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How Does Comfor-pedic By Simmons Compare To Tempur-pedic?

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Hannah Barton answered
Overall, the Comfor-pedic and Tempur-pedic ranges are very similar, both falling into the category of memory-foam mattresses. However, they do differ in a couple of respects, including choice of thickness, heat dispersal, bounce-back time and density.

Firstly, Comfor-pedic mattresses use a different type of memory foam (NxG or Next Generation) to that used by Tempur-pedic that combines latex and visco.  Simmonds claims this disperses heat much quicker - a bonus in hot climates where overheating and sweating can disturb sleep.

Tempur-pedic claims their proprietary Tempur® foam is temperature sensitive, allowing it to mold better to your body shape, relieving pressure on sensitive areas.

The reason for this heat problem may lie in the differing density of the memory foam used in each brand. Tempur® foam is typically around 5.4lb per cubic foot, providing excellent support and weight distribution, so you are unlikely to disturb your partner if you move around, whilst that used in Comfor-pedic mattresses varies quite substantially - between 3.5 - 5.5lb per cubic foot.

The problem is that the higher the foam density, the more likely it is to cause heat build-up. But this means the quality is better, so it is a bit of a Catch-22. (See: www.myfoammattress.net/guide/complaint.html)  Some sites also claim that different climates can the hardness or softness of memory foam. (See, for example: www.best-mattress-reviews.com/tempurpedic-mattress.html#ixzz)

Comfor-pedic memory foam apparently bounces back into shape much quicker, making it easier to roll over in bed at night. However, Tempur® foam may hold the shape of your body for longer, resulting in less need to roll around to get comfortable.

This could be because Simmonds Comfor-pedic mattresses use a thinner layer of foam (typically between 3.5 - 4.5 inches, depending on the model) compared to that of Tempur-pedic (usually 4.8 inches) making the Comfor-pedic feel firmer. However, if you prefer a softer mattress without compromising on back support, then the Tempur-pedic may be a better choice.

A breakdown of the different models and their statistics can be found at www.reviews-mattress.com/comforpedic-vs-tempurpedic.html, although there is no way of knowing how up-to-date this list is.

Warranty lengths also differ. Tempur-pedic offers a 20-year warranty whilst Simmonds provide a 25-year one on Comfor-pedic mattresses.

In the end though, buying a mattress comes down to personal preference, so it is best to try out both before you buy.
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Dan O'Brien answered
Recently bought Comfurpedic Navina from Sleep Experts with medium level adjustable base.  Both the Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe and Navina felt amazing with the adjustable base in about any position.  I found Tempurpedic to be too slow to adjust than the Comfurpedic.  I had the quicksand feeling that you hear about. I also like some light blanket in the summer (in Texas), so heat was a concern.  My sister has aTempurpedic for 5 years.  They tell me the break-in period was several months.  My wife and I see a little sag in their bed, but it's minimal.  The sales agent told me that 3/4 of an inch is the warranty requirement for both beds, half any other on the market, so a wash there.  I did find that Tempurpedic did adjust to my hips a little better than the Comfurpedic.  There was some discussion among the sales staff whether the Tempurpedic (in king size) would have warranty voided in on mid-level adjustable base.  The upper end is a Tempurpedic base an designed to handle the great weight of that mattress.  The upper end base is silly -- the massage function is like the old magic fingers without the need for a roll of quarters.  For the money, the Comfurpedic with mid-level base was a much better deal than the Cloud Luxe with high end base ($3,000.00 difference)!
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I've owned both of these mattresses and they are both excellent.  For consistency of feel, you can't get better than the Comfor-Pedic.  They used to be a family owned business before Simmons bought them.  I'm not familiar if Simmons has changed the way they are made so this is from a few years ago. Tempur-Pedic is a great mattress but there is some issue with not being as consistent.  People who own two of them, maybe for a vacation home, often say one feels different from the other.  I heard that this is a result of pouring foam under different atmospheric pressure conditions. The company pouring foam for Comfor-Pedic uses some way of controlling the atmosphere within the factory so the foam always cures the same.  Not sure of that, it's just what I've heard.  The Natural and Mystere both used to have a layer of latex beneath the foam to add a bit of resiliency back to the feel.  That's what makes is react quicker when you roll over.  Still, the TempurPedics are great. Try them both before you buy and I don't think you'll be disappointed in either of them.
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I have been on a Mystere now for a little over 2 years. I weigh about 250 and my wife ways about 160. And after 2 years you can not tell we even slept in the bed. Also I had a tempurpedic for a year and couldn't stand how hot it sleep. It also seemed no matter what I kept the temp at in my house the bed always felt different. Hope this helps.
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I too am trying to decide between Simmons Black (Edaline) and ComforPedic by Simmons (Natural). There is not much information to read. We are buying a king, so this is a very expensive decision. My husband and I both have back problems. Any comments will be appreciated. carolyn l
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I have a simmons comforpedic bed - the natural - love it. i live in Florida - was going to buy a tempurpedic but heard they were hot so bought this one and it is great. used to have hip pain - i don't anymore. i highly recommend the comforpedic.
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Look at the Comforpedic Mystere. I am considering the mystere. I have screws and rods in my lower back, need good support, but don't want to sleep on a board. The mystere seems to be inbetween the Tempurpedic Rhapsody and the Comforpedic Natural for softness yet firmness.
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I have had my comfort pedic mattress for almost 2 years, I LOVE it. I have had back surgery and can say it has been one of the best investments I have made.  It can make you feel like you have been sweating if you lay in one position too long especially if the room gets too warm. I keep mine and 72 in summer and 76 in winter and have now problems..Everybody that lays in the bed says it is the best nights sleep they have ever had. I have to agree although I also loved my select comfort bed, just didnt like the middle of the bed since a king has two separate mattress obviously.
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I have a Comforpedic Natural and had it for 1 1/2 years and wake up feeling like I had just got recharged. It feels like the day I bought it and it was worth the money
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blayne stewart answered

Hannah, you do seem to lack a bit of knowledge about memory foam, density has nothing to do with breath-ability or heat retention, it has to do with the amount of membranes in the cell walls, Comforpedic breathes 600 better than Tempurpedic because when the foam is manufactured there are no membranes restricting air flow, this is why people walk on their Tempurpedics to break some of those membranes. Tempurpedic this year lowered its warranty from 25 years to 10 years. The change in production on Tempurpedic that took place was using a less rigid support foam, support comes from the polyurethane support foam not from the memory foam, by cheapening the support foam over time the support will weaken hence creating a need to replace the mattress sooner. Beautyrest would not compromise the Comforpedic line by cheapening components and kept their warranty at 25 years (15/10).

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Chips Ters answered

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