Do you want to add a little bit of plushness to your mattress but don’t want to soften it up too much?
If so you’ve come to the right article.
Here I’m talking about the Helix Plush Mattress Topper. I’m going to look at how it adjusts the firmness of your bed, what it feels like to determine who it’s a good fit for and who it’s not a good fit for.
You want to find out if this is the right mattress topper for you.
Let’s get started.
Helix is a popular bed in a box mattress brand, but they sell a wide variety of bedding materials, like pillows and of course this Helix Plush Mattress Topper.
This is made with high quality hypoallergenic materials to give your mattress a nice pillow top look and feel.
But how does it all come together. Well let’s look at its construction.
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The Helix Plush Mattress Topper is an inch and a half thick and it has a cover made with a thin breathable bamboo material. This is great for several reasons.
First of all, because it’s thin, it helps promote airflow and it won’t trap heat very easily.
Second of all, it’s hypoallergenic so that’s great if you often struggle with seasonal allergies.
And finally this material is much more durable than cotton.
Now let’s talk about its comfort features.
The Helix Plush Mattress Topper has an inch and a half of fiberfill material inside and it’s secured by needle baffle box stitching to keep it in place, which will also help it last a long time.
So what does this all mean’
When it comes to cooling, this is a great pick for hot sleepers. The thin bamboo material helps dissipate heat and fiberfill won’t trap body heat like memory foam will.
And finally let’s touch on durability.
The Helix Plush Mattress Topper is made with a high quality durable cover and it has needle baffle box stitching to keep the fiberfill in place. Because of this I expect it to last about three years.
Firmness and Feel
When reviewing mattress toppers I always look closely at how it adjusts the firmness of your bed and what it feels like.
Starting with the firmness adjustment, the Helix Plush Mattress Topper will soften your mattress by about a half a point.
For reference, a six and a half out of ten is considered medium firm and you know this really isn’t going to affect the overall firmness of your bed.
It’s going to be a lot more about feel. It does provide some nice cushioning, a really comfortable pillow top feel. But if you’re looking for some significant pressure relief, you may want to look elsewhere.
I will say though because you’re not sinking super deeply into the topper, it does make it pretty easy to move around on top of it.
Now let’s talk about sleeping positions.
When I’m lying on my back I do feel some nice cushioning along my lower back and my hips. But again, there’s not a whole lot of pressure relief coming from this mattress topper.
Similarly on my side, I don’t get a lot of pressure relief that you might need along your shoulders and your hips. You’ll get a nice pillow top feel but that’s about it.
I will say however that this could be a great pick for stomach sleepers. Because it will only soften your mattress a little bit, there’s a better chance that your hips will stay in the proper alignment, so you’ll be comfortable all night.
Now I’m going to touch on some of the pros and cons of the Helix Plush Mattress Topper, starting with the pros.
This topper is made with high quality hypoallergenic materials that are designed to keep you cool.
Second, it’s machine washable and super easy to maintain.
Third it has deep pockets around the four corners so it easily stays secure to your mattress.
And finally this is a great pick for people who only want to soften up their mattress a little bit.
Moving on to the cons of the Helix Plush Mattress Topper.
First of all, it’s not a great pick for side sleepers. It’s a little bit thinner than others that you’ll find on the market, so you probably won’t get the right amount of pressure relief on your shoulders.
Second of all, it’s not a great pick if you’re significantly wanting to adjust the firmness of your bed. This will soften your mattress by a half a point, so if you really want to change how it feels you’ll want to find a different topper.
And third, it’s not a great pick for people who are looking for a significant amount of pressure relief.
Finally people who love that slow moving memory foam feel won’t love this mattress topper. You’ll get a little bit of plushness, but if you’re really hoping to sink into it, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
Before I wrap up I’m going to touch on some additional information about the Helix Plush Mattress Topper.
They do offer free shipping and free returns.
They have a one year warranty and a 100 night sleep trial period and different accessories are available.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.