4 Best Tempur-Pedic Memory Foam Mattresses

There’s nothing like waking refreshed from a great night’s sleep and feeling ready to take on the world.

There’s nothing like waking refreshed from a great night’s sleep and feeling ready to take on the world.

And while many factors in our busy lives influence how quickly we fall and then stay asleep, the type of mattress you retire to at night, plays a big role.

You may feel that indulging in a pricey bed is a sure-fire guarantee of a better night’s sleep, but it’s actually less about the price-tag and more about getting the right fit for your body, weight, and sleeping style. Like Goldilocks who tried out the too soft, and the too hard beds before finally settling on one that was just right for her, those in the market for a new mattress need to learn how to kick the proverbial tires and test out some of the more serious contenders before they buy.

That why we’re taking a look at Tempur-Pedic’s range of memory foam mattresses. While most consumers have heard of memory foam not everyone is familiar with what it is or why it’s so beneficial to a great night’s sleep. In a nutshell, memory foam uses technology that was developed by NASA back in the 1960s. At the time, they were looking for a safer, better product to use in air- and spacecraft seating; something that could provide greater support to offset the gravitational pull experienced during take-off and re-entry. A viscoelastic material was invented that later became known as memory foam because of its ability to quickly adapt to any form.

Fast forward 25 years and Tempur-Pedic has introduced NASA’s memory foam technology to the mattress industry with their “Swiss” model that was introduced back in 1991. Since that time, mattress designs and styles have changed and new technologies have brought forth some serious fine-tuning and customization features that would probably make even Goldilocks pause to rethink her final choice.

Since that first mattress was introduced, Tempur-Pedic has continued to grow and update their range of memory foam mattresses to meet the ever-changing needs of the consumer market. With their commitment to delivering truly personalized comfort and support being top of mind we’re looking at four of Tempur-Pedic’s popular memory foam mattress options to see if we can narrow down your choices when it comes to finding the product that will best suit your sleep needs.


For those who still love that springy feel that comes with a traditional coil mattress, the TEMPUR-Flex is a great option to consider. This memory foam mattress is designed to quickly adapt to your body contours and uses an innovative Dynamic Support Layer of precision micro-coils that help to minimize the burden put on joints and key pressure points such as shoulders, hips and knees by redistributing your body weight across the entire sleep surface. For those with arthritis or joint paint, this results in a more comfortable restful night. Meanwhile, the brand’s proprietary TEMPUR-Response material helps to reduce motion transfer to ensure that you and your partner enjoy a deep sleep regardless of how often the other tosses and turns in the night. Because of this ability is isolate movement, the TEMPUR-Flex mattress is a great option for light sleepers, those who work shifts and go to bed at all hours and those with young kids who may opt to join them in the middle of the night. You’ll never lose sleep due to the motion of others. This revolutionary memory foam mattress also features a high-loft advanced fabric cover that is designed to wick moisture away from your body for a sleep surface that remains always dry and fresh while it’s phase change material effectively draws heat away from your body for a comfortable mattress that remains cool-to-the-touch for a continuously restful sleep.


If a good night’s rest for you can only come from sleeping on a firmer mattress, you’ll want to check out the TEMPUR-Contour line. This denser memory foam mattress is constructed to deliver advanced all-round support that quickly shapes to the contours of your body to distribute weight across the mattress surface. This is known to minimize the stress put on joints and key pressure points such as shoulders, hips, knees and particularly the lower back for a more comfortable, restful night’s sleep. The TEMPUR-Contour mattress also features the brand’s patented TEMPUR-Response material for enhanced energy absorption and reduced motion transfer meaning both you and your partner get a good night’s sleep regardless of how often the other moves – which makes it a great option for those who are light sleepers, shift workers or who have kids or pets that love to jump into bed during the night. Better still, TEMPUR’s high-loft advanced fabric cover with phase change material not only draws heat away from your body for a cooler, more inviting mattress that remains comfortable throughout the night, but it also wicks away moisture to ensure a drier, fresher and more relaxing sleep.


If warmer summer temperatures or stuffy winter heating have you continually waking up feeling hot, sweaty and struggling to toss off your blankets, it’s time you stopped losing sleep and checked out the TEMPUR-Breeze collection of cooler memory foam mattresses. The TEMPUR-Breeze is the perfect solution for those who love to lose the duvet and throw open a window at night because this memory foam mattress delivers superior cooling comfort through a highly effective 3-part system. Yes, this innovative mattress features TEMPUR-Climate material that continually draws excess heat away your body for a cooler more comfortable sleep while it’s moisture-wicking fabric keeps you feeling fresh and dry throughout the night. As with all Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, the TEMPUR-Breeze quickly adapts to your contours to deliver superior support and by distributing your body weight across the sleep surface it helps alleviate pressure on key joints such as shoulders, hips and knees for a more comfortable, restful night. A great feature for light sleepers is the brand’s proprietary TEMPUR-Response material. You’ll quickly discover the restful benefits that come from reduced motion transfer with this innovative material that reduces the sensation of movement. Ideal for those with partners that toss and turn or parents with kids that love to jump into bed in the middle of the night. Bring it on… you’ll always enjoy a sound, uninterrupted sleep.


When a softer, cushier bed is more your style it’s time to check out the TEMPUR-ES collection of memory foam mattresses. This plusher mattress still delivers the comforting support made famous by Tempur-Pedic and that you would expect from a memory foam mattress but this softer model adds a little extra cushioning for a comfier sleep. That said, this ultra-supportive mattress is quick to adapt to your body shape and contours and distributes weight across the mattress to minimize pressure on key joints such as shoulder, hips and knees for a more comfortable, restful sleep. It also features the brand’s patented TEMPUR-Response material that quickly absorbs energy and reduces motion transfer. What this means for you and your partner is that regardless of how often you toss, turn or get up in the night, it won’t cause the other to be awakened by the usual bouncing and movement. This mattress is a great option for light sleepers and those where shiftwork can result in climbing in to bed at differing hours. And with TEMPUR’s innovative high-loft advanced fabric cover with phase change material you will enjoy a cooler-to-the-touch mattress that delivers a much more comfortable sleep each and every night. Additionally, this fabric wicks away moisture from your body so regardless of how hot a night, your bedding will remain dry and ensure a comfortable, restful night.

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