Nothing is more annoying than sleeping in an uncomfortable bed when you have had a stressful week. I can’t tell you how many times a great body pillow has saved me from a restless sleep, insomnia and physical pain.
Now you might ask me what’s the secret? So glad you asked, under I have listed a few pinpoints to why you should invest in a Body Pillow today!
A body pillow is not just an ordinary accessory to make your bed more inviting to sleep in. It also has health benefits and it helps people who are suffering from back pain and muscle cramps. Here are some of the most notable benefits of using a body pillow while you sleep.
Provides comfort and body support
Do you ever find yourself tossing and turning many times before you finally get some sleep? Do you wake up in the morning feeling sleepy and tired despite turning in early that night? This is because your mind becomes restless when your body is in discomfort. When you’re lying in bed, it is hard to not think of things that have to do with your body. Getting the habit of hugging a body pillow can help shut your mind and redirect your thoughts, by holding a pillow to relaxation and ultimately, dozing off.
Have you ever woken up with a feeling of pins and needles in your numb arm? If you do, then that is the result of your weight crushing on your arm and cutting your blood circulation. Think about how stepping on a bed of nails is less likely to get you hurt, then stepping on one or two nails. It’s not a magic trick. Just like a bed of nails, a body pillow supports your body by distributing the gravitational forces evenly over the surface of the pillow. This makes sleeping more comfortable and reduces strains on some parts of your body that otherwise would not be supported properly.
Provides good sleeping posture for your back
It is during sleep that your neck and spine manifest a lot. If you don’t use a suitable pillow, you will feel stiffness in your neck and soon, you will be sleeping with back problems. If you have wider shoulders, you tend to sleep on one side. The immense pressure on your arm makes you feel a bit numb when you wake up. The pillow underneath your knees removes the stress on your hips, spine and lower back.
Improves body alignment and blood circulation
People sleep differently. There are those who sleep on their back, stomach or on the side. Whichever it is, the importance of body alignment cannot be underestimated. A soft bed that relieves pressure is always better for the blood circulation, but it doesn’t always guarantee proper body alignment which has a direct impact on blood flow. A well-suited body pillow elevates your lower body to keep the weight on your arm from putting too much pressure on your blood vessels. It allows your muscle to relax and stay aligned when you’re on your side and your whole weight is pushing on your hips.