I've had some recurring neck pain from a couple of car accidents. Actually, it was fine for a long time, until I fell asleep on the ferry at Xmas time. Anyhow, a contour pillow was recomended. I guess I cheaped out, because the one I bought is as hard as a fucking brick. I figured the chick on the package looked so godamn comfortable, I'd give it a try for one night. I did not sleep a wink all night, but I toughed it out, for I'll-be-fucked-if-I-know-why.
I am still using the same pillow, but I put a regular pillow on top of it, so I think I get some support from the contour pillow, but some comfort from the fluffy one. I think I should spring for the real deal next time.