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The Best Tempur-Pedic Alternatives in 2024 (+ Why It’s Purple)

    Last Updated
    March 15, 2024
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    Who Makes the Best Tempur-Pedic Alternative?

    The answer is simple: Purple. In every respect, the GelFlex® Grid outperforms Termpur-Pedic by providing a cooler alternative with better pressure relief and optimal support.

    Memory foam originated in the 1960s when NASA created this material to support astronauts’ bodies as they launched into space. In the ‘80s, Swedish scientists began to use it in sleep products, and by the ‘90s, Tempur-Pedic brought memory foam mattresses to the U.S.

    This space-age material was sufficient in its time, but today’s sleep technology and differing sleep preferences have created the demand for Tempur-Pedic and memory foam alternatives. 

    Some popular Tempur-Pedic alternatives to consider include:

    1. Purple (specifically the Restore Hybrid Collection)
    2. Serta (iComfortECO Smooth)
    3. Sealy (Posturepedic Plus)
    4. Stearns & Foster® (Lux Estate)
    5. Casper (Wave or Snow)
    6. Nectar Sleep
    7. DreamCloud
    8. Saatva
    9. Helix
    10. Nolah
    11. Brooklyn Bedding

    Instead of overviewing each mattress manufacturer, this article outlines which Purple mattress best replaces each Tempur-Pedic model. We’ll thoroughly explain why Purple’s unique and thoughtful design makes it the best mattress to choose when you’re looking for a memory foam or Tempur-Pedic alternative.

    Methodology: We compared the primary benefits of each Tempur-Pedic mattress model with Purple’s line of mattresses. We assessed features like cooling, support, comfort, pressure relief, materials used, and more to provide a list of the best Tempur-Pedic alternatives.

    Purple GelFlex Grid

    Innovative Sleep Technology

    Our GelFlex® Grid is a superior alternative to memory foam that provides conforming pressure relief without a delayed response.

    The Best Tempur-Pedic Alternatives

    We’ve highlighted the top six Tempur-Pedic alternatives available from Purple. From cooling mattresses to plush or firm mattresses, each Purple alternative below offers world-class comfort and support with reviews and awards backing them. Let’s dive in.

    Tempur-Pedic Model

    Tempur-Pedic Alternative

    Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze® 

    Purple RestorePremier™ Hybrid Mattress

    Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze® 

    Purple RestorePremier™ Hybrid Mattress

    Tempur-Adapt® ProAdapt

    Purple RestorePlus™ Hybrid Mattress

    Tempur-Adapt® Adapt

    Purple Restore™ Hybrid Mattress

    Tempur-Adapt® LuxeAdapt

    Purple RejuvenatePlus™ or RejuvenatePremier™ Mattress


    Purple Plus® Mattress

    1. Purple RestorePremier™ Hybrid Mattress

    Alternative for: Tempur-Pedic ProBreeze® or LuxeBreeze®

    Key features of the RestorePremier™ Hybrid shown with the mattress on a poster-style bedframe in a luxurious bedroom.

    Purple’s best cooling mattress, the RestorePremier™ Hybrid, not only compares, but tops the Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze® and ProBreeze®. Here is a breakdown of the top benefits of the RestorePremier™:

    • Feel: Soft or firm options
    • Key Features: 4x cooler with unparalleled temperature balancing, superior individualized pressure relief and support
    • Materials: 3” GelFlex® Grid, Coolflex™ Coils, Advanced Edge Support System, Ultra Comfort Foam, moisture-wicking antimicrobial cover
    • Sizes: Twin XL, queen, king, California king, split king
    • Price: $$-$$$

    Alongside thousands of five-star reviews, the Purple RestorePremier™ Hybrid mattress has earned several recent awards, including:

    • Men’s Health: Best Cooling Mattress Overall1 
    • PopSugar: Best Mattress for Side Sleepers2
    • The Spruce: Best Mattress for Side Sleepers3

    “I have had a Tempur-Pedic mattress for nearly 10 years and needed a change. My hip was in chronic pain and my partner's back was killing him. I bought a [Purple mattress] immediately as they have a no-nonsense return policy. We are completely astonished at how amazing we are sleeping on this mattress. Just wished I had bought it sooner.” — Katherine M., Purple RestorePremier™ review

    2. Purple RestorePlus™ Hybrid Mattress

    Alternative for: Tempur-Adapt® ProAdapt

    Key features of the Purple RestorePlus™ shown with the mattress on low upholstered bedframe in a beachy bedroom.

    Ranked as the best mattress for back pain, the Purple RestorePlus™ Hybrid is the ideal alternative to the Tempur-Adapt® ProAdapt and our top mattress for back sleepers. Here are the key details of the Purple RestorePlus™ Hybrid:

    • Feel: Soft or firm options
    • Key Features: 3x cooler, advanced pressure relief, and targeted support
    • Materials: 3” GelFlex® Grid, zoned Edge-to-Edge Coil support system, Ultra Comfort Foam, moisture-wicking antimicrobial cover
    • Sizes: Twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split king
    • Price: $$-$$$

    The RestorePlus™ Hybrid was recently named:

    • PopSugar: Best Luxury Mattress To Shop Online4
    • Forbes: Best Cooling Mattress in a Box5

    “After having the mattress for 6 months, I have to say this is the best mattress for combination back/side sleepers. It doesn't sag or develop the dip that most mattresses do and is truly very cooling. Great if you're also a heavier person.” — Tonya S., Purple RestorePlus™ review

    3. Purple Restore™ Hybrid Mattress

    Alternative for: Tempur-Adapt® Adapt

    Key features of the Purple Restore™ Hybrid shown with the mattress on an upholstered bedframe with pillows and bedroom furniture

    An alternative to the Tempur-Adapt® Adapt mattress, the Purple Restore™ Hybrid mattress is a best-in-class hybrid mattress featuring our innovative GelFlex® Grid. Here are the highlights of this bed:

    • Feel: Soft or firm options
    • Key Features: 2x cooler, excellent pressure relief, responsive support
    • Materials: 2” GelFlex® Grid, Comfort Foam, Edge-to-Edge Coil support system, antimicrobial finish
    • Sizes: Twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split king
    • Price: $-$$

    You don’t have to take our word for the Restore™ Hybrid’s excellence. Over 4,000 others agree in five-star reviews, and it holds several best mattress titles, including:

    • Forbes: Best Pressure-Relieving Mattress for Side Sleepers6
    • Forbes: Best Hybrid Mattress (Without Fiberglass)7
    • People: Best for Side Sleepers8
    • CNET: Best Hybrid Mattress9
    • The Spruce: Best Firm Mattress (in the firm feel option)3

    “This thing is a game changer! I prefer a firm mattress and I'm a hot sleeper. The Purple mattress has changed my sleep for the better! My back pain has gotten better and I feel far more rested!” — Michael K., Purple Restore™ reviews

    4. Purple RejuvenatePlus™ Mattress

    Alternative for: Tempur-Adapt® LuxeAdapt

    Purple’s RejuvenatePlus™ on an adjustable base in an airy, contemporary bedroom.

    Instead of the Tempur-Adapt® LuxeAdapt mattress, you should sleep on Purple’s RejuvenatePlus™ mattress. The details and reviews speak for themselves.

    • Feel: Soft
    • Key Features: Dreamy softness, minimal motion transfer with advanced conforming layers and zoned body support 
    • Materials: Quilted Euro Top, Active Responsive Comfort Foam, 2.5” High-Density GelFlex® Grid Plus, Ultra Comfort Foam, 8” 3-Zone Coil Core 
    • Sizes: Twin XL, queen, king, California king, split king
    • Price: $$$-$$$$

    In addition to nearly 10,000 five-star reviews, our RejuvenatePlus™ mattress has received the following accolades:

    • The Spruce: Best Splurge Mattress3
    • People magazine: Best Soft Mattress8

    “Absolutely the best mattress I've ever slept on. Very comfortable. No matter what position you sleep in, I absolutely recommend it to everybody I talk to.” — Robin D., Purple RejuvenatePlus™ reviews

    5. Purple RejuvenatePremier™ Mattress

    Alternative for: Tempur-Adapt® LuxeAdapt

    Key features of the Purple RejuvenatePremier™ mattress shown with the bed on an upholstered bedframe in a contemporary bedroom.

    To experience ultimate bliss, consider the Purple RejuvenatePremier™ mattress as an alternative to the Tempur-Adapt® LuxeAdapt mattress. Here’s why:

    • Feel: Medium
    • Key Features: Best-in-class sleep technology with 50% more GelFlex® Grid Plus between two layers, life-changing support
    • Materials: Quilted Euro top, two GelFlex® Grid Plus layers, Talalay latex foam, dual layers of Ultra Comfort Foam, Active Response Comfort Foam, 8" 5-Zone Coil Core
    • Sizes: Twin XL, queen, king, California king, split king
    • Price: $$$-$$$$

    Our top-of-the-line RejuvenatePremier™ mattress has been recognized by numerous reputable publications and mattress retailers. It holds the following honors:

    • Health: Most Comfortable Mattress11
    • The Spruce: Best Splurge Hybrid Mattress10
    • The Spruce: Best Euro Top Mattress12
    • Amerisleep: Best Luxury Mattress13

    “This mattress is heaven. I cannot remember the last time I had a perfect nights sleep. No tossing…no turning…no waking up during the night to go sleep on the couch. My husband has a bad back and he has seen some improvement with comfort during the night. This in and of itself was worth the money spent. We both actually feel rested when we wake up.” — Renee W., Purple RejuvenatePremier™ reviews

    6. Purple Plus® Mattress

    Alternative for: TEMPUR-Cloud®

    Key features of the Purple plus® mattress shown with the unmade mattress on a modern wood bed frame in a boho bedroom.

    The Purple Plus® mattress is the best TEMPUR-Cloud® alternative. Why? Here’s an overview of the benefits of the Purple Plus®:

    • Feel: Medium
    • Key Features: Breathable design, double support, motion isolation
    • Materials:  2” GelFlex® Grid, Ultra Comfort Foam, 2x Base Foam
    • Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split king
    • Price: $-$$

    In addition to its benefits, the Purple Plus® has been recognized by the following publications with awards:

    • People magazine: Best Medium Support Mattress8
    • Good Housekeeping named the Purple Mattress® best overall cooling mattress and recommended upgrading to the Purple plus® for more support and comfort14

    “Love everything about this bed. Our 2nd Purple mattress, and we will never get a different bed.” — Kayla I., Purple Plus® reviews

    7 Reasons To Choose Purple Over Tempur-Pedic

    Looking for a Tempur-Pedic alternative? Look no further. When comparing Tempur-Pedic and Purple, there’s a clear difference. Our revolutionary, patented sleep technologies move sleep health forward, whereas our competitors are stuck in the days of the Space Race.

    Need more proof? Here are seven reasons why Purple is the best Tempur-Pedic alternative.

    1. Innovative Sleep Technology 

    Step aside, traditional mattress types. Purple has reimagined the way we sleep with our innovative technology — the GelFlex® Grid. 

    Our mattresses are unlike anything else on the market and anything you’ve ever felt, thanks to the GelFlex® Grid. The GelFlex® Grid contributes most to what makes Purple mattresses so comfortable — regardless of the type of sleeper you are. It’s made of our proprietary Hyper-Elastic Polymer, molded into a repeating geometric surface that delivers cushioned comfort and support. The GelFlex® Grid is also:

    • Non-toxic
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Certified Clean Air GOLD
    • Made in the USA

    Each of our mattresses feature at least one layer of GelFlex® Grid on the very top of the bed, followed by layers of comfort and support polyfoams and/or coils (depending on the mattress model). If you’re a fan of memory foam mattresses like Tempur-Pedic, consider leveling up your sleep with a Purple mattress. Our mattresses have the benefits of foam plus next-level comfort, cooling, and support from the GelFlex® Grid. 

    But those are just the SparkNotes. Let’s get into the details of each benefit the GelFlex® Grid offers.

    Seven reasons why Purple is the best Tempurpedic alternative with a photo of the GelFlex® Grid exposed on a Purple mattress.

    2. Coolest Sleep Experience

    If you’re a hot sleeper, Purple’s mattresses are made for you. Thermal tests and heat flux studies show Purple mattresses are up to four times more effective than major competitors at drawing excess heat away from the body.

    The dense construction of traditional memory foam mattresses prohibits airflow. That, paired with the conforming features some sleepers love, causes memory foam mattresses to absorb and retain body heat. 

    Purple mattresses aren’t capable of trapping body heat. In fact, our mattresses dissipate heat and remain temperature-neutral all night long, allowing you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Even memory foam mattresses infused with cooling gels like the Tempur-Breeze® models, can’t compete with the over 1,400 breathable channels in Purple’s GelFlex® Grid. 

    3. Superior Support and Comfort

    There’s no need to choose between comfort and support — with Purple, you can get both. The GelFlex® Grid is engineered to be both soft and supportive. It braces broad surfaces, like the legs and back, for even weight distribution and spinal alignment. It simultaneously gives under concentrated pressure to cushion and relieve strain on the hips and shoulders.

    For some sleepers, the support and comfort traditional memory foam mattresses like Tempur-Pedic offer might be just fine. But if memory foam hurts your back, the combination of GelFlex® Grid and polyfoam layers in a Purple mattress might better serve you. 

    Do you remember the pinscreen impression toy from your childhood? You’d place your hand on the back and flip it over to reveal the shape of your hand in pin art. The concept behind the GelFlex® Grid is similar. Our mattresses perfectly cradle each subtle curve of the body. This means no gaps between your body and the mattress where support is needed, like the lower back. 

    4. Instantly Adapts 

    When climbing into bed at night, you shouldn’t have to wait for your bed to be comfortable. Memory foam mattresses like Tempur-Pedic soften with body heat, making them slow to adapt. But with the Purple GelFlex® Grid, there is no delay in comfort. It doesn’t need to soften with body heat in order to conform or adjust — it’s instant. 

    As you change positions, the GelFlex® Grid flexes with your movement. There’s no interruption in comfort as you roll or shift, so you’ll wake up less throughout the night. Plus, with ideal motion isolation, you won’t feel your partner turning on the other side of the bed.

    This is all thanks to the Hyper-Elastic Polymer that makes up the GelFlex® Grid. It springs back time and time again without lag. The stretchiness contributes to the long-lasting durability of Purple mattresses.

    5. Ease of Movement

    Some soft memory foam mattresses are notoriously difficult to move around on, with the sinking feeling weighing sleepers down. Since memory foam and TEMPUR mattresses require more effort from sleepers to flip from position to position, sleepers may wake up more throughout the night while changing positions.  

    Responsive surfaces like the GelFlex® Grid offer minimal resistance and subtle bounciness that helps lift sleepers, making it easier to change sleep positions without waking up. And fewer sleep disruptions equals more restful sleep.

    6. Strong Edge Support

    Along the perimeter of the GelFlex® Grid, Purple mattresses feature an additional Edge Support System. This extra foam increases support, making it easier to get in and out of bed. For those who may struggle to physically lift themselves out of bed, like seniors and pregnant people, this extra support keeps you from sinking into the side of the bed while trying to get up.

    Not all memory foam beds have inadequate edge support, though those made with weaker foams may cause the mattress to sag over time. However, with the combination of the GelFlex® Grid core and foam edge, Purple mattresses outperform competitors on support, comfort, and ease of movement. 

    7. Options for All Budgets

    Depending on the model, Purple mattresses are a lower-priced alternative to Tempur-Pedic. Purple sells mattresses in a wide price range across three collections. They are: 

    Not only are you sure to find a Purple mattress that fits your budget, but Purple offers additional ways to save and finance, including:

    • Frequent sales around holidays, which is typically the best time to buy a mattress 
    • Discounts for healthcare professionals, military members, educators, students, first responders, and truck drivers
    • Financing through Affirm when purchased online through Purple (loan terms between six and 48 months)

    Keep in mind that both Purple and Tempur-Pedic mattresses are sold at numerous retailers and locations, each of which offers financing options and promotions specific to the individual store.

    Seven reasons why Purple is the best Tempurpedic alternative with a photo of the GelFlex® Grid exposed on a Purple mattress.

    Why Are People No Longer Buying Memory Foam?

    The primary reason most people are no longer using traditional memory foam mattresses comes down to heat retention.

    Although true memory foam mattresses can offer exceptional pressure relief and support, they trap heat, making them unsuitable for many sleepers, particularly those who run warm. Even with phase-changing gel, which claims to be cool to the touch with dense “ventilated” foam layers, memory foam mattresses like Tempur-Pedic and others trail behind the cooling effects and airflow of Purple’s innovative GelFlex® Grid. 

    Plus, we’ve always been able to ensure that Purple’s non-toxic polyurethane foam, GelFlex® Grid, powder dusting, and all other materials are:

    • Low VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
    • No chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
    • Free of chemical flame retardants
    • Performance-tested
    • Durability-tested
    • Emissions-tested
    • Content-tested
    • Analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories
    • Meets CertiPUR-US® standards
    • GREENGUARD Gold Certified

    So if you’re looking for a Tempur-Pedic alternative, consider Purple. Thanks to the unique differences in Purple mattresses that lead sleep health innovation, you’ll drift off blissfully and wake up refreshed.

    Sleep Better With Purple

    Regardless of your sleeping style, Purple mattresses adapt to your body contours, ensuring a personalized sleep experience.



    Purple mattresses are the best Tempur-Pedic alternative, though which model depends on what you’re looking for in a mattress. Across our three collections, we have mattresses that best replace each Tempur-Pedic model. So whether you’re looking for a cooling, plush, or supportive mattress, we’ve got you covered with a Tempur-Pedic alternative.

    What makes ours better than other comparable mattresses? Our innovative GelFlex® Grid. Nothing beats the ultimate cooling, superior pressure relief, or responsiveness of the stretchy GelFlex® Grid in a Purple mattress

    The Purple RestorePlus™ Hybrid mattress is a similar alternative to the Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt® mattress.

    Both hybrid mattresses feature three layers, but only the Purple RestorePlus™ has 3 inches of GelFlex® Grid to boost comfort. It instantly adapts to conform and move with your body, unlike memory foam, which is slow to soften and respond to body heat. The responsive Edge-to-Edge Coil system of the RestorePlus™ provides targeted support to promote body alignment and airflow for cool, refreshing sleep. Plus, it helps that the RestorePlus™ costs $400 less than the ProAdapt® 

    The Purple RestorePremier™ Hybrid mattress is most comparable to the Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze®. 

    Tempur-Pedic compares its mattresses’ cooling abilities against each other. At Purple, we test against other mattress brands. Through thermal and heat flux testing, the RestorePremier™ was proven to be four times cooler and more effective at removing excess heat than major competitors.  

    Save thousands with this Tempur-Pedic alternative and Purple’s coolest mattress yet — the RestorePremier™

    There is no competition between hybrid vs. memory foam mattresses. Hybrid mattresses sleep cooler due to the coil support’s airflow.

    Though Tempur-Pedic does sell some hybrid mattresses, what they’re known for is their TEMPUR-Material™ memory foam. Memory foam retains and traps body heat, leaving sleepers uncomfortable and hot. Tempur-Pedic mattresses are also one of the most expensive brands on the market

    About the authors

    April Seifert

    April has nearly a decade of writing experience, with 3+ years specializing in sleep content. Her work has been covered by sites like BuzzFeed, Entrepreneur, and Money Under 30. She has an M.A. in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Communication Studies. As a self-proclaimed expert in all things cozy, she sleeps better at night, knowing her writing helps others sleep in comfort, too.

    Kristen Olson-Turner
    Senior Director of Merchandising, Mattress and Bases

    Kristen Olson-Turner is the Senior Director of mattresses, where she has spent 10+ years understanding customer needs and integrating solutions into Purple products for better sleep and comfort.