Familiar with the brand Tempurpedic? Well, this week Sleepopolis has decided to take a look at the company’s hybrid mattress, the Flex Supreme Breeze. The Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze is a hybrid mattress designed to provide a best-of-both-worlds feel.
Will the Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze mattress meet the high expectations set by both customers and Tempurpedic? Continue reading below to find out!
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The Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze mattress is an 11.5″ mattress built from layers of foam and coils.
- Top layer – 2″ of memory foam. The top layer of this mattress is designed to act as the immediate comfort, pressure relief, and cooling for the sleeper.
- Second layer – 1″ of memory foam. This layer is similar to the top layer of memory foam, but tends to respond to pressure a little faster. By placing another layer of memory foam below the top layer, the mattress is able to provide contour for the sleeper in addition to a degree of transitional support.
- Third layer – 6″ of pocketed coils. A layer of pocketed coils is placed below the memory foam comfort layers to act as the main support layer for the mattress. Additionally, this layer of coils allows for a better influx of air in and out of the mattress. These coils are also highly responsive and work hand-in-hand with the responsive memory foam second layer to create quicker response times.
- Bottom layer – 2.5″ of polyurethane base foam. The bottom layer of this mattress is designed to act as the foundational base for the mattress as a whole.
The cover of the Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze mattress is built from a blend of polyester (94%) and spandex (6%). By combining these materials, Tempurpedic is able to offer a soft, stretchy, and breathable cover. Additionally, the elasticity of the cover allowed me to tug and pull from virtually every angle without changing how the cover would snap back into place.
This Tempurpedic mattress also contains the Tempur-Breeze material, which helps create a cool-to-the-touch feel and improves airflow when combined with the cover’s thin nature and materials used.
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Aesthetically speaking, the cover of this mattress is simple, but nice. The top half of the cover is white and embodies an interwoven pattern which transitions to about halfway down the sides of the mattress. At this point, a green like breaks the white and transitions into a gray bottom half around the perimeter of the mattress.
Firmness, Feel, & Support
|Firmness: 6 out of 10||Type: Hybrid||Cooling: Good||Motion: Low|
|Contour: Moderate Hug||Response: Fast||Sinkage: 2.25-3.25"||Bounce: High|
The Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze offers a medium-firm feel, landing at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the most firm.
As a medium-firm mattress, the Flex Supreme Breeze was designed to fall into the “universal comfort” category, meaning it was built to meet the needs of a vast majority of sleepers.
This Tempurpedic mattress did a nice job of supporting me in all sleeping positions. While I primarily sleep on my stomach, I did not experience any issues when sleeping on my back or sides. My spine felt as if it were in proper alignment in each position and I did not experience any degree of pressure along my joints. The top layers of memory foam did a great job of cradling my shoulders and hips, helping to prevent any pressure points.
With a medium-firm feel, this mattress is deigned to meet the needs of a vast majority of sleepers. At 140 pounds, I experienced 2.25″ of sinkage while lying normally on my back. Heavier sleepers will likely experience more sinkage, but the pocketed coil base does an excellent job of providing a strong level of push back, aiding in the deep compression support offered by the mattress.
Therefore, heavier sleepers will also benefit from the supportive nature of the Flex Supreme Breeze.
As an additional test, I decided to lie on the mattress with a 60 pound weighted vest, extending from my shoulders to my waist line. This vest brought me to a total weight just over 200 pounds. By adding the vest, I was able to test the deep compression support of the mattress as well as the edge support.
Both areas showed great resilience and continued to impress me. The Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze offers a high degree of support for sleepers of varying sizes and shapes.
|Small - 150 lbs or less||Great||Good|
|Average - 151-225 lbs||Great||Good|
|Large - 226-300 lbs||Great||Average|
|Very Large - 301-375||Good||Below Average|
Hug & Contour
The hug and contour of the Flex Supreme Breeze is a bit more generalized than I originally expected. Although this is a hybrid mattress, the top two layers are memory foam, which led me to believe there would be a much sharper contour. That said, the pocketed coils used in the mattress created a higher level of push back, which meant the memory foam top layers create a bit more of a balanced feel.
The memory foam does still do an excellent job of relieving pressure, but it’s not as dramatic of a contour as with an all memory foam mattress.
All mattress reviews on Sleepopolis go through a short series of sinkage tests. These tests are designed to provide you with insight on how the mattress will perform under various conditions, pressures, and positions.
- Lying on back – While lying on my back with all of my weight spread evenly across the mattress, I saw 2.25″ of sinkage.
- Lying on side – While lying on my side, I saw 3.25″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on the edge (conservative) – While sitting slightly back from the edge of the mattress, I saw 3.5″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on the edge (aggressive) – In a more aggressive sitting position with all of my weight directly on the edge, I saw 4.75″ of sinkage.
- Standing in the middle – With all of my weight standing at one point on the mattress, I saw 5″ of sinkage.
Keep in mind, sinkage results may vary based on body weight and body type. As mentioned above, I weigh 140 pounds.
Response, Bounce, & Motion Transfer
The response time on the Flex Supreme Breeze mattress was impressive. As a hybrid mattress, the pocketed coil base is able to provide a high level of push back, helping to avoid that stuck or trapped feeling within the memory foam top layers.
Once again, the hybrid design meant more bounce and motion transfer. The coils allowed for faster response times, leading to more bounce. This elevated level of bounce could certainly be a positive in terms of amorous activities, but more bounce does mean more motion transfer.
That said, while more bounce does generally mean more motion transfer, I was surprised at how well energy was able to dissipate.
The following graphic shows the visualized data from accelerometer testing. For these tests I place an accelerometer on one side of the mattress and drop a 12 pound medicine ball (from 3 different heights) on the other side. The movements are graphed below.
The cooling of the Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze mattress is top notch. As a hybrid mattress the pocketed coil base is able to provide a consistent level of airflow in and out of the mattress, helping to create a cooler sleeping surface. Additionally, the “Breeze” material used in the cover of this mattress is made from a phase change material. This fabric is designed to help you sweat less by storing excess heat from your body and then releasing it when your body temperature drops to prevent you from getting cold.
Although heavier and naturally warm sleepers may find that memory foam typically leads to a warmer sleeping environment, the combination of a phase changing cover and a pocketed coil base will help provide a more consistent level of cooling for the mattress. Throughout my sleeping test, I did not find that the mattress slept warm whatsoever.
|Split California King||$6,598|
- Height – 11.5″
- Shipping – Free, white-glove, arrives in 5-7 days
- Mattress Weight – 127 pounds (Queen size)
- Smell – Minimal, lasted 1-2 days
- Trial – 90 days
- Returns – The mattress can be returned and you will be refunded, minus the shipping costs.
- Warranty – 10 years; does not cover transportation costs
- Manufacturing – Foam made in the USA, cover made in Mexico, filled and finished in the USA
- Discounts – None currently available on Sleepopolis
The Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze mattress is a well-rounded mattress, there’s no doubt about it. The response times are above average, support and comfort are certainly balanced, and the breathability and bounce are nothing shy of impressive.
As far as hybrid mattresses go, the Flex Supreme Breeze is among the very best I have tested to date. However, the price is also among the most high I have seen. If money is less of a concern and you simply want the best hybrid, the Flex Supreme Breeze is an excellent choice. However, for some the price point may be prohibitively expensive.
I would recommend the Tempurpedic Flex Supreme mattress to sleepers who:
- Want a medium-firm mattress – The Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze comes in at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the most firm.
- Want a hybrid mattress – As a hybrid mattress, the Flex Supreme is going to have faster response times, more bounce, more motion transfer, and more of a generalized contour, as well as sleep a little cooler. You will want to be sure you’re a fan of all of these features before committing to this Tempurpedic mattress.
- Want a generalized contour – Once again, the hybrid design creates more of a generalized contour around your body. Although there are top layers of memory foam, the pocketed coil base creates a high level of push back and less of a sharp contour around your body.
- Don’t mind spending a little more – At $3,799 for a Queen size, the Tempurpedic Flex Supreme Breeze is not a cheap mattress. If you do not have any restrictions on your budget, this mattress could be a good fit. Otherwise, you may want to explore other options sold at a lesser price.
For more information or to buy the Tempurpedic Flex Supreme mattress, check out Tempurpedic.com.