3 Best Wedge Pillows For Acid Reflux To Own In 2019

wedge pillow for acid reflux

Wedge pillows for acid reflux are becoming very popular due to their diverse usage.

They are not only useful for heartburn, but they also help with a host of other issues.

But today we are going to discuss why you need a wedge pillow to help keep the acid in your stomach down to a minimum.

Before we go any further, I still want to share some of the reasons other than acid reflux why people may use wedge pillows.

Wedge Pillows For Acid RefluxTop FeatureReview
Avana Super Slant Bed Wedge Pillow with Bamboo CoverSlippage preventionJump to Review
InteVision’s Extra Large Bed Wedge PillowAids in post-surgery recoveryJump to Review
Bed Wedge Pillow 1.5 Inch Memory Foam TopGreat for back and side sleepingJump to Review

  • Watching your favorite TV show – many people placed the wide end of the wedge pillow on the mattress back against their headboard. This creates an ergonomic angle for watching TV or reading a book. Rather than sitting back against your headboard where you’re sitting straight up, you kind of lean back in an angle where the wedge pillow forms around your back to give you a gentle soft hug.
  •  Creates a gentle slope for back sleepers – sometimes providing the right amount of height for your back can be the most cost-effective way to improve several issues. One of them is acid reflux disease. Many people suffer from breathing issues, by using a wedge pillow they can give themselves an incline of 30 to 45°, which takes the pressure off their airway. This helps their symptoms to start to improve.
  •  Under your knees – by having a wedge pillow under your knee can help you take off the pressure on your back. It also helps to improve circulation to muscles which are tired or sore as well as relieving swelling in feet.
  •  Clogged sinuses – by your head being raised it helps to stop the sinuses from getting flooded, especially when we’re sleeping. Due to your head being raised, your sinuses can drain better, which will help you get a good night sleep. It doesn’t matter if you have a cold or flu, you will get relief with the wedge pillow.
  •  Improves snoring – there are some who snore which could be related to a deviated septum, allergies or sickness may block your ability to breathe through your nose. This causes a person to breathe with their mouth, which leads to vibration of the tissues in your airways, which causes a person to snore. Most people who snore usually end up falling asleep on their back, which leaves their mouth wide open, jaw relaxed and dropped backward. The wedge pillow helps to keep you positioned in an elevated angle, which improves the chances of not snoring.

What are wedge pillows?

A wedge pillow is a triangular-shaped pillow which has a tapered incline which aids a person to remain in a semi-upright position during sleep. These types of pillows can help gravity to work with you to make sure that you can sleep at night.

People who suffer from sleep apnea often find that they sleep better when they’re sleeping in a reclining chair, some even use bricks or two by fours to raise the head of their bed. Having a wedge pillow helps you to do away with all that.

Wedge pillows usually come at an angle of about 30 to 45°, which is precisely what you need when trying to get to sleep at night.

These orthopedic pillows are designed for people who suffer chronic pain and/or circulation issues.

Most of them are made from dense memory foam which provides sturdy, long-lasting support. They tend to be longer as well wider than the standard sleeping pillows. They are also a bit heavier, which prevents them from slipping off your bed.

Each bed type being king, queen, single or double all use different sizes of wedge pillows. The best thing to do when getting a wedge pillow is to measure your bed to get a pillow to cover the width span of your bed

Seven things to look for in a wedge pillow

  1. Wedge pillows come in both soft and firm foam. Make sure that the material is hypoallergenic, so you don’t get any reaction. Wedge pillow cover should be removable so you can wash it properly.
  2. Wedge pillows should have a reasonable degree of elevation. Pay attention to the type of degree you want; it’s not too high or not steep for you. The better the steep of the inclination, the higher the chances that it will relieve acid reflux. A wedge pillow which has a 30 to 45° inclination is the best.
  3. Many people sleep in many different ways. If you’re one of those people who sleep on your back, you’ll need a soft wedge pillow that will support your back. For those who side sleep, they will need a more firm pillow.
  4. Make sure to select a non-slip material. The worst thing you can have to happen to you is you’re having a profound sleep, and your pillow slips out from under you. There are a lot of materials out there that are very slippery, make sure the cover of your pillow is a material with a good grip.
  5. If you’re going to spend good money, make sure the durability of your wedge pillow is long-lasting. Although most of us don’t want to spend too much money, consider that this is a pillow that will help ease many health issues. The higher the quality, the better sleep you’ll get.
  6. When buying a wedge pillow, you will come across many sizes. For a single or small bed, you can usually buy single wedge pillows. For king and queen size beds, ensure that the wedge pillow will mostly cover the width of your bed.
  7. Any time you buy something that is going to help you with your health, primarily when you’re investing quite a bit of money, make sure it comes with the warranty. This way if you’re not happy with what you’re purchasing at least you can return it.

Before going any further I want to let you know Jagi wrote a post on best natural cures for acid reflux, see if you find some help there.

Now let’s move on to the best wedge pillows for acid reflux.

1. Avana Super Slant Bed Wedge Pillow with Bamboo Cover

Features

  • Springs back into place
  • Removable pillow cover easy to wash
  • Slippage prevention
  • Expands quickly and fully
  • Stays cool throughout the night
  • Made for comfort
  • Cover is soft and durable
  • 30-day return/exchange policy

This wedge pillow offers significant elevation, much like a hospital bed. It fits your upper body to provide elevation to keep the acid down. This is an ideal sleeping surface for those who suffer from acid reflux.

The angles of this wedge pillow also help with symptoms of chest or sinus congestion’s enabling you to get a good sleep.

It will cover the full-width span of both types of beds. You can even use your pillow on this wedge pillow.

This wedge pillow offers luxury to the user. It is made from medium density polyurethane foam, which gives you the support that you require during sleep time. It also has 1 inch of memory foam which wraps around your body to cover you like a hug.

The beauty of the memory foam is that this pillow springs right back into its original form once the user gets up for the day.

The bamboo cover on this pillow is perfect for preventing slippage. It is both removable as well machine washable, so this makes cleaning it very simple.

If you feel like you need a night of uninterrupted sleep where you feel fully awake in the morning as well prepared for the long day ahead, then this pillow may provide just that.

The product dimensions are 32″L x 72″W x 7.5″H. It is made in the USA.

My Final Opinion

Pillows tend to slip off the bed; the fact this pillow has slippage prevention is positive. Chasing down pillows at night can be a source of sleep disruption.

2. InteVision’s Extra Large Bed Wedge Pillow

Features

  • Can be used by those who have allergies
  • Aids in post-surgery recovery
  • Luxuriously comfortable
  • Keeps you in an upright position when sleeping
  • Great for pregnant women
  • 30-day full refund

This is an excellently designed pillow which also comes in the extra-large size. It also comes with an adjustable memory foam which is in its separate package. The memory foam is made up 2 inches, which helps to form the firm-based foam. This extra added height provides better support for your neck and head.

An extra-large version of this pillow has a 400 thread count, is smooth and silky made of 100% Egyptian cotton cover which is removable as well machine washable.

The total width span of this wedge pillow allows you to keep your arms comfortably on the pillow as well as gives you more flexibility to allow the proper body adjustments which meet your body needs.

This pillow not only helps with acid reflux, but it also helps with snoring, allergies, or any other sleeping issues which are hindered when sleeping in common supine positions.

What attracted me to this pillow was that it could aid in post-surgery recovery. Some people who have COPD have minimal allergy issues with using this pillow, which means it might have some non-allergenic properties.

It comes in three different product dimensions:

  • 24 x 24 x 12 inches
  • 33 x 30.5 x 7.5 inches
  • 33 x 30.5 x 12 inches

My Final Opinion

This pillow offers arm support which can lead to a night of better sleep. Snoring and allergies are often a great disruption of sleep, that alone is enough to get this pillow.

 

3. Bed Wedge Pillow 1.5 Inch Memory Foam Top

Features

  • Can use with your own pillow
  • Great for back and side sleeping
  • Removable washable cover
  • Can be used on any type of bed
  • Perfect angle and elevation
  • Works well for sleep apnea
  • Helps those with back issues
  • 100% risk-free purchase
  • Excellent customer service

This wedge pillow will help turn your bed into a comfortable recliner. Not only will it help to improve your posture, but it will also relieve back or neck pain, which is a bonus to the acid reflux it’ll keep down.

You can use this pillow as well as the pillows listed above for reclining, reading, rest, or just having an excellent sleep at night.

Due to the multipurpose of this pillow, it is adjustable, which will help you enjoy a snore-free sleep or you can even set it up right for leg elevation.

This wedge pillow will not collapse under your body weight. It has a 1.5-inch memory foam layer with a cover that is soft yet breathable.

The wedge pillow will help to promote a night of better sleep as well prevent orthopedic health issues which may arise from your neck, spine, or shoulders.

Since it has been medically designed, it is perfect for acid reflux as well as keeping sinus pressure down.

The dimensions of this which pillow are 25 x 24 x 12 inches.

Even the elderly can enjoy the benefits of this pillow.

My Final Opinion

This pillow may be a little bit on the firm side for some people. If you are one of those people who like a bit of firmness, then this pillow will be perfect for you.

 

Final words on best wedge pillows for acid reflux

In my experience with this type of pillow, I would say they are a great investment, especially if you suffer from acid reflux disease, which I do. This pillow not only helps me with acid reflux but also has been an excellent pillow for the constant sniffles I get.

Wedge pillows are also great for pregnant women as well as those who are in post-surgery recovery. If you’re one of those people who love to read at night or watch some late-night TV, then this pillow will be precisely what you need.

Not only can you use them on your bed, but you can also use them on your couch. They are kid-friendly, so your kids can gain benefit from this type of pillow as well.

Before purchasing a wedge pillow, make sure to go over the seven things listed above in what to look for in a wedge pillow before purchasing.

Let me know in comments below if you are a wedge pillow user or if you could find benefit in using a wedge pillow.

eric

Majority of my time is spent making sure my dog is happy by taking him on long walks. Other times we hike trails. The rest of the time is spent finding or discovering good sleeping aids to make sure you all get a good night sleep.

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24 thoughts on “3 Best Wedge Pillows For Acid Reflux To Own In 2019

  1. Christine says:

    This is exactly what I was looking for, a pillow that helps Acid reflux. My mum suffers from acid reflux too often. I hope this pillow will help her feels better.

    I never know that sleeping on wedge pillow has many benefits. I think I will try one for myself.  I will use it to rest my knees because I stand long hours during work.

    Thank you for the information.

    1. It works great for acid reflux. Thanks for stopping by. 

  2. Monalisha says:

    Hi Erik 

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing and informative post about the 3 best wedge pillows for acid reflux. Actualy l never heard about the wedge pillows before. But reading your article I have known about it. By reading your post it is very clear to me that wedge pillows are very useful for heartburn. You have informed us that how they work for our health. I have read the features of wedge pillows. I could realise that these are really very beneficial for our health. I think I should get one as soon as possible. 

    Thank again. I’ll share this post with my friends and family. 

    1. Let me know how it goes, thanks for sharing this post. 

  3. Scott Hinkle says:

    Hello and thank you for this informative post.

    My husband suffers from acid reflux quite a bit, although it’s practically non-existent while we’re on our low-carb diet, and I suffer from clogged sinuses and supposedly snoring (but I never hear it).

    We have a Sleep Number bed, and it does wonders for us both, but we have the queen size which is an all-or-nothing adjustment solution vs the split king offering.  Because of this a wedge pillow might be the way to go when we need different settings.  Now I just have to figure out which one.

    Thanks again,

         Scott

    1. I have acid reflux as well, wedge pillows are great for that. All three are great. Thanks for stopping by. 

  4. Shashwat .Prakash says:

    Helloo

    First of all, I didn’t know that something like this even existed. I was just casually looking for solutions to back and neck pain due to wrong sleeping posture when I visited this site. I was literally blown away by the benefits that his pillow offers. I am a side sleeper and often my neck hurts when I wake up, so this is really going to help me. Also, my parents complain about back pain too, I am gonna buy one for them also. Thank you so much for this. 

    1. Sounds great. Let me know how it goes.

  5. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t know that wedge pillows even existed. I am so glad I found this. I have been struggling with neck pain for years now after sleeping on a normal pillow for some time. I am wondering if this is the possible solution to that. It’s also great because I am a back sleeper. My only concern is that sometimes I do turn over to my side during the night, but it seems that a wedge pillow would not really allow for that. Is there any type of happy medium that is provided for someone who likes to switch?

    1. Yes, what pillows will help with neck pain as well with the alignment of the spine. They are great for back sleepers. They will work for the side as well. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Hello Eric, this is very helpful. My wife has been complaining of consistent back pain and I’ve been considering to buy a wedge pillow but then I just didn’t know the appropriate one to get for her. Thanks for given these suggestions. I wish to know which one is tour own pick out of the three though I like the Avana super slant own the most. Thanks so much for this information.

    1. The Avana super slant sounds like a great pick.Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Henderson says:

    To be honest, I have not heard what the acid reflux means and I hope you can give some info on it in the comments but I have heard of the wedge pillows. A friend uses it against snoring and it helps the spine too have a more comfortable angel to sleep in. This are some good reviews on the wedge pillows and I think I should get one myself. Having said that, I’m grateful you’ve added what to look out for when buying a wedge pillow. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your comment. Hope you find the right wedge pillow.

  8. Thank you for your review. You’ve pointed out many things to look for in a good wedge pillow which I’ve not previously considered. After reading through the review, I see one of the InteVision models may be a great option for myself and my family. I will keep that in mind for sure.

    1. Yes, these wedge pillow will definitely make a difference to how a person sleeps at night. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Great Article!! I’ve only heard about these wedge pillows, but never quite had them explained to me as thoroughly as this. I’m the type that enjoys sitting up in bed with my back against the headboard – I would prop up a pillow behind my back to make myself comfortable. The wedge pillow is more ideal for this as it would allow me to lean back at a better angle than a regular pillow.
    When it comes to sleeping, I’m one of those individuals who can sleep on either side (right or left) or on my back – depending on how tired I am that night. The wedge pillow, in a firm foam, looks like something that would definitely provide the right angle and support for my neck and back for a good night sleep.
    Thanks for the helpful tips on this product!

    1. Glad to have helped. They are definitely very popular among people. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Thank you so much for your review! My husband gets a lot of acid reflux, especially at night. I have considered purchasing a wedge pillow for him but they never looked very comfortable. I was interested in the thought of putting the wedge under my knees to help with back pain- my problem at night. It is great that a wedge can help with both our problems! Will have to buy two of the individual sized ones.

    1. Isn’t it great that wedge pillows can help with so much? Thanks for the comment. Wishing you all the best with you and your husband’s issues.

  11. I’m so glad I located this site!  I work in healthcare and have many patients asking where they can locate a good wedge pillow.  No one wants to buy a huge chunk of foam and bring out an electric carving knife and then try to cover the thing but you would be surprised at the number of people who feel this is their only option.

    You’ve outlined three very good options however, the wedge pillow by InteVision with the removeable neck pillow has my interest.  And, if any of these pillows can, in any measure, help with my husband’s snoring I’ll be visiting amazon soon! 

    1. Yes, I tried many things to alleviate my heartburn with brick stacks and other such remedies, but the only thing which worked is the wedge pillow. Plus my pillow stays pretty cool all night, which is the case for all the pillows above.

  12. Oh my gosh.  I didn’t realize that doing some research on ways to naturally cure or minimize acid reflux for my mom would be so helpful to me.   Your article on the natural cures was great by the way.   I just noticed this article.  I saw that you mentioned that wedge pillow could help people suffering from acid reflux problems sleep better at night.  

    But I have been wanting to look into a wedge pillows to help improve my sleeping posture and reduce the back pain that I’ve been experiencing in the mornings.    Since I’ve not ever  purchased a wedge pillow before, I really appreciated the buying tips.  Thanks!  

    1. Glad that this article was helpful to you. Thanks for your comment.

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