- Q. Where is the TEMPUR mattress made?
A. In the 1980s, NASA released to the public its pressure-absorbing material designed to help cushion and support astronauts during lift-off. Taking more than a decade to develop this design, two companies in Sweden and Denmark came together to create TEMPUR material for use in mattresses.
Utilising that design, TEMPUR launched in 1991, quickly finding success around the world. As demand grew, TEMPUR expanded into North America, building an R&D and engineering centre in Duffield, Virginia and a fabrication plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Meanwhile, in Denmark, the R&D facility and factory was extended considerably.
Today, all TEMPUR mattresses are manufactured either in the US or Denmark TEMPUR facilities. Manufacturing is not outsourced, which means standards remain as high today as they were when TEMPUR was first founded.
- Q. What is the TEMPUR mattress made from?
A. One of the questions we often hear is, is TEMPUR latex or memory foam? While TEMPUR material is neither latex or memory foam, it is perhaps more like memory foam in the way that it behaves. However, it’s the construction of TEMPUR material that sets it apart.
TEMPUR material is made from billions of visco-elastic spherical shaped, open cells. These cells are designed to respond to the heat and weight of your body, meaning they shift and move to mould to your body’s exact contours. This not only provides the support you need, it also eliminates pressure points to allow blood to flow freely throughout the night. With less tossing and turning, you can enjoy a more comfortable night’s rest, and better quality sleep.
- Q. Is TEMPUR memory foam?
A. While TEMPUR material may be compared to generic memory foam, it is in fact superior in many ways. So, what is the difference between TEMPUR material and memory foam?
Design: One of the most important things to note about TEMPUR material is that it is composed using a secret formula. While competitors have tried to replicate it, none have been successful. The result? Not only is TEMPUR material developed from a NASA design, TEMPUR is the only mattress company to be certified by the International Space Foundation.
Production Value: Some competitors outsource their production, which can make it hard to monitor quality. TEMPUR manufactures its own products, keeping to the highest possible design and manufacturing standards at all times.
Comfort & Durability: Utilising an open-cell structure, TEMPUR material perfectly contours to the body. This allows it to adapt to each body type, with less than 3% rebound. It also allows for excellent durability, with each TEMPUR mattress guaranteed by a 10-year warranty.
- Q. Are TEMPUR mattresses good for people with back pain?
A. Each TEMPUR mattress features an open-cell structure, which allows it to spread body weight more evenly, eliminating pressure points to offer a more comfortable night’s rest. When used in conjunction with the Adjustable Flex bed base range, TEMPUR mattresses can help to reduce the pressure exerted on the spine, while working to relieve muscle tension.
While a TEMPUR mattress may help to alleviate your back pain, it’s recommended you seek the advice of a medical professional.
- Q. Are TEMPUR mattresses hot to sleep on?
A. Because generic memory foam mattresses tend to ‘run hot’, we often get asked if TEMPUR mattresses suffer the same problem. However, thanks to the open cell structure utilised in the design of TEMPUR material, this allows for easy ventilation and dissipation of heat.
- Q. How long does a mattress last?
A. As a big investment, it’s important to make sure your mattress will stand the test of time. So, how often should you change your mattress? It’s generally recommended you change your mattress every 10 years. However, you may find some mattresses don’t last that long, becoming lumpy and unsupportive long before the 10-year mark.
TEMPUR mattresses, however, are built to last. With a 10-year full replacement guarantee on all TEMPUR mattresses purchased directly from TEMPUR or an authorised retailer, you can be sure your mattress will offer the same level of comfort and support throughout that 10-year period.
- Q. Can I sleep on my TEMPUR mattress straight away?
A. You can sleep on your mattress straight away. In fact, the more time you spend on your new mattress the better. Why? If you are used to a more traditional style of mattress, such as an innerspring mattress, your new TEMPUR mattress will initially feel quite different. The high level of support TEMPUR mattresses offer means your body may need time to adjust to the change.
By spending time in bed, reading, watching television, or simply relaxing, you can speed up that adjustment time. Either way, it shouldn’t take longer than a few weeks for your body to adjust to the feel of your new TEMPUR mattress, to start enjoying the exceptional comfort, support and pressure-relieving qualities that encourage a wonderful night’s sleep.
- Q. What are TEMPUR pillows made of?
A. Designed to offer pressure-relieving support within a huggable, easily-shaped design, the Comfort, Traditional and Ombracio pillows are made up of shredded TEMPUR material, enclosed in a TEMPUR membrane.
Within the TEMPUR Ergonomic pillow collection, the Original, Symphony and Millennium pillows are made from TEMPUR material poured into moulds. This provides consistent, all night support, without the need for shifting or reshaping.
- Q. Where are TEMPUR pillows made?
A. At TEMPUR, we do not outsource the manufacture of any of our pillows. This allows us to retain the highest manufacturing and design standards with each and every pillow we create. All TEMPUR pillows are made in Denmark.
- Q. How long do TEMPUR pillows last?
A. TEMPUR pillows are made to last, which is why we offer a three year warranty on all of our pillows as part of our TEMPUR Guarantee. That means you can rely on your TEMPUR pillow to offer the same great level of comfort and support on day 1095 as it does on day 1.
- Q. Why do TEMPUR pillows cost more than conventional pillows?
A. While you may see conventional pillows on sale at ‘bargain’ prices, you should think about what a pillow should offer before you buy.
First, consider how much time you spend in bed asleep. Your head will rest on your pillow for around eight hours each night, or in other words, one-third of each day. With that much time in use, you need your pillow to offer durability, while also providing the support your head and neck needs to stay properly aligned throughout the night.
Cheap conventional pillows tend not to last long, and it’s unlikely they provide the support you need either. That means, not only will you have to spend more money to replace them sooner – creating waste that is not great for the environment – you may also not benefit from comfort or support over time.
On the other hand, TEMPUR pillows offer superior design, with options to suit various sleep styles and preferences. They are built to last, with each TEMPUR pillow offering a three-year warranty. Not only that, TEMPUR pillows are the only pillows to be endorsed by NASA.
So, are TEMPUR pillows worth it? While the initial outlay may be somewhat larger than cheap conventional pillows, TEMPUR pillows provide durability, quality and support from day one, allowing you to invest in your quality of sleep and your comfort over the long term.
- Q. What is the best TEMPUR Pillow?
A. Instead of simply asking what is the best TEMPUR pillow, you need to ask what is the best TEMPUR pillow for you. With a wide range on offer, TEMPUR pillows are designed to suit all sleep styles and preferences. So, to find the best TEMPUR pillow for you, you first need to think about how you sleep.
To do this, consider what you want from your pillow. Do you want an ergonomic pillow that is contoured to your head and neck? Within the TEMPUR Ergonomic pillow collection, you can find options that feature design shaping to offer contouring and support for the sleep position you favour most.
Alternatively, if you prefer traditional pillow shaping, you can choose from the TEMPUR Traditional pillow collection. Within this collection, you can choose your pillow according to your sleep style and your preferred level of firmness.
- Q. What is the best pillow for a side sleeper?
A. If you are a side sleeper and prefer the feel of a more traditionally shaped pillow, you can find all the support you need within TEMPUR’s Traditional pillow collection. However, if you’re looking for ergonomic support as a side sleeper, be sure to take the TEMPUR Original Pillow into consideration. Available in a variety of sizes, this pillow offers exceptional support for side sleepers.
The TEMPUR Symphony Pillow may provide another alternative if you tend to switch between sleeping on your side and your back. This ergonomic pillow is designed as two pillows in one, with one side supporting side sleepers, and the other supporting back sleepers.
- Q. What is the best pillow for a back sleeper?
A. If you sleep on your back, you may find your perfect fit within TEMPUR’s Traditional collection of traditionally shaped pillows, with soft, medium and firm feel on offer.
The TEMPUR Millennium Pillow is designed specifically to suit back sleepers, with a curved edge and a contoured top working to cradle your neck and support your head as you sleep. The TEMPUR Symphony Pillow offers another alternative for back sleepers who also sleep on their side.
- Q. What is the best pillow for a front or stomach sleeper?
A. When you sleep on your stomach, it’s important to make sure your pillow does not cause improper alignment of your spine. The TEMPUR Ombracio Pillow is ergonomically designed to support stomach sleepers, with indentations at the side allowing for easier breathing. The shape of this pillow, along with its material and cover, all work together to offer superior comfort and support as you sleep on your stomach.
- Q. How long does it take to get used to a TEMPUR pillow?
A. When you get a new pillow, no matter what type of pillow you opt for, there is likely to be a period of adjustment as you get used to the way it feels.
How long it takes to get used to your new TEMPUR pillow will usually depend on the type of pillow you choose. If you opt for a TEMPUR pillow from the Traditional pillow collection, this will have the feel of a conventional pillow, so there shouldn’t be much of an adjustment period. You may find it softens up slightly over time.
If you opt for a pillow from the Ergonomic pillow collection, there will be a period of adjustment where you will need to allow for the cells within the TEMPUR material to open fully. As these cells open in response to body heat, you may find it helpful to sit on your pillow initially. Over time, the cells will open naturally, to allow for a softer feel.
- Q. What do you do if your TEMPUR pillow is too firm at first?
A. If you find your new TEMPUR pillow is too firm at first, you may want to sit on it to soften it. Why? When the pillow is new, the cell structure within the TEMPUR material is not fully open. By sitting on the pillow, your body weight and heat will help to open those cells, working to soften it faster. You will only need to do this over the short adjustment period, as once the cells are fully open, they will become more responsive to offer a softer and more comfortable feel.
- Q. Do TEMPUR pillows help if you have neck pain?
A. If you have a stiff neck or neck pain, TEMPUR pillows may provide some pressure relief and support as you sleep. But, while TEMPUR pillows are designed to help provide comfort for your back and neck, it is always advisable that you consult a qualified medical practitioner for advice with neck pain.
- Q. Does my TEMPUR pillow offer the same support after it softens?
A. After the initial adjustment period, your TEMPUR pillow will become softer and offer a more comfortable feel. But, does it still provide the support you need? The answer is yes. The TEMPUR material in your pillow is working exactly as it should. The open-cell structure is now fully open, promoting better ventilation and continued support, despite feeling different to the way it felt when you first started using it.
- Q. How do you sleep on a TEMPUR pillow?
A. Wondering how to sleep on a TEMPUR pillow? With the Traditional pillow range, it's just as you would any other pillow! Simply place your head on your TEMPUR pillow, in whatever sleep position you find comfortable.
Alternatively, if you're using a TEMPUR Ergonomic pillow, for example, the TEMPUR® Original Pillow, these are uniquely shaped to follow the natural curve of your body. Place the pillow contour side up, as pictured below. This helps to support the alignment of your spine, making sure your body remains supported throughout the night.