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My New Tempurpedic Bed

Written By: Gary on September 4, 2004 632 Comments

tempurpedicSo I finally got a new bed. I got one of those squishy Tempurpedic mattresses. It’s also larger, I went from a full to a queen size. I don’t really have a good opinion yet, but I don’t have any complaints yet. Actually I have a minor one, I had to put different rails on my bed frame and besides the fact that they aren’t the right color (I bought them four years ago) they are lower so now I can’t get the under the bed boxes out from under the bed (but that isn’t a Tempurpedic Mattress issue).

In the morning I felt like I didn’t feel like I tossed and turned, I’ll see more after a few more days….

UPDATE: This post has a huge amount of comments (400+) so feel free to read through them for more info. They definitely start with negative comments but I think it evens out as you read on. People talk about their sheets sliding (I have no problems) and other temperpedic models (like the rhapsody).

I’ve also added various comments through the years.

I do not know what model I have, I’m not sure if there were more than one or two available at the time. Anyone know how to check?

2010 update: I’ve checked and it appears there was only one model available at the time of MY purchase, they say that it is now designated the Classic (now there are 11 versions). I purchased the mattress and the foundation directly from Tempurpedic over five years ago and I’m still very happy with it.

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632 Responses to “My New Tempurpedic Bed”

  1. lee freeling says on: 27 September 2004 at 7:28 pm

    my new tempER pedic bed makes my back ache like it hasnt ached for 4 years. it has absolutly no support. the only reason im not crippled is because i am proactive in my daily stretching and back exercises, am i the only one on the face of the earth who thinks this is an overpriced overhyped foamfilled torture rack?

  2. Robbie-Rob says on: 1 October 2004 at 1:10 pm

    How does it feel after the first month? And do you think it was worth the cost? My wife and I are thinking about investing in one of these beds, but she is skeptical about the longevity of the bed.

  3. Yvonne Dodds says on: 1 October 2004 at 5:13 pm

    We got one of these beds about 3 months ago. At first it kind of hurt our backs as well, but as we slept on it more and more, it actually became really comfortable. My arms used to fall asleep when I slept on my side or stomach on a standard mattress, but it doesn’t happen with the Tempur-pedic bed. Also, you don’t feel anyone moving in bed if you share it with someone. We really like it.

  4. Amber A. says on: 10 October 2004 at 1:03 am

    My husband and I have had our Tempurpedic bed for almost 5 years now. I would never sleep on anything else. If your back hurts when you first get it, it might be you aren’t used to the support (give time to adjust) OR it might not be broken it as well as it can be. I recommend actually walking around on it (let the kids) it will help break down the cells. If it is too soft, you can add a mattress pad or a flat sheet between the mattress and zippered cover. It adjusts to your body heat, so if you use a heatpad or are a very hot sleeper, you can be making it too soft from your heat alone.. lower the air or make a barrier. But break it in… you won’t regret it. Oh, and if too firm you can take the cover off and sleep with just a sheet (its too soft for me that way).

  5. Betty says on: 31 October 2004 at 10:46 pm

    I hate this temper pedic mattress. We bought it one year ago and it still is very hard. My shoulder hurts terribley in the morning. I really miss our water bed. On the other hand my husband loves this mattress and says he has never slept as soundly as he does now.

  6. Craig says on: 9 November 2004 at 11:54 pm

    We have had our Tempurpedic “pillow top” california king mattress for about a month. We are pleased with the bed except for one thing: The mattress pad and the bottom sheet slowly “slide” across the bed to one side thru the night. The result is that each morning the pad and bottom sheet have slid 8-10 inches towards one side of the bed. The bed has to be totally remade each morning. After attempting to figure out what was causing the sliding of the pad and sheet, I have noticed that the material encasing the bed has a definite “grain” in the direction of the sliding mattress/sheet. The fabric used to cover the bed is rough in one direction, but smooth in the other. This causes the sliding to one side. Has anyone noticed this and do you have any suggestions? We have had no constructive help from Tempurpedic’s Customer Service Department.

  7. marriage troubles says on: 24 November 2004 at 8:29 am

    My husband and I were both looking forward to getting our new mattress. We’ve had it now a week. My husband loves it I hate it. My body has never ached so much in the morning. My organs hurt from laying in one position for too long. (BTW I am fit and at a healthy weight). My shoulder problems are starting to return from having to first prop myself up before trying to roll over. Gone is the feeling of crisp cool sheets–the mattress feels too warm wherever my body makes contact. My husband now doesn’t want to get rid of it. I don’t want to sleep on it. If we wait too long trying to break it in we will lose our option to return it. Maybe he should take the mattress and go. Maybe the couch is an option. There’s always the floor. Thanks Tempurpedic!

  8. Angry says on: 24 November 2004 at 11:22 am

    BEWARE… if you plan on having kids. There is no way it is safe to have a baby in this bed, and forget it if you are breastfeeding. It is unsafe for children under 3 or so, not that they will tell you that.

    We had to buy a new mattress. The customer service at Tempur-pedic is awful. Nothing short of legal action will really be effective.

    For my money, and I have wasted plenty on this mattress, try a Dux bed.

  9. Daphne says on: 25 November 2004 at 3:07 pm

    I have had my Tempur-Pedic for 6 years and I love it!! I won’t sleep on anything else. I had some problems adjusting in the beginning and I called the people at Tempur-Pedic and they gave me some suggestions which worked out great. I recommend this mattress to all and hey if you are having problems call the good people at Tempur-Pedic. Way to go Tempur-Pedic!!!!

  10. Sal says on: 7 December 2004 at 8:43 am

    Ouch! We bought a tempurpedic mattress February 2003. I wake up every morning with horrible back pain! I can’t take another night of this torture. On the other hand, my husband is perfectly happy with it. I’m 5’1″, 110 lbs. and healthy (except for the back pain!). Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this mattress sleepable?

  11. amanda says on: 17 December 2004 at 10:46 pm

    I’m thinking about investing in a tempurpedic, but I am also very skeptical about its longevity. If anyone has any advice please let me know.

  12. Kal says on: 18 December 2004 at 5:09 pm

    I bought a tempurpedic classic 3.5 inches. I have lower backpain as well after sleeping on it for 5 hours. It has been 7 days still no improvement I am thinking of returning it.
    I dont think the mattress works well for light people. It is a serious design flaw. Heavier people hit the harder foam section quicker so receive the support they need. Lighter people tend to remain in the tempur squishy section creating a hammock effect. It bends your spine just as much as a waterbed. I am going to see if when broken in after a few weeks, if I hit the harder foam on the lower end. Also if you guys are stuck and hate the bed, you can always flip it. Even though they tell you not to do it, the harder foam on the other side provides great support, but again its just firmer so some may not like it.

  13. todd pelkey says on: 5 January 2005 at 5:46 pm

    I have owned my tempurpedic mattress for 1 year now and i hate it. worthless peice of junk. I love sleeping on the couch so much better. I constantly wake up with pains in my shoulders and low back. I toss and turn “which i was told would never happen”. I wake up from the noisey creeks from the wooden box frame the mattress sits on. I have had tempurpedic send me 2 replacments and the are just as bad.
    If anybody knows what i am talking about let me know. Thanks

  14. Tinkerbell says on: 15 January 2005 at 4:59 pm

    As for the longevity of the Tempur Pedic bed, it’s not so great. We’ve had ours for four years and it has significantly broken down in the places where we most often sleep, so there are now two deep dents. Also, we loved it the first three years or so, slept well and felt good but in the last year, back pain has returned and my husband and I wake up with back pain and numbness. It is also a horrible bed for marital relations as you both tend to sink into the bed. We are replacing it immediately.

  15. Edward Frances says on: 17 January 2005 at 10:43 pm

    My complaint has to do with cold weather. When it turned cold
    earlier in December, I found myself waking up during the night,
    unable to fall back to sleep. I realized it was the mattress — it was ice cold except exactly where my body was. The cold from
    the mattress kept the area under the covers from warming up and also every time I shifted, I came into contact with the icy cold. The solution of keeping the heat on during the night to keep the mattress warmer wasn’t acceptable to me.

    As Tempur-Pedic cautioned against using electric blankets, etc., I was up the creek. But I had no choice so I’m now using a low-voltage electric mattress pad on very cold nights. It may shorten the life of the mattress but at least I’ll sleep well!

    Ed Frances

  16. stephen says on: 20 January 2005 at 4:23 pm

    I am using a 1″ temper-pedic pad from walmart ($78) and I’m very happy with it.

    I think over 1″ would not be as good because you sink in more at your heavy parts than at your light parts.

  17. Scott says on: 20 January 2005 at 11:36 pm

    I got a tempurpedic classic mattress about a month ago. I was sold as soon as I touched the thing in the showroom. I like it because it’s firm yet soft at the same time. My two main complaints however would be that it can be a bit warm at times and it has an odor to it that has not “gone away in a few days” like tempurpedic says. I’m quite concerned about out-gassing and wish that I had done more research before buying it. Tempurpedic claims that the fumes are non- toxic but when you see the list of chemicals they use to make the foam you gotta wonder. Also, be aware that if you receive “free” pillows with your mattress that if you decide to return it you will be charged full price for the pillows plus a $150 return fee.

  18. Laura says on: 21 January 2005 at 10:30 am

    I bought a tempurpedic pillow last May and loved it until about 6 weeks ago. Although it regains its shape, I wake up every morning on a flat piece of foam. My neck hurts from no support. I have tried putting a regular pillow under it for support which kind of defeats the purpose of having it in the first place. I have gone back to my old pillow and have stored my $150 pillow in the closet. I considered writing to the company, but from what I’ve read here it appears it will be useless.

  19. Wayne says on: 22 January 2005 at 4:43 pm

    I am certainly glad that I did a little research on the Tempur product. I was very gung ho about getting the 10″ queen, but after reading the comments on this site and one other, I will not be buying one. There are too many unhappy buyers! Thanks to everyone who posted their anecdotal stories!

  20. Tanya says on: 26 January 2005 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks to the writer who warned about having children sleep on this bed, and the rest of you about back and shoulder problems! I liked the mattress in the store, but I was skeptical about the foam longevity, offgassing, etc. plus we do have two kids, one of whom often sleeps with us. I guess its just a conventional mattress for us!

  21. melissa says on: 30 January 2005 at 5:10 pm

    If you are looking for a great bed you should check into the Select Comfort beds. They are amazing!! Also it is great because I like sleeping on a firmer bed while my husband likes his side softer. It looks just like any regular bed but the comfort is unmatched!!

  22. Tom says on: 30 January 2005 at 8:30 pm

    18 December 2003: For over two years, the previous page read: “If you have information, or would like information, please email tempuralert@naimark.net.” After thousands of emails, I have finally decided to simply share my story here.

    I set up the web page in March 2001, after an unsuccessful attempt to return a Tempurpedic mattress (in mint condition) within the stated time frame and after several unsuccessful ensuing attempts to communicate with Tempurpedic representatives. These included phone calls, emails, and a certified letter to the CEO. They finally responded only after learning of my intention to set up the web page. Their responses were verifiably dishonest. My respect for the company’s integrity plummeted.

    The reason for return was because we found ourselves feeling clammy, a problem we never had. We also became concerned about the material. For more information on this, please see . Another alternative, which we chose, is a mattress from McRoskey Mattresses, known for their breathability (as well as for their honest, “old fashioned,” business practice). We love it.

    So you know, I have no commercial interest in either nontoxic.com or McRoskey. I am not a mattress expert. I lead a rich and busy life. I simply wanted to return my mattress. Setting up a web page was the only way I could get their attention.

    The popularity of my web page has generated, literally, millions of hits, as well as emails of similar horror stories. Tempurpedic may make good products, but I will keep this page active and public until it demonstrates to me better business practice. They never did accept the return of my mattress.

    I hope this helps you. You are welcome to email me with any questions. You are also welcome to contact Tempurpedic (1-800-721-5152) to let them know that you’ve changed your mind after reading this web page, if this is the case.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Michael Naimark
    michael at naimark dot net

    29 September 2004: Update

  23. mary says on: 31 January 2005 at 3:58 am

    I’m one of the satisfied customers. Though the mattress hasn’t exactly changed my life, it’s totally solid and after six years is just as firm as it was the first day. I have always been a terrible sleeper, and while this bed has not eliminated my insomnia, it has made me much more comfortable.

  24. Josh says on: 10 February 2005 at 5:32 pm

    There was a writer who inquired as to the sheets sliding up on the bed every morning. My wife and I have owned a Tempurpedic (Celebrity model) for 5 months and have been experiencing this problem every night. It happens on my side of the bed and is very annoying. I have purchased new sheets thinking that this would make the difference, it did not. I called the store where we purchased the mattress, they suggested a mattress pad, this did not work. I called Tempurpedic Customer Service, they could have cared less. For the amount of money we paid, I would have expected nothing less than a perfect functioning sleep surface. Is there a solution out there? Is there a brand of sheets that will work? Is the depth of the sheet pockets a problem (I bought extra deep)? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  25. sleepy says on: 12 February 2005 at 7:46 am

    i read some of the comments on this page about how people made a decision not to buy based on the 15 or 20 people here who have complained about the product. 15 or 20 disagree with the millions of customers around the world that have purchased the product. That sounds like good odds to me…NOT!

    while i don’t work for tempurpedic, i do work in the retail mattress industry and their product is the hottest thing since sliced bread right now. MANY people like this product and when it is sold in my stores, 9 times out of 10 the product stays sold. the only way to understand it is to try it for yourself because it is VERY different than other mattresses. since all of us have different body shapes, sleep patterns and sizes, WE ALL SLEEP DIFFERENTLY. why would you expect this not to be the case? why would you ask someone else how you are going to sleep? if you’re expecting your computer screen to tell you how you’ll like this bed then you’re setting yourself up to fail. go find a retailer and spend some time on the product.

    finally, anticipating sheets made for a conventional mattress you buy at JCPenny or Wal-Mart to fit on your tempurpedic set is silly. conventional sheets are made for thicker beds than tempurpedic and they will move when you move thanks to the excess materials. you can buy “tempurpedic sheets” online from retailers who understand this specialty product and have sheets that will fit more snug to the “boxlike” construction of the product. do your due dilligence and look around, you can find them online if you look in the right places :-)


  26. Craig Pruscha says on: 14 February 2005 at 9:11 am

    My wife and I looked for several months and decided to go with Tempurpedic. We bought two Tempurpedic XL Twins as to have the option of an adjustable bed later and to elliviate massive moving issues later. Together they are like a CA King. We are both in our 30’s and in good health. We are into day three and I can’t do it anymore! They have to go!

    I woke today to a third day of back pain as did my wife. I am looking to see if there is a 3 day right of recision in Texas, but am sure I will have to eat the $250 fee. It does not matter….these things were $2400 and I want them out! They are stiff and cold and as stated above, they do not seem to support your body the way they pitch them in the advertisments. Both of us wake repeatedly and it takes an hour or two for our stiffness to subside. I am a well educated fellow, but feel like a fool. What a waste of time and money. I realize I am but one voice and there are a supposed 90% of sattisfied buyers that love them, but I am not impressed. Hope that helps someone on the fence. Craig P. in Fort Worth, Texas

  27. Gail says on: 15 February 2005 at 8:29 am

    I thought about purchasing this bed & pillow but I am glad I’ve read the comments from others now I know I will never buy one. I am sorry for those
    who fell for the hype. Gail

  28. Jon says on: 16 February 2005 at 12:22 am

    I have a tempurpedic and I love it. I travel quite a bit and always stay at marriott, sheraton or hilton (good beds); but I can’t wait to get home to my tempurpedic.

    I had two back surgeries and was in pain every night before I bought my bed. I wish I had purchased this bed before the surgeries.

    Before the TP, I bought just about every expensive bed known to man. They all sagged at least a little after about six months, and I only weigh about 200 LBs. That little sag was enough to really aggravate my back.

    It did take me about a week or two to get used to the tempurpedic, but they give a 120 trial guarantee to anyone who wants it. Perhaps this bed isn’t for everyone, but I love this bed!!

  29. kristin says on: 19 February 2005 at 9:41 pm

    please help. purchased celebrity bed. every fitted sheet purchased comes off every night. if i cant find solution i will return it.

  30. alan says on: 20 February 2005 at 1:12 am

    I have a split cal-king classic and absolutely love it. I travel almost weekly for my job, and cannot wait to get home to my bed. My current girlfriend also loves it, however my ex-wife felt that it was too firm for her (she only weighed about 105 lbs.). I’m 6’3 and weigh about 250. I’ve had the bed for about three years now, and there are no signs of excessive wear. Overall, I’m a very happy customer and recommend the bed to others.


  31. Sabrina says on: 22 February 2005 at 10:30 am

    I bought my tempurpedic mattress sometime in late Oct 2004. The weather here was still kind of warm. I really lived my new bed. I was use to sleeping on a waterbed which I also like. After about one week of cold weather I hated my tempurpedic, not because it is cold, because it is hard. I am a light person, after lying on the bed it does soften some but not like it did when it was warm weather. My son had taken a tempurpedic pillow with us when we were going to be in the car for a while so that he could lie down(this was while the weather was very cold) Even with the car heater on when I got the pillow out when we returned home it was like a rock (I think if I would have tried to fold it in half it would have broken in half) and my comment was “This is just how my bed feels when it is cold”. Against manufacturer recommendations I put an electric blanket on the mattress and turned it to a low setting a few hours before going to bed at night and this did help somewhat, but still not enough. My boyfriend loves the mattress, but he feels anything is better than my water bed. So yesterday I cut my tempurpedic Cal king mattress in half and have ordered a half water bed bladder. (I wish I had gotten the split Cal King it would have saved me a lot of trouble) This is my solution. My son who is five gets the other half of the tempurpedic; which he is absolutely thrilled to have the latest and the greatest mattress…. he can have it.

    I do think that everyone is different and there is really no way to tell if a mattress is going to work for you until you have slept on it for at least a few nights; or a few cold nights.

  32. Linda Snyder says on: 24 February 2005 at 2:15 pm

    My husband and I bought a Tempurpedic mattress about 3 weeks ago. It’s going back to the store today. I hate it! It is way too hot! I can’t believe it. I wake up sweating every night and it’s February. Imagine what it would be like in August. My husband and I have had no back or shoulder pain, but the bed is just too hot. The odd smell of chemicals that the bed had when they delivered it has finally disappeared. Thank goodness, because the smell was awful.

  33. Jose says on: 24 February 2005 at 5:09 pm

    MY wife hates the bed. I like it but I have to agree with her that the darned thing is very hot. She has placed several towels and a mattress pad on her side of the bed and the mattress is even worse.
    So anybody wants a free cal-king matrees? Come and get it!

  34. Gary says on: 24 February 2005 at 7:07 pm

    Hi, I’m Gary, I’m the original poster of this message. I probably need to do a whole post on this but I wanted to give an update.

    It’s been five or six months since I got my tempurpedic bed. I love it. The smell people mention went away after a few days. I don’t have any problems with the sheets staying on the bed.

    I’ll wrap this comment up with two things:
    1) I sleep better than ever.
    2) My back pain (that I had before the bed) has gotten better as time has gone on (I still have issues, but not like before).

  35. Dick says on: 27 February 2005 at 4:35 am

    Well I just saw the commercial about the “free” 120 day trial, so I called because I really need a new bed. Immediately the guy who answered was telling me that I could pay with a credit card or use a financing option. I had to ask him three times how it could be a “free” trial if I had to pay right away. Each time he repeated the same blabber as if I hadn’t said anything… “you can pay with a credit card, or we can do the financing.”

    Then he proceeds to get ornery with me as if I’m stupid for trying to make sure I understand the terms of “free” trial before I went through with it.

    With that kind of crap treatment before I even agree to try/buy it, I can’t imagine the crappiness of the customer service after I would actually bite the bait and buy the thing. It’s not like they’re gonna get nicer after they’ve got my money, and they were down right rude before they have my money.

  36. Gizmo says on: 27 February 2005 at 11:07 pm

    I have been seriously considering getting a new bed and thought that I had found it. All the comments here are very helpfull. The most disturbing stem from, not the lack of comfort, but the lack of good bussiness practices. Sure i understand that not everyone loves or hates everything. But to hear of constant complaints concerning the service… that in and of itself is a dealbreaker to me.

    A local dealer has the mattress and offers a 60 day exchange policy.. screw that… the Delux Queen is more expensive then anything else in the store. So if I don’t like it I get store credit that I would have to sell to someone else.. tell me that one is not the best scam ever!

    Anyways… I am 5’9″ tall and about 165lbs. I am what most would consider athletic build. I don’t have any problems sleeping on the ground. At volleyball tournaments I am well known for sleeping on cement or hardwood floor in my warmups. So too firm is not an issue to me. My current bed is a hand me down and I really thrash about while I sleep on it. I wake every moring with the sheets all balled up in one area or just on the floor. I figured I just don’t sleep well. I wake up and don’t feel awake for a little while.

    Girlfriend’s bed I sleep completly still throguh the night and wake in the same position that I closed my eyes in. I wake after about 5 hours and am ready to go to the gym as my eyes open. Her old matress was so soft I would hurt in about 15 mins of being on it and I refused to ever hang out in the bed room… “sleep or sex” I was not gonna be on that bed for any other reason!

    At the local dealer the GF and I lay down on the Deluxe Queen and I was fine with it. I was lying on my back wich is odd because I have slept on my left side for 20+ years. GF was not happy at all after 30 seconds… That is depressing. I felt comfortable lying on my back… I never sleep on my back so who knows what I may be comparing too.. but for all of 30 seconds I guess I was comfortable.. maybe I should go and stay in one of the hotels where they have the mattress. 85 dollar trial and I don’t have to deal with shipping???

  37. Bryan says on: 28 February 2005 at 12:15 am

    I see many comments about the sheets on tempurpedic mattresses sliding to one side every night. It is driving me crazy. I don’t like waking up sleeping directly on the mattress. I spent alot of money on the king deluxe and I can’t seem to find a solution. Otherwise it has been great. My back and neck pain are gone. PLEASE HELP!

  38. Matt says on: 6 March 2005 at 12:24 am

    My wife and I have had ours for 14 months and I’m finally getting a new bed. She likes the Tempurpedic, but I absolutley hate the thing. My back hurts so much more after sleeping on it.

    That being said, if anyone wants a great deal on a Cal-King Tempurpedic, drop me an e-mail.

  39. Shonda says on: 7 March 2005 at 1:31 pm

    Wow, I have wanted one of these beds since they came out. I am finally in a postion to purchase one and was planning on it but after reading this I have decided not to purchase. Customer Service is very important to me so Tempur Pedic will not be the one.

  40. Sharon says on: 13 March 2005 at 12:33 am

    Thank you for your comments. I purchased a
    Select Comfort 5000 bed about 2 years ago because I have back pain. I thought this bed would help aleviate morning pain and stiffness. I now have MORE pain from sleeping on this bed.The bed is uncomfortable regardless of the setting (firmness). I was planning to replace my Select Comfort with a Tempurpedic but after reading the comments on your web site, I will NOT make that mistake. Thank you for saving me from another costly mistake.

  41. Brian says on: 13 March 2005 at 4:35 pm

    I never had back pain and starting a couple days after getting this bed a year ago, my lower back began killing me. I have gone to several doctors had cortizone injections to try and fix the problem, and now after going on vacation for two weeks and sleeping on a “normal” bed, am pain free. I have since been sleeping on the pullout couch and for grins decided to try out my bed again and it took one night on it and my pain came back. Buyer beware…

  42. Craig Caldwell says on: 13 March 2005 at 7:18 pm

    REGARDING THE SLIDING SHEETS ISSUE: There is a pretty good solution for this. If you email Tempur-pedic’s customer service they can refer you to a third party supplier who has a special mattress pad that does a pretty good job of correcting the sliding sheet issue. There is still a little sliding on our pillow top, but anywhere as much.

    My wife and I both love the Tempur-pedic cal king pillow top. The “smell” dissipated completely in about a month or so, and with the sliding issue taken care of, there is no way we will go back to a standard bed.

  43. Lisa says on: 28 March 2005 at 8:17 pm

    We have a queen sized tempurpedic bed, no pillow top. It’s been between 3-4 yrs for us and I like it quite a bit. I used to have lower back pain and I don’t anymore. My husband likes it too. Haven’t had any of the problems mentioned above. We did have a smell initially but it went away. It also took about a month to get used to the new feeling of the bed. I also have neck/shoulder problems so I just bought a tempur pillow today to see how that does. Good luck.

  44. Sean says on: 29 March 2005 at 8:28 am

    I have had the matress for 9 months, no problems, all of a sudden, recently, I have been waking up with these horrible upper back cramps, between my shoulder blades. It carries on for several hours into the morning before my back finally relaxes. It is in tollerable. I dont know if it is the bed or something I did…. but I cant think of anything…………..

  45. Rachel says on: 30 March 2005 at 12:45 am

    Convinced boyfriend to to to a local bed store to check out a Tempurpedic knockoff. We inquired about its manufacturing. The salesman said that all the memory foam is being made in CHINA because of all the TOXINS that are produced for 4 hours after it is made. Apparently we won’t even allow these to be made here in the USA. If true these beds are a HUGE enviromental hazard and we in good conscious can not support that. I imagine breathing these toxic fumes every night is terribly unhealthy.
    Thanks to the info we received today and this website we will be purchasing an organic mattress. (Apparently regular beds have a large layer of flame retardent on it which is toxic and unhealthy, too. Go figure…

  46. Barbara says on: 1 April 2005 at 7:51 am

    I love my tempurpedic bed. I’ve never been so comfortable on anything in my life. I’m an insomniac so being in bed has always been a drag for me. This bed is so comfortable. The smell left in a couple of days. The only problem is that the sheet rides up. I was hoping to see that someone had solved this problem. But I tell everyone how much I love this bed. My boyfriend loves it too.

  47. Sue says on: 1 April 2005 at 9:27 pm

    I have been considering the Tempurpedic for quite awhile now. I had back surgery this past Valentine’s day and am still in constant pain … but my current bed is a piece of junk 8 years old. I need to get a new bed or wreck this surgery. My neurosurgeon has slept on a Tempurpedic for 7 years and swears by it but it is so expensive. I’m in quite a quandry after reading these entries posted. I prefer a really cold environment (my house is always a constant 70 degrees 24/7/365) and am afraid of the temperature concerns voiced above. Also the chemical smells as I am highly allergic. I think I will have to visit our local City Mattress instead. Thanks for being so honest.

  48. Joan says on: 3 April 2005 at 1:56 pm

    I’ve read one post that the celebrity sheet problem is somewhat solved with the tempurpedic recommended mattress pad and one that it didn’t help. Did anyone try any regular alternatives for keeping normal mattress covers down? FYI, sleep is ok, not outstanding but the sheet thing is making me out of my mind… grrrr….

  49. Dave says on: 7 April 2005 at 3:35 pm

    I have been considering purchasing a cal king tempurpedic mattress for some time. All that I have read is very interesting. For those with problems with the sheets riding up, maybe you can try to use some suspenders or some other kind of strap with clasps laid under the mattress and clip them to the sheets to hold them down. This might help to solve your problems. Good luck

  50. Marianne says on: 7 April 2005 at 9:54 pm

    Before investing such a large sum of money i spent $100 on a 2 inch meomory foam topper at Sams Club to try out on my Sealy Posturpedic mattress. I have has neck surgery and a low back injury. They are both touchy so I toss and turn all night to releive pain. I also had a feather mattress on the Sealy to help with pressure points. The foam topper felt wonderfull. I laid on my back very comfortably and never stirred all night. I woke up with such low back pain that I could barely roll out of bed. It didn’t go away but would just subside some after a hot shower. I could not beleive I could be soooo comfortable all night but have such low back pain all day. I have continued to try to adjust for 6 months but finally took it off the bed. My firends with no back problems love theirs. Why is it so hard to pick out a bed that works for you? A few minutes lying on them in a store does not tell you how you will feel after eight hours on it. I like the sounds of the Organic all rubber beds by Royal Nirvana.

  51. Jinnae says on: 8 April 2005 at 11:56 pm

    We bought a house 6 months ago and paid the seller $150 for his nearly new tempurpedic bed. We thought we were getting SUCH a deal! The first month or so I just loved the bed, but since then it’s all gone downhill. Not only is it hard on my shoulders, but I wake up in the middle of the night almost every night drenched in sweat. At first I thought it was menopause coming on, but then we went on a 3-week trip and I slept peacefully every night. Sometimes I sleep in our guest bed just to get away from “that thing”. Soooo glad we didn’t buy it at full price. Won’t be long before we torture our guests with the tempurpedic and put the guest bed in our room!

  52. Bobbie says on: 11 April 2005 at 11:21 am

    I boutht the king celebrity and had the crawling sheet problem. I called customer support, they apologized, and will sed a free complimentary mattress cover to fix the problem. I’ll update to let you know if it works. bobbie

  53. Chris says on: 12 April 2005 at 8:48 am

    I was this close to ordering a tempurpedic for my wife and I. Thanks to everyone for steering me away.

  54. Taylor says on: 12 April 2005 at 11:35 am

    If your sheet is sliding to the right because of the temper mattress, use a satin sheet with the smooth side up. We made as sleeve from satin fabric.

  55. Hunter says on: 13 April 2005 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for this site, very helpful, I am concerned about the “not harmful” fumes and oder that is still coming off my new pillow. I recently “traded” a large contoured tempur pillow, which has been in the original box and shopping bag since winter, for their traditional shaped pillow. The large was so hard during cold weather that it felt like a flannel covered cinder block and I could only stand it 3 nights. I tried the different models at the local Brookstone and settled on the traditional, the demo felt great in the store, but I have yet to sleep on my new one because of the oder. Do you know what is off gassing? There is no way these fumes can be “not harmful” I have had the pillow in the sun, outside on windy days and tonight in the dryer on air fluff for 3 hours and it still smells. I want to use it but even after the fume smell is gone, it will still be off gassing for some time. Good site , thank you

  56. Alex says on: 18 April 2005 at 3:46 am

    I don’t think it’s fair to judge a mattress based on what you hear on just one site. Remember statistics class? There is clearly bias because people who are dissatisified are more inclined to go online to find sites like these and post negatively. I love In-N-Out, but you don’t see me going around in forums posting how much I love it, while if I hated it, I would be searching all over the web for opportunities to express my negativity.

    Bottom line is just go and try one.

  57. John says on: 19 April 2005 at 8:36 am

    We are on year four of our Queen Tempurpedic. The foam truely has broken down. When my wife is gone and I can sleep in the middle of the mattress, it is still comfortable. Otherwise, when I have to sleep toward a side of the mattress, I can only just stand it (and just barely) by using a thick pillow and another one under my knees. My wife can still tolerate the mattress though (but her Tempur pillow is shot and disposed of).

    Interestingly, one women said she can’t wait to get back to her bed when on vacation. I, on the otherhand, while on week long business trips sleep quite well and can immediately feel it in my back when I get back to sleeping on our worn out, unsupportive Tempurpedic.

    I’ve had regular mattresses wear out as fast or faster, but they didn’t cost me as much.

    I haven’t called Tempurpedic, so I can’t say they wouldn’t help. But softening and slower recovery of the foam are clearly spelled out as not covered by their warranty. Only if a 3/4″ deep indent is left in the mattress will they cover it according to the warranty.

    So if you are single and can sleep at a variety of locations on the mattress, it might be a good buy. If you are a couple, I think you’ll see failure of the support sooner than you’d like for the money you will be spending.

  58. Jay says on: 19 April 2005 at 10:13 pm

    My husband and I are having horrible low back pain after buying and sleeping on our tempurpedic for about 3 weeks. I have resorted to sleeping on my daughter’s futon until we find a replacement. We bought at a mattress chain and can return it within 60 days. Still trying to find a replacement mattress.

  59. Carol says on: 20 April 2005 at 5:48 pm

    It is April of ’05 and my husband and I have been sleeping on a Tempurpedic since Sept. ’04…about a year and a half. At first we hated it and planned on returning it. Then, after a convincing talk with the sales rep on how to soften the mattress and get rid of the smell and switching from the millenium pillows to the tallest pillows they have, we have been happy. Now, here’s a question. In May of ’04 I began experiencing non-stop tingling in my hands and feet. The Drs and tests confirm no MS at this time. A month of chiropractor visits have so far made my hands and feet worse with tingling AND pain. I’m wondering if there is a connection with the tingling in my hands and feet and with my tempurpedic mattress? Has anyone else had a similar experience?

  60. tempurfan says on: 22 April 2005 at 1:12 pm

    My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE our tempurpedic! We both had back and shoulder pain for 3 years sleeping on a very expensive mattress, but after night 2 on our tempurpedic, we have no more back pain. We’ve had it for 2 years and still, no back pain. We both still sleep like babies and wake up totally refreshed. Best purchase I have ever made. I’m shocked that so many people disliike it and I’m so sorry for all of you! As for sheet sliding, I have never used a fitted sheet and have never had that problem – I use a flat sheet and tuck it tightly and it works great.

  61. Gina says on: 28 April 2005 at 12:42 pm

    after threatening for months to really go for it and spoil myself with an expensive, awesome mattress, i got a 10″ (the deluxe) tempurpedic mattress. i’ve slept on it for going on three weeks and have had more discomfort than comfort. the first night, no problem. every night since then, problem! if i’m not waking up *repeatedly* during the night with my back and/or hips hurting, i deal with my hip joints aching all day 24 hours a day. i’m 114 lbs. my only theory is that when i sleep on my back the soft upper layer allows too much curvature in my lower spine (i can definately tell that my back is more curved from the minute i lay down at night), and when i sleep on my side my hips sink down and rest on the firmer layer underneath. this bed is *definately* still not a for sure keeper. i keep hoping that i’ll adjust to it, but i can’t help but believe there should be no adjustment needed when a mattress is right for your body. i mean, how long does it take to adjust to comfort?! i sleep like a baby on my couch. my 13-week trial period ends on july 8. i’m almost dreading my anticipated attempt at returning it. at least i bought it from a local store and not directly from tempurpedic, so hopefully they won’t give me too much flak. another concern i have is the increase in firmness in colder temps, as i keep my house at 60 degrees in the winter and i *do not* like a hard bed. argh!! this should have been so simple.

  62. Kay N Texas says on: 29 April 2005 at 3:07 am

    We have an air bed. WE LOVE IT!! We can adjust either side and I sleep like a baby.
    I feel so cuddled on this bed. No fumes.
    Our sons had to remove their foamy beds because they all came down with respiratory problems and they NEVER get sick!! The doctor said slight pneumonia,we were shocked. He is still coughing from the poison.
    The glue and junk in these is vicious to your system.

  63. Mostly Oakes says on: 30 April 2005 at 8:28 pm

    I love the bed. We sleep much better than before. Sheets are the problem. Has anyone found websites or retailer names that sell sheets that fit? If you want a high thread count, everyone seems to just sell 14″ – 19″ “deep pocket” sheets made for big mattresses with pillowtops, which clearly won’t work on a 9″ – 10″ mattress. Tucking a flat sheet in doesn’t work for the sliding sheet issue. Suggestions would be much appreciated.

  64. Wayne Peterson says on: 6 May 2005 at 12:38 pm

    Two years ago I came down with a frozen right shoulder. It took about 8 months to heal. It started to heal on our 4 week vacation. Then I realized that my problems began with the new tempurpedic. I switched to sleeping on the other side. Sure enough my left shoulder is now frozen.

    It is like sleeping in sand, and one sleeps in a depression and it pinches the shoulder. It is also a bit too warm. But I am too cheap to dump it so I am lifting weights and sleeping on my right shoulder again.

  65. Quinna Cooper says on: 9 May 2005 at 12:22 am

    My husband and I have owned our Tempurpedic Celebrity bed for almost a year. We love it. When sleeping on our old bed, my husband had a problem with his arms and hands going to sleep. He does not have that problem any more. I don’t get up with lower back and hip pain. The only problem we had was the sliding sheets. I went to Tempurpedic.com and sent them an email. They responded the next day and sent us, free of charge, a mattress cover which does not interfer with the performance of the mattress. For those of you who find the mattress too warm, it helps with that, also. So, no more sliding sheets. It really does work.

  66. James says on: 9 May 2005 at 10:56 am

    OK, this is how it goes imo: If you sleep on your side, your hips will drop lower than your upper body, forcing a bad curve in your spine, not all straight like they tell you, that part is rubbish. Then if you sleep on a pillow, which most people do, your shoulders will sink in, leaving your neck at a strange angle. I wake up every day with major stiffness in my neck, the middle of my back, my shoulders, my lats. I think its got to the point where some muscle groups have contracted a lot, i’d probably be a right mess if i didnt do yoga. Im going to sleep on the couch more.

  67. Kim says on: 24 May 2005 at 10:08 am

    My tempur pedic is way too hot. In winter we sleep great, but Tucson summers make it a killer. I end up sleeping on the couch to get cool.It does not transfer motion, and my husbands arms no longer fall asleep, but I have to have a “chillo” pillow under me to fall asleep due to the heat. My sheet used to slide down to the end of the bed. I turned the mattress 180 and no longer have that problem. My husband and I are torn about replacing the bed.

  68. Melissa says on: 27 May 2005 at 1:06 pm

    I bought a king size tempur pedic bed about 8 months ago. At first it was sleeping on a big marshmellow. I loved it. Then about 2 months after having it, I started experiencing the worst back pain ever. I have never had any back pain before. As of now, I can only sleep on the bed for around 3 hours then I have to get up and go to the couch. Every morning I have to strech and usually take advil to get rid of the back spasms. I am so upset that I purchased this stupid bed. I will be selling it at my garage sale and then purchasing a regular bed once again.

  69. Sandy says on: 30 May 2005 at 8:25 pm

    I have had my Tempurpedic adjustable bed for 2 years now and it has changed my life. I have Fibromyalgia – a severe chronic pain disease. This bed is the only bed I can sleep in. I realize there is probably a big difference between sleeping on a flat mattress and one that is bent to accomodate my joints. However, I would strongly recommend this bed to anyone suffering with Fibro, RA, MS or any other muscle or joint problem.

    The only problem I do share with many of you is that I do find the mattress to be more warm than a standard mattress, but I simply sleep with lighter clothing and blankets.

    I hope this info helps.

  70. different craig says on: 12 October 2005 at 12:24 pm

    more than anything i am bothered by the stories of poor resolutions for unsatisfied customers. i have a temper (as in anger – not pedic) and the last thing i want is to get invoved w an unscrupulous co. Did you think of contacting the better business bureau? what are the best beds to buy? what about those ones you can adjust – the sleep system ones?

  71. audrey says on: 26 October 2005 at 2:57 am

    My husband and I tried one of these beds in Stanley’s Furniture store in Patchogue N.Y. We thought this was the most confortable bed we had ever been on.We grille Stanley the owner re: this bed and if it wasn’ what it seemed would tempur pedic still honor it’s warranty. We were assured they would and he would give us a full refund. The bed we rec’d was hard as cement. We honestly thought we had a defective bed. the store we bought it from refused to take this disaster back,which we requested DAY 2 After 1 hour I was on the couch and my husband only lasted one half an hour. They told us that the mattress in there store was very old and thousands of people had tried it and ours had to be broken in.We contacted Tempur Pedic to see if maybe the bed was defective because researce showed that sometimes the mold is defective but tempur pedic would not send someone out or honor its warranty. It must be something to be a PERFECT CO.we’ll we are stuck with this bed we can’t sleep on.This bed is a bigger gamble with your money than LAS Vegas

  72. BILL says on: 6 December 2005 at 9:53 am


  73. david mcalister says on: 28 December 2005 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve been looking for a web site that would discuss the tempurpedic. I purchased the bed about two years ago and am finally at the point where I can’t stand it any longer. It is simply everybit as uncomfortable as when I sleep on the ground during hiking trips. I Toss and turn all night long because pain settles into the body parts that i am lying on, and then forget about sleeping in. Five hours on this thing is max. I never had such pain in my old mattress.

  74. Simone says on: 6 January 2006 at 12:28 am

    thank you all for your info and suggestions, my husband and i have had our tempurpedic bed for a year now. I had forgot about the initial smell, and we never have had a sliding sheet problem, we use 100% cotton sheets. My husbands back has felt better since sleeping on this bed. however he is now complaining that the bed gets too hot (its January). oh and it was a crazy comedy moving it to our new house, like lifting concrete jello!!

  75. Kim says on: 28 January 2006 at 9:18 pm

    My husband and I have had our new Temperapedic bed for over one month. Our extreme excitement over getting a top of the line chance to sleep better is nothing but a BIG disappointment. I am the only one who has managed to sleep through the night, since moving to the couch. The bed is much too hard and very hot! The bed feels like unbreathable material- reminds me of wearing polyester clothing. We have decided to return the mattress. I am hoping to reply back with good news of fabulous customer service!

    I’ll let you know!

  76. Ed says on: 10 February 2006 at 4:07 am

    Hello Everyone,

    My wife and I bought a cal king Celebrity TP bed about a week ago. We live in the San Francisco area and bought from a store chain called Sleep Train. They are very good and I know if we don’t like it they will take it back and give a full refund in the 90 day “trial period” so no worries there.

    So about the bed. I don’t understand all this belly aching about the sheet problems, we use 1000 Tc cotton sheets (bottom fitted for pillow top) and they never slide or move. Some of the people here must be doing something weird when they sleep or something. For those who just can’t figure this “monumental problem” out, try using a safety pin or two at each corner of the mattress down near the box spring. It is not rocket science, and no reason I think to “launch” on Tempurpedic. Not even worth the time to call them in my mind…

    We bought this bed because I am a side sleeper (normal weight and height) and in the last year or two my shoulders started to really hurt during the night sleeping on our 5 year old European Sleepworks mattress (I don’t know if it was the mattress or the fact that I turned 51). :-) The ESW mattresses are really good mattresses similar to the Dux bed (thousands of micro coils, laytex foam, etc.).

    So the first night the bed was delivered we couldn’t even sleep on it, because of the strong outgassing odor. My wife said it made her ill and I admit it bothered me too. I would really like to know what is outgassing from this mattress, this bothers me a bit… Does anyone here or reading this out there really know if it is harmful or harmless like they claim?

    However, we have been sleeping on it since the second night and after about 8 days now the smell is almost gone and my shoulders are getting much better! I had so much pain in my shoulders from sleeping on the old bed that it would hurt most of the day and it felt like each night they were just being re-injured, I couldn’t take it anymore so we spent the $3.6K on the new TP Celebrity.

    Now my shoulders sink into the mattress and I don’t wake up all night long with pain from springs pushing back at me! This morning I woke up completely pain free and it is like my shoulders are getting a chance to heal, instead of being re-injured every night, it is GREAT!

    At first we noticed the bed slept a little warm too, so we went down to WalMart and bought the cheapest thinest all cotton mattress pad we could find (as not to interupt the body heat transfer between us and the mattress), now we have no problem with this. Also I sleep in only my boxers so that probably helps as well.

    So we have about 80 days left on the trial period, so we will see how it goes. Maybe I will post again here in a while.

    I must agree with a couple of other people here that said don’t let all this complaining sway your decision making process. It is true that millions of people love this bed, or Tempurpedic wouldn’t be in business after all these years. Also I have to believe if the smell was toxic and harming people, out of millions of owners (including NASA that it was first built for) would have caught them by now and somebody would be in big trouble, again just common sense I would think…

    One more thing about those Select air beds… They are total junk, I bought one five years ago and returned it after 30 days and they gave me my money back. That one is a no brainer, it is okay in the totally firm or filled setting, but let some air out to make it “softer” and it is just like sleeping on a hammock! They say it is chambered leading you to believe that sections are somehow isolated from each other, but they are not. So the whole bed is just like an air mattress you use for your pool, let some air out and your torso (heavy part of your body) sinks right in and your head and feet stay up. Every tried sleeping on your side in a hammock? Imagine what that will do to your spine! Well I don’t have too, I slept on it for a month, what a nightmare! So don’t be fooled by any sleep numbers, that one is a total rip-off!

    For right now the Tempurpedic is the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on, and I figure the guys at NASA that the bed was developed for can’t be that gullible..

    We will see how it goes, and for gods sake people make your own decisions.

    Have a great nights sleep!

  77. wendy says on: 22 February 2006 at 1:56 pm

    Hi, can any one advise me how to tell if I have purchaed a geninue Tempur pillow?
    The two pillows that have just arrived through the post have no logo or label with Tempur on.

  78. Chris says on: 4 March 2006 at 8:41 am

    Bottom line, Tempurpedic beds are made of foam. Foam wears out and their warranty will not cover “firmness”. Mine was great for first 2 years, but now its like sleeping in a hammock. Buyer be warned!

  79. Gary LaPointe says on: 5 March 2006 at 1:29 pm

    I just saw some pillows at the store. I specifically looked because of the question (a few posts ago).

    The TempuPedic pillows had the logos embossed in/on them (at least the ones I saw did, I can only assume they all do).

    Looked like this http://www.tempurpedic.com/TempurCMSVB/pillows/classicpillow/

  80. usasail says on: 23 March 2006 at 7:37 pm

    I’m with the thumbs uppers on this one. My wife and I kept switching our mattresses from our extra rooms with our mattress. Every night tossyturvey, so we got up one morning went straight to the mattress place and gave him our credit card. The best money we’ve ever spent. I’m just hoping we don’t have the sagging problem after 4 years. The salesman said it’s warrantied for 10, and I specifically asked about the sagging….he said it shouldn’t do this but if it does they’d replace it after a check up visit. Anyway so far we sleep great and mostly we find ourselves only waking up in the same position we went to sleep in.
    Pillow’s are kinda cheezy so I add a small pillow on top to get a correct feel. Also, I’d like to know more about those pesky fumes. It doesn’t make us sick, but it’s been two weeks with it still fumey…not as bad as when bought, but still ya just gotta wonder.
    Good reads folks.

  81. Gene says on: 9 April 2006 at 3:10 am

    I have lower back pain and my right shoulder hurts when I sleep on my side. So I bought a body pillow a couple of weeks ago. Well I do not know how the pillow acutally works, but my back problems have improved. I know longer wake up in the morning with a stiff back or not as bad as it has been before. I also bought a tempur pillow a couple of years ago and I love it. My neck has support as I sleep. Along with the body pillow I seem to sleep a bit better and my aches and pains seem to have subsided. I do not know if I will buy a matteress after reading some of the post. But I may try out the tempur bed over lay. Hopefully it will not be to hot and it will add even more support for my back. Thanks everyone for all the info good and bad. It gives me something to really think about, before buying a new mattress.

  82. jamie says on: 9 April 2006 at 11:30 pm

    where is the cheapest place to buya tempurpedic?

  83. Ed says on: 22 April 2006 at 7:30 am

    The verdict is in! (see post above)

    We have had our Tempurpedic Celebrity bed for almost three months now. We Love it and we are going to keep it. We could easily send it back now to the Sleep Train here in California, but we are not doing that.

    It is the the most comfortable sleep we have had in years. My shoulder pain, that was becoming overwheming a few months ago is completely gone now (see my post above).

    The “new smell” is completely gone now, and my concerns with it are gone as well.

    During the 90 day trial period we visted a few mattress stores including DUX Beds. We tried almost everything out there to make sure we had made the right choice before our 90 day trial on the TP trial period ran out.

    Again the verdict was, this is the best bed we have ever experienced. The DUX at $8K was nowhere near as comfortable as our Tempurpedic at $3.6K. Plus there are too many bad reviews on the Net about (as usual) they don’t make them the way they used to when the got their name…

    Also let me say this, we can well afford any bed offered in the world today (Hasting horse hair bed included). Not to bragg, but rather to give you a perspective where we are coming from in our decision making process.

    My only complaint was the strong smell that came out of the mattress for the first few weeks. It was repulsive and I think a big company like this should not deliver products that have such a strong smell. So if you can, just “air it out” fot a couple of weeks, and you will be happy after that. However, you should know that all the new mattresses from Sealy, S+F and other top of the line companies “stink” for a good two weeks after you get them as well.

    All the other complaints I have seen here are invalid, as far as we am concerned. We have no problem with sheets (sliding or whatever), heat or cold, and other complaints listed above (also we actually hope it will get softer over time as someone above mentioned, that would be great).

    We really don’t care if it lasts 20 years as it is guaranteed to do, as we will probably be off to the next “best” sleep system in 5 years or so.

    That is if someone can beat this one! This will be a hard act to follow!

    So in summary my wife and I love the Tempurpedic Celebrity mattress and we would give our highest recomendation to all others. And by the way we don’t work for Tempurpedic and we could care less about their company or their stores. -We don’t own any stock. They really just have a good product -when the smell goes away. :-)

    Have a good nights sleep,

    Ed And Elena

  84. Dan says on: 7 May 2006 at 4:17 pm

    Help! Can anyone list a brand of sheets that will not come off of the Tempurpedic Celebrity after one or two nights?

  85. Bill says on: 24 May 2006 at 2:43 pm

    My wife and I have had our Tempurpedic for about 5 yrs. give or take. She seems happy with it, which I would expect considering the huge chunk of change we traded for it. For me it was immediatly better than the “park bench” conventional bed that we had before, but it wasn’t long before the glow wore off. I’m overweight and leaving middle age. I find that I create a “pit” in the bed that I can’t roll out of, getting out of bed and getting a drink lets me choose another spot to lie in, but I soon have the same feeling. I have adopted the habit of sleeping with my upper shoulder(left or right)propped up on two stout feather pillows, otherwise I feel like I’m smothering. I switch sides for about 5 hours and that’s about all I can take. Advil has become my constant companion. I have just been diagnosed with degenerating hips and lower spine and I’m wondering if lousey uncomfortable sleep is just a symptom or could possibly be the cause.

    I haven’t tried a sleep number bed… yet, but I’ve got to suggest that anyone purchasing one of these expensive mattresses should try out the less expensive ones first. Tossing a bucket of money at the problem doesn’t really seem to be the best idea anymore.

  86. Daron Ruiz says on: 29 May 2006 at 3:11 am

    It’s midnight and I just had this scary thought, “what if my “wonderful” tempur-pedic bed was causing all my shoulder troubles? I’ve had MRI’s and physical therapy to restore my right torn rotator cuff, LOTS of PT, and because of the intense pain i started sleeping on my left shoulder… guess what happened about 3 weeks ago… I thought it was the new chopper motorcyles i’d purchased and had ridden “too much” back in November. I now believe that this mattress had weakened my shoulders and now for NO reason at all when I’ve NEVER had any shoulder issues EVER, i’ve got problems. If anyone ever hears of a class action suit, I’ll join ya.

  87. Judy Kerr says on: 4 June 2006 at 11:30 am

    I have had a king-sized TP for 10 years. It is still in good condition. About 5 years ago I began to develop neuropathy which eventually involved my entire body. I have been everywhere for a diagnosis, including Mayo, and no one can tell me why I have this pain. Could it be my mattress? I do sleep better when out of town.

  88. Chuck Mason says on: 13 June 2006 at 8:02 am

    I have owned a tempur-pedic mattress now for a year and a half.

    For the first month or so, I really loved the mattress as it does relieve the pain from pressure points but I was experiencing low back pain.

    I didn’t realize it was the mattress until I returned to my 2nd home in VA. I slept soundly with some of the pressure point pain but no back ache.

    I slowly began to realize the low back pain was due to the tempur-pedic mattress. I notice how in the mornings I seemed to wake up with the lower half of my body sunken into the mattress. Sort of waking up in a pit that you have to roll out of. Same effect when I sleep on my sides.

    It is a $2500 mistake on my part with no remedy available.

    Today I woke up in so much pain that I was looking online to see if others had found a way to make the mattress more comfortable. So far the only solution I’ve found is to purchase another bed and chalk the $2500 up as a lost.

    I am truly open to suggestions. It takes about an hour in the morning before my body can recover from the aches and pains I get from sleeping on the tempur-pedic mattress.

  89. Marie says on: 16 June 2006 at 2:40 am

    Dan, Jersey sheets work great and do not slip or move at all. They are super comfortable like wearing an old t-shirt!For those who do not like the Tempur, I think it would be great if they came out with different support models. I personally love mine and cannot sleep on anything else, but I prefer a soft mattress. We have had ours 4 years and no break down has occurred.All our friends and fmaily have them and my inlaws even have one in their rv!~ As far as nursing babies, I nursed my twins on this no problem, although I did put a crib mattress protector where the babies slept to firm it up, if you have decided after a few years you dont like it, like some here, you could flip it for the firmness and put a feather bed on top, instead of getting a new mattress. IF you like firm it probably isnt for you. It is all personal choice, I have a friend with horror stories from Sealy and others after only a couple of weeks and their so called return policy would cost her more than a new bed. I guess the best advice is to research and really know what you want and try it out at brookstone before you buy it.

  90. Penny says on: 16 June 2006 at 4:56 pm

    My husband & I purchased the Cal-King Celebrity TP over 2 years ago and would you like to know that the company values their clients so well that they never sent out word (a postcard) to state that the Celebrity topper pieces are being torn due to the slabs being glued. Anyone who has purchased the Celebrity in the past year please contact them; we’re supposed to be getting a whole new bed but, we’ll see…
    Another note I personally did NOT spend over 2k on a damn bed to safety pin some fitted sheet that specifically states ‘Deep Pocket fits 18-26’ mattresses and advertised works on TP especially when the Cal-King sheets cost anywhere from $79.99-199.99 and it doesn’t matter what amount you spend on the sheets for quality they still slide off, good thing that there are companies out there that return due to misleading information. I miss my water bed and let me tell you the 8-25 individuals who have complaints regarding the bed vs. millions that may have NOT found this site to voice their ‘opinions’ I wonder if those millions own a TP and the 8-25, and I believe counting, would indeed have a lawsuit against TP. Might be something you should look into as my atty advised me.

    Wish those well

  91. Jan says on: 26 June 2006 at 4:52 pm

    We’ve actually had our Tempurpedic mattress for almost a year now. We don’t have any complaints other than that we are so warm (no matter what season it is). Does anyone have any suggestions to help us cool down?

  92. Gerald says on: 2 July 2006 at 5:19 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to start off by answering a few questions, for the gentleman wondering about sheets, I too have a celebrity mattress and had the same issue; I believe it’s the nature of the material and the size of the bed, my suggestion is to go with a company calls ‘gotcha covered’ the make special sheets for the beds they will not slip, if you can’t find them then I suggest going to bed bath and beyond they make a sheet that wraps the whole bed and zips up! That will guarantee that it will not come off.

    To go over some other things, the smell is from the baking process it my also be the glue that the use in the bed (they have layers) this smell goes away, personally I like the smell (its similar to new car smell, which maybe due to the glue for the same reason cars have it) in about 2 weeks the smell is almost gone. When you get the bed they are firmer then they should be, this is because the bed is not conditioned, my suggestion is to unzip the cover and let the memory cells breath, you can also walk on the bed for a few minutes a day. When I got my bed it took me 3 weeks to get used to it, the bed does feel warmer however this is not the bed it self you come to find that the bed will increase circulation thus making you feel warmer this will go away after about a week once your body is used to it. I suggest putting only a cotton sheet over the bed and nothing else; if you still sleep hot you can remove the valor cover and place a sheet on that suggesting that you have a Classic or Deluxe, (celebrity you cannot remove the cover.)

    The bottom line is that these beds are unique and they are great beds, but who says everyone will like them? Its preference like everything else in this world, I love my bed but you may not my honest suggestion is to try everything lay on it for 15 minutes in the store, have the sales staff educate you on the product, have them open the beds, ask questions. If the sales team does not educate you then don’t buy from them; find a local dealer so you have a friendly face to go to if there is a problem. Temper-Pedic mandated the price across the board, it’s fair trade so they are all priced the same anyway look for incentives to buy, like free pillows, no sales tax, free delivery, etc. Trust your back and don’t buy into negative or positive feedback online, maybe they had a crappy sales person who told them nothing about the bed, read the fine print and enjoy.

  93. Lisa S says on: 4 July 2006 at 7:01 am

    I bought one of these about a month ago. Queen size. I didn’t know ahead fo time about the smell or the heat retention. I have noticed a very odd smell, but assumed it would eventually fade. It’s gotten a bit better but is still there. Also, I’m a rather large woman and I guess my heavier bottom half sinks deeper into the foam. My lower back has been killing me. I didn’t consider it being the bed at first, although it started shortly afterward. It feels like a bone is out of place or something. The heat from the mattress is horrible. I thought I was going through menopause, but it’s the mattress. I put out a lot of body heat. I also have a problem with the sheet shifting in one direction. I didn’t realize everyone else was having these problems until I came to this site, okay, not everyone, but at least I know I’m not the only one! I’m not sure whether I should try to switch to a regular mattress (which was fine), or try to stick this out to see if my back pain subsides.

  94. Elizabeth says on: 7 July 2006 at 1:37 pm

    I read this site before buying my Tempurpedic, but bought it anyway and I am SO GLAD I DID!

    My husband and I have an adjustable king size. He’s a small person (around 135 lbs), and I’m a VERY large person, and we both love it. I am hot natured, but don’t feel hot in this bed. That was my biggest worry about buying it.

    We’ve had the bed for over a year and I don’t like sleeping anywhere else. I no longer hurt when I wake up in the morning.

    It might not be the bed for every body, but it’s certainly the right bed for our bodies.

  95. Emiline says on: 11 July 2006 at 8:13 am

    Would like to thank Penny (post of June 16, 2006) for drawing attention to faulty Celebrity topper pieces that tear. We purchased a Queen Celebrity in August, 2005, and I generally agree with most who registered complaints regarding temperature discomforts, back pain, difficulty finding sheets that stay on, etc. Also dislike the major workout of making the bed from scratch every single morning and having to pull sheets down over an extremely heavy mattress of which I struggle to lift a single corner. I have decided the bed was NOT worth the money (over $3K). I continue to have concerns about toxic fumes that may continue to be released over time as the foam breaks down. Anyone know anything about this? Thanks again, Penny, for the info. I will contact TP and register my complaint, too, as I have noticed a similar problem in the “pillow topper” starting to tear (maybe if the sheets were to stay on this would not be a problem???).

  96. Michelle says on: 11 July 2006 at 11:18 am

    We’ve had our Tempurpedic bed for over a year and we absolutely love it. It is the best bed we’ve ever had by far. It’s been worth every dime. The smell faded over time. Also, I found I needed the tempurpedic pillow, which surprised me. I have always been very picky about my pillow and I didn’t think the Tempurpedic pillow was very comfortable at first, but it’s perfect with the mattress. I highly recommend Tempurpedic.

  97. Greg says on: 16 July 2006 at 7:30 am

    We’ve had our Tempurpedic for about six years and I can’t wait to get a new bed. Every morning I feel like I was hit by a truck. My lower back is always hurting and I have issues with my arms falling asleep throughout the night. Since the warm weather came we feel like we’re in a sauna by the time we wake up. For some reason the mattress retains a lot of heat.

  98. Edward says on: 29 July 2006 at 12:35 pm

    I bought a Tempurpedic Celebrity Queen a week ago and have not had a single good night’s sleep on it. The two main issues are: a) it gets too warm for me where my body contacts the bed but I’m too cold if I don’t have covers on and b) I toss and turn all night and I think it is because my body does not feel ‘grounded’ i.e. this ‘floating’ sensation is not for everyone…..

    I will give it another week or so even thought it’s quite uncomfortable to be so sleep deprived. If anyone has any comments about their experiences with Sleep Train this would be appreciated.

    I wish everyone a good night’s sleep!


  99. susan says on: 30 July 2006 at 4:12 am

    Today my husband and I bought a King sized Tempur-Pedic (Celebrity) duel control, adjustable bed.

    After reading all the comments, I am a little worried about finding sheets. The salesman suggested twin X long with deep pockets. Until I read all of your comments, I thought that I could go to Bed Bath and Beyond and buy them. Now, I am not so sure.

    The jersey sheets may be a good choice because they “give” However, if the bed gets hot, I think that 100% cotton might be more comfortable.

    I have done a bit of Googling, and The Company Store has sheets that look like they might work. But, the fitted X long twin sheets don’t seem to be available at this time.

    If any of you have a source for sheets that fit and don’t slide, I would appreciate hearing from you.


  100. Mia says on: 1 August 2006 at 12:47 am

    I bought a Tempurpedic off E Bay at a discount about a year ago and now it seems to sag in the middle? Is this normal? You don’t get any type of warranty if you buy on E bay. I’m not sure what to do?

  101. Petaluma says on: 7 August 2006 at 1:12 pm

    My wife and I got the Cal-King Classic about 3 months ago.
    I have a very bad back, and I sleep better than ever with the new bed.
    When the weather started getting warmer, I noticed the bed did too. I put a 100% cotton blanket between the mattress and the sheet, and that has made the bed breath much better (and stay cooler).
    It is a great bed for my wife and I…..

  102. mary escarcha says on: 21 August 2006 at 2:17 am

    My son bought the VERY expensive temperpedic cal-king mattress two years ago.recently, he turned over the mattress.Shockingly,he found mold fungus formed on the mattress. He called the company for replacement as stated in their warranty, he was directed to the San Mateo distributor, the owner/manager of the distributor intentionally is always NOT available! What good is their advertised “warranty” if they dont make good of it?Isnt this FALSE ADVERTISEMENT that the government should look into? There are so many disgruntled, disatisfied customers!

  103. Keith says on: 21 August 2006 at 8:13 am

    After trying a TempurPedic , my ladyfriend and I ordered a queen size adjustable since the one in the showroom was so comfy we nearly fell asleep right there. Unfortunately what was delivered to my house is a caustic smelling slab of something that relieves pressure points about as well as my wood floor. Back pain? I haven’t experienced anything like this since just after surgery in ’96. And since my girlfriend got a doctor’s discount, we can’t even return it. I drive big trucks for a living and can’t afford to loose sleep but even at 240 lbs. I’m not sinking into the mattress at all and my bedroom has become my own personal hell. Thanks TempurPedic! Class action lawsuit anyone?

  104. Peg says on: 25 August 2006 at 4:49 pm

    Boy am I glad I took the time to do a search and found this site. I just purchased a Tempur-pedic this morning with delivery for tomorrow morning. I got home and I kept getting this “funny feeling” that even though the bed was comfy in the show room, some how I had made the wrong choice. I just called Sleepy’s and now I’m out the door to change my order. There were just too many complaints about the company being difficult to deal with and I purchased the bed thinking I could easily return it if I didn’t like it. Thank you to everyone who posted their points of view.

  105. Gary LaPointe says on: 25 August 2006 at 5:26 pm

    I love my Tempurpedic (I’m the original poster).

    Please everyone remember, people are more likely to complain than to compliment.

    Think of all the items you own that you’re happy with that you’ve never posted anything positive on. Now think of all the things you have that you’ve complained about.

    People who have a tempurpedic bed and love it aren’t surfing the net looking for places to compliment it…

  106. Lansing says on: 26 August 2006 at 8:23 pm

    Well, I have to agree that in general, it would be the people who had the negative experiences who would post, but frankly, after hearing how much the TP bed is hyped, I’m shocked that there are so many negative posts.

    All I know is I recently had to sell my Serta Perfect Sleeper because I’m moving and I’m reduced to an air mattress and boy, do I miss my bed! That Serta was the best damn mattress I ever slept on and it cost far less than S1,000. (Three years ago.) I guess the moral of the story is to do some research and try out as many different mattresses as you can.

    Thanks for posting and for giving me some food for thought when it comes to buying my next mattress. (Not to mention some of your posts were pretty funny!)

  107. Greg says on: 26 August 2006 at 11:20 pm

    Fortunately or unfortunately I verified that my Tempurpedic is causing my back pain at night. I went camping for three days and slept in a sleeping bag on a 1″ thick Thermarest. Guess what? No back pain at all. Yeah, my shoulders ached a bit but a confirmed that my back needs more support than the Tempurpedic offers.

  108. James Burkfield says on: 28 August 2006 at 11:29 pm

    We purchased our Tempurpedic two months ago. We got the newer Rhapsody. I wasn’t sure for the first 2 days, but now my wife and I absolutely love it. We wake up so refreshed. It has even helped my bad shoulder while sleeping. I used to move all night long. I would definately recommend looking into it. Also a friend of mine helped me get a good deal from a small store. If you call Mattress America they can give you extras like free shipping and pillows. Also out of state you save the sales tax so it’s even better to buy this way. We did this and they were very helpful. Ask for the manager Keith. Their number is 1-888-375-3379. Also I wouldn’t suggest the new Original Tempurpedic bed. My cousin got this one and it’s very hard. He exchanged it for the Deluxed Tempurpedic and now he loves it.

  109. Rose Marie says on: 31 August 2006 at 7:30 am

    I am shocked that no one mentioned that they were becoming ill from the materials Tempur-Peduc is made from. I am highly allergic to Latex and the company told me that the foam materials the mattress is made from are rubber dirivitives. There are no warnings on this product regarding Latex allergies and as a result I have developed a chronic sinusitis from this mattress and the matching pillows. I even have the mattress occluded and have a Hepa in the room. It took me months to figure out what was happening. Waking up with headaches, daily, and dizziness were the first clues. Then simply dibilitated. My husband is a bull and not sensitive to anything and he began to feel muscle weakness and dizziness after about 6 wks. I have been getting progressivley worse, since it came into our home. It is being removed in the next few days and we have taken to the guest room until a new mattress arrives. I would like to hear from anyone that has suffered these symptoms. Thank you, Rose Marie

  110. Lynn Evans says on: 6 September 2006 at 11:33 am

    Hello all,
    I am a little surprised by the negative comments about the TP beds.
    First, if you are overweight your lower back will ache no matter what mattress you have. If you have extra weight around your “middle”, your lumbar and sacral vertebrae are pulled out of alignment. This causes pain like a band around your waist and sometimes down both your legs. There is no mattress that can make up for that.

    Second, The problem with the mattress being to warm or too cold is because the TP material is temperature sensitive, as we note in the name of the mattress…TEMPUR-pedic. Your TP will react to the temp of your room, as well as, to your own body heat. Buyers who investigate the product will realize this before they make a purchase.

    For the woman with the latex allergy, when I did my research on TP, latex was not a component of the visco-elastic foam. Rubber and latex are not the same material. Perhaps you have a separate allergy, unrelated to the TP.
    I am not down playing anyone’s discontent with the TP. Everyone has a right to their own opinion. My suggestion for buyers is to ask questions. If you don’t ask about the qualities of the bed, the materials, the most frequent complaints by customers, etc. how will you be able to make an educated purchase. Good luck for those in search of a decent night’s sleep.

  111. Lisa says on: 6 September 2006 at 6:28 pm

    I have a Queen Tempurpedic Celebrity mattress which was purchased in June 2005. We also have had the issue with slipping sheets and the pillow-top panels shifting to one side. My husband got so fed up with it that he actually sewed large elastic bands to each of the four corners to at least keep things from coming completely off. So I finally had enough and called the company to see about their warranty. They told me that they have “redesigned” the Celebrity mattress because of this very problem. No…of course there was no “recall notification” … what the hecks is that about???

    So anyone who purchased their Celebrity mattress before they put out the new design in August of 2005 can get a replacement..so they say. Call them at: For Central and East Coast time zones call: 800-888-3078
    For Mountain and Pacific time zones call: 800-345-4333

    They told me to fax in a copy of my receipt and a coverletter stating my contact information, the model name and the defect/problem with the model (i.e. I bought my queen celebrity temp. matress in June 2005 and the panels/pillowtop keeps shifting to one side, stretching out the terrycloth cover and making my sheets slide off…” Make sure to also include the size of the mattress. Supposedly, a local warehouse will be contacting me within 48 hours to arrange to come and pick up the old one and set up the replacement. The customer service rep knew exactly what I was talking about without much explaining. I think they got ALOT of complaints about this and so now they are making good on it to avoid a lawsuit or other legal recourse. I feel bad for all those people who had this problem early on before customer service got instructed to take care of this problem. If you haven’t already, make sure to call them and make your complaint. I’m sure it can’t be good for you or your back to sleeping on a shifting mattress.

    I will make another post in a few days to let you know if they actaully call me and I get a replacement.

    Thanks for all the info…

  112. Monica says on: 16 September 2006 at 3:59 pm

    I have had the same problem with my sheets and cover slipping off. I had tried a department store cover that kept slipping off as well. I just called Temper Pedic and they informed me that their new terry cover designed specifically for the celebrity matress solves this problem and that they don’t replace the old matress.

    Also, just as some advice if you are moving, ensure that your matress is packed flat and that you personally put your own cover on and bad that won’t come off. Unfortunatly, I learned the hard way and was told that there was no way to clean it. So my advice is to buy the new $69 cover!

  113. Carmen says on: 18 September 2006 at 10:11 am

    I purchased a Tempurpedic November 2005 and was very excited about it – at first. I now suspect it’s trying to kill me slowly but surely with back pain and lack of sleep. The lack of sleep comes from waking up when the sheets come off or the extreme heat it gives off once the sheets do come off. I am a cold-natured person (A/C is set on 85 degrees during the day in Texas because that’s where it’s comfortable, at night, because of the bed, it’s set on 78) so I don’t think that’s the root. I’m considering one of those sleep number beds but frankly, I’m scared to buy anything so expensive and not be satisfied again. Oh I forgot, I now sleep upside down on it (head at feet, feet at head) because no matter what way I turn the mattress the head part is lower than my feet.


  114. couipled says on: 19 September 2006 at 7:26 pm

    My partner and i are looking for a new bed. I was interested in a TP but after my partner found this site, I can say bye TP Hello King Coil.

  115. Sherri says on: 25 September 2006 at 6:50 am

    Where to begin? I came to this site just to get others opinions. I want to say thank you to those who voiced how they feel about the product they purchased. Your opinions will help me in making a choice I hope is right for me. In Arizona where I live and looked for a mattress the salesman said he certainly would not make a choice to spend that much money without a trial. He told me to come to the store in very comfortable clothes he would turn down the lights and I should take a good nap on the TP mattress. He explained all the process of making the mattress the down sides (the break in period)and all the warranty. Although, backed by TP I didn’t buy it from TP and I would be dealing directly with the mattress store. As mentioned in several comments before mine these are not cheap. Look into where you buy your products. They are fair market items and the most break you can hope for are free delivery, pillows etc. You could buy it out of state and save your sales tax. I have to ask myself if saving sales tax on a purchase is worth dealing with an out ot state company? I think not. Thank goodness for variety. Not all items are for everyone. If we didn’t have choices we would all sleep on straw for low cost. I value everyone’s opinion and respect the difference of opinions. But, today I am going to go make the purchase that is right for me. Think about a car. Does everyone fit in a Corvette? A small truck? So….why would a mattress be right for everybody build? Read blogs on most things and you will find unhappy results. One of the things wrong with today’s society (my opinion) is class action filings. Can you imagine if they were saved for real issues rather than the purchase of a product your not happy with? I am going to purchase the bed I tried out. I laid on it for 30 minutes with my partner. He liked it and so did I. I have listened to all comments and I may get hot, the sheets may slide. and in the long run I may hate it…..well. there are worse things in life I suppose I will have to buy a new mattress sooner than I wanted if I hate it….thank goodness I can do that. There are so many other things that could be worse. Sleep well…..Oh yes…I have the sleep number in my motorhome….I hate it! I made a bad choice. None of the kids will take it they hate it too…..But I am certain when I am ready to replace it I can donate it to someone who sleeps on the floor and they will appreciate it….thank goodness I have a choice.

  116. Sherri says on: 26 September 2006 at 1:22 pm

    Well it arrived yesterday and we slept on it last night. Very small oder like a new car or like the last new mattress I bought. Love the pillows, sheet stayed out with the terry mattress pad that I got for free with it. I have the Celebrity and let me tell you the cashmere combo top is awesome. I hope I continue to love it. I am pretty certain I will. I still would suggest you go to store and take a nap before you buy any mattress….and when you buy one I found out the store you buy it from is who warranties it. Love that Sleep America. Two free pillows and a mattress pad a $500.00 value. Sweet Dreams time for a nap.

  117. Troy says on: 1 October 2006 at 9:46 am

    We bought our first tempurpedic in July, 06. We bought the Eurobed and after a few weeks we knew the bed was too firm. We gave it another two weeks and it was a little better but we knew cooler weather was coming whick means the bed would be firmer.

    We went to the store we bought it from, Bedding Mart, and they were fore than happy to exchange it for a product of equal value or more. We didn’t want to loose money by going down to a less expesive mattress in the Deluxe Bed, so we spent a few more dollars for the celebrity which feels softer like the deluxe.

    The celebrity is softer on top than the deluxe is and has a firmer base so it seems you get the best of both worlds, good support with soft comfort on top. WE bought deep sheets at Wal-Mart and while the sheets do want to shift to one side because of the grain of the mattress cover, it hasn’t been a major problem. I understand tempurpedic offers a pad to help eliminate the sheet issue. As far as the panels on the bed shifting, we have no problem.

    I think we both sleep a little better on this mattress, but it did take a month to get used to it. It made my back ache in the morning for about 30 days, but strangely, my back did better during the day than before th tempurpedic. I have degenerative discs in my thoracic and lumbar spine and I haven’t had a bought of back spasms in a while.

    This is my story and I post it because it seems that those people who are satisfied don’t write much. Those who are not happy are very vocal. Just remember that opinion poles are skewed because only the most emotional opinions will be posted. I think it is safe to say that the majority of people are satisfied with their purchase. The only way to get an accurate pole is to randomly question bed owners. Obviously satisfied customers out weigh the skoffers because tempurpedic is still a very strong player in the foam bed market. No one can tell you if you will like a bed.

    Do your homework, try one out, and make an informed decision. Whatever bed you choose, sleep well!!

  118. Randy says on: 3 October 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Our family has purchased five (5) Tempurpedic EuroBeds in the last 12 months. One family member liked on, then we bought another, then another, and then two more for guest rooms. Now we’re building a new vacation home, and we’re buying five MORE king-sized EuroBeds for that home. I can’t sleep on my back, ever, but the first night on my EuroBed, I crawled into bed, and immediately fell asleep on my back, and woke up in the same position! I still don’t sleep on my back often, but that was a sure sign to me that the EuroBed makes my body completely comfortable.

    We had tried the “Original” Tempurpedic models before the EuroBed, but they were just way too soft. The EuroBed is firm, but it’s better for your back, according to my chiropractor. Water beds are the worst for your back.

    Also, we all HATED the Tempurpedic pillows, so we tried the Big Sleep brand of memory foam pillows, and LOVE those. We got the store Back To Bed to throw in two free Big Sleep pillows with each bed, instead of the Tempurpedic pillows. I found you can get the Big Sleep brand pillows from Sam’s Club, and some other online stores as well.

    Anyway, to sum up, get a EuroBed! Our 4-person family owns TEN of them now!

  119. Linda says on: 3 October 2006 at 7:42 pm


    I am having the same problem with sliding sheets. We had a king size bed and hated that the cal king sheets never fit right. The corners kept popping off and that drove me crazy!

    So, when we bought the queen celebrity bed I asked the sales person if sheets would fit since it is such a thick matress. Of course he said “yes, get the deep pocket sheets”. Once again I own a matress that can’t keep a sheet. Have you had any luck? If so, what brand did you find and where?

  120. Anthony says on: 5 October 2006 at 2:39 pm

    My wife and I bought two adjustable twin XL tempur-pedic matresses. We both love them. My wife loves a warm bed, and while I don’t, I keep the house pretty cool and only use a top sheet, so I stay pretty cool. I used to sleep on the best conventional matress that money could buy. I always woke up sore. With the tempur-pedic, I wake up without any pain or stiffness. I looked at the sleep number beds, but they seemed to be made cheaply and looked like a gimic. We tried one at a friends house while on vacation, and they just did not feel right. When ever we are away from our matresses, I don’t seem to get a good nights sleep. I just can’t wait to get back to my tempur-pedic. It is when I am away that I realze just how good they are.

  121. JULIE says on: 21 October 2006 at 9:37 am

    Hey Everybody –

    Those of you experiencing problems with the Celebrity mattress perk up: I’ve good news and bad news.

    My husband and I purchased our CA King set 2 years ago. I experienced the panel slippage also, but didn’t think there was anything I could do. I finally got so frustrated (after shredding my latest set of expensive sheets) I went searching online to see if anyone else was having the same problem, and if so, what they did. That’s how I found this site, and I went on a mission.

    I read Lisa’s post (09/06/06) and called the # she listed, (we’re Pacific time zone), but the number was for Leggett & Platt and they said that they only dealt with adjustable beds. I then contacted the retailer where I purchased our bed and they provided me with a different toll-free #:


    BEWARE: Office is on the East coast, so take that into consideration when calling. Otherwise, you’ll get stuck in a frustrating voice mail loop.

    THE GOOD NEWS: When I eventually got through, I was given to customer service who registered my complaint and e-mailed me info online, including a warranty claim form (.pdf file).

    I completed the form, e-mailed it back and got the approval the next day. 2 days later someone called from the warranty distribution center, and the new replacement bed was delivered the day after the call. The whole process took less than a week.

    The new bed, though similar in style to the old one, seems much more stable in design and I don’t expect that these panels will be shifting anytime soon. The guys that delivered the bed said that they haven’t received any complaints with the new design.

    THE BAD NEWS: The sheets still shift!!! Apparently the problem isn’t with the panels, as I originally thought, so it must be with the “cashmere” cover.

    Before the replacement bed was delivered, I purchased some new sheets: WAMSUTTA 20″ deep fitted. They were the only brand to carry fitted sheets that deep in the retail store I frequent. Anyway, the sheets stay on the bed, but they do still shift to one side during the night. I hope they don’t shred like the last set; at least I’m not starting from scratch when I make the bed each morning.

    So that’s it, gang. Good luck!

    P.S. I do want everyone to know that other than the panel problem, we are very happy with our Tempur-Pedic mattress. It really is the best mattress we’ve ever slept on.

  122. Timothy says on: 23 October 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Can you send me a picture of what your new mattress looks like so I can see if I have the new one or old one. I got my queen Celebrity mattress in July of this year. Also, Tempur-Pedic is mailing me free of charge a matress cover, this is what they say is going to stop the sheet from slipping. I just hope it works!

  123. Nikki says on: 27 October 2006 at 11:25 pm

    I bought sheets from http://www.specialtybedding.com. It has anchors in the pockets of the bottoms sheets, and wings to tuck into the sides. My sheets never move, and I have an adjustable TP.

  124. FISHAIRFLOW says on: 5 November 2006 at 3:58 pm

    Dear Friend…please help!
    I need to know if you would recommend rhapsody or celebrity? I have extensively tried both – and aftre sleeping for the first 10 minutes =- I can’t tell a difference between the two….I am leaning more towards celebrity but I am not sure if the support is as good as Rhapsody??…

    I would be very grateful to any input….

  125. Just Try It says on: 7 November 2006 at 11:22 am

    I have compared ALL of the Tempurpedic options. In answer to FISHAIRFLOW, I would go with the Celebrity Bed simply because it was Tempurpedics “top of the line” before the outrageously priced Grand Bed. ($7000 for a King Size Bed!!!) Anyway, spend the extra money and get one of the best they have to offer that not very many people buy simply due to the cost itself. (It took me 3 years before I “broke down” and got it). Hope you decide on it.

  126. Thanks but says on: 9 November 2006 at 3:49 am

    I just want to say that I really don’t mind spending the money for the celebrity – but the problem is that I am afraid that the pillow top will get too soft after laying on it for some time….what do you think?

    I also tried the rhapsody – which while it is NOT as soft as deluxe – it feels a BIT firmer than the celebrity – which I think is probably due to the 7.0 lbs density

  127. Just Try It says on: 9 November 2006 at 6:59 pm

    That is true. The 7.0 is the reason for the firmer feel. I actually thought about buying that bed before I got the Celebrity. I guess if that is your concern, go with the Rhapsody bed. Bottom line is that you have to be absolutely sure about your purchase. I personally chose the Celebrity without worrying about the “softening” of the Tempur material. (These beds are very well made) Will the Rhapsody hold up firmer over the long run? {Probably…due to the 7.0)But again, choose your bed carefully and be firm about it (no pun intended) as they are both expensive beds and you would hate to “make a mistake” ie. *I SHOULD’VE CHOSEN THE OTHER ONE !!!* I LOVE my bed and would have regretted having purchased anything other than that one. —- Tell me how your leaning before you buy.

  128. Barbie says on: 9 November 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Hi my name is Barbie… I bought a tempur-pedi matress over 2 years ago. My lower back started hurting and I did not know why… I sleeped much better but I would wake up ALWAYS feeling stiff and like I needed to stretch. After reading that there are more people with lower back pain I am convinced that it’s the mattress. Now I’m crossed because I sleep better, my husband loves it BUT I have huge lower back pain and problems with my leg feeling knomb… by the way, I weigh 122lbs… my husband 185lbs… I have no choice but to get another mattress… Any recommendations???

  129. Just Try It says on: 9 November 2006 at 9:03 pm

    Try sleeping in a different position. The stiffness in the back may come from not moving around at night. If you happen to wake up at night, try forcing yourself to another position and see if that helps. Which bed did you buy?

  130. carlos says on: 9 November 2006 at 9:04 pm

    Try sleeping in a different position. The stiffness in the back may come from not moving around at night. If you happen to wake up at night, try forcing yourself to another position and see if that helps. Which bed did you buy?

  131. thank you :) says on: 10 November 2006 at 2:04 am

    GUYS GUYS – here is the problem – I really don’t know which one I like out of the two – I am luck to have a professional account – thus get 25% off with the company…otherwise there would be no way I can afford any of the beds..

    TODAY I went to couple of local stores – as the weather was unseasonably warm here – and I tried the celebrity – the bed DID NOT have that initial “slow sinking in” feeling – AND the normally somewhat firm rhapsody was a bit of softie – so my question to the celebrity owners and rhapsody owners is this – in the summer when the apartment is about 85 degrees and – in the evening when I turn the Air conditioning on – would the mattress have the same kind of a soft yet supportive feel – or would it feel like a cheap sponge?

  132. brookstone says on: 11 November 2006 at 12:15 am

    I CAN”T BELIEVE IT !!! – have any celebrity owners tried the same mattress in a BROOKSTONE??..it is the same mattress – made by tempurpedic – sold as SUPREME – and has the same price.

    REGARDLESS – I want to know – any owners use their mattress at around 75 temp???..that is what the temp was in the store and let me tell you – the mattress felt like a mushy sponge….

    I am about to take the plunge – but would greatly appreciate any help I can get from you guys..
    thank you.

  133. Just Try It says on: 11 November 2006 at 7:10 pm

    yes, They are one in the same. Relax the back also sells a “solution bed” that is the same as the Deluxe. I usually sleep with the room temp at about 70 – 74 degress (my wife likes a cold room) and the bed is absolutely fine. The only time it feels like a cheap sponge is if it gets wet. Then and only then does the Tempurpedic lose it’s power. Like Superman meeting Krytonite. Anyway, be prepared to buy a mattress cover as your sheets WILL shift! This should take care of the problem though. BUY CELEBRITY !!!

  134. Deborah says on: 13 November 2006 at 7:38 pm

    Well, I purchased a tempurpedic bed after sleeping on my sisters tempurpedic. It was not an impressive sleep but I have suffered from severe spinal damage due to some type of immunune deficiency condition. The doctors have never identified the problem only the symtoms, the nerves in my spine were almost flat lined. I got the full size adjustable bed. That was a problem because I wanted my bed head attached and it took forever to get the bed far enough from the frame to avoid any interference with the movement of the bed. Then the sheets became an issue because the fitted sheets do not stay fitted when the bed is adjusted but the important part is the sleep. For me, I like the bed a great deal. I have only had mine for about two weeks but I sleep so sound now. I used to toss and turn all night long, and get up several times each night. Now I sleep the entire night and I feel as if I have slept like a rock on a cloud. I am sorry other people have had problems but so far, I am very happy with my tempurpedic bed. No smells, no sags, not too hard, just a really great night sleep.

  135. fishairflow says on: 14 November 2006 at 1:47 am

    Deborah – what model of tempurpedic did you purchase?
    Does your bed become too soft or toow hard?
    thank you for your review…:)

  136. Faith says on: 22 November 2006 at 4:05 pm

    If I had come across this site during my reasearch for a new bed. I probably would not have purchased my Tempur-Pedic mattress.

    I have had my mattress now for about 5 months. My mother and one of my sisters own one and love it. My other sister tried the bed and hated it also complained that it smelled.

    Not the experience that any of us had but I have since learned that those who are sensitive to smells (which my sister is)will react differently, I never noticed a smell and mine came completely packaged. I did experience some discomfort at first and was ready to give up, but I called the company directly and was offered suggestions to try, and they really worked!!! They explained that the mattress is not like a conventional mattress, so do not expect the same comfort. My mother convinced me not to purchase from a retailer b/c she found out from her friend who purchased from the store that they will not refund your money but give you store credit instead and will not offer the same trial as temperpedic.

    As far as your sheets sliding they will only slide with the cashmere cover which is the kind of bed I have. The Celebrity, they offered me a cover that prvents the sheets from sliding, it was only $79. And no more slippage!

    My sister purchased the Original Bed initially which is very firm and then exchanged to the deluxe and loves it! So you really need to keep in mind that there are different firmnesses in the mattresses and you are only allowed an exchange once. The stores are only good for lying on the bed, but I would call TP to actually make my purchase- which is what I did.

    No new trial once you exchange. But everything has worked out well. Which is what really matters.

    I can’t understand for the life of me what beds the naysayers are purchasing. But if you are the kind of person who wants immediate gratification instead of doing your research and understanding the product then you really should not slander a company or do business with any company for that matter.

    I love my bed and I know so many people who do as well so I hope people are not going make their decision based upon the negative remarks on this site.

    My point is that each and every product that is made is not going to please everyone. I do not like ice cream but my children do, and what kind of mother would I be not to understand that you have to allow them to form thier own opinion.

    I am in reasearch for a living and I have called the company numerous times before my purchase asking questions and then will speak to those in the stores.

    And in my opinion the stores aren’t very knowledable about the product. But they must know little something to be an authorized dealer.

    Everyone reading this….

    thanks for your time.

  137. fishairflow says on: 22 November 2006 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you Faith for your comments…and as a matter of fact – thank you all for your help…I was on the border about the Rhapsody and Celebrity – and I had already ordered the Rhapsody – but I cancelled it today and got the Celebrity.

    I wanted to save on the shipping (+ get more discount) – so I chose the nonreturnable option. I figured 2000 for a celebrity king (ofcoures with various discounts) – can’t be that bad.

    God forbid – if the bed is that terrible – I will get by for a couple of years and purhcase a new one.

    I hope I made the right decision – to those who are on the verge of buying one – let me tell you – the TEMPERATURE of the room makes all the difference. If the temperature is too hot in your room (i.e. 75 deg) – the bed will be TOO soft – and if the temp is too low – (i.e. 60 deg) – the bed is too firm.

    I am literally praying to god that the bed does not disappoint me!

    Good luck to you all who are planning to purchase the bed !

    I will keep you updated…

  138. Norma says on: 24 November 2006 at 2:28 am

    My husband and I got the celebrity April 2005. At first we loved it but now we wake up every day with the worst lower back pain we have ever experienced. We really regret buying such a pice of crap! The sheets slide off every night. It really is a nightmare.
    Needless to say, we will be buying a new matress.

  139. Loren says on: 24 November 2006 at 4:28 am

    My wife and I bought this thing about a year and a half ago. During the first six months or so it was ok but not as grandiose as advertised. We soon started smelling an old musty smell and decide to wash the cover. In pulling the cover off, I noticed a black stain, (that looked like ink), only to discover the bottom was covered with black mold. I built my own foundation and used only treated lumber and stainless steel screws.
    We contacted the company and was rudly transfered to an even “nicer” person that said we would receive a warranty package. We followed all directions and sent digital photos and have yet to hear a word.
    This bed also has a big dent where I sleep,(that DOES NOT go away), even after two weeks of non use. I am not a small person, 6ft 300 lbs, but was told it would not make a difference. My other biggest complaint is the sweating!! I have never been much of a sweater until we got this bed.
    We now have our Attorneys on the case and if need be we will start a class action suit which will also include health issues due the mold.
    I could go on for hours on this piece of junk but won’t. Suffice it to say this mattress is no better than the cardboard box it came in. In closing, THIS BED SUCKS!!!!

  140. Just Try It says on: 24 November 2006 at 12:47 pm

    It seems to me that the great majority of the people on this Web site who complain about the Tempurpedic mattresses seem to have one thing in common…They either “built their own foundation and used only treated lumber and stainless steel screws” or used their old box springs. — Look guys, if you’re going to make this purchase, do it right! Otherwise, it appears as if you’re crying for something that may be your fault to begin with. If it is a defect in the mattress, with the original sales reciept Tempurpedic will exchange the bed (if indeed “This bed…has a big dent where(you)sleep,(that DOES NOT go away), even after two weeks of non use”) That being said…Come on guys…Who on earth would put on their Armani Suit, Rolex watch, A $700.00 pair of dress shoes to eat at the most expensive place in town and then drive up in a Compact Kia Rio ??? I don’t say this to offend anyone who owns a Kia Rio and NO…I’m not rich. But my point is this: If you’re going to spend between $1500.00 & $4000.00 on a mattress, cover all bases and purchase the companys foundation!!! It just doesn’t make sense not to. My personal experience has been: For the last ten years I have tossed and turned in bed until finally going to sleep. I never woke up rested. I would literally lie in bed for at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours before going to sleep (this being on average). Since buying the King Celebrity bed, I fall asleep in approximately 20 – 30 minutes…TOPS !!! This is HUGE for me as the previous statement about staying up for almost 2 hours before falling asleep is not an exaggeration. All in all, one does have to decide for themselves if this is the bed for them. If it isn’t, send it back and continue your search for a better nights sleep. And Heres an idea: If this bed simply isn’t for you, Don’t recommend the product to anyone who ASKS you for your opinion.

  141. fishairflow says on: 25 November 2006 at 1:45 am

    So – guys am I to assume this is not the right bed?? And that it will get too soft???…
    I have to be honest – except once – in all the times I tried it in these cold show rooms – it was excellent..but now i am thinking if I should accept the delivery?

    as I mentioned in my posts – I can’t return this bed if I accept it!!!

    to all guys who have complaints – did you guys purchase the actual celebrity bed from tempurpedic or was it a tempurpedic like mattress?

  142. Just Try It says on: 25 November 2006 at 9:44 am

    Here’s what I think personally. If you have trouble sleeping because of pain…GET THE BED (and at $2000.00 it’s a STEAL) but if you sleep fine and just want to get a Tempurpedic (new bed) I would think twice as that’s a lot of money to spend on something you don’t NEED. As far as the bed getting too soft, I haven’t had a problem with that at all. I do notice that the bed is softer than usual at higher tempuratures but nothing that would make it feel like “a cheap sponge”. Overall it is the best bed or anything I have ever slept on. I sleep through the night and really do wake up refreshed. I had never experienced that before I got this bed. I have not regretted my decision (and I paid TWICE as much as you paid for yours).

    As far as some of these guys buying “Tempurpedic like” products, I will borrow from some of the previous posts:

    Kal commented (on December 18, 2004 05:09 PM):
    I bought a tempurpedic classic 3.5 inches.
    ***When has Tempurpedic EVER sold a 3.5 inch mattress?***

    Sabrina commented (on February 22, 2005 10:30 AM):
    “Yesterday I cut my tempurpedic Cal king mattress in half and have ordered a half water bed bladder”. (???) ***Must have A LOT OF MONEY laying around to cut a TEMPURPEDIC mattress in half and order a “half water bed bladder” (Whaterver THAT means)***

    Jinnae commented (on April 8, 2005 11:56 PM):
    “We bought a house 6 months ago and paid the seller $150 for his nearly new tempurpedic bed”.
    ***ONE QUEEN SIZE TEMURPEDIC PILLOW ALONE IS $150.00 !!! Ahhh, That was NOT a Tempurpedic bed***

    Wendy commented (on February 22, 2006 01:56 PM):
    Hi, can any one advise me how to tell if I have purchaed a geninue Tempur pillow?
    The two pillows that have just arrived through the post have no logo or label with Tempur on.
    ***WHAT DO YOU THINK?***

    Daron Ruiz commented (on May 29, 2006 03:11 AM):
    I just had this scary thought: I…believe that this mattress had weakened my shoulders…If anyone ever hears of a class action suit, I’ll join ya.
    *** “I’ll join YA” ??? Sounds like you’re serious!***

    Keith commented (on August 21, 2006 08:13 AM):
    A TempurPedic… was delivered to my house…a caustic smelling slab of something that relieves pressure points about as well as my wood floor. Since my girlfriend got a doctor’s discount, we can’t even return it. Thanks TempurPedic! Class action lawsuit anyone?

    And finally…
    Stephen commented (on January 20, 2005 04:23 PM):
    I am using a 1″ temper-pedic pad from walmart ($78)
    ***Need I say more?***

  143. Gary LaPointe says on: 25 November 2006 at 12:14 pm

    Gary here (from Gary Said):
    I know the post from “Just Try It” is a long one but it does make a point. Some of these products that people list as Tempurpedic are not really from Tempurpedic, they are just generic versions.

    See their site at http://www.tempurpedic.com/

  144. Gary LaPointe says on: 25 November 2006 at 12:14 pm

    2 side notes:

    Tempurpedic does sell a 3 inch travel mattress, but that’s not for normal use it’s just for travel.

    I think the warranty (and return policy) for the mattress is only good if you buy the set (the mattress and the foundation).

  145. fishairflow says on: 25 November 2006 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you all especially – Just try it- the delivery is set for tommorow – and today I am off to the stores to try it one more time. I will keep you guys updated – its just that me and me wify are very young and this will be our first major puchase – so the obvious nervousness is there.
    Thank you guys once again. !

  146. Gerry says on: 26 November 2006 at 5:42 pm

    I just bought a tempurpedic rhapsody. I’ve spent 4 nights waiting for it to air out before I sleep on it. Please tell me that it’s not off-gassing carcinogens… But it sure feels like it will be comfortable. Anyone got a guess on when it will stop smelling? Sleep Country USA will let me exchange it for 60 days, but I’m required to keep it for 30…

  147. Gary LaPointe says on: 26 November 2006 at 5:59 pm

    I started sleeping on mine right away. They actually unwrapped it and placed it in my bed frame.

    I think the smell was gone in a week(?). But I bet sleeping on it helps to push the gasses out too. YMMV…

  148. fishairflow says on: 27 November 2006 at 12:43 am

    Hey Gary – what mattress do you have?
    The delivery boys came too late and I had to cancel the delivery – now it will be rescheduled…but here is a question to any rhapsody owners…has your mattress softened up a bit???
    Gary – what mattress do you have?
    Thanks guys…

  149. Gary LaPointe says on: 27 November 2006 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t remember there being any options when I purchased. I’m sure I got whatever was the basic/standard at the time. Maybe there was a deluxe one but I don’t recall. I know I purchased their base for it (no pillows).

    The guys set the bed up after carrying up to the fourth floor for me!

    I just did a quick look for the paperwork and it didn’t turn up so I can’t say for sure. Two things I did find though:
    1) The receipt I from the bed before that (15 years ago).
    2) $120 in traveler’s checks!!!

  150. Frank says on: 27 November 2006 at 11:00 pm


    There were some recent comments on purchasing a king celebritybed for $2000 with the non refundable option. Where did you get it? Was it on sale?

  151. fishairflow says on: 28 November 2006 at 7:27 am

    Our firm has a option to get the professional discount – it is not a option available to everyone…- basically it is 40% discount off of the original price + shipping – no tax.

    i am embarassed to say that once again I changed my mind and I got the Rhapsody – you see the problem is guys – I have to have the HD foam..and that with the fact that Rhapsody is softer than deluxe – changed me mind….
    Once again – On thursday they will deliver…I will keep you guys posted…

  152. Gerry says on: 29 November 2006 at 7:00 pm

    I’ll be curious if your Rhapsody has the same distinctive intense smell that mine does. I’m eager for it to finish airing out so I’ll feel more comfortable sleeping on it.
    Gary, pretty amazing how much discussion this initial post has generated.

  153. fishairflow says on: 29 November 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Gerry – thanks for the heads up. You are right – although some of the posts here seem to be directly from competitors – this is so far the best forum I have found for potential tempurpedic buyers.
    I hope this bed turns out to be a bit – just wee bit – softer than deluxe.
    I was told by tempurpedic that the smell will be there – however – they have started airing their mattresses prior to delivery. I will let you know – I think the best thing to do would be to put a fan next to the bed and let it run for a couple of hours.
    Did spraying linen freshners help? How about incense ?
    Do you think this mattress is between the celebrity and deluxe in terms of softness?

  154. gerry says on: 30 November 2006 at 12:15 am

    Fishairflow (funny name..),
    I haven’t tried air fresheners or incense- I don’t think that adding other smells on top of this smell would make this go away, just add layers. But I have left windows open and fans on for several days straight despite the winter weather here near Seattle. I think the thing just needs to breathe before they bag it and ship it- they should have done this in the factory. It still feels super comfortable when I lie on it, and I’m sure the smell will diminish then disappear, but darnit, I wish they’d just aired it out in the factory for a week before shipping it. “Several hours” with a fan won’t do it. But from all the online stuff I could find, it sounded basically as though the odds were about 20% that I’d be bothered as much by the smell as I am. Considering how many of these they sell (that would be about $800 million in revenue last year, up 20% from the year before) the online complaints are pretty slim though loud. People either love them or hate them. I’m still hoping I’ll really love it, though I’m waiting for the off gassing to significantly diminish…..

  155. gerry says on: 30 November 2006 at 12:26 am

    PS I don’t know where this fits in the product line in terms of hard/firmness. But I’m very curious to learn how it will feel in cold weather versus hot weather. Will it feel rock hard in the winter with the window open? Will it feel mushy in the summer without the air conditioning on? I’m curious.

  156. fishairflow says on: 30 November 2006 at 3:13 am

    Gerry – if you are concerned about the hot-cold effects (as you can tell from my previous posts) – I STRONGLY suggest going to a store – which is in a MALL – they usually keep the temperature about 72-75 around here – and it is constant – and believe me – IT WAS ALARMING – as the celebrity – which is the grand daddy – felt like a very very soft dense foam – NO SINKING in feeling – you just lay on it and you are there – THAT is what turned me off – and I really opted for Rhapsody – which is a bit firmer than celebrity.
    Just out of curiosity – did you ever notice how the bedding stores (especially around here) keep the temperature cold?? In this winter – they do that. I remember in summmer they keep it extra cold ! Almost impossible to get the right feel….this is the reason why I visited countless stores around here…I am sure that if we keep the AC on – the effect won’t be that pronounced – still – thats a big question.

    I hope someone here will give a opinion on the mattress.
    I have waited for this one for so long – i will sleep on it even if I have to be hooked up to an oxygen tank!
    Tommorow is the big day….

  157. Just Try It says on: 30 November 2006 at 8:08 am

    One thing is for sure aboout Tempurpedic. They make an EXCELLENT product! The only reason you would probably not like the bed is because it is either too soft or too firm. And although you got a great price on the bed, the down side is if you don’t like the bed, you can’t return it. (But I’m sure you will like it) Even if initially it seems too firm (that’s the reason I didn’t get the Rhaposy bed) it will soften up within time. The most important thing for me is what Tempurpedic guarantees: The softening of the mattress will not diminish the therapeutic qualities of the mattress.

  158. fishairflow says on: 1 December 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Hey guys I got it…and slept on it last night….although I could not sleep – kept getting up ( I am sure it takes some time to get used to it) – I DID NOT HAVE ANY PAIN IN MY SHOULDERS AFTER A LONG LONG TIME!!
    Gerry – as for the smell – very little – I think what they were talking about is true – they did air it out a bit – either that or I got lucky.
    As for the softness – hmm…it is very hard to describe it – it is soft as well as hard. I have tried many many stores – and many many different models mmany many times – and the best way to describe the softenss is that the deluxe is similar to the celebrity where as rhapsody is similar to the Grand.
    Above is true for the softness. Where as grand is not as soft as Celebrity – it has a bit of a slower response to your weight – but you know for sure that you will eventually get there. It is the same for the rhapsody – you know you will get there but its just a little slower.

    I do hate firm beds – but this is not firm atall. I even talked to a couple of guys who put their celebrity bed on ebay – and they said that the beds kind of became a little too soft???..I know this sounds crazy – thus I went with rhapsody.

    I also paid a little extra – total of 2250 for the bed + cheapest nonmatching tempurpedic box-spring (base) + A OPTION TO RETURN IT IN 3 months.
    I will have to pay – loose – 180 US $ if I opt to return this – but this way I will have peace of mind !.

    I do hope that this bed softens up a bit and I will be in heaven.
    Again Gerry – sorry but there is NO STRONG smell – I did go for a walk before going to bed and I realized that when i came back there was some smell in the apt – but nothing to write home about or warrant lighting an incense. After a few minutes in the apt – and I completely forgot about the whole smell issue….
    I will keep posting my daily activities…
    once again guys – thank you a lot…..

  159. Gerry says on: 2 December 2006 at 12:31 pm

    I’m glad for you that there’s no strong smell. Seems like a hit or miss thing, some of us just get lucky. I’ve had this about 10 days and yesterday was the first day that other people said, “I don’t smell anything” rather than “that smells like paint” or like “new car smell.” Your experience reassures me that mine will improve in this regard. I hope we’re all sleeping really well soon.

  160. fishairflow says on: 2 December 2006 at 2:22 pm

    Just a update – this bed is really hot….it does get too hot at night…we use a down comforterr – i will see if there is something else I can use and see if the results are the same…still the bed needs to soften up a bit….only 3rd day – so keeping my fingers crossed…

    will keep you all posted. !

  161. Eve says on: 2 December 2006 at 11:19 pm

    How do I get rid of the odor? I called the company. They were very nice. Told me to remove the coverings, sprinkle baking soda on the mattresses, leave it on for 4 hours, and then vacuum off. After washing the covers and re-making the bed, the odor was still there. I had the windows wide open and the fan on exhaust pulling the odor out of the room and the odor is still there. Please advise me of anything I can try. Thanking you in advance for any assistance you can provide to me.

  162. fishairflow says on: 3 December 2006 at 10:07 am

    EVE that’s strange…never heard of that one….I mean never – are you sure tempurpedic told you to do that?

  163. Gerry says on: 4 December 2006 at 12:10 am

    Eve- I think it’s a matter of time and airflow. I’ve had my mattress for two weeks (with two fans in the room for half that time, one pointing at the mattress, the other pointing out the window) and the smell is pretty much gone. In fact, I think I’ll start sleeping on it tomorrow night. Funny, the salespeople didn’t mention this feature.

  164. Eve says on: 4 December 2006 at 8:56 pm

    Gerry, thank you. I appreciate your response. Hope it goes well for both of us.

    Fishairflow. Yes the tempurpedic main # gave me that advise. Do you really think I am that stupid that I did not know who I was speaking to just because you never heard of the suggestion they gave me.

  165. Eve says on: 4 December 2006 at 8:57 pm

    Gerry, thank you. I appreciate your response. Hope it goes well for both of us.

    Fishairflow. Yes the tempurpedic main # gave me that advise. Do you really think I am that stupid that I did not know who I was speaking to just because you never heard of the suggestion they gave me.

  166. Just Try It says on: 5 December 2006 at 10:37 am

    Eve…The smell should go away within a couple of weeks. A month at the most. I don’t know about that baking soda trick. I would be a little hesitant to put anything on my mattress other than myself. Anyway, it shouldn’t be too much longer before the smell dissipates. Hope it hasn’t been too much of a problem. Happy Sleeping.

  167. Dave unlisted says on: 5 December 2006 at 7:26 pm

    Just bought my CelebrityBed by Tempur-Pedic a week ago fell in Love with it in the store and still love it I’m 6’4″ 240 pounds . Shoulder Pain is gone Back Pain is gone.
    So Far never had a problem with the protective cover coming off or a Fitted sheet coming off.
    I really enjoy this mattress so far and hope it has a long life

  168. fishairflow says on: 5 December 2006 at 9:40 pm

    EVE – I apologize – I did not mean to offend you. I just don’t trust some of the bedding stores – especialy salesmen/saleswomen. I simply meant to imply that while you call someone – they may alomst tell you something unwise – and god forbid if the result is an unforseen damage to your mattress – then they would completely deny the whole thing. As a result you would end up in the nowhere land. I sincerely apologize if I implied anything other than what I stated.

  169. Gerry says on: 8 December 2006 at 2:10 am

    I slept on my Tempurpedic Rhapsody two of the 12 nights I owned it. The first 10 nights I aired it out. The 11th night I slept on it, and slept really well. I had that great experience of waking up in the same position I fell asleep in, and knew it was because I’d been so very very comfortable. It was great. But I woke up and my skin was very itchy. Like I’d gotten a slight sunburn and was really dried out. The 12th night I had it, the 2nd night I slept on it, I woke up at 2:30 AM and felt like my skin was super hot, like it was being burnt where it made contact with the bed. I felt kinda poisoned. I moved back to finish sleeping elsewhere for the rest of the night. Shower and sauna didn’t improve my skin in the morning. So the Rhapsody was removed today. The delivery guys who took it out and brought my new bed said, “They ALL smell. We take about half of them back. People either REALLY love them, or REALLY hate them.” It slept great. I really wish that the chemical composition hadn’t disagreed with me so terribly badly. I refuse to believe that the odor is “harmless” as they say on their website. I very much doubt that any clinical trials have been done….and it sure disagreed with my skin and eyes. I trust my skin to tell me what’s bad for me, and it was very clear. Whoever gets my mattress after me will not find any strong smell with it as it’s been well aired out by now (though not quite enough for my seemingly delicate skin I’m afraid). But it was sure overpowering for the first week +. Damn. A big hassle and disappointment, sure wish I’d been in the 50% who thought it was the best thing ever.

  170. Just Try It says on: 8 December 2006 at 8:48 am

    I really feel for the ones who don’t give the Tempurpedic bed an honest shot. What I mean is: If you have acne and want to control it, you would buy a product such as “Proactiv”. But if you try it for 2 or 3 days and say “This isn’t working for me”…you’ve possibly cheated yourself out of something that could really inprove the quality of your life. Oh well,…and just a side note: No company would be able to stay in business if only 50% of their customers were satisfied. Not a one.

  171. Gerry says on: 8 December 2006 at 12:35 pm

    Just Try It,
    I’m starting to think that you’re a product manager at Tempurpedic. If not, what is your source of expertise and why are you so dedicated to the brand? Straight up mattress consumers such as myself, rather then mattress marketers, can say, “you win some you lose some. This wasn’t the right mattress for me. Maybe I got a bad one, there are some bad ones.” You come of as more of a true believer. If you are a Tempurpedic employee, please explain to me the chemical composition of the off gassing?
    I don’t have acne so I don’t understand your reference to “if you have acne you would buy Proactive.” I didn’t spend $3400 and wait around during daytime hours for three different delivery windows with the intention of returning the mattress once it arrived. If you don’t think that sleeping on a twin mattress on the floor for 10 days so the Tempurpedic bed can air out and then sleeping on it for two nights isn’t working hard to make it work for me, I’d love hear what you think I should have done. Continued to sleep on a mattress that made my skin feel burnt? The salespeople at the mattress store think I tried way too hard and should have called them much sooner. I agree that a 50% return rate be high, I’m just quoting the delivery guys who took mine back. If you look at the Tempurpedic annual report though, you’ll see that they report higher margins themselves and higher margins for the retailers who sell them than the industry average. This is one of their competitive advantages to which they credit their fast growth. Sounds reasonable. Of course, higher margins do allow some cushion for a higher return rates (pardon the pun), but no retailer would want the hassle of carrying products with that high a return rate.
    My summary: these are clearly products that inspire a lot of passion. People either really love them (see Just Try It) or really hate them. I’m sorry this one didn’t work out for me and I need to spend still more time to find something different.

  172. Just Try It says on: 8 December 2006 at 12:55 pm

    The product has worked so well for me that I have been told I should “get a job with Tempurpedic”. And yes, I am passionate about the product because of how well it has worked for my particular situation. I just feel you may have given up on it too quickly. Tempurpedic has a Mattress protector (that they would have shipped to you at no cost) had you informed them of the situation. (I know because I had an issue with the sheets shifting on my bed and they quickly sent me out a mattress protector at no cost. I called them Friday and had it on Wednesday). If you didn’t have any “sleeping problems” then yes…”you win some, you lose some”. But if indeed you suffered from getting a good nights sleep and it has affected your daily activity, then you may have lost out. That’s all I was saying.

  173. Cindy says on: 8 December 2006 at 4:02 pm

    I have a celebrity bed and love it, tho it did take getting used to (the first two weeks, I felt I would never get used to the warmth, and now I don’t even notice it). I do have problems that I didn’t have before with low back pain, only when I am in bed and in the morning right after I get out of bed, and I sometimes wonder if I wouldn’t have done better to get the Rhapsody with the higher density foam. That being said, the celebrity doesn’t really feel soft to me until I have been in it awhile. Does the rhapsody also feel soft after you lay in it awhile? Has anyone here ever purchased the BIG bed, the Grand? I also sometimes wonder if, with the higher density foam, the rhapsody might feel hotter? Anyone know? I HOPE the celebrity was the right choice for me, but I’ve had it six months and I do wonder if it is supportive enough, as nice as it feels initially.

  174. fishairflow says on: 9 December 2006 at 10:30 pm

    This is just a follow up – to those who care :)
    Had Rhapsody about 1.5 wks – no smell at all – HOWEVER – my wify is about 50 lbs lighter then I am – and I have to say – my side of the bed is a certainly softer than her side of the bed. There is absolutely no doubt about it.
    The bed – has certainly softened up – and it is MOST CERTAINLY softer than deluxe – so the tempurpedic guys got that right. There is no doubt that the support is there – however – on days when we have the heater on – the bed is definately softer and when the room is cold – the bed is firmer. This is not an issue now but I can almost bet that it will be in Summer – when the room temp reaches about 80 degrees. At that time, the bed may be too soft.
    This is just my take on the bed – for those who want the whole perspective, please read my comments on this page.

  175. Cindy says on: 10 December 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Fishairflow – is your Rhapsody still feeling hot? I am wondering if the extra density makes it even hotter than the regular temper material? My Celebrity felt very warm at first, but I guess I adjusted to it, because I don’t notice it any longer

  176. Miriam says on: 11 December 2006 at 12:18 am

    We bought a cal-king celebrity summer 2005. The sheets don’t stay on and I now visit the chiropractor twice a week for back pain and have to take motrin each night to have a good sleep. I really regret spending almost 5K on a bad mattress.

  177. Michelle says on: 11 December 2006 at 12:46 am

    I have a Celebrity Queen and a Deluxe Full. Love them both! I’m still in search of sheets that fit the Celeb, but some of that is me being LAZY. Regular full sheets fit the Deluxe just fine, and that’s the bed I use the most.

    I find I have to stretch more when I wake up because I’ve slept so successfully in one position, but big whoop! It’s actually a compliment to the mattress that you sleep so well that muscles have to be stretched, rather than having gotten a workout from tossing and turning.

  178. Kim says on: 11 December 2006 at 12:51 pm

    Anyone FEEL the difference between the Deluxe, Rhapsody, and Euro Beds?

  179. fishairflow says on: 11 December 2006 at 1:48 pm

    CINDY – I don’t feel as hot as I did the first 1-2 days. The Rhapsody has certainly calmed down. The High Density material is a bit – excately what they say – denser. That translates into a DEFINATELY SOFTER FEEL.
    I tried all of the tempurpedic beds extensively in the showrooms around here – and here is my take.
    1. In the showrooms – becasue of the cold – and consistently low temperatures – the beds will feel significantly different than home. In other words all beds will have MORE give. So when you lie on the bed in the showroom – and you feel that the bed is not soft enought – well guess what – the bed will be soft.
    If you see all my posts – you will see that over the period of time – I thought that the Rhapsody was a little too firm. But – this bed is SIGNIFICANTLY different in my apt. IT IS A LOT MORE SOFTER – especially softer than Deluxe. Now granted that I don’t have a deluxe in my house – but this bed is definately softer than deluxe.
    Eurobed – forget it – it is TOO FIRM – and if you call tempurpedic – they will tell you that the bed is no longer going to be sold in stores. It will be sold by tempurpedic only.

    NOW A NOTE TO ALL PROSPECTIVE BUYERS –> I spoke with many people at the company and I was told that they are scheduled to come out with two new products in the begining of next year.
    Lets see what those are about….

  180. Kim says on: 12 December 2006 at 8:43 am

    Bought the deluxe 2 weeks ago seems too hard any suggestions? Lower back taking a beating.

  181. Cindy says on: 13 December 2006 at 2:30 pm

    Those who got the Rhapsody or Celebrity, I’d be interested to know how you feel about those beds in particular, esp after having them awhile. I have a celebrity for six months now and sometimes I kinda wish I had gotten the rhapsody, as the celebrity does not seem to offer the support I need. My lower back is killing me and I do believe it it at least in part due to the bed. I have tried the rhapsody at Brookstone (called the supreme, but the same bed) and it feels much more supportive, but I don’t know how new or broken in it is. It does seem awful soft too, and it also seems to me to be hotter then the celebrity, but that might be because you sink into it more? I have heard the rhapsody is more like quicksand and I don’t believe I would like that, but then I don’t know. FOr those who have had the rhapsody awhile, is the support still there? Does it feel too soft? How about those who have had the celebrity? If I DID get the wrong bed for me, it really doesn’t matter, I guess. My husband would never ever agree to get another, as this cost us a fortune, but god my back is killing me and that bed at brookstone seemed so nice for the 15 minutes I laid on it! But then, so did my celebrity when I first got it…

  182. Katrina says on: 13 December 2006 at 6:08 pm

    I am so thankful to have found this site, to prove that we are not the only people who hate this bed!! The sheet issue has made me so frustrated that I could cry, probably because I am totally sleep deprived from the back pain. And the post that said that all of the people who were having sheet problems must be doing something weird at night was right: its called tossing and turning because the mattress is so uncomfortable. I’ve complained twice to Tempurpedic and was directed to Gotcha Covered for sheets, which also come up, so don’t even bother to get them. I am going to try their mattress cover, which, their customer service person tells me, will stop the sliding. The other option I saw on this site was to put on the sheet that is a sleeve for the whole mattress- do they not realize the mattress alone weighs 160 lbs? I am sure this bed is great for some, but I wish we had not listened to our friends who love theirs.

  183. Michael says on: 15 December 2006 at 1:00 pm

    I bought a thempur-pedic matress on sunday and recieved it on sunday night. I was so excited.. Lying on the store floor model made me really excited. after recieving delievery I noticed a ODOR that was horrible. I said to myself, you are being to sensitive. just go to bed… Well in the morning I woke up with a headache….I was sick to my stomach… I called sleepys and they said there is a odor , but it will leave in a couple of days… its 5 days and the ODOR is still terrible. I have been sleeping on the floor in my living room just waiting for this toxic smell to go away. My back is really hurting from sleeping on the floor. I have not had a good nights sleep since I recieved this matress cause after the first night and getting a bad headache the next day, I was not going to sleep on the matress again unless the fumes went away…..as i type this I am at my computer just next to the mattress and actually getting bluesy from the toxic fumes. I just came back from sleepys and told the salesman if he does not take this matress out of my house right away, I am going to start a law suit….I ended up getting a normal matress with no odor…I am totally burnt out from this experience… I actually can’t write anymore cause the fumes are making me sick again….

  184. Just Try It says on: 15 December 2006 at 2:30 pm

    I hope you feel better.

  185. Kim says on: 15 December 2006 at 3:22 pm

    We purchased the Celebrity King one week ago. I just about panicked after reading some of the posts and called the store manager where I purchased the bed 3 times to be reassured I could return the bed if I hated it. I was fearful regarding the smell, sheet issues, feeling warm etc. My bed arrived last Sat. and I must say it had no odor, was not warm and the sheets move a little. I pucrchased extra deep sheets (for 22 inch mattress at Bed Bath Beyond) made by Wamsutta. So far I like the bed. I just hope it doesn’t get too soft as I live in south Florida and it can get brutally hot in the summer. Alos to note: in the instructions that came with the mattress it stated NOT to use a mattress cover as this affects the way the bed is designed to mold to your body. Did anyone else see this?

  186. Gary LaPointe says on: 15 December 2006 at 3:28 pm

    A few weeks ago (see above) someone asked me which Tempurpedic mattress I had and I said I thought it was just the regular one.

    When I was doing laundry today I remembered to check. From looking at the tags on the mattress and the box springs (or whatever they are) I see nothing to indicate which model it is. But as I said I don’t recall other being any other options at the time so maybe it’s true…

  187. Cindy says on: 15 December 2006 at 3:54 pm

    Kim – about the mattress cover. I think you are not supposed to use a standard mattress cover, but Tempurpedic makes its own special cover to protect the bed from water, etc…that does not interfere with the way the bed is designed to mold to your body. It costs $79, but if you call them and complain about the sheets sliding (mine did), they may offer to send you their cover free. It is extremely lightweight, but still protects the bed from water (I know this for sure. My kid climbed on the bed with a full glass of water and my bed covers were sopping wet, but the mattress itself got not a drop. GREAT cover.

  188. michael says on: 16 December 2006 at 12:22 am

    Hello everyone

    Thanks for this website cause it really confirmed my opinioun on the smelly foam mattresses. Mine just left today and I am soo much happier and i can breath better in my room… Such low class to sell people a mattress that smells like a plastic factory and have it enter someones home. I replaced it with a Kingsdown gold 43 and I really believe it is actually a better mattress.. My biggest complaint with the tempurpedic was the nasty smell. it gave me a headache..My new mattress has so little odor , that after airing it out for 1 hour and putting on th4e sheets, I smell nothing…Well if you read my last post I am gong to sleep ….its been 5 nights on the living room floor waiting for my foam mattress… I gave up! to outgas…

  189. ryan says on: 16 December 2006 at 2:30 pm

    I have a celebrity and love it, except for the sliding sheets issue. smelled for the first day, didnt even air it out or anything and within hours it was odorless.

  190. fishairflow says on: 17 December 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Having owned a rhapsody for about 3 wks – the bed is awesome – and certainly is a bit softer than deluxe. It is ideal for people who are afraid about the celebrity being too soft. Otherwise – no issues. IT IS IMPORTANT TO STRESS – this bed will be a LOT different than showroom beds. YOU MUST try it at a place that is considerably warm – where temps are atleast resembling upper 70s.

  191. Doug says on: 23 December 2006 at 2:21 am

    Does anyone know which of the tempupedic beds sleep the coolest? Two years ago I ordered but returned a Classic or Deluxe model (can’t remember which ). I LOVED the way the mattress was both soft and supportive, but HATED the fact that it felt hot to me. I usually keep my bedroom at 71 degrees, so my issue is not with the fact that the mattress may get soft in hot weather, but that the mattress feels hot where it touches your body. Tempurpedic told me to simply use a lighter comforter, but I do not sleep like that and do not want to sweat at night. Does the Grand Bed or Rhapsody Bed, with their heavier density, have a more breatheable mattress cover? Which of all the Tempupedic products would sleep the coolest? Any advice would be appreciated!

  192. ryan says on: 23 December 2006 at 1:47 pm

    about a week and the “Sealy” “Best Fit” sheets haven’t fallen off, i think i’ve found a solution!

  193. fishairflow says on: 23 December 2006 at 5:09 pm

    Doug…I believe the Rhapsody sleeps the coolest as they ahve the new cover. I have had the mattress – and in the begining it was very hot – after about 2-3 wks – it has cooled down significantly…but remember – it is windter and the room temp is about 65…

  194. Cindy says on: 23 December 2006 at 6:27 pm

    I don’t know how true this is, but a science site I was on that discussed the tempur-pedic bed said that the reason tempur-pedics were warmer than other memory-foam beds was because tempur-pedic foam was of a higher density and the higher density, the more temperature sensitive cells and the warmer it slept. IF that is indeed true, then the rhapsody might sleep warmer than other tempur-pedic mattresses simply because it is higher density. I have the celebrity and it never slept really hot, tho it did sleep warm at first. I noticed the warmness for about a week, then I didn’t any longer. I think that is because I got used to it, not because the bed changed at all.

  195. Pedro says on: 24 December 2006 at 9:17 am

    What about if you sleep on your belly? Will you still have neck pain? or did you experience any relief at all?

  196. Just Try It says on: 27 December 2006 at 10:42 pm

    Chiropractors don’t recommend that you sleep on your stomach because your neck is forced to either the right or left side during the time you are asleep. This causes neck pain. It is similiar to turning your head left/right and holding it for 5-6 hours at a time. IT WILL HURT. Thus if you are able to change your sleeping position, by all means do it. If you “can’t”, then regardless of what bed/pillow you buy, neck pain is sure to be a constant feature. —-

    Cindy, The higher density bit makes sense.

  197. Just Try It says on: 27 December 2006 at 10:50 pm

    Just a couple of questions.
    1) What size bed did you purchase?
    2) What do you mean that you purchased the “cheapest nonmatching tempurpedic box-spring (base)”? I was asking because the Rhapsody bed has a matching base.

  198. Pinky says on: 31 December 2006 at 7:55 am

    I found a blog with an interesting article that dovetails with some of the comments on the offgassing and toxic flame retardent issues…


    We all need to carefully evaluate who we vote for in this age of ‘bought and paid for’ politicians. It’s one thing to help corporations become successful. It’s another to assist them in poisoning the citizens that the politicians are supposed to represent. We also need to turn up the heat on those in office to help guide them back to protecting us from the corporations rather than the other way as it is now.

    The political climate is just disgusting in this country. I’ve begun to wonder to myself the question of how bad does it have to get before I either move to an EU country, or it kills me…

    I don’t think that ‘land of the free’ was meant to include major corporations at the expense of public health…

    I don’t know if the Tempur-pedic mattress is toxic or not. I would doubt that it’s very toxic, if at all. I was interested in the line and sought more info and found this site. The mattress that this one would be replacing stunk for over a month. It was also covered by Serta’s ‘warranty’. It sags over 2 inches, is under 3 years old and all we got was the runaround. Their ‘representitive’ stopped over and measured and siad that they put foam pieces under the sagging spots until the foam gets ‘too thick’, then they replace it! Not what we were led to believe.

    Face it, customer service is a lost part of the consumer-business relationship. I feel very burned by Serta. We got their top of the line at the time and feel betrayed. It happens so much now though. You have to do research and wade through everything and make the best decision that you can… And hope for the best…

    Thanks for a great site. It was interesting reading the comments.

    One extra comment: We added an air-to-air exchanger to our house. It’s by a company called ‘RenewAire’ (http://renewaire.com/) and works wonders to eliminate stale and odiferous air in our home. It wasn’t inexpensive to do it, and is easier on new construction, but well worth the money for those concerned about the fumes and questionable gases emmited by things like carpets and cleaning products.

    We have a Mohawk area rug that absolutely REAKS and the exchanger helps. It’s being cleaned Tuesday…

    Hope for a better 2007 and a cleaner environment, in our homes…

  199. kurt says on: 1 January 2007 at 11:08 am

    THIS IS THE WORST MATTRESS EVER. My wife and I bought a Sealy Tempurpedic about 40 days ago. Initially, things were fine. Then, we both started experiencing severe lower back pain. Mine was so bad I could not move in the morning. We are sleeping on another mattress right now. We have returned this torture rack and are getting a regular mattress. Do not buy this unless you like back problems.

  200. Methos says on: 1 January 2007 at 10:20 pm

    It’s either a ‘Sealy’ or a ‘Tempurpedic’, can’t be both! :)

  201. Michelle says on: 1 January 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Purchased my Celebrity Tempurpedic in Oct 2005. It took me almost two months to get used to it. I hated it at first, but now, I have a hard time sleeping on anything else and dread sleeping away. The odor was gone the same day it was delivered. My only complaint, like most others, is that the fitted sheets don’t stay on. I’m taking Ryan’s advice and going to try the Sealy “Best Fit” sheets. I hope they work. Also, I bought the classic pillow and I absolutely love it! Not everyone is going to like this mattress, but for those of us that do, this mattress is great!

  202. Just Try It says on: 2 January 2007 at 7:14 am

    I had the “sliding sheets” issue on my Celebrity bed for all of TWO WEEKS. The Mattress protector that Tempurpedic sells works great at keeping the sheets on the bed. Since receiving mine, I have not had an issue at all. (It appears that the sliding sheets issue is exclusive to the Celebrity bed due to the nature of it’s cover).

  203. Kim says on: 2 January 2007 at 11:37 am

    Bought the deluxe slept on it for 20 nights had horrible lower back painthe second night which only increased. Pain ran down both legs could not sit more that a couple of minutes at a time. Went to the chiro and started feeling somewhat better. He said I was all knotted up in my lower back. Then my left shoulder started bothering me.
    Enough was enough I did a comfort exchange for a Simmons Beautyrest. Been on it for 10 days and my back feels great. No more back problems no more Chiro. Never again a tempurpedic.

  204. gloria says on: 3 January 2007 at 4:42 pm

    I would fall into the hate category with the LOVE/HATE relationship tempurpedic customers have with the mattress. First problem was a constant ache in the middle of my back on my right side. Next came my neck aching and the crunching sound that would come when I turned my head. Then came the pain in my right hip that made me think I needed a hip replacement at the ripe old age of 46. Then came the lower back pain that made it so I could barely walk and had to sit to relieve it and that included in the middle of an isle on the concrete floor at a building warehouse as I was shopping. Mall walking…forget it. Then came the tingling sensation across the shoulder blades. ..and then the finale straw was being woke up in the middle of the night with elbows stiff and painful with a pain rate of 9 on the scale of 1 to 10 (10 being scary pain) I moved to a bed our daughter is storing at our house and most of the symptoms have slowly started to disappear, and I can now stand for long periods of time without immense pain. The NASA recommendation is so wrong. First of all, in space there is weightlessness. The is no pressure points for long periods of time. The only claim they have is the cushion that astronauts have when they are thrust into space. Well, I am into ZZZZZ’s…..not G’s. It really all sounds good, the proof in the pudding. And that is what the Tempurpedic felt like, is pudding. It’s like a stock that went south, so I chalk it up for experience and hopefully you can learn from my plight. I have to concentrate on the all the hours I will save, now, at the mall by not stopping at those tempurpedic bed sights and laying down to feel the foam conform to my body print so I could be hurled into space. Actually the only thing that hurled into space was my money.
    That’s right, my money is floating around with the satelites and the asteroids as we speak.

  205. Just Try It says on: 4 January 2007 at 11:48 am

    Again guys…this product is not for everyone but you do have to decide for yourself. “I am into ZZZZZ’s…..not G’s” is “cute” but since when do we allow others to make decisions for us? Tempurpedic has a 90 day trial. The problem most people have is that they simply do not give it enough of a chance. Ex: if you spine is crooked and you make a conscience decision to improve your posture by straightening up, you WILL feel uncomfortable and perhaps even some pain BECAUSE YOUR SPINE WANTS TO RETURN TO IT’S CROOKED SELF! There is a period of adjustment that would take more than just a few nights, perhaps even several weeks. (THUS THE 90 DAY IN HOME TRIAL). I don’t understand how some people LOSE money and have it floating up in space when YOU HAVE A 90 DAY TRAIL! If the mattress felt like “pudding” why didn’t you return it before the trial period ended? It doesn’t make sense. (Unless of course, you purchased a “Sealy Tempurpedic”)

  206. Kim says on: 4 January 2007 at 11:51 am

    Gloria, could not agree with you more. I was so LUCKY that I was able to do a comfort exchange. Cost me extra money but my health is worth it. I believed all the hype. I figure if you toss in your sleep this would be the WORST mattress. Every time you move you would be back on a dense surface until everything settled and the spot you moved from has to resurface. This would be your body out of alignment. NO ONE sleeps in 1 spot and does not move during their sleep. This bed was like sleeping on wet sand. Feels great for the first 15 minutes at the store and thats it. Will destroy someone with a severe back problem.

  207. Just Try It says on: 4 January 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Every time you move you would be back on a dense surface until everything settled and the spot you moved from has to resurface. This would be your body out of alignment. —

    uh…this takes all of 1 minute.

  208. TRINA says on: 4 January 2007 at 3:09 pm

    My husband and I purchased the King Celebrity bed just over a year ago and we LOVE it! I must say though,we didnt feel that way at first. Just Try It is right when stating you need to give it a chance. It took me a good 6 months,no kidding,to feel like we made the right decision in purchasing this bed. We NEVER had an odor,not even a slight one so it sounds as if we were the lucky ones. The one HUGE problem we have is the sheet issue. I have tried at least 3 or 4 different high priced “deep pocket” sheet sets with no luck as of yet. To Ryan…I also purchased the Sealy Best Fit sheets and for a day I thought they were going to work. NOPE. The corners of my sheets are shredded from pulling them back over the mattress. Its obviously the Celebrity that is problematic due to the extra foam layer and the shape of the mattress itself. This is the first I have heard about the mattress cover that they offer so I am going to get right on getting one of those. All I remember them telling us is to NOT use a mattress cover due to the temp issues. Being its made for it though its fine. Which I had known about that. Oh well. Maybe I am on the road to sheets that stay put. I do have a problem with back,shoulder,arm etc pain when I sleep on my stomach though. Not to be too personal,by I am very large breasted so I think they force my back to arch a bit due to the lack of “GIVE” in the mattress(just my guess). Certainly n ot a fault of Tempurpedic but the firmness aggravated the problem. I find that sleeping on my side can sometimes make my arm and hand numb but its such a small price to pay for relieving my chronic back pain. Lastly,I have never been a back sleeper,but I have in this bed and I swear I never move the whole night its that comfortable. I thank all of you for the info as that is why I searched for this site,to find a solution to the sheet slippage issue,I think the problem will now be remedied. My only complaint. Although the mold issue from a few of you has me a bit concerned. :(

  209. Just Try It says on: 5 January 2007 at 6:54 am

    I think the problem with several of the people who try Tempurpedic is what I have stated in other comments: If they have not suffered from back pain for a long time or the pain can be overlooked at bedtime with their old mattress, then the reality of the PRICE TAG of the Tempurpedic mattress throws them back to reality and thus, they talk about how “This would (throw)your body out of alignment.” “NO ONE sleeps in 1 spot and does not move during their sleep.” “This bed was like sleeping on wet sand.” “Will destroy someone with a severe back problem.” and then go on to relate how they bought another mattress (or exchanged it) and now they sleep “SOOO MUCH BETTER.” READ: I changed my mind agout spending so much money on this mattress that now I have to convince myself that this is the worst mattress and I WILL NEVER BUY IT AGAIN…although the truth is I probably would have kept it had it not been so expensive.

  210. Michelle says on: 7 January 2007 at 7:10 am

    Well, my Serta sheets came yesterday. I threw them in the wash and then put them on my Celebrity. Of course, when I woke up this morning, what did I find? They were still in place! Woohoo! I want to say “Thank you, Ryan!” Hope that is not a little premature! Let’s see what happens a few more nights.

  211. 60srocker says on: 7 January 2007 at 9:54 pm

    According to Consumer Reports, 3/4 of TP buyers are happy. I previously used a memory foam topper, and it killed my lower back. BTW, I have had 2 disks removed from my lower back (in 1975), weigh 260 lbs., and rarely ever have back pain, even with my 8 year old Englander mattress. I would like to try a TP, but the local store only allows a 15 day return, which is not long enough. I feel uneasy doing a mail order purchase of something that is ridiculously high priced. Has anyone here tried one of the other brands of 5+lb. memory foam mattresses?

  212. Just Try It says on: 8 January 2007 at 7:16 am

    This situation is exactly what I am talking about. (This comment is not directed at you personally 60srocker) This is the catagory in which several of the “Tempurpedic Sucks” would-be customers fall: Customer RARELY has (lower) back pain…even with his current mattress. They then decide to “try” the tempurpedic (when it apparently isn’t necessary) and when it isn’t PERFECT (which it isn’t) they go to “Gary Said.com” or any other site that will allow them to complain about EVERY LITTLE FLAW this mattress has so as to convince themselves that NOT buying it is the right thing to do. Then they buy a (much) less expensive mattress, have tons of money left over (or use it to buy that 50 in. LCD/Plasma TV)AND feel good about themselves. YOU KNOW WHAT? For these folks, buying a tempurpedic is probably not the right thing to do. Unless YOU ARE IN PAIN WHEN TRYING TO FALL ASLEEP AND ARE ROBBED OF A GOOD NIGHTS REST ON A NIGHTLY BASIS, STICK WITH YOUR OLD MATTRESS…because you WILL find reason to complain.

  213. prise fool says on: 9 January 2007 at 11:57 am

    After reading many of your comments I feel better knowing I
    am not alone. I bought the celebrity bed. Expensive but because i was in a car accident had back pain. I was taken in by the miracle claims. We who suffer back pain are very vulnerable to claims of a good nights sleep.laid down 4,000 dollars. My lower back hurts all the time now. i wake up at 3; 30 in the morning.And tomake matters worse i am ina cold climate. its liek sleepig on a rock. its no different than camping.prize fool that what i was.what a waste of my money. be careful. remember the story of th emperors new clothes? yep thats this bad.I sleep on my couch:)

  214. Just Try It says on: 9 January 2007 at 2:10 pm

    I tell you what; If my back hurt on this bed for 2 1/2 months and I STILL KEPT IT and lost money because the 90 day trial period was over…I’d consider myself PRETTY STUPID. On the other hand, If this didn’t happen, it would explain the lax attitude ( what a waste of my money. be careful. )over “losing” $4000.

  215. Sara says on: 9 January 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Has anyone figured out a way to deal with the heat? I can’t stand it-we sweat through the sheets it is so bad!

  216. Karen Luzius says on: 11 January 2007 at 1:03 pm

    My king size Tempur-pedic box frame is creeking, we called and had itreplaced once already, now it is doing it again. Has anyone else noticed this from the box frame

  217. MRGIMME says on: 15 January 2007 at 1:01 pm

    I just bought a Tempur-pedic Rhapsody (with matching foundation-SHARP-) at City Furniture in South Florida, I got 2 pillows free (paid to upgrade them in size though) I plan to document my experiences to help my fellow shoppers. Please note your bed model when posting- It means so much more to readers!

    First Impressions-
    1. No Smell YAYYYY! I have a bad sense of smell but my wife’s is keen and she was ok.

    2. My last bed was a Simmons that developed “hammock pits”. I was sleeping on the couch it was so bad. I wanted a bed that had no moving parts so there would be nothing to fail or wear out TOO soon like you see in $2000 dollar traditional mattress reviews all over the web. I know foam can fail too but at least NO METAL!

    3. First night sleeping was O.K. a few wakeups I think due to newness of this different sleep system. I did wake up partially aroused and I am wondering if it is due to increased circulation.

    4. I have looked all over the web and this site seems sanest I will try to post follow ups.

  218. Lori says on: 26 January 2007 at 10:55 am

    Everyone on this blog site has a name. The person that identifies as “Just Try It” must be Mr. IT First Name: JUST, Middle Name: TRY, and Last Name: IT…….So I will refer to you as “It”.

    Dear Mr. IT, I don’t think you are sleeping as well on your Tempurpedic bed, as you would like all of us to think you are. People who sleep like a baby on this bed should wake up refreshed and not be soooo nasty to other people. Actually, I slept like a baby (woke up every two hours and cried) on my Tempurpedic before I hurled it into space (thank goodness it could withstand the “G” force). So why don’t you get a different bed so you can wake up in the morning in a better mood? You are coming across as someone who is taking this waaaay too personal. Calm down, MR. It. We are all happy you like your bed. You either have stock in the company or you don’t have a life to be stalking this site.

  219. John Jacob says on: 27 January 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Bought a Tempurpedic early last year and it’s working out great. Got two free pillows but still haven’t used them yet since we already had two before we even bought the bed. Look forward to going to bed every night. Gone on vacation a few times and one of the top things we miss is the bed. Can’t wait to get back home and get a good night’s rest. We recommend it.

  220. cindy says on: 28 January 2007 at 4:59 pm

    John – and others – what model do you have? I think saying what model you have could be meaningful. I have the celebrity pillowtop and I am not happy with the back support. I’m really wondering what the rhapsody is like.

  221. h2ofilic says on: 29 January 2007 at 4:26 am

    I came to this site while looking for sheets that fit the queen dual adjustable bed. It is a deluxe. I had read that the “original” was so hard for the first six months that pressure-sore specialists would not recommend it! We love the bed, and my husband is now sleeping 7-8 hours a night instead of only 4-5–he hasn’t noticed this yet, but the rest of us are very glad to have his cheerful mood back now that he’s sleeping again. I have multiple orthopedic problems, from birth, and this is the first bed that I can lie on my left side where the hip joint has very little padding over it. Our sheets do shift, but only as we are getting up. The t-shirt, jersey type seems to work best. I am very interested, however, in the sheet that zips up around the mattress. Can someone tell me more info?
    Also, I don’t need Four more layers at night than my husband does. I’m down to two!
    :) I have noticed that the mattress is still warm after I get up for a restroom visits at night, but we keep our house unheated (So.Cal.) so this is quite welcome.

  222. ldyv1 says on: 29 January 2007 at 10:07 am

    We’ve bought our King size celebrity bed about 6 months ago and absolutely love it. My husband and I went through 2 other beds in 2 months before finally settling on Tempurpedic and it’s the most comfortable bed I’ve ever owned. Our first bed was the Sterns and Foster Plaza collection which I thought was okay and my though my husband didn’t. And then we tried the Sleep Number bed. For me, the Sleep Number was so terrible and uncomfortable although my husband thought it was okay. It’s no different from sleeping on an air mattress. Finally we got the Tempurpedic that we both enjoy. I didn’t love it in the beginning, but after breaking it in for about a month, we hate not being able to sleep on our own bed because nothing compares to it.

  223. MRGIMME says on: 29 January 2007 at 10:18 am

    It has been a couple weeks now on my Rhapsody. I still tend to toss and turn and I do feel some lower back pain (like I do on ALL beds).
    I am 5’10” 220 so I certainly have gut (so much that on my back above my waistband there is an indentation of at least 2 inches).I think it is important to state my physical condition if I am going to complain here. I have enjoyed my sleep more than my old pit mattress and have had that arousal thing happen once more. Lori I am not stalking just trying to be honest. My wife loves it no complaints! We had a 3 inch foam topper from our old mattress and put it on and it does not do much, I wanted to see if it was like a Celebrity. The Celebrity seems silly with the cashmere cover, how can you feel that under a mattress cover and/or sheets? At any rate… for ALL of you Tempurpedic haters out there you are fully entitled to your opinions but if the bed was as bad as you claim they would be out of business by now… and they seem to be bigger than ever! When I was shopping I spoke to a couple old timer salesmen who said their wives would rather give them up than the Tempurpedic!

    I received two free pillows and have yet to try them.
    Maybe this week. I also don’t plan to keep the topper on.
    It is just a good place to keep it till we take it out of the house.
    For everyone who has money floating out in space you should have got the 90 day.
    They say most people who return were planning on it anyway. I wonder how many people posting here are plants from mattress companies trying to save their jobs! Foam is the future! If it is so bad why do all the traditional mattress makers use it?

    Springs belong in mechanical things, not apart of my restful sleep.

    Foam has brought me comfort so much to stir my passion
    So keep your traditional mattress to me they are just OLD FASHIONED!

  224. fishairflow says on: 30 January 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Well – my friends – I have had a rhapsody for about 2 months. (Please see my earlier posts). The bed most certainly DOES NOT FEEL as warm as it did – but I still feel a bit of firmness. Spoke with tempurpedic – and I think they are going to let me exchange it for celebrity. Again- I am very afraid that the bed may end up being too soft. I live in NJ – so in summer – may end up being too soft. Lets see. This will be my final exchange.
    I have to say – the tempurpedic service is excellent.
    Will keep you updated…meanwhile if you have any questions – shoot right ahead…

  225. fishairflow says on: 2 February 2007 at 12:18 am

    Cindy and others – I am getting my tempurpedic celebrity this sunday. If you see my posts – you will see that I got my rhapsody in the begining of december – and it has really not been a bad bed at all. It gives good support – but for me the price of the celebrity and rhapsody are only 70 $ – so I figured go for the celebrity. I love the sinking in feeling of celebrity- the rhapsody doesnt have that. Besides, it proved to be a little too firm.
    I will update you on the celebrity feel – but I am sure that you know celebrity better than i do.
    One recommendation – the celebrity may not feel as good for a reason – that is temperature. If you keep your house at a high 60’s – you are fine. But if you sleep on the bed when the temperature has been 80 in the room all day – I seriously doubt you will have any back support.

  226. Giuseppe says on: 2 February 2007 at 9:29 pm

    I’m amazed. I’m researching beds to find one comfortable for my partner and we wanted to know as much as we could about the Tempurpedic (and its competitor with the “Bionic Woman” as its spokesperson (Yes, I know who she is)). And as I am reading the POSITIVE posts I find myself laughing at the ridiculous defenses for why this is a good bed.

    Here are a few items to help breakdown WHY I laugh. A bed that repels sheets and requires you to buy more expensive sheets to accomodate IT? A bed that indirectly causes many to feel too warm? A bed that you sink into so much that you actually need use a force equal to that of getting up off the ground – in a ditch? A bed that stinks from delivery but the stink will go away in a few weeks?

    Here’s what I say:
    If you have to buy special sheets for your bed, you’re accodomating the bed – not yourself.
    If your bed, though it is due to increased circulation BY the bed, causes you to feel overly warm, and if you aceppt this, then you are again accomodating the bed, and not YOU.
    If getting out of bed requires more than a simple-roll out on those exquisitely lazy mornings, and you choose to let this one slide, the you again are accomodating the bed, and not YOU.
    If you have a bed delivered, or you bring it home and it STINKS like chemicals, and you are told it will go away in 1 to 3 weeks, and yet you still are accepting of this, then for the love of all things YOU are accomodating the BED and not YOU.

    If you have to “just” buy some specialty sheets, or you have to “just” give it a week or two to adjust to your body, or if you have to “just” give it a week or two or three for the smell to eventually go away – then I just have to say NO to this Temperamental Bed.

    If your dog wets your mattress, the smell will eventually go away. Hey, why not sleep on it and just wait for it to go away?

    Such fallacies.

    I find that BOTH beds, this one and the competitor’s, are a waste of money.

    When I purchase a bed, I want to buy sheets anywhere where sheets are sold, I want to feel like I’m floating, but not feel like I’m floating in a chamber, I want it to not smell like it came from a laboratory IMMEDIATELY, and I DON’T want my circulation to increase as that is inconducive to a deep sleep.

    The ‘partially aroused’ part wouldn’t be so bad, though.

    Thank you for reading.

  227. Pam says on: 4 February 2007 at 11:25 pm

    We have three tempurpedic matresses and don’t want to sleep on anything else. Our first one we bought in Ireland 10 years ago; then we bought one for our daughters guest room for when we visit her in Boston, and we recently moved to Florida, and bought another. (We still have the one in Ireland which is a little saggy but still very comfortable.) We also have 2 ‘travel’ mattresses (1″) that roll up; they have been a life saver at bad and good hotels. We also loan them to our friends who love them.

  228. Cindy says on: 5 February 2007 at 1:57 pm

    FISHAIRFLOW……Did you get the Celebrity? Any thoughts yet?

  229. fishairflow says on: 12 February 2007 at 10:53 pm

    CINDY – yep…got the celebrity. It has been about a week. First – I have to say – very very little or no smell at all. For the past 2 weeks it had been freezing in NJ – so the be came and felt LIKE A STONE – and I am not kidding. It has softened up a little.

    As for the comparision to Rhapsody – I have to say that Rhapsody felt a little (just a little) firmer. Now this may very well be because of the temperature.

    Now there is no way I can return this but so far I like the bed. Mind you – i have not used the word LOVE the bed – i guess that will come later.

    I have you say I do see why you think that Celebrity is softer than rhapsody.

    Allow me to explain – BOTH mattress are there for support and provide the same support. Now becuase of the pillowtop on the celebrity – you don’t feel as much pressure on the parts of the body that are in contact with the bed. Now – take this to Rhapsody – and there is little pressure reliveing material on the bed itself, so the parts of the body in contact with the bed are going to feel more pressure.

    This feeling of more pressure may be interpreted as “support”.
    Please let meknow if this makes sense.

    PS – I am considering walking on the matress to make it softer -but I am no sure if this is a good idea. I tried it with rhapsody and I think it lost the “slow sinking in feeling”.
    Lets see – meanwhile – I hope you are still in love with the celebrity.

  230. Jackie says on: 18 February 2007 at 8:27 pm

    We bought our bed about a year ago. We have the celebrity pillow top. The smell went away after the first few days and we love the bed. We have never slept so well. However the only complaint that we do have is the same as other consumers have….The sheets sliding off the bed. I have tried bigger sheets deeper pocket sheets you name it we have tried it. The whole bed has to bed remade in the morning and this drives me crazy..So I guess it is a good thing that I get a good nights sleep so I have the energy to remake the bed…lol…If anyone has a solution to the sheet problem please let me know…

  231. Cindy says on: 19 February 2007 at 8:58 am

    SLIDING SHEETS can be fixed by calling Tempur-Pedic and getting their specially made matress cover. It really works to stop the problem and it protects the bed from water damage. It is SUPER thin and just goes over the mattress and under the sheets.

  232. Brian says on: 19 February 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Alright, I’m in! Great stuff and a great help. Contrary to a few other posts in this thread only thanking those who posted bad experiences, this rich dialogue has caused me to look further into this significant purchase and has bolstered my interest in a TP. In fact, yesterday my wife and I ordered our RhapsodyBed w/matching high profile foundation in ‘king.’ It will be delivered within two weeks by the nearby reliable furniture retailer.

    I intend to post my experience to help those who may come here seeking, as we all have, as much information as we can possibly gleen from the experiences of others. And don’t we deserve it? For Heaven’s sake, we’re either all considering spending, or have spent, between $2K and $4K on an appliance we hope will improve our lives!

    So, a little about me and my wife and our sleep:
    –Both late 40’s with a teen son and daughter

    –Both formerly athletic but carrying a little more weight than we should (not obese)

    –No serious health issues, save for my wife’s minor scoliosis.

    –Both suffering from chronic sleeplessness for several years running; wake each other up when tossing about several times each night; ache at sholders and hips in the morning

    Long-term positive expectations from our purchase:

    Longer periods of uninterrupted sleep from…

    –reduced urges to move to more comfortable position;

    –motion isolation from normal movements of spouse.

    Reduced aches and pains from…

    –elimination of common body pressure points of traditional mattress;

    –support of body areas that are unsupported with a traditional mattress.

    Short-term/temporary negative expectations from our purchase:

    –Industrial odor

    –Muscular aches and pains from adjusting to a new physical sleep dynamic

    –Possible night heat from insulating properties of mattress, or from increased circulation in previously constricted body areas

    –Reduced cash flow from main purchase and related items, e.g. sheets and pillows

    The things I know this purchase will not do:

    –Straighten my wife’s spine

    –Make all of my/her aches and pains go away

    –Prevent all of the musculoskeletal and orthopedic problems that I/we am destined to experience as I/we age

    –Prevent me from worrying about my teens or eliminate work stress thoughts as I try to fall asleep

    SO there you have it. We are looking for better sleep so we can be better when we are awake. But realistically, good sleep hygeine, stress management, and teen moving out of the house in a few years will help us as much as this bed. Our decision has been made on reasonable research and upon weighing all of the information and first-hand experience we could gather. It seems to us the possibility of the positives outweighing the known negatives will be worth it–at least a good gamble.

    As an aside, there should be no surprise at the consumer compassion over an item like this. Thirty year ago, there were a few luxury bed brands, but little to distinguish between brands and levels within the brnads except for silkier covering materials, thicker ticking, more springs, and sexier spokes models (sorry, I can still see and hear Joey Heatherton cooing about her Perfect Sleepr by Serta). The industry now has a new and PROVEN technology that is shaking things up and appears to have a bonafide offering. If you haven’t noticed, televisions are undergoing the same rapid and tumultuous change. Just check out the heat in the Plasma and LCD forums and blogs.

    Oh, and thanks Gary. I think its the greatest power of the Web when common passion can be expressed about something like this. And not to distract, in the grand perspective, we should all devote equal energy to making a difference and/or donation of time or resoeurces to societal areas where there is true suffering or loss. Our old bed–in great shape–is going to Casa San Francisco (a local Charity w/ emergency housing facilities) where it will be a truly appreciated luxury for someone without a bed or a roof of their own.


  233. Cindy says on: 19 February 2007 at 11:08 pm

    FISHAIRFLOW: What you said makes perfect sense. Hope you love the celebrity. Please continue to post as you get used to it…and others also….about how you like your model

  234. Brian says on: 20 February 2007 at 12:20 pm

    FYI, ordered the recommended cover from Tempur-pedic’s Website today. Will include this element in my reporting. Looking forward to hearing from other RhapsodyBed owners (Fishairflow, MRGIMME, et al.)about their ongoing experiences

  235. marianne erikson says on: 20 February 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Temperpedic TOPPERS should only be bought. Never a mattress.The toppers are so great 2-3 inch is what you need. 4 pound density. They are inexpensive and you can afford to get a new one every few years!

  236. fishairflow says on: 20 February 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Brian – Sorry my new friend – as I posted – after 2 months of Rhapsody – I crossed over to the Celebrity.

    CINDY – It has been a couple of weeks – and so far so good. It is not soft at all – however – I am CERTAIN that it will soften significantly as the summer approaches.

    TO EVERYONE – there is a big clearence at Bed bath and beyond and we got our sheets from there.
    One set – from sealy – retails for about 130 – we got if for about 38 $.
    Also picked up wamusita (I am not sure if I am spelling it right) – this one retails for about $ 260 and bought it for 59 $.

    HOWEVER – as everyone did – we have a sliding sheet problem and I just ordered the mattress protector yesterday. It should be here in a couple of days.
    Will keep you guys updated.

  237. Brian says on: 21 February 2007 at 8:18 am

    Fishairflow: Did I read your posts correctly–that you were looking to have a “softer” feel from the Celebrity? Would like to hear more of your comparison as your Celebrity breaks in and the temps warm up a bit.

  238. MRGIMME says on: 21 February 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Welcome Brian,

    We have identical setups here in Fort Lauderdale I paid 3400 for the whole shebang with 2 “free” pillows… We are using are old waterproof quilted cover and a 3 inch topper from Costco- Why?
    Because Sitting around the house taking up more than 3 square feet and gathering dust was a waste! I may have another King to put it on eventually but I really enjoy my homemade “Ghetto Celebrity”. I seriously smile everytime I lay down now. I sleep better than I have in a long time and I think I dream better as well! A lot of this is very subjective… YMMV but we are in hog heaven! I love the fact that my mattress will only breakdown as the foam does- Not because metal deforms, please do NOT think I work or own stock in Tempurpedic- because IF I EVER have bad experiances I will RUN to post them here. This costs as much as:

    Great TV or New Couch and love seat a GREAT trip a NEW car down payment or a lease start a smaller boat etc.

    I BETTER be happy… real happy! So far so good!

  239. Brian says on: 21 February 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks, Gimme. Waiting with much anticipation, but realistic expectations about possible temporary new aches or industrial aroma.

    I explained to my wife that I had read on a blog that the RhapsodyBed was purported to have some sort of mystical aphrodisiacal qualities, or at least a reported case of improved strategic circulation. She explained to me that 30 years ago a man with a $3,500 bed might well have had a preliminary advantage in her world. However, she assured me that the only thing that might create increased frequency of “opportunity” for me at this stage of our lives is a recurring good night sleep for her. Let’s hope for at least that. ;-)

  240. Michelle says on: 24 February 2007 at 2:22 pm

    Response to Giuseppe: This is pretty much shocking in it’s lack of critical thinking.

    The bed is bad because you might need special sheets? The reason for that is because the bed has a lot of the beneficial material that makes it worth the money. It’s like saying….”Waaah, I have too much money…my job is clearly bad because it pays me too much and forces me to buy a bigger wallet.”

    You’re seriously comparing the unsanitary conditions of sleeping in dog pee with the initial smell of the bed? Alrighty then.

    I live in a small town…forget sheets that fit a Tempurpedic…I have to drive an hour for a store that sells any sheets. The small town is worth the sacrifice, my pets are worth the effort, my marriage is worth the time I spend, and the bed is worth the small inconvenience of finding sheets.

    These beds require special sheets, and give you a different sleep experience, because the beds ARE different. If you want the same type of bed you’ve always had, then you can buy your sheets anywhere, pay a lot less, and wake up feeling the exact same way you’ve always felt.

    The people who defend the bed feel the things you don’t like are worth it. We all have computer access — this means that we can sit on our rears and shop for just about anything we want. Like beds…and sheets…and… Welcome to the internet. You take a couple minutes to buy the sheets, you put them on the bed, and then after a little adjustment you sleep ridiculously well. If that’s accommodating the bed (note spelling since you use that word a lot) then I have no problem accommodating the bed.

    The bed might not be for everyone, and that’s another benefit to the internet — being able to research, but please don’t act like people who testify they like the results are the village idiots.

    Oh, and don’t enter any contests — you might win a trip somewhere and need to get your passport renewed. Who needs the inconvenience.

    ***I’m amazed. I’m researching beds to find one comfortable for my partner and we wanted to know as much as we could about the Tempurpedic (and its competitor with the “Bionic Woman” as its spokesperson (Yes, I know who she is)). And as I am reading the POSITIVE posts I find myself laughing at the ridiculous defenses for why this is a good bed.

    Here are a few items to help breakdown WHY I laugh. A bed that repels sheets and requires you to buy more expensive sheets to accomodate IT? A bed that indirectly causes many to feel too warm? A bed that you sink into so much that you actually need use a force equal to that of getting up off the ground – in a ditch? A bed that stinks from delivery but the stink will go away in a few weeks?

    Here’s what I say:
    If you have to buy special sheets for your bed, you’re accodomating the bed – not yourself.
    If your bed, though it is due to increased circulation BY the bed, causes you to feel overly warm, and if you aceppt this, then you are again accomodating the bed, and not YOU.
    If getting out of bed requires more than a simple-roll out on those exquisitely lazy mornings, and you choose to let this one slide, the you again are accomodating the bed, and not YOU.
    If you have a bed delivered, or you bring it home and it STINKS like chemicals, and you are told it will go away in 1 to 3 weeks, and yet you still are accepting of this, then for the love of all things YOU are accomodating the BED and not YOU.

    If you have to “just” buy some specialty sheets, or you have to “just” give it a week or two to adjust to your body, or if you have to “just” give it a week or two or three for the smell to eventually go away – then I just have to say NO to this Temperamental Bed.

    If your dog wets your mattress, the smell will eventually go away. Hey, why not sleep on it and just wait for it to go away?

    Such fallacies.

    I find that BOTH beds, this one and the competitor’s, are a waste of money.

    When I purchase a bed, I want to buy sheets anywhere where sheets are sold, I want to feel like I’m floating, but not feel like I’m floating in a chamber, I want it to not smell like it came from a laboratory IMMEDIATELY, and I DON’T want my circulation to increase as that is inconducive to a deep sleep.

    The ‘partially aroused’ part wouldn’t be so bad, though.

    Thank you for reading.***

  241. Gary LaPointe says on: 24 February 2007 at 2:49 pm

    As the original poster I have to pipe in every so often.

    I love my tempur-pedic bed. I don’t have special sheets and I don’t have any problems with them.

    It may seem a little warm but then the recommended temperature for a room using a tempurpedic bed is 65 degrees Fahrenheit. That might seem low to you but that is it’s peak performing temperature.
    (Most other issues people mention are on this same page).

    If you’re not going to operate it properly, it probably won’t perform as you expect. I’m pretty sure that if you keep your room that cold, it won’t seem warm at all :)

    I personally don’t like their pillows.

    And I can’t address the issue of returning a bed to them, since I didn’t try.

    I will admit, the smell at first was a little odd, but 5 minutes in the room and I think I got rid stopped noticing of it. I’m sure it was gone completely in a week or two. It takes a while for that “new car smell” to go away…

    If you want to try a tempur-pedic bed they do keep a list of hotels where you can try one.

  242. Brian says on: 25 February 2007 at 10:01 am

    Just a hint: As clearly stated on Tempur-pedic’s site, they only offer the trial period for direct sales. When we made our purchase from the retail furniture store, they let us know this limitation. We were about to walk out on the sale and order directly when the astute sales person asked advice from her manager. The manager offered to order the mattress set rather than sell from their inventory. The downside was the two-week wait. The upside was the retailer’s ability to extend the trial period. I don’t know if any and all retailers can or would be willing to do this, but it might be worth a try if anyone is put off by the potential hassle of having to return the bed without assistance. FYI, the set was the exact same price but delivery was/is cheaper: $3,199 + $80 delivery charge from retail vs. $3,199 + $175 shipping for direct purchase. If we decide to return it within 90 days, the retailer will pick it up for a $199 restocking fee. If we do needd to return the bed we would likely incur the $80 delivery fee again, which can be used to deliver the replacement mattress if we choose to buy from the same place–a very likely scenario becasue of thier variety and goood service to this point.

  243. In Pain says on: 26 February 2007 at 9:36 am

    We bought our Deluxe Tempurpedic mattress 6 months ago. I have to tell you that I am like a cripple! My back hurts like it has never hurt before and I have developed pain in my right hip, which is the side I normally sleep on. I am a healthy and active 35 year old and I feel like I am 90! I have started to sleep in our guest bedroom where there is, thank god, a conventional mattress. Its really great for my marriage that I have moved to a separate bed! I am not sure what to do with this $2100 tempurpedic mattress. Its past the trial period so I assume that we cannot return it. My husband does not have the pain I have and he does not want to just throw it away and buy a new mattress because the Tempurpedic was so expensive! What a huge waste of money.

    The other thing is that it is recommeded to be used in a room whose temperature does not exceed 65 degrees. What a farse! The fact that a mattress requires a certain room temperature to operate correctly is the most rediculous thing I have ever heard. I guess we should have paid more attention to this fact when we were looking into buying the mattress.

    People buy these mattresses to try to improve their quality of life, and in our case it has done the exact opposite!

  244. Brian says on: 27 February 2007 at 12:10 pm

    What a quirky, stable, beautiful, ugly, soft, hard, cool, hot, comfortable, torture rack, hated, loved, consumer product. I’m not making light of anyone’s pleasure or pain, just commenting that inconsistency seems to be the consistency on this device. Consumer Reports’ article on this and other mattresses says it all: no other mattress in the study evoked consumer reviews more emotional or extreme on both negative and positive sides of satisfaction. They did also report, however, that more Tempurpedic reviewers said they would buy this product again versus any other premium mattress product.

    Inpain, sorry you missed the deadline on your return and maybe more sorry you have the extreme satisfaction polarity in your two-person study. My wife and I have agreed to sacrifice any satisfaction for dissatisfaction in the event we experience the same polarity. If I have learned anything about this product, this is one purchase where buyers need to drop all hesitancy to exercise their rights to return it after a reasonable trial period.

    My optimism is still here as it appears that (anectdotally) RhapsodyBed owners complain less about heat, sagging, etc. We’ll see….

    Inpain, if you can get your hubbie to sensitivity lessons he may agree to sell the bed at a small loss and choose a mattress you can both tolerate. I thought I was an insensitive mook….okay, maybe I still am….

  245. Lynn says on: 27 February 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Hi, everyone. Thank you all for posting your comments. The information that we have found here has been very helpful.

    We purchased our King size Rhapsody bed in January directly from Tempur-pedic. We are now in the 90 day trial period and we have until May to decide if we want to keep the bed or upgrade. As of today I am still conflicted about changing the rhapsody bed for the king size celebrity bed. After reading the comments I am still not sure?? I am waiting to read the upcoming comments from (fishairflow) about the sheet sliding problem and the softness issue. BTW, fishairflow you have been very helpful!

    At this point what I do know is this:
    1. We live in New York and it is cold right now and the bed sleeps like a brick due to the cold unless we turn up the heat in the room. I called tempur-pedic about this and was actually told by a rep to lay an electric blanket on the mattress at night before we go to bed.

    Confused, I thought that the use of an electric blanket was not recommended because of the tempur-pedic material??

    2. We are both experiencing pain in our shoulders which we have never had before??

    Honestly, in my mind I feel the king size celebrity bed would be softer becasue of the pillow top. But, because the rhapsody is newer than the celebrity bed I am not sure??

    All I know is that if we make a change to the celebrity bed and we do not like it… we will be stuck with it!

  246. Gary LaPointe says on: 27 February 2007 at 8:49 pm

    I have a non-bed related request from the host for the reads/writers who have been hanging out here for a while.

    Do you see the little icon of my photo to the left. It’s a Gravatar, it’d be great if you all had one. It would definitely give this more of a community feel. Can you do me a huge favor and PLEASE go sign up for one?!?


    It’ll retroactively add whatever you use for image next to your previous comments (it’ll do this on all gravatar freindly web sites). I’m pretty sure they let you use cartoons, logos and photos.

    More info here http://garysaid.com/chapters/002601.php

  247. Brian says on: 27 February 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Gary: I signed up and uploaded my image four days ago and keep expecting to see my gravatar any day. I just logged in to the Gravatar site and it appears active.

  248. fishairflow says on: 27 February 2007 at 10:10 pm

    LYNN LYNN LYNN…please listen to me – well before that – thank you for your comment – my only hope is that people get to make a right decission.
    Now having said that, let me tell you – this is what I did. I put on a fresh pair of socks and I walked over the bed. This is the safest way. ( I weight about 160 lbs).
    You bed will certainly get softer. I am in the same area so I know what you mean by the cold but trust me – your bed will get softer – but never as soft as celebrity.
    Don’t forget that you have 90 days – and it might be atleast a week before you see the bed beging to soften.

    If you get a chance – try to go to brookstone – they ahve the rhapsody and celebrity. Both have been in the store for a long time so you can get an idea what the bed will feel like.
    Please dont walk in to sleepys or any other bedding store – as you may already know – the beds feel significantly as they tend to keep their stores cold.
    Currently I love the celebrity. However the celebrity bed tends to be a liittle bit warmer at nights. May be just a breakin thing as I went through more or less the same feeling. Hope you get the kind of bed you are looking for.
    Don’t forget – they have started selling 3 other kind of beds.
    good luck

  249. Jim Sewell says on: 27 February 2007 at 10:50 pm

    JIM in New MEXICO – My wife and I bought a king size TempurPedic mattress just over a year ago hoping to finally solve our back problems. It seemed like it might be helpful for about the first three or four months, but then my shoulders and hips stared hurting terribly, and my wife started having spasms in her neck and her lower back. I started sleeping more and more on the couch and finding that I woke up feeling much better. One or two nights back on the TP, and I was barely able to stand up straight in the mornings, and had to retire to the couch for several nights to recuperate. This was a very expensive experiment. I have an older pillowtop Posturpedic bed that I had moved to my teenage son’s room when the TP came to live in my room. I have since reclaimed the Posturpedic and I’m sleeping much better and feeling a lot better in the morning. My wife is still using the TP, she is mostly hung up on all the money we spent on the TP and not willing to admit it was a waste. She sleeps on the TP, takes handsful of ibuprofen and puts heating pads on her back and neck so that she can tolerate another night of torture on that ton of foam. She sleeps on it, but even she will admit she hates it too!

  250. Lynn says on: 28 February 2007 at 9:57 am


    For the King Size Celebrity bed….

    How did the mattress cover work out?

    Did you order the mattress cover from tempur-pedic?

    Did the cover address the sheets slipping?

    Thanks again for the help!

  251. Gary LaPointe says on: 28 February 2007 at 10:46 am

    Hmmm… I thought I had 250 comments a few back (this’ll only make 251), maybe it was just approaching it and I rounded up. (If I accidentally deleted someone’s it was totally accidental and not content based).

    If anyone things I killed something from the last few days (and that’s what I would have accidentally deleted), let me know and I can search for it in the mail/etc.

  252. Lynn says on: 28 February 2007 at 12:25 pm

    When you make an exchange(upgrade) of a tempur-pedic bed during the 90 day trial period….
    Do they send you a brand new bed or a refurbished?
    Thanks in advance!

  253. fishairflow says on: 1 March 2007 at 1:36 am

    Lynn it depends on the deal you make. From what I understand – you can save quite a bit if you just tell them that you will keep the bed you receive in exchange of your rhapsody and will waive to return that bed. If you still want to leave the possibility of exchange open – then you have to pay 180.
    The ALWAYS send brand new beds. And you can tell because all come in brand new packaging etc.

    UPDATE – just received the 75 $ mattress protector from tempurpedic. Now I don’t know if the protector is worth the money. I also can’t comment on any comparison to any other brand covers – but tempurpedic does state that it will keep the bed safe and waterproof. I personally think that its just a cheap plastic on one side and a light cloth on the other. Maybe other people can comment?
    Keep me updated lynn – i will also be more than happy to update you about how celebrity peforms.

  254. Lynn says on: 1 March 2007 at 10:25 am

    Thank you for all your help.
    Yes, keep me posted on the Celebrity King Size Bed and the tempur-pedic mattress cover. I actually have the cover now on the rhapsody but I am curious to see if it helps with the sheet sliding issue on the Celebrity Bed.
    Keep posting becasue it is very helpful!
    Have a wonderful day!

  255. Cindy says on: 1 March 2007 at 2:14 pm

    The new tempur-pedic cover really helped with the sliding sheet issue for me. Plus, I can verify it is indeed great water protection for the bed. My little one climbed into the bed with a full cup of water and dumped the whole thing…the mattress didn’t get a drop! One thing to pay attention to, though, is to make sure when you wash the cover to follow the directions on the label and dry under low heat. I forgot and ran it under high heat in the dryer and some the the plastic part stuck a bit to itself.

  256. Lynn says on: 1 March 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for your recent post.
    I am leaning towards exchanging my king size rhapsody bed for the king size celebrity bed.
    I also have the tempur-pedic mattress cover and I will put that on the celebrity bed.
    Thank you again!

  257. Brian says on: 3 March 2007 at 9:14 am

    Hi, Lynn. I read that you are looking for a softer mattress. Is there anything else about the Rhapsody that is driving you to make the exchange to the Celebrity? Also, fo all you Rhapsody owners, are you using standard sheets? TIA

  258. Lynn says on: 3 March 2007 at 10:10 am

    Thank you for your recent post.
    I have had the King Size Rhapsody Tempur-pedic bed since the beginning of January 2007. I am happy with the feel and size of the bed, however, I would like for it to feel softer.

    I actually did a test on the bed. We have an electric fireplace in our bedroom. I set the temp to high and kept it on for hours. The room felt like a sauna, however I did get a very good idea of how the bed felt softened up.

    I am currently in the 90 day trial period thru Tempur-pedic and I am going to keep the bed a little longer.
    However, I do feel that I will eventually upgrade to the King Size Celebrity bed mainly because of the pillow top. I feel like if the Rhaposdy bed had the pillow top I would be fine.

    Other than that Brain this Rhapsody mattress is really nice and I am using standard king size sheets along with the mattress protector from tempur-pedic. No problems noted in that area.
    Thanks again for your post!

  259. Frank says on: 5 March 2007 at 2:31 pm

    My wife and I just purchased the celebrity which is being delivered today.

    I’m 6’1 255 lbs and have never had a good night sleep in 10 years. I wake up through out the night tossing and turning with major pain in my hips and shoulders. I’m seriously hoping that this bed system reduces both pressure points and fatigue. I will continue to post and update people on my experience.

  260. jamy says on: 6 March 2007 at 3:53 am

    I don’t think the one on here should be calling no one silly,if that is how they feel and it is certainly their opinion,the reason for coming here, cause he didn’t have any clue about where or what to do about the sheets. Another thing, as you work in a retail in matresses, you say they 9 out of 10 stay sold, that is because once it is sold there are problems about returning it.AS another stated once sold they could care less, how can you call another silly, just becsuse you work in matresses dont mean your much smarter than another, yes I own a queen too, while I have no complaints as of yet only owned it for 6 months, who knows whats down the road, anyway i sleep on the sofa, so just guess i wasnt impressed either,trying to call with questions though, i got the ” i don’t care attitude as well about the pillows, which wasnt free to me, over 2000.00 is alot of money, to not feel satisfied, wasted money, it just sits all alone unused.I dont think anyone here is silly though!

  261. jammmy says on: 6 March 2007 at 4:03 am

    I really like this site, as I had no idea there were this many people with complaints to this temp. beds.As I said I dont sleep in my queen much and therefore maybe why I havent run into anything yet,I can say I agree about the coldness however,but now know what things I can possibly look forward to in the future. and mine still has the smell also, and the pillows too, I do use those with the sofa hehe,.But I just had no idea, this many people with this many complaints and problems, assumed all liked their beds and there were no problems to be had with them. thanks for posting everyone about your problems you have run into, it is very interesting to me, as I have had people to ask me about mine and they have been considering investing in one themselves.I’ll have to let them know about this site.

  262. Brian says on: 6 March 2007 at 6:00 pm

    Lot’sa positive comments about Tempur-pedic here and on other sites, too. Sounds like you should move your couch to your bedroom and sell that Tempur-pedic, jammmy.

  263. Lynn says on: 7 March 2007 at 11:04 am

    Hi All,
    Well we thought about it and made a decision to upgrade from the King Size Rhapsody to the King Size Celebrity Bed. The bed was ordered today and we are excited! I feel like with either model the King Size Rhapsody or the King Size Celebrity Bed you can not go wrong. We were just drawn more to the pillow top version. Thank you for all your help and I will keep you posted.
    Have a wonderful day!

  264. MRGIMME says on: 7 March 2007 at 11:25 am

    Hi Everyone,

    I just want to say I LOVE my Rhapsody King and find myself looking forward to going to bed!

    I used to sleep on the couch sometimes but now can’t stand it
    because I am spoiled by my TP.

    (Please note I am using a $100 Costco memory foam topper)

    Before we bought our TP we had our topper on a torture rack beauty rest…it forced me to buy deep sheets and because I don’t mind spending coin on GREAT SLEEP I bought single ply egyptian cotton at least 500 thread count. If you know brands like Anichini and Sferra you can relate. I was buying 20 inch deep sheets and with the topper they definitely fit better. I feel bad for people who are stuck with this bed… I feel in LUCK with this bed. I use the pillow WITH my old down pillow that is so mashed down you could fit it in a coffee can (it seems) and I like the neckroll of the pillow and my head on down.

    So all you haters and cold room folks- maybe you can find a space heater to set your room to proper “bed temp” or consider a topper. I liked the bed without out it, but I am thinking I don’t want to change a thing. Experiment!

    The quality of your sleep is ON YOU! If you take the TP plunge without a “return safety net” then who is to blame?

    I still say their are TP anti-shills here because this is one of the few places the beds are discussed honestly on the web.

  265. Lynn says on: 7 March 2007 at 6:26 pm

    How do you like your new Celebrity Bed??
    Please update us….
    Thanks in advance!

  266. Newbie says on: 8 March 2007 at 11:36 am

    Great Blog! I just came upon it yesterday. I’m considering taking the TP plunge also. I’m figuring on a Rhapsody. I’m concerned about 5 yrs down the road though. Seems many that were happy with their TP sour after year 3. Any comments? Also the bed seems to break in and soften, so would it be wiser to buy slightly firmer to get optimal level in 1yr (eg. Rhapsody vs. Celebrity)

  267. Brian says on: 8 March 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Hello, Newbie. I’m operating on the notion that the firmer Rhapsody might prove to be more durable in the long run. It does have the layer of high-density “Tempur” material. I believe only the GrandBed also uses a layer of that material. I hope this feature will help the mattress retain its shape and resiliency over the years. Since this model is only a couple of years old, it’s not likely that there is any useable commentary on this model in that area.

    BTW, I purchased and received my mattress cover from Tempur-pedic online (still waiting on the mattress bought from retail, though). Their marketing machine has kicked in and I received my Tempur foam sample in the mail yesteday. The temperature was below freezing and it was a brick for about twenty minutes. My daughter’s Barbie Doll now has an upgraded mattress in her little, glitzy Barbie-suite. My wife joked that she was pretty sure Barbie would benefit from the added back support of a TP given her body type. ;-)

  268. Lynn says on: 9 March 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Everyone!
    Today they delivered our new King Size Celebrity Bed. They picked up our King Size Rhapsody Bed. I love the cashmere pillow top!
    The bed itself is hard as a brick because it is new and because it is cold. I have the heater on full blast in the bedroom to warm the bed up.
    I plan on using the tempur-pedic mattress cover to keep the sheets from sliding.
    Other than that…….
    I will keep you posted.
    Have a wonderful day!

  269. fishairflow says on: 10 March 2007 at 7:13 pm

    Newbie + Brian
    I don’t think that durability will be an issue – as they warranty that if there is any indentation that is 3/4 th of an inch – they will replace the bed.

    Now that is not to say that I have experience with their replacement policy/warranty exchanges. But I think in general – I have not heard anyone complain about their bed so far.

    LYNN – hope you have a good night sleep – I love the celebrity. As you mentioned earlier – it will be a brick – however – try not to take any drastic measures to warm up the bed. We just used a portable heater to heat up the room. Don’t forget the mattress topper – it REALLY DOES SOLVE the slipping problem.

  270. Lynn says on: 10 March 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Hi! Yes we love the King Size Celebrity Bed!!
    I especially love the Cashmere Pillow Top.
    We are using the tempur-pedic mattress cover and we have not had any problems with the sheets.
    We have a electric fireplace in our bedroom and we turned it up to high and the bed softened up.
    We are so glad we made the exchange!!
    Glad you are loving the bed too!!
    Have a wonderful evening!

  271. Frank says on: 12 March 2007 at 10:21 am

    Ok so we had our new Celebrity mattress delivered on the 3rd. At first some of these posts had me very worried about my purchase. I will tell everyone that the mattress “smell” that I have read is not remotely an issue.
    The bed has made a tremendous difference in how I feel when I get up. I don’t wake up feeling pain or tightness. I will say that I don’t believe I have completely gotten use to the mattress but I will certainly not return it.

    So far I am pleased with the complete reversal of discomfort I have had and will hope that my sleep continues to improve.

    I’ll post again as things progress.

  272. Debi says on: 13 March 2007 at 6:38 am

    I am miserable with my new tempurpedic bed. I originally got the classic and after 3 days had to have my daughter come help me get out of the bed, I couldn’t move my lower back. I exchanged it for the firmer brand (Europain or something) and it’s so awful that I feel like my ribs are broken in the morning. I’m going back to a Sealy, these beds are not worth the money. Also, don’t get rooked into getting the boxspring or adjustable base because only the mattress is guaranteed for 90 days. The bottom half is not returnable.
    Thanks for listening, I’ve had no sleep in a couple months, so I’m grumpy!!!!

  273. Brian says on: 13 March 2007 at 8:46 am

    Debi: Sorry for your pain. While I still anticipate a positive experience for me an my wife, I continue to be curious as to why this bed is torturous to some, and bliss to others.

    Are there other mechanics or factors that you think cause the pains you are having? For example, I have not heard the “broken ribs” sensation and wonder about other physical or medical conditions that might cause that. I can only guess that your pressure points (the ones supporting your sleep weight your whole life) are sinking into the mattress and the foam is rising to distribute that weight across your rib cage.

    Also, I have a very clear commitment on a full return or exchange on both the mattress and foundation. Are you stuck with the bed becasue you chose an exchange versus refund?

    Again, I’m just curious. I think it stinks that you are miserable and have no recourse or remedy.

    Good luck …and I hope you find some relief.

  274. MRGIMME says on: 13 March 2007 at 10:54 am

    Does anyone know of a Tempur-pedic forum? Where people who enjoy the bed can share tips and not have to listen to “cavemen who sleep on rock mattresses” complain? I am tired of reading the triple posted “Debi types” crying about broken ribs! If you do not use the 90 day return policy… you deserve what you get. Maybe this bed is not for everyone but try and have a little credibility before you start trashing what some of us love.

    Tp should have a forum for happy customers to share info… I searched the web and this was the most honest site I could find… did anyone else find others?

  275. Brian says on: 13 March 2007 at 12:31 pm

    I think Gary is hosting the premier TP discussion thread. Epinions has quite a few reviews.

    I, too, believe it is a mistake for anyone to put stock in posts that make extreme statements, i.e. “…these beds are not worth the money….,” as well as posts that claims that the bed cures all ills. These appliances are VERY expensive. I have yet to read more than one or two posts or reviews of mediocre satisfaction. It’s all or nothing. As to customer service, Tempur-pedic must be living up to their end of the bargain or the trial period guarantee would certainly have been the subject of litigation a long time ago.

    Caveat emptor, my peeps’ …

  276. Gary LaPointe says on: 14 March 2007 at 8:29 am

    The errors only seem to be related to this tempurpedic page. At 270+ comments it must be taxing the system. I’ll see if it’s fixable…

  277. Chris says on: 14 March 2007 at 11:57 am

    I am considering the tempurpedic, or perhaps the knockoff “Bob-O-pedic” mattresses that are sold at Bob’s furniture. I had one concern (although I now have a few more after reading these posts). I have 2 couches with foam padding, and in the summer time when it’s humid, they produce a faint “wet foam smell” that isn’t very pleasant. How do these foam mattress do? Do they absorb alot of moisture and produce that wet foam odor in humid conditions?

  278. Greg says on: 17 March 2007 at 4:47 pm

    It’s been a while since I posted but I have nothing to report. We do not like the bed and my back still hurts every night unless I load up on Aleve before I go to bed. When I get the money I’ll get a better bed.

  279. Cindy says on: 19 March 2007 at 12:17 am

    I have had my Classic bed for a year now, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I was (not) sleeping on a Sealy Posturepedic with a dreadful pillow top that had to be flipped every 30 days because it sunk in the middle. I have my 10″ Classic bed and can get through an entire night without tossing and turning once. I don’t wake up with aching shoulders or back anymore. Best thing I ever did!

  280. Brian says on: 19 March 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Well, we’re in our fourth night with our king RhapsodyBed so I feel I have a qualified first report.

    1) Delivery and set-up from the retail furniture outlet was smooth and quick (after a two+ week wait). The king mattress is a monster and was a strain for the experienced furniture handlers. I’m glad I didn’t have to deal with getting that thing to the second floor of our home.

    2) The unique “chemical” aroma was there, but not overwhelming. It seems to be almost completely gone now. A whif now and then, but that”s it.

    3) The TP mattress cover and Wamsutta standard depth 500 ct. sheets fit perfectly and are luxurious. Changing the sheets on this mattress is better done with teamwork (see #1)

    4) I am normally a warm-blooded sleeper and do not find this mattress hot or even warm. Perhaps it is in the materials used on this model or in other design improvements. My ambient room temp ranges 68-71 degrees right now. Will report on thsi topic when it is around 72-74 degrees after the change of seasons.

    5) The mattress arrived in a fairly soft, flexible state. More so than I expected. Temps had risen into the sixties prior to delivery.

    6) I would term the first few nights on the Rhapsody as a “firm” sleep, which will be comfortable for us. If it contiues to get a bit softer each day, we will like it even better.

    7) After just the first night, the typical shoulder pains I have, and my wife’s hip pains, disappeared.

    While we are certain we will be adjusting for awhile, it’s a hit and I give my limted preliminary thumbs up. As everyone knows from the hundreds of posts on this board alone, everyone’s experience is a little different. If you buy this bed and you don’t like it, don’t wait past the return date and complain. I have a big red ‘X’ on my calendar marking my point of no return. Early indicators lead me to believe that I won’t need to, but I’ll do it if I have to. More later.


  281. Josh says on: 20 March 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Hello all,

    I’m a police officer in southern california, and am soon to be engaged to a beautiful girl who is unfortunately plagued with fibromyalgia. I also have had intermittent low-back problems, likely aggravated by the heavy and sometimes awkward gun belt i have to wear on duty (fyi: I’m 6’1”, 195 lbs, and she is about 5’6”, 130 lbs. So, i’m looking for a bed that will accomadate both of us and give us the best night’s sleep possible in our future life together. :)

    but on to the mattress!…

    I bought a tempur-pedic celebrity bed because my girlfriend’s parents (both well over 200 lbs) have the classic bed and love it, and her brother and sister-in-law(her brother weighing about 300 lbs, and her sister-in-law closer to 100 lbs) have a celebrity and love it.

    So, i ended up going with the celebrity, have slept on it nightly for almost 30 days, and here are my concerns….

    1. It feels like the bed has definitely softened, which seemed nice at first. But when I lay with part of my body on the portion of the bed i haven’t consistently sleep on, and leave the rest of my body on the “broken in” area, I get the sensation that half of my body is sloping down, which makes me feel like i did on my old sleep therapy pillow-top matress that had a huge concaved center portion.

    2. Also, I’m worried that come summer-time and the increasing san diego heat, the bed will get too soft if i don’t control the room temp.

    3. Finally, i did some research on the rhapsody bed, and it was said to be less soft than the celebrity, softer than the deluxe, but provide more “support” than both. However, i am concerned that the rhapsody might also have the uneven break-in factor i mentioned that i’m having with the celebrity.

    I guess i’m starting to question whether this huge investment is going to be a continuous struggle to accomadate, and whether this bed is really just going to be tempermental over the long haul. Is consistency on the horizon with either one of these beds? (the celebrity or the rhapsody), or should i look at going back to a conventional matress. Any help or comments would be welcomed and appreciated.



    PS: I read that you should walk on the beds to break them in; but can that really break the bed in evenly if you’re spending hours a night breaking in the same spot on the bed while you’re asleep?

  282. Josh says on: 20 March 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Hello all,

    I’m a police officer in southern california, and am soon to be engaged to a beautiful girl who is unfortunately plagued with fibromyalgia. I also have had intermittent low-back problems, likely aggravated by the heavy and sometimes awkward gun belt i have to wear on duty (fyi: I’m 6’1”, 195 lbs, and she is about 5’6”, 130 lbs. So, i’m looking for a bed that will accomadate both of us and give us the best night’s sleep possible in our future life together. :)

    but on to the mattress!…

    I bought a tempur-pedic celebrity bed because my girlfriend’s parents (both well over 200 lbs) have the classic bed and love it, and her brother and sister-in-law(her brother weighing about 300 lbs, and her sister-in-law closer to 100 lbs) have a celebrity and love it.

    So, i ended up going with the celebrity, have slept on it nightly for almost 30 days, and here are my concerns….

    1. It feels like the bed has definitely softened, which seemed nice at first. But when I lay with part of my body on the portion of the bed i haven’t consistently sleep on, and leave the rest of my body on the “broken in” area, I get the sensation that half of my body is sloping down, which makes me feel like i did on my old sleep therapy pillow-top matress that had a huge concaved center portion.

    2. Also, I’m worried that come summer-time and the increasing san diego heat, the bed will get too soft if i don’t control the room temp.

    3. Finally, i did some research on the rhapsody bed, and it was said to be less soft than the celebrity, softer than the deluxe, but provide more “support” than both. However, i am concerned that the rhapsody might also have the uneven break-in factor i mentioned that i’m having with the celebrity.

    I guess i’m starting to question whether this huge investment is going to be a continuous struggle to accomadate, and whether this bed is really just going to be tempermental over the long haul. Is consistency on the horizon with either one of these beds? (the celebrity or the rhapsody), or should i look at going back to a conventional matress. Any help or comments would be welcomed and appreciated.



    PS: I read that you should walk on the beds to break them in; but can that really break the bed in evenly if you’re spending hours a night breaking in the same spot on the bed while you’re asleep?

  283. Lynn says on: 20 March 2007 at 5:32 pm

    To all Tempur-pedic King Size Celebrity Bed owners who are using the tempur-pedic mattress cover:

    It appears that with the mattress cover on… the bed stays firmer. When I remove it the bed softens up. I imagine this is because the bed is able to breathe??

    I like the softer feel.
    Any ideas??

  284. Brian says on: 21 March 2007 at 10:34 am

    Josh and Lynn: We don’t really have enough time in the bed to be much help with your questions. However, Josh, my wife and I were wondering the same thing as we notice the area we sleep upon seems to be softer than the surrounding area. We talked about shifting our sleeping spots around as we break in the bed, as well as having our 100 pound teenage daughter walk on the the unstressed areas a few times as the mattress breaks in and rotating the mattress head-to-foot a few times. It seems that once the material is stressed a few times, it stays softer. To me, this means that “breaking in” the areas that are not slept upon may need to be done every six months, or so, to keep the level of firmness consistent across the bed. Is this accommodating the bed? I guess so, but my early affectionate experience with this bed has me thinking its worth it.

    Just make sure you shut off your ceiling fan when you walk on the bed!

  285. MRGIMME says on: 21 March 2007 at 3:42 pm

    Something to consider…

    When people complain about the worn in part and sloping are you keeping in mind that the bed CONFORMS to your body?

    I am not sure the bounce back time but remember conforming to your body is a feature of the bed something it is SUPPOSED to do.

    If it does not spring back you may have a problem but also remember this is the BEST FOAM
    money can buy. If you put a bowling ball on a standard bed it will make a sloping dent if you do that to a TP it will form a cup.

    For people that find the Rhapsody TOO HARD try my $100 dollar Costco topper trick…
    I really like the the celebrity effect and I feel like I won’t be wearing out my Rhapsody as fast because I have 3″ of cheap super spongy foam keeping me from taxing the Rhapsody. My super expensive 17″ plus sheets fit better too!

    Sleeping like a champ,less sleep feels like MORE and the TRUE SHOCKER?

    I CANNOT STAND to sleep on the couch anymore! I used to sometimes prefer it to my old bed- now I sleep in a bed I belong in ONLY!

  286. Josh says on: 22 March 2007 at 6:38 am


    The sloping affect i was talking about was when 1/2 (or any portion for that matter) of your body is laying on a part of the bed that has been slept on a number of times (thus the wording “worn in”) and the other 1/2 (or portion) of your body is on a part of the bed that has not been slept on all that much. it’s like you become confined to the most worn in portion if you don’t want one side of your body to sink lower than the part in the less worn area. Make sense?

  287. MRGIMME says on: 22 March 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Sorry Josh!
    Went back and read your post and I understand that you are concerned if you are sensing “worn in” areas after 30 days… imagine 30 weeks? or 30 MONTHS!
    Did you see the brochure? I personally thought the King Celeb at 4500 was out of my reach, the brochure also shows the rhapsody can change the mattress cover. When I tried the Celebrity I was concerned that sure you have a nice tall “pillowtop” but if that spongy top layer goes bad I thought you would have to get rid of the bed! WAY TOO EXPENSIVE for that! My Rhapsody reasoning was that it was firm and as it did “break down” as I guess all foam must it would offer more support than say the classic… after 5-10 years.
    This is the first time I have ever bought a tempurpedic and if was stolen I would buy another. I spent 600 on a beauty rest (most likely a second) and it just turned into a torture pit (in a year). So in direct reaction and fear that I might spend double that for the same thing I spent nearly SIX times that for my rhapsody and box springs and 2 pillows. My sleep is PARAMOUNT importance to me… my wife is a cancer survivor and she needs good sleep too. (although Angel that she is does not get excited about the bed and thinks its just ok and she could sleep on less!) I have tried to probe deep into my buying decision rationale to help people on the fence. I hope everyone can find the joy of bed that I have, although I fully understand buyer remorse and that foam may not work for everyone. I think they have a 10 year warranty that the mattress must spring back to 3/4″ of brand new so you may have a warranty situation. Sweet Dreams to all and to all a good night!

  288. Doug says on: 22 March 2007 at 3:13 pm

    First, thank you to all the comments here. Lots of good information.

    Having read all these, I will most likely press the sales person to throw in a free Temper mattress pad along with the promised pillows.

    I’m looking at purchasing the Rhapsody model along with an adjustable base. There weren’t many comments on here about using said base. I like sleeping on my side and noticed, in store, that adjusting the bed to the proper angle and laying on my back gave me the sensation of sleeping on my side.

    Any experience with the adjustable base would be appreciated.

  289. Brian says on: 22 March 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Doug, the only reviews of the adjustable system of which I am aware are here:


  290. Barb says on: 25 March 2007 at 1:35 pm

    We purchased a TP Queen bed/foundation for our guest room in the basement. Last year we decided to sleep in the cool basement guest room during the heat of the summer. May thru October. In October we went upstairs to our Select Comfort. We moved to the basement last week for the summer. Last year I had HIP PAIN for the first time — I thought maybe I had walked on treadmill too long or done some exercise wrong. I was on all 4s for a few days trying to get away from the pain. I am a healthy pup and don’t take meds even for pain. While doing taxes, I found in my date book – MAY 9, 2005 – BEGINNING OF HIP PAIN. The hip pain ended finally in October. TODAY I JUST REALIZED THAT THOSE ARE THE DATES I SLEPT DOWNSTAIRS ON THE TP. And my hip started hurting a week ago – that is when we went downstairs for summer sleeping on the TP. I am going upstairs, selling my TP, and getting another bed. bojoco@att.net

  291. Lynn says on: 25 March 2007 at 5:52 pm

    We have had our King Size Celebrity Tempur-pedic bed now for over two weeks.

    We love it. At this point we do not have any complaints.

    We are very happy with our decision to upgrade from the King Size Rhapsody bed to the King Size Celebrity bed.
    Sweet dreams indeed…

  292. Josh says on: 26 March 2007 at 6:23 am

    So after a long hard decision-making period, and laying on about 30 beds, my future wife and i decided to trade in the celebrity and go with the rhapsody. It (the rhapsody) felt great (just the right amount of give to be comfotable, yet having tons of support) in the showroom at an even 73 degrees, and the sales person said the bed had already been pretty well broken in. and to top that, the price was right too! Hoping to stick with this one! (fingers crossed!!)


  293. Brian says on: 26 March 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Josh, I hope it works out for you. We’re really enjoying the Rhapsody to date. With the King size we are both trying to alternately sleep closer to the center thereby expanding the “broken-in” area on both sides of the bed. Plenty of room in this bed, so it’s no problem. The middle seems just as accommodating after a few mninutes in that spot. I didn’t spend much time in the Celebrity during our search, but I agree the support/comfort balance of the Rhapsody is just right. Choosing it was, in fact, a “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” process.

  294. Gail says on: 29 March 2007 at 10:26 am

    I bought my Tempur-pedic adjustable bed 3 weeks ago and love it. The ability to read with my feet up and have no neck or back pain is worth the money I spent and it was a lot. The vibrating massage does wonders for my back. I think there is a comfortable bed for every person. It is just a matter of finding the right one.

  295. Doug says on: 29 March 2007 at 12:34 pm

    We took delivery of our Rhapsody adjustable queen bed today.

    I’ll post a report back in a few weeks after some sleep time.

    The smell is very slight and not obnoxious at all (not what I was expecting based on some posts here).

  296. Josh says on: 31 March 2007 at 9:38 am

    So, the guys from Mor furniture picked up the celebrity and the guys from sleep train dropped off the rahpsody yesterday, and all i can say is, “ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..”. Only, the first night, and this bed alreay sleeps great. I laid on a broken-in one at the shhowroom, and it felt great too. I can’t wait!! The celeb was too firm, then too soft when it broke in, this bed is perfect! soft, but soooo supportive, and cheaper! and less smelly! and i feel like i can move around in it! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

    Brian, i think you know what i mean. :)


  297. Norman says on: 2 April 2007 at 2:02 am

    I guess with memory foam beds… people either love them or hate them. I got my Angelbed Riviera Queen (the equivalent of the Tempurpedic Rhapsody) and I’ve slept soundly at night. I haven’t had an issue with sheets sliding or with the gassing odor people have reported with TP. It doesn’t have springs and it feels firm in a comfortable way. I understand this kind of mattress is not for every one. On a site like this you will find more complainers simply because its human nature never to be completely satisfied and some people can’t be satisfied with a particular mattress since one works better for them than another. My Angelbed does work for me.

  298. MRGIMME says on: 2 April 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Does everyone with a Rhapsody have the matching base?

    I know it bumps the price up $500 but it is the only way they will honor the performance warranty.

    Also if I HAD to come up with a downside it would be changing sheets! When you pick -up a corner to put on the fitted sheet I hope you have had your Wheaties?

    POLL: How often do you change your sheets?

    I do it once a week- unless I slide a couple days past the one week mark.;^|

  299. fishairflow says on: 3 April 2007 at 1:09 am

    hey guys…now about 2 months on the celebrity – and I love it.
    I love this place – whet from Rhapsody to celebrity.
    Lynn and others who have had some time on this bed – how do you like it so far??

    I am on the east coast – and the weather has been a bit warmer – but I think the celebrity might be just a tad bit hot for me already. I think the temp in my room is about 70 – 71 – I have to say – the bed is not getting too soft for comfort – HOWEVER – as I said – when i wake up – I feel the bed is too soft.
    We have a down comforter – do you guys think this may have anything to do with that?
    In any case – for now I STILL love the bed and will keep it.

    Oh – and to answer the question – Lynn – I do have the tempurpedic protective cover – and you are right – the bed does seem a bit firm with it. But then again, I am afraid to get rid of it as I don’t want to loose the protection. For our sheets we found some deep pocket wamusita (not sure about the spelling)_ sheets that were originally for 250$ but paid about 40 $ (on clearence at Bed bath and beyond).

    Will keep you updated guys…

  300. Lynn says on: 3 April 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Hi! Good to hear you are still enjoying your celebrity bed.
    We are as well. We love the bed and are much happier with the King Size Celebrity Bed than we were with the King Size Rhaposdy bed.
    We love the plush feel of the cashmere pillow top.
    We live on the east coast as well and will be very interested to see how the bed responds when the weather gets warmer??
    I imagine it will just get softer which is fine with us.
    We are very happy about our decision to switch from the rhapsody to the celebrtiy bed.
    No complaints at this time.
    Have a lovely day!

    We too notice that the bed is softer upon waking up. I would imagine it is because of the body heat during the night.

  301. Chris says on: 3 April 2007 at 10:09 pm

    I too have a King with a pillow top. The only compliants I have are that the pillow top slides every night 3-5 inches and the sheets (even the extra deep ones I got) pop off the bed.

    It has gotten to the point that I tell people not to buy Tempurpedic because of it. While I like the mattress, your bed shouldn’t need maintenance every day.

  302. fishairflow says on: 3 April 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Lynn…its good to hear from you too…LOVE THE CELEBRITY….hopefully it will just soften up JUST A LITTLE :)
    CHRIS – you really gotta call tempurpedic to get the mattress cover – this will keep the sheets in place..and they wouldn’t dare move… :). I am not sure about this – and i hope someone can confirm this – would this help with the warranty?

  303. Lynn says on: 4 April 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Fishairflow is right….
    Purchase the mattress cover for your King Size Celebrity bed from Tempur-pedic and you will not have any more issues with the sheets sliding. None at all!
    Have a great day!

    Hi! I am not sure if the mattress cover helps with the warranty? I would imagine anything that protects the mattress would be helpful.
    Keep enjoying your bed and have a great day!

  304. Dvandva says on: 7 April 2007 at 10:49 am

    What a helpful blog. Many thanks!

    I am hovering between the Deluxe and the Rhapsody (king size).

    We actually bought and are sleeping on (6 wks now) the Costco knockoff (Novaform ComfortLuxe, just over $1K)– good foam (I researched the company that makes it, since we have respiratory concerns in our family). My husband is fine with it, but it is too hard for me, and I am ready to try the TP 90-day thing. (Costco has no trial limit, so I can return this one for full refund at any point.)

    I see that most who hover do so between the Celebrity and the Rhapsody. I am clear that I don’t want a pillowtop, and I do like a firm bed. The Deluxe feels pretty good to me in stores, but I am interested in the potential longer life of the Rhapsody (?), as well as its denser foam. We are in the San Francisco Bay Area, so there aren’t really wild temp. fluctuations.

    Any Deluxe-versus-Rhapsody thoughts?
    Thank you again for all the thoughtful posts (it took me 3 days to read the whole trail, and glad I did!)

  305. Nick the Vest says on: 7 April 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Our choice was the Tempur Pedic Celebirty Queen..In my opinon it was a bad product..It stunk like formaldehyde, polyurethane and a list of other chemicals to hard to spell..We had to air out our bedroom for a week until I sent it back, while I was airing it out it was cold out and the mattres was hard as a rock..Is this stuff good to breath in 7-9 hours a night for twenty-five years of your life, children included..Well I have noticed in life at this time there are 2 types of people, those who are conscience and others who are not..With that said you decide which you are and if you choose to be bullshited by adds and jerkoffs who say it is ok to suck up all that stuff and Im crazy..Well then enjoy your temur-pedic and the slue of other toxic stuff out there, If you agree with me find and support an organic company with more human concerns at the forefront of their products..Nick the Vest..
    Peace & Love….

  306. Brian says on: 9 April 2007 at 10:43 am

    Nick: Sorry you had a bad experience. Smart to send it back, but you would have had a better experience with a couple of weeks of patience, I’m sure. The two things you found unacceptable are well-known and temporary. Mine was too firm and smelled a little funny for less than two weeks. No, I’m not breathing in fumes 24/7 and no, I’m not self-deceived about it. Good luck with whatever you bought.

  307. MRGIMME says on: 9 April 2007 at 2:15 pm

    Brian I am not trying to start a big thing here but what if…
    Just because we can’t smell anything we are still exposing our selves to toxic elements – possibly carcinogenic compounds? I know most conventional mattress use foam as well so unless you sleep on buckwheat or some other grain or I think I even saw mattresses made out of horse hair! I just trust that Tempurpedic would not be selling toxic foam!

  308. Brian says on: 10 April 2007 at 10:37 am

    Mr. Gimme, I do think about such things. However, I have to have some sort of faith that TP and other manufacturers operate with at least a modicum of ethics when they insert their products into our lives. If I didn’t have faith in such matters, I would be growing my own organic food, living in a log cabin, sleeping on oat straw and making poultices and tonics for my maladies. I think it is important to avoid the known harmful elements in our living environments and ask questions. On TP’s site, they indicate that the product is a polyurethane-based product. A little research might ease a pundit’s mind or clarify a concern. I kinda’ doubt these mattresses are silent killers as indicated above.

  309. Newbie says on: 13 April 2007 at 5:00 pm

    I was already to take the plunge on a $2,600 rhapsody when a little more research uncovered an option at Costco. They have a 12″ memory foam mattress (mix of 5lb and 6lb density)for $899. Costco’s return policy is open (any time) and they will refund everything including shipping. I figure I can’t lose. If I don’t like it I can always try the rhapsody. I was wondering if anyone considered this option and why they decided against it.

  310. MRGIMME says on: 24 April 2007 at 11:24 am

    Hey Newbie,

    What size was that rhapsody?

    I have a Costco topper on my Rhapsody and it really makes my 17″+ Deep sheets fit better!

    Still love my bed! Sleeping great!

  311. Lynn says on: 24 April 2007 at 4:52 pm

    We have had our King Size Celebrity Tempur-Pedic Bed bought directly from Tempur-Pedic for over 6 weeks now. No complaints at all. We enjoy the bed and no problems with the sheets staying on.
    We are glad we made the switch from the King Size Rhaposdy Bed to the King Size Celebrity Bed!
    Sleeping great!!
    Well worth the price!

  312. Tina says on: 29 April 2007 at 2:25 pm

    I have had my tempurpedic bed for about 2-3 weeks. I bought it from a retail store and have been wanting one for a long time. I have bad shoulders from years of swimming but other than that was pain free (no back pain etc). Since sleeping on this tempurpedic bed I have the most excruciating low back pain first thing in the a.m, along with more shoulder pain than before. Once I have been out of the bed for an hour or so, I feel no pain.

    I am going to attempt to return it but after reading the posts above I am preparing for a fight :(

    PS. My dog sleeps on the bed and she is limping now!!!

  313. Doug says on: 1 May 2007 at 10:23 am

    Follow-up from my post on 3/29/2007

    It’s been a month now and I’m happy to report we are really enjoying our new bed.

    I’ve have lower back problems and been fighting numbness in my leg for about a year.

    The numbness has been greatly minimized since sleeping on our Rhapsody bed.

    We are also enjoying the adjustable base.

    My wife and I slept fine the first night, without any adjustment period.

    The “new” smell of the bed lasted probably two weeks.

    The sheets haven’t been a problem (we don’t have the mattress pad yet).

    So far, I’m happy with my purchase.

  314. Mark says on: 3 May 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Celebrity Cal-king. I’m very comfortable; my very pregnant wife loves it (although at 6+ months, she’s fairly uncomfortable on ANY bed). I’ve always been a warm sleeper, but haven’t had any problems with the new bed. Customer Service quickly sent me a cover for the “creeping sheet” issue. Unfortunlately, they sent king instead of Cal-king. When I called, they said “do whatever you want with the wrong cover” and 5 days later I had a new one in Cal-king. So, no complaints with them. I’m still barely in my trial period. I’ve always wondered whether we should have purchased the Rhapsody or the Celebrity, but since I’m comfortable on the Celebrity, looks like we’ll keep it.
    Also, since this seems to be a site where most people come to complain, I may as well mention that my aunt and uncle, my cousin and his wife, and my inlaws all have had Tempurpedic beds for 5+ years, and they all really like them.
    Buy your bed from a reputable store, such as Sleep Train. Tempurpedic controls their pricing, so these stores will not negotiate (but they will throw in pillows, sheets, etc.) Two reputable stores in my area (CA Bay Area), Sleep Train and Mancini’s, have similar but different return policies. Both offer 90 days. However, if you return to Mancini’s, you must upgrade, or lose money (they will not refund the difference for a cheaper bed). If you buy at Sleep Train, they will let you make 1 exchange or return and they will refund you the difference (or all your money if you prefer). If you’re on the fence and $4K is going to put a big dent in your wallet, you may just be asking for a reason NOT to like this bed. If the bed lasts 10 years, that’s about $400/year, or just over $1/night. For a place I spend 1/3 of my time, that’s a BARGAIN.
    Good luck!

  315. Mark says on: 3 May 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Celebrity Cal-king. I’m very comfortable; my very pregnant wife loves it (although at 6+ months, she’s fairly uncomfortable on ANY bed). I’ve always been a warm sleeper, but haven’t had any problems with the new bed. Customer Service quickly sent me a cover for the “creeping sheet” issue. Unfortunlately, they sent king instead of Cal-king. When I called, they said “do whatever you want with the wrong cover” and 5 days later I had a new one in Cal-king. So, no complaints with them. I’m still barely in my trial period. I’ve always wondered whether we should have purchased the Rhapsody or the Celebrity, but since I’m comfortable on the Celebrity, looks like we’ll keep it.
    Also, since this seems to be a site where most people come to complain, I may as well mention that my aunt and uncle, my cousin and his wife, and my inlaws all have had Tempurpedic beds for 5+ years, and they all really like them.
    Buy your bed from a reputable store, such as Sleep Train. Tempurpedic controls their pricing, so these stores will not negotiate (but they will throw in pillows, sheets, etc.) Two reputable stores in my area (CA Bay Area), Sleep Train and Mancini’s, have similar but different return policies. Both offer 90 days. However, if you return to Mancini’s, you must upgrade, or lose money (they will not refund the difference for a cheaper bed). If you buy at Sleep Train, they will let you make 1 exchange or return and they will refund you the difference (or all your money if you prefer). If you’re on the fence and $4K is going to put a big dent in your wallet, you may just be asking for a reason NOT to like this bed. If the bed lasts 10 years, that’s about $400/year, or just over $1/night. For a place I spend 1/3 of my time, that’s a BARGAIN.
    Good luck!

  316. doug says on: 3 May 2007 at 2:35 pm

    MY TEMPUPEDIC EXPERIENCE. I purchased a Rhapsody mattress 3 months ago, and am now returning it.

    I experienced two problems. First, the higher density Tempur material used in tis particular mattress does not conform to the body as malleably as the regular Tempur material. As a result, the feel of the bed is not only firmer, but, in my opinion, not typical of the other Tempurpedic beds which I have previously slept on. There is little, if any, of that “sinking” feeling which (to me) represents the uniqueness of the Tempurpedic line.

    Second, the bed, like all other Tempurpedic beds, sleeps a few degrees warmer than traditional or latex beds. As a result, I developed a skin rash. If you do not sleep warm, or don’t mind that the area where your body touches the bed will be several degrees warmer than it would be with other mattresses, this should not be a problem for you. But I sleep warm, and like my mattress to breathe. In this regard, I find it amusing how the Tempurpedic reps try to fudge around this issue. They call the lower bases of their mattresses as “air flow systems.” They say “there are billions of air cells” in the mattress (as there are in rubber materials!). When you raise the issue of the mattress being warm, they make the laughable claim that “the mattress helps with oxygen and circulation” — i.e., things which occur when the body gets warm. I would almost label their marketing scripts a bit dishonst.

    I know some people love these mattresses, and I know the regular Tempur material gives a very unique feel. However, I personally feel that Tempurpedic is more hype than reality (marketing is $4 mil a year), and that there are good latex beds (or latex/coil combo beds) which can provide a similar feel (in my opinion better feel) without the heat and breathing problems associated with non-breathable Tempurpedic mattresses.

  317. lisa says on: 6 May 2007 at 10:41 am

    Hello All,

    I purchased a king sized rhapsody bed in September 2006. The bed felt good for the first 6 months or so but recently the bed is killing me. I am waking up sore all over. The bed is just HARD. I bought it from a mattress store with a 90 day return policy and now that the return policy has expired I think Im stuck with this bed that Im still trying to pay off. Any suggestions on how to get the bed softer or any way to possibly return the bed. Thanks lisa

  318. MRGIMME says on: 7 May 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Lisa run do not walk to Costco and buy the 3″ memory foam topper. I was happy with my Rhapsody and I just put this on because it took up a lot of room (king size) in my house.
    (I had it to make my last conventional mattress sleepable…didn’t help much)
    I liked the firm support of the Rhapsody in the store(also I found the Deluxe too spongy and way to shallow for my sheets) and I expect that firmness will last longer than the the “pillow top” of a Celebrity. I have the option of replacing the pillow top or doing without. Please try this I think you will be happy (make sure you have “16 or 17” inch deep sheets though! Pet peeve changing sheets on the Rhapsody can be a chore I like to lift the corner of the mattress on my sleigh bed and it is H-E-A-V-Y! I doubt your average woman could do it.
    Finally- I know this bed is a HUGE purchase… I am sleeping better than ever and find sleeping on the couch is no fun anymore… I hope everyone can find the joy I have with this bed. Another great thing… it is VERY silent of course no spring sounds or anything else the foam is very sound dampening. Another reason to sleep like a babe.

  319. Evan says on: 7 May 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Hello Everyone…

    3 feet to my right sits my new tempurpedic mattress. I have had it a little more than 48 hours and feel a little quesy 9sp?) and headachy everytime I am near it. I tend to be sensitive to fumes and chemical smells, and was considering the possibility that I am having psychosomatic reaction, but I believe that the fumes from the off-gassing are making me feel ill. (Please direct me to any info on this regarding tempurpedics)

    I continue to change my mind about what to do. I read a post and I am ready to return it. I read another and I ready to give the bed time to air-out and adjust. The problem is that I had to agree to $175 return fee, plus the price of the pillows at cost (75$ each.) And these “mattress professionals” want me to pay for delivery back to the warehouse.

    If I could do it all over I would have just gotten an organic mattress. They aren’t any cheaper but I bet I’d be sleeping soundly tonight. This little guffaw is going to cost me approx $400 to return.

    I believe that I made a mistake. I have been sleeping on it with the cover that they gave me, which is not a zip cover, which I understand some people have received. When I am not here I turn on the fan and open all the windows in my apartment, and pray that the smell will disapate.

    As for my first and second night’s sleep, on the 9 inch tempurpedic, my rest was about average, but I do have some lower back discomfort. I really thought my kidneys were bothering me and then I read about lower back pain issues, and think that the mattress may be the culprit.

    I regret that I have these things to say and know that I have no “proof” but this really has been my experience. If anything changes I will post again, I will be happy to report anything I experience good, bad or otherwise.

  320. Dennis says on: 18 May 2007 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve been disabled for the last 8 years following failed lumbar disc fusion. I am now on my 4th bed, which is a cheap AeroBed with a mattress cover and inexpensive discount store foam pad. I am comfortable with the mattress pumped all the way up, however if my wife gets in the bed with me, we both wake-up through the night in pain. My wife has Fibromyalgia and sleeps in an expensive Sealy (AirFoam?) latex foam mattress, which she sinks into and really loves. However I can’t spend 5 minutes in the bed before my butt sinks and causes excrutiating pain. Niether of us is real heavy for 50 somethings.

    We originally looked into the Select Comfort Sleep Number Split King adjustable bed, I often have to lie down during the day to relieve the pain and having my knees and head up helps a lot! But I read on a consumer complaint website about poor quality, leaks, mold, and awful customers service.

    If we buy TempurPedic, we would get the split king adjustable, I tried the ClassicBed in a store and liked it for its firm support. Because of the Fibromyalia, my wife needs a much softer bed and likes the DeluxeBed. I’m especially interested in comments from severe back pain sufferers and Fibromyalgia sufferes. I’ve read much on this sight about low back pain from sleeping on TempurPedic; but I wonder if it is because they bought softer beds than the Classic, which I believe may not have offered enough support to the lower back.

    If we bought 2 seperate beds and moved them together, we would have a height difference problem. I wonder if I would get enough support from the DeluxeBed, however I know the ClassicBed would be too firm for my wife.

    If the TempurPedic is a total failure for us, TempurPedic would not take the adjustable foundation back. I’m thinking about buying the regular split king with the ClassicBed on one side and the Deluxe bed on the other side. We could then switch back and forth and hopefully the ConfortBed would give me enough support. If we like the TempurPedic within the trial period, I could order the adjustable foundations with the hope that TempurPedic would take the standard foundations back for credit.

    We could also just order the TempurPedic from a local store, but they would only credit us for one other bed of equal or greater value. So, another thought is to buy direct from TempurPedic and send it back within the 90 days. We could the buy it locally or maybe reorder it direct. I know that I would have to pay for shipping, but that cost is well worth it if we don’t like the beds. Any comments, please?

  321. lisa says on: 19 May 2007 at 4:33 pm

    MRGIMME thanks for the advice on the cosco topper. I will definetly check into getting one after my move in a couple weeks. Does the topper effect the heat activating property of the tempurpedic mattress? When I purchased my rhapsody the sellswomen said NOT to put anything on it but sheets becuase you will not be heat activating the mattress with your body heat thus making the mattress ineffective. LIsa

  322. Lori says on: 19 May 2007 at 10:39 pm

    I just spent the day in emergency, trying to figure out why I woke up with my eyes unable to focus (literally spinning around which the doctor saw), and unable to balance. I’m very healthy and fit, and after spending MY FIRST NIGHT in the Celebrity Bed, this happened! If it takes time for the chemical smell to dissipate, there is a presence of chemicals – THAT IS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE. I’m buying an organic bed now, and am happier sleeping on the floor than another night on that bed. They took it away today – wouldn’t have it in the house any longer.

  323. MRGIMME says on: 22 May 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Hey Lisa,
    Here are MY layers:
    1. Floor
    2. Sleigh bed with wood slats every 18″ or so
    3. Rhapsody foundation
    4. Rhapsody King Mattress
    5. $30 dollar quilted waterproof
    mattress cover (NOT TPedic)
    6. 3″ Costco Topper
    7. 500 Threadcount or higher single ply Egyptian cotton sheets
    8. $300 Dollar comforter with assorted duvets
    9. Me
    10. My cat

    Sometimes I think I get a little warm and kick off the covers. I may be neutralizing some of the mattress benefits but I have never slept so well and I used to enjoy sleeping on the couch and now it feels like the back seat of a car stuffed with laundry!

    I feel sorry for all the Stinky problem people out there… maybe if you have a sensitive smeller you should get delivery and then go on vacation. I can’t smell that well but my wife can and she said it was fine in a week or so. I smelt it the first night -but what does not have “brand new smell”? For this much money it should!

    Medical conditions vary and allergies/reactions should be monitored.

    Sweet dreams!

  324. Sylvia Elias says on: 23 May 2007 at 3:14 pm

    We all need to replace our mattresses at some point, but never before has making this purchase involve the possibility of getting sick. Anyone considering buying a new mattress should look into what’s in a mattress. Boric Acid (roach killer) is the most common substance used for flameproofing. Other chemicals used include Antimony and DBDPO. We humans absorb these chemicals everytime we sleep, and who knows if they ever leave our bodies. We are slowly being poisned everytime we sleep. As consumers we should demand products that contribute to our health. In saving 200 lives from bed fires we are potentially poisoning millions. Cancer effects can be cumulative from exposure to toxic chemicals, so buy a natural, organic bed and sleep well!

  325. Gary LaPointe says on: 23 May 2007 at 4:41 pm

    I’m not saying we should ignore what our environment is made out of but there is context.

    Let me take a simple component out of context:
    Water – too much and you can drown but you need enough to live and the probably use it to make the beds too. Obviously, it’s an extreme but that’s my point, unless you really know how much is bad for you then it’s hard to really know.

    All sorts of chemicals are used to make foods and make poisons but it’s just how you mix them together and what you use it for.

    IF there is really a threat to our health from the fumes I would think that someone could find a place to point us to on the ‘net that states that it’s significantly bad for us. An independent report, a competitors site, a news article or something. Just keep that in mind.

  326. Gary LaPointe says on: 23 May 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Test of commenting.

    Sometimes when commenting it generates an error. I’m working on this :)

    Just repost your comment a few times, I’ll remove double posts. This post just has SO many comments it’s hard to troubleshoot (it’s 10 times the next largest post).

    Thank you.

  327. Lynn says on: 30 May 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Hi to all!
    We have had our Tempur-Pedic King Size Celebrity Bed since March 9, 2007 and we are happy to report that we love it more each day.
    Curious?? How are other Celebrity bed owners feeling about their beds (fishairflow, Cindy etc).. Are you still enjoying the bed?
    Have a wonderful day!

  328. Cindy says on: 31 May 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Lynn, it took some time, but now I love the Celebrity. I had problems the first week adjusting to the warmth (now I don’t even feel it) and then for a few months after, I had low back pain where I hadn’t before and I felt it only in the morning upon arising and at night while in the bed. I DO believe I had to adjust to the bed because it was so much softer than our previous bed. I think my back muscles had to get used to the new level of firmness. I was really worried at first that I wouldn’t adjust – I was beyond the return pt and my husband liked the bed. A few months ago (we’ve now had the bed one year), I stayed at a hotel with a spring bed and tossed and turned all night. I could not sleep at all. Getting back to my celebrity was heaven after that. I don’t think I could go back to springs.


  329. Lynn says on: 1 June 2007 at 6:09 pm

    I agree. I really do think that it takes time for your body to adjust to a bed like this.
    We were worried too at one point becasue we both began to experience shoulder pain. Neither of us had ever had shoulder pain before.
    Then the pain went away!
    Yes, when we go away on the weekends. We really miss our bed a lot!
    I think if we had kept the Rhapsody bed…..we would have been miserable.
    It really is a matter of choice and I think the Celebrity bed was the best choice for us personally.
    Thanks for responding and sleep well!!

  330. Joy says on: 3 June 2007 at 1:05 am

    I just bought a Grand Bed by tempur pedic. I haven’t seen any post and I’m wondering if any one has one? I absolutely love it and haven’t experienced any problems I admit I looked foolish sniffing the bed for the odor which I had read about. I’m amazed at the lack of waking up and tossing and turning. I agree it’s different from conventional mattress and I guess it just not for everyone. Well off for a good night of Zzzz’s

  331. Candra says on: 8 June 2007 at 9:16 pm

    For all of you tempurpedic owners who are searching for the perfect sheets…I believe I have found them! Tempurpedic has listened to your cries and have come out with their own brand of sheets that are guaranteed to fit ALL tempurpedics. I decided to TEST their guarantee as my husband and I purchased a Cal-King Celebrity Adjustable bed about a month ago and after reading these posts I was in terror thinking I would never find anything to fit this monster of a bed.

    To my delight, the sheets arrived today and I put them on the bed and they fit beautifully. They do not fit so snug that the celebrity pillow top is scrunched…it’s just right. For anyone who has struggled with finding sheets; I urge you to try these. And…the best to all of you.

    Oh, one more thing…we adjusted the bed several times back and forth and the sheets did not come up in the middle like they used to. They stayed perfectly tucked under the entire perimeter of the bed. :) Pleasant night sleep to you all.

  332. Frank F says on: 11 June 2007 at 3:45 pm

    I am thinking about purchasing a Tempurpedic Bed. I live in the Phoenix area and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the bed in warmer climates. Is this bed the wrong choice for HOT climates? It gets pretty hot here in the summer and my home even with A/C is difficult to cool below 78 in the summer months. Anyone advice would be much appreciated.

  333. MattressGuru says on: 16 June 2007 at 8:23 pm

    People need to remember that everybody is unique in the type of comfort they seek out of a mattress. I personally wouldn’t recommend a visco-mattress (like Tempur-Pedic) to someone who is having back problems. Such people need support for their back and visco doesn’t in my opinion provide the needed support.

    If you are someone who doesn’t have back problems, Tempur-pedic may work well. Don’t assume because someone sleeps fine on that mattress that you will also. We all have different issues with our body and therefore our needs when it comes to support are different.

    I do not sell Tempur-pedic, not because i dont think it’s any good, in fact i think it works great for some people, but the price is way too much. Remember that Visco is a NASA Technology which was used by Tempur-pedic first so they ended up implementing it as a sleeping surface and therefore profiting greatly out of that. But now a days all major mattress manufacturers are using that NASA technology in their own mattresses; thus bringing the prices down, way down!

    Don’t be fooled by salespeople ,who unfortunately tend to be dishonest, who will tell you that Tempur-Pedic is better and that the others can not compare. Just take a look around their stores and you will find that they are also selling visco mattresses from other major brand and even small independent mattresses manufacturers. The reason? Because it’s the same technology just at a lower price. Of course if you are a “label-whore”, then you are not really paying for anything other than the same technology you will get from a visco mattress made by say Simmons, Sealy, Serta, or any other mattress maker…you are just paying for the label that says “Tempur-pedic”.

    The bottom line is that when you are shopping for a mattress, you need to go to the store and try mattresses out. When you have a bad back, it will be hard because your back will have to get used to sleeping on a new surface and it will be “forced” to a correct position which may make you think it’s cousin more pain to your back. Give it a few weeks so your back can re-gain its normal posture; after all, your back hurts because all this time it has been in a position that is not normal so getting it back to “normal” will feel weird to you.

    Also, when you go out and look at store and you finally pick a mattress, remember that you will have to sleep on it to see if it’s actually the mattress for you. Many stores offer a “Comfort Trial” which means take the mattress home, sleep on it, and if you are not satisfied with they way it sleeps, you can exchange it for another one. That’s great but remember that you need to exchange it for a mattress of equal or greater value. If equal value you dont pay anything, but if greater value then you pay more money (the difference). Well when you originally buy a mattress make sure the store has sufficient models in the same price as the one you are buying. Most stores purposely do NOT have mattresses at the same price point so when you exchange your mattress, guess what? you are FORCED to pull more money out of your pocket.

    What if the next mattress doesn’t feel right either? Then you keep bumping higher and higher and before you know it you have spent well beyond your budget and still no comfort. That’s why my intent has been to provide a large mattress store which various models so you can have at least 3-5 different mattress that are the same price; thus giving you more than one option without having to pay more!

    Good luck and Sweet Dreams…


  334. Jill says on: 19 June 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Hello. My husband and I purchased the TP Grand bed a couple of days ago. I’m still a little dizzy from the price and hope to recover soon. Last night was our first night on the bed. We’ve never before slept on a foam mattress (except possibly a time or two at a hotel) and are hoping that we love it. My husband has been suffering from back/neck/shoulder discomfort because of the mattress we just replaced with the TP. It was an innerspring pillow-top that, after 7 years of regular use, sagged very noticeably in the center. His discomfort finally got so bad that we just had to go buy a new mattress.

    My husband was home to accept delivery yesterday and noticed only the faintest odor. I had informed him of that possibility, so we were both happy that the smell was faint and short-lived. We no longer detect any odor. My husband slept through the night for the first time in months. I woke up periodically, but not due to discomfort. I think that the mattress just felt a little strange to me since I am not accustomed to sleeping on memory foam. I like the combination of plushness and support. My hope is that I quickly adjust to the mattress and experience no problems. In addition, I am hoping that the mattress will continue to retain its shape for many, many years. My parents have a TP which, after 3.5 years, continues to bounce back to its original shape. So far, so good.

    I’d love to hear other opinions of the Grand bed.

    Wishing everyone well!

  335. haden says on: 22 June 2007 at 4:01 pm

    i slept on one of these tempurpedic at the hilton de soto in savannah georgia and i hated it. every night, i’d akw up sweating and so i’d take off the blankets and be cold on top and warm underneath. the material is a great insulator. they should find other uses because as a mattress it sucks!

  336. AlexR says on: 29 June 2007 at 11:10 pm

    I recently was researching for a TP mattress or something similar. The price was shocking, but from what i felt at the retailers, it would be well worth it if what the positive posts claim are true.

    I am a bit……curious bout the negative comments. People dont make things up like that, so that fact is detering me from buying. Ive also been looking at airsprung mattresses… anyone have experience with them?

  337. Jennifer says on: 1 July 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the posts.. i too was thinking about purchasing one and… am tired of companies who can’t give good and respectful customer service. I have changed my mind not just because of the lack of customer service but for the CEO’s apathy and lack of action for the customer even after finding out how many unhappy people there are!

  338. ana says on: 17 July 2007 at 4:00 am

    thanks everyone. almost bought one. and they are so expensive. but all the stories about the fumes,the hot feeling in summer and ice cold in the winter, the lower back and shoulder pain, about being unsafe for infants and not reccomended for intimacy,had me convinced otherwise. thanks but no thanks.

  339. Lynn Garman says on: 26 July 2007 at 4:15 pm

    My husband and I are 60 and 62, a tad overweight and both light sleepers. We tossed and turned and ached and moaned on three different expensive king-sized mattresses for years. We heard about Tempurpedic and went to try one. We paid a bundle for a king adjustable Rhapsody bed about a year ago.

    I can tell you that it’s worth every penney we spent! We no longer toss and turn; we don’t wake each other with covers shifting when we turn over. There is absolutely NO movement of the other side of the bed when we get up or come back to bed.

    I always had had back problems and woke almost every morning with an achy back. No more! My husband had trouble with numbness in his shoulders when he slept on either side. Now he sleeps very comfortably with no pain or numbness. We absolutely LOVE our bed now. One of us can read and not keep the other one awake; even lowering or raising the bed level doesn’t wake the other one.

    I swear that even if we had had to take out a loan to buy this Tempurpedic bed, it would have been worth it. I would gladly pay whatever it takes to get a decent night’s sleep.

    We found X-Long twin sheets at Land’s End. They are soft and felt like old ones from the first washing.

    We couldn’t be happier. I’m sorry that so many other writers didn’t get relief from their TP beds. Maybe the Rhapsody is a newer version and has been improved?

  340. Jillian says on: 1 August 2007 at 8:40 pm

    What a wonderful discussion site that I found rather by accident! Actually, I just bought a mattress, after trying 35 of them at various stores. The only mattress we tried that really pleased me was the Tempurpedic, but it costs about 15 times what I could afford. So you see, I for one have truly enjoyed reading all the negative comments here–I don’t feel so bad that I had to pass up the “dream” mattress.
    I thought of making my own foam mattress, but ended up buying a rebuilt mattress that seems quite as comfortable as the new ones we tried. Nonetheless, it’s too firm. They’re all too darned firm. When I was younger, I liked extra-firm mattresses, but not now. Like some of the posters here, I want something that will make me ache less, not more!
    Well, I am bleary-eyed after reading these posts for an hour and a half. Thanks for all the opinions and info!

  341. Roman says on: 6 August 2007 at 1:00 am

    I purchased the celebrity bed by tempurpedic a little while back. I have never had back pain before even while sleeping on an old fashioned box spring mattress, but this new bed made me feel really stiff in the morning with aches and pains. The problem was that it was too soft!! I currently own the classic bed by tempurpedic, and I absolutely love this bed. Two years of great sleep and no pain. Yes, it gets a bit hot in the summer on this mattress, but it doesn’t bother me too much. I am not giving up this bed for anything. The lesson I got was to never buy a mattress online without trying it first at a mattress store. I realized right away that the celebrity was too soft for me. I didn’t need the 90 day in home trial. Every body is different. Some people love spring mattresses and have pain when sleeping on foam mattresses. You just have to explore a bit yourself.

  342. fishairflow says on: 16 August 2007 at 2:27 am

    aaah….love it love it love it…just a 4 month update for the celebrity mattress. I still love the mattress. I strongly believe that the key is to not let the room be above 75 degrees. The bed certainly responds to the temperature – so if the room is too hot – your bed will be a bit too soft.
    I would like to add one more thing. I usually sleep on the side and have never been able to sleep on my back. Contrary to what I thought, this bed is no exception and I still sleep on my side. HOWEVER, I HAVE YET TO FEEL THE PRESSURE ON MY SHOULDERS !…I feel like sleeping on a cloud. !
    I always wondered….what does the GRAND BED feel like compared to celebrity? Maybe should have gone for that?

  343. Patz says on: 16 August 2007 at 10:42 am

    I have read just about all of these posts, and have not seen anyone mention anything about the Tempurpedic Bella Sonna Bed. It is the new technology with the latex cylinders underneath the foam. So it is more like a regular mattress. I have been looking at the bed for a little while now, and have tried laying on it at the store for extended periods of time. (I think the sales people see me come in to try it out again, and just let me do my thing by laying there, which is nice..)I like it.

    Anyway, does anyone have any reviews or information specifically on the Bella Sonna Bed?

    Any info about it is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  344. ronda says on: 18 August 2007 at 1:24 pm

    i have had the Celebrity for about 2 1/2 years. i suffer from hip pain, and muscular back pain since buying the bed. my neck is sore every morning, and the muscles between my shoulder blades, and down each side of my spine burn with pain on a daily basis. i’ve been complaining about this to my husband for about a year, BUT, until the past few months he didn’t believe it until he began having pain in his shoulder muscles, and neck. finally, he is in agreement it’s not just me, that IT IS THE BED – – don’t buy this bed unless you are into the “joy of pain”.

  345. Gary LaPointe says on: 18 August 2007 at 2:34 pm

    As the original poster I feel the need to comment once in a while on this thread (and to encourage you visit my site at http://GarySaid.com/

    First of all, it’s been almost 3 years and I love my Tempurpedic bed!!! And you do need to keep it cooler to really enjoy the bed (domething to this effect was in the manual).

    Secondly, remember that people who don’t like something are most likely to seek out and complain on-line. I’m not complaining about this it just seems to be true in my experience.

    I’m sure many of us have slept in a bed or two that wasn’t their own and the person who owned the bed absolutely loved it but we did not. That does not make it a bad bed or a bed that someone else should not buy. It just makes it a bed that the person who doesn’t like it shouldn’t purchase it.

    Obviously some people don’t like it. But many people do, just keep that in mind when reading all these comments.

  346. Lynn says on: 19 August 2007 at 10:24 am

    Hi to all!
    We have had our King Size Tempurpedic Celebrity Bed since March 2007 and we love it more and more each day!
    With that said, I also want to let you know that honestly it is a bed that you have to get use to. You will feel pains in areas that you may have never experienced before.
    However, your body will work out the kinks and will adapt to the bed.
    We experienced pain as well initially, but then it went away.
    We have not had any pain in quite some time, but again initially we did. It lasted for the first two months.
    With that said, we truly feel we made the right decision with getting rid of the King Size Rhapsody Bed and getting the King Size Celebrity Bed.
    But just like fishairflow we wonder about the Grand Bed.
    Maybe in the future:)

  347. Frank gannon says on: 20 August 2007 at 6:53 pm

    I am so glad I found this site. My wife and I bought a TP about 8 years ago. The first few years, we thought it was great. Whenever we were away, we couldn’t wait to get back to our TP. However, in the last four years, I have developed severe bilateral shoulder pain and have experienced significant loss of range of motion in my shoulders. I chalked it up to old age (58). Also, after strenuous exercise or work, the mattress seems to irritate my lower back. Last year, we went to the Bahamas for a week and our mattress was terribly firm. After three days, my shoulders felt great. Since then, I thought that I was just desperate for a cure for my shoulder pain, so I discounted the possibility that the TP could be the cause. Now, after having read these posts, I truly believe the mattress is the culprit. Also, my wife is not sleeping well, complaining of being too hot even though the thermostat is set on 70. The mattress is cupping where we sleep and it is like sleeping in a ditch, even though we bought both the box springs and mattress from TP. Tomorrow I am going shopping for a new mattress. I have had enough of the TP. I was thinking about a sleep number, but I see a lot of negative comments about it too. Oh well, I’m making a change- can’t be any worse than now.

  348. Frank says on: 21 August 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Until I found this site, I thought I was going a little crazy. My wife and I bought a TP 8 years ago. First 4 years we loved it. When we went away, we couldn’t wait to get back home to “our” mattress. We told all our friends it was the only way to go. About 4 years ago, I started experiencing bilateral shoulder pain and stiffness(of the shoulder) and decreased range of motion. I assumed it was old age(58) onset. Then we went to the Bahamas for a week and slept on a really firm, uncomfortable mattress. Within three days I had no shoulder pain and for the rest of the trip I felt great. When we got home the pain returned immediately. I figured that being in a relaxed, half-inebriated state for a week had helped and that being back in the grind brought back the pain. Then, two years ago, I was out of the country for 8 weeks on a job and my shoulders stopped hurting again. When I returned, the pain returned. Two months ago, the pain got so bad, I went to physical therapy and the therapist told me that my shoulders were rotated internally and he prescribed exercises involving external rotation of the joint. After 2 months, I have better range of motion but still have severe pain. After reading the many posts on this site regarding shoulder, neck and back pain. I now believe that the TP mattress is causing at least part of my problems. I believe that as my torso sinks into the mattress, my shoulders are rotated forward.
    Also, after eight years the mattress is “cupping” where we sleep and it’s like lying in a ditch. Reversing the mattress did no good.
    Bottom line-we loved the TP for 4 years, but the last 4 have not been good. We kept thinking it was us because we had enjoyed the TP so much before. The only way to be sure is to get another mattress. We got our money’s worth, but I think it is killing me now.
    Starting tonight, we are sleeping in the guest bedroom until we get a new mattress of some kind. Thanks guys, maybe I am not “grabbing at straws” looking for a cure for my shoulder pain, after all. We shall see.

  349. jandjshi says on: 23 August 2007 at 5:30 pm

    I am surprised that no one has mentioned this before, maybe it’s a touchy subject or maybe it only happens to us. In my opinion, a bed has to serve two purposes, to sleep and to have sex.

    My wife and I have our queen size celebrity for 3 years, and we love the sound sleep we got from it. But let me tell you, having sex on this thing is so uncomfortable. Your hands and knees are sinking into the mattress slowly, but you lose support quickly. It’s hard to change position. The mattress has absolutely no bounce. The bed is hot as hell afterwards. Just as you thought things can’t get any worse, the sheets sliding problem on celebrity bed is accelerated when you have movements on the bed. I don’t like the feeling of laying butt-naked on the bare mattress surface. We can’t help but to laugh on the scene.

    Now we moved our pull-out sofa from the den to our bedroom. But guess what? our sleeps are so good that we are willing to sacrifice the little inconvenience after all. Not many things are made to serve just one purpose well, let alone two.

  350. Chloeee says on: 23 August 2007 at 6:38 pm

    My husband & I bought the Tempur-Pedic Deluxe bed from a Brookstone store near us on May 27, 2007. We are not small people, both could stand to loose a bit. I’ve slept on the bed far more than my husband has because of his traveling, etc. My side of the bed in less than 90 days is concave as soon as I get into it each night now. While I love that my shoulders no longer hurt (I’m a side sleeper) my lower back and sides are now hurting and almost too uncomfortable to sleep. I called Tempur-Pedic today to start the return process and got someone less than professional and kind of snappy. I was told unless I bought it from them, I had to call the company I bought it from. I had read the back of my Brookstone reciept which stated their regular return policy which is that after 30 days you have to contact the manufacturer, not them. So, I worried that I was in for the run around. I got someone very helpful right away and they are supposed to contact us in the next few days to arrange pick-up. So far so good. I’m now considering buying the BellaSonna bed thinking it will still give me the relief from shoulder pain but, provide more support for my back & sides. My only other issue is that the bed really is kind of hot. But, in the past, on our Select Comfort bed, we slept with the same amount of bedding (my husband the furnace is all covered up and I am just under a sheet). And during a wave of humidity this summer, it was really gross to wake up clammy. If the bed would have retained it’s original firmness there’s no way I would part with it.

    So, given all this me recommendations are to buy from Brookstone and not Tempur-Pedic. And if you are over-weight the basic models of this bed may not be for you.

  351. Ashwin says on: 10 September 2007 at 2:09 pm

    I just spent an entire day at work (don’t tell my boss) reading through this Blog. I just tested the TP beds at a local NJ store and loved the feel. I have fairly significant sleep apnea and have not had a good nights sleep in probably 15 years. Yes I am an extreme case. I slept in the Celebrity, Deluxe and the Rhapsody models and found the Rhapsody to be a good mix for me. I need to decide before they raise the prices the day after tomorrow, so I am very happy I found this site. I am absolutely desperate for great mattress and hopefully a side effect may be an improvement with my nagging lower back problems. After reading the comments I have decided to take the plunge in a few hours. I will keep you posted but if this bad boy can help me, then it can help anybody.

    1 Question regarding the unevenness indentations after sleeping on 1 side (We have this now in our current King mattress). Can this mattress be flipped and/or turned like others or is there no need for it?

    Regards and keeping my fingers crossed.

  352. Sleepless In California says on: 11 September 2007 at 8:02 pm

    We purchased the split king model and the smell was terrible as well as the sheets issue!

    After many months, I have to say that this bed is almost perfect though.

    The smell went away and the sheets issue we solved by purchasing from an outfit that carries sheets actually designed for particular Tempur models.

    I do not know how to place a link but here is their address: http://www.HardToFindSheets.com This site will probably help many people who own the bed as the sheet fit is perfect and the quality is like the Tempur mattress, top notch.

    So, if you are sensitive to chemicals, I would recommend maybe a natural latex bed or the Tempur and keep it aired out for a few weeks before sleeping on it. (that can be a tough one)

    We chose between the two but are happy now with our bed.

  353. Travis says on: 15 September 2007 at 9:07 am

    It is unethical for anyone who works or sells TP to post without full disclosure of any relationship with TP.

  354. Gary LaPointe says on: 15 September 2007 at 11:33 am

    I sleep with my Tempurpedic every night, does that count as a relationship with TP?

    But seriously Travis, do you have a point? (or accusation for one of the commenters?)

    I certainly think we have a balanced forum here, even if someone from TP posts, it’s not like every comment is pro-TP here.

  355. ARyan says on: 17 September 2007 at 12:49 am

    Hi everyone, your posts have been very helpful. We just received our TP Celebrity King size bed yesterday and I expected it to be very firm and uncomfortable until we broke it in. Thing is, the bed is just as soft as it was in the store! I am worried if it gets any softer, I won’t like it. Can anyone advise on this?

    We live in Phoenix, so is it possible the bed as been in a warm warehouse/truck and it is as soft as it will be? Maybe it has already experienced a broken in period? I don’t know what to think, but judging by other’s comments about the beds getting softer over the first few months, I am worried. Our bed simply cannot get any softer.

    On another note…should we trade in for the Deluxe? I was thinking we should have started there as it is a firmer version of the Celebrity, but we didn’t…so now I have to figure something out. Any input would be much appreciated :)

  356. Mrgimme says on: 17 September 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Love this bed, although I have a 3 inch topper foam topper on my Rhapsody king (you can NOT flip this- and I believe they say you do not need to turn it) I still love this bed. I do have sleep apnea and used a breathe right strip the other night and it helped does anyone have any other ideas or sites?

  357. debbie says on: 17 September 2007 at 5:46 pm

    We just purchased a Rhapsody tempurpedic bed. It was delivered friday so we have slept on it for 3 nights. I can say our bed is rock hard compared to what we tried in the store, not what I expected. I hurt really bad after the first night, but not so much today so hopefully it is just an adjustment period and the bed will break in!! On the other hand, my husband who has major back issues has been very comfortable!! Also just to comment on some of the complaints/concerns that we’ve read, we had no major odor with our mattress and so far no issues with feeling too hot when sleeping.

  358. johnny ton says on: 20 September 2007 at 6:09 pm

    for everyone on this post that doesnt like their tempurpedic bed i live in dallas tx and i wanna buy one so email me at trick69@tmail.com ill take that off your hands

  359. johnny ton says on: 20 September 2007 at 6:09 pm

    for everyone on this post that doesnt like their tempurpedic bed i live in dallas tx and i wanna buy one so email me at trick69@tmail.com ill take that off your hands

  360. Mrgimme says on: 21 September 2007 at 10:09 am

    Welcome aboard Debbie! Did you buy at a place that has a good return policy? Many people who the bed does not work for get burned that way. We selected the Rhapsody because we expected the denser foam to last longer. As I have said before I just put the 3″ Costco topper on because I had no where else to store it in our house. It really makes the bed like a Celebrity BUT in five years when the soft foam top on a Celebrity goes bad it is stitched in and they are stuck. I can choose to buy a new foam topper or not… Another reason I like the topper is our previous bed was a VERY thick mattress so I bought super deep 18″ and up sheets. The Rhapsody is 10-12″ thick plus the 3″ topper makes my sheets fit better. And it makes me think my rhapsody will last longer because instead of me sinking 4-6″ into the mattress I am first sinking 3″ into the topper. Which should give the mattress a longer life. Also I prefer the zip off cover of the Rhapsody… which the Celebrity does not have. I am sure if you can afford a Celebrity you can probably afford to change it out every few years. I am trying to make the most of my bedding investment! My wife LOVES sleep! If there was an Olympic Sleeping event she would GOLD!

  361. Tim says on: 24 September 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Does the Tempur-Pedic matress have to be flipped on a regular basis like a conventional matress?


  362. Squirt says on: 30 September 2007 at 3:38 am


    I should start off saying hubby and I tried the TP original back when they came out probably 13 years ago. He loved it, I hated it, so we returned it. Since then the company has obviously made improvements. We are still in a mattress predicament. Hubby is pretty much comfortable on anything. But I’ve had 20+ surgeries, and have severe neuropathy and general pain, especially trigger points, numb arms, etc. So even in the car I sit on a pillow or my butt and legs go numb. I need softness, but not a hammock affect like you can get with a Sleep Number, which I tried too.

    Anything too hard and my bones, muscles and nerves ache.
    My only good analogy is the orthopedic type shoes available….shoes like Birkendstocks are hard as a rock and painful to me but others love the stability of them. I need a super soft, no bells, not and whistles like arches or toe grips. The sandal I like, SAS, is just simple cushioning and doesn’t dig into my painful spots.

    SO anyway,we thought we’d look again since a lot has changed in 13 years. We just got back from laying on all the TP mattresses from the Rhapsody, Celebrity, Bella Sonna, and the Grand. Whew..$7,299 for the Grand. So is it worth it? Does anyone have any opinion on this model?

    My biggest concern with a TP mattress is the heat factor. I told the sales rep this and he said TP had resolved this with all the “air chambers”. I’m thinking when you sleep on the chambers (corrugated foam), don’t you squish them flat anyway? He said NO!

    Heat is a huge, make or break, issue for me with this illness I have.

    He told the story about oxygenating your blood and increasing circulation, which after reading here it seems they are trained to say this. Increasing circulation…which if you ask the average person that would imply that you warm up to increase circulation.
    But he said I would not be hot.
    Kind of a contradiction or maybe I just am not understanding the science behind it?

    The other issue is that I keep my bedroom cold because of my illness (I cannot even take hot showers), about 65 degrees. Will this make my bed too firm? This is what happened with the original all those years ago. I am only about 100 pounds, so while it was hot on the spot I laid on, it still felt like a brick. Hubby is 200 pounds, so he loved it. Again, the sales rep said this will not happen with the higher end models…that TP had resolved the too firm issues.

    So I am torn to try it again especially since hubby loves the idea of getting one. But he also doesn’t want me in more pain that I already am.

    This store only offers an exchange, not a full refund…so I probably would give up his offer of two free pillows, mattress cover and frame just for the ease of mind and order direct from TP if I need to return…$7,299 is hard to justify unless it REALLY improved my aches and pains, which is the whole reason we are looking for a new mattress.

    Oh and this sales rep says the Grand is firmer, but softer on pressure points. How can that be?
    Any advice would be appreciated. I’ve already spent so much on mattresses and I just don’t know what to try anymore. I have to throw out or sell the practically new Beautyrest we bought because it is too firm. Tried it for 2 years, but it’s not growing on me. Hardly have used it, yet here I am looking for another.

    Thanks, and nice blog to the person that started this. Is there anywhere else to read about the TP Grand or other high end mattresses? I found Epinions too vague, not distinguishing between the different models well.


  363. Mrgimme says on: 3 October 2007 at 10:35 am

    Have you ever heard of the duxbed? (www.duxbed.com) If money is not an object (and with your health it should be considered as an investment in your well being!)

    I think your thermostat is too low to enjoy a foam bed.
    Especially with the firmer foam on the higher end models.

    Good luck and please post your findings if you try the Duxbed.

    NOTE: I would like to correct ALL of my previous posts by saying that my topper is actually 2.5 inches not three.

  364. Squirt says on: 4 October 2007 at 3:30 am

    Doesn’t anyone have feedback for my long post above?

    Hubby and I went to another store to lay on the beds again. They say the Rhapsody and Deluxe are their biggest sellers. It was a lot colder in this store. In the first store I could have sworn the Grand was the moving inviting and comfortable. But in this other store the Grand felt had and the Deluxe felt the softest…and then to my surprise the Rhapsody felt softer than the Celebrity set right next to each other. The sales rep and hubby agreed. We felt the Deluxe and Rhapsody almost had the same feel….has anyone else found this to be true? Also, is the satin cover less hot than the cover that’s on the Deluxe? We are all over the map about what to buy! Please, does anyone have some guidance? I am a small person and hubby is twice my weight, so we obviously have different needs, but I’m the one in pain all the time and need a cushy feel.

  365. Squirt says on: 5 October 2007 at 12:42 am

    I was also wondering if any of you have the adjustable Celebrity, Rhapsody or Deluxe? I don’t want to split the king though, as we don’t want a split in the middle of the bed.
    The salesman said on the Deluxe is optimal for being adjustable…that the thicker models would have to “squish up” too much.

  366. Greg says on: 6 October 2007 at 8:42 pm

    I am very happy today as we ordered a new King size King Coil mattress. My wife and I can’t stand the TP any longer. Constant back aches and excessive heat has caused many a sleepless night. Anyone who may have even a small amount of back pain should avoid this bed. Get something with some suppport.

  367. debbie says on: 7 October 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Update about my Rhapsody, first night was horrible but we are getting used to it, still can’t say I love it, husband likes it but he liked old one also. To answer some of Mr Gimme’s questions, the place where I purchased has a exchange policy where if you don’t like it you can pay a fee and exchange for another bed BUT I negotiated (and got in writing) a full refund minus 175 return fee within 90 days, it’s similiar to tempurpedic’s return policy. I also paid about $750 less than the retailer’s price but that’s another story!!!
    Mr Gimme, we also had a costco topper that we used in our motor home, we took your suggestion and put it on our rhapsody, it is softer now which helps as our complaint is that it is way too hard!! Definitely doesn’t have that AHHHHH factor we liked in the store! Hopefully that will come within our 90 day return policy! We also stopped using the tempurpedic pillows as we were both getting neck pain from them. Perhaps they have to be broken in also??

  368. MrGimme says on: 9 October 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the reply Debbie. Sounds like you really negotiated a good deal we paid about 3200 for our King Rhapsody… seems crazy but the TP Grand is about 7k and the duxbed cost even more! I use the pillow but only as a backer to my mushed up King down pillow that is so old it would fit in a shoebox! My feeling is the Rhapsody does break in but I think room temp affects softness as well- we keep the temp at 78-76, go much colder and the bed might not give as much.

    Another thing is I have my mattress pad covering the Rhapsody- It is too small to cover the topper too… how about you?

    I have heard non TP mattress pads (like mine) can affect performance… But I can spill a glass of wine and not stain a 3 grand bed- I am good with THAT!

    I just noticed with my costco topper and mushed up down I do not actually sleep DIRECTLY on TP! Maybe thats a secret to customizing them to your precise comfort…I feel foam is a great base- springs seem so barbaric! It stands to reason metal will deform over time. My last spring mattress was a torture rack- I am not EVER going BACK!

  369. GOTH says on: 12 October 2007 at 2:41 pm


    My wife and I are going to buy a TP but cant decide if we want the deluxe,rhapsody, or celebrity ? Or first choice is the Celebrity !!
    My main concern is the heat thing I keep heaing about and waking up all sweaty? Does the cashmere cover help with less heat and adding the TP cover help with less heat ???? I sleep hot as is and if It was hotter I dont know if I could sleep ?
    Has anyone had this problem with the Celebrity or rhapsody?

    Also the ones that posted that they traded in the Rhapsody for the Celebrity, what is the big diffrance you have noticed or like more about the celebrity ?
    Thanks anyone who can help us deside and make the right choice?

  370. debbie says on: 13 October 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Mr Gimmee, we have the mattress pad that is recommended for the TP mattress, fits over the mattress AND costco topper just fine. We still have several weeks to make up our minds………I really want to LOVE it!! :)

    Goth, I too was concerned with sleeping “hot” and am happy to say have not had any heat issues with the Rhapsody. Don’t know what makes the difference!!

  371. Mrgimme says on: 15 October 2007 at 11:11 am

    Hey Debbie is the TP cover waterproof? I make take the plunge. I might agree the bed can get hot… but never to the point of I can’t sleep here- we do kick our covers off alot more but everynight I lay down and form a custom imprint of my body. there is support where I need it and is also very quiet because the foam deadens sound.

    We also have a couple little bean bag squishy pillows, that we use to prop an arm or whatever.

    I wish I could have spent only half as much on a mattress…

    But we spend a third of our life on this thing!

    People considering Rhapsody versus Celebrity remember:

    Celebrity soft top could wear out.
    Rhapsody has a zip off liner.

    Save a grand and buy the Millesimo Sheets by Sferra
    You will think you are ROYALTY!

  372. Lynn says on: 21 October 2007 at 2:00 pm

    We first purchased the King Size Rhapsody Bed and personally we did not care for it. We made a decision to get rid of the King size Rhapsody bed and switch to the King Size Celebrity Bed. We have had our Tempur-Pedic King Size Celebrity Bed since March 9, 2007 and we are happy to report that we love it more and more each day.
    Be sure and buy the tempur-pedic mattress cover and you will not have any issues with the sheets coming off the bed.
    We have not really had any issues with the bed sleeping too hot. However, when we first got the bed, we did not have the mattress cover yet and with the just having the sheets over the cashmere top, I do remember sleeping hot.
    Overall, we enjoy the bed and with the Celebrity King Size Bed there is simply just more comfort and worth the money. We did not feel this way with the Rhapsody bed.
    Keep in mind…..your bed is a personal choice and everyone sleeps differently.
    Looking back, I am glad we purchased the rhapsody first and then traded it in for the Celebrity bed. It allowed us to try out both and make our decision. This kept me from wondering….what if??
    Good Luck!

  373. ARyan says on: 24 October 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    Well we have had our TP Celebrity King Size matress now for just over a month and we are leaning toward trading it in for the Deluxe. The Celebrity is very soft. I think it has to do with living in Phoenix. Now that the weather has cooled at night and our house is in the low 70’s upper 60’s, the matress is perfect, but this will not last long. Most of the year our house is in the upper 70’s and sometimes low 80’s. I have found the Celebrity is much more comfortable when it is cooler. So….if you live back East, this may work for you – but in a warm climate, I think it’s too soft.

    Anyone have any insight on the Deluxe? Is it firmer than the Celebrity?

  374. ARyan says on: 24 October 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    Well we have had our TP Celebrity King Size matress now for just over a month and we are leaning toward trading it in for the Deluxe. The Celebrity is very soft. I think it has to do with living in Phoenix. Now that the weather has cooled at night and our house is in the low 70’s upper 60’s, the matress is perfect, but this will not last long. Most of the year our house is in the upper 70’s and sometimes low 80’s. I have found the Celebrity is much more comfortable when it is cooler. So….if you live back East, this may work for you – but in a warm climate, I think it’s too soft.

    Anyone have any insight on the Deluxe? Is it firmer than the Celebrity?

  375. mscarol says on: 26 October 2007 at 4:15 am

    I just bought the rhapsody queen mattress set and am not liking it one bit!!! Everything tied into the horrible never diffusing scent that this mattress has. The mattress is comfortable however Im up all night because of this chemical smell. I’m concerned because my son who is 3 sleeps with me and is breathing this chemical smell. It smells like some kind of roach pesticide, if I could relate it to a familiar scent. Could we be warned of this before taking the plunge and then Im looking at a 20% restocking fee of a 3000 mattress set. It’ s crazy. I just wanted a good nights sleep and was willing to pay for it and I run into this!!! I am going crazy, Im sick of the smell, my son got allergies, and I dread the 20% restocking fee which I am most likly going to do is return it. I’d rather sleep on the floor. I should have gone with organic or regular mattress at this point. Sorry to say but hope it helps someone out there!!

  376. Mrgimme says on: 1 November 2007 at 9:59 am

    Aryan I think the deluxe is even SOFTER than the Celebrity.
    The Rhapsody is fulltime firmer and may be the right bed for you.

    Mscarol I suspect you have a dud bed. We have a Rhapsody king and the smell was gone within 24 hours. There is NO WAY Tempurpedic could survive as a company making beds that stink as much as you claim.

    Unless you have a bionic nose?

    Have a friend or two over and see if they agree…

    Or go back to the spring beds and have fun!

  377. Chuck says on: 2 December 2007 at 10:21 pm

    I just purchased the Rhapsody king. Noticed it was quite abit firmer than what is felt in the store. Salesman says it will soften in the next couple of weeks. He says it was OK to step on it to accellarate the break-in period. My question is will this bed really get softer and by how much? We have 90 days to trade-in. Does anyone know which mattress is the next softest below Rhapsody? We were told the Delux.


  378. Mark says on: 10 December 2007 at 2:37 pm

    We’ve had our Cal-King Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody now for about 10 months. I posted here several months ago and we were happy with it. As of last night, I’m no longer sleeping on it. It’s essentially turned into a bed with two soup-bowl depressions where we sleep (only when we’re on it, of course), and an almost firm-as-new middle. It has gotten so soft in the waist/lumbard area that it’s killing my back.

    Even my wife, who loved the bed initially, is now waking up sore. Since TP’s warranty doesn’t cover the sagging that happens when you’re actually ON the bed, we’re going to be out almost $4000. I don’t even feel like I can sell the bed, even for a few hundred dollars, because I’d feel too guilty for the buyer. It’s a complete piece of junk. I’m now looking at latex/organic beds, but will need to do something soon, because as of last night, I’m sleeping on our queen guest bed.

    I called TP customer service to explain what’s happening, and it was clear the woman on the line didn’t care. She said she’d email me some warranty info (which of course I’ve already read), and SHE DIDN’T EVEN DO THAT! If anyone has any really good multi-year experience with a latex/organic bed, please email me info at markdbrown(at)yahoo(dot)com.

    I’m sorry I ever said anything positive about this bed in fear that someone may have read my comments. This 10-month old bed is now softer and less supportive that the 10-year old pillow-top saggy old mattress it replaced.

  379. Mark says on: 10 December 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Sorry, I mis-posted…torturous bed we bought was the Celebrity, not the Rhapsody.

  380. midnightinthemorning says on: 14 December 2007 at 5:27 am

    Have not seen much written about the Tempur-pedic BellaSonna. Well I purchased one, been sleeping on it for less than a week and I have mixed results. Part of me feels it is hard as a rock and not conforming to the body and the other part feels maybe I am expecting too much from the mattress. I purchased the BellaSonna since I did not care for the real squishy feel, thus the BellaSonna was to provide a mattress feel with the benefits of the tempur-pedic comfort. To be honest with you, I wake up every morning with a backache and question should I take advantage of the return policy and just get a normal spring mattress! The total cost with box spring and tax was well over $5,000, which is a lot for something you don’t really enjoy! My view is that the BellaSonna was a good idea, but does not cut it and feels like your sleeping on a rock. Any one else have experience with the BellaSonna?

  381. tom says on: 18 December 2007 at 9:24 am

    I guess I’ll jump in and put in my two cents.
    I have been sleeping on a Deluxe Tempurpedic now for over 2 years. I absolutely love it. Even more now than initially.
    It still is in perfect shape. I see no indentations or deterioration of any kind.
    Here is my saga. I hated it when I first got it. But I met a mattess salesman on a forum online who kept telling me to give it a chance. He said to give it a month. I had all kinds of neck and shoulder pains, but he said they would go away. That first month taught me a lot about the TP.
    First off, I personally feel it is essential to get the right pillow. I have tried many. I have come to the conclusion that the best pillows for this mattress are TP pillows. I cannot stand the contour pillows, though. They hurt me.
    I am using the classic pillow. And sometimes alternate with the comfort pillow. I also use the body pillow. So I am immersed in TP comfort all night long.
    Second. I think it is very important to consider our psychology when choosing a TP mattress. For instance, I have found that the old “getting into bed” feeling I had my entire life was completely challenged at first. I kind of unconsciously experienced a form of grief now that I look back on it. I missed the traditional bed feel. And felt almost sad that I had left it behind. So, I have come to the conclusion that people who have trouble accepting change, may have a lot of trouble with a mattess as radically different as a Tempurpedic mattress. Something to consider before buying.
    After about a month, my newbie aches and pains vanished and have never come back.
    I have terrible terrible back problems. I have, however, found that the lack of pressure points is a God-send for me. To this day, when I am in bed I marvel at how comfortable I am in this mattress.
    Another thing, when I first started shopping for a TP, I could not decide which one. I went crazy over that.
    I tried the classic, the celebrity and the rhapsody before I got the deluxe.
    The classic was way too hard for me. And I needed to sink more.
    The celebrity–and this is just me– felt like it was engulfing me too much. The rhapsody felt way too hard for me. But some people feel the opposite and think the deluxe is too hard.
    I finally settled on the Deluxe and it’s perfect for me. Although I do have Grand Bed lust. Not because I am unhappy with the Deluxe. Just because it seems like it would be incredible.
    I sleep very hot in general. I never have a problem with my TP though. I don’t even have air conditioning and I still don’t sleep hot with it. But. And this is a big but–I have really had to adjust my bedding considerably. I cannot use heavy blankets and heavy duvets and such. The way the bed works heatwise has made me rethink my bedding. Now I have it down to a science and I am never hot.
    I have 2 friends and my cousin also, who all bought deluxe TP’s. They all love them.
    That’s all I can think of off the top of my head.
    I love talking about this mattress because it’s solved a lot of problems for me.
    I don’t resist going to sleep anymore. I sleep deeply and do not toss and turn any more.
    I used to be an insomniac.
    I will never go back to a spring mattress. But it’s such a very personal thing. I am not trying to talk anybody into it. I am just trying to offer some tips, suggestions and my experience in case it helps somebody in deciding or adjusting to the bed.
    Please ask me any questions about it if you like. I’ll be glad to try to answer them.
    One other thing. I spent 2 years online reading mattress reviews. I mistakenly purchased a Sealy Venice Beach latex mattress first. I lost money on it, because I could not return it. For me, it crippled me. Other people love it. I learned from that painful experience not to trust online comments. I mean, they are important. But I found it’s best to trust myself. I had read so many bad reviews of the TP, that, although I longed for one, I didn’t buy it for over 2 years because of other people’s comments.
    Finally, I splurged and started to try them out until I found one that fits.
    Remember, no one knows you like you. The one good thing about the TP, is that you can try it out for a few months and return it if you don’t like it.
    Hope this was interesting. :)

  382. david says on: 30 December 2007 at 12:57 am

    I have had the bella sonna for 2.5 months now and I love it. I have a bad back, but I think this bed keeps it from getting aggravated overnight. Also on my old cheapo $300 regular mattress I had a hard time sleeping on my sides b/c my shoulder would hurt. I don’t have this problem at all on the bella sonna. I love it and have been getting great sleep on it.

    Other people who have tried it at my house also like it. Considering the benefits to my back and my sleep, it’s probably my best purchase ever.

  383. Susie says on: 11 January 2008 at 2:29 pm

    We received our King-sized Rhapsody six days ago. We are not comfortable on it yet- it feels too hard. However, I’ve read the posts that say it will break in. My question is- how much? I am considering trading it for the Celebrity, but then some posts have me concerned about that saying that it gets too soft and that, with the mattress cover on, it feels too firm. Also, I have been waking up with my upper back and shoulders hurting. Again- I read that this should end after a short time. How long do I need to wait before I give up and try the Celebrity?


  384. fishairflow says on: 12 January 2008 at 3:02 am

    Hey guys – just wanted to give an update. We have had our celebrity mattress for about 1 year now. ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAIN. For those considering celebrity vs. Rhapsody vs. Deluxe – please read my comments above ( posted 1 year ago).

    Now I have to say, as I had stated earlier, celebrity WILL be a lot softer then you initially felt IF and only IF – your room temperature is high. If you keep the temp around 68-70 you are fine. But in summer, this mattress will be a bit softer than you are used to.
    Even though I love this bed, I wonder what the Grand Bed would have felt like…and as a result we wish we would have held off our purchase till now and use the money to by the grand bed. This is purely because of my nature, anytime I see something better than what I have, I am compelled to buy it.
    The bed feels like it felt a year ago. Perhaps, a tiny tiny tiny tiny bit softening, but otherwise its an awesome investment.

    I have been using the tempurpedic contour pillow, and I don’t like it. I am in the market for an alternative.

    If you guys have any questions please post and I will do my best to answer them.

  385. mrgimme says on: 18 January 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Rhapsody king update:
    It has been a year now and like Susie I had some adjustment period maybe a month or so. I do have a 3″ topper that I think makes the Rhapsody much easier to break in and I am hoping extends the life because I am not sinking into the Rhapsody as muchas the topper! Rhapsody also has a zip off liner. I sleep on a queen pillow with my old beat up down pillow. I have no complaints besides it is HEAVY on the corners when changing sheets. Maybe the TP is not for everyone… but if the beds were as bad as some say they would have been LONG GONE! Viva good sleep!

  386. NATHAN says on: 20 January 2008 at 8:30 am

    My wife and I visited the bed store today for about an hour, lying on each bed for about 15 minutes. We found the Grand Bed to be the most comfortable; however the sticker was quite a shock! I felt rested after lying on this bed even though it was for a short time. Also the pillow was Amazing! My question would be, where can we find a bargain? We were slightly sticker shocked at almost eight thousand dollars!

  387. LeeshM says on: 21 January 2008 at 10:17 am


    I live in NJ. My husband and I just decided we had it with our old mattress and are finally going to splurge on a Tempurpedic as we have discussed for years. We went to Sleepys yesterday and tried all the beds like you did. Like you, we found the Grand Bed the most comfortable (why wouldn’t you at the price)… but we were in sticker shock.

    After talking with the guy for a while, he offered us deal after deal until we said LET’S GO FOR IT! So, while you won’t get a discount, here is what you can demand… 2 free Grand Pillows (usually $350 each), 2 free Comfort Pillows (usually $125 each), and a free $199 EDGE bed rail system… in addition to the free shipping and 48 month interest free payments ($145 a month I believe) everyone gets.

    I hope this helps you… even though you can’t get a discount, you might as well get form free stuff!!!!!

    By the way, this was for a QUEEN Grand Bed…

    GOOD LUCK!!!

    I’ll log back on in a few weeks and update everyone on my opinion of the bed itself!!!!!!!!

  388. Joe says on: 24 January 2008 at 8:01 pm

    After experiencing some back and neck issues, and poor sleeping on a sagging spring mattress, my wife and I decided to buy a king-size Tempurpedic mattress. Although I saw some on eBay for much cheaper, we decided the extra $$ was worth it to have the 90-day trial period, and the warranty.

    I work for environmental non-profits, and I am very big into natural and organic products, and generally against any toxic chemicals. So I hesitated at first, but I did my research, and there is no evidence that Tempurpedic is harmful or toxic in any way. Contrary to other uninformed posts, the main danger of fire-retardant is PBDE, which Tempurpedic does not use (it is outlawed in most states and many countries). Yes, of course an organic or natural bed is better for the environment because of its materials and manufacturing processes, but (with a little guilt) I decided that a good-night’s sleep was worth it in this case. Also, I figure this could be the last mattress I ever buy (or at least for a long time) whereas I have gone through 3 other mattresses in the past 15 years. So long term I would be consuming less.

    Anyway, after visiting 2 different stores and laying on all of the models, we decided on the Rhapsody.

    It was delivered the next day, and the chemical smell was fairly strong the first night, and I didn’t sleep so well on it. But it dissipated rather quickly, and is gone now (5 days later).

    So we’ve only slept on it a few days, but like it so far. The first couple nights took some getting used to it, and I didn’t sleep so well, but I’m now sleeping a lot better.

    We live in Lake Tahoe, so it’s very cold, and yes the mattress is very firm when we first get in at night. We keep the room at about 55-60. But it slowly warms up and softens, and gets very comfortable.

    So i think it’s too early to give an honest opinion yet, but I will come back here and post in a week or so. So far, so good…

    For what it’s worth, our dog, who is very large, never slept in our old bed, he would always go to his own bed. Now, he jumps up into this mattress whenever he can, and I have to kick him out every night!

  389. Steven says on: 14 February 2008 at 3:19 am

    I bought a tempur=pedic about 2 months ago and I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread but it isn’t working out that way. I sink into it too much and im not even heavy (150lbs) The worst part is it gets sooo hot. I live in florida and it is balmy here year round. I wake up and just feel uncomfortable and hot, i’ve even sweated a few times. It’s not even that warm in the house, i keep it at 69 at night and I don’t sweat when I sleep on the couch. I financed this bed over 26 months and I hate it now…. hate it. My parents got a sleep number a few years back and love it…. father knows best I suppose.

  390. MrDaveinPa says on: 24 February 2008 at 10:47 am

    Well today is the day, My wife and I went to slepys to by a day bed for our guest room and guess what we walked out with? Oh of cource the day bed and a king size celebirty adjustable bed. I have been sleeping on a queen size select comfort sleep number bed model 7000, That was not a cheap bed. We were happy with that bed only for a while ( 1 year or so)seemed we could not find the right comfort number, Only after trying out the tp celebrity did we find confort, We also did not just try the mattress out in the store for a few minutes, we lied on it for well over 2.5 hours in the store and just decided to go for it. I see all these post running down TP, I just hope I find the comfort night after night as we did in the store. Delivery is today and I will follow up post in a few days

  391. Joe says on: 24 February 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Well it’s a few weeks later, and we love our Rhapsody more and more every day. We have no problems with temperature. I used to wake up very hot, but no more. I think we are addicted to it now, because when we travel we always notice how much worse the beds are, and we can’t wait to get back into our TP! We absolutely love it. Highly recommended.

    A word of advice: if you have kids or pets, but the mattress protector that TP sells. We had a (ahem) pet accident, that leaked through to the mattress, which is very hard to clean because you’re not supposed to get it wet.

  392. Marilyn says on: 10 March 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Tempur-pedic RHAPSODY causes Nightmares!

    My Rhapsody arrived nine nights ago and the very, very strong, noxious odor is STILL beyond belief! The whole house smelled of chemicals for a few days! I pull back the covers each morning so that the ceiling fan can dissipate the fumes all day! Progress is amazingly slow.

    I personally believe that the odor is toxic because I have been waking up with headaches ever since The Rhapsody’s arrival! I have had nine days straight of morning headaches when none existed before!

    My gown even picks up the odor each night and stinks each morning as I fix the coffee! The sheets and blankets stink from absorbing the odor and require daily washing!

    I will give this mattress another few days as I think the support is good and is helping with my back.

    The beds in the store have been broken-in and are much, much softer than the marble slab which is delivered! The salesman said that was normal and recommended walking all over it. My husband has walked on it several times after I strained both knees trying to “open it up”.

    Can anyone name me a product that costs so much that isn’t ready to use upon delivery? My car cranked, my refrigerator chilled, my flat screen had some connections, but was fantastic from the start! I’m lost here as to how a company can survive selling marble slabs which smell horrific! How about the company airing these things out and “breaking them in” for the customers?

    Be very, very careful. Even with ninety days for this thing to “air out” under the terms of return, I will pay for pick-up (is this really fair if what you receive is absolutely and totally unusable?) and be forced to spend the money within the same store and pay delivery again!

  393. Lynn says on: 20 March 2008 at 3:52 pm

    We have had our King Size Celebrity Bed now for a year!
    By far this was the best decision we have ever made. This was an investment that for us personally was the perfect choice:)

  394. Mrgimme says on: 21 March 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Common people we will never make 400 posts at this rate!

    I want to hear from Steven… our suspected Sleep Number shill. (WARNING: It has been rumored if you do not bleach clean this mattress it molds and rots! Sweet Dreams!) By the way Steve which model? I am guessing the Deluxe (older technology that does NOT have the high density foam of the Rhapsody, Celebrity or Grand)

    Mr Dave in PA How is it going?
    We love to hear follow ups.
    I can tell you after having my Rhapsody King for over a year I still love it eventhough it certainly forms to me as I sleep. When I wake up and move towards my wifes side there is certainly a “peak” in the center. Lets face it the beds are like sleeping on a sponge that springs back. Regular beds have metal springs that give out over time.
    I DO NOT WORK FOR ANY BED COMPANY! I just want some good sleep!

  395. Joe says on: 8 April 2008 at 12:45 am

    OK it’s 3 months later, and no complaints whatsoever. We love our Rhapsody more than ever. When we leave home, one of the things we can’t wait to get back to is our TP bed. My back problems have disappeared!

  396. JFPLDP says on: 8 June 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Well, we took the plunge. We purchased the GrandBed today. We were told the price for the Grand was 7500.00 (same as online)and not negotiable. The sales person however offered to throw in the Grand pillows and wave the sales tax.
    We left there to price shop at a few other places. Also in hopes that we would be able to find a less pricey bed that felt as good as the Grand.
    We were not impressed with the Sleep number at all.

    We ended up getting a great deal. 6900.00 out the door for CK GrandBed, foundation with drawers, two Grand pillows, mattress protector, 600 count egyptian cotton (deep pocket) sheets, upgraded bed frame. Oh, and free delivery and set up.
    We will have it in about 10 days and I well keep you posted.

    Oh, did I mention that when we walked in to the showroom, I tried the GrandBed first. Nothing else felt even close.

    Hope we are as happy as we think we are going to be!!

  397. Mrgimme says on: 7 August 2008 at 4:27 pm

    C’mon folks lets take this over 400 where are the people with reviews? Or is the economy in such a state no one can afford them anymore? I am 1-1/2 years in and the bed is the bomb!
    Proper sheets and pillows and we are talking pseudo-womb sleep!

    I might even start teething on my wife!

  398. therese washington says on: 8 January 2009 at 5:43 pm

    We bought the TP celebrity one month ago. I have not had a decent’s night’s sleep yet. My lower back problems that I thought I had cured 4 years ago have returned. I am 5’7″, and weigh 125 lbs. I was wondering if I am not heavy enough to make it work right. It seems to push against my shoulders and hips, leaving me pain in my upper and lower back in the morning. The mattress store says if we return it, we will be stuck with a $4300 store credit! (No refund!!) Does anyone know a way around this? We live in TX, if that matters.

  399. Helene says on: 16 February 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I am trying to decide between a deluxe and a rhapsody, I want a firm supportive mattress but not to firm where its not comfortable. I also don’t want a mattress that is too soft. I tried both at sleepys and the room was comfortable . The deluxe felt alittle softer and more comfortable but am concerned if it will get to soft over time. My bedroom is cold in the winter about 65 degrees and hot in the summer about 80 degrees. Any comments would be appreciated.

  400. Kathy says on: 2 March 2009 at 9:00 am

    Is it possible for me to cut down my king-size tempurpedic mattress to fit a queen-size bed? Does anyone know how to do this?

  401. Craig says on: 3 March 2009 at 10:54 am

    I like the mattress but as above hate the fumes. What are the actual chemicals in that
    stinky gas?? The human sence of smell is not that sensitive meaning that in order for
    one to smell something your smell receptor site has to be hit by over 2 million molecules.
    That is a dose not just a smell. I want to know exactly what dose of what chemical I am
    being submitted to.

  402. Steven David says on: 5 March 2009 at 8:33 am

    Yikes…I hated my Tempurpedic Mattress. Owned it for 3 months and gave it to the landscaper…he has two labs and they are sleeping in the barn on my former mattress. Just purchased an Ecomfort Mattress last week and have been sleeping like a baby. No smell, it’s green and sleeps cool..NO HEAT! I love it

  403. Gary LaPointe says on: 5 March 2009 at 12:06 pm

    It’s been four-and-a-half years and i still love my Tempurpedic Bed. Anyone who’s checked it out thinks it’s nice and anyone who’s ever slept on it has liked it, at least no-one has ever told me they disliked it (but it’s not like I get that much traffic).

    The bed smell went away in about 4 days I think (definitely not more than a week). And I’ve never had the sheet slipping problem some people have mentioned.

    I do like to sleep when it’s cool which is good, I think the manual says to keep the mattress at 68F or something like that (I just googled it and can’t confirm). When the bed gets warm you sink everywhere and it’s not as comfy (IMHO), it needs to sink around you so it forms to you.

    I’m the original person who posted this and I love my tempurpedic bed :)

  404. 60srocker says on: 8 March 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Hi! I’m back after 2 years, and my stance is no different. I now have a mattress by Denver Mattress Co. and still have no significant back pain. The real difference is that the new mattress (actually a year old) is more comfortable than the Englander. Even though it is the top of the line by DMC, it was only 1/2 the cost of the Englander (or any name-brand mattress company). OOPS, I forgot that Tempurpedics were not standard and cost 2-3 times as much as ‘standard’ mattresses.

    Fortunately, I’m back DOWN to 260 lbs. on the way to <200, which will make any mattress comfortable.

    I would still try a Tempurpedic, if any of the local stores would grant a decent trial period. Mail order for something that costs that much is not an option for me.

  405. Eiko says on: 12 March 2009 at 2:25 am

    I just bought the Deluxe Full size. The smell is awful – it smells like a moldy cellar. It’s been almost a month now and it hasn’t dissipated yet. The chemical smell that others refer to – is it moldy smelling? I’m asking b/c one person posted a comment about finding mold on the otherside of the mattress. I love how I sleep on the Deluxe – it’s the moldy smell that’s making it a very unpleasant experience. Someone on another site suggested cutting an apple into wedges, putting it on a plate, sprinking baking soda over the apple and leaving the plate on top of the mattress for a day. I’ll let you know if it works for me.

  406. Zip says on: 15 March 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I hate my Tempurpedic bed. I bought mine at Brookstone and I’ve had torturous lower back pain. My back hurts to bad that I’ve had to seek relief sleeping on a cot in my living room. The foam does not bounce back and leaves a mushy hole that tweaks my bad in a manner that has caused me great pain in my lower back and hips.

  407. C Qualey says on: 3 April 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Response to those looking for good-fitting sheets. I had the same problem with sheets slipping up on my Tempurpedic. I finally found a solution by buying knit cotton jersey sheets from The Company Store. These stretch with you and the bed, cover everything, and the pockets fit well over the mattress (I have the extra thick one). These sheets are a wonder, and also eliminate the cold spots everyone complains about. Since mine is the adjustable bed (extra long) sheets that fit were a real problem. The regular sized sheets from Company Store solved the problem as they stretch to fit, and stay in place.
    For those who hate the bed, I’m sorry that you do. I broke my back in 6 places right before getting my bed. Also have Fibro and arthritis. This bed has been a godsend for me, I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Possibly the fact that it’s adjustable makes the difference, but I can’t sleep without it. Good luck with the sheets, these are the best I’ve found.

  408. C Qualey says on: 3 April 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Does anyone know how to, or the best way to cut down a 4 inch temper foam mattress topper. I want to put it in the RV we own, but the bed is smaller than normal. Would like a nice, straight cut. Any ideas?

  409. Daphne says on: 5 April 2009 at 8:48 pm

    We bought a Tempur Galileo Queen Mattress in June 2004. We paid a lot of money for it, and have persevered these 5 years hoping that the problems we have with pain would improve. My husband gets pain in his shoulder every night and always ends up sitting up in the lounge chair, which isn’t a recliner, to sleep. He blames the mattress for this, and I have just ‘stuck my head in the sand’ so to speak because I wanted to believe that this mattress is the best we can buy, and would help us. We can’t afford to replace it as we are now pensioners. So what can we do?

    I am wondering if my husband would get relief from the pain if we bought a MATTRESS TOPPER. Has anybody tried this? As my husband says we shouldn’t have to keep spending more money when the TEMPUR people tell you that the MATTRESS on it’s own will relieve any discomfort at night. I also have pain in my right thigh while in bed, but I get that on any mattress it seems. I had hoped though that the Tempur mattress would help relieve that.

    We haven’t had any trouble with sheets slipping, and nor do we have trouble with ‘heat’ even though we live in a sub-tropical environment. We do like the fact that if one of us gets up in the night the other one isn’t aware of it.

    We don’t want to invest in mattress topper if it won’t help us. Some feedback would be appreciated.

  410. dave says on: 6 April 2009 at 3:50 pm

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    Check out essentiadirect.com

  411. TP Rhapsody Owner says on: 8 April 2009 at 1:47 pm

    The tempurpedic beds are really suited for back sleepers and side sleepers. I wonder how many of the complaints here are from those who sleep in their stomachs? If they do the TP is clearly not for you and yes I’d imagine that would be painful.

    It is very hard to differentiate what are legitimate complaints from those who are just disgruntled because they did not understand this simple point. And most posters do not reveal if they are stomach sleepers.

    Who in their right mind would trudge on for 5 years when any mattress would cause them pain? I mean what would lead you to think that the mattress would improve over time?

  412. NewsProducer says on: 8 April 2009 at 6:07 pm


    I am working on a t.v. news story about Mattress Woes for a local station in Los Angeles. If you live in Southern California and have a mattress
    tale to tell I’d love to hear from you.


  413. Daphne says on: 8 April 2009 at 8:17 pm

    We are both side sleepers and NEVER sleep on our stomachs. The reason we have trudged on for 5 years is that we outlaid almost AUD$3000 for the mattress, and cannot afford to replace it. Nobody these days buys second hand mattresses, and so we feel that we have no choice but to keep it. But, as I said before if a mattress topper will help us then we will invest in one.

    We both had pain before we bought the mattress and bought it in the hope that the mattress would help us.

  414. TP Rhapsody Owner says on: 13 April 2009 at 12:46 pm

    A quick report on my Rhapsody Delivery on 040909. So we rec’d the mattress on Friday Morning.

    The smell of the mattress once unwrapped was very noticable. I took delivery in the morning around 11:30 AM. Ihad anticipated this and planned to leave the mattress undressed and the bedroom windows opened for a number of hours. I did this for about 8 hours…with the bedroom doors closed…and 4 windows opened it was a great help in ventilating the smell. My Girlfriend and I slept the first night and the smell was not a big deal. We both had a slight backache the next morning but slept extraordinarily soundly. The second night was better, no back aches, very sound sleep. On Sunday evening more of the same…it was and extraordinary nights rest…

    A little math on the cost ande perhaps amortization so to speak….Let’s say this mattress lasts 7 years….

    My mattress cost me $3200 before taxes. 7 years x 12 months = 84 Months. 3200/84=$38 per month… Let me ask what do you pay for cable? Your Cell phone? High speed internet? none of these expenditures can improve the quality of your life like good quality sleep will…

    If it lasts 10 then the cost is approx $27 per month…that is looking darn cheap right now even if I have to replace it in the 5-7 year timeframe.

    Additionally, the smell virtually all but disappated by Sunday morning. The mattress has not slept ‘hot’ …to the contrary it has been very comfortable and I would venture to guess is a little cooler than our last spring-coil type mattress.

    At the moment this purchase is a big thumbs up! Naturally it has only been three days but as things appear right now we are extremely pleased.

  415. soresleeper says on: 2 June 2009 at 7:43 pm

    We purchased a deluxe tempurpedic 90 days ago, and gave it the full time to “break it in”. I haven’t seen this issue discussed formally, so PLEASE read this if you’re considering one of these horrible beds. If you are a different size/weight than your sleep partner, do NOT buy a tempurpedic. My husband is 6’5″ 250 lbs, I am 5’4″ and 150 lbs. He loves it, I hate it. I’ve seen others post this that their husbands love it, they hate it. I truly believe it is because only if you are heavy enough will it give you support, and also they “sink down” the bed so you roll, and your body will constantly try and keep itself “uprighted”. Don’t believe that you won’t feel the other person, you absolutely will. I hate the mattress, and we’re stuck with it because if you buy from a retailer, they DON”T honor the tempurpedic 90 day trial. Slumberland won’t tell you that it is only a 60 day–they’ll just keep telling you to “give it time to break in”. I 100% do not recommend anyone sharing a bed to buy a tempurpedic.

  416. TP Rhapsody Owner says on: 4 June 2009 at 11:11 am

    I don’t know about that… soresleeper….I have read this complaint before but see no truth in the compalint based on my experience. I am not a little guy…5’11” 180lbs and in a queen size bed…there is absolutely no distortion or “sink” beyond a few inches sorrounding my body. On my girlfriends side of the bed it is completely undistorted when I am lying there without her in bed….so if any distrotion existed it would be plainly visible as it is in a regular spring mattress. Also she is 5’5″ and about 125lbs. and the bed is supportive in all the right places for her …beyond any shadow of a doubt. Now I don’t work for TP… but find the ‘you need to be heavy to find support”, and that you “roll towards your partner” complaints to be obfuscating whatever your real complaints or disatisfaction might be….because those to complaints are specious at best.

  417. TooHottosleep says on: 8 June 2009 at 6:37 am

    We have had our Tempurpedic bed for 4 years and have two complaints…

    Our backs ache and the Tempurpedic bed does not have a means of airflow to allow heat to escape. We sleep too hot and do not get a full night’s sleep. I wake up after a few hours in the bed and have trouble getting back to sleep. Often I have to move to the couch.

  418. SHIRLEY QAN says on: 20 June 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I bought a Full classic Tempurpedic Mattress set in July 2007. The box spring has been creaking for a year whenever I sit on any side of the bed. Is there a quick-fix to stop the creaking? Otherwise, the mattress is excellent. I have chronic back pain and I love the mattress. I bought a Leeds foam mattress set at the same time, and there is no creaking whatsoever. The moral of the story, is that the store brand is just as good and cheaper.

  419. Sherrie Brewer says on: 11 July 2009 at 1:56 am

    I bought a memory foam bed for my son from costco in 07. It had outgassing smells for some period of time after removing it from the box. we are just now finding out about harmful side efffects from these gases. a couple of days ago we had a trageady in our house. our daughter got a breaded dragon about two months ago and has been the center of her life. this past weekend we bought her dragon a mate, after several days everything was going great. then our son asked her to bring them to his room to hang out after about an hour or two of play on his memory foam bed they took a nap while the kids watched tv. then the worse thing happened she got up to put them in their cage for the night and they both were not breathing they both were dead it was so sad. our loss was also our gain we found out there has been many reports regarding harmful side effects from memory foam mattresses and outgassing and direct contact with skin. now all is so clear, our son has had some of these symptoms that we read about and we want to inform all of the dangers with these matresses. so if you have some unexplained illnesses or uncommon symptoms of some sort please check into outgassing of chemicals form your bed.

  420. James L says on: 16 July 2009 at 10:13 pm

    My girlfriend and I have been sleeping on one of these horrors for about a year now.
    The short: Don’t buy one of these things. Don’t, don’t buy one of these things. You will get sick, you will be in pain, and you will suffer.
    Please take me seriously and research the Tempur-Pedic company. Study user opinions and testimony. Don’t believe a word from the company itself.

  421. Not That Gulible says on: 3 August 2009 at 5:52 am

    People have GOT to start buying smarter. $2000 + for a matress is absurd on any level. The sad part is that when you buy as Tempurpedic mattress you get about $20 worth of foam.
    Their marketing implies that the mattress is a solid block of memory foam, and was developed for NASA. The mattress is a thin layer of memory foam bonded to a block of regular foam. That’s the first lie.
    The second lie isn’t that the foam was developed for the space program. It’s the implication that it’s worth $2000 because they spent millions developing it. Wrong again. WHOEVER developed it was contracted to do so, and therefore had no development costs of their own.
    They could sell them for $100 and make a profit.

  422. RussellsOpinion says on: 14 August 2009 at 10:02 am

    Ok. I came here to read some personal comments, real people speaking on the tempurpedic sleep system, for some clarity, and I am now more confused than ever.

    I have not made my purchase yet…I am one day away from finalizing the deal and spending $3000 for the queen sized DeluxeBed, with the 9″ Ecru foundation, and this website has made me hesitate, really think about what I’m gonna do, and also about what I am reading here.

    Slipping side rails, shredded sheets that wont stay in place, squeeky bed foundations (frames), “soup bowl” depressions after a year, too hot, too cold, poisonous gasses and “outgassing”…(what is that? is that like a bed fart or something)? And even the death of someone’s lizard.

    All of this has freaked me out, and is certainly making me re-think my decision to buy the TP mattress.

    It has also made me think deeply (i hate doing that) about whether or not I should be getting the 10″ thick DeluxeBed mattress (soupbowl depression), or the thinner, 7″ AdvantageBed mattress (too hard)…not to mention whether or not I should be buying the Low Profile foundation, 5”, or the High Profile foundation, 9″…and how these foundations will affect the mattress I decide to buy, or not.

    Sheesh. No clarity here, thats for sure.

    But its not your fault, commenters.
    I mean, everyone is going to have a different experience, is going to have real, or imagined, reasons for liking, or disliking, the TP bed, or any other thing they spend a grip of money on.

    I think the people who talk about bad backs, (which I have..which many people have) blame their beds, and when the TP bed does not fix their aching backs, they call out the bed, call it a lousy investment. If your back hurt before you bought the bed, and it still hurts after sleeping on the TP mattress, then its probably not the beds fault, right? A person would be foolish to think that a bed will cure 15 years of bad back issues…the TP bed is not surgery, its a different kind of bed. (Im told).

    I also think the price of these beds influence how we react to them after a couple of nights sleeping on one of them.
    Unless your rich, and have 3 or 4 thousand dollars to toss out there with no regrets, then absolutely the money you just spent on your bed will definately be in the back of your mind, everytime you lay down on the bed, hoping and praying that it will be comfortable, and that you wont die from outgassing.
    (Outgassing…my mental image of outgassing is someone jumping onto their new TP mattress, the bed whooshes down, and then farts, and the odor makes them light a match or something).

    Ok, all kidding aside.

    I do not have $3000 dollars to just throw into the wind.
    But, I am not going to overact because of some of these seriously negative comments I am reading. Or the positive ones, either.

    I am buying my bed directly from the TempurPedic website, online and thru the phone, and I am going to call the salsmean, Eric, that I have been speaking to, and I am going to ask him more questions about all of these things I am reading about, and that I typed about above, and I fully expect him to tell me exactly what he thinks I want to hear…..meaning, he will not tell me the truth….and I will make my decision on the bed style my wife and I want to take a chance on, and I will order the bed, and I will take advantage of the 90 trial period.

    And if I sleep too hot or too cold, or forget how to make my bed every morning as the sheets slide off, or if OUTGASSING blows me away, or if my iguana dies, I will act accordingly and send my bed back on the 85th day, and eat the shipping charges.(about $300 bucks)

    But I think I will like the bed, whichever model I choose. (Im leaning towards the AdvantageBed now..its thinner, and costs about a thousand less, overall, than the DeluxeBed).

    I will be back to post my feelings about the bed….I will be back to post whether or not I even buy the bed…
    But one thing I am absolutely going to do right now, and that is to stop reading these comments.

    Ive read enough of them to realize that when I read JAMESL say that his bed is a horror, I DONT want to buy it.
    But when I read JOE say that his bed is the absolute bomb, I DO want to buy the bed, immediately.

    It’s gonna be a personal experience, and in the end, thats what most things come down to.

    Right, Gary?

    (in the voice of my state’s Governor)…I’LL BE BACK!

  423. RussellsOpinion says on: 15 August 2009 at 9:58 am

    Saturday morning update..
    I am just about ready to call TempurPedic and order my bed.

    I had been vacilating between the AdvantageBed, and the DeluxeBed models, but my wife and I noticed a “factory direct online exclusive offer”, on the PrimaBed.

    That offer has been there the whole time…I just never clicked on it because the Prima, on the webpage that lists all the mattress models, is the very first one on the top of the beds, and the most expensive beds are on top, moving down to the lowest price beds at the bottom.
    So I assumed that the Prima was one of those $6000 beds, and never even thought of clicking on the overview, or price link, of that model.

    Turns out its a few hundred dollars cheaper than the DeluxeBed, and has a couple of cool features that some of the other mattresses dont have. I dont want to list then here, but if your interested you can go to the TP website and check it out.

    Anyway, so now my wife wants to ask a couple of questions about the PrimaBed when we call to make our order in a few minutes, but I think she (we) are pretty much decided on that model.
    (It addresses the sheet slippage issue…I think…with with a suede cover that frames the top and sides of the mattress.)

    We plan to buy one of those full cover bottom sheets from Bed and Bath, or Walmart, or wherever, anyway, so that the bottom sheets stays where it’s supposed to.

    Ok, so if anyone is reading, and is still interested in a TempurPedic mattress, (bought in 2009…many of these posted complaints go back as far as 2004, 05, 06, and so a bed purchased in 2009 might have addressed some of the issues mentioned here), I will keep you updated on my TempurPedic Odyssey.

    By the way, my wife read some of these comments and complaints last night, (that might have been a bad idea), and she’s was all shook up about the list of scary negative bummer’s* that are posted, until she got to the final post, mine, and read it, and calmed down a bit.

    Yes, I must take full credit for easing her mind…;0)

    Ok, I’m outta here. I will keep you informed.

  424. RussellsOpinion says on: 18 August 2009 at 9:33 am

    I ordered my DeluxeBed yesterday, Monday.

    My wife and I must have asked Eric, the online/phone sales rep from TempurPedic 5000 questions, from the time we first decided to get our bed, up until yesterday when we called him and placed our order.

    The guy seems sincere, but I dont know how much you can rely on any salesman for any product, working on commission, to tell you anything other than the party line.

    But, I was more interested in the facts of the bed, the warranty I would get, and whether or not he would give me a little discount now that we had become such good bud’s.

    He didn’t. But he gave me a thumbs up for asking. lol.

    Anyway, the bed will be here in 8-10 days, and I will be called a few days before delivery, I assume so that the delivery dudes can make sure someone will be here on whatever day they deliver.

    I, like someone here in this forum mentioned they had done, asked Eric if I could please have the warehouse air out the mattress a few days before bringing it here, but no, they cant do that either.
    Something about not opening up the beds before delivery so that people dont think theyre getting a used bed.

    I get that.

    Im really excited about getting my new bed, now that I finally pulled the trigger on the deal, and the money has been spent.

    I will let you know when it gets here, about the smell, the comfortableness, whether or not the bed “sleeps hot”, and if the sheets slip off or not.

    All of the complaints I have read about here, I will try and address.
    (Except for the deceased lizard. I wont be testing the health of my iguana out on this bed for y’all. Sorry!)

    Oh yeah….the delivery guys are gonna take my old mattress away for me, for free! Cool, huh?

    TTYL..about 10 days or so.

  425. Gary says on: 18 August 2009 at 10:03 am

    One thing I don’t think I ever mentioned. Seems to me the delivery guys were a couple of guys in a non-descript truck (I think it was a big panel truck, not a semi). Other than the paperwork I don’t think they had much to identify them as Tempurpedic delivery folks.

  426. Gary LaPointe says on: 18 August 2009 at 10:07 am

    And I don’t remember my mattress being that odorous (what people refer to as out-gassing, I believe). I know I aired it out. I put a fan in the room to help. I don’t remember for sure if I slept in the room the first few nights (I think I did).

    But I think I did pull the sheets off the first few days and continued to run the fan to help air it out.

    The really noticeable odor was gone quickly (5 days tops?) and I’m not one to get used to something like that (I hate new car smell).

  427. RussellsOpinion says on: 21 August 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Well, I will find out this morning, Gary, and anyone else who may be reading.

    The delivery people called me yesterday, said “a truck will be in your area Friday”. I asked if there would be a truck in my area on saturday, but no such luck, I guess

    In fact, (and I meant to ask but forgot), I dont even know if these delivery folks are actually connected to TempurPedic, but I suppose it doesnt matter.

    I even asked if they could hold the bed for a couple of days and “air it out” at the warehouse, as I read I could do in a post somewhere up above, but, again, no such luck.

    Anyway, Im excited! My bed is to be delivered sometime today from 10am to 2pm.

    Spent yesterday and night cleaning out my bedroom, dusting, vacuuming, etc.
    I even went online to amazon and ordered some 1000 thread count sheets, to prevent the “sleeping hot” complaint Ive read about. 800 thread count was recommended to me by a friend here in town that has the same bed Im buying, but I decided to go a little bit bigger, or higher, or tighter, or denser or whatever it is.

    I dont like hot nights in bed….
    well, I mean to say I dont like sleeping hot, at night, in my bed.
    You know what I mean……(lol)

    So its all about bringing on the bed and lets get do this thing!!!



  428. RussellsOpinion says on: 21 August 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Ahhhhhh man, its beautiful.

    The movers, (just local contracters, contracted to do a job….not TP employee’s), brought my mattress a couple of hours ago, set it up in the room and took the old mattresses away.
    Very nice of them, eh?

    Guys, I dont what the fuss is all about…my bed, and my room, smells like Cocoa Butter!!!
    I swear, it smells GOOD!

    Maybe they’ve masked it since the complaints above, but, heck, I like it!!

    Butter! Vanilla Cocoa Butter.

    I layed on it……………ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    I will let you know how the night goes, and what my wife thinks about it when she gets home, smells the beach (cocoa butter) and cops a lay on the thing.

    (its fat, thick, big!)


  429. RussellsOpinion says on: 22 August 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Hey. Whats up.
    Ok, here’s my normal schedule….
    I go to bed at about 11:30, get up every morning at exactly 3:30 am.
    My day starts at 3:30.
    Not this morning.
    Honest to god, my alarm went off, (my wifey slept right thru it), and I opened my eyes, and then closed them again and went back to sleep for another hour and a half.
    Im not kidding.
    My back feels fine. I feel rested. I did not smell anything bad, or nasty..(cocoa butter), all night long, and I had my face off of my pillow and on my sheets.
    I did not buy the 800 thread count sheets, I do not need them. I did not sleep HOT, and I did not sleep cold.
    I slept just fine.

    I will allow for the fact that when I got my new DeluxeBed mattress yesterday afternoon at about 2 in the afternoon, I opened my bedroom window, turned a stand up fan on full and directed it across my bed and towards the window, all day and all evening, but turned it off when we went to bed. Also, it is hot where I live in the Cali desert, so I had my “swamp cooler”, my evaporative cooler, blowing thru the house, during the day. and it was probably directed towards the open window in the room, so that helped air the mattress out.
    So, regardless of all the “bedfart” comments, I had not a single issue with it. Neither did my ol’ lady. My wife.

    Ok, that was one night, I know this.
    I will post a couple of more times and let you know if anything changes, but I gotta say, I am extremely happy with my bed. It is very comfortable.
    It feels very firm when you first lay on it, but as your body lays there, and (I suppose) the mattress heats up with your body heat, and it unfirms a bit, and those places that lay directly on the mattress, like your butt, your thighs, your heels, your shoulders, etc, sink in just a bit, and the comfort and firmness in the other area’s, comes together, and before you know it…(before I knew it), I was asleep, before I could even get passed 3 pages in the Stephen King novel Im reading.

    So, there it is. My first night, I have none, nada, complaints.
    I was almost scared off by the comments I read on this page, but I am soo, totally glad I chose this bed.

    Ill be back….gonna take a nap! ahahhahahaha
    (no, really!)

  430. RussellsOpinion says on: 25 August 2009 at 11:42 am

    Hey Y’all.

    Its the, what, the 5th day since I got the TempurPedic DeluxeBed delivered to my home, had it set up by the delivery dudes, and slept on it that first night, and every night since.

    I gotta say this…
    in one of my earlier posts, (the first one, I think), I was taking a shot at some of the people who were complaining about having bad backs, and how the TP bed either made their backs hurt, or did not cure their ailing back problems.
    And I said something to the effect that “you cannot expect any bed to cure 15 years of bad back pain…its not surgery for goodness sakes…”, or something like that.

    I have a bad back, like many people do, and my old bed, and my aching back, had moved me out to the couch about 6 months ago, where I was doing my sleeping. And its one of the reasons I started thinking about getting a TP bed.
    (Seriously, dudes, if you sleep on your couch, and if you have the tv on late at night, your gonna see that every other commercial is a frakin TP bed commercial, so getting a TP bed was being drummed into my head every night, 4 or 5 times a night, before I would shut the tv off and try to sleep)

    So what Im trying to say is, my back does not hurt like it did when I was sleeping on my old bed, and my couch, and although the pain is not completely gone, and I still wake up stiff and in some discomfort in my lower back, it is NO WHERE NEAR AS BAD as it was with my spring mattress.

    I probably have a disk issue, or maybe some arthritis in the lower part of my spine, so no bed can cure that, but sinking into a foam style mattress, with under support and firmness that sort of molds the high and low points of your body, or side, or however you sleep, is taking some of the pressure off of those places that my other mattress was hitting, causing me to hurt.

    So, the TP bed is good for my bad back, thats what Im trying to say.

    Also, I sleep thru the night now, I dont wake up 4 or 5 times as I did in my other bed, or my couch.
    As does my wife. (sleep straight thru, I mean).

    The odor, the infamous smell, (outgassing..who coined that pleasant phrase, anyway?), is a non issue and has been since the very first day.
    I mentioned how I started airing the bed out the very instant the dude’s set it up in my room…aiming a fan, turned on high, towards my bedroom window, and letting it blow, oscillate, across the bed and out the window from about 11am and all day untill we went to bed at about 10 or 11 pm, and even thru the night as it was a warm night.
    There is only the slightest odor now, and then only if you smash your face into the sheets, and inhale deeply.

    Again, I did not think the odor was nasty in the first place.
    I meant it when I said it smelled like sun tan lotion, cocoa bbutter, and not necessarily a chemical odor.

    Our sheets have not come off of the bed, not once.
    That first night we made the bed with the same sheets we had on our other bed. They are relatively new sheets, a set of 400 thread count sheets with a fitted bottom sheet.
    We have made our bed once and have not had to remake it since.

    I came very close to buying 800, even 1000 thread count sheets from amazon the same day I ordered the bed, because of all the talk of the bed “sleeping hot”.
    My bed does NOT sleep hot, and the weather has been really hot here in the High Desert, where I live.

    The mattress is firm, but when we lay on the bed, and our body temp warms the spot we lay in, we sink in just enough to be comfortable.
    I do wonder what will happen when the weather changes, and winter gets here. It snows, and freezes here, and we dont use the overhead central air to warm or cool the house during the year. Too expensive.
    So the bed may firm up, maybe too much? Dont know.

    And Im not really worried about it.

    To close…The bed is one of the best investments Ive ever made. Its gonna last a long time, will pay for itself in the form of comfortable, good night sleepage for years to come.
    (I paid nearly $900 for that sack of springs we were sleeping on, about 6 years ago, that eventually turned into a torture rack, and probably would have bought another one for the same price. Thats about $1800 bucks for two mattresses in 12 years.)

    As I said, a good investment overall.

    We love the TP bed. And really, I have no complaints at all.


  431. RussellsOpinion says on: 27 August 2009 at 12:44 am

    My bed rocks. (well, not literally…)

  432. Kim says on: 30 August 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Tempurpedic people!!

    Ok, so…here’s my story.

    Wait, I need coffee and Motrin.

    Ok…I’m going to try to give you the positive and the negative here!

    About two months ago, my husband and I talked to all of our friends, and posted surveys on MySpace and Facebook, regarding the Tempurpedic bed. We received responses like “Wow, don’t you think that is a LOT to pay for a bed?” and “Let me tell you, I’ve had my Tempurpedic for xx years and I would never ever sleep on anything else!” but we did not receive one negative response, other than my family being silly about the huge price. I felt that a good night’s sleep was priceless, so the price didn’t concern me too much. The husband agonized over spending so much on a bed, but this is a man who can sleep standing up! LOL.

    We went to a local dealer, rather than buying direct from the TV, and we were told a lot of details about the bed, assured that the warranty is great, and given free sheets and pillows upon purchase. Two days later, our three thousand (+) dollar bed was delivered. We have a queen sized something or other lol, I’m not sure of the model.

    The smell was…strong, but not wholly unpleasant, and we slept on the bed that night, not bothered by the smell. I am a stomach sleeper with large um…mammaries? LMAO. Ok, I have huge boobs, but can only fall asleep on my stomach, I’ve had this problem since I was a teenager with the stomach sleeping. On any other mattress, I’d wake up with hoooooorrible back pain from sleeping on my tummy. (Imagine me trying to sleep on my tummy, pregnant ha! I wish I’d had the Tempurpedic THEN!) So, the first morning, I wake up pain free, slept all night long, on my stomach. WOW! I kissed my husband and told him THANK YOUUUU for this bed!

    Now, here I am, two months or so later, and I feel ANCIENT when I wake up in the morning, every single day. Mind you, I’m only thirty! I have figured out why though, and it is kind of like eating one or three of mom’s cupcakes…you know it’s going to suck later, but it’s soooo sinfully wonderful at the moment! The reason I am so stiff in the mornings is because I sleep TOO GOOD! I know that might sound stupid, but I have never slept better in my life! I am an insomniac, I have always always had problems sleeping. But I am sleeping so deeply that I do not remember my dreams, and I do not move around enough. That’s why I’m stiff, is because I don’t move around in my sleep! However, even with the stiffness in the morning, I do feel extremely more rested, which has had an amazing impact on my life.

    Today, my husband woke me up because I was sobbing in my sleep. Apparently, I was trying to turn over, but my back hurt soooooo bad. I had a hard time getting up due to the lower back pain and stiffness. It’s because I was laying in the same position for 8 straight hours. Do you know how long it had been since I’d slept 8 straight hours before I got this bed? Years.

    So, just like with anything else in life, you have to take the good with the bad. Sure, my back hurts so bad in the morning that I have a hard time with the toilet paper for the morning pee…but I’m AWAKE when I wake up. Awake enough to do some exercise and stretch out the stiffness in my back. Oh yeah, and Motrin, Motrin is wonderful.
    Also, we have the sheet issue too, and expensive sheets do not help lol. You should’ve seen my husband’s face when I started talking about “thread count” hahahahaha. It’s on his side of the bed, and he’s pretty easygoing, so we just fix it every night before we go to bed, laugh about it, wonder WTF, but it’s not really that big of a deal.

    In conclusion I will say that I am saddened by the back pain, but I understand it. I am not saddened by the fact that I feel so refreshed and awake when I wake up in the morning, but I do miss remembering my dreams. :) Even the best things in life come with negatives. If you can think of something that does not, well I’d be happy to hear about it! Even if you win millions of dollars and have financial security for the rest of your life, there will be negatives like wondering if your friends love you for you or for your money. Positive and negative balance each other out, and in this case, I’m willing to deal with the hour of $3,000.00 stiffness in trade for the $3,000.00 of the best, most restful sleep of my life!!
    (And someone on another site, yahoo answers or something, asked about “marital relations” on this bed…don’t get me started! It’s wonderful to feel the motion of bodies instead of the motion of the bed!)

    So, if you’ve come here looking for advice on if you should buy this bed or not, I cannot give you that answer. I can only tell you that I am pleased with my situation. The good outweighs the bad. And, as with anything in life, that’s all we can ask for.

    Love and Light,
    Kim Lobley

  433. Kim says on: 30 August 2009 at 3:28 pm


    Hubby is a sweater (not the thing you wear in the winter, but a guy who sweats) and we do not find this bed to “sleep hot” or anything. After reading this site, I am curious to see what it is like in the winter, because I’ve seen people say it gets too hard.

    Also, I’m not a small woman (think Marilyn Monroe after three kids lol!), and he is a decent sized guy (think Chuck Liddelllll, yum) and we don’t have any problems with the sinkage or rolling towards your partner or any of that.

    Russell, do you have a blog anywhere? I love the way you write! High Desert like Victorville/Apple Valley/Hesperia? I’m in San Bernardino! :)

  434. Aaron says on: 2 September 2009 at 11:24 am

    I have had this bed cali-king for about 4 years, I have had consistant back problems and been to pain clinics for it, only to finally figure out that it is the bed!!! My lumbar area kills me when I wake if I sleep on my back and sleep well. Dont let anyone tell you differant!!! This bed is awfull I am in exscrutiating pain right now, and I woke up 4 hours ago. Company offers nothing!! Can anyone say class action law-suit??? Please email me if you are intersted in starting one, I have become dependent on pain killers, and without a doubt this bed is to blame!!! Anyone else feel the same way? OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  435. Aaron says on: 3 September 2009 at 10:17 am

    Okay, check this out, I slept last night with a small pillow under my lumbar area, slept on my back all night! I mean I literally woke with the pillow still under my back, and the results……. COMPLETELY pain free! Just goes to show the matress does not support the lumbar area correctly at all! My post yesterday was a little extreme! Guess the pain was really translating to my post. Anyway… I love the comfort of the bed all but the back ache when I wake. Guess I will be strapping a pillow to my back every night cuz I sure feel better today!! ahhhh……………

  436. RussellsOpinion says on: 3 September 2009 at 11:08 am

    This is gonna be my last post on this topic.

    Ive had my bed for about 3 weeks now, and I could not be happier.
    The smell is gone, the bed has broken in a bit and I sorta sink into it every night, and I sleep all the way thru to morning.

    To be fair, I only sleep about 4 hours a night anyway, but that makes no difference.

    I am very happy with the bed.

    @Aaron says on:
    2 September 2009 at 11:24 am..
    I am very sorry you are having such pain in your back.

    As I have talked about before, I too have back pain issues..(many people do).
    And I also posted that I felt that someone with 15 years of back pain could not and should not expect a bed, any bed, to cure them of that. The bed is not surgery, I think I said.

    In my case, the lower back pain and stiffness I woke up with every day for a few years, (and what was really the reason I started looking at this particular bed, for some relief), has subsided about 90%. I am not cured, of course, but I wake up with marginal to no stiffness, and I am giving the bed credit for that.
    I sleep deeply, and I awaken normally, without being woken with a shooting back spasm that blew me out of my old bed…the reason I junked my spring mattress.
    I blamed the bed too.

    My back pain comes from something else though. I have not been diagnosed, but I think ive got some arthritis going on there, as its showing up in a couple of other joints as well.

    So I just want to say this…..I love my bed. It soothes my back. It soothes my sleep, and it rests my body very well.

    I have this observation to make about what seems to be many more complaints about the bed, that posts about how much one likes the bed.

    I belive that when someone buys something, whatever it may be, and they are unhappy with it, frustrated, peed off about it…I think those people, mostly, look for a place to vent, to describe their negative experience, about a thing.
    Whereas a person who buys something and is happy with it, or has no negative issues with it, just goes on about his life and doesnt even think about finding a place to tell everyone how great his (whatever) is.

    Thats not every case, to be sure, and its just my opinion, but thats why I think topics like this are skewed towards the negative.

    I wanted to post my honest experience with this bed, from deciding to buy, to having it delivered, to laying the bed into my room, to sleeping on it for a period of time.
    I think I have done that honestly and with the right intentions.

    I am very happy with my purchase and with this bed.

    Thanks Gary, for making this topic available….it quite literaly helped me make up my mind about going ahead and buying the bed.

    I hope that you good folks who are not as happy, find relief, get your money back, have your warranty’s honored, and find what your body needs to feel right.

    Thanks Gary..and everyone


  437. RussellsOpinion says on: 3 September 2009 at 11:29 am

    …Oh yeah, I nearly forgot..

    @Kim says on:
    30 August 2009 at 3:14 pm..

    (loved your post…cracked me up for real!!)

    I dont have that issue with my boobs. I mean, I may have a touch of the “man boob” thing, but I do not and never have been able to sleep on my stomach…and that was from a kid, to now.
    I ALWAYS woke up with a stiff and sore back if I slept on my stomach. I mean, I cant even lay that way for more than a minute…it feels like my lower back is being stretched in the wrong direction, and it hurts.

    And, I completely relate with having a full and good nights sleep, for this first time in a long long time.
    I understand what you mean by sleeping deeply in one postion for hours, and waking up very sore…something your body is not used to.

    As I said up there, I dont have that problem. I sleep for 4 hours and wake up at exactly the same time every morning, about 3:30, and Im up for the day.

    So Im just wondering aloud here…have you had back pain and ack problems over the years, BECAUSE of the size of your chest?

    Im only saying this because my sister in law has big boobs and has had back pain since she was, like, 13 or something, and it translates into her her bed, and her sleep as well.

    If so, then I just think that no bed is gonna fix that….thats a medical thing and as ive said several times, a new bed aint surgery…

    And there is this quote from you..
    “(And someone on another site, yahoo answers or something, asked about “marital relations” on this bed…don’t get me started! It’s wonderful to feel the motion of bodies instead of the motion of the bed!”

    I swear I cannot understand why someone would complain about sex on this bed. I could not have described it better myself…you feel the motion of your babe, and not the bed.
    The spring mattress….your trying to time your own motion with the spring back of the mattress, and the slower return motion of your honey, and yeah, after years of doing it on a regular bed, you obviously get pretty good at it.
    But this bed, with no springs, and no return motion…youve got it just right.
    Its just body to body, and the motion of those two bodies.

    I think the person that posted that particular beef, had other issues and no mattress was gonna fix it.

    lol. that sounded mean. Im not trying to be mean..not a mean person.

    And, Im sorry to say, I havent rememered a good dream since the 80’s….which is where most of my troubles began in the first place.. sex drugs rock and roll and all that! lm@o

    OK, thats it and thats all.

    Waaaay more upside on this bed, than downside, (no pun intended), as far as Im concerned.

    Thanks all…Hope you get blissfull sleep, somewhere down the line.

    Peace and out

  438. Virginia says on: 3 September 2009 at 5:33 pm

    We purchased Tempurpedic Rhapsody 2 months ago from a smarmy salesman. Odor/off-gassing is still very strong. Bed is very hot for me, not so much for my husband. It is not softening up and is uncomfortable for my shoulders and upper back. We are going to try to exchange it. Customer service is very unhelpful. I think there should be a class action lawsuit.

  439. Gary says on: 4 September 2009 at 12:18 am

    Wow! It’s been FIVE YEARS since I wrote about my bed!

    This is constantly one of the most popular pages on my blog. I’ve got over 2000 posts on this blog but more than 1 out of 10 comments are left on this post!

    I still love my bed!!!

    It’s amazing the different opinions people have on this bed. It’s generally a love it or hate it, not many in-betweens. A few people hate it enough to mention some kind of class action lawsuit.

    I love that people come back over and over to post and read feedback.

    Thank you every one!

  440. N.K. says on: 7 September 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Accidentally stumble upon this page while searching for moving tip (the queen size deluxe one I have is seriously heavy…)
    Anyways, here are my two pennies.

    After more than 2.5 years, the mattress is still doing it’s job, but it is nothing magical.

    Meaning, it is not hard to find a position on the the mattress that I can fall asleep but wake up with discomfort, but I wouldn’t blame it all on the mattress.

    For example, I can sleep through the entire night on it even if the blanket is curled up under me in a pile, and surely my back will hurt the next day.

    In short, the mattress is not magical, but it is better than all other mattresses I have tried. It worth the price consider the amount of time human spends in bed (Though a little cheaper would never hurt :))

    If you tend to wake up with pain in TP bed, I’d suggest try to find truly comfortable and correct position. The bed tend to settle me in a position that I know is bad yet it just doesn’t feel bad until the next day…
    I can imagine some people sleep in a Tempur-pedic in such way that damages their spine or other part of their body without feeling it right the way, thus having knowledge about human body is still required even if one sleeps on a Tempur-pedic.

    For the other issues, the mattress was pretty firm when it first came, and it did have that new thing smell.
    Me and my girlfriend basically abused it (jumping on it, bending it, etc) thinking that if it were to break, break before the trail period is over :p
    And that probably solved both problems (note that I am not saying it’s the proper way to do it, ask qualified personnel for advise instead).

    As to the sheet issue, the generic ones tends to slip off once a while (haven’t tried the TP ones). On the other hand, the mattress protector (the TP ones) stays on really well and keeps the mattress very clean, too.

    The TP mattress is warmer then other mattresses, but nothing that can’t be solved by setting the AC temperature a little lower.

    The foundation does start to squeak after say maybe an year, but that doesn’t change my opinion about the mattress. However, this should be concerned if you are buying a TP bed.

    One funny side issue:
    Before this bed I used to sleep on smaller beds, so I tend to sleep on the edge of a bed. It is impossible to do that with TP mattress. If you try, you will slowly fall off the edge.

    At this point though, I just really wish it’s a little bit lighter :s
    It’s not really fun to move something 120 lb and bulky through the stairs.

  441. Robert Smith says on: 16 September 2009 at 10:21 am

    Five years ago, I traded in my superfirm Original Mattress Factory mattress for a Tempurpedic mattress, because of back pain. The mattress did outgas for more than 2 or 3 months. I aired the room out frequently. The odor was quite strong.

    The mattress did not help my back pain. Only some yoga exercises did.

    I got used to the heat pretty quickly and also notice the ridged sheet effect, but the main problem is that my hands get really stiff and my whole body feels beat up after sleeping on a Tempurpedic. It is difficult to get into a healthy sleep position.

    This was indeed a big waste of money for me and I think it worsened the carpal tunnel problem I was having until surgery. After surgery, my hands still get very stiff in bed, so I can not close them. Out of bed and they are fine. I have even noticed my arms getting numb from just sleeping on my back.

    I would just stick to a firm mattress with pillowtop, if I were a new mattress buyer.

  442. JW says on: 20 September 2009 at 1:56 pm

    We just bought a new Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody bed. It arrived with a bad moldy-musty smell which the store dismissed as the smell of the materials – this was proven untrue by the fact that hanging the cover on the clothesline for a couple hours eliminated the musty smell, as did airing out the bed on our deck. However, underneath the nice cover is a cheap off-white cottony-cover manufactured in the Urkraine (we were told it was made in the USA)- and that fabric had and has (dead?) BUGS on and woven into it as well as numerous black specks which we are having a pathologist friend analyze. Some of them appear to be carpet beetles. We wouldn’t have known this except for having to remove and air out the “decorative” cover, exposing the cheap material underneath. The store would not take the bed back immediately so we were forced to sleep on it last night (and once again tonight if not more), and my back and neck hurt like they have not in years. I thought our worn conventional bed was bad, but it rates as wonderful compared to this new more than $3,000 bed. I would not recommend this kind of bed my worst enemy and wish we had not fallen for the marketing hype.

  443. tmt says on: 16 October 2009 at 1:26 am


    Need reviews for the Classic Bed please……..

    Thank you.

  444. anna says on: 21 October 2009 at 8:17 am

    This is for Aaron who complained about his bed (1st post) then noted back pain improvement after sleeping with a small pillow under his lower back (2nd post). My back was “saved” after a similar experience following a suggestion from a friend to read/check out books from a back care specialist, Robin McKenzie. He has a couple of small, inexpensive books out about alleviating back pain. The idea of putting a small pillow under your back is a key to keeping the back in the “correct”, slightly arched back, alignment. Just an FYI. I bought a Classic King size bed a week ago, had a great 1st night sleep, and have since had less than perfect sleep. I’m giving it some time, though. My hip pain is gone, but back is still “tight”. Goes away quickly in the a.m. though…..

  445. Russell says on: 9 November 2009 at 7:05 am

    Hey peeps, Gary, whats up. Im checking in.
    Want to see what people are saying about THE BED. ahahaha

    Oh, this is for JW says on:
    20 September 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Dude, (or dudette)…youve got BUGS sewn into the fabric of the second? cover, underneath the tempurpedic, yellow cover???
    The dont come with two covers. Mine didnt, anyway, just the yellow cover, and under that, the mattress.
    Sounds like somebody is geeking you, bro. (or broette hehe).
    You bought that bed from TP online?

    Weird stories.

    I freaking love my bed. Its been almost 90 days, almost reaching that period where I will be out of time if I want to exchange my bed, or get my money back.

    I love my bed.

    My back pain is loooong gone, no kidding. My wife, who poopoo-ed the bed the first day, says today that she is considering not going on the family vacation, unless they have TP beds at the motel, or hotel…and they do not, where we go on our vacations.

    Look, like N.K. says on:
    7 September 2009 at 3:48 pm…
    ..there really is nothing magical about the bed.

    Its made with a patented kind of foam rubber that recovers its shape, recovers its fullness, over a few thicher pads of semi regular foam rubber of different sizes and thickness, depending on the model you buy.

    And after youve lain on it for a few days, it softens up a bit, and become so so comfortable.

    Ive already made my comments from thinking, to buying, to delivery, to airing it out, (that smell…cocoa butter..is gone. bummer) to sleeping on it, so im only here to tell you that i want to try and use my 90 free trial and get another tp bed, a more expensive style, with more pads and a thicker upper memory foam top.

    A bed like that has got to be even more comfortable than the one we have.


    I wouldnt trade my bed for another Harley.

    If your thinking about it, take my word…buy the bed, enjoy the bed for years to come.


  446. Russell says on: 9 November 2009 at 7:16 am

    I just found this post from Gary, of Gary Said… (the actual creator of this place and post about TP).

    Read this:

    Gary LaPointe says on 25 August 2006 at 5:26 pm:
    I love my Tempurpedic (I’m the original poster).

    Please everyone remember, people are more likely to complain than to compliment.

    Think of all the items you own that you’re happy with that you’ve never posted anything positive on. Now think of all the things you have that you’ve complained about.

    People who have a tempurpedic bed and love it aren’t surfing the net looking for places to compliment it…


    See, that is so true. Not many go out and buy something, find they love it so much that they want to find a place on the web to tell everyone about it.

    Many, many more people are more likely to buy something and find they DO NOT like it, and its those people that get angry and go post their complaints on a website so they can vent their anger to the earth.

    Keep that in mind when you read these posts. I did…I think I even said something like this in one of my original posts.

    If 1000 people buy the same thing, 1 out of 100 will complaign. (thats not scientific, just my opinion).
    That means that 10 people out of 1000 find someting wrong with a product.

    I would imagine that 2 or 3 of those people find something wrong with EVERY product they buy. (no offense to you folks who have legitimate complaints)

    Ok, IM DONE!


  447. Wolfie in Newport says on: 15 November 2009 at 2:30 am

    OK here is my bed story . . it took around 12 years to get what works for me. It started when I got sober and got my life back together. My first year was in rehab, and since I could finally FEEL my body, bedding became ‘noticeable’ since i wasnt passing out after being up 5 days on heroin and coke and meth. So, the beds in rehab that first year were terrible, regular twin matresses that slumped out like crazy and every day when I wole up I felt like I got hit my a bus.

    Then I got out of rehab and got my own place and started a company. It went well & I thought . . hmm lets get my own bed . . so I got a no name pillowtop for $1000. It sucked and slumped out . . in 2 months it was like sleeping in a hammock and I had that ‘hit by a bus’ feeling every day when I woke up again.

    Shopping and getting some food in fashion island, I happened across a Duxian store and I thought . . hmm I got my life together and I make some good money now, I deserve a fancy great mattress I wont have to worry about anymore. I bought a Dux bed for around $5500 and it was nice for a year or so then the topper part began to get the dreaded ‘black hole’ in it so I started getting the hit by a bus thing again.

    Next, I sold it on ebay and got a Tempur Celeb King bed . . which I love love LOVED . . but my girlfriend who lived with me and was only 100 lbs hated it. SO after almost breaking up over it, I returned it and bought a top of the line Kluft Le Chateau handmade pillowtop for $6800. It was a very nice bed, quite luxurious, but guess what lol . . after around 2 years it black-holed out and I would end up rotating the matress every week and only the first night on the fresh side would be ok, then after that . . HIT BY A BUS! So I called Kluft and complained blah blah blah paid $6800 and its got a big slump in it . . they sent someone out that took measurements, and then they replaced it . . then guess what happened around 18 months later . . BLACK HOLE!

    So by this time, that same grilfriend and I parted ways after 5 years. SO . . I was in the clear to get anything I wanted to sleep on . . so it was time to inspect memory foam beds again. I was drawn in to a company called Essentia, who makes ‘all natural’ memory foam beds. I bought a king top of the line Dormuesse, it was nice and soft, but only 8″ deep for a $5500 bed was not what I was looking for. My hips would bottom out as I am a side sleeper. SO I got a return order on it, and said ‘F@kkit’ . . and went to a Orange COunty Mattress and bought a TempurPedic King Grandbed. It came in 1 week and I have been sleeping on it a few months now. It is a serious piece of bed lol. I dont get the slump, I dont get the hit by a bus feeling in the morning. My new girlfriend likes the bed, she is not a primmadonna, nor does she live with me yet, s she hasnt had a fair say yet, only that she likes it better than what she sleeps on at the moment.

    The smell is latex-y and it has dissipated by now, my cats love the bed too and sleep on it every night. I hate to jinx myself, but the HD material is so dense, I cant imagine it wll ever slump, probably just loosen up a bit more. As for sex, it is great, its not like quicksand and it doesnt absorb all of the energy . . it is kind of like a gym mat if that makes any sense.

    I have friends that came over and freaked out that I spent $7800 on a bed . . I’m like . .”Bro – you drove here in a $140,000 car . . what do you spend in it, an hour a day? But you wont spend $8k on a bed you spend1/3 of your life in!?!?!?!”

    I would say if you are interested in a Tempurpedic, go to the store and TRY THEM ALL . . . WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER!!!! Try them MUTLIPLE TIMES . . for SEVEN MINUTES at least each, make sure you BOTH LOVE the one you agree on even if it is a slight compromise. Dont trip about the smell, it goes away, its no big deal.

    I spent $13,300 on spring mattresses in the last 12 years and I can tell you NO MATTER how expensive or how painstakingly handcrafted of the finest wool etc etc. it is, IT WILL SLUMP! If this drives you nuts, chose the lesser of 2 evils, which is 2 weeks of smell lol.

    Best of Luck in YOUR PERSONAL BED HUNT!


  448. Wolfie in Newport says on: 15 November 2009 at 2:37 am

    Oh yeah .. one more thing, about the sheets . . I have always loved the “Hotel Collection” from Macy’s, I have the 600 threadcount top sheet & pillowcases, and I got the 800 count fitted sheet for the new King Grandbed. It fits PERFECTLY and never falls of or even loosens. Take a peek, they ahve agood sae o the 600’s at the momentL


  449. Glenn, California says on: 16 November 2009 at 11:57 am

    I just had to comment after my recent experience with Tempur-Pedic.

    In 2003 I bought (according to Tempur-Pedic customer service) a ClassicBed. This has been the best bed I have ever slept on and I instantly became an extreme advocate for Tempur-Pedic. About four months ago my neighbor was shopping for a bed and I let him sleep on my ClassicBed for one night. This mattress is a little over 6 years old and still looks and sleeps as new. He absolutely loved the mattress and offered to buy it from me.

    I sold it to him and decided on the SolutionBed sold exclusively at Relax The Back. This mattress never had the “total relaxing” feeling of my 2003 ClassicBed. After one month of sleeping on this bed, my hips began sinking into the mattress making my back ache. I honestly thought they were selling a knock-off and I returned it to Relax The Back minus the $250.

    I decided to order directly from Tempur-Pedic and first tried the AdvantageBed. This bed felt OK when first lying on the mattress but once my body warmed up the bed, the tempur material would compress completely and I felt like I was lying on lumpy clay. I called customer service to swap the AdvantageBed (and waive my right to return the swap) for the ClassicBed (I mean I expected this to be just like my 2003 ClassicBed).

    The 2009 ClassicBed arrived… I was really looking forward to a good nights sleep. I laid on the bed only to discover it had none of the pressure relieving qualities of the 2003 ClassicBed. After sleeping on it for a few hours, it exhibits the same qualities of the AdvantageBed, the tempur material compresses completely and then it feels like lumpy clay, surface is hard and causes pressure on the body especially around the hip area. The new Tempur-Pedic mattress now has an airflow base and the actual tempur material is not as thick as my 2003 ClassicBed. They must have change the formula for the tempur material which now after being warmed by your body compresses completely into a extremely firm layer and the convoluted airflow base is why it feels lumpy. Now I’m stuck with this piece of crap…… DO NOT BUY TEMPUR-PEDIC!!!!

  450. Sara says on: 22 November 2009 at 9:22 pm

    My husband and I purchased the newest Tempurpedic model, the Cloud Supreme and within 2 days I was experiencing a severe allergic response to the fumes emitting from the mattress…started with sleeplessness (ironic) and a headache and progressed to burning in my throat and nose, wheezing, rapid heartbeat and a constant jittery feeling. I have no underlying medical conditions. I would consider myself mildly sensative to strong smells like paint…but never experienced anything like this. I am on prednisone (to combat the allergic response) and needed to vacate my home for several days after the mattress was removed, despite the fact that odor was gone. Very, very strange. I will say, my husband smelled the strong odor, but did not have the same allergic response. Just an FYI.

  451. Caro says on: 2 December 2009 at 8:44 am

    We’ve had our Tempur-pedic cloud bed for 2 nights and i’m stiff in the shoulders and neck. I have never had a hard time sleeping, but now I toss and turn. Not to mention I wake up with a slightly sweaty feeling (and i used to have to sleep in sweatpants and sweatshirt to keep warm in our house). Not sure what to do. I’ve never hated a bed, and i don’t want to hate this – but will it get better?

  452. Jake says on: 9 December 2009 at 8:13 am

    I have had my Tempur-pedic bed for four months now, and I must admit I wake up in agony with my back. I have to take pain med’s when I wake up.
    Sleep for me lasts about 5 hours as I wake up in pain and cannot get comfortable enough to get a full nights sleep so I am tired all the time.
    Bad point number two they cost so much money replacing the mattress is sometimes not an option for most like me who bought it as an investment. Totally unhappy with it:-(

  453. Sam says on: 12 December 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Am fairly healthy and in great shape (both cardio and weight training. Only two health issues I have are allergies to dust mites/pollen which leads to fatigue and intermittent low back pain from a herniated L5 disc whic is generally under excellent control from daily stretching and limiting amount I run. I bought this mattress for my clean room which is where I generally sleep (no carpeting, no furniture just a mattress and lamp) which generally takes care of my allergy issue. First 4 months with the mattress were great, but as it got soft I began to wake up every morning with lower left back pain and tingling down my left leg from sciatica. I switched to sleeping on the other side of the bed (generally I sleep on the left side), pain went away for about a month and then came back as the right side became soft as well. As soon as I switched back to my standard sealy mattress, pain resolved. Needless to say I am very dissapointed in this product and caution anyone with low back pain from purchasing it

  454. Glenn, California says on: 14 December 2009 at 10:50 am

    Message for Caro:
    The bed will soften up quite a bit in 4-8 weeks. I will tell you that the new Tempur-Pedic mattresses do not have the comfort level and support of the beds they manufactured in 2003 (see my original comment 11/16/2009). I have had my new ClassicBed for about 2 months and am very disappointed and I consider this to be one of the worst beds I’ve every owned. I would advise you to try the bed for 2 months and if things don’t improve have them take it back.


  455. Daron Ruiz says on: 17 December 2009 at 12:08 am

    So this is a follow-up from my 2005 TP purchase and a follow-up to “Just try it’s” comment…

    First of all, Just Try It, you can bite me! I put up an honest review and for whatever reason you want to critique my comments because you think I’m not serious. I’ve been dealing with pain in my shoulders for YEARS, yeah, I’m serious about a lawsuit if that’s what caused it. I’ll bet you work for TP or a TP reseller and just attempting to do some damage control I think.

    On a lighter note… I’ve got some great tips for TP users with concerns, I’ve met a lot of people who have issues with the mattress and we’ve solved most of em with an additional purchase.

    The product was purchased at Macy’s but I’m sure you can find it in several places… It a SUPER think mattress cover, with down filling. Now although it reduces SOME of the form fitting aspects of the TP mattress, it completely eliminated the uncomfortable heat from summer time (we live in Las Vegas) and my shoulders started getting better when I put on this this cover as it prevented me from sinking in so much when I sleep on my side. I also believe that putting something like this on the mattress would also alleviate some of the concerns about the latex/foam breakdown issues/allergies. We don’t have any issues on the latter but now we’ve got a barrier between us and the mattress and now it’s really the best mattress we’ve ever had, and will likely keep it the rest of our days.

  456. Natalie Morgan says on: 19 December 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Hi all,

    Going to try to make a long story short… remember I said “try” :-)

    I had an Englander Latex mattress for 17 yrs with no problems. I have fibromyalgia which, until an unrelated surgery and drop of 20 lbs., was never a problem on the old mattress. Over the last year I regained 15lbs, now I weigh 128lbs. Apparently I didn’t gain any of the weight back on my hips where most of my problems reside. I am a side sleeper, 60 yrs. old, and now very boney in the shoulders and especially the hips.

    So, my old Englander started hurting my hips… first a tingling, then burning sensation, the numbness followed by pain. I figured the mattress had had it and bought an egg crate topper along with a plush fiber filled mattress cover. Felt nice when climbing into bed, but really no help for the pain/ pressure points.

    I bought a new Englander Nature’s Finest Latex set 3 weeks ago. Last three weeks have been miserable. Numb hips and thighs and now shoulders… feeling like a pro boxer was beating up through the night. Keep waking up with red sore spots over hip bones. Bought a three inch memory foam topper, only to find that 2.5 density foam doesn’t really do the trick. And why should I spend 250.00 to add to the comfort of an already expensive bed???

    Now I’ve read everything I can find from every forum and review out there and even a certain self proclaimed mattress king who claims latex is the ONLY solution for comfort… well, for me it’s definitely not! I don’t like the sleep number beds I tried out in the stores, box springs cause more pressure, so I’m seriously thinking of getting the new Tempur-Cloud.

    I’m worried about the off-gassing I keep reading about because I have an older kitty who is not in the best of health and if you’ve read this entire thread, as I have, you have read about the dead lizard. The salesman at our local Sleep Train just laughed at this, but I’m still a bit concerned. Anyone else have a problem with TP and pets?

    I’m seriously thinking of going this week to take advantage of Sleep Train’s “try it” with a full refund policy after 100 nights. Has anyone here bought from Sleep Train? Is there anything I should ask about before I make yet another expensive purchase? Any new comments, suggestions, anything at all very much appreciated.

    I’m also very interested in any comments about the mattress protector for the Tempur-pedic? Does it feel like sleeping on plastic? Is it necessary? Can you put a regular cotton mattress pad on these beds? Guess I’m just used to having something between the sheet and mattress, but don’t like the idea of anything with a plastic backing.

    If you read this, then thank you, and well… I will keep checking back and if/ when I make the purchase I’ll post back and let you all know how it works out.

    Thanks to Gary for this wonderful site ;-)

  457. Natalie Morgan says on: 28 December 2009 at 5:31 pm


    On Dec 21 I went to Sleep Train and laid on the Tempur-Cloud for a full 45 min. Sat up with pillows behind me for another 20 min. to be sure it was comfortable for TV watching, (and to be sure my butt didn’t go to sleep as it does on the Englander). It felt very comfortable, so I took the plunge and bought it.

    The salesman gave me a TP Comfort pillow to take home with me. When I opened the pillow I DID notice the odor, but it wasn’t anything near what I read about. I have to say I had anticipated the same awful smell as “foam toppers” I had tried, but it’s not anything like those. After rolling it up and mushing it around to soften it, I had no problem sleeping on it. Just a whiff or two of “new smell” during the night. A week later and the pillow is great with no odor.

    They just delivered the Tempur-Cloud queen mattress and with it being only 50° today, it’s really, really firm, but of course I know I have to let it warm up to room temperature :-) I’m very relieved the smell doesn’t seem much stronger than the pillow (so far), but I’m leaving the window open with a fan on for a few hours, as the delivery guys advised. I’m anxious and excited to sleep on it. I’ll update in the next few days.

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas :-)

  458. Natalie Morgan says on: 2 January 2010 at 7:39 pm


    1st night, after airing out the mattress for 7 hrs., it felt a little firm and cold. I don’t think it had fully warmed up to room temp yet. Sleep Train gave me a mattress protector (not a Tempur-pedic brand), and it fit the bed perfectly, but felt a little scratchy even through the jersey bottom sheet. I also think it made the mattress feel a little firmer than it would have.

    2nd night, after I took off the mattress protector, the mattress was much softer, though still not as soft as the one in the store, but a good 25% softer than night one. It did smell stronger this second night, and I was afraid it would never go away.

    After 5 nights my mattress no longer has any odor and is the most comfortable bed ever! My hips quit hurting after 3 nights and I’m just too happy. MY HIPS DON’T HURT ANYMORE!!!

    I’m a little worried that it may soften up too much as it’s winter and new. They say they get even softer after a few months and especially in summer. But, I have 95 more nights to try it and the only reason I would consider returning it or exchanging it for the Deluxe, is if it gets too soft and my lower back starts hurting. I will be carefully monitoring that.

    Also, can ANYONE please let me know about getting the Tempur-pedic brand mattress protector? Does it fit the bed tightly so it doesn’t bunch, and I wonder if it does keep the mattress cooler in summer.

    Other than feeling a little weird about not having a mattress pad between the bottom sheet and mattress cover….. I am in heaven! I swear I’ve never slept on anything so soft and cuddly. We keep the house between 68° and 70°, and I’m using jersey sheets and have no heat problem so far.

    For those of you considering the Tempur-Cloud Supreme, my opinion is it is PLUSH! It doesn’t feel as if you’re sinking into it like the Deluxe does. I don’t get that “my mattress wraps around me”, or “sleeping in sand” feel at all. It actually feels like a softer pillow-top plush mattress with no pressure points at all…. just takes a few nights to get there.

    Will update with any changes or in about a month or so.
    Happy New Year everyone :-)

  459. Aly says on: 9 January 2010 at 3:41 pm

    After reading probably every single post on the internet having to do with beds and more in particular, Tempur-Pedic, I decided to post my TP journey here, as this blog seemed to be split in half on the love/hate thing. I hope that my purchase can help people make an educated decision.

    After 10 years our top of the line Sealy Posturpedic is done..And although my husband and I are fit and thin, you can see the hills and dales, even with plush bedding. Time for a new mattress. A few of our friends have and love their TP but I was afraid of being too hot. I am a VERY hot sleeper and for the past 8 months have not been able to make it past a few hours of sleep before tossing, turning, and then having a hard time falling back to sleep. Everything on my body is always aching now (I’m in my mid 40’s). I haven’t had a good night sleep in what feels like forever. Called TP and they sent me the information along with a DVD. Impressed, we then went to our neighborhood Sleepy’s and layed around on all the different TP’s for over 2 hrs before deciding on the King Rhapsody (+ the Ergo). Quite the hefty investment in this economy, but we both need sleep! The salesperson assured us that the Rhap was our best bet because it sleeps cooler then the others. In the showroom I had died and gone to sleep heaven on this bed.

    After signing on the dotted line the salesperson informed us that the bed would arrive “frozen” because of the freezing temps here in NJ right now. She suggested an early delivery time so the bed would have time to “thaw out” by the time we went to bed. Ok. Then she said something that kinda freaked me….”The bed will also come with an odor, but it’s not dangerous, nor toxic, and will dissipate.” We were then handed a sheet of paper explaining both those minor inconveniences to us. I am VERY sensitive to smell and am kind of a health freak so when we left Sleepy’s the odor thing was bothering me.

    Unlike most of you here, I bought my bed THEN searched the net for details because I was totally unaware of the toxic odor thing prior to purchasing. I had a week before my bed would be delivered so I figured I had time to cancel it. I found a lot of crazy information regarding the toxicity and smell of the TP and was really starting to question my purchase. My friends stated they don’t remember an odor. (One has had the bed for 5 yrs., the other for 3yrs). Most of the posts on various sites claim not being able to sleep on the bed for several nights because of the smell, (well they were removing my old bed upon delivery which would leave us fighting over the couch). One poster even claimed the fumes killed a pair of her lizards. I was trying to keep things in perspective, realizing that peanuts are non-toxic too, but to some they could prove lethal.

    I called TP and they stayed on the phone for a very lengthy time reassuring me that the fumes were non-toxic and that the bed was manufactured in the US (I know there is a lot of confusion regarding this) He also reiterated that the bed would come frozen but I’d be able to sleep on it by that night. The bottom line, I could take it back if I don’t like it.

    Yesterday morn the bed arrived and the first surprise was that it was not frozen at all. Where I live they don’t stock the trucks the night before but rather that morning. I was the first delivery so my bed was temp. ready. Second thing I was surprised about was how “slight” the smell was…I mean SLIGHT. I had been making such a big deal about these fumes that the first thing my daughter did was run into my room to smell the bed….she literally had to put her nose to it to discern it. It smells like day two of a newly painted room. The pillows (which came gratis) also had the slight smell. So far so good! Then the delivery person told me my b-room was too cold for the bed. (we keep it around 62…again I’m a hot sleeper). He said the bed would not “perform” properly below 65 deg., and functions best at 70 deg. There is no way that is happening. He assured me over and over that I would be returning this bed. I was sooo disappointed to hear this. He said he had to return his because he and his wife keep their room temp very chill like mine. Again, if I don’t like it I’ll return it, but I’ll be the judge.

    I did leave it to air out all day and made it up around 11pm last night. Again VERY LITTLE odor and you’d have to put your nose to the bed to smell it. My husband is out of town so I can only give you my first night’s impression. I went to bed at midnight. Ok, first, the bed did not “harden up” in the cold room, but the bed felt cold….this works for me and soon adjusted and was neither hot nor cold. I also used the TP pillow. I was awakened from a pretty bad pain in my neck BUT it wasn’t until SEVEN AM!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it. I am SO used to waking up every other hour from aches, pains and night sweats. The pillow was why my neck hurt. It was VERY hard from the chill in the room…like having my head on a rock. Second thing…the odor had become much worse by this morning. It had permeated all the bedding, my clothes, my skin, my hair, it was pretty gross. I stripped the bedding, threw it all in the wash. I’m letting the bed air out all day again today. I did put two plates of apples and baking soda as suggested in so many of the posts. TP representative had even told me about that trick.

    I am at work today but a friend of mine had gone to my house to borrow something which happened to be in my bedroom. (I hadn’t told her about my new bed yet). She called me from my room asking what the plates of apples were doing on my bed. I told her about the bed and the smell, etc. She said there was absolutely no smell whatsoever in my room or on the bed. (this was around 2 this afternoon). However, this is how it was last night as well until I made the bed and slept on it….so we’ll see how it goes tonight!

    Has anyone else experienced the bed not smelling then the odor releasing as you slept or getting worse the next day?

  460. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 9 January 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, I like my room cold, but that’s a little cold for me. I always thought the recommended temperature was more like 65-68.

    I think my bed odor might have gotten worse the first day (since they carried it up 3 flights I’m sure it aired out some and then had to fill the room) but then it went down. I don’t remember it lasting more than a week or days, but I’m sure I opened the window and aimed a fan at it to help air it out.

    Hope you love it like I do! :)

  461. Aly says on: 10 January 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Second night sleeping in my new TP Rhap bed. Smell is totally gone. I guess I’m lucky compared to some of the other TP posters in here. I did leave it to air out all day again yesterday, and also did the apples and baking soda thing (2 large plates of them). It is totally annoying that a bed that costs this much has to be aired out, broken in, etc.

    Again, I keep my b-room very chill…62. Bed was a little stiff getting into last night but softened up fairly quickly from my body heat. I had a great night sleep yaaaaay! So far I’m loving it. It is strange and will take some getting used to but I love the way I’m sleeping.

    Tonight hubby comes home so I’ll let everyone know how he fairs the first night!

    BTW, I bought the sterns & foster sheets (available at BB&Beyond and there is no problem whatsoever with them slipping off, and I have the ergo system…if ever they were going to slip off would be when I lifted the head up last night to watch TV.

  462. Natalie Morgan says on: 10 January 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Just a quick note to Aly:

    I didn’t think the smell was that bad either and the second night was definitely the worst of it! I’m so glad you’re enjoying your new bed. I’m still loving mine (Cloud Supreme going on two weeks) but I have quit using the Comfort pillow they gave me… it’s just too hard and make my neck hurt!

    I find it interesting your salesman told you the Rhapsody sleeps the coolest (which may be true), ours said the Celebrity sleeps the coolest due to the pillow top and cashmere cover. I wonder what the Tempur-pedic reps say? Starting to wonder if it all depends on who you ask.

    Are you using any type of mattress protector? I’m still trying to decide on buying the TP one or not.

    Hope you husband loves the bed too. I look forward to reading any updates. This is the just the best place to find user input :-)

    PS I have the adjustable foundation too, it’s fantastic!

  463. JB says on: 11 January 2010 at 2:48 pm

    For those experiencing neck and shoulder pain….
    Try a different height of pillow. I had this trouble twice.
    Changing my pillow worked. It probably has something to do with neck alignment. Once the pillow was simply too small. The second time I had lost some weight and needed a smaller pillow.

  464. Aly says on: 17 January 2010 at 9:37 pm


    Hey everyone, it’s been a week and 2 nights. I have to admit, the jury is still out. My husband was not comfortable AT ALL the first two nights….now he says he’s sleeping much sounder and definetely feels more rested. BUT we both are still trying to get used to the “hardness” of it. The Rhap is not a comfy cozy bed, but we are sleeping well. However, like I wrote in the above post, we keep our bedroom really cold…and from what I understand, this is the reason for the hardness. If this is not the case and I go past the point of no return and it doesn’t soften up when it warms up…well, I don’t know.
    The smell….well, it’s wierd, it totally goes away, then will come back (but in faint waves). I was talking to someone last night at a party who’s had the TP since Nov. She said it took all of a month to go away, and now there is zero smell.
    The heat…again, I have night sweats and they are no worse, no better. My husband told me tell you all that the bed is much “cooler” then our past conventional mattress which makes sense because our room is so cold and the TP retains the room temp, but to me feel actually colder then the air.

    The comfort pillow gave me a splitting headache. But again, my room is too cold for it, it’s as hard as a brick. Perhaps we’ll give it another try in the spring.

    I bought the TP mattress cover. It’s very very thin and waterproof. The only thing about it is that I believe it doesn’t “breathe” because of the waterproofness therefore prolonging the off-gassing. I’ve removed it several times to allow more airing out of the bed and when I removed it, it was like the fumes were trapped and the offgassing was worse for an hour or so. It is larger then the bed so it will not slip off…plus I have the ergo system and even with raising up the bed the liner doesn’t come off (nor the sheets).

    Actually, the REP at TP also reiterated that the Rhap was the cooler of the two beds (Celeb vs. Rhap) because I REALLY wanted the Celeb because I thought it was more comfortable and comfy cozy.

    We have 2 weeks left to make our decision. We don’t know what to as of right now.

    Anyone else have feelings of the Rhap being too hard? Then to have it soften up?
    Sweet Dreams!

  465. Natalie Morgan says on: 19 January 2010 at 2:46 am

    Update: Three weeks on Tempur-pedic Cloud Supreme.

    Last time I posted I was just so happy. There was no hip pain and I loved my Cloud. Well that lasted all of a week :-(.

    Last night was three weeks of sleeping on my Cloud. My hips and shoulders, are hurting again, not nearly as significantly as on previous beds but I’m very disappointed the pain is back at all. The Cloud has softened. It has softened A LOT! We keep the house at 68° to 70°, so I can’t imagine how soft this will be in summer when the house is at around 78°.

    I know I’m saying the bed is soft, but at the same time it also feels firmer and harder on pressure points then it did 3 wks ago … as if I’m now “bottoming out” onto the firmer core material, yet surrounded by softer foam. Best way I can describe it is imagine a few marshmallows held between your fingers. If you squeeze your fingers together softly, the marshmallows compact, the more times you squeeze the more they compact until you can feel your fingers meet through them. I’m a side sleeper, so this is only in the shoulder and hip area.

    BUT, now in addition to the other hip and shoulder pain, for the first time EVER I have lower back pain, and neck pain even with the use of a soft thin pillow, so I’m thinking the mattress is losing support or getting too soft and my bony areas are sinking in deeper than the rest of me.

    Aly, thank you for the update. I’m really glad to know the Rhapsody is the one that sleeps cooler as I may be exchanging for that one, so PLEASE keep posting! Have you done the walking all over the mattress to soften it faster? I was told by TP that would help when I was looking at the firmer models.

    Also, after reading your post I ordered the TP protector. As I keep saying, I just have to have something between the sheet and the mattress :-).

    I feel the same as you… “the jury is still out” and I don’t know what I’ll do. Maybe the Deluxe, maybe the Rhapsody. Maybe something different like the new Simmons NxG 400?

    I want so badly to love this bed! I still have until the end March to decide and am determined to try to give this mattress it’s full trial period. I just don’t want to start over with something else to find I’m out a lot of money… again!

  466. Aly says on: 22 January 2010 at 11:10 am


    Ok, the Rhap was still a bit too “firm” for me, but again, we keep our room at 60ish. We took the advice of a poster here “Mrgimme” (Sept 2007) who said he put the costco 3″ foam mattress topper on top of his Rhap. For us, it was the PERFECT solution.

    We LOVED the celeb bed when trying them all out, but because I sleep so hot the salesgirl told us stay away from it. She told us the Rhap was the way to go. But, I feel it’s too firm and not comfy cozy in the winter. The topper was the perfect solution for those who are afraid of the cushier TP’s (cloud, celeb) going too soft especially in warmer months. I can simply remove it come spring. And I also agree with Mrgimme, that I’m probably extending the life of my Rhap. It’s like having both worlds…the Celeb bed cushy-ness and the Rhapody support and firmness.

    For those who can’t afford the extra $ for the celeb, get the Rhap and throw on the topper (we paid $169.00 at Costco).

    Natalie: The mattress protector fits right over the topper and the mattress perfectly. My suggestion to you is go to a store and lay on both of them (the delux and the Rhap). The Rhap is MUCH firmer, but I believe it will soften in the summer. It’s also very cool (surprisingly, now even with the topper). I’m having a hard time with my computer being able to post here (keeps knocking me off) so please feel free to email me direct at: alyzibeth@aol.com

    Sweet Dreams

  467. dj says on: 25 January 2010 at 2:38 am

    Have had intermittent back pain since teen years, sometimes so bad I would have to sleep sitting up. Weird, too: not lower back but a specific muscle between my shoulder blades.

    Every now and again I would find a bed that was good (usually at a hotel). My own mattress was a handmade Gardener that was okay. Last summer I stayed at a friend’s and slept so well I pulled the bedsheets off to find the mfr. It was a Bob-o-pedic Lite.

    I finally got around to purchasing a Bob-o-pedic (TP knockoff). I got the classic plush (upgrade from the Lite). Total cost approaches a grand (mattress, taxes, delivery, and the “Goof Proof” mattress cover/warranty package).

    Mattress is on Day 2; I plan to give updates. So far, so good, but with caveats:
    Body feels great. No, SERIOUSLY great. Very rested, no pain. I look forward to this continuing.

    Current and, one hopes, temporary bad: A poster above got it spot on: whatever is outgassing from the mattress keeps me from sleeping and gives me a headache and, by morning, a little burn in the back of my throat. I am hoping/assuming this will dissipate soon enough. My wife cannot stand the smell and is sleeping in the guest bed. I am confident that this is temporary, as the Bob-o-pedic Lite I got to spend two weeks on had no such issues.

    I’ll try to keep you posted.

  468. Natalie Morgan says on: 26 January 2010 at 7:04 pm


    It’s two nights short of a month on my Tempur-Cloud. This last week has been tough. The Cloud has softened to point of compressing totally under my hips causing pain (side sleeping), and my butt (sitting up in bed). I do have the adjustable base, but if I raise my head just enough to take pressure off my hip, I wake with a stiff neck.

    I still love the feel of this mattress for the first 20 minutes, but after that, it becomes uncomfortable, and I ultimately wake in pain. I believe the reason is the low density of the top foam. I think the higher density foam, such as in the Rhapsody, would be better, but…

    I will be returning this for a full refund as I can’t risk the “one time exchange” for the Rhapsody if it were to not work out.

    I’m now looking into trying the Ara at Costco as it can be returned. If that doesn’t work, maybe another retailer with a 90 day trial on the TP Rhapsody? I have to wonder if TP keeps track of all their dealer’s sales which may prohibit me from another trial period on any TP from a different retailer.

    I’m so disappointed and frustrated. I really wanted to love this bed! I still have until March, so I will update again when I decide which way to go.

    As always, I hope this helps someone else.

  469. Natalie Morgan says on: 6 February 2010 at 2:50 pm


    I went to the mattress store today and talked to who seemed like a very TP knowledgeable salesman. I told him how hard I found the Cloud. That is was great for all of one week out the almost five weeks I’d been sleeping on it, but now felt like it was “bottoming out” onto a hard layer and is hurting my hips. He told me it was because it hadn’t been properly broken in. I was like “Huh? I’ve been sleeping on this for over four weeks! How could it NOT be broken in?”.

    He asked me if I had ever actually walked on it Charlie Chaplin style and promised me that if I did that every day over the next few weeks, it would break in the second layer… the 5.3lb. support layer directly below the 4.1lb softer top layer.

    He also said that at my weight and height (128 lbs., 5’ 7”), and with my fibromyalgia and hip problems, the Rhapsody would be too firm due to the 7lb upper layer. Basically, I would have a harder time breaking that one down to get the softness heavier people, or people who sleep with partners achieve. But if the Cloud doesn’t work out, the Deluxe might be a choice.

    I came home and walked on the Cloud for about 10 minutes. I’ll try it a few times every day and see if it softens up like the salesman said. Anyone ever walked on a TP? I gotta say it’s quite the workout for your thighs… it could definitely replace a gym membership …LOL

    So I now have hope I didn’t have before. If the Cloud breaks in I will be so happy!

    I’ll update again and let you know how it goes.

  470. Patsy says on: 12 February 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Hi dj, can you please tell me how the Bob O Pedic is working out for you? I am so close to buying one (Queen Plush) but I am really concerned about the smell and the firmness?

    Did you buy the Plush or the Firm Bob O Pedic and did the smell go away completely?

    Thanks Patsy

  471. Shea says on: 14 February 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I’m a very happy Tempur-Pedic customer!

    My husband and I purchased a standard king size Bellasonna in early January 2010. Upon delivery, and for the first week or so, it was much firmer than the Bellasonna model I repeatedly lounged upon in my local mattress shop. After speaking to the salesman I purchased it from, he suggested walking on it to loosen/soften it up quicker. Both I and my two young children walked on the mattress daily for nearly a week, and it made a HUGE difference. My husband says it is definitely softening up and he is quite happy. As for the smell upon delivery at 9am, it was minor and wasn’t even noticeable by bedtime (and it was never bothersome). Our Bellasonna rocks!

    Enjoy your beds, everyone. I love, love, love mine.


  472. dj says on: 14 February 2010 at 10:45 pm

    UPDATE on Bob-o-Pedic Queen-size Plush

    No complaints. The smell has more or less gone away (maybe some residual, but it continues to diminish, I think). Weird dreams stopped (hey, who knows? Maybe it was the power of suggestion). And I still don’t get enough sleep… But that’s not the bed’s fault!

    Now the good–and it is REALLY good! While I do not necessarily bounce out of bed fresh as a daisy (review the “I do not get enough sleep” note), I *do* wake up without pain. None. Nada. Zilch. Even now, I wake up, swing my legs out of bed, PREPARE to grunt or groan or whatever… Nuthin’! It’s a pleasant absence every morning–and quite real.

    My wife and I both sometimes note to one another something like “I am SO looking forward to bed!”

    Sometimes my back still acts up during the day–to the point where I expect it to hurt at night–but the bed just… cures it. And for that I am downright *grateful*.

    Potential (relative) “cons”: Bed retains heat. No problem at ALL in the winter–and I do not expect a problem in the summer… but can be, um, “noticeable” under certain conditions/activities. Small price to pay…

    Overall: I have never, NEVER been as satisfied with ANY bed as I am with the Bob-o-Pedic. I *might* have liked the “firm,” but I’ll never know (and, really, if I had the firm I’d probably wonder whether I should have gotten the “plush”; it’s a personality thing). I would buy it again and I indeed recommend it.

    I’ll report back if the bed develops any negatives, but so far we have seen none of the strange events some have reported (My wife and I are in the “normal” range for size/weight). No high-point numbness/soreness; no problems whatsoever. Thanks, Bob!

    Oh, btw: sales and delivery were as expected. Painless sales process, very no-nonsense (of course, I knew exactly what I wanted), delivery was… delivery. They called, they came, they delivered. No problem.

  473. dj says on: 14 February 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Addendum: Bed was indeed hard upon delivery (very cold that day), but once at room temp (between 62 and 69 depending on our mood or time of day) have never had any problem. None of the weirdness reported elsewhere (at least for Tempurpedic). Natalie, seriously, swap the mattress–that’s just not right!

  474. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 2 March 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I called and it appears there was only one model available at my time of purchase (2004) I don’t know what it was call then, but it is now designated “The ClassicBed”. I purchased the mattress and the foundation directly from Tempurpedic over five years ago and I’m still very happy with it. I did not get any of the pillows.

    I think the new catalog has eleven other beds that they now carry, six are in the regular Tempur Collection.

  475. MWR says on: 5 March 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I have had my Tempurpedic Classic Bed (King) for 10 years. Up until late last year I have absolutely loved it (my husband HATES it)and had no complaints. However, last year the bed seemed to develop a bit of a hump in the middle. We checked the box springs, rails, etc. and couldn’t find a cause. I haven’t checked with Tempurpedic to see what the cause could be. The other thing I’ve noticed since the mysterious hump is that I have lower back and hip pain quite often that I never had. Any explanations or suggestions WELCOME!

  476. Glenn, California says on: 9 March 2010 at 1:09 am

    Hi Natalie,

    I purchased the ClassicBed (4 months ago). I have tried walking on it many times and still have the identical problem you have. Once the tempur material warms up, it compresses completely and the bed gets extremely hard. Being a side sleeper, I wake up numb from the pressure. Do Not swap the mattress! That’s what I did and now I’m stuck. Make them take it back.

    This is my second Tempur-Pedic mattress. The first I bought in 2003 (my neighbor bought it from me) and it was totally relaxing, no pressure points, always woke up feeling great. I wish I had not let it go.

    Please let me know what you decide.


  477. Natalie Morgan says on: 9 March 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I returned the Cloud Supreme for a full refund. Sleep Train (in CA), was great about it. Though I wanted to try the Rhapsody, I couldn’t afford not being able to return it. My only option would have been an exchange and I couldn’t risk it.

    The TP Cloud is fairly new, released last Nov. There are very few online reviews on it yet, and no one has owned it “long term”. I don’t believe 4 LB, foam will hold up. Mine lasted less than two months.

    What I’ve learned through 4 months of consent researching:

    1) Never buy a bed without a “money back” guaranty! One time exchanges won’t help you if the second bed doesn’t work out.

    2) Don’t believe what mattress salesmen tell you without confirming it yourself. I talked with five different salesmen, and called TP 3 times. I got different answers from each… one contradicting another!

    3) What works for some, may not work for you, so take others opinions for what they are… opinions.

    4) When reading online reviews, skip ones where people have only owned their mattresses for a month or two. People tend to love their “new” beds.

    5) Research, research, research!

    6) Stay away from pillow tops! They will cave in.

    I am now trying a 100% natural Talalay Latex FloBed. You can look for it online if interested. As this is a TP forum, I don’t want to get into the FloBeds here. I will say, though it doesn’t feel as luxurious as a TP, I can customize it, and it doesn’t hurt me and has relieved pressure points. But, I haven’t had it long enough to be sure.

    Glenn, I’m so sorry you are having the same problem and are now “stuck” with the bed. In my research I’ve found that any model without the superior Tempur HD foam (Rhapsody, Allura, and up all have HD), have a tendency to break down and leave you laying on what feels like concrete. If you have to keep your TP, try adding a thick cotton mattress pad to it. This will do away with the heat transfer. Then you can add a latex topper to get you the feel you want. Sleep Like a Bear and others sell these. Only buy with a money back guaranty. Basically using the TP as a base. Just an idea :-)

    My biggest problem is I LOVE the feel of the TP. It’s amazing while it lasts. I also found that the older TP’s (like Gary’s) were manufactured differently. This may explain why the one you got in 2003 was great vs the same model made today.

    For all of you who love your Tempur-pedics, that is wonderful! I honestly wanted mine to work, and if it had, I’d be singing its praises!

    Thank everyone for your input and reviews and Gary for this awesome blog! I will keep checking back to see how it’s going for you all. I still have “Rhapsody envy”…LOL

  478. Natalie Morgan says on: 9 March 2010 at 1:45 pm


    Call Tempur-pedic and ask them to honor their warranty. If you’re not happy with the first person you talk to, ask for a supervisor. I’ve read several people who have had to use their warranties, some have more success than others, but it’s worth a try.

    Best to you,

  479. Glenn, California says on: 10 March 2010 at 9:49 am

    Hi Natalie and All,

    I’m so glad you returned the bed. I have gone through 3 TP beds over the last year. The SolutionsBed (sold through Relax the Back), The AdvantageBed and currently the ClassicBed. With the ClassicBed I have tried a thick cotton mattress pad, a thick wool pad and a latex topper. These really didn’t improve my sleep experience and I’m now sleeping on the bed as is. My 2003 TP bed was as close to perfect as you could get and has spoiled me for life.

    Happy sleeping,

  480. Natalie Morgan says on: 10 March 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Glen,

    I feel so badly for you! I’ve wasted thousands the last year on non-refundable beds too!

    Since you’ve already tried the latex topper, I only have one other suggestion, another MEMORY foam topper. Costco has one that is 3″ of 4lb density. It would eventually break down, but it’s cheaper to replace than a new bed. If it didn’t work, you could always return it.

    I swear I’ve bought cars that didn’t require this much effort and knowledge.

    I sincerely hope you find something that works for you. Please keep me/ us posted.


  481. Glenn, California says on: 10 March 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Natalie,

    Thank you so much for all your suggestions and encouragement. I sincerely hope you find a mattress that works for you. Keep us posted on your journey.


  482. Judy says on: 2 April 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Well, i am glad to find some type of Temper-pedic forum. I just bought the Cloud Supreme for 2399, more than i was looking to spend for a bed, it will be here tomorrow, and i will for sure keep updates. I think it may be too soft, but i will find out. I have already gotten myslef in a bind for purchasing a soft pillowtop 2 years ago which now has a “hole” in the middle. The salesperson PROMISES no matter what level of firmness i get from the Temperpedic it will never cave in the middle…we shall see dear salesperson..haha!

  483. Judy says on: 3 April 2010 at 1:59 pm

    WELL, here it is just got the bed one hour ago, letting it “air out”. Has a slight smell, but i have to go to work now so i will leave it for 8 hours until i can cover it tonight. So far so good, I got the High Boxsprings the 9″ plus the mattress is 11″ so i got a total of 20″ of bed, BUT my bed rails are very low to the ground, so the bed is the perfect height. I hope i dont sleep well on it a week and then it not sleep so good after that as i have read on the other postings.

  484. Rich says on: 3 April 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Hello to all,

    Thanks to all that gave there honest opinions (not the guy with the dimples) as I was just about ready to buy one of these mattresses. Dimps somehow has a vested interest in trying to turn lemons into lemonade. It would appear that few people are completely happy with this product.


  485. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 3 April 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Am I the guy refereed to as the guy “with the dimples”? If so, I will state that I have no vested interest or connection in Tempurpedic beds other that I love my bed.

    Unfortunately, I don’t even have an affiliate link here for Tempur-Pedic; I easily get 5-10 times the comments and traffic on this post than any other post.

    I’ll restate my opinion: I LOVE MY BED!

    Since I’m the host (original poster), I post several follow ups a year (I originally posted this in 2004) based on questions and other comments.

    My bed was not a lemon, I got lemonade which was just what I ordered (which was not a lemon).


    PS – With the new FTC blogging rules, I believe it would be against the law to claim that I do NOT have a connection if I actually do have one. If not, it’d certainly hurt my reputation.

  486. Judy says on: 4 April 2010 at 10:24 am

    Slept on the bed last night, and yes i can see a “break in period” is needed. It was pretty firm, but i must say that my back did NOT hurt at all when i woke up. My only complaint as of yet, is the smell which seems to be dissapating, but not as fast as i wish it would. I have the cloud supreme and read somewhere that the bed is hard. It is the softest of all the temperpedic collections, but i think people are getting hard and supportive confused.

  487. Judy says on: 5 April 2010 at 10:22 am

    Goodnews:no back pain. Badnews: my neck and shoulder are hurting right now like pain i never felt before. I cannot move my neck at all!

  488. Natalie Morgan says on: 7 April 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Judy,

    I was just to ask you how you like the Cloud so far, when I read about your neck :-( How awful!

    I hope you’re feeling better. Please give an update when you can.


  489. Natalie Morgan says on: 7 April 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Gary – Dimples :-)

    That guy Rich has got to be kidding! Has he not read seen the varied other topics on your blog?!

    Just wanted to again thank you for giving us a place to share such a wealth of info on Tempur-pedic.

    Whenever I get questions about TP, I send them here,

  490. JLD says on: 8 April 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Ok, here’s the story. I bought a Tempurpedic about 16 years ago. I loved it. Got all my friends and family to buy one over the years. I still love the way it feels.

    But I started getting migraines, and they got progressively worse, especially over the past three years. I noticed I never got them when I traveled. I almost never got them at work. So eventually, I narrowed it down to my house. I had my home inspected for mold, Chinese dry wall, etc. Nothing. Migraines continued. I started to note that I was waking up with them now virtually every day. I recently bought my son a Tempurpedic and he started waking up vomiting from migraines. Never had them before. Still loved my mattress however. But I remembered the horrible chemical smell it had when I first got it, and I thought I’d look on line to see if there was any remote possibility of a connection between the mattress and my steadily worsening migraines. I was taking the strongest presciption migraine meds every day. It was unbearable.

    OMG. These things are made of PURE petro-chemicals. They are toxic. Check it out at the EPA website, and check out complaints about Tempurpedic online. This is a travesty. This is the asbestos of our generation. I got rid of the mattress, and the migraines stopped immediately. The chemicals they are made of are associated with a host of other illnesses. They “offgass” these chemicals forever. Not good. Before you buy, do the research. I’m just a consumer. I don’t sell mattresses, I don’t represent anyone but myself. I hope you find this information helpful.

  491. Judy says on: 9 April 2010 at 10:14 am

    Well, it took me almost 3 whole days to recover from the neck pain, and still when i wake up its trobbing a little. I have read that petite females like me (5’1, 120lbs) do not like the temperpedic because we dont have enought body weight up top to really compress the memeory foam. My hips are back are fine but my neck no matter which pillows i use (i have temperpedic and feather) i still have a stiff neck. I am torn if i should take it back or what? Or should i still give it more “break in” time. I had it for one week so far.

  492. Glenn, California says on: 9 April 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Hi All,

    2003 I purchase a Tempur-Pedic mattress: as close to perfect as you can get.

    2009: Sold my original TP mattress to my neighbor. Bought a TP SolutionsBed: returned because hips would sink in and cause extreme back pain. Bought TP AdvantageBed: returned because I would wakeup numb from the pressure. Exchanged it for the TP ClassicBed: same problem as the AdvantageBed, numb from the pressure.

    I pleaded with my neighbor and he traded me my old mattress for the ClassicBed (since I could not return to TP). He was kind enough to do this. My 2003 TP mattress is far superior to the current beds. I am now sleeping like a baby. This only cost me $3000 just to keep my old mattress.

    I don’t like the new TP mattresses.

  493. Natalie Morgan says on: 9 April 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Judy,

    There is definitely a break-in period. Walk on it Charlie Chaplin style each day for about 10 min. to speed it along.

    One week is not enough to know if it’s going to work for you. If you can, try to give it the full trial period.

    Believe me, I know when you have any pain, your first reaction to to get rid of the source, but your neck may still not be fully healed from the being tweaked the first night, so try to give it some time. Use whatever pillow you’ve always used and gives you the best alignment.

    If you read my posts you know that in the end the Cloud failed me, but there are others who love it.

    I’m spoken with TP reps many times and they claim body weight isn’t an issue. The foam should react to body temp, not weight. I weigh 128, and the Cloud’s 4.lbs density bottomed out and got hard, not firm support, I mean hard! Yet many men who weight upwards of 200lbs, have no issue with it. Everyone seems to have different experiences, so your mileage may vary.

    Anyway, I’m glad you’re a little better, and I would say don’t give up on it yet.


  494. Natalie Morgan says on: 9 April 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Glenn, I am just so happy for you! I know it was expensive just to end up with what you started with, but your SLEEPING LIKE A BABY! YAY! (insert pom-poms waving here).

    I’m still in trial period on FloBed and haven’t made a decision yet. I’ll let you know what happens.

    I’m just so glad everything finally worked out for you! Does your neighbor like the newer TP?

  495. MWR says on: 9 April 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Natalie:

    Thanks for the advice. We hadn’t thought about the warranty but will give it a shot!

  496. Glenn, California says on: 9 April 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Natalie, He’s OK with it, not thrilled. It is really odd that TP discontinued the mattress I purchased in 2003. FYI: I weigh about 165 and my neighbor weighs about 340 and we both felt the same way about my original mattress; as close to perfect as you can get.

    What are your impressions of the FloBed so far?

  497. Aly says on: 14 April 2010 at 1:36 am

    Hey All…
    Been a while since I wrote an update. I am months into the “Rhapsody” and can’t say enough about it. (Natalie, I’m so sorry for all your stress and hope that you’ve finally found a good nights sleep!!).

    I, like most of you here, stressed over the TP because of the huge investment, and let’s face it, most of you wouldn’t even be considering such an investment unless your health/sleep/aches/pains, etc., depended on it. I will say this…it takes time to get used to the TP (why they have the 90 day/sleep on it, warranty).

    I will reiterate my past posts…In the store I fell in LOVE with the softness cushy feeling of the softer TP beds, HOWEVER, my salesperson asked a gazillion questions and even tho I totally wanted the cush, she led us towards the firmer Rhapsody because of of our specific needs and the fact that I sleep “hot”. I didn’t get the yahoo feeling from the Rhapsody like I did the cloud and celebrity, however, I succumbed to her advice.

    When it arrived (peeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuw, the smell was horrific). It was freezing (I live in NJ) and I had opened all the windows to air it out which makes the bed even firmer. Two days later I purchased the mattress topper from COSTCO and it made the Rhapsody feel EXACTLY like the cloud/celeb…the same awesome ahhhhhh feeling I had in the showroom. Ok, two nights of sleeping on that and it made it’s way to the attic. WAAAY too soft and no support, and woke up with pain in places that I didn’t even know were a part of my body. So I sucked it up and slept on my stinky hard mattress for the trial period.

    Immediate difference pros: Slept thru the night in the first time in forever. I had to dis my 2 pillow prop up ritual which I had done since I was a teenager. Every time I go away the first thing I ask at the hotel desk is for extra pillows…those days are gone (unless I’m away and have to sleep on a spring mattress). The other major difference (for my husband as well) is that we fall asleep immediately. We both ALWAYS layed there, watched TV, etc., and it was a good hour from the time we went to bed till the time we fell asleep…Now, no TV, and we’re asleep within 10 minutes. Weird, but true.

    Immediate difference cons: THE SMELL!!! It didn’t go away for a while…and every once in a while it still rears it’s ugliness. Getting used to sleeping on a TP is hard to get used to even though you’ll find yourself sleeping more soundly (hence why ran out and bought the soft cushy topper).

    4 months into it pros: I definitely need LESS sleep. In other words, I used to need 8 hours or I’d be zombified for the day. With the TP I feel fine with a little as 5 hours. I sleep thru the night which is HUGE for me. It’s not “hot” (and trust me, I SLEEP HOT). We’ve had some pretty warm nights the past week and it definitely gets softer with the warmer weather, but not enough to cause the aches and pains of the soft cushy topper.

    4 months into it cons: The warmer weather seemed to resurrect the *odor*. It’s faint, but it’s there. That’s the only con…true!

    My husband travels most every week and sleeps on hotel spring mattresses. He now claims he can’t WAIT to get home to sleep on the TP. Honestly, his adjustment was much worse then mine as far as getting used to sleeping on the TP (or maybe he just complained more). Funny thing was, he’d fall asleep much faster then ever, but he was still complaining of the adjustment. Now, he feels there is NO OTHER bed then our Rhapsody.

    I know I’m not past the 6 month period where most of those who were happy turned miserable….so I’ll write back with another update then.

    I will leave you all with this….I did NOT want the Rhapsody because it felt too firm. We happened to have a decent sales person who talked us out of the cushyness. I then ran out and bought the topper to make it all soft and cozy and woke up in agony (so did my husband). SO the moral of the story…what feels amazing in the showroom may not be you’re ultimate dream sleep. If you need support definitely consider the firmer of the TP’s. We didn’t even know we needed support until it wasn’t there.
    Sweet Dreams

  498. David Mathis says on: 21 April 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Well I just paid 3799 for a Rhapsody and after reading these reviews / comments and the possible chemical toxicity of the mattress, I am not pleased at all.

    Ironically I worked in a carpet mill for 8 years driving lift truck which destroyed my back and drove me to buy the bed. During the first few weeks at the mill there was the exact same type of smell in the warehouse as that of the TP mattress. After a while I could no longer smell the odor in the warehouse. It wasn’t that the smell went away, it was that my body became used to it and simply canceled it out. I still wonder to this day what kind of damage that warehouse smell did to my body.

    I am going to do my research and if I find that the mattress has toxic chemicals in it I will be returning it. I can deal with the fact that a mattress may or may not be suited for me, but for a company to simply lie and tell consumers that a mattress is not toxic when it is, is dishonest and criminal if you ask me.

    I will post my finding on here in a few days.

  499. JBF says on: 22 April 2010 at 10:01 pm

    My husband and I bought our Rhapsody less than a week ago. We have now slept on it for 4 nights and I wake up in more back pain every night. We are both stomach sleepers and relatively small people, but were told the Rhap was the way to go for stomach sleepers (despite our small size). My husband seems to be adjusting to it. I have always had back pain issues, but on my cheap old $200 8-year-old bed, the lower back pain usually only came if I slept 8 hours or more. But now with the Rhap, my lower back pain has turned into upper pain too.

    The frustrating thing is that I REALLY want to like this bed. We loved it in the store, and despite the reviews, decided that the only way we would know if we liked it was if we utilized the trial period. We have walked all over the bed more than once trying to break it in. However, I am now dreading going to bed because my back still hurts from last night.

    Now, I know the bed has an adjustment period (our salesperson told us 3 days). Did anyone out there have severe back pain at first but then it went away? How long did it take you to adjust to the different feel? I really want to keep this mattress and don’t want to psyche myself out on it, but I do admit I am frustrated (and tired).

  500. JBF says on: 23 April 2010 at 6:15 am

    Oh, and I am now also waking up with ankle pain. I thought it was just a fluke yesterday, but it just happened again this morning. It feels as though I have sprained my ankle. Essentially, I am waking up with more pain than I knew was possible.

    However, on the plus side – we haven’t found the odor or the “hot” issue to be a problem (and my husband is a VERY hot sleeper).

  501. Sarah says on: 25 April 2010 at 7:56 pm

    My boyfriend and I are on week 3 with a TP Cloud Supreme king-sized, and we LOVE IT so far.

    We’re both fairly heavy, so I was concerned about buying a softer TP, but so far we are absolutely loving it. Zero back pain, and he has stopped snoring almost completely, I think thanks to the combo of the bed and the TP pillow. The smell was strong at first, but is pretty much gone now, though you can still smell it somewhat on the pillows.

    My only complaint is that it’s definitely a hotter sleep than my old bed. Solving that by sleeping with windows wide open, and in a lot less clothing! ;-)

  502. Judy says on: 26 April 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Hey Nat, thanks for the advice. Well i think its close to three weeks now. YES YES YES THERE IS DEF. AN “ADJUSTMENT” peroid. My neck does not hurt as much now, back pain was gone with the first day and hasnt returned,(allthough i do not have chronic back pain, only sometimes) my long distance boyfriend just bought a sleep number memory foam bed and says both beds feel very similar but he likes mine (the TP) better. he didnt toss and turn like he did on the old spring mattress, and while my body did adjust, i like the bed “OK”. i guess i was expecting for angel wings to sprout out the sides of the bed and take me away to a heavenly sleep place…lol! But it does the job of just getting a good nights rest done. I am going to keep the bed, its starting to grow on me. The smell from the bed is almost gone, but the TP Pillows are still way stinky, i even washed the covers but they still smell. My arms still fall asleep everyonce in a while so then i just lay on my back. I must say though, it is truely different than any other bed i have slept on.

  503. Mitch says on: 3 May 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Hey Judy We just ordered a tempercloud king to replace a tempurpedic classic we’ve had for 7 or 8 years. We love the bed but have never liked the pillows. Why don’t you try using a traditional pillow

  504. SP says on: 3 May 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Hey guys,
    I went to Sleepy’s to try out the Tempurapedic collection.
    My parents bought their TP in 2003 and they absolutely love it… it would be called the classic now…
    i am contemplating about buying A CLASSIC QUEEN or A CLOUD SUPREME QUEEN size but the reviews are mixed.
    The sales associate at Sleepys was extremely pushy and literally made the decision for me asking me to busy the CLOUD SUPREME but I am extremely confused.
    Reading the forum helps…
    Have any of you guys compared these two?

  505. Glenn, CA says on: 6 May 2010 at 10:16 am

    SP, I also purchased a TP bed in 2003 and this has been (and still is) as close to the perfect bed as you can get. Late last year I purchased a ClassicBed (after trying the SolutionBed and AdvantageBed). I am not pleased with the new TP beds. The new Tempur material (just after a few weeks) collapses after warming up from your body heat and your left sleeping on a hard surface that leaves your body numb from all the pressure, back and neck pain. I ended up trading my new ClassicBed for my old 2003 TP mattress ($3,000 just to keep my old bed……. argh!). Please read my previous posts. Check out Natalie’s posts of the TempurCloud (she had a similar experience that I had with my ClassicBed). Of the new TP beds the Rhapsody seems to be the best model in their lineup. Hope this helps.

  506. Glenn, CA says on: 6 May 2010 at 10:22 am

    Hi All,

    I am just curious. Does anyone have the TP OriginalBed, length of time you’ve owned it and your impressions of it.


  507. Erika says on: 8 May 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I recently purchased a TP CloudSupreme. I have been wanting a TP mattress for 5 years now. I like plush mattresses, and seeing the CloudSupreme, and laying on it in the storeroom for about 15 minutes, I was sold. It’s super comfy. (Or so I thought) After getting the mattress into my bedroom, I waited two days for the smell to go away before I even tried to sleep on the bed. The first night I slept on the bed, (I did not notice the smell) I was amazed that I woke up the same way I fell asleep. I felt rested, and very comfy. (I had a very late night, and wound up getting only 4 hours of sleep, so for me to feel rested was great!) However, my neck was killing me when I woke up. I was using the TP neck pillow that came free with my bed. The next night, still using the neck pillow, I woke up several times during the night with EXCRUCIATING back pain. I thought it was due to the pillow. I am a stomach sleeper, and am not comfortable in any other position. So, the next night I used a regular cheap cotton pillow. Same problem, horrible back pain. I also woke up sweating my butt off, but for me, that’s not a big deal. I don’t mind being warm. I started to wonder if it was because my body was sinking into the foam, and my head was not, so that might cause me to feel like a banana. My back feels like it’s been arched so much during the night, that when I wake up, the pain reverberates all the way through the lower and middle portions of my back, that I feel it all through my stomach and rib area. So, last night, I removed every pillow from my bed, and slept on my stomach as usual, with no pillow. When I woke up this morning, I could BARELY get out of bed. This pain is seriously excruciating! It’s been 5 hours since I woke up, and I’m STILL feeling it. I’ve read through a lot of the reviews, and I am petite at 5’3 and 106 lbs… Am I not heavy enough for this mattress to support me? I have also had a problem of what feels like pinched nerves in my upper neck. I’ve never experienced this before, and I can only attribute it to the mattress. I haven’t had a problem with sheets, and the mattress hasn’t been too hot to deal with. But the pain is crazy. I DO NOT want to have to return this mattress, and it’s weird that it’s SO comfy until you wake up at night in so much pain. I don’t know what to do other than give it a few more weeks and see if I “adjust” to it. So far it’s looking to be the biggest waste of $3,000 ever, but I’m going to give it some more time. If anyone has had a similar experience, I would love some feedback.

  508. Josh says on: 10 May 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I recently bought the TP Cloud. It has been 2 weeks this past Friday, since it was delivered. I was so excited to finally get a TP bed and now after 2 weeks, I am doing as much research as I can to find out just how it is possible to feel as much pain in my lower back as I have been feeling lately.

    The first few days, maybe even week, was fine for me. There was no horrible smell as I have read about on this site. Perhaps it is the cloud material that is less toxic smelling compared to the other TP models. I have also had no problems at all with the heat. I was talked into buying a mattress pad by the salesman and perhaps that is why I’m not sweating as some others are.
    I am VERY physically active. I have a physical full time job and spend a few days a week practicing Muay Thai at night. I am 34 yrs old, 5’9 and weigh 155-160 lbs on any given day.
    The past few nights have caused ever increasing lower back pain.I truly hope that that pain peaked this morning and will begin to lessen, because if it gets any worse than this morning, I will probably be taking a trip to the hospital. The pain shoots from the tops of my hips up into my kidneys and everywhere in-between. I have truly never felt anything like it. Let me add that I have never had any back problems. My lower back is solid and in great shape….well it was up until about a few days ago.
    I have no idea how a bed can feel so amazing to the touch yet provide all the benefits and pain of a 12 hour sleep on a concrete floor. There is absolutely NO support for my lower back. Only a small pillow for lower back support helps lessen the pain when going to sleep ,but I still wake up feeling like a 90 year old.

    I have noticed a pattern on this site of lightweight people experiencing serious pain on these beds, and by light I mean compared to their height. (If you’re 4’9 and weigh 130lbs, you’re not light :p )
    Maybe our weight isn’t enough for the amount of space that our frames cover on the bed and we truly can’t get the full benefit of the TP foam.
    In defense of the bed, for as much as I hate it, my wife loves it. She’s 5’2 and weighs about 135 (I know better than to ask her :) ) I guess she’s got a better height/weight ratio for the bed.

    My supervisor at work has had a TP for nearly 10 years and constantly talks about how great it is. I want so badly to love the bed, but its impossible for me right now. My supervisor told me how he had originally bought an 8 inch thick mattress and found it impossible to sleep on until he upgraded to a 10 inch mattress. He claimed the same horrible back pain. This is my small ray of hope. I am thinking about upgrading to the cloud supreme.It’s 11.5 inches thick. It seems like a hell of a gamble tho. The NJ chain that I bought it from, charges a $250 “convenience” fee plus another $89 for delivery (because $90 would be too much).This is in addition to the $700 difference in price for the mattress.
    SO I will most likely be taking a thousand dollar gamble this week, since I only have 3 weeks from the date of delivery to exchange the thing and I only get 1 exchange.If this doesn’t work out, I will be stuck with a $3000 joke. I would probably look into a REAL mattress, except that my wife really loves this TP cloud.
    It would break her heart, which is why I’ve been doing my best to downplay the back pain in front of her. Hell, I always told myself that I would die for her. Excruciating back pain should be easy compared to that…………..in theory.

    I will experiment with different sleeping positions, with and without the pillow and update if I discover anything useful.

  509. Glenn, CA says on: 11 May 2010 at 9:29 am

    Josh, I really feel for you…. Read my previous posts. The new TP beds are not the same as they were 10 years ago. I wasted about $3,000 total and ended up with my 2003 TP mattress (which was and still is as close to perfect as you can get). The Tempur material in the new beds collapses after being warmed up by your body and leaves you sleeping on the hard support layer. I would strongly advise returning the mattress. Don’t get stuck with a mattress you hate…. Check out the Strobel mattress sold at Sears. They are priced about the same as the TP and I hear they’re fantastic.

    Glenn, CA

  510. Erika says on: 11 May 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Update on the TempurPedic Cloud Supreme

    I believe I’m through the first week on my new mattress… well, the pain has diminished SOMEWHAT, but not completely. After that one morning of barely being able to get out of bed, I was DREADING going to sleep that night. To my astonishment the next morning I had only slight back pain. I say only… I am finding it hard to get excited about feeling -slight- back pain. For 3k I think I should get the best sleep of my life. Anyway, I had read a few comments of people saying that they have walked on their mattresses, to loosen them or whatever, so I did that during the day. I had my 2 year old “help Mommy jump on the bed”. Maybe it was because of this that the next night was a lot more bearable, but I’m not sure. Also, I heard that if you keep the temperature colder, the mattress feels firmer… That shouldn’t be a problem seeing that I have the cushy Cloud Supreme, but last night I did notice it felt like I was sleeping on a board… It was more like a soft board, but it wasn’t uncomfortable, just something I noticed. My room stays at a cool 72, but I don’t put out that much body heat at night. I’m trying to think of every reason in the book as to why I’m not getting a comfortable night’s sleep. I love how comfy this mattress is, and I so desperately want to LOVE it (like Josh was saying) and I’m willing to give it more time… but I hope to all hell that my body “gives in” to this bed. I don’t want to make the room warmer when I sleep, because my husband is a VERY hot sleeper. If that makes my sleep better, then I’ll have a hard time keeping the room cold again when he gets back. He’s been deployed for 6 months, and hasn’t slept on the bed, yet. He gets back in about a week. The last thing I want on his first night back is for him to be uncomfortable. I’ll write more reviews on his point of view when we figure out how the two of us sleep together on this bed. I’m kind of hoping that his body heat will transfer to me a bit and make it more comfy for me. ????? Ah, who knows. Here’s hoping.

  511. Jenny says on: 12 May 2010 at 7:56 am

    Hi there everyone! I’ve had my advantage bed since September and I am noticing that my legs are falling alseep at night quite often. I’m not sure if this is because of how well i am sleeping taht I do not move? or something else… if this is happening tho someone please let me know.

  512. JBF says on: 12 May 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Jenny and Erika,

    I bought the rhapsody and had both back pains (lower back and feeling like I had a pinched nerve in my upper back), and leg issues. The first night I slept on it was fine, but the second night I woke up feeling like I had twisted my ankle. It got worse every morning after that. Eventually, it moved all the way up to my knee. We finally realized that somehow I was cutting off the circulation in my leg (it was so bad one morning that I couldn’t walk to work – I had to drive – AND I got a ticket! Grr.). There were a couple nights it felt a bit better, but I tried sleeping on my cheap old mattress and the leg pain went away.

    So, we decided to exchange it. I gave it a good 3-4 weeks to get “adjusted” to it, but the adjustment never came for me. So now we have a bed for a fraction of the price. We haven’t had the new bed long enough to decide if we like it But I can say my leg is no longer numb with pain.

    I’ve heard that you either love Tempurpedic or hate it. Unfortunately, as much as I REALLY wanted to love our Rhapsody, I found myself in the latter category.

    Good luck!

  513. Glenn, CA says on: 14 May 2010 at 10:42 am

    Hi All,
    Jenny I had the AdvantageBed for about 1 month. It was fairly comfortable the first week. After that first week I would fall asleep for about an hour and wake up, my body numb from the pressure. I made the mistake of trading up to a ClassicBed, but experienced the same problem. The new TP beds (from my experience) are awful. I would make them take it back. Hope this helps.


  514. Cary, AL says on: 20 May 2010 at 4:23 pm

    First night on the new Rhapsody ended with me on the couch. I had one of those blink moments during the sales pitch that I now wish I had paid attention to. There were plenty of red flags that I ignored and as a resultI bought a piece of cement masquerading as a sleep system. Bought it at BEDZ Express in Birmingham and of course during the sales phase it was all about guaranteed satisfaction and no-risk, no hassle return policy. Now it’s all about telling me that I need to walk on the mattress, break it in, give it time, blah, blah blah, all of which would have been nice to know at sales time. When you pay this much for a bed I believe that it’s reasonable to expect to be able to sleep on it without hurting and being miserable. Not going to end well. Feeling scammed at the moment.

  515. Pat Roelke says on: 21 May 2010 at 2:10 pm

    My biggest complaint is getting a sheet that fits. We have the Deluxe and the matress width is only 9″. Does anyone know where I can buy sheets for king with an 11″ pocket depth that do not cost $300?

  516. Cheri, AZ says on: 21 May 2010 at 10:43 pm


    I bought a Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme 2 months ago. I absolutely LOVE it. I’m 5’6″ and weigh 115lbs. This is the first time in my life that I have slept through the night. I fall asleep fast and stay asleep. A friend of mine said he gets really hot sleeping on this mattress, but I don’t. I have nothing by positive results with this mattress – I’m sorry for all the people having negative experiences, but in all honesty, I can’t say enough good things about mine.

  517. Glenn, CA says on: 24 May 2010 at 1:15 am

    Al Let the bed align and relax your body. It will soften as your body warms the mattress. Once you get in your favorite sleeping position, rock back and forth to get the bed to mold to your body faster. Give it at least 8 weeks. These beds do support your body better that anything I have ever slept on (they are not perfect by any means). I have not had any back pain and even if I don’t sleep well, my body feels relaxed the next day.

    Pat I’m using JC Penney sheets and for me they work fine, but on the TP mattress I like the sheets a little loose to allow the sheets to conform better with the mattress. I ordered some Neat Sheets, can be ordered to size and they fit really snug and tend to compress the corners of the mattress. Hope this helps.


  518. Judy says on: 28 May 2010 at 1:46 am

    HI, just wanted to let you know i STILL have my TP Cloud supreme. And with SUMMER here, i think it has become just the right amount of soft for me. I really like my bed now. So i have sort of an advantge to report. I bought my TP, then my BF bought the memory foam p7 Sleep number. We do not live together so i have tried both out. They cost bout the same and they sleep bout the same. The only good thing about Sleep Num is u can change how hard or soft. But if i were to rate both, i would give my TP a point higher, it just feels better to me. His Memory foam is latex i think, nothing compares to real TP material. oh yeah BOTH beds are hot, i sweat in both. I had the almost deabilitzing pain some of you described my first week, i though my neck was actually broken i could hear “stuff” inside my head when i moved it, it was scary. It made me NOT want to go near my bed, i didnt look foward to sleeping at night. Here 2 months later, i sleep good, and actually do look foward to getting in my bed. i think surrounding temp plays a big role because when it was cooler out, it was hard as a rock! Hope this helps anyone. and Dern it, IM KEEPING THE BED, no matter what! i am determined!!!! lol or rather 2500 out of pocket!

  519. Ranger says on: 11 June 2010 at 5:02 am

    I purchased the new TP Cloud a few days ago that was recently released. Me and the wife have slept HORRIBLY. It in NO way conforms to ur body. Its crazy hard. She has never complained about back pain, that was all me. Now she is half dead in the morning, and dreads going to bed at night. Now I understand the bed needs to break in, but how long is that? 1 month- more? It was $2K, so not cheap and I hope it gets better. Is TP overrated? Does it have to get worse before it gets better? Hope not.

  520. thank god i found this blog says on: 13 June 2010 at 8:18 pm

    We tested a temperpedic cloud at the room store and my husband was sold. Thankfully I found this blog, and other info on the net about how bad, toxic, etc these mattresses are. The worst was how HOT they are. I cannot tolerate any heat while i sleep.

    we ended up getting a talalay mattress from Sleep Ez.com. Went to their showroom in Phoenix and tested them out. Amazing! No problems, great customer service….and it was almost 1/2 the price as Tempurpedic! We were able to afford a bed for our 9 year old!

    thanks guys! you saved us $ and sleepless nights!

  521. Reiko says on: 16 June 2010 at 10:54 am

    My hubby and I bought a tempurpedic a year and a half ago, in the fall. At first I loved this bed, slept like a dead person, no pain, no problems. We live in Alberta, Canada, were the winters can definitely get “chilly” (alright, damn right cold). I NEVER had issues with heat, found the bed wonderful for the -40 winter nights. My hubby and I were on the road A LOT for work, and I couldn’t wait to get home and sleep in our bed, it WAS great. About a month ago (end of April), we moved into a new house. Now the heat issues have started (our bed is now over heat vents, and our master bedroom is much warmer than the last one). I have woken up drenched in sweat. And I like sleeping in a warm bed, but I can’t sleep. Now, a year and a half into owning this bed, I have back pain. I wake up in the middle of the night. I can’t fall asleep because my hips ache. My neck hurts. I hurt. I am getting MAYBE four hours of sleep a night, I am constantly tired, have a constant head ache, and the other day I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital because of severe chest pain. I LOVED this bed a year ago, when I slept in crappy old hotel beds, and spent weeks on the road in bad beds. Now, I want to burn the bed. I can’t sell it because I’d feel responsible for the bad night sleep I would give to someone else. My hubby complained a few times about back pain (when he was home), and I dismissed him. I hate this bed. Please understand that I did love this bed at one point. Now that I have actually slept on it for more than 10 days in a row, I hate it. I can not handle not sleeping, and I can not handle being in pain. BTW – I am 31 years old, in decent shape, and average height. My hubby is ten years older, but in good physical shape, and average height. We both have labour intensive jobs. I hate this bed. FYI – I apologize if I have rambled in this, but I have suffered numerous nights of not sleeping, and right now can not twist my body to the right because of pain in my back from my bed. I seriously do not believe it is ok to wake up in pain. I hate this bed. Anyone want a TP Cal King? You pay shipping from Canada and it’s yours.

  522. Reiko says on: 16 June 2010 at 10:59 am

    Oh yeah, and we paid well over double what most of you Americans paid for this piece of #%@-. And we got it on sale.

  523. bill jones says on: 19 June 2010 at 7:42 am

    I have had the top of the the line tempurpedic bed for about 3 years.
    The first two years the bed was amazing. You would just sink in and the bed would disappear
    I recommended the bed to every one. about 6 months ago the foam started to age?
    Now it has become way to soft!!!! I have to sleep on the edge of the bed where the foam is more sturdy. The warranty does not cover this increasing softness and loss of support with age!!! That should tell you something If this wasn’t a real problem that is common they would not have excluded it from the warranty!!! I am out $5000 dollars. Like others I have started to awake with severe low back pain after sleeping that goes away after stretching and I have been awake for an hour. I do not get this pain when I sleep on a hotel bed. I should have known this before I got the bed. I have always loved tempupedic pillows , I have been a user of these pillows for 15 years I have noticed I have to replace the pillows every two years because the foam looses its support. Buyer beware!!!! The bed in my experience only lasts a few years!!!!

  524. Keith bourque says on: 27 June 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Ok everyone, this is how tempur works….it puts your body in perfect posture alignment like no other bed can do, the reason why everyones back hurts for the first couple of weeks is because it’s putting u in postural alignment. Remember when u were a kid and ur mom told you to stand up straight? Well the TP is now doing that, give it time, give it time….I saw on here someone said the heard it’s not for everyone, that is very true it’s not, but if you think it’s not right for you, try the latex mattresses and make sure it’s purr latex through and through, a lot of off brands have latex on top and convoluted foams underneath, ask the sales associate to lift up the mattress and look at the bottom, if you see holes then it’s perfect, if you can’t then it’s junk. Easy rule. If foam isn’t for you then try individually pocketed coils, simians beauty rest and sterns and fosters are the best bar none. Hope this helps!

  525. Keith bourque says on: 27 June 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Simmons and stearns and foster*

  526. Mark says on: 6 July 2010 at 9:26 pm

    this is the worst bed I have ever slept on. Don’t waste your money!

  527. Kat says on: 10 July 2010 at 1:15 am

    Ugh! I have always enjoyed a firm mattress – usually with a pillow top. I had been living with my boyfriend for over three years. He got a Tempurpedic about six months before we started dating. He absolutely loves it. I absolutely HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE it!! It’s the worst mattress I have ever slept on. I’m 44 years old, in great shape, 5’4 and 110 lbs. I never had back pain before I slept on this thing. From the second or third night of sleeping on it – I started having aches and pains like I can’t remember ever having. Stiff neck, sore hip joints, aching knees. Stupid memory foam locks me into one position and heaven forbid I want to roll over. I roll right back into the hole my body created beforehand. And it’s soooo hot. It’s not too hot in winter – but it’s an absolute nightmare in summer.

    Changing sheets on that thing is a real chore too! It’s an extremely heavy mattress. The only place I found any comfort was on the very edge of it. Thought I might end up falling out of bed for hugging and trying to stay balanced on that edge.

    Couldn’t stand my boyfriend snuggling up and spooning with me either – I’d just sink backwards into the hole he was creating behind me. And apparently – it makes him snore sooo loud I can barely sleep anyway sometimes. I’m back sleeping on my wonderful pillow top mattress again and he comes over and sleeps with me now instead. He doesn’t snore at all – or at least, I don’t notice it.

    Sorry for the lengthy rant – but if you ask me, the Tempurpedic is a total waste of $3,000 or more of hard earned money. I don’t know what type he got, but whatever it was – it sucks! I’ll never sleep on that abomination ever again!

  528. Kaye says on: 11 July 2010 at 9:54 am

    Just woke up from sleeping on this new bed & I hate it! My husband said he slept great! (I’ve noticed a lot of posts saying the same thing). My lower back is killing me & I woke up all night, couldn’t get comfortable. This thing has to go!

  529. Kristine says on: 23 July 2010 at 9:51 am


    I purchased a TP Cloud Supreme 5 days ago. I had been sleeping on a full sized pretty crappy mattress I bought my first year in college (quite awhile ago) and decided to move up in the world. I was used to sleeping on an Essentia memory foam mattress but my ex got to keep that (along with our dog, sigh) and I was struggling.

    I live in Louisiana and it is summer so I knew it would be a little softer than usual but I keep my room cool and sleep with 2 fans blowing on me. I am in good shape and have NEVER had back problems but I tend to sleep on my arms and then they go numb in night and I inevitably knock something over, like full glasses of water. Was so excited for my new bed.

    The first night: smell didn’t bother me at all, except on the free pillow. The mattress was nice, the pillow killed me (too thick) and I was a little warm but not too bad. Overall a mediocre experience.

    Over the next 4 nights I have been waking up with lower back pain that has gotten progressively worse. It is seriously driving me crazy. So I present here some questions:

    1) I have heard that some people initially have back pain on these mattresses b/c “you aren’t used to the support”. Really? I could be persuaded but I would really like to hear more about this.

    2) I am used to a firmer mattress and am a self proclaimed “hater” of pillow tops and other soft mattresses. Maybe the Cloud Supreme is just too soft? Any recommendations for exchanging it?

    3) Maybe I am not a tempurpedic person? But I had a memory foam mattress that I slept on for almost 4 years and absolutely loved it. My Essentia was amazing.

    I am really struggling. If anyone has any suggestions please help and I will update as my status changes.

  530. Lisa says on: 23 July 2010 at 3:57 pm

    My husband and I just bought a Cal King Rhapsody and it was delivered yesterday. I am not happy. I woke up at 2 in the morning with my arms tingling/on the verge of going to sleep. And I was hot — something that hasn’t been a problem for me before. I wasn’t able to fall back asleep on the Tempurpedic so I spent the rest of the night in our guest room.

    I am a back sleeper, 5’10” and 135 pounds, and I have always slept well on a futon — no tossing and turning, no aches. On the Tempurpedic, my rump sinks into the foam but nothing else seems to. That seems to put some pressure on my upper back and that might be why my arms were falling asleep.

    My husband is a side sleeper with shoulder issues and he found it a little more comfortable than I did, but he was also hot throughout the night.

    I realize this is a matter of personal comfort and this mattress might work really well for some or even many folks, but there is no way I’m going to sleep on it tonight. Luckily we bought it from a place that allows exchanges so we’ll be looking at other (non-foam) options.

  531. Kristine says on: 26 July 2010 at 10:12 am


    Had my cloud supreme for 1 week now… Back hurts less but still hurts when I wake up and then is persistent all day. I agree with Lisa, feels like my butt sinks and the rest of me sits up.

    My opinion is that is you are spending this much $ on a bed, you should be in heaven when sleeping on it. This adjustment period stuff is ridiculous. My other memory foam mattress (Essentia) felt like absolute heaven.

    However, I cannot return my bed before 30 days so I will keep updating and maybe I will end up loving it. But right now, I am still pretty miserable and not happy with it at all.

  532. Susan says on: 4 August 2010 at 12:00 pm

    After much deliberation, I bought a queen sized Rhapsody mattress and foundation. I bought a floor model from Raymour & Flanigan. I’ve had it a couple of months now and it’s just not working for me. Any body want to buy it? There’s no warranty because it was a floor model, but it’s in great shape – zero body impression. If you’re interested, email me: yofiyah@gmail.com

  533. Patricia says on: 24 August 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I have had a temprapedic bed for 5 years and always loved it until lately. I am so sore when I wake up I can hardly stand. I didn’t think it possible to have such a wonderful bed to start out with and then this. I would think it has broken down and wonder if this is common.

  534. Tim says on: 26 August 2010 at 9:15 pm

    After reading a lot of the comments here a couple things seem clear to me. One, you either love or hate a TP mattress, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of in-between. Two, many people never made it out of the trial period, much less the first couple weeks. In most I see no comments regarding the salesperson informing them of the smell, the break-in period, or even how to break the mattress in, which seems more the salesperson’s fault than the mattress’s. Three, whether or not you like a TP bed, even between the 11 different models of TP, is highly personal. What works for you comfort-wise will not necessarily work for someone else. That said, I’ll direct my comments toward the issues we all can or might expect to experience.

    I just got my TP Deluxe with the adjustable base delivered today. My first impession of the smell is that is definitely there, but not terribly overpowering. The saleperson said to expect new car smell x 10. My wife said it was a 6 out of 10(10 being the worst). My kids have memory foam mattress toppers on their bed which smelled stronger when opened than the TP bed does now.

    The bed is definitely firmer than the one in the showroom. Again, the salesperson said it would be, and recommended walking on the bed in order to break it in, letting each step sink in as far as it will go before taking another step. We were advised it might be better for us to crawl, being we have the adjustable base, but she said in their stores the salespeople walk on the showroom TPs to break them in and that it speeded up the process a lot.

    We did buy the recommended mattress cover that won’t let moisture through(the one with the terry cloth top). We chose that one as it will have minimal effect on our body heat passing into the mattress to soften the foam but would wick away moisture of any spills. Having read many comments about the foam breaking down over time and a bazillion comments regarding people sweating in a TP bed, it only seemed to make sense that if you keep the sweat/body oils and other fluid out of the mattress, it will not suffer break down over time. I guess I have several years to test my assumption. We also got the TP pillows with the pillow protectors. I’ll update more on those as we use them.

    These are just my initial observations. I will kee updating my experience as I go through the trial period. I hope those of you reading this site find it helpful.

  535. Tim says on: 30 August 2010 at 7:01 pm

    It’s been 5 nights since I got the bed, but the last three nights were spent at my inlaws, so it’s only been slept on two nights. First night impressions were that the bed definitely needs breaking in. I slept ok, I was not uncomfortable by any means, but both my wife and I seemed to toss and turn a lot. Her impression was that the bed was hard and she said she slept poorly.

    Second night was pretty much the same as the first. The smell is still midly noticeable when I first walk into the bedroom, but neither of us noticed it during the night. Now after having come home from a weekend at the inlaws, the smell is almost gone. I’m going to walk on the bed some more to break it in. I’ll see how tonight goes.

  536. Elizabeth says on: 12 September 2010 at 9:43 pm

    My husband and I have owned a Celebrity bed for 8 years and it has been phenomenal. I wouldn’t have any other bed – my only issue – which I see others have this issue, too – is that the sheets travel across the top at night and the bed has to be remade every morning. The top two corners will not stay tucked under, even with elastic clips holding them down. However, because of the incredible effect the mattress has had on both our backs and an arthritic hip, traveling sheets are a small price to pay.

  537. The Mattress Guy says on: 15 September 2010 at 1:11 am

    First off, I do not own a Tempurpedic; although, I would really love to have one. I do sell Tempurpedic, though. All I can say to those that complain about them is that the salesperson did not do their job. These mattresses are not for everyone, nor are they a magic mattress that will make all your problems disappear. That, being said, Tempurpedic makes an amazing product. Best warranty for a mattress, best material, longest lasting if form as well as funciton and comfort. I hear of all kinds of warranty exchanges for all kinds of mattresses, except for Tempurpedic. Yes, they are firm and lighter people are going to have problems with the higher density materials (Original and HD materials), but Tempurpedic has the ES material now that is much much softer. That is the most popular bed that I have now because of the great feel and Tempurpedic longevity that goes along with it. Almost 60 percent of my business is Tempurpedic, and I have little to no complaints about the comfort of support that they offer. Sleep hot? Don’t blame Tempur….use less blankets. Complaining about sheets….get some Dreamfit or Tempurpedic sheets (Dreamfit makes great sheets that never come off). Funny smells….the salesperson should have told you that. Yes, they don’t smell good (like GOO Gone), but the smell dissipates quickly and to my knowledge is not toxic. They do not make Tempurpedic in China, the foam is formulated and cured in New Mexico (the covers come from China though). It has been my experience that most people complaining about Tempurpedic bought one when they probably shouldn’t have (different feel…love it or hate it….most love it), or have some other crappy memory foam bed that’s not Tempurpedic. Blame tempurpedic for that…the marketing’s just too good. Most people think that memory foam is Tempurpedic, and it sure isn’t. Tempurpedic is a visco-elastic memory foam, but they use special curing agents so that the material is vastly more consistent in cell size, shape and density than other “commodity” foams. I want one….baaaaaad. But I want one not because I sell them, but because when you sell a whole bunch of something that everyone complains about all the time, and then you sell a whole bunch of something that no one complains about you start to get interested in why you don’t hear the whining about the comfort, support, or myriad of other issues that are either real or imagined by people looking for mattresses. Just buy it…you’ve been looking at it for a while now. You have the foam cube, you have the dvd, you’ve checked Consumer Reports so many times that your eyes might fall out. Buy it and see if you like it. If you don’t, most mattress retailers that have Tempurpedic have an exchange policy, and if not, most retailers will honor Tempurpedic’s online refund policy (may be a small restocking fee, pick up fee, and you will have to buy the free pillows). So all of you that read this, stop thinking about it and just do it….i have lots of satisfied customers that would agree with me.

  538. Elizabeth says on: 17 September 2010 at 11:12 am

    How long is the brea-in period? Is it possible to go from absolutely miserable and waking up earlier and earlier, to loving it?!

  539. New Owner in Kent, WA says on: 19 September 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for creating this forum- Gary, after reading all the comments from the very beginning 2004 (lots of good informations), my husband and I decided bought the Classic. It was delivered yesterday. Thanks again- Gary- appreciate it! =,p

  540. Alan says on: 20 September 2010 at 8:27 am

    Truth be told I’ve owned 2 different memory foam mattresses. One is an Ikea memory foam and the other is a Tempurpedic. Now might I start by saying, please do not buy ANY mattress, whether memory foam or innerspring or whatever by anything other than a reputable name brand business. If you do not heed my warning you will be sucked in by “too good to be true prices” and will end up with an overpriced Chinese piece of crap. Now sometimes even taking that precaution sometimes doesn’t work. 2 years ago I bought an Ikea memory foam mattress. I never loved it, but did like it for the first 6 months. Then it started to degrade. Within a short lifespan of only 1 and a half years it needed replaced. It was causing me terrible pain after I woke up in the morning and lasted for much of the morning plus had very low quality of sleep and tossed and turned all night. So being that I JUST bought this $700 dollar king sized mattress I couldn’t exactly go out and buy another brand new $4000 dollar mattress. So I decided on a used Tempurpedic. Found a 5yr old Tempurpedic King Deluxe for 1k on an online listing and picked it up. Even used this feels like a godsend compared to the Ikea mattress. And Ikea is a REPUTABLE BRAND NAME! Imagine what a memory foam mattress would be like if it wasn’t from a reputable business… Took me nearly 3 weeks but almost all the pain I had from my old mattress is nearly gone. I sleep better and it has improved my quality of sleep and overall life.

    I have just a few tips, do not sleep with a mattress cover, if you have children that might make an accident in your bed, don’t buy a tempurpedic. If you put a mattress cover on your bed it WILL make you sweat. After 2 nights I ripped the mattress cover off and slept on the beish provided tempurpedic cover, or whatever color it is depending on your model. I have NEVER sweat since then. I think this accounts for 90% of the sleeping hot stories, or possibly being grossly overweight. I’m 6’1″ and 210 so I’m no small guy although I’m not sure how someone in the high 200s or over would fair on this mattress heat wise.

    Second, this mattress whether broken in or not will need you to give it time to allow it to adjust your body. The first couple of weeks hurt a bit, not nearly as bad as the old mattress, but definitely not what I was expecting. But I stuck with it and am happy I did. I sleep wonderfully every night not.

    I hope this review helped some of you.


  541. Paul W. says on: 29 September 2010 at 2:41 pm

    purchased a TP EuroBed (Prima) in Nov 2009- less than a year later, top cover panels are separating (foam tears) on both my side and wife’s side of bed. Tempurpedic says its a manufacturing defect but I wonder if other Eurobed users have had this problem (i.e. design defect) – zipper cover with ‘topper’ material that is tearing is made in Denmark. Core mattress inside made in USA. cover has 14″ padded squares – it is along these seams that tears and exposed foam is showing. FYI (We love the firm Euro just disappointed by the manufacturing/design/quality defect.)

  542. Tanya in NJ says on: 17 October 2010 at 9:19 am

    Thanks to Gary for hosting this forum and for all who have posted to it. I’m going through the debate on whether to purchase a Tempurpedic bed, and this is most informative. I’m curious to know how Russell who posted in ’09 feels about his bed now. I haven’t made my decision, but I’m leaning toward the Classic. I tried it yesterday at Sleepy’s, and it was blissful. My chief complaint when I sleep in other beds is they are too soft; the Classic was soft enough to relieve pressure points (I’m a side sleeper), yet still firm. Also, I have an antique solid maple bed frame with slats – will a TP bed fit in it? Is it too heavy (i.e., heavier than regular box springs and mattresses) for an old frame?

  543. Fed Up says on: 2 November 2010 at 6:55 am

    I bought a King Size Tempurpedic Cloud in April of 2010. 6 Months later and I wake up everyday with back pain. I frequently have to sleep in my guest room just to get a good nights sleep and don’t have back pain when I sleep in that bed. The only thing that partially works is if I put a thick comforter over the Tempurpedic mattress and sleep on top of it. Sleeping on my side is unbearable regardless if I am on top of a comforter or not. In fact the only time the mattress feels good at all is when I am laying on my stomach. I can fall asleep that way but invariably I turn on my side or back during the night. 3 grand for this piece of crap? Unbelievable! When my wife and I tried it in the store we were on the mattress for an hour just to make sure, and it felt pretty good. Only difference was that the store Mattress was a queen. Anyway, I’m at my wits end and just needed to vent.

  544. Susan says on: 5 November 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I’ve had my Tempurpedic Classic Queen for almost 2 weeks and am so sad it’s not working out. I have had upper back/shoulder/neck problems for years and have had a Tempurpedic pillow that I’ve loved, so I thought that the mattress would work out great. Unfortunately my upper back, shoulders, and neck pains have been acting up ever since I got the bed. I am also sleeping very poorly, tossing and turning all night. I’m a side sleeper and when I wake up during the night I can feel aching in my shoulders and hips. I guess it’s too firm. A friend told me about walking on it to break it in, and I think that’s helped a little bit, but not enough.

    The temperature has also been a problem, especially when it’s a cold night and I need to keep my comforter on to keep the top of me warm, the heat from the mattress is unbearable. On warmer nights and I just have a sheet and light blanket on top I don’t have a problem with the heat from the mattress.

    I’m going to my chiropractor today (because my back, shoulder, and neck pain) and I’m going to ask if he has any recommendations for a new mattress. I have 45 days from when I got it to exchange it for a new one, but I’m assuming I only have one shot to exchange it so I want to pick the right mattress. I’d love recommendations from anyone who has had similar problems with the Tempurpedic… did you get a different mattress that worked better for you?

  545. New Owner in Kent, WA says on: 9 November 2010 at 3:15 am

    A short update: we bought our classic tempurpedic bed last Labor Day -9/6/2010 after reading all the comments from 2004. Last weekend, we went out of town for a short vacation. This is the first time I slept away from my classic tempurpedic bed. I woke up Saturday with my sciatic nerve pain flaring up. More so on Sunday morning- I took pain killer for the first time since 9/6. We went home Sunday afternoon. And guess what- Monday morning, no back pain. I’m sorry it didn’t work for some of you- it truly works for me. Next time I go on vacation, I’ll search for hotels that may have tempurpedic beds.

  546. Reagan says on: 15 November 2010 at 11:13 am

    OMG, we just bought a $4500 cloud temperpedic and my back has been killing me ever since the first night… I decided to give it some time but now after almost 2 weeks I’m going to pull out the sofa couch! I’m DYING and have never suffered from back pain before… I hope this helps save someone this agony :( fortunately i purchased from mattress firm so i will only have to pay $67 to replace.

  547. Heidi says on: 18 November 2010 at 1:20 pm

    We have had our Tempurpedic for 6 years now and my hubby and I both love it! We both have back issues and this bed has brought more relief than any other bed we’ve tried.

    We’ve also never experienced any ‘sheet’ issues either. We have always used the Jersey knit sheets from Walmart or Target (20$ for queen set). They stretch with the mattress. Maybe give them a try.

  548. Fed Up says on: 28 November 2010 at 9:04 am

    I question those who post on here that their bed is great. If my bed were great I would have never looked up this blog. I wonder how many of you are Tempurpedic salespeople.

  549. Gary LaPointe says on: 29 November 2010 at 7:32 pm

    GarySaid.com is my blog and if you read my other 2000+ posts, it’s more than clear I’m not a mattress sales person and sadly I don’t get a cent if anyone reads this and buys a Tempurpedic bed (if anyone knows how I can get such a comission, please let me know).

    I’ve looked through the comments multiple times and don’t see any repeat IP numbers (semi-unique identifiers from where people posted from on the Internet) except for when they post a follow-up.

    And if there is anyone from Tempurpedic sales posting here secretly they should be helping, not (supposedly) misleading. There are 500+ comments here, many are potential sales (at $1000-$3000 a mattress we’re talking some money). Imagine how many people have read this and do not purchase (thousands?) if they could make all these people happy these could be recommendations generating some sales (just consider 1000 people reading this and spending $1000 each, that’s over a million dollars).

    I’ve been a happy owner for over six years. If I ever moved out of the country (and I dream of Costa Rica), it’s the one piece of furniture I’d be sure to bring with me!

    P.S. – Read the manual, I think mine says to keep your room between 65-68 degrees Fahrenheit (otherwise it’s too soft and you get to hot). It’s been even more comfy the last few days as it’s been colder in my bedroom as winter approaches…

  550. Terrie says on: 5 December 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I am in a quandary as to whether I should invest in a tempurpedic or just buy a memory foam topper. Thanks for these reviews, they help a lot.

  551. New Owner in Kent, WA says on: 16 December 2010 at 3:50 am

    Hi Gary,

    Short update- its been 102 days since we bought our Classic Tempurpedic bed. Have been sleeping on it and waking up refresh for 87 nights now. =,p

  552. becca monroe says on: 27 December 2010 at 9:36 am

    worst mattress! I’ve had it for 4 years. Get excruciating shoulder pain after less than 4 hours of lying on my side. My shoulders aren’t heavy enough or warm enough to cause thr matress to give a little. Some mornings my ribs feel like they were kicked repeatedly by a big person the night before. Have developed sciatica because my butt has worn a permanent dent in the mattress. Hate to throw it out it was soooo expensive and hate to give it to somebody else. I anyone hears of a class action suit I’d love to be a part of it.

  553. Cas says on: 27 December 2010 at 1:21 pm


    “We’ve” Had our T-Pedic for over 5 years.

    It’s was way TOO Firm for me so after a call to T-Pedic Customer Service & being told to tough it out for a few months to Break it in, “we” decided to top it with one of those $100.00USD Costco 2″ Memory Foam toppers (Lower Density foam = lower prices I’m told).

    After 5 Years “we’ve” tried a couple of times to take the topper off & sleep only on the T-Pedic whereas I end up with Back-aches & a Toss & Turn RESTLESS Sleep, often times waking up a mere 5 hours into my sleep with side pains, back-aches & a general feeling that I do NOT want to go back to bed no matter how tired I am at that moment.

    This happened again this past week:- Took the Topper off & tried it for a week with the SAME Results.

    I thought:- “Ok, maybe I got the darn thing upside down” so I flipped it half way through the week: Same results, same aches & pains.

    Woke up to the aches & pains @ 5AM this morning & decided enough was enough…went & got the Topper & unrolled it & again installed it on top of the T-Pedic. Got up @ 9:30AM without ANY ACHES or PAINS & Well rested.

    I thought “It’s just me” until I googled the issue.

    I thoroughly respect the “Topper” now, while merely appreciating the T-Pedic.

    NO Concave Memory Moldings or anything after 5 years…it’s as Straight & perfectly FIRM as when we bought it.

    I suspect that “One day” that darn T-Pedic will get broken in…maybe by the time I’m retired.

    But for “Bed-room” Excitement, unless you enjoy the LACK of “Bounce-Back” during such interludes or if you have a back-up “Springy” bed some where else, I’d stay away from the T-Pedic unless I was way over 50 & not taking Viagra.

    The T-Pedic certainly does NOT transmit any movement, trapeze or gymnastic movements or not & in this arena it’s a “Mood Killer” when one has to consider the aerobic work-out that ensues “That Mood” arrival.

    Hope all that Helps some-one ELSE.

    Thank Gawd “We’ve” already had our Kids who are now in College…..


  554. Tate says on: 11 January 2011 at 12:55 am

    For those who experienced lower back pain on the
    Tempurpedic, I would LOVE to know A) which bed you eventually
    switched to and B) are you sleeping comfortably now? No one ever
    seems to come back to comment on what finally worked for them. I’m
    a tall skinny guy at 6’3″ and weigh 200lbs. I’m not an athletic
    person, but not completely out of shape. We bought a Tempurpedic
    Allura Bed about 8 weeks ago and still within the re-select option
    time frame. It seems the Tempur memory foam dips more near the hip
    area taking my spine OUT of alignment. I’ve been waking up with a
    sore lower back for 6-7 weeks now. Some nights worse than others.
    I’m a side sleeper, so I tried putting an older Tempurpedic piilow
    between my legs which seemed to lessen the amount of pain I woke
    with in the morning. I’ve been frantically doing research on-line
    to find something or SOMEONE with a similar experience and
    determine which bed finally worked for them. I’m at a loss as to
    what I should buy next. I’ve recently tried several different beds
    at the store and the Simmons NXG 400 bed (memory foam over springs)
    seems to be the most comfortable to me. I’ve read the NXG foam
    responds to pressure rather than tempurature (like the
    tempurpedic). Maybe this is why I like it, I don’t know. Now here’s
    the catch, I’ve found a few people on-line complain that their NXG
    400 bed starting sagging after 1-2 years of use and causes lower
    back pain! I’m so confused as to what to do right now. I’m tempted
    to stick with a good ‘ol decent medium/firm box spring and throw a
    memory foam topper on it. If there’s anyone out there with a
    similar experience, I’d love to know what finally worked for you.
    Unfortunately, it seems the people that HAD back problems are now
    sleeping well at night and aren’t making a point to get on the
    internet and share what they’ve found.

  555. Ken says on: 17 January 2011 at 11:01 am

    One month with a memory plasma bed. My back is stiff every morning. I stayed at a hotel over the weekend and my back pain was finally gone! Back home now and one night on my plasma bed, and my back is stiff again and in pain all day.

    The store has no return policy and the salesmen are snakes, so I guess I have to swallow the $4000 loss. :(

  556. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 17 January 2011 at 11:27 am

    Who makes a “memory plasma bed”? I’ve never heard of it. Is it some kind of tempurpedic competitor?

  557. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 17 January 2011 at 11:29 am

    Speaking of beds:
    My favorite sheets are probably down to their last one or two washings. I usually just take them off the bed, wash them and put them back on. I hate having to break in new sheets…

  558. Birgit says on: 21 January 2011 at 1:08 am

    WE have a king size tempur pedic since 4 years and love it. last weekend we added the ergo adjustable base to it.
    Here is the question….Has anyone tried to cut the mattress in half??????

  559. Monique says on: 28 January 2011 at 12:30 am

    I slept on our Posturpedic mattress for four years. I have spinal stenosis, initially just herniated discs, then sciatica, now the full blown problem. Initially, my Posturpedic seemed to be helpful. Within half a year, it became obvious that this mattress was horrible for my back. I would awaken several times a night, STUCK on my side or in another position. I had to literally pull myself out of the position. The mattress had done its thing, “melted” under me and I was stuck. One turns frequently while asleep. This is normal. However, I could not simply turn while asleep as it required too much strength since I had carved out a niche under me. I now have a number bed and LOVE IT!!

  560. Tina says on: 31 January 2011 at 3:41 am

    I bought a cal-king Celebrity Temperpedic mattress about a year ago. At first I really like the mattress because it didn’t put pressure on my joints when I slept on my sides. But I noticed that I would wake up every morning feeling stiff in my whole back like I needed to strech. My whole back and shoulders would ache. I had to put a heating pad on my back and shoulders to feel better. I thought that maybe it was just my back being worn out after working as a nurse in the hospital for 10 years. There was a water leak at my house so I had to go stay at a hotel for a month and a half. At the hotel they had a firm standard mattress. My back pain and stiffness in my back completely went away. After the water leak was fixed at my house, I slept on the temperpedic and my back pain is back. I think I will donate my mattress and go purchase a regular firm mattress. I’m glad I found this site and read everyone’s comments. Because I was starting to think I was getting sick and my body just wasn’t feeling very good. I am a 32 year old, healthy athletic female, 108 lbs, and I eat super healthy. Hopefully once I get a new mattress I will feel better. I also bought the sleep number bed and didn’t like it either. But I love my temperpedic pillow and can’t sleep without it.

  561. Ken says on: 1 February 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Update on my plasma bed:

    Previously I posted how my physiotherapist told me to get rid of my memory foam/plasma bed, as it was not helping my back.
    I went back to the store where I bought it to complain. The salesman explained that a plasma bed is not a memory foam bed and is composed of different technology. The bed works to straigten the spine. I’m a tall guy and he siad basketball players and many atheletes use the bed (the physiotherapist said that a fit guy like myself should have a firm bed). He told me that I need more time on the bed to adjust (it’s been about 30 days). He said give it antoher week.
    So, I gave it another week and all of a sudden I’m waking up with no back pain! Mind you, this is in combination with wearing my Vibram 5 Finger, barefoot walking shoes everywhere I go, which help to correct posture.
    So, for now the bed is working out.

  562. Ken says on: 1 February 2011 at 1:05 pm

    The saleman told me I need time to adjust, not the physiotherapist.

  563. geoffschultz says on: 5 March 2011 at 4:50 pm

    We ordered a Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe from Mattress Giant in Framingham, MA last Saturday for $4500. After ordering it we came home and did some research on it and were concerned about the reports of it sleeping hot. We called the salesman up on Sunday and discussed our concerns, but he assured us that this model didn’t exhibit this problem. We had been all set to cancel the order and go with a conventional mattress, but based upon his assurance, we kept it on order.

    On Tuesday it arrived and the delivery guys stated that they hated these mattresses due to the high number of returns that they get. That didn’t bode well. However, we kept going and they unwrapped and installed it. I will say that there was a fair amount of out-gassing, which kept us from sleeping on it the first night, but the smell wasn’t all that objectionable. It reminded me of drying latex paint.

    However, after sleeping on it we both felt that it slept hot, and we keep the room quite cool….58F at night. I can’t imagine what it would be like in the summer! Sue also complained that her shoulder was sore after sleeping on it. I personally slept very nicely on it.

    Due to the sleeping-hot issue, we both agreed that it wasn’t going to work for us and contacted Mattress Giant to exchange it. They have a 100 day exchange policy, but you’re supposed to buy another mattress of equal or greater cost. Unfortunately the Cloud Luxe was the most expensive model in the store, so that wouldn’t work. They tried to do an even exchange for a mattress that had a MLP of $5200, but that they had previously quoted at $3710. That didn’t fly for me and they eventually agreed to refund the difference less the $175 exchange fee. I was very happy with that and they’ll be exchanging the mattress on Tuesday.

    While the salesman was wrong about the sleeping-hot issue, he did the right thing regarding the swap and I can highly recommend Rick at Mattress Giant in Framingham, MA.

  564. Lisa Baughn says on: 11 March 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I bought the TP “Deluxe” November 21, 2010. I had issues with my upper back & neck, so I thought this bed was the answer… After almost 3 months, following instructions to ” soften” it up, I couldn’t stand it! Now my lower back ached, immediately when I lied down.. On my side my shoulders & hips ache. I went back to store & talked to the same salesperson.. He assured me NOBODY ever complained, but sold me on switching it to the new TP “Cloud”… So here I am with it for about 2-3 weeks now, & guess what? Same issues… I told the salesman that since your heavier body parts sink more that is why it hurts your back..(hips & butt heavier than legs).. He assured me I was wrong… Well, I’m not satisfied & $2400 is too much $ to waste… They won’t return my $ either.., I’d have to trade it out again for something same price or more, go figure… Idk what to do now..:(

  565. Craig says on: 19 March 2011 at 10:59 am

    WE HATE THIS PIECE OF $*#T BED. We have owned our Celebrity Tempur-pedic dual twin (makes a King size) with the adjustable base for about 6 years now. My back and shoulders ache every morning. I have to go out of town and stay in hotels and can’t wait to get a good night’s sleep and wake up pain free. I dread coming back home and sleeping on this bed.
    Any of you that love your bed, mine is for sell, I live in Arizona. Call me if you want it. 602-469-1225

  566. Bill Russ says on: 27 March 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I had the same mattress for over 20 years and it was time to buy a new one. I spent almost a year shopping for a bed,going to numerous stores,researching online,I thought I would splurge and get the Tempurpedic queen size Deluxe Bed(0ver $1,600). The very first night I couldn’t fall asleep. I actually took Excedrin PM the first week of having the bed to help me fall asleep. I woke up with back pain my first night and still do 2 years later. I can’t believe I bought the wrong bed after all my research. Time to shop agai.

  567. Dan H says on: 29 March 2011 at 7:03 am

    My partner and I bought a Tempurpedic King, ($3,000), almost 5 years ago, and I thought I’d bought the ultimate in sleep quality. I began to suffer from low back pain, almost 5 years ago! After sleeping on a “regular” mattress in the guest room, (because the pets could no longer negotiate the stairs), I noticed that the back pain subsided, as well as severe numbness in my legs and arms. I’ve decided the bed is to blame. Like others, I’ve found that the bed does not support your back, but instead sinks to form a” well” where your body is the heaviest, and over time this “well” does not bounce back. So now I have 2 wells and a ridge between them. I feel like I have to climb a little hill to move to a new spot on the bed, and especially to cuddle, since there is such a large, (fully visible), ridge in the middle of the bed. I”m getting a new bed! If you like to sleep on your stomach, forget Tempurpedic!

  568. chris says on: 30 March 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I bought a deluxe king the other night and the first night we slept on it, my husband couldn’t get a good sleep because it was too hard and I woke up with upper and lower back pain!
    why is this?! after reading some comments here, why do customers have to go through PAIN to ‘getting used’ to the mattress? that is is absurd! is TP raves about their mattress then why is there sooo many with back pains, including me when I went into and positive thinking. we have a 100 day trial and if my back keeps hurting after I wake up, then I’m returning it! good ridance!

  569. Zelda says on: 5 April 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Just some comments on the PlasmaBed. A year ago we purchased a 9″ thick Queen PlasmaBed from the dealer in North Vancouver, BC. My lower back, which I’ve had problems with for over 25 years, has never been better in the mornings and the bed didn’t take time to break-in. I do still have problems with my neck but I’m going to blame that on the pillows I’ve tried. I cannot comment on the Tempurpedic equivalent as I’ve never tried it. I tried to do research on the PlasmaBed but couldn’t find any comments on-line besides from their own website. We went for it anyways for $3000 and am happy with it. It does sleep “hot” but that’s not an issue for me. FYI I’m not that big (135lbs) and I do feel like I “sink” into the bed at all the points where my body touches. Hope this helps people who are considering the PlasmaBed. I would have liked to seen some comments on it prior to making such a big commitment!

  570. Roger says on: 11 April 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Back pain from this mattress, absolutely. I was so excited to get this bed, and now it really is unbearable. I am convinced that Temperpedic spends A LOT of its money into marketing and advertising, that half of the “positive” reviews on here are from them. I am going to try my best to give this junk back to the store. Looking at the material of this bed, it looks like it would cost no more than $50 in building materials and assembly. And selling for $3800 (Rhapsody king I have). What a Joke, that is how they have so much advertising and “good reviews”!

    I know it can be difficult to decide which reviews to listen to and which to ignore, if there is 1 thing to take away from this, it is the following:

    If you do choose to get this bed, MAKE SURE that you can return it within no less than 30 days (even if only for store credit)… Odds are, you will be returning it!

    I am a 28 year old male, 160 pounds, healthy with no problems. 1 week after sleeping on this mattress, my back pain is the worst pain I have ever felt in any muscle on my body. There is no exaggeration in my last statement.

  571. Rita says on: 28 April 2011 at 8:10 am

    I purchased a Cloud a little over 2 weeks ago, and since that time, I have been diagnosed with bursitis and have experienced pain. I saw the doctor yesterday and called Tempurpedic to return the bed. It is WAY too firm. I could only sleep on my back. If I turned to the side, my arms fell asleep and one bruised. They said they would call to arrange a pick up. We’ll see.

  572. Dee says on: 6 May 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I have had a Tempur-pedic for 15 years and have loved it! A little warm in the summer but so much better than what I had before. However, my doctor informed me of the high amounts of toxins in it; much more than in other poly foams and much more than latex. ALso, the doc said that it’s so comfortable that you don’t move around as much, which is abnormal. We are meant to move, even while sleeping. Apparently, neurologically, it’s not healthy to NOT move while sleeping. So, it’s going away … soon.

  573. NewMomma says on: 20 May 2011 at 8:01 am

    My TP story is as follows:

    My husband bought a TP Cloud Supreme direct from the company’s website this past Feb (2011). He intended to surprise me with it when I got home from the hospital with our first born. I have always had a bad back and hips due to a car accident and our old Simmons Pillow Top had caved in middle and had made the last few months of my pregnancy a sleep nightmare. I actually slept on the couch for my last 2 months.

    So, he bought a Cloud Supreme. I came home from hospital with LO, and was surprised by the smell. I moved bassinet to the nursery until smell dissipated. It took about a week for that to happen. But it was around that time that I began to wake up in extreme pain.

    At first I chalked it up to normal “just had a baby” pain. My husband claimed that his shoulder pain went away because of the mattress, but then he started having increasing knee pain. He chalked it up to the fact that he had recently started running again on the treadmill.

    Since our 90 day trial was close to running out by this time, we both decided a firmer model was needed – we exchanged for the Rhapsody. Instead of relief, things got worse. I actually went to the Emergency room a week later with EXTREME back pain, I couldn’t walk, couldn’t bear to nurse my LO… intolerable. I was concerned that there was something wrong with my back due to the epidural I received during delivery.

    NOTE, that both of us keep coming up with excuses for our pain… giving birth, treadmills, epidurals, etc. Meanwhile we are both taking up to 8 Motrin a day. There were mornings that I would actually wake up screaming in pain because my entire back would spasm when I tried to move. Then I began to develop pain in MY knees and ankles. I have never had knee problems.

    I returned to the couch. We were lucky enough to get a free mattress from my mother-in-law (she was throwing it out). Now we are sleeping on that, and the TP is in the guest room. I feel SO RIPPED OFF! We lost over $3000 and now can’t afford to buy anything new for a long time.

    For anyone feeling conflicted about whether to return or exchange, I would say RETURN! Then go to a different store and buy the model you want to try next (giving you another 90 days to trial it). This is more of a hassle, but much better than being out $3000 and in pain…. again.

  574. Gladys Stith says on: 21 May 2011 at 7:50 am

    I have had my TP Rhapsody for 3 days now and last night I was been up since 3AM unable to sleep because of back discomfort. I was so excited about the possibility of better sleep, I did not think about the fact my sleep was no better. I could not ignore my inability to sleep the 2nd night, and my sleep is getting worse, as well as the back pain. I cannot ignore only 3 hours of sleep last night. I am fearful of exchanging having read all these reports. I was told I cannot return the advanced ergonomic base, so what would I replace the mattress with now I am stuck with the base? Wouls an ordinary mattress work with the base? I wish I had found this forum before buying.

  575. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 21 May 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I slept like a rock for 12+ hours on mine last night. I even woke up once to use the bathroom and went back to sleep for another 4.

    I thought you HAD to buy the buy their base with the mattress or it voided the warranty? I thought someone (during the purchase process) told me that ages ago (but that was 7 years ago).

  576. Eliza Day says on: 9 June 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I got my tempurpedic cloud five days ago. I understand I am still adjusting. It’s definitely not as soft as it was in the store. The first night, the odor was bad but the second day/night was the worst. Now, though, only five days later, it’s barely noticeable and I have extremely sensitive smell.

    My previous bed(s) were futons… my sister offered to buy me a nice bed for my birthday and…well…who am I to argue? My neighbor has a tempurpedic, loves it which is what planted the seed. The pillows that worked on my futon which were memory foam (not tempurpedic but cheaper) contoured pillows don’t feel right with the tempurpedic. I ordered another memory foam pillow (non contoured and NOT temperupedic because I cannot afford to drop $150 on a pillow). The pillow is made of visco elastic (same as tempurpedic) but it’s hard and too big… even worse than the pillows.

    Aside from that, it’s okay. I’m not really in love with it but it beats the futon. I also love that my cat isn’t awakened when I get up and she’s sleeping (she likes it too!). I know it’s in the break in period and I have walked on it daily. No intense pain. Just slight discomfort in my neck because of the pillow issue. I’ve always been sensitive in my neck which is why I got the contour pillow to begin with.

    I did notice, however, that the handprint test doesn’t work like in the commercial and ads. If I put my hand on the mattress and press hard, I don’t see a handprint. Is it because the mattress is still relatively new aka still breaking in?

    Also, I live in Northern California. Even though it’s June, it gets down into the 50s at night and I don’t run the heat because…well, because it’s expensive. I used to use an electric blanket w/ the futon but, since an electric blanket isn’t supposed to be used w/ a tempurpedic, I haven’t.

    No dead lizards. My cat seems to like it. Given my hyper sensitivity to smell, I’m surprised it hasn’t bothered me more (aside from the first couple of days).

    That’s about it. I’m curious, though, as to why I cannot see my handprint as I’ve seen it in the commercial and read testimonials from people who have tried it.

    Mine is an authentic tempurpedic. I got it at Sleep Train (as many on this thread have).

  577. Eliza Day says on: 12 June 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I’m back with an update. I love my tempurpedic. After a week, it has clearly “broken in”. My cat, I think, loves it more than me because she doesn’t ever want to get off it.

    My problem, however, is the pillow. Since I got the temp, the pillows that worked on my futon, just didn’t feel right. I opted to not get the tempurpedic pillow (too expensive) but got a viscoelastic pillow from Amazon. It had pretty good reviews and was supposedly decreased 65% in price. My mistake was getting lured by the supposed “price reduction” and the product reviews….there were only a handful but they were all above average. Next time, i will only buy something online that a) I have experienced first hand in a brick and mortar store or b) has an over abundance of reviews.

    The Visco Elastic (called a Comfort Pillow) is hard as a rock and it hasn’t gotten any softer since I got it. Today I was in Bed Bath and Beyond and felt the tempurpedic Suprima which was as cheap as you’re going to get for Tempurpedic ($80) but soft and small. i opted to not get it for budgetary reasons (I was spending a LOT on a comforter). After obsessing over it all day, however, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and drive to the BB&B tomorrow to pick it up. Hopefully it will help.

    Below the neck, my body is happy. It’s the neck area that has been problematic from the beginning but it’s always been the pillow issue.

    I’m curious to know if anybody here has used the Suprima pillow and what their experience has been.

  578. cris says on: 16 June 2011 at 8:36 am

    My boyfriend and I have been sleeping on his $3500 Tempur Pedic Cloud mattress for almost 3 years. Before that, I had always had Serta pillow tops and never had an issue with back pain. In these past 3 years, I have had occasional back pain but I just figured that I had “slept funny.” However, in the past three months that pain has become absolutely awful and daily…from the back of my head, neck, shoulders all the way down to my lower back. BF is having major issues with his lower back and hips as well. We are both young (25 and 33) and healthy. Every day we wake up feeling like we got hit by a semi truck. It takes a couple of hours, lots of stretching, and swimming laps to feel better…we also go to chiropractor and Thai massage every 2 weeks. By the way, it will change your sex life…NEGATIVELY. Whoever invented the Tempur Pedic concept must have been celibate. BF is stubborn (this bed was one of his first major purchases as an adult) about hanging onto it because of his investment…as for me, I have fantasies about hauling it into our desert backyard and setting it on fire. I am overjoyed when we stay in hotels, or even go in a bed store for a few minutes, just to be on a different mattress. We are getting married next year and BY GOD if it’s the only thing I accomplish as a wife, I VOW to get rid of evil tempur pedic!!

    But for those of you who enjoy it and have had success with it, I hope it continues to treat you well!!

  579. allison says on: 19 June 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I have had the cloud tempurpedic for about 6 months and wow, what a waste of money. Before we dished out $2400 on this mattress we were sleeping on a $500 generic one and let me tell you, I didn’t have any of the problems I currently have. I am a thin, healthy, young (23) woman and yet I wake up with piercing hip pain that lasts for the whole day. I toss and turn all night, but thats nothing to the pain when waking up. Don’t buy into the hype, just do yourself a favor and skip the whole line.

  580. deef says on: 19 June 2011 at 11:43 pm

    excruciating. after 3 nights in the tempurpedic in my parents’ guest room I am in agony, with pain in my lower back, radiating through my right hip and right leg. just awful. what a racket.

  581. Rob says on: 30 June 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I purchased a Cloud Supreme about 4 months ago, and around 4 weeks in I had a few nights of waking up with lower back pain. After a week it went away. Then whenever I got into this bed I would sleep instantly, and I would have an incredible deep sleep for around 6 hours. I started getting up earlier in the mornings, and getting to work earlier too.

    My girlfriend thought this bed was too soft, so I decided to spend even more money and get the King size Rhapsody. Let me say this. I LOVE THIS BED! I sleep great. I can even sleep on my stomach. I can sleep in any position and I feel awesome the next day. And no, I do NOT work in mattress sales or for TempurPedic.

    My ONLY concern still is the chemicals. I eat as organic as possible. I work out regularly. And I have had my Rhapsody bed now for 4 weeks and it still smells, though much less than it did originally. I was so nervous I called TempurPedic directly and spoke to their support. They personally assured me that there is no toluene, formaldehyde, or benzene in their mattresses ( toluene being esp bad for children ). There also is not the outlawed BPDE flame retardant. So they told me not to worry, that the bed was safe.

    So my question still is this: what is the smell coming from then? I want to have children soon.. can I really not let them in this bed?

    I love sleeping in this bed now. It is my favorite of any bed i’ve ever owned. But I don’t want to die from it lol.

  582. Stemig says on: 1 July 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I stopped reading these complaints after a bit because I am totally happy with my tempur-pedic bed. We did not buy the generic bed or a mattress topper. We’ve had it for 3 years and love it. My chiropractor sells them because he believes they are the best bed to sleep on. It does have a warranty on it so we’ll see how it does and whether we can get service on it if there is a problem. My husband sleeps too hot on it so I’m going to try the suggestion to use extra sheets or order the cooling pad that is made by another company.

  583. New Owner in Kent, WA says on: 6 July 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Gary- Hope you had a fun and safe 4rth of July!!! just a quick update: love my Termpur-pedic Classic bed that my husband and I bought last 9/2010. Love the comfortable- healing- long sleep every night. Love waking up pain free from my bulging disc (2) on my lower neck vertibrae and sciatic nerve on my lower back that use to radiate excrusiating pain on both legs. Thanks again for your blog- truly apprecitate it!!!

  584. Trevor gilchrist says on: 29 July 2011 at 6:06 am

    Hi all. Up all night reading this huge debate. Thank you all.
    Day two of Cloud Supreme ownership. Trashed our ten-yr old TP Original when they delivered this one. Hope we’ve done the right thing. So far feels less comfortable. Hotter. Both have uncomfortable back pain. Stinks. The sellers have such an advantage as any mattress is SUCH a pain to swap out, the very idea is daunting.

    Has anyone determined for SURE that these fumes are safe/not safe? Surely it’s possible to know?

    Spending this much money OUGHT to banish anxiety, not introduce it.

  585. Gary LaPointe says on: 29 July 2011 at 7:57 am

    Trevor, people talk about the fumes. But I can’t believe if they are that bad for (as compared to other things) that this would not have been legally addressed by now.

    Check your manual (or the web site) these beds are supposed to be “operated” between 65 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, maybe the new one has a different temperature? Obviously keeping the room cooler helps makes you feel less hot :)

    Some people don’t want to keep it that cool; it’s not the products fault (sort of). Fortunately, I love it cool…

    A lot of people complaining, but we know complainers complain more than people compliment. But it’s enough to make me nervous when my bed starts getting older, I love my Tempurpedic Classic(?) and would hate to get a new one that I’m not as happy with.

    Thanks for commenting and come back with a report later…

  586. Syeve Holli says on: 31 July 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I can only agree with most of the reports I have read here. My wife lovers it. I am becoming a cripple. In my Tempur Pedic bed, I can fall asleep quickly. After 4-5 hours, I cannot stay on the Tempur Pedic bed any more due to lower back pain. I sleep 2-3 hours in my recliner daily. I am a very active worker and still remain stiff and sore until 9AM. There must be some sort of fix for these problems. I can’t be spending this kind of money for a new mattress every three to four years.

  587. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 31 July 2011 at 4:05 pm

    FYI, Some people have said they think Tempurpedic is planing some of the positive posts (or I work for tempurpedic).

    I’ve looked through the comment logs to see if some of the positive posts are coming through the same IP address or anything or anything suspicious, but I haven’t seen anything. I love my Tempurpedic bed, so the “I love it” posts don’t seem strange to me. And if I worked for them, I’d delete most of the negative posts (duh!).

  588. bananabird says on: 4 August 2011 at 7:01 am

    Fantastic forum, but only a few people are giving their weights and ages (I’m 145 and 61), and that could be vital. Please tell. Something else that might be important is whether people take sleeping pills. At around 50 I had some insomnia after a death in the family, and needed sleeping pills. I continued taking them for quite a few years as a convenience. By 55 I started feeling like 95: so stiff in the morning I could hardly walk. It finally dawned on me that the sleeping pills were keeping me too still. I needed to change position -thrash around, maybe- in order to keep the muscles limber. I got off the sleeping pills and it worked like a charm. No stiffness whatever. I sleep on a conventional mattress, but I’m shopping. It worries me that a TP might have the same effect of keeping people too still. It might matter a lot more as you age.

  589. elfie says on: 24 August 2011 at 8:19 am

    My husband and I have owned a Tempur-Pedic mattress for about 5 years. Once it finally gassed out(the chemical smell was awful for about the first 3 months) we really started enjoying the comfort of the bed. Unfortunately, that comfort has not lasted.

    The memory foam has developed sagging where we sleep. It feels like we are sleeping in holes. While the sagging in the foam is visible, it does not demonstrate the actual depth of the sinking we experience when we lay down. Now both of us wake up every morning with body aches, especially aching backs.

    I’ve been reading customer posts about the nightmare attempts of trying to make claims on the warranty. I’m about to jump into the process and I’m not looking forward to it.

    One poster asked for weight/height information. My husband is a slender, tall man. I am average height and about 40 lbs overweight. The differences in our body frames has not seemed to make any difference in the sagging. Both sides of the bed are failing in performance.

  590. lillie says on: 7 September 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I got a Comforpedic (Simmons memory foam) bed a few months ago, replacing the 20+ year old terrible bed I had. The first week, I slept well on it, but the second week, my back and fibromyalgia pain were AWFUL sending me into a flare, and I was tempted to send it back (warranty) but researching online told me I may need to adjust to the bed, especially after coming from such a poor support bed previously, so I stuck with it. After a week of intense back pain, it began to slowly improve and after a month, I was sleeping much better, falling asleep faster and staying asleep. Now I love it. I can feel the support of my lower back, hips and shoulders more than anything else I’ve ever slept in. I also use a cervical pillow when I sleep and that helps.

    I went on vacation for 4 days, sleeping on an old bed and came back to have a rough re-adjustment to my bed again. I am hoping to find a better way to adjust to other beds when I’m away as this re-adjustment is painful. Otherwise, I still love my Comforpedic.

  591. Debra says on: 18 September 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I purchased a Temperpedic in early 2007 and my husband and I enjoyed pain-free sleep until about 3 months ago when we both began experiencing neck and shoulder pain to the point where our arms and hands are numb by morning. It was not until we slept away from home on several occasions and had very restful nights that I began to question whether our mattress had deteriorated. After reading the numerous comments here, I do think that our mattress needs replacement, which is troubling when you consider its cost. I will not buy another Temperpedic. I hope that there are other options out there now which will have more longevity.

  592. Andrew Ohlrich says on: 24 September 2011 at 12:14 am

    I have owned a TP since April 2010. I am a US Marine and am away most of the time, but my wife enjoys the mattress and has had no complaints so far. The smell cleared after a few months, but it was tolerable. There are only two downsides I have experienced so far.

    1) I sleep hot at night, but I have always been like this unless the room is frigid. I am going to try some Underarmor loose attire and see if this makes a difference and if that dont work I am going to invest in some of those cooling sheets.

    2) Every time I return after being away for some time my body has to readjust. This last time it only took two weeks for my body to adjust after I returned home.

    The pillows, we purchased two of the Comfort TP pillows. I feel that they are too big and dont condense enough, leaving your body in an awkward position. My wife has no problem with these.
    I purchased a TP neck pillow for back sleepers on my last deployment and not only did I fall in love with it, I also stopped having headaches upon waking in the morning. The headaches have plagued me for the last 3 years and this pillow has been my saving grace. This pillow is also a lot thinner than the other pillows which helps keep my head and neck more inline with the rest of my body after it settles in the mattress.

    I hope this helps.

    Andrew Ohlrich

  593. On the Fence says on: 1 October 2011 at 3:36 pm

    We’ve had our new Tempur-Pedic Cloud for just over a month and while my husband claims he has never slept so back-pain-free, I am now experiencing back pain for the first time in my life! We are both 39 and both weigh about 155.

    I’m happy to see so many others have gotten over the pain during the adjustment period, but wonder if we will ever get over missing our fluffy soft pillow-top mattress that we got rid of when we purchased this one.

    Does anyone know of a way of making this mattress feel softer? I tried a feather bed on top, but it just makes the mattress harder because it can’t conform to the heat of your body. Thanks for any advice you might have!

  594. Landon says on: 6 October 2011 at 1:59 am

    I have always had back pain! Since I bought my bed, it has gotten so much worse I wake up unrested every morning. I went to Yosemite and spent three nights on a cheap pile of crap mattress pad and woke up feeling incredible. One night back in my tempurpedic, I’m in pain. What a waste of money!!!

  595. TEMPUR-RIPOFF! says on: 13 November 2011 at 1:35 pm

    OK – overpriced joke!

    …..had this RHAPSODY since 2008 – today I wake up, and upper back hurts like hell, so I’m pissed and came here….its like this most of the time..once in a while you get a normal nights sleep, …just a sickening mystery…This is also after I went and spent $130 on their new “Cloud pillow”….obviously hasnt helped………..also after 3 years the stupid glorified piece of foam has a worn in sink hole in it and basically is miserable…

    It fools people, the initial feeling of these beds is like “ohh wow” …lay there a while and you sink in and it puts weird stress on your back and pulls muscle as the heavier parts of your body sink in and the lighter do not….I get better sleep from a cheap firm bed in a motel.

    I’ve had it………..So instead of giving thousands to a rip off GIMMICK company like tempurloser!, go get a 500 dollar bed and be happy..exactly what I’m going to do…

    They should be run out of business.

  596. Wouldn't Buy Again says on: 3 December 2011 at 7:46 pm

    We purchased our Cal King split adjustable bed from a local retailer. We were so excited. It had every option you could order. Adjustable, Massage, all the best! We had to order it and within about 10 days we had it set up in our home. The smell of the Off Gassing was intense. Unfortunately, it was fall/ early winter and we live at 4000 ft. We had to air out our master bedroom for 3 weeks before we could sleep in the room. I am an asthma suffer and even with the air cleaner running, it was too irritating to my lungs. We were not expecting this. With most new items, you expect some new fumes, but this is well beyond the norm. I find it hard to believe these fumes are “non-toxic”. We slept on the bed for 2 weeks after the airing out period and I hated the bed. My back problems hurt worse. It was my low back issues that caused us to seek a new bed. We called the store and discussed our options. We were told to give it more time and if we were still not happy after a full 60 days, they were willing to give us a full refund. We slept on the bed another 40 days and finally liked the bed and decided to keep it. 2 years later, one side of the electronics failed and the bed was stuck in the up position. My husband was able to get the bed to go back down, and that is as far as we ever got. To this day, the bed is still non functional. We are just now trying to fix the electronics. This is how I found this blog and decided I would warn others to think twice before making an expensive mistake like we made. So in searching for parts for our problem… I am finding that it’s not uncommon to have the “down boxes” these are the boxes with the computer board in them go out after just 2 years. As well as the remotes go out for no reason. Remotes are $100.00 each Not sure how much these down boxes are… still looking for that. The motors are only fully covered for 5 years. Nothing electronic is covered after this point and everything else is prorated out the 20 year remainder with the service call and parts shipping not being covered. So, not much is covered after 5 years! Anyway… The bigger part of our story is in year 7.
    I have always kept the mattress covered. 2 times per year I take off the water proof cover and wash them. I wash sheets every week. When I went to remove the water proof cover, I could see something through the tempur pedic cover that is covering the mattress.
    It was round circular blotches that were about 2 to 3 inches in diameter. To my horror it appeared to be mold spots. It was everywhere on my husbands side of the mattress. Being an allergic person I started to panic. We had been sleeping on a potentially toxic problem. One that may or may not be covered under our warranty. I scrambled to find the paperwork for the bed. Remember… it has been 7 years. It took me most of the day, but I found everything. As I read through the 20 year warranty, I could hardly believe my eyes when I read ” MOLD IS NOT A COVERED EVENT UNDER THIS WARRANTY” How could this be?
    How could this not be covered if this was in fact what had happened to our mattress? We were adults with adult children… no little one’s to get the bed wet. We do not live in a wet climate, no water damage has ever happened. The only thing could be normal heat from the body. How could this cause mold? Bigger question yet…how could this not be a covered event? After spending over $4K on this bed would we simply have to throw it out?
    There is no way we could keep it if it is mold. So, here is what happened. I contacted Tempur Pedic. They asked that I take pictures of the bed. The warranty would be void if I had removed the protective cover that says tempur pedic on it. I am very glad I didn’t do this, as I was tempted to do so to get a better look at what this was under there. I filled out a warranty claim form. I was contacted by email and told that the warranty team was reviewing my case and that “mold” was not a covered event. However, my case was being considered. I waited on pins and needles. Within a few days another email came. I was afraid to open it. This second email stated that as a “courtesy” my bed would be covered this ONE time. I was very thankful. We were contacted by a delivery company and a new bed was delivered and the old mattresses were removed. We kept the frame & remotes. Now, the question is… will this happen again, or is tempur pedic aware of this problem since we purchased our bed in 2003 and are they now making the new material with anit-mold material so that this will not happen again? Not sure. I sure hope so. I do know that this material does not breathe, it’s stays warm. This is an issue especially in the hot summer! That is part of the problem. It does get extremely cold in the winter where we live and the mattress will get hard as a brick if we are gone for the weekend. Electric blankets and mattress covers are not recommended by the manufacturer as they break down the tempur material. So, if I had to do it all over again would I buy a one again? NO.

  597. Suki says on: 4 December 2011 at 6:34 am

    We’ve had Tempurpedic mattress 3 years and it does sleep hot. Though they say do not put a mattress cover on, get one which has fleece on it. It separates you from the latex and provides a woven layer where air can circulate. Remember, sheep stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter with their covering.

  598. Matt says on: 18 December 2011 at 11:19 am

    I fell for the hype. It was a total and complete waste of money.

    I can’t believe I spent almost $4000 on a king sized bed that sleeps worse than the floor. I got the mattress to help me stay asleep (not because of any pains on a regular mattress). Have had it 4 months now, and wake up to excruciating leg, hip and back pain. I’m 33 .. I am in excellent health, never had a significant health issue before, and I love traveling – because it lets me sleep without pain on a hotel mattress.

    Please do your research. For those of you who this stuff works for .. awesome .. but I was taken in, and I find myself sleeping on an inflatable aerobed next to my tempurpedic each night now.

    The only thing that helped me finally realize it was this expensive tortuture device, causing all that pain, is my regular business travel. Great ad campaign, you definitely fooled me.

  599. Robin Cruickshank says on: 17 January 2012 at 3:01 pm

    My Husband and I purchased a Tempurpedic mattress in September of 2008. The odor was almost unbareable and seemed to last for months, but after that was finally gone, we we able to enjoy the mattress, and it felt great for a Couple of Years, but after that we both would wake up with horrible pain right in the lower part of our back. I always change positions all night, as does my Husband. We were very disapointed. Not only that we too use the waterproof cover that is vinyl like on the bottom and has a cotton fabric texture to it on the outside, and when we removed it there was an unexplained huge round stain on it. I just read the above comment, and now I am going to have to see if its mold. Im worried sick about that now. But If your reading this I highly recommend that you DO NOT PURCHASE this mattress because after a couple Years or less, you will be hurting. I wish we would have went with the Sleep Number bed. So I give this very expensive mattress a 1 from a scale of 1 – 5 with 5 being the BEST!! Yeah right!! Again, DO NOT PURCHASE!! Thanks for listening and I hope you will take the advise from those of us who have had this kind of mattress for a few years.

  600. Amy says on: 19 January 2012 at 10:15 am

    I wish I would have done my research and found this forum prior to purchasing a Rhapsody Tempurpedic bed last week. My husband and I haven’t had any luck with other mattresses (non-Tempurpedic) in the last 5 or 6 years, so we decided to splurge. I think we both just assumed that such a high-priced mattress would lead to a superior sleep experience. The mattress was delivered last Friday, so we have now slept in it for 6 nights. My husband has been doing just fine on it. Sleeping well and no complaints. I think he’d be happy keeping it.

    For me, on the other hand, I can barely walk. I am experiencing so much back pain. I work from home and it’s difficult sitting in my office chair.

    I’m actually able to get to sleep okay on my back, and when I wake up in bed I usually feel all right. It’s once I get up for the day that my body feels it. I’m usually a side-sleeper, and I can’t get comfortable enough to fall asleep on my side. I am 5’10” and weight 135 pounds, so I’m proportional.

    I’ve read through many of the comments in this thread, and I now understand better the concept of breaking in the mattress. I have been walking on it, I had my kids walk on it, I make sure the room is the right temperature…

    I want to believe that it will improve, and that if I just give it a few more nights then I’ll adjust. But I don’t think I can sleep on there again; the back pain is constant, and I am losing productivity in my work.

    I would love input on the following:

    1) For those of you who experienced back pain initially and then it went away and you now like the mattress, do you remember how long it took for you to become comfortable and experience no more pain?

    2) For those of you who returned/exchanged, what specific mattress did you find worked for you?

    (We only have the option of a one-time exchange, no earlier than 30 days, so I want to zero in on some other options that I can do my due diligence on)

    Thanks for any input.

  601. Gary from http://GarySaid.com/ says on: 19 January 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if they’ve changed their manufacturing process.

    I’ve had this bed through a few long time girlfriends and no one has ever complained about the mattress. I think most really liked it.

    I’d ask if you are keeping the room cold enough, the mattress is supposed to be kept at less than 68 degrees, but your husband is sleeping okay. But maybe he can sleep anywhere…

    Please come back let us know how it turns out for you!

  602. OLY says on: 5 February 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Had a standard purchased in 2004 — 3k! I expected it to be a lifetime or at least 15-20 year investment. Aaaand no such luck. About a year ago we started to sag and wake up with terrible pain. Took off the cover and figured out that the standard foam was disintegrating. The tempurpedic foam itself was fine — of which there was only a few inches…3k for a mattress topper on cheap foam?. We could have bought a new 1k mattress every 2 years.
    So we peeled off the tempurpedic which I cut up to make a toddler mattress and pillows.
    Meanwhile, no mattress felt right so gritted our teeth and got another one, a deluxe this time. When this one busts I’m NOT dropping more money on this nonsense. I will just reuse the tempurpedic as a mattress topper on a high quality standard mattress. Tempurpedic is terribly over-priced and in need of some serious competition.

    p.s. I nursed two babies on this and if anything consider it superior. I sink lower than the baby and don’t toss or turn (never ever turn my back to my little one) so I could sleep comfortably ready to feed them and with an arm in a guarding position. I’m a big fidget-er waking and sleeping with a history of back problems so the tempurpedic cuts that by about 90%

    p.p.s I’m so sick of re-making the bed. Soooo sick of it. Ugh.
    p.p.p.s Never sit for any length of time on the bed…horrible back pain ensues. Like sitting on the bed to peck away on the laptop

  603. Joann says on: 13 February 2012 at 12:40 am

    Well I have had my tempurpedic deluxe for a month. My room is very cold. I bought this mattress because of it’s firmness. At first the smell was terrible. Windows open in January. The smell went away after about a week. The first week everything was great…and then…I fell into the abyss or hammock or soft spot or whatever you want to call it. I feel like I have to climb a mountain to get out of the bed. My butt and hips have sunk below the rest of me leaving me in pain. Hip pain, back pain, neck pain, waking up with numb hands and intense screaming migraines. This mattress was recommended to me by my best friend. She has the same mattress. But guess what…hers is from 2003. So she came over yesterday to check out the hole swallowing me at night. It is not visible to the eye but you can feel it the minute you get on the bed. She looked right at me and said that ain’t right. So it has to go back. Just for the record I am the person who leaves positive reviews for items purchased on Amazon etc. I am disappointed to say the least since I have saved my whole life for this mattress. I don’t understand why it has this huge sinkhole and I am afraid to try again.

  604. Maggie says on: 13 February 2012 at 6:25 pm

    My husband and I took delivery of our queen rhapsody on Christmas Eve. The problems we are having I haven’t seen anywhere else. Some nights this bed is so comfortable we don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. However those nights are one night a week, maybe two. The remaining nights we both wake up with terrible lower back pain. The strange thing is we both have good nights on the same nights and bad nights on the same nights which tells me we are not getting the support we need from the mattress and something must be causing it. We have done everything everyone has suggested. We cannot seem to figure out what the variable factor is on the uncomfortable nights. We even keep a thermometer in our room trying to keep the temp between 65-70, usually closer to 70. We are so frustrated. We have spent a lot of money on this mattress and don’t understand the inconsistency. We really want to love this mattress. I keep wondering if we somehow received a defective mattress. I am 5’5 and 140 and my husband is 6′ about 205. We live in the northeast…it has been a very mild winter so far, which makes me afraid for when we get a regular harsh winter. Any thought anyone has would be quite welcome…thank you!

  605. Tate says on: 26 February 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Hey Everyone, since I recall complaining that no one ever came back to comment on which bed they finally settled on, I figured I should follow my own advice!

    I can report that my wife and I returned the Tempurpedic mattress and exchanged it for the Simmons NXG 400 Firm bed (which is a standard box spring with a memory foam topper). As I stated over a year ago, I am a side sleeper and I continue use a pillow to support my legs at night and use a Tempurpedic contoured neck pillow. It took about 6 months after we switched beds, but my lower back pain has completely vanished. We decided on the firm version because of the thicker springs, thinking it wouldn’t sag nearly as much over time. We are both extremely satisfied with the Simmons NXG 400 and would highly recommend it to anyone who has experienced lower back pain due to Tempurpedic beds.

  606. Brian says on: 29 February 2012 at 1:22 pm

    My wife and I bought the classic tempurpedic in 2007 as our wedding present. We were encouraged because it was something new aside from the terrible spring mattresses we grew up with as kids.

    After 5 years we can’t WAIT to get a conventional coil Aireloom mattress.

    We report the exact findings:
    1) doesn’t regulate the temperature well – either too hot in the Summer, and very odd in the winter – the impression is hot, but outside that is cold
    2) tossing and turning the entire night because of the sinking factor – this is not natural – I would rather sleep on a pile of clothes that didn’t MOVE and was predictable
    3) has become more like traditional foam over time loosing it’s memory capability
    4) we’re having twins – so, goodbye TP

    I was recently diagnosed with a dislocated joint in my jaw. Interesting. I never had this prior to owning the Tempurpedic.

    Be careful.

  607. bob says on: 25 March 2012 at 1:52 am

    I’ve had a TP for about 8 years. Every night I’d climb into bed and go Ahhhh. It felt so damn good, every night for 8 years.

    In January I developed new back probs and have been on the couch every since. I’ve been to doctors and chiropractors and acupuncture and I still can’t lay on the bed for more than 15 minutes w/o real pain. I called TP to ask if there was a way to firm up the mattress and they’ve offered to simply replace it. I was asking for advice – not a new mattress.

    I’ll have to wait to see what happens, but the bed has been wonderful (until something in my back want awry) and the customer service has been world-class. I would very much like to get off the couch and back into bed.

  608. Waylin says on: 26 March 2012 at 3:37 pm

    follow up to TEMPUR-RIPOFF! —I’m back…hah…I went and got a cheap master sleep mattress and it worked well for a few months….then started having terrible neck problems and soreness because it is probably too firm…so I went back to the old $3000 Tempurpedic…first night got good sleep on it…I was like wow maybe it will work again….now its been one week….last night tossing and turning…just a nightmare…The tempurpedic mystery is …just such a mystery, but its pretty obvious they are an overpriced gimmick….I wonder how much sleep I’ve been deprived of the last few years…………..WHAT MATTRESS DO I NEED?!! ugghhh….so tired of being tired….

  609. Mark says on: 19 April 2012 at 11:05 am

    Hi folks.
    we got a tempurpedic be a month and my wife absolutely loves it and feels so much better but I have been having sore middle back and upper muscles. its so bad sometimes that I feel like I cant straighten up and groan out load. coming from 8+ years on a waterbed with 4 inches of 5lb memory foam that I could sleep forever on and she hated it. I am 5’9 and 170lbs and she is 5’8 and 240. I fall asleep immediately and can sleep comfortably for about 4-5 hours before starting to get sore. the soreness slowly increases over time even though I turn side to side. I can feel it get increasingly worse as I wake up and turn over or sleep on my back as the night goes on. the damn thing is a mystery because a few nights I sleep all the way through and am not too sore. I tried adding the old 4″ memory foam topper but it didnt help. I then tried a 2″ memory foam topper with the same results. we travel quite a bit and some beds are comfortable and some beds have similar results. I am hoping that as time goes on and my back adjusts to it I will get a good nights sleep. its flat as a board and soft and comfortable initially but it seems to slowly start to make me sore as the night wears on and there is nothing I can do to stop the soreness. anyone experience anything similiar?

  610. Jack says on: 19 April 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Bought a Tempurpedic Could-ES a couple of days back. It gives out a really strong smell, now my whole apartment (3+2 size) smells and it’s bugging everyone. I’m also noticing an allergic reaction to it (never had any allergies). It would have been great if I was warned beforehand of the smell. That aside, the bed itself was very comfortable for the couple of nights I slept in it, temperature was slightly warm.

    Anyway, mine’s going back to the store. Hope others have better luck with it.

  611. angela says on: 17 June 2012 at 3:08 am

    we have had a tempurpedic since june 2011 last night we raise it up off of the ergo adjustable base and there was a mold spot about 3 feet by 2 1/2 feet. they are supposed to let me know by monday if they are going to replace it or not does anyone know how to keep the new one from molding?

  612. Kathy says on: 23 June 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I have a king size pillowtop tempurpedic mattress. I was getting really aggravated with the contour sheet coming off either on my side or my husbands. I was in Walmart one day not long ago and found some Better Homes and Gardens king size sheets. I decided to try one on our bed. The cuffs are deep and it fit with some wrinkling, but the cuffs stay on. I went back and bought five sets on sale. They are wonderful.

  613. JohnM says on: 14 August 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I bought a Tempurpedic Deluxe (Queen) set 4+ years ago. I used it in an air conditioned house in Portland for the first few years and it was great. I then moved to San Francisco to room with no AC and smelled a gradually stronger musty odor over the course of the winter months. It mostly went away in the spring/summer but was still there.

    At some point I lifted up the mattress and saw that the top of the foundation had dozens of mold circles 3-5″ in diameter in various colors (green, black, brown) apparently growing between the out fabric and wood material. I pulled up the fabric on the bottom of the foundation and saw a bunch more mold on the bottom surface of the foundation and on all the fabric.

    I called Tempurpedic and they said they would replace the set (they also told me it was a “one time” event since mold is not covered), but I have to say I’m concerned since being around the mold seems to give me headaches and my glands swell up. They sent me a mattress protector but I’m not exactly sure you that will help prevent the foundation from molding. It also seems that some of you were using the protector and saw mold growing from the inside.

    I suppose I’ll give it another try but I’ll be very vigilant in watching for mold again.

  614. Rob says on: 19 August 2012 at 1:18 am

    I have been getting tons of comments from my customers about how well our drawstring sheets work on their Tempurpedic and other foam mattresses. Especially with the slippery protector. One customer said he was ready to return his mattress for lack of finding a remedy for the sheet slipping off until he found the drawstring sheets. Our product could probably save a lot of Termpurpedic returns if they would tell people about them. They are called Comfy-Snug sheets available at drawstringsheet.com

  615. miya says on: 25 November 2012 at 3:54 am

    I’m about 110 lbs and my boyfriend is about 180. The problem with the tempur-pedic is that I am constantly on a slope rolling in to the boyfriend shapped indent. I hate his bed. In the morning at least one of the following but usually two are in pain: hips, shoulders, neck, back.

  616. miya says on: 25 November 2012 at 3:56 am

    I’m about 110 lbs and my boyfriend is about 180. The problem with the tempur-pedic is that I am constantly on a slope rolling in to the boyfriend shaped indent. I hate his bed. In the morning at least one of the following but usually two are in pain: hips, shoulders, neck, back. He loves it though – other than it can get super hot

  617. Thomas says on: 28 January 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I have owned my Tempurpedic sleep system for two months now…best purchase I’ve ever made.

    Since my fiancé and I have *very* different sleep comfort requirements, we got the ‘split King’. I believe a LOT of the problems in this thread are from people sharing a mattress. Every person has a different optimal sleep zone and it would be very surprising if your spouse and you were the same…. I got the Rhapsody, she got the Cloud Luxe – and we are both BEYOND satisfied. Yes, it costs more…but the whole reason we were upgrading to Tempurpedic was to find the perfect sleep option, not to compromise yet again.

    (Hint – we bought “pre owned” mattresses which had barely been used for less than three months each, and saved 30% off the bat, I highly recommend this option)

    I have noticed none of this “hot sleeping” business, but we sleep with our room at 65 degrees year round. Many studies have confirmed this is an optimal sleeping temperature. I have always loved a cold room at night, as does my fiancé. I find the sleeping temperature to be perfect.

    The “odor” was noticeable for the first week. I actually did not mind the smell – it was like fresh paint but not “toxic smelling”. It disappeared after that. Since out mattresses were pre-owned, the more strong fumes may have had a chance to already dissipate – another bonus!

    I am sleeping better than I have ever slept in my entire life, period. I wake up every day refreshed beyond belief. The dark circles I have had under my eyes for years are almost gone…that tells me a lot right there. I have actually never been as satisfied on any other big ticket purchase in my whole life. It is that good. This bed is like going on vacation every night. I can no longer read in bed, because I fall asleep too fast!

    I am 45 years old, 165 pounds, male, and a side sleeper. Every person is different though…that’s why they offer a 90 day trial!

  618. Ian says on: 17 March 2013 at 1:33 am

    Well, not surprisingly I have a sheet issue with my mattress. The sheet move in the direction of the pile on the mattress cover over night, it is so bad ,that in the morning, I’m sleeping on a ruffled crumpled sheet and my partner is on the bare mattress. It’s starnge that according to the retailer, this is the first they have ever heard of it, yet this blog goes back 6 years with the same problem.

    I have told them that the issue is simply solved. Change the fabric of the mattress covering. Choose one with a neutral pile, problem solved. Will they listen to me? I’m sure they think I’m a crank. At NZ$6000 it has been an expensive and frustrating 3 months. It is by far the most restful and comfortable mattress I have ever slept on, but having to strighten the “fitted” heet evryday is a pain in the @#$%.

    Will keep you posted of the outcome.

  619. Gary says on: 17 March 2013 at 1:48 am

    I’ve had this bed over eight-and-a-half years now and I’ve never had the sheets slide around. New, old, or flannel have never caused me any problem.

    I think the mattress is sagging in the middle a little. I guess I usually sleep near the edges, so that’s a little odd. I can’t be certain I don’t move around much but it seems that way and I definitely read in bed at one of the edges and I at least start to sleep near the edges and when I wake up I always crawl over to the opposite edge to find a cool spot on the bed.

    I haven’t checked but I suppose the slight sagging could be in the box springs. I’ll have to check it out.

  620. Eva says on: 23 May 2013 at 11:43 am

    for SLIDING SHEET issues, I use sheet suspenders, they work wonderfully! I only need to use 1 in the upper left corner (when facing the headboard). can be found at walmart or online just search SHEET SUSPENDERS hope this helps!

  621. jimmy says on: 16 June 2013 at 1:14 am

    I have seen thousands of tempurprdic mattress that tempurpedic gets back takes the covers and tags off them and donates them. They tell everyone that these used mattresses are worth the same as new ones. They goive these to charites that are not to sell them but do by making people pay a consulting fee. I feel that if thousands come back and they donate the bad return ones someone should stop TP tpx tempurpedic from doing this. They should say they are used mattress and they are NOT worth the same as a new mattress. look up gifts 360 or gifts in kind and see what they do with the returns

  622. Pjac says on: 28 November 2013 at 12:00 pm

    ALERT! Tempur-pedic foundation defect! We have received THREE sequential Tempur-pedic queen 5” foundation replacements in 2013, all with defective ribs or horizontal wood strips. One or both dislodge from the frame, making the foundation unstable. If you hear a creaking noise in your Tempur-pedic foundation, check for a broken rib by running your hand along the side rail. If the rib or slat has dropped below the level of the foundation frame, it is broken, and you should contact Tempur-pedic customer service for a warranty foundation replacement. We have solid steel slats bolted to the bed frame with center feet, as recommended by Tempur-pedic, so our bed frame support for the foundation and mattress is not an issue.

  623. Johnie says on: 9 March 2014 at 3:40 pm

    My cloud was so soft that I could not see myself in the morning. My back hurt and they said they would send me another one but it had to be the same model. I took the covers off and split the top half off of the bed. I then placed a sheet of plywood between the eggcrates and the foam. Wow what a difference. It is firm and no sagging! If you do not have the money to replace it will work.

  624. Deeder says on: 18 August 2014 at 8:23 pm

    gary sounds like the fan boy from Tempurpedic!

    Tried them all! Tempurpedic is so hard I don’t know how people can stand it. Tried them all at Sleepys and gave them a real good half hour lay down test and after many hours I did not select that brand. I found them way toooooo hard for my sore skin.

    If your a side sleeper, yes you need a firm mattress, but one with a plush top. I’ll be picking cotton the next four years to pay for my mattress, but at least I don’t wake up and feel like someone beat me on my hips and thighs with a hard stick all night.

  625. Gary says on: 18 August 2014 at 10:00 pm

    It’s been TEN years since I got my wonderful Tempurpedic bed:
    I still love it. I’ve been traveling the last few days and I really missed my bed, I actually took my favorite pillows with me (non-tempurpedic).

    So my bed has started to sag (sort of) a tiny bit in the center; it’s probably more accurate to say it’s sagging less around the edges (probably because I don’t sleep at the edges) than the middle.

    I tried to measure how much it was sagging but it didn’t seem like much, I tried rolling a ball on the bed but it was really hard to tell if it was rolling towards the center (I’d say it was but hard to tell). If it’s not significantly sagging, I think what’s happening is that’s it’s becoming easier to compress the mattress in the center, so it’s hard to tell visually but when I’m on it, I can feel it. (The box underneath seems to be fine)

    I eventually found a solution to the compressing:
    I took a few thick throw rugs, lifted up the mattress and I put the large one on the center (of the support box) and the smaller one in the center of the big rug just to raise the center of the bed up a bit and voila(!) I haven’t thought about the issue in ages!!!

    To be clear these are the kind of rugs that look like they are made of coiled (colored) rope and coiled in a circle (oval actually) and are kind of thick. I’d say the two I used are about 4 feet and 3 feet (estimating) at their longest point of the oval. I probably could have used something else, but these were still enough to slide around, it would have been hard to use some old blankets or towels.

  626. Meredith says on: 5 October 2014 at 5:31 pm

    It seems like the majority of women, especially those who are fit or at a healthy weight have issues with the memory foam beds. We have had ours for a week now and I’ve woken up every day with my arms or legs asleep. My husband loves it, of course. We will be returning it for a pillow-top. :)

  627. Laura says on: 21 November 2014 at 10:07 pm

    We bought a tempur mattress 2 years ago, before this point we had tried several different mattreses types, pillow tops, foam tops, latex tops but nothing has given us a better nights sleep than the Tempur. Sure we hated it for the first three or four weeks, our backs ached, we couldnt stand the smell and we were regretting our decision…but after the the initial month we realised that it was because we had been sleeping so wrongly for so long that our bodies were finally resting how they should. As for heat (we live in Australia so it gets hot at night) we havent noticed much difference between this or conventional mattresses…probably because we are fast asleep!

    Walk on it, get your kids to walk on it, let it air when it is new to release some of that new smell and be prepared for some body adjustment…we figured if normal mattresses dont work why keep buying them and expecting a different result…Tempur is different and it thankfully works for us.

  628. Bed bug survivor says on: 29 December 2014 at 1:37 am

    Oh my where to start. I bought a temper contour back in oct 2012, placed over a good old fashion regular yellow foam mattress then box spring as I can’t just put a TC on a box spring as box springs has wholes in them. Which was fine for a while. Then I had to deal with bed bugs infestation non sense through local housing. Local housing had to give my three bed objects a good hot steaming treatment to kill the bugs and eggs on the spot and spraying my base boards resulting in the foam material to shrink. So now I realize, because of all this, I have a sore back to deal with now. Yet I can’t even afford to buy a new bed or move out or even sell my stuff. I’m in debt by $4450.00 while living in poverty. I’m at the point where I’m not even sure if I should compensate local housing for a new bed it if its even possible. If its not one thing its another

  629. USMarine Mom of 3 says on: 15 March 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I recently went on vacation and slept on a Contour Supreme and it was the best sleep I have gotten in 8 years. When we got home we went and purchased the Cloud Supreme. We have had the bed for about 2 months and my mid to upper back has a lot of pain when I wake up. My neck does hurt sometimes but that is due to my pillow. Once I switch pillows and lay completely flat my neck pain no longer appears.
    However, we are switching the bed this week to the Contour Supreme. The cloud version is a little too soft for my liking, I deeply sink into it and I do not like that AT ALL. The bed I slept on while on vacation is close to ten years old and is really firm. I should have gone with my gut feeling and got the firmer bed with less Tempur in it. We are now paying the $149 exchange fee to swap out the bed. Grr. Our bed by the way is about $7,000 because we got the full package meaning the adjusting bases.
    Over time the mattress will get softer so I want to fix my initial mistake and go firmer.
    Since the bed we slept on while on vacation only gave me mild back pain for the first two nights I am hoping once this new bed get’s broken in the back pain goes away. The sales guy at the store was super friendly and he told us to remove the sheets and sleep on the bed before exchanging to see if that fixed our problem. IT DID NOT! IT MADE IT WORSE. I had to get up in the middle of the night after almost crying over how stiff my back was and lay on my eight year old couch! I woke up with NO back pain a few hours later. HMM??
    Anyway, I do enjoy the Temperpedic beds but really feel I should have gone with the firmer one initially. I hope my review helps.

  630. USMarine Mom of 3 says on: 15 March 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Oh by the way, the smell of the bed disappears after about a week or two. At first it was really strong and off putting but we let it breathe by just throwing sheets on top of it for a few nights and not putting the fitted sheet on till the smell went away. I have a two year old that sleeps with us and he is just fine. Non harmful smell just smelly.

  631. imasahmof2 says on: 6 June 2016 at 12:58 am

    About ten years ago, we purchased what was known as then, the Classic tempur in king size. It took a short while to get adjusted to it, but it was the best mattress ever! I don’t think that mattress would ever have worn out. The only reason we have now had to go buy the new Contour Supreme is because the April 11, 2016 hail pounded through our roof (Wylie, Tx) and the ceiling collapsed on our beloved Tempur Classic! But we will soon get our new Tempur – with an adjustable base to boot! Can’t wait. The Contour Supreme is the same perfect firm as the older Classic.


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