The Versatile Body Pillow

Purple organic cotton and hemp body pillow cover.

In addition to aligning the spine and preventing the collapse of the shoulder girdle and hips, a body pillow is beneficial in many other ways.

Arthritis & Fibromyalgia

Those who suffer from arthritis and fibromyalgia often find that the shoulder to ankle support of a body pillow will relieve pressure off of muscles and joints, allowing them to rest more comfortably.


Side sleeping is not only recommended but is considered to be the most comfortable position for sleeping while pregnant. As the body changes with a growing belly and increased discomfort, a body pillow can help alleviate pressure on the spine, pelvis, hips and knees while supporting the stomach. A body pillow can also provide support for nursing a newborn or getting comfy with a toddler during playtime.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder whereby breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Some symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, gasping for air while sleeping, difficulty staying asleep and daytime fatigue. Sleeping with a body pillow is a reminder to sleep on your side, which can help keep your airway open.

Post Operative Surgery

Finding a comfortable sleeping position can be challenging when recovering from surgery. Depending on the surgery, using a body pillow to elevate the area can help to alleviate pain and minimize swelling. Always consult your doctor to find out if a body pillow is right for you post surgery.


Place a body pillow under your knees as a soft bolster while reading a book or watching a movie. When sitting up in bed, try putting your body pillow behind your neck and shoulders for support. After a long day on your feet, propping your legs up on a body pillow can help with swelling and discomfort.


A body pillow makes a great accent piece on your bed. Instead of using throw pillows, a body pillow lends a sleek, clean look to your bed. For a pop of colour, try adding a decorative Kakun Organic Hemp and Cotton or LinenBody Pillow Case.

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