Memory Foam Wedge Bed Pillow - Back and Leg Wedges
A foam wedge bed pillow ensures ergonomic sleeping positions for those who sleep best on their backs. When you sleep, it's common to curl up in positions that do your spine no favors. On your back, the weight of your legs drags your lower spine into the mattress causing back pain. Laying flat leads to snoring and increases the risk of sleep apnea. The ultimate goal is to sleep in a reclined position.
With a foam wedge bed pillow, you sleep on an angled wedge that keeps you from being completely flat. Most pillows are 12 by 24 by 24 inches. They provide a great sleeping cushion that improves circulation and breathing while you sleep on your back.
Health Benefits to Foam Wedge Bed Pillows
If you have ailments like frequent heartburn or acid reflux, a foam wedge bed pillow is beneficial. By keeping your chest and shoulders elevated, gravity holds stomach acid in place. It is less likely to move up into your esophagus.
Sleep apnea happens when the muscles of the throat close up blocking the airways. One form of sleep apnea occurs when the brain activity slows when you reach a state of deep sleep. The other form occurs when the muscles of the throat and esophagus collapse once you lay down. Keeping your body elevated as you sleep will help with this type of sleep apnea.
Care for Your Foam Wedge Bed Pillow
Foam wedge bed pillows much be spot cleaned only. When purchasing one of these handy bed pillows, look for ones that come with machine washable covers. This makes it easier to keep them clean.
Most foam wedge bed pillows are made of memory foam or regular foam. Either way, machine washing is not recommended.
Other Benefits to Foam Wedge Bed Pillows
Foam wedge bed pillows can be moved to the end of your bed for knee and foot elevation. Those suffering from swollen ankles, gout or circulation problems in the legs will find the foam wedge bed pillows to be of incredible use in alleviating these problems.
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