I've got bad tension and severe neck pain post meningitis. Can't get comfortable at night, have woken up in early hours with a completely numb head and shooting pains down my neck. Dr has prescribed beta blockers and massage voltarol gel. But I just can't seem to get my sleeping position right. I'm a side sleeper and normally have one or two soft pillows angled anround my neck with my arm underneath plus a pillow between my legs.