Can a wedge pillow make reflux worse?

Using a wedge pillow will only cause tension and pain to get worse for stomach sleepers. If you prefer to rest on your stomach and you frequently experience GERD, we recommend switching to the side or back so you can enjoy the benefits of a wedge pillow.

What is a reflux wedge?

Reflux Wedge is Made with ClevaFoam. Made using our advanced ClevaFoam® technology, it supports your baby’s rapidly growing body and developing joints and protects the round shape of your baby’s soft head to help prevent Flat Head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly).

What size wedge pillow do I need for GERD?

Sleepers who suffer from sleep apnea and acid reflux may benefit more from the 10-inch wedge pillow, while the 12-inch incline is more comfortable for sitting up and watching television or reading in bed.

How high is a 30 degree wedge pillow?

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Can you sleep on your side with a wedge pillow?

Side sleepers who use a wedge pillow to sleep at an incline will also find relief for health issues like sleep apnea and acid reflux. Plus, using a wedge pillow for side sleep will offer greater support to your neck and shoulders, allowing your body to fall into the perfect neutral position.

Is it OK to sleep on a wedge pillow?

Sleeping on a wedge pillow provides just enough elevation for the upper body, which prevents mucus from pooling at the back of the throat. Ultimately, this reduces inflammation and irritation, leading to better overall health.

How do you arrange pillows for acid reflux?

Because they only elevate your head and neck, multiple pillows may actually increase pressure on the stomach and make acid reflux worse. You want to elevate both your head and your torso to allow gravity to help clear the reflux.

Are reflux wedges safe for babies?

Crib wedges, which are propped under the top of the mattress, are no longer recommended to help babies with reflux. According to the AAP, studies have not shown that elevating a baby’s head is beneficial. What’s more, a wedge may cause a baby to slide to the foot of a crib into an unsafe breathing position.

How do I choose the right wedge pillow?

A wedge pillow should be large enough to cushion your head, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Thinner pillows are usually best for lower back issues, whereas firmer, thicker pillows work well under the knees and under the head of those suffering from sleep apnea or acid reflux.

How do you stack pillows for acid reflux?

First, you can use cement or wooden blocks under the legs at the head of your bed — just make sure the elevation is about six to nine inches high. If you don’t have any random wooden blocks hanging around, you can also put a foam wedge between your mattress and box spring to help prop the upper half of your body.