Sabrina vs. Tempur Pedic
Buying a new mattress wasn’t so simple a decade or two ago. It involved visiting mattress stores and selling departments and lying on mattresses for hours only to realize that nothing is good enough. But, the recent explosion of online mattress companies made getting a new mattress easier than ever before.
These online mattress brands offer a wide variety of mattress types which will spare you from visiting retail stores and from all the hassle that can result from negotiations with salespeople. All you have to do is to make your decision and pick the mattress that will best suit your specific needs and sleep preferences.
But how to choose between two luxury mattresses such as the Sabrina, a 12″ thick memory foam and Dunlop latex hybrid and the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze that comes from one of the online mattress industry heavyweights. Which one would better work for you?
Hopefully our in-depth comparison will help you bring your decision easier.
Construction and Materials
The Sabrina is a 12″ thick memory foam and Dunlop latex hybrid mattress made up of 4 layers:
- 2″ Top cooling & comfort layer – This layer is made of 2″ of ventilated Dunlop latex, designed to provide responsiveness and bounce and aid in cooling.
- 1″ Cooling and support layer – This layer is made of 1″ of open cell air memory foam which provides contouring and hug to the sleeper, relieves pressure points, reduces motion transfer and allows greater airflow through the mattress.
- 1″ Transition and cooling layer – This layer is made up of 1″ of gel-infused memory foam designed to provide transition between the top comfort layers and bottom support layer and aid in cooling.
- 8″ Bottom foundation layer – This layer is made of 8″ of responsive base support foam that acts as the foundation for the above foam layers and provides deep compression support.
The Sabrina mattress has a stretch knit zippered removable cover with dark blue polyester lining. The cover is soft with an attractive pattern to it which gives the Sabrina mattress a nice look and feel.
Firmness & Support
The Sabrina mattress is a universal comfort model, designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers with different needs and sleep preferences. This means that it comes in only one firmness option which we rate around a 6 on the firmness scale (10 being firmest).
In terms of support, this mattress is really supportive. It did a good job of supporting Andew’s heavier weight (230lbs) and did not cause him to bottom out as it is often the case with some thinner, lower quality mattresses.
The use of Dunlop latex foam in the top comfort layer provides a good degree of bounce and responsiveness and some pushback to your body when lying on it, and it also prevents you from sinking into the foam layers underneath.
All in all, support was very good for both of us as the mattress did a really good job of supporting our weights combined and distributing them evenly across the bed.
It was also soft and comfortable enough to cradle our hips and shoulders and prevent the appearance of any pressure points which is quite important for us as side sleepers.
The Sabrina mattress has a very soft and comfortable exterior and when you lie down on, you will initially feel the softness of its cover and how quickly the Dunlop latex and gel-infused memory foam layers respond and conform to your weight and position.
They work together to provide you with the right amount of support where it is needed most and enough cushioning comfort to cradle your body, relieve pressure points and create a balanced and comfortable sleeping surface.
The top Dunlop latex foam layer is a more responsive type of material, and it will prevent you from sinking too much into the mattress and feel enveloped by it. It will also work well with the layers of open cell air foam and gel-infused memory foam to keep the air moving, dissipate body heat and keep you cool and comfortable all night long.
The Sabrina mattress doesn’t sleep hot at all, which is a big deal for us as a couple living in Texas.
Its breathable cover combined with the Dunlop latex foam in the top comfort layer, the open cell air memory foam and gel-infused memory foam all did a good job of preventing the build up of excessive body heat and keeping us cool throughout the night.
We also didn’t experience that sweaty, sticky feeling present with many other all foam mattresses, so we give the Sabrina mattress high rates in this category.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
As for sinkage and motion transfer, the Sabrina mattress did an excellent job here as well.
The 12-inch construction of this mattress combined with the latex and foam layers supported Andrew’s heavy weight with ease and prevented him from compressing the mattress and bottoming out when sitting up in bed or lying which, as I have already mentioned, is often the case with thinner, lower quality mattresses.
The mattress also didn’t cause me to roll into Andrew and experience that well-known feel of sinking into a hole.
Edge support is also good with this mattress as Andrew did not compress the mattress when sitting or lying near the edges and come to rest on the foundation of our bed.
As for motion transfer, there was some bounce and response from the Dunlop latex foam layer, but it was nothing too serious and was great for our late night fun as well!
The responsiveness of the top comfort layer did a good job with focusing movement in a small area and did not transmit motion through the entire bed to disrupt our sleep when changing positions or getting in and out of bed during the night.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Sabrina mattress had an average amount off-gassing upon opening the box due to its all foam construction and the nature of its shipping. (The mattress comes vacuum-packed and rolled to fit into an easily portable box.) But it was nothing overwhelming and any odor that was present dissipated within 24 hours.
- Free Shipping – ships fast usually within 24 hours
- 10 Year Warranty
- Made in the USA
The Sabrina mattress is priced more than reasonably when compared to other bed-in-a-box mattresses, coming in at only $469 for a queen, which is an excellent value for a 12″ latex / foam hybrid mattress.
Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze
Construction and Materials
Tempur-Pedic, unlike other mattress companies, don’t share a lot of information about their technology. They consider it proprietary information, so there are not many details about the materials they use for the construction of their mattresses, density of the layers, etc.
Tempur Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze is an all-foam mattress by design and it is based on the following layers:
- A Top Layer, the TEMPUR-ES Breeze layer: This is their new comfort layer, designed to wick heat away from the body and provide cooling.
- A Second Layer, the TEMPUR-Climate layer: This is their support layer, which also works with the Breeze layers to dissipate heat, and provide overall sleep support.
- The Foundation Layer: This layer serves as the core foundation and provides overall support and base for the mattress. It is a 7lb memory foam base, and it is the heaviest and thickest in the industry.
The cover of this mattress is made of a thin cotton which makes you feel the memory foam instantly, and this is something that all Tempur Pedic’s share.
Firmness & Support
The Tempur Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze is quite soft when compared to other models and the Sabrina mattress. The Breeze layer and Climate layer of this mattress place it around a 4-5 on a 10-point scale (10 being the firmest). So, when you lay on the mattress, you sink into it quite a bit, especially if you are a heavier sleeper like Andrew (230lbs).
The Tempur Pedic differs from many other memory foam mattresses in that it may initially seem to sleep hot or be too hard. However, the company recommends a 2-3 week “break-in” period for your body to acclimate to the mattress, and as the time passes your body totally adapts to it.
As it has been already mentioned, the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze is a very soft model and it gives you the feeling of sleeping on a could. Though it is comfortable and cushions your body, it doesn’t feel super luxurious.
Unlike the Sabrina mattress, it doesn’t have any special materials and technology included in its construction except its high-quality, heavy foam for which it is known and which conforms and adapts to your body rather well.
Tempur Pedics 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 the Tempur Pedic Breeze technology to address this. This model has several more layers of memory foam which are designed to wick away heat, but we feel it isn’t as effective in heat regulation as the Sabrina mattress and some other mattresses incorporating copper and gel cooling technology in their construction.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
Tempur Pedics are known for having a very minimal motion transfer, due to the use of a high-quality dense foam in their construction. However, there is a large degree of sinkage with the Cloud Luxe Breeze as it is Tempur Pedic’s softest model, and when Andrew sat down on it, it compressed quite a bit but did not cause him to sink down to the foundation.
Smell / Off-Gassing
Although there was a significant chemical smell with the earlier Tempur Pedics, they seemed to have addressed this with the current models, and with their delivery of uncompressed mattresses. So, no noticeable smell comes from the Cloud Luxe Breeze.
Tempur Pedic used to sell their mattresses through major mattress retailers exclusively which helped them avoid dealing directly with the customers. Lately, however, they began selling their mattresses online as well.
Tempur Pedic customer service includes:
- 90 Night Sleep Trial
- 10 Year Warranty
- In-home delivery guaranteed by Tempur Pedic.
Although Tempur Pedics are generally expensive (a queen Cloud Luxe Breeze costs around $4800), the company offers discounts which can help you save up to 40% on certain sizes of the Cloud Luxe Breeze.
Sabrina vs. Tempur Pedic Mattress Comparison
Below is our comprehensive side-by-side comparison of the Sabrina vs. Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze mattress.
Which Mattress Is Right for You?
Choose Sabrina mattress if you like:
- Cool-sleeping mattresses – The Sabrina mattress sleeps incredibly cool due to the use of ventilated layer of natural Dunlop latex, open cell air memory foam, gel infused memory foam and breathable cover which all work together to allow greater airflow through the mattress, prevent the build-up of heat and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the whole night.
- A comfortable but supportive mattress – The 12-inch construction of this mattress and the use of latex and various foam layers make it one of the most supportive mattresses capable of providing the right amount of support to those areas of your body where it is needed most, but it is also one of the most comfortable mattresses available on today’s market. It offers enough cushioning comfort to cradle your body, relieve pressure points and create a balanced and comfortable sleeping surface.
- Great mattresses that come in at a great price – When you compare the Sabrina mattress to other similar mattresses, you’ll see that it is more than reasonably priced as it comes in at only $469 for a queen. This is excellent price given the overall quality and luxuriousness that this mattress offers.
Choose Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze if you like:
- The feel of the memory foam – If you like the soft feel of full memory foam mattresses, then the Tempur-Pedic Cloud 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 – Cloud 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 Cloud 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.