An acid reflux wedge pillow for side sleepers is made just for…you guessed it! Side sleepers! If you sleep on your side and have acid reflux, there is a specific wedge made perfectly for you.
What is an acid reflux wedge pillow for side sleepers?
An acid reflux wedge pillow for side sleepers is made just for those who love to sleep on their side. A traditional reflux pillow is a triangular shape with a straight top. These triangular pillows work well to alleviate reflux symptoms for back sleepers but can be uncomfortable for side sleepers.
Instead of a straight top, an acid reflux wedge pillow for side sleepers is topped with strategically placed contours. These contours are made to specifically support the natural curves of your body. They support your back, hips, and shoulder so that when you sleep, your muscles and joints are fully at rest.
In addition to an acid reflux pillow for side sleepers, you may consider a leg separator pillow. When you sleep with the combination of a reflux pillow and a leg separator pillow, you give your upper and lower body the most support. The leg separator pillow allows your low back, hips, and knees to completely relax.
What characteristics should an acid reflux pillow for side sleepers have?
The first characteristic to look for in a wedge pillow for side sleepers is the height. Physicians generally recommend that a wedge pillow for acid reflux should be anywhere from 6-8 inches tall. This height puts your stomach and esophagus in a position where stomach acid is less likely to flow upwards to the esophagus.
Secondly, an acid reflux or GERD pillow for side sleepers should be made with a memory foam top. Memory foam will respond and conform to your individual body. It gives you more support where you need it to, and less support where you don’t need it.
Make sure your side sleeping wedge has a CertiPUR-US® certification. Foams that pass this rigorous certification are safe for you to sleep on. They are made using some of the safest and conscientious materials.
Side sleepers no longer have to sacrifice comfort in order to sleep elevated! An acid reflux wedge pillow for side sleepers offers full body comfort while relieving symptoms of acid reflux and GERD.
-Hillary Blare, Doctor of Physical Therapy