Bed wedges provide the support and comfort of an adjustable bed, allowing you to easily add extra support where you need it most. With bed wedges and back wedge pillows, you can sit upright or lie back in the zero gravity position. This reduces excessive pressure on your spine, improves circulation, and relieves muscle tension.
Adjustable pillow wedges also reduce the stress on your heart by elevating your lower body. If you have pain in your knees or pain associated with varicose veins, bed wedge pillows allow you to raise your legs and relax in total comfort.
With Relax The Back's wide selection of wedges, leg pillows, and bed supports, you can create a unique bed wedge system catered to your specific back and lower body comfort needs. Once set up with your wedge system, you can read, lounge...
Bed Wedge for Acid Reflux
A bed wedge is a common resource many people who suffer from acid reflux utilize. A bed wedge for GERD may be effective symptom reliever because it prevents acid from coming up from the stomach and into the esophagus, a condition we know as acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Using a wedge for bed to elevate your head may relieve the symptoms of GERD because it positions your head and neck at an angle that makes it much harder for stomach acid to come up the esophagus. The best bed wedge for GERD is one that keeps your head and neck elevated yet is comfortable to sleep on throughout the night.
Bed Wedge Under Mattress
In addition to being something you sleep directly on, you can also put your bed wedge under your mattress. This will effectively tilt the entire mattress in such a way as to prevent acid reflux and will let you continue to use the pillow you are accustomed to using.
Bed Wedges for Sleep Apnea
One of the most common uses of bed wedges is to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea a condition that happens when breathing will suddenly start and stop throughout the night. You may have sleep apnea if you are still tired the morning after a full night’s rest or snore loudly during the night. The causes of sleep apnea vary- ranging from brain disorders where the muscles that control breathing do not receive the correct signals from the brain to take breaths, commonly called Central Sleep Apnea, to another condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea where the throat muscles relax and the airway collapses. A bed wedge support pillow may help with sleep apnea by elevating the head and neck which will take some pressure off the airway. Bed wedge pillows are a viable treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea that can be used in conjunction with other things such as a CPAP machine. Sleep apnea is a potentially very serious condition so of you think you may be suffering from it you should immediately consult your doctor to determine the best course of treatment.
Wedge Pillow for Reading in Bed
Another great use of a bed wedge pillow is using one for reading in bed. Leaning on your arm or contorting regular pillows to prop yourself up is often not the best way to stay in a comfortable reading posture for long amounts of time and can often lead to stiffness or body parts falling asleep. A memory foam bed wedge can be great for reading in bed as it is firm enough to keep you in an ideal reading posture but soft enough to alleviate pressure forming on your body’s contact points.
Bed Wedge for Side Sleepers
While many bed wedges are geared towards back sleepers not everybody sleeps in this position. If you’re wondering if we sell a bed wedge for side sleepers the answer is yes! You can it find several bed wedge pillows designed for people who sleep on their sides in our catalog.
Bed Wedge for Back Pain
Truly a multifunctional item, you can also use a bed wedge for back pain. Bed wedge support pillows may help with back pain by reducing the amount of pressure on your body’s mattress contact points. They may be especially useful for those who suffer too much weight on their lumbar and cervical spine regions and work by keeping weight off these regions. Bed wedge support pillows for back pain are available on our website along with many other therapeutic items aimed at helping those who experience back pain.
Bed Wedge for Snoring
Just as bed wedges can be used to help with sleep apnea, they may also assist with the less serious but still annoying condition of snoring during sleep. You can use a bed wedge to stop snoring like you would for sleep apnea, the bed wedge pillow supports the head and neck and positions the airway in such a manner that the airway blockage associated with snoring is less likely to occur.