Could not get comfortable
I have always been a stomach/side sleeper, and have historically used the flattest, oldest pillow I could get my hands on. Lately, to sleep on my stomach I haven’t been using a pillow at all. Decided to try this pillow out after great reviews- expensive, but I was desperate for a good night’s sleep without lower back and neck pain. I used it for about a week and found my pain increased and my head and neck bent at a very awkward angle. I went in to a store where they sell these and they said to have it half under my chest as well.... nothing h...elped. It made the strain on my lower back worse than when I went without a pillow because now my neck/head was approx 20 degrees flexed up from the line of my spine. Perhaps it’s because I have a large chest?! I ended up giving it to my best friend (also a stomach sleeper who currently doesn’t use a pillow either), hoping she has more luck.
Purchased in July 2019 at Internet for $299.00.
Tempur Ombracio pillow excellent, case can be better
Bought this not cheap, but excellent pillow when I first went to Melbourne, but the $99 case too fitting. Hopefully Tempur will make the updated case to complement this excellent product
Purchased in January 2019.
Love my pillow...9 years on...
My partner and I lashed out 9 years ago and bought one each. They were expensive back then! I was terrified of spending so much on a pillow....however, it's been money well spent. This is the only pillow I have use for the past 9 years! It is now going all soft and squishy and not at all supportive anymore, so I'm on the path for a new pillow. Hopefully, they are still just as good....don't they have a 10 year warranty?!
Purchased in March 2010.
Great at first, too hard in winter
We bought our pillows in summer and they were wonderful to sleep on. However over time they have become less comfortable and in winter are too hard. I now have to heat mine up before bed so that it is soft enough to let me get to sleep. It is also getting difficult to get it even from top to bottom, as it bunches up at the top. Like other reviewers, I was very irritated about the too small pillow cases and have to wrap mine in something else instead. My neck problems have returned, so time to find a different pillow, I think.
Purchased in January 2015.
The best pillow for neck pain
I have been using this pillow now for 2 years. I purchased 2 for one. My neck problems are almost non existent. My only concern is that the pillow cases purchased with the pillows are too tight for the pillows and need tp be made with more width all round the pillows. Hopefully the manufacturers will listen
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Love the pillow! Wasted money in purchasing cases though.
I recently purchased two top of the line Tempur beds and after road testing the mattresses I went back to purchase two Tempur Ombracio pillows.
These are the best pillows I’ve ever slept on. I’m a side and tummy sleeper as I fall asleep but often wake on my back in the morning. These pillows are perfect for me. So comfortable and they mould to my head, neck and shoulders.
However, this was not my initial experience. I purchased four, yes four! Specially designed Tempur pillowcases at the cost of an arm and a leg but they must’ve shrunk ...in the wash as they are so tight fitting and make the pillow feel like it’s all squished in, resulting in terrible neck aches and back aches. At such a high cost, I would’ve expected more from a pillowcase made specifically to fit said pillow. It just doesn’t look as tidy with a regular pillowcase on it. I’d recommend this pillow 100% but stay away from the pillow case until Tempur can make one that fits.
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Great pillow but disappointed by the pillow case
I bought this pillow today along with a matching pillow slip - luckily on sale so it only cost me $60 for one pillow slip instead of the retail price of $100! However after washing the pillow slip by hand and drying on the line the pillow slip is too tight for the pillow and makes the pillow creased and lumpy. I am very disappointed and will be contacting the shop I purchased it from as I do not think that the pillow slip is fit for purpose if it is too small for the pillow. Very disappointing to have issues when I’ve just spent $300 on one pillow and one pillow slip.
Recently purchased two of these after making the "mistake" of trying one whilst testing potential new mattress. The mistake being I fell in love with it immediately.
Great pillow for us stomach sleepers.
For a case I just use the traditional ones which leave overhang.
They are on the pricey side- but managed to get two for $170 or so when buying a King Mattress.
Love this pillow!
Tempur on radio pillow
I love my pillow. I find it very comfortable. I didn't like the pillowcase that can be purchased for it. I found it too tight and stopped the pillow from softening into position properly. I find it better just to slip the pillow into a European pillow case and fold any extra fabric underneath the pillow.
The pillow soften with body heat. It will feel firmer in cooler weather. Just lie on it for a few minutes and it will warm and soften.
Worst pillow ever
This pillow is the most uncomfortable pillow we have ever used. My wife just HAD to have it when we bought our new bed and now she refuses to sleep on it. When she makes the bed in the morning (I'm already at work when she gets up) she put's it on my side and steals my pillow. I accidentally just laid on it and remembered how disgusting it is which prompted me to write this review.
It's heavy, hard and doesn't recover it's shape. Worst $300 I've ever wasted. What's wrong with you people who rated it a 5??
This is a fantastic pillow, so happy with my purchase.
I recently purchased this pillow whilst I was testing the tempur beds. My sleeping patterns vary throughout the night, I start by going to sleep on my stomach/side and I love the way that the pillow allows your shoulders to fit without taking away the support for your neck, this is also the case when I wake up on my back, there is so much support for your neck no matter which position you sleep in. I have purchased many expensive pillows over the years such as latex, memory foam etc.and I find that the Ombracio offers full support from the shoulders upwards. I cannot wait now until I complete the ensemble with the tempur bed that I have purchased.
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The pillow it's self is ok but you cannot get a pillow case
Pillow it's self is ok however, most of the stores that sell the pillow don't sell the pillow case. It took a lot of phone calls and looking online to find the tempur pillow case and it's extremely expensive for one pillowcase. I had to drive for an hour to pick one up and when I got home it didn't even fit the pillow well. It caused it to bunch up and crinkle. Because it made the pillow so tight it wasn't comfortable anymore.
I contacted tempur and they were extremely unhelpful considering they make both products and exploit you when buying the pillow case cause there are no other options.
Awesome maternity pillow
I have been looking for a maternity pillow and came across this one. I am a side sleeper and have been using a regular pillow for support. As soon as I tried this One in the shop I didn’t even hesitate to buy it.
I had the best night sleep last night. I’m only half way in my pregnancy and I know this pillow will be my best friend as I get bigger and even more uncomfortable.
Too firm not worth the price
I bought this because I have scoliosis and neck Arthritis and I was looking for a supportive pillow. It has been 2 weeks now and it's still too hard and high for me (back sleeper).
It might be designed for only tummy sleepers but the lady at the shop guaranteed it was for any position.
Unfortunately it was a waste of money, very uncomfortable and not worth the price.
It is the best investment I have ever made toward my health!
I was suffering from migraines and vertigo and such intense neck and shoulder pain anf have spent alot on therapies. Im unsure if its a coincidence but since sleeping on this pillow they have gone. I actually sleep now. Although expensive for the authentic one..its definitely worth the money
amazing pillow...at first
excellent pillow, especially if you are a side sleeper. I wasnt sure it was right but the pain in my neck and headaches have almost completely gone since i started using it. I am a side and back sleeper so i guess it works for both.
Only down side is finding covers for it. firstly because they are expensive and secondly because there are very limited colours available.
Over time have discovered that the back sleeping on it does not work at all. I have let my daughters try it, but they think it feels like they are sleeping on a bag of wet sand. So now it is a very expensive guest pillow.
Best pillow I've used!
Most mornings I'd wake with a sore stuff neck and headache to go with it. I had tried several different types of pillows over the years, usually spending no more than $80. I went on the hunt to find a good pillow at whatever the cost. Came across the tempur ombracio, it was was pretty pricey at $220, but I tried it in the shop and really liked it. I ended up buying it. Best pillow I've used yet! From the first night, even the first few minutes I noticed a difference. It's just so comfy and I don't wake with the stiff/ sore neck.
Perfect for s...
Recently left this pillow in USA; we live in Aus - was totally lost without it and had it flown home
Love my Tempur Ombracio, I have scoliosis and together with our Tempur mattress I know I can get out of bed each day and there is no residual pain from the prior days activities. Going to bed has now become something to look forward to (as it should be) not something to dread like it used to be before getting the Tempur pillow and mattress; thank you Tempur!
The shape, comfort, it breaths, it moulds perfectly to your sleeping position and relieves neck and back pain immeasurably
I would like to see the pillow case included in the price - one stop shop.
Questions & Answers
can i use a normal pillow case for the tempur ombracio pillow?
Certainly can. Although there will be a slight amount of slack due to the shape of the pillow.
Hope this helps.
I haven't tried a normal pillow case only a square European one. But it's worth a go. Im going to try it myself.
The "Care" information for this pillow states to remove the pillow case and cover and wash it - and that the pillow cannot be washed or dry cleaned - only "aired".
What can you do to remove the smell of sweat from the pillow? My partner sweats quite badly at night and despite doing all of the above (and wiping the pillow down) I cannot remove the smell of his sweat.
Help please! I need a solution to clean this very expensive pillow and get rid of the smell.
Hi, so you use one of the pillow protectors then? Lined like a mattress protector, but for the pillow. Mine scrubs up fine after washing the protective cover, I'm not a heavy sweater at night though. Since it can not get wet, I wouldn't know how else to clean the pillow itself I'm sorry. Maybe try contacting the manufacturer, they may have some useful advice :)
Thanks CashBurger - I intend doing that when I have a flex day this coming week.
Yes, we use both pillow protector and pillowcase. Cheers.
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