Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic – The Brand Face-Off

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written by sleep expert Lauren Hall

In this article, we take a look at two monster brands from the world of mattresses and bedding. Sleep Number vs Tempurpedic. Both have a great range of products and offer them at prices up and down the spectrum, but who comes out top in our 7-stage test?

Let’s find out, shall we…

Comfort – Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic

While both mattress brands claim to offer you a great nights’ sleep, those who purchased Tempurpedic mattresses seem to have a little more satisfaction with regards to comfort.

This may be because theyc mattresses are thought to be very soft, and will support your weight, whereas Sleep Number Mattresses don’t seem to be as supportive, and therefore a little less comfortable.

Support can be vital if you have back problems, and need to lie on a mattress that you won’t end up sinking into.

If your back does hurt a lot of the time, it will be more sensible to opt for a more supportive mattress.

Comfort Winner:

Pain relief – Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic

When it comes to choosing a ‘Winner’ for the pain relief category, it seems that there’s very little in it. Tempurpedic mattresses do come out on top, but only by a little.

Those who have previously slept on spring mattresses report a big difference in pain relief. Both mattresses can offer better pain relief, but it’s the Tempurpedic ones that seem to have better customer satisfaction in this area.

Pain Relief Winner:

Price – Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic

When we think about the subject of price, Sleep Number mattresses seem to cost less than Tempurpedic mattresses do. If you were to purchase the same size mattress from each manufacturer, the Sleep Number will be up to $600 cheaper on some occasions.

This is quite a lot of money, and it could mean the difference between someone buying one brand or another.

However, you may want to weigh up your options and decide if you would like to spend more money on a mattress that can offer you more comfort, and pain relief.

If you only have a limited amount of money, try to get the best mattress possible. Try out different mattresses, before you spend your money on them. Visit stores lay on the mattresses and then search online for one [They’re usually cheaper online].

Price Winner:
Sleep Number

Durability – Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic

The issue of durability with regards to both of these brands is a pretty straight-forward one. Both mattresses seem to last just as long as each other, and both seem to encounter very few issues that are covered by the warranty.

This may not help you choose between one brand or the other, but it does mean that whatever mattress you choose, it is likely to last.

Durability Winner:

Warranty – Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic

Here is the issue that divides the mattress brands, and sets them apart from each other. Warranties are there to protect you against a range of faults that may be caused during the manufacturing process, and those which develop afterward.

Sleep Number will happily let you send their mattress back if you’re not happy with it. This may seem like a pretty good deal until you realize that you have to pay all of the shipping costs.

Tempurpedic warranties don’t include this feature [Which only lasts for the first one hundred days, I may add], but most of their mattresses do come with a 10-year warranty.

Not a lot of people are aware that they will repair your mattress if they can, or replace it if a repair just won’t do. This is an extra piece of mind that can help to bring relief if you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on your mattress.

Warranty Winner:

Health benefits – Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic

When it comes to the health benefits of using a mattress made by either brand, again they are almost tied. Both will offer a lot of pain relief, and both will offer quite a bit of comfort too, but it seems that Sleep Number will offer slightly more in the way of support, but only by a fraction.

The more supportive your mattress is, the better you’re likely to sleep, and you’re likely to wake up in less pain too. The health benefits that you get from both mattresses include a better nights sleep, and we all know how good that is for us.

Health Benefits Winner:

How Long Will a Mattress Last? – Sleep Number Vs Tempurpedic

Knowing how long a mattress is likely to last, can have a huge impact when deciding what you would like to buy. Tempurpedic mattresses typically last 8-10 years, whereas Sleep Number mattresses seem to last just that little bit longer.

It’s this side of the argument that often changes peoples’ minds, and may well have an impact on yours too. If however, you would still like to have a Tempurpedic mattress, then you may be happy in the knowledge that it may last 8-10 years.

A lot of people would like to make their mattresses last as long as possible. If you want to keep your mattress in top condition, you will need to keep it clean, turn it as often as the manufacturer advises, and refrain from jumping up and down on it (However much fun that may be!).

If you would like to clean your mattresses, then you should only use manufacturer approved cleaners.

Unfortunately, you will be unable to clean memory foam mattresses, but you can help them to stay clean by avoiding eating and drinking in bed and ensuring you use a mattress protector at all times.

Longevity Winner:
Sleep Number


There are a few obvious differences between the Sleep Number brand of mattresses and the Tempurpedic mattresses. When it comes to the issue of comfort, durability, warranty, pain relief, and health benefits, a Tempurpedic mattress seems to be the clear winner.

If we look at the price and longevity of the mattresses, the Sleep Number brand is the winner there. Your choice will depend on what factors you consider to be more important.

If you favor a cheaper mattress over a good nights’ sleep, then Sleep Number could be the choice for you.

If however, you would like more health benefits, a better nights sleep, and a good warranty, it could be worth your while choosing the Tempurpedic brand.

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