Tempur-Pedic is a mattress and sleep accessory brand that was founded in 1991. One of the first companies to popularize memory foam mattresses for the general public, Tempur-Pedic today offers a handful of all-foam and hybrid models constructed with premium memory foam layers. This review will focus on the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, which Tempur-Pedic claims as the brand’s most popular mattress.
The TEMPUR-ProAdapt is available in two designs. The all-foam model has memory foam comfort and transitional layers, followed by a support core of convoluted high-density polyfoam. The hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt features the same comfort and transitional layers, but its support core contains pocketed coils encased in high-density foam. Both versions of the mattress also include a removable, dual-layer polyester cover.
The all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt mattresses each measure 12 inches thick. Tempur-Pedic offers three firmness options for all-foam models that correspond to different numbers on the 1-10 firmness scale: soft (2-3), medium (5), and firm (7-8). The hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt is only available with a medium (5) feel.
In addition to the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, Tempur-Pedic offers the TEMPUR-Adapt and TEMPUR-Probreezeº hybrids, as well as TEMPUR-Cloud, TEMPUR-Adapt, TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt, and TEMPUR-Luxebreezeº all-foam models. All of these models feature memory foam layers, but they differ in terms of feel, thickness, and performance factors such as temperature neutrality and pressure relief.
Does an all-foam or hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt sound like the right mattress for you? We’ll detail its construction and material specs, current prices, performance ratings, and provide an overview of Tempur-Pedic’s customer policies.
The all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt is constructed with a comfort layer of adaptive TEMPUR-ES memory foam, a transitional layer of denser TEMPUR memory foam, and a support core of convoluted high-density polyfoam. The two memory foam layers provide close body-contouring and exceptional pressure relief, while the support polyfoam stabilizes the mattress to help keep your body on an even plane.
The hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt has a very similar design, including the same comfort and transitional memory foam layers. The key difference is support core construction. Rather than just high-density polyfoam, the hybrid’s base layer contains pocketed coils encased in high-density foam. The coils add extra responsiveness and give the mattress a light bounce on the surface, but this model is not very springy compared to other hybrids.
Both the all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapts also include a dual-layer SmartClimate cover, which can be removed and cleaned in any household washing machine and dryer. Tempur-Pedic recommends washing the cover in cold water, then either air-drying or machine-drying on a cool setting. The cover is intended to resist heat absorption and help the surface maintain a comfortable temperature, but the hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt sleeps cooler than the all-foam models.
You can select three different feels for your TEMPUR-ProAdapt all-foam mattress: soft (2-3), medium (5), or firm (7-8). The hybrid is exclusively sold with a medium (5) feel. You should choose a firmness based on your body type, normal sleep position, and comfort preferences. Check out our detailed ratings breakdown below for an in-depth look at each firmness option for the mattress.
All versions of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt measure 12 inches thick, making them high-profile mattresses.
The all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt mattresses share the same covers and comfort/transitional layers, but their support cores are different. A detailed breakdown of both mattress types is listed below.
Dual-layer SmartClimate polyester (removable)
TEMPUR-ES memory foam
TEMPUR transitional memory foam
Convoluted high-density polyfoam (all-foam)
Pocketed coils encased in high-density polyfoam (hybrid)
The TEMPUR-ProAdapt costs $2,999 in a queen size regardless of firmness or support core construction. For all sizes, this mattress ranges from $2,499 in a twin or twin long to $4,998 in a split king or split California king.
These price-points are rather high for a memory foam mattress, and also fairly expensive for a hybrid, but they are considered middle-of-the-road for a Tempur-Pedic model. The TEMPUR-ProAdapt costs more than the TEMPUR-Cloud and TEMPUR-Adapt, but is less expensive than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt, TEMPUR-Probreezeº, and TEMPUR-Luxebreezeº.
Tempur-Pedic does not offer any add-ons or customization features that affect the TEMPUR-ProAdapt’s price-point. White Glove delivery is free for most customers in the contiguous U.S, but people who live in remote locations or Alaska/Hawaii must pay a flat shipping fee of $600.
|Twin||39" x 75"||12"||61 lbs. (foam)||$2499|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||12"||65 lbs. (foam)||$2499|
|Full||54" x 75"||12"||81 lbs. (foam)||$2849|
|Queen||60" x 80"||12"||92 lbs. (foam)||$2999|
|King||76" x 80"||12"||121 lbs. (foam)||$3699|
|California King||72" x 84"||12"||121 lbs. (foam)||$3699|
|Split King||38" x 80" (2pc.)||12"||60.5 lbs. ea. (foam)||$4998|
|Split California King||-||-||-||$4998|
Motion isolation is one category where the TEMPUR-ProAdapt performs very well regardless of its firmness level or support core composition. This is due to the bed’s premium memory foam comfort and transitional layers, which absorb movement from sleepers and prevent most motion from transferring across the surface of the mattress. This can significantly cut down on sleep disruptions for people who tend to wake up when their sleep partner changes positions or gets in and out of bed during the night.
Most all-foam beds with dense memory foam layers excel at motion isolation, so the all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt’s strong rating in this category is not surprising. The hybrid, however, performs much better than most competing models with pocketed coils. This is thanks to the hybrid TEMPUR-Adapt’s medium feel and limited-response coils.
Pressure relief is another major strength of all TEMPUR-ProAdapt mattresses. However, your experience on the mattress will largely depend on your body type and sleep position. The soft feel is best suited to those who feel less pressure when the mattress conforms closely, such as side sleepers and people who weigh less than 130 pounds. The firm feel may be the best option for back and stomach sleepers over 230 pounds, as well as other people who need less conforming and more support.
The medium all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt models should reduce pressure for most sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, regardless of their sleep position. This mid-level feel ensures noticeable contouring but good overall reinforcement and minimal sagging. The hybrid may feel more supportive to some than the all-foam model.
All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5
Of the different TEMPUR-ProAdapt models, the hybrid provides the best temperature neutrality. This is primarily due to the bed’s coil system, which circulates air currents throughout the interior to help the mattress maintain a cool and comfortable temperature. That said, you may notice some body heat buildup in the memory foam layers. This is particularly true for people who weigh more than 230 pounds, since they will sink deeper and experience less surface-level airflow.
The all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt will probably absorb and trap more body heat than the hybrid, and sleep warmer as a result. Firm models sink less and thus sleep the coolest, but you may still feel somewhat warm due to excessive body heat absorption in the comfort layer. If you are an exceptionally hot sleeper, we recommend a mattress with more breathable comfort layers.
All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5
The all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt has weak edge support regardless of firmness level. You’ll probably sink quite a bit when getting on and off the mattress, and chances are you won’t feel very stable lying near the edges – especially if your mattress has a soft feel and/or you weigh more than 230 pounds. Most all-foam models lack edge support because high-density polyfoam does not withstand compression very well. Over time, you may sink more and more when sitting or sleeping along the edges.
Edge support is slightly better for the hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt thanks to its support coils, but you’ll still notice some perimeter sinkage.
All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5
Many sleepers have an easier time moving across firmer mattresses when getting in and out of bed. These models usually don’t sink as much, so your movements won’t feel as restricted. However, this is not always the case – and the all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt is a notable exception. Even with a firm feel, the mattress sinks in quite a bit. This can result in feelings of fighting with the mattress while you move on the surface. This issue may be compounded if you weigh more than 230 pounds.
The hybrid’s coils add a little more responsiveness to the surface, making the bed easier to move across than the all-foam models. Again, however, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt is softer and less springy than most competing hybrids. This makes it more difficult to move on, particularly for people who weigh more than 230 pounds.
Soft and Medium All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid and Firm: 3/5
The general consensus among couples is that the best mattress for sex feels fairly responsive and sturdy around the edges, but also conforms a bit to provide decent traction. The all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt certainly offers the latter thanks to its deep contouring. However, the mattress responds slowly and sinks rather deeply, which may result in restricted movement. Weak edges also prevent couples from using the bed’s entire surface.
The hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt is a tad more responsive due to its coils and has stronger edge support. This helps couples move around and switch positions more easily, and also allows them to use the whole surface – including the outer areas of the bed. The conforming memory foam also offers good overall traction. That said, couples who prefer springy beds for amorous activities may not find the hybrid suitable, either.
All-foam: 2/5, Hybrid: 3/5
Mattresses with memory foam and/or polyfoam odors emit a noticeable smell. These smells are traced to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), tiny particles released when the mattress is unboxed. The all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt’s off-gassing smells are fairly strong at first. These smells will likely dissipate in a matter of days, but the foam may still retain off-gassing odor for longer. We don’t particularly recommend this mattress for people who are sensitive to smells.
The hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt also produces odor at first, but its coils promote airflow to reduce these smells more quickly. Off-gassing for the hybrid should not be a major issue after the mattress has been out of its box for a few days. To speed along the airing-out process, place the mattress in a well-ventilated room for a day or two before sleeping on it.
TEMPUR-ProAdapt – Soft
Side Sleepers: The soft TEMPUR-ProAdapt offers closer contouring than any other firmness level for the mattress. You’ll feel the memory foam form a deep, pressure-relieving cradle around your body as you sink beneath the surface. For side sleepers weighing 230 pounds or less, these conditions may be ideal. Side sleepers generally prefer plush padding for their hips and shoulders. This helps to align the spine and alleviate pressure points throughout the body.
Side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, on the other hand, will probably find these TEMPUR-Adapt too soft. The shoulders and hips will sink lower than the rest of the body, which interferes with spinal alignment and often leads to added pressure in these areas, as well as along the spine. Side sleepers in this weight group will likely feel more comfortable on firmer versions of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers typically need more firmness and support than side sleepers. Their position promotes spinal alignment, so cushioning for the shoulders and hips is less important than an even sleep surface that won’t sink too much. The soft TEMPUR-ProAdapt conforms very closely, so it is best suited to back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. These individuals will likely feel less pressure thanks to the closely conforming memory foam, but the mattress won’t sag too much beneath their torso and waist where a large amount of the body’s weight is concentrated.
Back sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more will probably find the soft TEMPUR-ProAdapt too soft. The areas between their shoulders and hips will sink a bit deeper than the head, neck, and shoulders, resulting in an uneven surface and the potential for added aches and pains. A firmer, more supportive mattress will probably be better for these back sleepers.
Stomach Sleepers: The soft TEMPUR-ProAdapt is not very suited to any stomach sleepers, regardless of how much they weigh. Softer mattresses are generally problematic for the stomach sleeping position. Most people carry a fair amount of weight in their chest, stomach, and hips, and sleeping face-down can cause these areas to sink excessively while the rest of the body remains upright. As a result, many stomach sleepers develop neck and shoulder pain.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
TEMPUR-ProAdapt – Medium (All-Foam)
Side Sleepers: Just as the soft all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt is best suited to side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, models with medium feels are a good option for side sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds. The contouring memory foam layers offer ample padding for the shoulders and hips, as well as even support for the spine.
As with the soft firmness, side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will probably find the medium firmness to be lacking in support.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds typically prefer a mid-level feel. Some contouring is ideal, but the mattress should keep their bodies on a fairly even plane without sinking too deeply in heavier areas. The medium all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt will likely provide enough reinforcement for most back sleepers in this weight group, but some will find the mattress is still a bit too soft for their liking.
Back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds are much less likely to find the medium all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt supportive enough. We recommend a firmer mattress for these back sleepers.
Stomach Sleepers: In addition to the soft all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt, stomach sleepers may also find the medium-feel models excessively soft. Those who weigh less than 130 pounds will probably feel more comfortable because their bodies won’t sink as deeply into the mattress.
Stomach sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more will, in all likelihood, not feel comfortable on a medium all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
TEMPUR-ProAdapt – Medium (Hybrid)
Side Sleepers: Like its all-foam counterpart, the medium hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt is optimal for side sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds. These sleepers should receive enough cushioning for the shoulders and hips without losing support or even alignment, resulting in excellent pressure relief. The coils provide added support, making the hybrid model a suitable choice for some side sleepers over 230 pounds as well.
Back Sleepers: Although the hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt has a coil system that makes it feel sturdier and more supportive than the all-foam medium models, the mattress is still fairly soft and prone to deep sinkage beneath the sleeper’s heaviest areas. Some back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds find the hybrid provides a comfortable balance of body-contouring and support.
For back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, the general consensus appears to be that the mattress is too soft.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers are fairly mixed about the hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt, but their ratings generally align with the medium all-foam model’s. Those who weigh less than 130 pounds feel most comfortable on the hybrid.
Stomach sleepers weighing more than 130 pounds are much less likely to find the hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt comfortable. Although the coils provide more overall support and stability than a polyfoam base layer, the hybrid is still fairly soft and will sink quite a bit. A stomach sleeper who weighs 130 pounds or more should consider a firmer hybrid with stronger coils instead.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
TEMPUR-ProAdapt – Firm
Side Sleepers: Because the firm all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt provides better overall support and does not sink as much, it is much better suited to side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds. These sleepers should rest on an even plane with good cushioning for their shoulders and hips, resulting in even spinal alignment and less pressure throughout the body.
Side sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or less will probably find these all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt models too firm. The soft and medium TEMPUR-ProAdapts are much better suited to these individuals.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds should feel quite comfortable on the firm all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt. The foam won’t sink too deeply beneath the torso and waist, but the foam conforms closely enough to support the spine and alleviate pressure. Back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds may prefer these all-foam models or their medium-feel counterparts, depending on their desired contouring level.
Back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds also give favorable ratings to the firm all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt, but this model will feel too firm for some.
Stomach Sleepers: The firm all-foam model appears to be the most comfortable TEMPUR-ProAdapt option for stomach sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more. Since the foam contours to a minimal extent, the sleeper’s body shouldn’t sag excessively.
Those who weigh less than 130 pounds may also prefer the firm all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt over the other variations of this model. While too firm for some, others will feel more supported and experience less sinkage between the shoulders and hips. That said, stomach sleepers in this weight group also seem to enjoy the medium all-foam and hybrid TEMPUR-ProAdapt models.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The reviews on Tempur-Pedic’s product page for the TEMPUR-ProAdapt are very positive. The firm all-foam models have earned the highest average ratings (4.73/5), followed by the medium hybrid (4.71/5), soft all-foam (4.56/5), and medium all-foam (4.5/5).
Positive ratings for the all-foam models call out a number of attributes, such as close body-conforming, relief from pressure points and chronic pain, and improved sleep quality. Four- and five-star ratings for the hybrid discuss these same qualities, as well as the bed’s added responsiveness.
Many of the negative reviews for all-foam TEMPUR-ProAdapt mention excessive firmness or softness, as well as excessive heat absorption. For one- and two-star hybrid ratings, inadequate support and pain relief appear to be two of the most common issues.
Every Tempur-Pedic mattress has a dedicated reviews section at the bottom of its product page. You can filter out reviews by star ratings, as well as individual firmness levels.
Compared to the ratings found on Tempur-Pedic’s website, ratings for the TEMPUR-ProAdapt on Amazon are much less favorable. These reviews are not filtered by firmness level, so the overall rating reflects the mattress as a whole.
Amazon’s ratings for the TEMPUR-ProAdapt are similar to those found on the bed’s official product page. Positive reviewers praise the mattress for a good balance of conforming and support, exceptional pressure relief, and very good durability. Negative reviews focus on excessive body heat absorption, uncomfortable firmness or softness, and added neck and back pain.
You can buy the TEMPUR-ProAdapt a number of ways. The mattress is sold on Tempur-Pedic’s website, as well as Amazon and other online retailers and marketplaces. Tempur-Pedic also operates brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S.; the brand’s products are available at thousands of brick-and-mortar retail locations, as well.
Tempur-Pedic will ship mattresses to all 50 states. If you reside outside the U.S., use Tempur-Pedic’s international orders website.
Tempur-Pedic ships most mattresses through White Glove couriers, who will schedule a date and time window with you, assemble the TEMPUR-ProAdapt in a room of your choice, and haul away your old mattress. This service is free for most people in the contiguous U.S. If you live in a remote location, or Alaska or Hawaii, you’ll pay a $600 delivery surcharge.
Standard ground shipping is not available for the TEMPUR-ProAdapt. During normal shipping periods, you should receive your mattress within two weeks of placing your order – though the wait time is potentially longer if you reside in Alaska or Hawaii.
You’ll need to be at home when the mattress arrives to sign for the delivery and supervise the setup. The TEMPUR-ProAdapt will not be compressed for White Glove delivery, so you should be able to sleep on the mattress as soon as the couriers have finished assembling it.
The sleep trial for TEMPUR-ProAdapt mattresses lasts 90 nights. Tempur-Pedic requires you to test out the mattress before requesting a return or exchange. This ensures you’ll be able to break in the mattress properly. After 30 nights have elapsed, you may return or exchange the mattress for free minus some shipping and transportation charges.
Tempur-Pedic offers a 10-year warranty for the TEMPUR-ProAdapt. This warranty is completely non-prorated, meaning Tempur-Pedic will cover costs related to repairs or replacements if your mattress becomes defective during the warranty coverage period. However, you’ll still need to pay the related shipping and transportation 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.