Tempur-Pedic are legends in the mattress world. Their products arguably represent the very best that can currently be made with modern technology. They have unbeatable levels of comfort, support, and provide one of the coolest sleeping surfaces on the planet.
But, if you want to own one then you better have deep pockets, because while they’re amazing – they’re not cheap.
With that in mind, today we are going to take an in-depth look at Tempur-Pedic and their mattresses. We’re going to see what’s inside them, why they are so expensive, and decide if they are worth the money.
Let’s get started.
Key Components to Tempur-Pedic Mattresses
Tempur-Pedic mattresses are hybrid products, which means that they are made from several layers of different material that have been stacked on top of one another. This allows the mattress to combine the beneficial properties of different materials to create a better overall product.
Below we will look at each of the layers that you’ll find in a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Not all of their mattresses will include all of the layers, but you’ll find the majority of them in all of their products.
Easy Refresh Top Cover – This is the top layer of every Tempur-Pedic mattress. It’s a soft and durable covering layer that’s machine washable. It provides a comfortable sleeping surface and allows heat to be transferred down to the lower layers where it can be removed more effectively. It’s a premium quality covering, but it’s not all that interesting compared to the bulk of this mattress.
Smart Climate System – This layer is located directly underneath the top cover and it’s made up of two separate layers. The top section has been designed to draw moisture (aka sweat) that most people naturally produce during the night away from the sleeper. The second section is where the “Smart Climate” system is. This part is a thermal regulator that provides the sleeper with a cool sleeping surface through the use of some pretty advanced materials.
Comfort Layer – This layer is where the magic starts to happen in a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Tempur-Pedic’s products are mainly made up of a proprietary material (called Tempur) that the company has engineered themselves. It was created to improve upon the already impressive properties of memory foam while eliminating some of its inherent downsides.
Tempur mainly improves upon memory foam by increasing the adaptability of the material. This means that it’s much more responsive to pressure and will contour to the shape of your body much more accurately than traditional memory foam. This provides much more comfort and support than memory foam (which is saying something, because memory foam is already darn good).
This increased adaptability also has the effect of reducing the number of pressure points that are felt by the sleeper and instead distributes the weight of your body much more evenly. Again this is something that memory foam already does a decent job at (memory foam is much better than traditional foam or latex at this). However, Tempur takes this to a whole new level.
Tempur-Pedic also solved one of the biggest issues with memory foam when they created Tempur – heat retention.
As you may (or may not) already know, memory foam has an unshakable reputation for overheating during the night. It’s an incredible insulator, which means that any body heat that is produced becomes trapped in the mattress. This results in a warmer sleeping surface and an uncomfortable night’s sleep.
Admittedly, memory foam has come a long way since the first mattresses that were made from the material. Researchers have developed unique and innovative ways to increase its heat dissipation capabilities. Things like cooling gel are added to reduce heat retention, and open cell designs allow for better ventilation and airflow.
While these modifications do make some significant improvements on standard memory foam, it is still a memory foam product. Which means it still gets hotter than many people would find ideal.
While Tempur has very similar properties to memory foam (albeit improved ones), it is not the same material. It has been designed from the bottom up to not have the overheating issues inherent in traditional memory foam. As such, it provides a cooler sleeping surface than any form of memory foam could ever dream of achieving.
There are several different varieties of Tempur. The only difference between them is that they are different densities, apart from that they are the exact same material.
Response Layer – This layer is made from a variation of Tempur called Tempur-Response (this layer is not found in all of their mattresses). It’s the exact same material we talked about above except its composition has been altered to make it more responsive to pressure. It’s been added to provide the sleeper with additional support and to deliver a more natural, springy feel to the product.
Dynamic Support Layer – Again this layer is not found in all of Tempur-Pedic’s products. If the mattress has a response layer, it will have a dynamic support layer too. This layer utilizes individually wrapped coils to provide support.
The coils are not connected to one another which means they only compress when direct pressure is applied to them. This creates a contouring effect similar to memory foam (just with coils instead of foam). It’s designed to work hand in hand with the response layer in a symbiotic relationship that creates a comfortable supportive mattress.
Support Layer – Tempur-Pedic products that don’t have the response layer and the dynamic support layer inside them will have a support layer instead. This is a thick slab of pure Tempur (the standard variety). It does a similar job to the response layer, providing support and allowing for even weight distribution, but it doesn’t have to rely on coils to do so.
Base Layer – The base layer in all of Tempur-Pedic’s products is pretty standard. There’s not much that a good base layer needs to do except provide reliable stability and support. It gets the job done, but there’s not much else to say.
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Coupons
Tempur-Pedic occasionally releases coupons, but unless it’s a holiday you shouldn’t expect them to be super generous.
They’ll randomly release free shipping and small free gift codes throughout the year. For bigger holidays you may find 10% off or $XXX off coupons, but it’s not guaranteed.
We don’t recommend you wait around to see if they release one.
How Much Do Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Cost?
Tempur-Pedic are one of the most expensive mattress manufacturers in the world. As we mentioned earlier their products represent the very best money can buy. As such, if you’re looking for a bargain, you should look elsewhere.
Their twin mattresses start at around $2,050 and they range up to around $3,200 for their California king sized products.
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Review
As is tradition on this site, we’re going to break down this review section into the 4 main things we like to judge mattresses on – support, comfort, thermal regulation, and price.
It’s hard to create a material that’s more supportive than memory foam, but Tempur-Pedic has managed to do it. The Tempur material that all of Tempur-Pedic’s products are made from will contour to your body in a way that makes memory foam look like concrete.
It’s hard to overstate just how supportive these products are. They make all of Tempur-Pedic’s mattresses a great choice for people with back and joint pain issues (which will largely be eliminated).
All 3 of Tempur-Pedic’s mattresses are some of the most comfortable things we have ever had the pleasure of lying down on. The incredible weight distribution properties of the Tempur material create the unusual effect of you feeling like you’re being cradled by the mattress while simultaneously floating on top of it. It’s amazing, it’s hard to describe, and it provides more comfort than you ever thought possible.
Despite having the same properties as memory foam, Tempur is not memory foam and as such, it doesn’t sleep hot.
The heat dissipation properties of Tempur are probably the main reason why this product is so expensive. A huge amount of research and development resources were devoted to keeping this wonder material cool. Tempur-Pedic’s products stay as cool (or cooler) than any other product on the market, regardless of what they’re made from.
The only thing that we can’t honestly commend Tempur-Pedic on is the price of their products. We honestly think that considering the quality of mattress that you’re getting, Tempur-Pedic’s products are fairly priced. In our opinion, they’re worth every single cent.
However, that being said, there’s no getting around the fact that they’re not cheap. You’re going to need deep pockets to be able to consider them as a viable option.
Pros And Cons
- Pro – Impeccable support
- Pro – Mind boggling comfort
- Pro – Exceptionally cool sleeping surface
- Pro – Super soft covering layer
- Pro – Great for people with joint and back pain
- Pro – No motion transfer
- Con – Could be a little cheaper
Commonly Asked Questions
Do Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Come with a Warranty?
Tempur-Pedic has a generous and comprehensive 10-year warranty included with all their mattresses. If you’re unlucky enough to receive a product that has a manufacturing defect they’ll repair or replace it free of charge, they’ll even pay the shipping.
Are Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Firm or Soft?
Tempur-Pedic currently has three different mattresses on the market, a soft, a medium, and a firm. The firmness of the mattress determines which of the layers we described at the start of this article are utilized in its construction. As such, you’ll be able to get a great night’s sleep, regardless of how firm you like your sleeping surface.
Do Tempur-Pedic’s Mattresses Sleep Cool or Hot?
For many people, the best thing about a Tempur-Pedic mattress is how cool they are. The Tempur material itself has been designed to be very good at heat dissipation. It allows you to have the supportive comfort of memory foam without the associated heat retention issues. Tempur-Pedic also includes a cooling smart climate system in their uppermost layers which provides further heat dissipation properties (and a cool to the touch feel).
In a nutshell, all of Tempur-Pedic’s mattresses are guaranteed to provide you with one of the coolest night’s sleep on the planet (regardless of how hot you sleep or how warm your local climate is).
How long does a Tempur-Pedic mattress last?
As you’d expect with a product that costs between $2,000 and $3,000 – these mattresses are made to last. You’ll easily get between 15 to 25 years of use out of them before you notice any kind of degradation at all.
Are Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Good for Side, Back or Stomach Sleepers?
As you may know, different sleeping positions require different densities for optimum support and spinal alignment. As Tempur-Pedic make mattresses in all 3 different levels of firmness you’ll be able to find a product that is perfect for you, regardless of how you sleep.
We Recommend Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for People That:
Realize A Mattress Is A Long-Term Investment – There’s no getting around the fact that paying $3,000 for a mattress is an eye-watering amount of money. However, we always recommend that people spend as much as they can on their mattress. You’re going to sleep on it 8 hours a day for the next 20 years. There is nothing in your home that you’re going to use more than your mattress, so it makes sense to make a long-term investment in a good one.
Want The Best Money Can Buy – If you’ve got the budget and only the best will do, then a Tempur-Pedic product should be right at the top of your shortlist. A mattress that improves upon the already impressive properties of memory foam and eliminates the heat retention issues inherent with the material is a literally modern marvel. You’ll struggle to find anything better on the market right now.
Have Joint Pain Issues – The super supportive nature of the Tempur material does wonders for people who suffer from chronic joint and back pain issues. Your pain levels will be dramatically reduced when you wake up in the morning after sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic product (or even eliminated entirely).
So there you have it, one of the best mattresses you’ll ever lay eyes on.
If you can afford it, Tempur-Pedic makes mattresses that are more than worthy of the huge price tag. They’re incredibly comfortable, amazingly supportive, and provide one of the coolest sleeping surfaces on the planet.
We highly recommend you add it to the very top of your shortlist.