You might not need much convincing to try a $200 body pillow that will forever change the way you sleep at night. You might be ready to invite an 82-inch pillow that weighs nearly 9 pounds into your bed. But for anyone who is still sleeping on an old cotton pillow with no support — listen up.
Bedding company Bearby’s newest offering, the Cuddler, is giving folks unparalleled ergonomic support and quickly becoming a prized possession for many. And just because you’ve never considered actually buying a body pillow doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t do wonders for your evening routine.
So what exactly is a body pillow, and why should you care about this one?
A body pillow is a long, narrow pillow that wraps around the body in any way that feels most comfortable to you. Side sleepers and to-be mothers, especially, love body pillows because they can fit in-between arms and knees. And according to sleep studies, sturdy body pillows can help stabilize the spine and align the cervical vertebrates of the neck.
How to sleep on a body pillow
The Cuddler stands out to us because of its GOLS-certified Melofoam structure. Melofoam is an all-natural rubber foam derived from organic hevea trees in Sri Lanka, and it molds to the body similarly to memory foam. It’s made by tapping sap directly from the trees, which is collected in coconuts and gently steamed to produce a spongey, airy foam. The entire process is completely natural and the rubber trees live for decades. Any waste (like water and the coconut husks used to collect the sap) is reused in the farming process to help new trees to grow.
Whereas a memory foam mattress can only support whichever parts of the body are directly pressing into the foam, a Melofoam pillow can squeeze in-between any nooks and crannies and deliver good posture for any type of sleeper.
Yes, shelling out $200 for a pillow sounds extravagant (not to mention the optional pillow case costs an additional $128), but some luxuries are worth the price. The first time you sit back and feel the neck and back support while watching TV in bed will be a moment you won’t soon forget. You can even tie the pillow in a big knot for extra propped-up support (or storage) depending on the size of your bed.
Once bedtime actually rolls around, most Cuddler users like to wrap it around their bodies like a big spoon or horseshoe. It’s soothing and squishy and perfect for restless sleepers who can’t quite get comfortable with just a pillow under their head and maybe one more between their legs. And if you’re someone who likes to read in bed or meditate first thing in the morning, the Cuddler will keep you propped up with perfect alignment — saving your low back and shoulder muscles.
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