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The NEW TEMPUR-Simplicity at Sleepy’s

Tempur-pedic is one of the most recognized mattress brands in the world.  Known as the mattress made for astronauts in NASA, the Tempur-pedic mattresses are made of body conforming memory foam that will ease your body into a state of relaxation and quality sleep.  Up until now, Tempur-pedic has only offered high end, luxury lines that can cost thousands of dollars.  For the first time ever, Tempur-pedic is offering their legendary mattresses in a more affordable price range with the TEMPUR-Simplicity line.

The TEMPUR-Simplicity line offers comfort and support for more budgets.  Along with attractive financing, the starting price for the TEMPUR-Simplicity line is just $699!  This more affordable line of Tempur-pedic mattresses come in three different (and clearly labeled) ranges of comfort, soft, medium and firm.

Get all the benefits of a classic Tempur-pedic mattress, from reduced motion transfer to pressure point relief; you can have it all for a much more reasonable price.  The TEMPUR-Simplicity comes with a 10 year warranty and a 90-Night trial.  All of our Sleepy’s showrooms have the TEMPUR-Simplicity line as well as the AlluraBed, the RhapsodyBed, the TEMPUR-Cloud line and the TEMPUR-Contour line.  While you’re testing out a Tempur-pedic mattress at Sleepy’s, don’t forget to try the Ergo Adjustable Bases that offer customizable comfort and take your Tempur-pedic sleeping experience beyond your dreams.  Make sure to visit your local Sleepy’s showroom to experience the elite comfort of the many Tempur-pedic lines that we have to offer.


Contributor: Emily Barrett

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  1. Hi Emily:
    So what’s the difference between the Tempur-Simplicity and a memory foam mattress topper? Thickness? Marketing?

    • Hey Doug, For starters there is a difference in the thickness of toppers to the Tempur-Simplicity being that it is a mattress. Mattress toppers can range from 1 to 4 inches typically, while the Tempur-Simplicity mattress is 8 inches thick. Here’s the thing with mattress toppers, it’s a great and simple way to add a little extra comfort to your mattress, but if you find that you’re looking for that extra comfort and your mattress is on the older side (5-7 years) you may need a new mattress. But as we all know, mattresses aren’t the cheapest things to buy, so getting a mattress topper is a great way to get the comfort you seek while giving you a year to save up for a new mattress. I HIGHLY recommend mattress toppers for college students who dorm, because they don’t get a choice in their mattress, so a mattress topper is a great way to sleep comfortably. I always had a mattress topper in college, it made all the difference to the crappy dorm mattresses that were basically thin, plastic, air mattresses.
      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

    • Since the thickness affects the feel of the mattress, another helpful thing to consider is the amount of memory foam.

      The Tempurpedic Simplicity has a 2″ layer of memory foam. The difference between getting a mattress like the Simplicity seems to be the supporting layer of base foam. If you were to purchase a topper, you’d most likely be using it with your existing bed (coil, foam, airbed, etc). That would affect how the memory foam feels.

  2. Hi Emily,

    I’m wondering what the difference is between the Simplicity line and the more expensive lines? If it’s still a tempur-pedic, is it just lower quality foam? I’m trying to imagine what else could be different about the mattresses. I’d love to get a tempur-pedic, and until now the price has been too much to even consider, but now I’m wondering what exactly I’d get for that lower price tag. Thanks!

    • Hi Steve,
      When comparing the TEMPUR-Simplicity line to the pricier Tempurpedic lines, with Simplicity it is only 8 inches high (compared to 12 inches in other models) so there are less layers of foams and other supportive layers. With the pricier lines, you get more of a range of comfort levels (such as medium-firm, extra firm, etc) with Simplicity, there are only three levels of comfort, soft, medium and firm. All Tempurpedic mattresses have the tempur-material for their layers of comfort, with Simplicity, it’s just a few layers less than the higher end lines; so it’s not lower quality foam, it’s just less of their tempur foams that are in all of their mattresses. I think there are also some differences in the fabrics used on all of the Tempurpedic mattresses. So to sum up the differences, the Simplicity line offers only 3 levels of comfort, 8 inches of varying layers of tempur-materials for support and a different fabric used for the cover. While I can break down the insides of the TEMPUR-Simplicity, the most important thing to do (as with any mattress comparisons) is to try them out for yourself so that you can feel the difference. Feel free to leave me another comment if you can get to try out the TEMPUR-Simplicity line yourself. I’d love to hear your feedback!

      Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

      • I contacted Tempurpedic and they confirmed that the Simplicity is made with a different memory foam material than all of their other models. If you look at their website you can see it states the mattress has 2″ of TEMPUR-Essential material. This material is not the one used on their other models. I actually purchased the Simplicity soft a month and a half ago and having the Original model before I can tell you the Simplicity model is not as firm and also felt more like regular foam than memory foam. It is also less than half the weight of the Original mattress. I mentioned this to the Tempur-pedic phone operator and he thought that was a fair assessment. He also personally preferred the other models. If you are looking for something lighter and something that has a feeling more like regular foam this may be the mattress for you. If you want a quality memory foam mattress you should try to invest in a better model or a really good memory foam topper (3″ minimum). On a superficial level, the Simplicity is a very attractive mattress with a an elegant damask sheen on the surface.

  3. Hi Amy,

    I see that the tempur-simplicity has the mattress and then a foundation. If I have a platform bed, could I just get the mattress or do I still need the foundation to get the support?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Amy,

      With any mattress you have the option of getting a foundation/box spring, but since you already have a platform bed, it is not necessary to get a box spring. You can just get the mattress and put it on your platform bed, but make sure you have enough slats for support on your platform bed.
      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

  4. Hi Emily,
    I’ve read some reviews about the gases and chemicals used in tempurpedic mattresses and was a little concerned about this since I just purchased the tempurpedic simplicity. Do you happen to know anything about these chemicals or if they are even used in the simplicity mattress?

    • Hi Josh,
      First off congrats on your Tempurpedic purchase! When I was house sitting once I had the chance to sleep on a Tempurpedic mattress and it was the best sleep I’ve ever had, so I hope you enjoy it! Here’s what I know about the chemicals in the tempur-material: it may cause mild allergy symptoms if you are allergic to certain chemicals (itchy, watery eyes, possible rash etc). Also, as with any new mattress, there is usually an odor that comes off the mattress but that is just from the manufacturing process and is in no way harmful to you. Every new mattress emits a slight odor that could last up to two weeks. The best thing to do when it comes to your new mattress is to let it air out (don’t put the sheets on it right away and keep your bedroom windows open) for a few hours. I hope you enjoy your new mattress and let me know how your first night goes! If you have any other questions feel free to reach out here on the blog.
      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

      • Thank you so much, Emily! I will do what you recommended and I look forward to the arrival of my new mattress.

        Thanks again!

      • I find it odd that a Snooze Director does not own a Tempur-Pedic bed herself. Kind of makes me wonder if she knows what the rest of the consumers do not.

  5. I was looking at the Tempurpedic warranty on their web site and came across the following: “Neither mattresses, individually, nor sleep systems (mattress and foundation combination) are intended to sit/lay flat on the floor or on a waterbed frame or platform of untreated wood or untreated wood covered with fabric.” I was thinking about getting a Simplicity and putting it on the floor, possibly with one of their foundations. Would that void the warranty? If so, why is it bad to put a Tempurpedic bed on the floor?
    One more thing… can the Simplicity handle a 200 lb person, or will I “hit bottom”?
    Thanks Emily :^)

    • Hi Joe! I asked our Director of Sales and he said that putting the mattress and box spring on the floor will NOT void your warranty. Some Tempur-pedic users say that the box spring softens the feel of the Tempur-pedic. And yes, the Simplicity can handle a person who is 200lbs, you will not “hit bottom.” I hope that helps! Let me know if you get a Tempur-Simplicity!
      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

  6. Do you think the Tempurpedic Simplicity mattress will be comfortable for consumers even though it has only 2.1lb density memory foam? That is much lower than the industry standard (4-5.3lb).

    • Well, when it comes to ANY mattress there will always be customers who enjoy the comfort and customer who do not. What is comfortable to one person is not always comfortable to the next customer that walks into the showroom. All I can say is that the only way to know if customers are comfortable on the Tempur-pedic Simplicity is if they go into a showroom and test it out for themselves. Thanks for your comment!
      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

      • Hi Emily,

        It’s true that comfort is priority when buying a mattress. Do you also think that longevity and durability should be considered?

        Also, a quick correction to my previous comment, the Tempurpedic Simplicity density is 2.5lb.

        There seems to be a lot of information pointing to the difference in expected lifetime between low and mid/high density foam. Is there anything you can comment on to that effect?

        • Of course longevity and durability should be considered. The Tempurpedic Simplicity comes with a 10 year FULL warranty so it has the same durability as other mattresses in it’s price range. Typically mattresses last form 7-10+ years, so the Tempurpedic Simplicity is right on par with its competitors for longevity. And if durability was ever a problem within the 10 year warranty, it can be replaced with a brand new mattress. But keep in mind that stains of any nature can void your warranty as well as failure to place the mattress on a proper foundation such as a boxspring or a platform base.
          – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

          • I find the 10 year warranty interesting since the rest of the Tempurpedic models have a 20 year warranty. It could be said that other mattresses in that price range could easily have a longer lifespan. We’ve looked at other online retailers that offer a directly comparable model with a 20 year warranty where the first 10 is full replacement, just like the Tempurpedic Simplicity warranty.

  7. Another mattress inquirer

    May 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I’ve heard that Tempur-pedic mattresses can be very hot. Has that improved in newer models? How does the Simplicity compare to the other models in this respect?

    • Some say that Tempur-pedics can sleep hot and that’s because the memory foam uses the sleeper’s body temperature to conform to the person’s body. In the information section of the Tempur-Simplicity it says “Optimal air flow and breathability responds to your body so you sleep comfortably,” (see:
      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

      • Dear Emily, regarding sleeping temperature, the issue is really what has been done to the newer models to improve air circulation and sleep temperature… and what the real impact is of these changes. How can I get a real sense of sleep temperature? I tend to be a warm person, and am reluctant to spend so much on a mattress only to find it unbearably warm.

    • Concerns about sleeping hot are fairly common with memory foam. It’s worth a look at some of the top memory foam mattress brands to see how you might benefit from plant-based memory foam.

  8. I just recently bought a Tempurpedic Simplicity and one of the ultra low 2 inch foundations as well. I have a platform bed and I was wondering if I could put the mattress on the platform bed by itself, or if I really needed that solid 2 in foundation to go in between the two? Is there really that much of a difference? Can you place the mattress on wooden slats of a platform bed?

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Hi Chris,

      Your Tempurpedic Simplicity will be fine on your platform bed, that will be suffice foundation. Some people like to add the foundation to soften the feel just a little bit.

      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

  9. Hey Josh,

    Did you receive your new mattress yet and if so, how do you like it? Which level of firmness did you buy?


  10. Hi Emily,

    The Tempur Cloud series is regarded as the softer option. Is the soft Tempur Simplicity comparable to the Cloud, Supreme or Luxe? Will the Cloud or the Simplicity soft continue to soften over time and become too soft (i.e., like sinking into a hole)? What kind of reviews/returns have you had from purchasers of the Simplicity thus far? We plan to test out the various Cloud and Simplicity models very soon.


    • Hi Patricia,

      The Tempurpedic Simplicity line is the great new starting line that makes it more affordable for consumers to own a Tempurpedic. They have 3 different comfort levels (soft, medium & firm). Tempurpedic’s patented closed cell approach of making visco-foam makes it almost impossible for the mattress to sag/soften. Any Tempurpedic that has a depression of 3/4 inch or more will be replaced by the manufacturers warranty. The Simplicity line uses different technology from the Cloud series, so it will have a different feel from the Cloud, Supreme and Luxe lines.


      Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

  11. Just purchased a Tempur Simplicity on June 11, 2012. I wanted to try a tempur for my low back pain and neck pain. I’m on day 5 and i’m wondering when i’m going to get that peaceful nights sleep. I am tossing and turning more than my old mattress, and the neck and back hurt more. I purchased the soft one because it felt the best for my back. I am someone who has spent $6250 in the last 3 years on mattresses. I really felt this was going to be the difference. Well i’ll update this on day 10 to let you know if there are any changes.

    • Hi Phil,
      It can take up to 2 weeks for your body to become fully adjusted to a new mattress. But Sleepy’s wants to make sure that you are fully satisfied with your new mattress so I’m going to have one of our expert Customer Care Representatives reach out to you at the email address you provided. Please keep me posted!
      – Emily Barrett, Snooze Director

  12. What a great way to communicate with your customers. Very interested in the Simplicity for the price but would the thinner mattress size (8 inches vs 12 inches of foam) really correlate to a better feel and higher price tag?

    In other words, generally speaking would it be worth the extra money to go with the next model up?

  13. I bought a temper simplicity medium and just slept on it for the second night,its a really nice mattress that you melt into but yet not to the point where your sinking into a hole.The first night it was a little to firm but i know that memory foam mattresses take tome to break in so i took it upon myself to walk around on it and just watch a lot of tv,the second night the mattress has broken in a lot and i also know that within 2 weeks it will become even more comfortable,i love this mattress!!!.

    When i was in the sleeps\y’s showroom i tested 2 other tempur pedic models but when i tried the simplicity i couldn’t tell that it was the lower end model and i just decided it was right for me,glad i made this decision!!

  14. Like Phil I have back and neck problems and have spent thousands and thousands on good beds. About 3 months ago I bought a temper-pedic topper for my latest bed, thinking that would help. Afraid not, still waking up with sore neck/shoulders/back.
    Emily, could you pls. give Phil a nudge so he can update us on how he’s doing? Thanks

  15. Dear Emily,

    I bought Simplicity TP- medium about 2 weeks ago. I have backache problem. I didn’t find any difference between my previous mattress and this mattress. I also bought TP pillows but really no difference.
    What should I do? Should I return or should I wait more to get adjusted?


  16. Emily,
    Thanks for all the great information on the Tempur-Pedic Simplicity. Simplicity owners in my store have been very satisfied. I believe budgets sway Mattress Buyers to Simplicity so they still stay in the Tempur family, but all seem completely satisfied with their decision in Oxford MS.

  17. Hi Emily,

    I just started sleeping on a Tempur Simplicity Firm mattress starting 9/14/2012. Unfortunately, I find that when i wake up, my back initially feels stiff, a little achy. Once I get moving, my back feels fine. I’m wondering if i got too firm of a mattress? When I was looking into which firmness to get, the salesmen suggested the medium one for my body type, but I went with the Firm one. I’m a 30 year old male, lean and fit. I went with the Firm one, because my previous mattress was medium firmness with a pillow topper, and i felt like i really started to sink into it and that was cause my back to be very achy when i was just trying to fall asleep. I do have the ergo base, and play around with it, elevate the head and foot section so i try to sleep on my back in that zero gravity position, but usually its unsuccessful, cant fall asleep and i go back to sleeping on my side. Any suggestions Emily? Should i still work on getting used to it a few more weeks, and then consider exchanging it for the medium firmness. Is there a weight, body type recommendation for the certain firmness’s?

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