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Tempur-Pedic made its mark on the mattress world with its famous wine glass test. That commercial made the brand a household name and a luxury must-have mattress.
Since its heyday, Tempur-Pedic has maintained its reputation as a high-quality, foam-based mattress, and its products have evolved into multiple collections, including the TEMPUR-breeze line.
TEMPUR-breeze mattresses are designed with what the company calls a “cooling technology” that lowers the temperature of the mattress.
We sorted through the details to help you figure out whether a TEMPUR-breeze mattress is right for you.
- Temperature. While foam mattresses are notorious for overheating, TEMPUR-breeze mattresses are designed to provide the comfort of memory foam with a multilayered cooling technology.
- Award-winning company. Tempur-Pedic was rated No. 1 in customer satisfaction from J.D. Power in 2020, 2019, and 2017. It was ranked No. 2 in 2018.
- Company policies. Customers are guaranteed a 90-night trial and a 10-year warranty if they purchase directly through Tempur-Pedic. Shoppers can also find longer in-home trials through third-party retailers.
- Price. With the cheapest mattress coming in at almost $4,000 for a queen, the TEMPUR-breeze line may not be ideal for those shopping on a budget.
- Limited construction. The PRObreeze and LUXEbreeze mattresses offer different levels of cooling, but each mattress has different mattress type and firmness options. This can make it tough to choose which mattress makes the most sense for you — and you might end up compromising on cooling to get the firmness option or mattress type you prefer.
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-breeze mattresses are priced higher than most foam mattresses. Queen-size mattresses range from $3,999 to $4,699, placing these mattresses in the luxury mattress category:
- $ = under $4,500
- $$ = over $4,500
The TEMPUR-breeze mattress line comes in two main mattress types: the PRObreeze and the LUXEbreeze. Here are some quick differences between the two:
|Mattress name||Cooling||Mattress types||Firmness options|
|PRObreeze||“3-degree” cooling technology||Foam and hybrid||Medium|
|LUXEbreeze||“8-degree” cooling technology||Foam||Soft and firm|
- Price: $
- Type: Foam or hybrid
- Firmness: Medium
- Height: 12 inches
- Good for: Side and back sleepers (foam), back sleepers and those with higher body weight (hybrid)
Both versions of the mattresses are designed with what the company calls a “3-degree cooling effect,” which is the result of separate layers made with different cooling technology.
The mattress has a top comfort layer made of a proprietary foam that the company says maximizes breathability. Another layer contains “phase-change” material, which Tempur-Pedic says is designed to prevent body heat from trapping while you’re sleeping.
The main difference between the mattress types is the spring coils in the hybrid option. Spring coils can allow for even more airflow and provide better support for those with higher body weight than all-foam mattresses. Coils can also increase the durability of foam mattresses.
Reviewers rate both versions of this mattress highly, saying they help lessen night sweating and that it gives them a great night’s sleep.
However, some reviewers say it doesn’t sleep as cool as they expected. Others also mention that it might be too firm for side sleepers with lower body weight.
- Price: $$
- Firmness: Soft or firm
- Type: Foam
- Height: 13 inches
- Good for: Side sleepers (soft), back and stomach sleepers (firm)
The LUXEbreeze is the higher-end option in the TEMPUR-breeze mattress line. While this mattress is designed with most of the same layers as the PRObreeze, its support layer is made from ventilated Tempur material, rather than the company’s traditional Tempur material.
The company says this layer creates 8 degrees of cooling — 5 degrees cooler than the PRObreeze — which might make this option more ideal for those who sleep very hot at night.
The LUXEbreeze is available in soft or firm options. The softer mattress may be a good option for side sleepers or those who like extra-plush beds that sink in a little. The firm option may be a good option for back and stomach sleepers, people with back pain, and people with higher body weight.
Reviewers say this mattress is worth the cost, extremely comfortable, and that it helps keep them cool through the night. People who purchased the firm option also say it’s helped them find relief from back pain.
You can purchase TEMPUR-breeze mattresses directly through the Tempur-Pedic website or in person at Tempur-Pedic stores. You can also buy them online at US Mattress, Mattress Firm, Wayfair, and other online retailers.
Check out the different sleep trial and return options at each retailer, since it might differ from one to the next.
The Tempur-Pedic site, for example, offers a 90-night trial, while Wayfair offers 100, and US Mattress and Mattress Firm offer 120 nights.
The TEMPUR-breeze mattress collection comes in two main types: the PRObreeze and the LUXEbreeze. There’s some variation (like mattress type and firmness options) within each type.
Choosing between the different variations can make it a bit confusing, since the PRObreeze and LUXEbreeze don’t offer the same range of options. Here’s what you should look for.
Most of the options available in the TEMPUR-breeze mattress line are all foam, except the PRObreeze medium hybrid.
If you know that mattress type is important to you, then this can be a key decision making factor while shopping.
Both mattresses use the same comfort foam layers, which means they likely provide similar pressure relief and body contouring.
But the spring coils in the hybrid mattress can be good for people who feel like they need a little extra support, don’t like the sinking-in feeling of all-foam mattresses, or have higher body weight.
Hybrid mattresses are also known for being more durable than all-foam mattresses.
TEMPUR-breeze firmness options span from soft to firm, and each mattress offers different firmness options.
When choosing your mattress firmness, you’ll need to consider your sleeping position: Are you a side, back, stomach, or combination sleeper?
- Side sleepers typically prefer softer mattresses that provide pressure relief for their hips and shoulders, which bear a lot of weight at night.
- Back and stomach sleepers usually prefer firmer mattresses, since they can help keep their spine aligned.
- Combination sleepers tend to move around at night, so they should look for responsive mattresses with more bounce (like hybrids) that let them move around easily.
Also consider if you have any pain when deciding which firmness option makes the most sense.
While the PRObreeze and LUXEbreeze mattresses are made with the same base layers, the LUXEbreeze has a slightly different composition in the support layers. This explains its higher price.
Both mattresses contain the following layers:
- The machine washable cover is designed to feel cool to the touch.
- The top layer is made from a special proprietary foam that the company says maximizes breathability.
- The layer of phase-change material is intended to prevent body heat from getting trapped while you’re sleeping.
The main difference is in the second foam layer:
- The PRObreeze’s second foam layer is made from the company’s traditional Tempur foam material.
- The LUXEbreeze’s second foam layer is made from a ventilated Tempur foam layer, which the company says is its most advanced cooling foam.
When choosing which TEMPUR-breeze mattress to buy, the first question to ask is what level of cooling you’re looking for.
Both mattresses have similar cooling technology that reviewers say really works. However, for those who tend to sleep very hot and who are looking for a serious antidote, the LUXEbreeze might be a better option with its 8-degree cooling effect.
Tempur-Pedic is an award-winning company that has a strong reputation for quality and customer satisfaction. The company was rated No. 1 in customer satisfaction from J.D. Power in 2020, 2019, and 2017, and ranked No. 2 in 2018.
Tempur-Pedic also has a Better Business Bureau rating of A-. The company hasn’t been the subject of any lawsuits in the last 3 years and hasn’t issued any major product recalls.
While Tempur-Pedic does provide information on the names of the foams used in its products, it’s a little hard to find exactly what those foams are made of.
But the company does provide information about where its products are made (Virginia and New Mexico) in its FAQs.
Overall, Tempur-Pedic has positive reviews from customers. They report positive experiences with customer support and the company’s white-glove delivery service.
Tempur-Pedic has a loyal customer base. Many reviewers say they’re currently on their second or third Tempur-Pedic mattress, and that they plan to continue shopping with the company.
Tempur-Pedic mattresses are delivered by white-glove delivery service. Once you place the order, you’ll receive a call to schedule the mattress delivery, which usually occurs within 7 days.
The delivery service will deliver the mattress, set it up, and remove your old mattress and box spring.
If you choose to purchase your mattress from a third-party retailer, you won’t get the same white-glove delivery service.
Tempur-Pedic mattresses have a slight off-gassing smell after they’re manufactured, which the company says should be gone by the time it arrives to you.
However, some customers complain of an initial unpleasant odor, which should dissipate within a week or so.
A mattress is a major investment, especially from Tempur-Pedic. This is why it’s important to know the company’s full return policy before you purchase.
Tempur-Pedic has a 90-night return policy, which is free, excluding shipping costs.
If you do want to return your mattress, the first step is to call Temper-Pedic customer service and go through a series of questions to see whether they can help address any concerns. If you want to continue the return, they will refund the purchase.
After the 90-day trial period, customers are protected by a 10-year warranty.
If you do experience a defect with your mattress, you can file a warranty claim through the Tempur-Pedic website. To do so, you’ll need a purchase receipt, registry number, and manufacturing date.
Sleeping in a cool environment is one of the secrets to a great night’s sleep. Along with a cool room, having a cooling mattress may keep you from overheating and waking up in the middle of the night.
The TEMPUR-breeze collection from Tempur-Pedic provides a solution to the problem of too-hot memory foam. While it’s a pricier product compared to others on the market, reviewers praise the cooling technology and tend to stay loyal to the Tempur-Pedic brand.
Lucia Whalen is a Chicago-based writer and multimedia journalist specializing in the intersection of health, science, and environment; she is also a cofounder of Trashy Magazine. Her writing has been featured in Atlas Obscura, South Side Weekly, MindBodyGreen, and other publications. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.