The easy way to sit up in bed.
January 15, 2011 3:07 AM   Subscribe

I am looking to get one of those seatbacks that you can put in your bed, that will allow you to sit up in bed with minimal effort. Let me clarify - this is not a recliner. It's almost as if someone took a car seat and cut the tush part off, but added a bit near the bottom for stability. What is the offical term for them, and where can I find them?
posted by Sully to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Like this? I've always heard them called "boyfriend pillows", but the Google results for that are pretty much dominated by this type of "boyfriend pillow". I had one in university, and I'm pretty sure I got it at Wal-Mart or Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
posted by neushoorn at 3:13 AM on January 15, 2011


Ah, apparently they're more commonly called husband pillows. Target calls them bed rest pillows.
posted by neushoorn at 3:16 AM on January 15, 2011


Yes! That's it! I would never have guessed that they would be called Boyfriend or Husband pillows. Bed Rest Pillow makes more sense. Thank you both.
posted by Sully at 4:04 AM on January 15, 2011


I would LOVE one of these things: Bedlounge.
More expensive than the other suggestions, but looks like it is much more robust & supportive which I think is important if it's going to be used a lot.

Those ones that are part of a torso with an arm are seriously creepy. I'd feel like I was sleeping with a muppet who was brutally murdered.
posted by goshling at 4:38 AM on January 15, 2011 [6 favorites]


If you want something that will allow you to actually sit—as opposed to semi-recline—with "minimal effort," you want a backjack.
posted by bricoleur at 5:21 AM on January 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


We have a bedrest pillow and I find it very uncomfortable to use. The Bedlounge looks much more useable.
posted by SLC Mom at 10:32 AM on January 15, 2011


I adore my bedrest/husband pillow.
posted by jb at 10:34 AM on January 15, 2011


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