Best Pillows For Sitting Up

As much as we love sleeping in our beds, we do much more than just lay there and stare at the ceiling before falling asleep. Our beds are safe places where we can find rest, watch TV, have deep conversations, laugh, cry, snuggle up and where you spend most of your time when you are sick.

Because you spend so much time in one place you may want it to be a very comfortable spot for you to rest. You probably have chosen a very high quality pillow for sleeping but you may not want to wear that one out by leaning up against it during the day.

Quick Look At Our Top 5 Picks

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  • Durable
  • Promotes airflow
  • Easy grip handle
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  • Removable neck roll
  • Armrests
  • 16 colors to choose from
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  • Affordable
  • Sturdy
  • Pocket and handle
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  • Affordable
  • Color options
  • Suede cover
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  • Four part
  • Multifunctional
  • Bamboo cover
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While you can bunch your pillow up or add a few pillows to your bed in a piled up position to allow you to comfortably rest in an upright position this may cause more wear and damage that you want. Your pillow is designed for you to lay on the pillow normally not to support your back and body to keep you propped up in bed.

You can choose from a rather large selection of pillows specifically designed to keep your back propped up and you supported through the day and even while you sleep. Maybe you only need this pillow to watch TV or read or perhaps this is the more comfortable position for you to sleep in.

Some doctors recommend that you purchase a special pillow to keep you upright after surgery or if you have medical difficulties. Sleeping slightly supported and upright may also help you to deal with issues like snoring and acid reflux.

This list is compiled with pillows that are structured or keep you properly elevated without deflating them or causing damage to the shape. Below you will find the best tried and approved pillows to keep you comfortable and remove the strain on your back during the day.

Editor’s Choice for Best Pillow For Sitting Up

Editor’s Choice
Husband Pillow Premium Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
My favorite pillow on this list you will see more in number two, it’s my FAVORITE because it is sturdy, comes in multiple color options and has functional armrests and a removable neck roll.
FEATURES
  • Neck roll built in
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

Special Considerations For Compiling This List Of Decorative Pillows

  • Durable: I chose only truly durable pillows for this list as you will be using them to support your weight. It’s not just to rest your head but to really take on weight and will be used for longer periods of time so they need to be strong and durable and lasting.
  • Supportive: These pillows are very supportive and provide you with proper elevation. They are not just cushions under your back but meant to support you and relieve pressure and strain off your back.
  • Adjustable: I found that having adjustable pillows are the best options for you to have because you will be sitting on it all day. If and when you need to you can move the stuffing around to reposition the pillow and allow you to use it more long term.

Top 5 Pillows For Sitting Up In Bed

LINENSPA Shredded Foam Reading Pillow

Something new and something different for you may actually be as simple as buying a pillow that has a different stuffing inside. Many pillows are filled with cotton or polyester but now pillows are being made to be more comfortable and sturdy and have memory foam inside of them.

This pillow is made not just with memory foam but with a shredded memory foam that allows you to fully adjust your pillow to a firmness that is ideal for you personally. This means if you share the pillow with anyone they can also remove or add foam in order to adjust the pillow.

The shredded foam also allows for much more sorrow through the pillow meaning that it is kept cool while in use rather than heating up and heating you up or making you sweaty. While you are seeking an ideal pillow you will probably be able to honestly say that the pillows we love sometimes need to be fluffed up or adjusted which is a quality that is relatively easy but keeping cool is not something every pillow can do.

You do have size options when it comes to this pillow so not only can you adjust it but you can choose either the standard sizing or the extra large size. If you want more room to move around on the pillow or if you are planning to use the pillow with more than one person you may want to opt for the extra large option.

The pillow is covered with a durable, velour cover and has a handle on the top so you can rest assured that it will not be prone to ripping or tearing. The handle allows you to easily pick up the pillow and transport it from one place to the next.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Promotes airflow
  • Easy grip handle
  • Fully adjustable

Cons:

  • Lumpy
  • Not firm enough

Husband Pillow Premium Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

So the coolest thing about this choice in pillow for sitting upright is that there is that there is a detachable neck roll and arm rests. This pillow gives you more than just a cushion under your back, but allows you to get cozy and and fully lounge out.

When you have a pillow to support your back and keep you sitting up, you are happy but when you have arm rests to lean on it maximizes your experience. You can have the neck roll attached to help your neck recline backwards and rest your cervical vertebrae, or you can remove it if it is a bother to you.

This pillow is slightly expensive costing you close to $90 and available in sixteen colors. You can order dark and neutral colors like grey, black, sage or white or you can order it in more vibrant colors like pink or sky blue for your children or to lighten up the room.

The cover is machine washable and allows you to easily remove and wash it and dry and slip it back over the shredded memory foam. You can also add or remove as much foam as you need to in order to get optimal firmness.

Pros:

  • Removable neck roll
  • Armrests
  • 16 colors to choose from
  • Fully adjustable

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Not firm enough

MittaGonG Backrest Reading Pillow

MittaGonG has been making pillows for quite some time and know what it means to make a quality reading or sitting pillow. This model is an improvement on their last model because it is designed to be bigger and have a larger height.

This is another pillow made with shredded memory foam that you know by now allows you to adjust the pillow completely. It also allows for better airflow to be pushed through and keep your back cool and free from sweat.

MittaGonG’s pillow comes with two handy features, the handle to help you grip and move the pillow easily and a pocket on the side to place things into. The cover is strong and durable and will be able to hold up to daily use and transport.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Sturdy
  • Pocket and handle
  • Adjustable

Cons:

  • Armrests are not helpful
  • Some report an odor

Deluxe Comfort Microsuede Bed Rest Pillow

Deluxe Comfort has created a highly comfortable pillow for you will armrests to allow you to lounge comfortably. It is filled with microfiber and covered with a microsuede cover that is easy to remove and clean.

The pillow does not only have armrests but also pockets on the side of the pillow to store cords and remotes or anything else you want next to you. The pillow has an easy grip handle and is double stitched which makes it more durably put together.

The microsuede cover is comfy and soft against your skin, and comes in a variety of colors. You can choose from black, brown, grey and white to red, green or purple.

The pillow can be used in bed to support you, on the floor or even in a chair though that is less comfortable. It is portable and not too heavy so you can move it from one place to another with ease.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Color options
  • Suede cover
  • Dual pockets

Cons:

  • Lumpy
  • Not easy to clean

Avana Kind Bed Orthopedic Support Pillow

This pillow is far more expensive than the others on this list and it is shaped in an entirely different way. This pillow comes in four parts to allow you to detach and use it in any way that you need.

You can use it specifically to support the back or you can detach the lower parts to prop up your legs. There is a specific part to prop up your neck and allow you to recline back on it but you can remove that if it bothers you.

There is polyurethane foam in the pillow which is extremely comfortable and helps to remember your shape. The cover of the pillow is made of bamboo and is easy to remove and clean.

Pros:

  • Four part
  • Multifunctional
  • Bamboo cover
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Slides

Final Thoughts

Whether you are sitting up in bed to read or watch TV or if you are trying to relieve strain after injury or surgery you may consider investing in a specific pillow. Pillows designed specifically for elevating and supporting you throughout the day while you’re sitting, are more sturdy and durable.

Find a pillow that is not only durable but comfortable, not too firm or difficult to be seated against long term. The pillows provided on this list have been found to last long term and support you and your back the entire time you rest against it.

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About Haley Henson Haley Ann Vuksta is an American woman currently living and serving in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. She teaches English and ministers to the local Roma (gypsy) population there with her husband, Ruvim. Following a call on her heart and the local pastor's prompting, she moved to Ukraine at the age of 22 and began to serve the people in whichever way was most needed. This is often women's and children's small groups as well as English lessons. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, travelling, meeting new people and learning languages. She is fluent in English and Ukrainian and knows Spanish and some Russian as well. She is currently taking Italian lessons in an effort to broaden her horizons and assist her when she travels. She loves animals, people, her husband and Jesus.

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