Over the years, TempurPedic has launched a number of different mattress models, however, recently it looks like they’re taking a slightly different approach, and are trying to limit just how many beds they market. For instance, rather than have fifteen different mattresses, they’ve switched to a good-better-best model that we think will help consumers more easily make a purchase decision.
TempurPedic now has three main mattress models: TEMPUR-Adapt (most affordable), TEMPUR-ProAdapt (this one), and the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt (most expensive). Within each model, however, they still give you a few options in terms of construction and firmness level. You can see the full lineup on TempurPedic’s website.
As you’re probably aware, TempurPedic is one of the largest bedding brands in the world, and you can find their products all over the place. For this review, however, we’re going to focus on TempurPedic.com since it looks like the company is really investing in its e-commerce business to compete with a lot of the bed-in-a-box mattress brands.
On their website, TempurPedic offers free white glove delivery when you purchase any mattress in the TEMPUR line. While the mattresses might show up in a box, they will be full-size and uncompressed so that they’re ready to go on day one. Also, one reason that people seem to prefer white glove delivery (even though it takes a few days longer than UPS or FedEx) is that someone else does all the hard work and heavy lifting. Typically, the bed will be delivered by a local carrier or moving company.
TempurPedic offers a 90-night trial period once you receive the mattress. They do, however, ask that you try the bed for 30 nights, minimum, before you explore return options. And speaking of returns, they are not free typically. If you received free shipping (which you most likely did), TempurPedic charges $175 to cover return costs.
While return fees are not uncommon, there are plenty of companies (such as Purple, Leesa, Bear, and so on) that offer completely free returns during the trial window. That said, Saatva, Loom & Leaf, and Zenhaven come with white glove delivery, but there is a return fee of $99. All this is to say that we’re pleased to see that TempurPedic offers a trial window, but we always prefer to see 100% free returns.
If you end up keeping the mattress, it comes with a standard 10-year warranty, which most beds come with. We do recommend that you read the warranty info, however, since it will often stipulate acceptable bed frames and other important info.
This is not your standard online foam mattress. TempurPedic is a luxury mattress brand that charges luxury mattress prices. You can see a full pricing breakdown in the table below. Keep in mind that you’re looking at MSRP, not after-discount pricing.
|King / Cal King||$3,699|
|Split King / Cal King||$4,998|
While TempurPedic offers sales here and there, we haven’t seen them promoting individual coupon codes. Your best bet for saving money on this bed is waiting until a holiday such as Presidents’ Day or Black Friday. You might also consider regularly checking TempurPedic’s website for current promotions.
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, 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. Here’s a look at that.
As you can see, 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.
As long as you’re looking for a memory foam bed, what’s not to like with the TEMPUR-ProAdapt? We love that it comes in multiple firmness levels and that there’s a hybrid model. We really like the cover and the amount of pressure relief and support that the bed offers. We wish the price point was lower, but it’s not like this is a cheapy Amazon mattress—TempurPedic is a premium brand.
How did SY get this mattress?
|TempurPedic sent us this mattress so that we could test it and review it here on our website.|
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 other sleep-related products does TempurPedic sell on their website?
|As of early 2019, TempurPedic also sold sheets, adjustable bed frames, pillows (including the TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Pillow), a mattress topper called the TEMPUR-Topper Supreme, neck pillows, seat cushions, comforters, and much more.|
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.|
What are the advantages to buying an adjustable bed frame with the TEMPUR-ProAdapt 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.|
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.|
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.|