Sleepy Kneez® is a small pillow that aligns your hips and cushions your knees without the excess bulk, and attaches to your leg to keep it in place all night. The firm pillow comes with an adjustable stretchy band designed for maximum comfort. Sleepy Kneez can also be fitted with our customized HOT/COLD gel pack insert.

A knee pillow works to help relieve pressure in the hips and lower back and is a helpful tool for anyone who wants extra support for the spine.

Sleepy Kneez improves knee comfort, and eliminates pressure on the lower back and hips restoring natural alignment.

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Help! My Teen isn’t Getting Enough Sleep!

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on November 04, 2017. 0 Comments

Why do so many adults look back on their teen years with nostalgia when in fact, it can be one of the most stressful times of their lives? Just think about it: your concentration and performance has to be in peak condition to make it into college, you are just breaking into the dating game, and you can barely drag yourself out of bed in the morning. Teens get a bad rap when it comes to staying in bed until late on weekends, but the truth is that they aren’t getting enough sleep as a whole, which could have serious consequences for their health and academic performance. Parents seeking to help kids out should do two things: limit their use of technology, and ensure they have their very own Sleep Kneez® patented pillow.

What a Difference a Pillow Makes

If you think...

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Winning Combination: A Knee Pillow and a Good Mattress

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on October 17, 2017. 0 Comments

I travel very often, and every hotel offers a different type of mattress. Some hotel mattresses are firmer, others much less so. The hotel I stayed in last had a mattress that was like sleeping on a concrete slab. I never had a worse night's sleep. Thankfully, I brought my Sleepy Kneez pillow, which I never leave home without. My back and knees were fine after a hard night, but my shoulders are killing!
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All Knee Pillows Are Not Created Equal

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on October 12, 2017. 0 Comments

There is no question that there are many knee pillows on the market, but all of them offer different levels of comfort, firmness, and different abilities to stay in place all night, all of which are very important to their effectiveness. I have tried knee separators and a number of the knee pillows currently offered, and found them uncomfortable, and usually lost them during the night. It looks 2 years to develop Sleepy Kneez, so it would be the pinnacle of comfort, and properly align hips for side sleepers. It also took time to find a manufacturer willing to produce them, since they are very labour intensive to make. Still I persevered because back pain is so debilitating, affecting not only our daily lives, but our work lives, and relationships.

Most of you are aware of the importance of a good mattress to prevent back pain and improve sleep. For...

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Back Pain and Posture

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on October 02, 2017. 0 Comments

Unless you are suffering from a specific disease, in most cases, your back pain is due to incorrect posture. Incorrect posture, whether standing, sitting, or sleeping, impacts the alignment of your spine, leading to back pain.

When our back hurts, we are willing do to or spend anything to relieve the pain. Many times, we overspend both time and money when looking for solution. Correcting our posture is not a hard fix, we just need to become aware of it, and take small steps to correct it. Stand taller, sit straighter, adjust our sleep position.

Adjusting our sleep posture is not hard to do. Side sleepers should use a knee pillow between their knees to correct their spinal alignment. Two musts for a knee pillow:

It must be comfortable, so it doesn't disturb your sleep, since sleep is essential to staying healthy.

It must stay in place all night, so...

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How Can A Knee Pillow Help my Back Pain?

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on August 09, 2017. 0 Comments

We always tend to look for the most complicated solutions to our problems. If something is more complex and/or more expensive it must be better, right? Not necessarily! Sometimes we have to get back to basics, and look for the more simple explanation.

There is no question that incorrect posture leads to back pain. If you google back pain and posture, many articles will come up explaining the "why?" and "how?". Sitting all day incorrectly has been pointed out as an important cause of back pain, but what about sleeping incorrectly?

We spend 1/3 of our day sleeping, shouldn't we improve our sleep posture? Actually, it is quite a simple fix. Over 65% of people sleep on their side. A knee pillow is a must toiling your hips, and cushion your knees. More important is choosing a knee pillow that stays in place all night. If you lose it during...

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How Important is Your Mattress?

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 30, 2017. 0 Comments

There is no question that the surface you sleep on is exceptionally important in achieving a good pain-free night. However, it is only half of the equation, especially for people who sleep on their side.

Side sleepers must improve their spinal alignment in order to prevent both hip and back pain. Only a pillow between your knees can accomplish this. It also relieves  the pressure between your knees.

This excellent article from Health and Fitness, further expands on the importance of a knee pillow between your knees:

We spend thousands of dollars on mattresses for our nightly comfort, and rightly so. However, your mattress alone can not do the job. Only Sleepy Kneez knee pillow remains in place all night, providing you with the extra part you need for a great night's sleep!

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My Sleep Story: Part 1

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 18, 2017. 0 Comments

For many years, I had trouble staying asleep. Since I sleep on my side, I stacked my legs, and the bones of my knees would dig into each other, causing pain. I had to come up with a solution. First, I started buying long night gowns, pushing the extra fabric between my knees, to cushion them. Didn't work: The cushioning wasn't thick enough, and moved away from my knees when I turned over.

I then decided to try a regular pillow. Two problems: It would get caught in my blankets when I tried to turn over, so it woke me up, and I lost it several times during the night. A smaller pillow didn't wake me when I turned over, but got lost even more easily.

I tried many of the knee pillows and leg separators, but I didn't find them particularly comfortable (I am a light sleeper), and many...

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Knee Pillows and Back Pain

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 15, 2017. 0 Comments

I understand people being sceptical about a knee pillow being able to improve their #back #pain. So many products are pushed to us, promising all types of help, but most do not live up to their promises. How could something as simple as a knee pillow help my back pain? We are told to use a standing desk, and inversion table, special pillows for our car, but most people are disappointed.
However, we must remember that no matter what other things we do for our back pain, be it exercise, yoga, physical therapy etc., we must remember that we spend 7-9 hours in bed. That means that our sleep posture, making sure our spine is properly aligned, is so important, that no matter what else we do, sleeping "wrong" can undo any benefits we achieved from working out or treatments. I can not stress enough, that if you sleep on...

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The Problem is: We Move

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 08, 2017. 0 Comments

While we sleep, we move and change positions during the night. That's a good thing. Could you imagine how you would feel when you woke up, if you had stayed in the same position for 7-9 hours?

All the articles on how to correct your alignment while you sleep, stress the importance of putting a pillow under your knees, if you sleep on your back, or between your knees, if you sleep on your side. But, since we move while we sleep, how do you keep the pillow in place, to prevent back, hip and knee pain, and improve your sleep?

That's the problem I was dealing with. A regular pillow between your knees, makes it hard to change positions during the night, and leaves you searching for your lost pillow.

That's why I developed Sleepy Kneez. It's small enough to be comfortable, yet large enough to align your hips,...

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