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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Reviews

The original memory foam mattress – That’s what Tempur-Pedic is all about. They started the whole idea of memory foam mattresses in the early 1990s and grew from nothing to become the largest mattress company in the world (They bought Sealy a few years ago and became Tempur-Sealy.) Unlike most newer brands, Tempur-Pedic is vertically integrated and manufactures their own mattresses.

Type of Construction

Tempur-Pedic is famously known for the memory foam mattresses they pioneered. All of their beds are made with different combinations of their proprietary foams they call Tempur material. Since they create their own foams, they keep their exact formulations secret and therefore don’t publish that information. Competitors attack that fact, but I understand why they don’t publish it – like the Coke formula, or the Colonel’s KFC recipe. They now also offer hybrid (foam and springs) models.

Tempur-Pedic’s Mattress Collections - An Overview

tempur adapt

Tempur-Pedic Adapt Series: The Adapt Series offers a mattress as either an all-foam or a hybrid constructed model. Both are medium in feel and have some newer Tempur innovations. A notable feature is a cool-to-the-touch cover. What’s innovative about the cover design is that the cool touch comes from using a denser, heavier yarn rather than a material being infused into the cover.

Find more information in our review of the Tempur-Pedic Adapt Series.
tempur pro-adapt

Tempur-Pedic Pro-Adapt Series: Firmer to Medium all-foam or hybrid mattresses. Building on the Adapt Series features, these beds have a removable/washable cool-to-the-touch cover. They feature Tempur APR or Advanced Pressure Relief foam. This material is their best at pressure relief, helping make this newer series of mattresses very popular right from the start.

Read our expert review of the Tempur-Pedic Pro-Adapt Series.
Tempur-Pedic Luxe Adapt Mattress

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Series: There are two all-foam mattresses, a firm and a soft one. These beds are a step up from the Pro-Adapt beds. They feature Tempur APR+ Material, which is the newest innovation from Tempur-Pedic. Tempur APR+ is an advancement in conforming and contouring. These mattresses are made with more material for a taller profile. They also feature the Smart Climate Dual Cool Cover.

Go to the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Series Review.
Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze Mattress Corner Picture

Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze: Two mattresses in medium comfort. You can get an all-foam or a foam and spring hybrid mattress. These beds are all about sleeping cool; with (a) a cool to the touch cover, (b) PureCool+ phase change material to create an initial cooling period, and (c) TEMPUR CM+ breathable material to help keep temperatures down all night - up to 3 degrees cooler.

Get more information on the Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze collection with our expert review.
Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze Mattress Corner Picture

Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze: Two all-foam mattresses, a firm and a soft. This top-of-the-line collection builds on the Pro Breeze beds by adding a layer of Ventilated TEMPUR APR material, which enables the mattress to maintain a temperature that's up to 8 degrees cooler.

Read our Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze Expert Review.

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Top 5 Rated Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

Mattress Name Quick Overview Personal Recommendation  
Tempur-Pedic Pro Adapt Mattress Corner Picture
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Pro Adapt Medium 
  • Collection: Pro Adapt
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 4.5
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 12"
  • Price: $2,999
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Pro Adapt Firm
  • Collection: Pro Adapt
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 2
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 12"
  • Price: $2,999
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Adapt Medium

  • Collection: Adapt
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 4.5
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 11"
  • Price: $2,199
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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LuxeAdapt Soft
  • Collection: Luxe Adapt
  • Comfort: Medium-Soft
  • Comfort Scale: 6
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 13"
  • Price: $3,999
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Pro Breeze Medium Hybrid
  • Collection: Pro Breeze
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Material: Memory Foam & Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 12"
  • Price: $3,799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Collection Comparison & Key Features

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Adapt
pro-adapt collection
Pro-Adapt
Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze Mattress
Luxe Adapt
Queen Price $2,199 $2,999 $3,999
Models 2 4 2
Mattress Only Height 11" 10” to 13.5” 13"
Featuring
  • Cool-to-the-touch cover

  • Anti-microbial treatment

  • TEMPUR-ES comfort layer

  • Base support layer

  • Cool-to-the-touch cover

  • Anti-microbial treatment

  • SmartClimate Dual Cover System

  • TEMPUR-APR + TEMPUR/ES comfort layers

  • Base support layer

  • Cool-to-the-touch-cover

  • Anti-microbial treatment

  • Smart Climate Dual Cover System

  • TEMPUR APR PLUS /ES or HD layers

  • Base support layer

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Pro Breeze
Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze Mattress Corner Picture
Luxe Breeze
Queen Price $3,799 4,499
Models 2 2
Mattress Only Height 12" 13"
Featuring
  • Cool-to-the-touch-cover

  • SmartClimate MAX Dual Cool Cover

  • PureCool+ Phase Change Material

  • TEMPUR-CM+ material

  • Original Tempur material

  • Cool-to-the-touch-cover

  • SmartClimate MAX Dual Cool Cover

  • PureCool+ Phase Change Material

  • TEMPUR-CM+ material

  • Ventilated Tempur APR material


PROS CONS
  • Premium quality foams and materials

  • Very good contouring and support

  • Excellent minimal motion transfer

  • Durable products with long track record

  • Trusted brand

  • Nice looking appearance

  • Premium pricing above most mattresses

  • Break-in period can take weeks

  • Takes time for foam smell to go away

More on Tempur-Pedic PRObreeze & LUXEbreeze Mattress Features

PRObreeze LUXEbreeze
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  1. A) Smart Climate Dual Cover System
    A cool-to-the-touch cover that has a convenient zipper so you can remove and wash the cover.
  2. B) PureCool+Phase Change Material
    Actively pulls heat away for the first 20 minutes you're in bed
  3. C) TEMPUR-CM+
    A breathable comfort layer to help heat and moisture flow away
  4. D) Original TEMPUR Material Support Layer
  1. A) Smart Climate Dual Cover System
    A cool-to-the-touch cover that has a convenient zipper so you can remove and wash the cover.
  2. B) PureCool+Phase Change Material
    Actively pulls heat away for the first 20 minutes you're in bed
  3. C) TEMPUR-CM+
    A breathable comfort layer to help heat and moisture flow away
  4. D) Ventilated Advanced TEMPUR-APR Support Layer

More on Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Firm & LuxeAdapt Soft Mattress Features

LuxeAdapt Firm LuxeAdapt Soft
Tempur-Pedic Luxe Adapt Firm cutaway Tempur-Pedic Luxe Adapt Soft cutaway
  1. A) Smart Climate Dual Cover System
    A cool-to-the-touch cover that has a convenient zipper so you can remove and wash the cover.
  2. B) Original TEMPUR Comfort Layer
    TEMPUR material adapts to your curves for individualized contouring comfort.
  3. C) TEMPUR-APR+ Comfort Layer
    A premium version of the APR foam, this APR+ formulation is more conforming so you can rest comfortably during the night.
  1. A) Smart Climate Dual Cover System
    A cool-to-the-touch cover that has a convenient zipper so you can remove and wash the cover.
  2. B) TEMPUR-ES Comfort Layer
    A softer formulation of TEMPUR material, the cell structure helps provide the soft feel in this mattress.
  3. C) TEMPUR-APR+ Comfort Layer
    A premium version of the APR foam, this APR+ formulation is more conforming so you can rest comfortably during the night.

More on Tempur-Pedic Adapt & Adapt Hybrid Mattress Features

Adapt Medium Adapt Medium Hybrid
Adapt Mattress Cutaway Adapt Hybrid Mattress Cutaway
  1. A) Cool to the Touch Cover
    The knit cover is cool to your hand when you touch it.
  2. B) TEMPUR-ES Comfort Layer
    Soft and conforming to your body.
  3. C) TEMPUR Support Layer
    It provides for your individualized comfort and support because it's adaptable.
  1. A) Cool to the Touch Cover
    The knit cover is cool to your hand when you touch it.
  2. B) TEMPUR-ES Comfort Layer
    Soft and conforming to your body.
  3. C) TEMPUR Support Layer
    It provides for your individualized comfort and support because it's adaptable.
  4. D) Hybrid Technology Features Individual Coils
Tempur-Pedic mattress on an adjustable base

Motion Base Features

There are three adjustable base models for Tempur-Sealy. Adjustable bases (also called Power Bases) give you more options for using a mattress. From sitting in bed to reading or sleeping with your head or legs up. Some even have added features like a massage function. There are three models available with Tempur-Pedic mattresses:

Sealy Ease 3.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo Extended Power Base
Tempur-Pedic Ease Base Tempur Ergo Base Tempur Ergo Extended Power Base
  • Wireless remote
  • Independent head and foot adjustment
  • Zero-G™ creates a seated position that simulates weightlessness
  • Adjusts the head of the mattress up to 60 degrees for a sitting position
  • Legs raise up to 50 degrees
  • One-button function to return to a flat position
  • Weight capacity of 650 lbs.
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • QuietMode™ gently tilts your mattress to reduce snoring
  • 2-zone massage with three levels of intensity
  • Under-bed lighting
  • Zero-G™ creates a seated position that simulates weightlessness
  • TV button on remote for ideal viewing position
  • Programmable button for one-touch adjustment to your favorite position
  • 4 USB Ports, 2 on either side of the base
  • Adjustable legs to 3, 6 or 9 inches
  • Dual motor drive
  • One-touch button returns to a flat position
  • Weight capacity of 700 lbs.
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • Quietmode™ to ease breathing and reduce snoring
  • PerfectSeat™ for sitting in bed in a natural position
  • Programmable button for one-touch adjustment to your favorite position
  • Under-bed lighting
  • Zero-G™ creates a seated position that simulates weightlessness
  • 4-zone massage with three levels of intensity
  • Adjustable legs to 3, 6 or 9 inches
  • One-touch button returns to a flat position
  • 4 USB ports, 2 on each side of the base
  • Silent Drive motors for whisper-quiet functioning
  • Pillow Tilt arranges your head to just the right position for TV watching
  • Weight capacity of 800 lbs.
  • Platform bed friendly

Delivery Method

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are available in select stores and online retailers, and also directly from Tempur-Pedic. These are heavy mattresses usually delivered by a retailer’s in-home delivery crew. Being a premium brand, in-home delivery is typically offered for free, along with the removal of an old existing mattress.

More about Tempurpedic Brand

Tempur-Pedic created the memory foam mattress category here in the U.S. Founded in 1992, they grew and grew until they became a household name and got large enough to buy the Sealy Mattress Company. They’re now a public company called Tempur-Sealy and sell mattresses worldwide.

There are two important points of differentiation vs other foam mattresses. First, Tempur-Pedic actually designs and manufactures their foam components and mattresses. This speaks to their degree of expertise (most foam mattress brands buy components from suppliers).

Secondly, Tempur-Pedic has always created premium products. As in any industry, there are companies that make cheaply-priced, lower-quality products. Then there are those that make higher-quality, higher-priced products. Tempur-Pedic has always made high-quality mattresses using premium materials and manufacturing standards. The success of their mattresses and reputation for quality propelled their company to be the largest in the world.

Conclusion

Tempur-Pedic has long established itself as the leader in the memory foam mattress market. Because the prices of their mattresses are much higher than competitors, there are reasonable lower-priced alternatives available if the cost is important to you. However, those mattresses are not exactly the same since Tempur-Pedic has perfected their mattress designs over many decades and uses premium methods and materials to achieve the results their customers enjoy. This is why they‘ve continued to grow and remain the leader in the industry they created.

They revamped their entire mattress line-up, introducing the major models with the Adapt, Pro Adapt, Luxe Adapt, and Breeze collections. They all feature the latest Tempur materials that are softer and more conforming, and they also have increasing temperature management features as you go up in price. Their top-end Luxe Breeze beds can keep a bed up to 8 degrees cooler, for example. It's also worth noting that Tempur-Pedic has a handful of hybrid models, which have innerspring support, in case you prefer a more traditional, bouncy feel.

We've tested all of their mattresses in our facility to evaluate how they feel for all body sizes and sleeping positions, and they all tested very well. You can see our detailed pressure mapping results on the individual mattress pages.

The only negatives are the higher prices, and the characteristics shared by all memory foam beds; they’re not as bouncy as innerspring beds, have a foam smell during an initial break-in period, and can sleep hotter than innerspring beds.  

So if you’re looking for a higher-end memory foam or memory foam & innerspring hybrid mattress, Tempur-Pedic is one to seriously consider. They have a great reputation for contouring and support, along with a track record of longevity of their mattresses.  

About The Author Joe Nashif

A jack of all trades in the mattress industry, Joe is a merchandiser who’s seen the changes in the products and trends for many years. Active in Brazilian Jui Jitsu, along with related injuries, he enjoys resting at home with family, too.