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Best body pillows

Best body pillows
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Body pillows can help you upgrade your sleeping experience, whether you’re a side sleeper, pregnant or just need some extra support where it counts. They can help to improve your quality of sleep by reducing pressure on the joints, promoting proper spinal alignment and even improving blood circulation.  They come in a variety of different shapes to help provide support in all the right places.  We’ve compiled a list of the best body pillows that you can buy right now so you can prepare for the best nights sleep ever. 

Best overall

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Mingfuxin body pillow

J-shaped for full body comfort

This J-shaped body pillow offers full support for your head, back, shoulders, spine, stomach, hips and legs. It’s made from a high-density soft silk-cotton which will keep the pillow supportive even after years of use. The cover is made from a machine-washable velvet which is hypoallergenic so won’t irritate your skin or flare up any allergies. It’s ideal for side and stomach sleepers or even if you want some support whilst you’re lying in bed reading or watching tv. 

Best for nursing

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Bamibi® pregnancy pillow and nursing pillow

Multifunctional with full body support

This body pillow is ideal for pregnancy right through to when you’re nursing. It offers excellent support for backs, shoulders, arms and side for any mum to be. It also has an internal pillow that can be used for feeding or as a nest for the baby to use on the sofa or inside a cot. It has clasps either end of the cushion which will convert it into an anti-roll cushion so you can reduce the strain on your shoulders, arms and back when you hold it in your arms. 

Best for pregnancy

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Queen Rose pregnancy pillow

U-Shape for extra comfort and support

This body pillow is made using a unique bionic polyethene filling that will provide long-lasting comfort during pregnancy or if you’re a side sleeper. It’s also suitable for those who are suffering from conditions such as fibromyalgia, sciatica or poor posture. It is multifunctional and can provide stomach support when sleeping or breastfeeding. 

Best memory foam

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NOFFA full body pillow

Premium memory foam for a stronger hold

Filled with premium shredded memory foam, this body pillow is more supportive than down or wool versions. It comes semi-vacuum packed so you will need to leave it for up to 48 hours before it’s fully inflated to its original shape. The cover is removable and machine washable, so it is easy to keep fresh. You can use this pillow to sleep, to support you whilst reading or even to help support you and baby whilst nursing. 

Best for side sleepers

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Utopia bedding body pillow

A pillow that compliments your own natural contour

This soft and durable body pillow has ball fibre filling, which helps to support the shoulders, hips, stomach and back whilst lying down. At 4ft 6 inches it’s big enough to support your whole body whilst you sleep. It’s got a cotton blend outer shell cover so that you won’t sleep too hot. It’s machine washable, and you can tumble dry it when on a low setting. 

Best C-shape

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Pharmedoc full body pillow

Perfect for use in pregnancy or recovery

Forget about multiple pillows; all you need is a C-shape pillow. This full-sized body pillow is ideal for anyone needing a bit more support, such as during pregnancy or even recovering from surgery. It’s made using adjustable polyfill fibre which can adapt to your back and stomach for extra comfort. 

The bottom line

When you need a bit of extra support as you sleep, getting a body pillow can be the best way to do that. We love the Mingfuxin body pillow because it offers good all-round support whilst being super comfortable too. 

The Utopia bedding body pillow is another good choice. It’s the perfect size for a double or king bed. It can also be machine washed so will always feel fresh and clean.