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.
Who is Best Suited to a Tempur-Pedic Pillow?
Tempurpedic, like many memory foam pillows, are suitable for a variety of sleepers. This includes:
- Side sleepers. Tempur-Pedic memory foam offers the additional pressure relief and spinal alignment required by side sleepers.
- Back sleepers. Back sleepers may appreciate the moldability of Tempur-Pedic pillows.
- People with back or neck pain. Tempur-Pedic’s unique contouring ability makes it ideal for helping alleviate pressure and promote proper alignment for those suffering from both neck and back pain.
- Medium firm-feel seekers. Sleepers who prefer pillows with higher loft and a medium to firm feel may do well with Tempur-Pedic pillows.
- People who sleep with pillows between their knees. Although there are many pillows specifically designed for placing between your knees, Tempur-Pedic memory foam pillows generally can help with back or leg pain when placed between legs due to their moldability.
How to Care for a Tempur-Pedic Pillow
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.