I'm a side/partial stomach sleeper. The wedged pillow caused horrible back pains for me. I didn't sleep well at all on it.
Bath and Beyond does sell risers that are pretty strong. Just check the weight load.
My parents use 2X6s nailed together in a wide solid block to elevated their king size. They have a very heavy bed. So far no trouble and they've used it for nine years.
Good luck with your EDG.
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