Like millions of other people, I often suffer from neck pain on a regular basis. Sometimes that’s due to the way I sleep at night, and other times I might suffer from what scientists often refer to text neck—a condition caused by looking down at my cell phone on a regular basis. Needless to say, I’m always on the lookout for something that will help alleviate the pain in my neck and bring me some much-needed relief.
After trying out a bunch of homeopathic and over the counter medicines, I’ve finally found a solution for my stiff neck and neck pillows are that solution. These pillows help to relieve the pain by lining up my head with the rest of my vertebrae. And that often brought instant relief. I was so impressed by them, in fact, that I decided to review the ten best pillows for neck pain below.
My Picks for The 10 Best Pillows For Neck Pain
#10 Air Comfy Inflatable Travel Pillow
One of the main reasons I really like this neck pillow is that it can be taken virtually anywhere because it can be deflated and put into an overnight bag or a handbag. That allows me to use it on planes or trains and my husband can even use it at the office. Another thing to like about this product is that it has an elastic band that allows it to be attached to chairs, so I can sit upright, do my household chores and still get good benefits out of it. And because it’s inflatable, I can adjust its firmness. For mornings where my neck is really stiff, I can make it firmer, and on other mornings I can make it softer.
#9 Accutrig TMJ Pain Management Pillow
I have to admit that I thought that this pillow looked pretty weird, but I decided to try it out anyway. What I discovered, is that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and you definitely shouldn’t judge a pillow for neck pain by how it looks either. Once I started using this product, I instantly began to feel the pressure on my neck around the shoulder area dissipate. Although I immediately felt relief, I also noticed that once I started using it on a regular basis, I had longer and longer periods without neck pain. And it even helped me manage the migraine headaches that sometimes bothers me.
#8 Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Pillow
Manufactured using high-density memory foam, this pill is able to not provide a soft surface for my head, but it also helps to provide support for my neck. And thanks to its 360-degree support, it really doesn’t matter how I turn my head because it’s always supported. That makes it a good pillow for using while I’m on my laptop, while I’m folding laundry or while I’m on an airplane. Another thing that I really like about this pillow is that it doesn’t push my head forward like some of the lesser quality travel pillows have a tendency of doing.
#7 Marnur Contoured Orthopedic Pillow
This pillow is approximately 23.5×14.5×5.5-inches in size, so it really gives me something to hug and hold onto while I’m sleeping. It’s made out of memory foam, so it’s not only soft, but it also feels good on the skin. And since it’s made from memory foam, if it gets slightly crushed by my body weight, it immediately begins to rebound, so it always retains its shape. One of my favorite things about this pillow, however, isn’t how comfortable it feels, but how it gives me a ton of options while I’m sleeping. It has a low end that I can use when I’m sleeping on my back, and it has a high end that allows me to sleep on my side.
#6 ZG-Home Orthopedic Neck Support Pillow
This queen-size pillow has a design that really helps return my head to a more natural position and supports my neck, so when I wake up in the morning, I’m not wrecked by neck pain. It’s made out of a soft material, is 24-inches by 15-inches in size, and even comes with a soft pillow cover. The thing I really like about this pillow, however, is that I can use it in a number of different ways. I can sleep on my back, on my side, or on my stomach, and still get good relief from my neck pain.
#5 Coisum Back Sleeper Contour Pillow
Made with slow-rebound memory-foam and equipped with a central cavity that cradles the head, this is one of the more comfortable pillows currently available. I can use this pillow while I’m sleeping on my back or on my side, when necessary. Although the center cavity does prevent me from sleeping well on my stomach, it is comfortable to use in other positions. Besides, it really does help alleviate neck pain and is very, very comfortable to use.
#4 Wonwo Memory Foam Sleeping Pillow
Although a lot of pillows for neck pain tend to be travel pillows, I’ve found that I don’t need to always have one of them available. Sometimes I just need a good sleeping pillow that’s designed to stay in my bed and help me from developing kinks in my neck that occur because I’ve slept in the wrong position. This is that type of product and is comfortable because it’s made from memory foam. I also like that it has a removable pillowcase that I can toss in the washer.
#3 EPABO Memory Foam Pillow
The best way to describe this pillow is to say that it’s made from memory-foam material that allows proper airflow around my neck and head, and has a super soft feel to it. And of course, it also has an ergonomic design that aligns my neck the proper way, so my neck doesn’t end up killing me in the morning. It has a removable pillowcase, comes in a variety of different sizes and feels like it will hold up for quite some time.
#2 Herbal Neck Wrap Pain Relief Pillow
When I heard that this pillow was actually an herbal neck wrap, I was a bit skeptical. After all, what exactly is an herbal neck wrap? Then I took it home and tried it and instantly fell in love with it. That’s because this product is filled with flax seeds, so when you microwave it, the pillow holds onto the heat so you can apply it to your neck. And because it’s filled with herbs, it also has a nice smell to it. A smell of chamomile, mint, and cinnamon. The best thing of all, however, is that it really alleviates neck pain.
#1 Milemount Memory Foam Bed Pillow
Some people might look at this pillow and wonder what all the fuss is about. That’s because it doesn’t look like other pillows that are made to alleviate neck pain. It doesn’t have a special shape to it; it just looks like a regular pillow. However, that’s what makes it so great. Its medium firmness cradles the head and keeps the head perfectly aligned. And since it has a cool side and a warm side, this pillow can be used in winter or summer. Keeping everything in mind, it’s just a great pillow that allows me to have a really good night’s sleep.