Tempur-Pedic® and Other Memory Foam
Mattress Competitors vs. Selectabed® Memory Foam
memory foam mattresses are created equal! Hundreds of
retailers and distributors make similar claims about their
memory foam products, so it is
paramount for consumers to understand exactly what
they are buying by doing a bit of research and by asking the
right questions. Here, we hope to help you with your
decision-making by providing some useful information about how
Selectabed's memory foam beds and toppers compare to Tempur-Pedic
and other competitors.
and Selectabed® use memory foam derived from NASA's
was the first to bring NASA created memory foam to the consumer market place.
They have named their memory foam Tempur™
and they also produce their memory foam in the U.S. Here at Selectabed, we
not only use the highest quality 100% U.S. made memory foam, but we were the
first to pioneer the concept of using different densities of memory foam when we
rolled out our Tri-Pedic memory foam mattress back in 2002. Back then,
Tempur-Pedic® was using memory foam with a density over 5 lbs. per cubic
foot. (Anything over 5 lbs. is considered a high-density memory foam which is
very durable and temperature sensitive.) While we used a very similar feeling and
supportive over 5lb. density memory foam, with enough of a durability to allow
us to offer a 30-year warranty, we also utilized a 4 lb. density memory foam as
a top layer to avoid the temperature sensitivity found in 5lb. density memory
foam. The extra viscosity of 5lb. or greater density memory foam, will
cause the foam to feel too firm and harden up with a drop in room temperature.
This can also be a problem, in that changing positions at night may feel like
rolling out of a hole onto a hard slab. Eventually your body heat softens the
memory foam again, but the response time may be enough to interrupt your sleep.
In more recent times, Tempur-Pedic® has also come out with their Tempur-Cloud®
series, which also offers the same top two layer configuration of our original
Tri-Pedic by layering 4lb. over 5lb. density memory foam.
We offer an optional patented Airflow Transfer
and breathable cover system to help keep you cooler at night!
of the main complaints about memory foam mattresses are that they are too hot.
The memory foam cradles around the body too much and does not allow heat to
escape. Our patented Airflow Transfer System solves this problem by allowing the
mattress to "breathe." Warmer air is transferred away from the body, and cooler
air is drawn into the mattress all the way to the surface, as you move and
breathe throughout the night. Some mattresses may claim to have
ventilation on the surface, but with no airflow channels underneath, there can
be no open circulation effect. Other mattresses claim to have airflow
underneath the memory foam, but it is a well known fact that good quality, high
density memory foam does not breath well. Also,
unlike other competitors, our covers and
mattress protectors are not backed with a waterproof
material that will cut down on the breathability
of the mattress. Our mattress covers and
both hypoallergenic and extremely breathable,
and do not interfere with the mattress's ability
to conform to your body. They are also dust mite free and can be easily
removed and washed.
use CertiPUR certified memory foam
All of our foam is made
in the U.S. and CertiPUR certified for independent health and environmentally
safe quality assurance.
complete customization and can build any
mattress to your exact specifications.
mattress competitors offer a limited range
of memory foam mattresses and toppers. At Selectabed.com, we can configure any
layering style, thickness and shape of memory foam you desire. We specialize in
you to use the foundation of your choice. where other competitors require you to
buy their foundation if you want to keep the mattress warranty valid.
Many competitors require that you
buy their foundation when your purchase a mattress if you want to receive warranty
coverage. At Selectabed, you are free to use the foundation of your choice. You
can purchase one from us if you like; but as long as your foundation meets our
guidelines, you receive full warranty protection for the life of your mattress.
We keep our overhead low and pass the savings
along to you.
As a factory-direct manufacturer, Selectabed offers significant cost savings to
our customers. We eliminate the middle man, and we
also don't pay for fancy retail stores or
high-priced advertising campaigns. We choose instead
to pass our overhead savings along to our customers.
Tempur-Pedic® is a
registered trademark of Dan-Foam A/S Corporation.
We don't sell the Tempur-Pedic
brand, and are not affiliated with Tempur-Pedic in
any way. The
information on this site with regard to Tempur-Pedic is for
comparison purposes only.