The TEMPUR-Neck pillow’s contoured design supports the curve created by your head, neck and shoulders for comforting therapeutic support. The ergonomic shape, developed by doctors, helps to promote proper alignment and support. It is designed to allow neck and shoulder muscles to relax completely, this may help alleviate shoulder, neck and back pain for some individuals. The TEMPUR-Neck pillow is for back or side sleeps seeking precise alignment. The 100% Polyester Knit cover delivers a soft feel and can be removed for washing purposes.