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Best Pregnancy Body Pillows for Sound Sleep and Why They Work

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Best Pregnancy Body Pillows for Sound Sleep and Why They Work

You’re bone-tired, you keep having to get up to go to the bathroom, and the growing bump makes it next to impossible to find a comfortable sleeping position. For moms-to-be, this scenario isn’t hard to imagine— it’s practically a nighttime routine. Enter the pregnancy body pillow, your solution for snoozing soundly.

When you’re pregnant, the exhaustion you feel might be second to none, but it can be tough to get the good night’s sleep you desperately crave when a belly’s in the way and you’re plagued with hip or back pain. To make matters worse, you’re limited by your sleeping position. You can’t sleep on your back after 20 weeks, you definitely can’t sleep on your stomach, and doctors recommend sleeping on your left side for optimal blood flow.

Carrying a baby for nine months is taxing enough and doing so without proper rest can impact your health. The good news is pregnancy body pillows are specifically designed to provide support, target aches, and most importantly, give you the restful sleep you deserve.

Do Body Pillows Help During Pregnancy?

Do Body Pillows Help During Pregnancy?

While regular pillows could help you achieve a similar effect, they tend to slide around throughout the night and don’t offer as much support as pregnancy body pillows.

The best body pregnancy pillows are engineered to alleviate body aches, enhance circulation, and adapt to your body as it changes during your pregnancy. Experiencing increasing discomfort throughout the night could even tempt you to sleep on your stomach or back, but pregnancy pillows can prevent you from doing so.

These pillows will come in handy even after your delivery, especially when you’re trying to find the right position to breastfeed. If you’re a stomach sleeper, it may be hard to adjust your sleep position without a supportive memory foam pillow. Pregnancy pillows will help you get a better night’s sleep!

Best Pregnancy Pillows for Maximum Comfort

Best Pregnancy Pillows For Maximum Comfort | Puffy

Full-length Body Pillow

As the name suggests, a full-length body pillow is long enough to provide cushioning for the entire body. If you’re not a side sleeper, this is the best body pillow to get you acquainted with the position. These pillows provide extra support to your head, neck, arms, legs, and stomach. To use it, simply lie down on your side, place your belly at the center, and embrace the pillow with your arms and legs.

Because full-length pillows take up more room in your bed, it’s important to find a cooling body pillow that regulates temperature to ensure you don’t overheat and experience night sweats. For added comfort, invest in a memory foam body pillow that contours to your body perfectly and further reduces pressure on muscles and joints for a night of deep sleep.

Wedge Pillow

A wedge is the smallest pregnancy pillow, and it is specifically designed to support your stomach or your back. You can also use it to prop up your head, which is particularly helpful if you suffer from heartburn. These pillows are popular because they are useful during and after pregnancy.

To optimize comfort during the night, place your wedge pillow under your stomach or your back. This can provide the extra support you need when you’re sleeping on your side.

C-Shaped Pillow

Designed to mimic the letter C, this pregnancy body pillow curves around your entire body to support your back and your stomach. C-shaped pillows are useful when you’re sleeping on your side. All you need to do is rest your head and neck at the top, prop up your back and stomach with the side, and tuck the bottom of the pillow between your legs.

U-Shaped Pillow

In contrast to the C-shaped pillow, the U shape supports both sides of your entire body. One of the biggest advantages of this pregnancy body pillow is that you can switch from one side to the other without having to wake up and readjust the pillow. A U-shaped body pillow is also versatile and can provide support even when you’re lounging around, watching TV, or reading.

Bean Pillow

Bean-shaped pillows are on the smaller side and are used to support points on your body that require some extra attention. Because they’re compact, you can use these pillows even when you’re sitting upright.

Puffy Products For Sound & Comfy Sleep

Puffy Products For Sound & Comfy Sleep

Puffy products are designed to optimize sleep and ensure you get the maximum comfort and support with every product. Ranging from pillows and comforters to mattresses and adjustable bases, you’ll find everything you need for a great night’s sleep. Better yet, all Puffy products come with a 101-night sleep trial and lifetime warranty.

You’ll be able to try our snooze essentials in the comfort of your home for over 3 months before deciding if it’s a fit! In addition to lifetime warranty, it’s a 100% risk-free investment in your sleep health.

Puffy Body Pillow

Puffy Body Pillow


Body pillows are well-known for their unique support during pregnancy; Puffy’s full-length body pillow is perfect for hugging or placing behind you to adjust your sleep position. It is ideal for side sleepers, especially pregnant women, as the ergonomic design aligns to your body. Filled with shredded memory foam, this pregnancy pillow is ultra-soft and gently cradles the head, neck, shoulders, hips, and back, to provide a bolster of support for a night of deep relaxing sleep. Alternatively, if you enjoy cuddling - this is the best cuddle buddy!

It contours to your curves and relieves pressure on your muscles and joints. If you suffer from stiff neck, hip, or back pain, this pillow contours to your body and reduces the pressure on them. With five-star reviews, one reviewer says “This is exquisite and beyond soft. It molds to your body, and I don't wake up with a stiff neck anymore. Love it!”.

You can also place it between your knees, under your stomach, or wrap your arms around it. The memory foam used is CertiPUR-US® certified, which means it is chemical-free and safe for all sleepers. The filling consists of 50% blue gel cooling foam to make the pillow breathable and keep it cool, which can be handy for hot sleepers or pregnant women that are more likely to overheat. The pillow is wrapped with a premium bamboo material that is ultra-soft to cuddle with, hypoallergenic, and machine washable.

Sleep Foundation rated the Puffy Body Pillow as the most comfortable pillow, especially for side sleepers, for its plush comfort.

Puffy Mattress

Puffy Mattress

Our original memory foam mattress consists of a 5-layer sleep system designed for all different positions. The Puffy Mattress’s versatile construction has a medium-firm feel that gently contours to your body while providing total comfort. The cover is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for sensitive sleepers. The high-density foam layers provide great support for your back as you shift throughout the night.

The mattress also includes a cooling gel-infused foam layer to regulate your temperature and keep you cool while sleeping. Winning awards like People’s Best Memory Foam Mattress and Sleepopolis’s Best Foam Mattress for back sleepers - the Puffy Mattress is perfect for everyone.

Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress

Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress

This hybrid mattress mixes the benefits of a memory foam and innerspring mattress - it’s also our most popular option! The Puffy Lux has a unique 6-layer sleep system, designed with multiple layers of premium body-conforming memory foam, and a contour-adapt coil base.

The mattress softens to adapt to your body as you move, and the cloud foam works together with pocketed coils to minimize strain from key pressure points. The Puffy Lux is designed to enhance spinal alignment, offer total pressure relief - especially with back pain. In fact, Forbes ranked the Puffy Lux the Best Mattress for side sleepers with back pain.

Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress

Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress

Our most luxurious mattress has an ultra-plush feel and consists of a 7-layer sleep system. The Puffy Royal was designed to offer advanced cooling, body-adaptive contouring, ultimate comfort, and zoned full-body support. It features 5-zones of targeted support that offer comfort for the back and hips, with a soft feel under the shoulders and legs.

With highly-specialized foam for temperature control, the Puffy Royal Hybrid regulates heat with advanced cooling properties. Utilizing cooling gel-infused foam and cloud air technology, the mattress minimizes heat absorption and promotes superior airflow.

FAQ

What does a body pillow do?

A body pillow contains soft filling like memory foam, down, or feathers that contours to your curves, offering extra body support while sleeping. It reduces pressure on key muscles and joints like the neck, hips, and back and minimizes pain. It is recommended for pregnant women to help them sleep more comfortably throughout the night.

Which body pillow is best?

The best body pillow shouldn’t flatten quickly, unfortunately, that isn’t the case with feather or down body pillows. Body pillows should be filled with premium memory foam, for it’s their nature. You can hug the pillow but it’ll bounce back to its shape, so it won’t affect the quality or function of the pillow.

What's the healthiest sleeping position?

Sleeping on your side or back are both healthy sleep positions and have a lot of benefits. Stomach sleeping is not recommended because your midsection will sink into the mattress, stretching your spine from its neutral alignment. Side sleeping is considered the healthiest sleep position, it can improve heart health, breathing, and enhance spinal alignment.

Why are body pillows so comfortable?

Body pillows are specifically designed to be hugged and cradled. They are used to provide extra support and comfort while sleeping. This pillow can be really useful for pregnant women, or those who have neck, back, or hip pain. They relieve pressure from key pressure points and minimize strain on the joints and muscles.

Can you wash a body pillow?

Washing a body pillow can ruin its quality so it is advised to get a protective cover to keep the pillow fresh and clean, and wash the cover instead. Some pillows, like the Puffy Body Pillow, come with an included hypoallergenic cover. This is ideal for sensitive sleepers as it prevents dust buildup and so won’t trigger any allergic reactions.

Do body pillows help with snoring?

A body pillow supports the head, neck, hips, and back - it can be used to slightly lift your head and upper body to allow for better breathing and reduce the compression of your airway. Sleeping on your side and cradling the body pillow for support can reduce snoring.

Conclusion: Before Buying A Pregnancy Body Pillow, Do This

Before you invest in a body pillow, ensure you have the best mattress to support your whole body.

Memory foam mattresses and hybrid mattresses are consistently rated as the most comfortable choices, and can be particularly beneficial during pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, every little bit of cushioning goes a long way. Memory foam cradles the body and is designed to relieve aches and pains.

Memory foam mattresses also distribute weight evenly, which means you’ll be able to sleep undisturbed, even if your partner has a habit of tossing and turning throughout the night. If you’re looking for a mattress with a bit more support and stability, opt for a hybrid mattress. Hybrids are a cross between innerspring and memory foam mattresses. They’re ideal for alleviating lower back pain and preventing overheating.



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