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TempurPedic Mattress Reviews

If you can only read one of our TempurPedic mattress reviews, this should be the one.

In this review, we’ll get into the specifics of the most popular Tempur-Pedic mattress, the Tempur Adapt Hybrid, which has coils, plenty of memory foam, and an active cooling cover. Is this a bed for side sleepers, stomach sleepers, or back sleepers? Read the review to find out!

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Anyone that loves memory foam
  • Back, stomach, and combo sleepers (larger side sleepers, also)
  • All body types (i.e. even heavier folks if you get the hybrid version)
  • Anyone that wants an active-cooling cover

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Petite side sleepers looking for max pressure relief
  • Budget shoppers

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TempurPedic Reviews: Jump-To Outline

We’ve tried to include everything you could possibly want to know about the Tempur-Adapt mattress, but that also means that this is a hefty post. In order to make it a little easier for you to jump around, we’ve included an outline below. You can click a link to a take you to a particular section.

Buying A TempurPedic Mattress Online

TempurPedic is usually the first company that comes to mind when people hear “memory foam mattresses.” They’ve been around since 1992 and sell their products both online and in stores. Policies toward shipping and returns will vary from retailer to retailer, but if you end up purchasing the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid through, here’s how it shakes out.

You get free delivery and a 120-night in-home trial. And one interesting thing about this is that the mattress ships inside a full-size box, which means when you get it, there’s no need to wait for the mattress to decompress. It is ready to sleep on day one. Most online mattresses (such as Tomorrow Sleep) take about 24-48 hours to fully inflate after you’ve removed all of the packaging.

After the mattress arrives, you will have 120 nights to make your mind up about it. Four months should be more than long enough to allow your body to adjust to the bed and come to a final conclusion. The only stipulation with the trial period is that US-Mattress requires you to try the bed for at least 30 nights before you initiate a return. Between nights 30 and 120, you can get 100% free returns with this mattress.

Regardless of whether you order through TempurPedic directly, US-Mattress, or some other vendor, the mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty, which is about the standard length of a warranty for a brand new mattress.

TempurPedic Mattress Prices And Cost Before Discount

While the Tempur-Adapt is pricey by normal bed-in-a-box mattress standards, we wouldn’t actually consider it an expensive mattress, especially when you compare it certain other beds such as the Beautyrest Black or Purple 4. Here’s a pricing breakdown for the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,699
King / Cal King$2,899
Split Cal King$3,398

Of course, that’s just the MSRP for the mattress. Prices change during holidays and sales. You can check to see current promotions on the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid. They usually throw in some sort of incentive like a Visa gift card or consumer electronics if they don’t just reduce the price outright.

Sizes/Dimensions — Twin, Full, Queen, King, etc.

The Tempur-Adapt is available in all of the typical US sizes ranging from a twin up to a king and even a split California king option. Here’s a look at the dimensions and weight for each size (W x L):

  • Twin — 38″ x 75″ (48 lb)
  • Twin XL — 38″ x 80″ (52 lb)
  • Full — 54″ x 75″ (67 lb)
  • Queen — 60″ x 80″ (79 lb)
  • King — 76″ x 80″ (99 lb)
  • Cal King — 72″ 84″ (99 lb)

Also, keep in mind that all of the beds will work with a number or different foundations, including adjustable bed frames, platform beds, traditional frames, and even the floor. You can see all of the adjustable bed frames on TempurPedic’s website—they make at least three different models.

TempurPedic Memory Foam Mattress Construction

The Tempur-Adapt mattress comes in two models: an all-foam option and a hybrid. The image below shows a construction breakdown for the hybrid model.

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An inside look at the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid mattress

The Tempur-Adapt Hybrid uses both foam and coils. The base (or foundation layer) is comprised of 1,000 spring coils that are individually wrapped to reduce motion transfer, but still offer plenty of support. Additionally, along the perimeter of the mattress is a dense layer of foam that acts as a border for the coils to help with edge support (more on this below). This is why you only see foam, no coils, in the image above.

Next is a transition foam that TempurPedic vaguely calls the “Original TEMPUR Support Layer.” This basically ensures that you don’t feel the coils through the top of the mattress. This is a denser, firmer foam. On top is a slightly softer layer of memory foam, which again, TempurPedic vaguely calls “TEMPUR-ES Comfort Layer.” This is the layer that you’ll feel most. It has a true, deep memory foam feel.

TempurPedic Cooling Mattress Cover

The Tempur-Adapt Hybrid has a knit cotton cover with a cooling gel technology that makes it cool to the touch. It’s not the softest cover ever, but it does actively cool you down throughout the night, which is a good thing since traditional memory foam beds are known for sleeping a little warmer.

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A closer look at the Tempur-Adapt’s cooling cover

While the cover is removable, we don’t recommend that you actually ever remove it. It’s not machine washable, so there’s really no point. If you do happen to spill and stain the cover, just use some mild soap and warm water to spot treat it.

You can also look into getting a mattress protector on Amazon if want to actively protect against stains. Our only qualm with mattress protectors is that they tend to change the firmness profile of a mattress and they can diminish the cooling effects of the cover.

Our Firmness Rating For This Memory Foam Bed

Overall, the bed has a dense memory foam feel. When you first lay down, the bed feels quite firm, but after a few seconds you start to sink as the memory foam contours to the shape of your body. It offers a good deal of support, but if what you want is a soft mattress, the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid is not it.

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The Tempur-Adapt has a deep, true memory foam feel

The bed sort of has a deep, viscous feel to it. It’s comfortable if you like memory foam, but it’s not for everyone. Also, keep in mind the more you weigh, the more you’ll sink into the bed, and the less you weigh, the more you’ll lay on top of the mattress. Heavier individuals will therefore get more of a stuck-in-the-mud feeling than lighter individuals will.

As for the firmness level of the mattress, it’s about a medium-firm for someone that weighs between 150 lb and 250 lb. It’s softer than DreamCloud, but firmer than Nolah.

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As a heads up, firmness is a relative measure. The heavier you are, the softer you will experience a mattress to be. The opposite is true for lighter individuals. We might put it at a medium-firm, but that doesn’t mean everyone will exactly agree with us. if you’re closer to 250 lb, you’re going to swear up and down that the bed really isn’t that firm. If you’re 125 lb, you’re going to argue that this bed is the definition of firm. So, just remember that there’s a fair bit of subjectivity involved in rating the bed’s firmness level.

Let’s Talk Sleeping Positions: Side, Stomach & Back

Given that the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid is a firmer bed, it ends up being a good choice for back and stomach sleepers. It’s not so firm that it won’t conform to the shape of your body, but it’s also not so soft that you’ll feel extra pressure under your lower back. In fact, we actually would argue that this is a really nice bed for individuals with low back pain since it offers plenty of support and it’s on the firmer end of the spectrum.

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Good for stomach (and back) sleepers that like memory foam

This would not be our favorite mattress for side sleepers, particularly individuals that weigh under around 160 lb. It just doesn’t offer a ton of pressure relief for your shoulders and hips unless you’re closer to the 200 lb mark.

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As for combo sleepers that rotate between several positions at night, again, the Tempur-Adapt is probably not our favorite mattress, but we think most people will be just fine.

The only wrinkle here is that the memory foam makes it a little more difficult to switch sleeping positions. Therefore, if you tend to rotate frequently at night, it can slow you down a bit and possibly even make you feel a little restless.

As a counterpoint, however, there’s a chance that the memory foam feel actually helps you sleep better if you’re prone to rotating around. We say this because the indentation that your body creates can almost act as a weighted blanket, making you feel more secure and subconsciously less inclined to move around. This completely depends on the sleeper.

Can TempurPedic Handle Heavy People?

Yes. The Tempur-Adapt is a suitable mattress for heavy people, especially if you like memory foam. The springs in this bed provide great support and ensure that the bed will be more durable than your average online mattress. And, at the risk of stating the obvious, since the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid can handle heavier people, it can clearly also take on individuals weighing under 250 lb.

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More About Temperature And The Cooling Cover

While a lot of memory foam beds tend to heat up and sleep warm at night, this bed does a good job of cooling you down. That’s thanks in part to two things. First, the active-cooling cover helps to dissipate heat. And second, the firmness profile of the bed ensures that most people will sleep on top of the bed rather than in the bed. In other words, less of the material will cover your body, which should help to keep you cooler.

It’s not the coolest mattress in the world, but it’s a nice option for hot sleepers that know for sure that they want a memory foam bed.

Two Extra (Overlooked) Factors For Couples

We think this will be a suitable mattress for couples, as long as both partners sleep a little warmer and like memory foam. Beyond that, there are two areas that are important that the Tempur-Adapt performs well in.

The first is edge support, which refers to the strength of the edges of the bed. If the bed is too soft, you can get a roll-off sensation. Fortunately, because it has a dense foam border, the Tempur-Adapt has good edge support. Feel free to spread out on this mattress.

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The Tempur-Adapt Hybrid holds its shape well along the edges.

The second element is motion isolation. Remember those Tempur-Pedic commercials from 1995 where they put a wine glass on the bed and jumped around on the mattress and the glass didn’t spill? Well, we tried that too, and it didn’t spill with us either—only we used water, not wine.

This means that when your partner moves, you’ll have a lower chance of feeling it, especially compared to your 15-year-old innerspring bed. The Tempur-Adapt probably isn’t the absolute best mattress for light sleepers, but it’s one of the better hybrid options.

Final Review Verdict — TempurPedic Tempur Adapt

There is a very specific person that will like this mattress. As we’ve stated quite a few times by now, this is a bed for someone that likes memory foam. That’s first and foremost. Beyond that, you have to be a back, stomach, or combination sleeper—or a slightly larger side side sleeper. If that’s you, we’d bet you’ll really like this bed.

Review Team

louis cote

Louis Côté

Side Sleeper


Matt Ross

Back Sleeper


McKenzie Dillon

Combo Sleeper


JD Christison

Combo Sleeper


How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?

We were sent this mattress by so that we could review it.

Can I customize the size or shape of my Tempur-Pedic mattress?

You can! Tempur-Pedic is partnered with Artisans as a customizing partner. Artisan can customize any Tempur-Pedic mattress to any specifications on shape, size, or thickness. Contact Artisans to learn more.

Does Tempur-Pedic offer any other sleep or bed related products?

Why yes, they do. If you check out their website, they also sell bed bases, pillows, bedding, mattress toppers, cushions, and even slippers!