The Best Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for Side Sleepers – Top 4 Beds and Buying Guide

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Quick Summary

Tempur-Pedic is one of the most prominent brand names in the mattress and bedding industry. Founded in 1992, the Swedish company helped popularize the use of memory foam in mattress comfort layers and has partnered with Sealy International since 2012. Tempur-Pedic currently offers 10 individual mattress models that belong to one of three exclusive collections: the Cloud, Contour, and Adapt collections. Most are sold exclusively as all-foam memory foam beds; two of the Adapt models are also sold as memory foam hybrids. Tempur-Pedic offers a standalone luxury mattress, the GrandBed, as well.

Several performance factors distinguish Tempur-Pedic mattresses. For one, they are highly durable compared to other beds with memory foam layers; most models perform for at least seven years before they need to be replaced. The mattresses also conform closely to alleviate pressure points in sleepers, isolate a significant amount of motion transfer, and produce virtually no noise when bearing weight. Tempur-Pedic offers free White Glove delivery to customers in the contiguous U.S.; this service includes in-home mattress assembly and old mattress removal. In addition to mattresses, the company produces pillows, sheets, and other bedding products.

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 Side Sleepers

Editor’s Pick – TEMPUR-ProAdapt

Best Value Mattress – TEMPUR-Adapt

Best Luxury Mattress – TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze

Best Mattress for Pressure Relief – TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze

How We Decided

 

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

The Best Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for Side Sleepers: Tuck's Top 4 Beds

TEMPUR-ProAdapt – Editor's Pick

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

Our Editor’s Pick, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, is one of the models included in Tempur-Pedic’s newest Adapt series. This memory foam model is available in three firmness options – ‘Soft’ (3), ‘Medium’ (5), and ‘Firm’ (7). Additionally, it is available as a hybrid mattress with ‘Medium’ firmness. This wide selection of firmness and composition options should accommodate the vast majority of sleepers regardless of their body type or preferred sleep position.

These firmness options offer different benefits for sleepers. The ‘Soft’ and ‘Medium’ all-foam beds feature convoluted polyfoam in the base layer. These models, along with the hybrid design, have strong air flow throughout the support core that helps keep the bed cool. The ‘Firm’ design has a solid foam core, and is particularly suitable to heavier people, as well as back and stomach sleepers. All versions of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt come with a dual-layer cooling cover for added temperature neutrality. They also isolate motion transfer very well and make virtually no noise when bearing weight.

Like other Tempur-Pedic models, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt has an above-average price-point. However, Tempur-Pedic offers Free White Glove delivery throughout the contiguous U.S. The mattress is backed by a 90-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty, as well.

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

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

The TEMPUR-Adapt, like the TEMPUR-ProAdapt listed above, is available in all-foam and hybrid designs; both are ‘Medium’ (5). The all-foam model features two memory foam comfort layers and a high-density polyfoam support core. The hybrid also has a dual-layer memory foam comfort system, as well as pocketed coil encased in foam in the support core.

Both TEMPUR-Adapt designs sleep very cool, largely due to a knit cover that absorbs minimal body heat and regulates the bed’s temperature well. Support is another key strength of both TEMPUR-Adapt models – particularly the hybrid version, which reinforces the edges with its foam-encased support core. The thick comfort system also allows the bed to isolate motion transfer to a noticeable extent. The hybrid is also fairly quiet while the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is virtually silent. Both of these factors make the bed a good choice for couples who awaken easily due to movement and/or noise.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are relatively expensive compared to other foam and hybrid models. The TEMPUR-Adapt is priced lower than most of the brand’s other models – $1,999 for a Queen-size of either version.

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 Hybrid Mattress Review

TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze – Best Luxury Mattress

Highlights
  • Soft (3)
  • 90-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • 13.5″ profile
  • Body-cushioning comfort and support

The Cloud series is Tempur-Pedic’s largest mattress collection, consisting of five different memory foam models. The TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze is one of the softest models in this series, with a thick memory foam comfort layer designed to accommodate side sleepers who are in the light weight group (less than 130 pounds) and average weight group (130 to 230 pounds).

The comfort layer is infused with TEMPUR-ES cooling material; this component helps the bed maintain great temperature neutrality. The TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze also has a transition foam layer and a dual-layer support core made of high-density polyfoam. This support system ensures the bed’s surface remains flat and even, despite its soft top layers. The mattress isolates motion and makes virtually no noise, as well.

The TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze is the most expensive model in the Cloud series, with a current price-point of $4,499 in a Queen-size. This makes the mattress a good pick for shoppers with bigger budgets.

Good for:

  • Side and back sleepers
  • Sleepers in the light and average weight groups
  • Back pain sufferers
  • Couples

Check Price | Read Our Full TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze Mattress Review

TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze – Best Mattress for Pressure Relief

Highlights
  • 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

The Contour series from Tempur-Pedic features the brand’s firmest models. We’ve selected the TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Luxe as a standout due in part to its 13.5″ profile, making it the thickest Contour series model. It offers a thick, memory foam comfort layer that conforms without hugging too tightly to help improve spinal alignment and alleviate pressure points along the body. Due to its firmness and thickness, the TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Luxe is optimal for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, as well as lighter individuals who prefer firmer, thicker beds.

The mattress also maintains temperature neutrality thanks to its removable and washable SmartClimate cover, which uses dual cooling cover that offsets warmth generated from the all-foam core. The TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Luxe is also a good choice for couples due to its strong motion isolation; it also produces no noise when bearing weight. Like most of its Tempur-Pedic counterparts, the TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody’s expected lifespan exceeds that of the average memory foam bed.

For these reasons, the TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Luxe has a relatively high price-point: $4,299 in a Queen size.

Good for:

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

The Best Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for Side Sleepers Buying Guide

Tempur-Pedic currently offers a total of seven memory foam and hybrid mattress models. The company’s selection includes multiple firmness, thickness, and support levels in order to accommodate individuals with different sleep positions. Sleeper weight affects individual experiences with different mattresses; someone who weighs less than 130 pounds, for example, will have a different experience on a mattress compared to someone who weighs more than 230 pounds.

Before we compare Tempur-Pedic mattress models, let’s look at some key definitions and considerations for side sleepers.

Types of Side Sleeper Positions

Generally speaking, the term ‘side sleeping’ usually refers to one of four positions:

  • Fetal: Both legs curl at the knees and the back is somewhat hunched to create a ‘curled up look’ similar to babies in the womb.
  • Log: Arms and legs are extended, and the back is straight.
  • Yearner: Arms are stretched out, and back and legs are straight.
  • Sprinter: Arms and back are straight, and one leg is curled at the knee while the other is fully extended.

None of these are technically ‘correct’ or ‘better’ than the others, though positions where the legs fully extend — such as the log and the yearner — minimize the chances of mid-sleep pelvic rotation, which can lead to spinal misalignment (see next section for more information).

Considerations for Side Sleepers

Side sleepers generally feel most comfortable on mattresses that feature the following:

  • Low to Medium firmness: Side sleepers require enhanced neck and back support for proper spinal alignment. Mattresses that are ‘Medium Firm’ or lower tend to be suitable for most sleepers, whereas mattresses that are too firm do not offer adequate neck and back support.
  • Pressure relief: Side sleeping creates pressure points in areas along the spine, including the neck, shoulders, lower back, and hips. Mattresses that contour closely and align the spine will help alleviate these pressure points.
  • Mattress thickness: Thickness is often tied to firmness, since thicker mattresses tend to have more padding layers and, as a result, are less firm than relatively thin mattresses.
  • Pelvic rotation: Some side sleeping positions can lead to unnatural twisting at the midsection, which results in misalignment between the upper and lower body. This is known as pelvic rotation, and it can lead to unwanted pain and pressure. Some side sleepers remedy pelvic rotation by placing a pillow between their knees or maintaining sleep positions that limit nighttime shifting (such as the ‘log’ position). However, mattresses that offer adequate support and firmness will also minimize the risk of pelvic rotation.
  • Sleeper weight: People with below-average weights (130 pounds or less) may not weigh enough to experience contouring on exceptionally firm mattresses. Likewise, those with above-average weights (230 pounds or more) may be too heavy for exceptionally soft mattresses; this often results in added pressure and discomfort. 

Tempur-Pedic Mattresses: Current Models

Next, let’s take a look at Tempur-Pedic’s current mattress selection.

Tempur-Pedic offers a total of seven mattresses that are 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: Tempur-Pedic frequently adds and discontinues mattresses from their product line. For this reason, some models not listed above may still be sold through brick-and-mortar or online retailers. This guide will exclusively focus on the seven Tempur-Pedic models currently listed on the brand’s website.

Tempur-Pedic does not disclose detailed specifications about any of their mattresses, but their current models share the following basic structure:

  • Memory foam comfort layer: Each Tempur-Pedic model varies in terms of foam thickness and density, but all have at least one layer of memory foam in the comfort system.
  • Varying support core: Cloud and Contour mattresses have solid, high-density polyfoam support cores. The Flex Supreme Breeze, a hybrid, has a support core with pocketed coils encased in foam. All three models in the Adapt series are available as all-foam beds with high-density polyfoam cores; the ProAdapt and Adapt are also sold as hybrids, which have foam-encased pocketed coils instead.
  • Varying cover composition: Mattresses in the Adapt series have cooling covers. All other Tempur-Pedic mattresses have polyester covers.

The table below compares the seven current Tempur-Pedic mattresses in terms of price-point, available sizes, thickness, and firmness.

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)

Conclusion

Individual experience will vary significantly from sleeper to sleeper — and testing out mattresses in person may be the best way to determine which model is best for you and your partner. Please check out our Tempur-Pedic Mattress Review page to learn more about individual models, as well as the brand’s shipping and delivery policies, sleep trial, and warranty terms. To compare Tempur-Pedic with other memory foam mattress brands in terms of price, performance, and other criteria, please visit our Sleep Product Database.

Do you prefer to sleep on your back? Check out our guide for the Best Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for Back Sleepers.