Finding a pillow that appeals to your preferences and performs well for your favored sleep position could improve your sleep quality. I recently tested the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow and will share my findings in this review.
Tempur-Pedic has been in business for over 30 years, and the viscoelastic form used in their products, including this pillow, was initially made by NASA. The TEMPUR-Cloud® is the company’s take on a “traditional” pillow, but is it the right one for you? Let’s get started to find out.
My Video Review of the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow
Sleep Advisor’s Testing Methodology
To provide comprehensive and unbiased reviews, I put products, such as the TEMPUR-Cloud®, through a series of tests and evaluate their design and construction and how they perform in different sleep positions.
Additionally, I will break down how the pillow performed in categories such as comfort, durability, cooling, and others.
If you want more information on our testing methodology, check out our product review process page.
Pros: Who Is the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow Best for?
- Fans of memory foam – Those who love slow-moving memory foam should love the TEMPUR-Cloud® pillow.
- Those who value easy cleaning – You can toss the removable cover in the washing machine for a complete and deep cleaning.
- Back sleepers – After testing it, I think this pillow’s support and loft will make it a great choice for back sleepers.
Cons: Who Might Not Like the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow?
- Consumers who prefer down or down-alternative pillows – Memory foam has a distinctively different feel than down-alternative or down pillows. Therefore, if you are a fan of the fluffiness of that style of pillow, I don’t think this is the best choice for you.
- Shoppers looking for King-size pillows – If you want a larger pillow, you will probably want to keep looking since the TEMPUR-Cloud® is only available in one size.
- Hot sleepers – If you like your pillow to keep you cool throughout the night, I suggest looking elsewhere. The foam can mold around your head and trap the heat from your body. Instead, explore our best cooling pillows.
What Is the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow Made Of?
The removable and soft quilted cover is made from a polyester knit. It has a comforting, plush feel and is hypoallergenic and machine-washable.
Tempur-Pedic uses a single block of TEMPUR® material, their proprietary memory foam, for the TEMPUR-Cloud® pillow.
TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow Firmness & Feel
A pillow’s firmness is how hard or soft it feels. Although Tempur-Pedic states that this is an extra-soft pillow, I found it to be closer to medium.
It was clear to me that this pillow is best suited for back and side sleepers. The single block of TEMPUR® material is slow-moving but moldable. Over time, your head will likely sink deeply into the pillow as it conforms around you.
However, even with the sinkage, this pillow’s firmness makes it supportive enough to help keep your spine aligned by allowing the head and neck to remain elevated.
The quilted polyester knit cover is very soft and comfortable to the touch. When you settle your head into the TEMPUR-Cloud®, you will likely feel it mold around you slowly throughout the night. You will feel the single memory foam block supporting your head and neck.
Coming in at 5 inches tall, the TEMPUR-Cloud® has a medium loft. This makes it ideal for back sleepers as this height should keep their head and neck elevated so that their spine is in optimal alignment. I think it is just slightly too tall for stomach sleepers, and this height could cause pressure around the midsection.
Weight (Density of the Pillow)
The TEMPUR-Cloud® feels lightweight, and it is easy to compress. Therefore, it should be easy to transport if you want to travel with it.
Sleeping on the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow
I love that the ultra-soft cover provides instant comfort. As your head drifts into the slow-moving memory foam, the pillow’s moldability will give you a gentle but supportive cradle that I greatly appreciate.
Although Tempur-Pedic states that this pillow was designed for back and stomach sleepers, I thought it did an excellent job for side sleepers. For side sleepers, this pillow was great for spinal alignment, and I enjoyed its lift and cushioning, as well as how it contoured my head and neck.
When sleeping on my back, I noticed that the TEMPUR-Cloud® provided a good balance of sink and support. It also kept my head, neck, and spine neutral, while the slow-moving foam provided a cozy molding around my head.
For More Information: Best Pillows for Back Sleepers
As mentioned, Tempur-Pedic states that this pillow is designed for stomach sleepers. However, given the slightly higher loft, I don’t think it is a good fit for this category of sleeper. When I tested this pillow on my stomach, I noticed an arch in my spine. Dedicated stomach sleepers will probably want to find a softer, flatter pillow.
TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow Sizing Options & Pricing
|Price w/o Discount
|24” x 15.75” x 5”
My Performance Ratings for the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow
Sleep Advisor’s Performance Ratings for the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow
The TEMPUR-Cloud® is made with memory foam, a material that is known to trap heat. Considering that this pillow does not have a cooling cover, nor is the foam infused with cooling gel, I think it has a high risk of retaining heat.
This pillow excels in support, especially for back and side sleepers. I enjoyed how the slow-moving and moldable memory foam contoured my head and neck while keeping my spine in a comfortable neutral position. Although its supportiveness is admirable, I don’t think this is the best option for stomach sleepers because of its loft.
The quality of the knitted polyester and the strong zipper on the cover is apparent, and their construction should ensure the cover stays in good condition for several years. Furthermore, the traditional-shaped TEMPUR-Cloud® is made with one solid piece of the company’s proprietary memory foam, and I believe that this will lend to this product’s overall durability.
Fans of slow-moving memory foam should find this pillow incredibly comfortable. The slow-sinking adaptability, soft cover, and overall supportiveness make for an enjoyable experience for back and stomach sleepers. However, I don’t think that stomach sleepers will find this pillow enjoyable.
When removed from the package, memory foam can often give off a chemical scent known as off-gassing. However, I didn’t notice any off-gassing with the TEMPUR-Cloud®. If you notice an odor, it should dissipate in 24-48 hours, and you can speed this up if you place it in a well-ventilated area.
Tempur-Pedic states that this pillow is hypoallergenic, but I couldn’t find any certifications that backed this claim and deducted two points. That said, the TEMPUR-Cloud® mattress, made with the same TEMPUR® material as the pillow, is CertiPUR-US® certified. Therefore, it’s possible the pillow is certified, but again, this wasn’t made clear.
The removable cover is machine washable, which should help eliminate allergens that may have gotten attached to the cover.
Cleaning & Care
The cover of the TEMPUR-Cloud® is removable and can be thrown in the washing machine. You should use cold water and a mild detergent when you wash it.
Sleep Trial & Warranty
No sleep trial is offered with this pillow, but Tempur-Pedic provides a five-year limited warranty. Other than the issues covered under the warranty, the TEMPUR-Cloud® can only be returned if it arrives damaged.
TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow Frequently Asked Questions
How does the TEMPUR-Cloud® ship?
Tempur-Pedic offers free two-business-day shipping to the contiguous United States. The pillow can be shipped to Alaska and Hawaii for an additional fee.
What is TEMPUR® material?
TEMPUR® material is Tempur-Pedic’s proprietary memory foam. Memory foam is made from polyurethane foam, but companies such as Tempur-Pedic have developed different production methods, or they mix them with other chemicals to come up with a process unique to their products. This type of foam is designed to provide exceptional contouring, pressure relief, and support.
Should I use a pillowcase with the TEMPUR-Cloud®?
The quilted knit cover of the TEMPUR-Cloud® is very soft, and the cover is removable and machine washable. Therefore, you can certainly use it without a pillowcase, but it also does great with one. Plus, using a pillowcase should keep it cleaner.
How Does the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow Compare to Other Pillows?
TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow vs TEMPUR-Neck™ Pillow
Who Should Get the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow?
- Fans of memory foam
- Back sleepers
- Those who want a machine-washable cover
Who Should Get the TEMPUR-Neck™ Pillow?
- People with neck pain
- Those who enjoy slow-moving memory foam
- Back and side sleepers
If you think the TEMPUR-Neck™ is right for you, visit our TEMPUR-Neck™ pillow review.
TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow vs Nectar Pillow
Who Should Get the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow?
- People who don’t run hot at night
- Those who only need Standard-size pillows
- Travelers who like to take a pillow with them
Who Should Get the Nectar Resident Pillow?
- People who like adjustable fill pillows
- Side sleepers
- Shoppers looking for high-end yet budget-friendly pillows
If you think the Nectar is right for you, visit our Nectar Resident pillow review.
My Final Thoughts on the TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow
The TEMPUR-Cloud® is a soft, slow-moving memory foam pillow that should appeal to a wide variety of sleepers. It is especially good for those who like to sleep on their back and many side sleepers. However, I think stomach sleepers will likely want something flatter so their neck isn’t uncomfortably raised.
Fans of these pillows should appreciate how the TEMPUR® material, Tempur-Pedic’s proprietary memory foam, molds around their heads as the firmness and loft help support their head and neck. If you sleep hot, though, you may want to consider another pillow, as this one tends to trap heat. My overall score for this product is 4 out of 5.
Lead Product Tester
Julia is the Lead Reviewer at Sleep Advisor, specializing in testing out mattresses and sleep accessories – she’s in the right line of work, because she loves to sleep.