One Editor Put Purple's Most Popular Mattress to the Test—Here's How It Panned Out

Hint: Very well.

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Purple Hybrid Premier 3
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Like most people, I've been eyeing Purple's collection of high-quality mattresses for quite some time. Therefore, once the brand offered to send me their most popular model to try out, I jumped at the opportunity. Over the past couple of months, I've spent every day and night evaluating how the Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Mattress measures up to its claims and fame, and whether or not it's worth the price—here's how it panned out.

Some Background on Purple: Since launching in 2015,Purple has continually gained recognition for its luxury designs—the brand'sunique patented GelFlex Grid technology is what sets it apart from other options on the market. Made of a hyper-elastic material, the grid adapts with your movements and flexes under pressure points, springing back into place as you adjust during sleep. The distinctive composition is a perfect match for hot sleepers since it contains over 1,400 ventilation chambers for guaranteed airflow during the night.

About the Hybrid Premier 3 Model: The Purple Hybrid Premier collection offers more body-relieving features than its predecessors, and has two different models with varying levels of grid technology. I specifically chose the Hybrid Premier 3since it's ideal for all sleeping positions; the 3 inches of GelFlex Grid bring the perfect balance between soft and firm. Alongside the hyper-elastic gel, the mattress contains individually wrapped stainless steel coils surrounded by noise-reducing fabric that offer all-night support, spinal alignment, and pressure point reduction. The Hybrid Premier 4 is very similar in construction, though its extra inch of GelFlex Grid may be better suited for side sleepers and those who are after the highest amount of ache relief.

Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Mattress
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To buy: From $2,069 (was $2,229); purple.com.

My Overall Experience: After two months of daily use,I can confidently say I've become a Purple user for life. Not to be too dramatic, but Purple's bouncy and plush feel may as well have been crafted by the gods; I've noticed a drastic difference in my quality of sleep, as well as the overall feel of my body in the morning. I sleep in all different positions—on my back, side, and stomach—which have all been perfectly supported. And, as someone who currently works from home, and often spends hours doing so from my bed, my full-size mattress has firmly cradled my varying sitting positions throughout the day without ensuing leg or back aches.

Speaking to its temperature regulation, I've found I sweat far less than I did with my previous mattress, even with a thick down comforter on my bed. I've only had the pleasure of sleeping on this model during the cooler months of the year, but I've not once woken up in the middle of the night drenched in discomfort, and considering my roommate loves to crank the heat, I'd consider that a major win.

What Others Are Saying: As I stated before, Purple has earned quite the reputation for its mattress construction. This has naturally resulted in thousands of glowing reviews beyond my own from shoppers, many of which unanimously agree that no other mattress in a box has come close to Purple's designs. One reviewer said it should be "legal to marry a mattress" after claiming the Hybrid Premier 3 is a "healer" for excruciating back pain, while another described the mattress as "pure bliss" and said that it feels like you're "sleeping on a fluffy cloud."

While I can't speak to how the mattress performs when sleeping with a partner, plenty of shoppers confirm the model causes very little disturbance, especially when one person is tossing and turning throughout the night, or entering and exiting the bed.

My Final Thoughts: I personally believe that the Purple Hybrid Premier 3 is worth every penny, but it's no doubt better suited for some more than others. The firmness of this option may not work for those that love to sink into their mattress during the night, but for others in need of the perfect equilibrium of plush comfort and body support, consider your search over.

The Purple Hybrid Premier 3 is available in all sizes, from twin XL to split king. Save 10 percent on all Purple products right now during the brand's holiday season sale. The boxed mattress brand delivers all of its non-toxic products straight to your doorstep and offers 100-night trial runs, free shipping and returns, and a 10-year warranty.

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