6 Body Pillows For The Support — & Cuddles — You Deserve

modeled by Marianna Firestone; photographed by Michael Beckert; produced by Sam Nodelman; produced by Yuki Mizuma.
Even if you shun phone screens and blue lights from your bedroom, and keep a strict 8-hour sleep schedule, you can still roll out of bed with the same stiff neck and back day after day. You might just need a body pillow to thwart those nagging aches and pains. And, as anyone who's dealt with the discomfort of "sleeping funny" will tell you, your beauty rest just doesn't feel particularly pretty without a properly supportive pillow.
But it can be tricky to find a body pillow that works for you. If you're a side-sleeper who's plagued with back pain, you can opt for either a firmer pillow to hug or a thinner one to tuck between your knees. There are plenty of shapes to choose from, too, depending on how cushioned you want to be.
Ahead, we've rounded up some of the best body pillows out there to fit your unique sleeping and snuggling needs. If you close your eyes, it just might feel like they're cuddling back.
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This is the Goldilocks of pillows for side-sleepers — it isn't too firm or too soft, and it'll help align your neck and spine. Sleep with one of the short ends under your head while holding the long side between your legs.
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This medium-to-firm pillow reduces the annoying pressure points that come with sleeping on your side. It's great for placing between your knees while you sleep on your side.
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Those who crave maximum support will feel absolutely cradled by this U-shaped pillow. Sleep with the curve of the "U" under your head, so that you're surrounded by the pillow on either side of your body.
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Enjoy fewer sneezes with this allergen-proof, totally huggable pillow. Sleep with it against your front side, tucked between your knees if you wish.
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It might not be a full-body pillow, but this is a perfect pick for anyone who doesn't know what to do with their hands when sleeping on their side. Sleep with it under your head, or if you'd prefer more support for your lower half, between your knees.
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With a choice of two all-natural fillings (buckwheat or millet), this pillow will uniquely mold to your body's shape. For a firmer feel, go with the millet. Sleep with it between your knees.