Last updated on March 14th, 2024 at 10:39 am

Whether you’re looking for a mattress to ease back pain, protect your joints, or simply get better sleep, it’s hard to know where to shop. It makes intuitive sense that a custom mattress factory like Slumber Ease could create the best possible mattress for your needs. But will the mattress really be any better than one from an online brand like Purple? And is it as good of a deal?

Let’s break down the differences between a Slumber Ease mattress and a Purple mattress.

Personalized Mattresses Fitting Options

Purple offers three different mattress options: the original Purple Mattress, the Purple Hybrid, and the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress. The main differences between these are the depth of the gel grid, the type of coils, and the presence of a transitional foam layer.

With Purple, you only get three standard-issue options. You can’t try out different mattress materials or a range of core firmness levels. There’s no way to individually fit the top and base layers, which have a different impact on your sleep and health.

On the other hand, Slumber Ease offers dozens of options and makes hundreds of different mattresses to create the best possible sleep surface for each customer. After we narrow down most of those options, the average customer tries out a half-dozen different weight-bearing mattress core firmness levels before they find the right fit. And that’s just one part of the customization process: we also have them try out different top layer depths and softness levels.

It’s also worth noting that Purple mattresses only come in standard sizes. If you are looking for a mattress for an unusually shaped bed frame, you will need to go to a custom mattress factory like Slumber Ease.

Finding a Mattress for Health Applications

With Purple, there’s no accounting for specific health needs such as back pain or arthritis. There are only three different mattress options, which do little to cover all of the unique individual health needs a person can have. Three-sizes-fits-all doesn’t really work, not with your sleep!

Slumber Ease provides a better option for health-conscious consumers because our factory technicians can help you find less-common options that work better for your individual health needs. Whether you have pressure concerns, pains, back fusions, arthritis, allergies, or simply want to reduce how much motion you feel from your partner moving around in their sleep, we have the resources to help you.

Overall Mattress Quality

One of the pros of buying a mattress from an online seller like Purple is also a con: the mattress comes in a box. That’s great if all you care about is easy shipping, but not so great if you care about quality.

The highest quality mattresses can’t be shrunk down into a tiny box without damage. The more there is in the mattress, the less able you are to squeeze the mattress into another shape.

If you want a truly high-quality mattress that lasts and gives you your best sleep, you will need to buy a mattress that doesn’t come in a little box — one from a seller like Slumber Ease.

Purple vs. Slumber Ease Mattress Costs

The cost of a Slumber Ease mattress varies depending on how it’s customized, but our custom-fit mattresses are typically at a price point near the most similar Purple mattress. Both online mattress sellers like Purple and mattress factories like Slumber Ease eliminate the middlemen in traditional brick-and-mortar mattress stores, so you’re getting more value either way.

However, Slumber Ease will usually give you an overall better bang for your buck. For a similar price, you get a custom-fit mattress that is made for your specific sleep needs and preferences. For most people, that works much better than any standardized product.

Just Try It Out!

Ultimately, the best way to decide which mattress is best for you is to try it out for yourself! At Slumber Ease, we not only let you try out different mattress cores and tops to see what works for you, but we also give you the opportunity to compare our mattresses with our competitors’ products. You can try out a Purple mattress right here in our factory showroom, and if you like it better, then we encourage you to choose the mattress that is best for you.

Ready for better sleep? Visit our factory showroom today to compare our customized mattress options with Purple.