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Puffy vs. TempurPedic – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Bill Fish.

The Bottom Line.

  • The TEMPUR-Adapt is Tempur-Pedic’s most popular all-foam mattress with a medium firmness, excellent durability, and motion isolation.
  • The Puffy is an affordable foam mattress that sleeps cool.
  • Both are great for couples looking to minimize motion and sound from a mattress.

1,444 Verified Customer Experiences

52 Unique Review Sources

65 Hours of Lab Testing

6 Sleep Experts Consulted

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Bill
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Puffy vs. Tempur-Pedic Mattress Overview

Puffy began in 2016 and currently makes two mattresses. Their flagship mattress is the Puffy, constructed of three layers of foam. The bottom layer provides balanced support while contouring to the body, giving the mattress a sleeping “in” feeling rather than sleeping “on.” The middle layer is made of comfort pressure relief foam. The upper layer is breathable climate-adaptive foam that keeps the bed from getting too hot or cold.

Measuring 10 inches thick, it’s a medium firmness mattress. On the 1-10 firmness scale, the Puffy comes in at a 5.

Tempur-Pedic launched in 1992. The company merged with the Sealy Corporation in 2012. Currently, the brand’s best-selling mattress is the TEMPUR-Adapt, which is available both as a memory foam bed with a high-density polyfoam support core or a memory foam hybrid bed with a pocketed-coil support core. Both versions of the mattress measure 11 inches thick.

On the firmness scale of 1 – 10, the TEMPUR-Adapt ranks a 5, indicating ‘Medium’ firmness.

Please note: Puffy and Tempur-Pedic both sell other mattresses in addition to the model listed above. They include:

  • The Puffy Lux mattresses: all three layers of the original Puffy mattress with an additional layer of countrouring foam for pressure-point relief and extra support.
  • Tempur-Pedic offers the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, Tempur-Pedic’s best-selling mattress with pressure-relieving materials. The TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt, an all-foam mattress with conforming support, and the TEMPUR-breeze°, an all-foam or hybrid mattress that sleeps especially cool.

In this guide, we’ll compare the Tempur-Pedic flagship mattress, the TEMPUR-Adapt, to the original Puffy memory foam mattress. Both mattresses share similarities like a memory foam construction, but they also differ in significant areas including layer composition, price, and sleep trial time. This guide will compare both beds in terms of pricing, construction, and performance. We’ll also cover shipping, returns, and the warranty policies of both brands.

Ratings Comparison

Puffy

TEMPUR-Adapt

MATTRESS TYPE FoamFoam
FIRMNESS 55
PRICE RANGE $850.00$2,199
AVAILABILITY onlineonline, in-store
SLEEP TRIAL 101 nights90 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH Lifetime Warranty10 Year, Limited
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  • Puffy
  • TEMPUR-Adapt

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Puffy
  • TEMPUR-Adapt
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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Durability

The Puffy mattress uses slightly less dense foams which should be durable for lighter sleepers but won't last as long for heavier sleepers (230lbs+) with nightly use.

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Durability

The Puffy mattress uses slightly less dense foams which should be durable for lighter sleepers but won't last as long for heavier sleepers (230lbs+) with nightly use.

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Motion Isolation

The Puffy mattress isolates motion very well making it a good option for couples or easily disturbed sleepers

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Motion Isolation

The Puffy mattress isolates motion very well making it a good option for couples or easily disturbed sleepers

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Off-gassing

The Puffy has some potential for offgassing which should dissapate within a few days of unboxing

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Off-gassing

The Puffy has some potential for offgassing which should dissapate within a few days of unboxing

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Sex

The Puffy is a very conforming memory foam mattress making it less "bouncy" (responsive) so less ideal for sex compared to other mattress types

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Sex

The Puffy is a very conforming memory foam mattress making it less "bouncy" (responsive) so less ideal for sex compared to other mattress types

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Temperature Neutrality

The Puffy performs adequately in creating a cool sleep environment as a memory foam mattress.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Puffy performs adequately in creating a cool sleep environment as a memory foam mattress.

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Edge Support

The Puffy has decent edge support, which puts it on par with similarly constructed memory foam mattresses

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Edge Support

The Puffy has decent edge support, which puts it on par with similarly constructed memory foam mattresses

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Noise

The Puffy mattress will be silent when bearing weight so noise isn't a concern.

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Noise

The Puffy mattress will be silent when bearing weight so noise isn't a concern.

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Durability

Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses typically have longer-than-average lifespans; the TEMPUR-Adapt is no different and should perform for at least seven years.

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Durability

Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses typically have longer-than-average lifespans; the TEMPUR-Adapt is no different and should perform for at least seven years.

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Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is a key strength of the TEMPUR-Adapt, which absorbs and minimizes transfer to a significant extent.

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Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is a key strength of the TEMPUR-Adapt, which absorbs and minimizes transfer to a significant extent.

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Off-gassing

Off-gassing is a common complaint regarding Tempur-Pedic mattresses, but should generally dissipate after the first few days out of its packaging.

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Off-gassing

Off-gassing is a common complaint regarding Tempur-Pedic mattresses, but should generally dissipate after the first few days out of its packaging.

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Sex

The TEMPUR-Adapt, with ultra-dense foams, lacks response more than other most memory foam mattresses.

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Sex

The TEMPUR-Adapt, with ultra-dense foams, lacks response more than other most memory foam mattresses.

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Temperature Neutrality

The foam TEMPUR-Adapt model absorbs your body, meaning it will sleep somewhat warm. However, it does come with a dual-layer cooling cover, which can be helpful for hot sleepers.

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Temperature Neutrality

The foam TEMPUR-Adapt model absorbs your body, meaning it will sleep somewhat warm. However, it does come with a dual-layer cooling cover, which can be helpful for hot sleepers.

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Edge Support

The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is somewhat susceptible to sinkage around the edges.

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Edge Support

The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is somewhat susceptible to sinkage around the edges.

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Noise

The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Noise

The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Puffy Mattress is Good for...
  • Those looking for an affordable memory foam mattress in the medium-firmness range.
  • Those who sleep with a partner and are easily disturbed by movement or noise.
  • Those who live in locations with more extreme seasonal weather.
The Tempur-Adapt Mattress is Good for...
  • Sleepers who prefer a medium firmness bed that conforms close to the body.
  • Side, back, and stomach sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less..
  • Couples.

Sleep Position Ratings

Puffy Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The Puffy mattress rates “excellent” in both motion isolation and noise, making it a great choice for couples looking for undisturbed sleep. Based on our testing, sleepers under 230 pounds found it comfortable for all sleeping positions. The Puffy mattress also rates well for temperature neutrality thanks to the top two layers constructed with breathable foam that doesn’t trap too much heat in the mattress.

The Puffy mattress is a conforming mattress, meaning it hugs the body and gives the sleeper a feeling of sleeping in the mattress, rather than on top of the mattress.

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The TEMPUR-Adapt conforms closely to the body. It has a medium firmness feel. This makes it ideal for side sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less, since those who use this position often need more conforming for proper spinal alignment. Most back and stomach sleepers in this weight group will find the mattress comfortable, but those who weigh more than 230 pounds are likely to find it too soft and prone to sagging.

The TEMPUR-Adapt is 11 inches thick, making it an attractive pick for those looking for a bed with slightly thicker-than-average height.

  • Puffy
  • TEMPUR-Adapt
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Our Recommendations

Choose the Puffy if...

  • You weigh 230 pounds or less.
  • You are looking for a memory foam mattress that sleeps cool.
  • You like to feeling of a mattress hugging your body.
  • You are looking for a mattress that isolates movement.

Choose the Tempur-Adapt Mattress if...

  • You prefer a mattresses with medium firmness that conform very closely to your body.
  • You sleep on your side, back, stomach, or a combination and weigh 230 pounds or less.
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise.
  • You tend to sleep hot.

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $495 Puffy $1,699 Tempur-Pedic
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $525 Puffy $1,699 Tempur-Pedic
  • twin-bed
    Full $695 Puffy $2,049 Tempur-Pedic
  • twin-bed
    Queen $850 Puffy $2,199 Tempur-Pedic
  • twin-bed
    King $1,050 Puffy $2,899 Tempur-Pedic
  • twin-bed
    Split King N/A Puffy $3,398 Tempur-Pedic
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $1,050 Puffy $3,398 Tempur-Pedic
  • twin-bed
    Split Cali King N/A Puffy $3,398 Tempur-Pedic

Mattress Construction

Next let’s look at how the Puffy and Tempur-Adapt Mattress models are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Puffy Tempur-Adapt
Firmness 5 (Medium) 5 (Medium)
Thickness 10″ 11″
Weight (Queen) 69 lbs. 97 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ 1.5 PCF HD Polyfoam HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 2″ 2.5 PCF Gel Memory Foam
2″ Temperature-resistant Polyfoam
Memory Foam
Cover Composition 100% Polyester Dual-layer SmartClimate Cover

How Is the Puffy Built?

The Puffy flagship mattress is constructed with three foam layers. The top layer is a non-latex foam with Puffy’s “cooling cloud” technology that promotes ventilation. This helps the mattress breathe and disperse any hot air. Despite memory foam traditionally sleeping warm, the upper layer on the Puffy mattresses sleeps cool for a foam mattress. The center foam layer provides pressure relief on areas like shoulders, hips, and knees, that can suffer on an uncomfortable mattress.

The bottom layer is a firm core support that promotes spinal alignment while sleeping. The Puffy mattress cover is stain resistant. All components of the Puffy are made in the US. The queen-size weighs 69 pounds, fairly lightweight for a memory foam mattress.

How Is the Tempur-Pedic Mattress Built?

The TEMPUR-Adapt has memory foam comfort layers offering a medium firmness. A dual-layer SmartClimate covers allows the bed to sleep cool. The all-foam design has a support core made of high-density polyfoam. The foam support systems help the mattress stay stable and avoid sagging, which can prolong the overall lifespan of the bed.

The TEMPUR-Adapt provides excellent motion isolation and conforms closely to help with aches and pains. Tempur-Pedic foams are considered highly durable compared to the materials found in competing beds. For this reason, the TEMPUR-Adapt has an exceptionally long lifespan when used properly.

The queen sized TEMPUR-Adapt weighs 97 pounds, on the heavier side for an all-foam mattress.

Puffy Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 101 nights

  • Shipping Puffy ships to all 50 states in the USA.

  • Warranty Lifetime, non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial for the Puffy mattress.

    The Puffy mattress comes with a 101-night sleep trial that begins the day the mattress is delivered. Puffy recommends sleeping on the mattress for a minimum of 14 nights and accepts returns after the initial breaking-in phase until night 101.

    To initiate a return, contact Puffy’s support team. The company will arrange for the mattress to be donated to a local or national charity. The original form of payment will be refunded in full once Puffy determines that mattress was returned in good condition.

  • Warranty

    Puffy offers a lifetime warranty.

    Puffy offers a lifetime warranty on their mattresses to the original owner. The warranty states the Puffy mattress qualifies under warranty if it’s used for its intended purposes and on a bed base that is structurally capable of supporting the weight of the mattress and its users.

    The warranty covers material and workmanship defects including:

    • Indentations deeper than one and a half inches that do not result from improper use or inadequate foundational support.
    • Any physical flaw that causes the mattress to split or crack beyond normal wear and tear.

    If a mattress defect is covered by the warranty, Puffy will replace the mattress with a new mattress. Shipping costs will be covered by Puffy so long as the mattress is found to be defective in accordance to the warranty.

  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for Puffy mattresses is as follows:

    1. Puffy mattresses usually ship within one to two business days after placing an order. The mattress typically arrives two to seven days after the order is placed.
    2. White Glove Delivery is not currently available

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and in a box.
    Where Do They Ship?: Puffy ships to all 50 states in the USA.
    Delivery Fee: Free in the contiguous US. Shipping to Alaska or Hawaii starts at $150

    Old Mattress Removal

    Since Puffy coordinates shipping with FedEx and does not offer White Glove delivery, old mattress removal is currently not available.

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Tempur-Pedic Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 90 nights

  • Shipping All 50 U.S. states

  • Warranty 10 years, non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

    Tempur-Pedic offers a 90-night sleep trial for the TEMPUR-Adapt mattress.

    Tempur-Pedic gives new mattress owners 90 nights to try the TEMPUR-Adapt mattress. The company recommends sleeping on the mattress for at least 30 nights. Returns are accepted anytime between night 30 and night 90. Owners are responsible for transportation fees associated with the return. The remainder of the mattress cost will be refunded to the owner.

  • Warranty

    Tempur-Pedic offers a 10-year warranty.

    Tempur-Pedic offers a non-prorated 10-year warranty on mattresses. If found defective within this time period, Tempur-Pedic will replace or repair the mattress. The owner is responsible for any shipping or transportation fees. The warranty is only valid to the original mattress owner. The bed must have been used with a proper foundation and used for its intended purpose. The warranty covers manufacturing defects including:

    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure three-quarters of an inch or deeper.
    • Physical flaws that cause mattress materials to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing flaws associated with the mattress cover’s zipper
  • Delivery Details

    Delivery Policy

    The delivery policy for Tempur-Pedic Mattresses is as follows:

    1. The Tempur-Pedic mattress ships with white glove delivery. Customers can expect their mattress to arrive one to two weeks after order placement.
    2. On delivery day, an adult, 18 years or older, must be present to accept the delivery.
    3. White Glove delivery is provided for free to all mattress orders.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Not compressed.

    Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states.
    Delivery Fee: Tempur-Pedic ships for free in the contiguous United States. Those in Hawaii and Alaska will pay a flat shipping fee of $600.

    Old Mattress Removal

    If desired, Tempur-Pedic will remove your old mattress and foundation for free.

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