Natural Health Supports™ Orthopaedic Memory Foam Bed Wedge with Washable Cover
- Memory foam bed wedge for increased bed time comfort and relief from acid reflux, sleep apnoea and tickly coughs
- Raises the head by up to 6”, great for those who struggle to sit up in bed as it reduces the angle from flat to seated
- Ideal for use in pregnancy or whilst breast feeding (particularly following a caesarean) as it helps you transition from lying to sitting with ease
- 30” in length means the incline is gradual and extremely comfortable
- Features a removable, machine washable cover (30 degree wash) for hygiene and cushion protection
Take the Strain Out of Sitting Up in Bed with the Natural Health Supports™ Memory Foam Bed Wedge with Washable Cover
The use of a bed wedge can help to alleviate symptoms of a number of issues and help you get a great night’s rest, no matter your physical circumstances. The Natural Health Supports™ Memory Foam Bed Wedge with Washable Cover is a high quality, large bed wedge that is sure to help you no matter what may be stopping you from enjoying a full and restful night’s sleep, including:
- Acid Reflux and indigestion
- Sleep apnoea (snoring)
- Discomfort due to pregnancy
- Back pain
- Restricted breathing from pressure on the lungs and diaphragm due to excessive weight
- Flu like symptoms, in particular, tickly coughs. Raising the head can prevent nasal drip and throat irritation as you sleep
This bed wedge is also a great idea for those who struggle to sit up unaided in bed. This is something we can all be faced with, whether temporary or permanent. Pregnancy, abdominal or back surgery, sports or other injury and age all play a part in our range of motion. A bed wedge reduces the flat to seated angle, making it easier for you to sit up.
This is especially useful for women who have undergone a caesarean section birth and are breastfeeding. Sitting up every hour or two when you have undergone major surgery can take its toll and cause you pain, as well as slowing down your recovery. If possible, you should do all you can to reduce the strain put on your abdominal muscles during this time; by reducing that 90-degree angle, your lower abdominal muscles don’t need to work as hard to help you rise.
Natural Health Supports™ Memory Foam Bed Wedge to Alleviate Acid Reflux
Bed wedges are commonly used by people who are suffering from acid reflux. Commonly called GERD (an acronym for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), acid reflux is caused by excess acid leaving the stomach and backing up into the oesophagus where it gives an extreme burning feeling in the chest (‘heartburn’). This awful condition can cause severe pain in the chest. In fact, it’s not uncommon for sufferers to call 999 with a suspected heart attack! Your diet and lifestyle choices can help to alleviate the symptoms, and a bed wedge helps to keep the acid away from the oesophagus. GERD is not only painful, it can also cause damage to the vocal chords and cause esophagitis, Barett's oesophagus, strictures, and oesophageal cancer. If you suffer from GERD, you should do all you can to prevent acid from flowing back from the stomach; this bed wedge is the perfect solution and is recommended by the Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA).
Use as a Leg Pillow for Varicose Vein Relief
You can also place this versatile memory foam bed wedge at the bottom of the bed to raise and support your legs. This provides relief from varicose veins, swollen ankles, phlebitis and oedema.
There's little evidence to suggest you can stop varicose veins getting worse or completely prevent new ones developing but there are ways to ease the symptoms of existing varicose veins, such as:
- Avoiding standing or sitting still for long periods and trying to move around every 30 minutes
- Taking regular breaks throughout the day
- Raising the legs on pillows while resting to ease discomfort
- Exercising regularly to improve circulation and help maintain a healthy weight
Bed Wedge to Support the Back
If you like to sleep on your back but you find that lying flat puts a strain on your back, the Natural Health Supports™ Memory Foam Bed Wedge is here to provide you with much-needed support! The shape and materials of this expertly crafted cushion provide unbeatable support for your spine and the cushion will mould to fit your body the minute you sink into it. This is especially helpful for pregnant women who prefer to sleep on their backs. In the mid to later stages of pregnancy, it becomes impossible to sleep on your back due to the increased pressure and weight on your front making breathing difficult in this position. As everything is pushed up from the stomach, the diaphragm becomes squashed, meaning you have to roll on to your side. ‘Sleep now, before the baby arrives’ everyone tells you. They really ought to add to that sentence ‘but invest in a good wedge cushion if you want to sleep on your back!’.
What is An Orthopaedic Wedge Pillow?
Orthopaedic pillows are designed to correct the alignment of your body’s musculoskeletal system in bed or while lying on any other surface. Its design must conform to orthopaedic guidelines to ensure the right placement and support of one or more specific parts of the body to provide safe and healthy rest to the sleeper. A product cannot claim to be orthopaedic if its build and materials do not conform to the orthopaedic guidelines. The Natural Health Supports™ Orthopaedic Memory Foam Bed Wedge is effective for spinal support and the relief of symptoms of GERD.
The Natural Health Supports™ Brand
Natural Health Supports™ is an outstanding British brand, creating health-boosting, posture fixing and sleep improving cushions and pillows from the finest quality materials, using expert techniques that ensure they contour to any body type to provide relief from pain and sleep disorders, or to help during rehabilitation from injury or surgery. With everything from side-sleeper and knee pillows that help keep your spine correctly aligned during sleep, to donut cushions for help and comfort following surgery or injury. The range is extensive with each product manufactured using superb quality materials that last the test of time. They won’t lose their shape or functionality and they come with a 2 year-guarantee of their long-lasting, unrivalled quality. With Natural Health Supports™, you can sleep soundly knowing you are getting the best. After all, you spend 33% of your life in bed, that time should be spent in comfort and quality.
|Brand||Natural Health Supports|
|Recommended For||Bed wedge to help sufferers of acid reflux and indigestion, sleep apnoea (snoring), discomfort due to pregnancy, back pain, restricted breathing & flu.|
|Included Contents||1 X bed wedge 1 X removable, washable cover|
|Material||Memory foam cushion. Soft, white cotton cover.|
|Length||30" length X 23.5" width X 6" height|