TEMPUR-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze Mattress Review
Introduced in 2009, TEMPUR-Pedic’s Cloud series promised a night’s rest that felt as if you were “sleeping on a cloud”. Created to meet a growing demand of softer surfaces, combined with TEMPUR’s already patented specialty memory foam declared to create a weightless sleep, the Cloud line continues to be a leader in soft foam surfaces.
The Breeze series was created soon after to address issues with heat sinks within some of the more popular selling mattress lines, and TEMPUR continues to evolve this technology to provide both soft and cool sleeping surfaces for their consumers. The most recent update of the Breeze line occurred in 2016 to provide you with the coolest sleep possible.
The TEMPUR-Cloud Luxe Breeze is one of the four new, updated Breeze designs, and is the softest offered. It comes in a twin long, queen, king, split king, CA king, and split CA king sizes, and happens to be among one of the pricier mattresses offered due to the new PureCool system
- 10 year warranty
- Cooling system does seem to work
- Good for side sleepers
- Minimal motion transfer
- Pricy option just to sleep cool
- May be too soft
- Not for stomach or back sleepers
- Takes a 2-3 week ‘break-in’ period
25 years ago TEMPUR-Pedic introduced their memory foam to the public as a founder of an entirely new way to sleep. Since then they have stayed in the top of the bedding business as a leader in innovative memory foam construction, and been held as a standard in the mattress industry overall. Despite the challenging competition that has emerged with the advancement of memory foam mattress technology, the TEMPUR-Pedic brand continues to update their products.
Although the actual construction of the TEMPUR foam formula is kept under lock and key, which many have dubbed a complete lack of transparency in the industry, the open-celled viscoelastic polyurethane foam is still a popular product with consumers. The soft sink, and conforming comfort that reduces pressure points, was a new concept in sleep 25 years ago, and many competitive mattress companies have since attempted to recreate it.
If you are interested in the differences between the TEMPER foam and other brands, consider visiting a showroom to determine the changes that may exist between the two. Having done so myself, I was unable to see an initial difference. Of course, TEMPUR claims it takes a few weeks for the foam to conform to your unique body shape and weight. The most noticeable difference to me was the price tag.
Layered construction is what the TEMPUR brand mattresses are known for in order to provide a soft sleeping surface without the sacrifice of supportive comfort. In order to create the softest, coolest sleeping surface offered by the company, TEMPUR has used two initial layers totaling 4.75 inches, supported by a 8.25 inch base foam to create a 13 inch thick mattress created to channel both heat and humidity away from your body and provide a cooling air flow.
The initial layer is a removable microsuede cover created with a moisture wicking fiber patented as a CoolMax system, similar to fabrics worn by athletes to help keep them cool and dry during times of exertion. This cover protects the 2.75 inch, 4.1 Ib density, extra-soft TEMPUR-ES foam now infused with PureCool technology. This is supposed to draw excess heat away from the body and channel it into the 2 inch TEMPUR-Climate supportive layer which weighs in at 7.1 lbs/cu ft. This layer is designed to distribute body weight and move heat further away from the body into the bottom supporting layer, and the edges of the bed.
Supporting these top layers is a general poly foam that is also formulated to provide consistent airflow and help disperse any heat from above. In all, the layers are supposed to work together to help keep air circulating and provide you with the coolest sleep possible upon the lushest of TEMPUR’s mattress options.
Foam density is the measurement of the quality of the foam being used rather than the softness. Softness is measured by the indentation load deflection (ILD) and is not a good way to determine how well your mattress will hold up over time and pressure. To get a better idea of your mattress quality, understanding the foam densities found in your choices is extremely helpful.
Higher density foams last longer and handle higher weight to body ratios than lower densities. Over time low density foams will begin to compress and not provide the same levels of support you may have had initially, whereas high density foams will better disperse compression over time and not break down as quickly. TEMPUR foam is considered a decent density for the initial layered support and should last longer than lower density foams. It follows that higher quality does cost more, however, competitive mattress lines have been consistently using higher density foams recently for less cost, so be sure to know the differences before purchase.
Despite the stiff competition TEMPUR mattresses have been recently receiving, they are still a leading mattress brand due to their constantly evolving and innovative application of technology and consumer feedback to their products. The ‘sinking’ feel of memory foam, combined with weight transfer to alleviate pressure points and reduction of motion transfer are popular with consumers worldwide.
Despite this being a newer, more updated version of the Cloud Luxe Breeze, positive reviews praise the overall softness of the mattress top and comfortable sleep for side sleepers. Owners also find it to be a much cooler sleep than previous TEMPUR models they have owned. Back and stomach sleepers do find there is not enough support, which is not surprising since a firm surface is generally needed for better spinal alignment. And despite the additional cooling technology, heavier bodies still find it a bit warm for their comfort level due to the ‘enveloping’ of the memory foam since you sleep more within a foam of this softness rather than on top of it.
Long term sleep comfort reviews are not yet available for this updated model due to it having been out for less than a year.
The Cloud Luxe Breeze mattress was created with a cool night’s sleep in mind, and because of this have provided multiple layers of foam to help dissipate and reduce any heat sinks that may occur. In fact, they have taken consumer reviews surrounding heat retention seriously enough to update and generate new constructions to help alleviate issues surrounding this- hence the launch of an entirely new TEMPUR-Breeze line in 2016.
Although this is a new technology, initial reviewer familiar with TEMPUR products do praise the cooler sleep they are experiencing on the Breeze mattresses. Unfortunately, this specific cooling technology is only found within this series of mattresses and not the other lines they carry, and run approximately $1000 more than their standard versions of the same thing.
A 10 year, full replacement limited warranty is available with all new mattresses, and any defect covered under the warranty will be covered. This warranty is available only on purchases directly from the company or authorized dealers, and covers defects on workmanship or materials. Although a TEMPUR-Pedic base is an optional purchase, if you do not use an approved foundation then your mattress warranty will be automatically voided.
The included micro-suede cover is not machine washable and should be spot cleaned only. Because of this a water-proof mattress cover is suggested since any spills or liquid damage to the surface of your mattress will also void warranty. Most foams do break down over time with the application of moisture, so this is good practice regardless.
Despite the claims that foam mattresses do not need much care in the way of rotation once it is put to use, it is strongly suggested that you do rotate your mattress to keep an even distribution of weight over time, and keep foam compression equitable. And, as mentioned, be sure to use a solid foundation, or one of TEMPUR’s very own base support to keep your warranty up to date.
TEMPUR-Pedic also offers a 90 day sleep trial and return policy for approved buyers. Basically you try your mattress out for 30 days before purchase and then need to either contact the company to resolve your issues, or make a full return minus shipping charges within the 90 day period.
Since 1992 The TEMPUR Company has held a top spot in the foam mattress industry due to their innovative advances in the mattress industry that changed the way people viewed their sleep comfort. Almost all mattresses prior to this were of a spring coil construction, and the introduction of a new idea based off of cushioning material that was originally created for NASA was intriguing to consumers on a whole.
Despite their continued popularity, recent emerging technology and affordability have created a strong competition concerning foam mattresses, and to continue as a leader TEMPUR has expanded their memory foam line to include other bedding items, as well as slippers and stuffed animals.
As far as softness goes, the new TEMPUR-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze is the standard for extra-soft surfaces and is the softest offered by the company. Combined with the new Breeze technology- it may very well be the softest, and coolest product currently available. Although it doesn’t combine cooling gels or cooling latex layers other companies have been including in their cooling technology, initial reports do mention a lack of heat retention.
Popular with side sleeper, soft surfaces often ‘hug’ your body more so than a firmer mattress, so this is important to take into consideration prior to purchase. The most concerning issue surrounding the company is their lack of transparency concerning the materials used in their products. High prices often reflect high quality, but comparative competition often offers similar experiences, dense materials, and cheaper prices.