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Purple Mattress Powder – Is it Dangerous?

This post was most recently updated on April 25th, 2018

Purple announced the new Purple mattress – read my review of the 3 new mattresses

Purple claims the powder doesn’t penetrate through the cover. I was recently sent a study that seems to have been commissioned by “Honest Mattress Reviews” which is currently in litigation with Purple. You can read their study here. Purple’s study is here. One side says there’s a very low health risk. The other side claims very high health risk.

It’s really difficult to trust anything that comes from these companies about anything given their shocking ability to lie and try to cover their lying, even in a court of law. They are facing possible perjury charges – that’s how bad it is. This is a smear campaign initiated and funded by a competitor. Please watch this review of the case by an attorney. Note that by court order they cannot talk any more about the white powder issue, yet I’m pretty sure they still employ bots or others do to continue to raise this issue to discredit Purple and make their mattress appear better.

Note: I recently removed parts of this post specifically addressing a competitor because I felt it only attracted people who want to fight. My full name is behind this and yet theirs has no photo, first name only and what I suspect are fake names. I look them up and cannot find any information. I have been given Purple brand and many other mattresses to test (free of charge) and could sleep on any of them, but I choose to sleep on Purple. I’m not being paid by the company other than as an affiliate, just like the other mattresses I test.

Purple Mattress White Powder Controversy

In the past week I’ve been attacked by people on my Purple mattress review (not literally — no one beat me up in person) who have heard the controversy over Purple mattress and the white powdery substance that is inside of the mattress.

The same substance is also inside of the pillow which is where my husband and I first noticed it. Since you can unzip the pillow cover it was easy to see. I thought it was strange and later visited the factory in Utah. While I was there I watched workers apply the powder to the purple gel – or top layer of the mattress. I had no breathing issues, there was no scent, I had zero concerns at the time. I’m more concerned about my back because Purple mattresses are heavy! This guy did a great review of the pillow and talked about the white powder (he says it’s minimal if any and wasn’t concerned).

If the powder was affecting me,- don’t you think I’d notice it from putting my face on that pillow again and again and literally breathing in and out all night long? The pillow should be the real test — not the mattress since my face is on the pillow and I’m breathing air directly from it.

If you’re worried about the powder why not test the pillow first? Because the money’s in the mattress, (not the pillow), is my guess. Incidentally, I unzipped my pillows and the powder is hardly visible at all now. It seems to be absorbed into the pillow material. I don’t love the pillow anyway but I don’t like the powder and the controversy around it. I’d be happy if the powder was discontinued altogether.

white powder on a purple mattress
Photo @Copyright 2017 Newspapermom.com

Later the story hit the front page of Reddit and the angry comments from people who were sure that I was poisoning myself and putting my family’s health at risk. I can sleep on any of the mattresses I get (free for reviews) but I choose Purple. Even with the white powder. Consumer Reports rated it in the top 10 top bed in a box mattresses.

I want to point out that not only do my husband and I sleep on Purple, our daughter has also. We have all happily and soundly slept on a Purple mattress for over 2 years now. I haven’t noticed any health issues, in fact I sleep the best I’ve ever slept in my life and am healthy for my age. However, people were very insistent that I was taking a horrible risk. Here’s an example (I deleted the ones that just swore at me or were so vile as to be for the purpose of attacking, not helping).

Enjoy possibly inhaling that plastic powder each night. From a video I’ve seen it could be completely unsafe and should have WARNINGS considering the safety of you and your family is more important than comfort. This company also filed a lawsuit on a man for asking them 4 questions concerning the powder. The man had his lawyer send in the product for testing to a leading Harvard doctor and scientist and the results were that the micro plastic balls had the potential to be inhaled and cause respiratory irritation. In my opinion you should do your research first before you buy this product. 

Putting the White Powder Issue to Rest (or to Bed)

Purple Publishes a Third Party Scientific Study of Possible Health Risks of Powder

Purple recently posted a third party study conducted at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health. It basically says you have a higher health risk breathing dust in the air than the powder. 

“the potential exposure levels to Purple® mattress consumers …indicate that polyethylene copolymer exposures would be hundreds of times lower than everyday particulate dust levels that have been determined to be safe even for sensitive individuals. Therefore, there is no scientific or toxicological basis for suggesting that Purple® mattresses represent a consumer health risk.”

WHITE POWDER TOXICOLOGY REPORT FINDS NO ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FROM INHALING OR TOUCHING WHITE POWDER USED INSIDE PURPLE MATTRESS

“the potential polyethylene copolymer exposure from using a Purple® mattress is orders of magnitude less than 24-hour NAAQS value designed to protect even the most sensitive members of the U.S. population from adverse health effects resulting from a continuous, lifetime exposure to environmental PM2.5. Unpacking and using a Purple® mattress may potentially result in polyethylene copolymer exposures that are approximately 8-times and 325-times lower than the PM2.5 NAAQS. This analysis provides high confidence that adverse health effects will not occur in any consumers from inhaling or touching polyethylene copolymer powder that may migrate from a Purple® mattress over the lifetime of the mattress.” READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: https://ooct02lw8lz4birov2w1j67g-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Final-Polyethylene-Copolymer-Safety-Assessment-5.4.2017.pdf
A recent study this month concludes that the powder is unhealthy…“the emissions of the Purple mattress…far exceed particulate matter levels set by the US EPA to protect human health.” I honestly don’t know which side to believe.

How to Protect Yourself From the White Powder

My question is if you’re so worried about the white powder, why not use what everyone should have on their bed anyway – a mattress protector! I haven’t seen research from either side on how that affects things. The other option is don’t buy Purple.

A mattress protector will protect you from the bacteria, dust mites, old skin cells and other junk that is inside everyone’s mattress (and that you could be breathing in every night as you lay innocently sleeping). Also, a mattress protector will keep your bed clean. Obviously, you can’t put your mattress in the washing machine, but you can wash your mattress protector! A mattress protector will prolong the life of your mattress too. Food and other particles will degrade your mattress over time. Keeping it covered and clean means you keep sweat, liquids and other things from going into your mattress and anything coming out of it.

I want to know if the people complaining (I have only heard of one complaint which came from a comment on my blog). I’m not saying it’s not legit but from the reviews I can’t see that most have ever

  • Slept on a Purple for a significant length of time (we’ve slept on our for over a year)
  • Ever slept on or touched a Purple mattress (unlikely) – I’ve been near dozens
  • Have actually been to the factory where the white powder is applied

I’m not a scientist and this is my personal opinion. Please make up your own mind after looking at everything.

Note: if after reading this you still have concerns, don’t buy a top-rated (by Consumer Reports) Purple mattress. You may want to look at an Intellibed which is a higher end non toxic gel mattress like Purple but with no white powder. Read more about Intellibed.

Here’s some video I took at Purple…

I don’t have allergies. I don’t have problems breathing. Anyway, I tried to find others who have slept on Purple to see if there was any mention of issues. I picked Amazon since the Purple cannot control the reviews there. I didn’t see any mention of any issues there – even from the few lower star reviews.

Look at the reviews for yourself – this link is an affiliate link that goes directly to the reviews for a king size Purple mattress on Amazon (affiliate). There are over 400 reviews. I’ve referred many friends to Purple and when I follow up they say they don’t want to get out of bed in the morning because their mattress is so comfortable.

Purple is still my favorite mattress – I’ve tested a few other mattresses and will continue to test them (because one brand truly doesn’t fit all). I’m an affiliate of Purple and other mattress brands which is disclosed on my posts about each.

What do you think about the Purple mattress powder?

And if you disagree with anything I’ve said, please keep your comments respectful – any comments that are derogatory or have profanity will not be published. 



71 thoughts on “Purple Mattress Powder – Is it Dangerous?”

  • I love that you went in-depth in this review. It’s scary when someone goes on a crusade trying to convince others something toxic might be in their home. For years we were told put babies on their back, their side, their tummy, no now their backs. We’ve gone through eggs being bad for cholesterol and cancer causing, to orange juice isn’t good for you. The truth is nothing on this planet is truly all out healthy unless you live on an island somewhere remotely away from everything. We are living in a society where we are putting ourselves in plastic bubbles because of so much fear I honestly believe we are doing more harm than good. I didn’t even need to be at the warehouse you were at to guess it was a talc they were using because just like feet sticking to rubber in shoe talc was used to dry things out and make it more pliable. I’m glad you did your review and brought this to light. Thank you for your honesty as a blogger and mother. For those who left you nasty comments, that’s just awful. We doo what we think is best for our families that includes using the products we feel are safe and healthy. Even if it turned out unhealthy that doesn’t mean we don’t love our kids. It means we learn as we go. I’m glad you ignored the riff raff calling you out, keep up the great work on your articles and thanks again for your honest post on this.

  • Thank you Jodi, I can tell you understand. It can get out of control. Of course if there were any symptoms or reports that showed issues I’d have a different response. Honestly, the chemicals they use to make mattresses fire retardant are often known to be toxic. You’re right, just about anything could be bad for you and it can be overwhelming. Attacking people for not agreeing with you is not helpful no matter what! Thank you so much for your comment – it means a lot. Thankfully I haven’t heard from the band of people who were so angry in a while and continue to love our Purple mattress.

    Blog on,
    Janet

  • Dude you sound like the opposite of Ryan, a stooge for Purple. If you’re not, you are a fool of the highest order. “Ohhh I don’t have any problem or worries breathing in some unknown chemicals every night for the rest of my life, they are so my pillow doesn’t stick to itself! That makes it SAFE!”.

    Brainwashed moron.

  • I have only come across this controversy, since I am in the market for a mattress. It is my opinion that you’re review of this product is not reliable. I make a living as a quality engineer. What does that mean? My job scope includes inspecting product, at deep levels, to ensure quality and meet customer specifications. I also happen to be trained as an internal auditor, I ensure that systems and procedures are alive and well by ensuring that the quality management system is in tact. This means I have learned to ask the right questions when conducting continuous improvement efforts, root cause activity or following an audit trail. Why am I explaining this? Because after reading this article, I can say that the right questions were either not asked or they were not published. Your questions concerning the white powder should have been what is the exposure rating, toxicity rating, have there been testing performed to see how it affects persons with respiratory issues and simply, what is the powder? For you to claim that a concerned reviewer is asking technical safety questions and to be considered a biased reviewer has no relevance as to why the questions were not answered. Public reviewers are not a reliable source for this issue since the majority are not qualified to give qualified technical feedback on the powder in question. So the Honest Mattress Review and concerns are still valid. You have not addressed the issue nor made me feel that this mattress is safe. You have only convinced me that you are somehow biased in your investigation by using the concerned parties name and not establishing any contradicting evidence otherwise. All you had was hearsay from floor personnel. Send out some samples and report on what the results are. Find out what it is and what known health impacts have been tested for those elements. Then I’ll consider this article bonafide….don’t forget to state your testing labs so their accreditation can be confirmed.

  • Did you read the report from a lab? https://ooct02lw8lz4birov2w1j67g-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Final-Polyethylene-Copolymer-Safety-Assessment-5.4.2017.pdf
    I talked about it and linked to it. You’re correct I’m not an expert in this and I’m giving my opinion. If you have concerns then you need to access the risks. I’m simply saying for me not to have any reaction or symptoms or concerns is my right. There are plenty of products (like our cell phones) that carry a level of risk I’m willing to live with. If you’re not, that’s fine too. I’m not pretending to be a scientist or quality engineer.

    I’d love to hear your conclusion Rudy if you do more research. I do consider Honest Mattress Reviews a biased source because he doesn’t accept comments and isn’t trained as an engineer either. He had a professor give an opinion, which is something anyone can do. Besides, like I said, almost every product has risks and it wouldn’t be tough to get someone at Harvard to state that. I’m not discounting that there are concerns just that I don’t feel it’s serious enough for me not to sleep on Purple. Each person must read and study it to see what they think.

    There are no actual studies or conclusive health risks linked to the white powder – it’s too new. I’m hopeful they’ll change it to eliminate concerns but any powder can justifiably have them – since by definition powders can be inhaled.

    Janet

  • Funny i just commented on one of his posts there were hundreds of comments. I don’t know where you are getting that he doesn’t allow comments. All I needed to hear was that it was plastic powder to be out lol food grade plastic powder he says. LoL. My brother was perfectly healthy and got occupational asthma from inhaling plastic powder in the factory he has worked at for years. How long has this powder been tested it is a new product after all do we know the long term affects. I am not willing to risk my health for this stupid matress.

  • 1.) It has been confirmed that it is plastic microspheres
    2.) Plastic microspheres do not biodegrade or is water soluble
    3.) If you breathe it into your lungs, your lungs have no way of removing it from the Alveoli unless hacked up by mucus
    4.) If you accumulate enough of this stuff in your lungs, breathing capacity would be reduced
    5.) It has not been definitively proven that plastic micro-spheres are non toxic/carinogenic when breathed. It seems that non biodegradable materials of any microscopic size are typically and eventually determined to be harmful.

  • I have no thoughts about the product good or bad my concern is the image of the workers applying the powder that were not wearing any form of breathing protection
    In the UK this would be enough for the Health and safety executive to take the company to court regardless of how ‘safe’ the powder is claimed to be

  • I don’t see the problem with answering a few simple questions by HMR. It was the purple mattress peeps who blew this out of proportion. I have no interest in a purple mattress now.

    Beware the Streisand Effect.

  • The report you refer to from the center of toxicology and enviormental health actually creates more questions. This is a company that can be paid for such services without disclosing it. (Hence a ” “funded” study) i wonder who funded it?they surely didnt do this out of boredom. The ability of a substance to penetrate your system is also dictated by the size of the particle. Ill save everyone the “boring science”. Simply put, theres 2 problems here, 1: as a body of people we rely entirely too much on others to interpret for us and then critisize them when they manipulate our understanding. 2: you saying youve “slept on it for over a year” and that “you would notice if something was wrong” is about the silliest arguement for “safe” I have ever heard. Thats like saying i smoked for a year and no cancer so its fiiiinnne. lol. I hope this substance is harmless as i intended to purchase tgis myself, however I choose not to be a guinea pig for any corporation. Go back and research some of the tricks of the trade from good ol phillip morris co. They all follow the blueprint. We arent warpping ourselves in fear. We are being vigilant against corporate americas profit at the piblics expense with 0 reprocussions.

  • Every single part of this–the wording, formatting, ads, sounds like whoever wrote this was paid by purple. “If you’re not sure about the mattress, buy a pillow first!” 100% never going to buy anything fromantic purple after reading this extremely suspicious and poorly written blog article.

  • I wish Purple paid me to write it! I was trying to copy the style of Honest Mattress Reviews which is very sensational, bold letters, caps, etc.

  • I’ve opened a pillow where I could literally see the powder and a month later, nothing there. I believe the polymer or whatever the gel is made of (mineral oil??) absorbed it completely. It’s not airborne, it’s inside a part of the mattress. I’m not a scientist but as I’ve said before I think we’re getting more harm from cell phones we use every day. That said, if you’re concerned don’t get a Purple.

  • Which post? I checked it months ago and didn’t find a way to comment. Now there is a Facebook comments plugin but I only see a few comments…

  • ERIC C, where has it \”been confirmed.\” If it\’s been confirmed, post some source links please, because I\’ve found nothing and I\’ve been looking for days for any evidence that says what you\’re claiming.

    REN L + WILL, so basically what you\’re saying is that NOTHING Purple says will convince you that the mattresses are safe. \”Honest\” Mattress Reviews asked questions, Purple answered them to the best of their ability. now you and HMRs cult members are saying their answers aren\’t good enough. Not only that, but everyone that calls you out on your nonsense is automatically a \”paid shill for Purple\” who you vehemently attack and call sellouts.

    JANET THAELER, thank you for your calm review and your pictures / detailed explanations. I would ignore the HMR cult that for some reason have jumped on board with an obvious crook trying to drive customers away from Purple and into the arms of his own company. Nothing anyone says will convince them Purple is actually telling the truth.

  • James! Yes there isn’t any evidence that anyone is or has suffered from the powder, even if they sleep on the pillow which has the highest concentration and is right by your mouth.

    You’re right, it’s a cult and nothing will satisfy them. Your comment made my day. It’s one of the few that aren’t attacking me for not being alarmed.

    Rock on
    Janet

  • “ERIC C, where has it \”been confirmed.\” If it\’s been confirmed, post some source links please, because I\’ve found nothing and I\’ve been looking for days for any evidence that says what you\’re claiming.”

    Then you clearly haven’t been looking very hard since it’s even stated by the lab analysis paid for by Purple. This lab report is the same one Janet T posted a few posts earlier.

  • Janet, I have been debating these people for days and they all are EXTREMELY dogmatic about defending the Ghostbed guy…. I seriously don\’t get it… I\’ve been reading through review after review, and scouring the internet for both sides of the argument. They all claim that there are \”confirmed cases\” about asthma sufferers having attacks, but the only \”evidence\” I have of any of that is from the Honest Mattress Review video, which is automatically suspect. You\’d think if there were \”confirmed cases\” we\’d have seen it on the news, on the Better Business Bureau, or in the Amazon reviews…. even personal blogs! But I can find nothing that doesn\’t tie directly back to the \”Honest\” Mattress Reviews page.

    Honestly, after seeing his \”honest\” review, I almost passed on buying the Purple. But once I found out he worked for Ghostbeds and his \”questions\” had already been answered, I discarded his review as what it is… A dishonest attempt by a competitor to throw Purple under the bus. All so he can make more money on his own product. It\’s really sad that people can\’t see through his obvious money-making ploy. I have several friends on Facebook that have bought Purple beds and love them, so I went ahead and took their reviews over his and ordered mine (It\’s supposed to arrive Monday!) The only complaints they really had were that it takes some getting used to and that the sheets are pretty terrible for what they cost (I guess they pill really bad when you wash them…) Either way I\’m looking forward to getting mine. I really hope I\’m not one of those few who get awful back pain from it… It can\’t be any worse than what I\’m sleeping on now…

  • You’re right, James they’re dogmatic! Often mean-spirited too. I didn’t know that this would get so inflammatory. The HMR guy would make a great politician because he’s always campaigning. His style reminds me of Matt Drudge who writes Drudge Report.

    I don’t like that he uses my photo without my permission. I unkowingly gave him ammo to use against them and that he worked (still works?) for a direct competitor.

    The good news is you can return Purple if you don’t like it and get a full refund. I’m curious what you’ll think. Please come back and comment.

    There’s not a mattresses out there that everyone will love but so far I haven’t had anyone I know say they didn’t like Purple. However, the adjustment period is real (although probably not significantly longer than for other brands). It’s easy to get used to a certain feel and notice when it’s different. Most of us have spent 6 years or more on our mattress and forgot that it felt different in the beginning.

    We got the sheets but didn’t like them. They were like sleeping in nylons and don’t hold their shape when you make the bed.

    Here’s to great sleep, which is something I can always get behind,
    Janet

  • JANET I do have a serious question though. What sheets have you found that work well? I bought some Jersey Knit sheets at the recommendation from the website, but I\’ve been reading that normal sheets fit baggy. What do you think?

  • James, I’m still looking for the perfect sheets. Right now we have Target brand cotton.

    I felt these at one of the Carlihola stores and if I wanted to spend a lot this is what I’d buy: http://amzn.to/2gPtJKD

    But it’s more realistic that I’ll buy Linenspa cotton sheets. Their sheets are a good mix of quality and value.

    I’m more into pillows right now and found my favorites so sheets and sleep tech are next.

    What sheets are you looking at?

    Janet

  • I actually just bought some Target brand jersey sheets. I’m thinking about maybe buying clothespins or something to pin to the frame underneath to keep the sheets from bagging up, because I have a feeling that would drive me INSANE lol! As for pillows… I have a horrible relationship with pillows. I have yet to find a pillow that doesn’t hurt my neck. I ordered two Purple pillows for my boyfriend and I, so I’m hoping they will do the trick. Wish me luck! haha!

  • Pillows are even more nerve wracking than deciding on a mattress but at least they’re a smaller commitment.

    I’m all for Brooklyn Bedding’s shredded memory foam pillows right now. I’m in my second month and so far so good. Amazingly they’re cheap on Amazon (lots more in stores, as in double). My other favorite is a hotel pillow that’s a feather type.

    I hope for a full report on the Purple pillows. I’m just going to say one word: heavy.

  • Our platform already came today and our mattress is supposed t arrive today also. I’m so excited! Our pillows aren’t set to come until Tuesday, but once it comes I’ll use it for a week or so and give you an update on what I think. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that I love it. Thankfully they have that 100 night trial for the pillows also in case I hate it lol!

  • Curious why — if powder is merely to keep mattress from sticking together during shipping — hasn’t anyone mentioned anything about vacuuming the white powder out of the indented cells of the mattress top? Or simply wipe it out with a damp cloth.

  • I’m not trying to be mean or one sided but reading your review very much comes off as a a very one sided and simplified believe what they tell you answer. I understand that their have been studies but i have done research and written studies and conclusion can be very misleading. Not only that even third party researchers tend to have a bias when their studies are being funded by the same people they are studying, I’m not trying to say that this is a big conspiracy but look at the way purple mattress reacted to one blog posters review. Hit him with a lawsuit (which is completely bogus you have a right to your opinion). They are very dodgy about giving any specifics about the powder. Not only that but no where does is say on there websites that anyone with a respiratory problem should be careful or anything. They take a stance that it is 100 percent safe which again very few things are. Their marketing comes off as very disheveling. They have clearly paid a lot of money to make sure their article superseded any critical article that has been posted. People lived for hundreds of years with lead piping and they didn’t have terrible effects right away. Just saying your explanation sounds very shaky and in a world where so many products are being pushed on us that we don’t know whats in them it seems irresponsible to not fully know what is in something you will spend a third of your life on.

  • Buy a mattress with powder all over it, or one without powder? Easy, I’ll buy one WITHOUT POWDER every time!

  • My motivation for writing this article was in response to attacks from the white powder mob. I haven’t presented it as anything other than my opinion based on my experience. There’s no evidence of harm and I’m willing to take my chances. If you disagree go ahead. I respect your right to be concerned.

  • ELLIS SANDOZ III, you can’t vacuum the mattress because it’s covered with a thick cloth cover that is sealed. Slapping the mattress or vacuuming the top produces no noticeable powder. As for the pillow, the cover comes off and there are instructions for doing just that if you’re concerned about the powder.

    RICA SUPPLOMA having purchased the mattress and the pillow after reading the reviews and all of the nonsense about the white powder, I can assure you… There is NOT “white powder all over the mattress”, nor the pillow. The outer cover of the mattress is thick, in spite of what “Honest” mattress reviews and his cult say. Vacuuming the mattress or pounding on it produces literally nothing. You’d have to slice the mattress open to even get near enough to breath it in, and with sheets on the bed it seems the chances of inhaling enough of the powder to be dangerous is slim to none at all (and you’d have to inhale a large quantity for it to be dangerous) . As for the pillow, when taking the zip cover off, there is SOME powder, but it’s a negligible amount and it clearly says in the papers that come with it that they can be taken out of the cover, wiped with a warm, damp, washcloth or vacuumed if the powder frightens you.

    The white powder has been blown WAY out of proportion by “Honest” Mattress Reviews and his followers. It is, and always has been, a publicity stunt by him to scare people away from his biggest customers. He’s a charlatan using dishonest tactics to harm his competitors. Purple had every right to sue him and Ghost Mattresses. They’re literally crooks.

  • BRIAN:

    “I’m not trying to say that this is a big conspiracy but look at the way purple mattress reacted to one blog posters review.”

    That “one blog” wasn’t written by an unbiased third party. That “one blog” was literally written by one of their biggest competitors in order to drive away their customers. Look at how many videos / reviews that are positive to Purple now have one of his crazy followers attacking them. Even THIS blogger has about 3 or 4 people attacking her because she dared to question Honest mattress reviews. Do you honestly think that isn’t harming Purple’s business? Purple had EVERY RIGHT to respond in the way they did. This is exactly why our civil legal system exists. To help right wrongs, and what “Honest” mattress reviews did, was wrong. It was a competitor making false claims about his competition to scare customers away from them. That’s a dishonest business tactic and there are laws against that.

    ” Hit him with a lawsuit (which is completely bogus you have a right to your opinion).”

    Except it wasn’t an “opinion.” Saying “Purple sucks. It doesn’t help me sleep at all, and it’s so uncomfortable” is an opinion. Saying “Purple mattress is covered with a toxic white powder and it will probably kill you or give you cancer” (or HEAVILY IMPLYING it, as honest mattress reviews did) is slander, and it is illegal.

    “They have clearly paid a lot of money to make sure their article superseded any critical article that has been posted. ”

    Except… When you search “Purple mattresses” the first articles that come up are almost ALL “Honest” Mattress Reviews videos. How is it “clear” that they have “Paid a lot of money to make sure their article superseded any critical article that has been posted”? They’re right there at the top of the page when you search for Purple Mattresses.

    “it seems irresponsible to not fully know what is in something you will spend a third of your life on.”

    Except… They’ve already said what’s in it. It’s polyethylene co-polymer. It says right on their website, if you bothered to look instead of watching “Honest” Mattress Reviews video and just taking him at his worthless word.

  • JANET THAELER;

    My boyfriend and I got our mattress Monday and our Pillows Tuesday. We love both of them! On our old mattress, I would toss and turn all night, but once I feel asleep Monday night I didn’t wake up once. It’s been the same every night . At first, the pillows were a little weird, but now we both really like them. I love that you can adjust the air level in the under cushion and change the height / firmness to where you’d like it. We couldn’t be happier with our purchase.

  • Thank you for your review. I have been thinking if buying Purple for a while but due to finding out about the powder and not knowing what it was, I held off. I saw the video of the squishy you posted in your review where the man showed why they had to use the white powder. He said it was cornstarch based; this was enlightening because I have grain allergies: wheat, corn, rice, millet…ect. This information was good to know and the company should let people know, before they buy, that the grain corn is in their product.

    Thank you,
    Denice

  • In response to the comment by Will on September, 3 2017: Did you read the consultant\’s report? The funding for the safety assessment (it was not a study) is clearly disclosed in the second sentence of the Executive Summary, \”For this reason, Purple®, the makers of comfort technology available for purchase by consumers, requested that I review toxicity and exposure data for polyethylene copolymer (1-octene and ethylene) and related particle compounds, and evaluate the potential for adverse health effects for consumers using the mattresses.\”
    That Purple fund the assessment, is not evidence that the assessment was biased. It was conducted by an independent third party consulting firm comprised of scientists without interest in Purple. The above quoted statement from the report is appropriate disclosure of financial conflicts of interest. The consulting firm was retained (i.e., paid) by Purple to conduct an independent safety assessment. You may think that the fact that a company sponsors the studies and/or safety assessment of its own product(s) is evidence of bias. If such evaluations were conducted by the company itself or by a third party that stands in some way other than payment of service (such as stock interest or other ongoing financial gain), those would be potential causes for concern, but to the best of my ability to determine that is not the case here. The question that should be asked here, is that if Purple did not fund this safety assessment, who would have? Apparently their accusers did not bother to.
    The author of the report disclosed his name and qualifications in the report; he holds a doctorate and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) [disclosure, I am also a DABT and thus am biased to the view that this board certification is sought and held by individuals invested in the highest degree of scientific integrity and with an interest in protecting public health]. This means the author is qualified by training and experience to evaluate the safety of human exposure to substances. The safety assessment is sound based on the available evidence, which represents the best available data to address the valid questions posed by Ruby in her August 26, 2017 post (by the way Ruby, the safety assessment openly identifies \”what is the powder\” and provides it Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number with the following statement, \”A particular polyethylene variant used in the manufacture of Purple® mattresses is a polyethylene copolymer (CAS #26221-73-8). The polyethylene copolymer used in Purple® mattresses is a copolymer chain of recurring units of the molecules 1-octene and ethylene. It is in the form of ultra-fine, sphericallyshaped
    particles that are typically between 5 and 20 micrometers (µm, or one millionth of a meter) in diameter\” (information on the identity of the polymer is available here https://chem.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/rn/26221-73-8) .
    Would it be ideal if we had an appropriately designed good laboratory practice complaint respiratory toxicity study in rodents conducted in accordance with internationally accepted guidelines? Yes, it would. But since that has not currently been conducted, the currently available safety assessment is the best available scientific evidence, and its exposure estimate is compelling. If we did have the respiratory toxicity study demonstrating that laboratory animals exposed to high inhaled levels of the substance produced no toxic effects or that toxic effects seen at high levels were only observed at levels hundreds or thousands of time greater that conservative estimates of human inhalation exposure, that would be ideal. Such studies are expensive. Who is going to sponsor such a study? If Purple sponsored it, would that satisfy the naysayers? If a person, company, or institution with zero financial ties to Purple sponsored it, would that satisfy the naysayers? Probably not in either case in my opinion, which is why safety decisions are relegated to scientific experts rather than the court of public opinion.

  • Denice, your corn allergy should not be a concern. You allergy is due to corn protein. This polymer is, according to your description (I have not looked into it and use the word apparently to make this clear), a highly purified apparently semi-synthetic chemical polymer apparently produced using corn starch (a carbohydrate, not a protein) as a raw material.

  • Brian, regarding your September 13, 2017 post: The fact is that nothing is 100% safe. It is not scientifically possible to prove 100% safety, which is why as toxicologists we work with standards such as reasonable certainty rather than absolutes such as 100%. The safety assessment sponsored by Purple and openly posted on their website demonstrates estimates that:

    “the potential polyethylene copolymer exposure from using a Purple® mattress is orders of magnitude less than 24-hour NAAQS value designed to protect even the most sensitive members of the U.S. population from adverse health effects resulting from a continuous, lifetime exposure to environmental PM2.5. Unpacking and using a Purple® mattress may potentially result in polyethylene copolymer exposures that are approximately 8-times and 325-times lower than the PM2.5 NAAQS. This analysis provides high confidence that adverse health effects will not occur in any consumers
    from inhaling or touching polyethylene copolymer powder that may migrate from a Purple® mattress over the lifetime of the mattress.”

    That is reasonably compelling evidence.

  • You are correct. Nothing will convince people who have a financial stake in ruining Purple will be satisfied with any degree of risk. This was a smear campaign from the beginning. There’s no reason Purple should sponsor an in-depth study. The study they did sponsor is conclusive enough for me.

  • So my issue here is what if liquid or body sweat reaches this powder? How does one re apply the powder? What happens after 3 years and the powder is completely gone? My other concern is how fast purple is producing these mattresses to keep up wth demand – how can they promise quality and safety at such a fast growth, Save the $400 and get a ghost bed. Purple is based on a smear campaign against memory foam – so strange that they can sue when their own advertisements show inaccurate qualities of their competitors brands. Also the fact that they sued is probably more telling about the company than anything else.

  • Hi Andrew,
    the powder is encased in the mattress and it doesn’t seem to mix with anything (from my experience with the pillow it’s pretty much absorbed). You don’t need to reapply the powder. It’s only for shipping purposes so the grid matrix doesn’t stick to itself when it’s all rolled up so tightly. The Ghostbed isn’t even close to comparable. It’s a memory foam mattress and has no polymer layer. Purple has a polymer layer and then foam, there’s zero memory foam.

    I don’t know if you read about suing but it’s because the man who they sued has ties and was (is?) being paid by Ghostbed. Please read the blog post I linked to – it looks as if the whole thing was deceitful from the start. There seems to be a coverup. It’s tough to take someone’s concerns seriously when they have such a financial interest in destroying Purple.

  • 2 As found by the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota:
    “Dr. Godleski is the head of Pulmonary Pathology at
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital
    of Harvard Medical School. He also leads a research
    group at the Harvard School of Public Health. He earned
    his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh
    School of Medicine where he did research using electron
    microscopy. He has published more than 140 papers
    related to pulmonary pathology including a number using
    analytical electron microscopy. He is a “recognized expert
    whose opinion is sought by pathologists from other
    hospitals in the diagnosis of foreign material in tissues
    throughout the body using scanning electron microscopy
    and energy dispersive X-ray analyses.”
    Berg v. Johnson & Johnson, 940 F. Supp. 2d 983, 998-99 (D.S.D. 2013). See also
    Carl v. Johnson & Johnson, 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2102, *7-8 (Law Div.
    Sept. 2, 2016) (“Dr. Godleski has published more than 160 papers related to
    pulmonary/environmental pathology including a number using analytical electron
    microscopy. He currently leads the Particles Research Core in the Harvard-NIEHS
    Environmental Research Center and serves as Associate Director of the Harvard
    Clean Air Research Center supported by the US Environmental Protection
    Agency.”).
    Appellate Case: 17-4144 Document: 01019878031 Date Filed: 09/27/2017 Page: 14
    7
    In studying the particles by SEM/EDS, it was found that
    the particles were in the form of microspheres with an
    average diameter of 5.8 microns. X-ray analysis showed
    the major chemical component of the particles to be
    carbon, with no mineral elements present. There were no
    micro-organisms found in the samples. By Fourier
    Transformed Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), the white
    powder particles were shown to be polyethylene, and the
    purple frame was found to be polyethylene-polypropylene
    copolymer. The foam portion of the mattress is still
    understudy, but has characteristics of butadiene, and may
    be a form of butadiene polymer.
    Polyethylene is a common plastic formed into many
    structures. As inhalable microspheres, these have the
    potential to cause respiratory irritation especially when
    inhaled in large numbers as shown in my laboratory (1-4).
    In addition, polyethylene has been associated with allergy
    in the form of either asthma or contact dermatitis in
    sensitized individuals (5-7). Based on this assessment, it
    is important for consumers to be aware of the composition
    of this fine particulate matter in the mattress which may be
    released into the air and has the potential for the
    development of respiratory or dermal hypersensitivity in
    some individuals.

  • Key line: “As inhalable microspheres, these have the potential to cause respiratory irritation especially when inhaled in large numbers as shown in my laboratory”
    This guy has credentials and that’s great but he made a general statement. I don’t believe you’d inhale these in large numbers (which isn’t quantified). I think just about any substance inhaled in large numbers has the capacity to irritate your respiratory system. Dust or anything that’s airborne. This powder is encased in the mattress.

    I find it interesting that you won’t use your real name in your comment. Just like it’s interesting that the person who had this “research” conducted works for Purple’s competitor and has a big economic stake in scaring people from buying a Purple mattress. Doesn’t sound very “honest” to me…

  • Sorry, This screams paid all over it. Until they get another test not paid by purple I will not trust it. I love how you say no one seems to be affected by this. Some times it can take years to show any signs. Sorry not going to take that chance I rather not take a risk. I will rather buy a traditional mattress as its used for years. People have a right to be worried about powder and they should be. You mocking them calling them stupid is just wrong. Like I said until another lab test that isn’t paid by purple I will be happy. I never trust test results paid for by a company no one should. You act like one test paid by the company itself is 100% proof is fine. It’s like the tests the cigarette companies paid for research back in the day. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tobacco-and-oil-industries-used-same-researchers-to-sway-public1/ is a good article to read. Again don’t think your opinion is the end all. Stop breaking people like that are a bunch of paranoid people. We been lied to by companies before and by paid for test results by the company. Seriously do some research. The way you are acting and responding to people in this thread is rude and uncalled for. It also shows this article is paid for.

  • This article isn’t paid for. I’m mad that the “Honest” mattress review guy stole my photo and was paid by a competitor so he has a vested interest in finding something wrong about Purple. He’s totally biased and hid his ties to Ghostbed (akam, he lied according to Purple’s research). At first I thought it was very aggressive of Purple to sue a mattress reviewer but later when I learned about the conflicts of interest I understood why Purple sued him.

    I wrote this post in the same style that the “honest” guy writes – very sensational. If you’re uncomfortable with the risk, as I said, don’t buy a Purple. There’s always a possibility that it could harm you. Cigarettes are directly inhaled into your body. Johnson’s baby powder can be inhaled quite easily. I just don’t see that this stuff is easily inhaled from inside of a mattress. It gets absorbed into the polymer stuff from everything I’ve seen from the pillow (where it’s much easier to tell that it’s there).

    I’ve researched this extensively and the report that the “Honest” guy got was such a vague conclusion that it essentially says nothing. It says in high quantities it MIGHT pose a risk if inhaled. Well this isn’t a lot of powder (which wasn’t quantified) nor is it inhaled. That’s debatable and I’m not a scientist. This is my opinion.

    If there’s anything I’m thankful for it’s that I believe that this guy’s complaints got Purple to have their workers wear masks when applying the powder. That’s very smart and should’ve been done from the start because in this case it would be inhaled. I stood there and watched it being applied. Again, I had zero reaction and they didn’t seem to either but it’s the sort of thing that could build up and cause health issues. Not quite the same as it being inside the mattress, inside the grid type system and not in the air or replenished.

    I’m not trying to be rude but I hope this helps explain where I’m coming from. If you want to see rude, I could forward you the comments I got over this on my video which were full of profanity and were beyond rude.

    Janet

  • I have had my purple mattress for about two months. I have since then started to have sever breathing issues. I am at the point where my doc has given me an inhaler to help. I admit I am a smoker, but my breathing issues have been significantly increased in the last two months. There could be a number of different things causing my problem, but I think it is to much if a coincidence that my issues increased so dramatically since I purchased my bed. The crappy thing is I love the bed. I am going to switch back to my old bed for a couple weeks and see if things improve.

  • Hey Jeff, thanks for commenting. Are you sleeping on the Purple pillow? Is your head ever directly on the bed? I have the pillow where you can unzip and see the insides. I cannot find a trace of powder-
    it’s all been absorbed into the purple stuff. Please let us know how it goes and I hope that your breathing issues clear up soon.

  • Clearly in a case like this it is fairly hard to determine if real harm can be done scientifically since that likely hinges on the max potential inhillation over a lifetime of us. And that I suspect would be very hard to determine. I am surprised and independent review has not been triggered by a consumer watch dog agency just to be on the safe side.

    I have noticed you bring up cell phones as a potential daily danger that is not mitigated. That frankly is an even more groundless argument that being worried about plastic powder. RF radiation from cell phones lacks the energy to damage DNA which is why high energy particals like X-Rays are harmful in large doses. No matter how much RF I send through your body or how strong the signal it poses no known risk of causing such damage.

    Fear is derived from with a lack of understanding basic science and also survey based corralative studies which claim to see a slight increase in brain tumor risk in those who report sustained cell phone use. But even that evidence show no real sign of linkage as brain tumor location does not correlate to which side of the head the cell phone was used on.

    If you ask a WHO scientist is a phone 100% safe they will never say this because it’s not possible to be 100% sure we haven’t missed something, but there is no reasonable theory as to how any RF at any standard signal strength could harm you.

  • I have heard of that but honestly, when you unzip the cover you can’t find anything to wipe off (unless it’s brand new). It’s not loose powder, it’s affixed to the gel. The gel stuff absorbs it and/or the foam does. People talk about vacuuming it too, but it’s such a small particle I’m not sure it would make a difference.

  • Thanks, I did get that study last night actually. I’m looking through it and will update my answer as I have time to review and respond.

  • And by the way, the test that you are referencing up above that says it’s not toxic…if you read through the latest court transcripts, the test that Purple had done was a lie. And they didn’t even test a mattress, they simply gave their opinion. You really need to do more research on this as you are really leading people astray with your page, selling a product and profiting off lies. Not your lies, but the lies of a company that has criminally neglected it’s consumers by ignoring the MSDS safety sheet from the manufacturer of the powder from China that says it should not be inhaled because it is a combustible material. That means it explodes when exposed to fire. That is a verified fact. And anyone who thinks it’s ok to inhale this material is just as dumb.

  • It’s one of the top rated mattresses (Consumer Reports has it in their top 10). I’ve slept on a Purple for over 2 years now. Plus I’ve handled several. I’m curious if a mattress protector and time makes a difference in the results.

    Overall I wish Purple would switch to another substance to stop the gel from sticking to itself and put this issue to bed! It seems like having this question out there is bad no matter what. Again, I do plan to update my post when I’ve done more research.

  • It’s one of the top rated mattresses (Consumer Reports has it in their top 10). I’ve slept on a Purple for over 2 years now. Plus I’ve handled several. I’m curious if a mattress protector and time makes a difference in the results but they say in their tests the powder didn’t get past the cover…

    Overall I wish Purple would switch to another substance to stop the gel from sticking to itself and put this issue to bed! It seems like having this question out there is bad no matter what. Again, I do plan to update my post when I’ve done more research.

  • So, I see you updated the page to show the new beds but you’ve completely ignored the new findings and continue to say here are no adverse affects when you’ve been presented with iron clad Harvard study. This will set you up to be named in the class action suit. You’ve shown your purple biased

  • Eric, I only talked about this after people started leaving comments about the powder many months after the issue was being talked about. But I get sent a study and I’m supposed to respond immediately.

    I’m not a spokesperson for Purple. Not paid to respond. You need to ask them to respond, not me.

    I’m a fan and an affiliate (not just for Purple but for many different products). I’m not on retainer or being paid as a consultant for Purple. I’ve slept on Purple for over 2 years. I’ve handled several. My biggest worry is my back (they’re heavy and floppy to move!).

    Since so much has happened in the past few days, I’m just trying to learn about the new mattresses. I wanted to learn if they had the powder or not. I was hoping they would phase it out. I’m also a mom and only work a few days a week. It took me years to have my daughter she’s my last child so it’s important that I’m there to be more active in her life. I was a single mom for a lot of years with my son and didn’t have that luxury.

    Janet

  • The report was not commissioned by Honest it was conducted by Harvard. Why are you spinning this? The company that sells the harmful product puts out their own report saying inhaling an explosive is ok, Harvard scientists who have nothing to gain but their reputation say it very harmful. Why are you spinning this? Are you afraid to admit you have an affiliate relationship with Purple and that you can be named in the litigation when it happens? Because now that it has been publicly announced that it’s harmful, you are still claiming on your site it isn’t and still financially profiting from this.

  • It said Honest Mattress Reviews across the top and appears to have been filed in the lawsuit, so I thought it was from them. I’m not spinning it. I presented both sides but this is my blog and my opinion. I’ve never hid that I have an affiliate relationship with Purple, Ghostbed and other mattress brands.

  • I think long term studies need to be done on exposure to the white powder. I personally would not have a mattress with so much drama about the health risks. But I would try it for a night or two lol. I just hope one day this will all be less confusing and real long term data will be collected.

  • Yes, for sure, we need long term studies but it’s tough to find funding for such things when there isn’t a lot of evidence that people are having ill health effects from it. That’s never been the issue that I’ve seen. The court case is about the possibility of that happening, interfering with business,etc. One person has claimed that they suffered from the white powder, here on my blog. I’ve read hundreds of reviews across many sites, talked to many people who slept on Purple, etc and that’s the only instance I’ve seen. They could be allergic to it and no one else is. We all breathe in stuff from the paint on our walls, the carpet, etc.

    There wouldn’t be drama except for a competitor who hired a consultant/agency who makes it their mission to find dirt on competitors then make a really big deal of it. And lie about the truth, even in front of a judge. It’s really hard to take what they say seriously when they’re purpose is to discredit and harm Purple. From all I’ve read that’s their intention from the beginning and it’s been pretty effective.

    I find it ironic that Purple (when they had a mattress company under another name) sued a company and was found guilty of sabotaging their business. I love their mattress and really don’t want to get involved with the politics but I’m responding to what my readers/viewers are asking about. I guess what I’m trying to say is the more closely you look into most things, the more you see that’s not flattering. In this case it’s so bad (the lies) that I felt like that story needed to be told so people understand the motivation and history behind the whole white powder issue.

    Thanks for your comment
    Janet

  • I find this all very interesting especially since talking to a customer service representative who adamantly denied any white powder was used and the material used did not produce any residue. It would seem I was lied to. But, why? uninformed representative? the company told its employees to deny it? it’s all very interesting to me. I think today I will contact them again to see if I am told the same thing.

    *I’d seen the videos and photos and knew there was a white powder. But since the company denied its existence I thought maybe consumer tampering or a defect.

  • Hi Alex, that is strange because I know some of the marketing dept (worked with them at another company or just because I’m in the same profession) and they’ve never denied it. We’ve discussed it. That customer service person was wrong and hopefully it’s an isolated occurrence not that Purple told them to say that. Who knows. I’ve seen the powder on the pillow and my mattress. It’s legit. They just put less on and have always maintained it’s harmless. Obviously I wish they didn’t use it but at the same time I’ve never seen or talked to anyone with a reaction to it any more than other substances and particles in the air or that we come in contact with in life. As I’ve said I have a much stronger reaction to off gassing chemicals.

  • Hi
    First i would like to thank you for your review and your transparency regarding your affiliation with Purple® as well as other mattress companies. Just one question about that, are you paid by some companies more than others? I have difficult time believing that Jimbob and Sons straw mattresses pays a guy like you to review there mattress the same amount of money as some of these powerhouses like Serta, Tuft & Needle, Purple, or Temprr Pedic. I am not asking if you give better reviews to the companies that pay you higher fees. That would be insulting to ask you something like that. Surely you have integrity and I would never imply that you did not. I have plenty if integrity and I would also try to negotiate the best paychecks I could get for myself. If a company sells 1 million dollars a year of product I would expect more from them than a company that sells 1000 a month worth of product. What about you?
    Now it has been proven through many sociological studies that the human mind is bias. It judges. It profiles. These are all things people have been fooled saying that they deserve criticism. They Don’t. Quite the opposite. Those things can save your life or at the very least they can improve your life. Take a look at the Stanford Prison experience. This study had to be terminated early due to getting so out of control. The conclusion is that if you received moniey from a big company, there is a controversy surrounding that company that leads people to research reviews and therefore make you more profitable. We know that it would make sense to sub continuously favor that brand. . You just would. Otherwise something would be wrong with the chemical levels in the brain and you would be presvribed to some sort of seratonin uptake inhibitor aka Prozac aka a big turkey dinner. (Anyone familiar with Prozacs creation and ameno acids will get that joke. Though itd be way funnier had I invested)
    So the conclusion. You’re an honest guy giving honest reviews or just as honest as anyone else. Purple is comfortable but full of white powder that would be way sexier if it was cocaine. The cost is about the same as if it were cocaine.
    Agreed? ??

  • Hello Guv’nors!
    Buy Purple. We promise the white powder you’re breathing in is non toxic and won’t kill you. Trussst us. We make beds for a living. Is that about right????3 hey that guy’s balls are hanging out! She he slept on a purple
    First i would like to thank you for your review and your transparency regarding your affiliation with Purple® as well as other mattress companies. Just one question about that, are you paid by some companies more than others? I have difficult time believing that Jimbob and Sons straw mattresses pays a guy like you to review there mattress the same amount of money as some of these powerhouses like Serta, Tuft & Needle, Purple, or Temprr Pedic. I am not asking if you give better reviews to the companies that pay you higher fees. That would be insulting to ask you something like that. Surely you have integrity and I would never imply that you did not. I have plenty if integrity and I would also try to negotiate the best paychecks I could get for myself. If a company sells 1 million dollars a year of product I would expect more from them than a company that sells 1000 a month worth of product. What about you?
    Now it has been proven through many sociological studies that the human mind is bias. It judges. It profiles. These are all things people have been fooled saying that they deserve criticism. They Don’t. Quite the opposite. Those things can save your life or at the very least they can improve your life. Take a look at the Stanford Prison experience. This study had to be terminated early due to getting so out of control. The conclusion is that if you received moniey from a big company, there is a controversy surrounding that company that leads people to research reviews and therefore make you more profitable. We know that it would make sense to sub continuously favor that brand. . You just would. Otherwise something would be wrong with the chemical levels in the brain and you would be presvribed to some sort of seratonin uptake inhibitor aka Prozac aka a big turkey dinner. (Anyone familiar with Prozacs creation and ameno acids will get that joke. Though itd be way funnier had I invested)
    So the conclusion. You’re an honest guy giving honest reviews or just as honest as anyone else. Purple is comfortable but full of white powder that would be way sexier if it was cocaine. The cost is about the same as if it were cocaine.
    Agreed? ??

  • Hello! I just wanted to take some time to thank you for your article. I’ve been trying to decide on a new mattress for quite awhile, and I have some back and leg issues that have made it a challenge. However, a bigger challenge was just sorting through all the information available. I’ve tangentially followed this whole “powder story”, the lawsuit and subsequent court injunction. Now that I find out that some of that information was misleading or out and out deceit, I feel a bit stymied. (Who knew mattresses were such a controversial topic). So, I found your article to helpful, transparent, thorough and filled with something I find is deeply lacking in most of our current social discourse: common sense. I loved your comments about using a mattress cover! And, like another person who commented, I was glad to see you that didn’t engage with people who just wanted a fight. I look forward to reading your blog in the future.

  • Thanks for your kind words, Jennifer. Interestingly, the person who stole my photo and created this whole smear campaign has removed everything about the white powder issue (by court order) and sold his site (to a mattress company) and stopped talked about it. And with that it seems like the controversy stopped.

    However, I think there was some good that resulted. Purple’s workers apply less white powder, wear masks and are more careful. That’s a good thing. I continue to handle Purple mattresses on a regular basis.

    I’ve reviewed a lot more expensive mattresses and slept on many but it’s still my favorite 3 years in. We now sleep on a king Purple 4 (upgraded from the original). I’m glad not to have hoards of angry Reddit guys attacking me over this any more. There are some pretty funny videos about it on YouTube. But mostly I’ve moved on and it looks like they have too.

    Janet

  • I have gotten a lot of mattresses and some more expensive than Purple but 3 years in it’s still my favorite. I always try to give people information to make the best decision for their preferences and budget. I’m more concerned about that than making a buck because I care about good sleep and also my reputation. It’s a brand I genuinely adore and get great sleep on but I sell and recommend other brands too. There’s no one size fits all but it fits me. I was one of the first reviewers of Purple. Maybe it was a bias that your first love never dies???????? Also, I’m not a guy.

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