Mattress Comparison

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Alternatives

Tempur-Pedic is one of the most popular mattress brands on the market today, but their mattresses can come with a hefty price tag. We've rounded up some suitable alternatives to popular models so you can get the most for you money.

By Jack Mitcham

Tempur-Pedic is one of the biggest and most recognizable brands in the mattress industry. They were the company that invented the memory foam mattress in the early 90s, and they remain a large player in the industry still. In this article, I will give some alternatives to various Tempur-Pedic models that will feel similar to their Tempur-Pedic counterparts, but at a much lower price.

Tempur-Pedics virtually never go on sale (and when they do, it’s generally something like $100 off of the foundation), so it’s difficult to get a good deal on them.  I explain my reasoning and some additional alternatives below the chart.  They feel similar and have comparable features and construction.

All of the comparison models have free trials, so if you don’t like it, you can always switch to the Tempur-Pedic later. Also, if you absolutely fell in love with a Tempur-Pedic at a store and you have enough money that you won’t notice the difference in your bank account, I’d recommend just buying the Tempur-Pedic.

You can find links to each model in the chart.  It’s a solid brand that gets great customer reviews. However, if the price of the Tempur-Pedic would sting, consider trying the alternative first and returning it if you aren’t impressed.

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Tempur-Adapt vs. Tuft and Needle Mint

The Tempur-Adapt is the newest memory foam mattress from Tempurpedic boasting of a handful of new features and materials.  It comes in a few different firmness options, so it’s harder to compare apples to apples, but it seems like the feel most is similar to the Tuft and Needle Mint.  You’re going to save some serious dollars with the Mint as well.

Read our full Tempur-Adapt mattress review and Tuft and Needle Mint mattress review to learn more.

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Tempur-ProAdapt Hybrid vs. Saatva

The Tempur-ProAdapt Hybrid, is the hybrid version of the new ProAdapt line.  It also comes in a few different firmness options, but not sure it lines up with some of the other brands that offer options.  The closest comparison would be Saatva, specifically their luxury-firm option, which is going to most align with the medium/firm versions.

Read our full Saatva mattress review to learn more.


Tempur-Cloud Prima vs. Nectar 

The Cloud Prima is the entry-level model for Tempurpedic. It uses a thin softer layer of foam on top and then firmer foams underneath. Because of this, it is overall a very firm mattress. The Nectar Mattress also uses a fairly thin comfort layer over the support layers. This gives the Nectar a medium firm-firm feeling.  The Nectar is also very reasonably priced(actually ranked as our “Best Value Mattress”).

See our full Nectar mattress review to learn more.


Tempur-Flex Prima vs. Helix Midnight

The Tempur-Flex lineup is made up of hybrid mattresses, meaning they use coils as the base layer rather than foam. Helix Midnight uses the same style. It’s a slower reaction memory foam on top with coils underneath. The Midnight is one of many models that Helix carries, so if this one isn’t quite right, you have some options.

Read our full Helix mattress review to learn more.


Tempur-Contour Supreme vs. Alexander Signature Firm

The Contour Supreme is one of the firmest memory foam mattresses out there. It’s certainly the firmest in the Tempurpedic lineup. The firm version Alexander Signature by Nest Bedding is also very firm. If you liked how the Contour Supreme felt, you’re very likely to like the Alexander Signature and its lower price point.

Read our full Nest Bedding Alexander Signature review to learn more.

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Tempur-Flex Supreme vs. Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid

The Flex Supreme is another hybrid mattress, but this one has more of the soft Tempurpedic foam in the top layer, which makes it feel softer overall. The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid Mattress has a few different firmness options.  The one that translates the most here is the “soft” option.

It is a pretty good match for the Tempur-Flex. The feeling is not identical, however. The Tempurpedic foam has a slightly different reaction time than the foam the Brooklyn uses. This could be a good or bad thing depending on how much you like that particular feature of Tempurpedic foam.

Read our full Brooklyn Signature mattress review to learn more.

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Tempur-Cloud Supreme vs. Puffy Lux

The Cloud Supreme is on the softer end. It’s a mid-range model in the Cloud lineup, which uses a softer memory foam on top of the support layers. The Puffy Lux feels quite similar to me. The specific layers of foam are a little different, but the overall result is very close, and the Puffy is better than half the price.

Read our full Puffy Lux mattress review to learn more.

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Tempur-Adapt Hybrid vs. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Hybrid

The Tempur-Adapt Hybrid is the hybrid version of the new Adapt line.  While it uses similar foam materials as the regular version, the fact that is has coils gives it a different feel.  Like the Signature, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Hybrid Mattress comes in a few different firmness levels.

The firm option might be slightly closer to the Adapt Pro, but some believe the medium is comparable as well.  Because the Medium is such a well-reviewed version of the Aurora, I’m inclined to make it the recommendation for a cheaper, comparable mattress to the Tempur-Adapt.

Read our full Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review to learn more. webp to jpg 3

Tempur-Contour Elite vs. Puffy

The Contour Elite is very firm, but still uses a rather thick layer of comfort foam. In Tempurpedic terms, it’s firm with a high “Tempur-Adapt level.” The Puffy uses a similar design philosophy. It uses a lot of layers of firm foam above the support layer, and gives a fairly similar feel to the Contour Elite.

Read our full Puffy mattress review to learn more.

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Tempur-Cloud Elite vs. Amerisleep AS2

The Cloud Elite will be a little softer than the Cloud Supreme but still what I would consider medium firmness.  The AS2 offers a similar feel in my opinion.  Amerisleep did a nice job of making their mattress a bit of a catch-all, in terms of who it appeals to.

Read our full Amerisleep mattress review to learn more.

I hope this review has been informative and helps you find a new mattresses within the budget that’s right for you. There are a lot of good alternatives out there that are just as comfortable and provide similar features as Tempur-Pedic models, without breaking the bank.

Read our full Tempur-Pedic mattress review to learn about other models.