Tempur Pillows

Tempur Pillow Review UK (2022)

Written by Holly

Last updated: 31.07.2022

10 Min.

Is your unsupportive pillow keeping you up all night?

Choosing the perfect pillow is often more difficult than choosing the perfect mattress! 🤯

Tempur pillows are designed to support the natural arch of your spine and neck.

The material contours around your head and shoulders for superior comfort.

Our Tempur pillow review dives into the best Tempur pillow UK options! 😲

Best Tempur pillows

Top features of Tempur Pillows UK

Free delivery & returns
Free Delivery and Returns
30-day trial period
30-Day Sleep Trial
3-year guarantee
3-Year Guarantee
Space Technology



  • Moulds to your body shape and relieves pressure.
  • Gives a weightless “sleeping-on-a-cloud” feeling.
  • Helps align your spine and neck.
  • Suitable for every sleeping position.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • 30-night risk-free sleep trial.
  • 3-year guarantee.
  • Free delivery to most UK areas.
  • 30 years of experience behind the product.


  • Can be expensive - not practical for those on a budget.
  • Some people don’t like the unique feeling of Tempur.
  • Need to purchase separate pillowcases with certain Tempur pillows.

Best Tempur Pillows UK

Our Favourite

Tempur Cloud Pillow

The Tempur Cloud Pillow features original NASA-certified memory foam for the most luxurious sleeping experience.

Made with sensitive Tempur micro cushions, the Tempur Pillow Cloud moulds itself to your head, neck, and shoulders for the best possible support.


Made with high-quality NASA-developed material, the Tempur Comfort Cloud pillow is one of the most luxurious pillows on the market.

Comprising of:

  • Medium loft for back sleepers
  • Adaptive Tempur material
  • Soft yet supportive feel

The Tempur Comfort Cloud pillow is made with pressure-relieving Tempur memory foam. 

Tempur comfort cloud pillow

The medium loft and soft feel of the Cloud Pillow Tempur have designed, make it ideal for all positions, but particularly back sleepers.

The Tempur Comfort Pillow Cloud responds to the body and provides superior pressure relief on the head, neck, and shoulders.

The Tempur Cloud pillow also comes with a removable soft fabric cover that is washable up to 60 °C. 🧼

The 30-night trial and 3-year guarantee will give you some extra peace of mind whilst you sleep. 


  Tempur Cloud Pillow reviews UK
Firmness level: Soft
Trial period: 30 days
Guarantee: 3 years
What we love: The extra-soft Tempur material on the Tempur Comfort Pillow Cloud moulds around the head and shoulders like a giant marshmallow. 
What could be improved: A longer guarantee on the Tempur Pillow Cloud would help to justify the high price. 

Tempur Original Pillow

Tempur Original pillows have a medium-firm feel and are a fantastic choice for individuals who want a mix of support and comfort.

The Tempur Original pillow has thousands of micro cushions to provide excellent head, neck, and shoulder support.

The Tempur Comfort Original pillow is one of the best choices in the UK for all different sleeping positions.

tempur original pillow

It has a few remarkable qualities:

  • Firm yet adaptive Tempur material
  • Deeper loft for side sleepers
  • Contouring support for the head and shoulders

The Tempur Original pillow is designed with micro cushions that provide superior comfort whilst maintaining complete pressure relief. 💆‍♀️

The medium-feel firmness of the Tempur Comfort Pillow Original cushions your head and shoulders to alleviate neck pain and discomfort.

The Tempur Pillow Original also includes a washable soft cotton cover that can be cleaned at 60 degrees. 🧼

A 30-day trial period and a 3-year guarantee mean you can purchase without worry. 


  Tempur Original Pillow
Composition: Memory foam
Firmness level: Medium
Trial period: 30 days
Guarantee: 3 years
What we love: The pillow features patented micro cushion technology and temperature-sensitive material.
What could be improved:  Front sleepers may not suit this pillow as it is quite high and cannot be adjusted.
Very Firm

Tempur Queen Original Pillow

The ergonomic shape of the Tempur Pillow Original Queen is contoured for optimal neck support.

This pillow is ideal for back and side sleepers who need some extra neck support.

Made with solid NASA-developed memory foam material, this Tempur ergonomic pillow has an extra-firm feel.

It features a unique ergonomic design for enhanced neck support.

The unique design is contoured to follow the shape of your head, neck, and shoulders. 🤗

person laying on original queen graphic

If you often wake up with neck pain, this may be the pillow for you.

The Queen Original Neck pillow comes in 3 different sizes to offer support for everyone.

It also comes with a removable soft fabric cover that is washable up to 60 °C. 🛀

If you are unsure about the unique shape of the Queen Original pillow, then the 30-night trial could help you decide. 


  Tempur Queen Original Neck Pillow
Composition: Memory foam
Firmness level: Extra-firm
Trial period: 30 days
Guarantee: 3 years
What we love: The 3 sizes of this unique pillow mean you can choose one tailored for your body shape. 
What could be improved:  The fixed shape of this ergonomic pillow is not ideal for those who change positions during sleep. 

Tempur Ombracio Support Pillow

The unique star-shaped design of the Tempur Ombracio pillow makes it the most huggable pillow on the market.

This superstar pillow has been designed specifically for stomach sleepers who need a lower loft design. 

The NASA-developed Ombracio pillow has been tailored just for stomach sleepers. 🐢

Comprising of:

  • Extra soft Tempur material
  • A space to hug your arms
  • A low loft depth

These ingredients make up a perfect stomach sleeper pillow. 

tempur ombracio pillow

The star design is ideal for those who like to hug a pillow whilst they sleep.

The pillow has been designed to help align your spine and neck for a more supported sleep. 

The low loft and soft feel will encourage a straighter back and more supported sleep. 

This pillow comes with a removable soft fabric cover that is washable up to 60 °C.

The 30-night trial means you can fully test this pillow before deciding if it works for you.


  Tempur Ombracio pillow review
Firmness level: Extra soft
Trial Period: 30 days
Guarantee: 3 years
What we love: The butterfly design makes this a fantastic choice for tummy sleepers.
What could be improved: Special Tempur pillowcases have to be bought to fit this pillow, which can be expensive. 

What is Tempur?

Tempur memory foam pillows are made from unique Tempur material.

Tempur material is an open-cell structure made up of billions of viscoelastic cells.

tempur memory foam pillow
Tempur memory foam pillows are made from viscoelastic foam.

These cells respond to your body temperature, changing their shape to mould perfectly around your body. 🤗

This material is ultra-sensitive and able to offer pressure relief, unlike any ordinary memory foam.

And guess what happens when you release pressure from the Tempur material?

The intelligent cells return to their original shape. 🧠

See how it works below:

tempur sensation elite pressure on mattress

tempur sensation elite released pressure

tempur sensation elite returns to shape

As you can see, the Tempur material in the Tempur Sensation Elite is just as adaptive as Tempur pillows.

Space technology

Tempur designs sleep products that relieve pressure and give the feeling of weightlessness.🎈

The unique material originates back to NASA where it was used in space seats to absorb g-shock.

In 1991, Tempur created the first memory foam mattress, revolutionising the bed industry.

nasa-approved tempur mattress
Tempur is the only NASA-certified sleep brand.

Many memory foam products attempt to imitate Tempur memory foam pillows and Tempur mattresses.

But so far, none are close to creating the same feeling of Tempur material.

Today, Tempur continue to create innovative sleep products that are out of this world…🚀

How do I choose the perfect Tempur pillow?

Not sure what kind of Tempur pillow you need?

Our Tempur pillow review will break down everything you need to know! 🦸‍♂️

Choosing the perfect pillow is no easy task and there are many factors you should consider before deciding.

All Tempur pillows are hypoallergenic and suitable for allergy sufferers. 🤧

Ask yourself the following:

  • Can I afford a Tempur pillow?
  • What don't I like about my current pillow?
  • Am I a restless sleeper?
  • Do I prefer a firmer or a softer pillow?
  • What is my sleeping position?

Tempur has a fantastic selection of Tempur pillows to choose from.

Take a look at the Tempur collection:

But what if you don't know what kind of pillow you need for your sleeping position? 👇

What Tempur pillow do I need?

Your sleep position is one of the biggest aspects when choosing the best Tempurpedic pillow for your sleep.

Luckily, Tempur UK has a great selection of pillows for each sleep position.

Best Tempur pillow for side sleepers

Sleeping on your side is the most popular sleeping position.

In fact, 50% of British couples admit to sleeping on their side.

Side sleepers generally need a deeper pillow.

This will help support the natural shape of your spine and neck.

The best Tempurpedic pillow for side sleepers is a firm pillow that is still soft enough to contour around the head and shoulders.


Side sleeper
Side sleepers do well on high-loft pillows

The Tempur Comfort Original is the perfect height for side sleepers.

The high loft of this pillow fills the space between the head and shoulder for optimal spinal alignment.

For side sleepers, it's even more important to sleep on a pillow that encourages pressure relief, due to the added weight on just one shoulder.

This Tempur side sleeper pillow perfectly aligns the spine and neck and instantly relieves pressure from the head and shoulders.

The perfect pillow for stomach sleepers

Sleeping on your stomach puts the most pressure on your spine.

So, it’s essential for stomach sleepers to choose a pillow offering the neck and spine the most support.

Front sleepers need a soft and low pillow.

A low pillow will help stomach sleepers align their neck and spine during the night.


tempur ombracio pillow
Stomach sleepers often do well on low-loft pillows

The best Tempurpedic pillow for stomach sleepers is the Tempur Ombracio pillow.

The extra-soft Tempur Material allows the head and neck to sink into the pillow comfortably.

The low loft of the pillow is the perfect height for stomach sleepers to align the spine and neck in a natural position.

The unique butterfly shape gives stomach sleepers a place for their arms, making this pillow the perfect cuddling companion.

The perfect pillow for back sleepers

Sleeping on your back is the safest sleeping position.

However, sleeping on your back is not recommended for pregnancy.

Back sleeping puts the least amount of pressure on your spine.

Back sleepers need a higher loft pillow than front sleepers, but not quite as deep as side sleepers.

A medium pillow that cushions your head and shoulders works great for back sleepers.


tempur original queen pillow
Back sleepers can sleep comfortably on medium-loft pillows.

The Tempur Original Queen pillow is a great choice for back sleepers.

The Tempur Original Queen pillow is the ideal firmness level to support the head and shoulders whilst contouring around the head and neck.

The firm support of the Tempur Original pillow supports the neck and alleviates pain.

Tempur pillow size guide

The Tempur Comfort Collection comes in one standard size measuring 74cm x 50cm (29 inches x 19.6 inches)

These rectangular shaped pillows will fit into most regular size pillowcases.

Tempur ergonomic pillows come in different depths depending on your individual needs:

Pillow size Size
Tempur Original Queen Medium 61 x 31 x 10/7 cm (24 x 12.2 x 3.9/2.7 inches)
Tempur Original Queen Large 61 x 31 x 11.5/8.5 cm (24 x 12.2 x 4.5/3.3 inches)
Tempur Original Queen X-Large 61 x 31 x 13/10 cm (24 x 12.2 x 5.11/3.9 inches)

For these uniquely shaped pillows, you will need special Tempur pillowcases.

Tempur Ombracio pillows come in one size, measuring 50cm x 60cm (19.6 inches by 23.6 inches).

These star-shaped pillows need to be used with the Tempur Ombracio pillowcase.

Tempur pillowcases

Tempur pillowcases are made to be a perfect fit for Tempur pillows.

Made from 100% cotton, these protectors are highly breathable 🌬️

They are free from any harmful chemicals, including chlorine and formaldehyde.

Tempur pillowcases are loose-fit so you can fluff up your pillow and help to keep its natural shape.


happy woman with pillow
Tempur pillowcases are loose fit.

These pillowcases come with a 3-year guarantee to last with your Tempur pillows.

You can also buy Tempur pillowcases designed for the specific shape of your Tempur pillow, such as the Tempur Ombracio pillowcase.

A Tempur Cloud pillow protector will also add another layer of protection to your Tempur pillow.

Can Tempur pillows be washed?

You must never wash a Tempur pillow or let it get wet.

do not wash graphic
You should not put your Tempur pillow in a washing machine.

This means avoiding using liquid or cleaning fluids around your pillow or laying on it with wet hair. 💧

Spilling liquids on a Tempur pillow will damage the Tempur material and void the warranty.

This is why it’s so important to use a pillow protector with your Tempur pillow, especially one that is water-resistant and will help to protect the pillow from any accidents ☔

How do you clean a Tempur pillow?

Even though you can’t wash your Tempur pillow, there are many ways you can help to keep it clean.

Tempur pillows come with removable covers, which are machine washable up to 60°C. 🧼

tempur washable covers

tempur washable pillow covers

You should let the cover fully dry before it has contact with your Tempur pillow.

Using pillow protectors and Tempur pillowcases will help to keep oil and dead skin build-up to a minimum.

For cheaper but equal-quality alternatives, we recommend Eve pillow protectors.

They are water-resistant as well as breathable, making them an ideal choice for any memory foam pillow.

Tempur pillow price

Tempur pillows are high-end products, so it’s not surprising that they can be expensive.

man sitting on coins
Tempur pillows can be expensive.

Tempur pillow prices currently range between £100 - £200 when bought directly through Tempur.

However, they can be bought cheaper from other authorised retailers like John Lewis, Bensons for Beds, and Dreams.

They sell them for as much as 15% less than the RRP! 😲

Are Tempur pillows worth the money?

Tempur pillows may cost more than an ordinary pillow—but there’s good reason!

Remember, they are made with high-quality viscoelastic material developed by NASA. 🚀

The unique Tempur material cannot be recreated by any other manufacturer.

Tempur pillows also come with a 3-year-guarantee, much longer than an ordinary pillow that will usually lose its shape and need replacing multiple times a year.

memory foam vs hollowfibre
Memory foam pillows have a longer lifespan.

The average Tempur pillow has been known to last as long as 5 years!

So even though Tempur pillows may seem expensive, this only works out to £20 per year (Around 5p per day!) 🤯

You’ll be spending much less on a high-quality pillow than a cheap pillow that needs replacing every couple of months.

And when we spend a third of our lives in bed, who can put a price on a good night’s sleep? 💤

Tempur pillow discount codes

You should always aim to get the best price you can on any purchase.


piggybank on mattress
You can find discounts of Tempur pillows and Tempur mattresses.

When buying online, there are often discount codes available for Tempur to give you the best deal.

You might also find a Tempur pillow sale around seasonal periods such as Easter or Black Friday.

You should apply these codes at checkout to activate your discount.

Check out our discounts page for current codes and offers!💰

What else does Tempur offer?

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of Tempur. 👨‍👩‍👧

Because of this, Tempur has a range of products to enhance your sleep experience.

The Tempur range includes:

There is also a range of Tempur travel products, ensuring you can enjoy your home from home with Tempur.

If you're worried about your Tempur pillow feeling too warm, you can also consider a Tempur Cooltouch pillow for a more breathable sleep.

This Dreams Tempur pillow exclusive is a great option for hot sleepers who like the cold side of the pillow.

Tempur pillow delivery conditions

Tempur offers free delivery and returns on all their pillows to mainland UK addresses. 🚚

Delivery usually takes 1-2 working days for pillows as well as other small accessories and bedding.

For those that live outside of mainland UK, there is an extra charge for delivery.

But, your items can be delivered between 1-5 working days!

Tempur pillow trial period

Every Tempur pillow comes with a 30-night sleep trial.

So how does this work exactly? 🤔

tempur pillow sleep trial period
All Tempur pillows include a 30-night sleep trial.

The 30-night trial begins the day after you receive your new Tempur pillow from Tempur UK.

If you’re not happy with the pillow, you can return it! 😍

Make sure you keep all the original packaging as you will need this for your return.

In the unlikely event that you decide a Tempur pillow isn’t for you, you must contact Tempur no later than the day after your 30-night trial ends.

Tempur mattresses also come with a 100-night sleep trial.

Take a look at our favourite Tempur mattresses below:

Tempur pillow guarantee

All Tempur pillows include a 3-year quality guarantee when bought directly with Tempur or another authorised retailer. 🛠️

This is a manufacturer’s warranty, which means you are covered for any material defects caused by faulty workmanship within those 3 years.

Similar to the Tempur mattress topper The warranty includes any visible indentation of more than 2cm to the Tempur material.

tempur mattress topper guarantee
Tempur products are guaranteed against indentations.

If your pillow does have a fault, then Tempur will offer to either repair or replace the product free of charge.

Is 3 years a good guarantee for a pillow?

3 years is a great lifespan for a pillow to last without losing its shape.

Other memory foam manufacturers offer different guarantees on their pillows.

Simba pillows only come with a 1-year guarantee whilst Emma offers 2 years for their memory foam pillows.

However, Panda memory foam pillows come with a guarantee of 10-years! 😲

Affordable memory foam pillow Tempur alternatives

Are Tempur pillows a little out of your price range?

Perhaps you’d like to try a cheaper memory foam pillow before investing in a Tempur memory foam pillow.

Take a look at our favourite memory foam pillow alternatives. 👇

Should you buy a Tempur pillow?

Tempur pillows may be just what you need to give you a more supported sleep! 👍

But only you can decide whether you should buy a Tempur pillow.

There are many factors to consider such as your budget, your lifestyle and whether you find them comfortable.

Remember you have a 30-night sleep trial for every Tempur pillow, so you can get a refund if you change your mind.

Here's a recap of our favourite Tempur pillows:

Contact Tempur UK

Customer service: To contact Tempur UK directly for complaints, support or queries, email them at consumer@Tempur.co.uk, call them on 0800 0111 083 or complete their online contact form. You can also book an appointment and visit them in-store.

Registered office: TEMPUR UK Ltd, TEMPUR House, Caxton Point, Printing House Lane, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1AP

Frequently asked questions:

  • What’s the difference between Tempur Material and ordinary memory foam?

    Tempur is a NASA-developed foam that conforms to the body and provides ultra-sensitive pressure-relieving support like no other. 

    Ordinary memory foam is usually outsourced for production, making it difficult to monitor quality. 

    Tempur manufactures their own materials in order to provide high-quality, long-lasting products.

    Tempur is the only mattress company certified by the International Space Foundation. 

  • Do I have to use a Tempur pillow with a Tempur mattress?

    We think Tempur pillows work great in unison with Tempur mattresses which are made from the same unique pressure-relieving material. 

    However, you can use a Tempur pillow with any mattress of your choice. 

    If a Tempur mattress is out of your price range, then the next best option would be another memory foam mattress like the Nectar memory foam mattress or Ergoflex 5G mattress.

  • Do Tempur pillows get softer over time?

    When you first get your Tempur pillow it might feel firmer than usual. 

    Over time, the pillow gets softer as it adjusts to your body. 

    However, it should still feel just as (if not more) comfortable and provide the support that you need. 

  • Do Tempur pillows and mattresses get hot?

    Many people are put off Tempur and other memory foam brands as they are believed to make you feel hot.  

    Cheap memory foam products retain heat and can make you feel warm during sleep. 

    Tempur material is designed to be breathable, and you shouldn’t feel yourself overheating. 

    If you are a hot sleeper, use breathable pillowcases and sheets with moisture-wicking properties such as cotton for a cooler sleep during the night. 

  • What are Tempur called?

    The Tempur brand name can be confusing for some. 

    Tempur pillows are often mispronounced as Tempura pillows and you might find yourself searching for the best Tempurpedic pillow.

    However, Tempurpedic or Tempur-pedic is the US brand of Tempur whilst Tempura is a popular Japanese dish. 

    " Tempur" is the correct term for the UK. 

    You can also search Tempur pillow UK to ensure you are taken to the official Tempur UK site. 


After years of working in a leading UK bed store, I'm passionate about helping others find their perfect mattress. I love to write about sleep almost as much as I love to nap!

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