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Tempur-Pedic Tempur Simplicity
 
Approximate retail price:
$1200
Summary: This queen-size, memory-foam mattress from Tempur-Pedic measures 8 inches high and weighs 46 pounds. It has no grips for handling.
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Type: Memory foam
About - Tempur-Pedic Tempur Simplicity

The Tempur-Pedic Tempur Simplicity is part of the mattress test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, mattress models like the Tempur Simplicity are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Side sleeping:
A measure of how well a mattress supports and maintains the horizontal alignment of the spine while you're lying on your side.

Back sleeping:
A measure of how well a mattress supports and maintains the spine's natural curve while you're lying on your back.

Durability:
Our analysis of how well a mattress maintains its original shape, height, firmness, and side/back sleeping support after 8 years of simulated use.
About This Brand

Tempur-Pedic revolutionized the bedding market with its introduction of memory foam a decade ago. Tempur-Pedic is the top specialty sleep brand and ranks No. 4 among the market leaders. Its expensive line of proprietary foam bedding ranges in price from $1,200 for the OriginalBed (queen) to $6,000 for the GrandBed. Tempur-Pedic's popularity has generated a loyal following and a number of knockoffs from the mattress brand leaders. Tempur-Pedic is a national brand available at sleep specialty stores and at its own stores and website.

Features & Specs - Tempur-Pedic Tempur Simplicity
info Type Memory foam
info Dimensions (LxWxH) 79 x 60 x 8
info Latex foam No
info Gel-infused foam No
info Resists bounciness Yes
info Eases movement Yes
info Maintains warmth Yes
info Grips 0
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User Reviews - Tempur-Pedic Tempur Simplicity
User Reviews
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2.0
Hard, hot and does not last
11/16/2014
Pros
Comfortable
Cons
Develops Cavity
Squeaks
Too Hard
Best Uses
Comment:
We have used an entry-level Tempurpedic mattress as our primary mattress for the past 7 years. Our experience has been mixed, but in retrospect we feel it did not live up to the manufacturer's portrayed image. We are also disappointed with the lack of durability of the bed.<br /><br />When we just got the mattress, it emitted a very strong solvent smell. Tempurpedic said it was normal and harmless, but it was a bad smell which required us to keep the bedroom windows open for a couple of weeks. Not a huge deal here in Southern California, but keep this in mind if you live in a hot or cold climate.<br /><br />The mattress has always been quite warm to sleep in. My wife likes that, but I find it uncomfortable. <br /><br />After only about 3 years, the included box springs started squeaking every time I move on the bed.<br /><br />The first few years the mattress was fairly supportive, however, after about 5 years the mattress developed a cavity on my side. In that time it also developed a clear ridge between the two sides of the mattress.<br /><br />Lately, it feels like the mattress has lost all ability to support me. We rotated the mattress, so the cavity is by my wife's feet, but now she wakes up feeling uncomfortable and I wake up with back aches.<br /><br />I am a side sleeper and the last few weeks, even after rotating the mattress, I wake up several times a night with a tingling sensation in my hand as a result of pinched nerves because my shoulder is in a bad position. This is due to the mattress not (or no longer) conforming to my body as the manufacturer advertises.<br /><br />Overall, I found the experience below expectations for a premium brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Tempur-Contour Signature 12
10/4/2014
Pros
Good Support
Holds Shape
Cons
Best Uses
Primary Bed
Comment:
Over priced as are all their products. I also bought the adjustable bed frame with the vibration. Waste of money. Waste. Too noisy. No feeling at all when the vibration is turned on, just noisy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
An expensive mistake
9/22/2014
Pros
Holds Shape
Cons
hot
Too Hard
Best Uses
Primary Bed
Comment:
Shopped around. Did our research. Stuck with a very expensive bed which is the most uncomfortable we have ever had. Floor model could not be returned. Tried adding an expensive topper. Still too hard. Added an additional foam topper. With 2 toppers, it is still uncomfortable. We have back problems, joint pain. Increased pain.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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