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Purple Mattress vs Tempur-Pedic: Facts & Features

by Angela Maple

At a Glance:

About the Purple Mattress

Pros & Cons of the Purple Mattress

More Purple Mattresses

About the Tempur-Pedic Mattress

More Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

Pros & Cons of the Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Purple vs Tempur-Pedic: Comparison

Tempur-Pedic vs Purple: Which is the Better Mattress?

Are you in the market for a new mattress? You probably need something softer but with adequate support for your back troubles. Perhaps you'd like a larger mattress for you and your companion. Whatever your bed requirements are, the Purple mattress and Tempur-Pedic mattress are excellent choices.

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Tempur-Pedic and Purple are mattress industry pioneers. Tempur-Pedic invented the first memory foam mattress about 30 years ago, and its unique foam has a distinct feel from other all-foam mattresses. Purple created the Smart Grid material, which provides the pressure relief of memory foam without the close-hugging sensation.

We will compare each Purple mattress to one of the most popular Tempur-Pedic mattress models in our buyer's guide. You'll know which luxury mattress brand makes the mattress you've been looking for at the end.

About the Purple Mattress

Purple, a popular mattress-in-a-box firm, is revolutionizing the market with its responsive, purple-colored polymer. The Purple Gel Grid in their mattresses has air passages to keep things cool while also delivering a supportive, cradling sensation. Overall, they are softer than other memory foam mattresses and are classified in the medium firmness level, which is ideal for side sleepers. Some people enjoy the feel of this mattress, while others prefer a more classic feel.

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Price Range




Best For…

  • $800­–$4,000
  • Firm
  • Medium-Firm
  • Medium-Soft
  • Soft
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • California king
  • Split king
  • Purple Mattress
  • Purple Plus Mattress
  • Purple Hybrid Mattress
  • Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Mattress
  • Purple Hybrid Premier 4 Mattress
  • Hot sleepers
  • Back and side sleepers
  • People with back pain
  • All body sizes

Pros & Cons of the Purple Mattress

Now that you know a little more about Purple mattresses, let's weigh the pros and cons of this sleep-inducing mattress.



  • Provides comfort and pressure relief with multiple layers of GelFlex Grid
  • 100-night trial
  • Affordable pricing
  • Mattresses sleep cool
  • Purple only has three mattress types
  • Purple mattress covers aren't washable
  • Purple mattresses are heavy

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 If you are ready to shop for a Purple memory foam mattress, take a look at some of our top picks!

Recommendation #1: Purple® Hybrid® Firm Queen Mattress in a Box

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If you love Purple, consider our Purple Plus Mattress, which is a comfort boost to our Purple Mattress. With an additional layer of quality foam for improved cushioning, responsiveness, and breathability, you may sleep comfortably and sweat-free at night. This luxury foam foundation is covered with two inches of GelFlex Grid to cradle pressure areas like hips and shoulders while keeping the rest of your body properly aligned for incredible sleep and relaxation on lazy Sunday mornings.

Recommendation #2: Purple® Plus™ Gel Foam Queen Mattress in a Box

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Now introducing our favorite Purple Hybrid Mattress: The Purple Plus mattress, a one-of-a-kind combination of our groundbreaking gel Grid, responsive support coils, and cushioning transition foam. Those scorching summer nights will be a breeze because of the wrapped coils that allow for increased ventilation. With the hyper-elastic gel Grid, this gel foam mattress also has a more dynamic reaction than all-foam beds, which increases mattress longevity. Furthermore, if you suffer from hip and back problems, the pressure-reducing grid will cradle all of your pressure spots for a peaceful slumber, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed.

About the Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Tempur-Pedic is the memory foam mattress pioneer, credited with sparking the memory foam mattress revolution. It is a well-known name brand mattress that is part of the mattress behemoth Tempur-Sealy, along with other well-known brands such as Stearns & Foster. This popular company offers a lot, including a suite of beds to match practically every sleeper (even a new mattress in a box) and unique online bargains.

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Price Range




Best For…

  • $1000–$7,000
  • Firm
  • Medium-Hybrid
  • Medium-Soft
  • Soft
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • California king
  • Split king
  • Tempur-Cloud
  • Tempur-Adapt
  • Tempur-ProAdapt
  • Temur-LuxeAdapt
  • Tempur-breeze
  • Tempur-PRObreeze
  • Tempur-LUXEbreeze
  • Couples
  • Memory foam devotees
  • Combo position sleepers
  • Luxury shoppers

Pros & Cons of Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

Still on the fence about Tempur-Pedic mattresses? Check out this list of benefits and drawbacks!



  • Offers up to four layers of unbridled comfort and pressure relief
  • Provides plenty of foam and hybrid mattress options
  • Great for sleepers with stiff and aching joints
  • Offers California king and split king sizes
  • Only a 90-night trial
  • Expensive
  • Not all Tempur-Pedic mattresses have built-in cooling materials, so they’re not all ideal for hot sleepers

More on Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

If you're ready to buy a Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress, check out some of our recommendations!

Recommendation #1: Tempur-Pedic® TEMPUR-ProAdapt™ Medium Hybrid Queen Mattress

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This Tempur-Pedic hybrid mattress provides ongoing innovation for ongoing comfort. This TEMPUR-ProAdapt Hybrid mattress was meticulously built with the most pressure-relieving material the brand has ever made, precisely designed coils, and unique cooling technologies. Its foam and hybrid technology layers also adjust, mold, and answer your body's particular demands. The 1,000 quality spring coils engineered for smoother mobility support every point of contact more thoroughly. Tempur-Pedic's proprietary SmartClimate Dual Cover System is cool to the touch and has super-stretch inner panels for cool comfort on a sweltering summer night.

Recommendation #2: Tempur-Pedic® TEMPUR-Adapt® Medium Queen Mattress

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Another fantastic mattress option is this Tempur-Adapt mattress, which is designed to keep you cool on hot evenings. The TEMPUR-Adapt Medium mattress offers exceptional cool-to-touch comfort with two layers of premium knit TEMPUR cooling cover. The support and Tempur-ES comfort layers will cradle you to sleep every night, constantly adjusting and responding to your body's changing requirements throughout the night. Stress- is relieved. Motion is reduced. Feel relaxed while you sleep and revitalized the next day.

Purple vs Tempur-Pedic: A Comparison

Let's take a closer look at Purple mattress models and the Tempur-Pedic mattresses side by side. Continue reading to discover which bed is ideal for you.


A SoftFlex cover delivers breathability, softness, and flexibility to the 9.5-inch Purple mattress. The Purple Grid, a solid yet bouncy comfort later composed of a hyper-elastic gel polymer, is its major substance that purchasers adore. It also contains a transitional layer for maximum pressure reduction under all conditions.

Tempur-Pedic's Tempur-Cloud, on the other hand, stands 10-inches tall. It also has a 360-degree cover that is comfortable and breathable. Like the SoftFlex cover, it allows air to circulate through the mattress, keeping you cool. Its major substance is the Tempur Comfort Layer, which is their most recent comfort layer developed from the original Tempur material. This layer is soft and comfy enough to relieve pressure.


Purple and Tempur-Pedic are nearly identical in terms of breadth. Purple mattresses are 9.25 inches thick, whereas Tempur-Cloud mattresses are 10 inches thick. The original Purple Mattress contains two layers of original foam foundation and a two-inch Purple Grid to cradle your body's pressure spots. PurplePlus adds two inches of comfort if you like something thicker!

Tempur-Cloud offers four layers to provide you with the finest sleep possible. In addition to the 360-degree stretch cover, the Tempur comfort layer is a responsive, cushion-like layer that is followed by the Tempur support layer. This layer conforms to your shape and size to help you sleep better. The foundation layer is towards the bottom for maximum durability.

Motion Transfer

Some mattresses, such as Tempur-Pedic mattresses, inhibit movement by absorbing it and focusing on specific places. Everyone enjoys a nice memory foam mattress to reduce motion transfer!

The Purple mattress is springier and softer, so expect movement ripples when your lover shifts positions or your dog jumps up the bed.

Edge Support

When it comes to edge support, we believe Purple is the winner! But we're talking about the Purple Hybrid because it's so comfy and robust that you won't even fall out of bed.

Because of the little compression, Tempur-Adapt also offers excellent edge support. Tempur-Adapt, like the Purple Hybrid, will not make you feel like you're going to fall off of the bed.

Tempur-Pedic vs Purple: Which is the Better Mattress?

Although Purple and Tempur-Pedic are market leaders, the quest for the greatest mattress ultimately boils down to personal tastes.

Are you willing to try something new, or do you enjoy the feel of a standard mattress? Memory foam is one of the most popular bed materials, and Purple is the only company that employs a proprietary Hyper-Elastic Polymer for a weightless effect. What amount of money are you willing to spend? Given their luxurious aesthetics, most Tempur-Pedic mattresses are pricey. Purple is less expensive, and you can typically get a good deal on it as well. Hot sleepers would undoubtedly prefer the permeability of Purple over Tempur-Pedic, especially given how much more costly the cooling Tempur-Pedic mattresses are.


We've given you a lot to chew on in the big Tempur-Pedic vs Purple argument, but if you're still hesitant, here are some commonly asked questions from consumers.

Q: Is Tempur-Pedic better for side sleepers than Purple?

Tempur-Pedic's pressure relief technology is excellent for back and stomach sleepers, but it offers minimal comfort for the back and hips when sleeping on your side. If you sleep on your side, the Purple mattress is the best option.

Q: Is Purple better than memory foam?

The Purple's gel grid is not inherently superior to memory foam; it is simply different. Some individuals enjoy memory foam's slow-moving, body-contouring sensation, while others prefer the Purple's bouncy, squishy-but-firm feel. The Purple also sleeps cooler than many memory foam mattresses.

Q: Which mattress is more affordable, the Tempur-Cloud or Purple?

The Purple is substantially less expensive — it costs $900 less than Tempur-Cloud.

Why Trust Mattress Land?

Since 1996, Mattress Land has been making strides in the mattress industry to provide our customers the sleep experience they need — and deserve. We do that by offering the ultimate customer experience, complete with our trained experts, BedFIT™ computerized diagnostics, and our impressive showroom. We'll make sure that you find the right sleep solution for your sleeping habits so you can feel energized in your day-to-day life.

We are also proud of our diverse, employee-driven culture, where our teams work hard toward a common goal. We know that better sleep makes all the difference, and our commitment to changing the landscape of traditional mattress shopping is how we know Mattress Land is one of the best mattress stores around.

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At Mattress Land, we provide quality name-brand mattresses for great prices. Our sleep experts are always happy to help you discover your ideal Purple mattress. With locations throughout California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington, Mattress Land is bound to have a sleep solution for everyone. We are more accessible than ever! You can call us at 800-909-9299, visit our website to shop Mattress Land sales, and check out Mattress Land reviews online. Or better yet, stop by one of our showrooms to discover why we are everyone's favorite local mattress store. Visit us today!

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