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TEMPUR vs Memory Foam

TEMPUR material is not the same as generic memory foam

Unlike generic foam, TEMPUR material springs back to its usual shape time after time—so it’s more like sleeping on a new mattress every night, and lasts for years. And since we research, design and manufacture TEMPUR material, it’s proprietary—meaning you will only find it in our products and no one else’s.

Born from innovation

Our first mattress, made with TEMPUR® material, was a dramatic departure from any other mattress on the market. In fact, it was a total reinvention of the mattress—and a totally different way to relax and sleep. TEMPUR material reacts continuously to your body’s specific shape, weight and temperature, delivering the cushioning you want, and the support you need to fully relax.

You relax. Our scientists don’t.

Even though our first mattresses were incredibly popular, not everyone loved their firm, highly-conforming support. Our scientists went back to their lab, and created new versions of TEMPUR material and new mattresses. Over the years, we’ve developed softer mattresses, mattresses for people who sleep hot, and even a collection for people who prefer a more traditional feel.

A mattress for every body

As we learn more about what people want in their mattress, we’ll keep innovating—our goal is a bed for every body. But one thing will always stay the same: every Tempur mattress will deliver our proprietary body-conforming support and comfort. So no matter which Tempur mattress you choose, you’ll get your best night’s sleep.



It is this balance of outstanding comfort and superior support that has earned TEMPUR a number 1 ranking for 'overall customer satisfaction' and 'overall quality of sleep' in each of 13 countries surveyed.*

*The findings are based on interviews with over 1300 TEMPUR Mattress owners in 13 European countries (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and the UK) and the percentages and average number of recommendations recorded are high in each country but not identical.