The Best pillows for side sleepers with neck pain.
These Body pillows add support, height, separation, and comfort anywhere you need it while you sleep. They are great for side sleepers and stomach sleepers as well. You can curl it around your neck and upper body for support and to relieve neck and shoulder pain. Good for relief from nasal congestion, gastric re flux and snoring.
Cooling Gel Body Pillow for stomach and side sleepers
One of the best pillows for side sleepers with neck pain and shoulder pain. Actually, anyone who has back pain, sciatica, hip pain, knee pain can get relief by using the full body pillow. They are best for those who mostly sleep on their sides. The pillow shown abovd has cooling gel for comfort. Click picture to view online.
Oversized Full Body Pillow
Those suffering from painful conditions such as arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and many autoimmune disorders can be made to feel a lot better by adjusting their pillow around the legs and back for a more comfortable position. The pillow below is a little wider than normal. Click to view online.
What are they stuffed with?
Here are a few of the most popular materials used in the full body pillows:
- Polyester – polyester is a synthetic material, but probably the most used. These pillows offer pretty good support while remaining soft. The biggest problem with the synthetic material is that it is not breathable and will tend to be hot. However, they are hypoallergenic.
- Memory Foam – A pillow of solid memory foam would tend to be very firm and heavy. The price would be considerable higher than the other filler choices as well.
- *Shredded Memory foam – this product offers great support. Because it is regular memory foam cut up into pieces, it is not as heavy and most people find it to be cooler.
- Down is another possibility, however I don’t think down would solve the problem where extra support is needed. Additionally, many people are allergic to down.
Of these choices, personally I would choose the shredded foam pillow. Ideally if there are any out there and I have looked, I would prefer a mostly shredded foam with some polyester stuffed in there as well. I have used this in other pillows and it really is a great combination.
Shapes and Sizes
Full body pillows are available in these shapes. These are the most common ones on the market today.
- the typical long rectangular pillow about 20″ x 54″ in size and considered an excellent pillow for side sleepers who also suffer from hip, back, sciatica, or knee pain,
C Shaped Pillow
great for pregnant women. These pillows support the head and neck at the top. The long side and bottom support the legs and knees, while the center opening supports the pregnant belly. Click to view online.
J Shaped Pillow – Not quite as supportive as the C shaped pillow as it is not quite as long. Click to view online.
U Shaped Pillow
– Much larger size, also considered great for pregnancy because it will support the back the legs and belly at the same time. Click to view online.
Bear Shaped Pillow
You can also find full body pillows that look like golden retrievers, polar bears and a few other animals.
So What is the Perfect Full Body Pillow for you?
The more research I do, the more I have come to the conclusion that the different shapes have to be chosen by you. I am quite sure that any of them would be a sufficient size for me at 5 ft tall. However, not quite the case for Taylor Swift who is 5′ 10″ tall. The research also reflects the fact that the manufacturers and retailers assume these pillows will be used mainly by women with child. I don’t believe that is the case any longer. What is the perfect full body pillow? If anyone has the answer to this question, please leave the answer in the comment section.
The pillow I would recommend for myself is the Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Full Size Body Pillow with Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow Outer Fabric and it is available through Amazon. Click on the picture below to view it online and to purchase.
Snuggle-Pedic Ultra Luxury