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Tempur-Pedic Review

By: Kelly Burgess on July 24, 2017

Bottom Line

The Tempur-Pedic brand gets top ratings from sites 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.

Pros

  • Contours to the body
  • May reduce pain
  • Isolates motion
  • Durable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Too firm for some
Our Analysis
Specs

Breaking it down

Comfort

May help improve sleep quality. Tempur-Pedic gets high overall ratings from thousands of owners, with many saying their mattress has improved their quality of sleep. Most say it conforms well to their body, providing good support. It's also great at isolating motion, users say, with many adding that it relieves pain. Some users 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 foam mattresses. While Tempur-Pedic does offer their mattresses in soft and medium soft options, user input indicates that memory foam mattresses tend to feel firmer, overall, than other types. If you buy the mattress online, Tempur-Pedic offers a 90-day return policy, with a $175 shipping fee. Brick-and-mortar stores may not offer that, though.

Value

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. There are four Tempur-Pedic memory foam lines: Tempur-Breeze, Tempur-Cloud, Tempur-Contour and Tempur-Flex. Each of those lines offer various sizes, comfort levels and technologies that affect price.

Durability

Good durability. Owners tend to keep their Tempur-Pedic mattresses about eight 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 13 percent of users find that their mattress sags or softens within three years of purchase. By contrast, more than 22 percent of innerspring owners complain of sagging in the first four years. Overall, when it comes to long-term durability issues, Tempur-Pedic earns one of the highest level of satisfaction of all mattresses.

Our Sources

Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, Feb. 7, 2017

Editors at SleepLiketheDead.com say "Tempur-Pedic is often the standard by which other memory foam mattresses are judged." 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. Most significantly: while some other mattress brands have slightly higher ratings, Tempur-Pedic's are based upon significantly many more reviews.

Derek Hales, Not Dated

Mattress reviewer Derek Hales tests the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze, a high-end option in Tempur-Pedic's mattress line. Overall, he gives it a 4.3 out of 5, saying it's very well-built and finding it comfortable and supportive. However, the price gives him more than pause, especially considering the short trial period and inflexible refund policy.

Contributors to Macys.com, As of July 2017

There are nearly 15 Tempur-Pedic mattresses available through Macy's, including models from the Breeze, Cloud, Contour and Flex collections. All get ratings of better than 4-stars; and several mattresses do so after hundreds of reviews.

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