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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Sleep Trial – 90 Nights
- Warranty – 10 Years
- Shipping – Free and includes white glove delivery.
Size and Pricing Information
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 13"||$3,499|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 13"||$3,999|
|King||76" x 80" x 13"||$4,699|
|California King||72" x 84" x 13"||$4,699|