Wedge pillows to help you find your ideal sleeping position

Find the geometry of a good night’s sleep.

person sitting on bed with wedge pillow
Snuggle up; it's going to be a sleepy ride.Amazon

Sleeping soundly each night can be difficult due to factors like stress levels, insomnia, and noise from traffic or neighbors. If you have GERD, sleep apnea, or chronic pain, it can be even more challenging to get your Zs. When you consult with your doctor about your condition and possible home treatments, ask them whether wedge pillows might help. These sleep aids are worth considering as part of any plan for quality rest and relaxation.

Brentwood Home Zuma Therapeutic Wedge Pillow
Ramp up your snooze time.Amazon

If you spend the first half hour after lights out stacking and squishing your pillows to try to get optimal support, this wedge pillow could save you valuable time. Choose from three options which are all 24 inches in length and width, but vary between 7 and 12 inches tall at their highest point. Lay the pillow down to rest your head and shoulders on a gentle slope, or prop it up against your headboard to rest your back as you read before bed. The inside of the pillow is made of foam, but the outer bamboo fiber cover is removable for easy cleaning.

VivaLife Bed Wedge Pillow Gel Memory Foam Top
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If your temperature runs hot when you sleep, the layer of cooling gel in this memory foam wedge pillow can help you stay comfortable. Rest your head at a 30-degree incline on the soft, machine-washable cover or use the pillow to elevate your legs, depending on your needs. It’s 10 inches high, and at 24-by-25 inches is just a bit wider than a standard pillow designed to go under your head and neck (generally 20 by 26 inches).

AllSett Bed Wedge Pillow – 2 Separate Memory Foam Incline Cushions
Experiment with multiple configurations.Amazon

If you’ve ever been to a physical therapist, they may have positioned you on a table with your head and shoulders inclined and a pillow under your knees to elevate your legs. This affordable set includes two slightly different wedge pillows that support your whole body in a similar fashion. Both pillows are 23.6 inches in length and width, but the leg pillow is half the height of the back pillow at 6 inches tall. The plush navy-colored cover is machine washable and each pillow is filled with memory foam cushioning. You can even use both pillows together.

Adjustable Bed Wedge Pillow 7-in-1 Incline and Positioner
Nappable and adaptable.Amazon

This unique wedge pillow has a few standout design features. The hypoallergenic bamboo cover is quilted for breathability, and the pillow can be adjusted to the height and incline that works best for the position you’re in. Enjoy firm cushioning from the polyurethane foam while you read, sleep, or work on a laptop. The incline can be adjusted between 21 to 26 degrees, and the footprint of the pillow varies from 24 by 24 inches to 24 by 32 inches, according to your preferred setup.