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The New Purple Mattress Review: Will It Alleviate Back Pain in Older Adults and Seniors?

The New Purple Mattress Review: Will It Alleviate Back Pain in Older Adults and Seniors?

What is a Purple Mattress?

Have you heard of a Purple Mattress? Purple Mattress have been talked about everywhere for a few years now. What are they and are they worth buying?

We set to find out more about this new style of mattress and if it was worth investing for older adults or seniors. Especially since in this population, older adults and seniors are usually sufferers of low back pain or needing a mattress to provide pressure relief on bony areas to avoid skin breakdown.

A Purple Mattress is made with the Purple® Smart Comfort Grid™. This grid was a game changer in the bedding industry. The only other significant change was memory foam back in the mid-80s. In September 2015 the original model (Gen. 1) came out and was met with glowing reviews. Three years later, in early 2018, the all-new Gen. 2  was released and was equally well received.

Gen. 1 was characterized by a two-inch comfort grid with a medium to a firm feel, and a dual layer of foam base. Gen. 2 improved on the original by selling the mattress with either 2, 3, or 4 adjustable inches of the comfort grid. It has a soft-medium feel to a firm feel and a base made of a single layer of foam. It also has response support coils built into the bottom of the bed.

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Both options overall do a great job at providing a good night’s rest. Gen. 1 may be the economic choice but it holds up to its reputation in comfort and support. Gen. 2 allows a higher degree of customization when it comes to selecting a bed; it may be a better choice for pickier sleepers

Features of The Purple Mattress

The mattress is made in the USA out of non-toxic materials, it is hypoallergenic and built to last. In addition to this, the Purple Mattress is made up of three or four layers depending on which model you purchase.

  • It has a Super stretchy and breathable cover.
  • Purple® Smart Comfort Grid™ – designed to flex and bow to your pressure points like your shoulders and hip. The bed is designed for better support while sleeping. This product prides itself on the motto of the mattress is Soft where you want it, firm where you need it for superior comfort all night long.
  • The grid design also allows airflow and the grids function to pull body heat away from you as you sleep.
  • The grid also works to isolate movement, which will enable you not to be bothered by your partner getting in and out of bed.
  • Responsive support coils – designed to aid the comfort grid in effectively relieving pressure. As an added benefit it also adds durability to the mattress.
  • Plexus side panels- Panels intended to support the bed without ruining airflow, this allows the bed to stay cool 24/7.

Side by Side Comparison Of The Purple Mattress

Type of Mattress
Metric Purple® Smart Comfort Grid™ Memory Foam
Durability Built to last and has a 10 year warranty should it not. Breaks down after a couple of years and does not come with a replacement warranty.
Comfort Feels as though you are sleeping on a cloud due to the comfort grid’s ability to contour to your body shape. Compresses, over time, due to the foam warming up and collapsing on itself.
Temperature Excess body heat vents out of the open grid structure of the mattress, allowing you to stay cool all night long. Memory foam is made of a type of foam that is used as insulation; this can lead to being very warm at night and sweating in your bed.


Purple Mattress Product Review

Many people have chosen the Purple Mattress after trying out many different types of mattresses. It can be hard to choose a mattress with so many other choices out there. However if you are an older adult or senior that deals with back pain or have bony areas that are prone to skin break down or ulcers. The Purple Mattress might be one mattress you will want to consider.  

So far, the feedback from many people that have used the Purple Mattress has been very positive. People commonly applaud Purple Mattresses ability to alleviate neck and back pain; as well as, appreciate the mattresses ability to comfort and support the individual using the mattress. Some mattress users have mentioned that the mattress was too firm, if you are someone who prefers a softer bed this may not be the best option.

Purples mattresses are designed to offer medium soft to firm support. The support firmness is the biggest draw of the purple mattress. The material will last years and help to keep back and joint pain at bay while asleep.

Here are a few videos on how it supports side and back sleepers.

The mattress is heavy and bulky, so while installing it, or moving the bed, you will need to ask someone to assist you. This is the only downside to having a Purple Mattress. It is also the main reason people have returned or disliked the mattress. It seems like a small price to pay for those of us that have been looking for the perfect bed to help alleviate back and neck pain.

Purple Mattress Warranty

Each bed comes with a 10 year warranty and a 100-day money back trial. After you make a purchase, the delivery driver can help you install your new bed and will remove your old mattress, free of charge.

The shipping is free, and any returns are also free. It is worth mentioning that the free delivery and installation is only available in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.


The Purple Mattress is designed with comfort in mind. Whether it’s keeping you at the right temperature, or alleviating pain in your back, shoulders, and hips, the Purple Mattress keeps you comfortable all night long.

Don’t forget the Purple Mattress also offers a 10 year warranty and a 100 day free trial; as well as, free shipping. So, if you’re looking for a good mattress that will give you a good nights sleep, this highly recommended product may be a great choice without the risk. 

Frequently Asked Questions On The Purple Mattress

Does the Purple Mattress Need a Boxspring?

It needs a flat surface to sit on. This can be a platform, slats, or a box foundation; it is not recommended to use a boxspring because they can break down over time causing the mattress to sag.

How Do I Return the Purple Mattress?

Call (888)-848-2305, this is the customer support number, and they will send you a shipping label. After the bed is returned, you will receive the refund.

Are There Financing Options For The Purple Mattress?

Yes, you can choose to pay in 6, 12, or 18 monthly installments or you can take advantage of the zero percent financing option by clicking the image below.

Does Purple Mattress Offer a Military Discount?

Yes, active duty military or veterans receive a 15% discount on all products offered by Purple Mattress.

So hopefully this review helps in your research for a mattress that will help alleviate back and joint pain. If you have used the Purple Mattress and would like to offer your thoughts on how it has performed for you. Kindly leave your comments below.



About Samuel

Samuel is a physical therapist with over 20 years medical experience. He has extensive knowledge in functional rehabilitation in the acute care hospital and in-home care settings. He has spent most of his career helping seniors transition from hospital or rehab care to living independently at home. In his free time he likes to travel and read autobiographies.

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