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Does it help to put a pillow between your knees if you sleep on your side?

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Sleeping on your side requires the right pillow to support your head, neck, and spine. For best spinal alignment, or if you have back pain, consider popping a pillow between your knees to keep the pressure off your hips and lower back.

From: The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain,” “Is your pillow hurting your health?”

University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia: “Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back.”

Mayo Clinic: “Snoring.”

Rebecca Robbins, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2020

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain,” “Is your pillow hurting your health?”

University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia: “Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back.”

Mayo Clinic: “Snoring.”

Rebecca Robbins, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2020

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