Introducing the Original Leg Pillow with a Hole!
It has been awhile since I last wrote a blog post. The world has seemingly been tipped upside down with the Coronavirus, but the show must go on. People still have sore ears that require treatment and we still need to earn a living, so on it goes, and with pleasure!
Over the years it has become clear to us that people who routinely sleep on their sides and require a Pillow with a Hole, also often suffer from knee, leg, back and general lower body pain. This is known as a comorbidity and makes perfect sense in this instance. If you’re sleeping on your side night after night, not only is your ear rubbing on the pillow, your knees are rubbing together also. This causes discomfort and can also lead to pressure sores in much the same way as they manifest on the ear.
Personally speaking, when I sleep, I sleep on my side and I hate my knees rubbing together.
It is for that reason that I sleep on my side but with my knees kind of splayed apart. This is comfortable however I know that over time it will cause me back and lower body pain. Perhaps sciatica. I’m getting away with it at the moment, being only 35, but I can imagine over time it will start to present a problem.
It is for this reason we decided to offer our customers our own knee pillow. It is made from the same material as our Original P.W.A.H, lovely soft 100% cotton and ball-fibre filling. Furthermore, the firmness is adjustable however not by using a zip, as we use on our ear pillows, which may catch on your leg, but by using a covered Velcro fastening. The leg pillow also has an elastic strap to keep it attached to you while you sleep.
The way it works is really simple. It comfortably keeps your knees and legs apart as you sleep. The hole in the middle helps to facilitate air-flow and the strap keeps it all in place.
By maintaining proper leg and back alignment it helps to alleviate the symptoms of conditions such as sciatica.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition whereby the sciatic nerve, the nerve that runs down one side of your hips to your feet, becomes irritated. It can resolve itself within a month to two months but can sometimes take longer.
How do you know if you have it?
If you do have sciatica you will experience some of the following symptoms; tingling, numb, or painful sensations in your bottom, back of legs and feet and toes. Your symptoms might feel worse after sneezing or coughing as the nerve can become jarred.