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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress Review

Tempur-Pedic is a well-known mattress manufacturer that makes advanced memory foam beds. Tempur-Pedic has been in business for years, and now offers a wide range of high-quality mattresses. This review will focus on one of their newer products, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt.

The TEMPUR-ProAdapt is a luxury memory foam mattress that offers advanced pressure relief for deep relaxation. It utilizes an advanced version of Tempur-Pedic’s famous memory foam material, which was originally developed by NASA for use in space shuttles.

The ProAdapt is highly customizable, being offered in soft, medium and firm ratings, as well as in split sizes perfect for adjustable bed frames. There is also a hybrid model of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, but this review will focus on the all-foam version.

The TEMPUR-ProAdapt’s pricing puts it in the luxury mattress category. But does its quality match up to its price point? Our full TEMPUR-ProAdapt review will cover everything from this bed’s design and construction, to customer reviews, and the results of our own performance testing.

Similar Mattresses

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt TEMPUR-Adapt TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt
Firmness Soft (2-3), Medium (5), and Firm (7-8) Medium (5) Soft (2-3) and Firm (7-8)
Mattress Type Foam Foam Foam
Height 12” 11” 13"
Price (Queen) $2,999 $2,199 $3,699

TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress Review: Our Verdict

The TEMPUR-ProAdapt is a high-quality all-foam bed that’s available in your choice of soft, medium, and firm versions. Its main selling points are advanced pressure relief and conforming, due to its use of Tempur-Pedic’s signature memory foam materials. The ProAdapt is a comfortable and supportive mattress for a variety of sleepers. It’s also good for those who sleep with a partner, as it provides excellent motion isolation.

With that said, this model has its downsides. Our testers indicated that the foam material seemed to trap body heat, leading to an uncomfortably warm sleep experience. It’s also significantly more expensive than the average all-foam mattress. For certain people, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt may be a good fit. For many others, there are likely better options available.

Choose The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt if...
  • You want a choice between soft, medium or firm
  • You want advanced pressure relief
  • You like the feel of memory foam which closely conforms to your body
  • You sleep with a partner and are easily disturbed by their movements
Keep Shopping if...
  • You’re on a tight budget
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You have difficulty getting in and out of bed due to limited mobility

How Much Is the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress?

Compared to other models in the Tempur-Pedic lineup, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt is priced about average. Models from Tempur-Pedic typically range from about $2,000 to over $4,500, so the TEMPUR-ProAdapt’s price-point is roughly in the middle.

With that said, Tempur-Pedic is known to be a pricey brand. Compared to the average all-foam mattress, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt is definitely on the more expensive side. There are many high-quality all-foam beds available between $1,000 and $2,500, making the ProAdapt seem a bit expensive by comparison.

If you’re looking for a luxury mattress - and you’re willing to pay the price - the TEMPUR-ProAdapt may be a good option. If you’re on a tight budget, you may want to look elsewhere.

Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 39” x 75” x 12” 61 lbs. $2,499
Twin XL 39” x 80” x 12” 65 lbs. $2,499
Full 54” x 75” x 12” 81 lbs. $2,849
Queen 60” x 80” x 12” 92 lbs. $2,999
King 76” x 80” x 12” 121 lbs. $3,699
California King 72” x 84” x 12” 121 lbs. $3,699

How Does the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress Feel?

The TEMPUR-ProAdapt mattress feels like a very high-quality bed. As soon as you lay down on it, you can begin to feel the foam adapting to the shape of your body. The proprietary material compresses just enough to relieve pressure in common problem areas, without feeling like you’re sinking in too much.

There are significant differences between the different versions of this mattress. There are three all-foam versions (soft, medium, firm) and one hybrid model. The soft model, at a 2-3 out of 10 on the firmness scale, feels quite soft. Some sleepers - particularly back/stomach sleepers, and heavier individuals - may find that they sink into the soft version too much.

The medium model, at about a 5 out of 10, offers a versatile middle-ground. This model retains the superior conforming that is a major selling point of memory foam, yet remains firm enough to prevent excessive sinkage.

The firm model, at a 7 or 8 out of 10, is best suited for folks who prefer a very firm, supportive feel. While this model still uses similar memory foam materials, the foam is significantly denser, and provides more rigid support. It’s typically best for back and stomach sleepers, as side sleepers may find that the firm feel puts too much pressure on the hips and shoulders.

What Is the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress Made Of?

The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt is an all-foam mattress consisting of several unique foam layers. There is also a hybrid version of the ProAdapt, but this review focuses on the all-foam models.

All three firmness levels of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt use a similar design and construction. The main difference between the three versions is in the density of the foams they use. Firmer models use denser foams, which compress less under the weight of the body. Conversely, the softer models utilize less dense foams.

The underlying support layer of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt is a thick layer of dense polyfoam. This layer helps give the bed its overall structure, and it provides deep compression support for the softer foams that make up the comfort layers.

On top of the polyfoam support core sits a layer of TEMPUR-APR foam, which is Tempur-Pedic’s signature pressure-relieving foam. TEMPUR-APR foam is designed to deeply contour to reduce pressure on common problem areas including the lower back, hips, shoulders, and neck.

A comfort layer of original TEMPUR foam, Tempur-Pedic’s proprietary memory foam, sits atop the pressure-relief layer. This memory foam feels soft to the touch, and provides the initial comfort and contouring that memory foam beds are famous for. The comfort layer adapts to the exact shape of your body, providing customized comfort and support. TEMPUR-ES (Extra Soft) foam is very similar to the original TEMPUR foam, but with a plusher feel.

Finally, a SmartClimate Dual Cover System tops the mattress and protects it from damage. This removable cover is machine-washable for easy care. It’s also infused with an antimicrobial treatment, which helps to reduce the buildup of common allergens such as dust mites or dander.

The three firmnesses use slightly different arrangements of comfort layer foams, as outlined below.

  • Cover Material: SmartClimate Dual Cover System (removable and machine-washable)
  • Comfort Layers (Soft):
    TEMPUR-ES Comfort Foam
    TEMPUR-APR Pressure-Relieving Foam
  • Comfort Layers (Medium):
    TEMPUR-ES Comfort Foam
    TEMPUR-APR Pressure-Relieving Foam
  • Comfort Layers (Firm):
    TEMPUR-ES Comfort Foam
    TEMPUR-APR Pressure-Relieving Foam
  • Support Core: Polyfoam support core

Does the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Isolate Motion?

Rating: 4/5
The TEMPUR-ProAdapt isolates motion very well. Movement on one side of the bed should not disturb the sleeper on the opposing side. Our testers rated each version of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt (soft, medium, and firm) a 4 out of 5 in this category.

The TEMPUR-ProAdapt is a highly responsive and conforming mattress, meaning it changes shape to accommodate the sleeper’s body. The body sinks gently into the responsive memory foam, helping to significantly minimize motion transfer. When the sleeper changes positions, the impact is only felt on the foam immediately surrounding the sleeper.

Does the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Sleep Cool?

Rating: 2/5
The TEMPUR-ProAdapt does not sleep very cool. In fact, our testing indicated that this model performs worse in this category compared to the average all-foam mattress. Our testers rated each firmness level of this mattress at a 2 out of 5 for temperature neutrality.

Most foam materials, including those used in the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, tend to trap body heat. This excess heat is reflected back at the sleeper, which can create an uncomfortably warm sleeping experience. Additionally, as this is an all-foam mattress, there is limited airflow, making it difficult for the mattress to cool itself down. While the TEMPUR-ProAdapt has a “cool-to-touch” cover, our testers found that the cooling technology used was insufficient to maintain a comfortable temperature for hot sleepers.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating: 2/5
The TEMPUR-ProAdapt does sag somewhat around its edges. Our testers rated the edge support of the soft and medium models to be a 2 out of 5, and the firm model to be a 3 out of 5.

Edge support is typically dictated by the firmness of a mattress, and the materials used to make it. The TEMPUR-ProAdapt is an all-foam model, so it lacks the rigid underlying support found in hybrid and innerspring beds. This can cause some sinkage around the outer perimeter, particularly when excessive pressure is applied to a small area (when someone sits on the edge of the bed, for example). The firm model scored a bit higher, simply because the denser foam sinks in less when pressure is applied. Overall, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt scored below-average for edge support.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating: 2/5
The TEMPUR-ProAdapt scored below-average for characteristics that are important for sex. It is a bit difficult to move around on the bed because the foam material sinks easily under pressure and “hugs” the body. Its temperature regulation is also below-average, so it may feel too warm during sex. Lastly, it’s below-average edge support means that it’s difficult for couples to utilize the entire surface of the mattress.

The firm model of this mattress scored a bit higher in this category, at 3 out of 5. Both the soft and medium versions earned a rating of only 2 out of 5, however.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating: 2/5
Our testers noticed that the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt had more off-gassing than the average mattress. Our team was able to smell odors for several days after setting up the mattress.

“Off-gassing” is a byproduct of the manufacturing process involved with making modern foam materials. For the first few days after set-up, most new mattresses will release some odors. While harmless, these odors may be unpleasant for some people.

What Type of Sleeper Is the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress Best for?

The way that you like to sleep will have a significant effect on the performance of your mattress. For example, a bed that side sleepers find very comfortable may feel far too soft for stomach sleepers. So how does the TEMPUR-ProAdapt perform for each type of sleeper?

  • Side Sleepers: Most side sleepers will find the soft, body-conforming feel of Tempur-Pedic mattresses to be quite comfortable. Memory foam is typically a good fit for side sleepers, as it allows the shoulders and hips to sink in enough to reduce pressure and improve comfort. Most side sleepers will prefer the soft or medium firmness versions of this mattress, depending on comfort preferences.
  • Combination Sleepers: Combination sleepers, or those who sleep in a variety of positions throughout the night, will want to think about versatility. The medium firm ProAdapt will likely perform well for this category of sleeper, as it is the most versatile for a variety of positions. The soft version may feel comfortable on your side, but will likely feel far too soft on your back or stomach. Likewise, the firm version of the ProAdapt can provide support for the back and stomach, but is unlikely to be comfortable while sleeping on your side.
  • Back Sleepers: Back sleepers will likely be most comfortable on the firm version of this mattress. Only the firm version offers the rigid support that most back sleepers need for comfort and proper spinal alignment. Some back sleepers, particularly those who weigh less than 230 pounds may also find the medium version to work well for them. The soft ProAdapt is almost certain to be too soft for the vast majority of those who sleep on their backs.

Because there are three versions of this mattress, it’s likely that there is a model fit for your sleeping position and comfort preferences.

How Does Body Weight Impact the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress's Performance?

In addition to sleeping position, the bodyweight of each sleeper will have an impact on a mattress’s performance. Generally speaking, heavier people prefer firmer beds, which provide better underlying support. Conversely, lighter sleepers prefer softer beds, and they may find that firmer models put too much pressure on areas like the shoulders and hips. For the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, here’s what our testers found:

For sleepers under 130 pounds, the soft and medium versions scored the highest. Side sleepers in this category largely preferred the soft version, while back and stomach sleepers rated both the soft and medium versions highly. Keep in mind that the soft version is quite soft, at only a 2-3 out of 10. This means that even lighter sleepers will sink into the mattress significantly, creating a feeling of sleeping in, rather than on, the bed.

For sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds, the medium and firm versions scored well. The medium was the most common pick, and it was comfortable in the widest variety of sleep positions. The firm option was most popular among back and stomach sleepers of this weight category. For this weight class, the soft version will likely not provide enough support and should be avoided.

For sleepers above 230 pounds, the firm version will likely perform best, and may be the only viable option. Sleepers of this weight class need firm support, which can be difficult to find from all-foam beds. Even with the firmest version of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, some sleepers will find that they sink in too much for comfort. For some, opting for a firm hybrid or innerspring mattress may make more sense.

Is the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress Good for Couples?

The TEMPUR-ProAdapt may or may not perform well for couples, depending on each partner’s comfort preferences. It scores well for some factors that are very important for couples, but poorly for other, equally important factors.

For instance, this mattress has excellent motion isolation, meaning that your partner’s movements will be barely noticeable on your side of the bed, and vice versa. This is a huge perk for couples that are light sleepers, or are otherwise easily disturbed by movement. It’s also a very quiet mattress, due to its all-foam design, so noise during movement will not be an issue.

On the other hand, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt has mediocre edge support, which makes it difficult for some couples to utilize the whole mattress surface. It also tends to sleep hot, a characteristic that may be amplified by two people sharing the bed. It scores below-average for factors that are most important for mattress performance during sex, which is another important consideration for many couples.

Overall, the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt may be well-suited to some couples, but there are also better options for others.

What Do Customers Say About the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Mattress?

Reading through customer reviews is a good way to get a birds-eye view of what hundreds of different people think about their new mattress. So, how did the TEMPUR-ProAdapt mattress rate?

Overall, most customers reported a positive experience with the TEMPUR-ProAdapt. On the manufacturer’s website, this model earned an average rating of 4.6 out of stars. On Amazon, the figure was much lower, at 3.3 out of 5 stars - however, the number of reviews was also much lower.

On the positive side, many people commented on the mattress’s great support, pressure relief, and overall comfort. Many comments mentioned that the signature feel of the Tempur-Pedic was more comfortable for them than previous mattresses. Several reviewers noted that the TEMPUR-ProAdapt had great motion isolation, and a close contouring feel that they appreciated.

On the negative side, the most common complaints related to the mattress sleeping too warm, and to issues relating to comfort. Reviewers mentioned that the foam materials used in this bed seemed to trap body heat, which was a trend that our internal testing also noticed. Other reviewers noted that the bed did not feel comfortable for them, and that its performance and comfort did not match up with its high price tag.

Website Reviews
Tempur-Pedic 4.6/5 (1,600+ reviews)
Amazon 3.3/5 (40+ reviews)

Tempur-Pedic's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability The TEMPUR-ProAdapt is available online and in select Tempur-Pedic retailers around the United States. Online, it’s available directly from Tempur-Pedic, and also on Amazon.
Shipping Tempur-Pedic mattresses are delivered via free White Glove delivery service, which includes setup of your new mattress, and removal of your old mattress on request. This service is free for all orders to mainland US addresses. For orders to Alaska and Hawaii, as well as select remote locations, delivery costs extra.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are also available for shipping to many other countries. However, orders must be placed through the specific Tempur-Pedic website for your country.

Additional Services White Glove delivery is available for free for all orders in the contiguous United States. Free removal of your old mattress is also available upon request.
Sleep Trial There is a 90-day sleep trial on the TEMPUR-ProAdapt. You must keep the bed for at least 30 days before returning it, however, to allow for adequate time to test the mattress out. If you are not satisfied after those 30 days, you can return it within the first 90 days for a full refund.

There is a return shipping fee that the customer will be responsible for, which will be deducted from the refund.

Warranty Tempur-Pedic includes a 10-year warranty on the TEMPUR-ProAdapt. This warranty covers damage due to defects in materials and manufacturing. If damage is sustained to the bed due to an issue with the materials or craftsmanship, Tempur-Pedic will pay to repair or replace it. However, damage caused by spills, improper use, and normal wear-and-tear is not covered. Return shipping costs for warranty claims must be paid by the claimant.