Tempur Mattress Review – Which One is the Best?

Buying a mattress can quickly turn into a stressful situation because of the vast choice. Tempur are one of the leading brands in the market due to their strong reputation. We've created a full guide reviewing the best Tempur mattresses available to buy and what type of sleeper each model is most appropriate for.

Who are Tempur?

If you’ve been looking for a new mattress then you’ve no doubt heard of the Tempur brand. The material for their mattresses was created over 30 years ago by a team of scientists working for NASA who wanted to provide support to astronauts as they took off from earth, and this was how Visco elastic memory foam was born.

Once they completed this project, it wasn’t long until they realised that this had great commercial potential and this turned into the Tempur mattresses that we see today. However despite this revolutionary product, they continue to innovate and improve the product investing millions into research and development.

Their in-house team full of certified sleep specialists and sensory exports ensures that they create products that exactly fit the needs of people.

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Name

Firmness

Best For

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Tempur Cloud Mattress

Soft

Side sleeper or a Back sleepers 

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Tempur Hybrid Mattress

Medium

Back and Side Sleepers & Couples

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Tempur Contour Mattress

Firm

Back and Side Sleepers & Extra Firmness

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Tempur Sensation  Mattress

Medium

Back and Side Sleepers & Frequent Movers

The Mattress

Tempur memory foam conforms to the shape of your body to provide custom support to your body while you sleep helping to relieve pressure and tension leaving you refreshed when you wake in the morning. The mattress also works to absorb motion and has enough sink to ensure you feel cosy and warm.

The Tempur material is pressure relieving due to its open cell structure that not only absorbs, but evenly distributes the weight of your body to decrease strains and aches. Regardless of the position you sleep in, the material softens and compresses to your body shape at room temperature regardless of your regular sleeping position.

Its motion absorbing properties mean that if even if you share a bed with your partner, if either of you move you’re less likely to be disturbed because of the lack of motion transfer. Motion absorption can actually be measured via rebound where the lower the reading is, the better.

During a study where a weighted ball was dropped on to different mattresses, Tempur had a rebound value of less than 3% whereas the average memory foam mattress has a rebound value of 20%.

Each mattress is supplied with a 10 year guarantee to give you added peace of mind that if any defects or issues occur with your mattress then the manufacturer will be there to support you. The fact that Tempur have been around for decades also makes you more assured that they will still be a trading company if you do need assistance 10 years from now.

 In 10 years of mattress use, Tempur claim that the mattress will retain at least 95% of its original height and not have any lumps or bumps. Because of these size retention claims, Tempur have stated that the mattress doesn’t need to be turned or flipped at all throughout its life.

Tempur are so confident that the mattress will transform your sleep that they offer a 100 night trial with every purchase through their website. This gives you enough time to decide whether it’s right for you. The days of lying on a showroom bed for 30 seconds to see if you like it are over, and now you can test out a mattress in the comfort of your own home.

The mattress is encased in a “QuickRefresh” cover which is not only easy to remove but also machine washable. This means not only can you keep it fresh but also replace it when it eventually gets old and worn as is the case with all bed linen. The cover is made from 98% polyester with the remaining 2% being elastane so it has stretch and durability whilst also being comfortable.

Each mattress purchased includes the Tempur Sleep system free of charge which provides you with:

Tempur Comfort Pillow – Pressure reliving material for support and comfort.

Tempur Fit Classic Quilt – Uses temperature regulating technology to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer

Tempur Fit Mattress Protector – Waterproof, breathable and extra – thin protector to keep your mattress dirt and germ free.

Cost

As you may already know, Tempur mattresses are not cheap and depending on the thickness, collection and size this could range from £1000 right up to £3000. That’s a large amount of money for most people but Tempur do offer finance packages with up to two years of interest free credit.

Also you do get the 100 night trial to test out the product and although it may seem like a large amount of money you’re covered for 10 years so it’s more of a long term investment so you should look at how much it costs per year rather than the lump sum amount.

Depth

Tempur mattress come in three different depths, and the depth you choose will depend on a number of factors:

More Support

The general rule of thumb is that the greater the depth, the more support that’s offered because you’ll sink further into the mattress depending on the firmness. This creates more support for your back and joints keeping your body properly aligned.

This added sink can make it harder to move throughout the night, so if you move lots throughout the night you need less depth and also if you find that you overheat easily then a thinner cooling mattress would be more appropriate.

Bodyweight

Generally a thicker mattress is more apportpriate for heavier people, however with Tempur mattresses it’s not hugely important because of the overall build quality and durability. The mattress has a weight capacity of 150kg per side which is more than enough for most people s circumstances.

Type of Bed

You need to consider what existing bed frame you have, because if you have a deep frame then you need to get a thicker mattress to fit into it. Simply use a tape measure to measure the depth of your bed frame to make sure you purchase the correct sized mattress.

Budget

As you can see from this guide, the thicker the mattress, the more core technology is included which leads to a higher price. Because of this you need to consider your budget and how much you’re willing to pay.

Sizing

Tempur mattresses are superior to many other brands because of the sheer huge range of mattress sizes that they offer. This is especially useful if you have an orthodox sized bed frame and struggle to find a mattress that fits. They have ten sizes ranging from small single up to super king.

Size

Dimensions

Small Single

75cm x 200cm

Single 

90cm x 190cm

Long Single

90cm x 200cm

Small double

120cm  190cm

Long small double

120cm x 200cm

Double

135cm x 190cm

Long Double

135cm x 200cm

King

150cm x 200cm

Euro King

160cm  x 200cm

Super King

180cm x 200cm

Ordering

Ordering from their site is pretty straight forward and easy to navigate through the different pages and products. Delivery is free, however you are not designated a delivery slot but only a delivery day between 9am – 4pm because their home delivery service operates in pre-designated areas only on weekdays.

No only is delivery free, but they also offer free installation on all mattress and bed purchases, so you don’t have to struggle carrying the mattress up your stairs by yourself risking injury. Because Tempur mattresses are so sought after, delivery is usually with 14-28 days but can longer for the less popular sized mattresses.

Tempur Comfort Material

This is the original Tempur material that’s been around for years that contours to the shape of your body every time that you lay down. It not only relieves muscles and joints, but also returns to its original shape once you have finished sleeping on it.

Different people require different qualities from a mattress which can be factors such as sleeping position, body weight, existing body pain etc. Because of this Tempur have developed four mattress collections with each collection being suited to different types of sleepers.

The mattresses have also been upgraded from an aesthetic point of view introducing a new modern look with a grey cover and brightly coloured trim, with a different colour being designated to each mattress style available.

Each collection then has a range of different mattresses, each having different sleep technologies integrated into the material after years of research and development by the Tempur team.  

Advanced Tempur Material

This is a slightly firmer version of the Tempur Material, so if you need more firmness to your mattress then this is for you. This is ideal for back sleepers who need more of a firm material to keep their head and neck supported.

Tempur Support Material

This layer provides additional support by not only conforming to your body shape but also working to distributed body weight and pressure across the full length and width of the mattress.

Tempur Extra Soft Material

This provides a cushioning effect to cradle you into the mattress keeping you secure but also limiting the amount of motion transfer so you will not be disturbed if your partner moves throughout the night.

Dynamic Support Technology

One common complaint about memory foam is that some users find they sink to far into the mattress to the point of being uncomfortable. This is avoided with dynamic support technology which provides more support allowing you to move around the bed easily.

Precision Micro Coils

The Micro coils are constructed from cold drawn high quality steel and are individually pocketed and work individually to react to changes in your body position throughout the night to keep you supported.

Durabase Technology

The Durabase technology works with the layers above to increase comfort levels and maintain these levels for the full life of the mattress providing high class support night after night.

Odour

Memory foam mattress usually release a chemical odour when you first unwrap it. This is due to the manufacturing process and is referred to as off-gassing. It’s not harmful but it can be an unpleasant smell especially if your sensitive to smell.

In most instances, you need need to leave the mattress in a ventilated area for a few days until the odour dissipates. Tempur mattresses tend to have a stronger than average smell and the denser the mattress, the stronger the smell.

This smell is never permanent and only lasts a few days, but needs to be understood before purchasing.

Tempur Cloud Review

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The Tempur Cloud has the lowest firmness rating within the range meaning that it’s the softest mattress. The mattress has an additional layer of extra soft material to give an added sinking feeling to relieve your body of tension and pressure.

Below this layer is Tempur support foam with a further two support foam layers which provide support. This works to reduce motion transfer whilst you sleep, and reduce any existing neck or back pain.

Similar to the other models there is a Smart Climate System that draws moisture away from your body so you stay cool throughout the night. This mattress is ideal for back and side sleepers and has already built up a strong reputation for improving back pain.

Who is it for?

If you’re a side sleeper or a back sleeper that's looking for a softer feel but still needs supportive sink from your Tempur mattress.

Firmness rating: Soft

Spec

TEMPUR
Cloud Luxe

TEMPUR
Cloud Elite

TEMPUR
Cloud Supreme

TEMPUR® Extra Soft material

7cm

7cm

5cm

TEMPUR® Support material

9cm

7cm

5cm

Durabase™ Technology 1

6.5cm

11cm

11cm

Durabase™ Technology 2

7cm

-

-

Mattress depth

30cm

25cm

21cm

Tempur Hybrid Flex Review

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The Tempur Hybrid is the medium firmness rating mattress in the range, and uses the same trademarked memory foam material. The mattress is responsive to contours to the shape of your body as you move through the night.

The Hybrid has an added lay of precision coils that function individually and together to create a fully responsive layer that is also dynamic and supportive. It’s not surprising to see Tempur have taken the level of mattress innovation to the net level.

When the power of the precision coils works with the temperature response layer this means it reacts to even the smallest movements that you make. This makes your body more supportive so you wake up in the morning pain free and relaxed.

This gives the mattress a slightly springy feel, and coils ensure that the mattress doesn’t have too much sink.

Who is it for?

The Hybrid Tempur mattress is best suited to back and side sleepers who also share a bed because the coils decrease the motion transfer and there is increased responsiveness.

Firmness rating: Medium

Spec

TEMPUR
Hybrid Luxe

TEMPUR
Hybrid Elite

TEMPUR
Hybrid Supreme

Advanced TEMPUR® material

4cm

4cm

3cm

Dynamic Support Technology

3cm

8cm

5cm

Precision™ micro coils 1

10cm

10cm

10cm

Precision™ micro coils 2

10cm

-

-

Durabase™ Technology

3cm

3cm

3cm

Mattress depth

30cm

25cm

21cm

Tempur Contour Review

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The Tempur contour Is the equivalent of the Tempur Original, their first model that they released onto the market. Because of its firmness you don’t immediately sink into the mattress but it takes a little bit of time as the heat from your body transfers into the mattress.

Due to its firmness it’s best suited to side sleepers as it will conform to your body and give you the greater support you need because you have a slower surface area in contact with the mattress.

Despite the sink that the mattress has, you will remain cool throughout the night as the base layer works to disperse and wick away heat.

Who is it for?

If you’re a side sleeper or a back sleeper that needs the extra firmness to provide support to your body then this is the mattress for you.

Firmness rating: Firm

Spec

TEMPUR
Contour Luxe

TEMPUR
Contour Elite

TEMPUR
Contour Supreme

TEMPUR® Comfort material

5cm

3cm

2cm

TEMPUR® Support material

9cm

9cm

8cm

Durabase™ Technology 1

8cm

6.5cm

11cm

Durabase™ Technology 2

8cm

6.5cm

-

Mattress depth

30cm

25cm

21cm

Tempur Sensation Review

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The Tempur sensation gives you a medium feel mattress that still offers superior support but feels more like a regular spring mattress, and also is suited if you like ease of movement.

This mattress is especially for those who don’t really like the feeling of traditional memory foam, but still want to experience the benefits.

The mattress still works to contour to the shape of your body with four distinct layers; Tempur Comfort material, Tempur support material, Dynamic support technology and Durabase technology.

These layers provide more support and comfort whilst allowing you to move with ease throughout the night with minimal motion transfer.

Who is it for?

It’s for sleepers who tend to move frequently throughout the night and people who don’t like traditional memory foam but want to benefit for the positives that the material brings.

Firmness rating: Medium

Spec

TEMPUR
Contour Luxe

TEMPUR
Contour Elite

TEMPUR
Contour Supreme

TEMPUR® Comfort material

7cm

3cm

2cm

TEMPUR® Support material

-

4cm

4cm

Dynamic Support Technology

8cm

4cm

4cm

Durabase™ Technology 1

7.25cm

14cm

11cm

Durabase™ Technology 2

7.25cm

-

-

Mattress depth

30cm

25cm

21cm

Closing

Overall these are effective mattresses however the high price can put a lot of people off, when there are cheaper alternatives that will still do a fantastic job. See our list of top rated mattresses.

However with the 100 day trial and 10 year guarantee it’ worth your while testing the product in your own home to see if it’s right for you.

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