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Body Pillows: The Modern Security Blanket

As adults, we’ve likely graduated from our “blankie” and stuffed animal days. We would carry around these cozy treasures as children because they made us feel warm and protected. In our vulnerable moments, we would have a soft guardian that was perhaps covered in stars or shaped like a lion. It was something we cuddled with as we fell asleep in our beds, our nightlights gently glowing in the far corner of the room.

However, just because we’re adults, doesn’t mean that we no longer desire those simple comforts; we just want them in a different form. This is where our organic body pillows come in.

A body pillow is the perfect nighttime companion (well, besides our actual companions). Our body pillows are made with certified organic cotton casings and your choice of several natural fills.

Savvy Rest organic body pillows are customizable, so you can unzip the inner and outer casings and remove as much of the fluffy fill as you want, adjusting the height of the pillow for your personal needs. Keep reading to learn about all the benefits this comfort pillow and modern security blanket can bring.

Improve Your Alignment

Body pillows are incredible at helping improve your alignment if you’re a side sleeper.

If you’re uncomfortable on your side, you may end up moving your leg forward, causing your body to twist.

By placing a body pillow between your knees and along the length of your body, you will keep your spine aligned and your leg from moving forward.

A body pillow will also take some of the pressure off your hip, which is taking on all the weight of your upper torso. 

Choose an Organic Body Pillow That Suits Your Body

Natural shredded latex in an organic cotton casing.

The perfect balance of softness and support.

Comforting organic wool in an organic cotton casing.

Our softest organic body pillow.

Reduce Stress

Not only can a body pillow help reduce your stress by improving your alignment and therefore, preventing you from waking up in pain, but it can also bring you comfort through the simple act of hugging something cozy.

Your mind feels at ease and with that, your body begins to relax. The simple act of hugging brings about feelings of comfort and protection, even when you’re feeling sad or vulnerable.

The act of hugging your body pillow can definitely inspire a moment of nostalgia, since it mirrors that same embrace of a child and a stuffed animal. The difference here though is that this is an object designed to support your body during sleep, and with that, give you peace of mind. It is benefiting you both emotionally and physically.

But how exactly do objects such as a body pillow evoke such a strong sense of comfort?

I dug a little deeper into security blankets, and research shows that this type of gravitation towards certain cozy objects isn’t uncommon, even for adults.

Live Science article explores this topic by explaining why these objects can be so meaningful. Suzanne Shu, a professor of behavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses these connections and comforts: “”Part of the story of what happens with touch is it almost becomes an extension of yourself,” she says. “You feel like it’s more a part of you, and you just have this deeper attachment to it.” She also notes that an object with a particularly smooth texture (like maybe super soft organic cotton?) is even more enticing.

Natural is Better

If you’re looking for something to improve your sleep and overall happiness, it’s important that you opt for a natural product, rather than polyester or other synthetic materials.

Savvy Rest uses fills such as organic kapok and natural latex. We offer several options because we realize that everyone has different needs and preferences. Perhaps you like a super fluffy pillow, or maybe you actually prefer one that is on the firmer side. 

You can sleep well knowing that our pillows are never treated with harmful chemicals and are instead created with your health and comfort in mind.

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