The Benefits of a Sleeping Wedge Pillow
Friday, 8 September 2017 | John
A good night’s sleep is vital for a great morning, but conventional pillows can be a real nightmare for some. Wedge pillows like the Harley Bed Relaxer work to elevate your head as you sleep, which can provide a number of benefits to both your health and your ability to get 40 winks.
Reduces Pressure on Airway
Sleeping using standard pillows can create pressure on your airway, and for individuals with respiratory issues like sleep apnoea this can pose a real danger not only to your sleep but also your health. Using a wedge-shaped pillow to elevate your head at a 30° to 45° incline reduces pressure on your airway, helping you breathe more easily at night. This works for both back sleepers and side sleepers, giving you the support you need for uninterrupted slumber.
Reducing pressure on your airway also has a key bonus that may benefit your partner more that you – it can reduce snoring. Snoring is caused by air being unable to move freely through your nose and throat, so by keeping your airway unrestricted a wedge-shaped pillow helps you to sleep soundly – or soundless!
Shoulder Support for Side Sleepers
As well as reducing pressure on your airway, a bed wedge can also help to support the shoulders and neck of side sleepers. This enables you to naturally fall into a neural position with the level of incline that feels best for you, delivering fantastic comfort and a more relaxed entry into the land of nod.
It may be a more obscure use of a bed wedge pillow, but placing a wedge cushion under your knees can work to improve circulation. This helps tired muscles and sore, swollen feet recover, and can even help prevent issues like varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Relieve Back Pain
Back pain can make a good night’s sleep impossible, so it’s important that you can get the support you need. Sleeping on a wedge works to provide support to the lumbar and cervical vertebrae, relieving strain and pain. What’s more, positioning a bed wedge under your knees can also help to relieve lower back pain.
Soothe Acid Reflux
The gentle incline provided by a wedge cushion like the Harley Bed Relaxer can also help to soothe issues with acid reflux. Wedge pillows enable you to prevent acid from reaching your throat using nothing but gravity, helping you sleep deeply.
Buy the Harley Bed Relaxer from Health and Care
If you’re interested in buying a Harley Bed Relaxer Bed Wedge Support Cushion, we’ve got a range of colours to choose from at Health and Care to best fit in with your style:
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