The TEMPUR-Breeze line of mattresses is a series of TEMPUR’s seven best sellers with added technology to sleep cooler and more comfortably. The mattresses range from firm to soft, and the Cloud Supreme Breeze falls into medium-soft range of the series.
Created to address the issue of heat sinks that many memory foams can create due to the variety of body types and weights, the Breeze line is supposed to respond to elevated body temperatures in three ways to reduce your discomfort due to heat and humidity, and give you the best night’s sleep possible.
As with all their mattresses, it comes complete with an EasyRefresh cover that zips on, as well as multiple layers of patented TEMPUR foam for both comfort and cooling properties.
The softer line of comfort are geared towards combination sleepers rather than solely back or stomach sleepers. Soft mattress don’t always have enough support to keep spinal alignment in those who have a tendency to sleep prone, and you may wake with back pains you didn’t go to sleep with if the surface is too soft. The mattress is available in a twin long, queen and queen long, through a California King.
Features & Benefits
For 25 years TEMPUR-Pedic has been a leading company in memory foam mattress construction. This TEMPER foam is patented to the company, and is kept under lock and key. The results of this is that it can be hard to compare its structural effectiveness to similar products. It is an open-celled viscoelastic polyurethane foam created to support your body while you sleep and distribute your weight without the creation of pressure points. If you aren’t sure about the differences between different memory foam products, head over to your nearest showroom like I did and see if you can tell the difference.
It’s probably prudent to note here that I couldn’t tell the difference between the foam mattresses at all. Softness to firmness, yes, but certainly not quality of foam or how well it would stand the test of time. There was a very noticeable difference concerning the price tag however. A higher quality, more dense, foam would be expected to have a higher price tag- but make sure that is what you are buying before putting down the money for a product.
The density of foam helps explain the quality of foam. This is not a rating to explain how soft or firm the foam layer is, but rather how well the foam will support your weight over time. For example, a lower numbered foam, such as 2 lbs/cu ft will break down more quickly and create impressions within the material. A more dense foam will last longer and support a heavier weight for longer before impressions occur.
Softness or firmness is dependent upon the Indention Load Deflection (or ILD) rating. Low ratings are softer, higher are more firm, and these generally fall on a measurement scale between 10 and 120. These are the numbers that will be used for the top layers to determine the overall comfort of your mattress.
TEMPUR mattresses are layered according to their their softness levels of foam. The Cloud Supreme boasts two layers of different TEMPUR materials, but the Cloud Supreme Breeze incorporates an extra layer of PureCool technology for added cooling comfort. What you end up with is three thin layers of foam and a thicker, seven inch poly foam base to support the top layers.
Your comfort layer is a TEMPER-ES foam that is used for the initial surfaces as this particular model is a soft to medium soft mattress. It weighs in with a 4.1 lbs/cu ft density, which isn’t too bad for a memory foam, but certainly not amongst the top densities you can actually pay less for. Unfortunately Tempur-Pedic doesn’t share their densities online and you need to do your research homework in advance concerning their models through other testing sites.
TEMPUR-Pedic claims that their products will “change the way you sleep”, and emerged as a forerunner of memory foam sleep products in the 1990’s. A good night’s rest free from aches and pains is something everyone strives to achieve and the TEMPUR line of mattresses focus on the comfort and slow, sinking contouring of memory foam for a personalized rest each night.
Motion transfer from one side of the bed to the next is greatly reduced through the use of foam, and the popular reviews surround the soft enveloping feel that gives a weightless effect to your body while you sleep. Side sleepers seem to get the most comfort out of this particular softness level, and praise the lack of pressure points through their hips and shoulders.
Despite the elevated price of the Breeze version of this mattress, hardly any reviews mention anything different concerning temperature control in comparison to the original (which sleeps hot for heavier sleepers). In fact, they seem fairly comparable if you exclude the extra price.
Those who found discomfort with the mattress dealt mostly with how quickly it breaks down over time and it seems the life of the foam is only about five years, after which the top layers seem to compress to the point that there is no longer any support. This may create pressure points and poor spinal alignment.
Again, these issues surround the densities of the foam. Lower densities over time will compress more, whereas higher density foams will compress less- and provide more bounce back for longer. And since all body types are different, different body weights will also affect your mattress life. Higher density foams can support heavier body types for longer.
As mentioned the entire Breeze line of mattresses are created with an extra cooling system. In theory this is supposed to help transfer heat away from the body and dissipate it through the foam layers. A cooler sleeping surface, and a cooling comfort you can feel at work, is the main focus of the design, but in this particular mattress there have been almost no feedback pertaining to this particular process.
It should be noted though that the TEMPUR-Pedic company has a pretty high complaint rate of heat retention on a whole compared to comparable brands, but there are few complaints surrounding this particular model. So perhaps the technology is well at work and not worth mentioning since it’s doing the job you are paying for.
Maintenance, Care, and Warranty
The TEMPUR company offers a 10 year warranty on all mattresses sold directly through the company, or authorized dealer. This covers limited replacement or repair of manufacturer defects only.
All foam products can breakdown with the application of liquids, so using a water-proof mattress cover over the mattress is highly suggested. If your mattress is damaged by liquid, that also voids the warranty, so it is worth the extra investment. The cover that comes with the mattress is both washer and dryer safe, but to extend its life, handwashing and line drying is suggested, especially since it is specially treated for the cooling effect. Spot cleaning can always occur with a mild soap and water. And spilled liquid should be blotted up immediately.
Foam mattresses do not need to be flipped or rotated, although for good measure you probably should rotate them for a more even wear over time. A solid TEMPUR-Base, or something similar needs to be used as well to provide the necessary support under your mattress.
As a business rolling into their 25th year of productivity, they have held by their promise of a personalized night’s sleep through their many mattress selections. The materials used are considered the best in the business, and are backed by a quarter century of research and overall satisfied customers.
As technology has advanced, so have other companies who have rolled out similar product lines, and often for only a fraction of the cost. This has created competition for the company which has expanded their line of TEMPUR material to include a wider variety of choices, as well as many non-mattress items such as toppers, bases, bedding, pillows, and even slippers and stuffed animals.
TEMPUR-Pedic is sold not only online by the company, but by many authorized dealers, and their reviews are readily available from a variety of sites. As mentioned there are far and away more positive reviews than negative, even if they aren’t incredibly detailed as to the reasons as to how long they have owned the mattress, and why, exactly, they are enjoying their purchase.
The complaints surrounding the breakdown of materials that is not covered by the warranty is something to pay attention to. An ‘increase in softness’ over time on an already soft mattress may be slightly deceiving.
Although the Cloud line of mattresses is considered amongst the softest of the TEMPUR-Pedic products, the company decided to up the ante in creating a Supreme Breeze version for added cooling comfort. The TEMPUR-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze doesn’t seem to be as great of a seller as the original version, and is being phased out by the company, although it is still currently readily available through multiple sellers. It also still comes with a 10 year warranty.
The biggest concern about the product surrounds the TEMPUR foam itself and the actual densities and qualities used within each mattress since it is not information offered through the company. Since they do consider their products superior in nature to competitors, and reflect this through cost, it is information you may want to research in advance to make sure you are getting the best for your buck.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Foundation Needed?
For maximum durability, yes.
Is a Mattress Pad or Protector Needed?
No, but it can help in terms of durability.
Are returns hassle free?
Yes, within 120 night trial period.
Does it Work on Adjustable Beds?
Is There A Trial Available?
Yes, 120 nights.
How long is the warranty?
Does It Need To Be Rotated?
No flip, no rotate.