TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress Review

By: Rachael Harris

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The Tempur-Cloud, Tempur-Pedic’s first bed-in-a-box mattress is a medium-firm, foam bed that’s great for couples and sleepers with back pain. Read on to see if the mattress is right for you.

Is the Tempur-Cloud Mattress for You?

Who’s Going to Love the Tempur-Cloud Mattress

  • Back and stomach sleepers
  • Foam mattress fans
  • Sleepers with back pain

Who Should Steer Clear of the Tempur-Cloud Mattress

  • Side sleepers—Need more pressure relief? Check out the Nolah Original mattress.
  • Budget mattress shoppers—Take a look at the Puffy mattress for a more budget-friendly foam bed.
  • Combination sleepers—Looking for a memory foam bed with more bounce? Check out the Bear Original mattress.

TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress

The Tempur-Cloud is a more affordable Tempur-Pedic mattress. The foams are slow moving, so side sleepers will sink into the memory foam layers. It will easily absorb motion so couples sleep undisturbed.

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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

The Tempur-Cloud is a more affordable Tempur-Pedic mattress. The foams are slow moving, so side sleepers will sink into the memory foam layers. It will easily absorb motion so couples sleep undisturbed.

Read Full 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

The Tempur-Cloud is a more affordable Tempur-Pedic mattress. The foams are slow moving, so side sleepers will sink into the memory foam layers. It will easily absorb motion so couples sleep undisturbed.

Read Full 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

Want the bottom line? Skip to the Nerd’s Take below.

Tempur-Cloud Mattress Firmness and Feel

Tempur-Cloud Mattress Firmness

The more we compared our in-lab testing with existing online reviews, we realized “Cloud” is a strange name for this denser-than-average mattress. A lot of online reviews cite that this mattress is too firm. 

On a “firmness scale” of 1 to 10, with 10 being a super-firm mattress, we’d rate the Tempur-Cloud as a 7, making it a good choice for back and stomach sleepers who require a supportive, dense mattress to keep their spines in alignment and reduce back pain. 

Likewise, soft mattresses don’t offer enough support to align the spine for side sleepers. Still, we find the Tempur-Cloud is a bit too firm for lightweight side sleepers. If you find yourself waking up in pain, see the best mattress for back pain.

What Does the Tempur-Cloud Feel Like? 

While the Tempur-Cloud is not ideal for side sleepers, it’s great for sleeping positions like the back and stomach. When you initially lie down on the bed, it feels relatively firm, then slowly it starts to cradle you and allows the body to sink into the top layer. 

What Sleeping Position Is Tempur-Cloud Mattress Best For?

Body Type:Back SleepersStomach SleepersSide Sleepers
Lightweight< 130 lbs:553
Average-weight130–230 lbs:554
Heavyweight> 230 lbs:444

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

Back Sleepers

Because the back and spine are such sensitive parts of the body, the best mattresses for back sleepers support the spine’s natural curve and keep the sleeper’s entire body weight distributed on the mattress. 

When our lightweight back sleeper lay down on the bed, we saw even pressure distribution across the hips, back and shoulders. Average-weight back sleepers should also experience the same even pressure distribution and achieve a restful night of sleep. 

Next, we typically recommend that plus-size sleepers look for supportive innerspring or hybrid beds instead of all-foam beds like the Tempur-Cloud, but this is an exception. We feel the Tempur-Cloud is a supportive all-foam option for heavyweight people as well. 

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers need a soft, plush mattress to keep their sensitive joints (hips and shoulders) from feeling jammed or achy. Because firmer mattresses can push into the joints and cause discomfort, we’re hesitant to recommend the Tempur-Cloud as one of the best mattresses for side sleepers who are lightweight and need a cradling, soft feel. 

When we tested the mattress with a smaller side sleeper in our lab, the bed didn’t allow her shoulders to sink into the bed as much as the hips, causing some unfortunate misalignment. But as sleepers tend to perceive otherwise “firm” mattresses as softer. That’s why we recommend theTempur-Cloud for average-size and heavyweight side sleepers. They’re likely to find the Tempur-Cloud perfectly soft and supportive. 

Stomach Sleepers 

The hip and upper-leg region is one of the heaviest parts of the body, so stomach sleepers run the risk of their hips sinking down into a too-soft mattress.

Lightweight and average-weight stomach sleepers will find enough support in this firmer-than-average Tempur-Cloud, but heavyweight stomach sleepers might desire more support for the hips than the Tempur-Cloud can provide. We saw a bit of pressure on the knees when we tested the bed’s pressure relief on lightweight stomach sleepers, but that shouldn’t be enough to dissuade them: After all, the all-important hips remained elevated and supported. 

See more: Best Mattresses For Stomach Sleepers

Combination Sleepers 

Combination sleepers, or those who move around and change positions often during the night, should look for responsive mattresses that allow them to move with ease.

That said, the bed feels a bit difficult to maneuver around on, especially for average-weight and heavyweight sleepers. This could be of concern if you spend your nights flopping back and forth between your back and stomach. 

Still, our team thinks this bed’s top-notch performance in comfort makes this bed worth the extra effort it takes to move around on. And because of their smaller body size, lightweight combination sleepers should have a much easier time maneuvering on the bed.

See more: Best Mattresses For Combination Sleepers

Tempur-Cloud Mattress Performance

Is the Tempur-Cloud Mattress Cooling? 

The rumors are true: All-foam and memory foam beds have a tendency to trap heat next to the body, making for a warmer night of sleep than innerspring and hybrid beds. All-foam mattress manufacturers in the market today have altered the makeup of their foam layers to create a more cooling sleep surface, achieving varying degrees of success. 

The Tempur-Cloud uses several layers of foam that aren’t specifically designed for cooling, so we don’t suggest the Tempur-Cloud if you’re an exceptionally hot sleeper, or if having one of the best cooling mattresses is a top priority.

Edge Support 

The Tempur-Cloud mattress impresses us in a number of areas, but it unfortunately falters in the area of edge support. When members of our team sat along the edge of the foam bed during testing, it felt almost as if they’d slide right off the bed. For couples or seniors with mobility issues, this can definitely be a serious problem.

See more: Best Mattresses For Seniors

Responsiveness

The mattress might exhibit some bounce if you jumped on it with your full body weight (we tried), but it doesn’t have a bouncy feel, especially once your body has sunk into its soft foam layers. 

This isn’t great news for combination sleepers and those who have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, but the bed will provide a one-of-a-kind cradling feeling for anyone in need of a big hug. If you need a bouncier surface, see the best latex mattresses.

Motion Isolation: Is it good for those who share a bed?

Because the Tempur-Cloud is made with three layers of memory foam, the bed should not exhibit motion transfer and should keep light-sleeping individuals relatively undisturbed. If a partner, child or even a pet climbs into bed in the middle of the night, it shouldn’t be too much of a bother thanks to the 10” slab of dense, thick absorbing foams. In fact, we can confidently say this is one of the best mattresses for couples.

Noise

For light sleepers, another huge benefit of going with a foam mattress is that they’re pretty much silent, and the Tempur-Cloud isn’t any different.

Pain Relief

The Tempur-Cloud mattress, despite being foam, has plenty of firmness for back sleepers and stomach sleepers of all weights. This makes the bed great for many kinds of sleepers looking to reduce or manage back aches and pains.

Sex

The Tempur-Cloud mattress is fairly responsive and is quiet, but we’re going to have to take points off here for the bed’s lack of cooling. So, if you plan on buying the Tempur-Cloud mattress with your partner, you may want to invest in a fan too. 

Off-Gassing

When your Tempur-Pedic arrives, you can expect a pretty strong off-gassing or “new mattress” smell when you open it. By putting your new bed in a well-ventilated room; however, this odor should clear up within a couple days.

Durability 

Some foam mattresses can have issues with durability since the material itself is softer and more prone to sagging or indentations. That said, the Tempur-Cloud mattress has dense, high-quality layers of memory foam that should last well past the average mattress lifespan of seven years.

Tempur-Cloud Mattress Construction: What’s it made of?

The Tempur-Cloud mattress is made with three layers of foam topped by a breathable cover. Since the first two layers are made with proprietary Tempur-foams, you’ll feel the traditional Tempur-Pedic memory foam as it molds itself around your body. 

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Layer #1: 360° Stretch Cover: According to Tempur-Pedic, the stretch cover on the Tempur-Cloud excels at “breathability and air flow.” When we pressed our hands on the material in the lab, the bed didn’t feel as cool to the touch as we sometimes find when testing other mattresses. Still, the Tempur-Cloud cover feels stretchy and similar to a dri-fit material that––as the brand claims––has moisture-wicking properties. 

Layer #2: Tempur Comfort Layer: This foam layer represents Tempur-Pedic’s claim to fame: the brand’s proprietary selection of Tempur foam, a type of memory foam only found in Tempur-Pedic beds. We think this particular layer does exactly what the brand says it will: support the body even as it allows a sleeper to sink slightly into the foam. 

Layer #3: Tempur Support Layer: Another support layer of Tempur foam lies directly underneath the comfort layer, but this one is slightly more firm and dense. This layer is what makes the bed especially great for stomach and back sleepers. While it cradles the body gently, it doesn’t allow the hips to sink too far down into the bed, thus ensuring spinal alignment. 

Layer #4: Base Layer: The base layer of foam in the Tempur-Cloud is the thickest of the three foam layers. An exceedingly common addition in all-foam beds, the thick base layer adds to the bed’s durability and makes up more than half of its height. You shouldn’t be able to directly feel the base layer when you lie on the bed, but it will increase the lifespan of the mattress. 

How Much Does the Tempur-Cloud Mattress Cost?

Mattress SizePriceDimensionsHeightWeight
Twin$1699.0038” x 74”10”39.3 lbs
Twin XL$1699.0038” x 80”10”42.4 lbs
Full$1899.0053” x 74”10”56.1 lbs
Queen$1999.0060” x 80”10”57.6 lbs
King$2399.0076” x 80”10”85.3 lbs
California King$2399.0072” x 84”10”84.9 lbs

How Do the Policies Measure Up?

Shipping & Unboxing

Unlike some other Tempur-Pedic mattresses that are delivered by hand, the TEMPUR-Cloud arrives vacuum-packed on your doorstep via UPS Ground, ready to be released from its plastic wrapping and placed on your bed frame.

Delivery is free of charge to all 40 contiguous states, but you’ll need to shell out a bit extra if you’d like the bed shipped to Alaska or Hawaii. According to the company, it’s typical to receive the mattress within one or two weeks of ordering the product.

When we unboxed the Tempur-Cloud, we found the process to be simple and quick. It took under a minute and a half to unbox the mattress, but we noticed that the bed had been wrapped with much more plastic than we usually see in bed-in-a-box mattresses. If your biggest concern in mattress shopping is environmental sustainability, keep this in mind.

Warranty

The TEMPUR-Cloud mattress is covered by a 10-year Full Replacement Limited Warranty as long as the original purchaser owns the mattress. If there are any splits or cracks in the mattress or if the mattress develops an indentation greater than .75” deep after normal use, the company will pay to replace or repair the bed. If the customer discovers a manufacturing defect in the cover’s zipper, Tempur-Pedic will repair or replace the cover. Still, the customer will be responsible for shipping costs if a repair or replacement is deemed necessary during the 10-year warranty period. 

See more: Tempur-Pedic Warranty

Trial Period & Returns

A mattress is a huge investment, especially when you’re purchasing it online and simply having it sent to your door. To mitigate this risk, Tempur-Pedic and lots of modern mattress companies offer a sleep trial period for their bed-in-a-box mattresses, during which time you can send the bed back for a refund if it doesn’t work for you. 

You’ll be able to return the TEMPUR-Cloud bed between 30 and 90 days after it has been delivered, but you’ll be responsible for the return shipping costs. Leaving the customer on the hook for $175 worth of return shipping costs during the trial period is a bit unusual compared to other mattress companies, but we’ll assume it’s because Tempur-Pedic has a lot of confidence in this bed. The mandatory 30-day wait to return the mattress, however, is fairly common across the industry and backed by common sleep wisdom: After all, it takes around a month for the body to fully adjust to a new mattress.

Addressing Tempur-Cloud Mattress Complaints

Temperature Control

Several Tempur-Cloud mattress buyers reported overheating as an issue with this foam bed. Although the Tempur-Cloud is designed with breathability in mind, the mattress’s thick foam layers do retain heat very well, which can be a serious problem for hot sleepers.

Cost

Another thing to consider before buying a Tempur-Cloud mattress is price. Although this bed is high-quality and durable, the steep price alone may not be worth it for some shoppers. In fact, a Twin size Tempur-Cloud mattress pushes $1,700.

Comparing Different Tempur-Cloud Brand Mattresses

Tempur-Cloud Mattress vs. Tempur-Adapt Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.8/5
Product
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
Product
TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.8/5
Tempur-Cloud Mattress Is Best For…Tempur-Adapt Mattress Is Best For..
Foam mattress fansBack and stomach sleepers
Side sleepersHot sleepers
Sleepers needing pressure reliefCombination sleepers

Between these two Tempur-Pedic beds, the Tempur-Cloud’s foam design is more cushioning and soft than the Tempur-Adapt, but hotter as well. On the other hand, the Tempur-Adapt is a hybrid mattress, giving it the edge over the Tempur-Cloud in responsiveness and support for back sleepers and stomach sleepers.

Comparing Tempur-Cloud Brand to the Competition

Tempur-Cloud Mattress vs. Saatva Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
Saatva Mattress
Multiple firmness options
4.3/5
Product
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
Product
Saatva Mattress
Firmness
Multiple firmness options
Score
4.3/5
Tempur-Cloud Mattress Is Best For…Saatva Mattress Is Best For…
Foam mattress fansHot sleepers
Back and stomach sleepersSide sleepers
Sleepers needing pressure reliefCombination sleepers

The Saatva line of beds and the Tempur-Pedic line are reminiscent of each other because they’re both luxury mattress brands with higher price tags designed to serve as long-lasting investments. The Saatva Classic, the brand’s flagship mattress, comes in three firmness levels––Plush Soft, Luxury Firm and Firm––which collectively accommodate every sleep style and most body types. While the TEMPUR-Cloud works best for back and stomach sleepers, the Saatva Classic offers something for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers. 

Tempur-Cloud Mattress vs. Bear Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
Bear Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.6/5
Product
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
Product
Bear Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.6/5
Tempur-Cloud Mattress Is Best For…Bear Mattress Is Best For…
Sleepers with back painBudget shoppers
Stomach and back sleepersHot sleepers
Heavyweight sleepersCouples

Though the Bear is exactly the same height as the TEMPUR-Cloud mattress, it won’t work as well for heavyweight sleepers because it’s a bit less supportive than the TEMPUR-Cloud. Still, the Bear is designed for enhanced cooling and uses graphite gel in its top foam comfort layer. Both beds also receive top marks in motion isolation, meaning they’ll help restless couples sleep easier without being disturbed by a partner’s movement.

Tempur-Cloud Mattress vs. GhostBed 3D Matrix Mattress

Product
Firmness
Score
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
GhostBed 3D Matrix Mattress
Medium-firm: 6/10
4.5/5
Product
TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
Product
GhostBed 3D Matrix Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6/10
Score
4.5/5
Tempur-Cloud Mattress Is Best For…GhostBed 3D Matrix Mattress Is Best For…
Foam mattress fansSoft mattress fans
Back and stomach sleepersHot sleepers
Sleepers with back painCouples

The GhostBed 3D Matrix is a hybrid bed designed specifically for cooling the body—a performance area in which our team found the TEMPUR-Cloud lacking. The mixture of individually wrapped coils, foam and latex help the GhostBed mattress expel heat throughout the night and keep it away from the body. It’s also similar in price to the TEMPUR-Cloud mattress.

Tempur-Cloud Mattress FAQs

Does Tempur-Pedic Offers Financing?

Yes, the brand offers financing through its Tempur-Pedic credit card issued by Wells Fargo. There is no annual fee, and we found a helpful monthly payment calculator on their website. Since Tempur-Pedic beds are usually more expensive than the typical mattress, many buyers find it helpful to finance their bed.

Does the Tempur-Cloud Need to Be Flipped?

No, the Tempur-Pedic brand says that the bed shouldn’t be flipped because it is made with a base layer, a support layer and a comfort layer. Flipping the bed would affect the overall feel of the mattress. The base layer is meant to remain on the bottom.u00a0

Does Tempur-Pedic Offer Sales?

For Tempur-Pedic fans looking to save on their next mattress, it might be a disappointment to hear that the brand says that it doesn’t offer mattresses on sale. However, it may lower the price on certain models if they cancel the mattress and need to quickly decrease the inventory.

The Nerd’s Take: What’s the Bottom Line?

The Tempur-Cloud is an expensive mattress, and it doesn’t receive high marks for cooling. But, it’s great for back sleepers and stomach sleepers, and it isolates motion well for couples. You can’t beat a Tempur-Pedic bed for a traditional memory foam feel, and the Tempur-Cloud is no exception.

The Nerd’s Scores for the Tempur-Cloud Mattress

Performance FactorOut of 5
Motion Isolation5
Pressure Relief4
Ease of Movement4
Edge Support3.5
Temperature Control 3
Durability4

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