A cozy bed and fluffy pillows beckon you to comfort and rest at nights. Not so with some who suffer from back aches and/or are pregnant. The very thought of lying down can bring horrific memories of excruciating pain in the back for those in the above conditions. Have you tried a body pillow for complete relief and a good night’s sleep?
The body pillow is a long pillow and so can be under your head and neck and at the same time support your stomach and knees. This is possible when you prefer to sleep on your sides more often, which is quite often with pregnant women and people suffering from back aches. The size of the pillow allows it to be snugly tucked under your head/neck and gently support your belly and the thighs.
Throwing the upper leg over a body pillow is not a good idea, as it can cause more pain instead of alleviating the existing one. The very lifting of the leg means making the thoracic and lumbar spinal column start working in a twisted position, which is not the objective of resting. The comforting support is enough to give our legs a rest and similarly your spine.
The market is flooded with different types of pillows, each proclaiming to help alleviate your back pain. However, all back pains are not the same; each has its own individualistic character and so needs a right type of pillow. Your pain could be due to a cervical problem or a pregnancy or an injury in the lower spine or any other. Therefore you would need to find the right pillow to suit your requirements and give you the much required comfort.
Nevertheless, people suffering from such acute pain in the back have found the full body pillow to be the right type. It helps to support the spine and keep the head in the right position throughout the night. As you are aware, the pain is caused and can increase due to bad sleeping positions, as well.
Experienced sufferers recommend soft and firm pillows to be able to sleep well in the nights. Body Pillows made of down or feather are not exactly suitable for people with back aches, as these tend to subside without holding their own. It is essential that the pillow stays firm in retaining the right position of the body even during deep sleep.
Sleeping on your back may sometimes prove to be helpful provided you are reclining on a U-shaped full body pillow. This pillow keeps you comfortably intact in the correct position and yet relaxes your spine. You are protected from all sides and wake up with less or no pain.
Orthopedic pillows are also specially made for patients with back aches and can be obtained from the orthopedic stores with a prescription. No matter what sort of a pillow, it is of prime importance that it gives you the right support and comfort while you are in your dreams. The right pillow and the right sleeping position can make a vast change in your life style.