ReST Bed with Purple Grid Review

ReST Original With Gel Grid

ReST Bed with Purple Gri
Materials Airbed
Firmness Adjustable: Soft (3) to Firm (8)
Sleep Trial 90 nights
Warranty 10 Year
Price (queen) $5,699

The ReST Bed with Purple Grid is a smart mattress that combines memory foam, a hyper-elastic polymer grid developed by Purple, and five zoned air chambers to provide adjustable firmness and pressure relief.

As a smart mattress, the ReST Bed uses proprietary fabric with sensor technology to adapt to each sleeper’s unique needs. Air chambers in the support core automatically adjust as needed throughout the night to provide customized support. Customers who upgrade by adding BedJet technology also enjoy a mattress that stays the temperature of their choice all night long.

ReST also sells a similar mattress with a lower price-point, called the ReST Smart Bed Original. The original ReST Bed does not contain the Purple Grid. Instead, it has a thick memory foam comfort system for pressure relief.

We’ll focus on the ReST Smart Bed with Purple Grid, detailing how well it performs with sleepers of different body weights and sleep position preferences. We’ll also review ReST’s company policies related to shipping, sleep trial, returns, and warranty.

ReST Mattresses At-A-Glance
ReST Original With Gel Grid
Firmness Adjustable: Soft (3) to Firm (8)
Material Type Airbed
Height 13"
Price (queen) $5,699
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ReST Bed with Purple Grid Review: Our Verdict

Choose the ReST Bed with Purple Grid if…

  • You want a bed with adjustable firmness
  • You sleep on your side or back
  • You sleep on your stomach and weigh less than 230 pounds
  • You enjoy trying advanced technology

Keep Shopping if…

  • You’re shopping on a budget
  • You prefer a mattress with one consistent firmness level
  • You want a simple mattress without bells and whistles

How Much is the ReST Bed with Purple Grid?

The ReST Bed with Purple Grid has a higher than average price-point for an airbed. The ReST Beds are the only mattresses that use ReST’s proprietary technology to adjust firmness throughout the night in response to sleepers’ bodies.

There are multiple other smart beds on the market, but those mattresses often cost less because they use smart technology in other ways. Some measure body temperature and make the bed cooler or warmer in response (a feature also available with the ReST Bed, to those who upgrade with BedJet). Other smart beds collect data from sleepers, such as heart rate and movement frequency.

Although other smart beds are also impressive, few automatically adjust firmness to create an ideal, customized surface. Because the ReST Bed uses advanced technology not found in most mattresses, it carries one of the higher price tags on the market.

ReST Original With Gel Grid

Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin XL 38" x 80" N/A. $4,599
Queen 60" x 80" N/A. $5,799
Split-Top Queen 60" x 80" N/A. $6,599
(Eastern) King 76" x 80" N/A. $6,699
(Eastern) Split-Top King 76" x 80" N/A. $6,999
Split King 76" x 80" N/A. $9,198
California King 72" x 84" N/A. $6,399
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How Does the ReST Bed Feel?

Since the ReST Bed mattress can be manually or automatically set to different firmness levels ranging from soft to firm, its overall feel is changeable. The feel of the bed corresponds to its current firmness level setting.

That said, the comfort layers of the ReST Bed remain the same regardless of the firmness level setting, so there is some consistency in its overall feel. Most sleepers find that the ReST Bed with Purple Grid blends conforming and responsiveness. A memory foam comfort layer reinforces the Purple Grid.

Unless the firmness level is set too high for the sleeper’s body weight, the ReST Bed shouldn’t feel overly firm. The combination of the Purple Grid and memory foam results in standout pressure relief for most sleepers.

What Is the ReST Bed with Purple Grid Made Of?

The ReST Best with Purple Grid is made of the following materials:

Cover Material

Removable performance cover

Comfort Layers

2″ Purple Grid, 2” gel-infused memory foam

Support Core

Adjustable air chambers

The ReST Bed is covered in performance material that’s both breathable and moisture-wicking. Sleepers can easily remove the cover because it features a zipper, which goes all the way around the bed. Once removed, the cover may be machine washed.

Beneath the cover is the 2-inch Purple Grid, which is made of hyper-elastic polymer. The Purple Grid responds to pressure and cradles the body for pressure relief. The open channels of the grid also encourage airflow throughout the mattress and help fight heat retention.

Beneath the Purple Grid sits two inches of gel-infused memory foam. Memory foam offers additional pressure relief while reinforcing the Purple Grid. The gel infusion helps offset any potential heat retention.

The smart sensor layer sits between the memory foam layer and the support core, and it contains the tech that makes the ReST Bed a smart mattress. The smart sensor is a layer of knit blend fabric with around 1,000 sensor points on each side of the bed. This layer is soft and flexible, so you should not feel it beneath you. The sensors collect data and transmit it to an air pump and the ReST Bed app.

Adjustable air chambers make up the ReST Bed’s support core. There are five air chambers, which correspond to the following body parts: the head, shoulders, lumbar region, hips, and legs.

The five zoned air chambers create a customized mattress surface. Since body weight isn’t evenly distributed throughout the body, it makes sense for different mattress zones to be firmer or softer than others. The ReST Bed’s smart sensors determine how much pressure different parts of the body are putting on the bed and increase or decrease firmness in zoned areas accordingly.

To change the ReST Bed’s firmness level, the bed’s air pump must be plugged into an outlet. Sleepers can set the bed’s firmness using one of three modes: manual, auto-position, or automatic.

Does it Isolate Motion?

Rating 4/5

The ReST Bed isolates motion well. The Purple Grid responds to pressure and helps isolate movements like changing positions or getting in and out of bed. The comfort system also includes memory foam, which is known for its ability to absorb motion. Instead of transferring motion across the mattress’s surface, memory foam will help absorb most of it.

Motion isolation is an important quality to people who share a bed with others, especially those who tend to wake up easily. Generally, foam-containing beds are the best at isolating motion, while innerspring mattresses tend to transfer the most motion. As a result of the ReST Bed’s materials and construction, sleepers are not likely to be disturbed by movements made by people, children, or pets they share a bed with.

Does it Sleep Cool?

Rating 4/5

The ReST Bed sleeps cool, primarily due to the Purple Grid comfort layer and air chambers in its support core. Air chambers are less likely to become warm like other materials, such as foam. The Purple Grid layer has open space, which also allows for cooling airflow in the comfort system. The cover helps wick away moisture and heat.

Generally, memory foam is known as the mattress material that’s most likely to absorb heat. ReST infuses their memory foam comfort layer with gel to help counteract this tendency. That said, the ample airflow throughout the Purple Grid and support core primarily keep the bed temperature neutral.

Sleepers who tend to sleep hot and are concerned that the ReST Bed won’t be cooling enough on its own may opt to upgrade their ReST Bed with BedJet technology. With the addition of BedJet, sleepers can program the bed to maintain a specific temperature all night long. Customers may purchase BedJet when they purchase the mattress, or opt to purchase it later on.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating 3/5

The ReST Bed performs positively in terms of edge support, though not as well as some other mattresses. Most sleepers won’t have to worry about the edges of the bed buckling or rolling beneath their weight. Many people, especially those who weigh less than 130 pounds, will have no problem using the full surface of the ReST Bed.

Edge support determines how much of a bed’s surface is usable. When edges are too soft, people risk rolling off a bed if they sit or lie too close to the edge. Edge support can affect how comfortably people can share a bed and is an important consideration for amorous activities.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating 3/5

The ReST Bed rates positively for sex, but not as highly as springier beds. Most people will have no problem having sex on this mattress. Even though it contains conforming memory foam, that material makes up the second layer, and shouldn’t restrict movement on top of the bed. The Purple Grid is responsive, making it easy to change positions as needed.

Edge support is another factor that affects how well a mattress rates in terms of sex. When edges are firm, people don’t have to worry about them buckling, causing people to roll or fall off the bed. The edge support of the ReST Bed is adequate for most people, but some users may feel confined to the center of the bed for better support.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating 3/5

Off-gassing from the ReST Bed is about average, and the odor released from this bed won’t bother most customers. Off-gassing is the result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) releasing from newly manufactured products. Memory foam is especially prone to off-gassing.

Customers can expect to smell an off-gassing odor upon receiving the ReST Mattress. Those who are sensitive to smells might want to avoid the bed the first day after it arrives. That said, most people won’t be bothered by its smell and should find that it dissipates quickly.

What Type of Sleeper Is the ReST Bed with Purple Grid Best For?

Because the ReST Bed is so customizable, it excels for all types of sleepers. Side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers all rate the ReST Bed positively. That said, there are some differences across sleepers depending on sleep position preference.

Side Sleepers

The ReST Bed works exceptionally well for side sleepers of all body weights. This group of sleepers finds that they experience superior pressure relief on the ReST Bed compared to other mattresses. Oftentimes, side sleepers develop pressure points in their hips, shoulders, or neck because they aren’t uniformly supported. The ReST Bed’s uniquely constructed support core features five zoned air chambers that can provide customized firmness beneath different body parts, which promotes spinal alignment in side sleepers.

Combination Sleepers

Combination sleepers that switch from sleeping on their sides to their backs throughout the night find that the ReST Bed works exceptionally well for them. In fact, the ReST Bed comes with an option specifically designed for combination sleepers, allowing them to preset two custom firmness settings. Then, as the bed senses the sleeper has moved from their side to their back (or vice versa), it changes to the associated firmness setting accordingly.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers enjoy as much comfort and pressure relief on the ReST Bed as side sleepers. One of the bed’s zoned air chambers is dedicated to the lumbar region. This air chamber can be adjusted to provide the exact amount of support a back sleeper needs beneath their back.

Stomach Sleepers

Most stomach sleepers enjoy the ReST Bed. These sleepers often need a firm surface for proper support, especially underneath the abdomen and hips. Stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds might find they’d like an even firmer mattress, though most still feel properly supported by the ReST Bed.

How Does Body Weight Impact Performance?

Body weight can impact the performance of any mattress, but the adjustability of the ReST Bed with Purple Grid accommodates the needs and preferences of all different body types.

Across all sleeping position preferences, sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds have an exceptionally positive experience on the ReST Bed with Purple Grid. These sleepers rate the bed highly, as they experience maximum pressure relief from the Purple Grid and memory foam layers.

Sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds also report feeling a combination of full-body support and pressure point relief from the ReST Bed with Purple Grid, especially when side and back sleeping. Stomach sleepers in this weight category benefit from the supportive Purple Grid, though they may want to adjust the mattress to a firm setting for a better experience.

Side and back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds rate the ReST Bed positively. These sleepers receive adequate support and pressure relief on the bed. Stomach sleepers weighing over 230 pounds report feeling properly supported, but some prefer a firmer mattress.

Is it Good for Couples?

The ReST Bed with Purple Grid is an excellent option for couples who need different firmness levels on each side of the bed. Queen and larger sizes include data points and air chambers on each side of the bed, so the firmness level can be customized to each sleeper. The bed also comes in split queen and king options for an additional cost. Customers who opt for the split mattress can operate each side of the bed independently with an adjustable base.

The optional BedJet add-on can be customized to maintain different temperatures on each side of the bed. This option is useful for couples in which one person sleeps hot and another does not.

The ReST Bed isolates motion well, largely due to the cradling Purple Grid and memory foam. As a result, most sleepers who share a bed won’t be bothered by their partner’s movements throughout the night. These conforming properties can somewhat inhibit movement during sex, but most sleepers don’t find that to be a major problem with this bed.

What Smart Features Does the ReST Bed Have?

The ReST Bed can be set to continually monitor sleepers’ body weight distribution and sleep positions, then adjust firmness in response. Additionally, if customers opt for the BedJet upgrade, the bed can maintain a set, pre-programmed temperature throughout the night.

Cutting edge technology makes the ReST Bed able to do what it does. Beneath its surface, the ReST Bed has a layer of fabric containing around 1,000 sensors on each side of the bed. These sensors collect data and transmit it to ReST Bed app and a quiet air pump. On queen and larger sizes, sleepers sharing a bed can enjoy different firmness levels on their respective sides. Queen and king sizes are also available in split top options for use with an adjustable base.

The ReST Bed’s support core contains five air chambers, each under a different portion of the body. Each of the five zoned chambers can be set to maintain a different firmness level, ensuring each body part is supported the way that it needs. The result is a custom, pressure-relieving mattress surface.

Sleepers can choose to adjust the firmness level of the ReST Bed in one of three ways:

Manual: The sleeper dictates the firmness of each air chamber.
Auto-position: The bed adjusts between two preset customized settings whenever the sleeper changes sleeping position.
Automatic: The bed automatically and continually determines the ideal customized firmness of each air chamber in response to the sleeper’s body weight distribution and sleeping position.

Sleepers can manage their ReST Bed through the ReST Bed app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices. The bed sensors communicate with both the app and the pump via a closed Wi-Fi connection. The pump must be plugged into an electrical outlet to work. The bed will not deflate if the pump is unplugged or electricity goes out, but sleepers will not be able to change firmness until electricity is restored.

The BedJet upgrade increases the bed’s smart capabilities, along with its price. With BedJet, the ReST Bed continually monitors the temperature of the mattress surface. If the bed deviates from a pre-set temperature, the BedJet device connected to the mattress will add heated or cooled air into the air chambers. BedJet can be set so each side of a queen or king mattress default to different temperatures.

ReST Bed’s Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies


The ReST Bed with Purple Grid is available online via the ReST website.

Customers may also view and purchase ReST Beds in-person at 150 retail stores in the U.S. Most of the retail stores are located in Midwestern and Southern states. Customers may find the retail store nearest them using ReST’s store locator.


ReST ships the ReST Bed to the United States and Canada. Shipping within the U.S. costs $199. Shipping to Canada costs an additional fee of $199, for a total shipping fee of $398.

The shipping fee covers White Glove delivery. Old mattress removal is also available for an additional $99.

Additional Services

White glove delivery is the default delivery method for ReST Beds.

With White Glove delivery, two delivery people unbox and set up the mattress. They will also remove an old mattress for an additional fee. The entire delivery, setup, and cleanup process takes about 20 minutes.

The delivery team will call at least 24 hours in advance to set up an exact delivery time.

Sleep Trial

ReST offers a 90-day sleep trial on all mattress purchases made through their website. Customers may contact them within this time period to initiate a return. There are no return shipping or restocking fees, and ReST issues a full product refund.


ReST offers a 10-year full warranty. The warranty is valid for the original purchaser only and is non-transferable.

Customers may initiate a warranty claim by calling or emailing the company. Within 10 years after purchase, ReST will cover the full cost of any replacement parts needed. They will also pay for shipping the parts.

The ReST Bed uses a modular design, so if something goes wrong with it, usually only a single part needs to be replaced. ReST typically ships replacement parts within one to three days of a warranty claim.

The warranty becomes void if customers do not use the mattress on an adequate bed frame or platform. For queen and king-sized beds, a 5- or 6-legged metal frame is adequate. For twin beds, a 4-legged metal frame is adequate.

Beds that have been burned or otherwise abused are not covered by the warranty.

Body impressions of up to 1.5 inches deep are considered normal wear and are not covered by the warranty.