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I received the Lull mattress for free to review. I purchased the Tempurpedic. I have an affiliate relationship with Lull but do not have an affiliate relationship with Tempurpedic.
Visitors often ask me how the Lull mattress compares to the Tempurpedic brands. They are both excellent mattresses and feel great. One of the biggest differences though is price. I recently purchase a Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze, Twin XL size for $2,700. The Lull mattress retails at $550 for a Twin XL. A difference of $2,200!
The Lull mattress can be purchased direct from the Lull mattress and will arrive in about a week. That’s a key advantage that the Lull has over Tempurpedic. I ordered the Tempurpedic online and it took a few weeks to arrive. I also had to make myself available to receive the mattress as it was hauled in a delivery truck and required 2 people to bring into my house. If I wanted, I could have had the company take away the old mattress so there is definitely an advantage there but since I didn’t have a mattress that needed to go, it wasn’t a benefit I used. Also, I’m normally not home during the day so taking time out of my schedule to wait for delivery was sort of annoying.
I could not find the specific foam densities of Tempurpedic mattresses so I can’t give exact numbers, just how I thought each of them reacted. Better yet, below are two videos that illustrated how the layers of the Tempurpedic and Lull mattresses react.
Below is a video of the inside of the Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze. Notice that it has two bottom layers of convoluted base foam that help with air flow. While this was a nice feature, I couldn’t definitively say that this really contributed to temperature regulation.
Here’s a video of the inside of the Lull mattress. The Lull mattress middle layer recovers much faster than the Tempurpedic. This means that overall the Lull returned to form faster when switching positions. At the same time you don’t get quite as much hug with the Lull.
Both of these mattresses did a great job with temperature regulation. The Lull has utilizes a 1.5″ gel infused foam top layer and the Tempurpedic has a cooling foam top layer but not sure what it is exactly. They also have covers that are very breathable.
From my personal experience, I found that the Tempurpedic smelled more than the Lull. However the smell will eventually go away completely, it took much longer to go away with the Tempurpedic.
This is where the two really differentiate themselves. The Lull mattress comes with a 100 night trial where if you don’t like it for whatever reason, they will schedule a pickup of your mattress for free and give you a full refund.
I purchased the Tempurpedic from Olejo stores online. They state that orders must be returned within 30 days and may charge a 15% restocking fee. so 15% of $2,700 would have been $405!
Lull is clearly the winner here since there is no risk of being out money if you decide to return it within the 100 day trial period.
There’s obviously no sense in buying a mattress off these findings alone. The biggest factor is feel. These mattresses do have a slightly different feel. The Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze will sink in a bit more than the Lull mattress. So if you are looking for a mattress with more hug to it, I would recommend the Tempurpedic but really recommend the Lull mattress if you want this feel since it feels very similar but much less expensive.
The advantage of the Lull is that it provides great pressure relief, keeps you cool and has little motion transfer. A key selling point for Tempurpedic when they first came out was that it isolated motion.
Below are videos of the Tempurpedic and Lull handing motion transfer. As you can see they both do a good job however the Tempurpedic has a slight advantage due to an extra layer of dense foam.
If you are in the market for a new mattress, there are many on my site that offer a generous trial period along with free returns. I am hesitant to recommend a mattress where you would lose money returning it. I think there is enough variety now in the online mattress space that you should be able to find a mattress that’s a perfect fit for you. Tempurpedic is a very well known brand and they were pioneers in memory foam mattresses. Tempurpedic makes wonderful mattresses however I think you should give the online brands a try before committing to anything.
I often recommend Lull to visitors looking for a mattress with great support and pressure relief that also sleeps cool and is affordable. Lull fits the bill on all these counts. If you want even more pressure relief and a denser foam top layer, go with the Tempurpedic.
You can get the full Lull mattress review here.
You can get the full Tempurpedic mattress review here
Disclosure: We aim to highlight products and services you might find interesting, and if you buy them, we may get a small share of the revenue. I receive an affiliate commission through Lull but do not receive a commission through Tempurpedic. I was also given the Lull mattress for review. I purchased the Tempurpedic myself.