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What should I consider when choosing a wedge pillow?

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When shopping for a wedge pillow, you may need to try a few before you find one that works for you.

Size: Wedges come in various heights -- measured in inches or degrees. You can choose a size based on your height, weight, and any condition you want to relieve. You might have to try a few pillows before you find one that is comfortable for you.

Material: These pillows can be made out of foam, polyester fiberfill, memory foam, or a mix of these. Latex foam is cooler than memory foam, but if you have latex allergies, you’ll want to go with something else.

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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