We have the Tempur-Pedic Cloud and it was honestly the best purchase ever. Seriously, I love it more than our hot tub, and I love our tub. This was our first Tempur purchase so I had all of the same concerns you did.
It doesn’t hold heat at all which is awesome because I had heard that a lot too. My husband is the hottest sleeper ever and I was concerned heat retention would be an issue.
You hear complaints about the smell too, and to be honest it was a little strong when we got it. Luckily it was summer and we just opened the windows the first day. The smell got lighter every day and after about a week we didn’t smell it anymore. Now we don’t smell it unless we strip the bed and it isn’t offensive anyway, just different.
The biggest issue I had was the bed didn’t feel as soft as the display model. The display model really was like laying on a cloud but ours felt too hard. They explained that it would soften over time-and it really has-but to speed up the process we walked all over the mattress and it really seemed to help.
Sexy Times are different for sure because you don’t have the “spring” action helping you out. But its not like being on the floor, you just gotta work a little harder I guess.
You may hear some people say negative things about them but you have to remember every Tempur model is different. Simmons for example has a ton of different mattresses that differ from each other and not every model is going to suit the needs of every person. Its the same with Tempur’s. While not everyone is going to love them, I think it has more to do with not having the correct mattress than it being a Tempur issue. We tried several different models in the store and this one seemed right for us. The model Cloud Luxe was the most amazing thing I ever felt but we though it would be too soft for us in the long-run. And the store we were at didn’t have the Cloud Supreme (which sounds like an in-between model) so we went with the Cloud.
We also purchased two Tempur-Pedic pillows and they are amazing too. We each got a different model based on how we sleep. I bought the Cloud, and my husband got the Symphony. For about a week I regretted my choice but now I can’t sleep with regular pillows because its so amazing. We bought the standard sized pillows-not the queen-and it was a good decision because I find I usually sleep on the ends anyway. Great neck and head support. Pillow cases don’t really fit propery though but that’s not a big deal to me.
I sound like a sales person lol but I’m not. It seriously is the best thing we ever bought. We both had problems with our backs too and that is no longer an issue for us. And with our old mattress, our blankets were destroyed in the morning. Like it looked like we had “serious sexy time” every morning. But with the Tempur I don’t even make the bed anymore. I just straighten the comforter and top sheet a little which shows me just how soundly we are both sleeping.
The price was the only downfall. However, I know they are cheaper in the U.S. but they wouldn’t ship to Canada. We actually considered buying it there and trying to sneak it across the border but in the end we paid the overly-inflated Canadian price. I don’t remember the exact price we paid, but if I remember correctly the King size mattress, box spring and frame came out to around $3500 (on sale). The pillow prices were a real piss-off too. For example: the Cloud pillow I bought was $195 here and its only $129 in the U.S. They ended up giving us a “buy one get one half price deal” which saved us some money but it still would have been a lot cheaper to but them in the States. Ughhh. Rediculous.
I also treated myself to a memory foam body pillow-I call him Sven-and I love it/him too even though its not the Tempur brand.
This is the longest reply ever and if my post gets eaten I will me super pissed! I hope this helped. GL!!