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Sleep better than ever with our ergonomic pillows from Relax The Back. We offer the best pillows for neck pain, allowing you to ease your neck and back as you lay your head down. We offer a full line of high-quality orthopedic pillows focused on comfort. We also have solutions for neck pain and back pain relief so you can feel comfortable and stress-free whenever you rest.

Our wide selection includes Tempur-Pedic pillows, Technogel pillows, Confourm Pillow, Contourside Pillow, and memory foam pillows. Whether you're looking for a pillow that's eco-friendly, snore-preventing, or allergy-sensitive, we have the sleep solutions to meet any of your needs. If you're a side-sleeper, back-sleeper, or stomach-sleeper, we even have head supports that are designed for your sleeping posture! Visit a Relax The Back store to find the perfect pillow for you today!

Is it better to sleep with one or two pillows?

To provide the best support to your neck while maintaining healthy spinal alignment, it is better to sleep with only one pillow under your head rather than two or more. Using multiple pillows pushes the neck into different positions that can cause the back to twist to accommodate, putting strain on several areas of the body.

Using two pillows is helpful when the second pillow is placed somewhere other than under your head in a way that supports your natural alignment. For back sleepers, a second pillow under the knees can be extremely comfortable and supports the curvature of the back. For side sleepers, a second pillow or body pillow between the knees helps keep the spine aligned throughout the night.

How to choose the best pillows to help with neck pain

For back sleepers, choosing a pillow that has a small curve where your neck will rest can help keep your spine aligned throughout the night. A pillow with medium thickness, with a cervical spine curve, will relieve maximum strain from your neck as you sleep. For side sleepers, it is important to choose a pillow that is thick enough that will ultimately keep the head and neck in line with the rest of the spine instead of bending down or up to adjust to the pillow height. Ergonomic, curved pillows can also be suitable for side sleepers as long as they are tall enough. Stomach sleepers with neck pain should sleep with a very thin and flat pillow, if any at all, to reduce strain on the neck. While traveling with neck pain, bringing a small travel U shaped pillow can also help alleviate discomfort.

How to choose the best pillows to help with back pain

Pillows that provide maximum support to your head and neck while keeping your spine in alignment, will be the best option to help with back pain. Back sleepers should use a medium thickness pillow under their head, and consider adding a pillow underneath the knees that will reduce pressure on the spine. Side sleepers can use a thicker pillow under their head but add a pillow or knee spacer between their knees to maintain their spinal alignment. Stomach sleepers with back pain may attempt to change positions to alleviate excessive strain on the neck and back, but otherwise should use a thin and flat pillow.   

How to choose the best pillows to relieve shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can be relieved through pillow choice, often by adding multiple pillows to your sleep routine. For back sleepers, a supportive pillow under the neck in addition to a pillow underneath the arm or armpit of the affected shoulder can provide relief. For side sleepers, sleeping on the side that is not in pain is helpful, as well as adding pillows between your knees, under your affected arm, and/or hugged to your front. For back sleepers with shoulder pain, try changing to the side with multiple pillows, or try adding a flat pillow under your shoulder.