If you’re in the market for a plush, memory foam mattress, the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-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 assessed this bed for myself to figure out if it could be the right mattress for you. I put the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt to the test to get all the details of its construction, feel, performance, and how it compares to some of the competition on the market. By the end of this review, you will know if this Tempur-Pedic mattress is right for you.
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Is the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt a Good Mattress for You?
Let’s start off with some of the basics about the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress. Depending on your body weight, height, and preferred sleeping position, the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt may or may not work for you. While I can’t make that decision for you, I’ve given some basic recommendations below to help you get there on your own.
Who I recommend the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress for
- If you enjoy the cushioning feel of memory foam, you’ll likely enjoy the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress. This mattress has some of the most dramatic sinkage I’ve ever experienced, so it could be especially good for those who want to feel deeply hugged by their mattress.
- I think the side sleepers could really enjoy this soft bed. Its deep sinkage will relieve any pressure at their shoulders and hips.
- I highly recommend this bed for couples. The TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt’s plush build cushions movements from one side of the bed to the other, leaving you with a good night’s rest free of any disturbance from your partner’s tossing or turning.
Who I don’t recommend the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress for
- This bed is definitely too soft for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers need a firmer mattress to help keep their hips in healthy alignment with their shoulders. If that’s you, I’d recommend checking out one of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
- I would steer average weight and heavier back sleepers to a firmer mattress. This bed definitely has a lot of sinkage, and not enough support to keep these sleepers’ hips supported.
- I don’t recommend the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt for heavier folks. These sleepers need a firmer mattress with more support.
How Firm is the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Mattress?
Firmness is one of the most important factors to consider during your search for a new bed. I want to take a second to chat about my process for figuring out how firm a mattress is. It’s really important to incorporate a few different opinions into this test. 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 TEMPUR-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 out of 10 range, where 1 is ranked the softest and 10 is the most firm. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear that this bed is ultra soft.
I personally gave the mattress a 5 out of 10 as I found its thick top layers of memory foam produced 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.
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Mattress Performance
Although a mattress’s firmness is one of the most important factors to consider, you’ll want to look at a few more characteristics to get a well-rounded idea of your potential new mattress. To really determine whether a bed is a good fit for you, it’s important to consider how it performs in different sleeping positions, how it relieves pain and pressure, and how it might feel for couples sharing the bed. So let’s do just that!
Testing the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions
Different sleeping positions and weights require different amounts of support. Generally, light sleepers don’t need the same amount of support as heavy sleepers. Read on below to see how the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress performs for sleepers of different weights.
Is the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?
- Light Back Sleepers – Light back sleepers tend to feel mattresses as a tad firmer than advertised, so I think this bed would be an okay option for these folks. However, back sleepers often desire more support than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt offers.
- Light Side Sleepers – These sleepers will really enjoy the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress. Light side sleepers should feel its memory foam layers hugging their shoulders and hips.
- Light Stomach Sleepers – Light stomach sleepers need more support than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt offers and should look for a bed with more support and a firmer rating.
Is the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)?
- Average Weight Back Sleepers – I think average weight back sleepers will sink too much on this bed, therefore I do not recommend it to these sleepers. This mattress is going to be too soft to keep these sleepers’ hips lifted up.
- Average Weight Side Sleepers – The TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt is a great choice for average weight side sleepers! The LuxeAdapt features a ton of sinkage, which means you’re very likely to feel more “in” this mattress than “on top” of it — which side sleepers will appreciate!
- Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – I recommend stomach sleepers look for a firmer mattress than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt. This bed is designed for body contouring, which is not something that stomach sleepers want. These sleepers need a support system that will keep the bed from enveloping them!
Is the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)?
- Heavy Back Sleepers – The TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt features a ton of sinkage, making it unsuitable for heavier folks. These sleepers should opt for a much firmer and more supportive bed, which they can find in our best mattresses for heavy people roundup.
- Heavy Side Sleepers – See above.
- Heavy Stomach Sleepers – See above.
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Pain Relief Performance
Another important component of a bed’s feel is how well it’s able to relieve pain and 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 and green areas indicate zones of low pressure, while yellow and red ones demonstrate high pressure.
Back Pain – Lying on my back, 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. Although this bed may provide temporary relief from back pain, it is not supportive enough to relieve back pain.
Shoulder Pain – The memory foam sections hugged my shoulders and hips, providing excellent relief at these sensitive spots. All things considered, this bed is a great option for sleepers with shoulder pain.
Hip Pain – In the same way that this mattress is beneficial for shoulder pain, this bed is good for helping relieve pressure for side sleeper’s hips. It should really cushion these joints to offer great pain relief.
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Performance for Couples
If you share the bed with a partner, you’ll want to keep a few more things in mind while shopping for a new mattress. Features you’ll want to consider include motion transfer, performance during sex, cooling, and edge support.
If you’ve got a rowdy pet or a particularly restless bedmate, this section’s for you. Here, we’ll be assessing the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt’s motion transfer, or the amount of movement likely to be detected from one side of the bed to the other.
To illustrate 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 motion isolation 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 definitely recommend the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt for couples who are easily disturbed by tossing and turning.
Although it may be great for couples in terms of motion isolation, the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt is not good for couples who are active in bed. The deep sinkage here makes movement difficult and it may feel as though you are being enveloped in the mattress. This is to be expected with such a soft mattress, but means that this mattress is not suitable for sex.
Although memory foam is known to overheat, the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt incorporates Phase Change Material in its cover to counteract the heat trapping tendencies of the multiple layers of memory foam in its build. That being said, the amount of sinkage this mattress allows leaves little room for airflow between your body and the bed. If you are a hot sleeper, I would recommend checking out the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Breeze — a bed designed with cooling comfort in mind.
Unfortunately, the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt has poor edge support. The sinkage throughout the mattress is extended to its perimeter, which can not only make the mattress feel smaller, but can make you feel like you might fall off the bed with one too many turns! I recommend couples take this into consideration. However, for solo sleepers this mattress’s edge support should not have too much of an impact.
What is the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Mattress Made Of?
As I’ve mentioned, 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.
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 it will help to regulate temperatures throughout the night (and also mitigate some of the overheating properties of memory foam).
Comfort Layer – 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. This mattress could be a great fit for side sleepers, who are likely to benefit most from this plush feel.
Contour Layer – Directly below the comfort layer, you’ll find a contour layer comprised of the brand’s Tempur-APR+ memory foam. 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-LuxeAdapt Unboxing and Off-Gassing
The TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will ship compressed right to your door. As with all bed-in-a-box mattresses, you’ll need to wait at least 24 hours for this bed to fully decompress after unboxing.
As with many new mattresses, the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt will likely emit a smell when it is first unboxed — this is known as off-gassing. If you experience off-gassing, I recommend leaving the bed uncovered in a well-ventilated room for a few hours while the smell dissipates.
Ah yes, the question we’ve all been waiting for: Is the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt the bed for you? While I can’t answer that for you (sorry!), I’m going to leave you with a few of my favorite things, as well as complaints, about this mattress to help you make the final decision.
My favorite things about the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress
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. This sinkage only intensifies the harder your body presses in, which tells me you’re likely to feel way more “in” this bed than “on top” of it. 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!
My TEMPUR-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. This bed also is suitable for a somewhat smaller audience than most mattresses due to how soft it is. This bed is definitely too plush for heavier folks, and its lack of edge support does not help it out with this group either.
How Much Does the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Cost?
Of course, before you purchase a new mattress you’ll want to look at how much it costs. Take a look at our up-to-date pricing chart below, and make sure to visit our Tempur-Pedic coupon page for a nice discount.
Prices listed below will be before discount or offer for each size.
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 13"||$3,299|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 13"||$3,799|
|King||76" x 80" x 13"||$4,499|
|California King||72" x 84" x 13"||$4,499|
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does this Tempur-Pedic mattress come with a sleep trial?
Yes! The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress comes with a 90-night sleep trial. Giving consumers a full 3 months to try out the mattress.
Does Tempur-Pedic offer a mattress warranty?
Yes, the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt mattress comes with a 10-year warranty.
How does the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt ship?
This Tempur-Pedic mattress comes with free shipping and options for how it will arrive at your door. While it is a bed-in-a-box, the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt actually comes with White Glove Delivery if you would prefer (free of charge)!
Does the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt need to be rotated?
Nope! Tempur-Pedic mattresses feature a top side specifically designed to last, so there is not need to flip or rotate this bed.
Does TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt need a certain bed frame?
No, this bed should fit inside almost all bed frames so there’s no need to purchase a new one. However, Tempur-Pedic mattresses may not be suitable for antique bed frames that do not have the same size specifications as modern furniture.
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt Vs
Since we have a clear picture of the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt, I thought it was time we see how it compares to some of its biggest competitors, the Casper Wave Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid. While all these beds are distinct products with their own unique features, they do share some pretty striking similarities.
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt vs Casper Wave Hybrid
- Like the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt, the Casper Wave is a luxury mattress featuring layers of plush, pressure-relieving foam.
- However, the Casper Wave Hybrid does have slightly better mobility than the LuxeAdapt thanks to its support layer of pocketed coils.
- The Wave Hybrid has a zoned support system that makes it a great mattress for back pain.
- Take a look at my Casper Wave Hybrid mattress review for more information.
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt vs Purple Hybrid
- Though both the Purple Hybrid and TEMPUR-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, the Purple Hybrid is going to be a better pick for combo sleepers who need to move around and change positions through the night.
- The Purple Hybrid also sleeps cooler than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt.
- Read my Purple Hybrid mattress review to learn more.
Other Models from Tempur-Pedic
Wondering what else Tempur-Pedic has to offer? Below I’ll compare the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt to some of the brand’s other popular models. To see an overall comparison of all of the Tempur-Pedic beds, head over to my Tempur-Pedic mattress roundup.
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt vs TEMPUR-Cloud
- The main difference between these Tempur-Pedic beds is that the LuxeAdapt has more cooling capabilities, due to its Phase Change Material cover.
- The TEMPUR-Cloud is a bit firmer, making it more suitable for back sleepers!
- The TEMPUR-Cloud is a lot cheaper than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt.
- To learn more, head over to my full TEMPUR-Cloud mattress review.
TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt vs TEMPUR-ProAdapt
- While the LuxeAdapt model is the most advanced bed from Tempur-Pedic, the ProAdapt is the most popular mattress the brand sells.
- The TEMPUR-ProAdapt is offered in 4 different models: soft, medium, medium hybrid, and firm.
- The TEMPUR-ProAdapt has a lower price tag than the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt.
Take a look at how the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt performed on my star rating chart below!
Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Mattress
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