Written by Nectarsleep editorial team
Last Updated on Jun 14, 2022
Buying a mattress is no easy task. In fact, it seems like there are as many different mattresses as there are personalities. What’s more, is that whatever mattress you choose you’ll be sleeping on for ten years (or longer).
The internet is great for so many things. We’ve got music, movies, even pizza on demand. Heck, our company is based on the idea that you can even order foam for mattresses right here, directly from Nectar’s website. While usually choices are a great thing, sometimes we can feel paralyzed by indecision. There are so many different mattresses out there, that we can feel overwhelmed when having to make a purchase — especially for something that usually isn’t cheap.
You have to decide what mattress is best for you and how much you want to spend. It’s can be a large financial commitment and you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. So where to start? Luckily companies like us are invested in knowing everything about mattresses. In fact, we make it our business to know the business and every day we address questions and concerns from mattress shoppers like you.
One of the most popular questions we get is, “what is the difference between memory foam and Tempurpedic foam?” Because of the popularity of this question, we thought we’d put together this helpful guide that talks about the different types of foam construction, ranges of comfort choices and the positive and negative customer reviews of both Tempurpedic and memory foam mattresses. We hope this guide will help you to find the most comfortable mattress out there, and one that suits your budget too.
So we thought we’d answer from FAQ when it comes to shopping for Tempurpedic Mattresses and compare how our mattress feels against one of the best mattresses of all time — the tempurpedic. Tempurpedic mattresses have been around for over twenty years, and we feel like Nectar can stack up with even the best of them. Yes, that is a mattress stacking pun. So without further ado, let’s see how Nectar fares against a top of the line mattress. (Spoiler alert: Not only do we matchup, we think we’re an even better deal.)
Nectar uses four different kinds of foam, a tencel cooling cover, and a super well made breathing base layer. Nectar is CertiPUR-US® Certified meaning that it’s foams have been tested to meet rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability. More specifically this means that the foam is made without ozone depleters, made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants, made without mercury, lead and heavy metals, made without formaldehyde, made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and has low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million). Our quilted top layer is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, Class 1 certified. The highest standard that guarantees the foam is safe enough for use by babies and children. In simple terms? This is a high grade, great quality mattress. Nectar comes complete with a forever warranty. Tempurpedic mattresses also use four layers of foam, has high quality materials used, and offers a ten year warranty (though not a lifetime guarantee).
This category is our favorite. When it comes to sleeping, it’s all about the feel. Nectar incorporates a fully quilted layer of our gel cooling memory foam to provide extra loft and comfort, with better breathability. Quilting is a super premium process most mattress companies avoid due to cost. Nectar’s foam for mattresses contours to your body as you sleep, to give you optimal
A Tempurpedic mattress is also super comfortable. The feel runs a little more squishy than Nectar’s foam for mattresses, but still is breathable, comfortable and high quality. It’s not ideal for stomach sleepers though.
This is where Nectar really shines. Our mattresses on average cost less than half the price of a tempurpedic. Compare our queen sizes, $799 for a Nectar, and $3599 for a tempurpedic. That, plus the forever warranty and free trial from Nectar, make it the clear winner in our minds, but don’t take our word for it. Try one out today and see for yourself.
Tempurpedic is a brand of mattress that claims to be the only “true” memory foam mattress on the market. But the truth is, ALL foam mattresses are “Tempurpedic,” they just can’t use the brand name (think Kleenex vs tissue). Tempurpedic’s claim to fame is using NASA-inspired technology, which distinctly molds to the body for a more comfortable and pain relieving sleep.
And although many alternate-brand products also use NASA-inspired technology, Tempurpedic’s aggressive advertising campaigns have dominated the market for many years. Tempurpedic first emerged in the early 1990’s. They became known by their use of viscoelastic polyurethane foam. The Polyurethane Foam Association says, “viscoelastic foam is typified by its slow recovery after compression. When a weighted object (for example, the human body) is positioned on viscoelastic foam, the foam progressively conforms to the shape of the object, and after the weight is removed, the foam slowly reassumes its initial shape. Due to this gradual recovery, viscoelastic foam also can be described as slow recovery foam.” This type of foam has revolutionized the mattress industry and was first discovered by the company Tempurpedic.
Tempurpedic mattresses are made using a layered construction technique. The first two layers are made of Tempur foams that offer different levels of firmness. Under those layers are two to three more layers of foam that are more supportive. This layered technique allows airflow and breathability throughout the mattress. Tempurpedic mattresses are also known to measure the quality of their mattresses by a metric know as Indentation Load Deflection (ILD): “The higher the ILD number, the denser the foam tends to be. Higher density foam is better for support because it can deflect the weight of your body much better than lower density foam. Tempur-Pedic mattresses typically have high ILD ratings, as they use high quality and dense foam in their products.”
There you have it. We hope we have answered your question about Tempurpedic vs memory foam. What we’ve provided is some food for thought, but don’t take our word for it. Try Nectar’s risk-free home trial and sleep well again.