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body pillow

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
For those who have low back pain:

It was suggested to me a few years ago that I buy a body pillow. Since then, it has been parked at the foot of my bed.

What do you do with a body pillow? Is it meant to sleep directly on it?




  • In my opinion, those pillows are just for added support... say you like sleeping on your side, but find it uncomfortable. You use the body pillow like another person being there. Kind of "cuddle" with it. OR, lie on your side with the pillow at your back.

    I can only sleep on my back. With my legs bent (a pillow under my knees). Sometimes, I want to break the monotony of only laying on my back. If I lay on my side, my right hip wakes me up - but if I use a pillow to support my leg (which ever leg happens to be on top) then it's not so bad.

    Hope this clears up things for you.

    Have a good night!
  • I need to get another one...lay on your side with pillow towards your front. Drape top arm over pillow and top leg over pillow. Might feel wierd at first, but it gives support. Lots of pregnant women use these too as they get more big and uncomfortable.
  • and I named it "Rod" Ha- just because it makes my boys laugh! When I wash the pillow case they scream that Rod is naked.

    Anyways enough about the silly part of it- I use it for support- and I have found it to be very useful!

  • hi Hope4leo, my 1st pregnancy I read all I could and one person (Vickie Iovine, great preg. & baby books) mentioned how she called her pillow "Phil", we've got to have a sense of humor about these things!
  • I have been using one for years, i have always been a side sleeper and wrap my legs around it and my arm over it and hug it. It provides support and all around just a nice cuddly feeling. My husband jokes its the "
    other man in my life!!" He is a light sleeper and not a cuddle bug while he sleeps, so this is my alternative!! :))(
    You might learn to like yours, but not everyone does, my mom never could get used to hers, she felt like she was fighting with this large pillow all night!!!
    Good luck!
  • Since my surgery in January and would not be able to get any sleep without it. My hubby and I call it my boyfriend lol!!!
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