The Best TEMPUR-Pedic Mattress Alternatives

By Nicole Gleichmann

TEMPUR-Pedic is the leading name-brand for plush, luxurious memory foam mattresses. But with each new year, there seems to be another bed-in-a-box company making a name for themselves. Purple, Nectar, Leesa, and Casper are just a few of the competitors offering high-quality mattresses at a fraction of the cost. 

This begs the question, how do these mattresses stack up to the extensive line of TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses? If you’re looking for a cheaper mattress that still has the same high-quality of a TEMPUR-Pedic bed, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the best TEMPUR-Pedic mattress alternatives and compared them one to one. Keep reading to find the bed for you.

Best TEMPUR-Pedic Mattress Alternatives

TEMPUR-Pedic Mattress Best TEMPUR-Pedic Mattress Alternative
TEMPUR-Adapt Medium Mattress Tuft & Needle Mattress
TEMPUR-ProAdapt Hybrid Mattress Leesa Hybrid Mattress
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Soft Mattress Nectar Mattress
TEMPUR-ProAdapt Medium Mattress Purple Mattress
TEMPUR-ProAdapt Soft Mattress Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress
TEMPUR-Probreeze Medium Mattress Novosbed Mattress
TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Medium Mattress Casper Mattress
TEMPUR-Luxebreeze Firm Mattress Amerisleep (AS1) Mattress

TEMPUR-Adapt Medium vs. Tuft & Needle

Tuft & Needle mattress review header image

Feel

When you are on the hunt for a high-quality medium or medium-firm foam mattress, both TEMPUR and Tuft & Needle provide excellent options. 

The TEMPUR-Adapt Medium mattress has a medium feel with incredible pressure point relief. When you lie down on this mattress, you will feel the unique hugging sensation provided by TEMPUR mattresses. The result is a comfy, enveloping feel that has the added benefit of isolating movements—which is greatly appreciated by those who are easily awoken when their spouse moves around at night. 

The Tuft & Needle mattress delivers enhanced responsiveness without quite the level of cradling feel that you’ll experience with the TEMPUR-Pedic mattress. Tuft & Needle’s adaptive foam layer has a feel that is much like a combination of memory foam and latex. The result is contouring an added springy sensation.  

We love the Tuft & Needle mattress for couples who want the alignment benefits of memory foam with a better bounce-back for intimacy. This same benefit is great for those who find themselves sinking too far into memory foam, not feeling adequately supported. 

Cooling Potential 

Because both mattresses allow your body to slightly sink in, they can feel warm for those who are particularly sensitive to sleeping hot. However, both mattresses offer enhanced breathability when compared to many other memory foam mattresses

Cost

Tuft & Needle is one of the most budget-friendly name-brand options available, costing a fraction of the TEMPUR-Pedic mattress price. 

Trial Period & Warranty

Tuft & Needle:

  • 100-day sleep trial period. Free returns.
  • 10-year warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year warranty.

TEMPUR-ProAdapt Hybrid vs. Leesa Hybrid

Leesa Hybrid mattress

Feel

Hybrid mattresses offer the pressure relief of memory foam with the unmatched support and responsiveness of innerspring coils. Two leading hybrid mattresses in the luxury mattress category are the Leesa Hybrid Mattress and the TEMPUR-ProAdapt Hybrid Mattress.

Both the TEMPUR-ProAdapt Hybrid and Leesa Hybrid offer exceptional support with a soft, contouring feel. When comparing the two, the biggest difference is the upper foam layer

Leesa Hybrid’s top comfort layer feels more adaptive and softer than the TEMPUR-ES comfort layer. When you lie down on the TEMPUR hybrid, you will immediately notice the memory-foam feel. While it feels soft, it takes more time to sink in at your pressure points. This marshmallow-y response results in noteworthy pressure point relief but in a way that is less responsive and bouncy than the Leesa Hybrid’s foam. 

In comparison, the Leesa Hybrid top layer feels more neutral. It has an initially softer feel that is somewhat less supportive than that of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, yet capable of responding immediately to your movements. 

Both hybrid mattresses deliver exceptional edge support and motion isolation, making them a good option for couples and those who struggle to get in and out of bed. 

Cooling Potential

Hybrid memory foam mattresses tend to sleep cooler than 100% foam mattresses thanks to the enhanced breathability offered by the layer of innerspring coils. Both the TEMPUR-ProAdapt and Leesa Hybrid excel at delivering a cool night’s sleep.

Cost

Leesa and TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses are luxury mattress options. Leesa is roughly half the cost of TEMPUR-Pedic. 

Trial Period & Warranty

Leesa:

  • 100-day trial period. Free returns.
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Soft vs. Nectar

Nectar mattress in bedroom

Feel

The TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Soft is the ultimate premium plush mattress on the market. Its unmatched contouring abilities offer amazing pressure relief appreciated by both side and back sleepers

The Nectar mattress is another 100% foam mattress that appeals to those looking for a cool, cushiony memory foam mattress. The difference is that you will feel like you are sleeping on the Nectar mattress, rather than sinking into the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress. 

When it comes to supporting proper spine alignment and achieving pressure point relief, the softer TEMPUR mattress comes out on top. Yet, the Nectar mattress offers even better responsiveness, meaning that it adapts quickly to your movements. This makes the Nectar mattress a good choice for those who move around at night. And because the Nectar mattress is slightly firmer than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Soft, it is a better choice for stomach sleepers

Cooling Potential

Both the Nectar and TEMPUR mattresses realize relatively cool sleep for memory foam mattresses. Nectar sleeps slightly cooler because you do not sink in as far as you do with a TEMPUR mattress. 

Cost

Nectar is an affordable brand-name mattress, while the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Soft is the utmost in luxury, being one of the most advanced TEMPUR lines. As such, the Nectar mattress is a fraction of the cost of the TEMPUR mattress.

Trial Period & Warranty

Nectar:

  • 1 full year trial period. Free returns.
  • Lifetime limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-ProAdapt Medium vs. Purple

Purple mattress

Feel

The Purple mattress is unlike any other. Its upper layer is comprised of a proprietary grid-like material. When pressure is applied to it, it resists collapse up until a certain point. Once enough pressure is applied, it gives in and softens. The result is support along every curve of the body, with a bit of a responsive spring. When we tested the Purple mattress, it earned nearly a perfect score for its ability to keep the spine properly aligned. 

The TEMPUR-ProAdapt Medium is an all memory foam mattress made using TEMPUR’s proprietary technology. It too offers incredible body alignment, relieving aches and pains.

Both the TEMPUR-ProAdapt and the Purple mattress are durable, comfortable mattresses with rave reviews. TEMPUR’s mattress yields slightly superior relief at pressure points and motion isolation, attributes important to those who sleep on their sides or have trouble sleeping through their partner’s moving. But the Purple mattress is faster to respond to movement and is a bit springier, a feel that many couples and combo sleepers prefer. 

Cooling Potential

Both mattresses sleep relatively cool. Purple’s grid system delivers slightly better air circulation than the TEMPUR-ProAdapt.  

Cost

The Purple mattress is less than half the cost of the TEMPUR mattress.

Trial Period & Warranty

Purple:

  • 100-day trial period. Free returns.
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-ProAdapt Soft vs. Zinus Green Tea

Feel

Both the Zinus Green Tea mattress and the TEMPUR-ProAdapt Soft are all-foam mattresses. As such, they absorb movements, allowing one partner to move and the other to feel almost nothing. 

When you initially lie down on either mattress, you will be met with a soft, welcoming feel that hugs your body’s unique curves. The TEMPUR-ProAdapt contours more closely, delivering enhanced relief to the parts of the body that first come into contact with the mattress, such as the hips and shoulders. 

While both mattresses will deliver a hugging sensation, Zinus’s hug is softer than that of TEMPUR mattresses. Overall, the TEMPUR is a softer mattress, registering as medium in a range from plush to firm. 

The Zinus Green Tea mattress is medium-firm with a soft comfort layer. While average and light sleepers tend to feel a soft support, heavier sleepers are poorly supported on the Zinus Green Tea mattress. This is likely due to Zinus using budget-friendly materials while TEMPUR uses top-of-the line foam. But for an affordable memory foam mattress, the Zinus performs exceptionally well.   

Cooling Potential

The Zinus mattress sleeps hotter than the TEMPUR-ProAdapt Soft.

Cost

Zinus is one of the least expensive mattresses with good overall performance and customer reviews. It is ⅛ the cost of a TEMPUR mattress.

Related: Best Cheap Mattress for Your Budget

Trial Period & Warranty

Zinus:

  • 100-day trial period. Free returns.
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Probreeze Medium vs. Novosbed

Novosbed mattress

Feel

Both the Novosbed and the TEMPUR-Probreeze beds are manufactured from trusted companies using high-quality memory foam. With each having a 4” top comfort layer of high density memory foam, the feel as you sink into the surface is quite similar from one to the other. There is a slightly greater sinking feeling with the TEMPUR-Probreeze when compared to the Novosbed

Each of these mattresses performs well when it comes to cushioning pressure points and keeping the spine in neutral alignment. The high-quality memory foam in the upper layers of these foam beds truly adapts to most any body shape. You will also find yourself experiencing very little disturbance when someone else moves in bed. 

You can purchase soft, medium, or firm options for each mattress, allowing you to choose the right one for your sleeping position (soft or medium for side sleepers, soft, medium or firm for back sleepers, and firm for front sleepers). 

Cooling Potential

Both of these mattresses are designed specifically to sleep cool for a memory foam mattress

The TEMPUR-Probreeze does achieve moderately superior cooling and moisture-wicking than does the Novosbed

Cost

The Novosbed is less than ⅓ the cost of TEMPUR’s Probreeze.

Trial Period & Warranty

Novosbed:

  • 120-day trial period. Free returns.
  • 15-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Cloud Prima Medium vs. Casper

Casper mattress

Feel

For side sleepers, we love the plush memory foam feel of the TEMPUR-Cloud Prima Medium mattress. You will feel the mattress hugging your curves as you sink in for a good night’s sleep. 

In comparison to the Cloud mattress, Casper is more responsive. When you move around, it will rapidly adjust to your new position. This is valuable for combination sleepers who reposition during the night. 

Another unique benefit of the Casper mattress comes from their Zoned SupportTM foam layer. This layer is softer underneath the shoulders and legs than under the hips. These differential densities help to reduce pressure on your shoulders and keep your hips in line. By keeping the hips in line with the body, you reduce strain on the lower back. The various firmness levels throughout is particularly beneficial for stomach sleepers

Cooling Potential

Both memory foam mattresses do a good job of dissipating body heat during the night. However, the TEMPUR-Cloud achieves a cooler night’s sleep. 

Cost

Casper comes in at about half the cost of TEMPUR-Pedic. 

Trial Period & Warranty

Casper:

  • 100-day trial period. Free returns.
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Luxebreeze Firm vs. Amerisleep AS1

Amerisleep AS1 mattress

Feel

Not every memory foam bed is soft. Both Amerisleep’s AS1 and TEMPUR’s Luxebreeze Firm are high-quality firm memory foam mattresses. Firm foam beds are best for back and stomach sleepers

Amerisleep’s AS1 is one of the firmest memory foam mattresses available. You will feel like you are sleeping on a foam mattress, not in one. Even TEMPUR’s Luxebreeze Firm still feels slightly plush. Expect a more medium-firm feel with TEMPUR’s firm models. 

As a result, the AS1 is best for those who really love a firm mattress. If you want more give with great support, go with the Luxebreeze.

Related: Best Firm Mattresses

Cooling Potential

Few memory foam mattresses sleep as cool as the Luxebreeze. Amerisleep does a good job, but it is warmer than the Luxebreeze. 

Cost

Amerisleep’s AS1 is less than ⅓ the cost of TEMPUR’s Luxebreeze. 

Trial Period & Warranty

Amerisleep:

  • 100-day trial period. Free returns.
  • 20-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic:

  • 90-day trial period. Up to $175 fee for returns. 
  • 10-year limited warranty.

TEMPUR-Pedic Mattresses vs Alternative Mattresses 

TEMPUR-Pedic, the same brand that first brought us memory foam mattresses, has remained an industry leader for decades. With incredibly comfortable products, why would anyone want to opt for another memory foam bed?

  • Cost savings: TEMPUR-Pedic is one of the most expensive luxury brands. Today, there are many alternatives that offer high-quality memory foam mattresses at a lower cost. 
  • Bounce and responsiveness: TEMPUR’s foam is incredible at supporting the spine and cushioning the body. However, it does not respond quickly to movement. It also is not a very springy foam. These attributes may deter those who move around at night or who like a bouncy mattress for sex
  • Trial & returns: Many online mattress retailers offer generous trial periods with free returns. With a 90-day trial period and a fee for returns of up to $175, TEMPUR’s policy is less generous than some other companies.

Related: Tempur-Pedic vs Sleep Number, Tempur-Pedic vs Casper


Summary

Here’s a quick summary of our top picks for the best TEMPUR-Pedic alternatives:

TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses are renowned for their optimal comfort and pressure relief. But today, there are many high-quality memory foam alternatives that cost less. Before you choose the best mattress for you, read mattress reviews to find what it is that you’re looking for. It might be one of TEMPUR’s mattresses, or a less-expensive foam mattress in a box.


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