If you need a bit more firm and rigid pillow that provides more support to your back then consider getting any one of the best wedge pillow for reading in bed
But, If you are looking for a comfortable, cozy, and soft pillow that also supports your back, then check out my previous post on best back support reading pillow with arms for reading in bed (also called husband or boyfriend pillows)
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Foam wedge pillows
These are wedge shaped pillows made from a formed memory foam. They are relatively rigid and provide more support.
But they do not take the shape of your back like the soft shredded foam pillows, and feels less comfortable and cozy.
The best options among these back support pillows for reading in bed are listed below.
Best Wedge Pillow for Reading in Bed
Let’s start with simple wedge and move towards more complex wedge that offer a lot more customization
Xtreme Comforts simple
Memory foam wedge in 3 different inclinations, and bamboo cover for back support while reading in bed
If you are looking for a wedge pillow for reading in bed, that is entirely made of memory foam, then it is for you.
It is great for providing back support while being comfortable and having some give to it.
Memory foam takes shape of your back which enhances support, but it also causes overheating and in some cases sweating, which is not a great experience. I have listed other pillows with either better air circulation technology, or with gel infused memory foam that solve this problem.
Either get one with better air flow, or place a thin pillow in between your back and the pillow.
Its size is perfect for almost all, whether you are short or tall. This will work for you.
Cleaning is easy, just remove the cover and do a machine wash.
Your can separately buy a pillow case for it, as linked above.
The quality of the memory foam is great and it will retain its shape over time. It comes with a 2 year warranty.
Memory foam wedge in 3 different inclinations for back support while sitting up or lying down.
Used and loved by thousands of people, it is a high quality, well built, bed-wedge-pillow that supports your back while reading in bed.
There are two layers of foam. The inner core is made of a firm foam that provides support. On it, there is a layer of memory foam which is softer and provides comfort by taking shape of your back.
Generally, memory foam pillows get hot and sweaty, but this InteVision foam bed wedge pillow has a patented air flow technology that keep you cool while providing support and comfort.
You can use it in two different postings. Sitting up and laying down.
It has a removable cover for easy washing, and if your want to get a 400 thread count, 100% egyptian cotton cover, you can get it as well.
If you have a sensitive skin, and are worried about allergies, then It is completely safe, as it is made of synthetic material which is completely non-allergic.
Brentwood Home Zuma
Bamboo wedge pillow cover, inside similar to InteVision and xtreme comforts.
You can use this pillow to sit up in bed while reading, or lie down at an angle.
It is another very popular memory foam wedge that is available in three different sizes. Each size have a slight different inclination. It is similar to the xtreme comfort that I mentioned above.
It is a made in USA product that has a 1.5lb density foam that is firm and durable. It will retain its shape over time.
Brentwood Home Pfeiffer
Wedge pillow with Gel infused memory foam top layer, and cotton cover, to prevent sweating.
Get this one if your need support while keeping your back cool.
This pillow is similar to memory foam wedges, except it has a layer of gel infused memory foam which prevents your back from overheating and sweating.
The cover is also made of soft, stretchable, and breathable cotton, which increases air flow.
It has a removable recover which means, you can machine wash it easily.
It is available in three different inclinations, as listed above.
Brentwood Home Pismo
Memory foam Wedge pillow with Top Layer of Natural Latex.
Get this one if you are looking for a wedge pillow with natural latex layer on top.
It is very comfortable, far from being firm and rigid. Still, it supports your back well and you do not sink in.
You get the same cotton cover as your see in other brentwood home wedge pillow. It is stretchable, breathable and removable for easy machine washing.
It is a high quality product that is made in USA, and is available in three different inclinations.
3 in 1, Foldable, breathable, memory foam wedge for head, back, and leg support
Get this one if are like me, and want a wedge pillow that has multiple uses.
If you are a middle of the night reader, and looking for a back support pillow that can be used as a headrest or leg rest as well. Plus, you want a pillow that can be adjusted to different angles. Then, this is a great choice.
Its foldable design allow for more variation than a simple wedge pillow like the one I have discussed above.
To read in bed, just place it against a headboard or a wall, and get a decent back support while reading.
When you get stressed and want to change the position, this pillow will also change with you.
It is supportive, yet comfortable pillow that doesn’t squish under your weight. But, being a memory foam pillow, it conforms to the shape of your body, and provides better support.
It is wide and high enough for most users.
All the members in the family can easily use it. It is wide and high enough for most book lovers.
There is a handle at the top to move it easily from one room to another.
The cover is also removable which makes cleaning super easy. But, there are no replacement covers separately.
Comfortable and supportive, large reading pillow for two, or more people
Get this one if you are looking for a wedge that fits your bed, so that you can read with your partner.
This pillow makes reading in bed easy for couples and partners. Or if you are single but need a large wedge to cover the whole headboard.
It is supportive, yet comfortable.
With its ergonomic design, you can support your back in a sitting up or lying down posture.
It comes with a removable cover that makes washing a breeze.
You can get it to match your bed size and room decor, as it is available in 11 different colors and 8 different sizes. It can match your taste perfectly.
Portable, inflatable, firm Reading wedge for travel
Get this one if you are looking for a lightweight, wedge that you can carry wherever life takes you.
It is a nice firm wedge reading pillow that provides back support and helps you maintain a good ergonomic posture while reading in bed.
When you want to use, just fill it up using your breath. It is easy to fill as its smart valve keeps the air locked, in between breaths.
After reading, just deflate it by opening the valve. You need to press and hold slightly to let the air flow out.
Some users say that upon inflating completely it gets very rigid. If you need a soft pillow, do not fill it up completely, and you will have a pillow that will take shape of your back.
It has a nice velor cover which feels soft and great for bedtime reading.
There are two other inflatable pillows that are similar to this one. They are called sleepwell and travelwedge.
Intevision Folding wedge.
Folding memory foam wedge pillow for easy storage and travel.
Get this one if you are looking for a portable wedge pillow for reading in bed, but you do not want a right inflatable pillow. You want real memory foam, that is also foldable.
This folding wedge pillow has two layers. The outer layer is of soft memory foam for cushioning, while the inner firm core provides support.
It comes with a carrying bad for easy travel.
The cover is removable, and there are separate covers available if you need to get an extra one. This makes it easy to keep your wedge pillow clean and tidy.
The separate covers are also of high quality egyptian cotton with 400 thread count.
Adjustable Bed lounge
Luxury bed lounge pillow system back, neck, arms, and leg support for reading in bed.
There are two similar looking pillows systems that use multiple pillow in combination to provide full support to your body, so that you can read in bed in the most ergonomic posture.
These pillows makes reading in bed more comfortable by supporting, your back, neck, arms, and legs.
It support multiple angles, whether you want to read sitting up, or lying down.
You can enjoy reading while being cuddled by these pillows.
There are two similar looking, but slightly different pillows. The prices are different as well.
Another close thing to this is avana. It is much cheaper, but the design is a bit different.
Be prepared when buying memory foam products, because:
- Almost all memory foam pillows ship in vacuum packing which takes upto 48 hours to come to life. After that it becomes useful.
- There is also a chemical like smell, when your open the package.
How to measure the degree incline of the wedge pillow?
Say a wedge measures 27’’ x 25’’ x 7’’. Then, divide the shortest length (the base, in this case 7’’) by the longer length (the height, in this case 25’’).
Note that the longest length would be the width of the pillow, which we do not want.
Put this value here and select arctan option.
It will tell you the degrees of inclination.
In this case, it is 15.6 degrees.