Memory Foam Mattresses
Everything you need to know about Tempur-Pedic® mattresses
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As of April 3, 2017, Mattress Firm discontinued its longstanding relationship with Tempur Sealy International, Inc. As such, Mattress Firm is no longer an authorized reseller of Tempur-Pedic® or Sealy Corporation brand products. Mattress Firm is the nation’s leading specialty bedding retailer. As experts in brand-name bedding products, we at Mattress Firm believe that consumers should have access to important and truthful information and fully understand their options so that they can make the best possible purchase decisions. It has long been recognized that this type of information encourages product improvement, innovation, and lowers prices in the marketplace.
Tempur-Pedic® mattresses are built to support the sleeping body. These mattresses have millions of moveable cells, designed to cushion the body during sleep.1 While TEMPUR® pioneered the use of memory foam in mattresses, now all the leading mattress brands, like Serta, Beautyrest and Hampton & Rhodes, offer memory foam and gel memory foam mattresses.
Tempur-Pedic® mattresses have been on beds since 1992. Mattresses manufactured by the Tempur- Pedic® brand are designed to meet most standard bed and frame size dimensions. The TEMPUR® material used in the mattresses contours to the body, helping to minimize stress on pressure points, like hips and shoulders.2
TEMPUR-PEDIC® MATTRESSES TYPES
The current line of Tempur-Pedic® mattresses comes in four types, each designed to meet different levels of firmness and comfort3:
A more responsive mattress made to adapt to the body while feeling like a typical spring mattress.
The most firm of the four mattress types from Tempurpedic, designed to provide support and pressure relief.
The softest type from Tempur-Pedic®, geared toward comfort and support.
Features cooling technology along with plush comfort and support.
Like Tempur-Pedic®, other mattress brands, such as Serta and Eclipse, offer a range of comfort options, ranging from firm mattresses offering the most support, to pillow top mattresses for the softest comfort, with plush mattresses splitting the difference between the two.
IS TEMPUR-PEDIC® MATERIAL THE SAME AS MEMORY FOAM?
Memory foam, after being developed by NASA to improve the safety of cushions in air and spacecraft in the mid-1960s, became commercially available for use in the early 1980s. While TEMPUR® material was one of the first commercial uses of memory foam, since that time most mattress companies have developed their own similar technologies. While each manufacturer’s foam is slightly different, most function in the same way.4 Other brands that offer memory foam mattresses include the following:
TEMPUR-PEDIC® VS. OTHER MATTRESSES
While many consumers have found Tempur-Pedic® to be an excellent sleep solution, many other mattresses offer similar features and comfort for a good night’s sleep.
- Many Serta mattresses offer TempActiv™ cooling technology as part of a sleep system with multiple layers of memory foam and gel memory foam.5
- Hampton and Rhodes cool gel memory foam mattresses combine a layer of cooling memory foam with high-density support foam at the base.6
- The affordable Dream Bed has multiple foam layers and a core support system.7
- Easy Rest Slumber Pedic® mattresses feature multiple foam layers with differing densities for proper spinal alignment.8
- Classic Brands Morgan memory foam mattresses utilize the combination of a high-performance support base and a premium memory foam layer to increase circulation for sleepers.9
- Heat-dissipating gel keeps sleepers cool on Eclipse memory foam mattresses.10
- Snuggle Home memory foam mattresses offer greater air flow than earlier generations of memory foam mattresses.11
While Tempur-Pedic® is a recognizable name, other brands offer similar technologies, often at better prices.
HERE IS A QUICK BREAKDOWN OF SIMILAR MATTRESSES TO THOSE OFFERED BY TEMPUR-PEDIC®14:
- Traditional mattress feel
- Cushiony support
- Dynamic support layer
- Low-motion transfer
- Even weight distribution
- Cooling ventilation
- Anti-microbial treatment
- Soft, cool comfort
- Cooling technology
- TEMPUR-Adapt technology
- Sleep-transforming benefits
- AirCool memory foam
- Advanced pocketed coil technology
- Consistent comfort and support
- Gel memory foam construction
- Substantial, deep-down feel
- Temperature regulating technology
- Luxurious plush feel
- Advanced support
- Enhanced with extra memory foam layer
- TempActiv™ cooling technology
- Heat dissipation technology
- Durable support foam
BENEFITS & FEATURES OF TEMPUR-PEDIC® AND OTHER MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES
A benefit of memory foam and gel memory foam mattresses is the even distribution of body weight during sleep, which may reduce stress on pressure points, especially around the shoulders and hips, and help with spinal alignment throughout the night.
Memory foam’s conforming qualities also help retain heat, which can be good and bad. Some customers have found that the additional heat helps relieve pain, while other customers have found that the extra heat is uncomfortable.12
MEMORY FOAM TEMPUR-PEDIC® MATTRESS LAYERS
Memory foam mattresses are generally composed of three layers of foam, plus a cooling layer and a fabric cover. TEMPUR® mattresses, like other brands’ gel memory foam and memory foam mattresses, generally feature a base layer, a support layer, and a comfort layer.13
1http://uk.tempur.com/our-company/tempur-material.html. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
2http://uk.tempur.com/our-company/tempur-material.html. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
3https://www.tempurpedic.com/shop-mattresses/. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
4https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_foam. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
5http://www.mattressfirm.com/serta/icomfort-blue-touch-300-11.25%22-firm-mattress/mfi120209.html. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
6http://www.mattressfirm.com/hampton-and-rhodes/8%22-cool-gel-mattress/mfi113179.html. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
7http://www.mattressfirm.com/dream-bed/. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
8http://www.mattressfirm.com/easy-rest/slumber-pedic-6%22-memory-foam-mattress/mfi113629.html. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
9http://www.mattressfirm.com/classic-brands/11"-morgan-memory-foam-mattress/mfi107375.html. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
10http://www.mattressfirm.com/eclipse/ultra-deluxe-13"-gel-memory-foam-mattress/mfi118512.html. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
11http://www.mattressfirm.com/snuggle-home/11"-memory-foam-mattress/mfi118521.html. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
12http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/memory-foam-pros-and-cons. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
14http://www.mattressfirm.com/mattresses/. Retrieved May 3, 2017.