Best Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for Back Sleepers – Top 4 Picks and Buyer’s Guide

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Quick Summary
Tempur-Pedic is a well-regarded brand name within the mattress industry. Established in 1992, this Swedish company helped popularize memory foam beds among sleepers worldwide. A total of 11 mattresses are currently available from Tempur-Pedic. Ten of these models are sold as part of three exclusive collections – Cloud, Contour, and Adapt – while the last remaining mattress, the GrandBed, is a standalone luxury model. All 11 Tempur-Pedic mattresses are available as all-foam memory foam beds. Additionally, two models in the Adapt series are also available as memory foam hybrids.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses have several advantages over the brand’s main competitors. The beds are highly durable and have an expected lifespan of at least seven years, outlasting most similarly constructed beds. Tempur-Pedic mattresses also conform to the sleeper’s body to provide even support, improved spinal alignment, and targeted pain and pressure relief. Other advantages include great motion isolation and no noise when bearing weight. Tempur-Pedic offers Free White Glove delivery to customers in the contiguous U.S., as well. However, it should be noted that Tempur-Pedic beds have price-points that are significantly higher than those of the average memory foam bed.

Read on to learn more about each current Tempur-Pedic model. Below you will find our picks for the top four Tempur-Pedic beds. Our choices are based on verified customer and owner experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.

Best Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for Back Sleepers

Editor’s Pick – TEMPUR-ProAdapt

Best Value Mattress – TEMPUR-Adapt

Best Luxury Mattress – TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze

Best Mattress for Pressure Relief – TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze

How We Decided


11 mattresses considered –– 80 hours of research –– 2 mattress executives interviewed –– 5 sleep experts consulted

Best Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for Back Sleepers – Tuck's Top 4 Picks

TEMPUR-ProAdapt – Editor's Pick

  • Multiple firmness options (3, 5, 7)
  • 90-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • 12″ profile
  • Close conforming and great motion isolation

Of Tempur-Pedic’s 11 current models, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt – one of the three models in the Adapt series – is a standout for several reasons. For one, it offers a wide selection of firmness and design options. The mattress is available as an all-foam mattress with ‘Soft’ (3 on the 1-10 firmness scale), ‘Medium’ (5), or ‘Firm’ settings, making it suitable for back sleepers in any weight group. Additionally, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt is also available as a memory foam hybrid with ‘Medium’ firmness. Both designs offer good body conforming and above-average pressure relief.

Temperature neutrality is another key strength. The all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt features a dual-layer cover designed to sleep fairly cool, while the hybrid maintains a comfortable temperature thanks to strong airflow throughout the pocketed coil layer. Both versions of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt also isolate motion very well and produce minimal noise when bearing weight, making the mattress a good pick for couples.

Like other Tempur-Pedic mattresses, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt is fairly expensive compared to other memory foam models – currently $3,599 in a Queen size. However, Tempur-Pedic offers free White Glove delivery throughout the contiguous U.S.; this includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal at no extra charge. The mattress is backed by a 90-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty; both of these offers apply to all Tempur-Pedic models.

Good for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination)
  • Sleepers in every weight group (light, average, heavy)
  • Back pain sufferers
  • Those who tend to sleep hot

Check Price | Read Our Full TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress Review

TEMPUR-Adapt – Best Value Mattress

  • Medium (5)
  • 90-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • 11″ profile
  • Sleeps exceptionally cool

Like our Editor’s Pick, the Best Value Tempur-Pedic Mattress – the TEMPUR-Adapt – is part of the Adapt series and available in both all-foam and hybrid designs. Both versions of the TEMPUR-Adapt are ‘Medium’ (5) in terms of firmness, making the bed ideal for people who weigh 130 to 230 pounds. The all-foam model features the same dual-layer cooling cover as the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, allowing most sleepers to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night; the hybrid’s strong air circulation also offers great temperature neutrality.

The TEMPUR-Adapt offers moderate conforming that hugs the body without sinking excessively, offering great relief for sleepers who experience aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, and lower back. The mattress also absorbs and minimizes motion transfer to a significant extent; the all-foam version is virtually silent, while the hybrid produces minimal noise thanks to its pocketed coils (which tend to be much quieter than other spring types).

The TEMPUR-Adapt is our Best Value pick because its price-point is lower than other Tempur-Pedic models; it currently costs $2,199 in a Queen size. However, this is still more expensive than most competing all-foam models, making it a good pick for shoppers with bigger budgets.

Good for:

  • Side and back sleepers
  • Sleepers in the light and average weight groups
  • Couples
  • Those who tend to sleep hot

Check Price | Read Our Full Tempur-Pedic Mattress Review

TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze – Best Luxury Mattress

  • Medium (5)
  • 90-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • 11.5″ profile
  • Good balance of body conforming and support

The TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze is a hybrid mattress offering ‘Medium’ (5) firmness and an 11.5″ profile. This makes the bed ideal for back sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds, since those in this weight group normally prefer beds that balance body-conforming and reinforced support. A high-density foam transitional layer and foam-encased pocketed coils help maintain an even surface with minimal sagging, resulting in fewer aches and pains for back sleepers. Those who shift between their back and side may also enjoy sleeping on the TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze, since it is soft enough to hug the body and improve spinal alignment.

The mattress is optimal for hot sleepers, as well, thanks to a comfort layer of cooling foam and strong airflow throughout the pocketed coils. The TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze – like most Tempur-Pedic mattresses – is also highly durable, and its expected lifespan exceeds that of the average hybrid by a considerable margin. Other benefits include better-than-average motion isolation and minimal squeaks and creaks when the bed is bearing weight.

The TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze has one of the highest price-points among Tempur-Pedic’s current line – $3,799 in a Queen-size – but for its strong performance, we’ve chosen it as our Best Luxury pick.

Good for:

  • Side and back sleepers
  • Sleepers in the light and average weight groups
  • Back pain sufferers
  • Those who sleep hot

Check Price | Read Our Full TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze Mattress Review

TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze – Best Mattress for Pressure Relief

  • Firm (7)
  • 90-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • 12.5″ profile
  • Long-lasting comfort and support

All Tempur-Pedic mattresses provide above-average levels of pressure relief, but we’ve selected the TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze as our top pick because it offers a balanced experience for most back sleepers. The bed is 12.5″ thick and ‘Firm’ (7), making it a good option for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, but its thick comfort system offers close conforming and targeted pressure relief for lighter back sleepers, as well. The foam conforms to the body to a moderate degree, aligning the spine and alleviating discomfort without excessive sinking or hugging.

The TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze also isolates motion very well and makes no noise when bearing weight. This can be beneficial to couples who awaken easily due to movement or noise. The mattress offers exceptionally durability, as well, with an expected lifespan of at least seven years.

The TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze is currently priced at $4,699 in a Queen size, making it one of Tempur-Pedic’s more expensive models.

Good for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination)
  • Sleepers in the average and heavy weight groups
  • Back pain sufferers
  • Couples

Check Price | Read Our Full TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze Mattress Review

Tempur-Pedic’s current mattress offerings consist of seven different memory foam and hybrid models. This selection includes a wide range of firmness ratings – from ‘Soft’ to ‘Firm’ – in order to accommodate customers with varying sleep preferences. Sleeper weight is an important factor to take into account; the sleep experience of someone who weighs less than 130 pounds, for instance, will be much different from that of someone who weighs more than 230 pounds.

Read on for a detailed breakdown of all current Tempur-Pedic models.

Types of Back Sleeper Positions

There are three general positions associated with back sleeping:

  • Savasana: Both arms and both legs are fully extended and straight.
  • Soldier: Both arms are fully extended, as is one leg; the other leg is bent at the knee.
  • Starfish: Arms are bent at the elbow with hands at head level; legs may be fully extended or bent at the knee.

None of these positions are considered ‘more correct’ or ‘better’ than the others; personal preference and comfort is the most important factor.

Considerations for Back Sleepers

When shopping for a new mattress, back sleepers should consider the following:

  • Firmness: Unlike side sleeping, back sleeping is a position that naturally aligns the spine. However, mattresses that are too firm may result in gaps between the lower back and the sleep surface, which can lead to aches and pains. Mattresses that are too soft, on the other hand, will sink too far down. The right balance of firmness and softness is needed to keep the spine straight and prevent aches and pains. For this reason, the majority of back sleepers prefer mattresses that are Medium or Medium Firm.
  • Mattress materials: Most back sleepers prefer memory foam or latex mattresses (as well as certain hybrid models) because they feature contouring surfaces that naturally conform to the curvature of their spine. Furthermore, these mattresses have longer lifespans, and will not sag in the middle as quickly; sagging can lead to spinal misalignment. Innerspring mattresses, on the other hand, offer little to no conforming and often begin to sag within three to four years. As a result, innersprings are considered less than ideal for back sleepers.
  • Body weight: Experience with a particular mattress will depend on the sleeper’s weight. Those who have below-average weights (less than 130 pounds) tend to prefer softer mattresses because firmer models don’t conform to their bodies as easily due to insufficient weight. People with above-average weights (more than 230 pounds) may experience uncomfortable sinking in mattresses that are too soft. In both cases, this can lead to pressure and discomfort

Tempur-Pedic Mattresses: Current Models

Next, let’s take a look at Tempur-Pedic’s current mattress selection. The company offers seven individual mattresses sold as part of four collections:

  • The Cloud collection includes two memory foam models, the Cloud Luxe and Cloud Supreme Breeze.
  • The Contour collection consists of one memory foam model, the Contour Elite Breeze.
  • The Flex collection features one hybrid model, the Flex Supreme Breeze.
  • The Adapt collection includes three memory foam models: the ProAdapt, LuxeAdapt, and Adapt. The ProAdapt and Adapt models are also available as hybrids.

Please note that Tempur-Pedic’s product selection is constantly shifting, and models are frequently added or discontinued. For this reason, some Tempur-Pedic mattresses not included above may still be sold through brick-and-mortar or online retailers. However, this guide will only focus on models currently sold on the Tempur-Pedic website.

Tempur-Pedic does not disclose detailed specifications about the materials used in the brand’s mattresses. However, the seven current models share the same general construction:

  • Memory foam comfort layers: Although each Tempur-Pedic model varies in terms of thickness and foam density, all of the brand’s mattresses are made with at least one memory foam comfort layer.
  • Varying support cores: Bed in the Cloud and Contour collections have high-density polyfoam support cores. The Flex Supreme Breeze is a hybrid, meaning its support core features pocketed coils. The three Adapt series models are available as all-foam beds with high-density polyfoam cores; alternatively, the ProAdapt and Adapt are also sold as hybrids, which have foam-encased pocketed coils instead.
  • Varying cover compositions: Adapt series mattresses have cooling covers. All other Tempur-Pedic models have polyester covers.

The comparison table below features prices, available sizes, thickness measurements, and firmness settings for the seven current Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

Mattress Series Mattress Model Price Height Firmness Rating
Cloud Supreme Breeze $3,299 (Twin Long)
$3,649 (Double)
$3,799 (Queen)
$4,499 (King/Cali King)
$6,598 (Split King/Split Cali King)
11 1/2″ 3 (Soft)
Luxe Breeze $4,299 (Twin Long)
$4,799 (Queen)
$5,499(King/Cali King)
$8,598 (Split King/Split Cali King)
13 1/2″ 3 (Soft)
Contour Elite Breeze $3,799 (Twin Long)
$4,299 (Queen)
$4,999 (King/Cali King)
$7,598 (Split King/Split Cali King)
12 1/2″ 7 (Firm)
Flex Supreme Breeze $3,299 (Twin Long)
$3,649 (Double)
$3,799 (Queen)
$4,499 (King/Cali King)
$6,958 (Split King/Split Cali King)
11 1/2″ 5 (Medium)
Adapt ProAdapt $2,499 (Twin/Twin Long)
$2,849 (Double)
$2,999 (Queen)
$3,699 (King/Cali King)
$4,998 (Split King/Split Cali King)
12″ 3 (Soft)
5 (Medium/Medium Hybrid)
7 (Firm)
LuxeAdapt $3,499 (Twin Long)
$3,999 (Queen)
$4,699 (King/Cali King)
$6,998 (Split King/Split Cali King)
13″ 3 (Soft)
7 (Firm)
Adapt $1,699 (Twin/Twin Long)
$2,049 (Double)
$2,199 (Queen)
$2,899 (King/Cali King)
$3,398 (Split King/Split Cali King)
11″ 5 (Medium/Medium Hybrid)


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