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unbiased Tempur-Pedic Bed Review, Ratings, Comparisons and Complaints

Based on 1,844 Owner Experiences Gathered From 636 Sources

November 6, 2015

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD. Tempur-Pedic is often the standard by which other memory foam mattresses are judged. Conforming support, mattress lifespan, model variety and availability tend to be above average.

THE BAD. Tempur-Pedic is often 20-55% more expensive than mattresses with similar specs, benefits and owner satisfaction. Compared to the average mattress, Tempur-Pedic is often more difficult to move on, has a longer break-in, and is more likely to sleep hot and off gas.

THE COMPANY. Tempur-Pedic (Tempur Sealy) makes mid- to luxury-level memory foam beds costing $1,200 to $8,500. The company – in business since 1992 and headquartered in Lexington, KY – largely originated the memory foam bed market.

THE COMPETITION. Serta iComfort, Sealy Optimum, and Simmons ComforPedic are the main competition, but there are many other competitors such as Sleep Number (see Sleep Number vs Tempur-Pedic). Also see the memory foam mattress reviews – summary and the mattress comparison to learn how other brands compare to Tempur-Pedic.

Contents

Video Summary
Tempur-Pedic Ratings: Overview
Owner Satisfaction
Longevity / Lifespan Ratings
Prices
Pain Reduction
Density
Off Gassing / Initial Odor
Sleeping Hot
Temperature Sensitivity
Ease of Moving On and Getting Up Off
Sleeping Position Suitability
Mattress Weight
Motion Isolation
Sleep Quality
Noise
Love-Making Suitability
Break-In Period Duration
Return Policy
Warranty
Company Reputation Ratings
Model Prices, Specifications & Comments
Acceptable Foundations
Tempur-Pedic Ergo Adjustable Bases
Tempur-Pedic vs Sleep Number

About Our Tempur-Pedic Bed Research

Sleep Like The Dead has collected 1,800+ Tempur-Pedic bed owner reviews and comments from hundreds of credible sources. We receive no compensation in any form from any company, organization or individual to affect in any way or degree the content or findings of our research. Learn more about our unbiased and accurate research methodology.

Video Summary of Tempur-Pedic Research


Tempur-Pedic Bed Ratings: Overview

The table below shows how Tempur-Pedic rates in relation to the average mattress. Ratings are based on 1,800+ consumer reviews for the various Tempur-Pedic models including:

  CONTOUR
Collection1
CLOUD
Collection
FLEX
Collection2
CHOICE
Collection2
Sample size 1461 411 45 33
Owner satisfaction b+ b+ B B-
Lifespan b b B B3
Affordable D- D C- D
Back sleep friendly A- B+ B B+
Side sleep friendly C+4 B+ C+ B-
Front sleep friendly B- C- B B-
Easy to move on/get up off d D+ C+ C
No initial odor d+ D+ C- C-
Not a heat trap d5 D5 C- C-
Less (back) pain A- b B- A-
Motion isolation a- a- B+ B-
Edge support D+ C- B- C
Not firm when cold d D+ C- D+
Less tossing/turning A- B+ B- B
Short break-in D- d C- C-
Good for sex c- c B C-
Heavy person friendly B+ C B B
Light person friendly D b- C+ C+
Easy to lift, handle, move D- D+ D C-
Warranty C C C C
Firmness med to firm med-soft to extra-soft med-soft to firm soft to firm
Conforming support mostly high moderate low to moderate moderate
Mattress type foam foam foam / springs6 foam / air7
1 Includes GrandBed.

2 Ratings are an estimate to partial estimate due to a small sample.

3 While the durability of this model is no better than fair, its lifespan is likely better than average due to its ability to be repaired.

4 GrandBed rates above average for side sleep.

5 Breeze models have about 30% fewer complaints for heat buildup compared to the regular, non-Breeze models.

6 Flex models often have characteristics similar to hybrids in general.

7 Choice models often have characteristics similar to airbeds in general.


Owner Satisfaction

Tempur-Pedic beds overall have 81% owner satisfaction. Satisfaction for specific models can vary slightly as the chart below indicates. Tempur-Pedic's overall owner satisfaction (81%) is the same as that of memory foam mattresses overall and higher than that of all mattresses overall (72%) which includes spring, air, memory foam, latex, futon.

Tempurpedic price comparison chart
* partial estimate

Owner Satisfaction Rate by year of ownership

tempurpedic vs all mattresses

The graph above shows that after the first two years of ownership Tempur-Pedic owner satisfaction is higher than that of all mattresses overall. This is largely due to Tempur-Pedic beds historically having somewhat better longevity than the average mattress.

It should be noted that the lower years of ownership have far more owner experiences associated with them than do the higher years. The lower years, therefore, mostly determine the overall owner satisfaction rates of 81% for Tempur-Pedic and 72% for all mattresses.


Longevity / Lifespan

Most Tempur-Pedic models are fairly new to the market, and, consequently, long-term owner experience data for them is largely unavailable. What data is available suggests they have longevity similar to the more established models (such as Grand, Allura, Rhapsody) which do have significant long-term owner experience data available.

Average Ownership Length

The graph below shows that consumers on average report keeping their Tempur-Pedic mattress for about nine years. Some owners keep their bed for a considerably longer or shorter time than nine years.

Tempurpedic ownership length
0 years 9 years 18 years


Lifespan of Tempur-Pedic Vs Lifespan of Competition

Based on available owner experience data, Tempur-Pedic's longevity is likely better than that of the average memory foam mattress (and that of the average mattress overall).

Against entry-level memory foam mattresses ($700 or less), Tempur-Pedic often has about twice the lifespan. Against mid-level memory foam mattresses ($700-$1500), Tempur-Pedic likely has a smaller but still significant longevity advantage. And against luxury-level memory foam mattresses ($1500 and up) – especially offerings from Sealy, Serta and Simmons – Tempur-Pedic likely has an advantage.

Tempurpedic longevity/lifespan chart

Sagging and softening

As a Tempur-Pedic mattress ages and wears, it is normal for it to become somewhat softer and, to a limited extent, sag or develop a body impression(s) due to loss of resiliency.

Premature softening / sagging, however, is significant softening / sagging that occurs when the mattress is fairly new, namely within three years of purchase.

Based on our collected consumer experience data, about 11% of Tempur-Pedic mattress owners report premature sagging / softening to an extent that significantly undermines comfort and support. (The causes of the sagging / softening are not clear, but the weight of the sleeper does not appear to be a large factor.)

For perspective, over 20% of innerspring mattress consumers report premature sagging. In other words, Tempur-Pedic beds overall are about two times less likely to have sagging problems compared to innerspring beds overall. Innerspring beds, however, usually do not soften as they age and wear as Tempur-Pedic beds can do.

Tempur-Pedic Choice

The Tempur-Pedic Choice is different from other Tempur-Pedic models as it is an air / memory foam hybrid. The Choice's memory foam is capable over time of softening like that of the other Tempur-Pedic models. Sagging, however, is less likely with the Choice because it uses air for main support as opposed to foam or springs.

The Choice, however, can develop problems that the other Tempur-Pedic models cannot, such as air leaks and pump malfunctions / breakdowns, which can render the bed largely unusable until repaired. Learn more about air bed characteristics, pros and cons.


Prices

The chart below shows the price for the average mattress, the price for the average memory foam mattress, and the prices for the various Tempur-Pedic models.

Tempurpedic price comparison chart

About 18% of Tempur-Pedic bed owners complain about the price they paid. No other major mattress brand in our research has a higher percent of owners complaining about price. It should be mentioned, however, that most Tempur-Pedic owners say their mattress is worth the money they spent.

More information: See prices for all sizes. For how Tempur-Pedic compares to competitors on price see mattress price comparison and memory foam mattress reviews - summary.


Pain Reduction

For at least 20% of owners, Tempur-Pedic beds relieve or even eliminate pain that one may feel both in and out of bed. Relief of back, shoulder, hip and joint pain are commonly noted.

While all Tempur-Pedic models perform well overall for relieving pain, the high density Contour models likely provide at least slightly better pain relief than the other models.

Other mattresses, such as the Sleep Number Bed, may rival Tempur-Pedic's potential to reduce pain, but none significantly exceed it.

It should be noted, of course, that Tempur-Pedic beds do not relieve pain for everyone, and for about 6% of owners the beds cause pain, usually back, hip and or shoulder pain, for a variety of reasons.

tempurpedic pain relief chart

More information: See our mattresses and back pain research.


Density

Tempur-Pedic mattresses come in a variety of foam densities. See the specifications table for estimated densities of the various Tempur-Pedic models. Foam density determines many mattress characteristics, and the different densities each have their own advantages and disadvantages. For more details on density, see the memory foam density comparison.


Off Gassing / Initial Odor

Off gassing is the release of a chemical-like or musty odor that the mattresses may give off when new. It is the result of the manufacturing and or packaging process. About 17% of Tempur-Pedic bed owners report significant off gassing which is higher than the rate for both mattresses in general and most other memory foam mattress brands.

Owner experience data suggests that higher-density Tempur-Pedic mattresses, such as the Contour and Cloud models, off gas more often and more strongly than lower-density models.

Tempurpedic off gassing comparison


Off gassing Odor Amount / Severity reported by Tempur-Pedic owners

Tempur-Pedic beds (and memory foam beds in general) can vary in how much they off gas. Most owners, as the chart below shows, report little or no off gassing problem.

tempurpedic off gassing amount

Length of off gassing Period reported by Tempur-Pedic owners

Most off gassing lasts a few days but can persist considerably longer in some cases.

length of tempurpedic off gassing

More information: See our memory foam mattress off gassing research.


Sleeping Hot / Heat Retention

About 10-14% of Tempur-Pedic owners (especially owners of Contour and Cloud) report that their bed absorbs and retains their body heat resulting in an unnaturally and uncomfortably warm sleep surface – especially in summer months.

No other mattress brand included in our research has a higher percentage of owners complaining about heat being trapped than Tempur-Pedic. And woman report more heat problems with their Tempur-Pedic than men by as much as a 2-1 ratio.

To minimize such issues, most models feature a moisture-wicking cover to aid in maintaining dryness and coolness.

Breeze Models

Several Breeze models are available which have material in the cover and comfort layer designed to sleep cooler. While these models are often noticeably cool for at least the first several minutes, the coolness tends to diminish the longer one lies in the same position. Owner experience data suggests that Breeze material does reduce heat trap complaints by about 30% compared to similar models without the material.

Tempurpedic sleeping hot chart
* partial estimate

Sleep Like The Dead Editor Talks Memory Foam and Tempur-Pedic Heat Potential

More information: See our mattress heat retention research as well as Temperature Control for possible ways to combat mattress heat problems.


Temperature Sensitivity

Tempur-Pedic mattresses, especially the high density Contour models (Elite, Rhapsody, Allura, Grand), tend to be significantly firmer when cold – that is, firmer when room temperature is below about 70 degrees.

As a result, about 10% of owners complain that the bed is uncomfortably firm for the first few minutes when getting into bed or when moving to a new area of the bed during the night. The foam, however, gets softer and more comfortable as the sleeper's body warms it. By contrast, high room temperature can give the mattress a softer and "squishy" feel.

Temperature sensitivity also has an upside in that it allows the Tempur-Pedic to mold to one's body resulting in supportiveness and comfort. However, 3% of owners say they do not like the sensation of the bed molding to their body because it gives them the feeling they are sleeping in, to use their words, "mud" or "quicksand."

temperature sensitivity comparison chart


Ease of Moving On And Getting Up Off

Memory foam – especially the higher-density memory foam used in several Tempur-Pedic models – is at least somewhat sensitive to weight and temperature. This means that the sleeper may sink into the foam to some extent and that the foam may contour and mold to the sleeper's body.

This can make moving on the bed or getting up off of it difficult as at least 15% of owners report the problem. Those owners who change positions frequently, are weak from sickness or injury, or are elderly have the most complaints regarding difficulty of movement.

Many newer Tempur-Pedic models – namely Choice and Flex – provide less resistance to bodily movement than the more established models.

Tempurpedic ease of movement chart


Sleeping Position Suitability

Back sleep

Tempur-Pedic mattresses tend to perform above average for back sleep. The following indicates what tends to be true for back sleepers; your own personal evaluation may differ.

Tempurpedic back sleep chart
* partial estimate

Side Sleep

Tempur-Pedic mattresses overall perform somewhat above average for side sleep. Softer models tend to perform best especially for people under 120 pounds. The following indicates what tends to be true for side sleepers; your own personal evaluation may differ.

Tempurpedic side sleep chart
* partial estimate

Stomach (Front) sleep

Tempur-Pedic mattresses overall perform about average for stomach (front) sleep. Supportive, medium firmness models tend to perform best. However, people who are large, especially around their middle, may prefer the greater support provided by a firm model to avoid bowing in. The following indicates what tends to be true for stomach sleepers; your own personal evaluation may differ.

Tempurpedic stomach sleep chart
* partial estimate


Mattress Weight

A complaint by Tempur-Pedic owners, especially owners of thicker / more expensive models, is the heavy weight of the mattress. The weight, according to owners, causes the bed to be difficult to transport / move / handle and can make changing sheets or removing the cover difficult as well. At least two people are often needed to transport / move / handle the bed.

At least 7% of Tempur-Pedic owners have complaints about weight; no other mattress brand included in our research has a higher complaint rate regarding heavy weight.

Tempurpedic weight chart


Motion Isolation

Memory foam mattresses in general, including Tempur-Pedic, localize and absorb motion. This characteristic makes the mattresses couple friendly in that it allows one person to move around on or get up off the bed without the other person being much disturbed or disturbed at all by the movement.

Tempur-Pedic's use of higher-density foam in many of its beds may give it a slight edge in motion isolation over its less-dense competition. At least 15% of Tempur-Pedic owners praise the mattress for having good-to-excellent motion isolation.

Less than 2% of owners complain of poor motion isolation. Those that do complain are usually people who have gone from a higher-density Tempur-Pedic model to a lower-density Tempur-Pedic model. It should also be noted that motion transfer usually cannot be totally eliminated due to the use of shared linens.

Tempurpedic bed motion isolation chart
* partial estimate


Sleep Quality

tossing and turning

At least 25% of owners say they toss and turn less since sleeping on their Tempur-Pedic mattress. This is likely mainly due to the fact that the mattresses often minimize pressure points and the need to change positions to maintain comfort. Less tossing and turning may also be due to the fact that Tempur-Pedic beds, especially the high density models (Rhapsody, Allura, Grand) resist and discourage bodily movement at least somewhat.

tempurpedic tossing turning chart

Restful Sleep

At least 25% of owners report that they sleep better since they began sleeping on their Tempur-Pedic mattress. They often cite the lack of pressure points and the improved comfort and supportiveness as reasons why they sleep better. Some owners also say they sleep more efficiently on the bed. In other words, they say they sleep more soundly and can spend less time in bed as a result.

Tempurpedic restul sleep chart


Noise

With the exception of the Choice (and perhaps the Flex on rare occasion), Tempur-Pedic mattresses are silent. The mattress foundation, however, may creak, usually due to poor assembly. About 7% of Tempur-Pedic bed owners complain of a less-than-silent foundation.

The Tempur-Pedic Choice is a memory foam / air hybrid. Its level of support / firmness can be adjusted by the use of an electric air pump. The noise made by the operation of this pump may be disturbing to some sleepers.

Tempurpedic noise chart


Break-In Period Duration

Tempur-Pedic mattresses tend to have a longer than average break-in period. This is mainly a problem for side sleepers as they may experience some hip and shoulder discomfort due to high firmness. Most Tempur-Pedic owners report that their mattress fully breaks in within two month of regular use.

Tempurpedic break in period chart
* partial estimate


Love Making Suitability

Owner opinion is generally split in regard to the suitability of Tempur-Pedic mattresses for love making and cuddling. The characteristics of memory foam, especially higher-density foam, can make some aspects of love making better and some aspects worse, say owners.

The middle area of the Choice models can be less than ideal for cuddling especially if each side of the bed has a very different firmness setting.

The Flex models with their spring support system are likely the most sex friendly among the various Tempur-Pedic models for the majority of people.

Tempurpedic love making suitablity / sex
* partial estimate

More information: See the sex and mattresses comparison.


Return Policy

Tempur-Pedic's return policy when buying directly from them (by phone or online) generally gets mixed ratings. It consists of a 90-day trial period that allows the customer to return their mattress for an exchange or refund. While owners like this aspect, they do not like that they must often pay return shipping which is $175 or more.

Keep in mind that when buying a Tempur-Pedic mattress from an independent retailer they may not be obligated to honor the 90-day return policy.

Tempurpedic return policy


Warranty

The Tempur-Pedic warranty is 10 years total, non-prorated coverage. (For the Choice models, there is 5-year non-prorated coverage on pumps, hoses and remotes.) This is about average compared to all mattresses.

tempurpedic warranty ratings

Sagging Coverage

For mattresses overall, sagging is the top consumer complaint. Tempur-Pedic has among the best sagging coverage of any mattress brand. While other brands on average often require more than 1.25 inches of mattress sagging before warranty coverage kicks in, Tempur-Pedic requires only more than .75 inch.

sagging coverage comparison

Softening Covering

Tempur-Pedic's warranty covers an abnormal increase in mattress softening, but such softening is not defined leaving it open to subjective opinion. Tempur-Pedic owner experience data shows that this is a potential weakness of the warranty as softening can be just as common and problematic as sagging. In fairness, however, no other mattress company definitively covers softening either.


Company Reputation Ratings

Customer Service

Consumers generally report Tempur-Pedic's customer service to be at least adequate when helping with before- or after-sale questions, delivery issues, and warranty claim resolution.

Tempurpedic customer service chart

Specifications Transparency

This rating refers to what extent Tempur-Pedic discloses the specifications of its mattresses. Tempur-Pedic does not regularly disclose the thickness of the various layers of its mattresses nor their foam density. This can make it difficult for consumers to comparison shop and to make an informed buying decision.

tempurpedic transparency

Marketing Accuracy

This rating refers to what extent Tempur-Pedic's claims about its mattresses are factual and reasonably reflect the experience of their average customer.

Tempur-Pedic cites a study which claims that 94% of Tempur-Pedic owners are satisfied with their mattress. This rate is significantly higher than both the rate determined by Sleep Like The Dead (81%) and the aggregate satisfaction rate of owner reviews posted on Tempur-Pedic's website. Also, their claim that their Breeze models use a cooling system that "really works" may be overly optimistic as some owners report no significant cooling relief.

Aside from these possible issues, the company provides even-handed and factual information.

tempurpedic marketing accuracy

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Rating

Tempur-Pedic (Tempur Sealy International Inc.) currently has an "A+" BBB rating. Learn more about BBB ratings and what they mean.

better business bureau rating chart

BBB Rating Stability

Tempur-Pedic nearly always maintains an "A+" rating which shows a consistent company emphasis on customer care.

bbb rating stability

Number of BBB Complaints / Business Size Ratio

189 complaints against Tempur-Pedic have been closed in the past three years (64 in the past year); this number is above average for a mattress company of its size. Most complaints are for warranty and product quality issues.

bbb rating stability

Tempur-Pedic SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) Company Rating

SLTD company rating for Tempur-Pedic is "C" based on the following evaluations (1 = poor, 10 = excellent).

Product Ratings 8
Customer Service 6
Return Policy 6
Time in Business 7
Warranty 5
Specs Disclosed 2
Marketing Accuracy 4
BBB Rating 10
BBB Rating Stability 9
Number of BBB Complaints / Business Size Ratio 3
TOTAL 60

Total: 86-100 = A+ • 81-85 = A • 77-80 = A- • 73-76 = B+ • 69-72 = B • 65-68 = B- • 61-64 = C+ • 57-60 = C • 53-56 = C- • 49-52 = D+ • 45-48 = D

sltd rating tempurpedic


Tempur-Pedic Model Prices and Estimated Specifications

The table below provides current pricing and estimated specifications for the various Tempur-Pedic models. Additional sizes than what are provided below are often available including CA king, split king and split CA king. A base / foundation (usually $200-$500 depending on size) is not included in the prices below.

  Prices Thick-
ness
Comfort Layer (density) Support Layer (density) Base Layer Cover Firm-
ness*
Conform- ing Support**
Flex Prima $1600 tw
$1950 dbl
$2100 qn
$2700 kg
10" .75" memory foam (3 lbs) 1.5" memory foam (3 or 4 lbs) 7" pocket coils .75" stretch top w/ grey cloth firm low - moderate
COMMENT: Spring / foam hybrid with mostly conventional mattress characteristics and feel. Not well suited for most side sleepers. Comfort layer and cover are designed to sleep cooler longer. Has different competition from most other Tempur-Pedic models. May not be ideally suited for larger people (230+ lbs) due to 10" thickness.
Flex Supreme $2200 tw
$2550 dbl
$2700 qn
$3300 kg
11.5" 1.75" memory foam (3 lbs) 2" memory foam (3 or 4 lbs) 7" pocket coils .75" stretch top w/ grey cloth med-firm low - moderate
COMMENT: Spring / foam hybrid. Comfort layer and cover are designed to sleep cooler longer. Has different competition from most other Tempur-Pedic models.
Flex Elite $2800 tw
$3150 dbl
$3300 qn
$3900 kg
12.5" 2.75" memory foam (4 lbs) 2" memory foam (3 or 4 lbs) 7" pocket coils .75" stretch top w/ grey cloth med moderate
COMMENT: Spring / foam hybrid. Among Flex models it feels most similar to a traditional Tempur-Pedic mattress. Comfort layer and cover are designed to sleep cooler longer. Has different competition from most other Tempur-Pedic models.
Contour Supreme $1700 tw
$2050 dbl
$2200 qn
$2800 kg
11.5" 1.2" memory foam (5 lbs) 2.8" memory foam (4 or 5 lbs) 7" regular foam .75" stretch top w/ grey cloth extra firm moderate
COMMENT: Firmest Tempur-Pedic model and not well suited for most side sleepers. Closest in similarity to discontinued Classic bed.
Contour Elite $2700 tw
$3050 dbl
$3200 qn
$3800 kg
12.5" 2" memory foam (7 lbs) 3" memory foam (4 or 5 lbs) 7" regular foam .75" moisture wicking stretch top firm moderate - high
COMMENT: --
Contour Rhapsody Luxe $3000 tw
$3500 qn
$4100 kg
13.5" 1.2" memory foam (7 lbs) 3.8" memory foam (4 lbs) 8" regular foam .75" moisture wicking stretch top med- firm high
COMMENT: Somewhat more conforming than Contour Rhapsody Breeze. Closest in similarity to discontinued Celebrity bed. Extended break-in period possible.
Contour Rhapsody Breeze $3400 tw
$3900 qn
$4500 kg
12" 1.2" memory foam (7 lbs) 2.8" memory foam (4 lbs) 8" regular foam cooling material w/ suede med- firm moderate - high
COMMENT: Comfort layer and cover are designed to sleep cooler longer. Has about 30% fewer complaints for heat buildup compared to Rhapsody Luxe. Slightly firmer than Rhapsody Luxe. Extended break-in period possible.
contour Allura $3800 tw
$4300 qn
$4900 kg
13.5" 2" memory foam pillowtop (7 lbs) 2.8" memory foam (5 lbs) 8.6" regular foam silk blend w/ suede med- firm high
COMMENT: Tempur-Pedic's only pillowtop model. Extended break-in period possible.
Grandbed $7500 qn
$8600 kg
15" 3.2" memory foam (7 lbs) 4" memory foam (5 lbs) 8" regular foam quilted silk / cash- mere w/ suede med- soft very high
Comment: Ultra luxurious, conforming and heavy. Extended break-in period possible.
Cloud Prima $1200 tw
$1550 dbl
$1700 qn
$2300 kg
10" 1.2" memory foam (4 or 5 lbs) 1.6" memory foam (4 or 5 lbs) 7" regular foam .75" moisture wicking stretch top med low - moderate
COMMENT: May not be ideally suited for larger people (230+ lbs) due to 10" thickness.
Cloud Supreme $2000 tw
$2350 dbl
$2500 qn
$3100 kg
11.5" 1.2" memory foam (4.1 lbs) 1.6" memory foam (5.3 lbs) 8" regular foam .75" moisture wicking stretch top med- soft low - moderate
COMMENT: --
Cloud Supreme Breeze $2700 tw
$3200 qn
$3800 kg
11" 2" memory foam (4.1 lbs) 2" memory foam (5.3 lbs) 7" regular foam cooling material w/ suede med- soft moderate
COMMENT: Comfort layer and cover are designed to sleep cooler longer. Has about 35% fewer complaints for heat buildup compared to Cloud Supreme. Sleeps at least slightly cooler than other Breeze models.
Cloud Elite $2700 tw
$3050 dbl
$3200 qn
$3800 kg
12.5" 2" memory foam (4.1 lbs) 2" memory foam (5.3 lbs) 8" regular foam .75" stretch top w/ grey cloth soft moderate
COMMENT: --
Cloud Luxe $3200 tw
$3700 qn
$4300 kg
13.5" 2" memory foam (4.1 lbs) 3" memory foam (7 lbs) 8" regular foam .75" moisture wicking stretch top extra soft moderate
COMMENT: Tempur-Pedic's softest model. Not well suited for most stomach sleepers.
Cloud Luxe Breeze $4200 tw
$4700 qn
$5300 kg
13" 2.75" memory foam (4.1 lbs) 2" memory foam (7 lbs) 8.25" regular foam cooling material w/ suede extra soft moderate
COMMENT: Comfort layer and cover are designed to sleep cooler longer. Has about 30% fewer complaints for heat buildup compared to Cloud Luxe. Not well suited for most stomach sleepers.
Choice Supreme $2700 tw
$3200 qn
$3800 kg
13" 3" memory foam (3 or 4 lbs) air chambers for head / foot and lumbar stretch top med to firm moderate
COMMENT: Air / foam hybrid. Its mechanical nature allows for adjustable firmness / support for each side. 15%+ of owners report problems needing repair. Competitor to Sleep Number (model m7 especially).
Choice Luxe $3200 tw
$3700 qn
$4300 kg
14" 5" memory foam (3 or 4 lbs) air chambers for head / foot and lumbar stretch top soft to med- firm moderate
COMMENT: Air / foam hybrid. Its mechanical nature allows for adjustable firmness / support for each side. 15%+ of owners report problems needing repair. Competitor to Sleep Number (model m7 especially).

* Back sleepers tend to prefer medium to firm; side sleepers medium to soft; and stomach sleepers medium. Learn more.
** The higher the conforming support, the slower the mattress will respond and the more it will tend to strongly contour and mold to the sleeper's body. This can provide equalized support and minimization of pressure points, but it can also make it somewhat difficult to move on the bed and get up off of it. Learn more.


Tempur-Pedic Mattress Foundation

Tempur-Pedic requires that their mattresses use a "firm, solid-surface, non-spring foundation or adjustable bed base." If an unacceptable foundation is used, the mattress warranty will be voided according to Tempur-Pedic. Of course, using a properly assembled foundation sold by Tempur-Pedic will eliminate the risk of using an improper foundation.


Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Bed Bases

Tempur-Pedic Ergo adjustable bed bases allow a person to raise the head and foot of their mattress for comfort, heath and convenience benefits. See how Ergo adjustables compare to the competition.


Tempur-Pedic Vs Sleep Number

Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number beds have similar owner satisfaction rates but often different pros and cons. See Tempur-Pedic vs Sleep Number for a detailed comparison.


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