If you're tired of waking up unrested, aggravated and sore, it may be time to consider treating yourself to a new mattress. Specifically, it may be time to upgrade to a TEMPUR-Pedic. According to chiropractor Dr. Ashley Cruz of Cruz Chiropractic & Wellness, a huge benefit of TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses is they are “excellent at adapting to the shape of the body while still maintaining support,” which means you get ultimate comfort without compromising.
After speaking with Dr. Cruz to better understand what makes a TEMPUR-Pedic different from other memory foam mattresses, we researched the company’s product line and read countless reviews to figure out just who could benefit from each model. Our personal favorite is the TEMPUR-Adapt in medium firmness for its intersection of price, shape conformity and pressure relief.
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt Medium Firmness
More affordable than other options
Available in memory foam and hybrid
Not too cooling
Less foam than other options
While all of the mattresses available in TEMPUR-Pedic’s Adapt line are great, the original TEMPUR-Adapt in medium firmness is our go-to pick for its combination of quality and price. There are more affordable options that the company sells, but in our view, this mattress is the best bang for your buck. Starting with its use of TEMPUR-Pedic’s original material, you know you’re purchasing a product that’s time tested and effective.
The smaller 11-inch profile does not shortchange you on any of the features you’ve come to love and expect from TEMPUR-Pedic, offering you shape conformity and pressure relief alike. The TEMPUR material adapts all night to your own personal weight, shape and temperature for a highly personalized night of sleep, while pressure points are absorbed to offer pressure relief. And if you aren’t a solo sleeper, breathe easy because the Adapt offers superior motion transfer elimination so you and your partner won’t disrupt one another if you need to get up.
One drawback with this mattress is it isn’t as cooling as others, such as the TEMPUR-breeze Probreeze Medium Hybrid. But with no shortage of customer reviews saying things like “it was worth every penny. I've had it for almost 3 years and it is still the same quality it was the first day it was delivered,” you can rest assured this mattress is a winner.
Price at time of publish: $2,449 for a Queen
Mattress type: Memory foam (or hybrid) | Firmness: Medium | Sleeping positions: Back, side, stomach | Thickness: 11 inches
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt LuxeAdapt (Soft)
Great pressure point relief
Suitable for all types of sleepers
Motion transfer elimination
Not very cooling
TEMPUR-Pedic’s LuxeAdapt mattress takes what you love about the Adapt and goes a step further with 40 percent more TEMPUR material, which makes it the most conforming of the three Adapt options. Unlike the ProAdapt, the Luxe is two inches thicker and offers 9 centimeters (that’s an additional four centimeters) of TEMPUR-ES in the comfort layer. The result? A night of sleep in a bed that’s shockingly conforming and comfortable.
One drawback with this mattress is it’s one of the brand’s pricier options, coming in at over $4,000. However, with the quality of the mattress and TEMPUR-Pedic’s 10-year warranty, the purchase can be viewed as more of an investment, with one purchaser saying, “It's definitely worth the money to finally get a good night's sleep.”
Price at time of publish: $4,149 for a Queen
Mattress type: Memory foam | Firmness: Soft, Firm | Sleeping positions: Back, side, stomach | Thickness: 13 inches
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Medium Firmness
Lower price point
Option of medium and medium hybrid
Two layers of TEMPUR material
Sleeps hot for some
Box spring incompatible
As one of the more affordable options, the TEMPUR-Cloud provides a lot of value for your dollar if you’re in the market for a different mattress. Available in both medium and medium-hybrid, there’s something for everyone with this mattress. The medium option features four layers designed to provide motion isolation while still conforming to your body. Specifically, the TEMPUR Comfort layer is designed to offer added cushioning for every part of your body, while the TEMPUR Support layer conforms to you to offer pressure relief.
One drawback with this particular mattress is it sleeps a bit hotter than other TEMPUR-Pedics. But that hasn’t stopped it from achieving over 900 5-star reviews. And for its price, you’re certainly getting a lot of mileage from your dollar with one reviewer referring to it as, “Hands down the simplest and most affordable solution to a better night's sleep.”
Price at time of publish: $2,199 for a Queen
Mattress type: TEMPUR-Material | Firmness: Medium | Sleeping positions: Back, side, stomach | Thickness: 10 inches
Best for Back Pain
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt ProAdapt Medium Hybrid
Pressure-relieving TEMPUR-APR material
Suitable for all sleepers
May have an adjustment period
Too thin for some
As Dr. Cruz tells us, TEMPUR-Pedic’s “material relieves tension on major pressure points on the back as it morphs to the shape, weight, and temperature of each individual.” And the TEMPUR ProAdapt Medium Hybrid mattress does just that by providing 20 percent more TEMPUR material than the standard option. With a focus on pressure relief thanks to four centimeters of TEMPUR-APR (the company’s most pressure-relieving material yet) combined with a TEMPUR-ES Comfort layer, you’ll enjoy comfort that’s also soft and supportive.
One drawback with this particular mattress model is it can take some time to adjust. However, there’s no shortage of purchasers who are thrilled with the results for their backs, with one stating, “My first TEMPUR-Pedic mattress and I was amazed with a longer sleep and no back pain.”
Price at time of publish: $3,349 for a Queen
Mattress type: Hybrid | Firmness: Medium | Sleeping positions: Back, side, stomach | Thickness: 12 inches
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-breeze ProBreeze Medium Hybrid
Cooling for hot sleepers
Choice of soft or firm
Offers excellent pressure relief
Can be too cold for some
If you’re looking for a night of sleep that’s equal parts comfortable and cooling, it’s going to be hard to beat TEMPUR-Pedic’s TEMPUR-breeze, specifically the ProBreeze model. With four unique layers dedicated to different cooling features, you’re in for a chilly treat. At the bottom, ventilated TEMPUR-APR material provides maximum breathability. Above that, TEMPUR-CM+ material cycles the normally trapped heat and humidity in your covers out through the mattress. PureCool+ technology above that absorbs excessive heat, while the SmartClimate Cover system offers a cool feel directly on your skin.
One drawback for this mattress is its higher price tag. However, if you’re someone who sleeps hot and needs the support of a hybrid, this bed will do just the trick. As noted by one customer, “The Breeze keeps us from being too hot, and the hybrid is a nice combination that gives good support.”
Price at time of publish: $4,449 for a Queen
Mattress type: Memory foam | Firmness: Soft, Firm | Sleeping positions: Back, side stomach | Thickness: 12 inches
Our pick for the best overall TEMPUR-Pedic mattress is the TEMPUR-Adapt in medium firmness. For its price, the Adapt offers elite pressure relief and limited motion transfer. If you’re looking for an option that’s better for cooling, you can’t go wrong with the TEMPUR-breeze ProBreeze Medium Hybrid. The four individual layers designed for cooling and the hybrid build ensure you’ll have a night of sleep that’s as cool as it is comfortable.
What to Look for in TEMPUR-Pedic Mattresses
As Dr. Cruz tells us, “Their highly adaptable and almost elastic quality makes the TEMPUR-Pedic an amazing option for any sleep position!” Plus, with different firmness options, you can really hone in on exactly what you need as a stomach, side, or back sleeper. For example, if you’re a stomach sleeper who needs something more firm to keep your spine aligned, we recommend the TEMPUR-Adapt LuxeAdapt. This firmer option will help your neck and spine maintain alignment while 40 percent more TEMPUR ensures the most body-conforming night of sleep available.
While all of the Tempur-Pedic mattresses feature patented TEMPUR material foams, the layering is unique in each one. As a result, the mattresses vary in thickness and design depending on the model. For a very solid foundation, we recommend the TEMPUR-Cloud for its sturdy base layer that offers long-term durability and comfort. Plus, it provides a great foundation for the comfort and support layers directly above it.
Comfort Level (Firmness)
Tempur-Pedic offers mattresses that range from soft to firm, so whatever you may need, you can trust that the brand has you covered. If you’re someone who needs a little bit more give to feel comfortable, you can find soft options that will meet your needs. Conversely, if you’re a fan of a firmer mattress, TEMPUR-Pedic has you covered. If you need something with unparalleled comfort that still allows you to move, we recommend the TEMPUR-breeze ProBreeze Medium Hybrid. Not only does it provide the support of a hybrid, but it’ll also keep you from waking up hot and sweaty.
It’s important to note when purchasing a Tempur-Pedic mattress that you’re buying a memory foam mattress. But not all memory foams are the same, and according to Dr. Cruz, TEMPUR-Pedics are known for “adapting to the shape of the body while still maintaining support” Additionally, a TEMPUR-Pedic is able to constantly go back “to its original shape due to its viscoelastic polyurethane foam.”
Are TEMPUR-Pedics worth the money?
According to Dr. Cruz, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” because you can very likely find one within your own financial restrictions, “There are many tiers of TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses that can fit different budgets and needs.” It’s also worth looking at a TEMPUR-Pedic as an investment. If you’re someone who wakes up with pain each morning, it may be in your best interest to buy a mattress that will fix that, even if it's a little more than you were originally hoping to spend. Just be sure to take care of it, and it will last!
What is the average life of a TEMPUR-Pedic mattress?
While the mileage you get from a TEMPUR-Pedic mattress will vary depending on your use, the chatbot on the website says “Although our warranty covers for 10 years, many customers say they last much longer!” It’s important to note, however, that while other mattress brands will recommend rotating a mattress to make them last longer, TEMPUR-Pedic doesn’t recommend that because each mattress has a top-side that’s specific for sleeping.
Is a box spring necessary for TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses?
A box spring is not only unnecessary, but TEMPUR-Pedic also says you shouldn’t use one at all. While traditional box springs offer a bit of give, TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses function best with a sturdy and solid base underneath. Additionally, it’s important to note that the warranty does not cover things like “inappropriate foundation use,” which is another reason to avoid box springs.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Jack Byram is a commerce writer who has written countless articles about all things mattress, bed, and sleep related. He has spoken with numerous sleep experts to better understand how people can optimize their sleep. For this article he researched all of TEMPUR-Pedic’s products and read countless customer reviews to better understand what makes each individual one so great. He also spoke with chiropractor Dr. Ashley Cruz of Cruz Chiropractic & Wellness to further understand just who these mattresses are ideal for and what makes them so great.