The 8 Best Coccyx Cushions for Tailbone Pain [2019 Edition]

Here's our guide to the best pillows for tailbone pain relief.

Illustration of the coccyx aka the tailbone
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⭐ TOP CHOICE The Everlasting Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion
💸 BUDGET CHOICE The Ziraki Coccyx Seat Cushion
 

Coccyx cushions will help reduce the pressure on your back or tailbone while sitting for extended periods of time. Here are the best:

The best coccyx cushions, reviewed

Here’s a curated list of the 8 best coccyx cushions based on features, value, and user opinions:

  1. Everlasting Comfort 100% Pure Memory Foam Luxury Seat Cushion
  2. ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion
  3. BulbHead Egg Sitter Seat Cushion
  4. ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
  5. Ziraki Coccyx Seat Cushion Orthopedic
  6. Cylen Memory Foam Bamboo Charcoal Infused
  7. Aylio Comfort Seat Cushion
  8. DMI Donut Seat Cushion Comfort Pillow

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1. Everlasting Comfort 100% Pure Memory Foam Luxury Seat Cushion

✅ 100% memory foam

✅ Heat-responsive, molds to your bottom’s shape

✅ U-shaped ergonomic design

✅ Non-slip gel rubber bottom

✅ Machine-washable

✅ Lifetime replacement guarantee

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The Everlasting Seat Cushion

I like this seat cushion a lot.

But let’s start from the beginning: the Everlasting Seat Cushion is 17.5″ x 13.5″ x 3″, U-shaped, and made of 100% memory foam. Translation: it’ll be comfortable.

  • The size: At 17.5 x 15.5 x 3”, this cushion is one of the thickest on this list. This is good. A thicker cushion, coupled with quality materials like memory foam, is more likely to remain comfortable for long periods of time.
  • The material: the Everlasting Seat Cushion is made of 100% memory foam with no additives. As per the manufacturer, the material should respond to your body heat and mold comfortably to the shape of your bottom while retaining its density.
  • The shape: As you can see in the picture above, this cushion is ergonomically designed in the shape of a “U”.

 

U-shaped pillows reduce pressure on the tailbone

 

As per the exterior materials, the most interesting feature of the Everlasting Seat is its gel rubber bottom:

  • The cover: it’s black and soft, with a non-slip gel rubber bottom, which will help the pillow stay in place. The cover is also removable and machine-washable.

Finally, the Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee.

2. ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion

✅ U-shaped

✅ 100% memory foam

✅ Non-slip rubber bottom and built-in handle for easy transport

✅ Machine-washable zippered velour cover

✅ Money back guarantee

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The ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion

The ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion is 17.5” x 13.7” x 2.8”, U-shaped, and made of 100% memory foam. If I had to describe it in one sentence, I’d say it’s a great multi-purpose product. Let’s see why:

  • The size: At 17.5 x 13.7 x 2.8”, this cushion has a pretty standard size for a coccyx pillow. This size, coupled with a dark cover that includes a handle, makes it discreet and quite easy to transport.
  • The material: the ComfiLife is made of 100% high-density memory foam. This means it’ll respond to weight (the pillow will provide less support as the weight increases) and heat (it’ll be softer in warm environments). Room temperature is ideal.
  • The shape: As you can see in the picture, this pillow is shaped in the form of a “U”. This shape helps reduce pressure on the tailbone while (comfortably) maintaining a healthy posture.

 

Memory foam reacts to exterior temperature

 

The ComfiLife Cushion cover is made of soft velour and comes with a bunch of extras:

  • The Non-slip rubber bottom ensures minimal movement and prevents having to constantly adjust the pillow.
  • Easy to clean and transport: the cover, which is machine-washable, includes a handle for easy transportation.

The ComfiLife Premium Comfort comes with a money back guarantee if you’re not 100% satisfied.

3. BulbHead Egg Sitter Seat Cushion

✅ Made of ultra-flex polymer

✅ Strong and durable

✅ Honeycomb grid design (so it stays cool to the touch)

✅ Machine-washable cover

✅ Non-slip bottom

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The Egg Sitter

Unique” would be the best word to describe this coccyx pillow.

Why, you ask?

Because the manufacturer claims this pillow supports your backside so well you can sit on an egg without breaking it. Hence, the name: The “Egg Sitter”.

 

This pillow supposedly supports the backside so well you can sit on an egg without breaking it

 

  • The size: the Egg Sitter sits (pun intended) at 15.5 x 14 x 1.5”, which makes it slightly wider than most cushions. Just slightly, though. Rest assured that it will still fit most chairs.
  • The material: this pillow is made of an ultra-flex polymer that can retain its shape for long periods of time.

One of the Egg Sitter’s coolest features is its flex-grip honeycomb design (you can see it on the image above). This particular design allows air to circulate through the pillow, so it stays cool to the touch.

 

Honeycomb design

 

  • The cover: soft, removable, and machine-washable. Everything you can ask for in a cover. It also has a non-slip bottom, so it won’t wiggle under you.

4. ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion

✅ Memory foam + gel layer on top

✅ Ergonomic design

✅ Lightweight and portable

✅ Machine-washable zippered velour cover

✅ Non-slip rubber bottom

✅ Built-in handle for easy transport

✅ Money back guarantee

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The ComfiLife Gel-Enhanced Coccyx Seat Cushion

Here’s another interesting pillow.

As with every other ComfiLife product (like the “Premium Comfort” cushion above), the “ComfiLife Gel-Enhanced Coccyx Seat Cushion” features are hard to beat- it has everything you can ask for in a tailbone cushion.

  • The size: it’s 17.5 x 13.7 x 2.8 inches. Pretty standard. It’ll fit most seats.
  • The material: memory foam and gel.

Remember when I said that this pillow is quite interesting? This is why: the materials. The ComfiLife Gel-Enhanced Coccyx Seat Cushion is made of 100% high-density memory foam with a gel layer on top of it.

 

This cushion is made of memory foam and gel

 

Why is this a good combination?

  1. it’s very comfortable; and
  2. the gel helps to keep the pillow cool to the touch, which nicely balances the memory foam tendency to warm up.

Let’s look now at the design:

  • The shape: the ComfiLife’s ergonomic contour design, with its cut-out rear, helps reduce pressure on the tailbone and promotes proper posture.
  • The cover: it has it all- a built-in handle for easy transport, a non-slip rubber bottom, and a zippered velour cover that can be machine-washed.

Finally, the ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion is fully guaranteed. This means that you’ll get your money back if you’re not satisfied.

5. Ziraki Coccyx Seat Cushion Orthopedic

✅ U-shaped

✅ 100% memory foam

✅ Retains its shape without flattening

✅ Machine-washable zippered velour cover

✅ Lightweight and portable

✅ Money back guarantee

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The Ziraki Coccyx Seat Cushion

The Ziraki Coccyx Seat Cushion is one of the best bang-for-buck pillows on this list.

Why? Because it’s one of the cheapest coccyx cushions on this list while, at the same time, being feature-packed.

  • The size: a pretty standard 17,7 x 13.7 x 2.8 inches. It will fit most seats.
  • The materials: high quality 100% memory foam. You’ll get to sit on it for long periods of time and it’ll retain its shape.
    • About that- remember that memory foam responds to heat and pressure (cold temperatures: firmer; warm temperatures: softer). Room temperature is ideal for optimal performance.
    • Note no.2: The cushion is slightly firmer on the sides, so it stays in place without shifting.
  • The shape: U-shaped. This ergonomic cut provides support and will help your posture.
  • The cover: it’s made of an incredibly inviting soft plush velvet. It’s also machine washable, which means that you can take it off for easy cleaning.

Finally, the warranty: if you’re not satisfied with the Ziraki Seat Cushion, you’ll get your money back.

6. Cylen Memory Foam Bamboo Charcoal Infused

✅ U-shaped

✅ Memory foam

✅ Bamboo charcoal infused

✅ Stays cool and helps diffuse body odor

✅ Breathable air-mesh cover with a non-slip bottom

✅ Removable and washable cover

✅ 5-year warranty

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The Cylen Memory Foam Bamboo Charcoal Infused

There’s a reason for every item on this list, and this entry is not an exception.

You may infer from its name that the Cylen Memory Foam Bamboo Charcoal-Infused is made of quite the interesting blend of materials

  • The materials: memory foam and bamboo charcoal infusion.
    • What do they bring to the table? Ventilation. It’ll keep your seat cool and regulate humidity. Say goodbye to heat and moisture.
    • The infused charcoal also diffuses smells (like body odor).

 

The bamboo charcoal infusion absorbs body odor

 

  • The shape: this pillow’s U-shape will evenly distribute your weight over its surface.
  • The cover: breathable (to complement the whole design), removable, machine-washable, and includes a non-slip bottom.

The Cylen Memory Foam Bamboo Charcoal Infused cushion comes with a 5-year warranty and a 60-day no-hassle return policy.

7. Aylio Comfort Seat Cushion

✅ U-shaped, ergonomic wedge structure

✅ Contoured for comfort

✅ Soft velvet cover, machine-washable

✅ Anti-slip base

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The Aylio Seat Cushion

The Aylio Seat Cushion is one of the most popular seat cushions on the market. It’s easy to see why if you look at all the features it includes for a very affordable price.

 

The Aylio coccyx cushion is one of the most popular tailbone pillows

 

  • The size: At 18 x 14 x 3 inches, the Aylio is the biggest pillow on this list, which makes it great for bigger people.
    • It’s actually recommended for people weighing up to 325 pounds.
    • Also great? It may be the biggest, but it’s also one of the lighter cushions we have reviewed so far. It weighs the grand total of one (1) pound, so transport will be zero (0) hassle.
  • The shape: As you can see in the picture above, the Aylio is U-shaped. This design will evenly distribute your weight over its surface, preventing discomfort after prolonged sitting and promoting better spine alignment. As is the case with most U-shaped pillows, the rear cut-out will also keep pressure off your tailbone.
    • Another detail: you’ll find that this cushion is gently contoured. This is so it can comfortably cradle your buttocks.

Let’s now take a look at the design of this pillow and other practical stuff:

  • The cover: it’s made of soft velvet and removable. Meaning, if it gets dirty from daily use, you can just take it off and throw it on the washing machine.
    • It also has an anti-slip base, so it won’t need to be constantly readjusted.
  • The warranty: if you’re not happy with the Aylio COmfort Seat Cushion, you’ll get your money back (and, as per the seller, you’ll also get to keep the pillow).

8. DMI Donut Seat Cushion Comfort Pillow

✅ 3 x 13 x 16” (weighs 7 ounces)

✅ O-shaped; the center hole is hidden by fabric

✅ Made of high-density foam

✅ Molds to body contours

✅ Machine-washable polyester cotton cover

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The DMI Donut Seat Cushion

The DMI Donut Seat Cushion is the only O-shaped entry on the list. Let’s see what makes it great:

  • The size: 3 x 13 x 16 inches. It weighs 7 ounces (quite light).
  • The shape: O shape pillows, also known as “donut cushions” are great for hemorrhoids, prostate, pregnancy, and post-natal pain relief.
  • The materials: the DMI Donut pillow is made from high-density foam.
    • The foam will hold its shape and comfortably mold to your body’s contours.

 

Donut pillows are useful for hemorrhoids, prostate, and post-natal pain relief

 

Let’s talk now about one of the most important features of a donut pillow beside its materials: discretion.

As you may know (and maybe it’s the issue that’s keeping you from actually buying an O-shaped pillow), donut cushions have a certain… stigma to them.

I think that may be because, in our collective minds, donut pillows correlate to hemorrhoids, and, even when that’s true (they can also be used for a plethora of different ailments, like post-pregnancy pain relief), it’s not something we may want to publicize.

Thus, discretion is a must.

And discretion is exactly what the DMI Donut Seat Cushion brings to the table. In it, the center hole is hidden by fabric. This means that when people look at it, they will only see a circular pillow.

  • The cover: it’s made of polyester cotton, and sealed and coated for protection and transfer-free friction.
    • It’s also removable and machine washable.

Coccyx seat cushion buying guide

Here’s what you need to know in order to choose the perfect coccyx pillow.

1. The Shape

There are two main shapes to choose from:

  • “U”: U-shaped pillows are ergonomically designed to provide support while reducing pressure on the tailbone and promoting a healthy posture.
    • They’re most commonly recommended for tailbone pain relief.
  • “O”: O-shaped pillows, also known as “donut pillows”, are, circular and designed to keep weight off pressure points.
    • They’re most commonly recommended for tailbone, hemorrhoids, and post-natal pain relief.

2. The Materials

Coccyx pillows can be made of all sorts of different materials. From organic, like small seeds and sand; to man-made, like foam or gel.

However, high-density memory foam is the most used and sought after material in coccyx pillows because of its comfort and resilience.

A good memory foam pillow will be harder to flatten and will regain its shape after prolonged periods of use.

However, memory foam will also get warm more easily (it reacts to body heat), so room temperature (and a breathable cover!) is needed for optimal performance.

Here’s a brief list of coccyx cushion materials:

  • Seeds,
  • Buckwheat hulls,
  • Sand,
  • Glass beads,
  • Cotton,
  • Plastic beads,
  • Foam,
  • Memory foam,
  • Gel.

3. The Cover

Because of the very nature of these pillows -they’re made to be sat on for hours at a time- coccyx pillows tend to get dirty. Thus, a removable and machine-washable cover is a must.

 

A machine-washable cover is a must on coccyx cushions

 

Breathability is another important factor to consider when choosing a good trombone cushion cover.

Most materials used on the pillow tend to get warm because of body heat. That warmth, in turn, can become moisture, which can lead to a bunch of not-so-fun stuff like mold. Hence why a breathable, hygienic, cover is also a must.

Thankfully, most coccyx pillow covers are.

4. The Thickness

When it comes to coccyx pillows, thicker does not always equal better. You need to find, first and foremost, a pillow that adapts to your taste and needs.

5. Other factors to consider

Some coccyx pillows include cool features like:

  • Built-in heat; and
  • Massage functions.

6. Coccyx pillow uses

Most coccyx pillows can be used in (and fit) a wide variety of seats and environments such as:

  • Office chairs,
  • Kitchen chairs,
  • Recliners,
  • Car, RVs, and truck seats,
  • Wheelchairs,
  • Train seats,
  • Plane seats,
  • Bleachers,
  • Movie Theaters,
  • Classrooms,
  • Meditation,
  • Etc.

Last updated on May, 2019.