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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Review

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Lauren Fountain

tempur adapt mattress

Ideal for:

  • Sleepers who prefer the closely conforming feel of memory foam
  • Side and back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds
  • Couples
  • Shoppers looking for a highly durable mattress


  • There is no price difference between the all-foam or hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt models in any size.
  • The TEMPUR-Adapt – like other Tempur-Pedic models – has a fairly expensive price-point compared to other all-foam and hybrid mattresses.
  • Most orders in the contiguous U.S. qualify for free White Glove delivery, which includes in-home setup and old mattress removal. Those who live in remote locations or Alaska or Hawaii must pay extra for this service. Standard ground shipping is not available.
Price Range:
$1699 - $3398
Mattress Type:
Medium (5)
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Tempur-Pedic is an online and brick-and-mortar mattress brand that has been in business since 1991. The company helped popularize memory foam mattresses, and is today a leading seller of all-foam and hybrid mattresses with memory foam layers. This review will focus on the TEMPUR-Adapt, a model that debuted in 2019.

The TEMPUR-Adapt is available in two individual designs. The all-foam model is constructed with a comfort layer of conforming TEMPUR-ES memory foam, followed by a transitional layer of denser TEMPUR memory foam. The support core consists of high-density polyfoam, and the non-removable cover is made from a polyester blend. Tempur-Pedic also offers a hybrid version of the TEMPUR-Adapt. This model shares the same cover, comfort layer, and transitional components as the all-foam version, but the hybrid’s support core features pocketed coils encased in high-density foam.

Both the all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt mattresses measure 11 inches thick. In terms of feel, they are both considered medium, or a 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. In addition to the TEMPUR-Adapt, Tempur-Pedic offers five other mattress models. These include the TEMPUR-ProAdapt and TEMPUR-Probreezeº, which are also available as all-foam or hybrid models, and three exclusively all-foam mattresses: the TEMPUR-Cloud, TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt, and TEMPUR-Luxebreezeº.

We’ve highlighted everything you need to know about the all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt mattresses. Below, you’ll find detailed information about construction and materials, prices, performance ratings, and Tempur-Pedic’s company policies.

  • All-Foam if… you want a mattress that conforms very closely and offers minimal responsiveness. The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt hugs the body to form a deep, pressure-relieving cradle. Many people liken this feeling to sleeping “in” – and not “on” – the mattress. Side sleepers, in particular, may prefer this model because it cushions the shoulders and hips to promote even spinal alignment.
  • Choose Hybrid if… you enjoy the close contouring of memory foam, but also like a bit of bounciness on the surface. Compared to other competing hybrids, the TEMPUR-Adapt is not particularly responsive. However, you’ll notice a bit more push-back on these models than you will on the all-foam versions. The hybrid’s coils also ensure stronger edge support and better breathability.

TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Review Breakdown

The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is constructed with two memory foam layers. The comfort layer consists of TEMPUR-ES foam, a proprietary material renowned for its adaptive and body-contouring qualities. You’ll feel close body-conforming from the TEMPUR-ES memory foam and will probably sink quite a bit beneath the surface – especially if you weigh 130 pounds or more.

The transitional layer is made from TEMPUR memory foam, another proprietary material. The TEMPUR foam, which is much denser, prevents you from sinking too deeply into the mattress. A support core of high-density polyfoam lies beneath the transitional layer. The support core is designed to stabilize the entire mattress and reinforce the transitional foam.

The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt has an identical TEMPUR-ES memory foam comfort layer and TEMPUR memory foam transitional layer. As a result, both beds offer a medium feel. In the hybrid’s support core, you’ll find pocketed coils encased in high-density foam. The coils give the surface some extra responsiveness, but the mattress still feels less springy than most competing hybrids.

The covers for both versions of the TEMPUR-Adapt are made from the same polyester blend, as well. Unlike other Tempur-Pedic models, the TEMPUR-Adapt’s cover is not removable. If stains occur, Tempur-Pedic recommends spot-cleaning the cover fabric with water and mild detergent.

The all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt mattresses each measure 11 inches thick, making them medium-profile models.


Mattress Type

Medium – 5

All-Foam or Hybrid


The all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt have very similar designs apart from their support core construction. Layer-by-layer breakdowns are listed below for both models.

Cover Material:

Polyester blend (non-removable)

Comfort Layer:

TEMPUR-ES memory foam

TEMPUR transitional memory foam

Support Core:

High-density polyfoam (all-foam model)

Pocketed coils encased in high-density polyfoam (hybrid model)

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt each cost $2,199 in a queen size. For all sizes, these mattresses range from $1,699 in a twin or twin long to $3,398 in a split king or split California king.

These price-points are very expensive for an all-foam model and fairly high-end for a hybrid, but they are inexpensive compared to other Tempur-Pedic models. The TEMPUR-Adapt is more expensive than the TEMPUR-Cloud, but costs less than the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt, TEMPUR-Probreezeº, and TEMPUR-Luxebreezeº.

There are no add-ons or customization options for the TEMPUR-Adapt that increase its price-point. White Glove delivery is free for most customers in the contiguous U.S., but those who live in remote areas or reside in Alaska or Hawaii must pay a flat shipping fee of $600.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 39" x 75" 11" 48 lbs. $1699
Twin XL 39"x 80" 11" 52 lbs. $1699
Full 54" x 75" 11" 67 lbs. $2049
Queen 60" x 80" 11" 72 lbs. $2199
King 76" x 80" 11" 99 lbs. $2899
California King 72" x 84" 11" 99 lbs. $2899
Split King 38" x 80" (2pc.) 11" 49.5 lbs. (ea.) $3398
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Discounts and Deals


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TEMPUR-Adapt – Hybrid

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 39" x 75" 11" 67 lbs. $1699
Twin XL 39"x 80" 11" 68 lbs. $1699
Full 54" x 75" 11" 87 lbs. $2049
Queen 60" x 80" 11" 109 lbs. $2199
King 76" x 80" 11" 129 lbs. $2899
California King 72" x 84" 11" 129 lbs. $2899
Split King 38" x 80" (2pc.) 11" 64.5 lbs. (ea.) $3398
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Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

All-foam: 5/5, Hybrid: 4/5

Motion isolation is a major strength of the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt. Like other memory foam mattresses with plusher feels, this model absorbs movement from sleepers exceptionally well and eliminates virtually all motion transfer across the surface. This can be a major asset for people who tend to wake up when their sleep partner changes positions or gets in and out of bed.

The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt provides above-average motion isolation. Many hybrids absorb motion fairly well but their coil systems promote responsiveness on the surface, so sleepers still feel some transfer from their partner’s movements. The TEMPUR-Adapt does not feel as responsive by comparison, resulting in much less transfer.

Couples and co-sleepers should experience very few sleep disruptions on either version of the TEMPUR-Adapt, but all-foam models have a slight edge in this category.

Pressure Relief

Pressure relief is one area where both TEMPUR-Adapt models perform at the same level. This is due to their identical comfort and transitional layers. The adaptive TEMPUR-ES memory foam cradles the body, supports the spine, and alleviates pressure points in the shoulders, hips, and other sensitive areas.

Meanwhile, the denser TEMPUR memory foam transitional layer prevents sleepers from sinking too deeply into the mattress and experiencing added pressure as a result.

That said, some sleepers may still sink too much due to the bed’s medium firmness feel. These include stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds, as well as back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds. We recommend a firmer, more supportive mattress for these individuals.

Temperature Control

All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5

Memory foam mattresses are well-known for retaining heat. The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is no exception. As the material conforms and cradles your body, it will absorb heat from your body and may feel uncomfortably warm on the surface. The bed’s medium feel may exacerbate the issue. As you sink into the mattress, you’ll experience less surface airflow.

The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt sleeps slightly cooler thanks to its coil system, which promotes strong airflow to help the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature. That said, the mattress tends to absorb and trap more heat than the average hybrid. Again, this is due to the bed’s dense memory foam layers and deep body-contouring.

If you tend to sleep hot, the TEMPUR-Adapt may not be right for you. A firmer all-foam or hybrid model may provide better cooling and temperature control.

Edge Support

All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5

Edge support is not a major strength of either TEMPUR-Adapt model, but the hybrid performs slightly better in this category. The pocketed coils offer decent overall support to the mattress, and the high-density foam encasing the coils adds extra perimeter reinforcement. However, you’ll probably notice a fair amount of sinkage when getting on and off the mattress, and you may not feel as secure when sleeping near the edges. This is largely due to the hybrid’s medium feel. Firmer hybrids tend to offer better edge support.

You’ll notice more sinkage when getting on and off the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt. High-density polyfoam is a sturdy material in its own right, but it does not withstand compression as well as coils. You’ll probably notice more sinkage and feel less stable sleeping near the edges if you weigh more than 230 pounds.

Ease of Movement

All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5

Softer, less responsive mattresses can be more difficult to move across than firmer models. Plush materials tend to sink more beneath your body, and the lack of push-back may make it harder to get on and off the bed. The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt has some response from the coil system, but its conforming memory foam layers will sink a fair amount. This may hinder movement if you change positions, as well.

The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is even more difficult to move across, especially for those who weigh more than 230 pounds. While the deep contouring of this model’s memory foam layers certainly offers some benefits for sleepers, it will sink quite a bit and restrict movement for most people.


All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5

Although every couple has different preferences, many find that springy mattresses with strong edge support are best for sex. This ensures enough responsiveness to move around easily and use the entire surface of the bed. The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt offers some of this responsiveness, but the memory foam may conform too closely for some couples.

The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is much less responsive than its hybrid counterpart. Although the contouring foam layers offer decent traction, which makes sex more pleasurable for some, the lack of bounciness may hinder movement and make changing positions difficult. Weak edge support can also confine couples to the center of the mattress.

On a positive note, both TEMPUR-Adapt models are incredibly quiet when bearing weight. This makes either mattress a discreet choice for sex.


All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5

Mattresses with memory foam and/or polyfoam layers usually emit particles known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when they are removed from their boxes. VOCs are relatively harmless, but they carry a chemical odor that some find bothersome. Memory foam, in particular, is known for stronger off-gassing smells. The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt produces a fair amount of odor when new, but these smells should dissipate rather quickly. This is largely thanks to its coil system, which circulates air to help rid the mattress of unpleasant odors.

Expect stronger, more persistent off-gassing smells from the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt. Without a coil system to promote airflow, this mattress will take longer to off-gas completely. If you are sensitive to smells, we recommend the TEMPUR-Adapt hybrid over the all-foam model – or a mattress that does not contain foam whatsoever.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

TEMPUR-Adapt (All-Foam)

Side Sleepers: Side sleepers generally prefer plusher mattresses with ample padding for their shoulders and hips. This ensures even support for their bodies, which in turn aligns the spine and reduces pressure in sensitive areas. For this reason, the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt is very well-suited to side sleepers – particularly if they weigh 230 pounds or less. Their bodies won’t sink too deeply into the mattress, but the foam contours closely enough to alleviate pressure points along the spine.

Side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds should also find the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt comfortable, but this model will be too soft for some. These side sleepers often require a medium firm to firm surface that will support their bodies while also cushioning their pressure-sensitive areas. Due to its medium feel, an all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt will likely sag beneath the hips and shoulders, which can interfere with spinal alignment.

Back Sleepers: Compared to side sleepers, back sleepers typically need less contouring and more support – in other words, a firmer mattress feel. This is because the back sleeping position promotes spinal alignment without help from the mattress. The surface should conform to the body somewhat closely while maintaining an even plane with minimal sagging around the torso and waist, where weight tends to be concentrated. The all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt’s medium feel will be ideal for many back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds because it conforms closely, but should not sink too much.

Back sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more will probably not feel as comfortable on the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt. Excessive sagging between the shoulders and hips will be the main issue for most. This causes the body to sink in the middle while the head and legs remain elevated. Over time, this lack of support may contribute to serious aches and pains.

Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers generally require enhanced support for the midsection and gentler cradling for the head and legs. Without this extra reinforcement, these sleepers tend to sag excessively as the weight from their stomach and hips pulls them into the mattress. Neck and shoulder aches are a common result. With this in mind, the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt’s medium feel and significant sinkage are not particularly suited to stomach sleeping.

Some stomach sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less may feel comfortable on this mattress, though it’s likely most will sink too deeply. We don’t recommend the all-foam TEMPUR-Adapt to stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, as the support it provides will likely be insufficient for these individuals.

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Excellent Good
Back Sleepers Good Fair Fair
Stomach Sleepers Fair Fair Poor
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TEMPUR-Adapt (Hybrid)

Side Sleepers: The all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-Adapts are very similar in many respects, including suitability for side sleepers. Those who sleep on their side and weigh up to 230 pounds will probably feel very comfortable on the hybrid model. The combination of close contouring from the memory foam and light coil responsiveness keeps their bodies on an even plane as their shoulders and hips sink into the cushioning foam. We expect most side sleepers in this weight range will experience even spinal alignment and great pressure relief.

Side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds should also find the hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt supportive enough, though there will be more sinking between the shoulders and hips. For some, this may throw their spinal alignment off-kilter and create added pressure. Side sleepers who find the hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt too soft should consider a medium firm or firm hybrid instead.

Back Sleepers: The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt offers a bit more support than the all-foam model. Back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds should feel reasonably comfortable on this mattress thanks to a good balance of body-contouring and push-back from the pocketed coils. These sleepers may sink a bit around the torso and waist, but probably not enough to compromise how supportive the mattress feels.

On the other hand, back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will likely feel less comfortable due to excessive sagging. Despite the coil system, this hybrid feels softer, conforms more closely, and sinks deeper than a lot of competing models with similar pocketed coil designs. Instead of the hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt, we’d recommend a firmer hybrid with stronger coils for back sleepers in this weight group.

Stomach Sleepers: The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt is also better suited to stomach sleepers than the all-foam model, but only slightly so. This is largely due to the added responsiveness from its coil system. Stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds should receive enough support for their chest, waist, and hips to rest on an even plane without sinking too deeply. Even then, some may find the hybrid’s medium feel too soft.

Although the coils add a bit of extra strength, the hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt is not well-suited to stomach sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more. Deep sinkage between the shoulders and hips will likely be an issue for many of these individuals. For stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, we highly recommend mattresses with zoned support layers, meaning the areas beneath the chest, stomach, and waist are firmer than those under the head, neck, and legs. This ensures comfortable cradling for the lighter areas and more reinforcement for areas where people tend to carry the most weight.

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Excellent Good
Back Sleepers Good Good Fair
Stomach Sleepers Good Fair Poor
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Awards for the TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress


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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    The TEMPUR-Adapt is available for purchase on the Tempur-Pedic website. It is also sold through Amazon and other online marketplaces and online retailers. Tempur-Pedic operates dedicated brick-and-mortar showrooms across the country. The company’s mattresses are also sold at thousands of brick-and-mortar locations in the U.S.

    For U.S. customers, Tempur-Pedic will ship mattresses to all 50 states. Purchases outside the U.S. are processed through Tempur-Pedic’s international orders website.

  • Shipping

    Most Tempur-Pedic mattresses are shipped via White Glove delivery. This service includes a scheduled delivery date and time window, full assembly in a room of your choice, and old mattress removal. Delivery is free for most people who live in the contiguous U.S. If you reside in Alaska or Hawaii, or your home is in a remote location, the flat shipping charge is $600.

    Standard ground shipping is not available. Under normal shipping periods, customers in the contiguous U.S. receive their delivery within one to two weeks of placing their order. Deliveries for Alaska and Hawaii may take longer. No matter where you live, you’ll be able to monitor your delivery using a tracking number included with your order.

    Since the mattress is delivered by White Glove couriers, it will not be compressed for shipping. On the delivery date, you’ll need to be at home to sign for the mattress and oversee the setup process. Make sure to clear obstacles between the front door and the room where you’d like the mattress assembled.

  • Sleep Trial

    Tempur-Pedic offers a 90-night sleep trial for TEMPUR-Adapt models. You’ll need to test out the mattress for at least 30 nights before returning or exchanging it. Between 30 and 90 nights, you can return the mattress for a full refund minus shipping expenses.

  • Warranty

    The TEMPUR-Adapt comes with a 10-year warranty. This warranty is entirely non-prorated. Tempur-Pedic will cover the costs of repairing or replacing your mattress if a defect develops, but you’ll be responsible for the associated shipping and handling charges.

    Defects covered under warranty include sagging or body impressions in the surface that measure at least three-quarters of an inch deep, physical flaws with the mattress that cause the materials to wear out prematurely, and manufacturing defects with the mattress cover.

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About Our Editorial Team

Lauren Fountain

Certified Sleep Coach

Lauren is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with extensive experience researching and testing a wide variety of sleep products.

About Our Editorial Team

Lauren Fountain

Certified Sleep Coach

Lauren is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with extensive experience researching and testing a wide variety of sleep products.

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