Tempurpedic vs Purple: It Is High Time to Get the Best Mattress?

Are you torn between Purple and Tempur-Pedic? Well, we can’t blame you for that. Tempur-Pedic and Purple are two popular brands when it comes to high-quality mattresses. So, we will try our best to help you decide which one suits you more with the help of this post. Hang on because this battle of the brands is something that you should not miss.

Tempur-Pedic Mattress

  •  At a glance: Premium Memory Foam Mattress  
  • Headline: With various lines of mattresses, Tempur-Pedic targets a wide range of customers who stick to premium mattresses. As an award-winning brand, you can expect nothing but satisfying comfort and support from its mattresses.

Purple Mattress

  •  At a glance: Affordable and Unique Soft Mattress  
  • Headline: From wheelchairs to mattresses, Purple took its time to analyze and provide the best comfort solutions according to customers’ needs. With its rocket scientist and comfort tech genius founders, Purple mattresses were created and introduced to a wider range of consumers.

Quick Synopsis

Don’t feel like reading over a thousand words today? Don’t worry because we got a solution to that. Here is a quick overview of the difference between Purple and Tempur-Pedic mattresses:

Quick Comparison

Price – Purple is still more affordable than Tempur-Pedic despite being a hybrid mattress.

Feel – Tempur-Pedic is ideal if you want the memory foam feel. But if you want a bouncy mattress with more layers of foams, go for Purple Hybrid Mattress.

For more details regarding these points, we put everything below to help you decide.

Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Best For:

  • Sleepers who prefer the quality and feel of memory foams
  • Hot sleepers
  • Shoppers who seek premium and durable mattresses
  • Small, medium, and large body types
  • Couples who need a solid edge need support and reduced motion transfer

TEMPUR‐Contour Supreme Firm Mattress, Queen

For this comparison article, we decided to stick with the TEMPUR-Breeze line of mattress from Tempur-Pedic. Specifically, we have the TEMPUR-PROBreeze that is 3° Cooler – Medium then there’s the Hybrid Mattress from Purple. Both mattresses are great for hot sleepers so we will dig deeper as you go through this post.


Buying a mattress is not as simple as buying a sleeping mat. There are more parts and features to consider whether its design and construction fit you. For this 3° Cooler Tempur-Breeze, Tempur-Pedic made sure that many customers can enjoy its benefits by offering it in different sizes. Its sizes start from Twin Long/Twin XL, Double/Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King, and Split California King. Since this mattress has a 12 inches thick profile, expect it to have multiple layers that will ensure its performance. For its first and outer layer, TEMPUR-PRObreeze has the SmartClimate Dual Cover System. This is made with a zip-off enclosure so you can remove it for laundry then put it back easily later. Its outer layer is made to be cool to the touch while its inner layer is super stretchable to provide comfort and convenience. Its next layer is made of a PureCool+ Phase Change material. This provides an advanced cooling effect that can encourage you to fall asleep easily after a couple of minutes only. For its final layer, this mattress has a TEMPUR-CM+ which is an exclusive material that Tempur-Pedic redesigned for your comfort.


This TEMPUR-PRObreeze has a medium firmness which is perfect for those who want a mattress that feels “just right”. It is not that soft and not that firm, just something in between. This is thanks to its layers of foams that which is designed to make sleepers feel well-rested every day. Regardless of your working schedule and bedtime, its firmness can improve your overall mood and health.

Temperature Regulation

As mentioned above, this mattress is best for hot sleepers. This means that it contains a kind of cooling technology to guarantee that. Starting with its breathable cover which has a SmartClimate Dual Cover System to make sure the cover is always cool and comfy. Meanwhile, its PureCool material is made of next-generation technology to absorb the heat from your body. As a result, anyone who sleeps on it can feel cooler to avoid sweating and sleep better. In addition, its TEMPUR-CM+ is an exclusive material that is designed for maximum airflow and an all-night of cooling comfort. This breathable foam layer reinforces its previous layers by preventing heat and humidity from being trapped under the covers. Instead, they are pushed out of the mattress.


When it comes to the support aspect, this Tempur-Pedic mattress has a pretty thick profile to ensure that. Its layers of foams help reduce pressure points to reduce body pains and help you sleep longer. So if you suffer from body pains here and there, this mattress can help and ease them. You can feel more rested and fresh even if you share your bed since it can also isolate motion.

Purple Mattress

Best For:

  • Customers who seek budget-friendly mattresses
  • Hot sleepers
  • All body sizes and sleep positions
  • Anyone who wants a mattress with a unique look and feel
  • Getting some responsive and supportive mattress
  • Sleepers who suffer from back and other body pains

Purple Queen Mattress


Engineered for all body types, Purple offers its Hybrid Mattress in fewer size options compared with the Tempur-Pedic bed. You can get this unique mattress in Twin XL/Twin Long, Full/Double, Queen, King, California King, and Split King. Also, this Purple mattress is slightly thinner since its profile is 11 inches thick only. Nevertheless, it’s worth buying if its entire construction and features match your needs. Let’s start with its first layer, shall we? Its top layer is composed of 2 inches foam that is made of a Hyper-Elastic Polymer which is an exclusive material by Purple. This top layer also has a Purple Grid Non-Toxic polyethylene copolymer powder coating. Its next layer is a 1 inch thick foam layer which weighs 2 pounds. This is also known as the transition layer that sits on the top and bottom layer of the pocket springs. Also, it is made of density polyurethane foam. For its thickest layer, it has the 7.5 inches responsive support coils that support the Purple Grid layer. This layer also adds to the resilience factor of the mattress to last for years. Of course, we can’t forget the Premium StretchMax Cover that encases this Purple mattress which is comfy and stretchy. Its knit fabric is made of 29% Viscose, 67% Polyester, and 4% Lycra (all are +/- 5%) which weighs 450 g /m2. It also has a non-slip bottom which has the same weight.


On a scale of 1 to 10, we’d say that the firmness of this Purple mattress is on the Medium level. Meaning, it is around 6 to 7 where 1 is the softest and 10 is the hardest. Basically, it is an ideal bed for those who don’t want a mattress that is too soft or too firm. Its Purple Grid is designed to adapt to different body sizes and sleeping positions.

Temperature Regulation

When it comes to keeping things cool, its Purple Grid layer is made with open-air channels. Its grid design allows air to circulate and push the hot air out of the mattress. At the same time, its temperature neutral material which is made of flexible gel provides a cooler feeling. Thus, you don’t have to worry about feeling hot when you lie in bed throughout the night.


Purple Hybrid Mattress contains a responsive set of support coils base which provides superior comfort and support. Each coil is individually wrapped as a motion isolating technology that suits both single sleepers, especially couples. Most importantly, this mattress comes with 100-night No Pressure Guarantee so you can make the most of its CertiPUR-US Certified foams. Its polyurethane foams and coils allow it to provide pressure relief to avoid body pains. Unlike other hybrid mattresses out there, this one feels plush where you want it. However, it can also feel firm right where you need it.


Now that we’re done with the construction and features of each mattress, let’s point out their differences. First, TEMPUR-PRObreeze 3° Cooler with Medium firmness is an all-foam mattress so it’s great for those who prefer foam mattresses. Meanwhile, Purple Hybrid Mattress has a hybrid construction which is pretty obvious by simply reading its name. It contains a combination of foam layers and individually-encased coils to balance its comfort and support. Second, though both mattresses are designed to provide you a cooler sleep, Tempur-Pedic feels cooler than the Purple mattress. Why? It’s because each layer of this mattress is incorporated with cooling technology. It got the SmartClimate, PureCool+, and TEMPUR-CM+ layers to get rid of heat while you sleep. Third, we recommend the Purple mattress if you want a longer risk-free online promise. Purple provides up 100 nights of trial and a 10-year warranty on its mattresses while Tempur-Pedic only provides 90 nights only. Tempur-Pedic also provides a 10-year warranty but a lot of things can happen in its 10 days gap. If you want a longer time to decide whether you should keep the mattress or not, you know which one to pick.


So, we’re done going through the construction and performance of each mattress. We’re also done pointing out their differences. If you’re still indecisive, try to ask yourself these questions:

How much is your budget?

If your budget is within $1,299 (Twin Long) – 2,598 (Split King), we recommend Purple. But if you’re fine spending $3,099 (Twin Long) – $6,198 (Split California King) for a mattress, then Tempur-Pedic is a great buy.

How cool do you want your mattress to feel?

Both mattresses provide a cooling comfort but Tempur-Pedic excels more in this aspect.


I am Linda Jones 26, editor of Matress1000. Our mission is to help people sleep better.