Best Pillow For Watching TV In Bed

Last Updated on September 28, 2020

There is nothing worse than being stuck in bed and not being able to get comfortable is even worse. What’s the best pillow for watching TV in bed? While you’re going to be able to do a lot in bed at least you can read and watch tv. If only you could see to do it. There are several different pillow designs that can help by allowing you to sit up comfortably in bed. These can be used for reading, television or just to help GERD sufferers. They allow you to sit up while your back is properly supported so that you can see the television.

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Best Pillow for Watching TV in Bed Reviews

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Brentwood Originals 1957 Shagalisciuos Bedrest

Our Choice Item

Also available in the smaller Poodle size this comes in three colors and is quite soft. It feels more like a firm regular pillow than a couch pillow. This also has armrests to support your elbows as you sit and to hug your back. There’s a handle at the top which is convenient if you need to carry it around since you can also use it for extra support when watching TV on the couch. It has a flat bottom and can stand up on its own which makes it ideal for extra comfort when sitting on the floor. While it’s not washable it can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth. The cover has a soft chenille-like feel to it and the colors are cute and bright which makes this ideal for kids too. The Poodle is aimed for anyone at less than 5’5 in height and smaller children and this will fit most adults.

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Features:

  • 3 colors
  • 2 size options
  • standalone
  • arm supports
  • carry handle
Pros
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As one of the softer choices this feels like having pillows behind you and it’s quite cuddly

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The poodle is also great if you find you’re dwarfed by similar large rests

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The arm rests stop you from moving about too much and causing the pillow to slide around

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Has a carry handle for ease of moving

Cons
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It’s not washable and over time the cover starts looking very cruddy and can smell

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LINENSPA Shredded Foam Pillow

Top Quality Item

This is the grown-up version of the Shagalicious and it’s much the same shape. It has shredded memory foam inside which provides a firmer support than the fluff but not as firm as the solid Pfeiffer. It’s a good compromise between the two and also has better ventilation than the solid foam so you don’t need the expensive gel layer to stay cool. There’s also a carry handle and it’s 18” high to support most of your back. The cover can be spot cleaned but it’s not removable. The foam also doesn’t hold smells as easily as fluff or clump up over time which means this lasts longer, something you can see from the 3-year guarantee this also has. It’s not as heavy as the Bed Lounge but it’s still free standing.

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Features:

  • Shredded Memory Foam
  • Plush Cover
  • 2 colors
  • Carry Handle
  • High Back
Pros
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If you like the idea of the Shagalicious but have outgrown college dorm fluff then this is the next step

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The memory foam does better at returning to shape than the fluff

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Height is adequate for most adults that most of the back is supported

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Comes in 2 colors

Cons
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It arrives packed flat which means it has to sit out and reshape for up to two days

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BedLounge Classic

Best Value Item

This is like bringing the lounge into the bedroom and it acts like the top of a lounge chair, providing support, armrests and a headrest. It’s a fair size to fit most adults and there’s also a smaller size. There are 16 different colors and the headrest also extends to support the neck while sitting up and can be adjusted forwards to cradle the head. This has a solid frame inside to give firm support as well as firmly padded arms to support your elbows. The covers are washable and removable and it’s one of the few that are wholly made in the USA. There’s also a Leg Lounge to prop your feet up that matches and you can get replacement covers for both. The entire thing folds up to be transported or stored and weights 6.5lb.

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Features:

  • Headrest
  • Foldable
  • Removable/Washable covers
  • 16 Colors
  • Made in USA
  • Leg Rest
Pros
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Supports the entire upper body

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Designed by doctors

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This is more than a pillow and it makes you feel like you’re sitting in your favorite chair

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Can fold this pillow for great storage options

Cons
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The curving design means this isn’t built for larger than average adults

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4.

Wedge Sleep Pillow

While it doesn’t have arms or a fancy shape this simply wedge provides firm support with a cooling memory foam gel layer. This is ideal for reading or sitting up when you want firmer support and it can also be flipped down and used for GERD and snoring issues as an upper-body raiser. It has a soft knit cover that’s removable and washable which makes it more sanitary than the Shagalicious. There are three size options so you can choose how far back you want to lean or how high you want to sleep. The design supports the whole back since it has a height of 24” and you can top it off with a pillow for your head. The cooling gel layer helps stop your back from getting sweaty from sitting against the foam. This is one of the firmer pillows you’ll find but the memory foam still means you sink into it.

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 Features:

  • Long Line
  • Cooling Gel Memory Foam
  • Removable/Washable cover
  • Three Sizes
  • GERD suitable
Pros
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While many memory foam pillows have bad gassing-off this is one of the exceptions

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It has a firm support for your whole back

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The cover is soft and plush without being fuzzy like the Shagalicious

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This could also be used to raise your upper body if you wanted to watch tv lying on your stomach with your head raised

Cons
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The cover can shrink in the wash which makes it hard to get on and off

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5.

Brookstone 4-in-1 Bed Wedge Pillow

With 4 options for how to organize this pillow you know, you can find a shape that works for you to keep you comfortable. It’s made of a high-density foam that’s surrounded by memory foam to give a medium support that you can sink into. The design is covered in a soft neutral beige material that can be spot cleaned but isn’t removable. The shape can also be used for GERD or to elevate the legs. It’s quite large and will support the back and head since it’s 22″ high, though you might want a pillow to sit your head forwards more.

    Pros
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    You can use this to sit up or lay on your stomach and still be supported

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    works well if you need the extra support

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    Isn’t uncomfortably hard

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    Made for firm and supportive foam

    Cons
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    This sits your head at an uncomfortable angle

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    Lauren Hall
    Head of Content at Sleepedia

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    Lauren is Sleepedia's Head of Content and is a certified sleep therapist who loves her sleep. Lauren helps people to get back to those deep, dream-filled nights they once had by helping to identify problems with their routine and sleep setup. Whether it's a mattress or pillow, Lauren researches the best products in the industry to provide you with an in-depth review of everything you need to know to encourage your buying decision.