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The Bed Block lifts the sheets around your feet while delivering support, airflow, and comfort for a more restful night's sleep.
The Bed Block lifts the sheets around your feet while delivering support, airflow, and comfort for a more restful night's sleep.
40 backers pledged $3,659 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to Bed Block, your better night's sleep.

The Bed Block elevates your sleep experience by lifting your sheets away from your feet, allowing your body to focus on achieving optimal sleep cycles. Tenting the sheets off the toes creates enhanced airflow and increased comfort to help relieve symptoms associated with many common conditions: foot, ankle, and toe pain from injuries, restless legs, surgery recovery, foot and toe sensitivity, neuropathy, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, cramping, lower back pain, and general sleep discomfort. If you want to sleep better, run, rock the drums, make your money on your feet, or hustle like a boss, don't worry--Bed Block offers a restful night for you. 

So nice!
So nice!

 The original Bed Block is comprised of a specially formulated foam base with an anti-microbial and odor-resistant cover. The foam is strong enough to keep your sheets, blankets, and comforter up and over your feet, while the cover helps to keep yo foot stank down. It's easy to use: simply turn down your sheets and place the Bed Block at the foot of your bed. (You can place the 45 degree angle against your feet for a more snug feeling or the 45 degree angle away from your feet to maximize height and airflow.) Pull your sheets back up and enjoy newfound freedom not experienced since 1776! 

The Bed Block does not discriminate. Whether you are a back, side, fetal, or stomach sleeper, you will benefit from the Bed Block's roomy air pocket that takes pressure off of your feet and helps to regulate your temperature, keeping you in that deep REM sleep cycle we savor so much.

Switch hitter!
Switch hitter!

Testimonial - "Dude, I overslept twice since I've had it! I feel like it makes me keep better posture. Rather than curl up, I keep my legs stretched." - AC

Other products on the market disappoint for a variety of reasons. Most are flimsy metal and bend or fall easily. They have screws, moving parts, and complicated assemblies. They tend to be expensive, ineffective, and frustrating, and it would hurt like hell if you happened to kick the bars above or next to your feet. That is the last thing you need when you are trying to show a little love to your tootsies. The Bed Block's simple foam design requires no assembly, includes a washable cover, and alleviates all of the fail points above--all while coming in at half the cost of the terrifying looking metal devices.  

So soft!
So soft!

 The Bed Block Story

As a veteran of the Iraq war, I suffer from chronic pain and difficulty sleeping. To add insult to injury, one night after rolling my ankle playing rec league softball, I found myself completely unable to sleep with the sheets weighing on the swollen joint. I scrambled to find something to prop them up in an effort to find relief. While laying in bed with my makeshift tent, the brainchild that was my first Bed Block prototype was born. 

After my ankle healed, I didn't want to remove my Bed Block! I had really come to enjoy the foot freedom and thought this creation could be of use to others. I started sharing additional prototypes with family and friends to gather feedback and discovered the Bed Block was a truly functional and helpful product, even for those without chronic conditions. My goal with Kickstarter is to reach a larger audience, gather feedback, and subsequently create additional Bed Block variations to target specific consumers like athletes, those with nerve and pain management issues, the elderly, and those in recovery for a variety of injuries or ailments.  

I will be creating XL versions for large feet and open cell foam high-breathability models at the conclusion of this Kickstarter. All products will be available on www.bedblock.co. 

Bed Block: Pop in, Pull back, Sleep better!

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges with the Bed Block are minimal as product design and manufacturing are done in house or locally within the Phoenix area. The Bed Block is 100% made in the USA! I believe by reading The Goal and doing a basic flowchart, I have been able to reduce both known and unknown risks. Assuming war with North Korea doesn't break out, we should be good. Local control allows for a quick turnaround while controlling production flow and mitigating any issues that arise. Local backup manufacturers are also lined up just in case a plan B is required.

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    Support Arizonan/Veteran business

    I will send you a personal email/text/tweet to say thank you for supporting a veteran-owned Arizona manufacturing business. You are keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive!

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    Early Bird Bed Block!

    Early bird! You get a first-run Bed Block! Hot off the presses, you will have the freshest of the fresh in your hands shortly after production and with a sweet discount to the retail price of $30.

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    Bed Block

    You get a first-run Bed Block! Due to your exquisite taste and desire for better sleep, you will be rewarded handsomely for your generous donation.

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    Custom(er)

    You have panache, my dear friend! You do not just own a Bed Block, you want to OWN your Bed Block. You will receive a Bed Block custom-embroidered with your name.

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    Family Style

    Your mom wants one! Your dad wants one! Your spouse wants one, too! Now you can pull in the four-pack of your dreams! Due to your immense generosity and fervent desire to see an American business from garage to success story, I will reward you to the tune of four (4)! Yes ma'am, I said four Bed Blocks, for (see what I did there) you and those who you hold dear, all shipped out in that first batch.

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    Face-Screening

    Your beautiful mug will be screen-printed on a cover and available for sale on our website under your name (i.e. Bed Block: The Glenn). Plus, you get a Bed Block, hot off the presses and into your sheets! As an added bonus, I will email you every time we sell one of your signature Bed Blocks to tell you how awesome you are!

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    BedBlockO'gram for you!

    I will personally deliver your Bed Block within the continental US. You pick what we have for dinner. Bonus Block for someone who fills your heart with glee and I'll embroider your names on each Bed Block.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    FUNDER! You are so awesome!

    FUNDER! You are awesome and you will have renaming rights for the Gen II Bed Block + an Original Bed Block with a screen-printed image of your choosing (within legal parameters) + a low-quality metal chain spray-painted gold with the Bed Block logo hanging like the big-swinging playa you are! I will personally deliver the goods if you are in the US.

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    Global Funder!

    I will personally deliver your Bed Block anywhere in the world (not North Korea, Syria, and a few other select locations). But you, me, and a Bed Block or two party down, shoot a low-quality rap video, and pull some quality footage to run an infomercial.

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- (15 days)