INTRODUCING SLEEPY KNEEZ

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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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: https://sleepykneez.com/blogs/news/benefits-of-sleeping-with-pillow-between-the-legs

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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I Don't Understand Body Pillows

Posted by Carson Shopify on May 26, 2017. 0 Comments

I have tried to sleep with a body pillow. When I turned over during the night, it felt like I was taking another person with me. Nobody should remain in the same position all night, according to experts. So how do you change positions when you have to lug this enormous pillow with you? For pregnant women, who are advised that the safest sleep position is on their side, and already have a belly to deal with, how can this be comfortable? Sleepy Kneez, is small, comfy, and stays in place all night. Wouldn't that be a better option?
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Fake News: I just watched 60 Minutes

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on March 26, 2017. 0 Comments

I just finished watching 60 Minutes about "Fake News" and "Bots". I found it disturbing for 2 reasons. As a consumer, I felt like a sitting duck for products I have purchased, (Yes, I have been taken in a couple of times) because so many people were interested in these products.

As a business person, I felt cheated! I spend so many hours a day, following social media, trying to get out the word, about my knee pillow. I knew nothing about bots, and I   have worked hard for every follower, providing information to them, explaining why it is so important to use a knee pillow, if you are a side sleeper. I know how it has changed my life, using my Sleepy Kneez pillow, no longer woken up several times each night, with painful knees pressing into each other. Waking up each morning with no back pain. How...

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Does Your Bed Partner's Snoring Keep You Up?

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on December 28, 2016. 0 Comments

My husband snores. When it wakes me, I usually give him a push, and he turns onto his side. Actually, the bulk of the literature tells us that snoring is related to sleeping on the back. There are a number of ways to keep your partner off their back. You could sew a tennis ball into the back of their sleep garment to keep them off their back. If they sleep naked (lucky you!), you can place a large firm pillow behind their back, when they are on their side, that will make it less comfortable to sleep on their back. 

Forcing your partner to sleep on their side makes it necessary for them to use a knee pillow to align their hips, preventing back and hip pressure. It will also cushion their knees. Doesn't buying them one in exchange for better nights sleep, sound like a fair compromise? 

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Back Care - Posture Pointers

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on December 07, 2016. 0 Comments

You may not be able to prevent every episode of back pain, but being mindful about how you move your body helps to keep your spine strong and stable. Poor posture makes your muscles and ligaments struggle to keep you balanced-which can lead to fatigue, back pain, headaches and other problems.

Follow these tips and your back will thank you.

Sitting

Do:

Sit up straight
Keep your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest
Hips should be even or slightly higher than your knees
Place a small pillow or folded towel at the curve of your lower back, if needed
Adjust your chair height so that your eyes are near the top of your monitor

Don't:

Slouch
Sit for more than 60 minutes
*Tip: stretch every 30-60 minutes.


Standing

Do:

Keep your ears, shoulders, hips, and ankles in line with each other
Relax your shoulders
Put your weight on the middle of your feet, not on your toes or heels, and shift from one...

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Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on November 03, 2016. 0 Comments



Most everyone knows that good posture is important, but good posture doesn't apply just to sitting and standing. The muscles and ligaments of your back relax and heal themselves while you sleep. In order to protect your back, good posture is important while sleeping.

Here are some tips to help you sleep better:

Choosing a mattress
Little scientific research exists on which mattress is best for back pain or for maintaining a healthy back. The mattress that's right for you lets you wake up feeling rested and free of pain or soreness. Unless you have a condition that may require a certain type of mattress, you should choose a mattress that provides support for the natural curves of your spine and is comfortable.

Man sleeping in bed
If you sleep with a partner, you should have enough space to move into a comfortable sleeping position. Consider replacing your mattress every 9 to 10 years. If...
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The Two Most Important Things for a Knee Pillow

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on September 23, 2016. 0 Comments

Being a side sleeper, I have tried many different types of knee pillows to correct my sleep posture. I have discovered that the most important attribute for a knee pillow, besides aligning your hips, is that it be very comfortable, It is hard enough to fall asleep with out feeling a block of foam, like a knee separator, between your knees. That's enough to give you a sleepless night! A knee pillow should be so comfy that you barely notice it's there, if at all.

The second most important feature, is that it stay in place all night. People move while asleep. They change sides, and sometimes even sleep, for a time, on their backs. A knee pillow is useless if it doesn't stay between your knees.

My tips for a great night's sleep

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