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Tempur-Pedic RhapsodyBed Review
The Secret Behind One of Tempur-Pedic's Best Creations

The Tempur-Pedic RhapsodyBed is one of the Tempur-Pedic models that makes quite a lot of noise on the market. The name Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody is often followed by rave headlines regarding its many good points. Some call it the Tempur-Pedic mattress with unrivaled support. Some say it is one of Tempur-Pedic's most advanced creations so far.

Some reviews dub it as the bed that combines all the things we love about the Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Some even say that it is so much better than the more recent innovations - the adjustable mattresses.

Why, even Oprah Winfrey endorses this bed, calling it one of her favorite things. And here are other recognitions received by the Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody mattress.

Expert Recognitions

  • NASA and Space Foundation certification
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Arthritis Foundation's Ease of Use Commendation
  • Consumer's Digest Best Buy

What's the Secret Formula?

Tempur-Pedic has been constantly improving the original memory foam formula used by NASA. The Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody is one of the many fruits of this continuous development.

It does not use the original Tempur-Pedic memory foam, but uses an enhanced version called Tempur-Pedic HD, memory foam reformulated to have a higher density. The purpose of this is to improve the support provided by the mattress.

The very core of the mattress - the memory foam material used - already says a lot about the Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody bed. It goes far and beyond the already high standards blazed by Tempur-Pedic.

But now, let us look at the other factors that help the Tempur-Pedic make some noise.

The Mattress Cover

The Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody bed ships with a mattress cover that moves with the mattress, so that it also conforms to the body's shape. But to keep you comfortable, the material used is soft and silky to the touch.

The mattress cover plays an important role in lessening the heat retained by the mattress, which is normal for memory foam mattresses.

Here are some of the notable things about the Rhapsody mattress cover:
  • Removable and can be easily washed
  • Has micro-suede on the sides
  • Has a special patented stretchable fabric called the Tempur-Tex top, a three-layer material made of finely woven polyester filaments on top
  • Non-skid bottom layer to give the mattress cover a good grip on the mattress

The Comfort and Support Layers

Every bed requires different layers, and these layers should fall under two categories: the support layers and the comfort layers. The Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody mattress has several layers geared towards giving sleepers the comfort cushioning they deserve.

The Rhapsody uses the new Tempur-HD memory foam in varying densities to provide pressure relief and a body-conforming cushioning comfort feel. For comfort, it has a 1.2-inch thick Tempur HD Comfort Layer with a 7.0 lbs./feet density.

It also has a thick 2.8-inch layer of a special high density Tempur HD Support Layer material to prevent sagging and provide good orthopedic support.

The Base Layer

The base layer is often what provides the main support of the mattress. Now, the base layer of the Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody mattress is not the regular base layer.

There are 2 layers of 4-inch standard polyurethane foam base layers on the Rhapsody. It features a special AirFlow system, which uses convoluted foam, that helps improve air circulation within and around the mattress to keep it cool, which is a great improvement for any memory foam mattress since memory foam is really known to retain heat.

Other Features and Benefits Of The Tempur-Pedic RhapsodyBed

  • 12 inches of cushioning height
  • Cross-braced handles
  • Resistant to dust mites, microbes, and other allergens to protect from allergies, asthma, and other respiration problems
  • Some consumers even reported having their snoring reduced
  • Helps improve sleep quality
  • 20-year warranty
  • 90-night in-home tryout
  • No-interest financing options

Some Consumer Concerns About The RhapsodyBed

  • Off gassing; releases a strong chemical odor when first unpacked
  • The no flip, no-rotate design means there is a tendency to have body impressions formed on the surface of the bed
  • The heat retention problem is still not completely resolved
  • It is one of Tempur-Pedic's luxurious offers and is quite expensive
  • Takes some getting used to, which is true for almost all Tempur-Pedic mattresses
  • Warranty is pro-rated
  • Very sensitive to weight and heat; cannot be used with electric blankets or heating pads

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Your RhapsodyBed Reviews

Rhapsody Bed Is All Around Perfect!

by Kimberley M.
(Gainesville, Florida)

My husband and I sleep on a Tempur-Pedic brand Rhapsody bed. We ordered it a few years ago directly from the Tempur-pedic company via phone.

Their staff was courteous and helpful and we received the most comfortable mattress I've ever had! It really is like a cloud to sleep on! It cost around 2500$ but was well worth the price.

I have slept on numerous different mattresses over time and this one was by far the best and most comfortable. It has even helped my husband with his back pain. If I was in the market for another mattress I would definately consider the same one or at least a similar Tempur-pedic.

When I talk about my mattress I feel like I'm telling the story of Goldilocks, Not too hard, not too soft, Just right! It really is a great mattress and lives up to it's hype.

When my husband moves (which he does alot in his sleep) I hardly feel it, if only it could block out snoring as well it would be a miracle bed! I haven't personally tried the wine glass expirament like in the commercials but it might just work because the motion really is not transferred, even when my 80 lb lab jumps onto the bed, I barely feel it (and he isn't very graceful).

I recommend the Tempurpedic Rhapsody bed mattress to everyone I know that is in the market for a new bed! We have a queen size and it is great. Theres always enough room and you don't get that sagging towards the middle that makes many other queen mattresses seem jsut too small.

You stay where you lay and just sink right into the mattress but with support at the same time. We received the pillows along with our bed and they are just as wonderful! I would give all aspects of this mattress a 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 . It's comfortable, durable, and all around perfect!

The Most Comfortable Bed

by Beth
(Kansas)

We bought the Rhapsody about 3 months ago and it is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I am 53 yrs. old had L4/L5 back surgery 4 years ago and my back and hip hurt everyday until we bought this bed.

My husband used to wake me up everytime he moved on our coil spring mattress, but with the Rhapsody that doesn't happen at all. We also received the Symphony pillows with the bed and they are so supporting to side and back sleepers.

The most wonderful thing is to wake up get out of bed and not hurt, all because of finally finding the correct bed. Our bed did have a smell for about 2 weeks, not strong and did not sleep hot at all in one of the hottest summers ever for our state (50+ days of 100+ temps).

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