Product Spotlight: The Bed Wedge
By Brian Acton
The Core Products Bed Wedge is a versatile, comfortable, inclined positioning support pillow that provides solutions for people with various sleeping needs. The Bed Wedge can help alleviate pain, reduce the occurrence of symptoms, or simply help people relax as they unwind at the end of a long day. No matter how you use the Bed Wedge, it’s designed with maximum comfort in mind.
How Can a Bed Wedge Help? Sixty percent of the adult population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) within a 12 month period and 20 to 30 percent will have weekly symptoms.1 For individuals suffering from GERD, elevating the head of the bed 4-6” is commonly recommended to help keep the contents of the stomach in place while laying down. The Bed Wedge allows you to elevate your head and upper torso without making adjustments to the bed. The Bed Wedge is also appropriate for helping alleviate symptoms caused by a variety of conditions such as hiatal hernia and back, neck, or shoulder pain. It may even help reduce snoring! The Bed Wedge is also perfect for every day relaxation, whether lying down to read, work on a laptop, or just watch television. The gentle incline supports excellent posture as you relax.
How Does It Work? The Bed Wedge is a simple solution that can dramatically improve sleep. It’s simply a positioning support pillow that can elevate the head and upper torso to increase comfort while sleeping. The design of the Bed Wedge can also reduce pressure on the lower back, shoulders, or neck, placing the lumbar spine in mild flexion. Placing the body in this position may help to alleviate pain or numbness.