A wedge pillow for acid reflux corrects your sleeping position to stop heartburn during the night.
You spend most of your day in an upright position. The force of gravity helps to keep stomach content down. You have less acid reflux when you sit, stand or walk than when you lie down in bed.
In bed, gravity can't help you anymore. If you want to get rid of acid reflux at night, you need to change your sleeping position.
An acid reflux wedge pillow changes the horizontal position in bed in order to use that same force of gravity that helps you during the day. With a little help from a pillow, your stomach valve is strong enough to keep your stomach closed.
You can either put a topper on top of your mattress:
A mattress elevator is a more comfortable option, since it lifts the entire mattress instead of your side only:
During the day, you burp and belch sometimes. These are bubbles of gas that escape naturally to 'blow off steam'.
At night, these rising bubbles don't find their way out. They get stuck inside your stomach and make stomach pressure rise. The overpressure results in gastric reflux and heartburn.
Every time you eat or drink, you swallow a certain amount of air.
Carbonated beverages are also a huge source of bubbles in your stomach. Beer, soda and cola all contain Dioxide gas (CO2), that creates bubbles and fizzing.
For a good night's rest, do something about the flat position in bed with an acid reflux wedge pillow. A simple and effective solution that makes the difference between feeling exhausted or feeling fit in the morning.