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What are some reasons to use a body pillow?

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A body pillow may give you full-body support to ease pressure on your joints, keep your spine in a comfortable position, and ease pain from medical conditions. Reasons to get one might include:

?Arthritis or fibromyalgia

?Back pain

?Recovery from surgery

?Pregnancy

?Sleep apnea

From: Body Pillows WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth : “Survey of maternal sleep practices in late pregnancy in a multi-ethnic sample in South Auckland, New Zealand.”

Arthritis Care and Research : “Night pain in hip and knee osteoarthritis: A focus group study.”

Mayo Clinic: “Slide show: Sleeping positions that reduce back pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Sleeping Position Tips after Total Hip Replacement Surgery.”

Janet Kennedy, PhD, psychologist and sleep specialist, New York City.

Cochrane Library: “Positional therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.”

Marketwatch.com: “Pregnancy Pillow Market History and Forecast 2019-2028, By Companies, Key Regions.”

Thecompanystore.com: “What Is the Difference Between Down & Down Alternative?”

Certipur.us: “Foams that feel good and you can feel good about.”

Wirecutter: “The Best Body Pillow.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 06, 2020

SOURCES:

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth : “Survey of maternal sleep practices in late pregnancy in a multi-ethnic sample in South Auckland, New Zealand.”

Arthritis Care and Research : “Night pain in hip and knee osteoarthritis: A focus group study.”

Mayo Clinic: “Slide show: Sleeping positions that reduce back pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Sleeping Position Tips after Total Hip Replacement Surgery.”

Janet Kennedy, PhD, psychologist and sleep specialist, New York City.

Cochrane Library: “Positional therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.”

Marketwatch.com: “Pregnancy Pillow Market History and Forecast 2019-2028, By Companies, Key Regions.”

Thecompanystore.com: “What Is the Difference Between Down & Down Alternative?”

Certipur.us: “Foams that feel good and you can feel good about.”

Wirecutter: “The Best Body Pillow.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 06, 2020

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