The 5 best pillows for migraines in 2021

Wild Guess: You’re probably here because you Googled how to get rid of your migraine pain, right? First of all, I’m so sorry this happened to you because migraines are the worst. Second, there is something soft, fluffy, cozy, and cloud-like that might help you out. Pillows, I’m talking about pillows.

Since sleep is a great way to ward off migraines, you should show a little extra love and care when buying bedding. However, your poor sleeping posture could be one of the reasons behind your migraine pain, explains Shae Datta, MD, director of concussion and cognitive neurology at NYU Langone Hospital. But don’t worry, a real pillow can help you – and here. We. Are.

So what are we looking for when it comes to the best pillows for migraines and headaches? “In general, a pillow should support the weight of your head so that it adapts to your neck and gives your sleeper support, ”explains Dr. Dattta. In other words, this pillow has to be ready to work for you.

Whether you’re a side or back sleeper, look for a pillow that either supports your neck from the start or can be adjusted for ~ custom ~ support. And for someone struggling with painful migraines all the time, a solid, supportive night’s sleep is key. Below, I scoured the internet to find some of the best pillows for migraines (and general headaches!) To get you back to a general, functioning person.

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Turiya ™ pillow made of organic latex


$ 118.00

It’s definitely more expensive, but this pillow is made from organic latex (I know!) And is specifically designed to properly align the spine, which means it will keep its shape all night. No more floppy neck for you!


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Hair pillow

Lifestyle pillow

$ 75.00

This pillow was originally designed to keep your hair healthy by minimizing any bruising, but it offers a solid amount of head and neck support to aid in your sleeping posture.


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The original


$ 59.99

Okay, so this pillow contains memory foam that can * wear out * after use, but the insides here as a cross-cut (read: shredded). This allows you to adjust the position of the inside of the pillow and find the specific support that feels good to you.


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Mediflow fiber water pillow


$ 69.99

If you’ve always been curious about what it’s like to sleep on a waterbed (the same thing), dip your toes with this pillow. It’s great for any sleeping position as the water moves with your body as it adjusts, giving you the most * kitchen kiss * support. Plus, if you don’t want to fully immerse yourself in the mermaid’s life, you can try it out risk-free for 30 days.


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Acupressure Cervical Traction Wedge Pillow

By now, you’ve definitely heard of acupressure mats that are believed to help with pain relief. This is basically just rolled up in a wedge pillow to 1) support your neck and 2) hit your pressure points to stop pain. The judges are not sure yet if it actually works or not, but hey, if it feels good, then it feels good!

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