Sleep Number vs Tempurpedic – Which Is Better?

Hello, Sleepers! It is that time of the year again, where you start to wonder if you need a new mattress or if you should sacrifice some ‘zzz’ and wait until next year to make the decision.

But, if you have already made up your mind, and decided to take the plunge, you might want to continue reading…

Tempur-Pedic and Sleep Number are the leading mattress brands known for quality, extensive product lines, and cutting-edge technology. Furthermore, their prices do not vary, and they both have excellent reviews only.

Thus, which one is better? In this post, we will compare these two popular companies and help you choose the one that’s right for you!

Tempur-Pedic Advantages

  • Ergonomically designed to reduce the amount of ‘pressure points’ on neck, shoulders, back, and hips.
  • Automatically adjusts to the person’s body for better spine/back support.
  • They include ‘Tempur foam’ a fourth-generation technology memory foam for extra comfort.
  • They come with a 10-year warranty.
  • Excellent motion isolation technology.
  • The brand carries three product lines: Contour, Cloud, and Flex — each with 10+ models.
  • The company offers a 90-day trial for all of its mattresses.
  • They have a NASA certified ‘Space Technology Seal’ based on the materials used in manufacturing.

Sleep Number Advantages

  • Specially designed to reduce the amount of ‘pressure points’ with emphasis on the spinal area.
  • Automatically adjust to the person’s body weight and shape for comfort.
  • Ability to manually adjust the firmness of the mattress.
  • Maximum flexibility of mattress adjustments (feel of the bed).
  • Unique dual-sided design, great for couples.
  • They come with a 25-year warranty.
  • The brand divides its products into two main lines: ‘General Sleep Number Beds’ and ‘360 Smart Beds’.
Okay so… they both have their ‘pros,’ but what sets them apart? Well, mainly design and performance. Nonetheless, below, we will further examine the weaknesses and considerations to keep in mind for each brand.

Tempur-Pedic Considerations

  • Due to their specialty foam, these mattresses may result in warmer temperatures when compared to other brands.
  • Their ‘fluffiness’ may fade with use.
  • They cannot be disassembled, making transportation and delivery especially hard.
  • The brand has the highest costs per mattress in the market.
  • The edge support is weak, thanks to the thicker poly-foam and comfort layers.
  • Overall, beds are not as adjustable as other brands.

Sleep Number Considerations

  • Due to their design, these mattresses have less of an ability to conform to different bodies.
  • Thanks to its comfort and foam characteristics, they cannot be qualified as high-resilience mattresses.
  • In some cases, the ‘air chambers’ might separate from each other with the use or the past of time.
  • They come with electrical and moving parts that can break or malfunction.
  • The brand requires electricity to function correctly.
  • It is a well-known fact that the company does not have the best customer service, even though they offer more extended warranties than many other brands.
If you still cannot make a decision, here is our unbiased opinion — based on research, online customer reviews, and personal experience.

Go for “Tempur-Pedic” If You:

  • Need more ‘pressure points’ relief

Tempur Pedic’s beds outsmart Sleep Number’s mattresses when it comes to shape adjustment. Thus, if you carry a few extra pounds or if you are a ‘side sleeper,’ you will be more comfortable on a bed that can easily adjust to your body form and sleeping position.

  • Are in the market for hybrid options

All of Sleep Number’s mattresses offer inflatable air chamber. Therefore, if you are looking for a broader range, you might want to choose Tempur-Pedic.

  • Like little to any ‘Motion Transfer’

If you and your partner have different sleep patterns, schedules, or if you’re simply a light sleeper, we recommend you get yourself a Tempur-Pedic. It is the leading brand when it comes to motion transfer, allowing you to sleep undisturbed by even the most sudden movements.

  • Need cheap delivery

If you are looking to save a few bucks on delivery and transportation, this might be the perfect time to tell you that on average all Tempur-Pedic deliveries cost $25.

  • Do not want extra maintenance costs

Even though most mattresses offer extended warranties, it is essential to note that this specific brand is super easy to maintain and has minimal chances of malfunctioning.

Choose “Sleep Number” If You:

  • Value flexibility above everything

By now, you know that all Sleep Number’s mattresses allow you to choose and control the level of firmness on your bed. Although other brands might have a plethora of options when it comes to firmness, none of the competitor’s mattresses are flexible.

  • You and your partner have different sleep preferences

If you and your partner cannot seem to agree on a level of firmness, bed position, or temperature Sleep Number is the way to go! Its dual-sided unique design can accommodate individual preferences while still sharing the same bed.

  • Are not looking for extra support

If you are okay with beds that have limited padding, this brand will suffix. You do not need to spend more on features that you don’t necessarily need — and this might be one of those!

  • Temperatures are an issue

If you can’t sleep warm, Sleep Number is a better fit than Tempur-Pedic. Simply because with the first brand, you can adjust the temperature (some mattress even come with a ‘heating’ option) while with the competitor’s brand, there is virtually nothing you can do about it.

  • You are a tech nerd

If by some reason, you love technology and are always looking for the most avant-garde features, you will be better off with a Sleep Number. These mattresses offer a variety of cool features that range from motion tracking to heartbeat counting.


Here you have it! As you can see, neither mattress brand is better nor worse. It all depends instead, on what you are looking for and what you are willing to sacrifice for a good night’s sleep.

Thus, take into consideration your personal preferences, each brand’s weaknesses, and advantages, critical features so you can make an educated purchase.