I found the body pillow incredibly comfortable and had a very good night’s sleep. It’s overstuffed and smushy so that it filled out the contours of my pregnant frame and I didn’t think about the awkward positioning of my belly at all. It did occur to me that the pillow would be even better if it were in an L-shape so I could have something extra to rest my head on— I actually used my regular pillow for additional head support. But even so, I held onto the body pillow all night long and woke up pretty much in the same position in which I went to sleep.
When we hear the word ‘pillows’, our first thoughts are of impossibly soft and comfortable cushions surrounding us as we drift off into a blissful slumber. Imagine that—lying in bed atop comfy bed sheets, your head nestled atop an impossibly fluffy down pillow, with another extra-huggable body pillow at your side. It’s like a scene straight out of an indie film—but you can make it happen with our incredible stock of pillows coming in all different sizes, shapes, features, and colors! Choose from a variety of pillow types—from supremely soft down pillows to regular and all the way to gel and memory foam. The options branch out from there—discover hypo-allergenic pillows, moisture-wicking cushions, and decadently smooth and soft satin pillows! Finding your favorite type comes down to preference—many people claim that they can’t live without their memory foam pillows, while others swear by the pliable yet supportive nature of gel. Discover your own preference by trying them all out—the worst thing that could happen is not being able to make up your mind on which one to get—and if that’s the case, why not buy all of them?
And, as you may know, Japanese body pillows or dakimakura are big things in Japan, and were used to great comic effect in the last season of 30 Rock.
I had the Boppy Total Body Pillow with my last pregnancy, the multiple pillow thing drove me crazy. It was a lot cheaper than the Snoogle when I bought it. I used it about the same way though. My husband also HATED it though but it was the only way I could get comfortable since my belly got so big I practically had to lay across the bed to cuddle with him. To avoid the awkward barrier I used it on the outside of the bed so when I faced away my belly had support and when I rolled toward him I had something to keep me from laying flat on my back. I pulled it out now that I’m getting a little uncomfortable in this pregnancy and it’s basically flat so they don’t hold up well but I still feel like it’s worth the money for restful sleep.
For those that have never heard of body pillows, these are large sized pillows that are specially designed for different physical problems. You can find them in specialized stores. They come in a great variety of shapes and fillings meant to fit any kind of need.
If more than two days a week you wake up with strange body pains the perfect solution for you is to buy a body pillow. But first, it is recommended to try one before purchasing it. Because of the great assortment you can find and because of different levels of softness that one prefers it is necessary to feel the pillow you intend to buy. This way you make sure you made the right choice.