Acid Reflux Relief Bed Riser System
Why acid reflux occurs
Stomach acid, which we need to digest our food, is not a problem when it stays where it belongs-in your stomach. Acid reflux is a physical condition where the contents of the stomach-including acid-back up (or reflux) into the esophagus. If this condition happens too frequently, it could cause acid reflux disease.
Inclining Your Bed
Why should I tilt the head of my bed up? The backward flow of stomach juices up through the esophagus is called reflux or gastroesophageal reflux. This condition can irritate the throat. It can also contribute to a variety of complaints in the throat area such as "post nasal drainage," "lump in the throat," hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, throat clearing, cough, choking, "throat spasms" and even other throat troubles.
Tilting the head of your bed upward raises your head and helps reduce the chance that juices from the stomach will escape and spill into the throat through the night.
How do I raise the head of my bed?
The best method to raise the head of your bed is through the use of "bed risers." Bed risers are small, column-like platforms that are placed under each leg of the bed. The bed risers are generally used to lift the bed up to allow room for storage underneath. By placing the "risers" only under the legs at the top of the bed (the headboard end), the head of the bed frame will be tilted up. Raising your head up higher than your feet is the best position to reduce the backward flow of stomach juices (ie, reflux) to the throat. Try it.
2-pack Remedy Acid Reflux Bed Riser System. Holds approximately 1200 pounds. Pyramid design keeps your bed steady. For use with stationary or lock-wheel bed frames only.