Comparing Tempurpedic With Other Memory Foam Brands August 29, 2011
Without a doubt, Tempur-pedic mattresses are at the top of the memory foam heap when it comes to quality. But they’re no longer the only game in town.
When memory foam transitioned from NASA-inspired research into a bonafide commercial product, it was Tempur-pedic that introduced this sleep system revolution to the general public. The company deserves credit for that and for introducing and maintaining a high quality product with superior materials and high production standards.
For a good many unfortunate years, the memory foam mattress market consisted of Tempur-pedic and a number of knock-off brands offering cheap imitations that undermined the public’s trust. Now, those days are gone. The memory foam marketplace has experienced a renaissance in recent years and a number of memory foam manufacturers have stepped up with competitive products that are available in easier to digest price points.
Tempur-pedic has a reputation for using denser memory foam that provides superior support, albeit at a very high cost to the consumer. Selection after selection, you will be hard-pressed to find a memory foam mattress more expensive than Tempur-pedic. The company has been slow to respond to the emergence of brands that are comparable in quality and durability.
Every company closely guards its recipe for turning their polyurethane or plant-based mix into memory foam gold. Some will argue that Tempur-pedic holds rights to a superior mix that ensures an unparalleled product. But the reality is Tempur-pedic trades largely on its name and reputation.
With so many competitors nipping at Tempur-pedic’s heels for market share, it is obvious standards have leveled out and the playing field is quite level. But the name recognition Tempur-pedic still enjoys allows them to continue to charge exorbitant prices. Consumers should wake up to alternative options now widely available in retail outlets and online.
No longer do consumers have to settle for high quality at a high price. A little research can cut through the brand bravado and reveal the true character of the individual memory foam mattresses. The bottom line: Tempur-pedic is good, and some people will understandably remain loyal, but there are many other options that provide equitable quality at less painful prices.