purple vs tempurpedic

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Tempur-Pedic vs. Purple Comparison

Choosing between a Purple mattress and Tempur-Pedic mattress? We’re going to dive deep into how they feel and perform in order to decide which is the best mattress for you.

The original Purple mattress cushions your sensitive pressure points with a gel-like material called hyper-elastic polymer that’s molded into a pressure-relieving grid. The TEMPUR-Cloud—which is the Tempur-Pedic mattress we’re focusing on—is a memory foam mattress that supports your curves with high-quality Tempur material.

The Purple is best for hot sleepers who want a temperature-neutral mattress. Not only does the Purple Grid improve airflow, but it also resists heat retention almost as well as an innerspring mattress. Back sleepers or side sleepers with a lightweight or average-weight body type get just the right amount of support on this mattress.

The TEMPUR-Cloud is an ideal choice for lightweight stomach sleepers as well as back and side sleepers, especially those with lower back pain.

Comparing the TEMPUR-Cloud and Purple Mattresses

Key Differences

  • Motion Transfer: The dense memory foam layers on top of the TEMPUR-Cloud do a better job of absorbing motion transfer.
  • Temperature: The Purple mattress sleeps much cooler than the TEMPUR-Cloud, thanks to a naturally cooling, breathable construction.
  • Feel: The TEMPUR-Cloud has a traditional memory foam feel, while the Purple has a unique gel-like comfort grid that is soft and supportive when it collapses under pressure.

Key Similarities

  • Spinal Alignment: The Purple and TEMPUR-Cloud mattresses both keep your spine in a neutral position, which helps to prevent mattress-related back pain.
  • Firmness Level: Both mattresses are medium-firm on the firmness scale. Medium-firm beds range from 5.5–7/10, and the Purple and TEMPUR-Cloud are both 7/10.

Who the Purple Mattress is Best For 

Purple Mattress

Best for: lightweight and average-weight back sleepers, average-weight side sleepers, and hot sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Purple Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Mattress

Best for: lightweight and average-weight back sleepers, average-weight side sleepers, and hot sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Purple Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Mattress

Best for: lightweight and average-weight back sleepers, average-weight side sleepers, and hot sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Purple Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Best For…

  • Lightweight and average-weight back sleepers will sink just far enough into the Purple’s comfort layers to provide a blend of pressure relief and back support.
  • Lightweight side sleepers benefit from the pressure-relieving Purple Grid.
  • Hot sleepers stay much cooler on the breathable, temperature-neutral hyper elastic polymer top layer.

May Not be Best For…

  • Heavyweight sleepers may find that they sink too far into the mattress to get enough support and cushioning.
  • Those who like a traditional mattress feel probably won’t want to invest in a mattress with unique features like the Purple Grid.

Read our full Purple Mattress Review to learn more! 

Who the TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress is Best For 

TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress

Best for: lightweight and average-weight side sleepers, back sleepers, and those with shoulder pain.

Read TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Trial Period

90 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress

Best for: lightweight and average-weight side sleepers, back sleepers, and those with shoulder pain.

Read TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

90 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress

Best for: lightweight and average-weight side sleepers, back sleepers, and those with shoulder pain.

Read TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Trial Period

90 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

Best For…

  • Lightweight and average-weight side sleepers will experience close contouring around inverted curves and pressure relief around shoulders and hips.
  • Back sleepers get a comfortable balance of whole body support and cushioning. See our full best mattresses for back sleepers list for other beds like this.
  • Those with shoulder pain will benefit from the cushioning effect of the memory foam layers.

May Not be Best For…

  • Hot sleepers may get too warm on the TEMPUR-Cloud, since memory foam has a tendency to trap body heat.
  • Combination sleepers will probably want a mattress that responds more quickly to their changes in position.
  • Average-weight or heavyweight stomach sleepers need a slightly firmer mattress to get the lower back support that they need.

Read our full TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress Review to learn more! 

What to Consider When Picking a Mattress

Firmness / Feel

The Purple and TEMPUR-Cloud mattresses are both on the firmer end of the medium-firm spectrum, although they feel really different. The TEMPUR-Cloud has a classic memory foam feel—slow sinking and body contouring. The Purple has a grid texture that is initially distinct, but immediately collapses in response to pressure. You really only feel the grid when you first touch the mattress surface, then it melts together like gel.

Overall, the Purple mattress is best suited to lightweight or average-weight sleepers. Heavyweight sleepers will probably sink through the shallow comfort layer to the firmer layers below. The TEMPUR-Cloud works for all body types, though heavyweight sleepers may have an issue with excess sinkage, and some lightweight sleepers may find the mattress to be too firm.

Purple Performance By Sleeping Position:

Body Type: BACK SLEEPERS STOMACH SLEEPERS SIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  5 3 4
Average-weight (130–230 lbs): 5 2 3
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  3 1 3

TEMPUR-Cloud Performance By Sleeping Position:

Body Type: BACK SLEEPERS STOMACH SLEEPERS SIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  5 5 3
Average-weight (130–230 lbs): 5 5 4
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  4 4 4

1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent

Motion Isolation

If you sleep with a partner or pet, you probably want a mattress that effectively reduces motion transfer, otherwise, you may be woken by movement on the other side of the bed. Neither mattress performs poorly in this category, but the high density memory foam in the TEMPUR-Cloud reduces motion transfer better than the foam and hyper-elastic polymer in the Purple.

For more beds that work well for people who sleep with a partner, see the best mattresses for couples.

Edge Support

Edge support is often overlooked, but it’s important if you find yourself sitting or sleeping near the edges of the bed. Both of these mattresses provide above-average edge support, but the Purple has a high-density foam perimeter that provides better edge support than the Tempur material on top of the TEMPUR-Cloud.

Pressure Relief 

Pressure relief is a favorite category for side sleepers, who need to avoid putting excess weight on their shoulders and hips. The Purple Grid relaxes in response to pressure, so your inverted curves are supported and your pressure points are cushioned. 

The same is true for Tempur material, though it has a more conforming feel—sort of like being hugged by the mattress. We think the TEMPUR-Cloud provides a little better pressure relief.

Spine Alignment 

Spinal alignment is just a fancy way of saying that you have good sleeping posture. It’s vital to preventing or relieving back pain in the same way that good waking posture prevents “tech neck.” A mattress that supports good spinal alignment keeps your back in a neutral position by evenly supporting the length of your body—providing more or less support where it’s needed.

Both the Purple and TEMPUR-Cloud mattresses do an excellent job in this category, though we think the Purple slightly outperforms the TEMPUR-Cloud for spinal alignment.

Read More: Best Mattresses for Back Pain

Durability 

Mattress durability depends on materials and frequency of use. Typically, memory foam lasts for around six to seven years and up to a decade. The hyper-elastic polymer material used in the Purple mattress is designed never to break down. With that said, regular use may cause shallow indentations to form on either material. Fortunately, both mattresses are protected by a 10-year warranty.

Temperature 

Temperature plays a big role in mattress comfort, especially for memory foam, since it gets firmer in colder temperatures. Once it’s warmed up, the memory foam in the TEMPUR-Cloud retains quite a bit of heat. In contrast, the Purple mattress sleeps decidedly cooler between the two. The Purple Grid naturally improves airflow, especially as you move around on the mattress. For even cooler options, see our list of the best cooling mattresses.

Purple Mattress Construction

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Cover SoftFlex Fabric
Comfort Layer  Hyper-Elastic Polymer Purple Grid
Transitional Layer High-Density Polyfoam
Support Layer High-Density Polyfoam
Mattress Thickness  9.25”

The original Purple mattress has three layers: the hyper-elastic polymer Purple Grid, a polyfoam transition layer, and a polyfoam base layer. The Purple Grid is 2” thick and has a waffle-like construction. The individual hollow cubes collapse in on themselves in response to pressure, which gives the mattress a gel-like feel. 

While the top layer is soft, the polyfoam layers are fairly dense. They do a great job of supporting back sleepers and lightweight or average-weight side sleepers. The firmness level also works for stomach sleepers, though some find the grid construction to be awkward against the front of the body.

TEMPUR-Cloud Construction

Cover 360° Stretch Cover
Comfort Layer  Tempur Material
Transitional Layer Fimer Tempur Material
Support Layer Premium Base Foam
Mattress Thickness  10″

The TEMPUR-Cloud mattress has a simple three layer construction. The top layer of dense memory foam contours to your body pretty quickly. It has a classic memory foam feel that fills in all of the curves of your body. The second layer of memory foam is a little firmer, which transitions your weight down so it doesn’t hit the high-density base foam layer

The mattress has a firmness level that is ideal for back sleepers, but also works for average-weight side sleepers and lightweight stomach sleepers. As a memory foam mattress, it’s also going to retain more heat, so it’s not the best choice for those who get particularly warm at night.

Sizing & Price Comparisons 

Mattress Size Purple Mattress TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Twin $799.00 $1699.00
Twin XL $999.00 $1699.00
Full $1199.00 $1899.00
Queen $1399.00 $1999.00
King $1799.00 $2399.00
Cal King $1799.00 $2399.00

If you want the Purple at a discounted price, check out our Purple mattress coupons.

Shipping and Returns

Purple Mattress

All of the Purple mattress models are shipped for free within the contiguous U.S. Deliveries to Alaska or Hawaii incur an extra shipping fee. Customers receive a 100-night in-home sleep trial and free returns after 21 days (no returns outside of the lower 48 states). After the trial period ends, defective Purple mattresses are eligible for repairs or replacements during the 10-year Purple mattress warranty period. 

You can read more about the full Purple Mattress Return Policy to have all your questions answered. 

TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress

The TEMPUR-Cloud mattress is the only Tempur-Pedic model to be delivered as a “bed-in-a-box.” Shipping is free in the contiguous U.S., and there is an extra fee for deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii. Customers receive a 90-night trial period, free returns, and a 10-year warranty

Note: Other Tempur-Pedic models are eligible for free white glove delivery and old mattress removal.

More Purple Mattresses

Purple Hybrid Mattress

A unique design, supportive cushioning, and responsive support coils classify the Purple Hybrid as a great option for a wide variety of sleepers. It has a medium-firm feel that works especially well for back sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Hybrid Mattress

A unique design, supportive cushioning, and responsive support coils classify the Purple Hybrid as a great option for a wide variety of sleepers. It has a medium-firm feel that works especially well for back sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Hybrid Mattress

A unique design, supportive cushioning, and responsive support coils classify the Purple Hybrid as a great option for a wide variety of sleepers. It has a medium-firm feel that works especially well for back sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

See our full Purple Hybrid Mattress Review to learn more.

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress

With a hybrid construction, the Purple Premier provides superior comfort, support, and pressure relief. It's offered in two comfort options where sleepers can choose from either a medium-firm 3″ comfort layer or a medium 4″ layer.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress

With a hybrid construction, the Purple Premier provides superior comfort, support, and pressure relief. It's offered in two comfort options where sleepers can choose from either a medium-firm 3″ comfort layer or a medium 4″ layer.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress

With a hybrid construction, the Purple Premier provides superior comfort, support, and pressure relief. It's offered in two comfort options where sleepers can choose from either a medium-firm 3″ comfort layer or a medium 4″ layer.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

See our full Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review to learn more.

More Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress

With decades of expertise making memory foam beds, it’s hard to not love TEMPUR-Pedic. The TEMPUR-Adapt is one of our favorite luxury memory foam mattress models and is sure to deliver a return on your investment.

Nerd Score 4.8/5
Read TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

90 nights

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5

TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress

With decades of expertise making memory foam beds, it’s hard to not love TEMPUR-Pedic. The TEMPUR-Adapt is one of our favorite luxury memory foam mattress models and is sure to deliver a return on your investment.

Nerd Score 4.8/5
Read TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

Trial Period

90 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5

TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress

With decades of expertise making memory foam beds, it’s hard to not love TEMPUR-Pedic. The TEMPUR-Adapt is one of our favorite luxury memory foam mattress models and is sure to deliver a return on your investment.

Nerd Score 4.8/5
Read TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Trial Period

90 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5

See our full TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Reviews to learn more.

TEMPUR-PRObreeze Mattress

The TEMPUR-PRObreeze mattress is lab-engineered to manage the climate between your mattress and your bedding to provide a cooler, deeper sleep. Plus, it's offered in a both an all-foam version and a hybrid version with coils.

Nerd Score 4.5/5
Read TEMPUR-PRObreeze Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Trial Period

90 nights

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5

TEMPUR-PRObreeze Mattress

The TEMPUR-PRObreeze mattress is lab-engineered to manage the climate between your mattress and your bedding to provide a cooler, deeper sleep. Plus, it's offered in a both an all-foam version and a hybrid version with coils.

Nerd Score 4.5/5
Read TEMPUR-PRObreeze Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

Trial Period

90 nights

Price Range

$$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5

TEMPUR-PRObreeze Mattress

The TEMPUR-PRObreeze mattress is lab-engineered to manage the climate between your mattress and your bedding to provide a cooler, deeper sleep. Plus, it's offered in a both an all-foam version and a hybrid version with coils.

Nerd Score 4.5/5
Read TEMPUR-PRObreeze Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10

Trial Period

90 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free white glove delivery

Price Range

$$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5

See our full TEMPUR-breeze Mattress Reviews to learn more.

Our Final Take

The TEMPUR-Cloud is our choice for side sleepers and those with back pain. Hot sleepers and combination sleepers fare better on the Purple, and back sleepers can take their pick of the two. Couples will get better motion isolation on the TEMPUR-Cloud but better edge support on the Purple. As for pricing, the original Purple is more budget-friendly. 

Both mattresses have devoted fans and critics, but they each come with standard mattress industry trial periods, so you can see for yourself in the comfort of your own home.