For people who sleep on their sides; hip, shoulder, and neck pain can be commonplace. When you sleep on your side the most important thing is to keep you spine, hips, and neck in proper alignment, the "neutral position." The mattress you are sleeping on is a major factor, contouring and molding to the curves of your body, supporting you and keeping the spine in the neutral position. What your mattress cannot do is keep your hips and shoulders open. Gravity causes the upper leg and arm to collapse or sag, which creates strain on the hips and shoulders.
Body pillows stop your shoulders and hips from collapsing, by providing support for the upper arm and leg, keeping them properly elevated in their natural position, the same upright position they would be in if you were laying on your back. Hug the body pillow and throw your leg over it, this lets the body pillow hold up your limbs, allowing your muscles to fully relax and taking the stress off the joints.
All of our body pillows come with one 100% organic cotton sateen pillowcase in addition to zippered organic cotton encasement. Our Premium Body Pillows are available in two sizes, standard and small. Standard body pillows measure 64 inches and smalls measure 48 inches.
100% Organic Wool
Soaring Heart's body pillows only use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified 100% organic wool batting. Wool is not only healthier than polyfills, but it is also springier and longer lasting, giving you a comfortable and plush pillow for many years.
Ka-what? Kapok! For those who like the classic feel of down with its cloud-like fluff, but with the resilience of wool, we have 100% organic and botanical kapok. Kapok is the silky fiber that surrounds the seeds of the kapok tree, found in the tropical forests of the south Pacific (ours is harvested in the Philippines). Organic kapok is one of the only sustainable resources coming out of the rainforest. Harvesting the kapok fiber doesn't hurt the trees and the farmers then spread the seeds to get more later - helping the forest and the ecosystem.
The support of a quality body pillow is essential for times of skeletal stress, like that experienced by women during pregnancy. Achieving and maintaining a neutral spine position is important to counterbalancing the increasing weight of baby. By the end of the second trimester, the pelvis, pubic bone and tailbone form the anterior tilt that will accommodate baby’s growth -and create discomfort for mom!
The skeletal misalignments are counterbalanced by muscular groups that, by day, work hard to correct the imbalance and create good posture. At night, when restorative sleep is crucial, our body pillows allow these taxed muscles to truly relax by supporting the weight of the baby and creating the optimal resting spine position for mom.
Do not attempt to wash any pillows that are made with cotton batting or wool batting. They may be gently spot cleaned with water and mild detergent if necessary, but don't try to remove them or put them in the washing machine.
The only pillows that can be washed are the ones only containing wool bolus and shredded latex.
Be sure to protect your pillow from dust, stains, and other containment's with a Soaring Heart 100% Organic Cotton pillowcase.