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This was sold to me as a good solution for me and a snoring solution for my husband. We bought two and they are junk. Very uncomfortable, impossible to find a comfortable position, and turned out to be an 8 inch raise rather than the 6 inch raise recommended for Gerd. That may seem minor but the increased tilt is what makes the thing impossible to sleep on. Every time I would move much in my sleep, I would wake up because I would start sliding down the wedge. I had a horrible backache in the morning. I tried two more nights and gave up when my sciatic nerve went beserk by the third morning.
It's a piece of junk. Those who write otherwise are probably "shills for the company" or paid endorsers. I got talked into buying this thing and it has never made sleeping with GERD easier or more comfortable.Buyer beware!
I started suffering from sleep apnea. This pillow has markedly decreased my apnea/snoring. You will need a small pillow for your head. Out of all of the pillows/wedges etc that I've tried nothing worked like this. My wife, a nurse, doesn't have to leave the room due to my snoring any longer. In fact my ENT doc is going to start recommending it to his patients. This is not a long term solution for apnea. I'm finally getting a decent night of sleep. I'm a respiratory therapist so I know a little about apnea.
I'm a side sleeper who suffers from acid reflux.
I feel a huge difference since I've been using this wedge. It is far more comfortable than sleeping with my bed propped up on cinder blocks. And not only is my acid reflux better but I also feel a difference in my back.
I just use a normal pillow when I sleep. This wedge is also great for sitting in bed watching TV. I just use two normal pillows to prop myself up.
I have spina bifida and arachnoiditis. I have a memory foam bed, but this has been an addition that is out of this world. I am in love!! It is perfect for back sleepers like me and I guess side sleepers too. It is very comfortable and puts you at just the right angle to get a perfect night's sleep. If you have any problems that this is a remedy for, you will not be sorry you spent the money. It is a little too expensive but worth every penny for a good night's sleep for years to come.
I am taking medication that is causing severe acid refulx-this pillow has helped cut down on the number of nights I wake up to acid reflux issues significantly. worth every penny.
comfortable, long enough to support back and hips, removeable cover for washing, durable (my kids play with it during the day)
it is a challenge to find a pillow to go with it, but I have found one and it works wonders. some sliding does occur during the night, but not too much.
I found I need to put a pillow between my knees-rather it's bc of the wedge or not, I do not know, but i never needed one before.
I haven't regretted my purchase and feel this product is well worth the price for durability.
A negative is that the store doesn't allow returns, so definitely try before you buy. And the wedges do feel differently on different mattresses, but will conform to your own body for maximum comfort.
I have one, its slightly smaller then the one shown. I use for traveling. I have adjustable bed for home. These work best for people with severe back problems who only sleep on their backs.
As others have noted, I bought the Side Sleeper Wedge with the hopes I could get my heartburn/reflux under control. I did not like taking Prilosec on a regular basis and wanted to get off it as it's meant as short term therapy not long term.
The wedge has paid for itself many times over in terms of the money I would have spent on heartburn/reflux medications. And I find the wedge comfortable, both as a side and back sleeper. I have been sleeping on the same wedge for about two years now. It is starting to show some wear (slight indentations on the thin part of the wedge) but it is not interfering with my sleep.
High density foam (what the wedge is made out of) tends to be a bit on the warm/hot side. We have a ceiling fan which helps with any heat up I experience.
The cover is removable and washes nicely. I was concerned about getting the cover back on the wedge after washing but it went on easily. I would buy a cotton pillow case if they made one to fit the wedge but they don't.
Finding a pillow that works perfectly with the wedge can be a challenge. I would like to find the "small cervical neck pillow" but it's not showing up on their site. I use a down alternative that's fairly mushy.
Sometimes I find that I slide down the wedge during the night but I think this is unavoidable, a side effect of gravity. When we had our bed propped up on bricks the sliding down phenomena was far worse.
Pros-comfortable, reasonably priced, graduated longer length that fits body, removable washable cover, helps control reflux, less sliding than propping bed up, good for side & back sleepers
Cons-runs warm, no fitted pillow case available, some sliding, challenge finding neck pillow that goes with wedge
After lots of research and trying other wedges in store, I chose this one based on the dimensions (length is great) and other features. I think it would work well IF you sleep mostly on your back OR mostly on your side. Unfortunately, I change positions between the two several time during the night, and this wedge does NOT work in such circumstances.
Sleeping on the back requires the cervical pillow to keep your neck properly positioned. If you stay on your back all night, the wedge is probably great. Sleeping on the side doesn't work with the cervical pillow-- you need another pillow under your head, which is fine until you change positions and need the cervical pillow again!
Using the wedge required me to either change pillows under my head multiple times during the night which is not restful, or convert to sleeping exclusively on my back OR side, which I couldn't do.
Just wanted other users to be aware of this problem with the pillow if you change positions during the night. If you can commit to sleeping on just your back or just your side, this product has alot of potential.
I bought this wedge after reading about the general health benefits of sleeping on an incline. I do not suffer from major health problems, but do snore when sleeping on my back. I usually sleep on my side, but noticed the first night that I did not immediately start snoring when switching to my back, as I usually do on a Saturday morning sleep-in. This pillow is super-fantastic comfortable and I was in love with it the very first night! I noticed the very first time I slept on it that I felt better in the morning and, indeed, throughout the day. That feeling has continued throughout the subsequent days I have used the wedge. Morning congestion is gone as well. Sleeping on an incline is also supposed to rev up detoxification, and I have definitely noticed beneficial detox symptoms, which I am too polite to describe. Purchasing this product seemed much safer than raising my none-too-sturdy bed-frame onto blocks and was easier to obtain than a six-foot wedge.
I have read that sleeping on an incline will help cure varicose veins after a month or so. I coincidentally noticed a couple of days after I bought this wedge that I do indeed have a small area of varicose and spider veins on my calf, and am waiting to see if they improve with this wedge. Even if they don't, I will continue to use this wedge because I feel so darned much awful much better in the morning than with any other sleep system.
I am only giving it 4 stars for quality and value because, although they seem great, I have no idea as to the long-term durability of this product yet. I have used it on my regular mattress, using my same old feather pillow. I don't slide down during the night nearly as much as described in sleeping on a genuine full-length incline. This wedge cradles and comforts me, and I will not be without it ever again! The first night I fell asleep without grabbing it, I woke up sorely missing it indeed!