The Dakimakura: Why You Should Be Sleeping With A Body Pillow?
If you aren’t familiar with the term dakimakura, it refers to Japanese body pillows that are generally around 60 inches tall and are often made to look like anime or video game characters. If you enjoy hugging pillows while you sleep, then you should definitely consider investing in one of these amazing pillows, which have become extremely popular in Japan and continue to gain popularity worldwide thanks to their comfort and durability. Today, we’re going to be talking about what makes these cool pillows so great and why they might just be perfect for you!
What Is A Dakimakura?
For those who aren’t familiar with it, a dakimakura (literally body pillow in Japanese) is a custom-made body pillow that typically comes printed with an anime character of your choice. But at Anime Expo 2015, we spotted plenty of fans carrying around dakimakuras featuring real-life celebrities like Hatsune Miku. Customized body pillows are nothing new—they’ve been around for years and can be found on sites like Etsy. However, they typically cost more than standard pillows and aren’t as popular among American audiences. In Japan, however, they’re wildly popular—almost everyone has one or knows someone who has one. And their popularity seems to be increasing in North America too…
Benefits Of Having A Dakimakura (Body Pillow)
While it’s true that most people find themselves on their backs while they sleep, sometimes your body isn’t positioned in such a way where you are facing your pillow. When that happens, it can be hard to determine what position you should be sleeping in. If you have a back or shoulder pain, there is a very good chance that it could be caused by improper posture while sleeping. The best way to fix poor posture is to invest in a custom body pillow. This pillow will allow you to maintain proper posture during all sleep positions. It will also provide extra support for your hips and neck when lying on your side; aligning both of those major joints properly will decrease your chances of suffering from these aches and pains later on in life. Because it supports both sides of your head at once, you won’t have to worry about rolling over onto one side. Not only does sleeping with a dakimakura help with your posture and alignment issues, but if you suffer from migraines then it may help alleviate some of those headaches as well. All you need to do is take a look at any dakimakura user who has suffered from migraines before purchasing one and see if there was any change after using their new body pillow!
When To Use A Body Pillow?
While there’s nothing wrong with a standard pillow, your body might enjoy a custom pillow more. There are three key times that you might want to choose a custom pillow over its normal counterpart. First, if you have any back problems or stiffness, you may want to consider using a custom body pillow. Back problems and stiff joints can be intensified by conventional pillows and having something that is molded to fit your own anatomy can make all of the difference in comfort while sleeping. Next, if you spend lots of time on planes or trains, it makes sense to use a custom travel pillow to make your journey more comfortable. Finally, if you like snuggling with a giant teddy bear at night but don’t actually have one available, then why not get yourself a giant teddy bear shaped body pillow? It will feel just as soft and cuddly as an actual stuffed animal but it won’t shed hair everywhere!
What Makes Them Different?
At first glance, it’s hard to distinguish between a dakimakura and a regular pillow. For example, are they just for sleeping? Or do you cuddle with them in your spare time? Contrary to popular belief, dakimakuras aren’t just pillows; in fact, that would be more accurately described as daki-pillow (dakimakura are also called hug pillows). They’re actually large body pillows designed to look like characters from anime. And while they do have some practical use—for instance, kids love using them as backpacks when going to school—they’re mostly used by anime fans and collectors as decoration items. But whether you use it or display it is entirely up to you. There are plenty of reasons why someone might choose to sleep with a dakimakura instead of a regular pillow. Some people find them comforting, others prefer how soft they feel against their skin. The most common reason, however, is because hugging one feels like hugging their favorite character. It’s not uncommon for people to fall asleep hugging their dakimakura every night—and honestly, who can blame them? If we had one of these things lying around our house we’d probably do it too!
How To Choose Your Own Body Pillow?
This is important because everyone has their own individual preferences when it comes to sleeping. For example, do you want a body pillow that is long and thin? Or are you looking for one that is big and bulky? Do you want something that fits into your bed seamlessly, or do you want to stand out in your bedroom with a brightly colored body pillow? These are all things to consider when choosing which body pillow will be right for you. It’s not about comfort; it’s about personal style. The first thing you should think about when choosing a body pillow is what kind of sleeper you are. There are three basic types of sleepers: back sleepers, side sleepers and stomach sleepers. Each type requires different support from their pillows. To choose a good body pillow for yourself, start by figuring out which type of sleeper you are so that you can make sure to get something that matches your needs as closely as possible! If you’re still unsure of where on your back or side most of your weight rests while sleeping, there’s an easy way to figure it out without even leaving your room!
Frequently Asked Questions
Before purchasing a body pillow, I’m sure you’ll have some questions. Don’t worry—you’re not alone! Here are some of my most commonly-asked questions about dakimakura covers and pillowcases… and their answers, of course. If you have other questions not answered here or would like more information on a specific dakimakura product we carry, feel free to Contact Us anytime. We’d love to hear from you!