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!