If choosing a mattress is the ultimate personal choice, then consider Tempur-Pedic an awesome mattress, but not everyone's cup of tea.
Started by Bob Trussell, a business guy, in Lexington, Kentucky in 1992, Tempur-Pedic has been a roller coaster success story ever since. Using the (then) new material - viscoelastic - which REALLY WAS created for use by NASA, Tempur-Pedic branded itself as a Swedish company and proceeded to replace regular old mattresses all over the country. Viscoelastic is now a now marketed under many other names, but Tempur-Pedic considers theirs denser and superior.
Tempur-Pedic is the original and among the most expensive. Mattresses start at $700 and go as high as $3500. They are meant to be used alone on a hard or slatted surface. The foam is breathable, allergen resistant, and shifts shape to support your body so that pressure is evenly distributed along your body.
Our brother has one and LOVES it, but there are some who find the different feel of foam unsettling or "hot". However, Tempur-Pedic offers a 90 day trial period, so you can try it without making a commitment.
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