Shoulder Pillow


The length of shoulder pillow system allows for a gradual increase in elevation so that you don’t feel as if you are sleeping at an angle. It props you up just high enough to take the pressure off your downside shoulder and arm. The full-length body pillow can be pulled between your knees for added lower back support.

The patented arm pocket at the top is symmetrical so that you can sleep on your right or left side. The adjustable small insert pillow within the arm pocket is filled with shredded memory foam for your comfort. The flexible design allows you to find your most natural and comfortable arm position.

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Shoulder Pillow Is A System To Relieve Shoulder Pain While Sleeping

Using a unique design specifically for shoulder problems, the shoulder pillow is three pillows in one. There is a gradual incline piece that raises to a level where the shoulder is not under any compressive pressure, combined with a special shaped pillow for comfort.

Functional pillows can relieve shoulder pain while sleeping with shoulder cutouts, however, the shoulder still rests on the surface. This system for shoulder relief eliminates compression while elevating just enough to remove this pressure. The shoulder fits in a special recess specifically designed to accommodate the shoulder and maintain comfort while side sleeping.

The arm pocket at the top is symmetrical for sleeping on the right or left side. There is an adjustable small insert pillow within the arm pocket that is filled with shredded memory foam adjustability and comfort. The flexible nature of the design allows precise placement of the shoulder to find the most comfortable arm position.

There is a full length body pillow that supports the legs and back in a pressure relieving and ergonomically sound posture filled with shredded memory foam. It employs medical grade materials for superior quality, support and durability. The support wedge is constructed with 4 types of medical grade foam, strategically layered and placed to obtain maximum support and comfort. The top layer is memory foam.

The shoulder relief pillow is a system that comes with a washable 80/20 Cotton/Poly pillow case.

shoulder pillow

It measures at 28 inches wide and takes up about half of a queen sized bed, however, you can easily and comfortably turn over while keeping close to your partner. Full system is 45 x 28 x 6 inches. It is not a standard sleeping pillow and is meant for conditions that directly effect the shoulder joint.

From the effects of an old sports injury to chronic shoulder pain, the system allows you to sleep comfortably on your side. The wedge base and body pillow work synergistically to elevate just high enough (gradual 5 – 8 degree angle) to take pressure off the downside arm and shoulder.

The base wedge is 6″ height, 30″ width, and 34″ length. The therapeutic body pillow is 6″ height, 22″ width, and 50″ Length, however the shredded memory foam allows changes in shape with fluffing. It is more than just a pillow with arm hole.

Can be helpful for:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Arthritis / bursitis
  • Nerve impingement
  • General shoulder pain

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It may take up to 30 nights to adjust while the foam breaks in and you adjust to sleeping a new manner. Relief will come, if you stick with it! Due to two shoulder surgeries and left with two torn rotator cuff tendons with shoulder strains, and it took 4 years of sleeping in a recliner before I was able to sleep in the bed with a functional pillow. This system would have been a welcome tool for better sleep with irreparable shoulder damage and pain.

A 2022 study in Musculoskeletal Science & Practice indicates nighttime shoulder pain and disability are related. They found pain was associated with calcific tendonitis in the supraspinatus, infraspinatus tendinosis, and subscapularis tendinosis, which was an independent predictor of nighttime pain.

Tendinosis is a chronic or long term tendon injury when tendons degenerate where pain and swelling, worse pain during and after activity, stiffness in the joint and restricted joint movement can be experienced. It is usually caused by overuse of the tendon, trauma, or too aggressive physical therapy after tendon repair.

Tendonitis is a short term inflammation of the tendon which can be treated with anti-inflammatory measures. If not treated properly, it can lead to tendonosis. Tendonosis may take up to 6 months to heal. MRI or ultrasound scanning is recommended to direct proper treatment.

A 2022 study in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery indicated 89% of patients reported sleep disturbances prior to rotator cuff repair surgery. While most experienced resolution of sleep disturbance at 6 months post-surgery, some took two years, and some did not resolve after 2 years. The shoulder pillow can be a great solution.

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.