At the end of a long, stressful day, it can be such a relief when you get to retreat into the bedroom and slide into the comfort of your bed. Face washed, teeth brushed, sheets clean and fresh – what better way to end the day? Well, if you ask me, this simple pleasure can be even further enhanced with the help of a special kind of pillow, namely the wedge pillow.
Ideal Support for Upright Sitting
Whether reading in bed, streaming your favourite TV show, or painting your nails, we all love spending some “me time” right before going to sleep. While doing all those things in bed is certainly a nice treat, it can be hard on your back and neck. Regular pillows can’t provide enough support to your entire upper body while you’re sitting up. But wedge pillows for bed are much larger and firmer, providing full support to your lower back and all the way to your neck and head. The memory foam bed wedges are made off moulds around the body, perfectly supporting key points without applying any pressure.
Gentle Slope for Healthy Back Sleep
Sleeping on your back is the healthiest and most comfortable position as it keeps the lower back and neck straight and not forced into any contortions. But in certain cases it can be the most uncomfortable too – for the person, as well as for anyone sleeping in the same room with them as it can often trigger snoring. In fact, back sleeping is very closely linked to sleep apnea and can be problematical for people suffering from respiratory issues. But by sleeping at a gentle incline such as bed wedges provide, pressure is taken off the airways which improves breathing and keeps the spine in the proper position at the same time.
A Solution for Acid Reflux
Acid reflux, commonly known as heartburn, is that unpleasant burning sensation caused by stomach acid creeping up your throat and mouth. People suffering from acid reflux know that it intensifies at night, when the body is in a horizontal position making it easier for the acid to travel up. If this uncomfortable feeling is keeping you up at night and everything you’ve tried doesn’t seem to work, consider getting a bed wedge designed to prevent acid reflux. Wedge pillows for bed keep your body elevated at the right angle to keep acid reflux from entering your oesophagus.