Explore the stories, technologies and achievements that make Tempur-Pedic the most highly recommended bed in America*.

Tempur-Pedic: A Mattress Like No Other

— by Tempur-Pedic on Jan 29, 2021

Many mattress companies have tried to imitate the Tempur-Pedic experience, but the unmatched pressure-relieving and motion-cancelling properties of our materials are truly one-of-a-kind.

TEMPUR® Material isn’t like ordinary memory foam. Originally invented by NASA to protect astronauts during space travel and later perfected by our scientists for sleep, our technology provides a level of comfort that no other material can match.

Our scientists work tirelessly to find new and innovative ways to bring you restorative sleep that’s unrivaled. We focus on addressing your biggest sleep issues — including hot sleep, disrupted sleep and snoring — and spend tens of thousands of hours to ensure every mattress we make helps you sleep better than ever before. That’s the Tempur-Pedic difference, and why 95% of our customers recommend our mattresses to their friends and families. We were also ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Mattresses by J.D. Power in 2020, and our best-rated TEMPUR-Breeze° Collection was recognized by Good Housekeeping, Health Magazine and more.

There’s simply no substitute for Tempur-Pedic sleep.

How We’re Different: Unmatched Motion Cancellation

In the 1990s, we made the “Wine Glass Test” famous — we placed a glass of red wine on one side of a Tempur-Pedic mattress and invited participants to try to knock it over by jumping on the other side of the bed. The advanced molecular structure and superior motion-absorbing properties of TEMPUR® Material prevented the wine from spilling. This same technology found inside every Tempur-Pedic also helps protect you from unwanted movements from kids, partners and pets while you sleep — and even reduces pressure points and tossing and turning so you can sleep more deeply.


We recently recreated our iconic test using a Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt® Firm Mattress, a 15-lb bowling ball dropped from a height of 5-1/2 feet, and 6 stacked wine glasses filled with jiggly gelatin. 1

The result? Tempur-Pedic still provides unsurpassed motion cancellation — and not a toppled wine glass in sight:

Our incredibly adaptive TEMPUR® Material absorbs motion in the bed, reducing the transfer of movements over to you or your partner. Our mattresses are designed to precisely respond to your temperature, weight, and shape for truly personalized comfort. First developed to absorb the force of gravity, it’s no surprise that TEMPUR® Material can easily withstand our updated wine glass test — and provide you with superior pressure relief and motion cancellation all night long.

Say goodbye to unwanted mattress jiggles — no more late-night surprises when your dog jumps on the bed or restless mornings when your partner wakes up at 5 am to hit the gym — just deeper, more rejuvenating, undisturbed sleep until it’s time for you to start your day.

Learn more about our NASA roots, our one-of-a-kind materials or our life-changing mattresses.

1 15-lb bowling ball dropped from height of 5.5 feet from the mattress surface. Mattress Model tested: Tempur-ProAdapt Firm in November 2020.

‡ In the 2017 Tempur Sealy Brand Tracker Report, 95% of people responded that they would recommend their Tempur-Pedic® mattress

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