The average person spends approximately 26 years of their life sleeping. That’s equal to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours! Sleep is a necessity that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you fresh and alert. Chronic sleep deprivation can cause many health problems such as diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, heart failure, or strokes. Imagine coming home after a long tiring day just to toss and turn the whole night because you are in discomfort. If people spend so much time sleeping wouldn’t it make sense to do so in comfort? This can be achieved by using a body pillow! If you’re like me, then you love sleeping and love taking naps. My naps have been significantly more comfortable by integrating a body pillow into my sleep routine. Not only are they comfortable, but there are actually health benefits as well.
Many people suffer from back pain and try to cure this by sleeping on their stomach. However, sleeping on your stomach is extremely bad for your health. Others may try to sleep on their sides, and while it may cure your back suffering, it can cause shoulder pain. By using a body pillow, one can relieve joint pressure and promote spinal alignment for side and back sleepers. PR Newswire conducted a national sleep survey and found out that 74% of us are side sleepers.Therefore, using a body pillow can help distribute the weight of your body evenly, which eliminates pain and discomfort from sleeping on your side. Not only do body pillows alleviate back and shoulder pain, but they can also help with neck and hip pain. Furthermore, body pillows are especially useful for pregnant women, but are not limited to them. In fact, men can benefit from body pillows as well. MedicalNewsToday explained that using a body pillow can help people who snore or struggle with sleep apnea by helping them remain in a side sleeping position throughout the night. In fact, my parents love sleeping with a body pillow and find it hard to fall asleep without one.
There are so many other purposes you can use a body pillow for. If you don’t like hugging anything when you sleep, you can use a body pillow as a back support. I use mine when I’m doing homework on my bed or when I’m watching a movie on my laptop. If you’re watching a sad movie you can cry into your pillow or when you‘re angry you can take it out on your it instead. Body pillows are always there to support you!
From personal experience, body pillows have helped me have an amazing and comfortable sleep. I’ve used a body pillow for as long as I can remember and I can’t go to sleep without one. It is because of this that I encourage you to use a body pillow and experience the benefits for yourself.