Have you ever noticed how you tend to hug your pillow at night just as you did as a child with your favorite stuffed toy? This is because you want to feel relaxed and safe. The act of hugging releases the hormone, Oxytocin which is sometimes called the “cuddle hormone.” It’s the same hormone that is released when you hug a loved one.
Oxytocin naturally lowers stress levels, which we are all feeling more of this year, and allows you to have a more relaxed feeling. It has also been shown to reduce blood pressure and reduces the stress hormone, norepinephrine.
A Cuddle Buddy Body Pillow will give you something to hug, but it also brings support for your back, hips, neck or shoulders and give you proper sleep alignment. Ever find yourself rolling over because your arm fell asleep? Some say using a body pillow also improves blood circulation.
A medically reviewed article written for Healthline in March of 2020, recommends sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees to keep the hips, pelvis, and spine in better alignment. A body pillow takes this a step further and allows for support of your upper body as well.
Benefits of the Body Pillow:
- Help reduce snoring by allowing you to sleep comfortably on your side all night rather than falling onto your back.
- Fall asleep faster because you feel the warm and fuzzy feeling of giving a hug.
- Relieves pressure and provides added support for those with back, hip, neck, or shoulder issues.
The best purchase I have ever made - I never leave reviews for anything but this pillow changed my life, I first had a small sized one as a kid that I used every night for year to support mine spine and I’ve invested in the body sized pillow and I’ve never slept better ! ~Cassie H.