We’ve tried to include everything you could possibly want to know about TempurPedic mattresses, 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.
TempurPedic is one of those brands that spends a fortune on marketing, but somehow still manages to confuse consumers with their various beds. Recently, however, they’ve started to simplify their mattress lineup and now have five core models. Below is a graphic that depicts some of the differences between those five models.
Just so you know, the Soft option is closer to a true medium on our soft/firm scale. It is the best option for strict side sleepers, including petite individuals.
The Medium and Medium Hybrid options are closer to a Medium-Firm and should work for a variety of sleeping positions, so long as you know they’re not soft.
The Firm models are truly firm and are best for back and stomach sleepers.
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 any of their beds through their website, here’s how it shakes out.
All of the beds come with free shipping and a 90-night trial period. One interesting thing is that all the beds (excluding Tempur Cloud) ship 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 take about 24-48 hours to fully inflate after you’ve removed all of the packaging.
With regard to the Tempur Cloud, however, it could take up to three full days to expand. As a reminder, it’s the only “bed-in-a-bag” mattress offered right now by TempurPedic.
After the mattress arrives, you will have 90 nights to make your mind up about it. A full three months should be more than long enough to allow your body to adjust to the bed and come to a final conclusion.
Regardless of whether you order through TempurPedic.com, 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.
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.
|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 TempurPedic’s wesbite to see current promotions on the Tempur-Adapt Hybrid. They usually throw in some sort of incentive during major holidays.
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):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Given that the Tempur-Adapt Medium 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.
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.
As for combination 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Within the Tempur-ProAdapt line, there are four options for you to choose from:
The Medium and Medium Hybrid will be the most popular models since they are the most accomodating in terms of being able to handle all sleep styles.
Heavier individuals should consider going with the Medium Hybrid because of the coil base. Hybrid mattresses are widely accepted to be more ideal for heavy people over the long run, as compared to beds made entirely of foam. For the record, when we say “heavy” we mean in the 230-250 lb range or more.
You should not cut into the mattress—we did, though. The construction will vary somewhat depending on the model you select, but in any case it will be close to what we describe below with the only difference being density of the foams and whether there is a foam or coil base.
The bed starts with a dense layer of poly foam (or coils) and transition up to several layers of memory foam. TempurPedic has fancy names for the memory foam such as “TEMPUR-APR Support” and “TEMPUR-ES Comfort Layer,” but to you it will just feel like dense memory foam.
The cover is removable and utilizes a special cooling technology known as phase-change. The cover might be removable, but it is not machine washable, so you should clean it by hand. This is the case with 95% of beds out there.
Given that this is a memory foam mattress and TempurPedic, as a company, is known for memory foam, the Tempur-ProAdapt line, unsurprisingly, has a true memory foam feel.
When you lay down on the bed, it will feel firm at first, but it softens as heat and pressure are applied (i.e. your body). This is common will all memory foams. In fact, memory foam will feel extra firm when it’s cold and softer when it’s warm in your room.
The firmness rating for the bed will depend largely on your body, and, in particular your height-t0-weight ratio. The more weight you concentrate in a given area, the softer the bed will appear. The opposite is true for petite individuals. This isn’t unique to TempurPedic either. Firmness just happens to be a mostly subjective measurement.
We rate the Medium option at about a medium-firm, though it will feel softer as you sink into the bed. This is part of the reason that everyone tends to rave about the pressure relief you get from a memory foam bed—they compress to cradle your body almost exactly.
Of the four models within the Tempur-ProAdapt line, the Soft, Medium, and Medium Hybrid should be just fine for side sleepers, though, it depends on your preference for firmness. Petite side sleepers, for example, might gravitate toward the Soft model, whereas someone in the 150 – 250 lb range would likely prefer the Medium or Medium Hybrid.
Larger side sleepers (i.e. over 250 lb) will want to go with the Medium Hybrid option for the reasons we mentioned above. The pressure relief will certainly be there, as well is the support given the coil base.
Bottom line, there are plenty of options for side sleepers with the Tempur-ProAdapt mattress. Again, though, a lot of this comes down to your personal preferences.
When you lay on the bed, your weight gets distributed, so the firmness level you select will come down to your body type. In any case, though, you have at least three options to choose from with the Tempur-ProAdapt.
For anyone that rotates positions at night (i.e. a combination sleeper), a memory foam bed could be just what you need or don’t need, depending on how your body reacts to the bed. For example, if you toss and turn at night, the memory foam could leave you feeling restless because it takes more effort to switch sleeping positions. On the flipside, since the memory foam creates a little cocoon for your body to lay in, it could actually stop you from tossing and turning so much.
For the reasons above, we consider this bed a “maybe” for combo sleepers—again, depending on how your body reacts. The Medium Hybrid model will be the most ideal for combination sleepers since it’s a little quicker to respond.
Like most things with a mattress, temperature depends on several factors, including your body type, preferred sleeping position, room temperature, firmness, and more. As such, we can’t give it a concrete temperature rating, though, for most people it should be neutral or on the cooler end.
While the bed doesn’t have gel memory foam, the cover is supposed to draw heat away from the surface and actively cool down the sleeper. It is cool to the touch and doesn’t seem to trap heat the way other polyester covers can. We wouldn’t consider this the coolest sleeping mattress, but it’s among the best memory foam beds for temperature regulation. There is no hard and fast rule on temperature regulation though.
The biggest factors for couples are feel and firmness. If you’re in agreement on those two items, the following factors are less important, but still worth considering.
Edge support is a term that refers to the strength along the perimeter of the mattress. It is only worth getting all worked up over if you sleep along the edges of the mattress. The firmer the bed, the better the edge support in many cases.
The Tempur-ProAdapt for the most part has good edge support, but you also have to consider how memory foam works. It will remember its shape, and, therefore if you’re sleeping along the edge, the bed will compress to accomodate your body. Thus, when you go to roll back into the center, it will be more difficult, and actually the path of least resistance is going off the mattress. As such, we can’t say the bed has great edge support—it just has odd edge support. The bed with best edge support is probably the Beautyrest Black, Leesa Hybrid (Sapira), or Stearns & Foster Addison Grace.
Another factor worth considering is motion isolation, which is all about how well the bed deadens movement. You’ve probably seen it demonstrated with a glass of wine and someone rolling on the bed. We have a similar test, though, we use water.
There is very little movement that transfers through the bed. Of course, if you jump around, more motion will show up, but that’s not what most people will do. Motion isolation is important for restless sleepers and people that get up in the middle of the night or early morning, but do not want to disrupt their partner. We’d say that the Tempur-ProAdapt is just fine here.
The last thing that we should bring up for couples is the split king and split California king options. Not many companies offer these, but they can be a nice solution if you plan to use an adjustable bed frame or you and your partner can’t sync up in terms of preferred firmness level.
By now, we have covered TempurPedic beds ad nauseam, so rather than go through every single thing with the LuxeAdapt, let’s cover what’s special about it—besides the $3,999 price tag for the queen size. The following is according to TempurPedic’s website.
The Tempur-ProBreeze came out in 2019 and is essentially the same bed as the Tempur-ProAdapt, but with a few cooling upgrades. Let’s focus on those so that we don’t have to rehash feel, firmness, etc.
That’s really all there is to the Tempur-ProBreeze. It’s only available in a Medium and Medium Hybrid, but will feel nearly identical to the Tempur-ProAdapt, only it should remain cooler for longer. Our opinion is that you can absolutely feel the cooling effects of this mattress, and it would be a great solution for hot sleepers that want a cooling memory foam bed.
Moving over to TempurPedic’s most expensive bed, the Tempur-LuxeBreeze supposedly can help you to sleep up to 8° cooler during the night. Sure, you can 100% tell that it’s a cooling mattress, but we can’t prove or disprove this 8° cooler claim.
So what could make the LuxeBreeze sleep up to 5° cooler than the ProBreeze? Truthfully, we don’t know, but supposedly it has something to do with the ventilated support layers (primary difference over ProBreeze). All we can really say is that it definitely sleepers cool, but “how cool?” is the question that we can’t answer.
Also, the LuxeBreeze is available in a “Soft” and “Firm” comfort profile, while the ProBreeze only comes in a “Medium” and “Medium Hybrid.”
The most affordable mattress from TempurPedic is the Tempur Cloud. To be blunt, we like all of their other beds more, but that’s sort of the point. It’s supposed to be an entry-level mattress at an entry-level price (more on this below).
The only reason to get the Tempur Cloud mattress is that you want a TempurPedic mattress with a typically dense memory foam feel. You lay on the bed and slowly sink in as the bed conforms to the shape of your body.
Design — Tempur Cloud is a three-layer foam mattress. It has a really simple design, much like Nectar, Leesa, and many other online so called “bed-in-a-box-mattresses.” We do want to point out that because this is an all-foam bed, it is not recommended for heavy people.
In regards to the cover of the mattress, it is fairly basic. All the other beds in this review have the active-cooling cover that’s truly cold to the touch, but this one is more standard.
Feel — This has the typical dense/viscous feel that you’d immediately associate with TempurPedic. If you like a deep sink-in sensation, you’ll probably like this bed. Certain people absolutely love memory foam (around 22% of people according to our research), and others don’t.
Given that this bed has standard memory foam and no cooling cover, we expect that it will sleep on the warmer side.
Firmness — Tempur Cloud is technically a “medium” though our editors rate it at a medium-firm. It’s actually firmer from the start and softens with use, temperature, and pressure.
We anticipate that all sleeping positions will be fine on the bed, but this does depend on you. Side sleepers should find ample pressure relief with the bed, while back and stomach sleepers should feel properly supported as well. It mostly comes down to your weight and feelings toward memory foam.
Price — We aren’t thrilled with the price of this mattress. We understand that TempurPedic is a premium brand, but we just don’t think the Tempur Cloud is as affordable as it should be, especially relative to the Tempur Adapt, which is only about $200 more.
Last time we were on TempurPedic’s website, we noticed that the Tempur Cloud was $2,000 for the queen size (again $200 less than the Tempur Adapt, which we think is a nicer bed).
So, just on an MSRP basis, we think you should buy the Tempur Adapt over the Tempur Cloud, but that’s not really the whole story. We are expecting TempurPedic to offer steep discounts on the Tempur Cloud such that it’s several hundred dollars more affordable than the Tempur Adapt.
How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?
|We were sent the Tempur-Adapt by US-Mattress.com and the Tempur-ProAdapt, Tempur-ProBreeze, Tempur-LuxeBreeze, and Tempur-Cloud from TempurPedic so that we could review them all.|
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.|
What other sleep-related products does TempurPedic sell on their website?
|As of early 2019, TempurPedic also sold sheets, adjustable bed frames, pillows, a mattress topper called the TEMPUR-Topper Supreme, neck pillows, seat cushions, comforters, and much more.|
Does TempurPedic offer financing options?
|They do, yes, at least according to their website. It's really common for mattress brands to offer financing or partner with a financing company. They understand that a mattress is a large purchase and that not everyone will be able to pay in-full on day one.|
What are the advantages to buying an adjustable bed frame with a TempurPedic mattress?
|There are a few reasons why you might consider bundling an adjustable bed frame with the TempurPedic mattress. For starters, as mentioned above, in some cases TempurPedic offers discounts the more you spend. So, if you think that in the future you will be buying the adjustable bed frame anyways, you might just want to get the deal now. The other reason is that the adjustable bed frames allow you to more comfortably read and watch TV in bed. They can also help to alleviate certain aches and pains if you get them in the right angles.|
Does TempurPedic take orders over the phone?
|According to TempurPedic's website, you can call 888-811-5053 to place an order over the phone. They don't stipulate what products you can buy, but we assume that mattresses are one of them.|
Can I buy TempurPedic products on Amazon, eBay, or Craigslist?
|It looks like TempurPedic themselves do not sell via these outlets, but you might be able to find authorized distributors or resellers that do. That said, it looks like products purchased through Amazon, eBay, or Craigslist would not be covered by TempurPedic's warranties nor can they be returned.|
What does a TempurPedic mattress feel like?
|TempurPedic's entire brand is centered around memory foam. As such, all of their bed have a dense/viscous feel. You slowly sink in and the beds conform to the shape of your body.|
Is TempurPedic good for side sleepers?
|Yes. Most of the beds from TempurPedic should be comfortable to side sleepers. We would like to point out that if you get a "firm" model then it's designed more for back and and stomach sleepers than side sleepers.|
Does TempurPedic offer discounts on their website?
|Yes, TempurPedic does from time-to-time offer discounts and promotions. In fact, when we're publishing this review in early 2019, they were running a deal where if you purchased a mattress you could get credit toward other accessories such as adjustable bed frames and a discount on pillows. They don't always run this promotion, but during major holidays they seem to be a little more willing to throw out incentives, particularly if those incentives get you to purchase other TempurPedic products and increase your cart value. You can always check out our Mattress Deals page to see what discounts we spotted today.|
Where can I buy TempurPedic products?
|TempurPedic products are sold all over the place, including online at TempurPedic's website, US-Mattress, and elsewhere. There are also mattress stores in darn near every city that carry their products—maybe not the entire line, but certainly some of their products. For instance, it looks like JC Penney, Ashley Homestore, and Macy's all carry some TempurPedic products. TempurPedic also has their own retail stores.|