Using an acid reflux wedge pillow is one the best things you can do if you're experiencing
symptoms from acid reflux.
As you know from other pages on the site, acid reflux refers to acid backing up into the
esophagus where it doesn't belong. This is especially more likely to happen at night when you're lying down because
gravity is no longer helping prevent the stomach contents from backing up.
If you elevate the head of your bed it will be more difficult for stomach acid to reflux into
the esophagus. You can do that by putting blocks under the legs of the bed at the head. However, that can put quite
a bit of stress on the bed frame. Also, it just isn't practical for some beds.
That's where and acid reflux wedge pillow comes in. These pillows are wedge-shaped and about 2
feet long. At the top, they typically vary between seven and 12 inches in height. Lying on one raises the whole
torso and can be very helpful in reducing or even eliminating reflux.
You can use a regular pillow under your head with a anti-reflux wedge pillow. You'll find as
quite comfortable sleeping on either side or your back, but you won't be able to lie on your stomach using the
Most people who try using an acid reflux wedge pillow notice a dramatic improvement. Some report
that they've a good night sleep for the first time in years when they started using a wedge.
An acid reflux wedge pillow is especially important for people who experience sore throat
associate with reflux since reflux to that degree almost always happens at night.
Most medical supply houses don't routinely stock wedge pillows but they can order them. However
I've found that you have more of a selection and can get better prices ordering online.
One of the best values I've found is a wedge pillow made by Duro-Med. An Amazon dealer offers it
at a very discounted price of $19. At that price, it's well worth checking out. Especially since I've seen which
pillows costing hundred $50 or more.
Of course a wedge pillow is only one part of a treatment program. I highly recommend that in addition to the pillow
you follow a natural programs such as Stop Heartburn Fast or Heartburn No More