Tempurpedic mattresses cost twice as much as other memory foam beds. Is a tempurpedic memory foam bed really that good? Or is it all just hype and ads?
Memorable ads are not the only reason for the Swedish mattress manufacturer's success. There are many rational reasons for buying a Tempur Pedic mattress like the Tempur-Cloud Supreme pictured above. They are good quality. They've been around a long time. And they've got a good reputation.
But Tempur-Pedic has also perfected the subtle art of making you as comfortable with your purchase as you are in their undeniably cushy beds. And, that's partly due to a sophisticated advertising campaign that plays on your emotions.
So here's 5 good reasons to pay more for Tempurpedic mattresses. And one more that just appeals to your vanity and ego:
#1: Tempur Pedic Mattresses Are Made With The Good Stuff This brand of memory foam mattresses is made with 3 to 4 inches of either 4.1 or 5.3 lbs/ft density foam over a firmer foam core. The newer mattresses, like the DeluxeBed have a top layer of lower density foam that almost eliminates the hot, sweaty feeling of older models. It also provides an instant soft, cushiony feel while the middle layer of 5.3 lbs/ft density foam is warming up to your body temperature and softening to your contours. This combination creates an almost irresistible sleeping surface.
It also might help reduce snoring because people are more likely to be able to sleep on their sides without pain. For more info on check out Remy's great site on sleep apnea.
#2: Tempurpedic memory foam mattresses have a good guarantee 90 days to try it and return it if you don't like it (minus a return fee that starts at $175 - read the policy ok?). Manufacturers defects are covered for 20 years. And they're likely to be able to support their guarantee because...
#3: Tempur-Pedic has been in business for a long time Tempur-Pedic pioneered the visco memory foam mattress and marketed the first commercially successful memory foam bed back in 1991. They've stayed in business by improving their products by listening to their customers.
#4: Tempur-Pedic beds have a good reputation The good news is that if you're crazy enough to consider buying a "tempura mattress" you're definitely not alone. Millions of otherwise sane people just like you have spent thousands for their Tempur-Pedic mattresses. That's nuts. Isn't it?
But if it's insane, why are they the most happy with their mattress purchases according to Consumer Reports mattress surveys?
#5: Tempurpedic mattresses are a good value This brand might seem expensive, but because it's made of quality foam you may be sleeping on it for 13 years or more. That's only about 43 cents a night for a queen bed, including delivery and setup. Rather frugal for a luxury item, don't you think?
#6: Tempurpedic mattresses have become a status symbol Let's be honest with ourselves, ok? Deep inside everyone there's a hidden desire to tell the world that you've made it. Or at least that you've made enough to get the best bed and you're smart enough to know what it is.
There's a feeling of luxurious minimalism attached to modern Scandinavian design and the Tempur-Pedic brand. Telling friends that you've bought one of the memory foam Serta, Spring Air or Sealy mattresses will provoke yawns. But even after all this time, Tempur-Pedic still sounds so...Swedish.
So it's not crazy to want to buy a Swedish mattress. Millions of people love their tempurpedic mattresses even if they paid more for them than other memory foam mattress brands. The quality, reputation, value and status of owning a tempurpedic mattress more than justifies their higher price for many happy owners.
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