TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow Review

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The TEMPUR-Symphony pillow is designed with two unique sides – one flat and one raised – so that it suits stomach, side, and back sleepers alike. Its solid memory foam filling maintains its shape and the removable cover is easy to care for. So, will it work for all types of sleepers? To find out, check out the full scoop in my in-depth video review or read on for my full written review.

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Key Features

  • Design features a gently arched side for back sleepers, and a flatter side for stomach and side sleepers
  • Meant to work well for sleepers with a medium to large frame.
  • Medium-Soft Feel (softens up over time)
  • One Size: 24” x 17” x 5”
  • Cover: 100% Polyester (Made in Ukraine)
  • Netting: 100% Polyester (Made in the USA)
  • Filling: 100% Molded ViscoElastic Polyurethane foam pad (made in the USA)
  • Removable cover is machine washable and dryer friendly
  • 5-year limited warranty

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Tempur-Symphony Pillow Review

Who Makes It?

The TEMPUR-Symphony pillow is made by TEMPUR-Pedic, an extremely well-known mattress and bedding company, that merged with Sealy in 2012 to become TEMPUR-Sealy International.

TEMPUR-Pedic – the brand – is well known for being the first to take memory foam mattresses mainstream. For more information about TEMPUR-Pedic and their mattresses, check out our review, here.

Pillow Construction

The TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow has a 5” profile and is filled with a single molded piece of Tempur-material (it’s basically proprietary Viscoelastic Polyurethane foam aka memory foam).

This piece of foam is dual-sided – one side has a gently arched or raised side with a flat top that is said to be ideal for back sleepers. The alternate side is flat and the brand says it’s intended for side and/or stomach sleepers.

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Side designed for back sleepers

 

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Flatter side designed for stomach and side sleepers

The outside cover is white, textured and made from 100% polyester and it definitely has a soft and mesh-like feel to it that should help promote breathability.

This cover has a zipper, making it easy to remove and toss in the washer – make sure to follow all the care instructions to keep it in good shape.

Pros

  • Soft removable cover
  • Easy care
  • Dual-sided to provide options
  • Thick foam
  • Won’t go flat or lose shape
  • Good fit for people with a medium to large frame
  • Best for sleepers with a medium to larger body frame

Cons

  • The profile may be too high for stomach sleepers
  • May be too firm for petite or more slender people
  • Cannot wash/dry entire pillow (only cover)
  • No trial periods available

My Experience

The TEMPUR-Symphony pillow immediately intrigued me because it’s intended to be a good fit for back, side, and stomach sleepers – an ambitious goal for any pillow.

The dual-sided design is the key to making this a good fit for all types of sleepers: One side is flat for side and stomach sleepers, and the other side has a raised section that mimics a small hilltop that’s for back sleepers.

TEMPUR-Pedic is known for its signature proprietary Tempur-material – essentially memory foam – bedding products, so naturally, this pillow is filled with a solid piece of memory foam with a 5” height.

I’m a natural back and side sleeper and every now and then I end up on my stomach overnight. During my review of the pillow, I tested both sides of the pillow but kept coming back to the raised side designed for back sleepers – even when I slept on my side.

My initial thought about the pillow is that (for me) it felt firmer than I thought it would. It’s described as medium feel but, at least initially, the pillow felt even firmer to me.

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I had some difficulty getting comfortable with the flat side of the pillow because the 5” profile was slightly too high to be comfortable on my neck when I laid on my back and my stomach.

When I did sleep on my side, I liked resting my head on the raised section of the pillow designed for back sleepers. This seemed to be the right height and thickness for my neck.

TEMPUR-Pedic says this is a great pillow for sleepers with a medium to large frame. I am 5′ 7″ with an average frame and based on my experience, I’m inclined to agree with this suggestion.

I think individuals with broader shoulders and/or larger body types would get the most out of this memory foam pillow by sinking deeper into it and getting the full supportive benefits it provides.

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Overall

From my experience, I think the TEMPUR-Symphony pillow will be the best fit for sleepers (of any position) with a medium to large frame who are looking for a supportive memory foam pillow.

Tempur-Symphony Pillow Review

I personally had the most success with this pillow when I slept on my side because the 5” profile and firmness level was the best match for me in that position.

For those who are switching from a down, down alternative or even shredded memory foam pillow to a solid pillow like the TEMPUR-Symphony, I would recommend allowing time for the head and neck to adjust to the new type of pillow. While it may feel firm initially it will definitely soften up and contour to the head in no time.

 

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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.
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