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Tempur-Pedic® Material Toolbox

— by Tempur-Pedic on May 1, 2023

From pressure relief, to cooling, to help with snoring and more – we’ve spent nearly 30 years developing breakthrough ways to help you sleep better. Each mattress model has its own layer combination and unique features to help you find your perfect feel. Our collections vary to meet your needs and preferences, but there are two shared core components – each Tempur-Pedic® mattress features both a comfort layer and a support layer.

Comfort Layer

The comfort layer is the top layer of your Tempur-Pedic® mattress and helps determine its "feel" (soft, medium, or firm) for personalized comfort and support. The comfort layer is also constructed from one-of-a-kind TEMPUR-Material™.

Support Layer

Located below the comfort layer, this layer provides essential support and helps distribute body weight evenly across the mattress. The support layer includes a proprietary formulation of TEMPUR-Material™.


Designed for space and perfected for sleep – TEMPUR-Material™ is not like anything else. And because we know that not every sleeper sleeps the same, we offer different variations of our material to provide the support, feel, and experience to meet the needs of sleepers worldwide.


Originally formulated to absorb the G-Force of NASA astronauts traveling into space and then perfected by us for sleep — it's as comfortable and supportive as iconic.

TEMPUR-ES® (Extra Soft)

The tighter, slightly rougher cell structure of TEMPUR-ES® creates a softer feel that works in combination with other layers to support and relax.

TEMPUR-APR®, TEMPUR-APR+™, & Ventilated Advanced Relief™ Material

Advanced Relief™ material is available in three variations: TEMPUR-APR®, TEMPUR-APR+™, and Ventilated Advanced Relief™ material — designed for deeper, more rejuvenating sleep. TEMPUR-APR+™ delivers all the pressure relief of our standard TEMPUR-APR™ with a tighter, more advanced cell structure for ultra-conforming comfort. Ventilated Advanced Relief™ material combines our most pressure-relieving material ever with an all-new, ultra-breathable design featured exclusively in our TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° Collection.


The SmartClimate® Dual Cover System features next-generation technology with a zip-off, cool-to-touch outer layer that’s machine washable and a super-stretch inner panel for convenience and comfort. This system is featured in our TEMPUR-Adapt® Collection.

The SmartClimate® Cover is cool-to-the-touch, infused with heat-absorbing fibers to help draw heat away from the body, providing cooling comfort. The cover is designed with a convenient 360-degree zipper to be easily removable and machine-washable. You'll find this cover exclusively in our TEMPUR-Breeze® Collection.

Pure Cool® vs. Pure Cool® Plus

Our reinvented Pure Cool® Plus material is an exclusive formula that’s lighter-weight and more breathable to enable better airflow. This material also has a thinner capsule wall, providing more cooling power per cubic foot than our previous technology. Pure Cool® Plus is the enhanced version of Tempur-Pedic’s exclusive and innovative cooling material, designed to pull heat away from your body, so even the hottest of sleepers can stay cool—all night long.

Now that you know more about our different materials, we hope you’re one step closer to finding the perfect Tempur-Pedic® mattress! If you need additional assistance — no need to worry — we're happy to help. Chat with us online, give us a call at 888-811-5053, or stop by your local retailer.

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