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Best bed wedge 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated July 1, 2020
Best bed wedge of 2018
You must have heard that the best bed wedge should allow you to save money, right? Sure, but that’s not the only reason you should consider getting one. You can make a choice based on the my list as you shop. So this is not only going to give you an insight to the best bed wedge of the 2018 but also those which are user friendly and easy to work with. There’s a product for every kind of user on the list of affordable options below.
Test Results and Ratings
Why did this bed wedge win the first place?
I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product.
№2 – Relax Home Life – Foam Bed Wedge Bamboo Pillow With 1.5″ Memory Foam Topper and Stay Cool Removable Cover
Why did this bed wedge come in second place?
I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture.
Why did this bed wedge take third place?
I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers. This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.
bed wedge Buyer’s Guide
Once you have determined the kind of pillow that suits your needs, you should consider the material used in its construction. Usually, memory foam wedge pillows have a softer feel than those made of the conventional foam. If you have a particular allergy, your best choice is a wedge pillow made of hypoallergenic materials. The wedge pillow should also feature a durable material that will serve you for the long haul.
MedCline Acid Reflux System
The MedCline is one of the most uniquely designed wedge pillows. Based on research, we have found that the wedge pillow reduces the likelihood of stomach acid coming up to your esophagus by up to 80%. We recommended MedCline to people, who get nocturnal (night) reflux, laryngopharyngeal (silent) reflux and gestational reflux.
Fabricated using four types of medical-grade foam, you are bound to get the best support from this pillow. The cover is removable and machine washable. Additionally, it inclines 1to 20 degrees, making it convenient for those suffering from lumbar problems as well. You can also turn the wedge around, and use it to support your feet.
The pillow, which features breathable material, is regarded ideal for all sleeping positions. It is particularly handy for individuals with reflux, snoring, migraines, heartburn, and back or neck problems.
PharMeDoc Bed Wedge Pillow
The PharMeDoc is designed to align your spinal system while you sleep. Contrary to the foams used in a majority of pillows, the foam for this wedge contains zero chemicals. Its inclination is ideal if you are looking to curb your snoring habit or for elevating your legs to aid with lower-body circulation.
The PharMeDoc is also unique in its shape. Instead of the conventional triangular design of most wedge pillows, this one has a trapezoid shape to guarantee utmost comfort. It cleans up very easily and withstands up to 400 washes.
InteVision Folding Wedge Bed Pillow (32″ x 25″ x 7″) with High…
The two-layer design ( a top layer made of memory foam, and a firm base foam) ensures that the pillow gives you the firm support that you need while letting you enjoy the soft feel of the memory foam.
Choose the pillow according to the intended purpose
Wedge pillows can be put into a number of uses such as for reading in bed, watching the television, or giving additional support in bed. This consideration will be helpful in determining the size and compactness of the pillow that you decide to purchase. Some manufacturers produce adjustable wedges that can serve more than one purpose.
Among the reviewed products, Ortho Bed Wedge with High Quality, Removable Cover is the best option because unlike most of the others, it has a two-layer design for support and comfort. It offers relief for a variety of medical conditions and is affordable.
Although it has shortcomings in terms of being too firm for stomach and back sleepers, they can still use it because it softens after some time and also because it has a top layer that is not as hard as the base foam.
As you prepare to buy a new wedge pillow, it is a good idea to first familiarize yourself with the different features and other things to consider before making that purchase.
Make sure that you choose a wedge pillow that fits the size of your bed properly so that you get the optimal rest and comfort from it. If you are sleeping in a full size or twin size bed, then a single normal sized pillow will be just fine for your needs. For larger queen and king size beds, consider getting a bigger size. For instance, you can buy one that covers the span of your bed, which is best not only for your comfort but also for looking the best on the actual bed. Sure, that last part is just pure aesthetics, but if that matters to you, then keep it in mind when comparing the wedge pillows on the market.
Like regular bed pillows, you will notice that wedge pillows can be made of a variety of different materials. The most common material type for a bed wedge is memory foam, since it gives you the ultimate in support and comfort. However, you can find some wedges that have a poly fill, if that is what you prefer.
Generally the memory foam models are the best type of wedge pillows for side sleepers since they will conform to your body. For something a bit more firm that gives you more support, especially if you are a back sleeper, then look for a polyurethane foam. The polyester fill wedge pillows are the softer models and have the support and comfort of a regular poly-filled pillow.
The standard normal size is good for sufferers of acid reflux, heartburn, and sinus congestion. This is because they prop you up while you sleep to make you more comfortable and reduce the symptoms associated with those conditions.
The extra large models support your spine and keep it aligned the right way. This makes extra large wedge pillows perfect for reading in bed and up against the wall.
The leg wedge pillows are shaped a bit differently because they have a curve in the middle to support your leg. This type is good for people who suffer from restless leg syndrome, as well as people with a broken leg, sprained ankle, or those who want to reduce varicose veins.
The package arrived tightly rolled in a compact box. After removing the packaging, I had to wait about hours for the wedge to open to its full size. I purchased the wedge that has a gentle slope up to 7.5”, but if that is not steep enough for you, the manufacturer also sells this same pillow with a 12” incline.
I was amused when I placed the pillow on my bed. To say it’s a big pillow would be an understatement. Sleeping on an incline seemed a bit odd, but it wasn’t uncomfortable and I quickly got used to it. Despite its incline, I had no problem falling asleep on the pillow. Overall the pillow was very comfortable, and it was incredibly easy to fall asleep.
As with all the other anti-snoring devices I’ve reviewed, I needed to see if the pillow was not only comfortable but also worth my money as an anti-snoring device. I turned on the snoring app on my phone, SnoreLab, and went to bed. When I checked the app in the morning, I saw that I had no visible decrease in my snoring for the night. I snored in the first hour and then again in the early morning. My wife did mention that she woke up during the night and I was snoring a little at that time. She also said I was sleeping on my back, which is the position in which most snoring occurs. The wedge pillow is so comfortable for back sleeping; I can see how I would have naturally gravitated to a supine position.
This snuggly U shaped Pillow will give your loved one support all year round, propping them up in their favourite armchair or in bed, allowing them to watch TV, read a book / newspaper or browse on their iPad without straining their neck and back. It is also ideal to keep them warm and comforted by having padding either side of them. Removable, washable cover. British Made.
Sero Pressure Cushion
The ultimate in seating cushions! This cushion is an office favourite here at Putnam HQ and one of our best selling products. Making any seating surface comfortable the light weight, portable Sero cushions is a must have for anyone and in any chair (including wheelchairs). Available in different sizes to fit their favourite study chair, armchair, car seat etc. Removable, washable cover. British Made.
Works well with CPAP Machines
The combination of the medical pillow and CPAP machine greatly reduces the effects of sleep apnea and encourages deep sleep. In fact, there are certain pillows that help reduce the overall pressure of the mask as well as keeping it in the right position so that it does not rotate to another location and become useless. This is a very important factor in choosing the right pillow for your sleep apnea treatment.
The foam wedge pillows are actually quite comfortable and patients do get use to them rather quickly thanks in large part to the support that they provide. This means that for those looking for ways in how to treat sleep apnea, this is one of the more comfortable procedures.
Overall, the use of these pillows is one of the best measures that people suffering from sleep apnea can take to help relieve the effects of their condition. While long term weight loss combined with healthy eating may hold the key to true recovery, the pillows themselves are quite good and therapeutic when it comes to relieving the symptoms caused by this particular condition.
Pillows can actually change how your body responds to a mattress overall. … Start with the pillow first, then bring that pillow to the store when testing mattresses.
Another time to buy a pillow: when you’re buying a mattress (we have a full guide to foam mattresses). Pillows can actually change how your body responds to a mattress overall. Sean Bergman of pillow manufacturer PureCare recommends that customers buying a new mattress start with the pillow, then bring that pillow to the store when testing mattresses.
And if you have the budget for it, having a selection of pillows is ideal. Michael Breus, psychologist and American Academy of Sleep Medicine fellow, points out that sleepers have different support needs over the course of the week. “If you’re typing at a desk all week, by Friday, you’re going to need more support,” he said. “If you’re out and about, you don’t need that type of support; your neck is looser.” Your needs might even change throughout the night, given that the average person changes positions 1times as they sleep, according to Cralle. But due to expense and negligible long-term impacts, we don’t think you need to buy multiple pillows with different support unless a doctor advises you to do so.
How we picked
We tried a range of down, artificial down, and foam pillows for our testing. Less than a fourth of them are pictured here.
To begin, what is your sleep position most of the night? Most of us switch it up but still have one dominant position that we fall asleep and wake up in: on the back, side, or stomach. You want a pillow that will keep your head and neck in the same relative position as when you’re standing with good posture, so you’ll need a pillow that supports that alignment. You don’t want your head flexed backward or tipped too far forward (a common pillow error, since big, fluffy pillows appeal to our preference for decadence, even though they provide too much loft).
Side-sleepers will need the most support (roughly to inches). Most people are side-sleepers.
Back-sleepers usually need somewhat less loft to stay properly aligned.
Stomach-sleepers are a trickier bunch: If you’re a stomach-sleeper who simply sleeps with your head turned to the side resting on a pillow, you need the least amount of support because your head is already being supported by the mattress. But if you’re a stomach-sleeper who tucks your arms under your torso, sleeps in a half-side, half-stomach position, or has sensitive breasts, you may prefer more cushioning. If you’re a stomach-sleeper, we particularly recommend that you look through our competition section to identify the right pillow for you.
Even within those side/back/stomach guidelines there’s plenty of wiggle room, depending on body size and preference. A side-sleeper built like a linebacker is going to need more height from his pillow than a side-sleeper with narrow shoulders would, in order to be well-aligned—but he might like a pillow with less give than his twin brother who prefers a softer, more cushiony surface. And, like our testers, you may find that you go to sleep one way and wake up another.
Some manufacturers market their pillows as targeted toward back-, stomach-, or side-sleepers, which can be a helpful starting point since it indicates the loft of the pillow, but as there are no industry standards about what makes a side-sleeper pillow versus one for a back-sleeper (or, for that matter, what makes a “medium” pillow versus a “soft” or “firm”), at the end of the day it’s meaningless.
A cool environment helps ensure a good night’s sleep, and some pillows have cooling technologies, like gel or wicking fabric. Memory foam is particularly prone to retaining body heat, so cooling properties in the covers of these pillows is particularly important, though we didn’t have heat complaints for any memory foam pillows we tested.
Allergies and irritants are another consideration, but a pillow protector that keeps out moisture and dust mites essentially makes any pillow hypoallergenic, so you don’t need to strictly buy a pillow that’s marketed for that. As for down allergies, they do exist, but most people who have an allergic reaction to down pillows are actually reacting to dust mites, not down itself.
A well-constructed pillow will have at least five to eight stitches per inch along the seams of the outer covering, known as the shell. (All the pillows we tested had at least nine stitches per inch.) For down and down-alternative, the shell fabric should have a weave that’s dense enough to prevent the filling from migrating outside of the shell. In the store, shake the pillow and run your hand across it to see if any filling pokes through. Higher-quality pillows may have a piping or binding at the seams that lend the pillow more strength, giving it more stability over time.
Higher-end pillows should include a warranty; part of what you’re paying for is that protection. Some down-pillow manufacturers may include cleaning, shell replacement, and even refilling as a part of their warranty. Length of coverage varies widely. A lifetime warranty is the gold standard for down. Five years is reasonable for a memory foam warranty, and latex warranties hover at three. You’re less likely to find a warranty for down-alternative pillows. Consider the return policy of the retailer you buy your pillow from. It’s worth seeking out a place with a generous policy—full refund (with receipt) even if it’s been slept on for a night—since you won’t know until you’ve spent a few nights on it whether it’s the right pillow for you. Ask your retailer about its policy before buying, since many won’t take back a pillow that’s been taken out of the package, or will give only a partial refund.
How we tested
For our 201guide, we had six testers test and take copious notes. For 2017, we recruited our 201testers and added five new testers, so you’ll see 1people’s opinions reflected here—four back-sleepers, four side-sleepers, and three stomach-sleepers, though most of us spend some time throughout the night in a variety of positions. We had each tester sleep with all of the pillows that are sold as specific to that position’s needs, as well as all pillows that are billed as being appropriate for all sleepers. Most pillows were slept on for at least one full night (usually more), but we told our testers not to sacrifice a night’s sleep if a pillow felt wrong to them right off the bat.
We had testers fill out a questionnaire on each pillow, inquiring about comfort level, support, construction, any hassle factors (like ease of fitting into a pillowcase), price, and overall impressions. All testers for this update used Protect-A-Bed AllerZip Smooth Pillow Protectors, which minimized any sensitivities to each pillow’s fill (and also made sure things like pet hair, drool, or even the dreaded possibility of bedbugs didn’t make testers regret accepting pillows into their home). All pillows were the standard size.
Note that side- and stomach-testers didn’t much care for the firm- and soft-density versions of the Premier Down-like, and Wirecutter readers agreed. Readers who bought various densities of this pillow found it either too dense or not supportive enough. If you sleep in one of those positions and are looking for a bargain pillow, stick with the Xtreme Comforts.
Care and maintenance
You shouldn’t have to do much to keep up a pillow—if you start out right with a pillow protector. There’s no reason not to have one; they’re inexpensive, they’ll make your pillows last longer (so they pay for themselves), and tossing one in your wash is way easier than washing a pillow.
Crane & Canopy Down Alternative Sham Pillow
One stomach-tester who tends to prefer pillows with ample loft said that this is the first conventional (i.e., not memory foam or buckwheat) pillow she’s loved enough to buy herself. She stood alone, though: Other testers reported that it felt supportive but dense, and that it felt “deflated and hard” by the morning. We also had heat-retention complaints.
Hotel Collection Primaloft Down Alternative Pillows
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your bed wedge wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of bed wedge
- №1 — Xtreme Comforts 7″ Memory Foam Bed Wedge Pillow
- №2 — Relax Home Life – Foam Bed Wedge Bamboo Pillow With 1.5″ Memory Foam Topper and Stay Cool Removable Cover
- №3 — InteVision Foam Wedge Bed Pillow