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Tempur-Pedic® Material Toolbox

— by Tempur-Pedic on May 6, 2024

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 shuttles 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.

Original TEMPUR®

Originally formulated by NASA to cushion pilots against the rigors of test flights and then perfected by us for sleep — it’s as comfortable and supportive as iconic.

Advanced Relief® Material vs. Ventilated Advanced Relief® Material

Advanced Relief® and Ventilated Advanced Relief® were both designed to meet the needs of every type of sleeper. Advanced Relief® material incorporates more molecular cells per inch to precisely adapt to the contours of your body. 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.

SmartClimate® Dual Cover System vs. SmartClimate® Cover

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 and infused with heat-absorbing fibers to help draw heat away from the body, providing cooling comfort. It 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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