davecpap wrote:Any suggestions on a decent wedge pillow for GERD? I want to try that before I go raising the head of the bed.
I bought a wedge and it was unsuitable.
Later I found out from this forum that most wedges can actually make reflux worse. The wedge causes you to bend near the abdominal area and this can worsen reflux.
To avoid this you need a very long wedge that causes you to bend at the hips (below the abdomen).
So my second wedge was a long one. That worked fine as long as I slept on my back. But as soon as I tried to sleep on my sides or stomach, the bend at the hip made it problematic.
So then I did what I should have done at the start - raised the head of the bed four inches. This works great whether I am sleeping on my sides, stomach, or back. I did not even notice the angle from the first night and it very much relieves reflux with the help of gravity (a free resource).
You still need to use lifestyle measures (see Google).