For sleepers searching for the best pillow for a sore neck, these three Koala pillows, pictured on a bed with Koala Tencel sheets, are a great choice
Comfier Sleep by Alex Irving 4 minutes

What’s the best pillow for a sore neck? Let’s find out.

What’s the best pillow for a sore neck?

We spend a third of our lives sleeping. Is it any wonder then that we’re all obsessed with bedding these days, and that we put in a lot of time trying to find the perfect beds, pillows and mattresses?

A bad pillow can really make or break your sleep. And the kicker is that a poor sleeping posture can lead to some pretty long-lasting neck pain.

This is why choosing a great pillow — and the right pillow for you — matters, and it’s why we go nuts for talking about the science behind good sleep.

To help you find the best pillow for a sore neck, let’s get into bed with some tidbits on sleep psychology and see what Koala has to offer.

What makes a great pillow?

Everyone’s different. A pillow that feels great for you might not feel great for your sleeping buddy.

We spoke with sleep and clinical psychologist Andrew Mair about the psychology behind sleep and anxiety, as well as choosing the best pillow for neck pain.

“If you go to bed feeling anxious, this is where the problems with sleep can start. Whether you prefer a soft or firm pillow, from a psychological point of view, it’s really important you feel happy with your pillow choice.”

Andrew will tell you that a great pillow is one that feels comfortable and works for your body and your sleeping style, whatever that may be. But if you suffer from various sleep discomforts, you might need to take greater care when going about how to choose the best pillow for neck pain.

A 2020 study found that pillows made from latex and/or memory foam are the best choice for people who suffer from neck pain. The study found these types of pillows provide more support for the head and neck while you sleep, thereby reducing neck pain and increasing your level of comfort.

A pillow that gives more support and cranks up the comfort? Well, bring on the foam and latex!

A woman kneels on a bed holding the three Koala pillows, which are some of the best pillows for neck pain
The Koala, Breeze and Cloudy pillows are designed for every type of sleeper

Why a bad pillow is a pain in the neck

Neck misalignment while you sleep can lead to headaches and overall discomfort. So if you find yourself waking up with a sore neck, your pillow might have a part to play.

If you think your neck pain is due to an illness or injury, you’ll need to speak with a registered health practitioner when it comes to finding the right pillow. But if your pain stems from your sleeping posture and a need for greater support, that’s where we can help.

Not only does our range cater to all types of sleepers, but it also has the technology to ensure that sleepers get the right kind of sleep. It’s the kind that tells you that you might just be sleeping on the best pillow for neck pain in Australia, and it’s the reason behind why people love Koala pillows.

Koala pillows

We know that life gets busy and that good sleep is the first to go when it does. So we want to make going to bed something to look forward to.

The clever Koala pillows

☁️ Cloudy Pillow: Want the down feel without the feathers? The Cloudy Pillow is for you. This super-soft beauty has been designed with every type of sleeper in mind.

🐨 Koala Pillow: This flippable pillow has a softer and a firmer side – no wonder it’s our best seller. The Koala Pillow also won Canstar Blue’s ‘Most Satisfied Customers’ Award two years running, in 2021 and 2022. It doesn’t get better than that.

❄️Breeze Pillow: If you run hot or cold, the Breeze Pillow is for you. The memory foam in this stunner absorbs heat and then releases it to ensure you’re never too hot or too cold. Perfect!

At Koala we’ve got everything you need to make your bedroom a sanctuary: from sturdy beds and technology-packed mattresses to durable bedding and the best pillows for neck pain.

Think of your Koala pillow as the icing on top of your Koala mattress cake. Because what’s a cake without icing after all?

So, what is the best pillow for neck pain?

With three Koala pillows to choose from that are packed with the kind of engineering we do best, we really have something for everyone. We have the perfect pillows for side sleepers, front sleepers and even those toss-and-turn sleepers.

Andrew also reminds us that comfort plays a large role in shaping our psychology just before we hit the sack.

“When people get something that’s comfortable for them, they begin looking forward to going to bed. So comfort has just as much of an impact on whether people are sleeping well as the actual biochemical changes that happen.”

Not sure which pillow to choose? Well, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting to help you choose the best Koala pillow for you. Just jump online and take this super-simple quiz to find out whether you’ll be sleeping on the Cloudy, Koala or Breeze this evening. 

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