What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Leachco Snoogle Original Maternity/Pregnancy Total Body Pillow, Ivory 60 Inch?

A total of 47 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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7th Feb 2022

I got a Leachco last time and am using it again. It is soooo comfortable

Leachco Snoogle Original Maternity/Pregnancy Total Body Pillow, Ivory 60 Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000635WI/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_C1EDSRPMW37QD8YZT84G?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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8th Dec 2020

If you’re looking for pregnancy pillow recommendations, we bought this one and my wife says it’s helped a lot. She used to be a back sleeper but is now sleeping on her side, and this pillow helps with that. She says it doesn’t take away all of the hip pain but it makes things tolerable.

This is what I got – I lucked out because it works, but I expected to play Princess and the Pea (like I do with most pillows). https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0000635WI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4VWMFbJPTG172?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Your link looks comfy as HELL! Except I’m sweating just thinking about sleeping in it 😫

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4th Nov 2017

So, I can’t recommend the snoogle because I’ve not yet tried it, but since others are recommending it I wanted to point out this one I found on Amazon the other day for $10:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000635WI/

It’s clearly coming from Asia given the shipping time…I really don’t know what I’m going to get…but it says it’s a Leachco brand Snoogle Total Body Pillow, and for $10 I’m willing to take a gamble 🙂

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16th May 2019

I loved my Snoogle , but fair warning, it is BIG. Between me, the pillow, the bump and the cat, my poor husband was forced to sleep in the guest room for the last half of my pregnancy,

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12th Apr 2018

Can you find out if she’s sleeping with a curved pillow? I hate to think what sleeping during my pregnancies would have been like without mine. It was so amazing: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000635WI/ref=asc_df_B0000635WI5437057/?th=1

ETA: I realize at $60 it might be more than you’re looking to spend, but it’s worth suggesting one to your friend if she’s miserable sleeping and isn’t using one.

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9th Jan 2016

I am 24+3 and got my half-moon style Snoogle in the mail about a week ago. It has definitely helped! I was waking up several times a night with hip pains. I tried shoving regular pillows between my knees (starting around 20 weeks) but it wasn’t providing any relief, just something extra to fumble with in the middle of the night. Having some sort of contoured body pillow is worth every penny imo. I can switch from side to side without having to re-build my nest. I can roll back into it and rest my shoulders, without ending up flat on my back. It is so comfortable, that I drag it with me from my couch to my bed. My animals love it too. 10/10 will use even after I’m not pregnant anymore.

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9th May 2011

If it makes you feel better, here’s another version of the same thing: http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Body-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304972738&sr=8-1 . My wife wouldn’t go anywhere without her “snake” so I totally understand your evangelism.

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9th Nov 2011

I prefer this.

Best thing on the god-damned planet. I’m in a relationship and it’s still the best thing in the world to cuddle around.

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23rd Feb 2019

Yes, anything can have a dramatic impact on an individual.

From a total population standpoint is it normally a primary concern? No, most people do not even notice any issues that develop but then again, most people are not pushing their bodies or asking them to be high performance machines.

You are doing the right things by strengthening your muscular imbalances that have developed. Imbalance is one of the leading causes of injury behind only previous injury and severity of previous injury. My first recommendation would have been to get an assessment and to strengthen the weak areas. Since you have already tackled those issues, now you are also at the point of prevention.

What can you do and what’s important?

What is important is the alignment of your hips and spine as you sleep. Prop your body up into a position where your hips and spine are aligned. I’ll give some links on pillows that can help accomplish this.

Article on sleeping posture by Dr Quinn Hennoch DPT:

https://www.jtsstrength.com/sleeping-positions-disucussion-pros-cons/

LifeHacker sleep posture article:

https://lifehacker.com/the-perfect-sleeping-positions-to-fix-common-body-probl-1628559555

Pregnancy Pillow :

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000635WI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_i2vCCb0MK60G2

Knee Pillow:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ARJ7SBM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_b3vCCb28WX340

Side sleeper pillow:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0172GSQ7S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_p4vCCb1HHX37Q

Another common pillow position for back sleepers is a pillow, roll, or towel under the hamstrings.

If you have short hip flexors that put you in an anterior pelvic tilt (APT) this will especially work to take the pressure, from the weight and leverage of your legs, off of your low back.

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29th Jan 2021

Hey, I struggled for a long time with this too! I can’t get a mattress that’s good for me because I’m constantly moving, which means I can’t actually invest in any mattress because I can’t lug it around with me everywhere. I’ve experimented with a bunch of pillows and finally found a setup that works for me, so, I’m gonna copy/paste a section from one of my big posts where I talk about it:

>#15 <strong>C Pillow</strong>. That’s the one I use- I got this from a friend that ended up never using it themselves. It’s basically a really long, curved pillow designed to help support your body while you sleep. While it was originally made for people going through pregnancy that need the extra support, this kind of pillow has been fantastic to experiment and find more comfortable ways to sleep. The length, flexibility, and creative ways you can use this pillow to support yourself in different ways is unmatched. For me, I lay on my back and I use one end for a head/neck support, and the other end for lumbar support, but there’s a lot of different things you can do with a C pillow. I don’t think they’re the best quality of pillows since they’re made to be used almost exclusively during the time when someone is pregnant- I’ve been using mine for a year or two at this point and it’s in desperate need of new stuffing, and it doesn’t support me as much as I need anymore. Even though mine hasn’t lasted a long time, I still recommend it over the stiff and overly stuffed ones that won’t be as flexible and versatile. I think this is something you buy to experiment to find what you specifically need supported throughout the night to reduce tension, and not for a really good quality memory foam type pillow that’ll last. Although, if anybody finds a durable Buy-It-For-Life C-pillow that is versatile and flexible, please let me know because I desperately need a new one! But because of this pillow I’ve learned what positions help me sleep with the least amount of tension buildup overnight, so I just ordered a Purple “Harmony” pillow so I can try experimenting with what I’ve learned- we’ll see if it works for me or not.
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>EDIT: I ordered the 6″ and the 7″ Purple Harmony, and the Pillow Boosters as well. I’ll be returning both the 7″ and the pillow boosters, and I’ll keep the 6″ Purple Harmony; the 7″ Purple Harmony is too tall and too stiff for me, and the Pillow Boosters make both pillows feel stiff and less supportive. I’ll be keeping the 6″ pillow and using it without the pillow boosters. Since I’ve started using the 6″ pillow, my neck and shoulder pain has improved immensely; I now use the 6″ Purple Harmony for my neck, and I use the C-Pillow to support my midback/lumbar areas.
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>EDIT: This is how I’ve slept every night for a long time; A thick memory foam pillow between my legs, a normal pillow under my butt to angle me at a ~45 degree angle (Imagine laying down on your side, and then rolling over to sleep on your back, but putting a pillow halfway underneath you so you’re tilted at an angle), then I use the C-Pillow like an inner-tube to support my lumbar, and I position it to also prop me up at that ~45 degree angle. Then, I hug a normal pillow, and use the 6″ Purple Harmony for my head/neck. I’m still experimenting because I’m still having some lumbar pain when I wake up in the morning, but that may be due to the fact my C-pillow is old and I need a new one.
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>More recently, I’ve just been sleeping on my back with a pillow under my lumbar, and a couple of pillows to lift up my knees/feet, but I’ve already switched back to the previously mentioned sleeping position.

Additionally, I use #19 in that same post for lumbar support while I’m sleeping a lot of the time now, too. Hopefully that helps, let me know if you have any questions! 🙂

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12th Jul 2021

Hey! I deal with this myself, and found a really, really good solution.

The things I would suggest are the Purple Harmony pillow, Purple Lumbar Pillow, and a C-pillow (otherwise known as a pregnancy pillow).

The purple Harmony has been amazing for my neck pain (and would be the thing I suggest for you the most, just make sure you get the right size for your needs which may take a bit of experimentation), the lumbar pillow has been amazing for lower and upper back pain (by supporting the lower back it’s helped my upper back), and the C-pillow is there to adjust and prop me up in whatever position is comfortable. The 3 of them together have kept me loose and comfortable during the night, and stiff-free in the morning.

But, it always helps to keep up with my normal pain-management stuff in order to make sure I wake up pain-free. The pillows help, but they don’t do everything on their own. If you’re interested, I talk about my pain management suggestions in this post here.

I hope this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only cover so much in a quick comment and a post, so, if you have any questions, if there’s something I didn’t cover or didn’t talk about thoroughly enough, please ask about it. I’ll do my best to answer.

Good luck! 🙂

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24th Jun 2021

Hey! This isn’t directly answering your question, but it’s related so I figured I’d mention it.

For me, I haven’t been able to invest in a mattress because I’m constantly moving; it’s not ideal to lug an expensive mattress around everywhere. For me, the solution has been good pillows and support. A good mattress does a LOT, but in my opinion, good pillows and support are just as important.

The things I would suggest are the Purple Harmony pillow, Purple Lumbar Pillow, and a C-pillow (otherwise known as a pregnancy pillow).

The purple Harmony has been amazing for my neck pain, the lumbar pillow has been amazing for lower and upper back pain, and the C-pillow is there to adjust and prop me up in whatever position is comfortable. The 3 of them together have kept me loose during the night, and stiff-free in the morning.

Additionally, I’ve found that managing my pain outside of sleeping hours helps me sleep so much better. I have a whole post on pain management here that might be useful.

I hope this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only cover so much in a quick comment and a post, so, if you have any questions, if there’s something I didn’t cover or didn’t talk about thoroughly enough, please ask about it. I’ll do my best to answer.

Good luck! 🙂

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14th Jun 2021

I’m 21 weeks- held out till last week and I’ve had the best week of my pregnancy since it arrived!

I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Original-Maternity-Pregnancy/dp/B0000635WI

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15th Aug 2017

I find it pricey when I compare it to Amazon.com, even considering the exchange rate. The last thing I was looking at was a Snoogle. $48.99 USD on Amazon.com. $89.99 CAD on Amazon.ca. $48.99 USD is only $62.47 CAD…like what the heck is that? I do like the Amazon reviews and bestseller lists – sometimes I look stuff up on there just for the reviews haha.

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25th Jan 2022
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12th Dec 2021

Hey! This isn’t directly answering your question, but it’s related so I figured I’d mention it.

For me, I haven’t been able to invest in a mattress because I’m constantly moving; it’s not ideal to lug an expensive mattress around everywhere. The solution in my situation has been good pillows and support. A good mattress does a LOT, but in my opinion, good pillows and support are just as important.

The things I would suggest are the Purple Harmony pillow, Purple Lumbar Pillow, Purple Pillow, and a C-pillow (otherwise known as a pregnancy pillow).

The purple Harmony has been amazing for my neck pain when I sleep on my sides, the regular Purple Pillow is great for neck pain when you sleep on your back, the lumbar pillow has been amazing for lower and upper back pain, and the C-pillow is there to adjust and prop me up in whatever position is comfortable. The 3 of them together have kept me loose during the night, and stiff-free in the morning. This is all in addition to my pain management routine, as no mattress or pillow setup has ever been able to get rid of my pain on it’s own.

I hope this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only cover so much in a quick comment and a post, so, if you have any questions, if there’s something I didn’t cover or didn’t talk about thoroughly enough, please ask about it. I’ll do my best to answer.

Good luck! 🙂

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29th Oct 2021

I really like the Snoogle! I liked it with each pregnancy – but there might be better ones out there these days.

This is the one I have from 2018 (but I had the same one in 2014 but gave to a friend back in the day) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000635WI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1

And bought the cover separately: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JLL7FK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1

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3rd Sep 2021

Hey! Good on you for doing research and posting here. While I haven’t been through 2 car wrecks, I deal with a lot of Scoliosis-related back pain on a daily basis that kept me from sleeping for a really long time. I’m also a side-sleeper but had to transition into being a back sleeper because of my Scoliosis. Now that my pain is a little more under control I can sleep on my side most nights, but it took finding the right setup and getting my pain under control for me to be comfortable doing that. Hopefully, I can help.

The things I would suggest are the Purple Harmony pillow, Purple Pillow, Purple Lumbar Pillow, and a C-pillow (otherwise known as a pregnancy pillow). And, if you have the money to spend, a Purple mattress.

I probably sound like a Purple salesman right now, but just hear me out ;P

The purple Harmony is amazing for side-sleeping. I always had the problem of neck/shoulder/upper back pain because my memory foam pillow wouldn’t support my neck well enough. It fit around my head/neck, but didn’t support. The Purple Harmony is the perfect mixture of comfortable with really good support, and the difference since I’ve been using it is night and day. I recently just got the normal Purple Pillow, which is significantly better for sleeping on my back for the same reasons. So; Harmony is better for side sleeping, normal purple pillow is better for back sleeping. The lumbar pillow has been amazing for lower and upper back pain regardless if I’m on my side or on my back, and the C-pillow is there to adjust and prop me up in whatever position is comfortable at the time. The 4 of them together have kept me loose during the night, and stiff-free in the morning. Since I’ve had such great experiences with all the other purples stuff I went ahead and got one of their mattresses, and it’s been fantastic too- it helps me get to sleep a LOT quicker.

That’s all my bed-related recommendations. As far as general pain management goes, I’ve been dealing with Scoliosis pain for about 5 years, and I’ve dipped my toes into a bunch of different treatments and techniques during that time. It’s been a rough few years, and I’ve had to figure pretty much everything out on my own, but in the past year or so I’ve finally achieved manageable pain. I spent every day all day for a week writing this post so that other people could learn from my mistakes and successes. I share techniques I use on a regular basis, how I found treatment that works for me, and how I spot bad practitioners, along with a LOT of other information. That post is essentially what I wish I had when I was struggling through this myself, and I think it could help you.

As with every type of treatment with Scoliosis, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, so keep that in mind when talking about treatment suggestions. Nothing will “always” work with Scoliosis, just because it’s so inconsistent and has to be treated on a case-by-case basis. I can’t guarantee any of my suggestions will work for you specifically since everyone is different, but I think the post can help people shortcut past a lot of the unnecessary difficulties I had to struggle through, and hopefully help you achieve pain management sooner.

Hopefully this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only fit so much into a post and a quick comment, so if there’s something specific you have a question about, or something I didn’t talk about enough, please ask. I’ll do my best to answer 🙂

Good luck!

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26th Jul 2021

That sounds like a really good plan!

I actually answer that question in my pain management post. Take a look at #15 in section H in my list of suggestions, and I talk about a couple of different pillows I use and the position that helped me the most. But, I think it’s important to keep in mind everyone’s favorite sleeping position is going to be different from each other, and this is the main reason why I suggest the C-Pillow, as it’s very very versatile and can prop you in a lot of different positions so you can find what works for you. Then, you can invest in mattresses/pillows that help support that. If it doesn’t work for you, just return it.

Generally though, sleeping on my back with a lumbar pillow (this is my favorite) works really well. I’m sure you can find ways to make your stomach sleeping more comfortable though, and again, I’d definitely suggest the C-pillow since it’s super versatile.

Hope that helps 🙂

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18th Jul 2021

Hey! This isn’t directly answering your question, but it’s related so I figured I’d mention it.

For me, I haven’t been able to invest in a mattress because I’m constantly moving; it’s not ideal to lug an expensive mattress around everywhere. For me, the solution has been good pillows and support. A good mattress does a LOT, but in my opinion, good pillows and support are just as important.

The things I would suggest are the Purple Harmony pillow, Purple Lumbar Pillow, and a C-pillow (otherwise known as a pregnancy pillow).

The purple Harmony has been amazing for my neck pain, the lumbar pillow has been amazing for lower and upper back pain, and the C-pillow is there to adjust and prop me up in whatever position is comfortable. The 3 of them together have kept me loose during the night, and stiff-free in the morning, regardless if I’m sleeping on my side, back, or stomach.

But, in my very little experience with mattresses, I would avoid memory foam like the plague, regardless if it’s a mattress or a pillow. It feels great when you lay down on it initially, but offers very little support throughout the night, and caused more pain than just a normal spring mattress. I’ve heard some hybrid memory-foam stuff where it also has spring or latex in it works, but just straight memory foam is generally bad in my experience. As one of the other commenter said, I’ve heard latex mattresses are great for people with Scoliosis, and I’ll be trying out one of the Purple mattresses in the near future since I’ve had great experiences with their products so far.

I hope this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only cover so much in a quick comment and a post, so, if you have any questions, if there’s something I didn’t cover or didn’t talk about thoroughly enough, please ask about it. I’ll do my best to answer.

Good luck! 🙂

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17th Apr 2021

Hey! This isn’t directly answering your question, but it’s related so I figured I’d mention it.

For me, I haven’t been able to invest in a mattress because I’m constantly moving; it’s not ideal to lug an expensive mattress around everywhere. For me, the solution has been good pillows and support. A good mattress does a LOT, but in my opinion, good pillows and support are just as important.

The things I would suggest are the Purple Harmony pillow, Purple Lumbar Pillow, and a C-pillow (otherwise known as a pregnancy pillow).

The purple Harmony has been amazing for my neck pain, the lumbar pillow has been amazing for lower and upper back pain, and the C-pillow is there to adjust and prop me up in whatever position is comfortable. The 3 of them together have kept me loose during the night, and stiff-free in the morning.

I hope this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only cover so much in a quick comment and a post, so, if you have any questions, if there’s something I didn’t cover or didn’t talk about thoroughly enough, please ask about it. I’ll do my best to answer.

Good luck! 🙂

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17th Apr 2021

Disclaimer at the front here; I don’t struggle with this exact issue, and I’m not sure if my suggestions will be helpful. I can’t personally say I feel “off balance,” I mostly struggle with pain and trying to figure out how to support myself while I sleep. It’s not like I’m needing balance, I just need something to support the right spots so I’m not in pain. Obviously my problem is different than yours, but the pillows I use might help in keeping you in a “supported” position where you don’t feel off-balance at night, and maybe help with your pain.

Firstly, memory foam does next to nothing for support, if that’s what you’re looking for. It caves and feels amazing when you lay down on it, but it doesn’t have enough “push” to actually support the right spots. That’s my experience at least; it could be different for other people. The things I would suggest are the Purple Harmony pillow, Purple Lumbar Pillow, and a C-pillow (otherwise known as a pregnancy pillow)

All 3 have been extremely effective in keeping me supported, and relatively in-place when I sleep, and have been life changers pain wise for me. As far as the C-pillow goes, you can curve and position it in all sorts of ways that keep you sort of “trapped” in one position with lots of support. The Purple Lumbar pillow gives amazing lower back support, and also has a strap that I use as a belt to keep it close while I sleep. Lastly, the Purple Harmony is amazing for neck support, and has helped my pain a LOT.

Again, not sure if that helps, just figured I’d put my two cents in since there aren’t any other comments yet. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to answer 🙂

Good luck!

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20th Feb 2021

I do! Pick me! 😛

Struggled for a long time to find good pillows specifically to support my neck; I’m a wanna-be artist, so my neck is tense all the time. The thing that finally did it for me was a C pillow and a Purple Harmony pillow. I’m gonna copy/paste a section from this post, which is my big pain management post;

>#15 <strong>C Pillow</strong>. That’s the one I use- I got this from a friend that ended up never using it themselves. It’s basically a really long, curved pillow designed to help support your body while you sleep. While it was originally made for people going through pregnancy that need the extra support, this kind of pillow has been fantastic to experiment and find more comfortable ways to sleep. The length, flexibility, and creative ways you can use this pillow to support yourself in different ways is unmatched. For me, I lay on my back and I use one end for a head/neck support, and the other end for lumbar support, but there’s a lot of different things you can do with a C pillow. I don’t think they’re the best quality of pillows since they’re made to be used almost exclusively during the time when someone is pregnant- I’ve been using mine for a year or two at this point and it’s in desperate need of new stuffing, and it doesn’t support me as much as I need anymore. Even though mine hasn’t lasted a long time, I still recommend it over the stiff and overly stuffed ones that won’t be as flexible and versatile. I think this is something you buy to experiment to find what you specifically need supported throughout the night to reduce tension, and not for a really good quality memory foam type pillow that’ll last. Although, if anybody finds a durable Buy-It-For-Life C-pillow that is versatile and flexible, please let me know because I desperately need a new one! But because of this pillow I’ve learned what positions help me sleep with the least amount of tension buildup overnight, so I just ordered a Purple “Harmony” pillow so I can try experimenting with what I’ve learned- we’ll see if it works for me or not.
>
>EDIT: I ordered the 6″ and the 7″ Purple Harmony, and the Pillow Boosters as well. I’ll be returning both the 7″ and the pillow boosters, and I’ll keep the 6″ Purple Harmony; the 7″ Purple Harmony is too tall and too stiff for me, and the Pillow Boosters make both pillows feel stiff and less supportive. I’ll be keeping the 6″ pillow and using it without the pillow boosters. Since I’ve started using the 6″ pillow, my neck and shoulder pain has improved immensely; I now use the 6″ Purple Harmony for my neck, and I use the C-Pillow to support my midback/lumbar areas.
>
>EDIT: <strong><em>This is how I’ve slept every night</em></strong> for a long time; A thick memory foam pillow between my legs, a normal pillow under my butt to angle me at a ~45 degree angle (Imagine laying down on your side, and then rolling over to sleep on your back, but putting a pillow halfway underneath you so you’re tilted at an angle), then I use the C-Pillow like an inner-tube to support my lumbar, and I position it to also prop me up at that ~45 degree angle. Then, I hug a normal pillow, and use the 6″ Purple Harmony for my head/neck. I’m still experimenting because I’m still having some lumbar pain when I wake up in the morning, but that may be due to the fact my C-pillow is old and I need a new one.
>
>More recently, I’ve just been sleeping on my back with a pillow under my lumbar, and a couple of pillows to lift up my knees/feet, but I’ve already switched back to the previously mentioned sleeping position.

Hopefully this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only fit so much into a post and a quick comment, so if there’s something specific you have a question about, or something I didn’t talk about enough, please ask. I’ll do my best to answer 🙂

Good luck!

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12th Feb 2021

Hey! I’ve got an s-curve, had trouble figuring out how to sleep for a while. Good pillows were the answer for me. I’ll quote the pillow section from my pain management post;

>#15 <strong>C Pillow</strong>. That’s the one I use- I got this from a friend that ended up never using it themselves. It’s basically a really long, curved pillow designed to help support your body while you sleep. While it was originally made for people going through pregnancy that need the extra support, this kind of pillow has been fantastic to experiment and find more comfortable ways to sleep. The length, flexibility, and creative ways you can use this pillow to support yourself in different ways is unmatched. For me, I lay on my back and I use one end for a head/neck support, and the other end for lumbar support, but there’s a lot of different things you can do with a C pillow. I don’t think they’re the best quality of pillows since they’re made to be used almost exclusively during the time when someone is pregnant- I’ve been using mine for a year or two at this point and it’s in desperate need of new stuffing, and it doesn’t support me as much as I need anymore. Even though mine hasn’t lasted a long time, I still recommend it over the stiff and overly stuffed ones that won’t be as flexible and versatile. I think this is something you buy to experiment to find what you specifically need supported throughout the night to reduce tension, and not for a really good quality memory foam type pillow that’ll last. Although, if anybody finds a durable Buy-It-For-Life C-pillow that is versatile and flexible, please let me know because I desperately need a new one! But because of this pillow I’ve learned what positions help me sleep with the least amount of tension buildup overnight, so I just ordered a Purple “Harmony” pillow so I can try experimenting with what I’ve learned- we’ll see if it works for me or not.
>
>#15.1 I ordered the 6″ and the 7″ Purple Harmony, and the Pillow Boosters as well. I’ll be returning both the 7″ and the pillow boosters, and I’ll keep the 6″ Purple Harmony; the 7″ Purple Harmony is too tall and too stiff for me, and the Pillow Boosters make both pillows feel stiff and less supportive. I’ll be keeping the 6″ pillow and using it without the pillow boosters. Since I’ve started using the 6″ pillow, my neck and shoulder pain has improved immensely; I now use the 6″ Purple Harmony for my neck, and I use the C-Pillow to support my midback/lumbar areas.
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>#15.2 This is how I’ve slept every night for a long time; A thick memory foam pillow between my legs, a normal pillow under my butt to angle me at a ~45 degree angle (Imagine laying down on your side, and then rolling over to sleep on your back, but putting a pillow halfway underneath you so you’re tilted at an angle), then I use the C-Pillow like an inner-tube to support my lumbar, and I position it to also prop me up at that ~45 degree angle. Then, I hug a normal pillow, and use the 6″ Purple Harmony for my head/neck. I’m still experimenting because I’m still having some lumbar pain when I wake up in the morning, but that may be due to the fact my C-pillow is old and I need a new one.
>
>More recently, I’ve just been sleeping on my back with a pillow under my lumbar, and a couple of pillows to lift up my knees/feet, but I’ve already switched back to the previously mentioned sleeping position.

More recently, I’ve been using the Purple Lumbar pillow for my lower back instead of the c pillow, but I swap this stuff around pretty regularly and just use whatever works for that night.

Additionally, the post that quote comes from could be useful to you. I’ve cataloged my whole Scoliosis journey in there, what I’ve learned and what recommendations I have for people like you just getting started with all of this. It’s a long read, but it might be helpful to you.

Hopefully this helps, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I can only fit so much into a post and a quick comment, so if there’s something specific you have a question about, or something I didn’t talk about enough, please ask. I’ll do my best to answer 🙂

Good luck!

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4th Jan 2021

I got the leeches snoogle before I was pregnant, to help with my back and SI joint pain, and still using it during my pregnancy. Best purchase ever.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000635WI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_ar28FbM9730W6

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3rd Sep 2020

Hey! Like the other commentor said, everyone is different, but I can make a suggestion;

I’m going to copy and paste a section of my post here:

> #15 <strong>C Pillow</strong>. That’s the one I use- I got this from a friend that ended up never using it themselves. It’s basically a really long, curved pillow designed to help support your body while you sleep. While it was originally made for people going through pregnancy that need the extra support, this kind of pillow has been fantastic to experiment and find more comfortable ways to sleep. The length, flexibility, and creative ways you can use this pillow to support yourself in different ways is unmatched. For me, I lay on my back and I use one end for a head/neck support, and the other end for lumbar support, but there’s a lot of different things you can do with a C pillow. I don’t think they’re the best quality of pillows since they’re made to be used almost exclusively during the time when someone is pregnant- I’ve been using mine for a year or two at this point and it’s in desperate need of new stuffing, and it doesn’t support me as much as I need anymore. Even though mine hasn’t lasted a long time, I still recommend it over the stiff and overly stuffed ones that won’t be as flexible and versatile. I think this is something you buy to experiment to find what you specifically need supported throughout the night to reduce tension, and not for a really good quality memory foam type pillow that’ll last. Although, if anybody finds a durable Buy-It-For-Life C-pillow that is versatile and flexible, please let me know because I desperately need a new one! But because of this pillow I’ve learned what positions help me sleep with the least amount of tension buildup overnight, so I just ordered a Purple “Harmony” pillow so I can try experimenting with what I’ve learned- we’ll see if it works for me or not.

I now have the Harmony pillow and I’ve used it for a few nights, my neck feels noticeably better!

I have an S curve as well. I switch between sleeping on my sides, back, but I mostly sleep somewhere in-between side and back; I put a pillow under one half of my back, and angle myself somewhere between 30 and 45 degrees with pillows, pillow between my legs, C pillow for my lumbar, Harmony pillow for my head, and a pillow to hug. It’s a lot of pillows and it sounds complicated, but that’s what works for me.

This may not help, but I figured I’d mention it anyways.

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26th Aug 2020

PART 8

#13 <strong>Scolismart</strong>. If you’ve seen any of my posts or comments around here, you’ll see me constantly suggesting to take a look into Scolismart. But this isn’t because I “advocate” for them exactly. My main reason I do this is because I want people to acknowledge there are possibilities other than just surgery, and even if they aren’t proven yet, even if they don’t work for everyone, and even if they’re admittedly sketchy in some ways, it’s worth a look even if you decide it’s not for you. Seeing what people are trying and what’s out there is important when you’re deciding what kind of treatment to try. Especially since it’s a non-permanent treatment, it’s a good idea to take a look at it before you have a permanent physical modification or correction like surgery. Like I said before; you deserve to have all of the information before you make a decision, and I feel like I’d be depriving you of information if I didn’t at least mention this, even though it has some significant authenticity concerns

My experience and opinion on Scolismart is complicated and requires a lot of background information, which deserves an entire post to itself, which is why I made one. I don’t suggest Scolismart to everyone, but I think anyone looking into different forms of treatment should take a look and do some research into it themselves, especially if you’re debating if surgery is the best option. Like I said before, in some cases surgery is absolutely necessary to avoid even bigger problems down the road, but I also don’t believe surgery is the fix-all my surgeons made it out to be either, and that Scolismart could be a viable option for some people like it was for me. Just be aware it isn’t perfect, and it is still an unproven treatment, and even though I disagree with them to an extent, a lot of people have fairly concluded that Scolismart is a scam. But I’ll leave the detailed explanation for that post I made specifically for it.

There are also treatments like Scroth and CLEAR that are extremely similar to Scolismart(Even though all of them try to make it out as they’re the only ones doing this form of treatment), which are also worth taking a look at. I can’t speak much to their authenticity though, because I haven’t personally tried either of them.

Misc. Every-Day Equipment To Combat Muscle Tension and Pain.

#14 <strong>Armaid</strong>. This will be applicable to less people, but I figured I’d mention it regardless. Because of my Scoliosis and the domino affect it has, in combination with drawing/painting a lot, my arms are tight and painful when I’m doing intense work. Armaid is basically another hybrid of the massage ball/Theracane specifically designed for your arm, and it’s fantastic if you work with your hands a lot.

#15 <strong>C Pillow</strong>. That’s the one I use- I got this from a friend that ended up never using it themselves. It’s basically a really long, curved pillow designed to help support your body while you sleep. While it was originally made for people going through pregnancy that need the extra support, this kind of pillow has been fantastic to experiment and find more comfortable ways to sleep. The length, flexibility, and creative ways you can use this pillow to support yourself in different ways is unmatched. For me, I lay on my back and I use one end for a head/neck support, and the other end for lumbar support, but there’s a lot of different things you can do with a C pillow. I don’t think they’re the best quality of pillows since they’re made to be used almost exclusively during the time when someone is pregnant- I’ve been using mine for a year or two at this point and it’s in desperate need of new stuffing, and it doesn’t support me as much as I need anymore. Even though mine hasn’t lasted a long time, I still recommend it over the stiff and overly stuffed ones that won’t be as flexible and versatile. I think this is something you buy to experiment to find what you specifically need supported throughout the night to reduce tension, and not for a really good quality memory foam type pillow that’ll last. Although, if anybody finds a durable Buy-It-For-Life C-pillow that is versatile and flexible, please let me know because I desperately need a new one! But because of this pillow I’ve learned what positions help me sleep with the least amount of tension buildup overnight, so I just ordered a Purple “Harmony” pillow so I can try experimenting with what I’ve learned- we’ll see if it works for me or not.

#16 <strong>Herman Miller Aeron Chair</strong>. I looked a lot into desk chairs since I spend a lot of my time sitting to draw, paint, playing games and so on. It was worth it for me to grab something that was extremely adjustable and would last a long time, for the admittedly extremely high price. I grabbed a brand new one of these off of eBay with a tailbone support instead of lumbar support like the one on their site because it was more affordable, but it still took me a while to save up for this thing. I wish I could have found one with the lumbar support because the tailbone support doesn’t really do a whole lot for me. Otherwise, the chair is absolutely fantastic, and the different adjustments you can make really help me sit in the best possible position for myself. If you do a lot of work at your desk like me, a good chair helps a lot, regardless if it’s this one or something like a Steelcase.

#17 <strong>Hyperice Hypervolt</strong>, and <strong>Hyperice Hypersphere</strong>. The Hypervolt is a powerful massage gun, and it’s the only massage gun I’ve encountered so far that can actually output the amount of power and pressure I need to get any work done on my back. While massage guns have never really done much for me, they do have their benefits. To put it simply, a massage gun is yet another hybrid version of a massage ball, but this has a more general application and is less painful in practice. You affect more muscles at once with the massage gun, and because of this it’s much easier for someone else to use it on you and “accidentally” run into the muscles that are actually causing the pain or discomfort. The downsides are I cannot get the pinpoint accuracy and the “right” kind of pressure on my muscles that need it most with a massage gun like you can with a Theracane or massage ball. It is hard to reach your back muscles by yourself with it, which means the most beneficial way to use this is to have someone else use it on you. Again, this is one of those things where it works better for some people than others- I use this thing on my mom every night and it does wonders for her. You also may be completely satisfied with a lower-tier, cheaper massage gun, but for me I needed something that could function under a lot of pressure, since I’m used to the 2ish years I’ve been putting my entire weight into a massage ball or the Theracane. I think the regular Hypervolt would be perfect for most people, but for me personally I need as much pressure and power as I can get, so I went with the Hypervolt Plus when it was on sale and before they went to the new bluetooth model, and it’s perfect for me.

This continues in PART 9

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3rd Dec 2015

The Snoogle will get you mad points – http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Pillow-White/dp/B0000635WI

Wife went from sleeping 3 hours a night to a solid 8.

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1st Jun 2015

Full body pillow mainly for pregnant women. Here is the amazon link!
http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Pillow-White/dp/B0000635WI

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1st Jun 2015

Full body pillow mainly for pregnant women. Here is the amazon link!
http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Pillow-White/dp/B0000635WI

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29th May 2015

This is a snoogle, and it is awesome for back pain. It’s a little annoying to flip around when I want to switch sides, but I get up so often to pee anyway… 😛

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26th Feb 2015

Yup my wife says the Snoogle body pillow helps at night.
http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Pillow-White/dp/B0000635WI

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15th Jan 2015

Whenever she gets pregnant she will want to learn your pillow-fu ways. There’s a reason pregnant women will spend $50+ on a snoogle

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11th Jan 2015

My wife bought a Snoogle specifically for belly sleeping while pregnant, and she swore it worked:

http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Pillow-White/dp/B0000635WI

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7th Feb 2012

I’m a Snoogle girl myself. It’s marketed to pregnant women, but it’s a damn fine body pillow. http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Body-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI

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5th Jun 2015

Okay – so the snoogle comes in a regular size (takes up 1/2 of my queen bed) and a smaller travel size. I also sleep with a pillow to my chest (almost like I am hugging it?) and the snoogle has replaced my head pillows (2), hugging pillow (1) and between the knees pillow (1). Good investment in my opinion.

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23rd Jul 2014

Pregnancy pillow. My wife loved this during and after pregnancy.