Mattress Wedge is a product which is designed to prevent pillows from falling behind the bed. Read our Mattress Wedge reviews from editors and readers.
About Mattress Wedge
Mattress Wedge is a simple design meant to fill in the gap between the mattress and the headboard to prevent pillows from falling behind the bed. This product has been advertised since at least early 2014, and the official website, buymattresswedge.com, was registered in July 2013. In addition to saving pillows from falling behind the bed, Mattress wedge is also advertised as a way to bridge the gap when connecting two beds together.
Below is a screenshot of buymattresswedge.com, captured in April 2014. The site remains unchanged as of February 2015.
How much does Mattress Wedge cost?
The cost of Mattress Wedge is below. Keep in mind that they offer a second “free” set for additional processing. You cannot opt out of this second set when ordering online.
- Twin: $19.95 + $9.95 P&H plus $9.95 for second “Free” set: $39.85
- Full/Queen: $29.95 + $9.95 P&H plus $9.95 for second “Free” set: $49.85
- King/Cal King: $39.95 + $9.95 P&H plus $9.95 for second “Free” set: $59.85
Shipping is not refundable.
Mattress Wedge TV commercial
Below is a television commercial for Mattress Wedge.
Our Mattress Wedge Review
Mattress Wedge is a solution to a problem that not everyone has: pillows falling behind the mattress due to a gap at the headboard. While our testers felt that simply pushing the mattress closer to the headboard would be an easier and cheaper solution, we asked them try Mattress Wedge and give us their thoughts.
The wedge itself is made of foam, which appears to be of an acceptable quality. It is angled, which may provide more or less comfort, depending on how flat you prefer your pillows. Those who don’t mind additional support under their pillows may like Mattress Wedge. Those who prefer flat pillows may not like it.
The side pockets are a nice touch, but many people keep a nightstand next to their bed, which can render these pockets less useful if they fall between the bed and the night stand.
If you have a bed with a large gap between the mattress and headboard, and you do not mind your head being elevated slightly by the wedge, this product may be a good fit for you. Then, of course, there is the problem of ordering.
The overwhelming complaint regarding Mattress Wedge is not related to the product itself, but of the ordering process and customer service. The order form on the product website does not provide a confirmation, so after you enter your info and press the button, there is no way to review your order. Many consumers have selected two sets of two, thinking they were merely selecting “two” for the buy-one-get-one offer. This means they inadvertently ordered four wedges and were given no review screen to make changes to their order.
Calling customer service has proven to be frustrating for many consumers due to long hold times and constant attempts to upsell you to buy additional products such as gas club memberships.
Alternatives to Mattress Wedge
There are other bed wedges and wedge pillows available for sale online and in stores. One such product is the “Bed Wedge” which is readily available in stores such as Bed, Bath & Beyond. That product has relatively good reviews and costs about $30. There is also the Intevision Foam Wedge Bed Pillow which has a similar design and can be found on Amazon for about $35-$40.
A product called the “Wedge Mattress Topper” covers the entire mattress and is designed to elevate the user. Sharper Image also sells a product called the “Adjustable Bed Wedge Pillow” which can be used to prop up a mattress similar to a hospital bed.
Bed Bridge is a product designed to seal the gap when connecting two beds, which is one of the advertised features of Mattress Wedge. This can be found in stores for about $15.
Mattress Genie is a more expensive option, which elevates the bed and runs about $150.
In the eyes of our testers, this product is an attempt to solve a problem that either doesn’t exist, or that is easy to remedy without making a purchase. It appears to be a good fit for those who have large gaps between the mattress and headboard, as well as those who don’t mind their heads being elevated slightly by the wedge.
You may to want to shop around for similar products (such as Mattress Genie or Bed Bridge) to avoid the hassles of online ordering. If you are intent on getting a Mattress Wedge, you may want you save yourself money and headaches by waiting a few months for it to appear in stores.
Your Mattress Wedge Reviews
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Updated February 4, 2015
Originally published April 2014