This $30 Amazon Find Stops Pillows from Falling Between Your Mattress and Headboard — And It Has More Than 11,000 Five-Star Ratings

published Jan 18, 2023
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I love sleeping as much as the next person, but the process of getting ready for bed is a whole other story. It’s so hard to get up from where I’m sitting when I know I have to change into my pajamas, let the dog out (and back in), brush my teeth, take my makeup off if I’m wearing any — and I’m still probably forgetting something. When I’m finally settled underneath the covers and dozing off, the slightest turn has me jolting back awake because I already know my pillow has fallen through the crack between my mattress and headboard.

It’s important to mention that my bed frame is a little unique: When my dad put the pieces together, he accidentally screwed one of the wooden boards on the back surface of the headboard instead of the front, right under where my pillows go. As a result, the only thing that would likely remedy my pillow problem is rebuilding that part of my bed. But if your pillow falls merely because you have an inconvenient gap between your mattress and headboard, we have a much easier solution for you. The SnugStop mattress filler is the Amazon product you need to look into, pronto.

This product is basically a foam wedge that comes in five standard sizes and lies behind your bed pillows. You have to order its case separately, though that won’t be a problem because the shams are also listed on the same product page. Not only does this mattress filler give your pillow a slightly elevated inclination, but it also keeps it in place, so you don’t have to fish it out in the middle of the night. You can also place the wedge next to the wall or between two mattresses that have been pushed together in order to eliminate that uncomfortable valley where they meet. It’s basically the soft, comfy gap filler of your dreams!

Additionally, the SnugStop wedge has more than 11,000 five-star Amazon ratings, with one reviewer writing: “After years of having a bed with a gap that I had been stuffing a towel into, I happened to come across this wedge. I wish I had found this years ago because it would have solved the problem of dropping my phone, TV remote, and even my glasses behind the bed.” This bedding accessory also has a pocket on each side, where you can store such items and not have to worry about losing them in a tangle of sheets. You won’t even know the wedge is there, but you’ll rest soundly knowing everything is in its rightful spot.

Buy: SnugStop Bed Wedge Mattress Filler, $29.99 (normally $34.99)