Which Is The Best Tempur-Pedic Mattress?

Which Is The Best Tempur-Pedic Mattress?

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At Mattress Clarity, we get a lot of questions about the Tempur-Pedic line of mattresses, and for good reason too.  They are some of the most popular and best-selling mattresses in the world.

A lot of people ask which is the best Tempur-Pedic mattress.  Our answer is always that there is no one best Tempurpedic mattress.  It depends on what your budget is, what your sleeping preferences are, etc.

Knowing that there is no one best model, we thought it would maybe be helpful to run through and make a case for each mattress and why it might be the best fit for someone and why it might not be the best fit for someone.

Tempur-Contour Supreme

Arguments For It

  • Second most affordable mattress in the entire line
  • Can be great for those with back pain issues
  • Can be a good fit for stomach and back sleepers

Arguments Against It

  • Too firm for most side sleepers
  • Could be even too firm for some stomach and back sleepers

Read our full Contour Supreme review.

Tempur-Contour Elite

Arguments For It

  • Can be great for people with back pain issues
  • Can be great for stomach or back sleepers who don’t want a 10/10 firmness

Arguments Against It

  • Still probably too firm for most side sleepers
  • $800 more than the Contour Supreme, which is a very similar mattress

Read our full Contour Elite review.

Tempur-Contour Elite Breeze

Arguments For It

  • Same quality as the Contour Elite, but it will definitely sleep cooler

Arguments Against It

  • Some may question whether the additional $1,000 is worth it for the benefit that you get

See our Contour Elite Breeze review

Tempur-Contour Rhapsody Luxe

Arguments For It

  • Highly contouring mattress
  • Great for people with back pain issues
  • Good for people looking for a medium firm mattress

Arguments Against It

  • Some may question whether it’s worth $500 more than the Contour Elite
  • May still be too firm for side sleepers

Read our full Contour Rhapsody Luxe review.

Tempur-Flex Prima

Arguments For It

  • Has a more accessible price point than a lot of other models
  • Has a good middle-of-the-road firmness level
  • Has a more responsive feel than other models

Arguments Against It

  • Doesn’t have the slow-moving feel Tempur-Pedic is known for that some people love
  • Could be too firm for some side sleepers / too soft for some back/stomach sleepers

See our Flex Prima review

Tempur-Cloud Prima

Arguments For It

  • Has the most accessible price of the Cloud collection
  • Has a medium softness that might be accessible to more people

Arguments Against It

  • Might not be thick enough for some sleepers
  • Some side sleepers might want a softer mattress

See our Cloud Prima review

Tempur-Flex Supreme

Arguments For It

  • Has good pressure relief with some bounce as well
  • Has a medium firmness level that can cater to people sleeping in multiple positions

Arguments Against It

  • Some may question whether it is worth the extra $600 over the Flex Prima
  • Doesn’t have the slower-response Tempur-Pedic is known for that some people love

See our Flex Supreme review

Tempur-Flex Supreme Breeze

Arguments For It

  • Sleeps cooler than other models

Arguments Against It

  • Some will question whether it’s worth an additional $1,000 to potentially sleep cooler

See our Flex Supreme Breeze review

Tempur-Cloud Supreme

Arguments For It

  • Has nice softness and pressure relief but for much less than other Cloud models
  • Can be good for side sleepers and some back/stomach sleepers

Arguments Against It

  • Some side sleepers might want something even softer
  • May be too soft for many back/stomach sleepers

Read our full Cloud Supreme review.

Tempur-Cloud Supreme Breeze

Arguments For It

  • Sleeps cooler than the Cloud Supreme

Arguments Against It

  • Some will question whether it’s really worth the additional $1,000 compared to the non-Breeze version

See our Cloud Supreme Breeze review

Tempur-Flex Elite

Arguments For It

  • The most luxurious of the Flex models
  • Has a nice soft feel while also being responsive

Arguments Against It

  • Some may question whether it’s worth the additional $600 compared to the Flex Supreme
  • Some may still want the slow-moving feel Tempur-Pedic is known for
  • May be too soft for back/stomach sleepers

See our Flex Elite review

Tempur-Cloud Elite

Arguments For It

  • You get a plush, luxurious feel at $500 less than the Cloud Luxe
  • Great for pressure relief for side sleepers

Arguments Against It

  • May be too soft for back and stomach sleepers
  • Cloud Supreme may be better value, as it is pretty similar but $700 cheaper

Read our full Cloud Elite review.

Tempur-Cloud Luxe

Arguments For It

  • Has the softest, most “luxurious” feel of any mattress
  • Has great pressure relief for side sleepers

Arguments Against It

  • Too expensive for a lot of people
  • Too soft for most back or stomach sleepers

Read our full Cloud Luxe review.

Tempur-Cloud Luxe Breeze

Arguments For It

  • The most luxurious mattress in the line
  • Sleeps cooler than the non-Breeze equivalent

Arguments Against It

  • People will question the value given it’s $1,000 more expensive than the non-Breeze version

See our Cloud Luxe Breeze review

Conclusion

As you can see, which mattress is best for you depends on your budget, sleeping position, feel preferences, propensity to sleep hot, etc (see our overall Tempur-Pedic reviews).  There is definitely no one best Tempur-Pedic model for everyone.  If you understand the main differences between all the models, you’ll be able to make a much more informed decision on which one you should get.

About the Author Joe Auer

Joe has been working in the mattress industry for a number of years and is an active reviewer on Mattress Clarity.

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Jared Hammer says December 23, 2016

Hey Joe, just curious how something like the Leaf & Loom compares to something like the Tempur-Flex Supreme Breeze. I sleep on all sides.
I’m planning on getting one for an adjustable bed, and while I’ve decided money is not a concern when it comes to where I’m going to spend half of the next 10+ years of my life, I also see no reason to spend more for a name without a reason.
Though I will say the Tempur-pedic is probably the most wonderful thing I’ve laid on, it also was only for a few minutes in a store.

Thanks in advance,

Jared

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Jeri says March 13, 2017

question – I bought the tempur-pedic flex supreme breeze – and it is too firm – I am a side sleeper and get a real bad left hip pressure point, meaning the mattress is too firm – which would be a better fit for me the the cloud elite or cloud luxe. I like plush.

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Donna Romero says April 4, 2017

I am interested in purchasing a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Costco has them on sale right now until 4/16/17. The only mattresses they have left in a queen is the Temper-Pedic Cloud Supreme and the Contour Select. I read your review for the Cloud Supreme. However, you did not have a review for the Contour Select. Could you please give me some information about this mattress? I need to decide if I’d like to purchase one of these mattresses before they sell out. I would really appreciate your advice. Thank You!

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