13 Bizarre But Brilliant Ways To Make Beds, Couches, & Chairs More Comfortable

There’s nothing like an eight-hour international flight to get you thinking about the importance of a comfy chair. In fact, I just got back from a trip to Amsterdam, and after sitting propped up between two people in a cement-like seat, coming up with ways to make my bed extra comfortable was my utmost priority upon my return. In addition to making your bed the coziest place on earth, there are also lots of strategies to make your office chair comfier comfier, as well as plenty of things you can do to get a softer and more supportive couch. No matter where you happen to find yourself throughout the day, all of them will keep your body feeling great — and will be infinitely better than any airplane chair, of course.

Now, piling up some standard blankets or cushions may seem like an obvious option, but what’s the point of invention and innovation if we’re not going to use them to make us significantly more comfortable? Though they're definitely not your average shapes and materials, the following weird but effective pillows, cushions, and blankets are well worth your money and time if you’re looking to overcome back pain, stiffness, and poor sleeping patterns. Check out these bizarre but brilliant ways to make all of your furniture far more comfortable. That way, you can reach cloud-level bliss any time, anywhere.

1. Turn Your Dining Room Chairs Into Mini Beds

MochoHome Non-Slip Memory Foam Cushion, $21, Amazon

Think memory foam is just for popping in your pillowcase or on top of your mattress? Think again! This ridiculously comfortable MochoHome Non-Slip Memory Foam Cushion is sized to fit most dining room chairs. It also comes in your choice of eight modern colors, and it’s got a removable and washable zippered case.

2. Bring This Portable Foot Rest To The Office With You

Portable Adjustable Mini Office Foot Rest, $15, Amazon

If your legs tend to fall asleep while you’re at your desk during the day, this Portable Adjustable Mini Office Foot Rest is for you. It hooks onto either side of your desk with two metallic clips, so you can elevate your legs however high you want. It’s lightweight yet durable, and reviewers have literally said that this hammock "was a savior" to them.

3. Twist This Pillow Up Any Way You Want

Total Pillow Microbead Portable Pillow, $15, Amazon

No matter where you need a little support, the Total Pillow Microbead Portable Pillow delivers with its flexible and contorting design. It locks into multiple positions so you can wrap it around your neck, clip it over your chair, or use it as a lumbar pillow while you’re sitting. Plus, at just 15 bucks, comfort comes at a price that can't be beat.

4. Get Cuddly Comfort And Support While You Sleep

DeluxeComfort Boyfriend Pillow, $40, Amazon

Feeling a little lonely, or simply in need of some extra nighttime support? This weird but popular DeluxeComfort Boyfriend Pillow is soft and supportive, and works wonders for side and stomach sleepers. The arm cradles your head while the torso supports your shoulder, and it comes in nine different colors for customizable cuddling.

5. A Sleek And Shiny Reversible Blanket

Brielle Nesting Faux Fur Reversible Throw, $33, Amazon

Highly textured and appealingly shiny, this Brielle Nesting Faux Fur Reversible Throw is all over people’s wish lists. One side is faux fur while the other feels like a smooth velvet, making it both versatile and functional, and people say that it feels ridiculously warm, soft, and luxurious. “I bought this for my husband because our dog's bed is lined with a similar fur,” says one reviewer. “He kept saying, ‘If I were a dog I would love this bed.’” Can't beat that standard!

6. Envelope Yourself In A Doughnut Pillow

PharMeDoc Total Body Pillow, $50, Amazon

If you like feeling entirely enveloped while you sleep, this PharMeDoc Total Body Pillow might be the perfect sleep aid for you. While it's advertised towards pregnant ladies, it's also fantastic for folks who need extra support in bed. By cradling every inch of your body in tender yet firm padding, it entirely eliminates neck stress and back pain, and it’s a great way for couch sleepers to ensure they don’t roll off in the middle of the night.

7. Give Your Couch A Cloud-Like Layer

Mybecca Upholstery Foam Cushion, $46, Amazon

Give your couch an immediate facelift with the Mybecca Upholstery Foam Cushion. It’s a full four inches thick, so not only is it firm and supportive, over 500 reviewers say that it’s ridiculously comfortable, too. Best of all, the company will custom cut it to fit your couch so you won't have to do any work besides pop it on.

8. Cradle Your Butt And Get Better Posture With This Funky Pillow

Everlasting Comfort Memory Foam Luxury Seat Cushion, $29, Amazon

For everything from kitchen seats to desk chairs, this Everlasting Comfort Memory Foam Luxury Seat Cushion is a number one bestseller despite its strange shape. It’s specifically made to cradle your butt and allow room for your tailbone, so you can promote great posture and hip placement while you’re sitting down.

9. A Supportive Pillow That Smells Really Good

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Z Zoned Dough Memory Foam Pillow Infused With Real Lavender, $100, Amazon

Not only does this memory foam pillow feature zones that are designed to support your head, neck, and upper back, but it is infused with lavender and comes with a small lavender aromatherapy pillow spray to promote a stress-free environment that is more conducive to sleep and relaxation. The pillow comes in queen, king, and travel sizes and includes a breathable, washable mesh cover.

10. Use Your Computer To Heat This Pillow Up

USB Heated Pillow, $17, Amazon

Whether it’s for your bed or for your couch, this USB Heated Pillow brings you a little extra warmth this winter. Not only is it made from a premium plush material, it also heats up when you plug it into any USB port and has a zipper design so you can change the shape: square to prop up your head in bed, or tube-shaped to warm your hands and support your neck.

11. Watch TV With Support And Storage

NAP Bed Rest, $99, Amazon

With a high back and long arms, a comfortable foam interior, and a built-in cup holder and pocket, this NAP Bed Rest turns any bed from somewhat cozy to downright incredible. You no longer have to rearrange your pillows to find the ultimate position for watching TV (or just texting on your phone), and it folds up for easy storage when not in use.

12. A Better Pillow To Put Between Your Knees While You Sleep

Cushy Foam Knee Pillow, $25, Amazon

So many people love putting a pillow between their knees as they sleep, but those pillows go flat so quickly. Especially great for side sleepers, this Cushy Foam Knee Pillow ensures that your knees are supported, your hips are aligned, and your spine stays as straight as possible. If you suffer from any knee or back pain at all, reviewers are totally swearing by this thing for a great night’s sleep.

13. Ventilated Gel That Feels Calming And Comfy

LUCID 3-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper, $89, Amazon

While the words “ventilated gel” might not sound particularly cozy, this LUCID 3-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper has killer reviews. It’s extremely soft, lightweight, and responsive, so even if you’ve got an old mattress, this thing contours to your whole body to envelop you while you sleep.

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