Best Body Pillows iMore 2019

A body pillow can be a lot of different things. It can be just a regular pillow, but longer to accommodate snuggling. It can also be a U-shaped pillow that surrounds you as you sleep and can be propped up for sitting up in bed. As for which size and shape are best, that's up to the consumer to decide. When choosing a pillow, you'll want to take into account the filling material as well as the cover, and if there is a removable one included. Here are some of the best options to get you started.

Our pick: Utopia Bedding Body Pillow

Staff Favorite

This 20-inch-by-54-inch ball fiber-filled straight body pillow has a 100% cotton cover. That cover isn't removable, but the pillow is machine-washable.

$35 at Amazon

Breathable: Snuggle-Pedic Body Pillow

This 20-inch-by-54-inch shredded memory foam pillow comes with a breathable, vented bamboo blend cover. The whole pillow can be machine-washed and dried.

$70 at Amazon

Premium U-shape: Moonlight Slumber

This U-shaped microfiber pillow is filled with a synthetic down. It doesn't have a removable cover, but it can be machine-washed.

$99 at Amazon

Designed for pregnancy: Queen Rose Body Pillow

This U-shaped poly-fill pillow is for pregnancy, nursing, or any side sleeper. The outer cover comes in four colors and can be removed for washing.

From $45 at Amazon

C-shaped maternity pillow: PharMeDoc Body Pillow

This unique, C-shaped poly-fill pillow is designed for pregnancy and nursing but can be used by anyone. The washable pillow cover comes in six colors.

From $38 at Amazon

Color and size options: AngQi Body Pillow

Another pregnancy-focused product that anyone can enjoy, this one comes in multiple colors and sizes from 55 to 65 inches.

From $49 at Amazon

Full-size comfort: Milliard Body Pillow

At 20-inches-by-54-inches, this straight shredded memory foam body pillow is the width of a full mattress. The jacquard bamboo cover is washable.

$45 at Amazon

Made in USA: Coop Home Goods Body Pillow

The bamboo-derived rayon and polyester cover of this 20-inch-by-54-inch memory foam pillow isn't removable, but the entire pillow is machine-washable.

$70 at Amazon

Which one should you choose?

If you sleep on your side, back, or front or you change positions, you'll want a straight body pillow. You can easily find a cover for a standard 20-inch-by-54-inch sized body pillow, so it doesn't have to come with a removable cover. I'd recommend the Utopia Bedding Body Pillow because it's well-priced, well-reviewed, covered with 100% cotton, and filled with plush fiberfill. I especially like that it's washable. The standard 20-inch-by-54-inch size means it fits into any standard body pillow cover.

If you're primarily a side sleeper, or you're pregnant, a U-shaped or C-shaped body pillow is an ideal choice. I'd go for the AngQi Body Pillow. While the pillow itself isn't machine-washable, the jersey knit cover which comes in several choices is. Since this U-shaped body pillow comes in different sizes, you're covered whether you're taller or shorter. While it's ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers, a U-shaped pillow brings comfort to anyone.

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