Best Pillows For TMJ

Dealing with chronic jaw pain is something I wouldn’t even wish on my very worst enemy. Jaw pain can make it difficult for you to communicate, eat, sleep and generally get on with your day. You can start to help alleviate some of that pain by ensuring you have a pillow that will give you ergonomic support and conform to your body rather than you conforming to the object.

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  • Hypoallergenic
  • Easy returns
  • Built-in neck roll
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  • High support
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
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  • Foam support
  • Intricate design
  • Multiple size options
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  • Washable
  • Size options
  • Lightweight
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  • Truly supportive
  • Flexible
  • Comes with an eye mask
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The pillows I’ve chosen for you are not just comfortable, fluffy cushions but pillows that are designed to keep pressure off your jaw. While normal pillows just feel comfortable, these ones may take some getting used to as they position your head properly in order for you to feel good long term.

Editor’s Choice Best Pillow for TMJ

Editor’s Choice
Nature’s Guest Cervical Support Pillow
This is my number one choice because it is great for keeping your jaw rested and supported and allows for you to move around. It is not a tiny pillow which means you can use it now for support of the jaw and later as a normally comfortable pillow.
FEATURES
  • Neck roll built in
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

Top 5 Best Rated Pillows For TMJ Reviewed

Nature’s Guest Cervical Support Pillow

Some of the pillows on this list are more of supports than just pillows but if you are wanting one that is more of a cushion than just a structured device then this may be the best pic for you. While it is a cushion and a typical pillow it is also full of support and will help you relieve the aching in your jaw, neck and cervical vertebrae.

Nature’s Guest has created a cervical support pillow that is not just well liked by doctors but it is actually one of their top recommendations. This pillow is not only chiropractic but orthopedic and comfy for everyday use as well.

There is a built-in neck roll in this pillow which I what provides you will the added support under your jaw, keeping it lifted and the weight off of that part of your head. You may be straining your jaw throughout the day but in the evening you will want to keep it rested and the excess weight from adding pressure to the point of your pain.

The pillow is fully adjustable allowing you to firm up or flatten the pillow to your personal preferences and support needs. This pillow is designed to be comfortable for all types of sleepers however if you are having jaw pain you may find that side and stomach sleeping is not the most comfortable.

The pillow is made from memory foam and is wrapped in an easy to clean cotton cover. It is hypoallergenic and if you are not completely happy after thirty days you can return the pillow without issue.

Pros:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Easy returns
  • Built-in neck roll
  • All types of sleepers

Cons:

  • Flat
  • Difficulty adjusting

EcoGreen Storage Chiropractic Pillow

Okay as far as pillows go this may not be what you had in mine, it seems more like a piece of medical equipment. This is metal that is molded to be able to support and help your spine and is padded and cushioned.

It is comfortable for you to lay your head and neck against this pillow and know that you are getting relief for your jaw. Your cervical vertebrae will be elevated without causing pain but while being cushioned in a way that allows you to relax.

The pillow is portable and can fit comfortably in a small or large bag to take with you to travel. It is not very heavy yet with the metal base you can trust that it is strong and sturdy and will not break or be damaged easily.

There is a money back guarantee with this pillow in case you find there is fault within the first thirty days. It is a very small device and does not allow for you to move around a whole lot but it keeps your supported properly.

Pros:

  • High support
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Portable

Cons:

  • Chemical odor
  • Very small

Therapeutica Sleeping Pillow

The first cool thing you’ll take note of with this pillow is that it comes in a variety of sizes so you can order the one the fits you properly. If you love the pillow for yourself then you can also order others in various sizes for the rest of your family, it even comes specifically in child sizes.

This pillow is not designed for stomach sleepers, which may be alright for you as stomach sleeping is not typically conducive to relieving jaw, neck or shoulder pain. The pillow is shaped with divests and contoured to allow your head to rest in the center.

The pillow is made from 100% foam which makes it extremely comfortable and spongy to react with your body. The foam makes the pillow more therapeutic and better align your spine and support it.

You can wash the pillow case that comes with the pillow in order to keep it fresh and clean. You will have somewhat a difficult time finding another pillow case to go with this pillow as it has such an unusual design.

Pros:

  • Foam support
  • Intricate design
  • Multiple size options
  • Supportive

Cons:

  • Not easy to move around
  • Low support

Core Products D-Core Cervical Pillow

Core Products’ pillow is another that has a well in it for your head to comfortably rest yet it is relatively normally shaped so it will be easy to find a cover. The well makes the pillow more comfortably used either on your back or as a side sleeper though stomach sleepers may still find use.

There are two pillow size options that you can choose from either midsize or standard. This is not a terribly expensive pillow but it is a supportive and comfortable one.

Core Products creates their pillow in America by people you know and trust that adhere to standards and regulations that you agree with. The core of this pillow is poly fiber and is lightweight.

If you follow the care instructions carefully you will be able to waste the pillow casing and keep it in good shape for longer. The company advises you to speak with your doctor or health care provider before purchasing this pillow.

Pros:

  • Washable
  • Size options
  • Lightweight
  • Supportive

Cons:

  • Very thick
  • Very firm

NeckZen Cervical Neck and Shoulder Relaxer

Not only do you get a very supportive pillow device for sleeping you also get an eye mask to help block out light while you are sleeping. This is another “pillow” that is more of a medical device designed to keep your head properly supported.

You can use this pillow while you are laying down or when you are seated against a wall or hard surface as well. The pillow is ergonomically designed to conform to the shape of your head and neck and support you in a way that takes the strain off of your body and truly give your neck and jaw rest.

The pillow is not just lightweight and portable but it is also very flexible and allows for you to lay and move as needed. Though you cannot move extremely on this device as it is not a full sized pillow but it is one that will help correct issues you have with your neck and shoulders and your jaw.

Pros:

  • Truly supportive
  • Flexible
  • Comes with an eye mask
  • Portable

Cons:

  • Small space
  • Some report it being flimsy

Special Considerations For Compiling This List

  • Supportive: The first thing to consider for these pillows was how supportive they are because what you need to ease your jaw pain is for your pillow to give you proper support. If the pillow supports you correctly then you will find you have less pain as it is not being pressed on unnaturally.
  • Durable: Each pillow I have carefully selected are highly durable pillows that can hold up to daily use and constant wear and tear. Many of them even hold up well to washing though you may have to hand wash.
  • Portable: I thought you may want to take these pillows with you on trips as not all hotels have the best support. For this reason, I chose lightweight, portable pillows that you can grab and take with you.

Final Thoughts

Suffering from chronic jaw pain is an absolutely terrible way for you to live your life. There are many ways you can combat this issue but one of the best places to start is by working with your pillow.

While we sleep at night we can do a lot more damage to our bodies than we could possibly imagine. Some of us clench our teeth while other simply put more weight on a single side of our body which causes unnecessary pain.

Choosing a supportive pillow that is not simple fluff and comfort is important if you are wanting to correct the way you lay and relieve the pressure and pain. Once you have done your research you will feel better informed to choose one pillow or the other with the help of this list.

I’ve narrowed down the very best pillows for those of us who suffer from jaw pain daily. So if you’ve looked into the issue and tried to research it all I hope this list has given you a better idea of what you need for yourself.

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About Haley Henson Haley Ann Vuksta is an American woman currently living and serving in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. She teaches English and ministers to the local Roma (gypsy) population there with her husband, Ruvim. Following a call on her heart and the local pastor's prompting, she moved to Ukraine at the age of 22 and began to serve the people in whichever way was most needed. This is often women's and children's small groups as well as English lessons. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, travelling, meeting new people and learning languages. She is fluent in English and Ukrainian and knows Spanish and some Russian as well. She is currently taking Italian lessons in an effort to broaden her horizons and assist her when she travels. She loves animals, people, her husband and Jesus.

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