Should you look for anything specific in a foam wedge pillow? The answer is yes, and you are about to learn exactly what to look for!
Foam bed wedge makeup
A foam bed wedge can be made using a variety of materials. For instance, it can be comprised of 100% memory foam or out of polyurethane high-density foam. A foam wedge pillow can even be made of a combination of both materials! What is the difference between these options, and which one should you choose?
Memory foam responds to body weight and is known for its ability to conform to your curves. Because a memory foam wedge pillow is supporting a significant amount of your body weight, wedges made up of only memory foam can lose their shape over time. When a wedge loses its shape, it isn't offering your body adequate support.
To solve this problem, a memory foam bed wedge should be made up of two parts: a polyurethane high-density foam base and a 1-2” memory foam topper.
Firstly, the high-density foam base ensures that the wedge pillow will maintain its structure long term. Additionally, the high density nature of the foam base gives your body the support it needs and the wedge the durability to last.
Secondly, the memory foam topper is an important component that drastically improves the comfort of the wedge. When you lie down, the memory foam slowly conforms to your unique curves. As a result, your body gets maximum support where it counts.
Safety of a memory foam bed wedge
Unfortunately, some foam wedge pillows are constructed with materials that put off harmful gasses. Consequently, these gasses can exacerbate breathing conditions and are not good for your health. To avoid this, always look for a CertiPUR-US® certified foam wedge pillow.
A memory foam bed wedge that has passed the CertiPUR-US® foam certification program has undergone rigorous testing. Furthermore, after the initial testing, CertiPUR-US® foam manufacturers are re-certified annually. This ensures their foam continues to meet the highest safety standards.
These foam wedge pillows are made without ozone depleters, flame retardants, formaldehyde, and phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They also meets the low VOC emissions standard for indoor air quality.
Now that you know what to look for in a foam wedge pillow, it will be easier to pick out the perfect one for you!
-Hillary Blare, Doctor of Physical Therapy