Pillow recommendations please.

Hi gang.

wanting to buy some new pillows. Just to see if this might help me sleep a little better with shoulder pain. And thoughts would be great😊


    DODGYKNEES Member Posts: 84

    Hi @Woofy I use a v pillow and a full length body pillow for comfort. Hope this helps.

  • Woofy
    Woofy Member Posts: 212

    Hi Dodgyknees. (Love the user name by the way)

    I did think about V pillow. I did see somewhere on here a post about some silent night pillows, for side sleepers.

    due to change our normal pillows, so was trying to find some of those as well. Only just been diagnosed in the past few months, so lots to learn.

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,020

    I use a memory foam shaped pillow like this one

    The shallower side is for side sleepers the deeper for back sleepers. My shoulders are not so squished and my spine aligned not pushed up by a 'normal' pillow.

    Mine I got from a well known shop and is nice and squishy too. It's about the 8th I think I've had since my cervical spond diagnosis and it even comes on holiday with me☺️

    Toni x

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,600

    @frogmorton , are you sure? (We had to eventually disagree😉) I always believed it to be the other way round and, indeed, that has worked for me for years. I began with those pillows years ago as a side sleeper and the large side stopped my morning headaches instantly. I now have to sleep on my back so I'm on the smaller side. As I put a lot of effort into stopping my neck drooping further forwards 🙄I think the thick side would just push it where it shouldn't be.

    @Woofy - my son bought a water pillow (He's in USA. Are they available here?) when he had a back problem. He felt it helped.

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  • I use Relyon latex pillow - formerly known as Dunlopillo Serenity Deluxe.

  • Woofy
    Woofy Member Posts: 212

    Bought some silent night medium pillows for side sleepers yesterday. No ache in my shoulders this morning.

    of course it could be the steroids working their magic😊

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,600

    My money's on the steroids😉 but, right now, that doesn't matter. Happy zzzzzzzs

    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,456

    As froggy says, I'll second the vote for the pillows, a few pounds from IKEA, I have a few of them with a thinner one underneath. They support my head and take the weight off my shoulders.

    its a grin, honest!

  • Bal
    Bal Member Posts: 8

    Hi I brought a side sleeper pillow which was recommended by the bedeck shop which has only duvet and pillow.

    The lady had alot knowledge. its only been few weeks but I feel better especially because I suffer shoulder pain.

  • I use Relyon latex pillow - formerly known as Dunlopillo Serenity Deluxe

  • Julie_W
    Julie_W Member Posts: 2

    I use a Sleep Easy pillow. I don’t want to sound over dramatic but it changed my life. My pain levels dropped in a couple of days. I could get some sleep.

    It properly supports the head so that the shoulders can relax. Works for back or side sleepers- or those who move around a lot like me.

  • Tom
    Tom Member Posts: 523

    Welcome to the forum, @Juliew and for your contribution to the great pillow debate.

    You do not say what type of arthritis you have. It might be that there is a link between your condition and the pillow brand you use. Arthritis can be a very personal experience.

    Keep posting and let us know how you get on.

    Tom, Moderator.