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Just a quick word about collars and supporting the head/neck at night.
Prior to getting my wonderful Philadelphia collar (which I cannot praise highly enough), I used a make-shift one that was not as cumbersome but never-the-less effective to a degree, for providing some support. What I bought was a horseshoe shaped ‘Cushtie’ (they have them on ebay for about £10), it’s a stretchy fabric filled with tiny polystyrene beads, it’s very lightweight (and washable to some degree). I sewed an additional seam around the outside, to add a bit more tension to the fabric and make it more supportive, a velcro fastener was sewn to both of the front parts, so that it could be ‘closed’ to make a full circle.
It helped me reduce the discomfort, so I hope it can help someone else.