I Tried America’s Top Cervical Pillows – Here’s What Happened to My Body
Here are the best cervical pillows, ranked.
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  • Contoured design for total cervical support
  • Adjustable thickness options
  • Fantastic value and quality for the price
  • CertiPUR-US Certified Memory Foam
  • Luxuriously soft cooling bamboo cover
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On a quest to find the perfect cervical pillow, my husband and I tried sleeping on 2024’s “Best Pillows” for a week each. We were stunned by the results.

Here’s the list of pillows my husband and I tried (in alphabetical order):

We were excited to try these pillows because you hear and read so much about them online.

Here’s a summary of our findings before we dive into the details below:

  • 🏆Dosaze Contoured Orthopedic Pillow – for the first time in years, I woke up with no neck pain or headache or anything. I don’t think I have slept that deeply in a long time. This was one of the last pillows I tried and was the only one where I clearly noticed a difference in sleep quality.
  • EPABO – this was a decent budget option, but reviewers found that it flattens relatively quickly over time. Most people also found it too thin and that it didn’t provide enough support.
  • Groove Pillow – this pillow was ok. I didn’t love how it was only a one size fits all solution (so if you are taller or sleep on your side, then it is less likely to work for you), and that the cover was so hot at night.
  • Sutera – this pillow is fine if you only sleep in one position. The nook is only one height—and that height is usually only good for side or back sleeping. The “wings” get in the way if you try to sleep on the edges of the pillow.
  • SleepNumber – this pillow is from a trusted brand, but I was a bit disappointed, especially given the price. I didn’t love the shape of the contour relative to other cervical pillows. There is no “nook” to keep your head aligned and in place throughout the night.
  • TempurPedic – I like the contour of this, but the Dosaze contour was better. I got some relief, but not enough!

In-Depth Review

Our Favorite: Dosaze Contoured Orthopedic Pillow

This was the only pillow that I tried where I noticed a clear difference in my sleep quality.

This pillow is the top of the top, crème de la crème. I used to think it was normal to toss and turn in the middle of the night, but the innovative shape and the quality of the materials of the Dosaze Contoured Orthopedic Pillow stopped that for me. The innovative shape really works wonders to keep my neck and back aligned, and I was so surprised by how much deeper my sleep was with this pillow. When testing this pillow, I woke up so much more well-rested.

This pillow is great if you are a back, side, combination back and side, or stomach sleeper. Because the center of the pillow is a different height (lower) than the sides, you can sleep in the center as a back or stomach sleeper (who usually requires lower heights) or on the edges of the pillow (which are higher) as a side sleeper. If you are a combination back and side sleeper, you can sleep on the edges of the pillow when sleeping on your side or roll to the center of the pillow when sleeping on your back. You cannot do this on the Sutera pillow (due to the “wings”).

It is also great because Dosaze offers multiple size options (because pillows aren’t one size fits all). You can tailor it to the level of support your neck requires, whether that’s injury-specific or just to your own comfort. If the pillow doesn’t work for you, they also have a generous 60-day risk-free trial.

Standout Benefits:

  • Targets the C1-C7 vertebrae for stabilization and healing
  • Adjustable support levels for various injury and comfort needs
  • Designed for side, back, stomach, or combination sleepers



This pillow is a lower quality version of the Dosaze Contoured Orthopedic one. It is smaller, made of lower quality materials (fill and cover), and not as comfortable. I found that the memory foam in this pillow (which was not CertiPUR US certified), was not as comfortable as the memory foam in other pillows. The cover is also a bit scratchy (as it is 100% polyester).

I found that this pillow is okay for back sleeping, but not as good for side sleeping. The contour of the pillow works okay if you sleep on your back (although, again, it was a bit too shallow for me), but when you sleep on your side, the pillow is not thick enough to fill your shoulder gap, which can cause alignment issues. I also found that the foam on this pillow is noticeably firmer than that of other pillows. This does a lot for providing support but doesn’t do much in terms of providing comfort.

While this pillow is a bit cheaper than other alternatives, it is not the best product in terms of quality and might need to be replaced more quickly. The foam is not CertiPUR-US certified. Add to this the fact that the pillow only has a 3-day trial period (and sometimes it can take that long to get used to a new pillow) and does not come with a warranty, and this pillow is kind of a gamble. This cheaper version might work for you, and it might not – and you don’t have that much time to decide.


This pillow is a decent budget option for pillows, but there were a few flaws that made it not the best option for cervical pillows. The general shape of the contoured orthopedic pillow is good — however, I found that it was too low (and they only have one size), especially for side sleepers. I also didn’t love the cover fabric, which is 100% polyester. This kind of fabric heats up and is also relatively scratchy. If you’re operating on a budget, it could be worth a try, but I think there are better overall options that will last longer.


As you can see, this pillow is a decent solution for exclusively back sleepers, but it does not work as well for side sleepers. Add to that the fact that the return policy and warranty isn’t the best, and purchasing this pillow is a bit of a risk. That being said, it isn’t the most expensive and it could work for you if you try it out – just be sure you’re willing to keep it if it doesn’t work! (or risk not being able to return it or having to pay a substantial fee to return it).

The biggest issue here is that the center of the pillow isn’t high enough for side sleepers, and the “wings” get in the way and aren’t comfortable for side sleepers if you try to sleep on them (see above).


This pillow comes from a trusted brand, but I didn’t love the overall design. You can tell that it is made from quality materials, but the overall shape isn’t ideal. The contour provides support for one sleep position at a time, but if you are a combination sleeper, you can’t change sleep positions without changing which side of the pillow you are sleeping on — this is relatively inconvenient for combo sleepers. I had similar issues with the TempurPedic Pillow


Best known for their mattresses, the Swedish company also has a great array of foam pillow products. It is ergonomically-sound and made with memory foam in order to give you solid support when you’re on your side or back. Additionally, the pillow is contoured in order to curve naturally around your head, neck, and shoulders to prevent any unnecessary stress or pressure on pivotal joints. While the polyester outer layer can be removed and machine washed, it’s important to note that this product does have an odd time fitting into pillowcases.

This is a great pillow produced by a well-known company. You can tell by feeling the memory foam that it is high quality. This is a great pillow for side sleepers, but it isn’t as good for combination back and side sleepers. The primary reason for this is that the contour is merely a single “wave” – this wave doesn’t prevent your head from moving side to side as a back or combination sleeper, and so it doesn’t align your neck as well as other contoured memory foam pillows.

When I lay my head down on this pillow, it feels a bit too firm. While I feel supported, the foam kind of hurt my ears (especially when I slept on my side).

If you’re looking for a trusted name in the industry, this is a good option. However, we feel as though there are other, better designed pillows in the market. This company specializes in mattresses, and while their pillow offering is good, it isn’t the best available, especially for the price.

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