TEMPUR-Pedic Pillow Reviews – How Do These 6 Compare?

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Who is ready to jump into the world of cozy TEMPUR-Pedic pillows? I know I am – there’s a lot to cover here! This post is all about TEMPUR-Pedic pillow reviews, including details on all six of the most popular options and how to find the best match based on sleeping positions. We’ll also get Marten’s take on each one (he’s a heavier sleeper) and we’ll check out a few top picks and answer some questions at the end.

Solid Support
TEMPUR-Essential
TEMPUR-Essential
TEMPUR-Essential

The TEMPUR-Essential is a basic but efficient pillow; featuring a removable polyester knit cover and a solid foam core made of firmer Tempur material.

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Plush Feel
TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow
TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow
TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow

The TEMPUR-Cloud is one of the most popular pillows within the TEMPUR-Pedic collection - it features thick but soft polyester knit cover and enough plush TEMPUR material (proprietary memory foam) to work well for back and stomach sleepers.

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Dual-Sided
TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow
TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow
TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow

The core of the  TEMPUR-Symphony is dual-sided, with a raised edge on one side and flat design on the other. Back sleepers are guided towards the raised side while stomach and side sleepers may enjoy the flatter side. 

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Down Filling
TEMPUR-Down Precise Support Pillow
TEMPUR-Down Precise Support Pillow
TEMPUR-Down Precise Support Pillow

The TEMPUR-Down Precise Support provides a more traditional and luxurious down feel in combination with a supportive shredded foam core made of proprietary TEMPUR material. 

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Cooling
TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling
TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling
TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling

One of the highlights of the TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling is the substantial solid foam core combined with prominent cooling gel pads on each side. 

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Optional Height Profiles
TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro
TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro
TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro

The TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro encompasses height, support, and coolness all into a single pillow. Excellent for larger body types with its two height profiles - 5" and 6.6" and two available sizes (Queen and King).

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Before we kick it off, I want to note a couple of things that are applicable to all of these pillows. First, there is no trial period or return-policy available with any of these, so they are an investment and a commitment (but not all commitments are scary!). Second, all of these pillows contain Tempur-material – it’s essentially TEMPUR-Pedic’s proprietary memory foam that’s adaptable, pressure-relieving, and that classic foam feel.

Finally, each pillow is going to have different care instructions – follow those guidelines carefully in order to keep the pillow in good shape for years to come.

Okay, now that we’ve gone over that, let’s dive into this list of amazing pillows.

A Look Into Each Of The TEMPUR-Pedic Pillows

With an especially impressive of pillows to choose from, we’ve done a deep dive into each one – all the details can be found right below!

Solid Support

TEMPUR-Essential Pillow

The TEMPUR-Essential is a slim and streamlined pillow with a low height profile and a core composed of fairly firm Tempur material (their proprietary memory foam). The polyester knit cover is soft but otherwise rather unremarkable (however, it is machine washable!).

When I put my head on the pillow I immediately felt my head stop, no classic “sinking in” feeling like that found in typical memory foam. While this was initially unusual, I did start to feel it slowly sinking in, though I will say that my head never felt as if it were falling through the pillow. Rather, my head rested “on” the pillow as opposed to “in” the pillow, the way it can with some plusher foam pillows.

For me, the low height profile and firmer filling felt supportive and welcome on my back and on my stomach, but it was not tall enough to support me as I slept on my side; I could feel pressure on my shoulder and a strain in my neck. 

Pillow Details:

  • Dimensions (Standard): 23″ x 16″ x 4.25″
  • Removable Cover: 100% Premium Knit Cover – 74% polyester and 26% polypropylene
  • Core: Lightweight TEMPUR® material
  • Removable/washable cover
  • Feel: Initially feels firm; softens slowly
  • Full price: $79

Plush Feel

TEMPUR-Cloud

The TEMPUR-Cloud pillow is one of the highest-rated and highest reviewed TEMPUR-Pedic pillows available. It’s got plenty of comfort-inducing features and is an overall crowd-pleaser. The polyester knit cover is thick, soft and – perhaps best of all – can be removed for easy cleaning.

The solid piece of Tempur material has a plusher feel compared to the TEMPUR-Essential but it’s got more height. I believe this balances out and I preferred sleeping on my back and stomach on this pillow as well. However, I do think more petite individuals – I’m 5′ 7″ for reference – could side sleep comfortably, as well. Be prepared for the head to sink significantly further down into this pillow and for some excellent contouring and pressure relief in general. 

For those interested, we’ve got an even more in-depth review of the TEMPUR-Cloud.

Pillow Details:

  • Dimensions: 24″ x 15.75″ x 5″
  • Removable Cover:100% Polyester Knit
  • Core: Plusher TEMPUR® material
  • Removable/washable cover
  • Feel: Extra-Soft
  • Full price: $79

Dual-Sided

TEMPUR-Symphony

The TEMPUR-Symphony is a pillow that’s designed to be a “symphony” for all sleep positions. I like the intent with the design – a flat side that’s recommended for stomach and side sleepers and a side with a raised edge for supporting back sleepers. However, I found it difficult to achieve any level of comfort on the raised side and slept exclusively on the flatter side. 

The polyester knit cover is removable and soft but nothing to write home about. The pillow is 5″ in height and the foam is about a medium firmness, which makes it tough for average-sized stomach sleepers to get comfortable. I found it most enjoyable sleeping on my back and my side on the flat surface. Fortunately, with two different sides, there are plenty of options.

Pillow Details:

  • Dimensions: 24″ x 17″ x 5″
  • Removable Cover: 100% polyester knit
  • Fill: Contoured TEMPUR® material 
  • Feel: Soft
  • Designed for: back sleepers on raised edge and stomach and side sleepers on a flat edge
  • Removable/washable cover
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Full price: $99

Down Filling

TEMPUR-Down Precise Support

This beauty may be the most luxurious pillow that TEMPUR-Pedic currently offers! The TEMPUR-Precise Down Support pillow is a gem that’s geared towards those that love the feel of fluffy down but fear losing support overnight. 

Here’s how it works – the outer cover is a clean crisp 100% cotton over white duck down filling. This gives the entire pillow a thick, classic down feel. Unzip the cover and there’s a separate section of shredded Tempur material in the core for support. 

The pillow feels mostly like down but that firmer filling is helping to maintain support and stops the pillow from going flat overnight – genius! Remove the foam before handing it over to the dry cleaner for cleaning, of course. 

I enjoyed this pillow on my back and my stomach, but if it feels like it’s too much on the neck, so remove that foam core. Side sleepers with a smaller frame will probably enjoy this as well. 

Pillow Details:

  • Dimensions (Queen): 25.25″ x 17″ x 7.88″
  • Removable Cover: Premium 500 thread count 100% cotton and filled with authentic, premium down filling 51% white duck down
  • Core: The core is made with medium TEMPUR-Material (shredded)
  • The cover is removable and washable
  • Comes in Queen and King sizes
  • Full price: $149

Cooling

TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling

I’ve personally had this pillow at my house for more than two years and can testify that it is still cool to the touch! The pillow is large and in charge – we’re talking 7 lbs and 6.4″ tall. One of the nice things about this design is that the outer cover is a thin cotton layer, allowing the gel pads to really shine through and do their job for hot sleepers.

My husband (who is 6’5″) absolutely loves this pillow for back and side sleeping and I’d have to agree it’ll work well for both those positions but will be too much for stomach sleepers.

A more detailed look at this pillow can be found in our full review.

Pillow Details:

  • Dimensions (Queen): 27″ x 19″ x 6.4″
  • Removable Cover: 100% cotton
  • Core: TEMPUR® material and TEMPUR-Breeze® Gel Layer on both sides
  • Plusher feel
  • Available in Queen and King sizes
  • Removable/washable cover
  • Full price: $169

Optional Height Profiles

TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro

The TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro is another significant pillow that will work for side sleepers and heavier sleepers more than it will smaller stomach sleepers. The pillow comes in Queen and King sizes but also two distinct height profiles: Hi and Lo. The Queen ProHi that I reviewed was 6.6″ tall and made with a firmer solid foam piece of Tempur material.

The thicker polyester/elastane fabric is aesthetically pleasing to look at but does create a more subtle “cooling” effect compared to the TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling, which also features gel pads in the core (but it still kept me cool). Back and side sleepers should opt for the Hi profile and stomach sleepers or smaller body types should aim for the lower profile.

Pillow Details:

  • Dimensions (Queen ProHi): 25″ x 16″ x 6.6″
  • Removable Cover: High stretch performance panel cover that’s made up of 90% polyester and 10% elastane
  • Core: A solid piece of medium Tempur material sandwiched between dual-sided cooling gel pads
  • Removable and washable cover
  • Available in Queen and King sizes and Hi and Lo profile (6.6″ vs. 5″) 
  • Full price: $169

Marten’s Take On These TEMPUR-Pedic Pillows

Tempur-Pedic pillow reviews - Marten's Take

Hey, Marten here to give you another perspective on this collection of TEMPUR-Pedic pillows. As Katie mentioned, I’m 6′ 7″ and about 250 lbs – I wanted to share who I thought each pillow would be a good fit for based on sleep positions. Larger body types tend to put more pressure on a pillow and experience it differently; I want to share how they felt on my stomach, my back and my side and provide my recommendations for each pillow.

  • TEMPUR-Essential: Good match for heavier back and side sleepers.
  • TEMPUR-Cloud: Good match for heavier back and stomach sleepers
  • TEMPUR-Symphony: Good match for heavier side sleepers but too firm for larger back and stomach sleepers
  • TEMPUR-Down Precise Support: Good match for heavier sleepers in all three sleep positions
  • TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling: Good match for heavier back and side sleepers
  • TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro (Hi Profile): Good match for heavier back and side sleepers

Best Pillow For Heavier Sleepers: TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro (Hi Profile)

Best Tempur-Pedic pillow for heavy sleepers - tempur-cloud cooling pro

Marten and I both agree that the TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro pillow in the Hi Profile style is going to be the best match for heavier sleepers for several particular reasons. At 6.6″ in height, it’s the tallest option and it also offers one of the firmest and most dense cores, ensuring it will give enough support no matter how much pressure is on the pillow.

Not to mention, it’s fantastic for back and side sleeping for heavier individuals and it’s also made from great quality durable materials, so it should last for years.

Best Pillow For Hot Sleepers: TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling

Best Tempur-Pedic pillow for hot sleepers- tempur-cloud breeze dual cooling

The best choice for hot sleepers is going to be the TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow! There are two main but important reasons for this choice – the biggest one is the delightful cooling gel pads on both sides of the solid foam core.

These are seriously cold to the touch and after consistently using this pillow on a near-nightly basis for two years, I can still feel the cooling gel against my face when I sleep. I also love the simple cotton cover; it provides a nice barrier from the core but allows me to feel that gorgeous coolness.

Best Value: TEMPUR-Cloud

best value pillow - tempur-cloud

Last but not least, my choice for the best value within the collection of pillows I’ve covered is the TEMPUR-Cloud! This is one of the highest-rated and most popular TEMPUR-Pedic pillows because it’s got a classic soft memory foam feel, and it will work for most sleeping positions (depending on body type!).

It’s also priced reasonably well – at $79 – and is one of the most affordable options in the group of pillows. The cover is soft, removable and easy to clean, and the foam core with the proprietary memory foam called TEMPUR material is the perfect combination of support and pressure relief.

Final Thoughts

That’s it – there’s an in-depth and explorative look at six of the most popular TEMPUR-Pedic pillows available today. There is truly something on this list for everyone, from thick pressure-relieving foam to downy softness. Those who are still on the fence or want additional details on a particular pillow, please shoot me a message below or in the video comments, and I’ll do my best to offer a personal recommendation! Don’t forget to check out all my pillow reviews up on our site as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which TEMPUR-Pedic pillow is best?

There is no “best” pillow for anyone because we all come with our own set of distinctive sleep needs! The best pillow for each person will have to do with his or her primary sleep position and personal preference on materials and support levels. Use this round-up as a guide to help narrow down pillow options.

How long do TEMPUR-Pedic pillows last?

TEMPUR-Pedic pillows are very durable and should perform well for 3-5 years with consistent use.

How much does a TEMPUR-Pedic pillow cost?

Of the six pillows I talked about today, the prices range from $79 to $169 for a Standard/Queen. Here’s the breakdown:

  • TEMPUR-Essential: $79
  • TEMPUR-Cloud:$79
  • TEMPUR-Symphony: $99
  • TEMPUR-Down Precise Support: $149
  • TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling: $169
  • TEMPUR-Cloud Cooling Pro (Hi Profile): $169

Can TEMPUR-Pedic pillows be washed?

Yes.. and no. The actual Tempur material, the foam, can only be spot cleaned. Most of the pillows I’ve shown today have removable covers (look for a zipper on the side) that can be washed separately. Keep an eye out for detailed care instructions for each type of pillow.

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Katie Golde

Katie manages the day to day operations of the Mattress Clarity news site and reviews sleep products in addition to writing and editing sleep news.She hails from Austin, where she lives with her growing family. She is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and has a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has a background in health and science content. Her work can be found in print and online publications like Discover Magazine, USA Today and The Huffington Post.