I used to wake up with a sore neck... literally, the back of my neck and shoulders would be so sore and it would last all day. It didn't help either that the pillows that I had were so cheap. I think I paid 5 dollars each. and felt every bit of it during the day. I finally broke down and decided to buy some good pillows and when I bought this...OMG! It felt so freaking awesome! I know, I probably sound like a commercial, but I am dead serious. My head just molded around the pillows....yummy. I plan to buy some more later.