Tempur Pedic Review
Our Tempur Pedic mattress review of the Tempur Luxe Breeze highlights one of the popular models in this industry heavyweight’s mattress line up.
Tempur Pedic is pretty much the king of the memory foam mattress industry, and has been exerting its dominance in the mattress industry quite well over the years.
They are the name most associated with memory foam mattresses, and for good reason – they invented the industry and have been around the longest. As such, we have to give them their due and have them as one of our top 10 best mattresses. Review updated
We won’t get into all the background or details, but Tempur Pedic applied the technology created by NASA for astronauts to be supported during liftoff on space trips.
The founder of the company used this technology when it was released to the public in the 1980s and started the entire memory foam mattress phenomenon in the 1990s.
Tempur Pedic clearly has earned their place in the industry, but their beds are not for everyone. They are quite expensive, are sold exclusively through in-store retailers, and don’t provide a lot of information about their materials or construction so it is hard to evaluate them compared to other memory foam mattresses.
Many Tempur Pedic mattress reviews are either based just on specs from the company as few review sites can afford one and the company won’t send out a Tempur Pedic Luxe mattress to any review site as part of a bed review.
Tempur Pedic has a LOT of models, but for this review we will evaluate the updated version of the 2020 Cloud Luxe Breeze model as it has the most features and is pretty much their flagship model.
We want to note that we did NOT receive or purchase this model to review, as it is VERY expensive. We have purchased Tempur Pedic mattresses in the past, but their models have changed so much that we are going by in-store visits for our evaluation and this mattress review, much as you would if you went in a store and tried one out yourself.
We are in line to receive an updated Luxe Breeze model, however, and as soon as we get our hands on one we will be updating this review with our updated personal experience. Review
Is the Tempur Pedic Mattress Right for You?
Buy the Tempur Pedic Mattress if you like:
- The feel of the memory foam – If you like the soft feel of full memory foam mattresses, then the new Tempur-Pedic Luxe Breeze may be the right choice for you. It is an all foam mattress, made of the high-quality dense foam layers that provide necessary comfort and hug typical for memory foam.
- Soft mattresses – The Luxe Breeze a very soft all foam mattress. Its top comfort layers provide enough cushioning and they perfectly mold to your body.
- Sharing your bed – Memory foam is known for causing minimal or no motion transfer at all, and the Luxe Breeze does a good job at isolating excessive motion transfer as well due to its dense memory foam layers. Therefore, if you plan on sharing your bed with a partner, this mattress may be ideal for you. You can change your position or get in and out of bed during the night freely without disturbing your beloved one.
You might not like this Mattress if:
- You like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress – The Tempur Pedic is a memory foam mattress that will allow your body to sink into it quite a bit for pressure relief and if you like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress rather than inside it, then this mattress may not be the right pick for you.
- You don’t like the feel of memory foam – Being made entirely of memory foam, this mattress provides that classic memory foam feel of hugging and contour and if you don’t like this, then the Tempur Pedic may not be the right choice for you.
Bed Construction and Materials
So this is the problem we found with Tempur Pedic. They don’t share a lot of information about their technology with anyone, as they consider it proprietary information, so it is hard to find out exactly what their materials are made of or the densities of the layers, etc..
This is an all-foam mattress by design, as they eschew different or innovative mattress layers and tend to stick with their proven designs. They have come out with some new hybrid mattresses lately, but for the most part their memory foam mattresses stick to all-foam construction.
The Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze is based on the following layers:
- PureCool+ Phase Change Top Layer: This is their new comfort layer that includes exclusive technology designed to wick heat away from the body and provide a cooling layer. All memory foam, no gel materials or anything, and not a lot of public information on exactly what the Breeze consists of.
- TEMPUR-CM+ Layer: This is their support layer, made of the advanced TEMPUR material which allows maximum airflow and works with the top layer to dissipate heat for all-night cooling comfort and provide overall sleep support.
- The Foundation Layer: This layer is made of the Ventilated TEMPUR-APR material which is known to be one of the most pressure relieving materials ever and now it also comes with an ultra breathable design. It serves as the core foundation of this mattress and provides overall support and base for the mattress.
The cover of the Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze comes with a SmartClimate Dual Cover System. It is an advanced zip-off cover with double the cool-to-touch power that cool and pleasant to the touch and that will also make you feel cooler when you lie down.
Firmness & Support
The Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze is actually quite soft compared to many of their models.
The Breeze layer and TEMPUR CM+ layer are rather soft, and I would place them around a 4-5 on a 10-point scale (10 being the firmest). When you lay on the mattress, you sink into it quite a bit, especially if you are heavier like myself.
The new Luxe Breeze models for 2019 offer both Soft and Firm models, which is a departure from the past, when the Luxe Breeze was known for being their softest model.
In this review we largely evaluate the Soft version, but the features are generally the same for both firmness options – they just vary by the density of the foam which provides for the softer or firmer feel.
They do recommend a 2-3 week “break-in” period for your body to acclimate to the mattress, which is quite different than many other memory foam mattresses which pretty much are how they will be once you lay on them.
This is often a complaint about this mattress, as initially it may seem hard, then over time you adjust to it.
Comfort on a Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze
The Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze is very soft and cushy compared to their other models. It is, however, a Tempur Pedic, so it doesn’t have any springy latex layers, gel layers, tufted cover, or anything that recent memory foam entrants have which we review on this site that compete much more affordably against Tempur Pedic.
The top layer is soft and you do sink into it upon laying on the mattress, but as stated, it doesn’t have any special technology that provides its comfort compared to some other competing model.
It is very comfortable, however, when your body molds into the foam, it’s is known to use high quality, heavy foam which conforms and adapts to your body rather well.
The lack of special mattress technology, gel foams, copper, so on and so forth really isn’t needed, as their quality materials handle everything it needs to.
There’s a reason this is the leader in the memory foam industry, and its because they have really high quality products that are quite comfortable.
The cover is a thin cotton cover which all Tempur Pedic’s share, so you feel the memory foam instantly. There is no quilted cover or special top to the bed but that allows you to feel the foam and your body to react to it instantly which is good.
Sleeping Hot on a Luxe Breeze
They used to be known for sleeping hot. The early models would be hot in the summer, and hard and cold in the winter. The ones we have used and slept on were no different.
The company has introduced their special cooling technology to address this, which is a key feature in the Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze model which to a degree isn’t bad, but really is just more layers of memory foam designed to wick heat away.
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These innovations are equally as effective as some of the newer heat regulating technology that mattress upstarts are introducing including the use of copper, gel cooling layer or latex.
Their new cooling technology does keep the mattress much cooler than previous generations of Tempur Pedic models for sure.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer on a Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze
Tempur Pedics are known for having very minimal motion transfer, due to the high quality dense foam used. The sinkage was a little pronounced as it is their softest mattress being that it is the Tempur Pedic Luxe Breeze Soft model.
When I sat down on it, it compressed quite a bit – around 5-6 inches, which is significant. I do weigh around 230 lbs, however, and when Kaye laid down on it the sinkage was much lower.
Again, this is the softest model they offer, so this is to be expected. It did not, however, cause me to sink down so far that I “bottomed out” like many of the cheaper, thinner 10″ bed in a box type mattresses, which is definitely a plus.
The quality foams used by far prevent this which is why they cost a lot more than many online models.
The firmer model of the Luxe Breeze prevents this, however, and is one of the reasons the company introduced multiple firmness options besides the super Soft model.
Motion transfer was minimal when we both laid on the bed. We could not feel each other when turning over side to side, which is a side effect of their dense foam and multiple layers.
High marks for this from this brand, and something that we expected from this top of the line mattress.
Smell / Off-Gassing of a Tempur Luxe Breeze
Off-gassing to our knowledge was minimal with the current models, but in the past, when we purchased Tempur Pedics, there was a significant chemical smell.
They seemed to have addressed this with the current models, and with their delivery of a mattress that is uncompressed, they seemed to have solved this issue. Something that definitely was corrected and the fact that they don’t show up in a box makes a big difference.
All in all, compared to many of the Bed in a Box online mattresses that ship compressed and have an odor upon opening, this mattress doesn’t have significant off-gassing or smell.
Historically, this mattress has sold through major mattress retailers exclusively, so you were at the mercy of the mattress retailer’s customer service. This helped them not have to deal directly with the customer, as you had to deal with the mattress retailer themselves.
Lately, however, they have moved to an online model to compete with the many online mattress retailers, and this has come along with reduced pricing (they are often doing significant promotions of mattresses sold online to compete with other online companies -and you can save on Tempur Pedic by clicking here and ordering online) which is a big difference for the company.
You do get a 90 day tryout, 10 year warranty, and in-home delivery guaranteed by Tempur Pedic.
Tempur Pedic Price
So this is the biggie. Tempur Pedics are EXPENSIVE. A queen Luxe Breeze retails around $4999 (depending on the model) vs. $1000 for many of the new or online mattresses which have comparable technology.
However, if you have the money, and want the best – then by all means go with Tempur Pedic. They are well built from quality materials and did start the memory foam mattress industry.
As you can see in the price table below, the Luxe Breeze split king mattress retails for $8998!!
|Split California King||$7998|
(Note – their site changes a LOT so some offers or specials you may have to dig around to find…)
As mentioned, the company tends to change what models are on sale, so those savings aren’t always representative of what is currently being offered.
If you are interested in close-out / last year’s models, try to save yourself up to 30% by catching one of their closeout sales – more information found here – these deals won’t last!
Summary of the Luxe Breeze
While we acknowledge their position in the industry, and its founder status as the king of the memory foam mattress, the price compared to hungry upstarts and direct-to-consumer eCommerce retailers has weakened their position in our opinion to a degree lately.
In the past, when they were pretty much the only or best choice for memory foam mattresses, they simply were the only horse in the show.
Now, however, new entrants that are under $1000 are really taking a run at Tempur Pedic and saving a lot with the direct-to-consumer model, saving a lot for the consumer by cutting out the store distribution model.
Many of these new mattress companies have as good quality and materials if not in some cases better with liberal sleep trials (Nectar offers 365 nights), great warranties, and delivered to your door with minimal hassle.
But it is hard to beat the king of the memory foam mattress especially when they run some of their heavily discounts online.
The high density foam, direct-delivery model, and now reduced sale prices online, makes this much more affordable model for what you get – and the Tempur Cloud Luxe Breeze definitely delivers for what you get.
For reduced motion transfer, a soft, comfortable bed, and one that gives you the highest quality on the market from the original innovators, it is hard to argue with not choosing this mattress.
If you want the best, and have the money – then by all means go with a Tempur Pedic bed. They are very well built and use high quality materials, just may not be the best value compared to what you can purchase online. But you do get what you pay for, and they really are worth the money if you have it to spend!
Hopefully this review of the TempurPedic Luxe Breeze helps you in your next purchase of a new memory foam mattress!
Nectar vs Tempur Pedic
Let’s take a close look at today’s latest and most advanced memory foam models: Tempur Pedic’s updated Luxe Breeze and Nectar Mattress. Both of them are luxurious and boast of their impeccable make and top notch quality.
Tempur Pedic is popular for its memory foam mattresses, making them one of the more dominant brands in this industry. Nectar, despite being relatively new in the market, is geared to creating mattresses that speak of ultimate comfort.
Read the full Nectar vs. Tempur Pedic comparison.
Loom and Leaf vs Tempur Pedic
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Memory foam mattresses have proven to be a fast-growing alternative to traditional innerspring mattresses. They contour to the body perfectly and provide extraordinary comfort and support, and knowing what to look for is of crucial importance in finding a memory foam mattress that will best fit your needs.
In today’s review, we’ll be comparing two all memory foam mattresses: Loom and Leaf and Tempur Pedic, coming from two well-known mattress manufacturers Saatva and industry heavyweight Tempur-Sealy.
Read the full Loom and Leaf vs. Tempur Pedic review.
Novosbed vs Tempur Pedic
Today’s Novosbed vs Tempur Pedic review focuses on two high-quality memory foam mattresses coming from two well-known mattress companies. While Tempur Pedic is a memory foam mattress industry’s heavyweight, Novosbed is a newer company, but they have also built a very strong reputation among their customers due to the quality of their sleep products and extraordinary customer service.
Whose mattress can better meet your specific needs and preferences? Read our review, and you’ll find out.
Read the full Novosbed vs. Tempur Pedic comparison.