All You Need to Know About The Above Ground Pool

The pool is divided into different types including above ground pool and underground pool. Compared to underground, above ground pool brings more convenience to users. To select the best above ground pool you can rely on a number of criteria.

Origin of above ground pool

Above ground pool appears for the first time in 1920s. At that time, you only own one above ground pool only when you’re really rich. So many manufacturers have devised a method to create a portable swimming pool at a cheap price to meet the needs of many people.

Above ground pool has been around for a long time

The first above ground pool was originally made of wood bars and metal struts as the main material but did not works well. After many studies of suitable materials in combination with the drainage system, manufacturers have launched the first quality swimming pool 20 years later.

Until now, owning a ground pool is not too difficult. You can choose to buy products at reputable addresses and you will be supported with installation from A – Z.

What are The Benefits of Above Ground Pool?

You have a lot of choices to install a family swimming pool. If you prefer above ground swimming pool, you can refer to some utilities of this kind of pool.

It’s easy to install one above ground ground at home

  • You won’t need to spend too much money to get a quality above ground pool.
  • There are many types of above ground pools with various styles and designs for you to choose from.
  • You will not spend much time to successfully install an above ground pool at your yard.
  • You can easily maintain and repair if your swimming pool is damaged.
  • Those who prefer to design their own pools can choose to buy products with self-installation kits.
  • Easy to clean with a special pool vacuum cleaner

There are many other advantages of above ground pool, you can consider before choosing to buy this type of pool.

What You Need to Pay Attention When Buying Above Ground Pool?

If you are planning to buy a family pool, then above ground pool is the right choice. To choose the best product you should note some of the following things:

Choose a swimming pool with the right size

You need to determine if your garden space has enough space to install a swimming or not. If your garden space is small, you should conduct a measurement of the space to choose to buy the appropriate swimming pool. For example, if you want to buy an 18ft round pool, you need a space of at least 30ft round to install the pool.

The ground should be leveled before installing the pool

To install the backyard swimming pool you need to make sure that the ground has been leveled. This helps balance the pool on both sides and you will be more comfortable to use it later. In case the garden surface is not flat when installing the swimming pool, the water inside will be tilted to one side. That leads to the risk of putting pressure on one side of the pool and can make the pool’s support system more likely to be damaged.

DIY swimming pool

For DIY swimming pools, you need to keep in mind some points.

  • Design swimming pools with efficient drainage to avoid heavy rains in winter time.
  • Know how to maintain swimming pools throughout the year.
  • Know how to winterize the pool.

So if you do not have much experience in designing and maintaining above ground pool, you should not do it yourself. Please choose to buy quality products at the best address to be entitled to regular warranty and maintenance policies.

Choose the right brand to buy swimming pools

You need to identify the right brand to choose the best swimming pool for you. Brands offer different types of swimming pools at different prices. You can refer to the products before choosing. The products with high prices and full care and maintenance, it is worth choosing to buy. But if you are not eligible to buy a high-priced swimming pool, you can refer to your affordable products.

Product’s warranty policy

You need to know carefully about warranty policy when choosing to buy any kind of swimming pool. Usually each product has a warranty policy attached. High-priced swimming pools will have a longer-term warranty policy. You can refer to the product evaluation information at the official sales website before choosing to buy the pool.

Here are the basic things you need to know if you intend to choose to buy above ground pool.

How is the preparation for installing above ground pool?

If you have chosen a suitable family pool, then you need to prepare some things for the installation.


The information above mentioned the importance of the garden site where the pool was installed. You need to make sure that the pool space must be flat. In particular, there are no grass grass, bamboo grass and Bermuda grass, these grasses can grow through surfaces like swimming pools.

Flatten the ground before installing a swimming pool

Drainage system

A basic requirement for installing swimming pools is drainage. For above ground pools, water can be collected around the pool location, so you need to build an appropriate drainage system to limit the accumulation of water. Many experts recommend a natural valley-style garden design to make the drainage process more efficient.

Add a layer of ground pad

Adding a layer of sand and gravel on the ground where the pool is installed will limit the encroachment of weeds that grow on the ground. This pad will also protect the underside of the pool from impacts from below the ground.

Pool frame

The pool frame is the part you need to pay special attention to. Usually people use block stones as a frame pool. To prepare a quality swimming pool frame, you should consult the experts who have experience in swimming pool installation.

If you choose to buy above ground pool at major brands, you will be supported to install products from experienced staff. You just need to follow the requirements of the pool technician to be quickly installed.

Currently there are many reputable brands providing a full range of quality swimming pools, please refer to the appropriate product to choose to buy for your family.

What are some good skateboard tricks for beginners?

It’s is an amazing and sensational feeling to get your first skateboard delivered and ready to hit the street.

I can feel you!

All the hype and energy skyrocket when you start something new.

I highly suggest you start with some skateboard tricks for beginners. In this guide, you will find eight very beginner-friendly tricks that anyone can do!

In addition to that, I suggest for your best interest to skate on a beginner skateboard first. Check out my article here for the best skateboard for beginners.

Courtesy of  VLSkate channel. Check out the full tutorial in this link below:

1. See Saw Up Curb

What are the benefits you get?

  • It is pretty easy and simple to perform
    Form a great foundation for other complex tricks
    Starting to get the feeling when you are on the skateboard
    Learn to balance

How do I perform this trick?

I will break it down in steps for your easy practice here!

First, make yourself to stand balance on your skateboard. Then proceed to stay balanced and focus your movements while you rolling slowly.

Once you feel confident and stable on the skateboard at your own speed, move on to the next step.

Now spread your feet to the end of your skateboard’s tail and nose. Don’t go too far away to the tips though, best is to have your feet right above the trucks and wheels position.

Now try to roll toward a curb, street or park curbs are easy to find. I highly recommend you try a low curb first then move on to the higher curbs.

As your skateboard’s nose nearly hit the curb, you lighten your feet (at the skateboard nose). Then, you transition your weight backward to the other feet (at the tail position). This is to lift up the skateboard nose and get it over the curb.

Next, you reverse this process by transitioning your weight back to the front feet. Following up by lightening your back feet for the rest of your skateboard to go over the curb.

That is it! Pretty easy for everyone!

2. Roll Off Curb Stall

Roll Off Curb Stall
Roll Off Curb Stall

What are the benefits you get?

  • Get used to sudden stop and convert your momentum
  • Testing your feet to handle the impact
  • Mix up with different variations, start to expand your skills
  • Create your own tricks and style
  • Get more control of the skateboard

How do I perform this trick?

Congratulation! So you learn how to get up a high curb! Now you are going to roll it off.

A simple rolling off a curb won’t be an issue for you, I have no doubt about it. If you can add a twist at the very edge of the curb, it would be very awesome.

To pull off this trick, right before your skateboard nose come near the edge of a curb. Immediately transition your weight to the leg at the tail position, also lighten your front leg so the nose can lift up.

If you not confident practicing near the edge, you can try the above process first on a flat surface to get more confidence and control.

Once you got it right, it is time to add your personal mix to the trick:

You can simply let the tail slide on the surface before it slides off the curb (aka the Tail Drop). Then, transition your weight back to the front leg to finish the trick.

Do a 180-degree switch – you can redirect your front leg (while it lifts up along with the skateboard nose) and turn the nose either left or right about 180 degrees.

By the time, the tails still slide toward the edge of a curb. Then, you transition most of your weight back to your front leg and lift up the other leg (at the tail position).

It will look like you do a 180-degree spin right before coming off a curb. The nose position now switches with the tail position and vice versa.

So get creative with this one! Here are some examples with a clear tutorial.

3. Tail Drop Shove It

Tail Drop Shove It
Tail Drop Shove It

What are the benefits you get?

  • Get used to the space between the tail and the nose
  • Testing you back feet control
  • Balance both your legs well while the tail is on the edge of a curb
  • This is a great foundation for advanced tricks
  • Get more control of the skateboard to do a 180-degree spin (aka Shove It)

How do I perform this trick?

Time to take it to the next level!

Unlike the previous trick, where I advise you to use your front leg to redirect the nose part to switch with the tail position. This time your back feet (in the tail position) will do the spin and you actually jump a bit in mid-air.

The skateboard will spin 180 degrees and you land right back on your skateboard to finish the trick.

I highly suggest you master the Shove It tricks on a flat street or surface first. This time, just right after you transition your weight to the back leg, you actually do two things here:

Use the back leg as your leverage to kick yourself up, having both feet up in mid-air and leaving space for your skateboard to spin.
At the same time you kick yourself up, also use the back feet to redirect the tail clockwise to create the spin.

Don’t get upset If you can’t get it right in the first 15 minutes. Try to set up the tail position to have spaces between your wheels and the curb. So they won’t hit each other once you start the back kick.

Combining this with the simple tail drop, good timing and the Shove It mastery. You just impress everyone around you!

Don’t give up once it gets more challenging! Watch the video tutorial again to get the best idea!

It will even better if you can get a certainly specialized skateboard for tricks. You can practice easily these new tricks with them and learn faster.

4. Bean Plant

Bean Plant skateboard
Bean Plant skateboard

What are the benefits you get?

  • Get used to jumping up with your skateboard
  • Taking it slow and get better control
  • The balance between your upper body and your lower body for later synergy
  • Create the first foundation for flip tricks

How do I perform this trick?

This trick might look simple, yet it is essential for your skill development.

I break down the Bean Plant as below:

  • Rolling slowly while you stand firmly on your skateboard.
  • Make sure your both your legs are in the bolt position of the skateboard (right above where your trucks and wheel attached). This
  • prevents your nose lifting up by itself when you take off your front leg.
  • Slightly lean down, take off your front leg to the ground and immediately grab the nose part with one hand.
  • You also use your back leg to make a small jump along with your hand lifting up the nose.

You will definitely feel awkward at first, but trust me it is for your own good!

Try to practice until you feel comfortable with this trick before moving on.

Here is another tutorial video on how to do a bean plant.

5. Fakie Finger Shove It

Fakie Finger Shove It
Fakie Finger Shove It

What are the benefits you get?

  • Get used to precise timing and jumping up
  • Master the Shove It move set
  • Control better between your upper body and your lower body for later synergy
  • Train your upper body to work well with your precise movements

How do I perform this trick?

Like doing a Shove It on a flat surface, this time you are going to let your hand do it!

This trick is important to train your upper body synergy while you perform. I have seen many skateboarders ignore training their upper body and focus only using their legs.

It is a grave mistake! As your whole body is skateboarding not just two legs right?

As you ready to do a Shove It, lean down instead and grab the nose part of the skateboard. Make sure both your legs are in the bolt position, not too far away to the tail or nose.

Then, you are going to make a small jump up on your skateboard. Immediately, right after that, use your hand to spin 180-degree. Once you land, the nose and tail position should have switched and you have a smooth landing.

Again, take this slow! It looks simple and even easier than a normal Shove It.

But trust me! This is how it becomes advanced in this video example.

6. Drop In

drop in skateboard trick
drop in skateboard trick

What are the benefits you get?

  • Gain more confident on a ramp, pool, etc
  • Open yourself to a new style of skateboarding
  • Learn to adapt to high speed when rolling down
  • A great start to making your personal combo

How do I perform this trick?

You can see this is similar to a normal tail drop on a curb.

Believe it feels different when you skate faster!

Up to this point, you learn to “walk” on a skateboard just fine, now you want to “run” with it. So, get on a ramp, swimming pool, or any high-level surface to get more speed!

Like a tail drop, you can ready your skateboard tail on the edge of a drop. Let yourself go and feel if you can balance well on high speed rolling.

If you feel more confident, try to mix some of the tricks you have learned before as your skateboard slowing down.

You can check out some of other people’s first Drop In videos, have fun!

7. Walk The Dog

Walk The Dog skateboard trick
Walk The Dog skateboard trick

What are the benefits you get?

  • Get used to freestyle skateboarding
  • Mastering 180-degree spin with your feet
  • Learn to adapt and create fluid motion
  • Use your toe as a pivot to spin your skateboard clockwise

How do I perform this trick?

Here is something easy for you to practice and have fun!

Walk The Dog is a great trick to maneuver and get your feet familiar to the redirection. You just need to plant your front foot on the center of your skateboard deck.

For the whole trick, your front foot will be the pivot point to spin the skateboard’s nose and tail consecutively. Then, you position your back foot near the tip of the nose/tail.

As you roll slowly, you press down your back foot and turn it clockwise. Immediately, you can slightly lift off your front leg’s heel a bit. This allows the toe (position in the center) acting as the pivot for the skateboard to turn 180 degrees.

That’s is, you can do this over and over again! Here is a smooth example video for you!

Remember that your front leg will remain in the deck center at all time! This helps you focus on the smaller parts of your legs like toes and feet.

8. Sitting Down Tricks

Sitting Down skateboard Tricks
Sitting Down skateboard Tricks

What are the benefits you get?

  • Get crazy with your wildest idea for new tricks
  • Prevent completely any injuries
  • Learn to visualize how your new tricks go
  • Open the door to your inner creativity

How do I perform this trick?

What else can you do after getting tired all of the practices?

Just sit down on a bench or stair, relax and… get your legs to do something fun!

YES! Try anything! Like these two guys having fun in this video!

Skateboarding is about style, freedom and having fun! Just get crazy, try to use your feet to do flips, maneuver, turns, spins, anything while you are sitting down.

I bet you will have lots of “Eureka” moments or rare footages too!

Be creative and design your own style from here and beyond!

That is all of my suggested skateboard tricks for beginners. I wish you good luck on your skateboarding journey.


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Best Pillow for Watching TV in Bed – The Top Picks for 2019

​I think you would agree with me when I say that the best part of the day is when you get home, remove your shoes, sit in bed and watch Netflix, right? I know, that sounds like heaven! But after watching the TV for hours, you will surely regret your actions due to the back and neck pain that you are feeling.

Sounds familiar? Well, it happens to everyone. Lucky for you, this dilemma can be easily solved with a simple solution—the best pillow for watching TV in bed.

Why You Need a Special Pillow When Watching TV in Bed

​Our bodies are not designed to sit on a halfway supine position for a long time. This is because this position puts unnecessary pressure on your spine and lumbar region.

​So what can a special pillow do? Imagine this:

The pillow for watching TV in bed has a unique structure that can deliver a good level of support to the entire back area up to your head and neck. With the support that this pillow can give, your spine will be relieved of the unwanted pressure, and it also places your body in a more comfortable angle, improving blood flow and eliminating the “pins and needles” feeling in your legs.  

​So yes, the right pillow can make your binge-watching sessions more comfortable!

​But please keep in mind that finding the best pillow for your needs is not as easy as you think.  

​Lucky for you, you have come to the right place! Below, I have reviewed and compared some of the available pillows in the market, and you can find my recommendation in the end! 

Best Pillow for Watching TV in Bed - Comparison Table 

Brand Name


Fill Material




​Linenspa LZ26SVSFRP Shredded Foam Pillow

22 x 8 x 8 inches

Shredded Memory  Foam

Sit Up Pillow



Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest Pillow

26 x 18 x 18 inches


Sit Up Pillow


Not stated

​Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam

20 x 54

Memory Foam 

Body Pillow

Bamboo, Polyester,  



​Brentwood Home Zuma Therapeutic Wedge Pillow

24 x 24 x 10,

24 x 24 x 7,

24 x 24 x 12

Therapeutic Foam

Wedge Pillow

Soft Stretch Knit


​Drive Medical Folding Bed Wedge

23 x 23 x 7,

23 x 23 x 10,

23 x 23 x 12


Wedge Pillow

Nylex Cover


Best Pillow for Watching TV in Bed in 2018: My Top Five Recommendations 

​1. Linenspa LZ26SVSFRP Shredded Foam Pillow - Plain yet Plush

Linenspa LZ26SVSFRP Shredded Foam Pillow

The Linenspa Foam Pillow is known for its breathability and comfort. The pillow is made up of shredded memory foam clusters that are highly moldable and flexible. Thanks to its shredded nature, it will be easier for the user to shape and customize the pillow to suit his back well. Additionally, the shredded foam promotes proper air flow.

​The pillow also comes with a cover made from a soft and velvety velour material. This material is snuggly, cozy and comfortable. Both the pillow and cover are machine washable.  

Why It’s Good for Watching TV in Bed:  
As a sit up pillow, this product is ergonomically designed to provide the right amount of support to your head, arm, neck, and back.

​This pillow almost has the same shape of a wedge pillow, but it has an added feature of having an armrest, so it offers incredible support to your arms too.  

Special Features:  
Linenspa went beyond the basics by adding an extra feature to this pillow—its carry handle. This simple feature allows the user to easily bring the pillow with him when he transfers from one room to another.  

According to my research, the company offers a 3-year warranty for this product.  

This is probably one of the most affordable pillows for watching TV that you can ever get your hands on. I believe that its price is suitable for people with low budget.  


  • ​Plush velour pillow cover
  • ​Shredded memory foam for breathability and moldability
  • ​Carry handle for portability
  • ​Comes in two sizes—standard and extra large
  • ​Easy to clean


  • ​Slight odor for the first few days
  • ​Arrives flat so it needs a few more days to reshape

​2. Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest Pillow – Furry and Attractive

Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest Pillow

This bed rest pillow is made of solid polyester foam material which is the main reason why this pillow is affordable at a low price.  

​On the other hand, the cover of this pillow features a furry texture that feels soft to touch.  

Why It’s Good for Watching TV in Bed:
Just like our first product, this pillow has armrests too which delivers added support and extreme comfort to the arms while reading a book or watching TV in bed. Since the pillow comes with a solid foam fill material, it can be able to stand alone and provide adequate firmness to the user.  

Special Features:
The main feature that people love about this pillow is its soft texture, plush design, and eye-catching colors. The pillow is available in three different colors—hot pink, lime, and turquoise—all of which are suitable for kids and teens.

​Moreover, this pillow also has a carry handle that allows the user to transport the pillow easily.  

Sadly though, the warranty details of this product were not provided by the company. If you would like to know more about this information, you would have to keep in touch with the company’s customer service representative.  

The pillow may look fancy (due to its shaggy and furry texture), but you will be surprised to know that it is quite affordable. In fact, it is cheaper than our first product, making it the pillow of choice for most kids.  


  • ​Comes in a small size which is perfect for kids
  • ​Available in three eye-catching colors
  • ​Has a carry handle for portability
  • ​Extremely soft to touch
  • ​Affordable price


  • ​Takes time to dry out
  • ​Can only be spot cleaned

​3. Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam- Hypoallergenic and Supportive

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam

Snuggle-Pedic is one company that takes the pillow industry into a whole new level by ensuring that their products are made up of high-quality materials. For instance, they used as Certipur-US Certified memory foam that is also eco-friendly.

Just like most pillows, this product also comes with a micro-vented breathable fabric blend made of bamboo, lycra, and polyester. Both the pillow and the cover are machine washable.  

Why It’s Good for Watching TV in Bed:
The pillow may not have a unique structure like a sit up pillow or wedge pillow, but it is equally as supportive, all thanks to the foam’s ability to conform to the shape of the body, ensuring that it will provide you enough support, no matter what position you assume.  

 Let us also not forget about the fact that the pillow’s breathability keeps your back cool even if you watch TV for hours.  

​Just so you know this pillow comes in different sizes, but of course, the body pillow is the best option for your needs when you watch TV in bed.  

Special Features:
One distinguishable feature that this pillow has over all its competitor in the market is its hypoallergenic cover which is also resistant to dust and mite. These features are perfect for a person with sensitive skin.  

Snuggle-pedic offers the most extended warranty of all—20 years! The pillow is also available for a 120-night trial period.  

Well, with all its features, you cannot expect this pillow to be the most affordable product in the market. But you will be surprised to know that it is not as expensive as you think either.  


  • ​Highly breathable
  • ​Hypoallergenic, dust and mite resistant cover
  • ​Large enough to cover your full back to the neck and head
  • ​Shape-conforming memory foam material
  • ​Machine washable cover and pillow


  • ​A bit heavy
  • ​Some users claim that this pillow is loosely filled

​4. Brentwood Home Zuma Therapeutic Wedge Pillow – Small but Terrible

Brentwood Home Zuma Therapeutic Wedge Pillow

The first wedge pillow in the list is made up of a solid memory foam which easily contours to the body and provides your back with the support it needs. This foam is also said to be free of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, mercury, and lead. It also has low VOC content, improving the air quality in your room.

Why It’s Good for Watching TV in Bed:
The very reason why I included this on the list is its unique wedge shape. Because of this one-of-a-kind structure, you can place this pillow vertically to provide more support to your back. You can also put it horizontally if you think that you need more assistance in the leg area.  

Special Features:
The best feature of this pillow is its lightweight. Its cover is also hypoallergenic and resistant to mites and dust which reduces the risk of allergic reaction.

This pillow actually has a short warranty duration. It is covered only by a 30-day warranty, but since it has impressive features and reviews, this may no longer be an issue.

The price of this product is mid-range. It is considered affordable but definitely not cheap. In fact, this product is the definition of getting value for your money.  


  • ​Lightweight and compact
  • ​Also helps with snoring and acid reflux
  • ​Does not slip easily
  • ​All-natural foam free of unwanted chemicals
  • ​Available in three different heights


  • ​Needs airing to remove its weird smell
  • ​The zipper of the cover is of low quality

5. Drive Medical Folding Bed Wedge – Foldable and Portable

Drive Medical Folding Bed Wedge

The fill material of this wedge pillow is a solid foam which is easily moldable and can follow the contours of your back, neck, and head. The pillow is covered by a smooth Nylex cover.  

Why It’s Good for Watching TV in Bed:
If you have seen the shape and design of this pillow, you will notice that it has a slope and is designed to elevate the upper body and at the same time, support your head and neck which can prevent neck and back pain associated with watching TV in bed.  

Special Features:
The prominent characteristic of this pillow is it can be folded to save more space. This is for easy storage and to save space in a small room.

 Just like the fourth product, this pillow is available in three different heights, so there is a suitable Drive Medical Wedge Pillow for everyone, no matter what their size is.  

If you are worried about receiving a defective product, don’t you worry. This product is covered by a warranty that you can take advantage of for a reasonable amount of time—1 year.  

It looks like most wedge pillows are quite affordable. This product has almost the same price as the Brentwood Zuma Therapeutic Wedge Pillow, so you are assured that this one is highly affordable too.  


  • ​Foldable and portable
  • ​Can be configured in different ways
  • ​Different height options
  • ​Has longer design as compared to most wedge pillows
  • ​Easy to store


  • ​Many people find it to be a bit firm
  • ​Tends to slip due to its smooth cover

The Comprehensive Best Pillow for Watching TV in Bed Buying Guide 

​Buying a pillow for watching TV in bed is not as easy as you think. There are plenty of options in the market which may make the buying process a lot more difficult for you. Luckily, I have compiled all of the information that you would need to know to make the right choice.

​The Types of Pillow You Can Use for Watching TV in Bed 

​No specific type of pillow is marketed as a pillow for watching TV in bed, but there are lots of pillow types in the market that you can use to comfortably watch TV in bed and maintain proper posture at the same time. Here they are:

​•    Wedge Pillow
This is considered to be an orthopedic pillow that has a unique shape—a triangle. This is usually placed behind your back (so it can deliver support from your lower to upper back) as you watch TV in the bed.  

​•    Sit Up Pillow
These are also called backrest pillows. You can easily differentiate it from the wedge pillow because its structure resembles the back portion of a car seat. But aside from having a headrest, it has added shoulder support as well.  

​•    Body Pillow
The most widely available type of pillow that you can find in the market is the body pillow. It does not have arches or unique structures like the other pillow types in the list, but it is long and supportive enough to help keep your back straight and comfortable as you watch TV.  

​I will let you in a little surprise—aside from watching TV; these pillows also come handy in maintaining proper posture and avoiding back or neck problems when reading in bed.  

Sit up pillow is also called backrest pillows

Sit up pillow is also called backrest pillows

​The Factors You Need to Consider 

​As always, you have to keep in mind a few essential things to make the right choice. When it comes to choosing the best pillow for watching TV in bed, there are actually many considerations that you should think about. These are as follows:

​•    Filling Material
The filling material of the pillow will determine the comfort level of your pillow. But aside from comfort, the filling material is also responsible for the ability of the pillow to contour to your back, cool your skin down, uphold firmness and keep bacteria at bay.

​With that in mind, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of each filling material and I have compiled the information that you need below:

​-    Down
Down is the material located under the breast feathers of ducks and geese and is designed to keep the birds feel warm in cold temperatures.  

Pros: To begin with, down is probably the softest pillow fill material that you can get your hands on. But more than that, this material is also hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.  

Cons: However, this fill material is pricey. This is because you need high amounts of this fill material to make the pillow firm and supportive.  

-    Memory Foam
Also called visco-elastic foam, this material is designed to distribute weight evenly and to respond to pressure and heat properly.

Pros: This foam is known for its ability to contour to the shape of the body of the head, making it feel cushy and comfortable. Maintenance will not be a problem with this fill material because it requires only occasional spot cleaning due to its antimicrobial properties.

Cons: The downside of this material is it absorbs heat which may not be beneficial for people who tend to sweat a lot.  

​-    Gel
This fill material is made up of polyurethane encased in plastic. Often, manufacturers insert this material inside more traditional fill materials like memory gel.

Pros: This material has amazing cooling properties that can help you feel cool while you sleep.  

Cons: However, this material can’t dissipate heat properly so the coolness that you will feel will just be temporary.

​-    Buckwheat Hulls
This fill material is created by removing the buckwheat seeds from its hulls. Afterward, the hulls are cleaned and placed in a material casing made from natural fibers such as silk and cotton.

Pros: Since the hulls are quite small, you can quickly shift or maneuver them to properly fit the curves of your body. Also, you can just replace the hulls or add more if you think you need a higher level of support.

Cons: This material does not have the soft and fluffy feel that most pillows have. Moreover, most users claim that the hulls are noisy when they toss and turn.  

-    Polyester
This is one of the most popular fill materials used in the pillow industry these days. This is because it is available for a low price.

Pros: Besides its low price, many users love this fill material because it is lightweight and easy to clean.

Cons: But of course, you get what you pay for with this fill material, so it comes with a few drawbacks—ends up being lumpy because it clumps easily, short lifespan, not moldable and breathable.  

 •    Size
Since your primary goal for using a pillow for watching TV in bed is to get the support that you need, you must make sure that it is big enough to support your lower back up to the neck area.  

​Keep in mind that these pillows vary regarding length, width, and height. And that is why it is recommended that you consider the pillow’s size (usually in inches) when choosing a pillow.

​•   Inclination
If you are going for the wedge pillow type, the inclination is one factor that you should never forget about.  

​The standard angle of inclination of wedge pillows is higher than 7 inches, but you can find some models with a steeper incline of 10 to 12 inches. For reading a book or watching TV in bed, it is recommended that you go for pillow models that have a higher incline for better support.

​•    Weight
When it comes to weight, the heavier the pillow is, the better. This is because these tend to move less and are more stable when in use.  

​•    Warranty
Of course, you will be investing money in this purchase so you would want to make sure that this will give you value for your money, right?  

​If that is the case, the best way to ensure that is to choose a pillow that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty which may cover product defects within a certain span of years.  

​•    Portability
If you are the type of person who loves to travel, you may want a pillow that you can bring with your on your trips. Among the three types of pillows that you can use in watching TV in bed, the most portable option that you have is no other than the wedge pillow as it is the smallest pillow of all.  

•    Maintenance
Most pillows used for watching TV can be removed from its cover then washed in a machine. However, there are some pillows (like the memory foam ones) that should never be hand washed or machine washed. Instead, it requires only light spot cleaning.

If you wish to save time and money, you may want to go for pillows that can be washed by hand or in the machine.  

​•    Price
You will be amazed at how wide the price range of a pillow is. It may cost from $50 to almost $1000. Because of this, it is recommended that you first establish a budget before you go pillow hunting. In this way, you are assured that the pillow that you will choose suits your budget well.

​•    Cover
Most pillows that you will come across already come with its own cover. When it comes to choosing a cover, the most essential characteristic that you should keep in mind is breathability.  

​Additionally, the cover must also be removable for easy washing.  

​•    Firmness
When we talk about firmness, we refer to the loft of the pillow or the height from the headrest to a person’s head or back when he is sitting on the bed. Generally, the pillow’s firmness levels are classified as soft, medium soft and firm.

​Since you are using the pillow for watching TV in bed, it is recommended that you go for a firm pillow so it can give you the adequate support that you need.  

Final Verdict: Which is the Best Pillow for Watching TV in Bed? 

​I have reviewed different types of pillow for watching TV in bed. If you have noticed, our list included a few brands for each type. That is why I will choose more than one winner for this roundup so you can have options.

So which is the best pillow for watching TV in bed? For the wedge pillow, my bet would be the Brentwood Home Therapeutic Pillow because of its moderate firmness and high level of support.

For the sit-up pillow, my choice is the Linenspa Shredded Foam Pillow because of its high-quality foam and soft and comfortable pillow cover.  

Discover What is the Best Mattress for Heavy People of 2019 Here!

​Heavy people think that when it comes to choosing their mattress or bed, the only thing that they have to think about is the size. But guess what, there is more to that than you think.  

Why Heavy People Need a Different Mattress 

Not many people know this, but not all mattresses are created equal. A mattress specifically manufactured for heavy people (people weighing 230 pounds and above) is designed to provide additional support and cushioning to the different areas of the body that are considered to be the heaviest. These include the hips and abdomen.

The surfaces of these mattresses help to align the spine, alleviating the pressure points. While most conventional mattresses are also created to perform the same function, the mattresses for heavy people are designed to fulfill this role while preventing excessive sagging (which may be caused by excessive weight).

Heavy people need a different mattress

Heavy people need a different mattress

With that in mind, are you now ready to choose the best mattress for heavy people? Don’t make the decision just yet—you have to read this buying guide first!

Best Mattress for Heavy People Comparison Table





Cover material


​LUCID Plush Memory Foam Mattress

Memory Foam

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

14 inches

10% Tencel, 90% Polyester


​Sleep Innovations Shiloh Memory Foam

Memory Foam

Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King

12 inches



​Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam

Memory Foam

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Short Queen, Queen, King

12, 10, and 8 inches

Jacquard cover


​Purple Mattress

Gel and Memory Foam

Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

9.5 inches

Lycra, Viscose and Polyester

Not stated

​Dynasty Mattress Cool Breeze Gel Memory Foam​

Gel and Memory Foam

Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, RV Short King, Split Calking

12 inches



Best Mattress for Heavy People 2018: My Top Five Recommendations

With all the hundreds of mattresses in the market, how can you possibly narrow down your choices? There is nothing that you should worry about since I have already done the job for you. Here are the five mattresses which are considered to be the best mattresses for heavy people: 

1. LUCID Plush Memory Foam Mattress – Layers of Comfort and Support

LUCID Plush Memory Foam Mattress

Made of three different layers of foam, this LUCID mattress is designed to ensure that you will get your good night sleep.  

The mattress is made up of a 10-inch high-density foam base which delivers the right amount of support that a heavy sleeper needs.  

It is then covered with a 3-inch gel memory foam for added cushioning while ensuring that you will feel cool and refreshed the whole night.  

On top of the mattress is the 1-inch bamboo charcoal memory foam which is hypoallergenic which is perfect for people with sensitive skin.

All of the foams used are CertiPUR-US Certified which is proof that the materials have been independently tested for the presence of formaldehyde, mercury, CFC’s, and low volatile compounds.

Just like most mattresses, this one comes with a soft and breathable cover made up of 10% TENCEL and 90% polyester fabric.  

Why It’s Recommended for Heavy Sleepers: 
One thing that mattress is known for is its conforming support. Thanks to its 10-inch memory foam base, the mattress is responsive to every movement of the user and is compressed evenly under body weight. In this way, the mattress can contour to your body’s curves and alleviate the different pressure points in your body.  

I consider this mattress to be medium priced, meaning it is not that affordable but not too pricey either. For me, this mattress is worth buying because of its amazing features and the layers of foam that the company has carefully thought of.  

This mattress has one of the most extended warranties that are currently being offered in the mattress industry—10 years.


  • A thick layer of density foam for support 
  • Gel memory foam layer for temperature neutrality 
  • Bamboo memory foam for hypo allergenicity
  • TENCEL cover for breathability 
  • Long warranty 


  • Less firm than other mattress models 
  • Mattress is heavy 

2. Sleep Innovations Shiloh Memory Foam- Perfect for Couples

Sleep Innovations Shiloh Memory Foam

The product boasts of a DuoComfort design that is made up of two layers. The upper layer is made of a 2.5-inch thick memory foam that features an open cell design that dissipates heat excellently. With the use of air pressure, the foam pulls heat from the body and redistribute it to the entire mattress.  

The base layer is made of a high-density foam that is designed for durability. It is also created to provide a supportive foundation to the top layer.  

The mattress is covered by a durable and incredibly soft poly-cotton fabric. Aside from its breathability, many users love this cover because of its stylish look. It features a white color on top and a gray color at the sides. The cover also comes in two designs—quilted and smooth.  

Why It’s Recommended for Heavy Sleepers: 
The top layer of this mattress is not just created for breathability and temperature neutrality. The firmness of the SureTemp memory foam of the mattress delivers a firmness of medium soft to medium firm which is perfect for all types of sleeping positions.
As a memory foam, this mattress also has great motion absorbing properties, meaning it can deliver minimal motion transfer and can absorb vibration (which is common for heavy sleepers) which makes it a good option for couples.  

I know that the features of this mattress are highly advanced, especially with its ability to minimize vibration. However, you will be surprised to know that just like the first product, this is another mid-priced mattress!

Well, it looks like these companies take their warranty offers pretty seriously. The purchase of this mattress is covered by an even longer warranty—20 years!


  • ​Two cover style options
  • ​Ideal for couples
  • ​Motion transfer makes it the best mattress for side sleepers and combination sleepers
  • ​Durable
  • ​Delivers pressure point relief


  • ​Temperature neutrality abilities are not as excellent as other mattresses
  • ​Heavy and bulky

​3.    Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam – Soft and Odor-free

Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam

This is another mattress that features three different layers. Let us start with the bottom base which is the 5-inch high-density support foam which ensures that you will not sink too far down, no matter how heavy the user is.

In the middle of the foam is 2-inch comfort layer designed to relieve the pressure points when you sleep. At the top is the 3-inch memory foam cushion that is soft and comfortable to lie in.  

The entire mattress is infused with Evergreen Extract (which comes from green tea) and ActivCharcol, both of which work together in neutralizing the odors of the mattress.  

This is considered to be the latest technology in the memory foam industry because of its BioFoam technology which replaces some of the petroleum commonly found in memory foams with essential plant oils.  

Why It’s Recommended for Heavy Sleepers: 
You may be wondering why I have included this mattress in the list considering that it is thinner than most beds. But what makes this mattress suitable for heavy sleeper is its thick base foam which is responsible for the support that the mattress can give to its user.

Moreover, its top memory foam layer has shape conforming abilities that can relieve essential pressure points, making the user feel comfortable during his sleep.

While it is a few dollars affordable than the first two products, I still consider this to be a mid-priced mattress. With its odor neutralizing properties, it is amazing how the company was able to sell it at such an affordable price.​

Yes, the manufacturers of these mattresses really do take their warranty offers seriously. This one has a 10-year warranty.  


  • ​Low odor as compared to most memory foam mattresses
  • ​Eco-friendly option due to its BioFoam technology
  • ​Thick base foam for durability and support
  • ​Various thickness options
  • ​Foam materials are CertiPUR-US Certified


  • ​Thinner than most mattresses for heavy sleepers
  • ​Not for people who want a firmer bed

​4.    Purple Mattress – Smart and Antimicrobial

Purple Mattress

The mattress uses the company’s patented Hyper-Elastic polymer with Smart Comfort Grids. This Smart Grid technology disperses buckling-column gel throughout the mattress which can either support or fold the mattress, depending on the direction of weight delivered to it.

Moreover, the mattress has free-flow air channels that won’t trap heat as most materials do. It neutralizes heat so the user can feel comfortable during his sleep.

The mattress is also considered to be antibacterial due to the incorporation of non-artificial germicides. The materials used in creating this mattress is FDA- and CertiPUR-US certified.  

Why It’s Recommended for Heavy Sleepers: 
One distinct characteristic of this mattress is it comes with multiple thicknesses (and thus firmness) options. The 11-inch model is medium firm while the 12-inch medium has medium firmness. Lastly, the 13-inch model is medium soft.  

With the selection that they are offering, there is firmness option for every heavy sleeper. But more than that, the mattress has Motion isolation abilities which equalize the pressure from the body, facilitating proper alignment and preventing you from feeling the movement of the person next to you.  

With its antibacterial property, Smart Comfort Grids, and Motion Isolation technology, you can expect that this mattress to be more expensive than most mattresses in this list. You are—it is. But with the advanced features that you can get, this one is indeed worth the investment. Don’t you agree?

The company focused on making their mattress highly advanced. Sadly though, they did not provide any information on the product’s warranty. To know if this is covered by a guarantee, you need to talk with their customer service representative about it.  


  • ​Multiple firmness and thickness options available
  • ​Smart Grid Technology promotes better support
  • ​Free-flow air channels for comfortable sleep
  • ​Antimicrobial properties
  • ​Great for all types of sleeper because of its Motion Isolation features


  • ​No warranty information provided
  • ​A bit expensive

​5.    DynastyMattress Cool Breeze Gel Memory Foam – Fit for a King

DynastyMattress Cool Breeze Gel Memory Foam

I say that this mattress is fit for a king because it has three layers of foam material. At the bottom, you can find a 5-inch high-density foam base which makes the mattress not only supportive but durable as well.  

It is then topped by a 4-inch cool-airflow foam support. I know that memory foams are not the most comfortable type of material to lie in, but the technology infused in this layer prevents overheating.

At the top, you can find a 3-inch gel memory foam which allows the knees, hips, and elbows and shoulders to sink in and relieving these parts of unwanted pressure that may cause aches upon waking up.

The top layer of the mattress is covered by a luxurious white suede cover that has a fire barrier and zipper closure system. The entire cover is also machine washable for easy maintenance.  

Why It’s Recommended for Heavy Sleepers: 
There are two reasons why I have included this mattress in this list. The first thing is its firmness. Some people may find it to be a bit firmer than they want but its firmness prevents the heavy sleeper from sinking too low when he lay down.

The second thing would be its thickness which it owes in its 3- layer construction which is made up of CertifiPUR-US certified materials. Its thickness is the reason why the mattress is firm.

This mattress is of the same range as most of the cushions in this list which means that it is not that affordable but not that expensive either.  

Okay, I know I have said this again, but oh boy, this has the longest warranty of all. The product is covered by a 30-year warranty and a 120-day replacement period!  


  • ​Comes with free two memory foam pillows
  • ​Stylish looking cover
  • ​Longest warranty offered
  • ​120-day trial period also offered
  • ​Great level of firmness


  • ​Gives off a strong odor
  • ​Too firm for some users

The Ultimate Buying Guide for the Best Mattress for Heavy People

As mentioned, the mattress for heavy people has unique requirements, meaning it won’t be that easy for you to find the most suitable one for your needs. That is why I have created this short yet highly detailed buying guide to help you make the right buying decision.

The Different Types of Mattresses You Need to Know 

​One of the most critical factors that you need to take into consideration would be the type of mattress. Lucky for you, I already have all the information that you need below:

​•    Innerspring
This type of mattress features steel coils base polyfoam layer as its support core enveloped with at least one layer of foam. The firmness of this medium ranges from medium to firm. It also has a thickness range of 9 inches to 15 inches.  

The heat retention and edge support of this material are considered to be good by many for heavy side and back sleepers.
However, most people do not recommend this mattress for heavy stomach sleepers.

​•    Memory Foam
If you are looking for the best mattress for side sleepers, this is the best option that you have. This is because of the mattress contours to the shape of your body—one feature that side sleepers would surely benefit from.

The mattress offers medium soft to medium firm platform which is also a fantastic option for back sleepers. However, the heat retention of this material is quite poor, and many people claim that the mattress gets flat a bit quickly.

​•    Latex
This mattress type is the choice of eco-conscious people because the material is collected from petroleum- and plant-based materials. This material offers the same level of support as memory foam does but in a more environmentally manner.  

Another good thing about this material is that it has excellent heat retention abilities which ensure that the user can enjoy a refreshing and comfortable sleep. 

Sadly though, some people have experienced allergic reactions to this material.

•    Hybrid
This mattress type is one example of how the industry was able to combine the best of both worlds (in this case, mattress type). The mattress features at least two inches of memory foam or latex with coils as its support foam.  

The built of the foam ensures the bounciness of the mattress which is beneficial for all types of sleeping position—back, side, and stomach sleepers.  

However, this mattress type is one of the most expensive models in the market.

Important Considerations You Should Think About 

​In addition to the type of mattress, there are other important things that you need to factor in before you make your decision. Here are some of them:

​•    Thickness
The thickness of mattresses ranges from 6 inches to 14 inches or more. Typically, the thickness of the mattress is a matter of personal preference. However, people who weight over 230 pounds tend to put a lot of pressure on the mattress, so if they want to enjoy a comfortable sleep, a thicker mattress is always a good idea.

To help you out, the best option that you have would be a mattress with the thickness range of 12 to 14 inches.  

​•    Firmness
Just like thickness, firmness is one crucial factor that you should consider too. The firmness of the mattresses is rated on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the least firm and 10 the firmest.  

If you weigh 230 pounds or more, going for a less firm mattress may not be a good idea. As a rule of thumb, the best mattresses for heavy people are those that fall between thickness levels of 6 and 8.

​•    Foam Density
This factor is used to determine how much weight the mattress could support and is referred to as pounds per cubic foot. The higher the density, the more durable the bed would be.

However, the foam density of a mattress is not usually stated in the product’s packaging. If you wish to know the foam density of the mattress that you are eyeing on, then you would have to keep in touch with their customer service representative.

​•    Weight Limit
In the packaging of a mattress, you can find that there is stated weight limit. This limit states the amount of weight that the mattress can accommodate. Weight higher than the stated weight limit can cause damage to the product.

​•    Edge Support
Do you love to sit on the edge of your bed when you wake up? If you do, this is one factor that would be important to you. By edge support, we are referring to reinforced corners of the mattress which are designed to prevent the edges from sinkage.

When it comes to maximum edge support, innerspring and hybrid mattresses are your champion mattress types.

​•    Heat Neutrality
One issue that heavy sleepers deal with is they suffer from sweat and heat at night. Since these people have higher body mass, their bodies naturally produce more heat.  

Because of this, it is vital that you opt for a mattress that can dissipate heat from the body and keep the user feeling cool and refreshed at night.  

According to reviews, memory foam and foam do not dissipate heat well. On the other hand, innerspring and hybrid mattresses neutralize temperature, meaning you won’t have to deal with heat when you are asleep.​

For more tips on how to stay cool when sleeping, please watch this video: ​

​•    Gauge of Coils
This factor will only matter if you plan on buying innerspring and hybrid mattresses. The gauge of the coils determine how supportive the mattress can be. The typical coil gauge of mattresses ranges from 12 being the thickest and 18 being the thinnest.  

​•    Warranty
You will agree with me with this—a mattress is a significant investment. If you want to ensure that you will get your money’s worth, you should go for a product that is covered by a long and reliable product warranty.  

We know that those mattresses are expected to sag over time. However, there are some products which may showcase excessive sinking and indenting over time. Because of this, it is important that you be familiar what the sagging depth covered by the warranty is.

​Personal Information You Need to Factor In 

​Aside from the factors mentioned, there are also a few personal considerations that you should keep in mind when choosing a mattress for heavy sleepers. These are as follows:

•    Number of Users
Are you going to share the mattress with a few people? If yes, how many people are going to use the mattress at the same time?  

Why is this important, you may ask? This is important in determining the appropriate weight limit of the mattress that you should buy. 

You may also want to determine how much each sleeper weighs. In this way, you will have an idea on how much weight each side must hold.  

​•    Comfort
Comfort is subjective. To determine how comfortable the mattress is, you have to consider your personal preference. Since that is the case, you have to determine if you prefer a softer or a firmer mattress? Do you want more cushion or structure?

​•    Hot or Cool Sleeper
Many experts place a lot of importance on the breathability of a mattress. For them, the more breathable the mattress, the better it is. But again, this depends on your preference.  

If you are the type of person who feels cold all the time, then you must be a hot sleeper and would benefit a lot from using mattresses made of memory foam, with either an open-cell structure or gel beads. On the other hand, a cool sleeper can benefit from investing in the rest of the types of mattresses, especially innerspring.

•    Sleep Position
How do you sleep? Do you lie on your back, side or stomach? Your answer to this question will determine the required depth and layering of materials. If you sleep on your back or stomach, your weight is evenly distributed across the mattress. Almost all types of mattress would work well for you.

But if you sleep on your side, your weight will be more concentrated in a specific part of the bed. Because of this, you would need a deeper yet more structured mattress like that of a hybrid mattress.

In Summary: Which is the Best Mattress for Heavy People of 201​9? 

​If you have noticed, almost all the mattress in the list has similar construction—layers of memory foams, motion isolation features, airflow technology and the likes. Because of this, it is a lot harder to make the decision.
But I know I have to do it. After careful consideration and the comparison of the products’ features, I chose the winner of this roundup is Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam because of its extra features— antibacterial properties and odor-free technology.