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Bamboo Infused vs. Tempur

Bamboo Infused

A bamboo infused mattress has one of two of the following properties: its cover is made of bamboo or it has a layer of foam that is infused with bamboo (generally bamboo charcoal) which provides added cooling similar to gel.

As there is a lot of hype around bamboo as a natural ingredient, there have been multiple brands that have included this ingredient for added product awareness.

However, it is important to know that bamboo infused memory foam and bamboo covered foam mattresses are still made of polyurethane, a synthetic blend of organic compounds that has a tendency to off-gas. If you are susceptible to lung issues, please do additional research on the quality of foams before purchasing.

Pros: Bamboo covers provide a cooler sleeping surface and bamboo infused memory foam similarly breathes better.

Cons: Off-gassing and durability problems with lower quality foams still exist despite being infused with bamboo.

Tempur

Tempur material is memory foam manufactured by Tempur-pedic. Tempur-pedic owns the original formula of memory foam developed by a NASA contract.

Tempur-pedic offers a variety of mattresses from firm to plush that use varying degrees of Tempur material along with higher density foams.

The main difference between Tempur and other types of memory foams that have been developed by competing foam manufacturers and mattress makers is the blend of substances in the memory foam.

Pros: Tempur material is the 'original' memory foam and has been refined by Tempur-pedic's scientists over the years specifically for mattresses whereas other types of memory foam may not have been as well developed.

Cons: Like other memory foams, Tempur material is a polyurethane foam blend and prone to claims of off-gassing.


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Material Scores

Overall Score:
Bamboo Infused: 8.9/10
Tempur: 9.4/10

Comfort:
Bamboo Infused: 9/10
Tempur: 9.4/10

Softness:
Bamboo Infused: 9/10
Tempur: 9.3/10

Cooling:
Bamboo Infused: 9.1/10
Tempur: 8.8/10

Hypoallergenic:
Bamboo Infused: 9.1/10
Tempur: 8.8/10

Odor:
Bamboo Infused: 9.1/10
Tempur: 8.8/10

General Support:
Bamboo Infused: 8.7/10
Tempur: 9.1/10

Eco-Conscious:
Bamboo Infused: 9.1/10
Tempur: 8.8/10

Price Value:
Bamboo Infused: 9.2/10
Tempur: 8.8/10

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