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Best Pillows for Neck Support

One of the most commonly asked questions I get from my patients is, “What are the best pillows for neck pain?”

I get asked this pillow question so often, I had to make a Udemy course out of it. This quick course is free for you to view. But just in case you don’t take the time to learn, here’s a summary:

  1. It doesn’t matter what “they” tell you what the best pillow is. What matters is that you are comfortable throughout the night using the pillow that you chose.
  2. Make sure the pillow keeps your head cool at night. One study I read said that you need to keep your brain cooled down for better sleep. In my experience, when I get too hot, I have bad sleep.
  3. And for that matter, good quality sleep is probably better for your overall health than proper neck support.
  4. But speaking of neck support, choose a pillow with some neck support engineered in to it. These pillows consistently did better than a traditional pillow in the studies I looked at.
  5. Finally, one thing that surprised me was that man-made high-tech materials scored better in sleep studies than natural down-filled or cotton-filled pillows.

Good luck! It’s a personal journey to choose the right pillow for you.

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Ryan Todd Lloyd, DC

Dr. Lloyd has been working on Bay Area patients since 2002, and he has been with Rincon Chiropractic since 2014.