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The first time people put on glasses to correct their vision, they usually end up saying something memorable and accidentally hilarious. For me, it was this: "I can see blades of grass!" My excitement was palpable, but it was met with a bemused sort of awe.

I get it. It's just grass. Only, for me, it was a clarity that had been absent in my life until that moment. Before glasses, grass was an indistinct stretch of green, just like everything else. After glasses, I could see individual blades of grass from a distance.

fields of blades

Those first few days were like an exploration of an alien world. Colors, textures, patterns. All of it so sharp to my eyes that it was almost disorienting.

How had I been missing this for my whole life?

It turns out, millions of Americans are going through the same thing - now more than ever.

man and woman wearing eyeglasses

The statistics of vision impairment are a little staggering. 14 million Americans are visually impaired; 61% report wearing glasses or contacts to correct vision, and one study suggests that 25 million Americans will be visually impaired by 2050. Any way you look at it, that's a lot of people wearing glasses.

Humans have five senses and some might argue that vision is the most important one. We rely on sight for so many things that it's alarming visual impairment is becoming an epidemic in our nation.

man wearing eyeglasses and brown jacket

More young people are wearing glasses than ever before. The causes vary on who you ask. Some say it's our constant visual stimulation through gaming, television, and social media. Others blame the blue light coming from our phone and computer screens. Others still blame our visual impairment on sitting too close to the TV when we were kids.

Regardless of why we're struggling with our vision, the fact remains that glasses are often a vital necessity for many Americans. And that means that choosing the right glasses for yourself is an essential task. After all, you'll be stuck with your frames for at least two years at a time, if not longer.

Take a look at our guide for glasses for men to make sure you're choosing the glasses that are right for you.


Eyeglass Basics: The Whats, Whys, and Hows

There is an unsung hero in human history and that is the inventor of glasses.

benjamin franklin

No, not Benjamin Franklin. He invented the bifocals, which are glasses with two lenses for seeing near and far. Glasses, to the best of our knowledge, had already been around for 400 years before Benjamin decided to create an update. And the truth of the matter is that nobody really knows who the genius to come up with glasses was in the first place.

We salute him anyway.


What Are Glasses?

If you didn't already know, eyeglasses - commonly glasses, and pretentiously spectacles - are two glasses mounted on frames which rest on the face.

eyeglasses glasses keyboard laptop

The purpose of glasses is to correct or improve many common visual impairments, which we will get into a bit later.


How Do Glasses For Men Work?

Magic.

No, but glasses are kind of magic in their own way. See, the lenses of glasses are the important bit because they alter the direction of light rays to focus light properly on the retina, the part of your eye that translates light into images.

Glasses work by correcting the bend of light you are seeing, which is why some lenses are more curved or even thicker than others depending on your specific needs.


How to Know if You Need Glasses For Men?

Are you looking for a sign? No, really - can you not see that sign? There are loads of ways to know if you need glasses. Here are a few...


Blurry

leaves blurry nature green color

If things too close or too far away become indistinct blobs of color, then congratulations, you have blurry vision. If your blurry vision is consistent, then you might want to schedule an eye exam. No amount of resting your eyes is going to fix the blur, trust me.


Bad Nights

squinting in the dark

Is it getting harder to see in low lights? Does your vision suddenly take a nosedive after sundown? Yeah, that's not a good thing - it means that your night vision is fading, which could mean that you shouldn't be behind a wheel until you see an optometrist.


Dark to Light

This is different from night vision. If you're having trouble adjusting from dark-to-light or light-to-dark environments, then it's a sign of weakened eyes. The average person only needs 3-10 seconds to adjust from brightness to near darkness. If it's taking you longer than 30 seconds, then you need an eye appointment.


Computer

Is it getting more difficult to keep the computer screen in focus? I mean, maybe your work isn't engaging, or maybe you're experiencing farsightedness. Only an eye doctor can definitively say.


Eye Strain

Do your eyes get tired after a long day of squinting? Do you get headaches behind your eyes regularly? Those are signs of eye strain, or eye fatigue, which happens when your eyes are working too hard. Eye strain is a common complaint of people who see eye doctors.


Double Vision

This one is a pretty serious indicator. Double vision doesn't only mean
that you're seeing two images merging together when you should only be seeing one - it's also an early sign of cataracts. If you're having double vision, then you need to get an eye exam as soon as possible.


Wavy Vision

Are straight lines distorted and wavy to you, like when you put a pencil in water? Are colors faded more often than not? That's called wavy vision and it's not good, as it's an early indication of total vision loss. Get in to see an optometrist yesterday.


Seeing Halos

halo

No, I don't mean you'll be seeing halos on angels. I mean you'll be seeing sun halos in low lighting when you shouldn't be. This applies to streetlights and the lone lamp in your living room. If lights have halos, then you might be at risk of cataracts. An eye exam will be able to tell you more about the halos you see.


Eye Pressure

Don't panic, but pressure behind the eye is a sign of glaucoma which is perfectly treatable. By an ophthalmologist. Haven't you scheduled an appointment yet?


What Are Common Eyesight Problems?

Almost all eyesight problems have to do with light being detected wrong by some part of the eye. Eyesight problems are very common, however, and manageable by wearing glasses or simple in-office procedures.


Cataracts

cataract

Think of cataracts as clouds on a partially sunny day, only the clouds are in your eye. Light rays from objects in view must pass through your cornea to reach your retina. When a cataract clouds the cornea, your vision fogs and lights get a halo.


Glaucoma

nature water blue

For whatever reason, the right amount of fluid must fill the space within your eye. Pressure from too much fluid damages the optic nerve, stealing your peripheral vision and then your central vision. You aren't doomed by glaucoma, however, as it is treatable with the right interventions.


Nearsightedness

A refractive error where light rays fall short of your retina. You can only see things close to you, hence you are nearsighted.

far sightedness
near sightedness


Farsightedness

Another refractive error where light rays overreach your retina. You can only see things far away from you, like further than 5 feet away, so you are far-sighted.


Astigmatism

Lucky you, light rays fall unevenly on your retina's surface. That means you are both farsighted and nearsighted, sometimes even differently sighted in both eyes.


Hey, Man... You Might Need an Eye Exam!

In America, most public schools have mandatory eye exams each year, either performed by a nurse or required by a doctor prior to admission. But if you are over 18, that responsibility is solely yours to enforce.

eye exam

People over 18 should have eye exams every two years. Your primary physician is able to perform a basic eye exam at your request, but if you are having any vision problems, then it's best to see an optometrist.

eye exam chart

For people over 50 with no vision problems, you can stick to the two-year rule.

For people over 50 with some vision problems, you should be seeing an eye doctor every year, especially if you have a history of cataracts or other visual problems.


What to Expect When You Check Up on Those Eyes

If it's your first time going to an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, don't be intimidated by the contraption they ask you to place your chin on. That's just the fancy machine they use to test your vision. It doesn't hurt a bit.

eye doctor

Comprehensive eye exams typically take about an hour. You'll be asked to perform a series of visual exams for both the tech and the doctor, which will include the ever-common eye chart.

The eye doctor themselves will probably use a machine to shine a light in your eye so they can use a high-powered lens microscope to see the tiny structures in your eye. They don't care if you blink, or anything. They just want to get a good look at your eye.

optometrist

If you indicate that you are having trouble with colors, you might be asked to take a color blindness test.

One common exam is ocular mobility, where basically all you have to do is follow the doctor's moving finger while they look at your eye. They will have you look side to side, and up and down to get a feel for any troublesome eye movements that might contribute to eye strain.

Depth perception tests are also common, especially if you indicate that you have balance problems or frequently run into objects. You'll don what amounts to a pair of fancy 3D glasses and flip through a booklet of patterns, where you will then be asked to pick out the closest figure on each page. Pretty simple.

If glasses are in your future, then you will be led through a retinoscopy  or a refraction test, which is much easier than it sounds. You will place your chin on one of the machines and be asked to look through the lens at a large target - usually letters - while the doctor flips through lenses in front of your eye. Each time the lenses are flipped, the doctor will ask you if you can see better or worse. This is how optometrists find your glasses prescription.

eye exam in process

If you complain about eye pressure or eye strain, you will likely be asked to perform the glaucoma test. This is also known as the "puff of air" test and yes, that is exactly what happens with this exam. A puff of air is delivered to your eye, which then measures your eye's resistance to that air and determines your eye pressure. High pressure equals glaucoma.

eyedrops going into eye

Unlike optometrists, an ophthalmologist will have exams that involve various kinds of eye drops. Some eye drops will numb the eye and eyelid, while others are meant to dilate your pupils so the doctor can have a better look at your eye structures. The eye drops are a necessary evil if your eyesight problems are especially concerning and they typically wear off after a few hours.


Spotlight: Celebrities Who Are Out of Sight

By now, you know that glasses are very common. In fact, glasses are so common that popular culture has come to associate glasses with iconic characters and even personality traits. Hollywood takes a lot of credit for that.


Fictional Characters with Glasses

Let me refresh your memory - there are hundreds of fictional characters from popular media who wear glasses and who have helped normalize the wearing of glasses as something that people just do. Here are five fictional characters who have worn glasses the best.


Harry Potter

Harry's glasses are as much a part of his identity as the lightning-bolt scar on his head.

Dwight Schrute

Unlike in the original British version of The Office, the American version of Dwight became an icon when Rainn Wilson donned those wire-rimmed glasses.

Austin Powers

Laugh if you want, but Michael Meyer's turn as a cryogenically frozen-then-thawed super spy from the 60s was undeniably groovy.

Clark Kent

Superman's alter ego relied on glasses to make sure his identity stayed hidden while he worked as a reporter at The Daily Planet.

Milhouse Van Houten

Even cartoons aren't immune to vision challenges. The Simpsons have a few bespeckle'd characters in the line up, but Milhouse has a soft spot in our hearts.


Famous Men Who Wear Glasses

You didn't think fictional characters would be the only examples to live by, did you? Famous men have been making glasses chic for almost half a century, turning poor vision into symbols of being cool, suave, and intelligent.

Bill Gates

bill gates


Microsoft founder and philanthropic billionaire, Bill Gates has been wearing glasses for decades

Steve Jobs


steve jobs

Jobs knew the power of capitalism. He also knew the power of an iconic look with his streamlined glasses and black turtleneck.

Elton John

elton john

A knighted titan of the music industry, singer-songwriter-legendary performer Elton John has made his glasses into a fashion statement.

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

When he isn't playing Spock, you can find Quinto making hipster frames into an instant icon on the streets of New York.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp


Depp has masterfully played dozens of roles, some of them involving glasses. But the chameleon actor also wears glasses in his day-to-day life.


Fashion over Function?

There are some dowdy arguments that glasses aren't supposed to be stylish. They are supposed to be as unobtrusive as possible, as they are only meant to serve the purpose of making sure you can see.

But that's a tired train of thought. These days, you don't have to choose function over fashion when you're shopping for glasses. Frames and lenses can easily be altered to make sure that your glasses look the best they can on your face.

But regardless of whether for function or fashion or both, the basic anatomy of glasses is always the same. Here are the basic components:

anatomy of eyeglasses


Frame by Frame

There are countless frames to choose from. Some people will try to tell you which frames are stylish, but you must remember that style is subjective. The frames you like should fit your lifestyle and your personality.


Hipster Glasses

You know them because you see them all the time. A new classic, hipster glasses are a cultural phenomenon.

hipster man wearing glasses

Hipster glasses for men are unapologetically bold. The frame shapes may change slightly, but all hipster glasses are oversized with thick black frames.

Nerd-Style Glasses

Contrary to their moniker, nerd-style glasses aren't actually nerdy.

man wearing nerdy glasses


Nerd-style glasses for men are a throwback to a popular 80's style, slightly rounded and just a bit oversized. Nerd-style glasses usually have a double bridge and are made in brown patterns.

Vintage Glasses

Think horn-rimmed styles and other glasses of the past.

man with vintage eyeglasses

Vintage glasses for men are callbacks to the Buddy Holly's of the 1950's and 1960's. The shape and pattern are important in vintage glasses, as you'll be looking for oversized, thick-framed, wayfarer and aviator shapes in tortoise shell patterns.

Classic Glasses

You know these glasses as a very serious minimalistic style.

Man wearing classic glasses for men


Classic glasses for men are typically rectangular and in base colors like black, grey, and brown. They are not oversized. They speak to a certain timelessness and maturity of the wearer.

John Lennon Glasses

Lennon circa 1972.

Man wearing round glasses for men like Lennon


John Lennon Glasses for men have a few variations, but the important part is the roundness of the style and the sleekness of the frame. Even oversized, these glasses are not clunky.

Flat Top Glasses

As you might imagine, flat top classes have a flat top.

man with flat top glasses for men


Similar to classic frames, flat top glasses for men take the rectangular edge to the extreme with thick, but narrow-shaped bold frames.

Browline Glasses

These are glasses that will never go out of style.

Man wearing browline glasses for men no bottom rims

Browline glasses for men have a thick browline over the top rim and bridge. Sometimes with a double bridge, browline glasses have a very thin or unnoticeable bottom rim to the frame.

Colorful Glasses

The shape doesn't matter for these frames - it's all about color and pattern.

colored glasses for men

Colorful glasses for men are youthful and playful. They don't take themselves too seriously. The colors can be neon or jewel toned. The patterns are speckled, striped, or even high contrasts of the tortoise pattern.

Rimless Glasses

These are very modern and utilitarian.

rimless eyeglasses for men


Rimless glasses for men are about subtly and cleverness. The wearer thinks about the most uses they can get out of everyday readers. With no rims to speak of, the lenses are shaped and held together by tiny screws and metal arms.


The Right Glasses for Your Face

Picking a style of frames largely depends on your face shape. But it isn't at all complicated to know what glasses are right for your face and it isn't as restrictive as you might first assume.

Oval Shape

Oval shaped faces have wider cheekbones and a narrower forehead and jaw.

oval shape face eyeglasses

All glasses look good on men with oval face shapes. You can be as versatile as you want.


Inverted Triangle Shape

Also called "heart-shaped", this is a face with a wider forehead and narrow jaw.

upsidedown triangle wearing glasses

You'll want to be looking at glasses that are slightly rounded and not too oversized. Hipster glasses and nerd-style glasses are good options.

Triangle Shape

This is a face with a more narrow forehead and a wider jaw.

triangle shape face with eyeglasses

Glasses for men that are best on this face shape are oversized. Vintage glasses are going to be your best friends.

Round Shape

Even width all around with gentle slopes and fuller cheeks.

oval shape face with glasses for men

You don't want to overwhelm the balance of your face by picking oversized glasses, so you'll be looking at classic, flat top, and browline frames.

Square Shape

Even width all around with angles at the cheeks and jaw.

square shape face with glasses for men


Soften your angular face with slightly oversized frames. John Lennon glasses and rimless glasses might be your best bet.


Things to Consider

You've picked a style that's right for you. You have your prescription. And now that it's time to actually get your glasses, you're about to be offered a lot of choices of specialty lenses.

What are specialty lenses? Simply put, these are lenses that have special uses. You have a few options that might be better depending on your lifestyle and your budget.

Colored box with Speciality Lenses Available To You and the following list

  • Scratch-Resistant
  • Progressive
  • Blue Light Blocking
  • Transition
  • Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Any of these specialty lenses can help give you a better experience as a glasses wearer.


    Glasses For Men Care

    Having glasses, you'll need a few tools in your arsenal that are non-negotiable. They include glasses cases, glasses cleaner, and glasses cleaning cloths. Usually when you first get a pair of new glasses, you will also receive complimentary cases and cloths. But if you like to customize, check out our recommended list.


    Glasses Cases

    Any case is better than no case at all. You need a glasses case for storing your glasses and for travel. You can choose from any material for glasses cases, but leather, aluminum, and shelled cases are the most common. Beware that oversized glasses require oversized cases.

    eyeglasses case


    Glasses Cleaner

    It's very important that you clean your glasses regularly. Not just so you can see through the lens better, but also because it is essential to disinfect anything that regularly gets that close to your eye. There are nifty tools that clean both sides at once and sprays that are gentle enough not to harm any coating on your lenses.


    Glasses Cleaning Cloths

    Microfiber cloths for cleaning your glasses are mandatory. Try cleaning with anything else, and you risk scratching the glass. You have the option of pairing a cloth with a spray or not. But you also have the option of buying pre-moistened microfiber cloths for when you're on the go.

    microfiber cloth


    Repairing Glasses

    Sometimes, your glasses need a little love. Things happen. Depending on what the damages is, getting your glasses repaired isn't a huge deal.

    Small repairs can be done with glasses repair kits. These kits are useful for tightening the screws on your hinges, replacing the screws all together, or even giving yourself a new nose pad if you need it.

    eyeglass repair kit


    Bigger repairs - like a broken bridge or a cracked lens - is something you'll have to take to either a glasses repair store or the place where you bought your glasses. More more time-consuming fixes, some stores even offer loaner replacement glasses - basic wires - to get you through the repair period.


    When to Get a New Pair

    Just like you should see your eye doctor every two years, it's very common to need a new prescription every two years as you vision might have changed in that time or a new exam might find a better tweak. But if you're in love with your frames, you can always ask to keep the frames and change the lenses - it might even save you some money.


    Real Talk: Are Glasses for Men Attractive?

    Not going to lie - some people don't find glasses attractive. And that's okay. There are 7 billion other people in the world and one of them will find the glasses you wear as attractive as your sense of humor or your smile.

    man wearing black framed eyeglasses

    But glasses being unattractive these days shouldn't be an issue. There is such a variety of frames, styles, and colors that the glasses adorning your face might as well be an accessory to accentuate your appeal. The right glasses on you can crank your allure right up!

    Just remember that you don't have to favor function over fashion, but you do have to favor eye health over vanity.

    Now go make that appointment you've been putting off for 6 months!

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    With a highly successful Kickstarter campaign and wildly creative marketing efforts, Purple has made a name for itself in the direct-to-customer mattress industry. Made with a completely unique material, the Purple Bed is one of the most interesting mattresses available on the market. Read on to learn more all about Purple Bed mattresses and what innovations they offer to sleepy consumers.


    Purple The Bed: Pros & Cons


    PROS 

    • best for side sleepers
    • slightly warmer than the conventional spring mattress
    • great customer service

     CONS

    • expensive
    • bed is too firm

    Purple The Bed

    purple bed featuring  Air Flow technology with breathable channels neutralizes temperatures and won’t trap heat like memory foam or latex.

    What is the Purple Bed?

    Purple Bed is an independent mattress company founded by two engineer brothers on Kickstarter in 2015. Proficient in aerospace materials and manufacturing, brothers Tony and Terry used their expert skills to design a better cushioning material for wheelchairs and sporting goods. Using their breakthrough patented hyper-elastic polymer material the Pearce Brothers realized they could create high-quality mattresses at a fraction of the normal cost.

    What is the Purple Bed Made Of?

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    Purple Bed mattresses are made of a unique material known as a hyper-elastic polymer that the Pearce brothers invented in 1996. It is a soft yet strong material that is able to stretch up to 15 times its resting size and is often compared to latex. Before used to make mattresses, the Pearce brothers filed over 30 patents for their polymer material. The material can be found in a diverse list of products, including medical beds, backpack straps, shoe insoles, toy balls, and wheelchair cushions.

    What are the Benefits of a Purple Bed Mattress?

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    One of the major benefits found in the Purple Bed is the relief of pressure that comes from the unique top comfort layer. The hyper-elastic polymer layer adapts to your body’s pressure points, allowing you to lay comfortably on the surface. The company also claims their unique material will properly align your spine no matter what position you fall asleep in.

    What Sizes Does the Purple Bed Come In?

    One of the greatest features of Purple Bed is the ability to customize your mattress to find the right size and comfort level for your best nights sleep. Besides carrying mattress sizes from a Twin XL to a Cali King, customers ordering the New Purple Bed can also choose the size of the Smart Comfort Grid layer for maximum comfort. Currently, the company offers mattresses with 2, 3, and 4-inch layers of hyper-elastic polymer.

    How Does the Purple Bed Feel?

    Users who have tried the product agree that the mattress has a very unique feel unlike any mattress on the market. The combination of foam and hyper-elastic polymer material makes for a more responsive support. This allows you to rest comfortably on the top of the mattress without sinking in too deep. Most reviewers that have tried the Purple Bed rate it as medium-firm, and note that the hyper-elastic polymer has a certain amount of bounce to it.

    How Many Layers Does the Mattress Have?

    The Original Purple Bed comprises 4 different layers: a stretch cover, a 2” comfort layer, and a final two layers of high-density foam base. The top layer is made of hyper-elastic polymer for maximum pressure relief, referred to as the Smart Comfort Grid. Beneath that is a double-layer base of high-density support foam.

    The New Purple Mattress adds a thicker layer of the hyper-elastic polymer material and replaces the foam base with more responsive, individually wrapped support coils. The New Purple Bed consists of a total of 5 layers: a premium stretch cover, 2”, 3”, or 4” of hyper-elastic polymer material, 7.5” comfort coils, and two sheets of foam to keep the layers separate.

    How is the Motion Transfer on the Mattress?

    Like most foam-based mattresses, the Purple Bed is able to easily absorb motion. This means that you will be able to move around in your bed without causing any disruption to your partner.

    Does the Mattress Have Edge Support?

    Edge support is important in a mattress, as it can be one of the only things keeping you from rolling onto the floor. This is especially significant if you are larger or sharing your bed with a partner. Reviewers state that while the Purple Bed has adequate edge support, you should try to avoid the sides as much as possible while sleeping.

    Does the Mattress Sleep Hot?

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    One of the major complaints that customers have about foam mattresses is their tendency to store heat. This can make a mattress uncomfortable to sleep on, especially on a hot night. To combat this, the Pearce brothers designed their Smart Comfort Grid with air pockets. This ensures that any heat will pass through, keeping the surface of the mattress much cooler.

    Will the Mattress Give Off a Weird Smell?

    Many memory foam mattresses give off a distinct odor after initial set up. This is known as off-gassing and can be caused by the release of chemicals. To avoid any off-gassing in their products, Purple uses a non-memory foam base on all their mattresses. While there may be a faint ‘new mattress’ smell after it’s initial set up, the smell will fade away within a few days.

    Does the Purple Mattress Raw Egg Test Actually Work?

    When the Purple Bed brand first came into the spotlight, the brand distinguished itself by using a unique test to prove how pressures relieving their mattresses are. Purple began posting videos of people placing raw eggs on their mattresses and then laying themselves directly on top of the egg. The egg sinks into the mattress and stays intact, despite having the weight of a human being on top of it. Videos posted by fans and mattress reviewers show that, surprisingly, this test typically seems to work. This shows just how pressure relieving the hyper-elastic polymer material is

    What Kind of Foundation Does the Mattress Need?

    You will not need a box spring, as the springs can break down over time and cause the mattress to sag in certain areas. Purple Bed recommends using a platform base, slats, box foundation, or any flat, sturdy surface. You can even put a Purple Bed mattress directly onto a floor.

    How Does the Purple Bed Compare?

    Purple Bed mattresses are just one of the many independent bed-in-a-box mattress solutions available on the market. Other notable direct-to-customer retailers include Casper, Ghostbed, and Leesa.

    Casper is an all foam mattress broken down into four different layers: responsive polyfoam, memory foam, polyfoam, and support foam. Not unlike the Purple Bed, Casper mattresses are firm enough to support your body while distributing your weight to alleviate pressure points.

    Ghostbed

    Ghostbed stands a bit thicker than the Original Purple Mattress with 11” of comfort materials. The Ghostbed mattress consists of three layers: aerated latex foam, gel memory foam, and a base of support foam. Both latex and gel memory foam materials are well known for their pressure-relieving abilities, along with their ability to dispel excess heat.

    Leesa has been a leader of the bed-in-a-box industry for quite some time and is much more established that the Purple Bed brand. The Leesa mattress consists of three layers of foam, including a top layer of Avena foam, a middle layer of memory foam, and a base support foam layer. Avena foam is known for its quick response, cooling effects, and bounce. It is often compared to latex, not unlike the hyper-elastic polymer found in Purple Bed mattresses.

    How Can I Buy a Purple Bed?

    Purple Bed mattresses are only available online through the company itself. You can also purchase one through the Purple retailer on Amazon. At this time, Purple Beds are not sold in stores.

    How Much Does the Purple Bed Cost?

    The price of the Original Purple Bed ranges based on what size mattress you need:

    • Twin XL: $699
    • Full: $899
    • Queen: $999
    • King: $1,299
    • Cali King: $1,299

    Pricing on the New Purple Bed ranges based on the mattress size and the thickness of the top comfort layer:

    • Purple 2” Smart Comfort Grid

      • Twin XL: $1,299
      • Full: $1,499
      • Queen: $1,599
      • King: $1,899
      • Cali King: $1,899
    • Purple 3” Smart Comfort Grid

      • Twin XL: $1,899
      • Full: $2,099
      • Queen: $2,199
      • King: $2,699
      • Cali King: $2,699
    • Purple 4” Smart Comfort Grid

      • Twin XL: $2,499
      • Full: $2,699
      • Queen: $2,799
      • King: $3,499
      • Cali King: $3,499

    Purple Bed also offers financing programs to allow customers to pay for their mattress over the course of 3, 6, or 12 months.

    Does the Mattress Come With a Warranty?

    All Purple Bed mattresses come with a 10 Year Warranty that covers any manufacturing errors. This includes a visible indentation greater than one inch, or a failing of any of the mattress materials. Purple Beds will only be under warranty if they are used on a firm, flat surface that can uphold the weight of the mattress. Warranties will also become void if there are any signs of damage, abuse, or neglect. Purple suggests covering the mattress with a stretchy mattress protector to avoid any damage.

    Is There a Trial Period for the Mattress?

    Since Purple Bed mattresses are not available in stores, it can be difficult to test whether a Purple Bed is right for you. To ensure absolute satisfaction, Purple offers a 100 Night No Pressure Guarantee. This is a trial period that allows you to try a Purple Bed mattress in your home for 100 nights. If you find you are unsatisfied with the Purple Bed for any reason, you can contact the company to come to pick it back up at no cost to you.

    How Does the Purple Bed Ship?

    Purple offers free shipping on all orders of the Purple Bed. When buying directly from the Purple website, it can take up to 4 weeks for your mattress to arrive, depending on how many orders Purple has to fill. You can buy an Original Purple Bed from Amazon and utilize their 2 Day Prime Shipping, but be warned that you won’t be able to take advantage of their 100-night sleep trial.

    The Original Purple Mattress is delivered directly to your house in a large purple tube. It is the customer’s responsibility to set up the mattress in their bedroom. The New Purple Mattress cannot be shipped the same way, due to the addition of coils. Purple offers customers who buy the New Purple Mattress free in-home set up, along with old mattress removal.

    How Do I Set Up the Mattress?

    If you purchased an Original Purple Mattress, it is your responsibility to set the mattress up in your home. Here are the steps you will need to take in order to

    1. Grab a Friend. Purple suggests that you have at least one person help you set up your mattress to avoid any strain or injury.
    2. Lift Mattress Onto Bed. With your assistant on the opposite side, lift the mattress onto the bed at the same time.
    3. Cut Open Outer Tube. Once the mattress is on the foundation, unzip the tube to retrieve a small cutting tool. Use this tool to cut down the length of the outer tube.
    4. Remove Plastic Layers. Purple Bed mattresses are covered with thin plastic layers to ensure there is no damage during the shipping process. Remove all the plastic layers before moving on to the last step.
    5. Unroll The Mattress. The final step is to unroll the mattress completely to lay it flat on your bed. Make sure that the mattress is fully secure on your foundation, and there are no gaps that can cause sagging.

    Is the Purple Bed Right for Me?

    If you’re looking for a highly supportive mattress at a low price range, a Purple Bed might be the right choice for you. With benefits such as pressure relief, cool sleeping, and reduced motion transfer, the Purple Bed stands up to the top mattresses at a fraction of the price. If you’re still unsure that the Purple Bed is right for you, you can always take advantage of their 100 Night No Pressure Guarantee to try it out for yourself.

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