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Can't Sleep From Acid Reflux? These Genius Wedge Pillows Could Help

By Melanie Yates of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 8: Wedge pillows may not be as soft and cuddly as traditional bed pillows, but if body pain keeps you from sinking into a deep slumber, they may help you achieve a much better night's sleep. People who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or those who are heavy snorers may benefit from elevating the upper body with a wedge pillow. Alternatively, if an injury or restless leg syndrome requires you to keep your legs lifted while you sleep, some wedge-shaped models are designed for lower body relief as well. The Best Wedge PillowsWhat Are Wedge Pillows?Similar to adjustable bed frames, wedge-shaped pillows can be used to prop up your upper or lower body independently or together. These pillows are useful because their dense foam build eliminates the need to stack your bed with pillows that may be unsupportive or harmful to your body's alignment. But they're not just for people in pain — they can also provide a more stable foundation for propping yourself up in bed to read or work. Some people even use them as pet ramps, so their furry friends can more easily access the bed.What to ConsiderHere are two important considerations to keep in mind during your search for the best wedge pillow:Pillow size: Always check the measurements of a wedge pillow before you buy it. Wedge pillows are generally quite wide — some can provide over 2 feet of width to get comfortable on, and this might be an issue if you share your bed. Some are also available in varying heights or are adjustable for multiple positions.Pillow shape: Most wedge pillows have a similar shape, but some may be more curved or contoured than others. Some may also have attachments that can be used to prop up your head or bolster your low back. Again, make sure you're buying a wedge pillow that suits your needs. If you have a medical condition, talk to your healthcare provider about which shape would be best for you.Almost all wedge pillows available now are made of foam and have a removable cover for washing, so you shouldn't need to worry about buying a separate cover or comparing different types of fill materials, as you would when shopping for a regular pillow.No matter what type of relief you need, these reviewer-favorite wedge pillows could be the missing link to more restful nights and happier mornings.

Wedge pillows may not be as soft and cuddly as traditional bed pillows, but if body pain keeps you from sinking into a deep slumber, they may help you achieve a much better night's sleep.

People who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or those who are heavy snorers may benefit from elevating the upper body with a wedge pillow. Alternatively, if an injury or restless leg syndrome requires you to keep your legs lifted while you sleep, some wedge-shaped models are designed for lower body relief as well.

The Best Wedge Pillows

What Are Wedge Pillows?

Similar to adjustable bed frames, wedge-shaped pillows can be used to prop up your upper or lower body independently or together. These pillows are useful because their dense foam build eliminates the need to stack your bed with pillows that may be unsupportive or harmful to your body's alignment.

But they're not just for people in pain — they can also provide a more stable foundation for propping yourself up in bed to read or work. Some people even use them as pet ramps, so their furry friends can more easily access the bed.

What to Consider

Here are two important considerations to keep in mind during your search for the best wedge pillow:

  • Pillow size: Always check the measurements of a wedge pillow before you buy it. Wedge pillows are generally quite wide — some can provide over 2 feet of width to get comfortable on, and this might be an issue if you share your bed. Some are also available in varying heights or are adjustable for multiple positions.
  • Pillow shape: Most wedge pillows have a similar shape, but some may be more curved or contoured than others. Some may also have attachments that can be used to prop up your head or bolster your low back. Again, make sure you're buying a wedge pillow that suits your needs. If you have a medical condition, talk to your healthcare provider about which shape would be best for you.

Almost all wedge pillows available now are made of foam and have a removable cover for washing, so you shouldn't need to worry about buying a separate cover or comparing different types of fill materials, as you would when shopping for a regular pillow.

No matter what type of relief you need, these reviewer-favorite wedge pillows could be the missing link to more restful nights and happier mornings.

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