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The Ultimate Pillow for Neck Support

Are you looking for the ultimate pillow for neck support? Our Sleepgram 3-in-1 adjustable pillow will take you to neck nirvana (no, not the Kurt Cobain kind). 

Waking up with neck pain sucks. It can interfere with your daily activities, mess up your mood, and prevent you from head-banging to your metal playlist. 

It may surprise you to learn that poor neck support while sleeping is a common cause of pain.

Let’s discuss the role that your pillow may play in causing neck pain. We also unpack how you can resolve it (hint: it’s as simple as switching to a better pillow). 

Understanding neck pain and sleep

Neck pain and sleep have a strong correlation, but that doesn’t mean sleeping causes discomfort. Usually, the perpetrator is the pillow, but there may be other factors at play.

Let's look at the main causes of neck pain related to sleeping habits.

Poor pillow choice

Regular pillows don’t offer much support, which puts a strain on your neck and head. They can throw off your neck alignment and affect the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle, reducing the flexibility of your neck.

A pillow that doesn’t offer adequate support can also affect your deep neck flexors, which may cause imbalances and pain. 

Unstable pillow height can cause neck pain that leads to headaches, as the lack of support affects the suboccipital and trapezius muscles. Low-quality pillows may encourage unhealthy sleeping positions, because they make it hard to get comfortable. 

Excessive tossing and turning 

Incorrect sleeping positions can also cause neck pain. Side sleepers and back sleepers are especially prone to waking up with neck and shoulder pain

An incorrect sleeping position can directly cause neck pain and stiffness. This is because more strain is placed on the neck due to an awkward or twisted position.

A pillow with adequate support keeps your spine aligned and prevents strain on the neck muscles or bursal tissues. You won’t need to toss and turn since it distributes the neck pressure. 

Medical conditions

Certain medical conditions can cause neck pain and morning stiffness. Common examples include fibromyalgia, cervical arthritis, and spinal stenosis.

Studies reveal that neck pain approximately 30 minutes upon waking is common in fibromyalgia patients. It’s caused by overstimulation of the nerves between the spinal cord and brain. 

Spinal stenosis usually causes stabbing neck and leg pain. This degenerative disease results in a narrowing of the spinal column, destroying the canals and hindering the movement of spinal nerves.

Spondylosis, also known as cervical arthritis, produces spinal growths that result in severe neck pain. It’s caused by the wearing down of the cervical vertebrae. 

Mental health conditions, like anxiety and insomnia, can also affect sleep quality

A pillow with adequate support may prevent or reduce neck pain by providing support. It also allows the muscles to relax, which prevents overstimulation of the nerves and cervical vertebrae. 

Remember, a pillow won’t cure or permanently fix any of these medical conditions. Talk to your physician for a long-term plan to deal with the symptoms. 

Unsupportive mattress

Similar to a poor-quality pillow, an unsupportive mattress puts pressure on the impact points of your body. It affects your neck, shoulders, and knees. 

Sleeping in a bed that’s too soft or too firm causes pressure to build up in your neck. It can also cause excessive tossing and turning and encourage unhealthy sleeping positions. 

When selecting the perfect mattress, you should consider your preferred sleeping position. Side sleepers may require something softer, while back sleepers should opt for a firmer feel

The anatomy of a supportive pillow

Finding a supportive pillow can be challenging. What qualities make a pillow supportive for the neck? Let’s unpack the key features that create the ultimate dream cloud.

Correct loft/height

The ultimate pillow for neck support should have the ideal height to prevent strain on the shoulder or neck muscles. 

The perfect height also depends on the position you sleep in. Side sleepers require loftier pillows to support the shoulders. Back sleepers benefit from a medium loft that keeps the spine neutral. Stomach sleepers need a lower height option to prevent neck strain. 

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow is the perfect height for comfort and support. It keeps the spine and neck aligned regardless of your preferred sleeping position. You can also adjust the loft by removing the middle insert or the small insert. 

People who need loftier pillows can stack two Sleepgram pillows on top of each other. Thanks to the ultra-supportive technology and soft insert, it won’t put additional strain on your neck or create pressure points

Firmness

Firmness is mostly a preference factor. Generally, a pillow that’s too soft won’t provide sufficient support, while one that’s too firm puts pressure on the neck muscles. 

Medium-firm pillows are ideal. They contour to the natural curves of the neck and aid in maintaining spine alignment. Your neck and head will feel cradled and supported without unnecessary elevation. 

Our Sleepgram pillow is made with flexible silk-like fibers that perfectly mold to the contours of your neck and head. There’s also a soft insert that keeps it comfortable while supporting your spine. 

It feels soft and cloud-like while providing enough support to allow your neck muscles to relax and prevent shoulder strain. 

Material

A major factor to consider is whether the material is malleable. You want a pillow that conforms to your neck contour and gently cradles your head. It’s also important that the material is resilient and won’t lose its shape over time.

A pillow made of supportive materials prevents pain by keeping the neck in a comfortable position. You should consider hypoallergenic materials if you have allergies.

Some pillow materials have volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which cause a chemical smell known as “off-gassing.” These materials can affect your health and worsen allergies or asthma. You typically find them in cheap memory foam pillows. 

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow has a 100% cotton cover with polyester fabric lining and premium polyester microfiber fill. Our materials are 100% organic, made with zero animal products, and completely cruelty-free. 

Shape 

It’s a good idea to get a pillow that contours to your neck, but are contoured pillows the best pick? They come in a predefined shape that tends to collapse over time, and also may not be the ideal shape for you. 

The other problem with contoured pillows is they don’t support a variety of sleeping positions. So, if you’re a lullaby leaner, you won’t feel comfortable. 

It’s best to select a pillow that's customizable and comes in a material that naturally molds to cradle your neck

The Sleepgram pillow is the ultimate pillow for neck support because you can unzip it and choose your preferred setting. It shapes to your neck and supports your head perfectly.

The small insert embraces and cradles your head like a soft, fluffy cloud. The fibers in the middle insert are firm but have a spider-web-like flexibility that fits your neck perfectly. 

Support for different sleep positions

Everyone prefers sleeping in a different position, and you shouldn't have to compromise on being as comfy as possible. 

Side sleepers require a thicker pillow that keeps the spine in a natural horizontal line. They may also benefit from a knee pillow

With no support between the legs, the pelvis is pressured, which distorts the spine neutrality. Added knee support prevents the top leg from rotating downwards and putting additional pressure on the spine. 

Stomach sleepers are most at risk for neck and back pain. They should choose a relatively flat pillow to prevent complications. It’s also a good idea to place another pillow under the pelvis to keep the spine aligned.

Back sleepers should pick a slightly lower pillow than side sleepers. It should support the lordosis of the cervical spine and provide sufficient neck and shoulder comfort. 

Back sleepers could benefit from an additional pillow underneath the knees. This trick flattens the lumbar curve, which releases pressure off the joints in the spinal column. 

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow offers support regardless of the position you sleep in. It keeps your neck in alignment throughout the night. Even stomach sleepers can wake up pain-free with our supportive technology. 

Breathability

Pillow breathability affects your sleep quality, as adequate airflow prevents heat buildup and regulates body temperature. 

Pick a pillow made from breathable materials, like cotton, to keep you cool

Uncomfortable materials can leave you tossing and turning and affect spine alignment. Unbreathable materials cause you to wake up in the middle of the night feeling stuffy and excessively hot. 

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow has a 100% cotton cover that keeps you cool. The pillow is made of a breathable material that keeps air circulating and prevents hair snagging or skin stretching. 

Features of the Sleepgram 3-in-1 adjustable pillow

What does the Sleepgram 3-in-1 adjustable pillow have to offer? Is it a good pillow for neck support

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 adjustable pillow has three layers of comfort to give you the best sleep of your life. Let’s talk about what each layer provides. 

1. The outer layer

Our pillow has a 100% long-staple cotton outer layer. 

The specialized cooling fibers ensure you stay cool throughout the night. They also keep your temperature regulated. It prevents neck pain by keeping you comfortable and preventing tossing and turning due to overheating. 

The pillow is also incredibly soft and comfy. It’s sweat-proof and won’t stick to your skin on a hot night. 

You can easily use another outer layer, like a silk pillowcase, if you prefer. However, we’re pretty sure you’ll love the soft, cushy cotton. 

The cotton cover also prevents the pillow from sliding at night. This problem often occurs with side sleepers and stomach sleepers who find themselves face down on the mattress every morning. 

2. Middle weight insert

The most important factor when choosing a pillow for neck support is firmness. Medium-firm pillows provide the ideal comfort that cradles the neck and head. 

Our middle-weight insert pillow has medium-firm support that keeps the spine neutral and prevents pain. Its malleable nature makes it suitable for back, stomach, and neck sleepers. 

We created it with ultra-silky fibers that create a firm yet soft and bouncy feel. Each silky fiber is 1/10th the size of a human hair. They’re super breathable while providing excellent cradling support. 

3. Small insert 

Our small insert delivers a soft, cushy feeling. We designed it to emulate sleeping on a cloud. So, whether you sleep on your back, side, or pinky finger, you’ll be the comfiest you’ve ever been. 

Many of our Sleepgram users refer to it as the softest pillow in the world. We crafted it with low-friction fibers that create a fluffy, bouncy feeling. It encapsulates the middle-weight pillow in a snuggly embrace. 

The small insert creates the perfect soft feeling for people who want the benefits of a firm pillow with cloud-like comfort. 

100-night money-back guarantee 

We’re so confident that the Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow will give you the best sleep ever that we offer a 100-night money-back guarantee. Most users know from the first night that this pillow is a keeper. It’s soft yet firm and oh-so-snuggly. 

Here’s what one of our customers had to say about the 100-night money-back guarantee.

“I kept looking at this pillow online. Finally, I thought, with 100 nights it's plenty of time to decide. Well, within the first two days I knew there was no way I was returning this pillow!” - Mandie O

Tailoring your Sleepgram pillow for neck support

Adjustable pillows, like the Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow, are advantageous because they suit various sleeping styles. They allow you to adapt the shape, loft, and firmness to your sleep needs. Here’s how they can help you get the perfect night’s rest.

Customizable firmness 

The Sleepgram pillow has two pillows: a firm, middleweight insert and a small, cloud-like one. They can be mixed around to suit different needs

People who prefer firm pillows can use only the middleweight pillow or put the middleweight pillow on top of the small insert. 

Users who prioritize softness can use only the small insert or use the small insert on top of the middleweight pillow. This option provides the most comfort as well as added support. 

Stomach sleepers may sleep on just the small insert to prevent strain on the neck. They can slot the firm pillow underneath the pelvis for spine alignment. 

Adjustable contouring

Contoured pillows aren’t suitable for everyone. People who sleep on their side or stomach won’t feel supported, and the pillow loses shape after a while. 

Combination sleepers find it especially difficult to find a pillow that contours as they change positions. 

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow has silky, low-friction fibers that cradle your head and neck as you sleep

It molds perfectly to keep you comfortable through the night. You don’t have to adjust it. This pillow adjusts itself as you sleep. 

Lay your head down, and it automatically envelopes you in its soft embrace. Your head feels weightless; as if you’re sinking into a big cloud. 

Height variations

Height variations are important because of personal preferences and certain medical conditions. Proper pillow height helps maintain spine alignment and keeps the neck supported

People have varying shoulder widths and neck mobility. The Sleepgram pillow is a comfortable height, but can be adjusted lower or higher. 

People with gastroesophageal reflux and other digestive issues benefit from elevated pillows. You can either use two Sleepgram pillows or use a knee pillow behind one Sleepgram pillow to get a wedge effect

Pillows that are too high or low can cause neck pain, stiffness, and discomfort. The Sleepgram pillow provides ultimate support, no matter how low or high you make it. It’s the perfect loft to reduce pressure points and prevent waking up with tingling sensations or pain

Another health factor we took into consideration is sleep apnea and snoring. When you sleep, your airways narrow, and your tongue falls backward, which causes snoring. 

The Sleepgram pillow maintains head, neck, and shoulder alignment, which keeps your airways open. It could prevent snoring (and divorce). 

Two pillows

Our Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow comes in packs of two and four. You can share the other pillow with your partner or your furry friend. 

Stack the pillows for extra elevation or use them under your knees, abdomen, or feet for spine alignment in different positions.

The link between neck support and sleep quality

Can proper neck support help you sleep better? One study attempted to find the optimal pillow conditions for high-quality sleep. Researchers outlined that the following factors were essential.

Proper support for cervical lordosis

The study mentioned that a pillow’s key role is to support the cervical spine and keep it in a neutral position. It should be firm enough to prevent loss of cervical spine curvature. 

An unsupportive pillow creates pressure points and produces waking symptoms like arm pain, tingling, neck pain, and cervical stiffness. 

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow provides sufficient support and comfort with its flexible, malleable fibers. It maintains spine alignment, which prevents waking pains and improves sleep quality. It also keeps the neck aligned and allows the muscles to relax. 

Cool temperature to relax the sympathetic nervous system

The study also found that a cool pillow relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, which plays a significant role in deep sleep. 

Researchers noted that maintaining a cool temperature of the head and core aided comfort and prevented mid-sleep awakenings.

Pillows with poor-quality material absorb body heat. The warmth stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. This effect could worsen insomnia symptoms and affect REM sleep. 

Our Sleepgram pillow has a cool cotton cover infused with special cooling technology. Any side is the cool side with our heat-resistant fibers that prevent the dreaded neck sweats while you sleep. 

We also have cotton sheets that keep your whole body cool when it’s warm and vice versa. 

Sleepgram user experiences and testimonials

By now we’ve told you all about how great our Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow is. It supports the neck, spine, and head. It’s also firm, soft, and emulates sleeping on a cloud

Still don’t believe us? Check out some testimonials from our valued Sleepgrammers.

“As a side sleeper, I prefer a lot of support. This pillow provides that but is still soft and comfortable. The adjustability is a great feature, as well as the ability to wash it. Best pillow I have ever tried.” - Rhonda W. - Rated 5/5 stars

Rhonda pointed out that the Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow is soft and comfortable while still offering support. The sturdy yet fluffy fibers make it an excellent pillow for neck support

“My husband and I both have cervical degeneration of our spines, so it’s important, and difficult, to find a pillow that supports, relieves, and gives us rest without pain in the morning. We were each able to adjust to our comfort and are sleeping amazingly pain free now! I can’t say enough good about these pillows!” - Jodi T. - Rated 5/5 stars

Cervical degeneration is a painful condition involving the degeneration of the bones in the neck. We’re so glad that Jodi and her husband get quality rest and wake up pain-free with the Sleepgram pillow. 

“Love these pillows! My shoulder pain went away after a few days of sleeping on these pillows. I removed the smaller one and use it for sleeping on my back and left the other one in for sleeping on my side. No more waking up with numbness in my hands.” - Janet R. - Rated 4/5 stars

Janet had shoulder pain, likely caused by the strain of the bursal tissues from an unsupportive pillow. Her review also reveals the versatility of the Sleepgram pillow. She uses the small insert for her head and the middle insert for when she sleeps on her side. 

Try the Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow for neck support

Neck pain is a common problem that’s usually caused by poor neck support while sleeping. A good pillow can make a world of difference to your neck pain. Many people who’ve tried our Sleepgram 3-in-1 pillow have since waved goodbye to neck pain. 

You need a pillow that ticks these boxes.

  • It supports your neck. 
  • It cradles your head.
  • It aligns your spine. 
  • It makes you sleep like Snorlax.

We have that pillow. ✅

The Sleepgram 3-in-1 adjustable pillow provides all your neck support needs and then some. We created it to emulate sleeping on a cloud while still providing perfect support so you can wake up pain-free. 

Shop our selection of Sleepgram products and start your morning head-banging instead of groaning with neck pain.