premier (Queen)=$1,998.00

Trial & Warranty

365-night trial and limited lifetime warranty.

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Layla Hybrid

The Layla Hybrid mattress is one of the top cooling mattresses available. Its unique design has made it one of Sleepare’s best-selling and most highly rated mattresses. Similar to the Purple Hybrid for it’s cooling properties and innovative design. 

Feel & Comfort

One of the key features of the Layla Hybrid is a flippable mattress with a soft and firm side. The soft side provides a plush feel while the firm side provides more support. In addition to dual sides, the Layla Hybrid features the brand’s ultra-supportive memory foam, Variable Support. This material creates a deeper compression and support than traditional memory foams. 

Construction

The Layla Hybrid is a seven-layer mattress made with some of the best and most innovative materials available including two layers of copper-infused memory foam, which has cooling and antibacterial characteristics. 

Copper pulls heat away from the body and prevents odours. On top of the copper-infused memory foam is a removable and washable gel-infused polyester cover. The cover works with copper to keep both you and the mattress surface cool. This mattress also has individually wrapped coils that aid in both cooling and motion transfer. 

Price

Layla Hybrid (Queen)=$1,699.00

Trial & Warranty

120-night trial and 10-year warranty

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GhostBed Luxe

Hailed as “the coolest bed in the world”, the GhostBed Luxe is the recommended and award winning mattress for hot sleepers. 

With a much cooler sleep surface than the Purple Hybrid, the GhostBed is a higher quality and more advanced product than Purple. Not only does the GhostBed Luxe keep even the hottest sleepers cool, it also helps relieve aches and pains thanks to gel memory foam. 

Feel & Comfort

The GhostBed Luxe measures 5.5 on the firmness scale making it a similar feel to the Purple Hybrid but provides more bounce. Reviewers describe it as softer than expected but still comfortable. 

The main draw of the GhostBed Luxe is the multiple cooling features. Considering this mattress is the coolest bed in the world, it is safe to say that the GhostBed Luxe surface might get too cold for some. The GhostBed Luxe also has excellent contouring and gives you a cloud-like feeling.

Construction

The GhostBed Luxe is constructed of seven layers, including multiple layers of cooling fabric and materials, one of which is GhostBed’s Ice Fabric. Ghost Ice Fabric is cool to the touch with a plush cover and phase-change material that reacts to body heat. 

Underneath the Ice Fabric are two more layers of cooling materials including a cooling fiber that improves airflow to the mattress and GhostBed’s own patent-pending Ghost Ice Layer. Developed by sleep professionals and scientists, this material transfers body heat away from the core of the mattress to keep the entire surface cool. 

Price

GhostBed Luxe (Queen)=$2,320.99

Trial & Warranty

101-night trial and 25-year warranty

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How to Choose the Best Mattress for You?

If you’re looking for a new mattress, finding the right one can be a challenge. There are many things to consider, such as the size of your bedroom, your current living situation, the furniture you already have, and more. Luckily, you can visit a SleePare to test out and see a mattress in person so you can see if it is comfortable for you and see if it will fit in your space.

You also want to make sure you purchase a quality mattress that will last at least 10 years or more. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best mattress as well as a few things to consider when shopping. 

Budget

The first thing to consider when buying a new mattress is your budget. By figuring out your budget and knowing how much money you are willing to spend, you can start to narrow down your choices. 

To make sure you purchase a quality mattress without going over budget, be prepared to spend at least $700 up to $1,000. Remember that online mattress companies hold numerous sales throughout the year, especially during major holidays, and it’s easy to find a good deal. 

Firmness

The overall firmness of a mattress is another top consideration. Regardless if you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, your mattress should be able to keep you comfortable. 

When deciding on a firmness level, it’s best to consider your primary sleep position and body size. Before heading into a store or shopping online, check out our mattress firmness guide to see which level is right for you. 

Size

After finding the mattress you want, deciding on what size to purchase should be an easy decision. The first thing you need to do is to consider these questions: 

  • How big is your bedroom? 
  • Do you sleep alone or with a partner? 
  • Will your living or sleeping arrangements change in the near future? 
  • How big is your bed frame? 
  • Will the mattress fit the bed frame? 
  • If not, do you have the extra funds in your budget to buy a new frame? 
  • Will you need to purchase additional bedding, such as sheets, comforters, pillows, or duvets? 

Take note of these before deciding on a size and before you buy your mattress, measure your room and bed frame. 

Comfort Level

We all want a comfortable mattress and a good night’s sleep. While the comfort level is subjective, the mattress materials can determine the overall comfort. The best way to determine the comfort level is to test out the mattress for yourself. 

Trial and Warranty

Before adding a mattress to the cart or handing your card over to the cashier at the store, make sure you are aware of the mattress company’s trial and warranty policies. Each company has a different policy, so it’s best to familiarize yourself with this when buying. Check out the sleep trial and how long the warranty lasts and what it covers. Knowing this ahead of time can prevent you from future problems.

Give it a try!

Whatever mattress you decide to purchase, the only way to know if it’s the right choice for you is to give it a try! Luckily, customers can take advantage of sleep trials. This time allows you to decide if the mattress is the right fit for you. During the trial period, you can either return, exchange, or keep the mattress, depending on the manufacturer’s policy. 

Purple mattresses are unlike any other with their one-of-a-kind Purple Grid that provides great body alignment and pressure relief. Mattresses aren’t one-size-fits-all—a Purple mattress won’t be the best fit for everyone. Luckily, there are other mattresses that provide similar benefits. Regardless of the mattress, you select, SleePare can make sure you choose the right one. 

If you’re a hot sleeper, check out our picks for the best mattresses for hot sleepers for 2022. 

 
Emily Stringer

Emily Stringer


Emily Stringer is a Content Writer at SleePare. Emily has over five years of experience writing and conducting research for different industries. When she’s not writing, you can find Emily with her dogs in Lexington, Kentucky.