Tempurpedic Tempur-Ergo Adjustable Base Review

Making the leap from a regular foundation to an adjustable base is a big decision. You’re probably here trying to see if this model will meet your needs and if it’s for better comfort or for an ailment. People with issues like Arthritis, acid reflux, and trouble with snoring have found relief by using a power base.  

The Tempur-Ergois a really good choice for both added comfort and for assisting with medical issues. It's the mid-level model by Tempur-Sealy with more features than the Sealy Ease but fewer than the Tempur-Ergo Extend. We've tested, played with, assembled, and laid on a mattress that was using the Tempur-Ergo in our research.  If you want to know more about this TempurPedic adjustable bed you'll find it here in our expert review:

An Overview of the Tempur-Ergo Adjustable Base

  • Independent head and foot control with a wireless remote
  • Head raises up to 60 degrees from flat, legs raise up to 50 degrees
  • Two-zone massage with three levels of intensity
  • Programmable remote that you can set to your favorite position
  • Quietmode™, an anti-snore feature
  • Under-bed lighting
  • Smart Sync™ pairing system (for split King or Cal King configurations)
  • Zero Standby Power System (<1W)
  • Remote has three preset position buttons, TV
  • Simple one-button preset ''return to flat'' position
  • 2 USB ports on both sides of the base
  • Gravity release safety feature
  • UL962 certified
  • Weight capacity of 700lbs
  • Dual motor drive
  • Place directly on frame or floor with included adjustable height legs with three 3-inch metal segments for each leg (see chart below)
  • Fits inside bed furniture (bed furniture must be strong enough to hold the base + mattress + person(s)
  • Platform bed friendly (subject to-rated support weight capacity of the platform bed)
  • Child locking feature
  • Nationwide warranty support

Price Check

Tempur Ergo Features Video

Here's a quick video detailing some of the features we've listed:


Pros & Cons

  • Zero Gravity allows you to sleep in a simulated weightless position for a better sleep experience
  • Assists with multiple medical ailments like acid reflux and arthritis
  • Independent head and foot controls
  • Great for loud snorers
  • Retainer bar ensures bed won’t slide off the base when lifted
  • More luxury features than the Sealy Ease Power Base
  • Trusted Brand
  • Smart optionwith sleep tracking
  • All adjustable bases are heavy, they can be difficult to move on your own
  • You're paying much more than if you were to get a regular foundation
  • Additional parts are required if you want to add a headboard to this foundation which are sold separately

More on the Features

 Wireless Remote Control

The wireless remote for the Tempur Ergo Adjustable Base comes with several luxury features.  Here they are from the top of the remote to the bottom

  • Two-zone massagewith varying intensities for the head and foot portions of the bed.
  • On the outside edges of the middle are the regular up and down functions for the head and foot portions of the base.
  • The light button in the middle of the remote controls theunder-bed lighting. This is a really nice feature for when you need to get out of bed at night and don't want to disturb your sleep partner by turning on an overhead light.
  • The QuietMode™ button allows you to raise the head portion of the base to a height that helps alleviate snoring.
  • The TV button raises the head section of the base to a height that makes it ideal for watching television in bed. This feature is also programmable by you so you can get into your perfect position for watching your favorite shows while in bed.
  • The ‘Zero-G’ button positions your body in such a way that it simulates being weightless. The idea is to relieve pressure from your back while putting you in the most ideal sleeping position to help you fall asleep faster.
  • The 'star' button is programmable to your favorite position. Once you figure out exactly where you like the adjustable base to be while you sleep you can set that position on this button.  That way, the next time you get into bed you can hit one button rather than adjusting everything again.

Adjustable Height Legs

The legs for the Tempur Ergo base come in three-inch increments, meaning that the base can be from 8" to 17" off the floor. This is a great feature because everybody is a different height so this caters to people of all heights. 

The best part is that the legs automatically come with the base so you can adjust the height later on if you want it lower to the floor or higher up, it meets your needs no matter what.

Split Bases for King & Cal King Beds

A common concern that people have regarding adjustable bases is 'will it work with my (Cal) King mattress?'. Well, the good news is that Sealy has the Smart Sync™ pairing system which joins two separate adjustable bases together to work in unison for larger mattresses. 

Sometimes you and your sleep partner need different comfort levels to get your best sleep, but you still want the intimacy of sharing a bed together. Not to worry, you can get two separate Twin XL mattresses or a Split Cal King mattress for your preferred comfort levels and the Tempur Ergo power bases underneath can be joined physically but still function independently, which is a really nice feature.

The Benefits of Having an Adjustable Base

Using an adjustable base will improve the comfort that your mattress gives you. It does so by allowing you to sleep in a position that relieves the most pressure on your body, ensuring your comfort for a better night's sleep. The Tempur-Ergo is a higher-end luxury model that offers benefits that most regular power bases don't.  You get massage features, under-bed lighting, programmable presets, and anti-snoring features.

I know that a quality adjustable base can also help ease the pains associated with Arthritis from my own personal experience. Power bases also help with problems like acid reflux, joint and back pain, and sleep apnea.

Of the many benefits of pairing your mattress with an adjustable base, I'd say that their endurance is the best. Most adjustable bases are built to last well over ten years, which is how long most mattress warranties last. You could probably use it for 15 or 20 years even. You should really give one of these bases serious consideration for your next foundation.

Additional Information

Leg Height Comparison Chart:

Will the Base Fit my Bed Frame?

How to Set Up Your New Tempur-Pedic Ergo Adjustable Base:

Tempur-Sealy Adjustable Base Comparison Chart

Upgrade to the Tempur Ergo 2.0 Smart Base

If you like the Tempur-Ergo base but you're interested in sleep tracking and coaching, there is a smart option for this model. Powered by Sleeptracker-AI, the Tempur-ERGO 2.0 Smart Base provides insight into your sleep and coaches you on how to improve it. You can use the app to access your sleep summaries. 

It also comes with automatic snore response, so if you begin to snore in the middle of the night, it'll automatically raise your head to an anti-snoring position.

This makes it possible to get the smart base option without having to spend extra money on the Ergo Extend model if you're not necessarily looking for those other additional features.

View Smart Base


Years 1 through 3 – Full Coverage of Parts and Labor

Years 4 through 5 – Full Coverage of Parts Only

Years 1 through 25 – Non-prorated warranty, Frame Only

Tempur-Pedic Ergo Owner's Manual [PDF]

More about Tempur-Sealy

Tempur-Pedic International Inc. acquired Sealy Corporation on March 18, 2013, and subsequently changed its name to Tempur Sealy International, Inc. on May 22, 2013.  The U.S. Tempur business was originally founded in 1992 after nearly a decade of research and development of a product formulation originally designed for use by NASA. The Sealy business was founded in 1881 in the town of Sealy, Texas when Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, filled a request for a cotton-filled mattress. 

Tempur Sealy International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) is the world’s largest bedding provider. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Tempur Sealy develops, manufactures, and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows, and other products.



This is a higher-end Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed. It's priced a good bit higher than the Sealy Ease 2.0 base but offers many more features.

The average customer rating for a Tempur-Ergo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Most people who purchased one agree that the added features of under-bed lighting, USB ports, and massage are really nice to have. The one thing that most of the customer reviews do mention is the sturdiness with remarks about how strong and durable the base is for them.

The Tempur-Ergo represents a significant financial investment. Like me, most people are on a budget and cannot afford a luxury base like the Tempur-Ergo. That said, those people who can finance or outright purchase one of these bases will not be disappointed with the Tempurpedic Ergo Base. A large number of features and durability certainly make this a great choice for an adjustable base. 

If you just want an adjustable base without all those luxury options then you can save a lot of money by opting for the Sealy Ease 2.0. Either way, you will be getting a high-quality product from a trusted brand.

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About the Author, Dave Higgins, Mattress Expert

Dave has worked in the furniture business, focusing on mattresses, for several years. His focus on mattress industry trends and developments has led to a deeper understanding of how people sleep and how they perceive comfort.