Cervical pillows offer more than your average pillow

When you’re shopping online for cervical pillows, you want to know that you made the right choice so that you get all of the benefits that a cervical pillow offers:

•correct alignment of your spine, neck and shoulders.

•better circulation for better overall health.

•reduction of snoring.

They’re usually made of foam throughout, but some pillows even have:

•an air bladder to adjust the height of pillow

•a water chamber that lets you adjust height The quality of foam from one pillow manufacturer to another may vary greatly.

You may want to stick with trusted and established names like:

Tempur-Pedic     Isotonic

Also look for density numbers… which tells you how much a square foot cube of that foam weighs, which in turn tells you how dense it is. Generally, the higher the density number- the better quality foam you have in your cervical pillow- and the more expensive it will be. This means though, that it will do its job and support your neck the way it should. Lesser dense cervical pillows will break down and just aren’t worth the money.

Experts who have tested these pillows generally say that the best density number is 4 or higher. Cervical pillows are made in various shapes, but the most popular is the contour shape that you probably know already. They are also made to look like a roll too.