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Are You Doing Sleep Wrong? Because You Need a Body Pillow, STAT

Who's ready to start sleeping like a baby? 

By Patricia Cunningham

Do you wake up feeling puffy and groggy even though you've had a full night’s sleep? Have you done so many Korean snail slime masks that your skin is starting to resemble that of a terrestrial mollusk? Are you just plain tired of being tired and want to get a good night’s rest? Well, we know what you need: a body pillow.

Yeah, we associate them with being massively pregnant, too — we’ve been there. But body pillows are increasingly being viewed as an essential component of a healthy sleep routine, providing benefits for everyone. 

The key thing a body pillow does is help you remain suspended in a cloudlike neutral position throughout the night, which relieves stress and strain on your spine. It can also help relieve pressure on your neck, lower back, and hips, as well as relaxing your muscles and increasing circulation. All this amounts to less tossing and turning at night, less sleep disruption, and fewer aches when you wake up.

 Oh, and of course there are all the benefits you get from hugging something, too (yes, that's real!). 

So if you're ready to to get your best night's sleep ever, we’ve rounded up the dreamiest body pillows on the market for you. Your significant other is just going to have to make a little room in the bed

Snuggle Pedic Ultra Luxury Body Pillow

This hypoallergenic body pillow is made up of shredded memory foam. It conforms to your body but will also never go totally flat, so you won't need to keep refluffing it. Plus, it's eco-friendly and includes a breathable micro-vented bamboo cover. Just check out its star-studded reviews on Amazon if you aren't totally sold.

Moonlight Slumber Comfort-U Total Body Support Pillow

It's the body pillow that makes boyfriends obsolete! This U-shaped pillow can handle all your sleeping needs — side sleeping, back sleeping, even better support while propped up reading in bed. Plus, it will never ghost you or refuse to commit! The U shape helps you find your comfort zone, aligning your hips, shoulders, and back while enhancing circulation. Composed of hypoallergenic fill, it's also machine-washable. 

Cool Gel Memory Foam Body Pillow

If you flip your pillow repeatedly to feel the effects of the “cool” side, this one is for you. It includes a cooling gel layer to disperse body heat and maintain comfort through the night. Made of hypoallergenic memory foam, it fully contours to the shape of your body but won’t flatten out. It’s an ideal choice for those who often overheat at night. 

Aller-Ease Cotton Hypoallergenic Body Pillow

If you’re waking up congested every morning, the culprit could be your bed pillows, which can often serve as traps for allergens (let’s not even talk about dust mites). This body pillow provides complete allergen protection — its 100% cotton cover acts as an allergen barrier and its fill is hypoallergenic polyester. Lightweight and not bulky, it easily shifts with you during the night, supporting your back, neck, and hips. 

Microbead Body Pillow

Now we’re talking! This body pillow is stuffed with microbeads. (You know, the stuff they put in neck pillows at the airport.) It cradles your body and provides a huge degree of cushiony comfort. The silky cover is removable, so you can wash it. Plus, the pillow is odor-free, antibacterial, and dust mite-resistant. 

White Goose Feather and Down Body Pillow

When it comes to pillows, for some people, only down will do. This body pillow contains 95% white goose feather and 5% white goose down, which provides high-loft comfort. The 100% cotton cover has a 230-thread count for softness and durability. An ideal pillow for a nighttime full-body snuggle, it easily conforms to your desired shape while relieving pressure points. What guy ever did that? 

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