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Tempur-Pedic, Inc. was founded in 1992. In 2012, Tempur-Pedic merged with the Sealy Corporation; both companies are considered separate entities. Tempur-Pedic offers memory foam and hybrid mattresses. A total of 16 individual Tempur-Pedic mattress models are currently available. Memory foam options include all mattresses in the Cloud and Contour series, as well as TEMPUR-Legacy; the GrandBed is technically considered part of the Contour series. Four hybrids are available as part of the Flex collection, as well.
Sleep Number has been in business since 1987. The company manufactures airbed mattresses that offer customizable firmness for sleepers. A total of eight individual airbed mattresses are currently available from Sleep Number. These include the Classic Series (c2 and c4), Performance Series (p5 and p6), Innovation Series (i7, i8, i10, and ILE), and the it bed.
Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number have generally earned average to above-average customer satisfaction ratings. This page will discuss notable similarities and differences between these two mattress brands in terms of construction, firmness, size, pricing, and other factors, as well as the policies and overall reputation of both companies.
Pros of Tempur-Pedic mattresses include:
Pros of Sleep Number mattresses include:
You might not be suited for a Tempur-Pedic mattress if:
You might not be suited for a Sleep Number mattress if:
The table below lists sizes and prices for all current Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number mattresses.
|Mattress Brand||Mattress Model||Twin||Twin XL||Full||Queen||King||California King|
|Tempur-Pedic Cloud and Contour (Memory Foam)||TEMPUR-Cloud Prima||$1,299||$1,299||$1,649||$1,799||$2,499||$2,499|
|TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Luxe||N/A||$3,299||N/A||$3,799||$4,499||$4,499|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze||N/A||$3,299||$3,649||$3,799||$4,499||$4,499|
|TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze||N/A||$3,799||N/A||$4,299||$4,999||$4,999|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze||N/A||$4,299||N/A||$4,799||$5,499||$5,499|
|Tempur-Pedic Flex (Hybrid)||TEMPUR-Flex Prima||$1,499||$1,499||$1,849||$1,999||$2,699||$2,699|
|TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze||N/A||$3,299||$3,649||$3,799||$4,499||$4,499|
Please note that select Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number mattress models are available in additional sizes, including Split King and Split California King options.
The next table details the firmness options, layers, and specifications for each current Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number mattress. Please note that Tempur-Pedic does not disclose the layer thickness measurements for any mattress in their current lineup.
|Mattress Brand||Mattress Model||Firmness||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Tempur-Pedic (Memory Foam)||TEMPUR-Cloud Prima||5 (Medium)||10″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Legacy||4 (Medium Soft)||10″||Convoluted Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme||4 (Medium Soft)||11 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Contour Supreme||8 (Extra Firm)||11 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Contour Elite||7 (Firm)||12 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Elite||3 (Soft)||12 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Luxe||6 (Medium Firm)||13 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe||3 (Soft||13 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze||4 (Medium Soft)||11 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze||7 (Firm)||12 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze||3 (Soft)||13 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|GrandBed||4 (Medium Soft)||15″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Silk and Cashmere|
|Tempur-Pedic (Hybrid)||TEMPUR-Flex Prima||6 (Medium Firm)||10″||Pocketed Coils||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Flex Supreme||5 (Medium)||11 1/2″||Pocketed Coils||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Flex Elite||4 (Medium Soft)||12 1/2″||Pocketed Coils||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|TEMPUR-Flex Supreme Breeze||5 (Medium)||11 1/2″||Pocketed Coils||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|Sleep Number||c2||6 to 7 (Medium Firm to Firm)||8″||2 Individual Air Chambers||No comfort layer||Rayon and Polypropylene|
|c4||5 to 7 (Medium to Firm)||10″||2 Individual Air Chambers||1 1/2″ Polyfoam||Polyester and Polypropylene|
|p5||4 to 7 (Medium Soft to Firm)||11″||2 Individual Air Chambers||2″ Polyfoam||Rayon and Polypropylene|
|p6||4 to 6 (Medium Soft to Medium Firm||12″||2 Individual Air Chambers||3″ Polyfoam||Polyester and Rayon|
|i7||3 to 6 (Soft to Medium Firm)||11″||2 Individual Air Chambers||5″ Gel Memory Foam||Polyester and Polypropylene|
|i8||4 to 6 (Medium Soft to Medium Firm)||13″||2 Individual Air Chambers||3″ Polyfoam||Polyester and Polypropylene|
|i10||3 to 6 (Soft to Medium Firm)||15″||2 Individual Air Chambers||2″ Memory Foam|
|Polyester and Polypropylene|
|ILE||4 to 6 (Medium Soft to Medium Firm)||14″||2 Individual Air Chambers||3″ Polyfoam||Polyester and Polypropylene|
|it bed||Adjustable||8″||6 Individual Air Chambers||2″ Polyfoam||Polyester and Elastane|
The next four tables compare Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number based on sleep trials, warranty coverage, and customer service. The first table looks at the shipping and delivery policies for both companies.
|Delivery fee||$25 per order||$89.99 per order|
|Where do they deliver?||All 50 states||All 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands|
|How is the mattress shipped?||Wrapped in plastic, but not compressed for shipping||Mattresses are shipped deflated in one to six individual boxes|
|Estimated delivery time (from original order)||10 to 14 business days||14 business days|
|Online availability||All Tempur-Pedic mattresses are available for online purchase||All Sleep Number mattresses are available for online pirchase|
|Amazon.com customer rating||The following Tempur-pedic mattresses are available on Amazon.com with customer ratings: TEMPUR-Cloud Prima (4.3), TEMPUR-Legacy (5.0), TEMPUR-Flex Supreme (4.3), TEMPUR-Contour Supreme (4.6), TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze (1.0)||Sleep Number mattresses are not currently sold on Amazon.com|
|Brick-and-mortar availability||Tempur-Pedic operates one brick-and-mortar showroom in Natick, Massachusetts, and the mattresses are available at a wide selection of other brick-and-mortar stores and retailers.||Sleep Number operates more than 450 stores in the U.S.|
|White Glove delivery?|
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers provide in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal
|White Glove delivery is offered free of charge for all Tempur-Pedic mattress orders. This includes in-home mattress assembly and packaging waste disposal.||Customers may select the ‘Comfort Services Home Delivery’ option, which includes in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal for $179.99|
|Old mattress removal?|
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers will remove a customer’s old mattress during the delivery and transport it to a recycling facility or donation center
|Old mattress removal is available as part of Tempur-Pedic’s complimentary White Glove delivery service.||Old mattress removal is available for those who select the Comfort Services Home Delivery option|
The next table compares the sleep trials offered by Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number.
|Sleep trial length|
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
|90 nights||100 nights|
|Mandatory break-in period?|
Some mattress sellers require mattress buyers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time before they can return or exchange it
|30 nights||30 nights|
Some mattress companies require mattress owners to pay transportation and handling fees associated with their mattress return
|The owner must cover all shipping and handling charges associated with the return||The owner must cover all shipping and handling charges associated with the return|
Some mattress sellers allow customers to exchange their mattress for a different model or firmness during the sleep trial
|No exchanges are offered at this time||No exchanges are offered at this time|
|Sleep trial available for Amazon.com customers?|
In some cases, Amazon.com customers and others who do not buy their mattress directly from the brand will not qualify for the company’s sleep trial
|No; customers who purchase their Tempur-Pedic mattress from authorized retailers should defer to the return policy of that brand.||No; Sleep Number mattresses are not currently sold on Amazon.com|
The third table compares the product warranties for Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number mattresses.
|Warranty length||10 years||25 years|
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
|10 years||2 years|
In most cases, prorated costs of replacing a mattress are calculated by multiplying a percentage of the original product price by the number of years of ownership
|None; this warranty is entirely nonprorated||20% of original mattress price, plus 4% surcharge for each year of ownership|
Some mattress companies hold owners responsible for paying shipping and handling fees associated with repairing or replacing a defective mattress
|Owners are required to cover transportation costs for repairs or replacements of defective mattresses||Sleep Number will cover shipping and handling costs for repairs or replacements of defective mattresses|
In many cases, a mattress seller will void an owner’s warranty if an adequate foundation is not used to support the mattress
|‘Tempur-Pedic mattresses are designed to work on a firm, solid-surface, non-spring foundation or adjustable bed base that is structurally capable of supporting the weight of purchaser’s Tempur-Pedic mattress and user(s).’||‘Your Sleep Number mattress is designed to work on a firm, solid, non–spring foundation or adjustable bed base that is sufficiently strong and stable so as being capable of supporting the weight of the mattress and its occupants. Failure to use an appropriate foundation will void your warranty.’|
Most mattress sellers will only repair or replace indented mattresses if the sagging reaches a certain depth
The last table compares Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number in terms of customer satisfaction and overall brand reputation. Please note that both brands are reachable via phone or online customer chat.
|Customer service rating (1-10)|
This number is based on Tuck data
|70% to 77% (varies by model)||78% to 81% (varies by model)|
|Better Business Bureau Rating||A+||A+|
|Online customer chat?||Yes||Yes|
|Phone availability||Not disclosed||Monday to Friday (8am-9pm)|
Saturday (9am to 7pm)
Sunday (10am to 6:30pm)
|Customer email address||Online form||Customers can contact Sleep Number via phone or online customer chat|
The next table evaluates Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number mattresses based on performance factors like durability, pressure relief, motion isolation, and edge support. All ratings are generated using authentic customer and owner experiences with each brand. Please note that we do not have sufficient data to generate ratings for the TEMPUR-Legacy memory foam mattress from Tempur-Pedic or the it bed from Sleep Number at this time.
|Category||Criteria||Tempur-Pedic Rating||Sleep Number Rating||What Users Say|
|Customer Satisfaction||Based on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number mattresses.||71% (Cloud)|
|Sleep Number’s airbeds have earned higher customer satisfaction ratings compared to Tempur-Pedic’s current memory foam and hybrid selection.|
|Durability||The average mattress will perform for at least seven years before it needs to be replaced||Excellent (Flex)|
Very Good (Cloud and Contour)
|Fair||Tempur-Pedic hybrids and memory foam mattresses are noted for longer-than-average lifespans. Sleep Number airbeds tend to wear out faster, often due to leaky air chambers and/or foam degradation.|
|Motion Isolation||Foam-based mattresses are designed to minimize motion and isolate it from other areas of the sleep surface, which can cut down on nighttime disruptions.||Very Good (Cloud and Contour)|
|Good (all models)||Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses absorb and minimize transfer to a significant extent. The brand’s hybrids, like Sleep Number airbeds, do not isolate motion to the same extent.|
|Sex||Foam-based mattresses are less responsive by design, and may not be as suitable for sex as innerspring or hybrid models.||Very Good (Flex)|
Fair (Cloud and Contour)
|Fair (all models)||Tempur-Pedic Flex hybrids are responsive and bouncy enough for sex, say owners. Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses are not as responsive, nor are any of Sleep Number’s current mattresses.|
|Conforming||Foam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back pain||Very Good (Cloud and Contour)|
|Good (all models)||Conforming and pressure relief are one of the chief advantages of using a Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress, according to owners, and Flex hybrids conform a fair amount as well. Sleep Number has also received good ratings for conforming.|
|Temperature Neutrality||Foam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result.||Good (Flex)|
Fair (Cloud and Contour)
|Fair (all models)||Flex hybrids from Tempur-Pedic retain little body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to Cloud/Contour memory foam mattresses and Sleep Number airbeds.|
|Off-gassing||Some mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days.||Fair (Flex)|
Poor (Cloud and Contour)
|Fair (all models)||Off-gassing is a primary complaint among Tempur-Pedic mattress owners, and Sleep Number’s airbeds have odor potential as well.|
|Edge Support||Because of their construction, foam-based mattresses often provide little to no edge support and may sink prematurely in areas of the bed where people tend to sit.||Very Good (Flex)|
Poor (Cloud and Contour)
|Fair (all models)||Flex hybrids from Tempur-Pedic are reinforced around the support core for above-average edge support, while the brand’s memory foam models offer little to no edge support. Sleep Number airbeds offer some edge support.|
|Noise||Foam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal components||Excellent (Cloud and Contour)|
|Fair (all models)||Noise potential is fairly high for airbeds from Sleep Number. Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses are virtually silent, and Flex hybrids produce minimal noise as well.|
|Ease of Moving and Rotating||All mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.||Fair (all models)||Good (all models)||Most Sleep Number mattresses weigh between 50 and 90 pounds, making them lighter than the models in Tempur-Pedic’s current selection.|
Next, let’s look at the ratings for each Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number mattress series based on sleeper weight and preferred sleep position. Again, the TEMPUR-Legacy and it bed have not received enough feedback to be considered for these ratings.
|Mattress Brand||Mattress Series||Sleep Position||Lightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs)||Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs)||Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)|
|Tempur-Pedic||Cloud (Memory Foam)||Side||Very Good||Good||Fair|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Contour (Memory Foam)||Side||Fair||Very Good||Very Good|
|Back||Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|Flex (Hybrid)||Side||Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|Stomach||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Innovation||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
Tempur-Pedic offers memory foam mattresses that have earned customer satisfaction ratings of 71% to 74% (varying by series), and hybrid mattresses that have earned a customer satisfaction rating of 77%. To learn more about this brand, please visit our Tempur-Pedic Memory Foam Mattress Reviews and Tempur-Pedic Hybrid Mattress Reviews pages.
Sleep Number offers a total of nine airbeds that have earned customer satisfaction ratings of 78% to 81% (varying by collection). To read more, please visit our Sleep Number Mattress Reviews page.
Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.
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