Intellibed vs Purple Comparison Reviews 2020

Can you tell which one has more edge between the Purple Mattress and Intellibed?

As two of the most well-known brands, Intellibed and Purple make sure that its products provide customers’ needs. From high-grade foams to supportive spring units so now, we’ll break down these mattresses in this review.

Intellibed Mattress

  •  At a glance: Healing and Pressure-Relieving Mattress  
  • Headline: Isn’t it fantastic to slip under the sheets and enjoy the comforting feel of your bed? With Intellibed’s innovative mattress, achieving that rejuvenated body, mind, and soul is now easier. This is thanks to its focus on health and wellness in addition to its formula in creating a better bed.

Purple Mattress

  •  At a glance: Award-Winning Bed-in-a-Box Mattress  
  • Headline: Specially designed for all types of sleepers, the Purple is here to take your sleep to the next level. With its patented support coils to its cooling features, you will surely love how this mattress feels. Most importantly, the brand promotes durable and hypoallergenic mattresses.

Quick Synopsis

To sum up the most important points about the Purple and Intellibed mattress, check out these bulleted points below:

Quick Comparison

  • Comfort – the Purple mattress has an edge over the Intellibed mattress due to its Purple Grid.
  • Support – the Intellibed mattress distributes weight better across the mattress and adapts almost all body weights and sizes.
  • Motion Transfer – the Purple mattress wins in this round.
  • Warranty – the Intellibed offers 2 decades of “no-nonsense” warranty period while Purple offers a decade of warranty only.

For the complete detail regarding these points, read on.

Intellibed Mattress

Best For:

  • Healing patients who need more restorative sleep
  • Achieving a long-lasting and non-toxic sleep
  • Providing better spinal alignment and pressure relief
  • Sleepers who suffer from existing back pain or want to prevent back pain

Intellibed Posture Perfect Mattress, Full

If you ever wonder why many customers love Intellibed, this review will help you get some answers. From its 3 collections: Legacy, Signature, and Limited, we’re going to find out how efficient this brand is. For this review, we will stick with the Signature Collection and opt for the Matrix model.


Since this is under the Signature Collection, expect it to have that competitive look and structure with 13.5 inches profile. Starting with its fabric, the Matrix has a phase-change material that is woven as its top cover which encases the mattress. Checking inside the mattress, Intellibed used a Visco memory foam as its first layer of foam. This ensures your maximum comfort and maximum conformance of the mattress while you sleep. Next is the CertiPUR-US Certified foam which serves as the comfort layer. This provides maximum comfort to prove its independent certification in the mattress industry. Thus, this only means that the Matrix mattress meets all national standards when it comes to products’ furniture grade safety and quality. If you want an additional layer of innovative material, this mattress also has the 1 ¼ inches gel Matrix layer. This is a revolutionary and durable high-tech gel that is pretty elastic to increase its provided comfort throughout your sleep. Before we dive into the coil system, let’s not forget that the Matrix has another layer of comfort foam. This acts as the transition foam between the elastic gel Matrix and the spring coils unit on the bottom part. Lastly, this mattress has the Caliber edge coil system which guarantees a more consistent sleeping surface. Most importantly, this model comes with 20 years of warranty.


When it comes to the firmness, the Intellibed Matrix mattress is firm and soft at the same time. Thus, we can say that this non-toxic and hypoallergenic bed has a medium feel. If you don’t like a mattress that is too soft or too firm, this might qualify to satisfy your taste. It uses its Visco memory foam and gel matrix to help relieve pressure points, especially on the lower and upper back. If you’re a side or a stomach sleeper, this mattress can also provide that comforting feel without being stuck. To eliminate any feeling of discomfort due to the support system’s coils, you can count on its comfort layers.


In connection with the details above, the Matrix mattress also features a support system that ensures your consistent sleep. Aside from the first two layers of foams, Intellibed used a gel Matrix layer to offer localized comfort and support. This layer helps other layers to hold and distribute your weight evenly across the bed. In case you are worried about the health of your spine, this can help support your spine while you sleep. Of course, let’s not forget about its improved edge support which is thanks to its Caliber edge coil system. This layer reduces that roll-off feeling whenever you sleep near the edge of the bed. Instead, it creates a sleeping surface that has a consistent feel where you can toss and turn safely. Even if you’re close to the edge, you can sleep without worrying about falling off. In addition, its pocket coil system can reduce the motion in bed which is important if you share your bed.

Temperature Regulation

Are you a little sensitive at room temperature? If you usually sweat in sleep no to mention during summer, its cooling features can keep you comfy. Intellibed designed its phase-change fabric material to absorb your body heat. At the same time, its fabric helps the mattress to breathe and stay naturally cool by creating better airflow. Thus, it can help you enjoy an undisturbed sleep since the mattress doesn’t trap heat.

Purple Mattress

Best For:

  • Anyone who wants a mattress with customizable comfort
  • Sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less
  • Side, back, and combo sleepers
  • Hot sleepers who tend to sweat more in sleep
  • Enjoying no pressure support and personalized cooling feature

Purple Queen Mattress

Just like Intellibed, Purple also offers a couple of mattress models in the market. This unique brand offers The Purple Mattress, Purple Hybrid, and Purple Hybrid Premier. But for now, we will settle with the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress to compete with Intellibed Matrix Mattress.


Tagged as the “ultimate no-pressure mattress”, the Hybrid Premier Mattress is no doubt the best shot of Purple. With a customizable layer of Purple Grid, you can practically sleep like a baby. All you have to do is personalize your Purple mattress and you’re good to go. But in order to do that, let’s find out its layers of materials first. For a comfier and stretchy fabric, the company used a premium StretchMax cover which is softer than the usual mattress covers. This premium fabric allows the mattress to cushion your body and eliminate pressure by adjusting to your size and weight. Underneath this cover is the Purple Grid layer which is either 3 inches or 4 inches tall. It is up to you whether you want version with 3 inches or 4 inches thick layer Purple Grid. This layer can instantly adjust to your body and preferred sleeping position as the personalized “no pressure” support. Next in line is 7.5 inches tall layer of responsive support coils. This coil system aids the Purple Grid to provide you the best sleep possible once your head hits your pillow. In addition, this increases the overall durability of the mattress to last for years which makes it more important. For additional comfort and mattress structure, the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress also has a layer of transition foam.


The firmness of the mattress depends on the thickness of the Purple Grid you want to get. If you want a mattress with a medium feel or around 5-6/10 rate, get the 3-inch version. But if you want a bed that feels a bit softer or medium-soft, the 4-inch version might work with you. This one has about 4.5 ratings out of 10 with 1 as the softest and 10 as the firmest.


Specifically, the thinner version is meant for weightless no pressure support. Meanwhile, the 4 inches version is designed to offer a zero-gravity no pressure support. In general, the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress is a body-conforming mattress which can absorb pressure and support your back, hips, neck, and shoulders. This provides a comforting feeling like you’re floating while it supports the natural alignment of your spine. Regardless of your body shape and size, it can treat you in the best way possible. To give you peace of mind, this also provides an efficient motion isolation performance. Its top layer is responsive but its base layer eliminates the transfer of any disturbing motion to the entire surface. However, its edge support is on the average level. Its comfort level is quite limited when you’re lying or sitting on the edge of the bed.

Temperature Regulation

Overheating is not an issue with the Purple mattress since its hyper-elastic polymer/Purple grid. Compared with other cooling solutions, it can dynamically flex under your pressure and maintain its thousands of air channels open. Thus, you can feel cool when you lie down or simply sit down since it can neutralize the heat in your body.


Since these mattresses may confuse customers when it comes to their features we’ve come prepared. For the differences, let’s start in the price department where the Hybrid Premier Mattress costs between $1,899 and $3,798. Built with more layers of materials, Matrix Mattress costs higher since it also has a hybrid construction. For the overall construction, the Intellibed has a more even weight distribution capacity. Its unique construction allows it to adjust to most body size and weight. On the other hand, not all sleepers may feel comfortable in using the 4-inch Purple mattress. It doesn’t work well with back and stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds who seem fine with the 3-inch version. But if you’re looking for a great motion isolation feature, the Purple mattress performs better than the Intellibed mattress.


To come up with your final decision, here are some guide questions that you can use:

Are you a light sleeper?

If yes, then the Purple mattress is a better choice since it provides better motion isolation. However, the Intellibed mattress provides better edge support.

Do you want a softer but durable bed?

If you want a hybrid mattress with a softer feel, the Purple mattress can contour to your body and cradle it better. At the same time, its structure is built stronger to last for years.


I am Linda Jones 26, editor of Matress1000. Our mission is to help people sleep better.