Tempur-Embrace Pillow Review
Pillows truly affect the way you go about your day, and you probably aren’t even aware of this fact. Your pillow can affect how your neck aligns with your spine, which can either alleviate or put more strain on your back, cause headaches, and have an overall impact on how restful your sleep is. Choosing the right pillow, therefore is of crucial importance.
In order to determine the best pillow for you, you should consider the shape of your spine and the position you sleep in for most of the night. Your pillow is meant to support your upper body and keep your spine in a neutral alignment. It should fit your size and your unique curves, and it also needs to be the right kind of pillow for the sleeping position you prefer.
If you frequently change your positions during the night and you need a pillow that can help you sleep comfortably in any position, then you should consider getting a new unique Tempur-Embrace pillow that we’ll be reviewing today. (Click here to read our review of the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze mattress.)
Although at first glance, this pillow doesn’t look like other traditional pillows, its unique X shape and super soft filling are designed to help you sleep and breathe comfortably regardless of the position you prefer to sleep in.
Construction & Materials
This Tempur-Pedic pillow, like the previous two we have reviewed, does not come compressed in a plastic package. Instead, it comes packed neatly in a case which perfectly suits its unique shape and which can be reused to store the pillow or keep it clean during the travel.
You will notice a slight off-gassing smell with this pillow too upon opening the case, but it is nothing overwhelming and will dissipate within a few hours.
The Tempur-Embrace comes in only one size and measures 23.6″ x 19.7″ x 4.7″, and although it is of a standard size, it won’t fit traditional pillowcases well because of its unique shape and design.
As for the construction of this pillow, we couldn’t obtain so many details about it. They don’t share a lot of information about their technology as they consider it a proprietary information, so it is hard to find out of what exactly their pillows are made, etc.
However, we found out that the Tempur-Embrace is filled with a special blend of shredded memory foam and a memory foam pad.
What we know for sure is that what is used in the construction of this pillow is the highest-quality proprietary Tempur material that perfectly adapts to the shape of your head, neck and shoulders and your temperature to provide you with the right balance of support and comfort you need for a continuous and quality night’s sleep. It is made with rigorous standards which guarantee you a durable and long-lasting product.
The cover of the Tempur-Embrace is made of 99% Polyester and 1% Elastane fibers which makes it soft and a bit stretchy. The cover is slightly textured which gives a nice feel to it and adds to the overall comfort of this pillow. It is also removable and machine washable and can be line dried.
As for washing the very pillow, this is something you should never do. The inner filling is not machine washable or dryer friendly. The Tempur foam will absorb a lot of water, and as it can’t be dried in machine, it will take a lot of time to dry naturally. You probably won’t manage to dry it completely before the mold appears.
However, there is the way to keep your pillow clean. You can simply remove the pillowcase and cover and roll the pillow (like a sleeping bag) and then unroll it and repeat this procedure rolling in the opposite direction. This will allow the pillow to breathe and absorb fresh air.
The Tempur-Embrace pillow has an overall profile of 4.7″ which makes it a low profile pillow, but as such, it works well for all sleeping positions, especially stomach sleeping.
With its unique X shape and design the Tempur-Embrace pillow totally adapts to your head, neck, and shoulders for personalized comfort and the right amount of support throughout the whole night.
We personally prefer pillows made of shredded memory foam that can be adjusted to our liking over one flat piece of foam, and although this pillow is made of shredded pieces of memory foam, it does not allow a great degree of adjustability due to its specific shape which prevents you from manipulating the filling so easily from one side of the pillow to the other. But, regardless of this, we found it to be really comfortable.
We felt it to be a bit low for side sleeping, however, as we are primarily side sleepers. Both Andrew and I, especially Andrew who is significantly larger and heavier than me, felt the need to put arms under the pillow to add to its height. But it was easy for us to do this due to its X shape which allows you, as the very name of the pillow says, to embrace it.
As for back and stomach sleeping, it worked perfectly well for us when sleeping on our backs or stomachs. It supported our necks and heads pretty well and was comfortable enough to lull us into sleep quickly and prevent the appearance of pressure points. However, this may not be the case for everyone.
The reason this pillow can work well for all sleeping positions positions is that its X shape allows you wrap the pillow around your neck which provides support to the side of your face and neck in such way to make you more comfortable and facilitate your breathing.
There was minimal heat retention with this pillow due to its memory foam construction, but it was nothing too serious. A light and breathable polyester cover allows it to breathe, wicks away moisture and eliminates that sticky sweaty feeling present in most memory foam pillows and mattresses.
Price / Warranty
The Tempur-Embrace pillow comes in at only $99, which is an extremely reasonable price given the highest quality materials used in its construction, its extraordinary design and the overall comfort it provides.
You can purchase the pillow through the Tempur-Pedic website. Shipping is free, and the pillow arrives in 5-7 business days.
Tempur-Pedic pillows are made to be durable and long-lasting. However, sometimes things can go wrong, and to protect you against product defects, the company includes a 5-year limited warranty with their pillows. During that time Tempur-Pedic will repair or replace the product at a handling cost to the customer.
Given their use as personal items, the company does not allow the pillows to be returned.
Is the Tempur-Embrace Pillow Right for You?
Buy the Tempur-Embrace pillow if you like:
- Memory foam feel – The Tempur-Embrace pillow is entirely made of shredded pieces of memory foam and memory foam pad which may be ideal for you if you like the classic feel of memory foam. With its unique unique design and its X shape with rounded corners and indentations in the sides, it will perfectly adapt and contour to your head and neck, relieve pressure points and provide you with a soft, cushioning feel.
- Low profile pillows – This pillow is only 4.7“ high which makes it a low profile pillow. As such it works well for back and stomach sleeping, though it may be equally good for side sleeping if you are not a large sleeper.
In general, our experience with the Tempur-Embrace pillow was positive. Being made of the highest-quality proprietary Tempur material and with its special shape, it perfectly adapts to the shape of your head, neck and shoulders to facilitate your breathing and provide you with a cooler sleep and the right balance of support and comfort necessary for a quality night’s sleep.
The Tempur-Embrace has a removable and extremely soft and breathable polyester cover that adds to the overall comfort of this pillow.
It is a durable, long-lasting product that comes with a 5-year warranty and free shipping and is unlike any other all foam pillow present on today’s market.