Overview

Tempur-Pedic is one of the most well-known names in the mattress industry and sells their products directly through their website as well as through many large mattress chains and other retail stores.

All of their models include their TEMPUR foam, but they divide their offerings into three different product lines. This review focuses on the TEMPUR-Cloud mattresses, which are designed to offer a more plush feel than their other options.

Some of the key strengths of the TEMPUR-Cloud mattresses include:

  • Track record: Tempur-Pedic has a history of innovation in the industry and has been producing large volumes of well-reviewed mattresses for many years. In an industry with many new players, Tempur-Pedic’s track record may hold a lot of weight for many shoppers.
  • Varying firmness choices: while all of these mattresses are on the softer side, the range varies from extremely plush to more of a middle-of-the-road firmness. This gives shoppers a solid range to choose from while maintaining a soft feel made up of TEMPUR material.
  • Quality materials: Tempur-Pedic was a pioneer in using viscoelastic foam, also known as memory foam, as a mattress comfort layer. The company continues to refine and develop their materials and has a reputation for not cutting corners on foam quality.

Potential drawbacks for the TEMPUR-Cloud mattresses include:

  • Premium price: the Tempur-Pedic mattresses, including the TEMPUR-Cloud, are among the most expensive in the industry for this type of composition and design. These are well outside the price range for many shoppers.
  • Undisclosed mattress specifications: while these mattresses are generally considered to be well-constructed, the specifics of the mattress design are not disclosed by Tempur-Pedic. The company cites this as proprietary information, and as a result, we don’t know the density or thickness of different foam layers.

We also have a review for the TEMPUR-Flex and TEMPUR-Contour mattress lines if you want to learn more about Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

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TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress Pricing

Pricing for the TEMPUR-Cloud line of memory foam mattresses varies significantly based on the model and the size. The table below gives the range of prices for each model.

Mattress Model Price Range
(varies by size, typical range twin to split king)
TEMPUR-Cloud Prima $1,249 – $2,498
TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme $2,049 – $4,098
TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze $2,899 – $5,798
TEMPUR-Cloud Elite $2,649 – $5,298
TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe $3,099 – $6,398
TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze $4,099 – $8,198

Tempur-Pedic states that prices are the same whether purchasing online or from a third party retailer, but we encourage shoppers to carefully examine pricing and availability of different models if they are seriously considering a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

About the TEMPUR-Cloud Mattresses

TEMPUR-Cloud Mattresses Specifications

There are 6 different mattress options within the TEMPUR-Cloud product line. You can find a description for each in the table below.

As you will notice, there is very limited information from Tempur-Pedic about the composition of these mattresses. They do not specify the thickness of each layer. They also do not list the densities of the foams that are used. Many of the Tempur-Pedic foams have trademarked names, but this offers no detail about the actual build or construction of those materials.

The company states that this information is not shared because it is proprietary. For many customers, the Tempur-Pedic brand carries enough weight that having this level of detail may be unnecessary. But for people who want to know the details of what they are buying or who want to comparison shop, not knowing these specifications is a major drawback.

Mattress Model Specifications
TEMPUR-Cloud Prima Cover: fabric
Top: SmartClimate layer
Second: soft memory foam
Third: transition foam
Bottom: support foam
TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Cover: soft fabric
Top: SmartClimate layer
Second: soft memory foam
Third: transition foam
Bottom: support foam
TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze Cover: fabric
Top: SmartClimate layer
Second: soft memory foam
Third: transition foam
Bottom: support foam
TEMPUR-Cloud Elite Cover: fabric
Top: SmartClimate layer
Second: soft memory foam
Third: transition foam
Bottom: support foam
TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Cover: fabric
Top: SmartClimate layer
Second: soft memory foam
Third: transition foam
Bottom: support foam
TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze Cover: fabric
Top: soft memory foam
Second: transition foam
Bottom: support foam

Many of these mattresses are also advertised with specific features based on their composition. This is a brief overview of some of these that you may find in the product descriptions:

  • TEMPUR material: In general, TEMPUR material is a type of memory foam. Tempur-Pedic was one of the first companies to market this material for bedding, and they have since designed slightly modified versions with different properties.
  • SmartClimate® System: this is a two-layer material that is intended to improve moisture-wicking and cooling properties of the mattress. Because the specifics of the composition of this layer are not disclosed, it is hard to know how effective this material is in achieving these goals.
  • Breeze or PureCool: a number of the Tempur-Pedic mattresses are listed as having specific cooling properties to the foam. These usually are denoted with “Breeze” in the title, and these are often the priciest of Tempur-Pedic mattresses. As with other branded materials in these mattresses, the lack of detail from the company reduces our ability to address how these layers may contribute to the overall performance of the mattress.

TempurCloud cutaway

Where It’s Made

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made in the USA.

Buying Logistics

Where to Buy

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are sold through several outlets including their website, a few Tempur-Pedic branded stores, some major mattress stores, and through large retailers like Macy’s.

Sleep Trial / Refunds

Tempur-Pedic offers a 90 day sleep trial for their mattresses. The company asks that you first try the mattress for 30 nights and then contact them if you are not satisfied. If they cannot make an adjustment to improve your comfort, you can return the mattress for a refund of the purchase price minus shipping charges.

It is important to be aware that this 90 night sleep trial does not apply to mattresses purchased from third party retailers. This could equate to much shorter trial periods depending on the retailer’s return policy.

Delivery

For mattresses purchased directly from Tempur-Pedic, free shipping with white glove delivery is included for customers in the continental U.S. Delivery typically occurs within 1 to 3 weeks after an order is placed. This delivery includes setup and haul-away of your old mattress and box spring (if requested).

People purchasing from third party retailers will want to confirm the shipping details before placing an order as shipping costs or policies may vary depending on the retailer.

Warranty

Tempur-Pedic offers a 10-year limited warranty on mattress purchases. This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, and during this time, the company will repair or replace a defective mattress. Transportation or shipping costs associated with a warranty return are the responsibility of the customer. Full warranty details are available at https://www.tempurpedic.com/mattresses-and-flat-foundations-10-year-warranty/.

Customer Service

Tempur-Pedic is part of the Tempur Sealy mattress company. As an extremely large mattress retailer, this company has a mixed record for customer service. Given the volume of mattresses sold, it should come as no surprise that a number of customers report negative experiences from post-sales service. The Tempur Sealy company does have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Also keep in mind that depending on where the mattress is purchased, Tempur-Pedic may not provide direct customer service. Instead, service needs may be handled through the retailer who sells the mattress. Because of this, customers should purchase this mattress from a retailer that they are familiar with and that has a good reputation for customer service.

TempurCloud up close

Mattress Performance

The key driver of the performance of the Tempur-Pedic mattresses is the TEMPUR memory foam. This material is regarded as among the highest-quality memory foam in the industry and reflects all of the most well-known properties of this material. Each of the TEMPUR-Cloud models is built with an extra-soft version of the TEMPUR material as its comfort layer, which provides the more plush feel.

Support

In general, memory foam does an excellent job of providing support through its responsiveness and ability to proportionally respond to pressure and weight applied by the body. As a result, the body and spine can receive the necessary support needed to maintain a proper alignment.

Every sleeper’s needs are different, but in some cases, an extremely plush mattress — including plush memory foam — can have too much of a sinking effect, which can throw off the body’s alignment and can reduce the quality of support offered by the mattress.

Durability

The Tempur-Pedic mattresses receive high marks for their long-term durability. Even over many years of regular use, the memory foam typically maintains its ability to respond to pressure and then resume its full shape when the pressure is removed. While we do not know the density of these foams, which is cause for concern, the track record of Tempur-Pedic may be sufficient for most shoppers.

Firmness

Each of the 6 TEMPUR-Cloud models is offered in only one firmness level, but the range of options in this product line goes from extra plush to medium. You can view a list of the different mattresses and their firmness on the typical firmness scale in the table below.

Mattress Model Firmness Rating
TEMPUR-Cloud Prima 5-6
TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme 4-5
TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze 4-5
TEMPUR-Cloud Elite 3-4
TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe 2-3
TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze 2-3

Motion Transfer

Memory foam is the most effective material for preventing motion transfer. This is because of how the foam only moves or responds to the areas in which pressure is directly applied. This can be even more true with very plush foams as they go even further in hugging the body. Shoppers for whom motion isolation is a key priority are likely to be best served by memory foam mattresses such as these.

Offgassing

The Tempur-Pedic mattresses are not delivered compressed, and this can help to reduce the amount of odor from the mattress. However, in some cases, the mattress may still have a smell, which comes from the memory foam itself. Most people find this is only a minor annoyance and one that goes away within a week or two. But for people who are very smell-sensitive, a mattress made of material other than memory foam may be a better option.

Sleeping Hot

If sleeping hot is a major concern, the TEMPUR-Cloud mattresses may not be the best choice. Memory foam can retain heat from people sinking into the mattress, and this issue may be exacerbated with a more plush foam that has more of a sinking effect. The majority of sleepers will have no issues with sleeping hot on these mattresses, but people for whom temperature control is a major issue likely want to consider other options.

Several elements of the TEMPUR-Cloud mattress construction are described by the company as technologies designed to improve temperature regulation, but it is hard to judge the reliability of these materials because the company does not provide much detail about their actual composition.

Intimacy

As with sleeping hot, the TEMPUR-Cloud models may pose an issue for some people when it comes to sexual activity. On a plush memory foam mattress, there is a greater propensity to sink deeply into the mattress, limiting movement in ways that can inhibit sex. This certainly isn’t an issue for all customers, but these are far from the ideal mattresses for sexual activity.

Mattress Comparison

The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the TEMPUR-Cloud line of mattresses in terms of construction and feel.

Brand Mattress Type Support Layer Comfort Layer Price (Queen) Where to Buy
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Foam Memory Foam Varies Online (direct), many retailers
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Contour Foam Memory Foam Varies Online (direct), many retailers
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Flex Innerspring coils Memory Foam Varies Online (direct), many retailers
Sleep Science Foam Foam Memory Foam Varies Costco (including online)
Purple Foam Foam Hyper-Elastic Polymer $999 Online only
GhostBed Latex Hybrid Foam Memory Foam + Latex $795 Online only
Leesa Foam Foam Avena Foam $940 Online + 1 showroom

Additional Resources

For more information about Tempur-Pedic, you can check out the following articles: