Behold: A Slightly Unhinged Purple Mattress Review

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Fine, I'll say it: My standards have, historically, been pretty low. In quality of clothing, relationships (lol), and most definitely sleep. But then quarantine happened, and life slowed down enough for me to realize that investing in *nice* things is actually really *nice*, especially if it's something I'm using on the daily. Add to that, I've always had backaches and really terrible nightmares (hi, totally unprovoked dreams of that girl from The Ring!). And so I set out on a mission to fix my poor quality of sleep, something that I had been neglecting since, eh, ever.

I tried a lot of things. Black-out curtains, melatonin gummies, even one of those fancy pillow mist sprays. And yet, I was still waking up groggy, achy, and just generally unwell. The one thing I had yet to change, though, was my dinky, $250 mattress. Perhaps because I knew that getting an actually good one would cost me some major $$$, and I was just not in the mood to do that... until recently.

Everything changed when I realized it's something I use every day and for about eight hours each night (give or take). So I was ready to really throw down on the mattress of my dreams. Enter: the Purple Hybrid Premier.

Lemme warn you: We have reached the portion of this Purple mattress review in which I wax poetic about a hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating gel top mattress with an expertly engineered premium coil system. And if I seem obsessed, it's only because I am.

Let's get into the specs!

TL;DR: This mattress has changed my GD life

Seriously, it's so good that whenever guests come over, I invite them to lay down on my bed, which is weird at first but then understandable once they experience the Purple, even if just for a smidge. It's soft, yet firm. It's cooling, yet never freezing. And any body aches I've picked up after a long day of sitting in a non-ergonomic desk chair are instantly soothed away by the quiet coos of this mattress's gel layer.

It's not memory foam

ICYMI, Purple mattresses are known for their Purple GelFlex Grid, a gel alternative to memory foam that 1. doesn't retain body heat and 2. is super responsive, meaning it'll support your whole bod while also flexing under pressure points to give ya that weightless feel that also won't jab you in the gut if you switch sleeping positions (I'm glaring at you, my $250 mattress of yore). I'm just sayin', memory foam could never.

It's cooling

If your snooze partner naturally sleeps hot, my condolences. I know the struggle of waking up in a pool of sweat that's not even yours (ick!). But thankfully, those days are long gone for me. Not because we broke up! But because we have the Purple mattress now.

Unlike most other gel mattresses, the Grid isn't, like, an impenetrable block of gel. In fact, it's designed as a literal grid with ventilation chambers that let air flow in, making it feel super breathable and temperature-neutral all night long. It doesn't get hot, nor does it get cold. It always feels just right. (And what a perfect solution for an always-freezing gal with an always-overheating boyfriend.)

It's comfy as heck

I really mean it, this thang is game-changing. Never did I ever think I would find a mattress that's soft where I want it to be and yet firm where I need it to be. When you lay down on the mattress, the top Grid layer instantly contours to your body and (sorry if this sounds a little TMI) caresses your every curve. Listen, I have maybe, like, one curve, and this mattress still holds me in all the right places.

According to the site, "The Hybrid Premier is perfect for sleepers who crave even more of that dreamy 'floating' effect," and YO. SOLD. That is the perfect description of how laying on this mattress feels. Weightless. Floating. ~Just existing and loving it.~

It's wicked durable

Before you ask, nope! There is no "sinking" feeling! Not once have I ever felt that doom that comes with realizing you are slowly sinking into the center of your mattress. No sag, no dip, no body indentations forming over time. And that's thanks to the high-quality materials this mattress is made from. Plus, that grid layer is made to be resistant to long-term impressions. So you betcha this bed will keep up with you for years to come.

It is expen$ive, though...

With twin-size mattresses starting at $599 and split king beds going up to $4,198, yeah, this baby will cost ya a pretty penny. But hey, that's a quality mattress for ya! The way I see it, you only live once sleep every night (YOSEN), so investing in something you know you'll be using nightly sounds like a solid plan to me. After all, we do spend about a third of our lifetimes asleep, don't we?

If you're on the fence about getting a Purple mattress, know that a monthly payment plan with 0 percent interest is available. It's clear that the good people at Purple want to share the magic of this man-made wonder, so they're making it as easy as possible with financing options that you can explore right here.

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