Tempurpedic Mattress Review
Tempur-Pedic is the memory foam mattress pioneer with a reputation for starting the memory foam mattress movement. It is a popular name brand mattress and part of the mattress powerhouse, Tempur-Sealy along with other name brands like Stearns and Foster. With a suite of offerings to fit nearly every sleeper (including a new mattress in a box) and exclusive online deals, there is a lot to be said for this popular brand.
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Tempur-Pedic is one of the most well-known mattress brands in the US, and with their proprietary Tempur® material (originally created by NASA) that contours around the body, there is a lot to their pressure-relieving mattresses. However, with their notoriety comes higher prices for the materials, with many newcomer brands offering lower prices for similar products.
Quality of Materials
Tempur-Pedic is one of the most famous brands for memory foam mattresses, though recently they have branched out into hybrid mattresses (with pocketed coil support systems) as well. In many ways they put memory foam on the map for mattress shoppers. Overall, they offer foams in a variety of firmness and cooling levels. Their foams are high quality, though there is a major price barrier for some sleepers.
Over the years, they have released newer and newer models with the feedback they get from sleepers. While many mattress stores may use the same naming as Tempur-Pedic's stores, some mattress retailers may advertise the same model under a different name in store. Be aware that the store variety will likely be one of the mattresses that we go through below and the in-store salesperson should be able to tell you which model it aligns to.
The pros: A variety of different foam options and the original blend of foams perfected over the past few decades.
The cons: Prices are very high compared with other newer online brands that claim to offer similar products.
Tempur-Pedic has focused on building seven different mattress choices with various add-ons and firmness options thrown in too. We'll go through each of their choices below so that you can size up which mattress will fit your body.
The TEMPUR-Cloud is a medium-firm, all foam mattress. One of the newer and most affordable mattresses sold by Tempur-Pedic, the TEMPUR-Cloud features a soft TEMPUR comfort layer follow by a firmer support layer on top of their premium foam base. The TEMPUR-Cloud was designed for quick and easy delivery and is shipped in either a reusable canvas bag or a recyclable box, making this Tempur-Pedic's only bed in a box.
The pros: The most affordable mattress in the Tempur-Pedic lineup. Those who like a firmer mattress tend to be happy with the support.
The cons: Some have issues with this mattress being too firm and/or sleeping too warm. Higher prices than competitive all-foam mattresses.
Price Range: $1699-$3398
The TEMPUR-Adapt mattress comes in either medium firmness all-foam or medium firmness hybrid. The most affordable option in their 'adapt' series, the foam version of this mattress comes with two layers of TEMPUR material over either a base support foam or pocketed coil system.
The pros: Lower prices than other Tempur-Pedic options. Most folks like the medium-firmness option.
The cons: Higher prices than competitive mattresses. Some have issues with sinking into the mattress and having feel disagreements.
Price Range: $1799-$3598
The ProAdapt comes with more firmness options, with a soft, medium and firm all-foam options and a medium hybrid option as well. With a similar construction to the Adapt, these mattresses offer an additional foam layer to react to the body and customized to the firmness (also these are 12'' versus the Adapt's 11'' profile).
The pros: Multiple firmness options. Most customers respond well to this mattress.
The cons: Some had issues with heat retention and durability. The price remains high versus similar mattresses found elsewhere.
Price Range: $2699-$5398
The TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt® has the same comfort layers as the ProAdapt (but with 1'' extra total profile -- 13'' total) and comes in either a soft or a firm all-foam construction. What you get is added pressure relief or firm support based on your firmness preference versus the ProAdapt. However, for an extra 1'' of foam comfort, it is $1000 more for this model versus the ProAdapt. Most customers may not be able to feel the difference enough to justify the extra cost.
The pros: Firm or soft mattresses based on your preference.
The cons: Very high price for the added material versus the ProAdapt. Some disagreements on feel.
Price Range: $3499-$6998
One thing that is a common complaint about some memory foam mattresses (and also Tempur-Pedic's Adapt style mattresses) is heat-retention. TEMPUR-breeze is their response. However, to have cooling, these mattresses come at a high premium versus competitors, which may dissatisfy some that are bargain hunting. The PRObreeze® and the LUXEbreeze® differ slightly. The PRO comes in a medium all-foam and a medium hybrid option with 5 degrees of cooling versus the Adapt models. The LUXE comes with an extra inch of comfort (13'' profile total) with 10 degrees of cooling. Both of these start at over $4000 which is a high price for the materials.
The pros: Better cooling than the Adapt models.
The cons: High prices for the materials used. Some issues with feel for some.
Price Range: $4099-$10198
The TEMPUR-Essential is a special edition mattress that was previously sold by select retailers only. Now available online with direct deals from Tempurpedic, the medium-soft mattress features the three layers of the proprietary TEMPUR material that made Tempurpedic a household name. The main comfort layer for this mattress is made from TEMPUR-ES®, a softer formulation of their foam that provides sleepers with a cushioning feeling and responsive support.
The pros: A medium-soft mattress that is priced more competitively than the Adapt collection.
The cons: Some may find this mattress to be warm. Some disagreements around firmness.
Price Range: $1665-$3330
Frequently Asked Questions About Tempurpedic
Is Tempur-Pedic worth the money?
Tempur-Pedic is a high end brand and has high end prices. When it comes to value, most customers describe happy experiences, but there are some that describe wishing for lower prices or regretting not going with a more affordable online brand.
Do you need a box spring with a Tempur-Pedic mattress?
No. A box spring is not needed with Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Solid foundations or those with slats that are no more than 5 inches apart work well.
How long does a Tempur-Pedic mattress last?
While this is somewhat different per and the firmness of the TempurPedic mattress purchased, most all-foam mattresses last between 5 and 7 years. While uncommon, there are some durability complaints for softer mattresses so they may not last as long for some sleepers.
Is Tempur-Pedic mattress toxic?
Tempur-Pedic mattresses use CertiPUR-US® approved foams, which is a low VOC (volatile organic compound) standard. Also, they are made without mercury, lead and other heavy metals, ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, formaldehyde, and phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Those with chemical sensitivities may require those with more rigorous certification.
Which Tempur-Pedic mattress is best?
Tempur-Pedic's Tempur-Breeze® mattresses are the best reviewed in terms of comfort and heat retention. While their prices are at the top of the range, most customers have good things to say about comfort.
Why is Tempur-Pedic bad?
Those that had complaints about Tempur-Pedic mostly mentioned value for price. Also, there are some complaints about heat retention and durability issues in some models.