Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Mattress manufacturers would like consumers to believe that spending more on a bed increases comfort and happiness. However, satisfaction may not always parallel price for several reasons, from different materials, to perceived value and even simple personal preference. The Mattress Geek set out to compare two memory foam mattress brands in their latest article to see whether or not price influences happiness.
The article, titled “Can You Save & Sleep Better? We Compare Amerisleep & Tempurpedic”, pits the leading luxury brand, Tempurpedic, against a quickly-growing, more affordable competitor, Amerisleep who differentiates itself with plant-based memory foam. Two models of each brand are compared directly, the cheapest from line and the most popular. The comparison relies on mattress specifications and analysis of owner reviews collected from each company’s website.
Least-expensive options are the first considered in the article, involving the Amerisleep Columbus and the Tempurpedic Simplicity beds, both 8-inch memory foam mattresses. The Columbus retails for $849 in queen size, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5. In reviews, 92% of 37 people say the Columbus is comfortable and supportive and half mention pain relief, although 8% thought it was too firm and 2 reviews mentioned heat. The Tempur Simplicity retails for $1099 and has a rating of 3.0 out of 5. Of the 19 reviewers, 60% say the bed is comfortable but 37% mentioned increased pain and 15% mention excess heat.
The article also compares the top-selling 12-inch Amerisleep Revere and Tempurpedic Rhapsody, which show similar trends. The Revere holds a 4.7 rating in 126 reviews with less than 2% mentioning compression and less than 1% mentioning heat. The Rhapsody has a 3.0 rating in 82 reviews with 8% mentioning impressions and 10% mentioning heat. A considerably higher number of Revere owners say they would recommend their bed to a friend as well, 97% versus 67%.
Summarizing the Amerisleep vs Tempurpedic comparison, The Mattress Geek offers a scorecard of results on 16 different factors to help consumers identify similarities and differences. The blog goes on to offer a more detailed analysis performance using the review data, with the final results indicating the price does not directly relate to owner satisfaction.
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