Body pillows are all the rage at the moment. Websites are cashing in on this demand and recent newcomers such as Kally Sleep (kallysleep.com) report that they cannot get the products quick enough. They are back ordered and waiting lists are getting longer.
The situation isn’t helped by the double whammy of increased shipping costs from China, plus a worldwide shortage of a lot of materials. A lot of this is related to the COVID-19 plandemic, where supply lines are stressed to the max.
Regardless, a lot of mattress and pillow orders are still being fulfilled, as supplies are gradually arriving from overseas. Even companies like Emma Mattress or Simba who make their mattresses in the UK aren’t completely exempt from similar problems. The materials in the mattresses are imported from overseas – often China – and this means that the inner materials needed to build a mattress still aren’t arriving on time. Ultimately, you cannot make a mattress without the memory foam!
But if you are lucky enough to get a body pillow delivered, you may be wondering if you should even buy one. Let’s take a look:
What is a Body Pillow anyway…?
A body pillow is basically an elongated pillow that supports your body while you sleep. A body pillow can be used with your regular pillow or as an alternative, helping you achieve maximum comfort at rest.
Body pillows are perfect for side-sleepers, pregnant women, or people with back pain or generalized pain disorders. They are also excellent for children or individuals who have experienced trauma as it gives them something comforting and soft to snuggle into.
The Plethora of Benefits of Body Pillows
For those of us who have a hard time sleeping because of back or joint pain, body pillows are a godsend. Their elongated shape allows you to support your knees, back, and neck in a way that aligns the spine perfectly, making it easy for side-sleepers to find comfort, reduce pain, and wake up feeling refreshed and energised.
There are a few benefits – similar to other autist products – and we will explore these shortly in a separate article in more detail.