Tempur-Pedic Mattress Reviews

Updated August 18, 2022

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The original memory foam mattress – that’s what Tempur-Pedic is all about.

About Tempur-Pedic

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 foam components and mattresses. This speaks to their degree of expertise (most foam mattress brands buy components from suppliers).

Secondly, they have 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.

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 don't make any true innerspring models, but there are some Tempur-Pedic mattresses that have springs. More recently, they've created hybrid models (coil system + memory foam) for those that like the support of an innerspring. Hybrids combine the benefits of foam and innerspring beds.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
  • This is the brand that first started the use of memory foam in beds

  • Premium quality foams and materials - designs and manufactures their own materials. This is pretty unique in the mattress industry.

  • Their cooling technology has come a long way, their Luxe Breeze collection can keep you up to 8 degrees cooler

  • Very good contouring and support

  • Excellent minimization of motion transfer

  • Durable products with a long track record

  • Nice looking appearance

  • Premium pricing above most mattresses

  • The break-in period can take weeks

  • Takes time for the foam smell to go away

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Tempur-Pedic’s Mattress Collections - An Overview

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.

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 Pro-Adapt Series.

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 their newest innovation. 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 LuxeAdapt Series Review.

Pro Breeze

Two cooling 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 Pro Breeze collection with our expert review.

Luxe Breeze

Two cooling all-foam mattresses, a firm and 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 Luxe Breeze Expert Review.

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Top 5 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"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Tempur-Pedic Pro Adapt Firm Mattress Corner Picture
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Pro Adapt Firm
  • Collection: Pro Adapt
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 2
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 12"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Tempur-Pedic Adapt Medium Mattress Corner Picture
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Adapt Medium

  • Collection: Adapt
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 4.5
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 11"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Collections Comparison & Key Features

  adapt collectionAdapt pro-adapt collectionPro-Adapt Luxe Adapt Mattress
Luxe Adapt

# of Models

2 beds 4 beds 2 beds

Height

11" tall 10” to 13.5” tall 13" tall

Features

Featuring:

  • Cool-to-the-touch cover

  • Anti-microbial treatment

  • TEMPUR-ES comfort layer

  • Base support layer

Featuring:

  • Cool-to-the-touch cover

  • Anti-microbial treatment

  • SmartClimate Dual Cover System

  • TEMPUR-APR + TEMPUR/ES comfort layers

  • Base support layer

Featuring:

  • Cool-to-the-touch-cover

  • Anti-microbial treatment

  • Smart Climate Dual Cover System

  • TEMPUR APR PLUS /ES or HD layers

  • Base support layer

  Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze Mattress Corner Picture
Pro Breeze
Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze Mattress Corner Picture
Luxe Breeze

# of Models

2 beds 2 beds

Height

12" tall 13" tall

Features

Featuring:

  • Cool-to-the-touch-cover

  • SmartClimate MAX Dual Cool Cover

  • PureCool+ Phase Change Material

  • TEMPUR-CM+ material

  • Original Tempur material

Featuring:

  • Cool-to-the-touch-cover

  • SmartClimate MAX Dual Cool Cover

  • PureCool+ Phase Change Material

  • TEMPUR-CM+ material

  • Ventilated Tempur APR material

More on PRObreeze & LUXEbreeze Mattress Features

PRObreeze LUXEbreeze
breeze mattress cutaway breeze mattress 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) 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

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More on 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 a 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.

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More on 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

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Motion Base Features

There are four 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. These are the four adjustable foundations available from Tempur-Pedic:

Sealy Ease 4.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo 2.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo 2.0 Smart Base TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Smart Base
Sealy Ease 4.0 Power Base - it is all black Tempur Ergo Base Ergo 2.0 Smart Base Tempur Ergo Extended Power Base
  • Wireless remote
  • Head and foot lift, endless positions
  • Zero-G™ creates a seated position that simulates weightlessness
  • Preset positions you can use, ex. one touch button to return to 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
  • Voice control
  • Programmable buttons
  • Automatic Snore Response
  • QuietMode™ gently moves you to a snore-reducing position
  • Two-zone massage with three levels of intensity
  • Head and foot lift with many different available positions
  • Sleep coaching that tracks your sleep
  • Adjustable legs
  • 700 lb lift capacity
  • USB ports
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • Quietmode™ to ease breathing and reduce snoring
  • PerfectSeat™ for sitting in bed in a natural position
  • Programmable buttons
  • 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
  • Pillow Tilt arranges your head to just the right position for TV watching
  • Weight capacity of 850 lbs.
  • Platform bed friendly

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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 (also known as white glove delivery) is typically offered for free, along with the removal of an old existing mattress.

Tempur-Pedic FAQs

  1. Do I need a box spring for my Tempur-Pedic mattress?

    It's important to use a solid foundation for your Tempur-Pedic mattress, but it doesn't necessarily have to be a box spring. There are other options, like adjustable bases and platform beds.

  2. Can my Tempur-Pedic mattress go on slats with a platform bed?

    Yes, just make sure the slats are not more than 6 inches apart and check your warranty for other specifics.

  3. Do Tempur-Pedic mattresses sleep hot?
    Memory foam has a reputation for being hot to sleep on, but Tempur-Pedic's cooling technology has come a long way in reducing that. The Luxe Breeze and Pro Breeze collections are especially good at cooling.

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 its 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 they have 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.

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About the Author, Joe Nashif

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