What is Body Pillow?

Category: Equipment

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A body pillow is an oversized pillow which is designed to cradle and support the body during sleep and rest. There are numerous different designs and fillings intended to meet different physical needs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 23 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 16 4
Pain in hips 14 1
Pain in upper back 5 1
Pain 4 2
Pain in shoulders 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Body Pillow

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Body Pillow

Dosage Patients
daily 8
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Body Pillow

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently using Body Pillow

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Body Pillow

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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2 patient evaluations for Body Pillow

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catgirl
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catgirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F47y
FM:22y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 15, 2008 (Started Nov 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Talk to a physical therapist or massage therapist to find out proper use to alleviate discomfort and prevent morning discomfort. They can demonstrate the correct way to use pillow in order to get the most effective pain relief

  • 0 helpful marks
Mizzie
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Mizzie
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F53y
FM:10y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 13, 2008 (Started Jan 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain in upper back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps my low back while trying to sleep

  • 0 helpful marks
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