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Amerisleep and Tempur-Pedic have both gained renown for their carefully designed memory foam mattresses. Each company currently offers a range of options to suit the whole gamut of sleeper types.
Tempur-Pedic first kickstarted the use of memory foam in mattresses and is still considered by many to be the quintessential memory foam brand. The company offers a selection of all-foam and hybrid luxury models, all of them sporting various configurations of TEMPUR foam in the comfort layers.
Amerisleep has established itself as a leading memory foam manufacturer in its own right. The company’s mattress lineup includes five all-foam mattresses of varying firmness levels. Amerisleep uses plant-based foams to reduce its use of petrochemicals, which is a nice bonus for environmentally conscious consumers.
Since Amerisleep and Tempur-Pedic both offer so many options, drawing a straightforward comparison between the two companies can be a little complicated. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide outlining the strengths of each company and explaining which mattress is best-suited to each sleeper type. We’ve also included practical details on pricing and company policies to help you on your search.
We’ve worked hard to show you which mattresses are the best fit for you. Check out our full mattress guides listed below!
|Price Range (Queen)|
|Soft (3), Medium Soft (4), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)||Soft (2-3), Medium (5), Firm (7-8)|
|Sleep Trial & Warranty|
100-night sleep trial
90-night sleep trial
The first order of business when purchasing a new mattress is to ensure that it’s an appropriate size, height, and weight.
Mattress size is doubly important for those who wish to use the mattress with an existing bed frame or foundation. While most mattresses come in the standard sizes, you will come across some companies that offer limited sizing. It always pays to check the exact measurements as well, to avoid awkward gaps between the mattress and the edge of the bed frame.
As for mattress height, this is often important for people who have trouble getting in and out of bed. When considering mattress height, don’t forget to take into account the height of the foundation or bed frame, as this will affect how far off the floor it sits. Mattresses that are extra-tall may require fitted sheets with a deeper pocket.
Mattress weight comes into play when moving or rotating the mattress, as well as during the initial setup. Since mattress weight depends heavily on the type of mattress, those who prefer a lighter mattress may need to limit themselves to all-foam models. For people who don’t plan on moving very often and just need help setting up the mattress the first time, White Glove delivery may be an option.
The Amerisleep mattress lineup consists of 5 all-foam mattresses that get progressively thicker in tandem with the plusher comfort layers. The thickest mattress is 14 inches tall, which is something to take into consideration for those who are working with limited space.
Due to their similar construction, they all weigh about the same, and even the thickest mattress is lighter than the average hybrid model. Amerisleep offers its mattresses in all 6 standard mattress sizes, as well as split king.
Tempur-Pedic’s lineup is more complicated, with 5 major mattress lines that can be further broken down into various firmness levels and mattress types. Unlike Amerisleep, Tempur-Pedic sells both all-foam and hybrid models.
In terms of height, the Tempur-Pedic mattresses are fairly well distributed, with multiple options in each mattress profile. Some mattresses are not offered in certain sizes, so this is something to watch out for when considering a Tempur-Pedic mattress.
With the exception of the Cloud, all Tempur-Pedic mattresses are heavier than the Amerisleep mattresses. This is especially true of the hybrid models, which are heavier due to their innerspring coils.
While every mattress performs the same basic function, the quality and feel differ widely between models depending on the construction and materials.
The top layers of a mattress are responsible for providing a comfortable surface. The comfort layer section may include one or more layers of wool, fiberfill, polyfoam, memory foam, latex, cotton, micro-coils, or other similar materials.
The bottom layers of a mattress form the support core, which is responsible for keeping the spine aligned. This section usually features sturdy materials such as high-density polyfoam, innerspring coils, or firmer latex.
Each type of material has its benefits and drawbacks, and mattresses of a similar design will share some characteristics. However, no two mattresses are alike, due to the many nuances in the quality and type of materials used.
Amerisleep makes five mattresses in total. All are all-foam mattresses, ranging from the firm AS1 to the plush AS5.
Each model contains a top layer of plant-based, open-cell Bio-Pur memory foam that is said to breathe better than traditional memory foam. Some of the mattresses also have one or more transitional polyfoam layers of varying firmness, and all of them have a high-density Bio-Core polyfoam support core.
The AS1 has a 2-inch layer of memory foam, immediately followed by the 8-inch high-density polyfoam support core. This mattress has no transitional layer, meaning that after they sink through the memory foam, sleepers come into contact directly with the high-density polyfoam core. The support core is made of a very firm foam that lends itself well to the needs of stomach and back sleepers.
The AS2 is slightly less firm than the AS1, with 2 inches of memory foam and a 3-inch transitional polyfoam layer over a 7-inch support core. The transitional polyfoam layer contributes to the AS2’s plusher feel. This layer features surface modification technology (SMT) that delivers targeted support and pressure relief to help keep the spine aligned and reduce pressure points. While it works well for many sleepers, the AS2 is particularly well-suited to back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds.
Amerisleep’s most popular model is the AS3, which is quite similar to the AS2 but has a thicker layer of memory foam. The mattress is thus composed of 3 inches of memory foam, 2 inches of transitional polyfoam with SMT, and 7 inches of high-density polyfoam. Thanks to this thick memory foam layer and slightly softer transitional layer, the AS3 has a medium (5) feel. The transitional layer provides zoned pressure relief ideal for side and back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds.
The AS4 has an extremely thick 4-inch layer of memory foam and just 1 inch of transitional SMT polyfoam before the 7-inch polyfoam base. This gives it a softer feel that conforms closely around the sleeper and supplies plush pressure relief. While it may allow too much sink for stomach sleepers, most side sleepers should find this mattress extremely comfortable.
The AS5 is designed to be even softer than the AS4, with 3 inches of memory foam, 2 inches of ActiveFlex polyfoam, 2 inches of transitional polyfoam with SMT, and a 7-inch support core. Unique to the AS5, the ActiveFlex layer is a soft convoluted polyfoam with a quick response to pressure. It works together with the other comfort layers to deliver enhanced pressure relief, especially for side sleepers and people under 130 pounds.
Tempur-Pedic has based its mattress line on the use of Tempur memory foam, and most of its mattresses are all-foam models. Tempur-Pedic doesn’t specify the thickness or density of its layers, but the company’s long-standing track record speaks for the quality of its materials. Tempur-Pedic’s current foams include TEMPUR-ES (Extra-Soft), TEMPUR-APR (Advanced Pressure Relief), and TEMPUR-CM+, which is more porous.
The Tempur-Adapt, Tempur-ProAdapt, and Tempur-PRObreeze mattresses are also available as hybrid models. Hybrid mattresses offer improved airflow and edge support, but some people may find they are more prone to transferring motion from a sleeping partner.
The TEMPUR-Cloud is the most economical mattress in Tempur-Pedic’s lineup and the only one to ship as a bed-in-a-box. The mattress has a simple design consisting of a softer layer of TEMPUR foam over a firmer transitional layer, resting on a polyfoam support core. Unlike other Tempur-Pedic mattresses, these foams are designed to be compressed for shipping. The mattress has a stretchy, breathable cover.
This is the classic Tempur-Pedic mattress, with a layer of TEMPUR-ES foam over an Original TEMPUR transitional layer. The TEMPUR-Adapt is offered in just one firmness level, which rates as a medium, or 5 out of 10. The mattress is also available in a hybrid version, featuring pocketed coils in lieu of the polyfoam base.
The TEMPUR-ProAdapt has a thicker comfort layer than the TEMPUR-Adapt line, and features a convoluted polyfoam base for greater airflow. This mattress is available in soft, medium, or firm options. There is also a hybrid model, which comes in a medium feel. All TEMPUR-ProAdapt mattresses have a machine-washable cover that is cool to the touch.
The makeup of each layer changes slightly depending on the firmness. The soft mattress has a TEMPUR-ES comfort layer and a TEMPUR-APR transitional layer for extra contouring and pressure relief. The medium mattress has a top layer of Original TEMPUR, followed by a TEMPUR-APR transitional layer. The firm mattress has a top layer of TEMPUR-APR followed by a transitional layer of Original TEMPUR.
The all-foam TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress is an enhanced version of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt. Thanks to its thicker comfort system, the mattress has a total height of 13 inches. Tempur-Pedic offers this mattress in two firmness options: soft or firm. Like the ProAdapt line, this mattress comes with a zippered cover that is cool to the touch and can be machine-washed.
The soft version is made from a layer of plush TEMPUR-ES foam over a transitional layer of TEMPUR-APR+. The firm version swaps the top layer for Original TEMPUR foam but retains the TEMPUR-APR+ in the transitional layer. This foam has a tighter cell structure that succeeds in providing better motion isolation.
Tempur-Pedic’s breeze line is designed for hot sleepers. All mattresses feature a phase-change cover that cools the surface of the mattress when sleepers first lie down, as well as a TEMPUR-CM+ comfort layer designed to be extra-breathable. Like the Adapt mattresses, this line has a convoluted polyfoam base that allows heat to escape.
Offered in either all-foam or hybrid options, the PRObreeze has a medium feel and is designed to lower the temperature of the mattress by up to 3 degrees. Beneath the TEMPUR-CM+ comfort layer is a transitional layer of Original TEMPUR foam.
The LUXEbreeze is an all-foam mattress that comes in two firmness options, soft and firm. The LUXEbreeze is unique among the Tempur-Pedic mattresses for its Ventilated TEMPUR-APR transitional layer with improved airflow. Overall, the mattress is designed to lower the temperature of the mattress by up to 8 degrees.
Mattress prices vary widely depending on design, quality, and other factors. All-foam and innerspring mattresses tend to be the most affordable, with latex and hybrid mattresses coming at higher price-points and airbeds being firmly in the luxury price range.
Apart from the obvious differences in build and materials, other factors that can affect mattress prices include special features, certifications, the country of manufacture, and delivery method.
Online mattress manufacturers are often able to offer better prices because they don’t have to pay for retail space or middlemen. Additionally, thanks to the proliferation of discounts in the mattress industry, it’s quite rare to pay full price for a mattress. Most people are able to find a mattress that offers good value for the money no matter their budget.
While high-quality mattresses usually cost more, a higher price isn’t always indicative of a better mattress. It’s important to keep budget in mind when choosing a mattress, but this shouldn’t be your only consideration.
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|TEMPUR-Adapt||TEMPUR-Adapt Hybrid||TEMPUR-ProAdapt||TEMPUR-ProAdapt Hybrid||TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt||TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze||TEMPUR-PRObreeze||TEMPUR-PRObreeze Hybrid||TEMPUR-Cloud|
|Split California King||-||-||$4998||$4998||$6498||$8398||$6998||$6998||-|
On the whole, Amerisleep’s mattress line is less expensive than Tempur-Pedic’s. The recently released Tempur-Cloud is a little more affordable than the rest of Tempur-Pedic’s mattresses, but it is still priced significantly higher than the average all-foam mattress.
Due to the company’s history, Tempur-Pedic customers are expecting a tried-and-tested product that is guaranteed to perform well and last for many years. The higher price-tag of its mattresses is indicative of the trust that customers place in the company.
Unlike many companies, Tempur-Pedic does not charge more for its hybrid mattresses. This means that the Adapt Hybrid, for example, is competitively priced for a mattress of this build. Moreover, the cost of White Glove delivery is built into the price of most Tempur-Pedic mattresses, which is worth about $150 with other manufacturers.
Amerisleep has developed a reputation for high-quality products at reasonable prices. In contrast to Tempur-Pedic, it started out as one of the first companies to sell its mattresses online in a bid to reduce overhead costs and deliver the savings to the consumer.
The least expensive Amerisleep mattress is right on par with other all-foam mattresses of similar quality. Prices increase as the mattresses become thicker and plusher, with the most expensive AS5 model commanding more of a luxury price-point.
Sleep Trial & Returns
|20 Year, Limited||Free to contiguous U.S.|
Sleep Trial & Returns
|10 Year, Limited||Free White Glove delivery to contiguous U.S.|
The most common way to receive a mattress bought online is as a bed-in-a-box. Bed-in-a-box mattresses are shrink-wrapped and compressed, making it possible to send them via ground shipping. This service is often free for customers in the contiguous U.S. Setting up the mattress simply requires removing the plastic and letting the mattress unfurl and regain its shape.
Amerisleep mattresses are sent via FedEx as a bed-in-a-box. Shipping is free in the continental U.S., while orders to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada may incur an additional shipping fee. For customers who order a mattress plus adjustable bed frame, White Glove delivery may be available through a third-party provider.
The Tempur-Cloud is sent as a bed-in-a-box via UPS Ground. Shipping is free within the contiguous U.S., and the mattress is not available for purchase in Alaska or Hawaii.
All other Tempur-Pedic mattresses come with free White Glove delivery, in which a delivery team will set up the mattress in your home and remove your old mattress if desired. Orders in Alaska, Hawaii, and remote locations will incur a non-refundable $600 delivery fee for this service.
To compensate customers for the fact they are buying a mattress sight unseen, online mattress companies almost always offer a sleep trial of at least 90 nights. During this time, customers can sleep on the mattress in the comfort of their own homes before deciding if it’s right for them.
Those who decide they don’t like the mattress can return it for a refund. Most companies will send someone to pick up the mattress and make sure it is responsibly donated or recycled. Returns may incur a small handling or restocking fee.
Amerisleep offers a 100-night sleep trial, but asks that customers try the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating the return process. Customers can elect to receive either a full refund or a different Amerisleep mattress. There is no charge for returning a mattress.
Tempur-Pedic offers a 90-night sleep trial with a mandatory 30-night break-in period. During this time, customers can return the mattress and receive a full refund minus shipping charges. Tempur-Pedic mattresses purchased through brick-and-mortar retailers shall be subject to that store’s return and exchange policies.
Included in the price of virtually every mattress is a warranty that protects against manufacturing and workmanship defects, such as splitting foams or significant sagging and body indentations. Companies usually pledge to repair or replace a mattress that is deemed defective.
Warranties don’t tend to cover comfort preferences, normal wear-and-tear, or problems that have been caused by improper use, including use on a foundation that’s not sufficiently supportive.
Mattress warranties usually last for at least 10 years and may be prorated or non-prorated. In the case of prorated warranties, customers will need to foot a part of the bill after a certain amount of time has elapsed.
Tempur-Pedic offers a 10-year limited warranty for all of its mattresses.
Amerisleep offers a 20-year prorated warranty. During the first 10 years, the company will repair or replace the mattress at its discretion. Following this period, customers will need to pay 50 percent of the replacement cost, as well as shipping and handling fees.
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