December 11, 2017 The Benefits of Sleeping with a Body Pillow Have you ever just wanted to cuddle up with a fluffy, oversized body pillow? That makes at least two of us. Body pillows are beneficial for so many reasons, not the least of which is coziness and comfort. Here are several other reasons why body pillows are an essential part of a good night’s sleep. Deep Relaxation Deep relaxation improves our respiration at night. This allows for a greater oxygenation of our cells and tissues which, in turn, supports the regulation of our blood circulation. In order to achieve a good night’s rest, the body significantly benefits from strategic pillow placement. Weight Distribution Specialty pillows like body pillows help to evenly distribute the weight of our limbs, which results in deeper relaxation and rest for the entire body. Body Pillow and Back Pain Using a body pillow between one’s knees adjusts the spine and limbs in a natural way, bringing relief from lower back pain, sciatica, and bulging or herniated discs. Body Pillow and Pregnancy Body pillows are especially helpful for pregnant people or anyone who benefits from sleeping on their side by balancing the belly and the back to create better comfort. Body Pillow and Snoring Side sleeping with the support of a body pillow is also helpful in reducing snoring—a benefit to both the person who snores and their sleeping partner. Stress Relief Additionally, the comfort experienced from embracing a body pillow helps to lower the heart rate which aids in helping one to fall asleep faster. Studies show that hugging releases the hormone oxytocin which relieves stress, calms the nervous system, and warms our bodies. Introducing a Natural Wool Body Pillow Without Flame Retardant Shepherd’s Dream’s premium eco-wool body pillow is designed to bolster the body of the side sleeper by assisting the alignment of one’s back and limbs for optimum support. Our wool-filled body pillows provide excellent support, whether you’re sitting up in bed reading or want soft cuddle companion. Made entirely out of Premium Eco-Wool fill and a cotton sateen encasement, this pillow won’t make you overheat or feel clammy since wool is a natural temperature regulator. Our body pillows come with a soft cotton sateen washable cover, available in Ivory or Dark Blue, and are the perfect addition to your organic bedding. Gift a body pillow this holiday season to your pregnant loved one, snoring partner, or anyone who may benefit from this sleep aid!