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The Best Body Pillows for Easing Your Aches and Pains

Woman sleeping with a body pillow
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Body pillows are great for a number of reasons—from easing back pain to simply making you feel supported and comfortable in bed. We’ve got the best body pillows for you here.

Ever found that hugging a pillow helps your posture in bed? Or that it just feels nice to be snuggled up against a heavy object? That’s where the concept of body pillows comes into its own. Rather than using a conventional body pillow to facilitate such needs, you can buy a dedicated pillow that’s just the right size and weight to support you as you sleep. They’re great for people who struggle with back or neck pain, as well as pregnant women, and those just looking for some comfort. Here’s our pick of the bunch for every scenario.

Best Overall: Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Full Body Pillow ($70)

Snuggle Pedic Body Pillow

The Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Full Body Pillow is the best one size fits all body pillow out there. It’s made from shredded memory foam so it never goes flat and always feels snug to your body. Its cover is extra breathable and micro-vented with 43% viscose of bamboo, 56.4% polyester, and 0.6% lycra to keep you cool and comfy all night long. Its material is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant too so there’s no worries there.

Size wise, it’s a bulky 20 x 54 so it supports you as you sleep on your side, stomach or even in between. Weighing about 7lb, it’s just the right weight for most people too, without being overly cumbersome to move around. It’s a great all-rounder for most people’s needs.

Best Premium Body Pillow: Moonlight Slumber Comfort U Total Body ($100)

Moonlight Slumber Comfort U Total Body Pillow
Moonlight Slumber

Want a body pillow that covers your whole body? The Moonlight Slumber Comfort U Total Body is that body pillow. It’s far from cheap, but it’s fantastic if you need something huge. It helps align your hips, neck, shoulders, and back, all while regulating your body temperature via the material it uses.

It’s definitely not something you can easily use while sharing a bed with someone, but it is great if you’ve struggled with joint pain. It’s made from premium synergic down and it’s hypoallergenic as well as odorless. Its stuffing is made from a fancy sounding material known as ‘extended polymer’ so that air flows freely through the material without losing its shape. For a premium solution, this is it.

Best For Allergy Sufferers: Aller-Ease Cotton Hypoallergenic ($20)

Aller-Ease Cotton Hypoallergenic Body Pillow

Others listed here are good for people with allergies but we reckon the Aller-Ease Cotton Hypoallergenic is the best of the bunch. Aimed specifically at people with household allergens, its materials work hard at preventing the build-up of dust mites. The pillow is stuffed with a hypoallergenic polyester fill that offers complete barrier protection against dust, pollen, pet dander, and other common household allergens.

In addition, it’s made from 100% cotton so air passes through the fabric so you’re kept cool and comfortable at night. It forms an ideal combination of factors that means if allergies are a problem for you then this is the solution. It’s also a sturdy size at 20″ x 54″ so it supports your hips, back, neck, and stomach without any difficulty.

Best Heavy Body Pillow: Triple Cloud Body Pillow ($40)

Triple Cloud Body Pillow
Triple Cloud

A heavier than average body pillow is useful if you’re someone that’s liable to toss the pillow around in the night, or simply want to feel extra secure. The Triple Cloud Body Pillow isn’t quite as heavy as the Moonlight Slumber but it’s a more practical size for moving in the morning. It’s still a hefty 18 x 54 size and it weighs nearly 7.5lb. The pillow is made from shredded memory foam with bamboo-derived rayon so it never goes flat.

That makes it perfect for when you need support on your side, stomach, neck or back. It also means you can prop it up nicely as a replacement to a regular pillow, just for when you’re watching TV or reading. It’s hypoallergenic too.

Best For Versatility: Leahco Snoogle Total Body Pillow ($70)

Leahco Snoogle Total Body Pillow

The Leahco Snoogle Total Body Pillow looks a little weird compared to other body pillows but that means there’s plenty of extra versatility to how you can use it. It primarily supports your back and stomach, as well as tucks conveniently between your legs.

Ultimately, that means it’s a really cozy polyester pillow that also provides you with plenty of firm support. The pillow is about 6-8 inches thick and does a decent job of providing you with comfort without being too overwhelmingly huge. It’s ideal if you want a body pillow that doesn’t swamp you, but keeps you safe and supported.

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