When it comes to buying a mattress, there is a lot to consider. After all, you’ll be sleeping on it every night – and nobody likes a bad night’s sleep.

But where do you start? And how do you know the difference between all the different types of mattress?

Don’t worry! We’re on hand to help. And this week, we’re looking at an old favourite; the Tempur mattress.

So sit back, and let us give you the complete rundown of tempur mattresses.


What is Tempur?

Tempur is a brand name that refers to a very specific type of mattress. Tempur was the first company to realise the applications of memory foam for sleeping.

Prior to Tempur, memory foam was primarily used for applications in space flight. Memory foam was used to cushion astronauts during lift-off. It was Tempur that realised that this could be very useful to help produce mattresses and pillows.

Today, Tempur is a well-recognised brand producing not only mattresses and pillows, but also entire beds, and even Tempur headboards.

Tempur Mattresses

What is a Tempur mattress made from?

According to the Tempur website, Tempur mattresses are made from;

“An open celled viscoelastic, pressure relieving and temperate sensitive material that moulds to the exact contours of your body”. 

Tempur, therefore, has all the benefits of a memory foam mattress – but more amplified. It supports and evenly distributes your weight throughout the mattress. Because memory foam adapts to the shape of the body, it allows pressure to be relieved from any pressure points throughout the body. The most common pressure points are the head, shoulders, lower back, knees, and feet.

Because there is less pressure asserted on pressure points, those who suffer with joint or muscle pain may find a memory foam mattress actually relieves their pain.
The reduction in pressure then results in less tossing and turning during the night, giving you a much more peaceful and restful night’s sleep.

Cosy mattress

So, is a Tempur mattress the same as memory foam?

Memory foam is a high-density foam that is used quite frequently in mattresses and pillows. It’s known for being soft and squishy, but can support the weight of a person a lot better than a traditional spring mattress.

Although they may seem similar, Tempur mattresses are a more improved version of the standard memory foam mattress. Tempur is known to have longer lasting and higher quality materials than a standard memory foam mattress.

Tempur mattresses are also well known for their very low motion transfer percentage. When you move throughout the night, the energy you transmit into the mattress can disturb anyone else who is sharing the bed.

Normal memory foam mattresses have around 20% motion transfer, whereas Tempur mattresses have around 3% – resulting in a much better night’s sleep for your partner.

Tempur Elite Mattress

How could a Tempur mattress help me sleep better?

Tempur mattresses help improve the quality of sleep by reducing pressure on major pressure points around the body, and helping you get a more restful sleep.

But if you want to get really technical, remember the motion transfer technology we discussed previously? That’s the key here.

As it turns out, this motion transfer technology has been proven to reduce tossing and turning during the night by quite a substantial amount. The average amount that you toss and turn during a night is around 100 times. With Tempur motion transfer technology, this is reduced to just 17 times.

But how scientific is it? Very, as it turns out. Testing by the Institution for Clinical & Physiological Research at the Lillhagen Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden of 23,000 patients for a period corresponding to approximately 8 years of clinical and in-home use concluded that the patients suffered from less pain and experienced greatly enhanced and deeper sleep.


Are Tempur mattresses hot?

While this question is quite frequently asked, the answer is no – it’s not hot.

Tempur mattresses are designed to respond to body temperature, the heat of which allows the material to shape to the body.

However, as sleeping on a Tempur mattress is designed to relieve pressure around the body and increase circulation, you may start to feel warmer. This is simply because the blood is flowing better around the body.

If this is the case, you may need some lighter bedding. Try going a couple of togs down to see how you feel.

Tempur Mattress bedding

Not convinced? Why not come down to the store and try out a Tempur mattress for yourself? We’ve got a wide range in stock, perfect for a lazy afternoon of trying out beds. We’re open seven days a week, so stop by any time!