Tempur-Pedic mattresses are known for being supremely comfortable and very expensive. I cover mattress deals for a living and I've spotted an excellent offer in the after Christmas sales: 30% off the Tempur-Cloud Prima.
This piqued my interest for two reasons. Firstly, I haven't seen that mattress before. It looks like a previous model that has been resurrected for a limited time – often a great way to score a bargain. And secondly, it's very affordable (and even more so with the current offer). Prices start from $1,399.30, which for this brand and quality of mattress is cheap. It's similar to the Cloud, but with a more advanced cooling cover.
It's a closeout model, which means you won't get a trial period. If that's a deal-breaker, or you just want to see what else is available, check out all the after Christmas Tempur-Pedic offers here. There are price-drops on a few different mattresses (and Tempur's legendary topper) right now.
We consider Tempur amongst the best mattress brands around if you're looking for high-end memory foam (for a taste of what to expect, head to our Tempur-Cloud mattress review or Tempur-Adapt mattress review). Read on for a closer look at this deal, plus who I'd recommend it to, and what you should buy instead if it's not quite right for you.
Tempur-Cloud Prima mattress
Queen size: was
$1,999, now $1,399.30 at Tempur-Pedic
Deal ends: Monday 1 Jan
Overview: The Tempur-Cloud Prima is a 10-inch tall, all-foam mattress with a SmartClimate cover designed to be cool to the touch. It has a medium firmness and is made using Tempur's own high-end memory foam, so expect an ultra-soothing, sink-in, contouring feel.
Price history: I haven't seen this mattress before in the lineup, but the discounted price is in line with the Tempur-Cloud, which is similar in design but without the cooling cover. It's the cheapest in the Tempur lineup. Tempur-Pedic mattress sales don't happen all the time and 30% off is about the maximum discount we ever see, so this looks like an excellent deal.
Extras: This is a closeout model which means it doesn't come with a trial period and all sales are final. If the mattress is faulty, it's backed with a 10-year warranty. Normally you'd expect a 100 night trial, so if that's important to you then take a look at the rest of the lineup.
Buy it if...
✅ You share a bed and/or are a light sleeper: Tempur's foams are ultra slow-moving, which means this mattress will absorb movements extremely well, and you won't be bothered by a restless partner's wriggling. It's also great for promoting a more restful night if you yourself are prone to tossing and turning.
✅ You sleep on your side: The medium firmness and contouring foams are perfect for side sleepers. The mattress will meld around your shoulder and hip, preventing pressure build-up while still keeping the spine naturally aligned. Most of today's best mattresses for side sleepers have a medium or medium-firm feel.
✅ You suffer from joint pain: Tempur's sink-in foams will contour around your body for a hugging feel that's perfect for soothing sore joints. It's one of the best luxury mattresses around if you want a high-end memory foam feel.
Don't buy it if...
❌ It's still too expensive: Even discounted, this mattress isn't especially cheap. If it's still out of your budget, you have a couple of options. You could go for the Tempur topper, which is 40% off right now and the by far cheapest way to get some of that Tempur magic. Or you could opt for another foam mattress – there are plenty of budget-friendly options in our best memory foam mattress roundup. there's a similar, better mattress for more money (I think the Leesa Studio, currently $50 off, is a decent budget-friendly option with a similar gooey, sink-in foam feel).
❌ You sleep very hot: The Cloud Prima has a cooling cover that promises to remain cool to the touch, but all-foam mattresses do tend to run a bit warmer than models with springs (our tester found the Tempur-Adapt mattress could trap heat when she tested it out). If you really struggle with overheating, check out our best cooling mattress guide for some excellent alternatives.
❌ You want a the security of a trial period: Because it's a closeout model, you won't get a trial period with the Cloud Prima mattress. If you do want that trial to test out your purchase, you're better off waiting around for a discount to appear on of the current lineup. The regular Tempur-Cloud is the same price, and that model gets a 30% off discount every few months.
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Sleep expert and and Certified Sleep Science Coach Ruth is your go-to person for all things snooze-related on TechRadar, from advice on what mattress will suit you best, to tips on how to improve your sleep habits. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle and will talk at length about them to anyone who shows even a passing interest, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy for fear of getting smothered by them in the night. As well as following all the industry trends and advancements in the mattress and bedding world, she regularly speaks to other sleep experts to delve into the science behind a great night's sleep, and offer you advice to help you get there. Prior to joining the TechRadar team, she was Sleep Editor on Tom's Guide and before that was T3's Wellness Editor.