Tempur Mattress Topper

Tempur Mattress Topper Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 13.03.2024 Reading time: 13 Min.


Can you improve your sleep without having to replace your mattress? 🤔

A mattress topper might be the answer...

The Tempur Mattress Topper 7 was one of the most advanced toppers in the UK. 🔬

But what made it so special?

Find out in our Tempur mattress topper review! 👇

Lady measuring Tempur mattress topper

Top features of the Tempur Mattress Topper 7

10-year guarantee
10-Year Guarantee
Nasa-Approved Memory Foam
Machine-Washable Cover
Unmatched Comfort


  • Highest-quality memory foam
  • Developed from NASA technology
  • Included a 10-year guarantee
  • 100-night trial when bought from Tempur UK
  • Removable cover that was machine-washable
  • Was perfect for side sleepers
  • Adapted and moulded around the shape of the body
  • Had a soft and body-hugging feel


  • Was the most expensive topper on the market
  • Felt too warm for hot sleepers
  • Would have been too soft for stomach sleepers

Who was the Tempur mattress topper most suitable for?

  • Best for people who had high budgets and wanted a luxuriously soft feel.
  • Excellent if you needed to soften a too-firm mattress.
  • Ideal for side sleepers and back sleepers.
  • Great for couples and restless sleepers.

Our favourite Tempur mattress topper alternatives

Sadly, the Tempur mattress topper has now been discontinued in the UK.

But don't worry - there are plenty of other luxury mattress toppers now the Tempur topper is off the table. 🎉

We've hand-picked our favourite high-quality, body-hugging, thick mattress toppers (each around £500 cheaper than the Tempur topper was)!

Best alternative luxury mattress toppers in the UK:

Tempur Mattress Topper 7 composition

At 7 cm (2.7 inches) deep, the Tempur Mattress Topper 7 was thicker than most mattress toppers.

It was made from the same advanced Tempur material found in Tempur mattresses. 🔬

Tempur mattress topper composition
An easy-clean, removable mattress cover wrapped around the thick 'memory foam' Tempur mattress topper.

To understand the Tempur topper, we need to take a closer look at Tempur material. 🔍

What is Tempur material?

Tempur material was invented by NASA scientists in the late 1960s.

The material was invented to absorb G-force during space travel.

It absorbs motion and relieves pressure for astronauts. 👩‍🚀

Tempur material is the “original memory foam” and has a unique feel that is distinct from other memory foam products.

In 1991, Tempur created the first memory foam mattress with this unique formula.

Let's dig a little deeper into Tempur memory foam. 👇

Tempur memory foam material

Memory foam is a viscoelastic polyurethane foam made when chemicals are added to a polyurethane (a plastic polymer) to increase viscosity and elasticity.

It is renowned for its 'memory effect' or imprint quality. ✋

Tempur sensation memory foam handprint
Here is the Tempur Sensation mattress, demonstrating the 'memory effect' and moulding ability of Tempur memory foam material.

Tempur's memory foam material is highly responsive to body heat, offering excellent contouring and a weightless sensation.

When you lie down on it, the foam responds by creating a mould around your body shape. 🤗

This imprinting effect means the foam contours exceptionally well to your body, offering tailored comfort and support.

It's particularly adept at alleviating pressure points, helping to relax your muscles completely, and reducing joint, hip, and back pain.

While the Tempur topper is no longer available, you can experience similar comfort and pressure relief with other memory foam mattress toppers.

Tempur mattress topper cover

Encasing the Tempur memory foam material was the topper cover.

The mattress cover was removable and machine-washable up to 60 °C. 🧼

It was made from 75% cotton and 25% polyester and had an easy-use zipper.

Tempur mattress topper cover
A removable, washable cover made the Tempur mattress topper easier to keep fresh and clean.

The cotton enhanced the breathability and durability of the material, whilst the polyester gave it a stretchier feel.

While the Tempur topper cover was washable, a mattress protector was still a must.

Mattress protectors are waterproof and shield your mattress and topper from spills, sweat, dust mites, allergens, and general damage. ☔

Mattress protector benedits
Mattress protectors offer many benefits, including lengthening the lifespan of your mattress and topper.

We'd suggest using a quality mattress protector whether you already have an expensive Tempur topper or mattress or are looking to purchase one of our favourite alternatives.

They are a cheap and effective way to keep your topper and mattress safe!

Our favourite mattress protectors:

Was the Tempur Mattress Topper 7 comfortable?

The Tempur mattress topper was dreamily comfortable. 👼

Most customer Tempur mattress topper reviews complemented its comfort and ability to relieve pain.

It was crafted from the same Tempur memory foam material as Tempur mattresses.

The highly advanced memory foam topper allowed those considering a high-end and expensive Tempur mattress to get a feel of what their sleep would be like for less.

The thick topper had a body-hugging feel.

It was highly sensitive to heat and could quickly and seamlessly adapt to the shape of your body. 🤗

Woman with back pain
If you struggle with back pain, a memory foam mattress topper could help.

By contouring to the body, the Tempur topper supported all areas of the body, reduced pressure points, and helped people wake up pain-free!

If you're looking for back pain relief, we think the gel-infused memory foam Panda mattress topper is a great alternative.


Could the Tempur mattress topper have made your mattress more comfortable?

The Tempur topper was an excellent option for those hoping to elevate their sleep experience.

It was particularly well-suited to those looking to make a too-firm mattress more comfortable given its soft-to-the-touch feel. 😶‍🌫️

But bear in mind that even the thick Tempur topper could not fix a sagging or old mattress.

Sagging mattress
Unfortunately, a topper cannot fix sagging that occurs when a mattress is old or faulty.

Toppers rely on the support of the mattress beneath them.

Even a thick and high-quality topper (like the one from Tempur) cannot improve the overall support your mattress provides.

If your mattress is over 10 years old or is showing signs of damage, why not replace it with one of the best mattresses in the UK?

Check out our favourite UK mattresses:

How firm was the Tempur Mattress Topper 7?

The Tempur mattress topper was very soft.

It was made from the same Tempur material as Tempur mattresses, which gave it a softer feel than other memory foam materials.

The material used in the Tempur topper was heat-responsive, which helped it soften and wrap around you.

Tempur memory foam allowed your body to sink into the material, leaving you feeling as though you were sleeping on a giant marshmallow. ☁️

The 7 cm (2.7 inches) topper was ideal if you wanted to soften a firm mattress to make it more comfortable.

While the Tempur topper is no longer available, you can get a similarly soft and body-hugging feel from the much more affordable 8 cm (3.1 inches) thick Hypnia Ultimate mattress topper. ⭐


Did the Tempur mattress topper feel hot?

Tempur does not have the best reputation when it comes to offering a cooler sleep. 👎

The Tempur memory foam in all Tempur products is incredibly comfortable because it responds to body heat, softening and contouring around you.

But the temperature responsivity and body-hugging feel limited airflow and meant the topper slept hot. 🌡️

Temperature regulation skill
Memory foam is one of the warmest feeling materials.

The open-cell foam used by Tempur is more breathable than the closed-cell foam you find in cheap memory foam toppers.

Therefore, sleeping on the Tempur mattress pad wasn't as warm as sleeping on cheap foam, nor as hot as sleeping on a full memory foam mattress.

Even so, the Tempur topper wasn't ideal for hot sleepers. 🥵

If you tend to overheat easily, you would be better suited to a pocket-sprung mattress, which offers better ventilation.

Woman laying on pocket sprung mattress
Pocket spring mattresses have the best ventilation.

If you're a hot sleeper looking for a cooler mattress topper alternative, we'd suggest considering the Simba Hybrid mattress topper. ❄️


Who was the Tempur mattress topper most suitable for?

The Tempur mattress topper was soft and comfortable. 🤗

But it was also one of the most expensive toppers around, so it wasn't suitable for everyone.

We recommended the Tempur topper for people who:

  • Wanted a luxury topper
  • Preferred something soft and body-hugging
  • Slept on their back or side
  • Felt cold often
  • Couples
  • Restless sleepers

Let's take a closer look at why the Tempur mattress topper was ideal for these people. 👇

People looking for a luxury mattress topper

The Tempur mattress topper was a high-end, high-quality product with a price tag to match its prominent reputation.

If you had a flexible budget and could afford it, the Tempur 7 was an excellent topper to try. 🏆

Unlike anything else on the market, it was crafted with the unique, pressure-relieving, and cloud-soft Tempur memory foam material.

While not made with the same Tempur material, the Hypnia Ultimate is our favourite alternative for those seeking a luxurious, soft, and body-hugging feel.

Side or back sleepers

The Tempur Mattress Topper 7 was an excellent choice for side sleepers. 🙌

Those who sleep on their side require a softer sleeping surface, which allows their hips and shoulders to sink in more deeply.

woman laying on side with optimal spinal alignment
The responsive Tempur material could mould around pressure points like the hips and shoulders.

The topper helped ensure optimal spinal alignment by contouring to the natural body shape.

It was also suitable for back sleepers (but NOT stomach sleepers).

Side and back sleepers looking for a soft mattress topper can check out our favourite thick mattress toppers for the best Tempur alternatives.

Those with back pain

A poor-quality mattress often worsens back pain.

But even a quality mattress that is too firm can cause issues by preventing your body from sinking in.

This can cause a build-up of pressure in certain areas and misalignment of the spine.

The soft Tempur topper had exceptional support and pressure-relieving properties. 😃

It significantly alleviated discomfort, enhancing sleep quality so people could wake up refreshed and pain-free.

The thick and soft Hypnia Ultimate is a great alternative if you're concerned that your mattress is too firm.

People who feel cold frequently

Tempur "memory foam" material retains heat.

Perfect sleep temperature
The Tempur mattress topper slept warmer, so it was best suited for cooler sleepers.

This was ideal if you tended to feel the cold and wanted to create a warm and cosy sleeping cacoon.


The Tempur mattress topper was made of Tempur "memory foam" material.

It had a body-hugging feel, which absorbed movement. 😶‍🌫️

benefits of a low motion transfer mattress
Tempur mattress toppers had low-motion transfer.

The Tempur topper was ideal if your partner tended to toss and turn during the night.

It could reduce the bounce of their movements, helping you both get a better night's sleep.

For something just as good for couples, which minimises motion transfer (and sleeps cooler than the Tempur topper did), we'd suggest checking out the foam Emma Premium mattress topper.


Restless sleepers

If you frequently change positions and feel uncomfortable, there's a good chance this is due to an unsupportive mattress. 🤔

While the Tempur topper could not fix major lumps or sagging, it was able to make an uncomfortable mattress more comfortable.

Made of the unique Tempur material, the topper contoured and wrapped around the body.

This helped relieve pressure, keeping your spine in a natural position and preventing you from moving while you slept. 🧘

Tempur mattress topper reviews often commented on the body-hugging feel that made moving around difficult.

Some people adored this swaddled feeling, but it wasn't for everyone.

Who was the Tempur mattress topper unsuitable for?

As much as we (and many others) loved the Tempur topper, some felt rather differently. 🙅

So, who would not have suited the Tempur topper?

  • People who had a limited spending budget
  • Stomach sleepers (who need a firmer surface to prevent their back from bending)
  • Individuals who liked a 'bouncy' feeling and preferred to "lay on" rather than "lay in" their mattress
  • Hot sleepers who would have felt too warm to sleep well [1] on a Tempur topper

No one product is going to suit everyone equally.

If you think the Tempur mattress topper would have been a nightmare, don't worry! 😨

We've got you covered with our recommendations for the best toppers to suit a range of preferences and budgets.

On the other hand, you may want to check out our favourite similar alternatives if you think the Tempur mattress topper sounded like a dream.

We've hand-picked some of the best mattress toppers in the UK below for people who want a Tempur-like feel.

Our favourite alternative mattress toppers:

Tempur mattress topper sizes

The Tempur mattress topper was available in most standard UK sizes.

These included:

  • Tempur mattress topper single - 90 x 190 cm (3' x 6'3")
  • Tempur mattress topper double - 135 x 190 cm (4'4" x 6'3")
  • Tempur mattress topper king size - 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
  • Tempur mattress topper super king - 180 x 200 cm (6' x 6'6")

Unfortunately, the Tempur Mattress Topper 7 was not available in a small single, small double, or queen size.

UK mattress sizes
The Tempur mattress topper came in most standard UK sizes, from single to super king.

As with any topper, we recommended choosing a Tempur topper that matched your mattress, meaning you would have wanted to buy a double Tempur mattress topper if you had a double mattress.

While the Tempur topper is no longer sold, most other mattress toppers in the UK come in a similar range of sizes.

In fact, the comfortable gel-infused memory foam Panda mattress topper comes in a far more impressive 9 different sizes, great if you have a special or European-size mattress. 🐼


How much did the Tempur mattress topper cost?

The Tempur Mattress Topper 7 was one of the most expensive toppers on the market. 💰

Priced around £700, the Tempur pad cost more than some mattresses!

While the Tempur Mattress Topper 7 was expensive, it was also one of the best memory foam toppers available.

price-performance ratio
The Tempur memory foam mattress topper was a high-end product with a price to match.

It was an excellent investment for those wanting the highest quality product money could buy. 🥇

Luckily, even if you couldn't afford a Tempur mattress topper, you wouldn't have been stuck with a poor-quality product like the Eazzzy mattress topper.

Most high-quality toppers are actually significantly cheaper than the one from Tempur.

You'll have plenty of options if you're looking for the best alternative now that the Tempur mattress topper is no longer available.

We've selected some of our favourite well-made, comfortable toppers to help transform the feel of your mattress! 🎉

Our favourite alternative luxury mattress toppers:

Tempur mattress topper delivery

The Tempur mattress topper came with free delivery and returns in the UK. 🚚

It typically took between 14 - 28 days for a new mattress topper to arrive when ordered from Tempur.

The delivery timeline was disappointing and much slower than most online brands. ⌛

For instance, the Simba mattress topper and Hypnia mattress topper, both of which are still sold in the UK, are usually delivered within 1 to 3 working days.

How was the Tempur mattress topper delivered?

The Tempur mattress topper was delivered rolled up and in a box. 📦

Tempur mattress topper rolled
To use the Tempur mattress topper UK, you simply had to remove the plastic, unroll it, and make your bed as usual.

While the topper was pretty heavy, with a weight of 9.8 kg (21 lbs), you didn't have to manage this alone thanks to the Tempur UK room-of-choice delivery service.

After delivery

Some customer Tempur mattress topper reviews complained of a slight chemical smell when they first unpacked their topper. 👃

This smell, known as off-gassing [2], was completely normal and tended to disappear within a few hours.

Once your mattress was on your bed and no longer smelt, you could pop on your mattress protector and bedding and get cosy!

Did the Tempur Mattress Topper 7 come with a sleep trial?

The Tempur mattress topper came with a 100-night trial. ⏳

However, this trial was only available if you bought directly from the Tempur UK website.

With the trial, you had 100 nights to sleep on your new memory foam topper to decide if it was right for you.

Tempur required customers to use their topper for at least 60 nights before they returned it to ensure they had enough time to get used to the new Tempur feel. 📆

It was also necessary to use a mattress protector, or you risked voiding your trial.

Trial period
With Tempur's 100-night trial, customers could return their item for a refund if they didn't love it.

If it wasn't right for you, you simply needed to contact Tempur via their online returns form, post the return, and Tempur would refund the cost. 💰

Disappointingly, especially given the high price point, Tempur charged for the collection of items being returned.

We'd recommend checking out the Emma Premium topper or Emma Flip topper for a similar 100-night trial.

Did the Tempur Mattress Topper 7 come with a guarantee?

The Tempur Mattress Topper 7 came with a 10-year Tempur Quality Guarantee. 🤞

The 10-year warranty was included when buying from Tempur UK or another authorised retailer such as Amazon.

This warranty covered manufacturing faults such as visible indentation in the material of more than 2 cm. 📏

tempur mattress topper indendation
The Tempur mattress topper was guaranteed against heavy dipping.

While it is no longer available, if you have already purchased a Tempur topper and notice a fault, we recommend contacting Tempur or the retailer you purchased from as quickly as possible.

Always use a waterproof mattress protector to protect your new topper and ensure your warranty isn't voided.

Check out some of our favourite protectors below. 👇

Best UK mattress protectors:

What else does Tempur offer?

Tempur is best known for its revolutionary Tempur mattresses - the first memory foam mattresses ever made.

While they no longer sell the Tempur topper, you can still find several other sleep accessories with Tempur UK.

These include:

All of Tempur's products are renowned for being well-crafted and long-lasting, if expensive. ❣️

Frequently asked questions


Holly Matthews

Senior Content Writer

Holly has been a content writer at Sleep Hero UK since 2021. With an MA degree in literature and previous experience working at a leading UK bed retailer, she is committed to using her skills to guide others towards making better sleep choices.

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