Best Backrest Pillows for Gaming and Reading

Best Backrest Pillows
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Reading, watching TV, gaming on your tablet or smartphone, and keeping in touch on social media pages are common activities people enjoy in their free time and especially in bed. However, without support and comfort it becomes impossible to enjoy these activities for long.

A bed backrest pillow presents the solution to this because it offers the back, arm, head and neck support needed to keep you comfortable for a long time. With a bed backrest pillow you are able to reduce back pain and fatigue from sitting for extended periods of time. This review will look at some of the best backrest pillows you can find in the market today.

BedLounge Classic

The Bedlounge classic is the bedrest pillow that has everything thought out for you. For enhanced comfort, the Bedlounge classic comes with an active and adjustable headrest for extra support of your head and neck in different positions.

The backrest can move 12 inches upwards so you can have it at the right position for your body height. Besides that it also rotates up and down so you can have it at the most comfortable position.

At the back is a lumbar pillow which is also movable to provide proper back support. Inside the pillow is a combination of memory foam, fleece and fibers that offer you support and the comfort that you need by conforming to the shape of your body. That’s not all. The armrests are also flexible moving in and out so you can have them where they are comfortable for your body.

It is made of 100% natural cotton material which is highly breathable keeping your back cool and comfortable for long. The cover is also removable so you can keep the pillow clean all the time. The pillow is available in two sizes, small and regular. The regular size can accommodate adults with a height of 5.3” upwards.

BedLounge Classic - Regular - Natural Cotton
  • Ergonomically Designed to Fit You / Headrest extends up to 12"
  • Removable and Machine Washable Cover for Easy Care (100% Cotton, Natural Color)
  • Light Weight - Just 6.5 pounds/ Made in the USA
  • The Regular Size BedLounge is recommended for people 5'3'' and above (see images for detailed dimensions)
  • There are no internal hinges or electrical reclining mechanisms

Keen Edge Home Hypoallergenic Pillow

This lightweight bedrest pillow comes filled with shredded foam material that is 100% hypoallergenic therefore doesn’t cause any allergic reactions to you. The material also conforms to your body and within a day or two of use the pillow will have molded to the perfect shape for total support of your back and comfort.

The cover of the pillow is a plush velour material that is soft and comfortable to your skin. It is also removable and washable so keeping the pillow clean is a breeze. At only 6.45 pounds, the pillow is highly portable and there is a handle for easy carrying. You are able to take the comfort with you wherever you want with ease.

On the sides the armrests also provide the comfort that you need. On the right armrest is a side pocket where you can hold all your essentials like remote control, phone, books, magazines and other gadgets. It comes in one large size suitable for all adults.

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Keen Edge Home Reading Pillow with Arms and Pocket - Shredded Memory Foam - Read and Watch TV in Comfort While in Bed, Sitting, Lounge and Relax Without Back Pain with Support, Large Backrest/Husband
  • UNLIKE OTHER PILLOWS - Our Pillows will give you perfect support. Not Flimsy and will hold up over time. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - So you don’t have to wonder if you are risking your hard-earned money. If you don’t love it just let us know. We take great pride in taking care of our awesome customers.
  • BINGE WATCH YOUR SHOWS LIKE A QUEEN - Find a quiet place, locate your favorite Netflix show, fetch some snacks and relax into your new husband pillow. Or Situp in bed with great support & comfort. It’s time for you to take some ‘me’ time, position your new reading pillow, hang the DO NOT DISTURB sign and relax.
  • YOUR BACK WILL THANK YOU - Perfect for Adults & Kids. After 1-2 days your new arm rest cushion will ‘magically’ expand molding to your body providing you with the back support you crave.
  • GET THROUGH MORE PAGES - Grab your favorite book or study. Use the handy carry handle of your new bedrest pillow to carry it to your secret hideaway.
  • EASY TO CLEAN, REMOVABLE COVER - Spillages are no longer a problem - we've got your back! The soft velour cover of your arm pillow is easily removed and machine washable!

ZIRAKI Large Plush Shredded Foam Reading And TV Relax Pillow

The ZIRAKI pillow is made up of shredded foam which can easily plumped to mold to your comfort whenever you need it. It is filled with enough foam to offer the back, neck, head and arm support needed to keep you comfortable for a long time.

The cover is made of plush velour material that is soft, warm and comfy. Besides, it is also highly breathable allowing air to circulate freely so you do not feel sweaty and hot on your back while using it. This bed backrest pillow can be used on the bed, chair or on the floor. It comes with a handle to make carrying it from one place to the other easy.

It is also lightweight at only 5.86 pounds to enhance mobility. The velour material covering the pillow is easy to clean so you can keep the pillow free of dirt and stains. It is available in one big size suitable for most people. The cover is a nice grey color that can fit seamlessly in many homes.

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ZIRAKI Large Plush Shredded Foam Reading and TV Relax Pillow - Perfect for Adults, Teens, and Kids - for Bed Rest, Arm, Back, Pregnancy Lumbar & Head Neck Coccyx Lower Back Support Cushion
  • PREMIUM HIGH QUALITY-Ziraki Back Reading pillow is manufactured with SHREDDED FOAM, which allows for a better airflow, in addition to a flexibility, to personalize the molding of the pillow, to the comfort of each individual. Its SOFT PLUSH GREY VELOUR cover, makes the pillow extremely COZY and COMFORTABLE to lean on.
  • COMFORTABLE SUPPORT-HEAD-ARM-BACK- Ziraki Back Reading Pillow will give you the perfect Head, Arm, and full back support, while reading, watching TV, or just relaxing. You can put it on your bed, your chair, or just keep it on the floor and sit with it, while it comfortably supports your body.
  • EASY MOBILITY - The Back Reading Pillow has a built-in handle so you can easily carry it with you wherever you go. Use on the go and in various locations for pain relief and comfort at all times
  • EASY TO CLEAN- When in contact with dirt, simply Spot clean it with a damp cloth and detergent to keep your pillow looking clean and new.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - If you don't absolutely love your Ziraki Back Reading Pillow we guarantee you that we will reimburse you for 100% of your order, although we are sure, you will absolutely love it!

Microsuede Bed Rest Reading Pillow & Support Bed Backrest Pillow With Arms

As the name suggests this bed backrest has a cover that is made of 100% microsuede. This material is comfortable to the touch, soft and subtle, warm and highly breathable.

The cover is also removable for easy washing.

Inside, the covers are filled with shredded foam to an amount that offers proper support and comfort. This pillow is cushy, soft and luxurious. It pampers the user and is ideal for use as a therapeutic pillow for those that have injuries or pregnant women. There is a carry handle at the top of the headrest that enables you to carry the pillow around.

On both sides of the armrests are two side pockets to keep your essentials intact and a Velcro cover that ensures they do not spill over when you move the pillow. The armrests are long enough for everyone.

The pillow is available in one big size that is suitable even for those that are over 6” tall. It is available in different lively colors like green, pink, purple, red and brown to meet your preferences.

Deluxe Comfort Microsuede Bed Rest - Backrest Pillow with Arms - Bed Rest Pillow - Reading Bedrest Lounger - Sitting Support Pillow - Soft But Firmly-Stuffed Fiberfill - Reading Pillow, Green
  • BED BACKREST SUPPORT PILLOW: Far more than just a fluffy pillow, our lounge pillow serves as a sturdy and fully-formed back pillow for bed that supports the entire upper body as no other pillow can
  • BRILLIANT BED BACKREST: You will feel comfortable with this supreme support pillow that features a soft microsuede removable cover. The pillow creates the perfect back support in bed for sleeping, resting, lounging, reading and bedrest
  • BACK SUPPORT READING PILLOW AND BEYOND: Smile...knowing your money goes further...when you buy this unique support pillow that includes two built-in side pockets to hold your remote, phone, glasses, a book or magazine or anything else you want close at hand while in bed
  • VERSATILE AND PORTABLE: Your favorite back pillow is easy to take along with you anywhere you go, with its handy built-in handle at the top. It’s also easy to care for...just remove the microsuede zippered cover and machine wash
  • MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: The superior quality and workmanship of this Microsuede Bed Pillow is backed by our 3-year warranty. This pillow is taller and wider than the leading backrest pillows available, measuring a generous 23 inches in height. In addition, we sell extra covers, should you ever want to change colors or replace the cover

Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest

This is the bedrest pillow to get if you want to be pampered by a shaggy finish design. The shaggy finish is cozy and warm. This pillow is also very stylish and it is available in bright colors to compliment the design. It comes in hot pink, lime green and turquoise blue therefore it commands the attention when in any room.

The pillow doesn’t disappoint also when it comes to offering support. It is filled with shredded foam material that keeps you sturdy while seated. It is an ideal pillow for those that want comfort more than those that need proper support especially adults. It is squishy and fluffy and makes you feel cozy while using it.

The cover material is easy to clean and lasts for long. All you have to do is use a damp cloth to spot clean it. There is a sturdy handle at the headrest that makes it easy to carry the pillow around.

Brentwood Originals 1957 Shagalisciuos Bedrest, Hot Pink
  • EXCELLENT SUPPORT for your neck, back, and arms while watching TV, reading, or relaxing on your bed, couch, or even ground.
  • SIMPLE TO TRANSPORT with the sturdy handle attached on the top of the bedrest to bring to your next lounging location.
  • VERSATILE FOR ANY SITUATION whether it be at home in the living room or hanging out in the dorm room, the Brentwood Originals bedrest will always be your comfortable companion.
  • EASY TO CLEAN by spot cleaning with only a damp cloth
  • Measures 26"W x 18"D x 18"H

Brentwood Originals Brushed Twill Bedrest

The Twill bedrest is made of a brushed twill polyester fabric. This fabric is easy to spot clean and very durable. Inside, the fabric is properly filled with polyester fiber material that provides the support and comfort needed. This pillow is highly portable because of the light weight at about 5 pounds and a carry handle that makes it easy to carry around.

The fiber material is fitted well so that the pillow offers good support to the back, neck, head and arms as required. The filling also adjusts and conforms to your body so you are comfortable all through. As for the size, the pillow is tall enough to support even the tall people.

For proper back support place the pillow on a hard surface so that the back stays upright when you are leaning. The base is wide enough to support people of all sizes and the armrests are long and high enough to offer good arm support.

Brentwood Originals Brushed Twill Backrest, 2'2" x 1'6" x 1'6", Navy
  • EXCELLENT SUPPORT for your neck, back, and arms while watching TV, reading, or relaxing on your bed, couch, or even ground.
  • SIMPLE TO TRANSPORT with the sturdy handle attached on the top of the bedrest to bring to your next lounging location.
  • VERSATILE FOR ANY SITUATION whether it be at home in the living room, or hanging out in the dorm room, the Brentwood Originals bedrest will always be your comfortable companion.
  • EASY TO CLEAN by spot cleaning with only a damp cloth
  • Measures 26 inches long by 18 inches wide by 18 inches high. Covering - 65% Polyester / 35% Cotton

Husband Pillow

The Husband Pillow comes in a size that is big, fuller and taller so it can support adult men of any height and size. On the outside is a smooth micro plush cover that is detachable and easy to clean. The cover is also highly breathable keeping you comfortable during even extended use of the pillow. Further the blend of the foam used generates little heat and allows air circulation.

Inside, you will find shredded memory foam blended with other foam filing that conforms to your body shape for comfort. The pillow is adequately filled so you can have the support you so much desire. What’s more for adjustable comfort, this pillow has a zipper that allows you access to the shredded foam. You can therefore shift the foam to any place you want or remove excess so you get the level of comfort that you want.

There is a detachable and adjustable neck roll that is also made of memory foam. This offers head and neck support so you can lean and enjoy the comfort that comes from having the neck roll. You can remove it when you do not need it and stow it carefully in the back pocket. There is also a side pocket to keep your essentials at hand.

Husband Pillow - Dark Grey, Big Backrest Reading Bed Rest Pillow with Arms, Plush Memory Foam Fill, Remove Neck Roll Off Bungee, Change Covers, Zipper On Shell of Bed Chair for Adjustable Loft
  • PERFECT BACKREST PILLOW: Bigger and better than the rest! Far more than just an ordinary back pillow, the HUSBAND PILLOW serves as a sturdy and full-formed bed backrest that supports the entire upper body as no other pillow can. Just look at those generous dimensions!
  • ULTIMATE BED BACKREST: You will feel comfortable with this supreme support pillow that is filled with premium shredded memory foam and features a smooth highest quality microplush cover. The Husband Pillow creates the perfect back support in bed for sleeping, resting, lounging, reading and bedrest
  • BEST REST PILLOW AND BEYOND: Smile...knowing your money goes further, when you buy this ultra comfy support pillow that includes a detachable neck roll pillow on Bungee and a built-in side pocket to hold your remote, phone, etc. as well as an additional back pocket to hold your glasses, a book or magazine, the neck roll or removable covers, or anything else you want close at hand while in bed
  • VERSATILE AND PORTABLE: Features “adjustable loft”. The zipper on the inner shell allows you to add or remove foam for individualized comfort, or shift the foam around in certain areas to achieve support just where you want it. We can even provide extra foam if more “oomph” is needed. What’s more, the Husband Pillow is easy to take along with you anywhere you go, with its handy built-in handle at the top. It makes your hotel stay more comfortable, too, if you have a comfy back pillow to watch TV
  • MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: The superior quality and workmanship of the Husband Pillow is backed by our 100-day, 100% money-back guarantee (for any reason) PLUS a 3-year warranty. This pillow is taller and wider than the leading backrest pillows available, measuring a generous 31 inches in height. In addition, we sell extra covers, should you ever want to change colors or replace the cover

LINENSPA Shredded Foam Reading Pillow

The LINENSPA bedrest pillow comes filled with memory foam and support foam so that it offers great support without easily shifting around. The shredded memory foam also allows for proper circulation of air which when coupled with the breathable cover allows you to use the pillow for long without getting sweaty or very hot.

The pillow is available in two sizes, standard and extra-large to suit the needs of kids, teens and adults. The cover is made of soft and plush velour polyester that can easily be spot cleaned. It is also very durable therefore you can be sure you will enjoy your pillow for long.

The color of the pillow is natural stone color which naturally blends in to any home. The pillow has a handle that allows you to easily carry it around when need arises.

LINENSPA Shredded Foam Pillow Perfect for Back Support While Relaxing, Gaming, Reading, or Watching TV - Soft Velour Cover, Standard, Stone
  • Standard size is great for children and teens; perfect for gaming, reading, relaxing, watching TV, and working on a laptop
  • Filled with a CertiPUR US certified shredded memory foam blend that can be molded for personalized and lasting comfort; 3 year warranty
  • Soft and durable velour cover is available in navy and stone colors that work well in any room; spot clean only
  • Superior back and shoulder support great for recovery from surgery and other injuries; convenient fabric carry handle
  • Arrives compressed and rolled in a box; shake and fluff, then allow up to 48 hours for full expansion

How to Choose a Bedrest Pillow

Bedrest pillows come in different sizes, shapes and with an array of features to choose from. Here are some factors to look out for when differentiating the best backrest pillows from the rest.

Material Bedrest pillows can come finished in different materials that make the pillow have a distinct feel on your body. It is recommended that you go for a material that is soft, warm and breathable. This will enhance your comfort while using the pillow. Besides that, the material should also be removable and washable so you can keep the pillow clean.

Size For the pillow to be comfortable it has to be the right size for your body. There are those brands that come in different sizes while others come in one big size that would be comfortable for most adults. Ensure that the pillow is high enough to offer you proper back support and wide enough so you fit in between the armrests.

Cost The old adage you get what you pay for still applies when you are purchasing backrest pillows. The best backrest pillows you will find in the market will cost you a little bit more than the rest but usually the extra features justify the cost. It is therefore a matter of determining which backrest pillow offers you value for money by providing most if not all of the features that you need.

Types Backrest pillows are available in different types determined by the nature of the materials used. There are those that are made of memory foam, some contain shredded foam while others come filled with goose dawn or polyfiber. Ensure that the type of pillow you choose is firm and can offer you good back support.

Benefits of Using a Bedrest /Gaming Pillow

One of the greatest benefits of having a bedrest pillow is that you are able to carry out relaxing activities like gaming, watching TV or reading a book in comfort. The pillows provide back support that needed to keep you comfortable for long.

Another benefit is that these pillows allow you to have all the items you need with you so can enjoy whatever you are doing without any distractions. Most of the best backrest pillows will come with side pockets that can hold all your gadgets and some even have cup holders to keep your cup of Joe contained.

Gaming pillows are also ergonomic in design keeping you supported and reducing the risk of back and shoulder pain. You can therefore enjoy those activities that you love for long.

Is there a difference between a backrest pillow and a bed rest pillow?

Yes and no. Backrest pillows can certainly be used by individuals on bed rest. However, when it comes to buying a pillow for bed rest, purchasers tend to place more emphasis on orthopedic support than pillow arms and comfort.

As a result, many of the best bed rest pillows are in fact wedges. Some, such as the Avana Kind Bed Rest Orthopedic Support Pillow provide additional pieces for knee and leg support.

However, all of the backrest pillows that we’ve reviewed also serve as wonderful bed rest pillows. Your selection really comes down to what features you value.

Pillows with a more vertical angle are more supportive and better for reading and watching TV, while bed rest pillows with a lesser angle will provide some support while being better suited for napping. Also, do you value pillows arms for support, or wish to be able to move freely?

Conclusion of the Best Bed Rest Pillows

A bedrest pillow is therefore a useful item to add to your house. It increases your comfort while seated gaming, watching TV, chatting on your phone, reading a book or just chilling out with your loved ones. With one of these pillows you can enjoy these activities for long on the bed, the floor or on the sofa without risking fatigue and back pain.