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Teardrop Pillow FAQs

What is the best sleeping position?
Is it bad to sleep on my stomach?
Why is it so hard to stop stomach sleeping?
I have a leg spacer. Why do I need a Teardrop Body Pillow?
Is the Teardrop Body Pillow easy to use?
Does the Teardrop Body Pillow come in different sizes?
What material is the Teardrop Body Pillow made of?
How does the Teardrop Body Pillow differ from triangular wedges?

Q. What is the best sleeping position?

The sleeping position most recommended by health care professionals is the side-sleep position. In the side-sleep position, the body is kept most neutral when leg spacing and torso support is provided. The Teardrop Body Pillow is both a leg spacer and torso support and adapts to each user's unique body shape.

Q. Is it bad to sleep on my stomach?

Stomach sleeping is the worst sleeping position for the body, placing abnormal stress on the neck, shoulders, ribs, upper back, lower back, jaw and vital organs. The rotational stress placed on the neck can lead to stretching of the cervical nerve roots, causing pain and muscle spasm.

See "What the Experts Say About Stomach Sleeping" poster.
(Link to stomach sleeping poster)

Q. Why is it so hard to stop stomach sleeping?

Stomach sleepers have an engrained need for stomach warmth and support. Until this desire is fulfilled, stomach sleepers will find it difficult to try any other position. The Teardrop Body Pillow easily satisfies this need, offering both a fully supported staggered position (between stomach and side sleeping) and a fully supported side sleep position.

Q. I have a leg spacer. Why do I need a Teardrop Body Pillow?

Leg spacers space the legs and thus support the pelvis neutrally, yet pay no regard to the torso. A side sleeper with pelvis support, yet without torso support, may experience more spinal discomfort than if neither were supported, due to increased spinal rotation and lateral flexion. The Teardrop Body Pillow supports both the pelvis and the torso allowing maximal spinal support and body comfort.

Q. Is the Teardrop Body Pillow easy to use?

The Teardrop Body Pillow is made of firm, yet lightweight, open cell viscoelastic memory foam. What this means is that it is easy to maneuver and yet still adapts to the unique shape of each user. Each unit comes with full instructions for use.

Q. Does the Teardrop Body Pillow come in different sizes?

Teardrop Body Pillows come in both 6" (6x10x28") and 7" (7x11x28") sizes. Our general recommendation for sizing is to choose the 6" Teardrop Body Pillow if you are 5'10" (177.5 cm) or shorter. Choose the 7" Teardrop Body Pillow if you are taller. Factoring in the many varying body types of our population, there are exceptions to this general rule. See your retailer for fitting.

Remember to:
- Experiment with the teardrop pointing both in and out to find your unique comfort position(s).
- Allow the heat and weight of your body to settle onto the pillow. The adaptive character of the foam takes a few seconds to fully activate.

Q. What material is the Teardrop Body Pillow made of?

The Teardrop Body Pillow made of firm, yet lightweight, open cell viscoelastic memory foam. This specific material allows the pillow to adapt to its individual user, yet is easily maneuverable.

Q. How does the Teardrop Body Pillow differ from triangular wedges?

Triangular wedges do not adapt to the contours of the body and were designed instead specifically to prop up the knees and/or upper body during back resting and sleeping.