For all those sleepers who prefer the unbeatable comfort and contouring features of the memory foam material, today we will be comparing two brands which are well known for their memory foam models. Amerisleep and Tempur-Pedic have mastered the production of various all-foam or hybrid beds with this material as their key component, which is why we decided to represent and compare their series of mattresses.
About the Brands
Amerisleep is an US-based brand founded in 2007, and they focus mostly on online sale while having only one brick-and-mortar store in Arizona. Their current mattress offer is based on only five all-foam models, which provide a decent palette of options for sleepers with different needs and preferences. On the other side, Tempur-Pedic has been present on the US mattress market since 1992 and is known for changing the models and names of collections in their offer more often than the other brands, so bear in mind that the ones we will be discussing today are in their current offer. A lot of customers are often confused by this since a lot of Tempur-Pedic’s discontinued older models are still available in some online stores such as Amazon. Besides all-foam models, Tempur-Pedic also sells hybrid models, which we will also mention, but the focus will be on their foam beds.
Amerisleep Mattresses Review
This brand offers memory foam models of similar construction, but with different comfort levels, before introducing their models, we are briefly going to target all the things they all have in common.
The first thing is the Celliant thread, which is in the cover of every Amerisleep mattress. The special thing about it is the fact that it contains different thermo-reactive minerals, which transform body heat into highly beneficial infrared light. So besides being breathable, their covers have the properties which increase blood flow, and naturally control the body’s temperature.
The company did not use any chemically-based fire retardants; instead, they placed a fire guard which is designed to fit the bed like a sock, and it is made of rayon and silica sand blend. Amerisleep’s specially designed fire guard has a GreenGuard certification, which guarantees that this is a safe product and that it does not cause any indoor air pollution.
When it comes to memory foam they use a custom formulated 4.0-pound Bio-Pur foam can be found in all of their models, although its thickness varies between 2 and 3 inches, depending on a model. This memory foam is designed to be supportive, comfortable, and not so much heat conductive. Just be careful not to mix it with Amerisleep’s another proprietary memory foam called Bio-Pur+, which is pricier and more advanced in terms of airflow due to its different cell structure.
Another foam Amerisleep uses is present in their advanced models, and it uses surface modification technology (SMT). This is what they place as a transitional layer, it has a specific design, almost like zoned, which provides enhanced pressure relief for lower back and shoulders, but also helps with thermoregulation because it is very breathable. For the base, they always use the Bio-Core layer, and the thickness of this foundation can vary between 6 and 9 inches.
Finally, what makes Amerisleep different from the others is the way they produce them, and this could also be the most efficient way of dealing with memory foam’s biggest drawback, hot sleeping. Amerisleep uses the variable pressure foaming process, which allows them to produce their models indoor, while most of the memory foam products have to be built in the open air. By doing so, they have greater control over the process, eliminate air pollution, and can create larger cellular structures which is why these memory foam beds, without a doubt, sleep cooler than any other.
After going through some of the main characteristics, we are now going to represent you the five models from the brands’ current offer.
Amerisleep AS1 is their mattress with most simple construction, and lowest price, so it can be considered as an entry level model. It has only two foam layers, and the first one is the 8 inches thick Bio-Core foundation layer, it is eco-friendly and prevents the mattress from sagging. On top of it is a 2 inches thick coat of Bio-PUR foam, which is more breathable than any traditional memory foam. Both layers are encased in the Celliant yarn cover which contains even 13 thermo-active minerals.
When it comes to firmness, this 10 inches high mattress is their firmest model, and it can be considered as an 8 or 9 on the firmness scale. Hence, we recommend it mainly to back and stomach sleepers, because it would put too much pressure on the shoulders and hips of side sleepers. Although most of the all-foam models struggle with edge support, this one does not have that problem since the edges showed a decent level of support while lying close to them.
The AS2 is medium-firm, and with its 12 inches, it is slightly thicker than the previous model due to the additional transitional layer. The Bio-Core base is 7 inches thick, the transitional Affinity layer is 3 inches, and on top is the 2 inches thick Bio-Pur comfort coat and the Celliant cover.
Although it is medium firm, it is still firm enough to be too much for side sleepers, while the stomach and back sleepers can enjoy comfortably on it.
The most versatile Amerisleep mattress and the one with the universal comfort level is their AS3 model, which is also the brands best seller. Its construction is similar to the AS2, 7 inches thick foundation, 2 inches of “zoned” transitional layer, and 3 inches thick comfort layer, all wrapped up in Celliant cover. On the firmness scale, this model is a medium option, comfortable for the vast majority of sleepers, including side sleepers who will love its close contouring and pressure relieving features.
For all sleepers who prefer more cushioning, medium soft AS4 represent the ideal balance of soft and responsive sleeping surface. To achieve that, the construction of this mattress is a bit different, but the base is still 7 inches thick, the transitional layer is here only 1 inch thick, while the final comfort layer is 4 inches high. There is, of course, the breathable Celliant cover to wrap up the construction of this model. This mattress is perfect for all types of sleep positions, and for everyone who likes the feel of being in bed, but without the feeling of being stuck.
The most luxurious and soft mattress from Amerisleep is their AS5 model, described as a 2 or 3 on the firmness scale, with 14 inches of height this is their highest, softest and most expensive model. Hence, it comes with a more complex construction than the other models. The core base remained 7 inches thick, while the transitional, ergonomic Affinity layer is 2 inches. The addition is the 2 inches of Active flex foam, which can be found only in AS5 mattress. Active flex is more bouncy, and it provides, even more cushioning, which is why AS5 is softer than other models. On top of it, they placed 3 inches of comfort foam and the Celliant cover. The AS5 is the best for side sleepers because it will gently hug their body and soothe their pressure points.
Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Review
Unlike Amerisleep, Tempur-Pedic organizes their selection of mattresses in three collections, ProAdapt, LuxeAdapt and Breeze, which together have ten models.
All-foam Tempur-Pedic models have high-quality memory foam, which is very durable and provides consistent close conforming. Their hybrid models have better temperature regulation, better edge support, and also exceptionally long life-span.
The main drawback is their high price, but the brand tries to compensate for that with quality, durability, and free white glove delivery within the contiguous US, which is rare among the mattress manufacturers.
Besides various firmness options, Tempur-Pedic offers variations in terms of construction with its two hybrid beds.
Another thing to bear in mind is that Tempur-Pedic does not disclose any details about the used materials or construction of their products, which many dislike about them as it seems that they are not transparent enough.
This line has four models, which can roughly be divided and described as soft, medium, medium hybrid, and firm. Although the construction can slightly vary from one model to another, here we are going to represent the main components of Tempur-Pedic foam models from their Pro-Adapt line.
The construction starts with a thick layer of dense polyfoam (or coils for hybrid), and upon it, there are several other foam layers, transitional foam, and usually two different layers of memory foam for support, comfort, contouring, etc. The cover is removable, but suitable for machine washing, and has cooling properties due to the phase-changing material they incorporated.
Although mattress from this series comes in three different firmness levels, soft, medium, and firm, this is the most subjective category and depends a lot on sleepers’ personal body features. The more you weight, the softer the bed will feel to you. All memory foam mattresses tend to feel firm for the first second or two, but after that, the material will start molding to your body curves, and it will soften while you sink in.
Side sleepers who are more petite or lightweight should opt for the soft comfort level, while others who weigh more should go for medium or firm. On the other hand, stomach and back sleeping are not such demanding positions, and it will all depend on sleepers’ firmness preferences.
With only two options in this premium line, soft and firm, it should not be hard to decide between them. Both models are all-foam mattresses, 13 inches high, and share similar construction. The soft version can be described as a 6, while the firm one is a 4, so they are both on the medium side of comfort, without being too firm or soft.
Construction starts with a standard foundation of sturdy polyfoam and a thin transitional polyfoam layer, next is the layer of supportive Tempur APR+ memory foam, and on top is a Tempur-ES comfort memory foam layer. In firmer version, there is also a layer of APR+ support memory foam, but above it is the Tempur’s standard comfort foam. The cover in this line is removable and suitable for machine washing, but its best feature is the fact that is cool to the touch, thanks to the SmartClimate dual cover system.
The soft version is excellent for side sleepers, while stomach sleepers should rather go for the firm model, because their hips will sink in too much, and they could develop lower back pain. Back sleepers should enjoy both versions, depending on their preferences.
Tempur Breeze series comes in two types of construction, hybrid (Pro Breeze) and all-foam (Luxe Breeze), both are available in two firmness levels, and these are their newest and most luxurious mattresses introduced in 2019.
The Luxe Breeze series comes in firm (3,5) and soft (5) version, and it is claimed that these mattresses should sleep up to 8 degrees cooler than the average memory foam model. Both beds are 13 inches high and use Tempur’s latest and most advanced foam technology called Tempur CM+.
For the foundation layer, they placed a coat of sturdy and dense foam, on top of it is their newer CM+ material which does an excellent job of promoting airflow and keeping it cool throughout the night. Next foam layer has a phase-changing material which absorbs the heat, and then there is the dual cover which also has cooling properties, and it is removable and washable. From the construction, we can see that Tempur-Pedic went above and beyond to deal with heat conduction since almost all parts of their structure have some role in the process of temperature regulation.
When it comes to other features, this model is hard to beat, it has excellent motion isolation, support, and comfort in both soft and firm types, and it is an ideal choice for sleepers who are ready to invest in the quality of their sleep.
Comparing Warranty, Prices and Other Terms
Tempur-Pedic is known for their high prices, but Amerisleep is not the cheapest brand out there either, so here we are going to summarize their prices and the terms and conditions that they offer.
|Warranty||20 years||10 years|
|Sleep trial period||100 nights||90 nights|
|Shipping||US and Canada||US and Puerto Rico|
|Delivery||Bed-in-a-box||White glove delivery, beds are not compressed|
All Amerisleep models are available in six standard mattress sizes, while with Tempur-Pedic that varies slightly from one collection to another, and we are going to address that in a specific chart. When it comes to non-standard dimensions, Tempur-Pedic offers split Queen and split King, while Amerisleep offers split King only. For the sake of this comparison, we are going to take current prices for the two main sizes of the mentioned mattresses and put them side to side. Keep in mind that the listed prices are current, and they can vary due to promotions, special offers, etc.
|Twin XL||Twin Long||Twin Long||Twin Long|
|Split King||California King||Split King||Split King|
|/||/||California King||California King|
|/||Split California King||Split California King||Split California King|
The Final Verdict
We tried to represent you both brands and their memory foam selections genuinely. In the end, it all comes down to your personal preferences, but we would like to point out a few more things.
If you are into materials and care about the surface you sleep on, it might be essential to you that the Amerisleep mattresses are produced with plant-based memory foam, in comparison to Tempur-Pedic which did not disclose or provide enough information about the foam they use. Tempur-Pedic uses different covers for their models, but they are mostly breathable, easily removable, and in Breeze series with cooling properties. On the other hand, all Amerisleep models have the Celliant fabric cover, which we already mentioned. Both companies use their proprietary memory foams and continuously improve them, but from the data we collected, it seems that Amerisleep uses processes that are more environmentally friendly.
This does not mean that Tempur-Pedic is using any harmful materials or processes. They simply tend to keep these details a secret, but the fact that they are not very transparent about their products might seem shady to some sleepers. Regardless of that, and the fact that they have higher prices, Tempur-Pedic is still among the best-selling mattress brands, which is why many sleepers trust them and their quality. However, many new brands are starting to take over the mattress market, and Amerisleep with its innovative approach and technology is definitely one of them, so if you are looking for the right memory foam model with a reasonable price, do not be afraid to rely on Amerisleep beds.