Compare A Tempurpedic Pillow To Others
- The Ultimate Pillow Fight

A Tempurpedic pillow - you'll either love or hate it. Find out before you buy a memory foam pillow with these reviews, comparison chart and tips for buying. And what you absolutely MUST do before you buy one of these pillows.

No matter where you link to, there are passionate disagreements on how people feel about memory foam pillows. There seems to be no middle ground. For instance, Epinions.com has 32 reviews on tempurpedic pillows. They are evenly split between rabid fans and pans. It's a real pillow fight.



One of the more interesting objections to memory foam pillows is that they're downright dangerous in a pillow fight. They often weigh between 4 and 9 pounds. So if you like pillow fights, keep a couple of lighter feather or fiberfill pillows around to whack your partner with.

The most common complaint (aside from the cost of tempurpedic pillows) is a sensation of your head being stuck in one position in a hole in the pillow. This is much more common in the older style solid memory foam contour pillow.

The people that like Tempurpedic pillows rate the newer ComfortPillow filled with shredded memory foam much higher than the older style solid, contoured NeckPillow. The ComfortPillow has a more traditional shape and it has a softer, more malleable feel.

While most people like the ComfortPillow best, there are several groups who like the old contour style. Fibromyalgia patients, people with neck injuries and surprisingly, autistic spectrum children.

Customer Opinions

Liked The Tempurpedic Pillow
Bonnie Sayers, editor of BellaOnline's Autism Spectrum Disorders says her two autistic kids prefer the sturdier, stiffer feel of the molded pillows.
Dannette Mason Rusnak. who writes FibroHaven.com, reviewed the NeckPillow and a ComfortPillow. She liked them both. She specifically stated that sleeping with the NeckPillow relieved her usual morning neck pain. Neither pillow was able to relieve her restless sleep though. She did state that she was not sleeping on a memory foam mattress.
I have had several cotton, feather, memory foam and goosedown pillows, and nothing beats this wrap-around, hugged-by-the-clouds pillow! I always throw out pillow every six months, but this one I am hanging onto until it falls apart. kbolton72 at epinions.com
Hated Them
The only advantage I see to memory foam is that it lets Regina (my housekeeper) come in my room after I've split for the day, look at the pillow, and mutter, "Gawd DAMN! That mrkstvns got hisself one BIG-ASS head, don't he?" I don't necessarily sleep better knowing that.
Mrkstvns on epinions.com.
The only thing Mrkstvns likes about his wife's memory foam pillow is that because of its weight and density, it "can be used as a lethal weapon". I wonder how his wife feels about pillow fights?

What you absolutely MUST do before buying a Tempurpedic Pillow:
Since half the people that try a Tempurpedic pillow don't like them, the most important thing to do before you buy is to TRY ONE! Seems simple, but too few people actually do it. This is doubly important because this brand's pillows are non-returnable and do not have a tryout period. The 3 year limited warranty is extremely limited. Other brands have less restrictive policies, so shop around.

Here's a memory foam pillow comparisons chart:

Fill Material
+ Pluses
- Minuses
Cost
Tempurpedic ComfortPillow -
shredded memory foam
- Hypoallergenic
- Good support - firm
- Good loft (but less puffy than down)
- Good 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 3-6 years. Will not lose their loft or shape like cotton or wool pillows.
- Cheap memory foam has unpleasant odor. Usually will go away after you air it out for several days.
- Some memory foam can sleep 'hot'
$39+
Latex (shredded or pieces)
- Hypoallergenic
- Good support - firm
- Good loft (but less puffy than down)
- Fair 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 3-6 years. Will not lose their loft or shape like cotton or wool pillows.

- Odor. Some people notice a slight sweet odor.
- Latex is rubber and therefore a good insulator. May sleep 'hot'.

$30+
Down
(Most people's top pick for most comfortable pillow)
- Fairly hypoallergenic. Can harbor dust mites when older
- Support - medium
- Best loft (puffiest pillows)
- Excellent 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 4-10 years
- Allergic sensitivity is directly related to how well the down is cleaned during manufacturing process. Cheap down may provoke allergies.
- Expensive
- Can harbor dust mites when older.
$70+
Feathers
- Fairly hypoallergenic when new.
- Support - medium
- Decent loft (less puffy than down)
- Good 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 2-6 years
- Allergic sensitivity is directly related to how well the down is cleaned during manufacturing process.
- Cheap feather pillows may provoke allergies
- Can harbor dust mites when older.
$20+
Cotton
- Best hypoallergenic
- Support - slightly firm
- Good loft when new
- Fair 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 2+ years
- Loses loft fast.
- Goes flat quickly.
- Can lose it's shape quickly
$10+
Wool
- Hypoallergenic - resists dust mites
- Good support - slightly firm
- Fair loft
- Fair 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 5+ years
- Not as lofty or puffy as down pillows
- Loses loft fairly quickly, but not as fast as cotton fill
- Can lose its shape, but not as fast as cotton
- Can go flat quickly
$30+
Silk
- Fairly hypoallergenic when new
- Good support
- Good loft when new
- Good 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 2+ years
- Can go flat more quickly than cotton or wool
- Expensive
- Can harbor dust mites when older
$100+
Polyester fill (hollofill)
- Fairly hypoallergenic when new
- Fair support
- Fair loft when new
- Fair 'scrunchability'
- Lasts 3+ years
- Can go flat and develop lumps after a couple of years.
- Can harbor dust mites when older
$6+

     

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