Intellibed vs Purple Mattress Comparison Reviews 2021

Two well-known brands, Intellibed and Purple, make sure that their products meed customer needs with innovative technology and materials. Both are relatively new to the market, bringing fresh ideas and high quality to their mattress products. How do they match up in a side-by-side comparison? In this review, we will look in detail at a mattress from each company so that you can see the similarities and differences so you can make the best choice for the mattress that meets your needs.

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, rejuvenating body, mind, and soul is now easier. Intellibed focuses on health and wellness in addition to construction to create 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 and cooling features, you will love how this mattress feels. Most importantly, the brand produces durable and hypoallergenic mattresses.

Quick Synopsis

To sum up the most important points about the Purple and Intellibed mattress, check out these bullet 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 more evenly across the mattress and adapts to almost all body weights and sizes.
  • Motion Transfer – the Purple mattress wins in this round.
  • Warranty – the Intellibed offers a 20 year “no-nonsense” warranty period while Purple offers a 10 year warranty.

For the complete details on these two mattresses, 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

Intellibed has 3 collections: Legacy, Signature, and Limited, but we’re going to stick with the Signature Collection and take a closer look at the Matrix model for this review.


From the Signature Collection, it has a competitive look and structure with a 13.5″ 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. The Matrix mattress meets all national standards when it comes to the product’s furniture grade safety and quality. If you want an additional layer of innovative material, this mattress also has a 1 ¼” gel Matrix layer. This is a revolutionary and durable high-tech gel that is pretty elastic to increase comfort throughout your sleep. Another layer of comfort foam 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. This model comes with a 20 year warranty so you can trust its durability.


When it comes to firmness, the Intellibed Matrix mattress is firm and soft at the same time. This non-toxic and hypoallergenic bed has a medium feel. It uses 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 making you feel stuck. To eliminate any feeling of discomfort due to the support system coils, its comfort layers work to cushion you.


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. This can also help support your spine while you sleep. Of course, let’s not forget about its improved edge support 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 sleep safely even if you occasionally toss and turn. In addition, its pocket coil system can reduce the motion transfer in bed if you have a partner.

Temperature Regulation

If you tend to overheat while sleeping, its cooling features can keep you comfy. Intellibed designed its phase-change fabric material to absorb body heat. At the same time, its fabric helps the mattress to breathe and stay naturally cool by creating better airflow.

Purple Mattress

Best For:

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

Purple Queen Mattress

Just like Intellibed, Purple also offers a couple of mattress models. This unique brand offers The Purple Mattress, Purple Hybrid, and Purple Hybrid Premier. For this review, we will focus on the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress to compete with the Intellibed Matrix Mattress.


Tagged as the “ultimate no-pressure mattress”, the Hybrid Premier Mattress is Purple’s best. With a customizable layer of Purple Grid, you can practically sleep like a baby. You can also personalize your Purple mattress. In order to do that, let’s find out more about its materials first. For a comfy 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 3-4″ tall, depending on your preference. This layer can instantly adjust to your body and preferred sleeping position as the personalized “no-pressure” support. Next in line is 7.5″ 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. 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 rating, get the 3″ version. If you want a bed that feels medium-soft, the 4″ version might work better for you. This one has about 4.5 rating out of 10 with 1 as the softest and 10 as the firmest.


The thinner 3″ version is meant for weightless no-pressure support. Meanwhile, the 4″ 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 right. 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 on 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 due to its hyper-elastic polymer/Purple grid. Compared with other cooling solutions, it can dynamically flex under your pressure and keep its thousands of air channels open. You can feel cool when you lie down since it can neutralize the heat in your body.


The Intellibed and Purple Mattresses have a lot in common, so let’s look at the differences now. Let’s start with the price. The Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress costs between $1,899 and $3,798. Built with more layers of materials, the Intellibed Matrix Mattress costs more 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 sizes and weights. On the other hand, not all sleepers may feel comfortable in using the 4″ Purple mattress. It doesn’t work well with back and stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 lbs who may prefer the 3″ version. If you’re looking for a great motion isolation feature, the Purple mattress performs better than the Intellibed mattress.


To reach 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.