The Bed Wedge – Sidelying, is a very useful triangular foam wedge. It can be used in a variety of ways to help people in bed.
Please consider other various sizes of the Bed Wedge (sold separately) before deciding which is best for you.
The foam has a waterproof material cover that can be wiped clean and placed in a pillowcase for patient comfort. It can be used between a patient’s legs to prevent pressure.
There is a wide flap along one edge which can be folded under. The advantage of this flap is to allow air to move slightly when someone is lying on it. This means that it doesn’t feel like lying on a balloon.
This product is available with Hook Tape (rough side) on the bottom. This can be attached to a sleep positioning bed material if used.
Some Uses For The Bed Wedge
- Bed Back Support: When sitting up in bed, the Bed Wedge can be placed behind the person’s back. This provides good support for the lower back/posterior to lean against. A normal pillow can also be used for upper back support.
- Bed Anti-Slide Wedge: When the person is sitting up in bed, place the Bed Wedge under the legs hard up against the groin. The Wedge will comfortably help the person to stay in position sitting up, and help prevent them sliding back down the bed. This is particularly useful as it can save the Carers having to constantly lift patients back into position.
- Bed Anti-Roll Wedge: This may help people who need to sleep on their side but will roll onto their backs. Place the wedge against their back. This will not be uncomfortable, but it will prevent them rolling onto their back. The Bed Wedge is very stable and small enough to go under the bed clothes.
- Bed Cradle Wedge: To take the weight of the blankets off the person’s feet, place the Bed Wedge at the bottom of the bed, under the covers.