The Only 3 Worth-Your Money Body Pillows for Back Pain

body pillows for back pain

Do you think it’s possible to fall in love with a pillow?

I think it is.

The full body pillow for back pain is probably the best way to fall asleep and stay asleep if you can’t seem to get through the night without back pain.

We all know that side sleeping is good for us, but it can aggravate back pain from sciatica, disc herniation, ruptured and bulging discs, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis and muscle spasms.

Body pillows are designed to completely prevent all of the above.

In this post you’ll find averything you need to know about body pillows where to find the best ones in 2017.

What is a Body Pillow?

Body pillows are oversized pillows designed to give you extraordinary comfort and a better night’s sleep, through keeping your spine aligned and rested all night.

Body pillows mold themselves to your body and keep your back straight throughout the night, while preventing you from sleeping on your stomach, which the worst sleeping position for back pain.

The 3 Undeniable Benefits of Body Pillows for Back Pain

It’s just a long pillow, but it can do bring you victory over your back pain at night:

1. Full body support while you sleep – the length of the pillow gives you full body support and encourages you to sleep in the best position (side sleeping).

Placing it between your knees will align your spine and adjust the position of your arms and legs. This will relieve pain from sciatica and bulging/herniated discs.

2. Muscle Relaxation – when your spine is aligned and your arms and legs’ weight are divided equally, you can breathe better, your blood circulation improves and your muscles can fully relax all through the night.

3. The only solution for pregnancy back pain at night – if you’re pregnant, you can’t take medication (or do anything else for that matter) for your annoying lower back pain.

The body pillow can alleviate your back pain at night and help you sleep in a comfortable position, supporting your back and belly simultaneously.

The Top 3 Body Pillows for Back Pain (2017)

When you choose your full body pillow, consider its shape, its size and its materials.

Some body pillows are shaped like an oversized U, others are look like a giant candy cane (that’s how I see it anyway…) and some are rectangle shaped.

Some are softer and some are firmer, some are made from polyester and others are made from organic wool and cotton.

The 3 finest body pillows to relieve your back pain are:

1. Comfort U Body Support Pillow

comfort u

This body pillow is shaped like an oversized U that goes down to both sides of your body.

This shape is excellent because you won’t have to move a huge pillow from side to side every time you roll over.

You can lie on your side and curl around it, you can switch positions and the pillow will always be there, aligning your spine.

But, it is a LARGE pillow. In a king side bed – no problem. In a queen side bed (with a spouse in it) it may get a little crowded, but your partner can curl up against the outer side and enjoy it as well.

For pregnant women this sure helps sleeping comfortably on the side and enjoying a pain-free night. It can also be used after the baby’s is born to support breast-feeding.

Materials: Comfort U is filled with a premium fiber called Fusion Foss fill – a revolutionary synthetic known to scientists as an “extended polymer” which allows air to flow freely.

The cover is made from cotton.

Weight: 10 pounds.

Size: 20.9 x 16.9 x 12.7 inches

Machine washable: Yes.

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2. Leachco All Nighter Total Body Pillow


This candy-cane-shaped body pillow is one of the best-selling body pillows for back pain. It’s recommended for chronic back and neck pain, respiratory difficulties and digestive problems (prevents reflux at night, for example).

This body pillow was designed by a nurse to meet the needs of expectant and new mothers, but works great for anyone suffering from back pain.

The head section in this one is extra wide and long for versatile sleeping styles or for those who love to “hug their pillow“.

Like the Comfort U body pillow, this one also saves you from moving around 4 different pillows to support your spine and relieve pressure. It is quite lighter on the weight than the Comfort U, but size is larger.

Its stuffing is pleasant yet firm and supportive.

Again, it’s a big pillow but most buyers say that it still fits in a queen size bed without their partner complaining.

Size: 36 x 22 x 13 inches

Weight: 6.4 pounds

Materials: Polyester 65%/Cotton 35%

Machine washable: Only the cover.

The Leachco pillow is the most budget-friendly body pillow and Amazon offers a good price for it right now.

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3. Holy Lamb Organics Wool and Cotton Body Pillow/Gaiam Organic Cotton Body Pillow


If avoiding toxins in your bed is important to you, a natural and organic body pillow is the only way to go.

Most body pillows are made from polyester, but the Holy Lamb body pillow is filled with pure eco-grown wool and covered with organic cotton Sateen cover.

Personally, I’d opt for natural materials. We spend about a third of our life in bed and conventional bedding and pillows are full of toxins.

This body pillow is rectangle-shaped, so it can’t prevent you from tossing and turning, but it will relieve your back pain in a toxin-free environment.

Weight: 3.2 ounces

Machine Washable: Yes.

A cheaper alternative for an organic body pillow is this one.

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We hope this guide has helped you make a wiser decision about the best body pillow for back pain.

Body pillows may seem pricey, but once you’ll experience the back pain relief they can provide you, you’ll realize that they are worth every cent.

I’m in love with my body pillow and I’m not ashamed to say it…

Have you ever tried a body pillow to relieve back pain and improve your sleep? How did it work for you?

To your health and happiness,

The Back Pain Relief Products Team

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  • Deborah Davis says:

    My father has severe back pain from spinal stenosis. I am seriously considering these pillows for him after reading this post. Thank you so much for sharing these valuable resources on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

    • meital says:

      Hi Deborah:)

      Yes, these pillows can be great for your father, especially if he has trouble sleeping due to back pain.
      He would also really benefit from regular back stretching and inversion therapy.
      Inversion therapy can do amazing things for Spinal Stenosis.
      Thank you for reading and commenting, much appreciated!:)

  • laura says:

    I have a daybed and suffer from lower back pain due to extended curve in my spine. What would you recommend?

    • meital says:


      In your case you need to work on your posture. I would do daily back muscle strengthening exercises and I think a body support pillow can greatly relieve lower back pain at night becuase it keeps your spine aligned while you sleep.

      If your work requires a lot of sitting, keeping a good posture is critical and I would suggest replacing a regular chair with a balance ball chair.
      Hope this helps!:)

  • Julie Robbins says:

    Would you be willing to write a review of the Lotus Leaf Pregnancy Sleep System? It is new on the market, very eco-friendly, and truly ergonomically designed by a prenatal massage therapist. Please contact me if you are interested. You can find us on our website or on Amazon.


  • Becky says:

    I’ve had 4 lower back surgeries. Wondering if this pillow would work I’ve read reviews and says it’s not as fluffy and firm it’s lumpy. I don’t see that helping. Scheduled nxt month for spinal cord stimulator which i would rather not do. Can anyone help me out do they actually work?? Thank you

    • meital says:


      I think that you have serious back problems these pillows can only provide you with a little more comfort when you sleep, but they’re not enough as a “treatment plan”.

      You haven’t shared the reason for your back surgeries so I can’t really suggest something, but I would advise you to look into lower back traction that can be very effective for disc related problems. Here’s a post about it:

    • Orvie McClain says:

      I would recommend the Spinal cord stimulator placement. I had the Nevro placed in August 2016 and it’s relieved at least 50% of my pain

  • Shirley says:

    These sound great, but what about pillow protectors and pillowslips to fit? Is it possible to buy these accessories?

    • meital says:


      All of these body pillows come with a removable and washable cover.

      As for the Leachco All Nighter , you can get an extra cover for it here –

      And here’s where you can get an extra cover for the Comfort-U body pillow –

      I hope this helps and have a great day!

  • laurel says:

    2. Leachco All Nighter Total Body Pillow. Is this organic filling?

  • Andrew says:

    Bought one and having a huge problem getting the case back on. Any suggestions?

    • meital says:


      Other than taking a flight and doing it myself, I can’t think of anything. Maybe find a strong-willed friend? neighbor? :)

  • Latricia says:
    5 stars

    Hello, I am having surgery and I have to sleep/lay on my stomach for at least 3 wks. What is a great pillow I can use? Thanks

    • meital says:


      The best pillow for sleeping on your stomach would be no pillow at all, or a very thin and soft pillow.

      I hope this helps and good luck with your surgery.

  • Jeanne says:
    4 stars

    I’m wondering if there is a similar pillow made with memory foam out there anywhere? I just sleep better on a foam pillow, but haven’t found a U shaped support in foam… Can’t keep taking pain meds just to sleep, need a less toxic way to get some zzzzzz

    • meital says:


      I believe there isn’t a memory foam body pillow in the market. Doesn’t it seem a but uncomfortable to wrap your body around a memory foam pillow though?

  • Andrea says:

    I had spinal fusion at 13 years old and now I’m 32. I suffer from severe left leg pain and back pain. Me and my husband purchased a new mattress hoping that would help but it hasnt. I have to sleep on the couch with 2 pillows propped up and even then I can only sleep about 5 hours before I’m waking up in pain. Would one of these pillows help my situation? It seems I can only sleep on my left side. If I turn in the middle of the night on my right side or back I wake up within 40 minutes with pain that brings tears to my eyes. I immediately take 4 motrin and have to sit in pain until it kicks in.

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