Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Elite Review

The Tempur-Cloud Elite is the second softest and second most expensive mattress in the entire Tempur-Pedic line (the Luxe is the softest).  It is a pretty popular model, so I was excited to take a look at it and see how it compares to other Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

Construction Overview

The Tempur-Cloud Elite has a removable and washable cover, similar to other Tempur-Pedic models.  The “comfort” part of the mattress is 4.5 inches thick.  This is comprised of a 2.25 inch layer of TEMPUR-ES material (ES means extra soft) and then another 2.25 inch layer of TEMPUR material.  There is then a base layer 8 inches thick.  Having a comfort layer this thick and with that much extra soft material means the feel is going to be quite soft.

The company does not disclose the specs or densities of its materials, perhaps so they aren’t knocked off by competitors so easily.  I do have an approach to make an educated guess as to how durable the materials are.  The Cloud Elite is 12.5” thick and a Queen weighs 110 lbs.  The Loom & Leaf mattress is 12” thick and weighs 93 lbs.  That mattress uses good, durable materials.  Given that the Cloud Elite is about the same thickness and weighs 17 lbs. more, it is pretty safe to assume that the mattress has really durable, dense materials.

Firmness Level

The company explicitly states the firmness level of its mattresses.  In this case, the mattress is the second softest in the entire Tempur-Pedic line.  From the construction and the thickness of the comfort layer, it is pretty clear it is a very soft mattress.

You Might Want To Pick This Mattress If:

  • You Sleep On Your Side– Given how soft the mattress is and how thick the comfort layers are, this mattress is best suited for side sleepers.
  • You Are Lighter In Weight– The mattress will probably feel too soft for heavier people, but there is a better chance it will be the right firmness for you if you are lighter in weight.
  • You Are Looking For A Memory Foam, Sinking In Feel– With this mattress, you sink a good bit and feel you are sleeping “in” the mattress.  If you like the memory foam feeling of being enveloped by your mattress, this might be a good choice.
  • Pressure Relief Is Your Top Priority– The name of the game with this mattress is pressure relief given how soft it is.

You Might Not Want To Pick This Mattress If:

  • You Sleep Mainly On Your Back Or Stomach– This mattress is probably too soft for most people who sleep mainly on their back or stomach.
  • You Are Heavier In Weight– Given that the mattress is designed to be very soft, if you are heavier you will probably think the mattress is even softer than the average person.
  • Support Is A Bigger Priority Than Pressure Relief– The comfort layers are pretty thick, so you will get more pressure relief than support in general.  If you want more support, then you should potentially look at some other models.

Most Common Pieces Of Praise

  • People love how soft/pressure-relieving the mattress is
  • Lots of people wake up less with aches and pains

Most Common Complaints

  • While lots of people like the mattress, many people mention how expensive they think the mattress is
  • Other complaints were the common Tempur-Pedic ones across all models, such as having an initial chemical smell and a few people having heat issues

Why Would Someone Pick This Model Over The Other Tempur-Pedic Mattresses?

If you are a side sleeper but don’t want a mattress on the full extreme end of softness, this could be a good choice for you.  People lighter in weight might do well with this mattress as well.

Overall

The mattress can be a good choice for the right type of sleeper.  It is a bit expensive, but it should last you a very long time, so the value is probably higher than you think.

Make sure to check out our overall thoughts on Tempur-Pedic.

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Bamboo Supply Co Discount Code

Get 10% off Bamboo Supply Co product with the code “CLARITY10”.  We reviewed the sheets from this company, but the discount code extends to any product on the site.

If you’re looking to see the benefits of bamboo, or see how well Bamboo Supply Co delivers on the bamboo touch, make sure to check out our full Bamboo Supply Co sheets review.

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Also make sure to check out how Bamboo Supply Co bamboo bed sheets compares to leading brands in our post Bamboo Supply Co vs Cariloha Resort.

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eLuxurySupply Mattress Review

eLuxurySupply has come out with a no-frills mattress (I reviewed the 10 inch option) that promises to offer a really great value.  I was excited to see how it compares to other bed-in-a-box mattresses that I’ve reviewed recently.

You Might Want To Pick The eLuxurySupply Mattress If:

  • You Want Top Value– The company doesn’t spend a lot on marketing or other overhead.  They’ve also kept the construction of this mattress very simple.  As a result, they’ve priced this mattress at a very affordable price, maximizing the value you get.
  • You Sleep In Multiple Positions– This is one of those mattresses that hits close to the sweet spot where it is great for all sleeping positions.  It’s in the middle of the firmness level in my opinion where it’s soft enough for side sleepers yet supportive enough for back or stomach sleepers.
  • You Want A Memory Foam Mattress Without The Feeling Of Getting Stuck– This mattress has a nice memory foam feel, but it is much more responsive than the average memory foam mattress.  That means that while you sink into it a little bit, you won’t really have the feeling that you get stuck in the mattress.
  • You Sleep With A Partner– This mattress does a really good job of isolating motion.  That makes it a really good option for couples who don’t want to be disturbed when their partner moves around in the bed.

You Might Not Want To Pick The eLuxurySupply If:

  • You Either Really Over Or Under Weight– This mattress has a good middle-of-the-road firmness.  If you are really heavy, you might think it’s too soft, or if you are really lightweight, there’s a chance you will think it’s too firm, especially if you sleep on your side.
  • You Want A Mattress That Will Last 8+ Years– If you want a mattress that will last a very long time, that’s not exactly what you get here.  The mattress has a 3 lb density memory foam, which is less durable than other mattresses.  However, because the price is so low, there’s definitely a big tradeoff that you get.
  • You Want The Bounce Of Latex/Spring– This mattress has a nice foam feel where you sink in a bit into the mattress.  If you want a bouncier mattress or one where you sleep more “on” the mattress than “in” it, then you might want to look at a latex or an innerspring mattress.

Construction Overview

  • The cover is simple and thin and has a nice feel to it.
  • The top layer is 3” of 3lb. density gel memory foam.  The gel gives the mattress a greater chance of sleeping cool.  3 lb density is a less durable material, but that comes with the tradeoff of a very affordable price.
  • The base layer is 7” of 1.8lb. density polyfoam.  This is a good supportive material, especially given the price of the mattress.

Firmness/Feel

You can see from the video below that the mattress has a medium firmness.  I can stick my hand into the mattress but not that far.  You can see it has a nice foam feel and is more responsive than the average memory foam mattress.

Motion Transfer

As you would expect from a memory foam mattress, this mattress does very well with isolating motion.  You can see that the object barely moves at all when I move around right next to it.  This makes the mattress a great choice for couples.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out From The Rest?

  • The low price makes this a really great value
  • It has a great foam feel without the feeling of getting stuck
  • I think it’s great for any sleeping position for most people

Overall

I think this mattress is a really great value.  The construction is simple and straightforward, yet it has a really great feel to it.  Any budget shopper should take a look at this because it really is such a great value.

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Tempur-Contour Elite Vs Rhapsody Luxe- Which Is Right For You?

Two popular models from the Tempur-Pedic Contour collection are the Tempur-Contour Elite and Tempur-Contour Rhapsody Luxe.  They are very similar mattresses with just a few subtle differences.  I’ll do my best to list out the few things you might want to consider if you are deciding between these two mattresses.

Key Similarities

  • Both use the TEMPUR-HD (HD means high-density) material in the comfort layer
  • Both are quite firm
  • Both conform very well to the body
  • Both do well for back pain

Key Differences

  • The comfort layer of the Rhapsody Luxe is .8” thicker than the Elite
  • The Rhapsody Luxe is 1” thicker than the Elite is overall (14.5” vs 13.5”)
  • The Rhapsody Luxe is very slightly softer than the Elite is
  • The Rhapsody Luxe costs $500 more than the Elite does

Feel Difference

Because the comfort layer is .8” thicker in the Rhapsody Luxe, that mattress is a bit softer and it conforms to your body a little more.  The difference will be pretty subtle, however.

What I Found From Several Live Chat Sessions

I thought it would be interesting to see what the company representatives would say about the difference between the two mattresses via a live chat session.  I did the same with Mattress Firm as well.  The only info I could get was that the Rhapsody has more TEMPUR-HD material, is thicker overall, and costs more.  I couldn’t really get any info at all on what type of person would want to get one mattress over the other.

Which Should You Pick?

  • Pick the Elite if you want a little more value (it is my opinion that the 1” difference in thickness does not quite justify a $500 price difference)
  • Pick the Elite if you want something very firm and sleep on your back or stomach
  • Pick the Rhapsody Luxe if you can afford the $500 premium
  • Pick the Rhapsody Luxe if you want a more medium firm mattress
  • Pick the Rhapsody Luxe if you ever sleep on your side at any point in the night

My Personal Opinion?

The two mattresses are in the same range of firmness, but the Rhapsody Luxe will be softer for you, so if you sleep on your side at any point during the night, that model may be the better way to go.  I don’t personally think the 1” difference in thickness justifies a $500 price difference, but if you can afford it and want a slightly softer the mattress, then the Rhapsody Luxe is the way to go.  Otherwise, the Elite might be the better value.

Make sure to take a look at my overall Tempur-Pedic reviews page.

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Dromma Bed Unboxing

Unboxing the Dromma Bed is a fairly straightforward process.  You get it out of the box, cut the first layer, cut the second layer, position it properly, let it unfold, and then cut the final plastic.  It’s not too heavy of a mattress, so you should be able to do it without needing a partner to help you out.

I would say that within a day, the mattress was at its final form.  Some mattresses take up to a week to really feel that way, but that was not the case with the Dromma Bed.  For reference, this was the medium soft version of the Dromma Bed.

If you are taking a look at this mattress, I would highly suggest you get my full thoughts at my full Dromma Bed review.

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Dromma Bed Review- A Good Choice For You?

The Dromma Bed is another online-only offering with a couple of unique aspects to it.  I was interested to see how it compared to the other bed-in-a-box mattresses that I’ve tried over the past couple of years.

Note: I received the Medium Soft version for this review.

Construction Overview

  • The top layer is 1.5″ of natural latex.  It is ventilated to keep the mattress extra breathable.  This layer is what provides the bounce/responsiveness of the mattress.
  • The second layer is 2.5″ of gel memory foam.  This helps the mattress provide extra contouring.
  • The base layer is 8″ of polyfoam, which is pretty standard amongst bed-in-a-box offerings.

You Might Want To Pick The Dromma Bed Medium Soft If:

  • You Want The Benefits Of A Foam Mattress Without Many Of The Drawbacks– This mattress has great pressure relief, but it is still quite responsive, meaning you won’t feel like you get stuck in the mattress.  You also won’t sleep hot either.
  • You Are A Side Sleeper– This mattress does provide great pressure relief and has the right level of softness to be ideal for side sleepers.
  • You Want To Sleep Cool– This mattress was constructed with sleeping cool in my mind.  The top natural latex layer and gel memory foam below it to a good job of keeping a nice and cool sleeping surface.
  • You Want A Bed-In-A-Box Mattress That Uses More Natural Materials– The top layer is natural latex and the memory foam is partly bio-based, so while the mattress isn’t fully organic, it is at least getting you part of the way there.

You Might Not Want To Pick The Dromma Bed Medium Soft If:

  • You Sleep Mainly On Your Back Or Stomach– In my opinion, the mattress is a little too soft for back or stomach sleepers.
  • You Prefer An Innerspring Feel– There is definitely a considerable difference in feel between this mattress and a traditional innerspring mattress.  That doesn’t mean you won’t like the Dromma bed if you are used to spring mattresses, but it might take a bit of time to get used to.
  • You Want A Slow-Moving Memory Foam Feel– This mattress is pretty responsive, meaning the mattress goes back into place pretty quickly when you move around.  If you want the slower-moving type of feel, then you’ll probably want to look elsewhere.

Firmness/Feel

You can see from the video below that this mattress is pretty soft.  I can put my hand into the mattress pretty easily.  You can also see that the foam returns fairly quickly back to its original shape.  It has a nice foam feel but it is also quite responsive, meaning you won’t have the feeling of getting stuck.

Motion Transfer

From the video below you can see that the mattress does a solid job at isolating motion.  That makes it a great option for couples who are sensitive to the movements of their partner.

How Is This Unique Compared To Other Bed-In-A-Box Mattresses?

  • The top layer uses natural latex (as opposed to synthetic latex)
  • The mattress is 2″ thicker than most comparable mattresses
  • The memory foam is a percentage bio-based
  • The mattress has two firmness options (many others just have one)

Dromma Bed

4.3
Reviewer

Comfort4.4

Support4.1

Value (Price)4.3

Doesn't Sleep Hot4.5

Motion Transfer4.4

Edge Support3.9

Materials/Durability4.3

Company Reputation4.3

Return Policy/Warranty4.4

Overall Sleep Experience4.4

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Overall

I think this is a pretty unique offering that a lot of people will like.  It has a lot of what I like with foam mattresses but without sleeping hot or having the feeling of getting stuck.

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Tempur-Contour Supreme Vs Rhapsody Luxe- Which Should You Get?

The Tempur-Contour Supreme and Rhapsody Luxe are two popular models from Tempur-Pedic’s Contour collection.  They have a lot of similarities with just a few small differences.  I wanted to put together a quick overview of some things you might want to think about if you are deciding between the two mattresses.

Key Similarities

  • Both use the TEMPUR-HD (high-density) material in the comfort layer
  • Both are firmer than average
  • Both have great contouring ability
  • Both can potentially be good with those with pain issues

Key Differences

  • The comfort layer of the Rhapsody Luxe is 1” thicker than the Supreme
  • The Rhapsody Luxe is 2” thicker than the Supreme overall
  • The Supreme is firmer than the Rhapsody Luxe
  • The Rhapsody Luxe costs $1,300 more than the Supreme

What I Found From Several Live Chat Sessions

I like to reach out to the company via live chat to see what their take on the differences between the two mattresses are.  I also did a live chat session with Mattress Firm and asked the same question.  I couldn’t get a whole lot of concrete information on why you should choose one over the other.  They told me the difference was the Rhapsody is 2 inches thicker, that it is has more TEMPUR-HD material in it, and that it costs $1,300 more.

The $1,300 difference in price is because the overall thickness is greater with the Rhapsody Luxe and the comfort layer material is thicker as well.  Whether this difference justifies a $1,300 price difference is in my opinion up for debate.

Which Should You Pick?

  • Pick the Supreme if you want extra value (my personal opinion is that the difference in materials doesn’t quite justify a $1,300 price difference)
  • Pick the Supreme if you want the firmest mattress possible
  • Pick the Rhapsody Luxe if you can afford the extra $1,300
  • Pick the Rhapsody Luxe if you want a medium firm mattress
  • Pick the Rhapsody Luxe if you ever sleep on your side

My Personal Opinion?

I think the differences should be pretty clear here.  It’s a pretty big jump in price from the Supreme to the Rhapsody Luxe.  Given the difference in materials isn’t too significantly different, I think you get more value from the Supreme.  However, if you sleep on your side or just want something that is medium firm (and not too firm), then the Rhapsody Luxe is probably the way to go.

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