Tempurpedic vs. Memory Foam
September 7, 2008 7:53 PM Subscribe
The topic has been covered here before, but the answer to this specific question remains elusive: Is there a difference between expensive Tempurpedic mattresses and the generic memory foam ones?
posted by wetpaint to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
We found a Leeds Mattresses brand mattress ($1299) and a Tempurpedic ($3499) that felt pretty similar as far as comfort in the store, but the salesman swore up and down that the house brand mattress wouldn't be as durable or comfortable in the long run. They both have 5 pound viscoelastic memory foam. Does anyone have experience with the Leeds brand of memory foam (the manufacturer is Leader) or with Tempurpedic versus generic? Sorry for the sort-of repeat question, except it's not really --though mattresses and memory get a lot of play on Ask MeFi, I didn't find anything current that could answer this question. Google turns up a bunch of conflicting information. Consumer Reports charges for their info (recurring billing -- argh!) I'm hoping for some up-to-date, cutting edge mattress insight! Thanks :)