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We all know that a good night's sleep is essential to recharging our minds and bodies. Sleep can help us regulate our emotions, improve our immune system, and also promotes cell restoration and repair. However, it can be difficult for the body to work its magic if we have aches and pains in our necks and shoulders that make it difficult to fall asleep and get comfortable.
Specialty pillows, like the Mkicesky Side Sleeper Contour Memory Foam Pillows, have been designed to help position our bodies in a way that maintains our natural spinal cervical curve (the atlas vertebrae located at the base of the skull) and promote proper alignment. Damaged cervical curve can cause a handful of painful problems that can make our day-to-lives uncomfortable and prevent us from doing the things we love — including sleeping!
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What is it?
The Mkicesky Side Sleeper Contour Pillow is an ergonomically-deigned pillow with a memory foam core that promotes spinal cervical alignment that can help you get a better night's sleep. The pillow's unique design features a hollow space for your head that helps alleviate pressure on the neck and spine. Whether you're someone who sleeps on their stomach, side or back, you can position the pillow to suit your sleep style and get a better night's rest.
Mkicesky's hypoallergenic pillows feature a five second memory foam rebound and a pillowcase that should be removed washed before your first use -but don't wash the actual pillow!
What people are saying
The Side Sleeper pillow has earned 200 global ratings on Amazon from shoppers who "can feel the difference" after sleeping with the contour pillow. Mkiceksy's pillow is so popular, it's currently the no. 1 product on Amazon's Movers & Shakers list.
One Amazon shopper said they lived with "chronic" neck and back pain, and while the Side Sleeper Contour Pillow hasn't "cured" their ailments, it "has relieved the daily stiffness and pain."
"This pillow will work for any sleeping position," they wrote.
"I can feel the difference," another said of the pillow's neck support while another wrote, "One of the best sleeps I've had in years."
Customer reviews address certain kinds of issues that can impact sleep, from scoliosis and whiplash to acid reflux and snoring. Some shoppers have cautioned that it might take a few sleeps before you get used to the contours and pillow material. Others have said that the pillow became "too hot" while they slept, causing them to sweat.
Some shoppers have noted that the cervical pillow is particularly firm for longevity purposes, it's a good idea to invest in pillow protectors to prevent your pillow from absorbing sweat or oils from your head.
If you're looking to try an ergonomic pillow or trade-in your current pillow for something new, the Mkicesky Side Sleeper Contour Memory Foam Pillow might be for you. At its sale price, it's considerably more affordable than other designs — and with thousands of reviews to back it up, it's a great time to take the plunge.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.