Kylie Jenner still sleeps on her left side with a pillow in-between her legs

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve used a secondary pillow by the side of my body while sleeping. It’s very acceptable in many Indian households, a body pillow or any kind of pillow at your side. I’ve never really bothered to quit the sleeping habit although I have tried, obviously, to sleep here and there without a pillow at my side. It never goes well. Pregnant women have also found that they too love a good body pillow or support pillow, and they can even get some specialty pregnancy pillows which are designed especially to support a pregnant woman sleeping on her side. Well, it turns out that Kylie Jenner grew so accustomed to that side-pillow deal, she’s still sleeping that way, two years after giving birth.

Love this normalization of people who need some kind of body pillow! That tweet was full of comments, first-person testimonials from other women who feel the same way. Here’s my question though… Kylie sleeps on one side (her left side) the entire night without moving, or moving the pillow? How? Depending on how I feel or the temperature, I sleep on my right side, left side or sometimes on my back (with one knee still hiked on the side-pillow). I almost always fall asleep on my left side, but I totally move around.

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  1. Tammy says:

    She looks so different in the last picture.

  2. Erinn says:

    My right side is comfy while my left side typically hurts. I haven’t had a kid or anything, so I can’t comment on that aspect of it. But I think something is a little ‘off’ with my left shoulder (or maybe my right shoulder honestly) where it just doesn’t sit in the same position as the other one so I notice a big difference in comfort in terms.

    I have chronic pain though, and I’m turning 30 next month. I’m not looking forward to my 60s+ because my body is just always difficult as-is.

    More often than not though, I’ll go to bed sleeping on my back. If it’s a solid nights sleep I’ll still wake up on my back. If it’s not, I’ll spend most of the night tossing and turning between back and side sleeping – very occasionally stomach sleeping which I always regret in the morning.

    Does anyone use those knee pillows while sleeping on their backs? In addition to widespread pain (fibromyalgia) I also have some arthritis in my lower back from an injury. I keep considering purchasing something like those if it would relieve some of the pain.

    Bedding and jackets/hoodies are things that will ALWAYS suck my money away, and I’m cool with that.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Erinn, I’m in sort of a similar situation – I have a bad back (thanks to several injuries) and so I often have pain when I wake up in the AM. I generally try to sleep on my side though oftentimes I will end up rolling onto my back during the night. I have tried a knee pillow, and it did help a little bit but I didn’t find it life changing or anything. I actually stopped using it a few weeks later because I realized I often just shifted it out of the way while I slept, whoops.

      If your mattress is old, I’d say start there and see if it helps. I know I need to change mine; it’s not quite 7 years old but it already has a dip in the middle and that for sure doesn’t help my back. I’m looking into getting something like a Douglas bed, or a Casper…once this whole pandemic thing has calmed down and I can actually go to a store, of course.

      • Erinn says:

        I’ve heard Douglas are one of the better online mattresses for longevity and quality. We actually have started browsing mattresses in the last month or so online because we think it’s almost time to replace. We also have a bit of a dip starting so I’m sure that’s some of the problem.

    • IMUCU says:

      @Erinn I have a bolster pillow for under the knees, which I use sometimes if I need to sleep on my back while it’s achy. It does help me then. I also recently got a knee pillow that goes between the knees or thighs (depending on where you want it), bc I used to just use a pillow, but hurt my back this month and needed more support when side-sleeping. I LOVE my new knee pillow and will probably only use a regular pillow between my legs when I travel. The knee pillow so supportive! I tend to sleep equally on either side and go onto my back too once I’m asleep. I have a pillow though for just about any occasion I may need depending on how uncomfortable I am (I get achy from SLE), and it definitely helps to have options instead of
      twisting and turning all night because I hurt.

      • Erinn says:

        Oh sweet. I was thinking that even if it helped Just on those back pain nights it would be worth trying out. I think I’m going to take a look and give it a shot.

      • Sarah754 says:

        Ooh, the gravity blankets look good, especially they eye masks!

        You’re most welcome! I hope they make a wonderful difference in your life😊

    • SilentStar says:

      Oh ERINN I hear ya. I’m a chronic pain sufferer too. 50 now, but I manage to control it with exercise. If I don’t exercise I’m sure I’ll end up needing a walker. :( I always sleep on the same side and I NEED a pillow between my legs. I think you should try whatever you can to get better sleep. It will help your chronic pain to sleep well.

      Also, Kylie looks great with lighter hair! I hope she did it herself, but I doubt it.

      • Erinn says:

        Excellent. I have noticed a difference for sure when it comes to stretches where I’m more active than not, so that gives me hope haha. I will definitely look into the pillows and I’m Canadian so I’ve started cbd oil for the bad pain nights to help me sleep – which definitely helps everything overall.

    • Sarah754 says:

      Hi Erinn,

      Not to be completely off topic, but have you thought about changing your diet? I started reading a few books late last year that convinced me to eat well and stick to it for hr first time in my life, and I’m watching health issues melt away (I’m also 30). Bone broth is amazing! If you’re interested, here’s a couple of books to try – I swear by them😊

      Back on topic – I can’t sleep without my leg pillow anymore, it’s the best! Especially being single, leg pillow + weighted blanket = heaven.

      • Hoot says:

        @Sarah754 – I loooove the Gravity Blanket. I drift off in no time when using it.

        Ditto about diet resolving health issues. Exercise cannot be a person’s only resource for reducing pain (…from a confirmed former gym rat). I’m going to look at those books you recommended. Thanks!

  3. Veronica S. says:

    Oh, excellent, the race cosplay is back.

    Pillow between the legs keeps the spine level if you’re sleeping on your side, that’s why most people prefer it. I’m a side or back sleeper if there ever was one, but I can’t do it if I don’t have something leveling me out. Too hard on the back for long periods of time.

  4. MMC says:

    I can’t sleep in any position other than on my stomach ( i change sides though multiple times before I fall asleep), but that’s apparently very bad for your spine. Does anyine have any tips for switching to at least sleeping on my side?

    • Léna says:

      I also try to avoid sleeping on my stomach (even though I love it) and I discover that I can sleep as well on my side when a put a pillow resting between my stomach and the bed. Somehow mimics the idea I’m resting on my stomach

    • gw says:

      It’s also bad for your hips. Left side sleeping is good for digestion and actually is supposed to relieve back pain with a pillow in between your legs. Getting a full body pillow might be the best bet for trying to stop stomach sleeping.

    • JanetDR says:

      I used to sleep on my stomach with one knee (usually the left) kind of hitched up to the side. I quit when my chiropractor told me to stop. I sleep on either side with a small pillow between my knees and it has improved things with my back so much! I think (it’s been years) that I started with a body pillow that I would throw my leg over . Good luck!

    • Sarah754 says:

      Try meditating?

      It’s the only way I can fall asleep any way other than my side, but I still wake up and roll over after a few hours. There’s heaps of guided ones on YouTube😊

  5. manda says:

    I’ve always slept with a pillow between my legs. I sleep on either side, but my knees kind of hurt if laid on top of each other, so the pillow creates a buffer

    • Nev says:

      Me too!!!!

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Same here. I’ve been doing it ever since my fibro kicked in a couple of years ago. My knees didn’t hurt before but now they do. I have a long side sleeper pillow which was one of the best investments I ever made.

  6. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I need to get a secondary pillow. Years ago a chiro recommended I sleep with a yoga pillow and while it helped it was too firm. And it would get hijacked by my cat all the time. I might invest in a body pillow. Im a stomach sleeper but that’s because sleeping on my side has become uncomfortable.

  7. Missy says:

    It’s suggest that pregnant women sleep on their left sides, something about improving blood flow to the placenta I think?? But when I was pregnant I stayed on my left side all night, it was too much effort to move. And yes pillow is a given

    • Veronica S. says:

      It’s better for the circulatory flow because it doesn’t place as much pressure on the superior vena cava, which is the major vein that returns systemic blood flow to the heart and runs up the right side of your torso. You also aren’t crushing your poor liver any more than it has to be with the kid taking up space.

  8. Michelle says:

    Is this something that people are not supposed to be doing (sleeping with a pillow at their side)? I have been doing this for years. It’s sort of a buffer from my husband because he puts off so much body heat, it gets me too warm at night. I also have the small pillow between my knees and it does keep the spine aligned. Between two cats that sleep with me, my husband’s snoring and the hot flashes I will use whatever I can to get a good nights sleep.

  9. Polyanna says:

    I always have a pillow between my knees because I have scoliosis and pregnancy-related hip injuries. I can’t go without it, I would be in so much pain by morning! It levels out my spine and keeps my hips from becoming misaligned in the night. Such a little thing, but makes a huge difference to my pain level.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    I used to be a stomach sleeper, but started having lower back problems in my 20s, lucky me, and now it has to be on my side. Pillow between the knees definitely helps keep the hips level.

  11. Lady Keller says:

    I used to be a stomach sleeper but after 2 kids I’m with Kylie here. Left side with a pillow is the only way I can fall asleep.

  12. teehee says:

    I always use a “body pillow”, to push up against my abdomen and lean my arm over. Its been prolly a good 10 years…- and a pillow between the legs is just good for the back, but I dont do that.

    If it aint broke, dont fix it…

  13. lily says:

    I cant stop laughing at her pics without makeup, looking like the white bland girl she really is. This is all makeup, how many time she spend doing all transformation?

  14. Melissa says:

    That top pic is the most she’s looked like Kendall in years — that pose though.

  15. Cat mom says:

    I am all about the body pillow, always was before and after pregnancy. It’s nice to see I’m not as weird as I thought I was.

  16. Cate says:

    I toss and turn too much for a pillow it would be like fighting with a tiger it would drive me nuts. I would end up kicking it to my husband lol.

    Ps. Did not recognize Kylie at all in cover pic, seriously made me trip out, did she let some of her lip fillers melt away? This weird Nepotism Barbie look is creepy.

  17. Kate says:

    Same – and I now keep another king size pillow on my right side in case I roll over in the night and need a cuddle pillow over there.

  18. Fleur says:

    Someone please explain this for me—-I genuinely want to know. Is it a big pillow? The length of your body? Between your legs like—-between your thighs? I can’t even visualize this. Please explain!

    • Alice says:

      Could just be a normal pillow between your knees. Helps to straighten things out and good for back and hip pain.

      I started using a body pillow when I was pregnant at the advice of my massage therapist and still use it every night. A body pillow is a large rectangle. Not quite body size (though I am 5’10″ so maybe it is for smaller statured women?) but maybe twice the length of a normal pillow. I sleep with it lengthwise next to me, the bottom part between my knees and kind of hugging the rest of it. It helps me sleep so much better and helped me a lot with hip and pelvic pain when I was pregnant.

  19. ME says:

    Quarantine bae ??? Someone explain what quarantine means to her because she hasn’t been doing it right. She was just in Palm Springs ! She also was seen going to her friend’s house. This family, I swear. Also, why does she bother with such filtered and face tuned pics? We all know she doesn’t really look like that. I don’t understand.

    • Jules says:

      Was just gonna say… can someone please explain to these brain-dead celebs what quarantine means to the rest of the world? Sexy sultry selfies in quarantine is f*cking ridiculous, stop it.

  20. Deia Mia says:

    She got caught by an ACTUAL pap with no makeup, no wig/weave and walking barefoot through a parking lot. She (or PMK) set up this pap stroll (bottom pic) to try to make people forget.

    Anyway, I’ve always been a side/stomach sleeper….

    • ME says:

      They do this all the time. If the paps get an unflattering pic (some paps work for them and will edit pics before publishing), this family will immediately put out a bunch of filtered to hell pics of themselves. How dumb are her fans? That’s not even her real face shape for God’s sake.

  21. Valerie says:

    Um, ok. lol. I’ve never given birth and I sleep with a pillow between my knees. I didn’t know it was a pregnancy thing! it just keeps your spine better aligned.

  22. Lady Luna says:

    I’ve been doing that for years because it helps me with my lower back issues.

  23. L4frimaire says:

    She gets to sleep with that pillow in a new sprawling $34 million house with her pick of bedrooms. Hope she doesn’t get lost in there.

  24. Case says:

    I sleep on my side and never tried the pillow between the legs. Sounds comfy, though.

    Just have to say I follow Kylie on Instagram because of Stormi. I know she posts a lot of these ridiculous pictures, but she seems so sweet with that little girl, who is just SO ADORABLE.

  25. Jess says:

    I used a body pillow while pregnant but didn’t like it after. I started sleeping with a pillow on each side and a pillow under my knees when I was trying to sleep on my back (supposedly healthier/better for face wrinkles) several years ago but couldn’t get it to stick. So now I sleep on both sides with a pillow between my knees and a pillow on each side to cuddle as I flip back and forth (plus one under my head). My bf calls it my nest.

  26. sa says:

    I have always slept on my right side, but the last time I was at the eye doctor she told me that I always sleep on my right side and that I should mix it up. I didn’t fully understand everything, other than that she knew what side I slept on from looking at my eyes and she wanted me to switch back and forth for my eye health. So I’ve been trying for several months to sleep on my left side (I wake up on my right side anyway, so however long it is before I turn over in my sleep is something, at least).

  27. Dml0802 says:

    Side sleeper here🙋🏻‍♀️But I am right side generally. I use regular pillow between knees, pillow under head and pillow over head, then blankets all pulled up over head. I’m a crazy sleeper that is in a cocoon!

  28. Awkward symphony says:

    Too much info but I too sleep on my side and usualy use a pillow when I’m on my period because of cramps

  29. RoyalBlue says:

    that’s me. A compulsive side sleeper with a pillow between my legs. i remember doing this since a pre teen. i prefer my right side. my husband even bought me last Christmas, a present of a specially contoured pillow for between my knees.

  30. Jennay says:

    I am so surprised you did not run the story about the no makeup pictures that surfaced.