A Beginner's Guide for Using A Body Pillow

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Body pillows are extra-long bed pillows that usually come in different sizes, ranging from 20 inches x 54 inches to 20 inches x 60 inches. Basically, they are filled with polyester or an amalgam of 95% feathers and 5% down. Most feature an innovation, plush fabric, and buckwheat body pillows are often sold online. Moreover, prices vary and can range from inexpensive versions to luxury versions.

Nevertheless, the best body pillow is typically the size of two queen bed pillows. It is great for consumers with back or hip pain. Besides this, it provides extra support to reduce the body stress that is because of the normal sleep positions. The best pillow should be flexible and also has a loose filling which makes the pillow moldable to get bent slightly according to the sleeper’s desires.

How to Choose the Filling for A Body Pillow?

When it comes to filling for body pillows, we have a variety of different materials. Polyester is the cheapest filling material. Hence, polyester-filled pillows are commonly used for casual use and decoration as well.

An advanced filling is a fusion of grey duck feathers and down. These naturally-filled pillows are good choices because the down and feathers provide more mutual support and can mold to your preferred shapes.

Additionally, down-filled pillows bring luxury and comfort. They are extremely soft, moldable and glossy to the touch. These pillows are recommended for common usage.

However, irrespective of the filling material, most of the body pillows are machine washed.   

How to Look after A Body Pillow?

Here are some tips that you should follow to protect your body pillow:

  • Your pillow should be covered with a protective cover. Conversely, choose the right size cover to get nice coverage and comfort. These covers commonly include zippers.
  • Use your body pillow with a body pillowcase. It will provide a smooth fabric and better sleeping experience. These cases consist of a higher thread count that can be easily removed for washing.
  • Apart from that, wash your body pillow with normal linen washing phases, at least once a month.

How to Use A Body Pillow?

Body pillows are typically used between sleepers’ legs to reduce the amount of back-pressure. The particular position is alike climbing a log where your legs are positioned on both sides of the pillow. Every so often, sleepers like to place their bodies at an angle and this would only bring one leg on the top of the body pillow.

Therefore, if you are suffering from back or hip pain or even both and want some extra support to reduce the amount of body stress that normal sleep positions may trigger, a body pillow might be an ideal solution.


If you are interested in having a buckwheat body pillow, finding the right buckwheat pillow might be a daunting task for you. Keep in mind that quality body pillows are filled with filling materials that last, covered in first-class fabrics, available in many shapes, and also come with some sort of warranty or guarantee. So, do proper research and understand all the specifications before purchasing a body pillow!     

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