The TEMPUR® Guide to Memory Foam.

The TEMPUR® Guide to
Memory Foam


WHAT ARE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES?

TEMPUR® Material is the original memory foam, but no other memory foam is TEMPUR® Material. Memory foam is a high-density foam that is predominantly used in mattresses and pillows. You’re probably thinking, well that’s not exactly rocket science, but you would be quite wrong…

TEMPUR® was first created by NASA in the 1970’s to cushion astronauts during lift-off as they journeyed into space. TEMPUR® sleep scientists realised the potential of this unique material and were the very first to introduce this revolutionary product to the world. Since then, we have been making mattresses and pillows with the aim of transforming the sleep of our owners across the globe.

We invest millions each year to constantly improve our formulas and innovate new products. In fact, only a handful of highly trained scientists know our secret formula!

If you are not convinced TEMPUR® is right for you then why not put us to the test? We offer a 100 night mattress home trial on all models (excluding Outlet) when you order direct. Plus we deliver to all Mainland UK addresses for FREE! If you don’t love it, send it back and we will refund you.

So if you want to know more about the history of TEMPUR® and memory foam? Click here.

Unzipping Mattress.

Spring Mattress

Quality Guarantee

X

Should last between 7-10 years on average, but quality can vary widely and may start sagging much earlier or later.

Quality Guarantee

X

High motion transfer means you’re more likely to feel your partner tossing and turning.

Quality Guarantee

X

The pressure of the springs and the uneven weight distribution can lead to pressure points and discomfort, causing you to toss and turn.

Ordinary Memory Foam Mattress

Motion Absorption

X

Expected to last 10 years, but quality varies and cheaper options may soften over time and require regular rotating.

Motion Absorption

Motion transfer is around 20% so you are slightly less disturbed by your partner than on a spring mattress.

Motion Absorption

Slightly adapts to the contours of your body to provide comfort.

TEMPUR® Material Mattress

Pressure Relief

10-year Quality Guarantee covers you against any fault in materials, such as sagging and more.

Pressure Relief

Less than 3% motion transfer, so you are much less likely to be disturbed by your partner.

Pressure Relief

TEMPUR® Material precisely adapts to your body with proven pressure relief from sensitive areas like shoulder, back, hips and joints.

Spring Mattress

Ordinary Memory Foam Mattress

TEMPUR® Material Mattress


Quality Guarantee

Quality Guarantee

Quality Guarantee

X

Should last between 7-10 years on average, but quality can vary widely and may start sagging much earlier or later.

X

Expected to last 10 years, but quality varies and cheaper options may soften over time and require regular rotating.

10-year Quality Guarantee covers you against any fault in materials,such as sagging and more.

Motion Absorption

Motion Absorption

Motion Absorption

X

High motion transfer means you’re more likely to feel your partner tossing and turning.

Motion transfer is around 20% so you are slightly less disturbed by your partner than on a spring mattress.

Less than 3% motion transfer, so you are much less likely to be disturbed by your partner.

Pressure Relief

Pressure Relief

Pressure Relief

X

The pressure of the springs and the uneven weight distribution can lead to pressure points and discomfort, causing you to toss and turn.

Slightly adapts to the contours of your body to provide comfort.

TEMPUR® Material precisely adapts to your body with proven pressure relief from sensitive areas like shoulder, back, hips and joints.

NASA Certified Space Technology.

ULTIMATE COMFORT & SUPPORT

The interconnected, viscoelastic cell structure of TEMPUR® Material enables our mattresses to absorb extra pressure. Effectively, TEMPUR® Material redistributes your weight providing relief in painful areas of your body, ultimately allowing you to get a comfortable night’s sleep. We believe other types of mattresses absorb less pressure which can cause an uncomfortable and restless night’s sleep.

Memory foam mattress bed



TEMPUR® Material

THE TRUTH ABOUT MEMORY FOAM


ARE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES GOOD FOR BACK, NECK AND HIP PAIN?

It is our opinion that standard memory foam mattresses are not very effective when it comes to relieving pain and pressure. They have some pressure relieving capabilities but TEMPUR® Material has been widely adopted in medical institutions across the world due to its proven pressure relieving properties. Based on our years of experience and knowledge regarding memory foam quality and performance, TEMPUR® Material has been found to alleviate tension in painful areas of the body whilst sleeping, allowing you to rest in complete comfort.


ARE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES HOT TO SLEEP ON?

It has long been rumoured that standard memory foam can often cause a hot night’s sleep. This is because normal memory foam can have a dense cell structure which traps heat. However, TEMPUR® Material has an open cell structure which allows it to breathe so heat can escape efficiently.


CAN YOU CLEAN A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS?

It can be very hard to clean a standard mattress because often they are made with fixed or stitched on covers which cannot be removed or changed. However, every current TEMPUR® mattress is equipped with a removable washable cover. Some have handy zip-off QuickRefresh™ tops which make it so much easier to maintain larger size mattreses such as doubles, kings and superkings. One of the main benefits of sleeping on a TEMPUR® mattress is you can easily clean and refresh your bed!


ARE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES TOO HARD?

Ordinary memory foam mattresses can often feel very firm to sleep on. This may cause discomfort, ultimately preventing you from getting a great night’s sleep. TEMPUR® Material has been engineered to react to your body temperature. It is optimised to work best at room temperature (23°C). By actively conforming and adapting to your body shape you are constantly supported throughout the night. Furthermore, our wide range of mattresses means that you can choose a comfort level which is unique to you. View our full mattress range here.


CAN YOU FLIP A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS?

No, this most certainly is not necessary for a TEMPUR® mattress, making them easy to look after because you do not turn them over. They are designed to deliver your best night’s sleep, not for practicing weight lifting! Because pressure and temperature cause TEMPUR® Material to change shape to adapt and mould to the profile of a sleeper’s body, to fully appreciate memory foam benefits, extra support is supplied by additional layers within the mattress. So TEMPUR® owners always sleep on the top side of their mattress. In combining dynamic support technology with all the memory foam benefits and more of TEMPUR® Material, we pride ourselves in offering a wide choice of comfort options because we know one size does not fit all. Comfort is a very personal thing.


HOW LONG WILL A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS LAST?

Ordinary memory foam mattresses break down over time. This means their layers will start to crack and break open, ruining any support they provide. TEMPUR® mattresses offer a 10 year guarantee of lasting quality because we understand that a mattress is a long term investment for your health and well-being.