Octave vs Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison (2024)

Grace Struth

Sleep Content Lead

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Which Is Better: Octave or Tempur-Pedic?

Octave Vista and Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud are both memory foam mattresses. Each offers pressure-relieving cushioning and support. But only Octave offers advanced cooling features at an affordable price.

Octave Vista offers features like a CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibre cover, copper-infused memory foam, and PolarMAX® phase-change material. Every Octave mattress comes with a 365-night sleep trial, a 15-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle. Octave Vista is also accessibly priced at just $899 for a queen size.

Best Cooling
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Winner:

Octave

Octave Vista outperformed Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud in head-to-head mattress testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us).

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Mattress Breakdown

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud is the brand’s compressed mattress option. It features a 3-layer design made with TEMPUR® foam. The mattress’s only cooling feature is a moisture-wicking mattress cover. This cover isn’t machine washable because of the fiberglass fire sock beneath. TEMPUR-Cloud is much more expensive and provides less value overall than comparable bed-in-a-box brands at $2,799 for a queen size, with only a 90-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty.

In comparison, Octave Vista offers advanced features like a CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibre cover, copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balance, and multi-zone support foam with air channels for breathability. Octave Vista’s 3 layers combine to provide an ideal mix of cooling, cushioning, and support. It’s also much more affordable than TEMPUR-Cloud at just $899 for a queen size, with a longer 365-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty.

To help you choose between Tempur-Pedic vs Octave, we’ve gathered all the information you need to accurately compare these two mattresses. Note that Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud’s overall rating is significantly lower overall than Octave Vista’s. This is because of TEMPUR-Cloud’s high price and low value.

Octave Vista

9.7
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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud

3.2

Price (Queen)

$899

$2,799

Sleep Trial Nights

365

90

Warranty Years

15

10

Feel

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Standout Features

  • 365-night risk-free sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Machine-washable cooling cover
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Multiple cooling features, including copper-infused memory foam and phase-change material
  • Free bedding bundle with pillow(s), a cotton sheet set, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • 90-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Breathable, temperature-regulating top cover
  • Suitable for side and back sleepers

Made In

Canada

United States

 

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Mattress Sizes & Prices

Sizes*Octave PriceTempur-Pedic Price

Twin
75″ x 38″

$599

$2,299

Twin XL
80″ x 38″

$649

$2,299

Full/Double
75″ x 54″

$799

$2,599

Queen
80″ x 60″

$899

$2,799

King
80″ x 76″

$1,199

$3,399

California King
84″ x 72″

$1,199

N/A

Split King
80″ x 38″ (x2)

$1,298

N/A

* Based on standard sizing. Individual mattress dimensions may vary.

 

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Mattress Performance Results

Octave Vista Mattress

Octave Vista

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud

Firmness

Firmness

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Firmness

Firmness

6.8 / 10

5.5 / 10

Edge Support

Edge Support

7.5 / 10

8.5 / 10

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation

7.3 / 10

4.6 / 10

Bounce

Bounce

3.7 / 10

3.6 / 10

 

Firmness

TEMPUR-Cloud is advertised as a medium mattress. However, its firmness score of 5.5/10 places TEMPUR-Cloud at the lowest end of the medium-firm category. A number of customer reviews even mention that this mattress feels firmer than expected. At the same time, TEMPUR-Cloud has more “hug” and softness in the comfort layer than many other foam mattresses. If you’re a side sleeper, you may find this level of firmness uncomfortable. It should feel supportive if you’re a back or stomach sleeper.

Octave Vista was designed with a medium-firm feel and scored a 6.8/10 for firmness. Its layers of premium foams and multi-zone support offer the perfect mix of cooling, cushioning, support, and pressure-point relief. Medium-firm mattresses are ideal for all sleep styles, meaning you should find this level of firmness comfortable whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach.

 

Edge Support

Memory foam mattresses aren’t typically known for having high edge support. However, both Octave and Tempur-Pedic perform above average. Octave Vista scored 7.5/10, while Tempur-Pedic scored 8.5/10. With either mattress, you can expect to sit comfortably on the edge of the mattress without falling off.

 

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is essential for a good night’s sleep, especially if you’re sharing the bed with a restless partner, kids, or pets. Comparing Tempur-Pedic vs Octave for motion isolation, TEMPUR-Cloud tested below average with a 4.6/10.

Octave Vista, on the other hand, has a significantly higher motion isolation score of 7.3/10. This means you can expect a restful night’s sleep without noticing much movement from the other side of the bed.

 

Bounce

Octave Vista and Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud both have below-average bounce ratings. This is typical for foam mattresses. Tempur-Pedic has a bounce rating of 3.6/10, while Octave Vista has a very similar rating of 3.7/10.

It may take a little more effort to change positions with either mattress, compared to mattresses with a higher bounce score—but paired with Octave’s high motion isolation score, you know your movements won’t wake your sleeping partner.

 

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Mattress Construction

Octave Vista mattress layers

Octave Vista

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud mattress layers

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud

Height

Height

12″

10″

Layer 1

Layer 1

2″ CopperGel™ memory foam + PolarMAX® phase-change material

2″ TEMPUR® memory foam

Layer 2

Layer 2

2″ premium Elastex® foam

2″ TEMPUR® foam

Layer 3

Layer 3

8″ multi-zone support foam with air channels

6″ premium foam

Both Octave Vista and Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud are memory foam mattresses with 3 layers. However, their construction differs on a few key points.

The Canadian-made Octave Vista stands 12″ tall and has advanced cooling features to keep you cool at night. TEMPUR-Cloud is only 10″ tall, was made in the United States, contains a fiberglass fire sock, and has limited cooling features that may not be enough to address the heat-trapping qualities of memory foam.

 

Octave Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: Octave Vista’s top (comfort) layer is 2″ of copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balancing. This layer is designed to pull heat and sweat away from your body for a cooler sleep. Copper is a natural conductor and antimicrobial metal, which is intended to maintain the cleanliness of the mattress.
  • Layer 2: The responsive, body-contouring transition layer is 2″ premium Elastex® foam that has the same springy feel as natural latex. Its additional bounce makes it easier for you to shift positions in the bed for a more comfortable sleep.
  • Layer 3: Octave’s support layer is 8″ of high-density, multi-zone support foam. This ultra-durable layer has five pressure-relief zones to support every area of your body. It also has breathable air channels to let warm air escape and allow cooler air to enter the mattress.

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: The comfort layer is roughly 2″ of TEMPUR® foam. This layer is described as soft and supportive. Unfortunately, the TEMPUR-Cloud website doesn’t share the exact thickness of this layer or its foam density.
  • Layer 2: The transition layer is around 2″ of TEMPUR® foam. The TEMPUR-Cloud website describes this as a firmer support layer that slowly adapts and conforms to your body for pressure-point relief. Similar to the comfort layer, the exact measurements and foam density of this layer aren’t available.
  • Layer 3: The support layer contains about 6″ of premium foam. This layer helps the mattress stay structured and supportive.

Unlike TEMPUR-Cloud, Octave Vista’s top cover is removable and machine washable for easy cleaning. Tempur-Pedic’s TEMPUR-Cloud top cover is a polyester-and-spandex blend that isn’t removable or machine washable. This could be partly because TEMPUR-Cloud contains 23% “glass fiber” (fiberglass) in its internal fire sock netting. (We safely removed the cover for the purposes of this comparison but don’t recommend doing the same at home.) Instead of removing the cover, spot-clean the mattress carefully when it gets dirty.

Tempur-Pedic says the mattress’s top cover material is breathable and moisture-wicking. However, our research has raised more questions about how the cover could possibly provide sufficient cooling. Polyester does have quick-drying properties, but it isn’t naturally breathable and can cause heat retention. Spandex, too, doesn’t have cooling properties and could even reduce the breathability of other fabrics.

A blend of polyester and spandex could be engineered to provide cooling features through the right combination of fabric structure, moisture management, and added cooling technologies. But Tempur-Pedic hasn’t publicly shared any further information about any such engineering. Since the top cover appears to be TEMPUR-Cloud’s only cooling feature, it seems unlikely that the mattress cover could be cool enough to offset memory foam’s heat-trapping properties.

Octave Vista, on the other hand, has a top cover that’s woven with CryoFusion™️ cooling nanofibres. Fabrics with nanofibres can be engineered with superior moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating properties. This gives the sleep surface a refreshingly cool feel and draws moisture away from your body throughout the night. Fabrics made from nanofibres can be very breathable due to the tiny spaces between fibres, which allows for better air circulation.


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Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Photo of the Octave Vista Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Octave Vista

Photo of the Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress bag on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud

Courier

Courier

FedEx

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Shipping Cost

Free

Free

Shipping Time

Shipping Time

3–10 business days

5–7 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

Sleep Trial Nights

365

90

Warranty Years

Warranty Years

15

10

Return Ease

Return Ease

Free pickup and return, full refund

$175 return fee taken from the full refund

Both TEMPUR-Cloud and Octave Vista are available in Canada through their own dedicated websites. Both companies provide free shipping by ground using FedEx. Your mattress is delivered directly to your door throughout most parts of Canada. Additional fees may apply for some remote locations.

Octave ships from Ontario or Alberta with a shipping time of 3–10 business days. TEMPUR-Cloud ships from its Ontario warehouse in 5–7 business days. Octave is shipped in a cardboard box and Tempur-Pedic comes in a reusable carry bag. Both mattresses are protected by layers of heavy-duty plastic. Once unrolled, they fully expand in a few minutes, and are sleep-ready on delivery day.

Octave Vista comes with a 365-night sleep trial. TEMPUR-Cloud’s sleep trial is considerably shorter at just 90 nights. Octave also has a longer warranty of 15 years, compared to TEMPUR-Cloud’s 10-year limited warranty.

If you choose to return your mattress for a full refund, Octave will pick up returns for free within the sleep trial period. Just contact the customer service team to coordinate your return. Octave will donate your returned mattress to a local charity in your area, or recycle the mattress if donation isn’t possible.

However, if you return your TEMPUR-Cloud mattress, you’ll need to pay a $175 return fee. Shipping charges will also be deducted if you received free shipping with your purchase. You may also run into trouble with your return, according to numerous Tempur-Pedic reviews on Trustpilot. In addition to concerns about mattress quality, customers complain about poor service and difficulty getting the company to honour sleep trial and warranty claims.

Note that if you buy TEMPUR-Cloud through a third-party retailer like Amazon or Wayfair, the retailer may have their own return policy. Check with the retailer directly for specific information.

 

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Should You Buy Octave or Tempur-Pedic?

Octave Vista Mattress

Buy Octave if you want…

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress

Consider Tempur-Pedic if you want…

  • To spend less than $1,000 on a queen-size memory foam mattress
  • A 365-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty
  • Multiple cooling features, including copper-infused memory foam and phase change materials
  • A machine-washable mattress cover
  • A mattress that doesn’t contain fiberglass
  • A free bedding bundle with pillow(s), a cotton sheet set, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • A mattress that’s ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • To buy from a company with an “A+” BBB rating, an “Excellent” Trustpilot rating, and more than 5,000 verified five-star reviews
  • A 90-night sleep trial and a 10-year limited warranty
  • A breathable, temperature-regulating top cover
  • A mattress that’s suitable for side and back sleepers

 

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