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Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Mattress Review

If you’re in the market for a plush, memory foam mattress, the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt might just be the bed for you. Featuring thick layers of the super gentle material, this bad boy was specifically designed to cushion sensitive spots along the body and provide deep overall pressure relief.

Sound too good to be true? I thought so too, which is why I tested this bed out for myself to figure out if it could be the absolute perfect mattress for you.

Keep reading for my full review! Only got a minute? Skip on over to my review summary.

Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress
Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress

Thick layers of memory foam softly cradle the shoulders and hips, offering great pressure relief for side sleepers!

Brand Snapshot

Tempur-Pedic officially got its start in 1992, but traces its roots back to the 70s when it worked with NASA to develop seat cushions for spaceships. The technology used in these cushions would eventually evolve into memory foam, the material Tempur-Pedic would help introduce to the world throughout the 90s and into today.

The brand now has several different mattresses to its name, many of which I’ve reviewed here at Sleepopolis*. We won’t be getting into these beds today, but later on we will be turning a magnifying glass on some of Tempur-Pedic’s fiercest competition in the mattress space: Purple and Casper.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Before we do any of that, we’ve got to figure out what’s going on in the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt’s construction.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt
The Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt

*I previously reviewed the TemperCloud and TemperFlex models, which they are currently in the process of discontinuing.

What is the LuxeAdapt Made Of?

As I teased in the intro, the LuxeAdapt features a ton of memory foam, with two thick layers of the stuff overlaying a base of high-density poly foam. This combination of materials is intended to create a soft structure that’ll allow the sleeper to sink in for some deep body contouring and pressure relief.

I should also mention that the LuxeAdapt comes in two different firmness levels: Soft and Firm, the former of which I’ll be checking out here.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the mattress!

Cover – The cover is composed of a polyester and Phase Change Material blend, which means it’s stretchy and breathable. Phase Change Material is woven with special fibers that make it literally cool to the touch, so will help to regulate temperatures throughout the night (and also mitigate some of the overheating properties of memory foam).

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Cover
Taking a look at the cover of the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt

Comfort – Built with the brand’s special Tempur-ES foam, the comfort layer has a slow response to pressure that allows for some fantastic sinkage. Like memory foam, the material here is incredibly gentle and is likely to conform to the unique curves of your body for pressure relief. I can already tell this mattress could be a great fit for side sleepers who are likely to benefit most from this plush feel.

Contour – Directly below the comfort layer, you’ll find a contour layer comprised of the brand’s Tempur-APR+. Featuring a slightly tighter cell construction than the ES foam, the memory foam in this section was designed for even more intense body-contouring, so will likely draw the sleeper further into the mattress for targeted relief at the shoulders and hips.

Support – To cushion the soft memory foam layers up top, Tempur-Pedic has slipped a layer of high-density poly foam into the base. This section is meant to give the mattress some shape and bolster the sleeper against the sinkage of the top layers.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Mattress Construction
Showing the materials used in the layers of the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt

How Firm is the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt?

As I press my hand into the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt, I’m immediately struck by how cool the mattress is, thanks to the Phase Change Material blended into the cover. Pushing in further, I can feel the top layers of memory foam contouring to my fingers, enveloping my force in a gentle cushion. This sinkage only intensifies the harder I press in, which tells me you’re likely to feel way more “in” this bed than “on top” of it.

Before I hop aboard and check out how this firmness translates to the rest of my body, I want to take a second to chat about my process for figuring out how firm a mattress is. For me, it’s really important to incorporate a few different opinions into this test. And why? Because different folks (with different bodies, shapes, and sleep preferences) are going to experience mattresses in diverse ways.

To that end, I invited three of my coworkers to come assess this bed with me. We each took a turn on the LuxeAdapt and assigned it a personal firmness rating, which we then averaged together to land on the composite score you see on the graphic below.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Firmness
Average firmness of the LuxeAdapt from 4 Sleepopolis testers

There was a bit of variance in our responses, but we all felt the firmness as somewhere in the 4-6 range. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear then that this bed is ultra soft.

I personally gave the mattress a 5 as I found its thick top layers of memory foam to produce an incredibly gentle structure. As I stretched out on the mattress, I could feel my entire body sinking deeply into its layers, resulting in an intense amount of body-contouring. While this did leave me feeling a bit stuck in the bed, the accompanying pressure relief was super satisfying, especially at my shoulders, hips, and lower back. This feel may be a touch too soft for back or stomach sleepers, but I think it could be a nice fit for those who doze primarily on their sides.

Check out my guide to the absolute best mattresses for stomach sleepers!

Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress
Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress

Thick layers of memory foam softly cradle the shoulders and hips, offering great pressure relief for side sleepers!

Pressure Relief

Another important component of a bed’s feel is how well it’s able to relieve pressure at sensitive spots along the body, namely the hips, shoulders, and lower back. So, for this test, I’ll be stretching out on a pressure map to determine just that.

As I move between positions, the map will make a colorful graphic depicting how my body is interacting with the structure in real time. Blue areas indicate zones of low pressure while red ones demonstrate high tension.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Pressure Map
The pressure map test results for the LuxeAdapt

Back – Lying on my back, my weight was evenly distributed across the surface of the mattress. I could feel my entire body sinking into the memory foam top layers, with the material working to fill in the space at my lumbar region for some satisfying pressure relief. Though I felt a lot of comfort in this position, I would say that it was somewhat difficult to move around and change positions.

Side – Turning onto my side, I could see that my earlier prediction that this would be a great bed for side sleepers was true. The memory foam sections hugged my shoulders and hips, providing excellent relief at these sensitive spots. Strict side sleepers could find a lot to love in this deep body contouring, though those lateral slumberers who need to switch between positions might be less impressed.

Stomach – As expected, the comfort on my side did not translate to my stomach. In this position, the soft foam layers caused my hips to sink out of line with my shoulders, creating discomfort along my spine. Strict stomach sleepers will usually want to go with a firmer structure, which supports a nice, even spinal alignment.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Side
Side sleeping on the LuxeAdapt is great for pressure relief

Tempur-Pedic Vs.

Since we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt, I thought it was time we see how it compares to some of its biggest competitors in the space, the Casper Wave and New Purple. While all these beds are distinct products with their own unique features, they do share some pretty striking similarities.

Casper Wave

  • Like the LuxeAdapt, the Casper Wave is a luxury mattress featuring layers of plush, pressure-relieving foam.
  • However, the Casper Wave does have slightly better mobility than the LuxeAdapt thanks to its layers of poly foam and latex.
  • Pricewise, the Casper Wave is much less expensive, coming in at $2,250 for a Queen as compared to the LuxeAdapt’s $4,000.

For more on the Casper wave, check out my full review.

New Purple

  • Though both the New Purple and LuxeAdapt were designed with pressure relief in mind, the former is much bouncier thanks to its hyper-elastic polymer comfort layer and pocketed coil support system.
  • That being said, it’s going to be a better pick for combo sleepers who need to move around and change positions through the night.
  • At $2,200 for a Queen, it’s also the least expensive of the bunch, though truly just a hair behind the Wave.

Read my full New Purple review.

Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress
Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress

Thick layers of memory foam softly cradle the shoulders and hips, offering great pressure relief for side sleepers!

Motion Transfer

If you share your bed with a partner, chances are you’ll be especially interested in this next test! Here, we’ll be assessing the LuxeAdapt’s motion transfer, or the amount of movement likely to be detected from one side of the bed to the other. So if you’ve got a rowdy pet or a particularly restless bedmate, this section’s for you.

To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Motion Transfer
I was really impressed with the ability of the LuxeAdapt to isolate motion transfer

These are incredibly good results, which tells me you shouldn’t be too bothered by any nighttime tossing and turning. Since memory foam has such a slow response to pressure, it’s able to absorb and dampen movement with ease, allowing for minimal disturbance across the structure. Given its performance on this test, I’d definitely recommend the LuxeAdapt for couples.

See my other top mattress picks for couples!

How Far Will You Sink In to the LuxeAdapt?

And finally, let’s chat sinkage. This test is meant to demonstrate how much you’re likely to sink into the bed, an important measure for those who have a strong preference for either feeling more “in” the mattress or “on top” of it.

To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.

The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Sinkage
You will definitely feel sunken into the LuxeAdapt

As I suspected, the LuxeAdapt features a ton of sinkage, which means you’re very likely to feel more “in” this mattress than “on top” of it. In fact, this is some of the most dramatic sinkage I’ve ever seen on a bed, so could be especially good for those who want to feel deeply hugged by their mattress.

Is the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Mattress Right for You?

Ah yes, the question we’ve all been waiting for: Is the LuxeAdapt the bed for you? While I can’t give you a definitive answer (sorry!), I can provide you with a few final pros and cons to help you make your decision.

Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress
Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress

Thick layers of memory foam softly cradle the shoulders and hips, offering great pressure relief for side sleepers!

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Recommendations

  • As I mentioned a few times throughout this review, I think the LuxeAdapt could be especially good for side sleepers who need deep pressure relief at their shoulders and hips.
  • It could also be a fantastic match for memory foam lovers who want a bed that epitomizes the material’s cushiony feel.
  • Given its performance on the motion transfer test, I’d also recommend it for couples!

Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Complaints

  • While this bed could be a potentially nice fit for side sleepers, I can’t say the same is true for stomach sleepers, who will likely find the structure too soft.
  • The LuxeAdapt also features virtually no bounce, which could be a deal breaker for those interested in a buoyant lift.
Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Stomach
I think the LuxeAdapt is a little too soft for stomach sleepers

Basic Information

  • Sleep Trial – 90 Nights
  • Warranty – 10 Years
  • Shipping – Free and includes white glove delivery.

Size and Pricing Information

Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress
Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt Mattress

Thick layers of memory foam softly cradle the shoulders and hips, offering great pressure relief for side sleepers!

SizeDimensionsPrice
Twin XL38" x 80" x 13"$3,499
Queen60" x 80" x 13"$3,999
King76" x 80" x 13"$4,699
California King72" x 84" x 13"$4,699
Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Panel
I reviewed the Soft version of the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt
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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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