If you suffer from foot soreness or cramping at night due to the weight of sheets and blankets on your feet, then you’ll be happy to know that there are several different foot cradle for bed options to help relieve your pain. Doctors often recommend these for post-surgery recovery or for those who suffer from painful bunions or sensitive joints and skin, as they eliminate the pressure of bed coverings.
We’ve identified some of the best foot cradle for bed support systems out there, based on actual user ratings and reviews. They are known by different names such as foot tent blanket, blanket lift bar, sheet lifter for feet, and sheet blanket support. And they come in a variety of styles and sizes. Some of the things to consider when making your choice is what size bed you will use it on, how thick your mattress is, whether you want it to be portable for use on a regular or hide a bed or while traveling, and whether you prefer height adjustability. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to help you get a more comfortable night’s sleep.
The Blanket Lift Support Bar by Blanketbooster tops our list for several reasons. It’s made of an extremely lightweight yet durable aerospace alloy that enables it to securely support the heaviest of bed covers, effectively creating a tent over your feet.
Choose the size that best fits your mattress size. Full/Queen or King/ CA King span half the width of the bed for use by one person on one side of the bed. The twin/single size goes the full width of the mattress, and can be folded down, hiding away when the bed is made.
This sheet and blanket support is simple to put together – it is self-assembled with no tools or special skills required. It measures a total of 23″ tall, which accommodates nearly all mattress thicknesses/foot size combinations.
This is among the most portable of all the foot cradles available. It weighs less than 1 lb and easily disassembles and folds flat. It will even fit in carry-on luggage, all making it ideal for taking with you when traveling.
The least expensive option on our list, the Adjustment Blanket Support from Essential Medical Supply provides a solid value at a lower price. Made of sturdy aluminum tubing, this bar fit securely between your box spring and mattress, then lifts the bed coverings off your feet.
This support is 20 inches tall, and so works best when used with a mattress that is not super thick. An 18″ mattress would only result in blankets being lifted about 2 inches. Measuring 20 inches wide at the top and 15 inches wide at the bottom, it weighs a bit under 3 lbs so is very easy to handle.
With the greatest height adjustment of any others here, this support can be adjusted from 23.5 inches all the way to 31.5 inches tall. Weighing in a 3.5 pounds, it measures 16 inches wide and 11.75 inches deep.
Users report that this is easy to assemble, and once it’s in place on your bed, it won’t budge unless you deliberately want to move it.
This heavy duty bed cradle from MTS Medical Supply is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing in at nearly 7 pounds. And with it’s very deep dimensions fitting far under the mattress, you can be sure that it will not shift a bit when you turn over in your sleep.
The continuous closed loop frame construction not only makes this a durable item, but also is easily put together with no tools to worry about. Total unit measures 21 inches tall, 15 inches wide, and 24 inches deep. This is by far the deepest on our list, creating a tent that lifts bedding further up the leg. This is a perfect solution not only of foot sensitivity but also for sore or cramping calves.