best pillow for neck pain Best Pillow for Neck Pain

If you suffer from neck pain, it is important that you seek medical advice for ongoing issues or for severe pain. However, those of you with just a little discomfort or occasional pain might be looking for a few sleeping aids that can help in your plight for a good night’s sleep. Those with more severe or ongoing pain could also benefit from complementing medical advice with a good quality pillow that is both supportive and soft but breathable at the same time. Here I’ll be reviewing a range of products designed for people with neck pain.



60% Polyester 40% Bamboo

Hypoallergenic & dust mite resistant

Machine washable

5 Year Warranty

Ideal for all sleep positions

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Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Bamboo Cover Review

Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

First let’s take a look at the ‘shredded memory foam pillow’ from Coop Home Goods. Priced below $55, it’s available in two different sizes, Queen and King and is made from small pieces of memory foam, which allow the user to fluff up or thin out the pillow as desired to find the perfect amount of support.

CertiPUR-US foam is used that is flame retardant and made without heavy metals and chemicals. It’s also hypoallergenic, so sufferers of allergies shouldn’t worry and the bamboo fabric and foam used is dust mite resistant. It’s machine washable and is backed up with a 5 year warranty, so you know you’re getting a quality product which Coop Goods claims won’t go flat during that time!

Reviews for this product are great overall and many reviewers have claimed that problems with stiff necks have disappeared. There is a couple of claims of smells which can be rectified with washing the pillow and throwing it in the dryer, so a small issue really. Importantly, there is a history dating back a number of years, so it seems that there is a long standing level of high satisfaction with this pillow.

Memory Foam Contour Pillow by Vive


Maintains proper head and neck alignment

Designed with natural curves that form to your body

Perfect for neck support, support, shoulder pain & snoring

Machine Washable

Lifetime Guarantee

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Memory Foam Contour Pillow By Vive Review

Memory Foam Contour Pillow

Moving on to the “memory foam contour pillow’ by Vive. It claims to be the best orthopaedic support for neck pain relief by maintaining correct head and neck alignment. At 20” wide, it’s the size of a regular pillow. It’s made from NASA grade high density memory foam and designed with a curve that forms to the shape of your body.

This is solid memory foam though, so unlike the shredded foam pillow, there’s no fluffing up or flattening out. Vive claim that this is perfect for neck and shoulder support and can even help with snoring – a bold claim that will intrigue every partner of a snorer! Supplied with the pillow is a breathable cover that is removable and machine washable.

Again, reviews are generally very good for this neck pain pillow, but there are some claims of very strong chemical smells. A few smells are to be expected with anything that’s been packaged up, but very strong odors, or out-gassing, has been a concern in the past and there is the potential that this could actually be the release of harmful chemicals.

What might be another concern is that some claim the pillow is very hard and whilst support is an important factor in helping with neck pain and stiffness, the pillow must also be comfortable. If firm support isn’t your thing and you want something a little softer, you might be advised to think twice before investing in this product.



Adaptable to all sleeping positions

Luxuriously soft & heat reducing

Hypoallergenic & fully machine washable

Air-Vent ™ Heat Reducing Cover Fabric

Recommended for proper neck support and spinal alignment

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Memory Foam Contour Pillow By Vive Review

CozyCloud Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam

Finally, the last pillow in this best pillow for neck pain reviews rundown, the CozyCloud shredded bamboo memory foam pillow. Just like the offering from Coop Home Goods, it looks exactly like a regular pillow and is stuffed with small pieces of memory foam that do not require fluffing like a down filled pillow.

However, the main difference here is that the CozyCloud has been created by a chiropractor to aid correct alignment of your neck and spine and because the design forms to the shape of your neck, head and shoulders, it allows you to find the perfect compromise between support and comfort. Of course, comfort is just as important as support in terms of neck pain relief – if you’re not comfortable and spend much of the night moving around, it doesn’t matter how supportive your pillow is and it will only exasperate the pain in your neck!

Heat transference is excellent too as the CozyCloud is wrapped in a heat reducing cover. This should help you to stay cool and comfortable all night long. At a price below $55, it’s equally the most expensive option along side the ‘shredded memory foam pillow’ from Coop Home Goods, but the CozyCloud comes with a 10 year warranty and the endorsement of a qualified doctor of chiropractic. it is also considered as one of the best pillows for side sleepers.


Whilst the solid memory foam pillow by Vive is the cheapest option of the three, comes with a life time warranty and NASA grade memory foam, there are some real concerns with off gassing and comfort. These are big enough issues to rule it out.

With the remaining two options, things are not so clear cut. Both Coop Home Goods’ pillow and the CozyCloud offer a very similar design of shredded foam. Both companies also purport to using top grade American made foams, both are hypoallergenic and both are available in two different sizes. They’re also both equally priced.

With all that said, the CozyCloud is definitely the best choice. It combines all these features with a 10 year warranty and the backing of a medical professional. However, there’s very little between them and I suspect you couldn’t go wrong with either, should the CozyCloud not be available!