TEMPUR-Pedic is known for their high-end line of memory foam mattresses. The company transformed the industry more than two decades ago when they took memory foam mattresses mainstream. The foam used was originally developed for NASA as a material to cushion aircraft seats but was introduced to consumers through the TEMPUR-Pedic mattress brand in 1992.
The company went public in 2003 and then merged with Sealy Corporation in 2012. Currently, they are manufacturing in their factories in Virginia, New Mexico, and El Salvador.
- TEMPUR-ProAdapt Series
- TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Series
- TEMPUR-breeze Series
This review will take a look at the collection of their mattresses as a whole. We’ll include who we think should consider a TEMPUR-Pedic bed and which series and model you might be interested in.
We also have detailed breakdowns for each series that you can check out once you have a good idea of which one might be right for you.
Who Should Be Interested In Tempur-Pedic Mattresses
Those Who Prefer The Contouring Feel of Memory Foam.
Memory foam beds are not for everybody but those who enjoy the feel of memory foam really tend to like it a lot. I would only look at TEMPUR-Pedic if you are specifically seeking out memory foam. If you aren’t sure, try and test out a memory foam mattress that’s available to you and see if you enjoy the feel. If you do, then any one of the TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses could be a great fit for you.
Someone Looking For Pain Reduction
The mattresses are great at providing pain relief and that’s a big reason people love TEMPUR-Pedic. The high-quality memory foam reduces the pressure points, allowing for a comfortable sleeping experience that doesn’t hurt the hips, shoulders, or neck.
At the same time, their collection of models, especially the higher density models, do a great job of conforming to the contours of a person’s body. That promotes spinal alignment and ensures the back can be in its natural, healthy position throughout the night. If you are looking for a mattress that can provide pain reduction, TEMPUR-Pedic might be a good place to look.
Someone Who Has Trouble Sleeping Smoothly Sleep Throughout The Night
TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses do an especially good job of relieving pressure points. People tend to wake up in the middle of the night when there is too much pressure on either the hips, back, or shoulders. People will wake up with soreness or the feeling of numbness because of that pressure. The brand does a great job of addressing this issue, and most people will sleep better throughout the night as a result.
TEMPUR-Pedic does an especially good with motion transfer (especially the higher density models). So if you sleep with a partner and that person moves around in the bed, you likely will not be disturbed by that movement. This can really improve the overall quality of sleep for both partners. TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses are frequently one of our top picks when it comes to great mattresses for couples.
Who Might Not Want To Get A Tempur-Pedic Mattress?
Those Who Are Used To The Traditional Innerspring Feel
Generally speaking, people tend to either love or hate the feeling of memory foam. There are “memory foam people” and those who just don’t like the feeling. The traditional innerspring (steel coil) feel is quite different from what you get from most TEMPUR-Pedic models If you prefer a more traditional style mattress that includes an innerspring coil system, you can look at a TEMPUR-Pedic hybrid model but even that may have too much foam.
You Don’t Plan On Having The Mattress For A Long Time
TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses tend to be higher priced in comparison to some newer bed-in-a-box brands but they’re also more durable in comparison. Mattresses are a long term investment and the longer your mattresses stay in good shape and provides good support, the higher its value is. If you don’t plan on keeping the mattress for more than a few years, perhaps you can get better value from other options.
Those Looking For A Bouncier, More Resilient Feel
There are many mattresses that provide a bouncier, springier feel to them. Latex, for example, is well known for being “bouncy,” and supportive – a quality some people prefer over the slower, sinking feeling of memory foam. TEMPUR-Pedic is all about the slow response and pressure relief of memory foam.
Those With Budget Constraints
TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses come in a range of pricing but they’re not budget beds. If you have limited funds, they might be out of your price range. The most affordable series is TEMPUR-Adapt, which starts at $2,199 for a Queen option.
Which TEMPUR-Pedic Model Should I Get?
This really comes down to your budget and your personal preferences. Here are a few things you should note about their line of mattresses.
- The softer the model, the more expensive it is. If you want something that’s softer over firmer, you’ll need to expect to pay more for your TEMPUR-Pedic. If you want something firmer, then you are in luck because those models are generally less expensive.
- Breeze models are effective but pricier. Breeze models do an effective job at keeping the mattress cool, but they are the most expensive line within the brand. I would recommend doing this only if you are especially sensitive to sleeping hot.
- Thicker models tend to be more expensive. As you would expect, thicker materials are going to be more expensive. Some people, like heavier people, for example, should get a thicker mattress, but not everyone needs to do so.
Note About TEMPUR-Pedic Specifications
TEMPUR-Pedic does not lay out the specific layers and construction of their models online. We always do our best to give you as much insight into the construction as possible but you won’t be able to see it layer by layer online.
Does the TEMPUR-Pedic Mattress Sleep Hot?
There have been some complaints with some models that they can “sleep hot.” If you are especially sensitive to this, they have come out with TEMPUR-breeze collection aims specifically to address this issue. If you are looking for the best Tempur-Pedic model, the TEMPUR-breeze series might be up there for consideration but they are more expensive.
See also our article on getting the best memory foam mattress.
TEMPUR-Pedic was the company that really made the memory foam mattress category happen. They have a great collection of memory foam mattresses (and some hybrid options) that can be a great option for the right person.
The truth is that TEMPUR-Pedic beds aren’t for everyone, as some people will not like the memory foam feel. For others, they may be out of the budget. If you are considering a bed – they do provide an intriguing set of options for those who are looking for a great memory foam mattress.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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