I purchased these pillows after two neck surgeries and many sleepless nights. The stiff and painful neck on a daily basis needed some,any kind of relief. My doctor suggested to try these pillows for firm comfort under my neck. It did take a couple nights to break the pillow in but now I can't live without it. I gave my mom the second pillow and she too is resting comfortably. Thank you Overstock.com for having the product we needed at a great price.