3. Accesses the Benefits of Hugging
We all love hugs (well, most of us) because of their instant comforting effect. A hug makes you feel safe and happy. Holding onto a body pillow at night can replicate this sensation and create a sense of peace as you doze off. The emotional element associated with hugging and holding allows your mind to stop racing, instead focusing on the quiet around you as you relax your muscles.
If you struggle with getting your mind to shut off when you’re trying to get comfy and cozy under the sheets, hugging a body pillow may be just what you need. Holding onto a stuffed animal as a child turned off that energetic light switch and helped you fall asleep. A body pillow has this same effect except it also helps you stay in alignment (and it’s less embarrassing than a stuffed animal).
4. Dramatically Improves Alignment
When you’re lying on your side, the entire body weight of your upper torso is pushing on your hips which can sometimes cause discomfort and pain. When this happens, your leg slides forward, causing you to twist and put pressure on your back. A body pillow allows you to relax your muscles and stay in proper alignment.
By placing the body pillow between your knees and hugging it as you sleep, your body will not feel the need to twist because your weight is evenly distributed. This is why the body pillow is so helpful for people with back issues.
5. Customization Increases Effectiveness
Savvy Rest is all about customization. That’s because we’re all different heights and weights and we all have unique pains, injuries, and needs. Our mattresses are customizable so of course, we wanted to create customizable pillows as well!
Unzip the inner organic cotton casing and you’ll get a first look at the natural fill inside. Take out as much of the fill as you want until the height and weight of the body pillow is exactly how you want it.
A petite person, for example, may want to take out a significant amount of fill so that they can more easily hug and wrap their leg around the pillow.
Here’s a tip though: Always keep your extra fill so you can add more later on if you feel the need.
Our body pillows come with unbleached, organic cotton casings that are soft and safe for you and your family. You can choose from our various natural fills, such as wool and kapok.
We wanted to create a product that positively benefited our customers’ health through both functionality and composition. It’s not enough for a body pillow to keep you aligned. It must also be made with high quality and natural materials. Savvy Rest body pillows are a healthy addition to any home.
We hope you give one a try!