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What types of fills are used in body pillows?

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The pillow fill can determine how firm, warm, moldable, and expensive the pillow is. Choices include:

?Down or feather/down combo

?Down alternatives, usually made with polyester

?Memory foam, usually made with polyurethane, a substance made with chemicals

?�Biogreen� memory foam, a mix of synthetic and natural fibers. It doesn�t have chemicals or heavy metals.

?Latex, a natural foam made from sap from the rubber tree

?Microbeads, or tiny beads made with polystyrene, a type of plastic

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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