Over the years it has become clear to us over at The Original Pillow with a Hole that people who regularly sleep on their sides and require one of our “Pillows with a Hole”, also often suffer from knee, leg, back and general lower body pain. This is because if a person sleeps on their side each night for years on end, not only is their ear rubbing on the pillow, their knees are rubbing together and their spine can be misaligned. This causes discomfort and in more extreme cases; pressure sores and sciatica.
For those unfamiliar with the Original Pillow with a Hole, it is a unique pressure relieving pillow designed for the treatment of ear pressure sores but has applications ranging far beyond it. Other applications include to allow faster and complication-free healing after ear surgery, ear piercings or to facilitate the sleeping with earphones or ear plugs.
Personally speaking, when I sleep, I sleep on my side because I detest when my knee rub together. It is for that reason that I sleep on my side but with my legs at an odd angle. Neither fully on my side nor on my stomach It’s comfortable enough however I know that eventually it will cause back and lower body pain. Perhaps sciatica.
It is for this reason we decided to offer our customers a knee pillow following the same design language of the Original P.W.A.H. Our knee pillow is made from the same material, a soft 100% cotton and ball-fibre filling. Furthermore, the firmness is adjustable through by using a covered Velcro opening. Our leg pillow also has an elastic strap to keep it comfortably in place while you sleep.
The way the Leg Pillow works is really simple. It comfortably keeps your knees and legs apart while the hole in the middle allows for air-flow, keeping you cool while you sleep.
By maintaining proper leg and back alignment the leg pillow helps to alleviate the symptoms of back pain and sciatica. It is my hope it does the same for you.
Just what is sciatica?
Sciatica is a common ailment involving the sciatic nerve, this nerve runs down the hips to the feet and it can become irritated. Sciatica can often resolve itself within a month to two months but can sometimes take longer.
How do you know if you have it?
Those suffering from sciatica experience some of the following symptoms; tingling, numb, or painful sensations in your bum, back of the legs, feet and toes.
Thanks for reading and I hope you find as much comfort in our pillows as we have.