How to Select the Perfect Pillow for Neck Pain

pillow for neck pain

Have you ever wondered if the cervical pillow is really good for our neck? Can a cervical pillow treat neck pain? Personally, I think that a suitable pillow is very important for the prevention of cervical spondylosis. A lot of people, including myself had the experience of sleeping on an unfamiliar place such as a hotel and waking up with a stiff neck, which is largely due to the inappropriate pillow. Therefore, choosing a suitable pillow is very important for neck pain sufferers including these high-risk groups such as teachers, office workers, drivers, medical workers, etc.

There are four physiological curvatures of the human spine, which are Cervical Lordosis curvature, Thoracic Kyphosis curvature, Lumbar Lordosis curvature and Sacral Kyphosis curvature. Among them, the Cervical Lordosis curvature is very important, which can increase the elasticity of the cervical spine and cushion the external force on the cervical intervertebral disc and joints. We see that many cervical spondylosis start from the reduction or disappearance of cervical lordosis curvature. Therefore, maintaining the cervical lordosis curvature is one of the important factors to avoid cervical spondylosis, so your pillow must have the ability to maintain the normal physiological curvature of the cervical spine.

How to select the perfect pillow for neck pain?

Firstly, the height of your pillow is crucial. The height of the pillow depends on your sleeping position. You can choose according to your sleeping position such as sleeping on your back or on your side. When sleeping on the side, you need a high pillow with good support, and when sleeping on your back, you need a thinner pillow, the height of the pillow should be the same as the height of your fist. When the height of the pillow is too high, the normal curvature of the cervical spine cannot be maintained, which will increase the burden on the cervical spine, increase the tension of your back muscles and leads to shoulder pain, headache, dizziness, tinnitus and insomnia.

Secondly, the hardness of your pillow is also an important factor. A pillow with moderate hardness is the right choice. Choosing a very hard pillow to increase support will easily lead to little contact area between your head and the pillow, more pressure makes your head muscles tense; On the other hand, choosing a pillow that is too soft in order to pursue comfort and softness, which is difficult to maintain the height of the pillow. It’s easy to cause the contact area between your head and the pillow too large so that your neck will stretch back, and excessive pulling of the neck will cause tension in the throat muscles, which is easy to aggravate snoring. It’s necessary to choose a pillow that can seamlessly fit the curvature of the head and neck, so as to provide suitable support for the head and neck.

The last important factor is the material of your pillow. At present, the commonly used pillow materials include memory foam, latex, cotton, etc. with different hardness and softness. According to different sleeping habits, there will be different advantages and disadvantages. However, it is very important to choose a pillow that suits you. It is better to not feel stiff or sore in your neck after waking up. If you often feel neck pain, fatigue or stiff neck after waking up, it means your pillow is not suitable.


Zamat cervical pillow, designed with moderate hardness material, which has a strong support for the head and neck. And here are the advantages why we recommend this pillow:

1). Cervical alignment

Zamat cervical pillow allows the cervical contour to perfectly align the neck and provides plush comfort, immersing your neck in all-around support.

2). Neck traction

Zamat Cervical Pillow has slightly concave structure in the middle which helps hold your head, support the neck and shoulders, and strengthen cervical traction.

3). Head and neck protection

Zamat Cervical Pillow is formed in a way cradle your head and embrace your neck. With your neck in a stable position, you don’t need to worry about your neck twisting while you sleep.

4). Height adjustments for different sleepers

Zamat Cervical Pillow is accompanied with removable memory foam inserts. Users can adjust the height to their needs. A simple modification to our pillow results in a far better pillowing experience for sleepers everywhere.

5). Versatility for different sleepers

Zamat Cervical Pillow is suitable for a variety of different sleeping positions, including Side sleeper, back sleeper, stomach sleeper, etc. Your head, neck and shoulders can all be firmly supported in optimally throughout the night no matter what kind of sleeper you are.