Complete Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt Review

Tempur-Pedic has been in the mattress game for almost 30 years. As one of the pioneers of memory foam mattresses, this Swedish company knows its stuff when it comes to foam.

Thanks to its history and luxury reputation, Tempur-Pedic has become one of the highest-rated sleep brands in the world.

However, that reputation for luxurious sleep comes with a hefty price tag, which can be off-putting to prospective buyers. We recommend weighing your options before investing in your next mattress.

What Type of Mattress is the ProAdapt?

The ProAdapt is a memory foam mattress, which makes sense—after all, Tempur-Pedic is a brand known for its memory foam.

There are four different varieties of the ProAdapt mattress: Soft, Medium, Firm, and Medium Hybrid.

All of these mattresses will be great at giving you support where you need it, responding to the individual shape of your body.

That’s one of the biggest strengths of all-foam models, and the ProAdapt does not disappoint.

The most significant difference between these four options is the firmness, and which firmness you choose is ultimately a matter of preference.

With that said, depending on your sleep style and body weight, some firmnesses are going to be more comfortable (and better for your back) than others.

ProAdapt Layers

All four varieties of ProAdapt mattresses feature a SmartClimate dual cover system.

The removable outer cover is designed to help you sleep cool, while the super-stretchy inner layer provides a little extra bounce.

The ProAdapt foam layersBeneath the cover, though, each of the four mattresses has different construction, so let’s take a look at them individually.

The Soft mattress features a “TEMPUR-ES” comfort layer, which is the softest foam you’ll find in any ProAdapt mattress.

Beneath that, you’ve got a “TEMPUR-APR” support layer, which Tempur-Pedic calls their “most pressure-relieving material ever.”

The Medium mattress has that same ultra-pressure-relieving support layer, but it’s topped with an “Original TEMPUR” comfort layer for a firmer, more balanced feel.

In the Firm mattress, those two foams swap places, using the Tempur APR as a comfort layer and the Original Tempur for support.

This puts the firmer layer on top, giving you a solid sleep surface.

Finally, there’s the Medium Hybrid, which features the same foams as the Soft bed—super-soft meets super-supportive—on top of over 1,000 spring coils.

The Medium Hybrid is an excellent option if you’re looking for something with more bounce, responsiveness, and durability.

How Firm is the ProAdapt Mattress?

Tempur-Pedic’s all-foam models tend to land at the higher end of the firmness scale.

This means the Firm mattress is quite firm, while the Soft mattress is what other brands might call a medium firmness rating.

As you’re thinking about firmness, it’s important to remember that the density of memory foam depends on temperature. The warmer it gets, the softer it gets.

Even throughout the night, it’ll get softer as it warms with your body heat.

So, if your room temperature is a little warmer than usual, you might have a softer experience with a ProAdapt.

It’s also important to know that the ProAdapt—like many all-foam models—will start off very firm and soften over time.

Since this adjustment process can take a while, Tempur-Pedic recommends allowing up to 30 days to fully “break-in” a new memory foam mattress.

Are Motion Isolation and Edge Support Good?

Memory foam is well-known for its motion-isolating qualities.

The ProAdapt mattress from an angleTempur-Pedic has a lot of experience making memory foam mattresses, so it’s no surprise that the ProAdapt is excellent at motion isolation.

This makes the ProAdapt an excellent choice for couples. If you toss and turn or have to get up in the middle of the night, your partner’s sleep won’t be disturbed.

As far as edge support goes, it isn’t terrible, but it isn’t outstanding, either.

There isn’t much extra bracing at the edges, so if you doze off near the edge, it would be just as easy to roll onto the floor as to roll back the middle of your cozy mattress.

Does the Tempur ProAdapt Sleep Hot?

For memory foam, in particular, this is a fundamental question.

One of the biggest complaints against memory foam is its tendency to sleep hot.

This is an unfortunate side effect of the foam’s greatest strength: as it gets warmer and softer, it conforms more closely to the shape of the sleeper’s body.

A night on a memory foam mattress can go very quickly from snugly to sweaty.

Fortunately, Tempur-Pedic has included some technology to help their mattresses avoid this problem.

The cover on any ProAdapt mattress is designed to feel cool to the touch, which should go a long way toward preventing that unpleasant heat.

Customers have offered mixed reviews when it comes to the heat of the ProAdapt, but the overall consensus is a positive one.

Any especially hot sleepers might want to look elsewhere, but for most folks, the ProAdapt should offer plenty of cooling power.

Does the Mattress Smell When New?

perennial worry among mattress-buyers is the question of whether their new bed will have an unpleasant, chemical smell once it’s unpacked.

It is a common occurrence with foam mattresses, and it should be noted that the ProAdapt is likely to have that “new mattress” smell.

After a few days, however—if not sooner—the smell should dissipate.

We recommend leaving the sheets off of your new bed until the scent has disappeared.

How Durable Are the Tempur-Pedic Mattresses?

The biggest perk of Tempur-Pedic’s decades-long history in the mattress industry is its reliability.

A girl relaxing on the tempur-pedic mattressWhen they say a mattress will last 10 years, they know what they’re talking about.

Unlike many newer mattress companies, Tempur-Pedic has been around long enough to verify that their mattresses last as long as promised.

Its size reinforces the ProAdapt’s durability.

It clocks in at 12” high, a solid 2 inches more than standard for this category.

That extra height gives the mattress some extra durability (not to mention the added comfort).

Body Weight and Tempur Pedic Pro Adapt Performance

If you’re wondering how body weight impacts the performance of the Tempur Pedic Pro Adapt mattress, we have created a detailed review of all of the weight ranges.

You see, apart from your specific sleep position, your body weight impacts the conforming support of your mattress. Sleep experts note that heavier people prefer the Tempur ProAdapt firm mattress because it provides additional pressure relief than other mattresses on the softer side of the scale. It enables a higher-quality spinal alignment and a truly personalized comfort.

Lighter sleepers, on the other hand, prefer softer beds because of their pressure-relieving power. Also, most mattresses of this kind deal better with motion transfer, so light sleepers can fall asleep faster and sleep undisturbed with their partner beside them.

When searching for the right mattress, note that if you are used to softer models, you may find that firmer Tempur ProAdapt mattresses apply more pressure points on areas like the shoulders and hips. So, if you are looking for advanced pressure relief, go with one of the softer bed models.

Tempur Pedic Pro Adapt Sleep Experience by Body Weight

For a great sleep and a conforming feel for sleepers under 130 pounds, softer Pro Adapt beds are recommended. If you are a side sleeper, you should go with the softest version, but the medium-firm model will be better if you are a stomach sleeper.

Lighter back sleepers rated both the soft and medium versions highly. Thanks to its SmartClimate dual cover system, this model will transfer body heat away and will keep the mattress cover cool throughout the night.

Note that the all-foam models of the Tempur Pedic mattresses are quite soft, at only a 2-3 out of 10 on the firmness scale. So, if your old mattress was made of ordinary memory foam, then you will get used to the softness of the Tempur Pedic mattress easily. However, if your old mattress was a medium hybrid, then with a soft Tempur Pedic, you may get too much of a conforming feel and less pressure.

Keep in mind that the soft version is quite soft, at only a 2-3 out of 10. This means that even lighter sleepers will sink into the mattress significantly, creating a feeling of sleeping in, rather than on, the bed.

The medium and firm mattresses functioned properly for sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds and scored very well on average. Thanks to its high-stretch performance panel, the medium-firm mattress performed well in the widest variety of sleep positions.

Back sleepers and stomach sleepers in this weight category usually prefer the firm option and are reported to have the most rejuvenating sleep with this model. If you fall in this category, avoid the soft Tempur Pedic mattresses, as they will not provide enough support and pressure relief.

For sleepers in the weight category of 230 pounds and above, the firm Tempur Pedic mattress should be the only pick. This model will provide the most support and pressure relief without falling in the bed too much. It can be very difficult to find a mattress with the perfect balance between these two traits because most mattresses made from ordinary memory foam without the Tempur APR material cannot support the body enough.

These mattresses will relieve pressure points but will often sink too deep. Traditional mattress brands also lack the removable SmartClimate dual cover system, so, with such a sinkage, hot sleepers tend to have problems staying cool at night.

Some people report that even with the firmest version of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt, they sink in too much and cannot find the proper support and comfort. If you find yourself in the same situation, opt for a medium hybrid or even a firm hybrid or innerspring mattress. These will provide advanced pressure relief without sinkage. Also, these mattresses will have a high stretch performance panel and need to be put on more robust bed frames that will support the weight and preserve the natural state of the mattress for longer.

Can Couples Sleep Undisturbed on the Tempur Pedic Mattress?

The Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Pro Adapt Mattress is good for couples based on the larger number of reports and first-hand experiences. However, the mattress features aren’t the only factor in this. Yours and your partner’s preferences will also factor into this. It will depend on how much pressure relief you are used to and the proprietary material of your previous mattress.

Here are some of the crucial factors that the Tempur Adapt mattresses score well and some that score poorly.

For starters, the Tempur ProAdapt mattresses have excellent motion isolation. This is important when couples sleep, as the movements throughout the night will be barely noticeable on the other side of the bed.

Light sleepers who are easily disturbed by movement will find this feature the most beneficial. Also, with its all-foam design, this mattress provides additional pressure relief and is very quiet. Hence, noise during movement will not be an issue.

On the other hand, the Tempur ProAdapt has somewhat mediocre edge support with its advanced pressure relief. This makes it difficult for couples to use the entire surface of the bed.

Additionally, sleepers rated the Tempur ProAdapt as below-average regarding characteristics that are important for sex. For instance, it was noted that it is difficult to move around on the bed due to its all-foam Tempur APR material.

This is because the body sinks easily under pressure. This can create excessive heat, and not even the SmartClimate dual cover system can be of help due to the sinkage. So, feeling warm during sex is something several users complained about.

Lastly, its below-average edge support means that it’s difficult for couples to utilize the entire surface of the mattress during sex.

The firm model of this mattress scored a bit higher in this category, at 3 out of 5. Both the soft and medium versions earned a rating of only 2 out of 5, however.

Does It Need a Frame?

The 10-year warranty is only valid with an appropriate frame, so yes!

The ProAdapt is not intended to rest directly on the floor.

Instead, it will have a longer lifespan if used with a very sturdy bed frame—ideally, something slatted with plenty of cross-bracing.

How is the Mattress Delivered?

All Tempur-Pedic mattresses come with free “White Glove Delivery.”

They don’t stop at delivering the mattress right to your doorstep—they’ll take it inside and set it up right where you want it.

If you’d rather buy a mattress the old-fashioned way, you can also purchase a ProAdapt at one of Tempur-Pedic’s brick-and-mortar stores.

There’s a whole plethora of sizes available for the ProAdapt, including the less common split king and split California king dimensions.

All the sizes available are standard dimensions, and as we mentioned earlier, you can expect a 12” profile.

Trial Policy & Warranty

Like all Tempur-Pedic mattresses, a ProAdapt mattress comes with a 90-night trial.

If you decide you aren’t happy with the mattress, you’ll be able to return it within 90 days of the delivery.

Tempur-Pedic does recommend spending at least 30 nights getting used to your new mattress before deciding whether to return it.

There’s also a 10-year limited warranty as long as you buy directly from Tempur-Pedic or a recognized distributor.

There are a few terms and conditions that can invalidate your warranty, so be sure to give those a read before setting up your new bed!

How Much Does the ProAdapt Cost?

The Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt in a room

Tempur-Pedic is a pricey brand. They’re well-known as purveyors of luxury mattresses, so they’re able to charge more for the sake of name recognition.

All four varieties of the ProAdapt are equally priced, so there’s no trade-off between comfort and a few extra dollars.

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Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt Review Summary:

The ProAdapt—especially the firmer varieties—offers excellent support for anyone dealing with joint pain.

There’s also very low motion transfer, great for anyone who’s sharing a bed.

The four different firmness options provide a degree of customizability you don’t often find, so you’ll be able to pick the level of firmness that best meets your needs.

The proprietary cool-to-touch cover should keep you from overheating, though it isn’t a perfect guarantee and won’t be enough cooling power for everyone.

Like all Tempur-Pedic mattresses, the ProAdapt comes with free white-glove delivery, which can be incredibly helpful if you’re worried about installing a mattress by yourself.

Once it’s delivered, if you decide you aren’t a fan, you have a 90-night trial period—if you don’t love the mattress, you can send it back.

You’ll have to let the ProAdapt air out before putting sheets on it since an initial chemical smell is likely.

The ProAdapt is definitely one of the more expensive mattresses we’ve reviewed. But you aren’t just paying for quality, you’re paying for the Tempur-Pedic brand name and their luxury reputation.

For these reasons, we recommend looking at the Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt series if you’re a fan of high-quality memory foam and don’t mind paying a little extra.

Still haven’t found the perfect memory foam mattress? Some of our latest reviews might help you finally find the good night’s sleep you’ve been looking for!

Lauren Kendrick

Lauren Kendrick

Content Contributor

Lauren is an occasional contributor who helps Ted and Stacey at the peak busy times. She's a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, but also studied Marketing and Classical Literature.

Updated at November 25, 2021