Acid Reflux Pillows - GERD Pillow
An acid reflux pillow incorporates a unique design to keep your stomach acids out of your esophagus. Many skeptics feel the pillows are a waste of money and then they try one. Those suffering from acid reflux wake up with smiles on their faces having slept through the night without any painful heartburn.
Acid reflux occurs when the acid in your stomach moves into the esophagus and throat. The acid burns the sensitive lining causing severe heartburn. The painful heartburn often keeps people awake at night or wakes them out of a sound sleep. While medications help alleviate the pain, the relief is only temporary. Many people desire a full night's sleep and your bedroom pillow choice can make a huge difference.
How a Pillow for Acid Reflux Helps
Bed pillows designed for acid reflux utilize a wedge-shaped design that keeps your head and chest higher than your abdomen and stomach. This design keeps acid in the stomach and out of your esophagus and throat. Because the acid is held in place by gravity and positioning, you gain a restful night's sleep.
The wedge on acid reflux pillows elevates your head and neck a full six to eight inches. You can use it with your favorite bed pillow or by itself. Best of all, the wedge-shaped bedroom pillow allows you to sleep on your back or side comfortably. For those who often shift positions in the night, the acid reflux pillow makes it easy to alter positions without requiring a pillow adjustment.
Choosing an Acid Reflux Pillow
When you shop for acid reflux pillows, look for bedroom pillows that offer allergen barriers. That keeps dust mites away. This is especially important for people with sensitivity to allergens. Also look for bed pillows with removable, washable covers.
When choosing a slanted bed pillow, make sure your acid reflux bed pillow is long enough so that you sleep at a slant. Choose a bedroom pillow that is a minimum 30 inches long so that your head and torso are higher than your stomach. This will make a huge difference in the effectiveness.
The Positional Therapy Pillow Company makes and adjustable bed pillow that allows you to choose the height and style. Plus, these pillows have built-in shoulder support.
Other Ailments Acid Reflux Pillows Help
Acid reflux pillows prove effective at reducing or eliminating the problems with other ailments. You'll find these bedroom pillows help:
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