All beds are not created equal and here, at Mattresses For Less, we strive to bring our customers all of the facts.
Often we receive the question, “What are the differences between memory foam mattresses like the iComfort or Comforpedic and the Tempurpedic?” or “Which is better – the Comforpedic mattress or the Tempurpedic mattress?” Today, we aim to educate those who may be in the market for a high quality memory foam mattress. You just might be surprised to learn the real facts.
I. Dissipates heat. Not temperature sensitive.
a. Tempurpedic foam is temperature sensitive. If your room is cold then your mattress firms up. If your room is warm, it loses support. Also, your own body heat will cause the foam to lose support. In northern states where tempuratures are colder they actually tell you not to bend or fold the mattress due to the possibility that it might break.
b. The density and formulation of the Tempur material used in a Tempurpedic mattresses causes them to trap your body heat within the mattress and sleep hot.
c. Comforpedic and iComfort mattresses use a foam formulation process that is not temperature sensitive. The mattress will have the same feel and consistency in a cool room as it does in a warm room.
d. They also have developed the foam to be less dense and more porous, so it dissipates heat much faster therefore it does not sleep hot. In addition iComfort and Comforpedic are constantly improving and taking advantage of the latest in foam and gel technology. Gel is used in all of the CP and iComfort models for additional support and its cooling properties.
II. Quick Recovery.
a. Tempur material is a very slow reacting foam. This will make it difficult to change position during the night or with any other movement/activity that one might attempt while in bed.
b. Comforpedic/iComfort foams are less dense and have much quicker recovery time, resulting in superior pressure relief and ease of movement.
III. Price/Consumer confidence.
a. Tempurpedic spends a huge amount of money on infomercials, direct mail marketing, broadcast advertising, etc. It has been said that up to 70% of every dollar spent on a Tempurpedic mattress goes toward marketing.
b. CP and iComfort models are also priced high compared to traditional innerspring mattresses but consumers should expect to spend about $500 less than the same level Tempurpedic mattress. Also CP consumers can buy with confidence knowing that CP offers its customers an unprecedented 365 day comfort guarantee, allowing the consumer one full year to exchange the mattress if not completely satisfied. iComfort allows 120 days. Tempurpedic allows 90 days.
Other things to consider:
Break in period. In order to break the bed in, many Tempur retailers will tell consumers to walk on their beds or to invite the neighbor’s kids over to jump on it. Really, what is happening is that by walking or jumping on the bed, the membranes of the foams cellular structure are being broken. This is a process known as “cracking” the foam. This causes the bed to “break in” to its proper feel but it also causes off gassing, which produces a chemical odor.
CP and iComfort mattresses have all been “pre-cracked” at the factory. CP calls the process Transflexion. The result is your new mattress will feel the same in your home as it did in the showroom without any unpleasant off-gassing odor.
You don’t have to take our word for it. Here is a side by side comparison video that shows people prefer Comforpedic.
Sleeplikethedead.com discusses their research of the Simmons Comforpedic Mattress.
At Mattresses For Less, we proudly stand by and offer a full selection of Simmons Comforpedic mattresses. Stop by one of our 5 Houston, Texas locations today and try one of these magnificent beds out for yourself.