How Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Work

Tempur-Pedic foam mattresses continue to be the leading consumer choice over other brands and types of memory foam mattresses, so much so that in 2017, renowned global market research company J.D. Power awarded Tempur-Pedic mattresses its highest overall customer satisfaction rating in terms of comfort, support and price. Stop by a Sit ’n Sleep mattress superstore, lie down on a Tempur-Pedic mattress for a few minutes and you’ll understand why.

Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Tempur-Pedic has been making quality sleep systems for more than 25 years. Tempur-Pedic mattresses are unique, in that the foam used to fill them is more than just ordinary memory foam. The foam is descended from the original “temper foam” formula developed by NASA in the 1970s to minimize the effects of gravity on astronauts during space vehicle launches and landings. NASA’s tempur foam was also used in airline seats to give passengers and crew some additional protection from impact during emergency landings, but that’s where the similarities end.

The foam in Tempur-Pedic mattresses is a proprietary, patented formula that reacts and responds to each individual sleeper’s body temperature, weight and shape for personalized sleeping support and comfort. The advantage of Tempur-Pedic’s exclusive foam over hybrid memory foams is that when sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic mattress, the gravitational effects on the pressure points where the body meets the mattress are minimized, as is motion transfer that occurs when the sleeper shifts position. Because Tempur-Pedic foam is temperature sensitive, electric blankets or heating pads aren’t recommended for use with Tempur-Pedic mattresses, since the additional heat can interfere with the foam’s reaction to body temperature and affect its ability to conform to the sleeper’s body.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses such as the Cloud Supreme 2.0 contain the exclusive Tempur-Breeze cooling material that channels excess body heat away from the sleeper. When combined with the moisture-wicking properties of Tempur-Pedic’s exclusive SmartClimate system, the result is cool, comfortable sleeping night after night.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses need a smooth, flat foundation to give the proper amount of support needed for restful sleep. Unlike ordinary memory foam mattresses, Tempur-Pedic mattresses aren’t meant to be used with box spring or slat foundations, and doing so can void Tempur-Pedic’s 10-year limited warranty. Tempur-Pedic mattresses can, however, be used with adjustable bed platforms like the Tempur-Ergo Premiere, which offers an almost unlimited combination of ergonomic positions for sleeping, lounging and relaxing. The Ergo Premier platform, which comes with a built-in, revitalizing massager, can be controlled with either the wireless remote control that comes with the mattress or directly from an Android or iOS device with the appropriate app installed.

Ordinary mattress covers or pads aren’t recommended for use with Tempur-Pedic sleep systems. They add an extra layer of material between the sleeper and the exclusive Tempur materials, which can interfere with Tempur-Pedic’s body-contouring support and its cooling, comforting and moisture-wicking properties. Most Tempur-Pedic mattresses come with a soft, thin EasyRefresh top cover that’s designed to protect against body moisture and accidental spills. EasyRefresh covers zip on and off for quick and easy laundering or periodic replacement without affecting the mattress’s support capabilities or comfortable feel.

Sleeping well requires matching the mattress to the amount of support needed by the individual sleeper. Each of Sit ’n Sleep’s 38 conveniently located Southern California mattress stores have experienced sleep consultants on duty who will be pleased to answer your questions and help you select the Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress and foundation combination that’s best for your unique situation. Visit us today and start enjoying the comfort, support and pain-relieving properties of a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

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