Metron Memory foam bed wedge orthopedic support Pillow – A sleeping bed wedge pillow is a moderately soft memory foam pillow that is a tapered incline and can be placed on top of a standard mattress to raise your head during sleep. It can be used in combination with other standard pillows.
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Wedge pillows are used to address a wide range of health issues. Gravity is the main factor working against you when sleeping, especially when lying on your back. It can collapse the lungs and upper airways, which can lead to interruptions in breathing. People with sleep apnea often find that using a wedge pillow can significantly improve their breathing and reduce their reliance on CPAP machines.
Another issue many people have when lying completely flat is stomach acid moving up into their esophagus. This can lead to minor heartburn, esophagitis, or a more serious condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If left untreated, GERD can cause damage to the esophageal lining and cause esophageal ulcers. Since a wedge pillow slightly elevates your head, it puts you in a position that allows gravity to help keep the contents of your stomach from raising into the esophagus.
People with back pain often find that the cervical spine and lumbar support offered by a wedge pillow results in greatly reduced back pain upon waking. The same goes for pregnant women who may need additional support as they get used to new and unfamiliar sleeping positions.
The different kinds of wedge pillows each have different therapeutic uses. If you are trying to relieve the symptoms of sinus congestion, sleep apnea, acid reflux, or heartburn, a standard wedge pillow will most likely be the best choice.
A larger wedge pillow with a steeper incline is best for addressing back pain issues and avoiding spinal misalignment. For leg use, they have specially designed options that typically have a slight curve or flat area in the middle to rest your calf without affecting circulation. Pregnant women may find that all they need is a slight incline and one with a gradual slope may serve them best.
Another consideration when picking out the right wedge pillow for you is the size. Getting the correct size for your bed can be beneficial for both comfort and aesthetic reasons. If you have a small bed, larger wedge pillows may not fit. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you have a large king size bed and move around a lot when sleeping, you may prefer a wide wedge pillow that allows you to toss and turn without worry of rolling off.
Take note of the material and firmness when choosing a wedge pillow as well. They are often made from polyurethane foam or memory foam, but there are plastic inflatable models designed for travel and ones stuffed with polyester fill available too.
If you prefer a firmer pillow, go with one made from polyurethane, but for those who prefer a softer option, one with a gel foam upper layer may be more comfortable. You may also want to consider if it comes with a machine-washable cover and if it is made with hypoallergenic materials.