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How Long Does a Tempurpedic Mattress Last?

The US made Tempurpedic mattress is popular and pricey - but how long does a Tempurpedic mattress last? This memory foam mattress is composed of billions of tiny air cells. The weight of your body compresses these air cells and spreads the air pressure to adjoining cells.

As you move the air flows back into compressed cells and they quickly regain their previous shape. It is this air cell technology that allows Tempurpedic to provide total comfort with excellent support.

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What makes Temperpedic mattresses stand out from other memory foam mattresses available on the market today is the high density foam used by the company. Most memory foam mattresses use 3-4 pound density. The word "pound" is used to measure density because this viscoelastic foam increases in weight as it increases in density.

A standard memory foam mattress made with 2.5 pound foam is heavier than a standard traditional mattress. The use of 3-4 pound density foam increases that weight even more. The level of density is a reflection of the number and size of the air cells that make up the memory foam.

Tempurpedic uses an astounding 5.4 pound density (proprietary formula) for its product. This density packs billions of tiny cells together and the result is a supportive foam mattress that is quite heavy. This creates a form that is firm for support but provides the luxury of comfortable softness.

This also makes Tempurpedic mattresses at the middle to higher end of the price spectrum, but worth it. Prices begin at $2000 and go up from there. Even a Tempurpedic mattress topper tops out at about $1000. Note that Tempurpedic has one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any product (even Apple) at 92%.

Density Affects How Long Does a Tempurpedic Mattress Last

In inexpensive memory foam with low density, the bubble of air that are used to create the foam product are larger. The amount of air in the foam is higher and the small bubbles will collapse quicker. A low density memory foam mattress may need replacement in a little as three years with daily use.

As the cells begin to collapse the foam flattens somewhat. Often a cheap memory foam product will disintegrate in quality rather quickly once it begins to lose shape. Often a crevice or low spot will develop either in the center of the mattress or in the area most often used by the sleeper.

The foam becomes softer as the air support pockets split under the strain of weight. If the owner is obese, a cheap memory foam mattress will not keep its shape for long.

Tempurpedic uses foam of high density through the mattress. Even when the air bubbles near the surface (and most compressed by a sleeping person) begin to show signs of weakness, the billions of tiny air bubbles below still provide good support for years.

The comfort found in a memory foam mattress is due to the material's ability to conform to the contours of your body. When you lay on your back, the foam cradles your legs but allows your heels to rest deeper. Elbows and shoulders avoid the resistance offered by firmer mattresses and the heat from your body makes the foam even more pliable.

With Tempurpedic mattresses it is your body's heat that helps the dense foam mold comfortably and the mattress gains in comfort as it reacts to body temperature. Newer generation Tempurpedics use a combination of airflow layers and Smart Surface layer to allow heat to dissipate.

The heat retention could be a real problem for overweight people or for those who tend to sweat easily or profusely. Some customers have reported better results with Temperpedic when they use the optional cover that prevents the mattress from being exposed to dampness as it seems to improve the lifespan of the memory foam.

How long does a Tempurpedic mattress last? Many consumers say they have been using their mattress for ten years or more in complete comfort. When you break down the price of this high density memory foam mattress brand, the cost per year for a good night's sleep is well worth it for many loyal customers.