Ordered this while still in the hospital after surgery, because I felt better sitting at a slight angle than lying flat. They arrived soon after I had been discharged, and have worked great for mulitple uses. First of all, my legs needed to be raised to reduce swelling and pain, I had ordered two wedge pillows, and we put them at the end of the bed wedged into each other to make a flat surface, and slept like that for the first couple of weeks. Boy, did that really help my swelling go down! Then I started to sleep with only one at the bottom of the bed angled up from my knee to the foot, still to relieve lingering pain at night, while the other was under my back and head. I love memory foam: I have 3" pad on the bed and contour and regular memory foam pillows, so when I saw these i knew they would be perfect for me, and they have been. Very comfortable to lay on and the slight angle is perfect to promote restful sleep. If you need, or are looking an alternative pillow, just try these, I'm so glad I did.
We bought this as an additional support that we use on our couch or the floor, so we can lie down and still watch TV. This extra firm wedge is indeed extra firm and you don't sink down into it. We are delighted with how this has worked.
My husband has mild sleep apnea and has always been a snorer, but he did not want to wear a mask to bed. I decided to get him this wedge pillow to try and it worked the very first night!! He did not snore and he woke up feeling like he slept better than he had in months.....so did I, since I wasn't disturbed by his snoring. The quality is excellent and it's made in USA....all good!
I have had a tempurpedic matterss the past several years. In the summer it gets softer and a sink into it. Besides killing my back, I also have a cervical problemthat causes me to black out if I sleep completely horizontal. This pillow was just what I needed to wake up pain free in the morning. It molds into my mattress and fills in the sink hole and also raises it a few inches. It does this because it is made of the same material AND because it is long and tapered down to almost nothing at the edge. I could not find anything out there built this way. Definately worth the money!
I purchased this for my son who has a lot of back problems due to an accident. He loves it! He said he usually has to prop a lot of pillows behind his back in order to get into a semi-reclining position so he can sleep. But then, the stack of pillows would shift during the night and he'd need to wake up several times to readjust them. I puchased this particular one since many people commented that you could put your own pillow for your head over it and still be comfortable. That's what he does and no more getting up during the night! He can get a good night's sleep by using just the wedge and one other pillow! Thanks so much!
This wedge will be very helpful when I have a cold and need to sleep inclined. I wanted to use it for watching tv also and find that I wish it had a steeper incline for that purpose. I've just started using memory foam products this year - mattress, pillows, etc - and just love that I've made this switch.
Purchased this pillow for my father for an up coming hernia surgery. The pillow was good but my father did not like sleeping on the incline so we needed to return it. However, I would recommend the product for those that don't mind sleeping on an incline.
Out of the package, the pillow had a bit of an odor. I let it sit in another bedroom for a couple days and it's been fine ever since (I have bad allergies, so I would have been bothered if the smell were still there). The cover washed and dried up great. It's not any more difficult to put on than a pillowcase on a regular pillow. I just wish I could buy extra covers for it. I thought it would feel awkward to sleep with (I use another pillow on top of this wedge), but I got used to it immediately. I recently travelled and forgot to take it with me. What a difference. I guess I didn't realize how much I like/need this wedge. I've had NO stomach problems since I've been using it. My lower back pain has disappeared also (I didn't realize this until my trip, when my lower back started to ache in the morning; now that I'm home, I'm back to normal in the morning again).
I ordered this after agonizing over which wedge pillow to choose. I had rotator cuff surgery and was miserable sleeping sitting on the couch, but no combination of pillows and bed was working. I was so nervous when this finally arrived, I slept on it for several nights still in its shipping plastic, terrified that it would not be right for me and I would be out the $40+ for nothing (I did not know what to make of the number of reviewers who found the same item either too firm or not firm enough). Turns out I needn't have worried -- it's just right. I put a single down pillow lengthwise on top of it, and am slowly edging towards the goal of sleeping through the night again. Couch sitting a thing of the past, thank God! A wonderful product, though the shipping was a bit on the slow slide (I think the Memorial Day holiday may have interfered somewhat with delivery).
This pillow just didn't work for me. It may have too steep of an incline for my 5' 2" frame. I am a side sleeper an this hurt my lower back when I woke up the next morning. I gave it another try the next night, just to see if it was the pillow affecting my back. I had the same result. Too bad pillows are not returnable. This is taking up space in our guest room.
This has accomplished what I wanted - it has seemingly stopped my acid reflux.... it makes a terrific reading and watching television pillow.....however, it is very, very firm as advertised. I am placing a feather pillow over it while using. Others may like the firmness but I like a softer feeling. However, it is well made and works to alleviate my acid reflux so I am thrilled with it.