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Tempur-Pedic Medium vs Medium Hybrid (2021): What’s the Difference?

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are available in a variety of firmness levels, among which are the medium and medium hybrid. It isn’t immediately clear what the difference between them is, but at their core, they’re still memory foam mattresses.

Typically, a memory foam mattress doesn’t have the innersprings you’d find in traditional counterparts, but the hybrid is a combination of the two. That means excellent support along with better ease of movement. However, not all Tempur-Pedic mattresses offer the option—only select models such as the TEMPUR-ProAdapt do.

Tempur-Pedic Medium vs Medium Hybrid Comparison Chart

ModelTempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt (Medium)Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt (Medium Hybrid)
 Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt 12-Inch Medium Foam Mattress, Queen, Made in USA, 10 Year WarrantyTEMPUR-ProAdapt Medium Hybrid Queen, 12 inch Memory Foam Hybrid10-year limited warranty
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
Spring Coilsn/a1,000+
CoverSmartClimate Dual Cover System with EasyRefresh Washable CoverSmartClimate Dual Cover System with EasyRefresh Washable Cover
Comfort LayerOriginal TEMPURTEMPUR-ES
Support LayerTEMPUR-APRTEMPUR-APR
SizesTwin, Twin Long, Double, Queen, King, Split King, CA King, Split CA KingTwin, Twin Long, Double, Queen, King, Split King, CA King, Split CA King
Night Trial90 days90 days
Warranty10 years10 years

Construction

The layers of Tempur-Pedic mattresses vary not only by model but also by firmness.

Tempur-Pedic Medium vs Medium Hybrid Construction
With the medium hybrid, there are 1,000 spring coils at the bottom of the support layer.

When it comes to Tempur-Pedic mattresses, their layers will depend on what firmness you pick. Take the TEMPUR-ProAdapt series, for instance. From top to bottom, the medium is made up of the Original TEMPUR and TEMPUR-APR, while the medium hybrid is composed of the TEMPUR-ES, TEMPUR-APR, and over 1,000 spring coils. Both have a SmartClimate Dual Cover System, for the record.

Meanwhile, the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt is available only in medium, sporting a Cool-to-Touch cover, TEMPUR-ES comfort layer, and Original TEMPUR support layer. Its optional hybrid technology is the same in that it adds over 1,000 spring coils to the mix.

Comfort

You’ll feel the quality of Tempur-Pedic’s memory foam either way you go.

Tempur-Pedic Medium vs Medium Hybrid Comfort
Tempur-Pedic ups the ante with its TEMPUR Material.

Memory foam mattresses provide that slow-sinking feel that adapts to your contours. Tempur-Pedic is considered by many as one of the brands that defined the memory foam mattress category, using what it calls TEMPUR Material. Without getting too much into the specifics, it conforms better to the curves of your body than other mattresses that use generic memory foam. In short, it’s more comfortable.

Regardless of whether you get the medium or medium hybrid, you’ll reap the benefits of what Tempur-Pedic has to offer.

Feel

You’ll be able to move around easier on the medium hybrid.

Tempur-Pedic Medium vs Medium Hybrid Feel
Only the medium firmness has a hybrid option.

In case it’s unclear, the medium is an all-foam affair, and as mentioned earlier, the medium hybrid is a mix of foam and spring coils. The main difference in terms of feel is the latter offers more bounce, allowing you to move more easily on it.

It’s worth mentioning that the optional hybrid technology is only for the medium firmness level, meaning there’s no soft hybrid or firm hybrid in Tempur-Pedic’s selection.

Verdict

You can’t go wrong with either medium or medium hybrid.

To boil things down, the medium mattress will give you a pure memory foam experience. On the other hand, the medium hybrid will still give you that sinking, body-hugging feel with a bit more bounce so you can move around easier.

Long story short, picking between the two really depends on your preference, but if we had to choose, we’ll have to go with a medium hybrid such as the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt. That’s because you get the best of both worlds that way, so to speak.

FAQs

📌 What’s the difference between the Tempur-Pedic medium and medium hybrid?

The Tempur-Pedic medium mattress is made only with memory foam, while the medium hybrid has over 1,000 spring coils at the bottom for ease of movement.

📌 Which is better, the Tempur-Pedic medium or medium hybrid?

It depends on your preference, but the Tempur-Pedic medium hybrid mattress has all the benefits of its usual all-foam mattresses with a bit more bounce to make it easier to move around.

📌 What Tempur-Pedic mattresses are available in medium hybrid?

Only the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Adapt, TEMPUR-ProAdapt, and TEMPUR-breeze come in medium hybrid. The entry-level TEMPUR-Cloud and TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt aren’t available with the optional hybrid technology.

📌 How long is the warranty on Tempur-Pedic mattresses?

Tempur-Pedic mattresses come with a 10-year guarantee, as well as a 90-night trial.

Last update on 2021-07-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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