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What is a wedge pillow?

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Wedge pillows are special triangle-shaped pillows that raise part of your body while you sleep. Usually, people use them to raise their head and shoulders, but you can also use them to elevate your feet or put them between your knees. The goal is to help you rest easier, but they also can ease some health issues.

Wedge pillows come in different sizes and heights. You’ll see the height listed in either inches or degrees.

Wedge pillows are made from various materials. They’re available in latex, polyester fiberfill, memory foam, or a combination of these.

From: Wedge Pillows WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvard Health: “Is your pillow hurting your health?” “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain.”

Consumer Reports: “Do Specialty Pillows Really Work?” “The Best Pillow for the Way You Sleep.”

The Better Sleep Council: “Make Sure Your Head Hits the Right Pillow.”

National Sleep Foundation: “GERD and Sleep.”

Mayo Clinic: “Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),” “Snoring,” “Glaucoma.”

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology : “Effect of bed head elevation during sleep in symptomatic patients of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux.”

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Novel Sleep Positioning Device Reduces Gastroesophageal Reflux: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Sleep and Breathing : “The influence of head-of-bed elevation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Is Your Pillow Giving You a Stiff Neck? 7 Tips,” “Sleep During Pregnancy.”

American Journal of Critical Care : “Clinicians' perception of head-of-bed elevation.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 17, 2020

SOURCES:

Harvard Health: “Is your pillow hurting your health?” “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain.”

Consumer Reports: “Do Specialty Pillows Really Work?” “The Best Pillow for the Way You Sleep.”

The Better Sleep Council: “Make Sure Your Head Hits the Right Pillow.”

National Sleep Foundation: “GERD and Sleep.”

Mayo Clinic: “Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),” “Snoring,” “Glaucoma.”

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology : “Effect of bed head elevation during sleep in symptomatic patients of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux.”

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Novel Sleep Positioning Device Reduces Gastroesophageal Reflux: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Sleep and Breathing : “The influence of head-of-bed elevation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Is Your Pillow Giving You a Stiff Neck? 7 Tips,” “Sleep During Pregnancy.”

American Journal of Critical Care : “Clinicians' perception of head-of-bed elevation.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 17, 2020

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