Tempur Pillows

Tempur Pillow Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 14.11.2023 Reading time: 10 Min.

Is your unsupportive pillow keeping you up all night?

But choosing the perfect pillow can be more difficult than choosing the perfect mattress! 🤯

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

This is because the material contours around your head and shoulders for perfect alignment.

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

Best Tempur pillows

The best Tempur pillows UK

Best For Back Sleepers

Tempur Comfort Cloud Pillow

The Tempur Comfort Cloud pillow is a premium memory foam pillow.
  • Extra-soft Tempur material & cotton cover
  • Soft feel & medium soft 
  • Washable cover 

Tell me more about the Tempur Comfort Cloud pillow

The Tempur Comfort Cloud pillow has a soft, cloud-like feeling and gently cradles the head and shoulders.

The inner foam includes extra-soft Tempur micro-cushions that relieve pressure and adapt to the head and shoulders. 

Unlike the Tempur Comfort pillow, it has a lower loft and softer feel, perfect for those who want to sink more deeply into a pillow. 

This makes it ideal for back sleepers who need a pillow that hugs around the head and shoulders without bending the neck upwards too much.   

The outer Tempur pillows Cloud cover is machine-washable for long-lasting freshness. 

Reasons to buy

30-night trial period

3-year guarantee

Great support for back sleepers 

Reasons to avoid

Expensive 

Unsuitable for stomach sleepers 

Best For Side Sleepers

Tempur Comfort Original Pillow

Tempur Comfort Original pillows is a fantastic choice for individuals who want a mix of support and comfort.
  • Tempur material & cotton cover
  • Medium feel & deep loft 
  • Machine-washable cover

Tell me more about the Tempur Comfort Original pillow

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

The medium-feel firmness of these Tempur side sleeper pillows cushions your head and shoulders to alleviate pain and discomfort.

It's slightly firmer than the Cloud pillow, ideal for those who don't want to completely collapse into their pillow. 

The Original is the perfect choice for side sleepers because it helps to keep the head lifted and aligned with the spine while gently cocooning the head and shoulders. 

Reasons to buy

30-night trial period

3-year guarantee

Great support for side sleepers 

Reasons to avoid

Expensive 

It may be too high for back & stomach sleepers

Best For Stomach Sleepers

Tempur Ombracio Support Pillow

The unique star-shaped design of the Tempur Ombracio pillow makes it the most huggable pillow on the market.
  • Extra soft Tempur material & cotton cover
  • Extra soft feel 
  • Cover is machine-washable 

Tell me more about the Tempur Ombracio Smartcool Pillow

The low loft and soft feel of the Tempur Ombracio pillow make this ideal for stomach sleepers.

You'll sink into the pillow and experience pressure relief while your neck remains perfectly aligned with your spine. 

The star shape is designed for those who like to hug a pillow while sleeping.

It also includes the upgraded cool-to-the-touch Smartcool cover

Because of its unusual shape, pillowcases bought from Tempur UK are required. 

Reasons to buy

30-night trial period

3-year guarantee

Perfect for stomach sleepers 

Reasons to avoid

Expensive 

You'll need to purchase unique pillowcases 

May not be suitable for back/side sleepers 

Ergonomic Design

Tempur Original Pillow

The ergonomic shape of the Tempur Original Pillow is contoured for optimal neck support.
  • Tempur material & SmartCool cover 
  • Ergonomic shape
  • Very firm 

Tell me more about the Tempur Original Pillow

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

It features a unique ergonomic design to follow the natural shape of your head, neck, and shoulders. 

The contoured design is ideal for side and back sleepers or those who need extra neck support.

The Tempur Original pillow has a much firmer and more solid feel compared to other Tempur pillows, so you won't experience the same sinking feeling.

These Tempur neck pillows come in 3 different depths (medium, large, and X-large) to offer support for everyone.

It also comes with a washable SmartCool cover to absorb excess body heat during sleep. 

Reasons to buy

3-year guarantee

30-night trial 

High-quality material

Reasons to avoid

Not ideal for restless sleepers who change positions

Too firm for some sleepers

Special pillowcases required

What are Tempur pillows made of?

Tempur memory foam pillows are made from unique Tempur material [1].

This material is filled with micro cushions with an open-cell structure made up of billions of viscoelastic cells.

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

Take a look at how Tempur material works:

pressing tempur material

tempur material hand shape

tempur material

This material is ultra-sensitive, offers pressure relief, and provides a weightless feel, 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. 🧠

Where did Tempur originate?

The unique material originates back to NASA [2], where it was used in space seats to absorb g-shock.

In 1991, Tempur created the first memory foam mattress, revolutionising the bed industry with a product that is out of this world…🚀

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

Many memory foam products have attempted to imitate Tempur memory foam pillows and Tempur mattresses.

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

Tempur pillow UK buying guide

Not sure what kind of Tempur pillow you need?

Choosing the best 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. 🤧

But they're also expensive, so they may not be the best option for those on a budget.

If you're wondering "which Tempur pillow is best for me?", 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?

Thinking about these questions will help you decide what type of pillow you need, and luckily, Tempur has a fantastic selection to suit all sorts of sleepers

But which one is right for you? 👇

The best Tempur pillow for side sleepers

Sleeping on your side is the most popular sleeping position, with 50% of British couples [3] admitting to sleeping on their side.

Side sleepers generally need a deeper pillow.

The best Tempur pillow for side sleepers is a firm pillow that lifts the head to align the neck and spine.

Our favourite Tempur UK side sleeper pillow is the Comfort Original.

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

£15 OFF TEMPUR COMFORT ORIGINAL PILLOW

Side sleepers do well on high-loft pillows.

The Tempur material also provides excellent cushioning for the head, neck, and shoulders.

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

The best Tempur pillow for back sleepers

Sleeping on your back is the safest sleeping position. ✅

However, sleeping on your back is not recommended for pregnancy [4].

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

Therefore, you need a higher loft pillow than front sleepers but not as deep as side sleepers.

A pillow with medium firmness and loft to support the head and neck works great for back sleepers.

The Tempur Comfort Cloud pillow is our favourite choice. ❤️

£15 OFF TEMPUR COMFORT ORIGINAL PILLOW

spinal alignment graphic
Back sleepers can sleep comfortably on medium-loft pillows.

This pillow gently contours around the head and shoulders while keeping the spine in line with the neck.

The best Tempur pillow for stomach sleepers

Sleeping on your stomach puts the most pressure on your spine as the neck and spine are strained upwards when laying on a pillow.

So, stomach sleepers need to choose a pillow designed specifically for stomach sleeping.

We recommend that stomach sleepers choose a soft and low pillow.

A low pillow will help keep the head low and close to the mattress and prevent unnatural bending of the neck and spine.

The Tempur Ombracio pillow has been designed just for stomach sleepers. 👍

BUY OMBRACIO PILLOW£ 199

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

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

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

Alternatively, stomach sleepers could try to sleep without a pillow.

The best Tempur pillow for neck pain

Choosing a pillow at the correct height and firmness for your sleeping position should prevent neck pain.

However, an ergonomic pillow can help to keep the neck supported while aligning the neck in the perfect position.

We recommend the Tempur Original pillow for extra neck and head support. 💪

BUY TEMPUR ORIGINAL PILLOW£ 149

tempur original pillow
The Tempur Original pillow is ideal for back and side sleepers.

The Tempur Original Queen pillow follows the shape of the head and neck to encourage natural alignment of the body.

For a more budget-friendly ergonomic pillow option, consider the Groove pillow.

It's important to note that ergonomic pillows have a firm and supportive feel, which is not to everyone's taste.

Luckily, all Tempur pillows include a 30-night trial period. ⏳

Why should you buy a Tempur pillow?

When considering an investment in sleep comfort, Tempur often comes to mind.

But are Tempur pillows good for everyone, and are they worth the high price?

Highly adaptive

Tempur material, originally developed by NASA, stands out for its heightened sensitivity compared to other memory foam products. 🌌

The dense viscoelastic cells mould to the shape of your head and shoulders, offering an extremely adaptive feel.

viscoelastic cells in pillows
Tempur pillows are highly adaptive.

People with joint and neck pain have often turned to Tempur mattresses and pillows as a remedy for their aches and pains.

The highly sensitive Tempur material takes pressure off the joints and provides a weightless cloud-like feeling. 🎈

Suitable options for all sleeping positions

Everyone's sleep preferences are unique, and Tempur recognises this by offering pillows that suit different needs.

different sleeping positions
Not every pillow is suitable for your sleeping position.

They offer a variety of designs to cater to different sleep styles – whether you favour a firmer pillow, a softer one, or an ergonomic design.

Scroll up for our Tempur pillow recommendations for each sleeping position.

30-night sleep trial

Committing to a pillow can be daunting, especially with an expensive brand like Tempur.

However, Tempur UK offers a 30-night sleep trial, allowing you to truly test the product in the comfort of your home. 🏡

pillow trial period
The returns process is easy.

That means you've got an entire month to decide if it's a good fit.

Not every online pillow manufacturer offers a trial, so we're pleased to see that Tempur has this extra safety net for unsure shoppers.

Our FAQs unpack the 30-night pillow trial in more detail.

3-year quality guarantee

Quality and longevity are a big aspect of Tempur's philosophy.

Their pillows are built to withstand the test of time, outperforming cheaper alternatives that quickly lose shape. ⏳

All Tempur pillows include a 3-year quality guarantee, protecting you from any issues within that time.

happy woman with heart
A guarantee protects you from unexpected issues.

If you experience any manufacturing faults, such as dipping, you can reach out for a replacement or refund.

We list full contact details to contact Tempur further down.

Who might Tempur pillows not be suitable for?

Tempur pillows have a lot going for them, but they're not for everyone.

So, who may want to avoid Tempur pillows and why?

Budget-buyers

Tempur pillows come with a higher price tag. 💰

This isn't ideal for those trying to keep their expenses in check.

Even the cheapest Tempur pillows are going to cost more than double what you would pay for a standard hollowfibre pillow.

Tempur pillows appeal to luxury shoppers in search of the best memory foam material on the market. 👑

price performance ratio
You should consider your budget.

But while they're more expensive, you might spend less in the long run by choosing a product designed to last.

Tempur also offers monthly payment options with interest-free credit for those who want to stretch their budget.

But if you're seeking that sweet spot between cost and quality, perhaps the Panda pillow (which includes a 10-year guarantee) would be a more suitable choice.

Traditional pillow lovers

Tempur pillows are a class apart with a distinct, unique feel.

They're nothing like your classic hollowfibre, wool, or feather pillows.

Tempur material is much denser and firmer than these traditional options.

However, this has some additional benefits:

hollowfibre vs memory foam
Memory foam has different benefits from traditional pillows.

Tempur pillows have a firm but highly adaptive contouring feel.

But some people don't like this feeling. 👎

Luckily, Tempur provides a 30-day trial, giving you plenty of time to decide if it's a fit for you.

Hot sleepers

Memory foam has a reputation for retaining heat, making for a toastier slumber than traditional pillows.

temperature scale
Memory foam is one of the warmest materials.

If you typically sleep hot, you might want to give memory foam products a pass. 🌡️

Opt for breathable natural materials like feather pillows, cotton or silk bedding, and a lighter tog duvet to keep the temperature in check.

Alternatively, Tempur pillows are a great option for those who feel too cold in bed.

Those looking for a washable pillow

Water and Tempur material do not go together.

While Tempur pillow covers are washable, getting your Tempur pillow wet can damage the material and nullify the warranty. 🚫

do not wash
Tempur pillows aren't washable.

For those who sweat during sleep, suffer from eczema or have other health concerns that require frequent pillow washing, a Tempur pillow might not be the best option.

Our favourite machine-washable alternatives include the Emma Microfibre pillow and the Kally Adjustable pillow.

Why are Tempur pillows so expensive?

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. 🚀

man sitting on coins
You can get a discount with a Tempur pillow sale.

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.

In fact, 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 one that needs replacing every few months.

Tempur pillow discount codes

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 where you can get Easter or Black Friday pillow deals.

black friday pillows
You can save with a Tempur pillow sale.

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

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

Or, sign up for our newsletter for the best Tempur pillow discounts straight in your inbox:

How long do Tempur pillows last?

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 2 cm (0.78 inches) to the Tempur material.

mattress with indents
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.

But how does the Tempur pillow guarantee compare to other pillow brands?

Many manufacturers and retailers don't offer any guarantee on their pillows.

Remember, the guarantee is the minimum length of time your pillow should last, but your Tempur pillow should last much longer.

Tempur pillows have actually been known to last 5 years or more.

Are Tempur pillows worth the money?

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

They're an excellent option for those who want to feel hugged and supported by their pillow.

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.

And don't forget 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 the best Tempur pillows UK:

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. [5] You can also book an appointment [6] 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-certified foam that conforms to the body and provides ultra-sensitive pressure-relieving support.

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

    Tempur manufactures its own materials to provide high-quality, long-lasting products.

    Tempur is the only mattress company certified by the International Space Foundation [7]

  • 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. 

    That's why it's important to test your Tempur pillow for the entire trial period. 

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


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

    However, you can use a Tempur pillow with any mattress you choose. 

    If a Tempur mattress is out of your price range, the next best option would be another memory foam mattress like the Nectar memory foam or the Emma Original mattress

  • 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 too much. 

    However, they're still not recommended for hot sleepers who need a lower temperature for sleep

    If you are a hot sleeper, choose a cool mattress, lower tog duvet, and breathable sheets for a cooler sleep environment. 

  • Tempur pillow trial period


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

    So, how does this work exactly? 

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

    So if you don't get the best night's sleep within this time, you can return it! 

    Ensure you keep all the original packaging, as you will need this for your return. 

    If 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

  • Tempur pillow delivery conditions


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

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

    There is an extra delivery charge for those living outside of mainland UK.

  • Tempur pillow size guide


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

    These rectangular-shaped pillows will fit into most standard pillowcases. 

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

    • 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 unique Tempur pillowcases.

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

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

  • How do you pronounce Tempur?


    Before you even start looking at Tempur products, you may wonder what are Tempur called and how is it pronounced? 

    Common mispronunciations are:

    • Tempura pillows - "Tempura" is a popular Japanese dish
    • Tempurpedic pillow / Tempur pedic pillow / Tempur-pedic pillow - Tempur is a global brand that operates as "Tempur-Pedic" in the US

    Tempur is the correct term for the UK, which is pronounced "tem-puh". 

    Also, check out our article on the Best Sealy Mattresses, which makes sense of the Tempur-Sealy relationship. 

  • What else does Tempur offer?


    In this article, we discussed our top-rated Tempur pillows

    But there are other Tempur pillows in the range that we haven't yet touched on. 

    These are:

    • Tempur Travel pillow
    • Tempur Down Luxe pillow
    • Tempur One Hug pillow
    • Tempur Traditional pillow
    • Tempur Cloud Cooltouch pillow (exclusive to Dreams)

    You can find the information for most of these options on the Tempur UK website

    And Tempur isn't just a pillow brand. 

    In fact, the company offers a range of different sleep products.

    These include:

    We recommend checking out our Tempur mattress article for more information about these products. 

  • Tempur pillowcases


    Pillowcases for Tempur pillows are designed to be a perfect fit.  

    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. 

    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 you wash Tempur pillows?


    For those new to memory foam, you might be wondering: Can Tempur pillows be washed?

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

    Cleaning Tempur pillows is a no-go, and you should avoid using any liquids 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 Tempur pillow protector, which will help protect the pillow from 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. 🧼

    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.  

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

  • Where can I buy Tempur pillows?


    Tempur pillows are available to purchase online and in-store

    For those who want to see the pillow first, we recommend reading Tempur pillow reviews online to get an initial idea of what Tempur pillow you need. 

    You can then visit your nearest store to feel and try the pillow for yourself.

    Tempur pillows are available at the following retailers:

    These stores offer a variety of products, including mattresses, sofas and other bedroom furniture products such as divans, bed frames and headboards. 

    However, if you're after cheap Tempur pillows or a great deal, you should buy Tempur pillows online to get the best discounts.

    Tempur UK has frequent Tempur pillow sales throughout the year, and they offer a 30-night sleep trial for those who are apprehensive about ordering online. 

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Holly Matthews

Senior Content Writer

Holly has been a content writer at Sleep Hero UK since 2021. With an MA degree in literature and previous experience working at a leading UK bed retailer, she is committed to using her skills to guide others towards making better sleep choices.

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