Many sleepers instantly fall in love with their pillow and never look back. But changing the way you sleep can sometimes take a bit of practice and patience, especially if you’ve been sleeping the same way for a long time. When you first start sleeping with your Kakun body pillow, it may take a few tries to find exactly the right position.
Start by placing your new body pillow just below your chin and hold it close to your chest. Then try one of the following positions, and don’t hesitate to get creative.
The Classic Kakūn
The Classic Kakūn keeps you from rolling forward while also keeping your shoulders, elbows, knees and feet aligned but not knocking together, which is also great for your pelvis and spine. The Classic Kakūn keeps your entire body supported from your shoulders to your toes.
One of the two most popular positions, The Arrow is ideal for those needing help to stop collapsing forward, which can cause strain and pain on the hips and shoulders. This position is also great if you are a stomach sleeper who likes the secure feeling of counter-pressure from your mattress.
The Full Kakūn
The favourite position for those recovering from injury or with chronic body issues, The Full Kakūn provides dynamic support on both sides, keeping you from rolling onto either your back or stomach. This position also ensures a pillow is always available when you roll over, so you can try your favourite position in either direction.
For back sleepers, placing your body pillow under your knees helps take the pressure off your lower back by keeping your spine neutral. The Kakūn body pillow is sized perfectly for The Lounger: it’s narrow enough to fit under your knees and long enough to stay put better than a standard head pillow.
The Little Spoon
Lean back on your Kakūn, making sure it is tucked under the length of your back, and you’ll experience the surprising comfort of The Little Spoon. This position allows all of the muscles along your spine to relax while opening up your chest and sternum. For a great relaxation exercise, try it in the morning before getting out of bed. It’s also great for expectant mothers.
For extra shoulder support, twist your body pillow so that the top half is parallel to your chest. This position allows your arms and shoulders to rest higher, which is great for people with broad shoulders, upper body injuries, or chronic arm and shoulder issues. The Hugger is also great for relieving pinching between your shoulder blades and kinks in your neck.
Play around with what works for you individually and listen to your body as you go.
We invite you to connect with us if you need any further guidance. We are always happy to lend a hand.