Are you tossing and turning at night?Are you growing (pun intended) increasingly uncomfortable using a regular bed pillow?Are you keeping your bed partner awake from all the awkward positions that you try to sleep in?The aches and pains related specifically to being pregnant can be, at the least, uncomfortable. The right pregnancy pillow is a great investment and can provide not only physical relief, but by getting a good rest, emotional relief as well.
Pregnancy pillows come in wedges, squares, circles, and various other shapes and sizes. Some are made specially for the first trimester or the last. Some target individual areas of the body.Each pillow can have a specific use, but many women want an all-in-one, full length pillow to help with the discomfort as pregnancy progresses.
While searching for a pregnancy pillow that would best fit your needs, consider these features: size, shape, ease of cleaning, and weight. You don’t want a pillow that is cumbersome to move around or won’t fit comfortably in your bed. You also don’t want a pillow that doesn’t fit your body shape or that you are unable to wash. You know that one pillow is usually not enough for your back, knees, tummy, neck and for all over support while pregnant, but if you can find one to do all that, you will not be disappointed.
The best people to rate a pregnancy pillow is, well, pregnant women. With over 5,000 customer reviews on Amazon.com and an overall 4.4 rating, the LeachcoSnoogle Total Body Pillow from Leachco topped the list as the best pregnancy pillow 2016. This pillow is designed to follow the contour and shape of your body. Developed and patented by a nurse and mom, with a horseshoe shaped head design, a long mid-section and a curved end, all parts, from head to toe are comfortable and it helps keep your body cool as well. Another great feature is the removable, washable cover available in 5 different colors. These pillows run around $60 – $100. Further research revealed that sellers likeDiapers.com, the largest online specialist in baby necessitates, offers this pillow, or similar ones, for around $60 – $100 also, as do several other companies.
In addition to a pillow’s design,you need to also consider the filling of the pillow. The fillings can range from medium shaped styrofoam balls to microbeads to organic fillings such as wool or kapote. Some more expensive ones also offer memory foam. Also make sure the material islead free, latex free, and BPA free, as your skin may become sensitive to those materials.
However, if you are looking for moresupport in individual body areas, want a less expensive pillow, or have a small space, a wedge or circular pillow may be for you. A wedge pillow can be used under your tummy, or under your back, or as a head rest. The disadvantage is that you will probably need extra pillows to support other areas.
So,make a list of those features that you are looking for and do your research. Read reviews and customer satisfaction ratings. Compare prices and read warranties. Discover the comfort of a restful night’s sleep.