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Why choosing the right pillow is very important for neck pain?

Tired of waking up with a stiff neck or struggling to find a comfortable sleep position? We have the solution for you!

Introducing the Pillowise Custom-fitted Pillow a game-changer in sleep comfort:

  • Ensures the perfect fit for you and your neck, with its specific measuring system
  • Keeps your neck in a neutral position while you sleep.

…is a new pillow what you’ve been missing? 

How do I choose the right pillow for me?

Ryan’s Answer: This is a question that I have been asked over and over again. When it comes down to choosing the right pillow, we must first define what “the right pillow” means. 

For example, if your pillow is too small or too big your neck will not be in a neutral position (see red in the picture). If you have the correct pillow size, then your neck will be in a better position (green). 

When I think about recommending the right pillow, especially to someone dealing with neck pain or headaches, I think about supporting the neck in a neutral position. The idea is in a neutral position there will be less stress on the joints, muscles, and ligaments while you sleep. This will help reduce pain and allow for a better healing environment.  

How can I get the pillows?

Once we have found the right sized pillow, I always like to recommend a high-quality memory foam pillow with a cervical support. A cervical support is the little bump on the front that tucks up under your neck to give it extra support and help it maintain a neutral position.  

 Over the years I have been asked this question and it was often followed up with “Will you help me shop for a pillow?”For many years I just had people go buy a few pillows and bring them into the office and would help them choose the right one. 

However, about a year ago I found a company that makes a great quality pillow in multiple sized pillows.  They have a specific measuring system to make sure the pillow you order is the right size for you and your neck.  Yes, and you guessed it…I started selling these pillows in my clinic and measuring people to make sure they were able to get the right sized, high-quality pillow the first time without multiple trips the store.  

To summarize, you should look to get a high-quality cervical support pillow that is the correct size allowing your neck to be supported in a neutral position while you sleep.


If you would like to get measured for your custom Pillowise pillow Call today at (512) 730-0231 !  or if you are currently a client of Natural Fit Therapy, you can ask your therapist to measure you at your next appointment. 

Dr. Ryan Seifert - Physical Therapist in Austin, TX

Dr. Ryan Seifert

Natural Fit Physical Therapy

"We Help Adults 50+ Become More Active, Stay Healthy, And Avoid Slowing Down Without Pain Pills, Injections, Or Surgery."



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