My new Tempur-Pedic Classic is...***. I don't know how well it sleeps because I've had the mattress in my house unwrapped, "airing out" for 28 days and I've never slept on it. I and my pregnant wife have been sleeping on our pull-out couch for a month now because we bought a noxious gas mat for $1,783.95. We have compressed the mattress to try to get the smell out. We have vacuumed it to try to get the smell out. I have had the window open daily for weeks, in the state of Maine, at the end of November and through the first half of December, with freezing temperatures outside to no avail. My wife still won't go into our bedroom without quickly covering her nose upon entering the room.
I can't believe any company would state as part of their sales pitch and marketing material that the smell of their mattress "will dissipate within a few days" when the reality of the product is completely different. Please notice that the word "few" is undefinable and could mean 3 days or 50 depending on your perspective of time. Also, take note of the word "dissipate." I will testify that the smell will "dissipate" and lessen. This much is true. The statement, however, is meant to influence the consumer into inferring that the smell will dissipate until it is either not noticeable or gone completely. I can make no other conclusion other than that the statement made on the FAQ page of Tempur-Pedic's website "Your mattress may have a slight odor remaining from our unique manufacturing process. This is normal and completely harmless and will dissipate within a few days." is misleading. It is a grand example of Stephen Cobert's term: "truthiness." Nowhere in the marketing literature does it say that the smell will "go away" or "fully air out." In fact, as it stands now, the evidence shows that the smell never goes away. It will always have a smell that I liken to the smell of mold or mildew.
So far, 28 days into owning the Tempur-Pedic Classic, the most expensive piece of furniture I've ever bought, and not to mention that I bought it so that I might bring comfort to my pregnant wife (this will the first child for both of us), I am completely unsatisfied and would never recommend this product to anyone. Do not buy this product. You will regret it.
Product or Service Mentioned: Tempurpedic Mattress.
Location: Old Town, Maine