A bed rest pillow is a specially designed cushion for individuals who wish to sit up in bed with the added benefit of knowing that their back and arms will get the necessary support needed. Regular pillows are designed to support the head while lying down. If you should try to use the same pillow against your bed's head board or an adjacent wall, the materials used to construct the pillow would not provide much comfort and relaxation in an upright posture. Bed rest pillows vary in terms of the materials used ranging from feather, memory foam, and soft rubber as well. Some may come with even more unusual accessories such as reading lamps, cup holders, arm supports and adjustable head rests.
Most bed rest pillows are built with a sturdy frame that is able to adjust to your body's curves, with the assurance of support and comfort in any position. Its structure provides support for the lumbar region, and the adjustable armrests help support body weight. This ensures that the head, neck, and shoulders feel no strain.