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If you’re in the market for a new mattress, we encourage you to compare a wide range of different brands and models before making your selection. Every mattress sold today is designed for specific people based on their body type, normal sleep position(s), and firmness preferences. By researching these beds and learning how they stack up to one another, you’ll be able to find a model that best suits your needs.
In this guide, we’ll take an in-depth look at two leading memory foam mattress brands: Puffy and Tempur-Pedic.
Puffy is a “bed-in-a-box” mattress brand that first opened up shop in 2017. The company’s flagship model, the Puffy Mattress, is constructed with a gel-infused memory foam comfort layer reinforced with dense polyfoam. This mattress delivers a traditional memory foam feel, which is characterized by a close body contour and even weight distribution. Puffy has released two additional mattresses, as well. The Puffy Lux is also an all-foam mattress, but it is thicker and plusher than the flagship bed. The Puffy Royal builds on the flagship’s all-foam design to include convoluted foam for added airflow and a zoned transitional layer that provides enhanced support.
Tempur-Pedic first launched in 1991, and was one of the first mattress brands to popularize the use of memory foam as a bedding material. The company’s mattress selection has frequently changed over the years. Today, customers can choose from five different models. The Cloud, made with two layers of memory foam, is Tempur-Pedic’s only bed-in-a-box model that ships directly to your doorstep. Other models qualify for free White Glove delivery in the contiguous U.S., which includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal. The Adapt and ProAdapt are available as all-foam and hybrid models; the LuxeAdapt is geared toward people who prefer either a soft or firm memory foam mattress; and breeze° models are engineered to maintain cool surface temperatures thanks to specialty materials.
Both Puffy and Tempur-Pedic offer a selection of memory foam mattresses, but there are important distinctions between these brands in terms of mattress construction, performance, and pricing. In our Tempur-Pedic vs. Puffy comparison guide, we’ll delve into these differences below and help you decide which mattress is best suited to your needs and preferences.
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|Price Range (Queen)|
|$1,150 to $2,695||$1,999 to $4,999|
|Medium (5)||Soft (3), Medium (5), Firm (7)|
|Sleep Trial & Warranty|
90-night sleep trial (with return shipping fees)
Size should be one of your first considerations as a mattress shopper. Most mattresses sold today are available in six standard sizes. These include the twin, twin XL, and full for single sleepers, as well as the queen, king, and California king designed for two or more people. You should be able to find a matching base, foundation, or other support system for your mattress size. We don’t recommend using a mattress and support system that correspond to different sizes.
Additionally, some mattresses (including Tempur-Pedic models) are available in “split” sizes for couples who use an adjustable bed base; with a split down the middle of the bed, each sleeper can customize the angle of their side of the bed.
Mattress weight is another important factor since some bases and foundations can bear more weight than others. Weight is especially crucial if you order a bed-in-a-box model that you’ll need to carry into your house.
Mattress size and weight information for Puffy and Tempur-Pedic is listed in the table below. Please note that Puffy’s “twin XL” size matches the dimensions of Tempur-Pedic’s “twin long” size.
As you can see from the tables above, the mattress size and thickness selection from Puffy and Tempur-Pedic are fairly similar. Both brands offer multiple height options for medium-profile and high-profile beds. The mattress weights are also comparable.
Tempur-Pedic offers split king and split California king sizes, whereas Puffy does not sell these sizes. This means Tempur-Pedic provides mattresses for couples who use adjustable bed bases. On the other hand, many of Tempur-Pedic’s models are not sold in a twin size; all three Puffy models are available in the twin size, so this may be your best option if you’re specifically looking for a twin.
While Tempur-Pedic mattresses are heavier than Puffy’s – especially the hybrid models – customers will receive free White Glove delivery for every model except the Cloud. Puffy does not provide any type of White Glove delivery, meaning you’ll need to carry the mattress to the room of your choice and set it up yourself.
The materials used to construct a mattress will affect how it feels and how well it performs in different sleeper categories. Mattresses sold today are generally designed with three core components. The comfort layer provides surface-level cushioning and contouring, the transitional layer reinforces the comfort layer and prevents sleepers from sinking too deeply, and the support core base layer provides stability for the entire bed.
Since each of these components serves a distinct purpose, the use of different materials will produce varying results. For instance, a mattress with a high-density foam support core will feel distinct from a mattress with a steel-coil support core – even if these two beds include comparable comfort and transitional layer materials.
Below, you’ll find a detailed construction breakdown for each Puffy and Tempur-Pedic mattress.
The flagship Puffy Mattress is constructed with a gel-infused memory foam comfort layer, followed by a transitional polyfoam layer. The mattress has a medium feel that corresponds to a 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale, so you’ll feel a close body contour as the foam responds and adapts to your body – especially if you weigh more than 230 pounds. This model also contains a support core of high-density polyfoam. Altogether, the Puffy Mattress measures 10 inches thick and is considered a medium-profile bed.
The Puffy Lux has a similar design as the Puffy Mattress, but this model contains comfort layers of gel-infused memory foam and soft polyfoam, along with polyfoam transitional and support layers. As a result, the Lux is 2 inches thicker than the flagship Puffy model, making it a high-profile 12-inch model. The Lux also has a plusher surface feel than the Puffy Mattress, making it better suited to people who weigh less than 130 pounds but most likely too soft for anyone who weighs 130 pounds or more.
The Puffy Royal is Puffy’s thickest mattress, measuring 14 inches thick and considered a high-profile model. This mattress is also very plush and adaptive thanks to a top comfort layer of gel-infused memory foam, followed by two polyfoam comfort layers, the second of which consists of convoluted (egg-crate) polyfoam that promotes airflow to keep the mattress cool.
The Royal also features a transitional polyfoam layer divided into different firmness zones. This ensures enhanced support for your torso and waist – where most people carry a disproportionate amount of weight – and gentle cradling for the head, neck, shoulders, and legs. The Royal contains a high-density polyfoam support core, as well.
All three Puffy mattresses share the same general firmness level of medium (5). If you prefer mattresses that feel softer or firmer than a medium, then you may not be satisfied with any Puffy mattress. Additionally, Puffy only sells all-foam mattresses. Those who would rather sleep on a hybrid should consider another brand, such as Tempur-Pedic. That said, Puffy mattresses are generally more affordable than Tempur-Pedic models. So if you have a tight shopping budget, you may want to opt for Puffy over Tempur-Pedic.
The Cloud is Tempur-Pedic’s only bed-in-a-box model, meaning it is compressed for shipping. This mattress is built with two layers of proprietary TEMPUR memory foam, along with a high-density polyfoam base. Like the Puffy Mattress, the Cloud measures 10 inches thick and is considered medium (5), so both beds will feel very similar to one another and provide comparable levels of body-contouring.
The Adapt measures 11 inches thick, but its medium (5) feel is quite similar to the Cloud’s. This mattress is constructed with a layer of adaptive TEMPUR-ES memory foam over a denser transitional layer of TEMPUR memory foam. The all-foam Adapt contains a high-density support core, whereas the hybrid has a base layer of individually pocketed coils. The hybrid Adapt is more responsive and supportive by comparison, but you’ll still feel a deep, pressure-relieving cradle for your body.
The ProAdapt is one of Tempur-Pedic’s most versatile mattresses. You can select a soft (3), medium (5), or firm (7) feel for the all-foam ProAdapt, or a hybrid model with a medium (5) feel. These models are constructed with TEMPUR memory foam comfort layers and TEMPUR-APR transitional layers. The support core of the all-foam ProAdapt is made from convoluted polyfoam, which helps to circulate air throughout the interior and keep the mattress relatively cool. The hybrid contains pocketed coils instead, which also regulate the bed’s temperature by promoting consistent airflow. The ProAdapt measures 12 inches thick as a hybrid or all-foam model, making it a high-profile mattress.
The LuxeAdapt is an all-foam model. The soft (3) LuxeAdapt features a comfort layer of TEMPUR-ES memory foam, while the firm (7) model’s comfort layer is original TEMPUR memory foam; both models also include a transitional layer of TEMPUR-APR memory foam and a convoluted polyfoam base layer. We recommend the LuxeAdapt for anyone who wants a traditional memory foam feel but does not feel comfortable on beds with medium feels. At 13 inches thick, the LuxeAdapt is tied for Tempur-Pedic’s thickest mattress.
The breeze° models feature covers infused with phase change material (PCM), which absorbs heat from your body until the surface reaches a certain temperature and then maintains that temperature throughout the night, regardless of how hot you feel. The PRObreeze°, which is intended to decrease the surface temperature by 3 degrees, is offered as a medium-feel (5) all-foam or hybrid model. The LUXEbreeze°, which can decrease its surface temperature by as much as 8 degrees, is available as a soft (3) or firm (7) all-foam mattress. All breeze° models contain two memory foam layers over a support core of convoluted, high-density polyfoam.
The price of a mattress often depends on the materials used to construct its individual layers. For example, the average all-foam mattress costs between $900 and $1,200 in a queen size, while the average hybrid costs $1,600 to $2,200 in the same size. Size is also a factor. Not surprisingly, you’ll pay more for a queen, king, or California king than you would for a smaller size. Certain features or add-ons can drive up the price-point, such as pillow-tops for extra cushioning and dual-firmness for couples. Lastly, you’ll probably pay more for a mattress in a brick-and-mortar store; online mattress brands can sell their beds for less because they don’t face the same overhead costs.
Below, you’ll find current prices for each Puffy and Tempur-Pedic mattress in every available size.
|Puffy Mattress||Lux Mattress||Royal|
|Split California King||-||-||-|
|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||-|
As you can see from these tables, Puffy models cost considerably less than Tempur-Pedic models in most cases. That said, the Puffy Lux and Puffy Royal both have fairly expensive price-points compared to the average all-foam mattress. Among all of these models, only the flagship Puffy Mattress has a price-point that would be considered below average.
Although you’ll be able to find more affordable memory foam mattresses from competing brands, keep in mind that Puffy and Tempur-Pedic offer additional perks for customers. Every Puffy mattress model comes with a non-prorated lifetime warranty, so you may qualify for a free replacement if your Puffy mattress develops excessive sagging at any point. Tempur-Pedic, on the other hand, offers free White Glove delivery anywhere in the contiguous U.S. for every mattress model except the Cloud, which is compressed in a box and ships for free to your doorstep.
Sleep Trial & Returns
|Lifetime||Free to contiguous U.S.|
Sleep Trial & Returns
|10 Year, Limited||Free White Glove delivery to contiguous U.S.|
Puffy – like most bed-in-a-box brands – provides free ground shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii pay additional shipping charges. The mattress will be compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a small box that is delivered directly to your doorstep. You won’t need to be at home to sign for the mattress when it arrives.
Tempur-Pedic ships the Cloud in a box for free, as well, but delivery is limited to the contiguous U.S. at this time. All other Tempur-Pedic mattresses qualify for free White Glove delivery in the contiguous U.S. This service includes scheduled delivery date and time, in-home assembly, and old mattress removal upon request. Mattresses are not compressed for White Glove delivery.
Most online brands offer sleep trials so that customers can test out the bed for a certain length of time before committing to it. Sleep trials usually span 90 nights or more.
Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial for all mattress models. This trial includes a mandatory 14-night break-in period, so you won’t be able to initiate a return until at least two weeks after the mattress arrives. In the event of a return, Puffy will issue a full product refund, though shipping costs for Alaska and Hawaii customers are not refundable.
Tempur-Pedic offers a 90-night sleep trial for all mattresses, and this trial includes a mandatory break-in period of 30 nights. Tempur-Pedic may also deduct up to $175 in return shipping charges from your total product refund.
Both companies will arrange for couriers to pick up the mattress at your residence and transport the bed for charitable donation or recycling.
A warranty is a written agreement between the manufacturer of a certain product and the customer who purchases said product. The warranty essentially states that manufacturers are responsible for defective items, and will repair or replace the product as needed. The vast majority of mattresses sold today come with some sort of warranty that spans 10 years or longer.
Puffy backs each mattress with a lifetime warranty. This warranty is non-prorated, meaning the company covers all repair and replacement costs if your mattress develops a defect at any point of its lifespan. However, the mattress must be used with a suitable foundation or support system and cannot show any signs of physical damage in order for you to replace it. Under this warranty, defects include sagging or body impressions measuring 1.5 inches or deeper, physical flaws with the mattress that cause materials to deteriorate prematurely, and manufacturing defects associated with the mattress cover.
Tempur-Pedic’s mattress warranty spans 10 years in length, and is also completely non-prorated. You won’t pay anything to have a defective mattress repaired or replaced apart from some minor shipping and transportation fees. This warranty considers sagging and body impressions defects if they measure three-fourths of an inch or deeper.
These warranties are non-transferable, so only you will qualify for warranty coverage – even if you sell or gift the mattress to someone else before the warranty expires.
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