This wedge is ideal and comes in handy for various activities from watching a movie in bed to reading a fave book to just being able to get a better night's sleep when you are down with a cold. Before we bought this wedge pillow, we would try to prop ourselves up in bed to view the tv, only to have our soft Euro pillows crush down. Getting more pillows rarely solved the problems and just left us buried in a sea of pillows when we would get ready for sleeping. With this wedge, we place our soft sleeping pillows on top of it and have a great evening:) The wedge spans both sides, going across the bed so we do not slide off a shorter, individual pillow. It also works for colds and flu when you want your head elevated.This wedge can be turned to allow for a higher back as well when reading. It is very comfortable and the quality is outstanding! We have also used it as a wedge between our child and the wall when she was learning to sleep in a "big girl's bed" so she would not roll into a hard wall in her sleep. This was a much better option than a typical pillow between her and the wall. It also looks wonderful across the back of a daybed to give it the uniform pillow-look across the back when tucked under the comforter. An excellent idea that allows for many uses!