Discover the Superior Comfort of a Tempur-Pedic Mattress: A Comprehensive Review

2023-05-16 09:30:05 - Patrick Gruce Patrick Gruce is a seasoned journalist with over a decade of experience in the tech and media industries, offering unique insights on the intersection of technology, media, and legal/regulatory issues through his background in journalism and law.


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Luxury-grade Quality | NASA-Inspired Memory Foam Comfort | Multiple Competing Collections

Product Details

Mattress Type: Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress

Firmness: 6 (medium-to-medium-firm)

Trial Period: 90 Nights

Warranty: 10-Year Limited Warranty

It's difficult to ignore one of the most renowned brands in the industry of memory foam mattresses -- Tempur-Pedic. Founded before online mattresses had a say, Tempur-Pedic began in the brick-and-mortar market. The brand's specialized memory foam has a history of its own, originating from NASA in 1966. Its purpose was to absorb shock and maximize comfort in airplane seating. Over time, the foam found its way into different products like the helmets of the Dallas Cowboys football team during the '70s and '80s. Since then, Tempur-Pedic has developed collections of mattresses to rival other brands like Casper mattress, Nectar mattress, and Tuft and Needle.

These pricey beds may exceed the average cost of bed-in-a-box options, but expect luxury-grade quality from the TempurPedic brand. This mattress review will highlight three popular collections: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud, the Tempur-Adapt, and the Tempur-Breeze. My thoughts will be honest about each bed and whether the TempurPedic brand is worth it.

The TempurPedic Pro Adapt mattress is a quality choice for those looking for comfortable sleep.

First Impressions

Tempur-Pedic Tempur Cloud:

The Tempur-Pedic Tempur Cloud is the entry-level mattress in the brand's catalog. It offers the memory foam feel that you would expect from TempurPedic at a much lower price. Unlike the Adapt and Breeze collections, it comes delivered in a cardboard box. The mattress has a balanced firmness and is very dense. However, it may not provide a light and fluffy feel like the Layla mattress.

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Series:

There are three types of mattresses in this series, and the Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Pro is the most popular option. It offers a slightly firmer feel perfect for stomach sleepers. The Pro Adapt model is available in a soft firmness, ideal for side or combo sleepers, and provides more pressure relief against shoulders and hips.

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Breeze Series:

These Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses come with cooling technology, making them perfect for people who tend to sweat or feel warm during the night. Though they are the most expensive options, those who value a cooling mattress will appreciate the investment.

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Tempur-Pedic mattresses have a traditional memory foam feel. Memory foam was first invented by NASA, and Tempur-Pedic was one of the original pioneers who implemented it into their mattresses. The foam is dense, slow-responding, and contouring. It takes a few moments to give in, but once activated by your body heat, it will start to conform to the curves of your body.

Firmness of Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

Tempur-Cloud: Medium firmness with a rating of 6 out of 10.

Tempur-Adapt: Medium firmness with a rating of 6 out of 10.

Tempur-Pro Adapt: Soft, medium, and firm options available.

Tempur-Luxe Adapt: Soft and firm models available.

Tempur ProBreeze: Medium firmness with a rating of 6 out of 10.

Tempur LuxeBreeze: Soft and firm models available.

Construction of Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

The specific structure of your Tempur-Pedic mattress will vary depending on the model you choose.

Tempur-Cloud Mattress

The Tempur-Cloud mattress has a three-part design, arranged as follows:

    The first layer is a dense foam slab intended to maintain the mattress's shape. It may not be the most comfortable layer.

    Next is the Tempur Support Layer, which provides additional support to the mattress with a softer texture than the dense layer underneath.

    The final layer, the cherry on top, is the unique Tempur material that conforms to the contours of your body.

    The entry-level Tempur-Cloud mattress includes these features.

    Tempur-Adapt Mattress

    Below we break down the most popular Adapt model – the Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt hybrid. Keep in mind, if you opt for the base Adapt model or the Luxe, your mattress will have a slightly different appearance. The Luxe is the thickest, and only available in foam construction, while the Pro and Adapt models can be either foam or hybrid.

    The first layer includes over 1,000 pocketed coils, providing maximum support and wrapped with foam to reinforce the perimeter of the mattress.

    Next is its Tempur-APR material, which is the company's softest to date and added for extra pressure relief.

    Finally, the mattress features Tempur-ES comfort foam, which provides slow pressure relief for ultimate comfort.

    The Pro Adapt mattress from TempurPedic is the middle offering from the Adapt series.

    Tempur-Breeze Mattress

    The Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze is available in either foam or hybrid construction, while the LuxeBreeze is solely available in foam.

    These mattresses appear similar regarding foam layers, except for the Luxe's Tempur-APR Material, offering further pressure relief.

    For those wanting more support, the Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze Hybrid is preferred due to its steel coil construction.

    The Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze Hybrid features over 1,000 steel coils as the first layer, with foam edges for extra support.

    The second layer contains the Tempur Support Layer, providing additional support and comfort.

    Finally, we have Tempur-CM Comfort foam, delivering pressure relief and a memory foam sensation. This mattress also includes phase-change material with proprietary PureCool tech, helping regulate temperature by absorbing body heat.

    Both models come with a cooling cover, which feels chilly to the touch, the Luxe Breeze model being eight degrees cooler, while the Pro model is three degrees cooler. Both covers are machine washable.

    Discover the TempurPedic Pro-Breeze mattress, a cooling marvel with an icy cover.

    Experience the Performance of Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

    No Motion Transfer

    The Tempur-Pedic line of mattresses boasts excellent motion isolation, even in its hybrid models. In comparison to innerspring, latex foam, or polyurethane foam mattresses, memory foam excels in absorbing motion. All Tempur-Pedic mattresses receive top marks in this category. The thicker the mattress, the more effective it is in deadening movement due to its dense memory foam layers.

    Edge Support

    It comes as no surprise that the Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud has the weakest edge support among all of the beds in the product catalogue. However, it is not worse than your typical bed-in-a-box mattress, particularly in comparison to hybrid mattresses that come with robust foam around the edges to provide additional support. The hybrid mattresses from Tempur-Pedic excel in this department.


    The Breeze models from Tempur-Pedic are hands-down the coolest that the brand has to offer. They come equipped with cooling covers that you can feel physically and phase-change material within the mattress, which makes the overall experience highly effective. It is worth mentioning that the Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud mattresses and beds in the Adapt series are also effective in keeping you cool. Although they don't work as hard as the Breeze models, they will not leave you feeling hot.


    The only Tempur-Pedic mattress that will have a lingering chemical-like odor is the Tempur-Cloud mattress. As the brand's only bed-in-a-box type mattress, unwrapping it from its packaging will release an odor similar to that of a new car. This is due to the manufacturing and compressing of the bed into air-tight packaging, but the smell will dissipate in time as it airs out. The other Tempur-Pedic mattresses are hand-delivered, and thus, will not have any chemical-like smell.


    The most durable Tempur-Pedic mattresses are those with a hybrid construction that includes both foam and coils. Steel coils prevent lumps and sags, allowing the hybrid Tempur-Pedic mattresses to last for approximately eight years or longer. In contrast, foam models are designed to last for five years or more.

    Who Benefits the Most from Tempur-Pedic Beds?

    The firmness and construction of Tempur-Pedic beds depend on your preferred sleeping position and body type.

    Sleeping Positions

    Side Sleepers: Those who tend to sleep on their sides prefer medium to soft mattresses. Tempur-Pedic offers numerous options, with the softest being the ProAdapt and the LuxeAdapt coming in a close second. However, opting for the Pro model can help you save money.

    Back and Stomach Sleepers: These sleepers typically prefer a medium to firm mattress. With Tempur-Pedic mattresses, any model not labeled as "soft" will provide ample support. Medium beds strike a good balance between offering support and pressure relief, while firm models are designed to provide maximum support.

    Combination Sleepers: Opt for one of the medium models in the Adapt line, Breeze line, or Tempur-Pedic Tempur Cloud. These mattresses offer relief from pressure when you are on your side and ample support when you are on your back or stomach. Although they can make it slightly challenging to switch positions due to their sinking feel, they are still a good match for combination sleepers.

    Body Type

    If you're under 230 pounds, there are a few Tempur-Pedic models that will work for you depending on how much support you need and what your budget is. For those who weigh under 150 pounds, the foam models should suffice. However, if you're a heavier sleeper, over 230 pounds, I recommend looking into the Adapt or Breeze series hybrids, which offer longer-lasting support and more durability. If you tend to get hot while sleeping, the Adapt or ProAdapt mattresses are the best options.

    Tempur-Pedic Mattress Cost

    It's no secret that Tempur-Pedic mattresses are expensive. Even the lowest-priced entry-level model costs over $1,000. The more premium the mattress, the heftier the price tag. For instance, the Breeze series is one of the most expensive beds out there. However, if you're willing to wait for a holiday or major promo period, you might be able to snag a Tempur-Pedic mattress for less.

    Note: The prices listed below don't include discounts, which Tempur-Pedic offers periodically.

    Tempur-Cloud: Prices range from around $1,699 for a twin to approximately $2,399 for a Cal king. Tempur-Adapt: Prices start at $1,699 for a twin and go up to $3,389 for a split king. Tempur-ProAdapt: Prices range from $2,499 for a twin to about $4,998 for a split California king. Tempur-LuxeAdapt: Prices range from $3,299 for a twin long to approximately ,598 for a split Cal king. Tempur ProBreeze: Prices range from $3,499 for a twin long mattress to roughly ,998 for a split Cal king. Tempur LuxeBreeze: Prices range from $4,499 for a twin long to around ,998 for a split California king.

    Although Tempur-Pedic mattresses are often out of budget, the company is currently offering generous Cyber Monday discounts on its best-selling models.

    Warranty, Trial, Shipping

    Note that only the Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud mattress is compressed and delivered in a bag, but it does come with some off-gassing odors. The other mattresses will arrive hand-delivered in their full sizes and ready to use. With the Tempur-Pedic mattress purchase, you'll receive the following benefits from the company:

    • - 90-night risk-free trial
    • - 10-year warranty
    • - Free white glove delivery
    • Final Verdict

    Based on my review of Tempur-Pedic mattresses, my advice is to save money wherever possible. If you don't need the Luxe Adapt or the Breeze models, the Tempur Cloud, Adapt, and ProAdapt mattresses are more affordable and offer a contouring memory foam feel that many people enjoy. However, if you're willing to pay extra for a luxury brand, Tempur-Pedic is renowned for its high-quality products.

    You Might Like Tempur-Pedic Mattresses If

    - You prefer the feel of dense, syrupy memory foam

    - You sleep on your side, back, stomach, or a combination of all three

    - You want a cooling mattress (Breeze models are best for hot sleepers)

    - You weigh under or over 250 pounds (Tempur-Pedic mattresses accommodate all body types)

    - You want a luxury mattress from a reputable manufacturer

    You Might Not Like Tempur-Pedic Mattresses If

    - You want a simple memory foam mattress that costs less than $1,000

    - You don't like dense, slow-responding memory foam

    - You tend to switch sleeping positions often (these beds have a sinking feel that may make it difficult to switch positions)

    How Tempur-Pedic Compares to Other Mattress Brands

    Let's compare Tempur-Pedic to some of its top competitors.

    Tempur-Pedic vs. Casper

    Tempur-Pedic is a major bedding company, while Casper is a popular bed-in-a-box brand. The most comparable Tempur-Pedic model is the all-foam Tempur-Cloud, which has a medium firmness level and is delivered in a box. The Casper Original, in contrast, has a more neutral-foam feel that's responsive to pressure. Also, the Tempur-Cloud is multiple hundreds of dollars more than the Casper Original.

    Tempur-Pedic vs. Purple

    Purple is another well-known bed-in-a-box brand, with a unique feel unlike other mattresses on the market. Compared to the popular Tempur-Pro Adapt mattress, the Purple mattress is bouncier and more breathable. Whereas the Tempur-Pedic makes you feel hugged, the Purple makes you feel like you're floating. The Tempur-Pedic is more versatile for all sleeping positions, as it's available in soft, medium, and firm profiles. However, the Purple is more affordable.

    Tempur-Pedic vs. Nectar

    The Nectar mattress is a cheaper alternative to Tempur-Pedic, as it has a similar dense, slow-responding feel. It's also firmer like most Tempur-Pedic models. On the firmness scale, it's rated about a medium-firm. If you like Tempur-Pedic but can't afford it, the Nectar is a good option.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Tempur-Pedic

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