questionschallenge: a pillow that helps my neck

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I'm amazed that @catbertthegreat hasn't already responded with something. He's usually the first of the mark.

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/689e4d4d-4b7e-4357-91ea-1a6b34d36219/miami-heat-arm-chair-pillow-sports-outdoors

You may have tried this type of pillow before. I found it helpful when I was younger, and the arthritis had first started settling in my neck. I just doesn't bother me much now that I'm older, and I gave the pillow away, long ago. Gosh, it took me FOREVER to remember what it was called, so that I could search for it.

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Just so you know, there are plenty of more expensive ones out there.

http://www.bedlounge.com/

Basically the same thing, except for $127.00 (Ouch!).

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@shrdlu: I have tried one of those but not found it to be the answer.
I've been thinking about this setup, but seems to me I might as well stay on the sofa.
http://www.caregiverproducts.com/site/270651/product/CCP30100

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Stop me before I post another one.

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/5abba418-d919-4c0d-860c-b169da0b5fe8/brentwood-poodle-bedrest-pink-kitchen-dining

[Edit] Hey, that link you just posted YELLED at me. Scared me.

Not all armchair pillows are the same, by the way...

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@shrdlu: Do you have one in neon green?

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@sand4me: Yeah me too! I don't like being yelled at. I almost ran for my life!

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@sgoman5674: Look at that second link. It comes in multiple colors.

@sand4me: I actually sleep on four pillows. The bottom three are arranged on a slant, and the one on the bottom is very firm. The topmost one is the only truly soft pillow.

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@sand4me: Okay, no more pillows. Off to trim roses.

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@shrdlu: Yes, me too! It is about the only way I can get comfortable, no matter how tired I am.

@shrdlu & @sgoman5674 - sorry about the loud video. I have my speakers on mute most of the time. It IS REALLY loud.

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@sand4me: Do you want the one from the last link? Why would it be the same as the couch?

@shrdlu: I had math final to go to. I'm not here during most of the day, though it can seem like that sometimes.

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@catbertthegreat: Math final? Which math? I love math. Math is good. People are tough, math is easy.

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@catbertthegreat: No, I don't really want that one. I would just roll off of it during the night. The couch is wider, and with a couple of smaller pillows to prop up on, the corner of the couch is a solid, wedge shape to support me, yet the bottom cushions are nice and soft and pouffy for comfort.
I've tried the tempurpedic toppers, too. Not so good.
One of my friends recommended a small beanbag chair that I could push around until it was comfortable and I am thinking of trying that.

@shrdlu: math is not easy. If math were easy, everyone would be able to solve for x. I could almost add math to my hate list. Numbers are not my friends.

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@shrdlu: Calculus in multiple variables, so vectors and partial derivatives, among other things. Next quarter will most likely involve integrals.

@sand4me: Here are couple of special pillows, I do not know if you have tried them.
http://www.arc4life.com/site/615058/product/LinearGravityPillow
http://www.arc4life.com/site/615058/page/158456

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@catbertthegreat: The ad on the right side of my screen is from carolinaspinerelief.com - amazing. Is that what you see?

Brain is hurting now from the dreaded word "Calculus" - blocking the rest out. Good luck to you.

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@catbertthegreat: I have ordered the second one and will give it a try. The layout on the design is almost what I do with the multiple pillows, so it might be worth the $$.
Thank you for the search.

@shrdlu: Of course, the hot pink one was my favorite, really it was....

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@sand4me: I'm getting northamericanspine.com

Don't forget to browse the pillow site for other things, they might have something better for you. I'm sort of guessing on how to solve your problem.

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@sand4me: Have you tried sleeping in a Papasan chair? Very easy to curl up in, and comfy. Still, I prefer the futon and pillows, myself.

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my pops has a similar issue and he just delayed the inevitable by buying pillow after pillow, his issue was only permanently fixed when he bought an adjustable airbed.

i want one just because i am lazy, but he'll tell you it helps immensely.

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@thilderbrand20: what adjustable airbed did he buy? The sleep number bed?

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@sand4me: no, he actually returned the sleep number bed because it didn't work as well as he had expected, he bought an actual adjustable frame with an adjustable air mattress, i can't be specific on the brand or model, but i will let you know as soon as i hear back from him.

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@sand4me: I have a couple of herniated disks in my neck (price of being an adrenaline junky). I finally broke down and bought a sleep number bed with a 3" memory foam topper on it. It makes a huge difference!

You might also want to think about the ergonomics of your workspace. I changed the angles & heights of my computers & work surfaces in my office. I also upgraded to a Herman Miller Aeron chair. It's easy to overlook daytime issues that can carry over because the discomfort is more apparent at night and when you wake up in the morning.

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I'm a side sleeper with my own cervical issues. I need one pillow of a medium firmness underneath a very, very squishy top pillow. I punch and mold the top pillow to align my head just perfectly. (When sleeping, I pretty much have to have my head aligned just the way it is when I'm sitting up.)

After years of searching, I discovered my own personal favorite when staying at a hotel. I awoke without a headache! I yanked the pillow out of its case, hoping for a tag. There was! I now buy both my lower and upper pillows from Pacific Coast.

All this talk of pillows got me wondering if my favorite pillows were on sale, cause I need to replace one of my current sets. They are! Am off to post the deal.

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Have you tried sleeping flat on your back with a small towel rolled up under your neck? A physical therapist recommended that to me in 1997. I had a fusions in 1994 and 1998. Now have more bad disks...don't want more surgery, but they now have artificial jointed things to use to replace the disks instead of using bone.

Last year, a physical therapist gave me part of a cut up swimming pool "noodle" for different therapudic exercises. I sometimes use it under my neck for sleeping with no pillow. She also gave me a larger version designed for p.t. exercises that is firmer--would not sleep with that one. Usually I use no pillow (only a rolled towel or "noodle")after trying MANY options over the years.

Bless your heart! I hope you get relief soon!

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I'm pillow shopping too due to C4, C5, C6 cervical surgery. Question for debbiedunlap: would you mind posting a link to the specific Pacific Coast pillow you recently found? I had one years ago, loved it and have no idea where to get another like it.

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@sand4me: hey, so i talked to my pops.. he got the adjustable frame from airbedsunlimited.com and got one of their mattresses, he says it is the only thing that helps. hope this helps, back pain sucks

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@thilderbrand20: Thank you! I will check it out. I appreciate everyone's input.

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I know this might sound a bit awkward but I know a couple places sell 'sex furniture' that are just kind of like pillows that form a ramp, or other curves to keep the body aligned. Only problem is they tend to be a little pricey. I hope this is an unorthodox idea that could lead to a solution :D

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Not to be a day (or year to 8 months) late and a dollar short, but the Sobakawa pillows that you may or may not have seen on tv may help, it's surprisingly firm and malleable at the same time, and may be worth a shot. Here's the link ( https://www.buythepillow.com/index.php?page=Home&SSID=c6fhqc9c4l804go7l8on8k5ef0 *The website does have a video that may be loud if you aren't expecting it!!) but if you want to feel one and test it out so to speak then they sell them and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Also, the NAP brand blankets, pillows, etc use a similar bead style filling that may help, and I've seen those at Brookstone stores, and I imagine again, they have them online. Good luck!