If you sleep with several strategically-arranged pillows every night in order get even one wink of pain-free sleep, you should keep reading.
People have a hard time sleeping for many reasons: insomnia, joint pain, poor circulation, pregnancy, and acid reflux to name just a few. For some, poor sleep causes the the pesky symptoms, and for others, the symptoms cause poor sleep. It’s basically a chicken and egg thing, meaning if you fix one, there’s a good chance you’ll fix the other as well.
Enter the wedge pillow. According to health experts at WebMD, sleeping on the triangular-shaped pillow can provide relief from several health conditions from snoring (sleep apnea) and acid reflux to joint pain and even eye pressure (glaucoma).
There are many wedge pillows to choose from, but reviewers are raving about these five from Amazon.
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- Medical grade support foam
- Removable, washable cover
- Premium 45D memory foam
- Family-owned business
- Protection for durability
This is the Cadillac of wedge pillows. The four-piece set can be arranged to suit your comfort, and straps and non-slip material prevent all the pieces from moving apart. Made of memory foam topped with a breathable, bamboo cover, your joint pressure will melt away the moment it adapts to your body. As a bonus, it also comes with vacuum-seal bags that shrink each pillow for travel and storage.
“My mom needed a back support in bed after her back surgery and, after first buying a so-called medically approved wedge pillow that must have been made out of foam only slightly softer than igneous rock, I found this Lunix wedge pillow system. It may be pricey but it was well worth it to make my mother very comfy after her operation. It is warm, soft enough but still very supportive, slopes at just the right angles for both sitting up and gently angling for sleep.”
“I have had multiple neck surgeries making lying down in bed very uncomfortable. The Lunix 4pcs Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow Set provides relief and tremendous postural support for a better sleep experience. It has a guide to show you all the many ways you can change the pillows for individual comfort. Very durable and very well thought out. This is a terrific value and will provide years of benefit to me.”
- Premium memory foam
- Machine washable
- Value pack
This two pillow set allows you to arrange the wedges to fit your needs. Elevate your legs, or flip the piece over and attach it to the head wedge for increased circulation. The soft, breathable polyester cover is machine washable and will hold up over time.
“Just arrived today and it’s perfect. I haven’t slept on a bed in 6 years. I’ve been sleeping on a recliner and I just got a new bed. Already the foam wedges are helping take the pressure off my back. I wish the knee wedge was a bit taller, but it works and was a great price for both.”
“Perfect height and so soft. I was using multiple pillows to achieve a height that would stop the snoring. Now I don’t have to fight all those pillows. The cover is also very soft and comfortable and the memory foam provides a comfortable firmness for support.”
- High-density orthopedic support foam
- Gel-infused memory foam topper
- Quilted natural bamboo cover
This egg-crate orthopedic foam wedge is topped with a layer of gel memory foam for ultimate comfort. That, paired with a cooling bamboo cover make this the best wedge for hot sleepers. If you don’t want it on top of your bed, you can easily slide it under your sheet for an unobtrusive design that doesn’t slide around.
“I bought this to help with not only acid reflux but also snoring on the advice of my doctor and it has greatly helped in both areas. … I’ve got the wedge as high as it will go and most nights I’m in a comfortable position that allows me to maintain staying on the wedge all night, both on my back and my sides. The bumpy texture helps keep my pillow in place and I don’t slide down the wedge. I did purchase a softer pillow which helps secure it on the wedge as well. I opened the wedge the afternoon I received it and slept on it that night with no noticeable odor. I’m very pleased with my purchase.“
“I’ve been using wedge pillows for several years as they help with my medical conditions but they always make me feel hot and I end up flipping it over in the middle of the night while trying to not hit my husband in the face. This pillow has egg crate foam stuff on the top and it’s never made me overheat”
$79.28 (was $105), Amazon
- Full memory foam
- 3-in-1 technology
- Washable cover
- Multiple elevations
Unlike other wedge pillows that have memory foam toppers, this 3-piece wedge is memory foam the entire way through, so you know it will provide ultimate, body-molding comfort.
“After being diagnosed with flu and pneumonia I was finding it difficult to breathe at night. I needed to prop myself up, but stacking pillows really hurt my neck and gave me a wicked headache. I looked for a bed wedge and was concerned that some may be too high at times and too low at others. I saw this one and loved the idea of the adjustment feature. The three in one is great!! Just unzipping the pillows and you have a medium sized one or a smaller one. Keep them zipped for the max height. It is quite comfortable whether you are on your back or side. Highly recommend!“
This was great! Best pillow ever! I usually sleep with about 8 pillows propping me up to sleep but now I can use just this one! It’s great, it doesn’t flatten under my weight even though it’s memory foam. This is actually memory foam all the way through, doesn’t overheat you, product came super fast and was very clean and well packaged. No chemical smell like other memory pillows. I love that you can separate the pillow to change the height or use other wedge for legs. It really helps me sleep comfortably at night. I give this pillow 5 stars all the way!
- Comes with travel bag
- Soft velour cover
- Bonus microfiber cover
If you travel a lot, or just want an easy way to store your wedge, this inflatable pillow is a good option. Reviewers were amazed that it maintains its shape, and the air-fill allows you to customize how firm or soft your want your wedge.
“On opening this new wedge pillow, it’s a nice light gray color and its the perfect size for me, not too large but still wide enough to sleep comfortably and It has really helped me with my acid reflux. The washable cover was nice and soft and easy to put on/off with a zipper going all around and its just as easy to inflate as my original one. After washing the cover, the quality looks good with no pilling and it has maintained its shape.“
“Chronic Illness and pain made sleeping when away a challenge. I have been known to use 8 pillows to get comfortable enough for a few hours of sleep. This was the perfect purchase for travel! The bag is convenient and It folds up small enough to slip into any suitcase/bag. One night I blew it up myself….possible but not preferable. I used my sons mattress pump the following night. Deflating was also easy and fairly quick. The cover is a nice addition keeps it clean and feeling softer. I like that you can adjust the hard and soft just by deflating or inflating a small amount of air. Thanks for a better nights sleep!“