Oh! The discomfort of ever sleeping in your third trimester! It is exciting that you've already entered your last trimester but isn't it a bit challenging to find the right position to actually get a perfectly good night's sleep? It really is very uncomfortable having to move from one position to another.
You know how it feels when your big tummy is really in the way when sleeping. This discomfort is lightened when D-day is already closing in. But let's face it, body pillows aren't just for us to use; your hubby may need it as well to lessen that horrible snoring.
What Should You Look For In A Body Pillow?
So many body pillows for pregnant women out there, you just don't know which one to choose right? They almost all look the same but which exactly would be the best fit for you and your home? Here is a list of things to consider in buying a body pillow :
1. Right Size
Size is everything. With a small bed, you may need a smaller body pillow. Body pillows are rather huge, of course, it's meant to be used for the entire body. And you don't want a pillow that will also interfere with your partner sleeping right beside you. A body pillow is like considering another person in the bed; you need one that fits your already existing bed size and also your comfort as well.
2. Right Shape
There are so many body pillow types out there. And it all comes in different sizes. From a C-shape, U-shape, J-shape pillows all provides back support. However, other straight flat pillows give leverage for knee and chest comfort.
Depending on who is going to use it on the bed, the shape really matters. If you are concerned about using a big shaped pillow for pregnancy but you're not so sure if you're going to be able to use it postpartum, you can also shift to a more versatile pillow that your husband can also use.
3. Right Stuffing
This is what matters in every pillow. The stuffing should come perfectly since it is something that you will use every night. Soft, comfort and heating are major key factors.
You don't want a stuffing that warms up in the middle of the night. You'll end up feeling like a roasted egg in the middle. If you want a firmer pillow, you can choose a foam stuffing. Other stuffing includes microbeads, buckwheat, polyester or a mix.
4. Right Purpose
Whether you are pregnant, suffering from a back injury or in definite need for great back, chest and body support while sleeping, you will surely need a pillow that will provide comfort and need. You have to consider who is going to use the pillow the most and what part of the body needs the most comfort for a better night's sleep.
Our Top 5 Picks
15.9 x 12.4 x 6.8 inches
51 x 33.5 x 8.8 inches
17 x 13.5 x 11.5 inches
60 x 24 x 7 inches
56 x 17 x 8 inches
43% Viscose of Bamboo, 54.6% Polyester, 0.4% Lycra
65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
100% Polyester Hollow Fiber Fill
100% Polyester Fiberfill
This rectangular long body pillow features natural materials in its construction. It is composed of 43% Viscose of Bamboo, 54.6% Polyester, and 0.4% Lycra. The material provides great cooling and thermal regulating which prevents it from heating up in the middle of the night. It is also natural and hypoallergenic. It is also great at resisting moisture and also prevents bad smell from breeding, so even if you're a bad drooler, the drool smell is down to a minimum.
It works well as an orthopedic pillow to support people with backaches, arthritis, and even for people who suffer from injuries and also pregnant women. This is a support pillow that is also very easy to clean up since the entire thing is machine washable.
This is really soft and it doesn't go flat either because of the viscose of bamboo. Viscose of Bamboo goes soft every after a wash and remains puffy. That way, you don't have to worry about it going flat. However, it is very fluffy and it isn't so firm for those who need stronger and firmer body support.
- Naturally Hypoallergenic and Eco-friendly
- Moisture-wicking, Smell Controlling, and Thermal Regulating
- Incredibly soft and Easy-care Fabric
- Versatile for multipurpose use
- Not so firm for more body support.
This is more than just a pregnancy pillow; it is a great pillow for a firmer body support. It is great for people who suffer from gastric influxes, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and much more. It is a U-shape contoured pillow that provides awesome comfort inside to side sleeping.
The entire pillow is filled with 100% cotton. The cover has a 65% Polyester and 35% cotton mix. It is incredibly soft and gentle. The filling doesn't clump up either. The pillow itself is very soft; however, it is also prone to going flat.
This is a great orthopedic pillow since it offers good support for the body. It has contours for the legs to help realign the hips, which is particularly helpful for injuries and postpartum sleeping for new moms. It can also be flipped so you can sleep with a higher pillow if you double up the other end and still end up with a good 'between-the-legs' pillow.
- 100% Cotton filling is hypoallergenic
- Great Orthopedic Support
- Versatile for any medical purpose
- Needs a big bed for everyone in the bed to fit
- Doesn't fit any washing machine, needs to be dry cleaned
The Boppy Custom Pillow is very versatile. It has differently shaped pillows that can provide you with great full body comfort and support in sleeping all the way from your head to the toes. It is a three piece design set that allows you to sleep in comfort. You can remove the other parts of the pillow if you don't really feel like you need it.
The three pillows are all attached via Velcro. The pillows are definitely soft and gentle which is perfect for pregnant women. It has complete polyester filling which allows you to sleep in comfort. Moreover, it is fairly breathable and firm enough.
The pillows target different parts of the body and can also help your significant other in providing better head and neck support to reduce heartburn and even help prevent snoring. It is also great for providing leg and hip alignment support.
Since the three pillows are detachable from each other, they are all easy to wash and surely all are machine washable as well.
- Targets full body support for pregnant women
- Customizable providing support for any part of the body
- Easy cleaning and machine washable
- Velcro detaches in the middle of sleep
This polyester hollow fiberfill pillow is very breathable. It doesn't overheat in the middle of the night providing great sleeping comfort despite your big tummy. It is also great for hip support after you give birth. It serves you and your family multipurpose because this pillow can be used as a nursing pillow as well.
This C-shaped pillow is perfect for full body support, ideal for pregnant women. This is helpful to post-operation patients, patients with orthopedic problems and great for people who suffer from common backaches. This pillow is also good as a cuddle pillow when you watch movies at night together with your kids or your loved ones.
It is big enough to provide awesome body comfort but small enough for it to not bother your significant other while sleeping. The cover is made of 100% cotton. Hence it is hypoallergenic. The pillow only has polyfill which is lead-free, phthalate-free, and BPA-free.
- Perfect size for a tight bed space
- Great for pregnant women
- Eco-friendly pillow
- It gets flat easily
- Poor stitching
This is a body pillow that is fit for every pregnant woman. It is ideal for pregnancy and post-partum use, especially for daily sleeping use. A good night's rest with the right pillow provides better breathing, alleviate discomfort and remove the tension of the muscles. This is then ideal for non-pregnant people who suffer from recurring backaches, malposition, spinal injuries and even injuries that need certain proper body positioning when sleeping.
The pillow is made of a full cotton cover with full polyester fibrefill which allows the pillow to be breathable and cool. The pillow is also reversible for a double decker pillow and it is a great between the leg pillows.
It is also good that it can accommodate any person's size and height. The Queen Rose pillow is very cute and comes in many color choices. The cover can easily be washed in the washing machine but the pillow itself is too big to fit and can only be washed via dry cleaning.
- Comfortable and doesn't easily deform
- Ideal for big people
- Durable and great stitching
- Incredibly huge, thick, and bulky
- Pretty Expensive unless you get a discount
We, therefore, conclude that body pillows are not only essential for pregnant women but also for other full body sleeping use. Every person is entitled to a comfortable sleep, whether you are suffering from backaches, injuries, chronic diseases, and even breathing problems. There's nothing a good pillow can't do.
On a personal note, the Snuggle Pillow is definitely our top pick. It is ideal for every person - be it a pregnant or not; and it is completely worth the cost. It is also ideal for many illnesses and any position to sleep in and it doesn't take too much space in the bed either.
The other pillows are comfortable and remarkable as well in their own ways. And whichever choice you pick, it will definitely help you get that well-deserved night's rest that you have always needed for so long.