Hello, my name is Dr. Carl Cricco. I've had chronic lower back pain for the better part of my life and I've consulted with various back pain specialists and was always given the same advice: sleep on your side with a pillow between your legs to align your spine and take pressure off your lower back. I followed this advice and yet my back pain persisted simply because it's impossible to keep a pillow between your legs while sleeping and the uneven alignment created by these separate pillows didn't alleviate my back pain.
As a doctor myself I set out to find a solution and prescribe my own remedy.
My idea was to create one pillow to support the head and to wrap the legs around.
This single unit would have consistent density from top to bottom and create the ideal alignment for the spine to truly reduce the strain on the lower back.
With the help of my resourceful son, we set out to find out how to make my idea a reality with the intention of finally relieving my pain.
After witnessing my father struggle with his back pain, and seeing all of the different products and methods he tried, I was a bit skeptical when my father came to me with this idea. But, the more I thought about it the more I realized this could really be the solution and I became really eager to see if it really could work. I began by scouring the earth for pillow manufacturers to make dozens of prototypes with various dimensions, sizes, materials, and fillings. Ultimately, we came up with a few that might work and made everyone we know try them out – especially my father. After countless iterations, we landed on what we are proud to say is the ultimate in both support and comfort. The filling is a fantastic microdenier gel-like fiber that is finer than down, has a beautiful airy support but is also firm enough to support not only the neck, but the spine, hips and knees as well. Beyond the quality of the structure of the pillow, we wanted to make sure that my father could easily keep the pillow clean so we created a partner pillowcase that was both easy and comfortable. The case is 300 thread count and 100% cotton which easily unzips and is machine washable.
The filling is a fantastic microdenier gel-like fiber that is finer than down, has a beautiful airy support but is also firm enough to support not only the neck, but the spine, hips and knees as well.
Ultimately, our testers, and my father, found the best results with the final iteration which we coined “The snuggL”. It happened to work so well that we decided to offer the snuggL to anyone who might be suffering and have been blown away by the overwhelming support that it, and we, have received. Since then we have released a larger pillow for our taller customers and the standard body, and head pillows that can be used in a variety of ways to provide even further support. We’re very proud that our snuggL products have brought relief to so many people and are excited to share them with you.