The Problem with Tempurpedic mattresses
Nov 29, 2011 10:11 PM
Joined: May 12, 2010
Points: 241
The problem I have with the warranty is that you are led to believe the mattress will last 20 years. However, the bed softens over time and becomes saggy in the spots where you sleep. It can become so bad you can have major back pain and need a new mattress  In order to get a replacement from tempurpedic it has to sag more than 3/4" when no one is on it. This is impossible to show since it springs back to its original position.Initially you may love this bed and then it needs to be replaced say maybe within a year! The only way your tempupedic mattress will last 20 years is if you aren't sleeping on it. And I have no idea how to get a replacement if the "only" problem is that the mattress is so soft it no longer offers any support..
This message was modified Nov 29, 2011 by roy1
Re: The Problem with Tempurpedic mattresses
Reply #17 Mar 8, 2018 10:52 PM
Location: Ohio
Joined: Feb 10, 2017
Points: 2
I'm sympathetic with your bad experience. And I think some online mattress brands may offer you better warranties, which is clear and easy to do. 3 months ago, I bought a Sunrising Bedding mattress from Amazon. It was my first online purchase but I have to say this mattress is incredible. It is very comfortable and is an amazing combination of soft and firm. I love that I could totally do away with my box springs. I bought one of the smart bases to go along with this and it gives this mattress a great foundation to sit on. And the storage space that you gin underneath is a very good fringe benefit.

I have seen a couple of reviews that this mattress is too hot and I really could not disagree more. I am 6'2" and 280lbs and I always run very hot. I can't tell a different between this mattress and a traditional one as far as heat retention goes. Another great benefit of this mattress is that it transfers very little movement. If you are asleep, someone can get in and out without disturbing you at all. I actually set a water bottle (capped, of course) on one side, then I got in and out of the bed, tossed and turned, and even mimicked some (ahem) other movements. I could do it all without the water bottle falling over.

I cannot speak to the mattresses durability as I have had it for a very short period. However, it carries a 10 year warranty should something happen to it. And even if the warranty was to not cover it, this mattress is cheap enough to replace it sooner and you will still be out of pocket less than you would with a traditional mattress and box spring set.

I have also seen some reviews about this mattress having a weird smell. Maybe I just got lucky, but neither of the mattresses I received has any sort of odor at all. Even straight out of the box and plastic.

One downside that I can mention, the first mattress we received never expanded to the full 12". I still leave a 5 star rating because I bought this here and Amazon took care of me. They told me to keep the mattress, throw it away, or donate it, they didn't care, and they sent me another one right away free of any cost. The replacement expanded to the full 12" within 4 hours.
Re: The Problem with Tempurpedic mattresses
Reply #18 Aug 5, 2018 9:06 AM
Joined: Aug 5, 2018
Points: 1
We received a king size Tempurpedic bed (King mattress and 2 twin foundations) for an anniversary present 17 years ago and have been very happy with it until the last couple of years. I am a side sleeper and I have been experiencing occasional severe hip and leg pain upon awakening. Fortunately it goes away within an hour or so of being up and moving around. Perhaps the mattress is getting too old. There seems to be a very slight sag effect but not at all severe. I love the way it deadens motion, as I am a very restless sleeper and my husband and I often keep different hours. I am also generally very comfortable in it at first. I have devised a sausage-shaped pillow out of a knee sock which I use to provide support and take the pressure off my hip and side. This works if the stuffing is relatively fresh, and if I position it just right, and if the planets are aligned. But I am concerned about nerve damage as my nerves are hypersensitive in general. I am reluctant to spend mega bucks on a new mattress in hopes of getting one as good as the one we now have. I also don't know if it's my own quirky health matter, or if it's the bed. Can anyone suggest any other hacks to what we have now? Waffle foam topper maybe? Different brand? Or should we take a chance on spending a small fortune for a new one? Any particular model? Thanks!

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