Pillow for Neck Pain








    Finding the best pillow for neck pain is not an easy task, but when done right, it can significantly improve your sleep quality. Neck pain varies from person to person, so the ideal pillow will depend on your specific needs. And at Turmerry, we have a large collection of uniquely shaped and customizable pillows—you're bound to find one that helps ease your neck pain!

    From our firmly supportive Organic Latex Pillow and Cuboid Side Sleeper Pillow to our softly contouring Buckwheat Pillow and Latex Contour Pillow, we have an affordable, eco-friendly, and comfy pillow for all those who struggle with neck pain. So, check them all out and see which one suits you best!

    Buckwheat Pillow


    Latex Pillow


    Contour Pillow


    Shredded Latex Pillow


    Hybrid Pillow : Natural Wool & Buckwheat


    Eggcrate Latex Side Sleeper Pillow


    Natural Wool Filled Pillows


    Latex Travel Neck Pillow


    Low Profile Baby Toddler Organic Latex Pillow


    best pillow for neck pain - with ample support and cushioning

    Turmerry Pillows Offer Many Benefits!

    Natural latex pillows, buckwheat pillows, wool pillows—you ask for it, we've got it! Each Turmerry pillow is made to perfection using only the highest-quality materials available today.

    Our natural latex pillows are the ideal candidates to offer you an unparalleled sense of comfort and support. Strong, resilient, responsive, and bouncy, latex also possesses an innate plushness within, which lets it conform well to your neck's contours and provide exquisite pressure relief.

    Our buckwheat 'sobakawa' pillows are filled with buckwheat hulls, which adjust to the shape of your head and neck when you lay down on them. They are also a highly adjustable pillow type that lets you change their loft and firmness level by adding/removing buckwheat hulls.

    Our wool pillows are great at wicking away moisture and help regulate temperatures very well. The natural insulation property of wool makes for a cooling pillow during the summer and a warm pillow during the winter. Wool is also a strong, resilient fiber that is firm in the support it offers.

    Turmerry pillows displayed without standard pillowcase

    All three of our above-mentioned pillow types have breathable cooling and are free from harmful levels of chemicals. The excellent craft, the wonderful comfort, and the unmatched support offered by each of our pillow materials make them the right pillow to enjoy uninterrupted sleep!

    Take Your Pick from Our Best Pillows!

    Out of our many different kinds of pillows, we recommend 14 for the best comfort and support: -

    Organic Latex Pillow

    Made from natural latex foam manufactured through the Dunlop technique, the organic latex pillow is bouncy, responsive, and contouring. The materials used in these pillows are certified by GOLS, GOTS, and OEKO-TEX, which ensures their eco-friendliness, safety, high quality, and durability. The molded solid latex pillow is firm in its support, exquisite in its pressure relief, perforated for cooling, and highly precise in responding to your movements.

    Organic latex pillow - Best latex pillow with supportive feel for a better night's sleep

    Buckwheat Pillow

    Buckwheat hulls are strong, durable, and resilient materials. When filled into a pillowcase, they form a sturdy pillow that offers good support and contouring for the spine. By removing/adding buckwheat hulls, you can adjust the pillow's firmness and thickness, essentially personalizing the comfort it offers.

    Buckwheat pillow - with removable cover and enough support for all sleeping positions

    Latex Contour Pillow

    Our organic latex contour pillows are ergonomically designed to offer maximum contouring and pressure relief. Back and side sleepers find these orthopedic pillows to be ideal, as the curved latex surface provides enhanced pressure point reduction without sacrificing cervical spine support. They have a low loft (4") and a high loft (5") side. This cervical pillow is also good for anti-aging, anti-snore, and cuddling.

    Latex contour pillow - proper neck support for back or side sleepers

    Buckwheat and Wool Filled Hybrid Pillow

    The buckwheat and wool filled hybrid pillow features a combination of eco-friendly wool and buckwheat hulls. Our buckwheat hulls, sustainably grown and sourced in the USA, contour to your neck, alleviating pressure points. Our wool, ethically sourced from New Zealand, offers cozy comfort, moisture wicking, and temperature regulation. With separate zippered openings for the wool and hulls, you can easily adjust the fill to your preference.

    Buckwheat and Wool Filled Hybrid Pillow - one side buckwheat other side wool

    Cuboid Side Sleeper Pillow

    Shaped like a 3D-printed cuboid, the cuboid side sleeper pillow is made of latex and is best used for side sleeping. Side sleepers require a firm, supportive pillow beneath their heads so as to avoid spinal misalignment. Our cuboid side sleeper pillows expertly fill the gap between your head and the bed when side-sleeping, keeping your spine intact at all times!

    Cuboid side sleeper pillow - neutral alignment for side sleepers

    Eggcrate Latex Side Sleeper Pillow

    Designed for side sleepers (and back sleepers), the eggcrate latex side sleeper pillow cradles your head, neck, and shoulders with its egg-crate-shaped, conforming design. The unique U-cutout provides extra side sleeping comfort, while the convoluted surface gently massages for proper relaxation.

    Eggcrate Latex Side Sleeper Pillow - ideal for side sleeper shoulder width

    Natural Wool Filled Pillow

    Filled with premium New Zealand wool, this pillow offers incredible support and soft comfort. The wool naturally regulates temperature, keeping you cool in summer and cozy in winter. Topped with a smooth, organic cotton sateen cover, this pillow is a dream for a restful night's sleep.

    Natural Wool Filled Pillows - better pressure relieving than traditional pillows

    Shredded Latex Pillow

    Whereas our other latex pillows have solid foam inside, the shredded latex pillow contains finely shredded foam. This makes it luxuriously softer and cooler than solid foam pillows, imparting a feeling akin to that of a down alternative pillow (without the harmful amount of chemicals). The shredded foam fill pillow conforms well to every preferred sleep position and sleep style.

    Shredded latex pillow - conforms well to every preferred sleep position and sleeping style

    Latex Travel Neck Pillow

    Ditch the neck pain on your travels! This U-shaped organic latex travel pillow cradles your neck for comfort on long or short journeys. The breathable, zippered organic cotton cover and the perforated latex foam keep you cool and allow for easy washing.

    Latex Travel Neck Pillow

    Gusseted Wool Pillow

    Our Gusseted Wool Pillow features natural New Zealand wool encased in a breathable, organic cotton cover, with gusseted sides that provide extra space for you to move around comfortably without needing to constantly fluff it. Plus, the wool filling offers year-round temperature regulation, gentle support, and cozy comfort.

    Gusseted Wool Pillow

    Neck Support Wool Contour Pillow

    The neck support wool contour pillow offers an ergonomic design with natural New Zealand wool filling supporting your neck for perfect alignment and reduced discomfort. The gusseted sides offer extra space to move around freely, while the breathable organic cotton cover keeps you cool and allows for easy washing. The naturally temperature-regulating wool ensures cozy comfort all year round.

    Neck Support Wool Contour Pillow - enough contouring from one position to various sleep positions

    Wool Neck Contour Pillow

    Our wool neck contour pillows are highly contouring to the neck region. With a contoured neck bolster on each side, these organic wool-filled pillows are aimed at personalizing neck support. The wool also provides firm support to reduce issues like excessive sinkage. They are gusseted, so you needn't fluff them very often, as they remain in full shape.

    Wool neck contour pillow for reduced neck pain to fall asleep faster

    Low Profile Organic Latex Pillow

    Stomach sleepers with neck pain might often have difficulty sleeping on a regular pillow with mid to high lofts. The low profile organic latex pillow offers a low loft solution with only 2 inches of height. While it's not recommended to sleep on your stomach with neck pain, if you find no other choice, the low profile pillow can be helpful. However, it may not be the best choice for side or back sleepers with neck pain.

    Low Profile Organic Latex Pillow - Thinner pillow to alleviate neck pain for stomach sleeper

    Eggcrate Latex Contour Pillow

    Similar to our standard latex contour pillow, but with a convoluted, egg-crate-like foam design that better caresses your body than a plain foam design. Besides the enhanced contouring it offers, the convoluted latex contour pillow supports the spine pretty well too!

    Convoluted latex contour pillow - for neutral spine alignment and neck alignment

    Put a soft cover over our pillow and keep it fresh!

    Shield our pillows from outside impurities with an organic cotton cover, increasing their overall lifespan and making their maintenance process easier for you!

    We recommend choosing from one of the many wonderful, eco-friendly covers we offer you: -

    Best Pillow for Neck Pain - Buyer's Guide

    Neck pain is a condition where you have a dull ache or a sharp pain in your neck muscles. It is also common for people to experience a slight tingling sensation in their fingers or a feeling of weakness in their arms.

    Neck pain can arise due to a variety of reasons, such as muscle sprain, pinched nerve, cervical spondylosis, herniated cervical disc, whiplash, tumor located in the neck, etc. It can also occur due to the improper alignment of your head and spine while you are sleeping.

    Person suffering from chronic pain in neck due to sleeping on other pillows

    Different types of neck pain

    Based on how long it lasts, neck pain can be divided into two categories: -

    • ACUTE

    Acute neck pain usually develops suddenly and is brought on by poor posture or minor injuries. Depending on the cause, the pain may be dull, achy, sharp, or agonizing. Most people think of pain that lasts less than four weeks as acute pain. While the neck muscles are healing, pain relief options other than surgery include chiropractic treatment, massage, medication, and physical therapy. Pillows usually work best for acute neck pain.


    Usually lasting three months or longer, chronic neck pain is much more persistent than acute neck pain. It might be continuous and unrelenting, or it might appear and disappear sporadically over time with a gradual progression. Chronic neck pain may have an underlying medical condition, such as disc disease or arthritis, or it may arise for no apparent reason. The effectiveness of pillows for healing chronic neck pain is minimal, but they may be able to provide enough relief to be able to sleep.

    What makes a pillow ideal for neck pain?

    The "ideal" pillow for neck pain differs from person to person. However, there are certain factors that play a part in deciding what pillow is right for your specific neck pain. These factors include: -

    • Proper Support - A pillow that provides impeccable head and neck support keeps the spinal alignment neutral. Ensuring a neutral spine posture is essential when it comes to your neck pain healing without disruption. An unaligned spine can worsen your back and neck pain, leaving no room for healing.
    • Tailored Comfort - All the best pillows balance support with comfort, providing the necessary amount of pressure relief and contouring desired by you. Comfortable pillows are essential for two things: uninterrupted sleep and minimizing discomfort. Healthy sleep, without discomfort, can often speed up the healing process.
    • Pillow Material - Though a personal choice, pillow material can generally influence neck pain. Certain pillow materials, like memory foam, are highly contouring but tend to lack proper support, leading to a risk of spinal misalignment. Other pillow materials, like latex, are capable of providing a balance between comfort and support.
    • Pillow Durability - Resilience in a pillow ensures that it remains supportive and comfortable for longer durations. If your pillow begins sagging after a few months or years, you put your spinal alignment at risk. It also prompts you to spend more of your hard-earned money on another pillow.

    A pillow's support, comfort, material, and durability are all influenced by various other factors, including pillow height, firmness, etc. We'll discuss these in more detail below.

    What are the different pillow types available for neck pain relief?

    Different materials have unique qualities that you may or may not like. This section will concentrate on various pillow types and help you identify which one alleviates neck pain most effectively.

    Latex Pillow

    Two varieties of latex exist. Natural latex comes from rubber trees, while synthetic or blended latex is created using chemicals. Natural latex is superior to synthetic latex because it is more bouncy, responsive, cooling, hypoallergenic, contouring, resilient, and supportive. This material meets all the requirements for a good neck pain relief pillow, so we highly recommend it. Choose natural latex over synthetic latex to get the best neck pain relief.

    latex pillow - good choice for those experiencing neck pain

    Memory Foam Pillow

    Memory foam is a synthetic material created by making polyurethane elastic and viscous. They're well-known for their contouring and pressure relief, making them an excellent choice for neck pain relief. Memory foam pillows, whether solid or shredded, are hypoallergenic, inexpensive, and easy to find. The contouring process, however, traps body heat. As a result, it gets hotter when you sleep on it. If you want a cool sleep, choose a gel-infused memory foam pillow.

    memory foam pillow for neck pain

    Polyfoam Pillow

    Polyurethane, a type of plastic fiber, is used to manufacture polyfoam. Despite being the source of memory foam, polyfoam is not as contouring. It is springier and more receptive, though. Pillows made of polyfoam are typically lightweight and inexpensive. The downside is that they can permanently indent over time, so you'll need to replace them more frequently than other types of pillows. However, it is worth noting that polyfoam pillows are not recommended for neck pain.

    polyfoam pillow for neck pain - budget pillow

    Buckwheat Pillow

    We highly suggest buckwheat pillows to you for neck pain relief. Buckwheat hulls are used as filling in buckwheat pillows. These hulls are robust, hypoallergenic, and natural. Buckwheat pillows are also breathable, and the firmness of the pillows can be adjusted by adding or removing hulls. The naturally interlocking and shape-retaining properties of buckwheat hulls make them an excellent choice for head and neck support. Buckwheat pillows make noise when you move, so if you're a light sleeper, be aware of this.

    buckwheat pillow for neck pain - adjustable for perfect height

    Feather Pillow

    Feather pillows, as you might expect, are made of feathers. The fill used in a feather pillow is typically descended from goose or duck feathers. Their firmness can be altered by adding or subtracting fill.

    High-quality feather pillows are soft and conforming. As the feathers compress, these pillows lose their loft over time. Moreover, feathers may move around as a result of the head's weight, which will affect how well they support the head. It is, therefore, not recommended for neck pain.

    feather pillow for neck pain - with fill materials that can be machine washed

    Down Pillow

    A down pillow is made from a soft grouping of fibers, most likely derived from geese, ducks, or swans, that are located near the bird's chest and closest to its skin. They are of much higher quality than the feathers used in feather pillows.

    Since down pillows are expensive and can trigger allergies in some people, many sleepers opt for down alternative pillows, which are made of polyester fibers. Down pillows can be shaped to suit your preferences. Due to their soft nature, both down and down alternative pillows easily lose their shape, so they aren't recommended to treat neck pain.

    down/down alternative for neck pain

    Bamboo Pillow

    Fabric made from bamboo is known for its excellent breathability and is a relatively new addition to the pillow material lineup. Bamboo pillows offer a temperature-neutral sleeping surface for your head and neck when filled with shredded memory foam or bamboo fiber, which encourages greater airflow. However, this type of pillow might not offer the appropriate level of support and is therefore not the best pillow for neck pain relief.

    bamboo pillow

    Cotton Pillow

    Cotton pillows were once widely used. They were widely available and reasonably priced in stores. Cotton is a soft, fluffy material, making it a comfortable place to rest your head. Cotton pillows also let you sleep cooler than the majority of other pillow types because of their breathability.

    Nevertheless, cotton pillows have declined in popularity since latex, memory foam, and buckwheat were introduced. The lack of support provided by cotton pillows makes them unsuitable for treating neck pain.

    cotton pillow

    Polyester Pillow

    Pillows filled with polyester fiberfill, also known as poly-fill, are a popular low-cost option. The downside is that, due to their cheaper material, poly-fill pillows have the propensity to absorb heat and form lumps very quickly. This is not recommended for neck pain.

    polyester pillow

    How can one go about choosing the right pillow for neck pain?

    You must take into account two factors when selecting a pillow to relieve neck pain. They are: -

    Consider your sleeping position

    Consider your sleeping position first, as it is very important for preventing or treating neck pain.


    If you sleep on your back, choose a soft or medium-firm pillow with a low or mid-loft of 3-5 inches. Back sleepers are advised to use this particular type of pillow because it helps prevent excessive neck twisting or bending. It will assist in preserving your neck's natural curve while you sleep and keep your spine straight.

    Avoid using pillows with excessive loft, as they will cause your chin to droop toward your chest. Furthermore, stay away from pillows that are excessively firm or soft.


    If you sleep on your side, choose a medium-firm or firm pillow that keeps your head in alignment with your spine while also contouring your sides and shoulders. The loft will be determined by your shoulders. Wider shoulders require a taller pillow.

    Refrain from using pillows with unusually low or high lofts. Your cervical spine may be under stress as a result of your head tilting towards your shoulders. Avoid using pillows that are too firm as well, as these strain your shoulders and sides under additional pressure. Likewise, too-soft pillows risk collapsing and leading to misalignment.


    If you sleep on your stomach, then a soft pillow with a low loft of 3 inches or below is most recommended.

    Stomach sleeping is something we don't recommend you make a habit of, as it could increase neck pain. If you're adamant about this posture, then a soft and low pillow is best, as it doesn't crane your neck backward.

    Avoid medium-firm or firm pillows because they don't provide much contouring but may overdo the support, causing your head to tilt back and stay in that position until morning. For the same reasons, a mid or high loft should also be avoided.

    Consider your body type

    Your body type and your sleeping position are related in a variety of ways. For instance, the loft of the pillow would need to be increased above average if you have broad shoulders and sleep on your side. This would ensure neutral head and spine alignment. Other physical characteristics that influence your choice of the appropriate pillow include your height and weight.

    If you are a heavy person with a large head, the firmness, loft, and size of the pillow must be increased to prevent sinkage and misalignment. If you're a thin person with a small head, you'll want to keep these customizations to a minimum.

    Temperature is another factor that must be considered. To avoid overheating while sleeping, heavier people may need a cooling pillow made of materials like latex over memory foam.

    What is the best pillow for neck pain?

    You must determine what pillow is best for your particular neck pain based on the two factors we've mentioned above, namely, sleeping position and body type. But, in general, the best overall pillow for neck pain is one with -

    • Medium firmness
    • Mid-loft (3-5 inches)
    • Natural latex material

    natural Talalay latex pillow with medium firmness and medium loft - ideal for different sleeping positions

    The degree of support and contour offered by a mid-loft natural latex pillow with medium firmness is consistent throughout. Too soft a pillow, and it'll give you no support; too firm a pillow, and it'll be too rigid to be suitable for your neck and head. The medium firmness and loft make it suitable for almost all sleeping positions, including combination sleepers.

    Natural latex is a long-lasting pillow material that strikes a balance between comfort and support. It will keep your head aligned with your spine, ensure good cushioning, and keep your head cool through its breathable structure. Latex is also an eco-friendly and natural material, making it healthier for both you and the environment.

    What other factors should you look out for when buying a pillow?

    We've talked about the pillow's construction and material and how each affects your ability to relieve neck pain. But what other elements should you consider when looking for the ideal pillow? That's what we're going to talk about in this section.

    • Size

    The first one on our list is pillow size. How much you move during the night is a major factor in determining your ideal pillow size. A standard pillow size should work well for you if you don't lean toward combination sleeping and prefer just one sleep position. For combination sleepers, a queen- or king-size pillow is recommended because it will keep you from falling off the pillow as you move around.

    • Loft

    Pillow height is referred to as loft. It establishes the height at which your head will be held in relation to your neck and spine. The bigger your head and the broader your shoulders, the higher the loft on your pillow must be. Make sure your head is not sagging or bending when selecting the loft. Consider your bed's tendency to sink as well, and adjust the loft as necessary to obtain proper posture alignment. If you're unsure of this aspect, an adjustable pillow, like buckwheat, is an option.

    • Firmness

    The firmness of the pillow will determine how hard or soft it feels to you. Firmer pillows are advised for those who tend to sleep on their sides. Softer pillows sink when your head exceeds a certain weight and size. A medium-firm pillow is typically preferred for the average sleeper because it balances comfort and support.

    • Contour

    A pillow's contouring determines how well it can mold to the shape of your head. Contouring pillows can significantly relieve upper body pressure while effectively relieving neck pain. Pillows made of latex and memory foam are well known for their contouring.

    • Price

    Your decision to buy a pillow should undoubtedly take into account the pillow's price. Quality pillows are typically more expensive, costing anywhere from $100 to $300, but they last longer and have all the features you need to improve neck support and lessen neck pain. Conversely, a low-quality pillow is typically more affordable, costing between $25 and $75.

    • Durability

    Next comes durability. Your pillow's material, design, and style can all affect how long it will last. If all three are of the highest caliber, you can rest easy knowing that your pillow will stay in good health for at least three years. A sturdy pillow has resilience, which keeps it from sinking and throwing your posture out of alignment. Increased lifespan is frequently provided by materials like memory foam, latex, and buckwheat. Taking care of your pillow also increases its lifespan.

    • Cooling properties

    Almost everyone dislikes sleeping in hot temperatures, especially in already humid climates or areas. Your pillow makes direct contact with your head, which, if kept cool, will provide you with a more comfortable night's sleep. Therefore, it's always recommended to buy pillows made of cooling materials.

    How should you position your pillow to best relieve neck pain?

    person sleeping on the firmer side of the best pillows for neck pain for additional support

    -- First and foremost, make an effort to align your head and spine. This will enable the weight of your head to be distributed more evenly, and it will reduce the strain on your neck.

    -- Next, check to ensure the pillow isn't too high or low. If you position it too high, it will only support your head and leave your neck exposed, which will put a strain on your neck. If you set it too low, bringing it under the shoulder, your drooping head won't have any support.

    -- Always place your pillow beneath your head and neck, where it will support both of your upper body regions and keep the rest of your body neutrally aligned. Any other way of bending the neck can result in little relief from neck pain. This is also the reason why stomach sleeping isn't recommended for people with neck pain, as you have to bend your head and neck to either side.

    -- Finally, you can try to place a pillow between your legs. This will help to distribute the weight of your legs (which also puts pressure on your neck) and reduce the amount of stress placed on your neck.


    1. What are the common symptoms of neck pain?

    The symptoms of neck pain vary depending on the cause and the individual. Some common symptoms include: -

    • A sharp or dull ache in the neck region
    • Headaches
    • Motion restricted
    • Inadequate sleep
    • Muscle spasms

    To rule out the existence of any underlying conditions, it's a good idea to see a doctor if your neck pain is severe, accompanied by other symptoms, or if you're unsure of what's causing it.

    2. What are the common causes of neck pain?

    The common causes of neck pain include: -


    Whether you get a good night's sleep or not depends on the condition of the mattress on which you sleep every night. A sagging, old mattress can cause neck pain in the morning by throwing your spine and neck out of alignment.


    You should adjust your sleeping position to fit your body type and mattress. Back and side sleeping generally work fine, but stomach sleeping may put undue strain on your back and neck, throwing your body out of alignment and resulting in neck pain.

    • STRESS

    Your muscles tighten up when you're stressed. Without a supportive pillow or mattress to relieve pressure, this tension will result in a buildup of pressure, and you'll wake up with neck pain. This can even lead to chronic neck pain, so always relax before going to bed. Meditation, stretching, and exercise can be beneficial.


    Neck pain may also be caused by injuries. Consult a doctor, then rest. The best course of action frequently includes physical therapy, medication, and massage.


    When working or just relaxing, bending your head downward for an extended period of time can cause neck pain. Maintain an upright, neutral posture for your back and neck at all times.


    Your head, neck, and shoulders are supported by the pillow when you’re asleep. The wrong kind of pillow, such as one with an inappropriate loft, design, or material, can cause spinal misalignment and, ultimately, neck pain. Even studies have corroborated this fact, which is why choosing the right pillow is crucial.

    3. What type of pillow is best for neck pain?

    Since materials, patterns, and shapes can be easily modified, many different types of pillows exist. Pillows that have a memory foam or natural latex core with a mid-loft and medium firmness are the types of pillows we suggest for the best neck support and pain relief. Neck pain can also be effectively relieved by using specialty pillows, such as cervical pillows.

    4. Is it better to sleep on a hard or soft pillow for neck pain?

    This would depend on how you choose to sleep and how heavy your head is. A medium-firm pillow is often the best choice for the average side and back sleeper. For stomach sleepers, a soft pillow is ideal. Side sleepers can also opt for a firmer pillow, as support is vital in this posture, but just make sure that the pillow doesn't put too much pressure on your shoulders and sides to the point where you get uncomfortable. Furthermore, the heavier your head is, the firmer your pillow must be to avoid sinking.

    5. How should I sleep to avoid neck pain?

    Sleep position-wise, we would suggest side sleeping and back sleeping. Try to avoid stomach sleeping as much as you can, as it bends the neck, restricting the effective healing of pain. When side sleeping, you can place a pillow between your legs to further reduce the pressure on your neck.

    6. What are specialty pillows?

    Specialty pillows, or orthopedic pillows, are created for people who have particular sleeping needs. Some of the well-known specialty pillows include body pillows, neck pillows, wedge pillows, and cervical/contour pillows. A cervical pillow is the suggested specialty pillow if you have neck pain or a stiff neck. In addition to relieving neck and shoulder pain, it may also aid in breathing to reduce snoring and sleep apnea.

    7. Which pillow types should you avoid if you have neck pain?

    We advise you to avoid polyfoam, feathers, down, down alternatives, bamboo, cotton, and polyester. There is a lack of either support or pressure relief in many of these pillow materials. Moreover, these materials aren't as durable or breathable as buckwheat or natural latex, forcing you to replace them with a new pillow sooner rather than later.