Best Pillow for Neck Pain in 2020
Are you concerned that your memory foam mattress is causing neck pain? Do you complain that “my back and neck hurts when I wake up?” Well, you’re not alone — studies suggest that two-thirds of all people suffer from neck pain to some extent.
Neck pain occurs mostly to those in the middle ages, but it can happen to anyone at all. Neck pain caused by injury or trauma may heal soon, but some people suffer from persistent chronic pain. Unlike neck injury, chronic neck pain occurs due to relatively benign issues like sleeping position, incorrect choice of pillows, etc.
Stomach sleepers, for example, suffer the most neck pain because their necks are often bent at an upwards and sideways angle. You may also suffer from neck pain if you’re a side sleeper with a thin pillow because your neck will bend downwards.
You must choose the best pillow for neck pain in 2020 — one that supports your sleeping position.
In this article, we’re giving you a brief overview of some of the best pillows for avoiding or reducing neck pain, as vetted by interventional pain specialists. Please note that the items on this list aren’t arranged in any specific order. Go through them and choose the best neck pillow supports for your specific sleeping position.
Elite Rest Contour Sleeper is the best memory foam pillow to support the neck and prevent stiff neck and chronic neck pain. This is the ideal pillow for side sleepers and back sleepers. Elite Rest Contour Pillow derives its name from the fact that it’s ergonomically designed in a contoured shape, i.e., its loft size ranges from 4 inches to 2.75 inches, with a gentle concave structure. As such, the elevated contours support the neck and ensure spinal neutrality.
Core Products Cervical Support Pillow isn’t the most comfortable pillow, but it’s the best orthopedic neck pillow to reduce neck pain and stiff neck. This cervical pillow is perfect for those who want to keep their neck and spine aligned through the night. As a tri-core pillow, it has three elevated contours — you can sleep on the side that’s most suitable to your sleeping position. When you rest your head on the concave center of the pillow, it keeps your spine aligned, preventing you from moving your head at night.
Elite Rest Slim Sleeper is a natural latex foam thin pillow suitable for stomach sleepers. If you’re a stomach sleeper, you should try to avoid pillows altogether. However, most people can’t fall asleep without pillows. As such, Elite Rest Slim Sleeper is the next best thing — it allows you to sleep comfortably without blocking your airways or leading to spinal misalignment. This thin pillow also has a ventilated structure with pin-holes on the natural latex foam to ensure air circulation and regulate your sleeping temperature.
ViscoSoft Arctic Gel Pillow is the best pillow for side sleepers and back sleepers who maintain a hot sleeping temperature. This ergonomically designed pillow supports the neck and keeps your spine aligned. This pillow also includes three layers — the first layers offer optimal neck support, the second layer includes cooling gel to regulate the temperature, and the final layer is a breathable and moisture-wicking cover. As a memory foam pillow, it adapts to your body’s shape for optimal neck support.
Elite Rest Ultra Slim Sleeper is the ultimate neck support pillow for side sleepers because it’s a memory foam pillow with a loft height of only 2.5 inches. As such, this ultra-thin pillow keeps your spine aligned even when you’re sleeping on your stomach. It has an ergonomic design with a rounded top and a flat bottom, ensuring both stability and neck support. As a memory foam pillow, it’s also more comfortable than natural latex foam.
UTTU Sandwich Pillow is an adjustable memory foam pillow, making it suitable for side sleepers and back sleepers. This memory foam pillow is made of three layers of memory foam, all of them with a contoured surface. You can add or remove the middle memory foam layer to modify the loft height. At high contour, this memory foam pillow has a loft height ranging from 4.7” to 3.9”. At low contour, this memory foam pillow has a loft height ranging from 3.5” to 2.8”. The ergonomically designed contours also support your neck.
Elite Rest Shredded Memory Foam Pillow is another brilliant adjustable memory foam pillow. However, this memory foam pillow offers more control and adjustability than the previous Sandwich Pillow. Instead of memory foam slabs, this memory foam pillow is made of shredded memory foam filling. As such, you can modify the memory foam pillow’s loft height by adding or removing the shredded memory foam. You can have it as thick as 6 inches or as thin as 2 inches and less. As such, this neck support pillow is perfect for everyone, from side sleepers to stomach sleepers.
Choosing the best pillow for neck pain isn’t as simple as finding a singularly great pillow. A neck pillow that’s perfect for someone else may be terrible for you. The purpose of a neck pillow is to keep your spine aligned, supporting your neck in the optimal position. As such, you must find the best pillow for neck pain for your specific sleeping position. Elite Rest Contour Sleeper is the best memory foam pillow for side sleepers because it has a contoured ergonomic design and a high loft that covers the distance from the mattress to the neck. Elite Rest Ultra Slim Sleeper is the best memory foam pillow for stomach sleepers because it has an extremely low loft of only 2.5”. Please go through all the neck pillows and cervical pillows in this article to find the best pillow for neck pain for your specific needs.