Best Bed Pillow for Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

I am very fussy when it comes to purchasing bed pillows. I guess most people are as they are so vital to getting a good night's sleep. Otherwise, I toss and turn all night trying and failing to get comfortable. Worse, I am easily susceptible then to waking up with either a stiff neck, shoulder or back pain. It doesn't help that I am a very light sleeper. So begins my search for the best bed pillow for neck, shoulder and back pain.

My top 5 choices are based mostly on 2 main features. 1) Customer review ratings: these are people who have bought and used them personally so that's good enough reference for me. Reading through their comments, the pros and cons, is really valuable to come to a decision. 2) Another feature important to me is if they are allergen resistant. Just the thought of dust mites creeps me out!

Cr Sleep Memory Foam Contour Pillow for Neck Pain with Gel-infused Technology
Cr Sleep Memory Foam Contour Pillow for Neck Pain with Gel-infused Technology

This pillow is a standard size one measuring 24 in long x 16 in wide x 4.7 in at the higher part and 4 in at the lower part. The queen or king size ones I find too big and cumbersome. It has a medium firmness - still soft but firm enough to keep its shape. The memory foam with the ventilated AirCell technology gel lessens stiffness and pain, relieves snoring and insomnia and helps keep your neck and head cool.

It is perfect for any sleeping position - back, side or stomach. I also found it very comfortable when I'm lying down on my couch watching TV. It is resistant to dust mites, mold and other bacteria. The outer case is machine washable but not the inner foam part which you can just use a damp cloth to spot clean.

Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow to Stop Neck Pain
Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow to Stop Neck Pain

This standard size (24 x 17 inches) pillow is designed specifically for back and side sleepers. It is stuffed by hand with polyester fiber fill and is latex free. It is also machine washable and non-allergenic. It is well balanced for softness and firmness.
Due to proper support, it relieves neck and back pain, allows unrestricted air passage thus reducing snoring, and improves posture because its natural spine alignment.

Unique in its shape, the ā€œVā€ section creates a cradle for your head lifting it away from the shoulders while your neck is supported underneath by the neck roll. If you want the pillow solely for neck support, then just flip it over to the bottom side. If you are a side sleeper, the side wings will help to relieve any pain.

For some people, it may cause some soreness as you get used to it. So you may need to increase using this pillow slowly alternating it with the previous pillow you were using as you get more comfortable with it.

beegod Bed Pillow Better Sleeping Hypoallergenic and Easy Care 2 Pack
beegod Bed Pillow Better Sleeping Hypoallergenic and Easy Care 2 Pack

I'm one of those people that sleeps with 2 pillows. So this 2-pack Bed Pillow set by beegood caught my interest. The pillow cover is made from 100% cotton and filled with 90% polyester and 10% soybean fiber. It is comfortable for side, back and stomach sleepers alike. As well it is migraine and neck pain-relieving supportive. Other features include: hypoallergenic, fade- and-stain resistant.

It is easy to clean which I love. Just machine wash using the gentle cycle in cold water. Do not use bleach! Then tumble dry on low temperature. Do not iron, just line dry, and do not dry clean.

I'm not sure if these are standard or queen size pillows as I found 2 sizes listed - 17.7 x 7.9 inches (in the Amazon Product Information/Dimensions section) and 29.13 x 19.90 inches (on the product label photo at the top left). Even in the customer Questions and Answer section there were conflicting answers regarding the actual size.

On the Amazon website, it states that there is a 30-day money-back return guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

Ergonomic Aloe Memory Foam Sleeping Pillow Orthopedic Design Relieves Neck and Back Pain
Ergonomic Aloe Memory Foam Sleeping Pillow Orthopedic Design Relieves Neck and Back Pain

This slow rebound memory foam pillow is ergonomically designed for back and side sleepers. It provides great spine alignment and back support to relieve stiffness and neck, shoulder and back pain. It is also can be a natural solution for snoring and insomnia. The aloe pillowcase is made from cotton. Both the pillowcase and inner sleeve are a breathable material that stays ventilated all night. This greatly helps to prevent sweating as well as dust mites, bed bugs and bacteria build-up.

Except for the memory foam, it is machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle and hang to dry. Dimensions are King Size 25in long x 14.5in wide x 4.3in at the lower height and 4.7in at the higher height.

Best of all there is a 30 day refund, no questions asked guarantee, if you are not 100% satisfied.

Cradle Me Memory Foam Cervical Contour Pillow with Neck and Spine Support
Cradle Me Memory Foam Cervical Contour Pillow with Neck and Spine Support

I love the rounded contours of this pillow and its patented butterfly shape. The wings on either side and the slight indentation in the middle help to cradle your head, neck and shoulders in place. Customers who suffer from CPAP report their air hoses being held in place away from their faces with the aid of the wings. The contours and various heights provide different adjustable levels of comfortable support for side and back sleepers. You can even flip it or turn it sideways. The premium, breathable, pressure relieving memory foam made from high density polyurethane will keep its shape for a long while.

The pillow measures the standard size of 17 x 15 x 5 inches (length x width x height) but there is a discrepancy as a customer reported the size as 23 x 15 x 3 inches (length x width x height) which is more in keeping with a queen size pillow.

The guarantee is a bit vague as the manufacturer states only that they will make it right if you are not satisfied. Not sure how exactly they will do that but one customer did report getting a refund.