Tempur-Symphony Pillow Review
Some people would say that there is no such thing as a perfect pillow for everyone, but what if we told you that there is. It’s called the Tempur-Symphony pillow and is offered by one of the leading online mattress companies – Tempur-Pedic.
Like we have already mentioned in our previous reviews, central to their pillows is their proprietary Tempur material. Inspired by the pressure-absorbing foam that NASA designed to cushion astronauts during lift-off, Tempur-Pedic used years of research and development to create special memory foam that responds to the unique shape of your body, your temperature, and weight.
This resulted in extraordinary mattresses (click here to read our review of the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze mattress and Tempur-Cloud mattress) and pillows and a fully personalized experience that relieves pressure points, keeps your neck properly aligned with the rest of your body and encourages a continuous and restful sleep.
There is a Tempur-Pedic pillow ideally suited for every sleeper and all their sleeping styles, and the one that we’ll be reviewing today, the Tempur-Symphony, is made of the special TEMPUR Material that provides an incredibly gentle and soft feel.
This pillow is unique in that it features two designs in one pillow: a gently arched side for back sleepers and flatter side for side and stomach sleepers. Therefore, this pillow is made to suit the needs and sleep preferences of all types of sleepers.
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Construction & Materials
Like the previous Tempur-Pedic pillows we have reviewed, this one too does not come compressed. Tempur-Pedic ships almost all their pillows uncompressed, in sturdy and branded boxes in order to protect them and prevent the foam from compressing.
When we opened the box, we found out that the pillow was wrapped in a plastic package and upon opening the package, there was a slight off-gassing smell typical for a memory foam pillow. But, it was nothing too serious and it dissipated really quickly, within a few hours.
The Tempur-Symphony pillow is available in one size only, which is a Standard size and it measures 24″ x 17″ x 5″. As for the construction of this pillow, just like with the previous two, we couldn’t obtain 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. So, the Tempur-Symphony pillow looks like this:
- A. Premium Cover – The cover of this pillow is a 100% polyester cover. It is hypoallergenic and highly breathable and allows the air to circulate freely through the pillow. The cover is also removable and washable so you can take it off and wash it whenever it is necessary.
- B. TEMPUR Material – The pillow itself is made of one singe piece of the soft proprietary TEMPUR Material. It is more on a soft side and provides perfect contouring and pressure relief and just the right amount of support to those areas of your neck and head where it is needed most. It has a unique shape and features two designs. There is a gently arched side, which provides additional support for the head and neck and is specifically designed for back sleepers. When flipped over, there is a flatter side which provides a more traditional shape for side or stomach sleepers.
There is also a layer of netting over the memory foam that is made of 100% polyester. It is thin and breathable and allows the air to circulate freely through the foam.
So, the Tempur Symphony pillow is a dual sided pillow made of one single block of the uniquely shaped memory foam. The foam has a soft feel to it and works perfectly with the light and breathable cover to increase airflow through the pillow and keep the things cool and comfortable all night long.
The cover is soft and pleasant to the touch and features a zipper which allows you to easily take it off and wash it when necessary.
Although the cover of this pillow is washable, the very pillow cannot be washed as the Tempur foam will absorb a lot of water, and it will take a lot of time to dry naturally. You probably won’t manage to dry it completely before the mold appears.
The Tempur-Symphony pillow is a rather comfortable pillow that works well for all sleeping positions and all types of sleepers.
With its unique shape and design this pillow totally adapts to your head, neck, and shoulders for personalized comfort and the right amount of support throughout the whole night regardless of your preferred sleeping position.
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 not adjustable as it is entirely made of one block of memory foam, we found it to be really comfortable and we are satisfied with how well it worked for us.
The Tempur-Symphony pillow, just like the previous Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow, offers that classic memory foam feel of cradling and hugging.
As soon as you lie down, you will feel how soft it is and how your head is slowly sinking into the pillow, but it won’t make you feel trapped in foam or make changing positions difficult in any way.
Regardless of which side you choose, it will provide you with that true memory foam feel and incredible pressure relief, but it will also provide your head and neck with the right amount of support needed to keep them properly aligned with the rest of your body.
We are primarily side sleepers and we felt it worked perfectly for us when sleeping on our sides. It gently cradled our heads, necks and shoulders. It adjusted to their shape and provided just the right amount of support that we needed. It didn’t tilt our heads too much or cause them to sink too far down into the pillow and we didn’t feel any other kind of discomfort or pain and numbness in our shoulders.
As for back and stomach sleeping, it worked well for us when sleeping on our backs or stomachs too. It supported our necks and heads pretty well and didn’t cause any pressure points. But, this may not be the case for everyone. Some people of a smaller frame may find it too lofty for stomach sleeping.
As for heat retention, there was minimal amount of it with this pillow as it is made entirely of one block of memory foam, but it was nothing too serious. A light and breathable polyester cover worked well with the soft foam to allow the pillow to breathe.
The cover was also pleasant to the touch and it wicked away moisture and eliminated that sticky sweaty feeling present in most memory foam pillows.
Price / Warranty
The Tempur-Symphony pillow comes in at only $74.25 which is more than a reasonable price for a pillow of such a high quality and unique construction. You can purchase the pillow through the Tempur-Pedic website and shipping is free.
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 item, the company does not allow the pillows to be returned.
Is the Tempur-Symphony Pillow Right for You?
Buy the Tempur-Symphony pillow if you like:
- Memory foam feel – The Tempur-Symphony pillow is entirely made of the proprietary Tempur foam and it may be ideal for you if you like the classic feel of memory foam. It will perfectly adapt and contour to your head and neck, relieve pressure points and provide you with a soft and cushioning feel without making you feel trapped in foam.
- Pillows suitable for all sleeping positions – This pillow is unique in that it features two designs in one pillow. There is a gently arched side, which provides additional support for the head and neck and is specifically designed for back sleepers. When flipped over, there is a flatter side which provides a more traditional shape for side or stomach sleepers. So, this pillow is suitable for all sleeping positions and all types of sleepers.
The Tempur-Symphony is another great memory foam pillow offered by the one of the leading online mattress companies and you won’t regret if you decide to purchase it.
This pillow is unique in that it features two designs in one pillow: a gently arched side for back sleepers and flatter side for side and stomach sleepers, which makes it suitable for all sleeping positions and all types of sleepers.
Although it is not adjustable and features just one block of memory foam, it offers incredibly soft feel and will gently cradle your head and neck and provide you with amazing comfort.
The Tempur-Symphony pillow is more on the soft side, but it will provide you with the right amount of support as well, needed to keep your head and neck in proper alignment with the rest of your body.
It may retain a minimal amount of heat due to its memory foam construction, but it’s nothing too serious and won’t cause that sticky sweaty feel typical for most memory foam pillows and mattresses.
This is a durable, long-lasting product that comes with a 5-year warranty and free shipping, and is unlike any other memory foam pillow present on today’s market.