The type and shape of your pillow can cause you pain and stiffness if it doesn’t support your neck properly.
You sleep on it for an average of eight hours each night, so you want to make sure it’s the right pillow for you. Otherwise you might wake up with a stiff and sore neck.
The right orthopaedic pillow is dependent on your sleeping position. Look for a pillow that will support you while you’re sleeping in your preferred position (side, back, stomach). This should be contoured to ensure your neck has as much support as your head and that your spine stays neutral.
The key is to find a pillow that’s the correct height for you and has the right firmness to provide proper support.