After spending over 7 hours in bed, (hopefully asleep), if your body was not in the proper sleep position with your hips properly aligned, your lower back will suffer. Side sleepers particularly, suffer from this, because if the upper leg does not remain. If properly stacked against your bottom leg, but pulls forward, it will pull your spine out of its neutral position and put pressure on your lower back. A knee pillow between the knees will maintain correct sleep posture, preventing this pain. To ensure that the knee pillow does not move or shift in the night you can get ones with soft comfortable strap on the pillow to hold it in place and get you a good night’s sleep that will not leave you sore in the morning.
Sometimes the source of the discomfort is the position you sleep in. Other times, it is due to the pillow you use to alleviate that pain. Side sleepers often realize that they require a pillow between their knees to prevent back pain. When the weight of their upper leg is pulling their upper hip down and shifting the pelvis, and in turn shifting the spine. This can cause a lot of discomforts.
However, just throwing a regular pillow between your knees and thighs will result in an uncomfortable sleep, because it is too large and gets in the way when you turn over, which we all do several times a night. Who wants to have that hassle? There are special pillows made for side sleepers that have a strap to hold the pillow in place. No fuss no muss.
What can help me be less stiff in the morning?
If you are finding yourself stiff in the morning, it is probably the position your body was in when you were sleeping. If you are a side sleeper this is normally the reason if you consider that you are putting a lot of pressure on your side body and you are sleeping with your knees and hips out of alignment.
The solution could be to sleep with a knee pillow between the knees to maintain proper hip alignment throughout the night, and your hips being aligned will keep your spine from twisting and will get rid of this stiffness. It will prevent your hips from leaning forward and twisting your spine while you sleep. It must attach to the leg, to stay in place all night. Who would have thought that just by adding this small comfortable pillow to your night’s sleep could do so much for your body?
Eileen is the CEO of Pillow Solve Inc. in Montreal, QC. She always knew she had to come up with a solution for her sore knees and painful back. Having always slept on her side, Eileen tried a big pillow between her knees, but it made it hard to turn over at night, often waking her up. She then tried a small pillow but lost it during the night when she moved. Then, Eileen started working on designing a pillow that was comfortable and stayed in place all night long. After 2 years of development, Eileen created Sleepy Kneez®, the knee pillow that is both comfortable and stays firmly between your knees all night. She is passionate about posture, especially posture at night as this can greatly affect how you feel during the day!