Bed rest pillow … or a pillow for reading in bed

bed-rest-pillowI went on a quick online hunt for that kind of pillow your granny always had, the kind that lets you sit up — all comfy, though — in bed. I didn’t find a lot of choices — and a number of them were way-over-engineered, if you ask me. But, I really like this down bed rest pillow from The Company Store. And, it’s available in 12 colors. On the cheap? Look for this simple tan number at Target.


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  1. says

    hmm, “bed rest pillow”; that makes sense. they were always “study pillows” to me – fairly ubiquitous in college. i find them terribly uncomfortable, but then, i only like the minimum (and squishiest) of pillow on my bed. mind that if you share a bed they take up about twice the room that a person takes up without the pillow. not that i mind or anything 😉

  2. Eucritta says

    My mother-in-law refers to these as ‘husbands.’ She asked for one some years ago, and I think our eyes must’ve visibly bulged.

    I saw one in passing not long ago, on Amazon I think, that was covered in hot pink faux fur.

  3. Virginia says

    I have heard them called “boyfriend pillows”, so that’s a twist.

    Love them functionally, but don’t really love how they look so I pass.

  4. Rebecca Prichard says

    I thought they were bolsters! Bed, Bath, and Beyond sells them for 20 dollars. One of mine is corduroy. 🙂 We can’t read in bed without them!

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