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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|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|
|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"|
|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|
|Back pain relief|
|Easy to move on|
|Fast break in|
|No sleeping hot|
|No need of topper|
|Large-sized person friendly|
|Small-sized person friendly|
|Easy to lift|
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.
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.
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.
Both brands offers good conforming ability, while Tempur-Pedic may exceed Sleep Number a little bit.
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.
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.
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.
Sleep number mattresses seem louder due to the air pumps or water flow, while Tempur-Pedic mattresses are much quiter.
Sleep number mattresses are unlikely to have heat trap problems, while non-breeze Tempur-Pedic models tend to be complained about sleeping hot problems.
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.
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.