Essential Split King Size Collection
Our Essential Collection mattresses include the GelFlex Grid for instantly adaptive support and pressure point cradling and a supportive foam core that produces less bounce when you move.
Split King Purple Mattress®
The instantly adaptive GelFlex® Grid that made Purple famous, with comfort foam for added pressure relief.
Split King Purple Plus® Mattress
More support, fewer sleep disruptions. Instantly adaptive GelFlex® Grid with double the base support and breathable Ultra Comfort foam to isolate movement.
Premium Split King Size Collection
Purple's Hybrid mattresses instantly adjust to your movements and deliver enhanced joint cradling, and temperature balancing from GelFlex® Grid - available in Soft or Firm feel options.
Split King Purple Restore™ Hybrid Mattress
A perfect entry into the benefits of Hybrid pressure relief, response to movement, and cooling.
Split King Purple RestorePlus™ Hybrid Mattress
Provides targeted back support, additional comfort and cooling benefits, and increased responsiveness, for uninterrupted sleep.
Split King Purple RestorePremier™ Hybrid Mattress
This industry-leading mattress offers best-in-class temperature balancing, superior conformation for pressure relief, and body-aligning support for ultimate restorative sleep.
Luxe Split King Collection
The pinnacle of Purple innovation meets the familiar, luxurious feel of a Euro Top (a.k.a. the crème de la crème of cushioned tops). Layer upon layer of premium, ultra-responsive comfort foam rests on reinforced GelFex® Grid Plus, to provide maximum support without sacrificing temperature balance.
Split King Purple Rejuvenate™ Mattress
A marriage of quilted comfort and proprietary GelFlex® Grid Plus technology delivers instantly adaptive support, deep relief and decadent, luxurious cushioning.
Split King Purple RejuvenatePlus™ Mattress
Release all daytime tension with deep, breathable cushioning, supported by the GelFlex® Grid Plus and zoned coils, for instantly adaptive, body-conforming comfort and targeted support.
Split King Purple RejuvenatePremier™ Mattress
A perfect synthesis of cutting-edge sleep science and classic comfort, with multiple layers of responsive, temperature-balancing support and the full pressure-relieving benefits of the GelFlex® Grid Plus.
Benefits of The Purple GelFlex™ Grid
Cushions + Supports
The Grid’s columns give way under focused pressure from hips and shoulders to gently cradle your body, while offering support to broad, evenly distributed weight (lookin’ at you, legs and back).
Dissipates Body Heat
The Grid features 1,400+ ventilation chambers for better airflow. Plus, when it comes to temperature, our GelFlex material is like Switzerland – totally neutral – so you won’t sleep too hot or too cold.
Adapts as You Move
The GelFlex Grid instantly shifts as you change your sleeping position. When you move, it moves, so you feel every inch of comfortable support and your sleep remains blissfully uninterrupted.
Is a Split King Size Right For Me?
- A Split King mattress is the same size as a king-size mattress, although it is split into two twin size mattresses.
- Not a great option for bedrooms smaller than 12x12 feet. A 12x12 foot bedroom or larger will allow a comfortable amount of space.
- Ideal for couples with different sleep preferences, in addition, it helps isolate motion transfer.
Mattress Size Guide
Crib: 28" x 52" Toddler: 28" x 52"
Twin: 38" x 75" Twin XL: 38" X 80"
Full/Double: 54" x 75" Queen: 60" x 80"
King: 76" x 80" California King: 72" x 84"
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Frequently Asked Questions
A split king is made of two separate twin XL mattresses. If the mattresses or split bed frame isn’t secure, the two beds can start to drift apart.
The best way to keep your mattresses together is to use a bed frame that fits your split king mattress. If you have a Purple mattress, we highly recommend using Purple’s split king adjustable bed base, the Purple Premium Smart Base. This adjustable bed base was made specifically for Purple mattresses, including the Purple split king adjustable bed. So, you’re guaranteed to get the very best fit with no slips or gaps in your split king mattress.
If you’re not ready to buy a new adjustable frame, there are some other ways to keep your split king mattress together.
First, you should check if your bed frame is sliding. What’s probably happening is that your split bed frames are moving apart and creating a gap in your bed. If you bought a split king bed frame, it should include a connector (like a metal bar) that holds the two frames together. Make sure that this bar is securely in place.
If you bought two twin xl bed frames instead of a split king bed frame, you may not have a connector. Instead, you can try to secure the legs of your bed frames by putting non-slip material (like rubber pads) under each leg.
Another possibility is that your mattresses are moving on the bed frame. To prevent this, you can put a non-slip mattress pad between the mattress and the bed frame. Make sure to cut it in half or it will prevent your bed from adjusting.
If you don’t want to use a pad, you can use some heavy-duty, non-slip tape to secure the mattresses to the frame. This type of tape is usually used to secure rugs to slippery floors. Ask around your local home improvement store to find some.
You can use a king size comforter or two twin XL comforters on your adjustable bed. It depends on your preferences (and those of your partner).
Using one king comforter will give your bed a more uniform look. It will also allow you and your partner to share the same blanket space.
When using separate twin XL bedding, both partners will be able to choose a duvet that fits their needs. For example, one sleeper might like a lighter comforter and the other might want a warm, heavy one.
A split bed requires different bedding than a standard king. For your adjustable mattress, you’ll need to buy two twin XL fitted sheets.
DO NOT use a standard king fitted sheet with a split king mattress. Although a king fitted sheet will fit a split king mattress, it will prevent your bed from moving with the adjustable frame. This could damage your adjustable bed frame.
For your split king sheets, you can opt for one large king size flat sheet or two twin xl sheets. Both will fit your mattress, so your choice depends on your and your partner’s sleep styles.
If you and your partner have the same preferences for bedding, a single flat sheet will do just fine. Plus, it will make it easier to snuggle. If one partner likes breathable bamboo and the other prefers fancy satin sheets, you can grab two different sets of twin xl sheets and enjoy the best of both worlds.
If you’re worried about accidentally buying the wrong sheets for your split mattress, you can shop Purple.com for split king sheet sets to make life easier.
You need to buy two twin XL mattresses to fit a split king adjustable bed. This is because the size of one twin xl mattress is exactly half that of a standard king mattress.
Let’s take a look at the twin xl bed dimensions and king bed dimensions:
Twin XL mattress: 38 X 80 inches
King mattress: 76 X 80 inches
Two separate twin XL mattresses will allow you to enjoy the full range of motion and all of the capabilities of your adjustable split king base. A standard king mattress, queen mattress, full mattress, or California king mattress (Cal king) is not compatible with an adjustable split king base.
If you attempt to use any other mattress type on a split king base, you risk damage to the base and the mattress, and you will likely void any warranties covering your products.
It’s also important to remember to select two twin XL mattresses for your base, and NOT two twin mattresses. The XL mattress is five inches longer than the standard twin, so two twin mattresses will not fit an adjustable frame for a split king.
To make shopping easier, Purple gives you the option to select the “split king” mattress size directly when choosing a mattress. This will ensure that both mattresses ship to your door for free and at the same time. Both mattresses will also be covered by Purple’s 10-year warranty and 100-night risk-free sleep trial.
Is a split king mattress the right choice for you? If you fit into one of the following categories, then the answer might be yes.
You want to use a split king adjustable bed frame: If you have or wish to have a split adjustable bed frame, you’ll need a split mattress to use it.
You and your partner have different sleep preferences: If you and your partner can’t agree on what makes for a good night’s sleep, then you can have the best of both worlds with a split king bed. It’s the only way to sleep on separate mattresses while sharing a bed.
You want a mattress with more motion isolation: If you’re a light sleeper who wakes up to the slightest movement from your partner, a split king will eliminate virtually all motion transfer. This is especially true if you choose a split mattress that already has low motion transfer, like a memory foam mattress or a Purple Mattress™.
You want a luxurious sleep experience: Adjustable beds provide comfort and versatility that you can’t get from a standard mattress and bed frame. With an adjustable bed, you can control your comfort with the click of a button. The best adjustable beds, such as the Purple PowerBase™, even come with premium presets and blissful massage settings.
Yes. In fact, a split king mattress is one of the most comfortable and luxurious mattresses you can buy. This is because adjustable mattresses give you far more control over your comfort than standard mattresses.
A split king bed with an adjustable base will support your back when you want to sit up and allow you to kick back and elevate your legs without stacking pillows. Regardless of your sleep position, you’ll be able to adjust your mattress to support your breathing, spinal health, and posture. You and your partner will finally be able to sleep in your ideal comfort zones.
Modern adjustable beds, like the Purple PowerBase™, offer additional features for an out-of-this-world sleep experience. These include:
- Preset positions like the zero-gravity position
- Saved positions (so you can find your favorite adjustments again)
- 5 massage settings for full-body bliss
- Under-bed lighting
- Built-in USB ports for charging your devices
If you and your partner are interested in upgrading your sleep experience, a split king mattress is a great choice.
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