TEMPUR material vs. other mattress types

TEMPUR VS. MEMORY FOAM

TEMPUR material is not the same as generic memory foam – it’s more comfortable, supportive and durable.
And since we research, design and manufacture TEMPUR material, its proprietary – you’ll only find it in our products.

TEMPUR material

Memory foam

ConstructionProprietary formula, engineered by Tempur scientists and manufactured in company-owned facilities, upholding the highest quality standardsGeneric foam product, purchased off-the-shelf from a variety of low-cost manufacturers, with unpredictable quality
ResponsivenessSensitive to body temperature and weight, to adjust perfectly to your body contours and return to its original shape every timeStretches and contorts under your weight, but does not conform to your body or bounce back
SupportConforms to your body shape and evenly distributes your weight over the surface of the mattress for ultimate support and customized comfortCheaper foam isn’t as resilient, so it can “bottom out” under the weight of your body and quickly loses the ability to support your body
Pressure reliefConforms to body contours, allowing heavier areas to sink in further, reducing pressure points where the mattress presses against the bodyCompresses rather than reacts to your body, with a tendency to push back against your body instead of cushioning it
DurabilityEngineered to last for years, returning to its original shape, night after night and year after yearLess resilient, so it’s less durable and wears over time, losing the ability to support the body
 

TEMPUR VS. INNER SPRINGS

TEMPUR® material is scientifically designed to respond to your body temperature and weight to conform to your every curve, unlike traditional inner spring mattresses that push back on your body.

TEMPUR material

Inner Springs

ConstructionLayers of TEMPUR material: comfort layer that conforms to your body, support layer that aligns your body for full relaxation, base layer that supports and adjusts to the TEMPUR layersConstructed of metal coils covered with foam and upholstery
ResponsivenessSensitive to body temperature and weight, to adjust perfectly to your body contours and return to its original shape every timeNot temperature sensitive, so it doesn’t react to body heat to adjust to your contours
SupportConforms to your body shape and evenly distributes your weight over the surface of the mattress for ultimate support and customized comfortTend to sag under the weight of your body, often leaving a depression or valley after extended use
Pressure reliefConforms to body contours, allowing heavier areas to sink in further, reducing pressure points where the mattress presses against the bodyTendency to bounce and push back against body weight to create counter-pressure
Motion TransferEnergy is absorbed by the TEMPUR material so there is no motion transfer that might disturb sleep partnerMovement can be felt across the entire surface and can disturb sleep partner
DurabilityEngineered to last for years, returning to its original shape, night after night and year after yearUnpredictable quality and tend to sag and wear out over time
Health considerationsNaturally dust-mite and allergen-resistant; resistant to mold and mildew; VOC-free, manufactured with no harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde and CFCsMetal springs and layers of foam and upholstery can attract and trap allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew; often treated with VOCs such as formaldehyde and CFCs that can trigger asthma
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