It has a near-perfect rating on Amazon, and it’s just $22.

By Rebecca Carhart
October 17, 2019
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While getting a good night’s sleep is supposed to help your body recharge and rest, lately my lower back has been aching right after waking up each morning. (It’s not pleasant.) After a little research, I discovered that this may be because I’m a side sleeper, which throws my spine out of alignment. 

Although I’d read that placing a pillow between your knees can help prevent unwanted twisting and turning, whenever I tried, I found that my regular pillows were too bulky to use. But ever since I discovered this knee pillow from Cushion Lab, I’ve been sleeping much better.

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Made from a dense memory foam material, this handy pillow is specially designed to fit comfortably between your knees to help align your spine as you sleep. It also promotes blood flow, which can help alleviate joint pain. I personally love that the pillow is lightweight but doesn’t lose its shape or flatten throughout the night, ensuring my spine stays completely straight all night long. 

After just a few nights of using the pillow, I noticed that I no longer had hip or lower back pain when I woke up and didn’t feel like I constantly needed to crack my back throughout the day. Besides eliminating my back pain, one of my favorite parts of the pillow has to be its compact size, which allows me to comfortably roll over without getting stuck in my blankets. 

But don’t just take it from me—more than 300 Amazon customers are also fans of the pillow and have given it an impressive 4.5-star rating. One shopper called it the “best knee pillow ever,” adding, “This pillow really works for relieving back pain. Suffered many years. Glad I found this pillow. It's firm enough to keep that right leg in place. Took a night to get used to, now can't live without this. Great company, easy to work with, and HIGHLY recommended by me.” 

“I have problems with my hips and lower back frequently. My chiropractor has advised me to sleep with a pillow between my knees to keep my hips aligned. I used a neck-roll pillow and it flattened out completely. I chose this pillow from Cushion Lab specifically because it said it was denser and wouldn’t flatten. I’ve used it every night but one since receiving it. It takes a little getting used to at first, simply because I’m not used to sleeping with a pillow between my knees. It held its shape and position rather well. That one night I didn’t use it, the next morning I was in pain again. I definitely recommend this pillow, especially if looking for something that is a bit thicker to keep that alignment in check. I’m even going to show it to my chiropractor,” said another.

What’s more, the pillow is also hypoallergenic, mite-resistant, and machine-washable, making it super easy to clean. And it even comes with a handy storage travel bag so you can keep it in tip-top shape while you travel. The best part? At $22 a pillow, it’s affordable too. So if you’re a side sleeper who has been suffering from lower back pain, I would highly recommend giving this knee pillow a try. 

Cushion Lab Extra Dense Orthopedic Knee Pillow

To buy: $22;