Which Pillow Should I Sleep With Between My Knees?

Which Pillow Should I Sleep With Between My Knees? The best advice I have found for which pillow I should sleep with between my knees is that it depends upon your needs.  I have spent some time researching the types of pillows out there and here are my recommendations;   Contour Legacy, Coop Home Goods, and The Company Store Knee and Posture Pillow.  See my features and pros and cons that follow to decide for yourself.  

Why Do You Need a Knee Pillow? 

I use a pillow between my legs because I have chronic buttock pain, much like sciatica pain.  My pain is actually caused by spinal stenosis.  Using a pillow helps align my spine and relieve pressure on my nerves.  By doing that I experience a better sleep.  Which we all want!

But there are other reasons for using a knee pillow.  Some reasons are:

  • Back pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Knee pain
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

I’d be interested to know what other reasons you would want to use a knee pillow.  Your comments might help others who suffer pain.  Leave your comments below.   

I have discussed this topic in another article titled Pillow Between Your Legs for Pain Relief.  I urge you to read it for further information.  

Which Pillow Should I Sleep With Between My Knees?

What Features Do You Want?

After researching this topic, the following criteria are the main qualities.  I made them into a chart for easy comparison.  

The most common considerations are on the left column.  Therefore they became my main features.  And the companies I chose, located across the top row, are the pillows that were most frequently mentioned.  

Knee Pillow Names and CharacteristicsThe Company Store Knee and Posture Leg PillowCushion Lab Side Sleeper Knee PillowSleep Number Knee PillowContour Legacy PillowCoop Home Goods Adjustable Knee PillowAerisKnee Pillow
Cooling FabricYesYesYesYesBreathableYes; additionally lemon scented
Washable CoverYes; as well as the pillowYesYes; and very softYesYesYes
ShapeMoldable designHourglassHourglassHeart Shape with narrowing angleHourglass; but not as dynamic as othersHourglass
Memory FoamNoYesYesYesYesYes
Firmness/ThicknessMedium SoftFirmFirmFirmFirm; but adjustableFirm
Size26” x 13”Small for under 5’8”, Large for taller16” x 9.5” x 4.5”10”H x 9”W x 6”D tapering to 2 ¾”Unable to determine10.3” x 7.8” x 4.9”
Money Back Guarantee?90 day sleep trial30 day return30 day exchange/no returnsUnable to determine100 night sleep trialUnable to determine

My Thoughts

From this table, you can see that these pillows are very similar in features.  Therefore, person l preference will be the determining factor in which pillow you purchase.

I like that the Company Store pillow is bigger than the other ones.  It is one that you can use as a regular pillow and cuddle up with if you so desire.  

I like that the Coop Home Goods has an adjustable wedge that can modify the firmness.  This could be a game changer.  As you see, most are firm.  The fact that you can have a choice with this pillow is unique.

Unique to the Aeris Knee Pillow is that it is scented with lemon.  Personally, I don’t think I would like that, but some people may.  So, if that is a feature you think you would especially like, then the Aeris is the way to go.  

Lastly, some sort of a money back guarantee or return policy is important.  Note that I wasn’t able to confirm that for two of the items.  But if you buy them through Amazon, they do have a generous return policy.  The second and third pillow have an affiliate policy with Amazon where I can receive a small referral fee if you purchase through the blue links.

My Three Top ChoicesPro (Best Feature)ConCost Range
The Company StoreMoldable and bigger than the othersNot as firm as most knee pillowsMost expensive
Coop Home GoodsAdjustable firmnessUnable to determine sizeMid range cost
Contour LegacyUnique shapeUnable to determine money back guaranteeLeast expensive
Here’s a video about the Contour Legacy Pillow. It is an ad, but it’s a place to start. It shows how all the pillows can help align your spine.


Purchasing a knee pillow is truly a personal preference consideration.  Yes, they are all made to relieve pressure on the spine, back and knees.  And they all might do the same thing!  My top choices were made based on my personal preferences.  Your’s may be different!  

I hope I gave you enough information to make an educated purchase.  

I am not a medical professional.  You should ask your doctor if a pillow might help you find relief ro your pain.  But the popular opinion is that a pillow between your knees can provide some relief.  

Let me know your thoughts please.  I can’t emphasize enough that we can help each other with our thoughts and suggestions.  


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