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Memory Foam Warehouse VS. Tempur Memory Foam Mattress

When it comes to memory foam, one of the first names that spring to mind is often Tempur. Tempur memory foam mattresses are held in high esteem by many – which means their products are often accompanied by a costly price tag.

As sleep experts, we spend a lot of time talking to our customers – and what we’ve discovered from so many of you is that due to these big brands and their flashy price tags, memory foam is associated with great expense in comparison to other mattress types.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case! We compare a Tempur mattress to our own Guru mattress to show you that quality memory foam doesn’t have to blow the budget.


What’s The Best Memory Foam Mattress?

So we’ve talked the talk. Now it’s time to walk the walk.

There are many different Tempur mattress types, but below is a comparison of the Guru memory foam mattress (sold exclusively at Memory Foam Warehouse) and the Tempur Original 21 mattress. Sure, we could leap straight to the price difference – but we’re an honest bunch. So we’ll go through the main features and benefits of both products first, so you understand exactly what each product offers.

Tempur Mattress vs Guru Mattress Specifications

Guru Tempur mattress difference diagram

Tempur mattress differenceBoth mattresses feature a triple layer foam design and a depth of over 20cm. These factors are good for durability, and ensure that your mattress performs consistently throughout its life. No sags in the middle. No drops off the edge.

The Guru mattress has a deeper comfort layer, a deeper base layer, and is a deeper mattress overall measuring in at 25cm. On the other hand, the Tempur memory foam mattress features a slightly deeper middle support layer.

This means, that while similar, the Guru mattress offers better comfort and support.

Tempur vs Guru Memory Foam Density

The Tempur Original 21 mattress uses memory foam with a density of 85kg/m3 – this is a very high-density memory foam which in turn means a firmer mattress. This is brilliant for sleepers who need high levels of support for their neck and back.

The Guru memory foam mattress uses next-generation memory foam with a density of 60kg/m3. Slightly less than Tempur, yes, but this is still considered very high-density memory foam. You’ll receive plenty of support as the memory foam moulds to the contours of your body – reducing tossing and turning by up to 80%.

The results? Guru offers similar levels of support with a softer feel.

Temperature vs Guru Mattress Temperature Control

A common problem with traditional memory foam mattresses is overheating during the night. The close-structure of traditional foam paired with the enveloping sensation can result in quite a hot sleeping environment, which could potentially disturb your slumber.

The Guru mattress uses innovative 4G Aircool foam to combat this problem, allowing you to experience all the benefits of memory foam without getting too hot. 4G foam has gel particles within, which release a cooling sensation when pressure is applied.

Plus, the 4G foam has an open-cell structure. This means that air can easily move through the foam – almost as if it weren’t there – which means a well-ventilated mattress and a cooler, fresher sleep.

Guru vs Tempur Mattress Delivery

Both the Guru and Tempur memory foam mattresses offer free delivery, however, there’s a notable difference in lead times with Tempur customers having to wait up to 3 weeks for their new mattress to arrive!

In comparison, the Guru will be on your doorstep within 3 working days if you live in mainland UK (subject to status). That’s the beauty of our Yorkshire HQ, where every single Guru mattress is manufactured!

Guru vs Tempur Size Guide

Both the Guru and Tempur memory foam mattresses are available in sizes to suit all sleeping arrangements. 

If you're shopping for a single, double or king memory foam mattress, both brands have high all sizes ready and waiting! And, the measurements are UK standard, meaning they measure the same whether you purchase from Guru or Tempur:

  • Guru and Temper Single Mattress: 90 cm x 190 cm
  • Guru and Temper Double Mattress: 135 cm x 190 cm
  • Guru and Temper King Size Mattress: 150 cm x 200 cm

Flat vs Rolled

But what happens when your parcel arrives? We’ll be the first to admit that mattresses aren’t the easiest things to manoeuvre. In keeping with tradition, Tempur mattresses are delivered flat – however, they do offer a helping hand to get it to your bedroom. So not too much hassle.

But believe it or not, taking delivery of a Guru Mattress is even less hassle than that! The Guru mattress is delivered compressed and rolled in a compact box, so you can move it upstairs without a fight.

Rolling and boxing mattresses has been a standard procedure for many years, so we can assure you that it doesn’t impact the mattress, its performance or longevity in any way. It just makes it a heck of a lot easier to get it upstairs. And who knows, you might even find an extra Guru gift from us inside the box…

Find out how to unroll your new Guru mattress here.

Guru Mattress vs Tempur Mattress Price

This is where you really see a difference between the two mattress ranges.

Make a colossal saving of £1,174.01 on a comparable product!

Find out what makes Tempur mattresses so expensive in our blog.

At Memory Foam Warehouse, we offer factory-direct prices to pass savings on to our customers. That means fantastic quality products at a fraction of the price.

We also offer 0% interest credit to make shopping with us even easier on the wallet.

Conclusion: Guru Comes Out On Top

For a great night’s sleep on a budget, the Guru boxed mattress wins every time. With pressure-relieving foam and medium-soft support that cushions pressure points, this mattress is great for all types of sleepers.

Other key features and benefits include;

Guru mattress

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Is Tempurpedic The Best Memory Foam Mattress?

Not necessarily! The best mattress for you depends on your sleeping position, weight and comfort preferences among other factors.

The memory foam mattresses across our collections tend to be cheaper and offer a wide range of benefits - from cooling mattress technology to orthopaedic support.

Is Tempur Mattress Memory Foam?

Whilst very similar to memory foam in the way it moulds to the contours of your body, the foam used in a Tempur memory foam mattress is Tempurpedic foam and is made differently. However, they are both viscoelastic materials with similar sleep benefits.

Is Tempur Better Than Memory Foam?

As you can see in our investigation above, other brands of memory foam mattresses often exceed Tempur mattresses when it comes to price.

Tempur Mattress Problems

Common complaints when it comes to Tempur mattresses are price and heat.

We’ve tackled both with our cooling 4G foam and direct to consumer pricing.

Is Tempur Worth The Money?

We believe that you can get the same sleep and health benefits for less with our Guru mattress and other affordable mattress ranges.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxurious memory foam. If you’re on a very tight budget, check out our Essentials range of affordable memory foam.


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