A recent review that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that cancer of the oesophagus, (also known as adenocarcinoma), has become the fastest rising cancer among white men in many countries such as the United States.
The cancer of the oesophagus has been linked to obesity and acid reflux, which is why we would like to look at how our back wedges can reduce the risk of acid reflux symptoms.
Using a bed wedge while you sleep is a great way to elevate the upper half of your body, which will help severely reduce acid reflux. You may be tempted to add some extra pillows to your bed, instead of investing in a bed wedge. However, this will not be as effective before it only elevates your head, not all of your upper body. Extra pillows will often slip down during a night’s sleep.
Our Acid Reflux bed wedge is an ideal step to reduce the risk of acid reflux while you sleep. Unlike other treatments, it is non-invasive and much more cost-effective in the long term. Using a bed wedge enables gravity to keep acid down and results in a restful night’s sleep. With no bed wedge while you sleep acid can seep into your gullet and this will often result in a very restless and painful night, with minimal sleep.
Unlike other bed wedges, ours have been designed to be at the optimum angle for preventing the symptoms of acid reflux. The bed wedge has a back height of 15cm and it is a longer item too, enabling a comfortable angle for you to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.
You can take other steps to reduce acid reflux such as avoiding foods like coffee, alcohol, fatty and spicy foods, citrus fruits, dairy and tomatoes for example. Honey is also recommended by experts to help prevent acid reflux. This is because the viscosity of honey stops the contents of your stomach from leaking back into the oesophagus.
Simple steps such as chewing gum to initiate saliva production or loosening your belt can also help prevent acid reflux.
However if you are struggling to sleep due to acid reflux, we would highly recommend a bed wedge. These will put your body at the right angle to offer you a good night’s sleep, and reduce the risk of acid reflux pain waking you through the night.
We have received some great feedback from happy customers, with 58 five star reviews. Take a look at the Acid Reflux Bed Wedge Pillow today and if you have any questions then just get in touch, we'll be happy to help.