Tempur-Pedic Mattress Lifespan
If you’ve read any of our buyer guides, you probably know we expect a quality mattress to last you about 8-10 years. Of course, there are a ton of factors that go into how durable a mattress will be, like your body weight, volume of use, its construction, the quality of materials inside and much more.
If you think about it, a mattress that’s sitting in your guest room will probably last longer than the mattress you sleep on with your loved one every single night. Also, a $300 mattress that sources low density foams from overseas is way less likely to hold up as long as a premium $2,000 mattress that’s made right here in the USA. But in general, a good mattress that’s used consistently should last you about a decade, give or take a year or so.
Hybrid Mattresses vs Foam Beds
Above we briefly touched on how mattress construction can have an impact on its durability, and that’s especially true if you’re dealing with a hybrid mattress. A hybrid bed is simply a mattress that contains both foam and coils, and those coils play a big role in the prevention of sagging. Not only do coils provide more support compared to dense foams, but they also provide bi-directional resistance to pressure when you lay down.
Accordingly, if you’re looking to use your next mattress for as long as possible, we think you should spring for a hybrid mattress (pun intended). TempurPedic sells all-foam beds, as well as hybrid ones. You can check out full reviews of the TempurPedic hybrid beds here.
TempurPedic Mattress Warranty Analysis
The warranties mattress companies offer can sometimes be a dead tell for how long they expect their products to last. In TempurPedic’s case, they offer a 10-year “full replacement limited warranty.”
A 10 year warranty is pretty standard in the mattress industry. That’s what most companies offer. There are only a handful of brands that actually go above and beyond the 10 year period. For example, Nest Bedding and Layla are two companies that back their mattresses with lifetime warranties.
For the most part, the TempurPedic warranty is pretty straightforward and normal. It essentially covers any manufacturing defects for a 10 year period. For example, the warranty covers indentations (sagging) more than 0.75″, cracks and splits in the foam and defects related to the zipper. The warranty does not cover physical abuse such as burns, cuts, liquid stains or damage stemming from the use of improper bed frames. We recommend you check out all the details related to the warranty on the company’s official website.
The company also recommends you keep proof of purchase documents in a safe place. That way, you won’t run into any issues in the event you want to make a claim.
What Actual Customers Say
As your trusted bedding reviewers, we felt an obligation to get down and dirty and research what actual customers of TempurPedic had to say about the durability of their mattresses. We went through literally hundreds of reviews dating back several years looking for folks who specifically mentioned how long their mattress lasted. For the most part, people had great things to say about their beds. Below are a few reviews that might be of interest to potential customers. We didn’t include their entire comments for brevity’s sake, just a brief snippet to get the point across.
- Customer from Portland, OR said “My original TempurPedic mattress was great for 18 years.”
- Customer from Philadelphia, PA said they had just purchased their “second TempurPedic mattress in 12 years,” and they had “no complaints” after sleeping on their new Breeze Hybrid for a few months.
- Customer from Hammon, LA said they purchased a king size bed 14 years ago and “they can’t imagine replacing it any time soon.”
- Customer from Cornelius, NC said “I adored my TempurPedic for 15 years.”
- Customer from New York, NY said they only started to “experience back pain” after they had their TempurPedic “for 12 years.”
- Customer from Cocoa Beach, FL wrote “first one lasted 10 years.”
- Customer from CDA, ID said they had their TempurPedic “just over a year, love it”
We could keep going, but we think you see the pattern here. And for the record, all of these reviews were from this year. The folks who claimed their TempurPedic was long-lasting kept their bed for an average of 10-15 years, which is a little longer than your standard mattress.
There were a total of three negative reviews we could find:
- Unhappy customer from Houston, TX said her and her husband had their TempurPedic for “over a couple of years, and there were indentations where my husband and I sleep.”
- David from Texas said his TempurPedic “doesn’t hold up” and that it “does good for 6 months, but doesn’t support after.” He also claimed to have a “¾” dip in the side of his mattress.”
- Unhappy customer in Carmel, IN said it was “great for one year,” but now they’re “going into year 3 and it’s worn.”
However, based on the majority of these reviews, most people claimed their TempurPedic mattress lasted them over a decade. Just please, for the sake of a good night’s sleep, don’t be like that guy from Oregon who kept theirs for 18 years. No matter how good a mattress is, you should probably bite the bullet and purchase a new bed after 10-12 years.
Can You Flip A TempurPedic Mattress?
A lot of consumers like beds that are double-sided. These types of beds are known for their durability since you can literally keep flipping them over every six months to help protect against sagging and indentations.
Unfortunately, TempurPedic mattresses are not double-sided or flippable. In other words, the beds are designed for you to sleep on one particular side, not both. If you’re looking for a two-sided mattress, check out our buyer guide that address this exact topic.
How To Care For Your TempurPedic Mattress
Like anything, a big factor that contributes to the lifetime of your TempurPedic mattress is how well you take care of it. Luckily, TempurPedic claims most of their beds come with a removable and machine washable cover. If you’re not sure about the cover on your specific TempurPedic, look at its care instructions or contact customer service.
TempurPedic’s covers should be washed in cold water and dried on a cool setting, or better yet, air dried. If you spill liquid on your actual mattress, you should act quickly. The memory foam material isn’t made to hold up against liquid. So remove and wash the cover, and start dabbing the saturated area of your mattress with towels. Press down and try to get as much of the spill from your mattress as you can. Once you’re confident the liquid is completely gone, air dry the mattress. TempurPedic suggests you use a fan if you want to speed up the process, like if the spill happens right as you were going to get in bed.
Never, and we repeat, never wash the memory foam. If you do, then it’s probably about time for a new mattress.
Due to the design of TempurPedic mattresses, you’ll never have to worry about flipping or rotating your bed. If you ever have to move it, try your best to lay it flat. If that’s not a possibility (we get it, TempurPedics are hefty beds and those U-Hauls fill up quickly), then bend it in half during the moving process. Just try not to keep it in this position for too long, and make sure you fold the top side in.