Have you guys considered a sleep number bed with a "tempur-pedic" top?
It is the best of all worlds as far as I'm concerned. Besides, actual Tempur-Pedic mattresses are actually temperature sensitive foam only on the top 3 or 4 inches of the mattress anyway. Therefore it makes more sense to me to have an infinitely adjustable foundation like sleep number under the thermal foam anyway. It won't break down over time like the all foam core of a tempur pedic mattress will.
There also cost effective alternatives to Tempur Pedic brand mattresses as well.http://www.healthyfoundations.com/te...omparison.html
I personally prefer the feeling of the actual tempur foam material (visco-elastic closed cell memory foam) to that of the non temperature sensitive alternatives so what we did was to buy the sleep number 5000 series with a pillow top and then add our own viscoelastic memory foam topper right inside the pillow top of the 5000, and then an additional pad on top (http://www.selectcomfort.com/pillows...=&recordNum=5)
. Works like a charm, less expensive than either 7000 or 9000 series Sleep Number beds and less expensive than the Tempur-Pedic beds. YMMV BTW, Sleep Number (selectcomfort.com) has periodic sales on their mattresses and that's the time to buy at almost half price!
A good article from Consumer Reports:http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/h...edic/index.htm
Here's a brief synopsis of the CR article:
Months of shopping, testing, and investigation revealed the following:
• Despite the claims, there is no best bed for everyone. You'll need to spend time finding the mattress that's most comfortable and supportive for you.
• Trying a mattress for 15 minutes in a store can predict long-term satisfaction.
• Although Duxiana, Select Comfort, and Tempur-Pedic beds cost $1,500-plus and promise great comfort, our real-world tests showed they aren't to everyone's liking.
• The cheap mattresses featured in flyers are apt to be less durable than others; their padding may be so thin that you feel the springs.
• Sales are frequent, discounts are steep, and no one should pay list price for a conventional innerspring mattress. If you wait for a sale, you can save hundreds or more.
Best of luck!