Body Pillows That Feel Like Bear Hugs

They can also help ease back pain.

Woman hugging a body pillow
Snuggle up with a supportive body pillow.Polina Zimmerman, Pexels

If you’ve ever slept with a stuffed animal, you know how comforting it can be to fall asleep while squeezing something soft. Think of a body pillow as a stuffed animal for your entire body—one that you can hug and will evenly distribute your body weight to reduce back pain and achy joints. Here are three plush options.

PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, U-Shape Full Body Maternity Pillow - Support Detachable Extension - Includes Travel Bag on Grey Color ONLY

Take it Apart

A body pillow isn’t just for pregnant people—it can also be used post-surgery, or for anyone who deals with back pain.PharMeDoc

Wedge yourself in the middle of this body pillow for ultimate comfort and support—or, use each of the sides individually for a restful side sleep.

QUEEN ROSE Pregnancy Pillow with Cover-Maternity Body Pillow U Shaped Pillow for Back,Gray

Machine Washable

You can fold it to create the perfect perch for reading or watching movies.Queen Rose

Hugging a U-shaped body pillow can align your spine and provide support for the back, hips and knees. This one also has a super soft velvet cover that can be tossed in the washing machine with the rest of your bedding.

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Full Size Body Pillow with Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow Outer Fabric - Fits 20 x 54 inch Body Pillow Cases & Covers

Contours to Your Body

The breathable viscose fabric keeps you cool at night.Snuggle-Pedic

This orthopedic body pillow promises to stay fluffed up for all sleepers with an impressive 20-year warranty and an almost 4-month-long free return period. Not that you’ll want to get rid of this huggable pillow anyways; the memory foam molds to your body to provide support in all the places you need. It’s also hypoallergenic and machine washable.