Tuft and Needle vs. Tempur-Pedic Comparison 2019

We will compare two of the most popular mattresses brands though they do not belong to the same category. However, you’ll be surprised to know how these brands really differ from one another in different aspects.

Tuft and Needle Mattress

  •  At a glance: Budget Option with All Foam Feel 
  • Headline: Tuft and Needle made a noise in the mattress industry when the brand introduced its version of an all-foam mattress. The company proved that it’s possible to experience luxury without investing in a very expensive mattress.

Tempur-Pedic Mattress

  •  At a glance: Memory Foam Feel 
  • Headline: Tempur-Pedic remains to be one of the most popular brands that offer luxury mattresses in the industry. From foam to innerspring and hybrid options, Tempur-Pedic got a variety of mattresses to choose from.


Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of this comparison article, let’s have a quick look at this synopsis:

Quick Comparison

Price: If Tempur-Pedic is one of the most expensive mattress brands out there, Tuft and Needle is its opposite. At less than $1000, you can already enjoy a Queen Size mattress that feels luxurious.

Comfort and Support: Both brands work for most stomach, back, and combo sleepers but the Tuft and Needle mattress is more ideal for lightweight users. In contrast, Tempur-Pedic is more ideal for those who have a small to medium frame and weighs over the average.

Temperature : Tuft and Needle use ceramic gel and open-cell support foam to keep the bed in a neutral temperature.  Meanwhile, Tempur-Pedic’s cover alone uses a premium knit technology to keep you cool throughout the night.

Tuft and Needles and Tempur-Pedic are two of the best brands that have been around for a long time already. The former has been around since 2012 while the latter was established even earlier. So, it’s pretty obvious that both brands already know how to impress customers to buy their products. Both mattress brands sell their products in online shops like Amazon so you will not have a problem finding it. To make it easier to choose between these brands, we made this review to help you identify their differences.

Tuft and Needle Mattress

Best For:

  • Customers who want a budget-friendly mattress
  • Sleepers who prefer an all-foam mattress
  • Anyone who wants a comforting mattress without sinking too much
  • Stomach, back, or combo sleepers
  • Users with small to medium-sized frames

Tuft & Needle Full Mattress

Foam Mattress

Established in the industry since 2012, Tuft and Needles sticks with its goal to offer a better sleep for the company strived to succeed. Since the brand introduced its foam mattress in the market, a lot of customers have already shared their positive reviews. Tuft and Needles offer two kinds of mattresses that are available in different sizes. These are the Original and the Mint Mattress. For now, we will focus on its original foam mattress which is called the T&N Original Mattress. As its name suggests, this is the first-ever version of the brand’s foam mattress. Thus, the company claims this mattress as its “original mattress in a box that disrupted an entire industry.” T&N Original Mattress is available in different sizes from Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, to California King. Depending on the size of the mattress you want, its price ranges from $350 to $750. The T&N Original Mattress has 2 specially designed layers to provide universal comfort. It also has a 3 inches layer of T&N Adaptive foam as well as a luxurious and breathable cover. This is thanks to its unique blend of graphite and ceramic gel that gets rid of heat and moisture.

Breathability and Pressure Relief

The T&N Original Mattress offers a plain and simple comfort to users. If you hate complicated mattresses, this can be a great mattress for your needs. You can sleep all night with the help of its open-cell foam which is also infused with graphite and cooling gel technology. This cooling technology pulls heat off your body and the mattress for a refreshing sleep. This original mattress contains exclusive T&N Adaptive foam which is designed to be soft and comfortable to sleep on. At the same time, it remains responsive and breathable to take the pressure off your joints and pressure points.


T&N Original Mattress offers a universal comfort and a medium-firm feel. It also provides just the right amount of support that can match most of its users’ needs. Its ceramic gel not only draws away heat from your body and the mattress but also provide additional support. Together with its open-cell support foam and T&N Adaptive foam, this mattress is made to be durable, and breathable. Most importantly, it provides flexible support that can help in keeping your spine aligned while you sleep.

Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Best For:

  • Memory foam lovers
  • Customers who want a wide range of mattress choices
  • Anyone who hates sleeping hot and waking up sweating at night
  • Stomach, back, or combo sleepers
  • Sleepers with all shapes and sizes

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProForm Supreme 3-Inch Queen Mattress Topper


Compared with Tuft and Needle, Tempur-Pedic has a more line of mattresses to choose from. These lines include Tempur-Adapt, Tempur-ProAdapt, Tempur-LuxeAdapt, Tempur-ProBreeze, and Tempur-LuxeBreeze. Each line contains mattresses with different feels from Soft, Medium, Medium Hybrid, to Firm. But to be fair with the Tuft and Needle, we’ll also stick with Tempur-Pedic’s original mattress with a medium feel. This is known as the Tempur-Adapt which the brand claims as their “original and legendary Tempur formulation” Tempur-Adapt is also available in more sizes from Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, to Split California King. Its price range starts from $1,699 (Twin) to $3,398 (Split California King). Its California King size costs $2,899 which is almost 4x the price of T&N’s version. Just like the T&N Original Mattress, this mattress also consists of multiple layers from the premium-knit cover to comfort layer and support layer.

Breathability and Pressure Relief

Tempur-Adapt’s outermost layer of fabric is made of a premium knit technology to provide a superior and cool-to-touch feel. Thus, this mattress is great for hot sleepers since its fabric alone can keep the bed cool all night long. Meanwhile, its Tempur-Es comfort layer provides a softer feel that works together with its other materials for support and relaxation. This layer also does a good job of conforming to any sleeper’s unique body shape. But instead of letting you sink to the mattress too much, it will surround your body in a light hug.


When it comes to support, Tempur-Adapt contains that brand’s original Tempur support layer. This layer is designed to have advanced adaptability for customized comfort and support. Despite its indicated firmness, it feels more like Medium-Firm.


Looking closely at their difference is like looking at two things that are opposite to each other. First things first, Tempur-Pedic offers more mattress models compared with the Tuft and Needle. Tempur-Pedic’s mattress also offers more variation of feels. Under Tempur-Adapt, you can have the freedom to choose whether you want a Medium or Medium Hybrid feel in a mattress. Meanwhile, Tuft and Needle only offer a Medium feel mattress.  However, Tempur-Adapt’s Medium feels variation feels more like Medium-Firm which makes it a little firmer than the Tuft and Needle. This helps T&N to offer more pressure relief although Tempur-Pedic’s memory foam also does a great job of body-conforming. Looking at the price, it’s pretty obvious that Tempur-Pedic is more expensive compared with Tuft and Needle regardless of its size.


You’re just a few steps away from getting your new mattress. If you’re still confused whether it is Tuft and Needle or Tempur-Pedic mattress that should go in your bedroom, read on. Here are some handy questions that can help you make your final decision.

How thick do you want your mattress to be?

Aside from the mentioned details above, you might want to think about the height of your mattress. If you’re fine with just 10 inches, we recommend the Tuft and Needle Original Mattress. But if you want a mattress that is 1 inch thicker, we recommend Tempur-Pedic’s 11 inches mattress.

Are you looking for a budget-friendly mattress?

If you’re not a hot sleeper, you can still sleep on a cool bed without the help of advanced cooling technology. Tuft and Needle is the cost-efficient choice especially if you don’t need a hybrid version for extra support.


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