If you’re on the prowl for a luxury memory foam mattress, you may want to consider the Tempur-Cloud. Built with layers of plush memory foam and high-density poly foam, this bed is designed with deep pressure relief in mind. But is it designed for you?
To find out, read my full Tempur-Cloud mattress review below. In it, I’m going to go over this bed’s construction, describe its feel, and compare it to some of its biggest competition on the market. Then, you’ll know with absolute certainty whether or not it’s right for you and your unique slumber needs.
For more on this cuddly soft bed, keep on reading! Or, skip to my review summary at the end.
Tempur-Pedic is one of the most popular bedding brands on the market today! Perhaps best known for its many memory foam mattresses, the company also sells pillows, sheets, bases and more.
We won’t be getting into all of these different products today, but we will take some time later on to compare the Tempur-Cloud mattress to two of its biggest competitors in the mattress game: Purple and Casper. And if you’re interested in learning more about Tempur-Pedic itself, you can always visit our main Tempur-Pedic hub where we have info about all the brand’s different beds.
But for now, let’s turn our attention back to the Tempur-Cloud!
What is the Tempur-Cloud Mattress Made Of?
True to its name, the Tempur-Cloud utilizes plush memory foam to produce a cloudlike feel of gentle pressure relief. But though the top layers are certainly soft, the construction rounds out with a layer of high-density poly foam to bring some much needed stability to the structure.
For more, let’s dive underneath the cover!
Cover – The Tempur-Cloud cover is made from a special 360° stretch fabric, that allows the material to move with the sleeper. It’s also moisture-wicking, so helps to keep temperatures low at night.
Comfort – Beneath the stretch cover, you’ll land on a section of TEMPUR® material, which feels and acts like memory foam. This means the material has a super slow response to pressure for deep body-contouring at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. If you like the cuddly feel of a memory foam mattress, you’ll likely enjoy this deep sinkage.
Transition – Up next, we find another layer of TEMPUR® material, but this one is slightly firmer than the one above it. It mainly functions to help ease the sleeper into the sturdy base below.
Base – As I mentioned up top, the foundation of the Tempur-Cloud mattress is made with a thick layer of high-density poly foam. This material has a quick response to pressure, so works to curb the deep sinkage of the top two layers and bring some stability and shape to the structure.
How Does the Tempur-Cloud Mattress Feel?
Construction specs are all well and good, but how do these different materials make the bed feel? To find out, let’s about how firm the Tempur-Cloud is.
As with any feel factor, firmness is a subjective measure that could change depending on your body size, shape, or weight. Therefore, my read of the could very well differ from your own. For reference, I’m 5’10”, about 190 lbs. and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
After rolling around on the Tempur-Cloud for a bit, I decided to give it a 6/10 on the firmness scale. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it seems this bed is right around medium firm.
This mattress got a 6 from me because its feel is really dominated by the gentle top layers of memory foam. This material provides a lot of room to sink in for deep body-contouring and pressure relief, so the mattress certainly lands on the softer side of things. That being said, the base layer of high-density poly foam does do a decent job of bolstering the top foam layers, helping to curb the sinkage before it becomes too dramatic. All in all, I think this feel could work well for both back and side sleepers.
Testing the Tempur-Cloud Mattress
Though firmness is certainly an important feel factor, it’s far from the only one to consider when shopping for a new bed. So, let’s test out this mattress for two more attributes: Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.
When we talk about pressure relief, we’re referring to a bed’s capacity for alleviating tension at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To see how well the Tempur-Cloud does just that, we’re going to test it out with a pressure map.
Basically, I roll out this device, hop aboard, and let the map do the rest. As I move around, the gadget tracks the force I’m exerting on the bed, producing a colored “map” of pressure. Green indicates areas of low pressure and red indicates areas of high pressure.
Back – I thought the Tempur-Cloud mattress felt fantastic on my back! As I sank into the top layers of memory foam, I could feel the material filling in the space in my lumbar region for some lovely pressure relief. Folks with joint pain might be especially well-suited to this mattress.
Side – The Tempur-Cloud also felt great on my side. As I pressed into the structure, the memory foam layers contoured to my shoulders and hips, providing them with cushiony support as I sank deeper and deeper into the bed. Strict side sleepers should definitely consider getting into this mattress.
Stomach – The only position that didn’t really work for me was stomach sleeping. When I turned onto my stomach, I could feel my hips dipping out of alignment with my shoulders, resulting in some uncomfortable bowing at my lower back. Stomach sleepers tend to prefer firmer structures that lift the hips more “on top” of the structure, so may want to consider another mattress.
And finally, let’s chat about motion transfer. This refers to how likely you are to feel your bed mate’s movements in the night. We’re looking for low motion transfer here, which means the bed dissipates motion evenly across the structure. While everyone will want to pay attention to this measure, it could be especially useful for couples!
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, Eight inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
These are pretty good motion transfer results, which tell me you shouldn’t be too disturbed by your partner’s movements in the night. Memory foam is typically fantastic at absorbing and isolating motion, so I’m not too surprised to see these results! Long story short, couples could be well-pleased with this mattress.
So now that we have a pretty good idea of what’s going on in the Tempur-Cloud, let’s take a moment to compare it to some of its biggest competition on the market. Below, I’m going to briefly describe two of these competitors: Purple and Casper.
- In all honesty, the Purple mattress couldn’t be more different than the Tempur-Cloud. It’s built with a bouncy top layer of hyper-elastic polymer, so works to position the sleeper more “on top” of the bed than “in” it.
- The polymer is set up in a grid, with collapsible walls that fold under pressure. This establishes a balanced feel between pressure relief and support as the bed actively responds to your body regardless of position.
- Additionally, the hyper-elastic polymer grid is technically “temperature neutral,” which means it’s able to stabilize temperatures throughout the night. Hot sleepers, take note!
- For more on this bed, take a peek at my full Purple mattress review.
- Like Purple and Tempur-Pedic, Casper is a well-known bedding brand that sells a few different mattresses, though its original, all-foam model is probably the most popular.
- While the Original all-foam Casper also features memory foam in its construction, it’s sandwiched between layers of firmer foam. This produces a bouncier, more supportive feel than we see in the Tempur-Cloud.
- The big selling point of the Original Casper is its internal layer of zoned support, which provides softer foam at the shoulders for a little give and firmer foam at the hips for a little lift. This helps promote a healthy spine alignment, regardless of position.
- To learn more, check out my full Casper mattress review.
Well folks, we’ve arrived at the end of this review. After taking this mattress to task on everything from construction to firmness, pressure relief, motion transfer, and more, it’s time to ask yourself: Is this the bed for you? To help you make that decision, I’m going to leave you with a few final pros and cons.
Tempur-Cloud Mattress Pros
- If you’re a fan of memory foam, you’re likely to enjoy the Tempur-Cloud mattress. This bed features a ton of the cuddly material, which sets an overall soft and pressure-relieving tone.
- This deep pressure relief could work wonders for back sleepers in need of cushiony support at the hips and lower back.
- Side sleepers could also benefit from the layers of memory foam in this bed. With its slow response to pressure, this material provides plenty of space for side sleepers to sink in for relief at the shoulders and hips.
Tempur-Cloud Mattress Cons
- This isn’t a very bouncy bed, so probably won’t work for folks in need of high mobility and lift.
- It’s also not very firm, which could be a big deal breaker for stomach sleepers, who tend to prefer ultra-firm structures for lift at the hips and lower back.
How Much Does the Tempur-Cloud Cost?
|Twin||38" x 74" x 10"||$1,699|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 10"||$1,699|
|Full||53" x 74" x 10"||$1,899|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 10"||$1,999|
|King||76" x 80" x 10"||$2,399|
|California King||72" x 80" x 10"||$2,399|
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- Warranty – 10 Year
How long does Tempur-Cloud last?
The Tempur-Cloud mattress should last you between 5-7 years, depending on how you sleep and whether or not you share your bed with a partner.
Do Tempur-pedic mattresses sleep hot?
Since Tempur-Pedic mattresses are built with memory foam, they do tend to absorb and trap body heat. However, the brand sells plenty of models that come with special cooling properties to mitigate this issue.
Does tempur-cloud need a box spring?
Nope, not unless you want one! The Tempur-Cloud mattress can be set on the floor or a traditional bed frame. But if you want to bring a little extra height to your bed, you can always put it on a box spring.