I Finally Found a Pillow That Doesn’t Make My Neck Ache — and It Was Totally Worth the Splurge

published Sep 30, 2021
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As a commerce editor, I often test tons of bedding products like comforters, sheets, mattress toppers, and pillows. And often, I come to the realization that I’ve never quite experienced true comfort in my past life. Such was the case when I tested Tempur-Pedic’s TEMPUR-Topper Supreme, which gave me the best sleep of my life and breathed new life into my outdated mattress. I expected the same life-changing sleep when I bought the TEMPUR-Cloud pillow, which is made of the same heavenly soft, yet durable, memory foam material as the rest of Tempur-Pedic’s products. Suffice it to say, I was not disappointed. In fact, I now truly know what a quality pillow should be.

The TEMPUR-Cloud pillow comes tightly rolled in a cylindrical package, and then expands once you remove it from the package. I immediately noticed that the pillow had a firmness to it, but just like the mattress topper, would slowly sink and conform when laid upon. I initially feared that the pillow would be too firm. Prior to this, I was used to fishing out $10 pillows from my local department store bin, expecting to have to replace them within the next six months when they’d inevitably become flat. This time, I could instantly tell this pillow was in it for the long haul.

The aches and pains caused by my previous deflated pillow vanished almost right away after switching to the TEMPUR-Cloud pillow. It’s designed with back and stomach sleepers in mind, which is perfect for me, since I’m technically a multi-position sleeper. The brand’s coveted Tempur material adapts to whichever position I’m sleeping in, so that I never wake up stiff or achy. Simply put, this is the Goldilocks of pillows. It’s not too soft or too firm, ensuring that I wake up well-rested and pain free. I’ve had this pillow for about nine months now, and it’s just as cozy as the day I received it.

Aside from the comfort factor, I love how easy it is to keep this pillow clean. The TEMPUR-Cloud pillow comes with a washable cover that you can remove and throw in with the rest of your laundry. I typically wash mine with the rest of my bedding, and I’ve noticed no visible pilling. When it’s all clean, I throw it back onto the pillow and add my favorite silk pillowcase. Then, I’m off to dreamland in a flash.

While TEMPUR-Pedic is  best known for its top-of-the-line mattresses and mattress toppers, their pillows often fly under the radar. I was super impressed with this pillow and, although it may be priced higher than what you might be used to paying for a pillow, I guarantee its one of the best investments you can make in getting better sleep. I actually can’t believe I went without it this long!

Buy: TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow, 2 Pack, $109 (normally $178)