Almost everyone heard about the TempurPedic mattresses, be it good or bad news. Their collections of mattresses are known nation wide and received various awards from The Arthritis Foundation, Consumers Digest and it’s certified by NASA and the Space Foundation. Compared to Sealy or Kingsdown, companies that have been in the mattress industry for more than 100 years, TempurPedic is a rather new “wave”, the company being founded in 1992.
One thing that bugs me about TempurPedic is that they don’t have any negative customer TempurPedic mattress reviews posted on their website. Not even one. They have some reviews in which the client says that he isn’t satisfied with the mattress but he will try another model. Let’s face it, from the thousands of customers they have/claim to have it’s impossible not to have at least one customer that says that your mattress was bad for him and advices other potential buyers to avoid it. There are people that aren’t satisfied with anything so this option of having only reviews that praise your mattress is kind of in your face.
Where can you find it?
You won’t have problems getting this mattress, both online and offline. You can use the retail locator on the TempurPedic website to find dealers near your home or buy it online from their own store. Depending on the model you look for, you can even have chances finding it on Ebay or Amazon.
All TempurPedic mattresses are made from a patented material which the company developed throughout the years. Tempur material is somewhat similar to memory foam but, in their own words, “it’s more comfortable, supportive, and durable”. If you are looking for a more traditional mattress, Original mattress factory is specialized in innerspring mattresses.
My take on it
Ok, so the TempurPedic mattresses relieve pressure on painful joints and create a comfortable and supportive sleep. The only question now is how long will it last. An overwhelming percent (about 90%) of the bad TempurPedic mattresses reviews posted all over the web focus on the lifespan of the mattress. After 4 or 5 years the mattress tends to sag on the side you sleep and this creates more problems in your joints instead of making them go away. Ok, but there’s the 20 year warranty that covers this kind of problem, right? No! The warranty states that you can ask for a new mattress only if the old one doesn’t return to at least 3/4 of its original height. So basically the mattress has to have a huge indentation in order to qualify for the warranty policy.
If you want a cheap yet comfy mattress than TempurPedic is out of the question. The mattress alone can be at least $2000, depending on the size and model. Then you should buy a box spring, foundation as they call it because this type of mattresses were developed to work together with a sturdy supportive system. You can also go for a bedframe to support your foundation and this means some extra hundreds even $1,000, depending on the design you choose.
As with all mattresses, regardless of the material they are made from, the golden rule is to give it a test run before making a purchase. Go to showrooms or factories and sit on the mattress, turn around, do some fake toss and turnings and see how you feel. Then you can start your online hunt and see if you can find a better deal on the mattress. Don’t base your decision on the reviews you read online because, like I’ve said to everyone, a mattress that is good for my back doesn’t have to be good for yours also. There are many factors that influence your comfort like: weight, sleeping position, whether you sleep alone or not and even your bedroom temperature.
Still, there are people that are satisfied with the TempurPedic mattresses and experienced the comfort they longed for on these mattresses. In the end it al depends on your luck and your determination to find the right mattress for you. Ask the salesman all the things that come to your head and take his advice. You may like how a certain mattress looks like but this doesn’t mean it should automatically provide the comfort that you need.
Tempurpedic reviews at PissedConsumer.com can be found here.
Mattress ratings at Sleeplikethedead.com can be found here.