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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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I Must Have Slept Wrong

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on November 10, 2015. 0 Comments

Most of us have experienced some pain when we get out of bed. How often have you said, "My neck hurts. I must have slept wrong." Most side sleepers don't realize that their back pain may be caused from sleeping wrong. Correct sleep posture is exceptionally important when it comes to pain. It is important for side sleepers to align their hips, and keep their spine in a neutral position, to prevent back pain. A knee pillow will accomplish this. One that attaches to your leg, will stay in place all night. 

A good mattress is very important as well, but it will not correct your sleep posture. 

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Why Sleep Should Be Your No. 1 Priority for Flu Season

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on November 08, 2015. 0 Comments

Fall is fast approaching and with it comes cold and flu season. Sure, you should stock up on vitamin C and wash your hands religiously. But one of the best things you can do to stave off the sniffles is score sufficient sleep at night.

Previous studies have shown that people who regularly get less than six hours of sleep per night were 4.5 times more likely to get a cold than those who logged at least seven. New research, though, shows that clocking enough shut-eye can actually help your immune system recognize—and react to!—viruses and bacteria faster.

It works like this: Your immune system has the ability to "remember" which bacteria or virus it has encountered in the past, which helps it to recognize and respond quicker when it encounters the same type again. (Try these 5 Easy Ways to Stay Cold- and Flu-Free too.)

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How to Sleep When Pregnant

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on October 16, 2015. 0 Comments

The pillow you use between your knees, should be a knee pillow, especially designed to align your hips, and prevent hip and/or back pain from disturbing your sleep. Use a knee pillow that attaches to your leg, so it will stay in place all night, even during your frequent night time bathroom visits. 

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Pregnancy and Side Sleeping

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on October 15, 2015. 0 Comments

When you're pregnant, getting comfortable at night is no easy feat. After all, your back is aching, your legs are cramping, and your belly is threatening to take over the bed. On top of all that, you can add yet another nighttime inconvenience: figuring out which position is the safest for sleeping.

For obvious reasons, sleeping on your stomach isn't a good idea after the fifth month of pregnancy. And it's so uncomfortable that most women stop doing it much earlier, says Vera Stucky, M.D., an obstetrician at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

But sleeping flat on your back isn't the answer, either: Experts generally advise women to avoid this position after about the 16th week. "If you sleep on your back, the enlarged uterus presses against the inferior vena cava, the vein that returns blood from the lower body to the heart," Stucky explains. This can cause low...

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Wait! Don't Rush into Back Surgery

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on October 14, 2015. 0 Comments

There are so many reasons why you might be suffering from back pain. One major problem could be your posture, be it sitting, standing, or sleeping. If your hips are not properly aligned, and your spine is not maintained in a neutral position, you could suffer from continual back pain.

Back surgery is very arduous, and can have negative consequences. You must exhaust all avenues before you choose this option to deal with your back pain.

I suffered for many years with back and knee pain, only to discover that it was sleeping on my side, without a proper knee pillow to align my hips, that was the cause of the pain. After working for 2 years on development, (after trying almost all of the options available on the market), I developed Sleepy Kneez. It is comfortable, firm, and attaches to the leg to stay in place all night. Using it every...
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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on October 14, 2015. 0 Comments

I suffered for many years from both back and knee pain. In fact, the knee pain woke me up during the night, and the back pain made getting out of bed in the morning very difficult. I tried a regular pillow between my knees, but it woke me up when I tried to turn over. A small pillow between my knees flew out when I turned. I tried most of the knee pillows on the market, but they were either uncomfortable or didn't stay in place.

I worked for 2 years, buying Walmart pillows and adjusting the shapes to make a pillow that would be comfortable, cushion my knees, and align my hips to prevent back pain. Finally, I developed Sleepy Kneez, small, firm, and with a band to attach to my leg, so it would stay in place all night. I can't tell you how wonderful it has been sleeping...
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Does Bad Posture Lead to Back Pain?

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on August 06, 2015. 0 Comments

According to the Mayo Clinic: Your spine is strong and stable when you practice healthy posture. But when you stoop or slouch, your muscles and ligaments struggle to keep you balanced — which can lead to back pain, headaches and other problems.

Spine Health claims: Correct posture is a simple but very important way to keep the many intricate structures in the back and spine healthy. It is much more than cosmetic - good posture and back support are critical to reducing the incidence and levels of back pain and neck pain.

Harvard Health says: Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. It may be due to a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis. But most of the time, upper or lower back pain develops during the course of day-to-day life. Repetitive activities at work or home, such as sitting at a...
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Get a Better Night's Sleep with Proper Posture

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 20, 2015. 0 Comments

Most people know that good posture is important when we are standing, sitting or performing activities throughout the day, but having good posture while asleep can help to prevent or reduce chronic back pain.

It is best to try to sleep in a position that maintains the natural curve of your back where your ears, shoulders and hips are in alignment. Here are some tricks for every type of sleeper:

Back – While on your back, tuck a pillow under your knees or place a lumbar roll or a small, rolled towel under your lower back.
Side – If you sleep on your side, sleep with your knees slightly bent. Try not to pull your knees all the way up to your chest (fetal position). Placing a pillow between your knees will help you maintain spine alignment.
Stomach – If you sleep on your stomach, place a small pillow under the stomach/pelvis area...

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Why Can't I just Use a Regular Pillow between my Knees?

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 20, 2015. 0 Comments

Lower back pain? Sore knees? Most side sleepers already know that they need a pillow between their knees to align their hips & cushion their knees. They usually opt for a regular pillow, thinking it will do the job. While it does offer a bit of cushioning, it is far from the ideal solution. Why? It doesn't offer the required density where you need it the most, between the knees. Therefore, it won't necessarily keep your hips aligned, and prevent your top leg from pronating. A regular pillow's filling is not consistent, therefore, the protection between the knees might be minimal. Being too large for the job, it can negatively impact your kneecap. Further, how can you turn over during the night, without being woken up when your pillow catches on your sheets and blankets?

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Isn't preventing lower back and knee pain, as well as a good night of...
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Why should I use a Knee Pillow?

Posted by Eileen Pelletier on July 20, 2015. 0 Comments

If you are a side sleeper, a pillow placed between your knees is recommended. When laying on your side, a downward slant naturally occurs from the side of the hip down to the knee. This places stress through your hips, often resulting in pain. Placing a pillow between the knees helps prevent the downward pull on the hip, lining the knee and ankle with the hip. Positioning the pillow this way is also important after hip or knee surgery
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