Everyone has had a love for a stuffed animal at some point, whether it is holding one close as you fall asleep, as a toy, or even just as room decoration, but they can serve so much more. In this first part, we will begin discussing stuffed animals and body pillows and how sleeping with one can benefit your sleep!
It is important to preface that the effects and benefits can vary from individual to individual to various degrees. What kind of stuffed animal or body pillow can also be a factor. Overall, the benefits of sleeping with either are all psychological, giving comfort to many. The soft and cuddly texture can reduce feelings of anxiety and stress which leads to a more relaxed state of mind.
This physical sensation can also create feelings of safety and mimic the comforts of being embraced. The added support as well from a body pillow specifically can reduce tossing and turning in the night and are particularly beneficial for pregnant women. Relieving pressure in certain areas can also improve sleeping posture leading to better rest as well as better posture when awake.
We hope you found this first part on the effects of body pillows and stuffed animals on your sleep to be insightful and interesting! At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!