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The best TEMPUR-Pedic pillows have a range of body-molding and cooling capabilities. Some have a traditional shape, while others have contouring to align with the shape of the head and neck.

This article explores the TEMPUR-Pedic brand and its pillows and offers some pillow-shopping tips. It also looks at other types of pillows available and how pillows may affect sleep.

TEMPUR-Pedic launched in 1992, making pillows and mattresses with NASA-grade materials to cushion astronauts during a rocket launch.

The company’s signature material, called TEMPUR, adjusts to an individual’s shape, weight, and temperature. It holds a CertiPUR-US certification, which means the manufacturing process does not use certain harmful chemicals and has a low gas emission level.

Before purchasing from this company, people may wish to consider the advantages and disadvantages of these pillows.


  • TEMPUR-Pedic offers a 5-year warranty on all of its pillows.
  • The company offers a range of firmness options that may suit most preferences and sleeping positions.
  • Some pillows contain a cooling gel that may reduce overheating during sleep.


  • TEMPUR-Pedic does not offer a trial on its pillows.
  • The company only accepts returns if there is a defect.
  • According to reviews, some pillows retain body heat and may be uncomfortable.
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According to reviews on the TEMPUR-Pedic website, most of the company’s pillows score 4.5 out of 5 stars on average.

Two independent reviewers gave a 5-star score for one pillow on Trustpilot. However, Trustpilot’s overall rating of the TEMPUR-Pedic brand is 1.2 stars from 111 reviews.

The Better Business Bureau states that TEMPUR-Pedic has an overall score of 1.03 stars, despite its A+ accreditation rating. The main areas of concern involve customer service, warranties, exchanges, and refunds.

TEMPUR-Pedic offers 14 pillow models. All come with a washable cover, a 5-year warranty, and free shipping.

Below are a few options to consider.

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Please note that the writer of this article has not tried these products. All information presented is purely research-based and correct at the time of publication.

Best for stomach sleepers: TEMPUR-Cloud

  • Price: $89
  • Firmness: extra-soft
  • Fill: TEMPUR material
  • Size (L x W x H): 24 x 15.75 x 5 inches (in)

The TEMPUR-Cloud is the company’s most popular pillow. TEMPUR-Pedic describes it as extra soft, making it a good choice for people who sleep on their stomachs. Typically, a flatter pillow is best for stomach sleeping as it reduces the risk of straining the neck.

It provides softness in a traditional shape, while the pillow compresses easily, also making it suitable for traveling.

Positive reviews appreciate the pillow’s mixture of softness and support. Negative reviews noted the pillow’s tendency to go flat when a person slept on it, and a strong chemical smell.


  • offers a mixture of softness and support
  • low profile is suitable for stomach sleepers
  • suitable for traveling


  • no sleep trial
  • one size available
  • may not be good for people who sleep hot
  • may be too flat for side sleepers
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Best for all sleeping positions: TEMPUR-Symphony

  • Price: $129
  • Firmness: soft
  • Fill: TEMPUR material
  • Size (L x W x H): 24 x 17 x 5 inches (in)

The company states that TEMPUR-Symphony combines two designs into one pillow with soft firmness.

One side features a gentle arch for back sleepers, while the other is flatter to suit stomach and side sleepers. Combination sleepers who change positions regularly while they sleep may find this unique feature useful.

This pillow has a hypoallergenic, removable cover.

Positive comments often emphasized the pillow’s two-sided design. However, some reviewers said the pillow flattened out very quickly.


  • dual-sided
  • hypoallergenic, removable cover
  • could be helpful for combination sleepers


  • reports of the pillow not offering enough support
  • some buyers found the prominent zipper uncomfortable
  • one size available
  • expensive
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Best cooling: TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow

  • Price: from $199
  • Firmness: medium
  • Fill: TEMPUR material and cooling gel
  • Size (L x W x H): 27 x 19 x 6.4 in (queen), 35 x 19 x 6.4 in (king)

The TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze contains two layers of cooling gel and a medium-feel TEMPUR material.

The shape is traditional, and the pillow reportedly offers cooling properties with support for a more comfortable sleep. It has a higher loft than some other TEMPUR pillows, which may make it a comfortable option for back or side sleepers.

Some users said this pillow was both cozy and supportive, and they appreciated how well the cooling technology worked. Other reviewers did not notice any cooling effects and said it did not offer enough support.


  • two layers of cooling gel
  • may suit those in warm climates
  • suitable for those who sleep hot
  • may be a good choice for back and side sleepers
  • offers adaptive support


  • might not be a good choice for stomach sleepers
  • not a soft or fluffy pillow
  • more expensive than other TEMPUR-Pedic pillows
  • expensive
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Best for neck pain: TEMPUR-Neck Pillow

  • List price: from $119 (small)
  • Firmness: extra firm
  • Fill: TEMPUR material
  • Size (L x W x H): 20 x 12.5 x 3.5 in (small), 20 x 12.5 x 4 in (medium), 20 x 12.5 x 4.75 in (large), 10 x 12 x 4 in (travel)

This extra firm TEMPUR-Neck pillow shape follows the contours of a person’s shoulders, neck, and head to minimize discomfort.

It comes in three sizes to fit most body types. The brand suggests measuring the distance between the neck and the shoulder to choose the size that fits best. There is also a travel size option.

Reviewers say this pillow could offer relief for back and side sleepers with neck pain. Negative reviews said the pillow was smaller than expected and had significant off-gassing. Some claim the company sizing chart is inaccurate.


  • available in three sizes plus a travel version, so a person can choose one that suits their body type
  • promotes spinal alignment in back and side sleepers
  • made with supportive materials


  • could sleep hot
  • not adjustable
  • may be too firm for some sleepers
  • expensive
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Best for back and side sleepers: TEMPUR-Ergo Cooling Neck Pillow

  • Price: $159
  • Firmness: firm
  • Fill: TEMPUR material and cooling gel
  • Size (L x W x H): 20 x 12.6 x 4 in

This firm pillow may be most suitable for back and side sleepers who sleep hot or live in warmer climates.

There is a layer of cooling gel on top of the TEMPUR material, and TEMPUR writes that the pillow cradles the head and neck to provide support — an important feature for those who sleep on their back or side.

Users found it helpful for neck pain and comfort when traveling. Other users complained that it was too stiff and too firm and had an unpleasant smell after unboxing.


  • cradles the neck for back and side sleepers
  • has a layer of cooling gel
  • removable and machine-washable cover
  • size is good for traveling


  • one size available
  • expensive
  • not as wide as many pillows
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Best with down filling: TEMPUR-Down

  • Price: from $179
  • Firmness: medium
  • Fill: TEMPUR material and down
  • Size (L x W x H): 25.25 x 17 x 7.88 in (queen), 33.25 x 17 x 7.91 in (king)

This pillow features a TEMPUR material core with down sewn into the 500-thread count cover.

The company states that this product is suitable for all sleeping styles. The TEMPUR core provides adaptable support to help reduce aches and pains.

While some people prefer the plush support down can provide, it is not suitable for people with allergies or those leading a vegan lifestyle.

Favorable reviews appreciated this pillow’s softness and the ability to mold it into comfortable positions. Those who did not like the pillow said the down flattens quickly and there is not enough foam to provide good support.


  • premium down filling
  • cover has 500 thread count and is removable and machine-washable
  • may suit all sleeping positions


  • expensive
  • may not be a good choice for hot sleepers
  • unsuitable for those with allergies
  • not a vegan product
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Best for pregnant people: BodyPillow

  • Price: $199
  • Firmness: medium-firm
  • Material: TEMPUR material
  • Size (L x W x H): 48 x 14 x 5.5 in

The company recommends this pillow for side sleepers and those who are pregnant.

This pillow is longer than traditional products, and people should use it lengthways.

For side sleepers, putting the pillow in between the legs can provide support and align the hips. Pregnant people can use a body pillow to reduce strain on pressure points and align the spine and hips. They may also stop a person from rolling onto their back, which can be dangerous in the third trimester.

The pillow has separate micro-cushions that respond to the shape and position of the body, reportedly providing extra support.

Positive reviews said this pillow conformed to a person’s shape, providing firm support and pain relief. Negative reviews found it too heavy, firm, and hard.


  • supportive for pregnant people and side sleepers
  • removable and machine-washable polyester knit cover
  • medium-firm micro-cushions provide support where needed


  • heavy
  • can take up a lot of room in the bed
  • does not feature cooling materials
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Best for traveling: ComfortPillow — Travel

  • Price: $79
  • Firmness: medium-firm
  • Material: TEMPUR material
  • Size (L x W x H): 16 x 10 x 4 in

The company states that this pillow is a suitable size for carry-on luggage.

The pillow contains TEMPUR material that helps support and cushion the neck and head. People can shape the TEMPUR micro-cushions inside to adjust them for their needs.

The cover is removable and washable.

Users who gave positive reviews found the pillow helpful, comfortable, and easy to pack for traveling. Negative reviews said the pillow was too hard.


  • compact and travels easily
  • micro-cushions allow for adjustments
  • cover is removable and machine-washable


  • smaller than a standard pillow
  • reports of off-gassing
  • one size available
  • relatively expensive for a small pillow
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Best for a budget: All-Purpose Pillow

  • Price: $49
  • Firmness: firm
  • Material: TEMPUR material
  • Size (L x W x H): 13 x 5 in

This peanut-shaped pillow is multipurpose, with the brand stating it is suitable for traveling, as a leg spacer, neck pillow, or lumbar cushion. Although it is called an “all-purpose” pillow, it may not be suitable as a person’s main pillow in bed.

The pillow features a removable cover and a carry strap. It weighs under a pound, making it lightweight to carry around.

Positive reviews describe the different ways the pillow has relieved leg and neck pain and that it supports side sleeping. Negative reviews said the pillow was too firm, too large, and too expensive.


  • versatile shape makes it suitable as a leg spacer, lumbar cushion, and neck pillow
  • good size and shape for traveling
  • includes a carrying strap


  • it may not be a suitable shape for a main pillow
  • one size and firmness available
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Best adjustable: TEMPUR-Cloud Adjustable Pillow

  • Price: from $69
  • Firmness: medium-soft
  • Fill: TEMPUR Pressure Relief, Plush Comfort, and Premium Support fill
  • Size (L x W x H): 25.2 x 15.6 x 5.4 in (queen), 30.5 x 15.6 x 5.4 in (king)

This pillow comes with a blend of three TEMPUR fill materials:

  • TEMPUR Pressure Relief: This material adapts to a person’s body weight, heat, and shape, while also relieving pressure.
  • TEMPUR Plush Comfort: This is a breathable material that promotes airflow and provides comfort.
  • TEMPUR Premium Support: This is a high density fill to support the head and neck. It may also resist flattening.

These fills are shredded and blended inside the pillow. People can remove filling if needed, but the lightweight liner keeps the fill materials together and a removable and washable cover protects it all.

TEMPUR writes it is suitable for all sleep styles.

Favorable reviews appreciated this pillow’s adaptability, breathability, and affordability. However, some people claim it is unsuitable for stomach sleeping.


  • adjustable fill
  • fill blend offers comfort, support, and breathability
  • suitable for all sleep styles


  • there are no instructions on how to dispose of unwanted fill
  • the filling is loose and may bunch up
  • it does not feature extensive cooling technology
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Best for different heights: Cloud Cooling Pro

  • Price: from $199
  • Firmness: medium
  • Fill: TEMPUR material
  • Size (L x W x H): 25.4 x 15.8 x 5 in (ProLo queen), 33.3 x 15.8 x 5 in (ProLo king), 25 x 16 x 6.6 in (ProHi queen), 34 x 16 x 6.6 (ProHi king)

This pillow allows a person to choose a high profile of 6.6 in or a low profile of 5 in. The ProHi high profile pillow may be better for larger people or those who sleep on their side.

TEMPUR writes that the ProLo low profile pillow is best for smaller sleepers, or those who sleep on their back or stomach.

Both options have a layer of cooling gel on both sides of the pillow.

Positive online reviews said this pillow featured quality materials and could be suitable for back, side, and combination sleepers. Negative reviews said the pillow was not firm enough.


  • two height options
  • cooling gel on both sides
  • supports head and shoulders
  • the pillows cater to all sleep positions


  • very expensive
  • medium firmness may not be soft enough for stomach sleeping
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Other TEMPUR-Pedic products

If a person wants to consider other TEMPUR-Pedic sleep products, they can consider the company’s:

  • Bed bases: These allow people to adjust the head or foot of the bed. Some models include massage and under-bed lighting functions.
  • Bedding: TEMPUR’s bedding range includes sheet sets, pillowcases, coverlets, comforters, and protective covers.
  • Cushions: TEMPUR cushions include seat and lower back cushions.
  • Mattresses: According to the company, its mattresses can adapt to a person’s weight, temperature, and shape to relieve pressure and provide comfort.
  • Mattress toppers: People can choose from cooling or standard mattress toppers to increase the comfort of their mattress.

The following table compares the TEMPUR-Pedic pillows on price, firmness, and more.

Cloud$89extra softTEMPUR material24 x 15.75 x 5
Symphony$129softTEMPUR material24 x 17 x 5
Cloud Breezefrom $199mediumTEMPUR material and cooling gelqueen: 27 x 19 x 6.4

king: 35 x 19 x 6.4
Neck Pillowfrom $119 (small)extra firmTEMPUR materialsmall: 20 x 12.5 x 3.5

medium: 20 x 12.5 x 4

large: 20 x 12.5 x 4.75

travel: 10 x 12 x 4
Ergo Cooling$159firmTEMPUR material and cooling gel20 x 12.6 x 4 in
Downfrom $179mediumTEMPUR material and downqueen: 25.25 x 17 x 7.88

king: 33.25 x 17 x 7.91
BodyPillow$199medium firmTEMPUR material48 x 14 x 5.5
ComfortPillow$79medium firmTEMPUR material16 x 10 x 4
All-Purpose$49firmTEMPUR material13 x 5
Cloud Adjustable Pillowfrom $69medium softblend of TEMPUR Pressure Relief, TEMPUR Plush Comfort, and TEMPUR Premium support fillqueen: 25.2 x 15.6 x 5.4

king: 30.5 x 15.6 x 5.4
Cloud Cooling Profrom $199mediumTEMPUR materialProLo queen: 25.4 x 15.8 x 5

ProLo king: 33.3 x 15.8 x 5

ProHi queen: 25 x 16 x 6.6

ProHi king: 34 x 16 x 6.6

Manufacturers make pillows using an array of materials with their own advantages and disadvantages. For example, cotton and polyester are inexpensive materials but may flatten with time, while down feathers are soft but costly and unsuitable for those with allergies.

When shopping for a pillow, a person may wish to consider features they consider most important, such as products consisting of natural materials to avoid chemicals.

Similarly, someone with neck pain may wish to try a shaped orthopedic pillow that conforms to the natural curve of their neck.

Some people may prefer a pillow with certifications, such as:

  • USDA Organic certification: This guarantees that manufacturers do not use chemicals to raise animals, such as sheep for wool, or grow plants, such as cotton. However, it does not ensure that the processing of the materials does not involve chemicals.
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS): This ensures a product comprises more than 95% certified organic raw material and does not exceed permissible limits of harmful substances.
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): Guarantees a company produces textiles from a minimum of 70% certified natural organic fibers.

While most people appreciate a return policy, many pillow manufacturers do not offer one, as pillows are personal items. Therefore, individuals need to check descriptions and reviews of pillows before purchasing one.

In 2021, researchers studied how different types of pillows may affect sleep quality. The authors concluded that pillows with the following characteristics might improve sleep quality and reduce sleep-related neck pain:

  • latex material
  • contoured design
  • cooling surface
  • the central part of the pillow should be 7–11 centimeters in height

An older 2014 study compared how an orthopedic pillow, feather pillow, and memory foam pillow affected sleep.

An orthopedic pillow has a curve that aligns with the curve of the head, neck, and shoulders. The authors found this pillow type may lead to better sleep quality than feather or memory foam pillows.

Alternatives to TEMPUR-Pedic pillows include products from the following brands:

  • Avocado: This brand makes eco-friendly sleep products that hold a range of certifications, such as GOLS, GOTS, and Greenguard Gold. A popular Avocado pillow is the Avocado Green.
  • Casper: People can choose foam, down, and down alternative pillows. Learn more about Casper pillows.
  • Brooklinen: This brand offers pillows to help people with back or neck pain, including the Marlow Pillow.

Learn more about a range of the best pillows available online.

While pillow types may affect sleep quality, other factors may also influence it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends:

  • sleeping in a quiet, dark place at a comfortable temperature
  • having a consistent time for going to bed and getting up
  • removing electronic devices, such as computers, TVs, and smartphones, from the bedroom
  • exercising regularly
  • avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and large meals at bedtime

The CDC also recommends that adults aged 18–60 years get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. People who get less than this may be negatively affecting their health. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development notes that research links inadequate sleep to the following health conditions:

Aside from these health effects, insufficient sleep also may contribute to low concentration levels, which may cause motor vehicle accidents and mistakes in the workplace.

If sleep problems affect how a person feels during the day, they may wish to consult a doctor.

Individuals may benefit from maintaining a sleep diary for at least 10 days before speaking with a doctor. This should record:

  • the number of naps a person takes during the day, if any
  • the amount of exercise a person performs during the day
  • caffeine and alcohol consumption
  • a person’s sleeping and waking times

Doctors will check for underlying health conditions and may suggest lifestyle changes or medication to help people improve their sleep.

Here we answer some common questions about TEMPUR-Pedic pillows.

What benefits do TEMPUR-Pedic pillows offer?

TEMPUR-Pedic pillows may be suitable for people with neck pain as the company designs many products specifically for this condition.

Additionally, some of the pillows contain cooling gel, which may suit those who get too warm during sleep.

However, people may wish to try several pillows from different brands to ensure they choose one that is most comfortable for their needs.

Can TEMPUR-Pedic pillows help neck pain?

There are no scientific studies that investigate the effectiveness of TEMPUR-Pedic pillows on neck pain.

However, the company designs some of its pillows to specifically help neck pain. Different shapes can allow for better neck support for various sleeping positions.

Are TEMPUR-Pedic pillows comfortable?

According to customer reviews, many people state that these pillows are comfortable. However, firmness preferences and feelings of comfort vary between individuals.

TEMPUR-Pedic does not offer a sleep trial for its pillows and only accepts returns if there is a defect in the product. People may wish to read reviews to ensure they are purchasing the correct pillow for their needs.

Which TEMPUR-Pedic pillow is best for side sleepers?

The TEMPUR-Neck Pillow may be best for side sleepers as it includes a wedge to provide support in the gap between the shoulders and neck. There is also a cooling neck pillow with the same benefits.

Is a TEMPUR-Pedic pillow worth it?

TEMPUR-Pedic pillows cost more than other pillows, meaning they can be a significant investment. However, the company receives a high number of positive reviews, and many people report that its pillows improve sleep and pain.

It provides pillows designed to reduce neck pain, making travel more comfortable, and keeping hot sleepers cooler while they sleep. Some of its pillows are also very versatile, with an adjustable filling or unique shape that may suit a range of positions and uses.

The company also offers a 5-year warranty on its pillows, which is longer than many other company policies. These factors may make a TEMPUR-Pedic pillow worth the cost.

How long do TEMPUR-Pedic pillows last?

TEMPUR-Pedic offers a 5-year warranty on its pillows. Many online reviewers state that TEMPUR-Pedic pillows usually last for at least this long.

Are TEMPUR-Pedic pillows good for side sleepers?

TEMPUR-Pedic makes a range of pillows suitable for side sleepers. Some feature wedges or contoured designs to support the head and neck. The adaptable TEMPUR material may also be beneficial for side sleepers as it reportedly conforms accurately to a person’s body shape and sleep position.

TEMPUR is the NASA-designed material within a TEMPUR-Pedic originally for cushioning astronauts during a rocket launch. According to TEMPUR-Pedic, its pillows offer enhanced comfort and support.

Many of the reviews on the company website are positive. However, reviews on Trustpilot and BBB paint a more negative picture.

Before purchasing, a person may consider exploring other types and brands of pillows that are available.