Best Bed Wedges in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 31, 2018
If you suffer from some of the nighttime ailments, falling into a deep slumber can be troublesome. A bed wedge is a miraculous innovation that provides extra support where you need it most and ensures a comfortable and healthy sleep! ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The model has been tested for British NHS standards. It has also been tested for fire resistance according to the BS 7177 standard.

CONS

The pillow is rather firm.

OUR VERDICT

It's a premium therapeutic pillow from the leading manufacturer of reflux equipment. Thanks to the gradual incline, you can use the pillow not only for a night’s sleep but also for watching your favourite TV shows or sitting on your comfy sofa.

detailed parameters
Size

64 x 62 x 20 cm

Material

Filling: Memory foam

Cover: Deluxe cover and a non-removable corovin layer

Extras

Removable/washable zip-off cover;

Tested to UK Orthopaedic standards;

Compliant to BS7177

Warranty

30-day money back guarantee

PROS

Thanks to a very gradual incline, the pillow can be placed under the mattress for extra comfort.

CONS

It tends to drift down the bed a bit.

OUR VERDICT

This large and roomy cushion has a gradual angle of elevation, thus, it's a good option for newborns and those who don't like steep inclines. The wedge is also great for raising your legs or preventing you from rolling out of the bed.

detailed parameters
Size

80 x 66 x 12 cm

Material

Filling: Foam

Cover: Polycotton quilted cover

Extras

Washable cover;

It can be used directly or placed under the mattress for elevation;

Can elevate feet/legs;

Can prevent rolling out of bed

Warranty

30-day money back guarantee

PROS

The machine-washable cover consists of 50% cotton and 50% polyester, which makes it strong and breathable.

CONS

The foam has a strong smell at first.

OUR VERDICT

This is a reasonably-priced inclined pillow that will allow you to comfortably sleep throughout the night. By keeping your head up and your airways open, this wedge pillow effectively combats acid reflux, heartburn, and sleep apnea.

detailed parameters
Size

51 x 46 x 28 cm

Material

Filling: Foam

Cover: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester

Extras

Washable cover;

2-in-1 design allows a gentle reclining angle or a steep reclining angle;

Can also be used to raise feet

Warranty

30-day money back guarantee

PROS

This pillow has an average size and can suit almost every adult. Additional covers are available and they are very affordable.

CONS

The cover is quite thin.

OUR VERDICT

The model has a two-sided design and a very firm foam inside. So you can not only sleep on it but also place its short side against your bed to create a comfortable upright cushioning for watching TV, working on a laptop or reading a book.

detailed parameters
Size

51 x 46 x 28 cm

Material

Filling: Foam

Cover: Cotton, Polyester

Extras

Washable cover;

It can be placed in 2 positions;

Can also be used to raise feet

Warranty

30-day money back guarantee

PROS

This is one of the most compact back wedges on the market, so you can easily use it on your bed, sofa, armchair or an office chair.

CONS

It's not very firm. 

OUR VERDICT

The Halovie triangle pillow is designed for everyday use both at work and at home. The cover looks very stylish and has two handy pockets on each side so that your phone or TV remote could always be at your fingertips.

detailed parameters
Size

47 x 45 x 23 cm

Material

Filling: Pearl wool

Cover: Corduroy fabric

Extras

Washable cover;

Great for back support in bed, in office chair, in sofa;

Two pockets

Warranty

30-day money back guarantee

Wedgehog BR-LS-AD

Transform Your Sleep

The babyREFLUX is one of the largest manufacturers of reflux equipment in the world. The company produces high-quality products that are compliant with the BS7177 standard. Almost all their products are hypoallergenic and suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers. The Wedgehog® wedge pillow is no exception! It's designed to gently support and consistently elevate your upper body during sleep. It has a gradual incline that can help you with reflux, heartburn, different respiratory illnesses, and some blood pressure conditions. Also, the pillow can work wonders for snoring, thus, providing a comfortable night's sleep for couples. Such a simple thing can really make the world of difference. You can sleep in comfort and wake up fresh!

Of course, the angle of elevation and its firm design will take a bit to get used to. Being 64 cm x 62 cm x 20 cm, the wedge is great for people of average height. The item has a non-removable Corovin layer to protect the foam and is fitted with a removable/washable zip-off deluxe cover that will hold its shape for long years. It's very smooth, soft to touch, and has no uncomfortable bumps. Sleeping on the Wedgehog® pillow, you can really forget about waking through the night with that burning feeling.

Review of Wedgehog BR-LS-AD Adult Reflux Wedge Pillow for Reflux, Heartburn & Indigestion

 

UK Care Direct Luxury Bed Sleep Wedge

Multipurpose Pillow

There are many uses for UK Care back support bed wedge! Despite helping with acid reflux issue, it can reduce excessive pressure on your spine, relieve muscle tension, and improve lower-back circulation. First thing first, the pillow has a gradual slope that gently raises your head, helping with such symptoms of acid reflux as heartburn, coughing, regurgitation, and nausea. It lifts you just enough to prevent fluid from your oesophagus coming into your mouth. The wedge is made of very firm memory foam and goes better under the mattress. Otherwise, it might be overly hard for your spine.

If you suffer from swollen legs, this luxury cushion will come in handy as well. You can prop your legs up with this pillow to relieve muscle tension, reduce the stress on your heart, and improve circulation, encouraging the blood to flow out of your legs. Also, you can add a little safety to your bed by placing the pillow along the side. The pillow is supplied with a polycotton quilted cover that can be removed and washed. At 80 cm x 66 cm x 12cm, it's long but comfortable. You won't even notice any seam between where it ends and bed mattress starts.

Review of UK Care Direct Luxury Bed Sleep Wedge with Quilted Cover

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Comfortnights Bed Wedge

2-in-1 Design

This bed wedge pillow can become an absolute godsend for bed-bound patients, pregnant women, seniors, people suffering from back pain, and those with acid reflux, sleep apnea, heartburn and certain respiratory conditions. Owing to its pretty steep incline, the wedge can replace 3-4 standard pillows. But the best part is that this model has a 2-in-1 design and can be used at both steep angle and shallow angle. The steeper position is great for sitting up in bed and reading, using a laptop, watching TV, or even eating with a mini-table. It effectively reduces back and lumbar pain and alleviates the symptoms of acid reflux, GERD, heartburn. The gradual incline is fantastic for back support when you're laying down. We would like to stress that it's comfortable to sleep on it on your back, but not on your side.

This bed incline wedge measures approximately 51 cm x 46 cm x 28 cm. It's supplied with a quilted washable cover. This uniquely shaped pillow is one of the best bed wedges for legs. If you prop your legs up with it, you can ease muscle tension, relieve swollen ankles, take pressure off your hips, and improve lower-back circulation (which will prevent varicose veins). If you're suffering at night, just give it a try!

Review of Comfortnights Bed Wedge with Washable, Quilted Poly Cotton Cover

 

Matching Bedrooms Flex Foam Support Bed Wedge

Classic Comfort

The Flex-Foam supportive wedge stands out from most other models with a pretty steep incline. It can provide maximum lumbar support and elevate your upper body to aid many medical conditions. The steep incline will help keep the contents of your stomach down, relieving the symptoms of acid reflux. This steep pillow also reduces back pain and keeps airways open to help with snoring, allergies or other conditions in which breathing may be impaired in the supine position.

You can choose between two height levels depending on how high or low you need the pillow support. The steeper angle is good for the late-night-early-morning reading time in bed. The foam is firm enough to provide adequate back and upper body support. Yet, if you use it at a gradual incline for sleeping, you might need to put your normal pillow on top of it to add some softness. Also, you can put the wedge beneath your legs in case you want to relieve swelling, aches and boost lower-back circulation. It's just amazing for elevating your feet.

This bed reading pillow is carefully manufactured from high-quality materials. The cover is made of cotton and polyester and looks to be very well made. It's zippered and removable. Even after numerous washings, it won't shrink or lose its shape.

Review of Matching Bedrooms Flex Foam Support Bed Wedge with Removeable Quilted Cover, 2 way Comfort and Support

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Halovie Triangle Pillow Back Wedge Cushion

In Bed, in Office Chair, in Sofa

The Halovie triangle pillow is one of the most attractive models on the market! It's filled with high-quality pearl wool and has super-soft сorduroy cover. The pillow seems to be hardwearing and well put together. The cushion cover zips on and off quite easily for cleaning. And a small pocket on each side is a pretty nice touch - it can hold a mobile phone or any other accessory you want to keep at hand. You can get Brown, Cyan, Green, Orange, Purple, or Rose cover that will blend beautifully into your interior. Also, you can choose between middle and small sizes.

Although this wedge cushion doesn't look very supportive and is 'firmly soft', it's extremely comfortable for a very painful back. It alleviates aches and protects spinal discs from stressful compression. It also restores the natural 'S'-shaped curve and ensures correct sitting posture.

You can place the short side of the pillow against your bed, sofa, or office chair to bring yourself forward or to create a comfy upright cushioning for reading or working. And a shallower incline is perfect for lazy film watching in a bed. Overall, this is a really nice cushion that will give your back good support whilst keeping your bed looking good.

Review of Halovie Triangle Pillow Back Wedge Cushion Back Support Throw Pillow

 

What Is a Bed Wedge?

If you suffer from sleep apnea, acid reflux, sinus congestion, or heartburn, a bed wedge is a must. It slightly elevates your head, and gently lifts your torso, putting you in an optimum rest position. It aligns and stabilizes your pelvis and lumbar spine, relieving tension on the nerves, muscles, and joints. This kind of pillow can also support your legs and provide relief from swollen ankles, varicose veins, phlebitis, and edema.

Wedge pillows feature a slope of some kind. Depending on the health issue you are trying to address, you can choose models with a gradual incline or those with a very steep incline. The elevated pillows are made of firm foam (or memory foam) and they usually come with removable covers that can be machine washed.

Such a pillow in conjunction with a good mattress topper will surely improve your sleep quality. And a comfortable body pillow can cradle your whole body and send you down the path towards the dreamland.

Sources:

1. Amanda Mears Everything You Need to Know When Buying a Wedge Pillow, Overstock.

2. Elizabeth Narins 18 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong, Cosmo. September 13, 2014.

3. Nancy Clarke What Are the Causes of Back Pain After Sleeping? LIVESTRONG.COM.

4. Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep, Mayo Clinic.

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Publish Date: 2017-12-26 09:53:15