Tempur-Pedic vs. Sleep Number


Tempur-Pedic mattresses mainly use memory foam for comfort and springs or regular foam for support. By contrast, Sleep Number mattresses use regular or memory foam for comfort and air for support.

Sleep number bed features providing adjustable comfort on each side of the bed which is very couple-friendly.

Though they are two completely different kinds of mattresses, customers often make comparisons between them since they are both popular brands on the market.

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Specifications Comparison

Tempur-Pedic Sleep Number
Mattress type memory foam / springs air
Price range $850 - $3,900 $500 - $10,000
Size options Twin/Twin Long/ Full/ Double/Queen/King/California King/Split King/FlexTop King/FlexTop California King Twin/Twin Long/ Double/Queen/King/California King/Split King/Split California King
Firmness options x-soft to x-firm soft to x-firm
Adjustable firmness no yes
Thickness 8" - 15" 10" - 15"
Comfort layer regular foam/memory foam medium or high-density memory foam
Comfort layer thickness 1.5"-4" 2"-7.2"
Best use long-term/regular long-term/regular

Company Info Comparison

Tempur-Pedic Sleep Number
Company name Tempur-Pedic Select Comfort Corp.
Time in Business since 1992 since 1987
Return Policy return the bed after 90 days for an exchange or a full refund return the bed after 30 days for an exchange or a full refund
Warranty 10 years non-prorated 25 years(2 year non-prorated)
Purchase Channel Online & Store Online & Sleep Number store
BBB Rating A+ A+

User Experience Comparison

Tempur-Pedic Sleep Number
Lifespan &Durability
Model options
Conforming ability
Back pain relief
Motion isolation
Sex friendly
Easy to move on
Fast break in
No odor
No noise
No sleeping hot
No need of topper
Large-sized person friendly
Small-sized person friendly
Low maintenance
Easy to lift

Detailed Comparison

Lifespan & Durability

The lifespan of Tempur-Pedic mattress is about eight years, and sleep Number bed can function well for at least nine years.

The most frequently complained problem of Tempur-pedic mattresses is sagging, while sleep number mattresses have air loss problem due to faulty air pumps, loose connections, air bladder leaks and malfunctioning controllers.

Price & Value

Both Tempur-Pedic and Sleep number mattresses have a wide range of price points.

As for perceived value, Tempur-Pedic are often deemed as having better quality because of the use of high-density memory foam and faily expensive materials. Sleep number mattresses use mainly comparatively simple materials and regular foam which makes some customers question its value.

Firmness Options & Adjustable firmness

Tempur-Pedic beds allow customers to choose an ideal firmness by offering models ranging from extra soft to extra firm.

Sleep number mattresses offer adjustable comforts on each side of the bed which are perfect for couples with different firmness requests.

Conforming Ability

Both brands offers good conforming ability, while Tempur-Pedic may exceed Sleep Number a little bit.

Back Pain Relief

Generally speaking, both brands perform well in preventing or reducing back pain. Sleep number may be a better choice considering its capability of adjusting firmness on two sides at the touch of a button.

Motion Isolation

In regarding to motion isolation which allows one person to move on the bed without disturbing another person, Tempur-Pedic beds are obviously superior to sleep number beds.

No odor

As a memory foam mattress, Tempur-Pedic may emit a chemical-like odor when it's new, but it will disappear after a couple of days. Sleep number are reported to have the smell of rubber which will disppear after about two weeks.

No noise

Sleep number mattresses seem louder due to the air pumps or water flow, while Tempur-Pedic mattresses are much quiter.

No Sleeping Hot

Sleep number mattresses are unlikely to have heat trap problems, while non-breeze Tempur-Pedic models tend to be complained about sleeping hot problems.

No Need of Topper

Since most Tempur-Pedic models have thicker comfort layers, so the need of adding toppers to improve comfort is comparatively low compared with Sleep number mattresses.


Tempur-Pedic mattresses can be maintened pretty well by simply rotating the mattress regularly while Sleep Number beds require more and cost more than Tempur-Pedic mattresses for several reasons.

First of all, Sleep number mattresses can be dismantled into individual components which increases the need for occasional adjustments by professionals whenever the bed is moved.

Secondly, just like other airbeds, Sleep number mattresses also require replacement components and regular inflating to keep a smooth appearance and firmest setting.

Easy to Lift

It's easier to lift and transport Sleep number beds because of light weight and the fact that they can be disassembled into individual components. By contrast, most Tempur-Pedic models tend to be much heavier.

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