TEMPUR-Adapt Topper Review – The Best Pressure Relief?

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TEMPUR-Pedic was at the forefront of the memory foam revolution. Fans of the classic feel of memory foam would probably enjoy sleeping on a TEMPUR-Pedic mattress.

For those who aren’t ready to shell out for a whole new TEMPUR-Pedic mattress should take a look at the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper. It contains 3″ of soft TEMPUR-material and is meant to add that slow-moving memory foam feel to the top of any mattress.

To find out just how the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper feels, read on for my full review.

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The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper is a soft memory foam mattress topper. It should be a good match for back sleepers, side sleepers, and fans of slow-moving memory foam.

TEMPUR-Adapt Topper Video Review

Watch as I deep dive on a topper from the most well known name in foam bedding.

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The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper Might Work For…

  • Back sleepers. Those who sleep on their backs want to make sure they get a balance of comfort and support. A firm mattress might not be letting the hips sink in the proper amount. Adding the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper will soften a mattress while also providing lumbar support and contouring.
  • Side sleepers. The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper contains 3″ of very soft memory foam, so those who sleep primarily on their sides should sink into the topper and feel great pressure relief on their shoulders and hips. Even larger side sleepers should feel some added pressure relief.
  • Fans of memory foam feel. When it comes to memory foam, TEMPUR-Pedic is a classic because it has that classic slow-moving, soft feel. Again, for those who want to get the memory foam experience without buying a new mattress, this topper is a great option.
  • Those who sleep with a partner. It’s no fun being woken up by a partner’s movements, so couples should take a look at the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper. The soft memory foam will absorb each partner’s motion, isolating it to one side of the mattress. Couples who add this topper to their mattress should see fewer disturbances. And fewer arguments too!

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The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper Might Not Work For…

  • Stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers usually want to find a firmer, more supportive mattress. The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper will soften any mattress so most stomach sleepers won’t get enough support on their hips. They might feel like the center of their body is sinking into the topper, and they could feel some lower back strain.
  • Those who worry about getting stuck. The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper features very slow-moving memory foam that might make it more difficult to move around on the mattress. For those who have mobility issues or just want to be able to switch positions, this might not be the best pick.
  • Those looking for a value mattress topper. At full price, the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper is around $400 for a Queen-size and, while it is a durable, quality topper, it is priced higher than many other toppers. There are more affordable toppers out there for those who want to save money upfront.

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Construction And Options

  • The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper is 3″ thick.
  • The cover is made of a polyester blend. The bottom has a canvas-like quality, keeping the topper from shifting around on the mattress. The cover is removable and can be washed at home.
  • Inside the topper is 3″ of a TEMPUR material, a very slow-moving memory foam.
  • The topper is available in Twin, Twin Long, Double, Queen, King, and California King.
  • The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper is made in the USA.

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The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper is a soft memory foam mattress topper. It should be a good match for back sleepers, side sleepers, and fans of slow-moving memory foam.

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My Experience

Buying a mattress topper, most want to know how quickly they can use it. Will it be ready to sleep on immediately or will they have to wait?

Given that the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper contains some very soft memory foam, I expected that it would take at least 24 hours to expand, so I was surprised when the topper fully expanded in only a few hours. I was able to sleep on the topper that night and there was only a bit of off-gassing. If the topper has a serious chemical smell, leave it in a ventilated room for a few days and that should get rid of that smell.

I first wanted to know just how much the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper would soften a firmer mattress and, to do this, I placed the topper on a mattress with a firmness level of 9/10. With the topper added, the mattress now felt like a 6.5/10.  It really did soften the mattress quite a lot.

Side Sleeping On The Tempur Topper

Here is how I felt in three different sleeping positions:

  • When I am on my back, the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper is a fantastic match for me. On the firm mattress, my hips were not allowed to sink in enough, but the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper softens the mattress so that my hips sink in. At the same time, the memory foam supports my lumbar area and contours to the curves of my body.
  • Moving to my side, I feel very comfortable on this topper, and I slowly sink into the memory foam and feel little pressure on my shoulders and hips. As a larger person, I often drop through memory foam toppers but, since this is high-density memory foam, I do not have that issue with the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper. It should be a good mattress for heavier side sleepers.
  • Stomach sleeping on the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper, I am not getting the support I need because the topper does soften the mattress a fair amount. Because of this, my hips are bowing into the mattress, and I am feeling some lower back strain.

As I stated above, this does have that classic memory foam feel. It is not very responsive so it might be difficult to move around on the topper.

Looking for a mattress topper, it is important to think about warmth. Will the topper have one sleeping hotter or cooler? Well, the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper does contain memory foam, a material that is prone to sleeping hot. I can say I am sleeping hotter on the TEMPUR-Adapt Topper. However, you can upgrade your Adapt Topper to the cooling model which adds a heat-wicking cover.


The TEMPUR-Adapt Topper is a very comfortable option for back sleepers, side sleepers, and those who like that classic memory foam feel. It might not be the best option for stomach sleepers and those who are looking for something more affordable.

The topper comes with free shipping and a 25-year warranty.

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Marten Carlson

Marten is the Lead Reviewer at Mattress Clarity. He is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and covers the mattress industry as well as sleep science news. He is specifically interested in the connection between sleep and overall health. Marten has written for media publications like Consequence of Sound and received a master’s degree in Film Studies from Emory University. He comes from Franklin, Indiana, and spends all the time he can writing, directing, and acting in films.