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What are the different types of neck pillows?

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Common types include:

  • Neck rolls
  • D-core, which has a d-shaped indentation in the middle for your head
  • Standard contour pillows -- the “wavy” ones, with a lengthwise indentation for your head
  • Horseshoe-shaped

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: “Cervical Spine.”

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics : “Neck support pillows: a comparative study,” “Before/after study to determine the effectiveness of the align-right cylindrical cervical pillow in reducing chronic neck pain severity.”

Harvard Medical School: “Is your pillow hurting your health?” “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain.”

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine : “Shape design of an optimal comfortable pillow based on the analytic hierarchy process method.”

National Sleep Foundation: "How to Pick the Right Pillow for You."

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects : “Are cervical pillows effective in reducing neck pain?”

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation : “Cervical pain: a comparison of three pillows.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 19, 2020

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: “Cervical Spine.”

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics : “Neck support pillows: a comparative study,” “Before/after study to determine the effectiveness of the align-right cylindrical cervical pillow in reducing chronic neck pain severity.”

Harvard Medical School: “Is your pillow hurting your health?” “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain.”

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine : “Shape design of an optimal comfortable pillow based on the analytic hierarchy process method.”

National Sleep Foundation: "How to Pick the Right Pillow for You."

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects : “Are cervical pillows effective in reducing neck pain?”

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation : “Cervical pain: a comparison of three pillows.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 19, 2020

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