What is a Backrest Pillow and Why You Need One in Your Home

Why A Backrest Pillow Is The Best Pillow for Sitting Up in Bed

If you have never tried a backrest pillow, you are missing out for sure! These unique pillows are a wonderful addition to your bedroom ensemble and offer a great way for you to relax in the comfort of your bed, while giving you the proper neck and back support you need. If you have not heard of or experienced a backrest pillow, you will be delighted to learn how this comfortable 
pillow with arms allows you to indulge and enjoy the ultimate comfort in your bedroom.

What is a Backrest Pillow?

A backrest pillow is a contoured type of pillow that is thick and structured enough to give you the support you need while sitting up in bed. In fact, this unique pillow was specially designed as a pillow for use while in bed and for that reason, is often referred to as a sitting pillow.

The very specific design of the backrest sitting pillow is exactly what makes it the perfect pillow for sitting up in bed. Most of the backrest pillows have arms attached for additional support, which allows you to sit upright in bed and still have the full comfort and support you would have if you sat in a desk chair or living room recliner.

Backrest pillows are typically filled with a polyester or foam filler insert and sometimes include a handle that is stitched into the top of the pillow for easy relocation throughout your home.

How to Use a Backrest Pillow

A backrest pillow gives you a supportive and comfortable way to relax while sitting up in bed, but there are also some other great ways to use a backrest pillow, too, that you may not have considered. Here are a few ways to use your favorite backrest pillow for the utmost comfort while reading or working in bed. 

  • Relaxing in Bed - Often, it is difficult to find a comfortable position in bed when you are trying to read a book, watch a movie, or work on your laptop. While it seems like such an easy task, finding a comfortable way to do all of these things while lying in bed can sometimes be surprisingly challenging without a backrest pillow. 

  • Ease Neck and Back Pain - Uncomfortable neck and back pain can make it difficult to sit up in bed for some people. Fortunately, many find relief by using a supportive, yet comfortable, backrest pillow. These unique pillows with arms give your neck and back the support you need and allow you to sit up in bed to work or enjoy some down time from the comfort of your home bedroom. 

  • Bed Rest Solution – Sometimes we need bedrest when we have health issues that require us to slow down a bit. The backrest pillow makes an excellent bed rest pillow, as it offers plenty of upper body support, which lets you follow doctor’s orders for quality rest in bed for extended periods with no painful neck or back aches. 

  • Piles of Pillows – Do you feel like you need piles of pillows to get comfortable sitting up in bed? Ditch the pillow piles that take up some pretty good real estate on your bed and prop yourself up comfortably with a backrest pillow instead for the ultimate support and comfort.

How Do I Properly Care for My Backrest Pillow?

Many backrest pillows have removable covers for easy cleaning. If yours does, simply remove the cover from the pillow and look for the tag with the care instructions. If the instructions are not available, it is suggested that you wash the cover with mild detergent in cold water. It is best to avoid putting the cover in the dryer so that it will not shrink, which is crucial, because if it does, it many not fit your favorite backrest pillow. Due to this, air drying is suggested.   

If your pillow does not have a removable cover, you can refer to our guide to washing pillows for proper care of your backrest pillow to ensure it lasts for years to come. 

Peacock Alley Has Luxury Backrest Pillows for Your Bedroom

As part of our fine bedding selection at Peacock Alley, we offer a Classic Pique Backrest Pillow that is fully customizable. Choose from a wide variety of fabric colors for the decorative piping and add a custom monogram for the perfect gift or addition to your own bedroom. Discover the comfort and support of a backrest pillow for your home and experience the ultimate relaxation of sitting comfortably in your bed. Ultimate support and luxurious comfort in a soft, plush package is what you get in a backrest pillow from Peacock Alley