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Tempur-Pedic has been a leader in the bedding industry for nearly three decades. The brand helped popularize memory foam as a mattress and pillow material, and today enjoys a stellar reputation among sleep product customers and owners. The foams used in Tempur-Pedic products have been noted for their conforming and pressure-relieving abilities, as well as longer-than-average lifespans.
Tempur-Pedic currently offers 19 individual pillow models. These include pillows with even surfaces, as well as orthopedic models with raised shapes to provide better neck and head support. Four travel-size pillows are available, as well. All Tempur-Pedic pillows are constructed from a single piece of memory foam. All Tempur-Pedic pillows are covered under five-year warranties and the company offers free shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Please note Tempur-Pedic does not offer sleep trials for any pillows.
This guide to Tempur-Pedic pillows will explore the brand’s current selections and provide individual ratings based on comprehensive evaluations. Below you will find our picks for the best Tempur-Pedic pillows. Our choices are based on verified customer and owner experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.
Best Tempur-Pedic Pillows
Editor’s Pick – TEMPUR-Down Precise Support Pillow
Best Value – TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow
Best for Side Sleepers – TEMPUR-Adapt Pro Pillow
Best for Back Sleepers – Symphony Pillow
Best for Stomach Sleepers – TEMPUR-Adapt Pro Cloud + Cooling Pillow
Best for Neck Pain – TEMPUR-Neck Pillow
Best Travel Pillow – All-PurposePillow
‘Our pick for best Tempur-Pedic pillow, the Tempur-Down Precise Support Pillow balances the plush, comfort of down with the support of memory foam. On the outside of the pillow is a premium, 500-thread-count cotton shell that can be removed and machine washed. Inside, you’ll find both down filling and memory foam inserts that allow you to adjust the pillow’s height and loft.
The Tempur-Down Precise Support pillow is assembled in the U.S.A. and comes with a five-year limited warranty.
Our top value pick, the TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow, has a price-point of $79, which is lower than most Tempur-Pedic pillows. However, the pillow provides the same levels of close conforming and neck pain and pressure relief as the brand’s higher-end models. The TEMPUR-Cloud measures 5″ thick and is built onto an even, rectangular shape for optimal support and comfort. It is considered ‘Extra Soft,’ and suitable for most side and back sleepers in the light (less than 130 pounds) and average (130 to 230 pounds) weight groups.
The TEMPUR-Cloud features a removable, washable polyester-knit pillow. Due to its dimensions (see below), it can fit into Standard or Queen size pillowcases. As part of a special bundle, customers can order two TEMPUR-Cloud pillows for $99.
Finding the right pillow can be difficult for stomach sleepers. This position is associated with more aches and pains for two primary reasons: sleepers tend to crane their necks to one side, leading to more pressure; and because many carry excess weight in their stomach, they tend to sink into their mattress more and experience uneven support. The TEMPUR-Adapt Pro Pillow is ideal for stomach sleepers because it is available in three loft/firmness designs – low, medium and high – to ensure most stomach sleepers find a design that works for them.
The TEMPUR-Adapt Pro Pillow comes with a removable knit cover and is available in Queen and King sizes. Prices range from $129 (Queen) to $169 (King); customers can upgrade to the TEMPUR-Adapt Pro + Cooling option for an additional $20.
Our favorite choice for back sleepers, the Symphony Pillow is a flippable pillow designed with one side that is flat and even, while the other side is arched for better neck and head support. This construction is ideal for back sleepers with neck pain whose symptoms vary from night to night, as well as those who prefer enhanced support. The pillow is ‘Soft’ in terms of firmness, also making it optimal for sleepers with smaller heads and/or narrower shoulders.
The Symphony Pillow is five inches thick and available in a Standard size. It comes with a removable cover made from a polyester knit blend. One pillow is priced at $99, but Tempur-Pedic customers can also purchase two for $175 as part of an exclusive bundle option.
Back sleeping aligns the spine without additional support. As a result, most back sleepers prefer lower-loft pillows. The TEMPUR-Adapt Cloud + Cooling Pillow is built onto a rectangular, low-profile design that makes it ideal for back sleepers, as well as stomach sleepers. The pillow comes with a quilted, stretch-knit cover that is quite breathable, allowing it to sleep very cool compared to other Tempur-Pedic models.
The TEMPUR-Adapt Cloud + Cooling Pillow is 5″ thick and exclusively offered in a Standard size. It’s price-point is relatively low compared to other Tempur-Pedic pillows.
The TEMPUR-Neck is an orthopedic pillow that is raised at the bottom to elevate the neck and reduce aches, pains, and pressure points. The pillow is available in three sizes with different loft measurements: Small (3″), Medium (4″), and Large (4.5″), as well as a Travel size (4″). Sleepers with different weights and preferred sleep positions should be able to find an option that provides adequate conforming and alleviates discomfort in the most sensitive areas of their head, neck, and shoulders.
The TEMPUR-Neck comes with a removable polyester-knit cover. It is considered ‘Extra Firm,’ making is particularly suitable for those who do not feel comfortable on softer pillows. The pillow’s price-point is on par with the average Tempur-Pedic model.
Of Tempur-Pedic’s four travel pillows, we’ve selected the All-PurposePillow as the best because of its versatile functionality. This peanut-shaped pillow is ideal for supporting the head and neck on planes, trains, and other forms of transportation that require upright sleeping. It is also lightweight and portable, making it a good option for camping, and it can be placed between the legs or knees or under the lower back as an additional support pillow when sleeping in a bed.
The All-PurposePillow includes a removable cover equipped with a carrying strap. It is priced at $49.
Tempur-Pedic’s current pillow selection includes 15 pillows designed for primary sleeping, as well as four travel-size pillows. All of these pillows are constructed from single pieces of memory foam and covered under five-year warranties. Because the pillows quickly adapt to the sleeper’s unique dimensions, returns are not available at any time.
Choosing the right pillow from such a vast selection requires careful consideration from shoppers. Read on to learn more about the similarities and differences in Tempur-Pedic’s 19 available pillows.
The following table lists specifications, firmness, and prices for all of Tempur-Pedic’s current pillows.
To view the official product pages for these pillows (including purchasing options), click the links in the left-hand column of the table; to view their pages on Amazon.com, please visit the links in the right-hand column (note: some Tempur-Pedic pillows are not currently available on Amazon.com).
|TEMPUR-PEDIC PILLOW MODEL||FIRMNESS||LOFT||CONSTRUCTION||PRICING/SIZES||AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM?|
|TEMPUR-Essential Support Pillow||Extra Soft||4.25″ (Standard)||Flat, rectangular design. Quilted, removable knit cover.||$79 (Standard)||Yes|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow||Extra Soft||5″ (S/Q)||Flat, rectangular design. Quilted, removable knit cover||$79 (S/Q)||Yes|
|TEMPUR-Neck Pillow||Extra Firm||3″ (Small), 4″ (Medium), 4.5″ (Large)||Raised, orthopedic design. Quilted, removable polyester cover||$89 (Small), $99 (Medium), $129 (Large)||Yes|
|Symphony Pillow||Soft||5″ (Standard)||Flippable design with flat and raised sides. Quilted, removable polyester cover||$99 (Standard)||Yes|
|TEMPUR-Adapt Pro Pillow||Extra Soft (ProLo), Soft (ProMid), Medium (ProHi)||6″ (ProLo), 6.5″ (ProMid), 6.5″ (ProHi)||Flat, rectangular design. Quilted, removable knit cover||$129 (Queen), $169 (King), +$20 (Cooling pillow option)||No|
|TEMPUR-Adapt Pro + Cooling Pillow||Extra Soft (ProLo), Soft (ProMid), Medium (ProHi)||6″ (ProLo), 6.5″ (ProMid), 6.5″ (ProHi)||Flat, rectangular design. Quilted, removable knit cover||$149 (Queen), $189 (King)||No|
|TEMPUR-Down Precise Support Pillow||Medium||7.88″ (Queen), 7.91″ (King)||Flat, rectangular design with soft down fill & adjustable memory foam inserts. 500 thread count cotton cover||$149 (Queen), $189 (King)||No|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow||Medium||6.4″ (Queen), 6.4″ (King)||Flat, rectangular design with gel layers on both sides. Quilted, removable cotton cover||$169 (Queen), $209 (King)||Yes|
|BodyPillow||Medium Firm||7″ (Body)||Flat, rectangular design that measures 48″ long. Removable polyester cover||$199 (Body)||Yes|
|GrandPillow||Firm||6.8″ (Queen), 6.8″ (King)||Flat, rectangular design. Quilted, removable silk-cashmere cover||$349 (Queen), $399 (King)||No|
|All-PurposePillow||Firm||5″ (Travel)||Peanut-shaped design. Removable knit cover||$49 (Travel)||Yes|
|TravelPillow||Medium Firm||3″ (Travel)||U-shaped orthopedic design. Removable knit cover||$79 (Travel)||Yes|
|NeckPillow – Travel||Extra Firm||4″ (Travel)||Raised, orthopedic design. Removable knit cover||$79 (Travel)||Yes|
|ComfortPillow-Travel||Medium Firm||4″ (Travel)||Flat, rectangular design. Removable knit cover||$79 (Travel)||Yes|
Tempur-Pedic pillows are popular among many different types of sleepers. Here are some of the most compelling reasons why:
There are some disadvantages to be aware of when considering a Tempur-Pedic pillow:
Body weight and sleep position are two of the most important factors for selecting a Tempur-Pedic pillow.
The table below features ratings for each Tempur-Pedic pillow for each sleep position and weight group. These results come from verified customer and owner experiences, as well as our own product research. Due to their intended use for upright sleeping, Tempur-Pedic’s travel pillows have not been evaluated for sleeper weight and position.
|TEMPUR-PEDIC PILLOW||SLEEP POSITION||LIGHT WEIGHT GROUP (LESS THAN 130 LBS.)||AVERAGE WEIGHT GROUP (130 TO 230 LBS.)||HEAVY WEIGHT GROUP (MORE THAN 230 LBS.)|
|TEMPUR-Essential Support Pillow||Side||Very Good||Good||Poor|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow||Side||Very Good||Good||Poor|
|TEMPUR-Neck Pillow||Side||Fair||Very Good||Good|
|Symphony Pillow||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|TEMPUR-Adapt Pro Pillow||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|TEMPUR-Adapt Pro + Cooling Pillow||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow||Side||Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|BodyPillow||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|GrandPillow||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
Now that we’ve reviewed individual product specs and information for all 19 Tempur-Pedic pillows, let’s look at some additional considerations you should make in order to choose the best model for you.
Pillow loft, or thickness, is important for all sleep positions. Pillows that are too thick or too thin can compromise support and prevent the spine from aligning properly – and aches and pains often develop as a result. Pillow loft falls into three general categories: low, medium, and high.
When determining the best loft, shoppers should take their sleep position, weight, head size, and shoulder width into account. The table below features general findings about the ideal loft based on these criteria; please note that our findings are subjective, and sleepers should research loft measurements on their own before deciding which thickness is best.
|LOFT CATEGORY||THICKNESS RANGE||IDEAL SLEEP POSITION||IDEAL SLEEPER WEIGHT||IDEAL HEAD SIZE||IDEAL SHOULDER WIDTH|
|Low||Less than 3″||Back or stomach||More than 230 lbs.||Small||Narrow|
|Medium||3″ to 5″||Side, back, or stomach||130 to 230 lbs.||Average||Average|
|High||More than 5″||Side or back||Less than 130 lbs.||Large||Wide|
Some mattress materials, such as memory foam and latex, will conform closely to sleeper’s bodies in order to help align the spine and alleviate aches and pains. This causes sleepers to sink somewhat deeply. In these cases, a lower-loft pillow may be most suitable; thicker Tempur-Pedic pillows may elevate the head too much and compromise support.
Other mattress types, such as innersprings and some hybrids, do not conform as closely. Higher-loft pillows may be the most comfortable option for sleepers, since they will elevate the head and neck for better spinal alignment. Tempur-Pedic pillows that conform closely are also important, since innerspring mattresses do not provide as much pain and pressure relief.
Many people naturally sleep hot, and pillows that absorb body heat can cause them to sleep excessively warm; this can reduce sleep quality and leave them feeling tired the next day. Hot sleepers may find that Tempur-Pedic pillows crafted with cooling gel layers are the most comfortable option.
Tempurpedic, like many memory foam pillows, are suitable for a variety of sleepers. This includes:
Tempur-Pedic advertises its products as “virtually maintenance-free.” That said, there are things you can do to keep your pillow fresh and clean.
While you should never wash the actual memory foam in your Tempur-Pedic pillow, you can remove and wash the cover of most pillows and cushions. Covers should be machine-washed at a cold temperature. Air-drying is recommended, but if you do wash your pillow in a dryer, do so at a cool setting.
Avoid chlorine products, stain removers, or over-drying when caring for your cover. Note that the cover for the Tempur-Pedic GrandPillow is dry-clean only.
While your pillow case is being washed, you can roll and unroll your pillow like a sleeping bag in order to allow the material to breathe and absorb fresh air.
8 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Tempur-Pedic, irrespective of whether or not they liked their pillow.
Tempur-Pedic, Inc. was founded in 1992 when the original Tempur-Pedic product manufacturer — Sweden’s Fagerdala World Foams — relocated to the United States. In 1999, Tempur-Pedic, Inc., Fagerdala World Foams, and seven other companies merged to create Tempur International, which was renamed to Tempur-Pedic International Inc. in 2002. In 2012, Tempur-Pedic merged with the Sealy Corporation; despite the merger, both companies are considered separate entities.
Tempur-Pedic owns and operates a brick-and-mortar showroom in Natick, Massachusetts. Tempur-Pedic pillows are also available at authorized retail stores across the country.
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