Anyone that likes having options (TempurPedic sells about a dozen pillows on their website and on Amazon)
People that want a pillow with a machine-washable cover
Individuals that like memory foam (they have several options here)
Hot sleepers in search of a cooling pillow
Budget shoppers not looking to spend around $80 on a single pillow
Folks that hate memory foam
If you’re looking for an adjustable pillow (they don’t offer many)
TempurPedic Pillow Reviews
You may already be familiar with TempurPedic as they’re one of the longest running veterans in the sleep industry, and offer a ton of different products from memory foam mattresses, bed frames, toppers, and pillows. This review will focus on two of the TempurPedic pillow models; the well-received TEMPUR-Cloud pillow, and TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze (their cooling option). We reveal our honest thoughts about the pillows, the kind of sleeper positions we think they’d accommodate best, and if they’re actually worth the price. For help navigating our TempurPedic pillow review, use our easy-to-use jump-to links below!
- Buying A TempurPedic Pillow
- TempurPedic TEMPUR Cloud Pillow Review
- TempurPedic Breeze Cooling Pillow Review
- Frequently Asked Questions
TempurPedic TEMPUR Cloud Pillow Review
TEMPUR-Cloud is the most popular TempurPedic pillow, and utilizes the brand’s signature TEMPUR material to achieve conforming, pressure relieving comfort.
Design And Construction
In true TempurPedic fashion, the TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow is constructed using their signature memory foam material. In fact, this TempurPedic pillow is one continuous slab of memory foam. The cover, on the other hand, is made of 100% polyester and is machine-washable, which is nice in case of a drool stain or a spill from drinking coffee in bed. Just make sure to follow the care instructions on the cover for cleaning.
Uncompressed, the pillow’s loft is about a 5”, which is about standard for most pillows we see out there. It’s not on the thick or thin end, but rather right in the middle. When you do compress the pillow, however, it has about a 2-3” loft. Now, this is specific to your size, frame, and sleeping position, but it will be about 2-3” for most people.
Feel And Firmness
TempurPedic beds are known for their dense memory foam feel. However, the particular memory foam in this TempurPedic Pillow is a little softer in terms of its ILD rating. As such, rather than a firmer, slow sink-in feel, you’ll feel the softness of this memory foam pillow right away. You can see it here on Amazon and on TempurPedic’s website.
Also, memory foam tends to be a bit firmer in the winter time when it’s cooler out and softer when it’s in a warmer environment. You won’t notice a drastic change with the TempurPedic pillow, but you may experience a slightly softer or firmer pillow depending on the temperature.
Cloud Pillow Sleeper Types
We see the pillow being best for petite and medium-size individuals that sleep on their back and side. You need to make sure that you’re keeping proper spinal alignment and that your neck isn’t out of whack, but for most people between 100 lbs and 200 lbs it will best for back/side sleepers. If you have a larger frame (over ~200 lbs), you will probably be just fine as a stomach sleeper with this pillow.
TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow Price
One of the reasons why this pillow could be so popular is because of its low price compared to the other TempurPedic pillow models, particularly the TEMPUR-Breeze pillow. TEMPUR-Cloud is available in one standard size, and retails around $79. While it’s not the most affordable pillow you can get your hands on, it is definitely reasonably priced for a quality product coming from a well-known, premium brand.
Final Comments On The TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow
While it’s not our favorite pillow in the world, there is a lot to like about it. It’s comfortable and accommodating, plus has a machine-washable cover. Whether it’s worth $80 per pillow, that’s up to you. But, if you want a memory foam pillow that’s durable and medium in terms of size/loft, it’s a pretty good option.
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TempurPedic Breeze Cooling Pillow Review
This TempurPedic pillow is ideal for individuals who tend to warm up during the night. It is a little on the pricey side, but hot sleepers may very well see the value in it if it means a more comfortable sleep.
Construction And Design
This is a dual-sided memory foam pillow. TempurPedic calls the foam a “Lightweight TEMPUR material,” but that’s just marketing speak for memory foam.
The way the pillow is constructed is pretty straightforward. You have a memory foam slab with a cooling strip on either side, and a cotton cover. The cooling material is what TempurPedic calls “TEMPUR-Breeze Gel” and it’s actually cool to the touch, much like the gel strip that you see on the Leesa Hybrid Pillow.
It’s actually a really nice cover, and it’s machine washable just like the cover on the Cloud TempurPedic pillow. This Breeze TempurPedic pillow, however, has an uncompressed loft of 6.4″ and a compressed loft of about 3-4″.
Breeze Pillow Feel
Since the gel strip is on both sides of the pillow and it’s an active-cooling material, it actually sleeps very cool at night. In fact, if you don’t sleep really hot at night, this pillow almost certainly is not for you. Just like the beds on our Best Cooling Mattresses list aren’t for cold sleepers, the TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow is only recommended for people that sleep abnormally hot.
As for the firmness of the pillow, it’s about a medium-soft, although memory foam does soften over time.
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We think this pillow is best for medium and larger individuals. It wouldn’t be our favorite pillow for petite sleepers as it’s not adjustable (i.e. you cannot add or take away from the loft) and will simply be too tall for many people with a shorter, smaller frame. Of course, this is a general statement, but we think petite sleepers are better off looking for a thinner pillow.
Also given the loft of the pillow, it’s going to be preferable for back and side sleepers. Stomach sleepers, however, mostly likely will not enjoy it unless they hug the edges of the pillow.
When sleeping on your back, you want to make sure that your head is facing more or less straight up. This will help to maintain the natural “C” curvature in your neck. If you feel the pillow pushing your head forwards, the pillow likely has too much loft for you.
For side sleepers, you’re looking to follow a straight line from your nose down your spine. If you’re head is cocked up too much, this can cause a good amount of pain and discomfort to your neck. Especially if you’re sleeping like this for 6-8 hours.
Breeze Pillow Price
There are a few avenues you can use to purchase this pillow. You can buy on TempurPedic’s website, although they don’t seem to discount the pillow much. Or you can purchase via Amazon, which from what we’ve seen is the cheaper alternative.
This is not a cheap pillow and it will not be an impulse purchase for you. It’s made for a specific type of sleeper, and most other people will just say “pass”.
There is a glimmer of good news though. Amazon tends to mess around with pricing for this pillow. We’ve seen it as low as around $130 for the queen size, which, yes, is still expensive, but much more palatable than $169.
Verdict On TempurPedic’s Cooling Pillow
This pillow is definitely not for everyone. On price alone, TempurPedic will be turning away a lot of prospective customers. That said, if you’re looking for an ice cold memory foam pillow and price isn’t an issue for you, the TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze should be on your short list of pillows to try out.
Other TempurPedic Pillow Models
Here’s a quick look at the main pillows offered by TempurPedic.
- TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow — This is the companies most popular pillow. It has a medium feel and is filled with a soft slab of memory foam.
- TEMPUR Breeze Cooling Pillow — Made specifically for hot sleepers. They offer several cooling options that really are cold to the touch.
- TEMPUR-Neck Pillow — This is basically the “original” TempurPedic pillow. It has a curved design meant to cradle the head and neck.
- TEMPUR-Symphony Pillow — Double sided pillow that’s able to work for strict stomach sleepers as well as back and side sleepers.
- TEMPUR-Cloud Pro Pillow — Un upgraded version of the standard Cloud Pillow. Available in three heights (aka lofts).
- TEMPUR-Down Precise Support — One of very few down pillows that they sell. Meant to give you that traditional feather pillow feel.
Buying A TempurPedic Pillow
If you’re on the hunt for a TempurPedic pillow, you’re going to have plenty of options, both in terms of the type of pillow and from where you purchase. For example, on TempurPedic’s website they sell about a dozen different pillows, ranging in price, firmness, and fill.
If you end up shopping on Amazon for a TempurPedic pillow, they also offer one for pretty much every situation. In fact, they largely carry the same inventory, although, from what we’ve seen Amazon has a lot of their older pillows in addition to the new ones. And, Amazon seems to have the best prices.
There is no trial period or return policy if you order on TempurPedic’s website, however, with Amazon you have their standard return/exchange policies. Basically, you have 30 days to try out the pillow, and if decide don’t want it anymore you just have to cover return shipping charges.
However, you will get free shipping regardless of the pillow you choose, as well as a 5-year limited warranty.
We were sent these pillows by TempurPedic in order to review them.
No. Unfortunately, TempurPedic does not accept any returns of the TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow, or any of their pillows (that we know of)
We’d say this is about a medium-soft to a soft pillow. A lot of this depends on your size, but it’s fairly soft overall.
As with any new foam-based product that’s made in a factory, there is always some off-gassing. It will smell a little bit like a clean factory at first, but the smell definitely subsides and should be gone completely in a week or so.
The pillow is 24″ x 15 3/4″ x 5” and will fit basically any standard or queen size pillow case.