after neck surgery I have been trying to find the perfect pillow that offers support and yet is soft enough and comfortable for a side sleeper.i have ordered and returned a total of 6 so far. This is exactly what I needed. Very nice. Just wish they offered it in queen or king size. maybe they will sometime down the road. if so I will be getting another one.
I've had degenerative disc disease since I was 17. Recently I have begun to develop pain in my upper back and neck, as the settings on my sleep number that help my low back the most aggravate my neck. My doc's attribute my upper back and neck issues to muscle spasms. Using this pillow has made a huge difference and aligns my head properly, which has helped alleviate and reduce the headaches, stiff neck and shoulder muscles, and frequency of teeth grinding. My only complaint is that they don't sell the pillow cases separately and in colors other than white.
The shape of the pillow is what makes it unique. I've also learned that not all memory foam is the same, even with the vast array of prices of these pillows out there. This pillow is softer than another contoured pillow I've had for several years that had cost me $17 on sale. When my neck is really sore due to having a backwards curvature (cervical kyphosis), *THIS* pillow feels a lot nicer on my neck than the other older one. I recommend this especially for people who get pain between vertebra C3-C4 (middle of the neck). The enlarged squishy bump gives added support on the neck, however, I was surprised it wasn't yet TALLER than when it arrived (it looks so huge in the image).
I've tried a number of different pillows to help with those aches and pains that have snuck up on me from out of nowhere!:) Having to contort my body in my King size bed to accommodate my 2 golden retrievers doesn't help - but this pillow IS IT - no fluffing or trying to rearrange if I want to sleep on my side - Love it - also love the removable, washable cover.
I've slept on them all......believe me. I typically change the pillow out 2-4 times per night. I'm not flipping it over, I'm charging with one I keep on the floor next to my bed. I used this pillow last night and for the first time slept the night without waking or changing the pillow. I am a side sleeper and think this is wonderful. I just wish it was longer.
I was told by my chiropractor I needed a better pillow... I didn't want to invest as much into a pillow as the one he wanted to sell me. I really like this pillow. It has the right amount of support no matter if I sleep on my back or side.