Tempur-Pedic Classic

Best memory foam mattress

  • Contours to the body
  • Can reduce pain
  • Isolates motion
  • Durable
  • Expensive
  • Retains body heat

Bottom line

If you want a mattress that molds to your body, Tempur-Pedic is an excellent choice. The brand gets top ratings from both professional testing sites and those that analyze user feedback. Most owners find this brand comfortable and supportive, and some maintain that Tempur-Pedic's unique material reduces pain and improves sleep. Compared to other memory-foam models, Tempur-Pedic costs more, but many find its durability superior.

Breaking it down


Improves sleep, owners say. Tempur-Pedic gets high overall ratings from thousands of owners, with many saying their mattress has improved their quality of sleep. It's also great at isolating motion, owners say, with many adding that it relieves pain. Nevertheless, reviews are mixed regarding how easy it is to move on the mattress, with SleepLikeTheDead.com reporting that at least 15 percent of owners find it difficult to change positions (which can affect sexual activity). In addition, some users also complain that Tempur-Pedic mattresses tend to trap heat, which can make the memory foam uncomfortably warm to sleep on, and some say they give off a chemical odor when new -- though that's an issue with most memory foam mattresses.


Expensive. Most Tempur-Pedic owners say they like their mattress and would buy it again, although even satisfied customers complain about the cost. The line starts at an estimated $1,700 and goes up to $7,500 for a king-sized mattress plus foundation. If you choose an adjustable foundation, the top price is even higher. Tempur-Pedic offers a 10-year full-replacement warranty on mattresses.


Lasts 10 years, on average. Owners tend to keep their Tempur-Pedic mattresses about 10 years -- a longer period than that for both other memory foam mattresses and other mattresses overall, according to editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com. In addition, this website reports that only about 11 percent of users find that their mattress sags or softens within four years of purchase. By contrast, more than 20 percent of innerspring owners complain of sagging in the first four years. In addition, in one professional, comparative evaluation of mattresses, a Tempur-Pedic model performs very well, earning a top score in a simulated lab test of durability.

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Our Sources

1. SleepLikeTheDead.com

The Tempur-Pedic brand gets an 81 percent satisfaction rating on this website, which compiles information about mattress satisfaction from a variety of owner-feedback sources. The site finds that owners like Tempur-Pedic's durability and resistance to sagging, but some complain about the line's high price and tendency to retain heat.

Review: Tempur-Pedic Bed Review, Ratings, Comparisons and Complaints, Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, July 6, 2015

2. ConsumerReports.org

Editors analyze support (for both side and back sleepers), durability and stability in this test of 24 innerspring and memory foam mattresses. Firmness is also considered, as is the credibility of manufacturer firmness claims. Tempur-Pedic, is among 18 memory foam mattresses tested; elsewhere the Tempur-Pedic brand is rated.

Review: Mattresses, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

3. Viewpoints.com

Viewpoints.com has more than 1,840 reviews for about 20 Tempur-Pedic models. The majority of the Tempur-Pedic mattresses on this site get a better than 4-point rating, with several earning better than 4.5-star ratings.

Review: Tempur-Pedic Mattress Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of July 2015

4. MattressFirm.com

A number of Tempur-Pedic models are rated and reviewed by customers of Mattress Firm, with several getting ratings. There are not a large number of reviews overall, but those that are reviewed get a better than 4-star rating.

Review: Tempur-Pedic, Contributors to MattressFirm.com, As of July 2015

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