For those who suffer from Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and sleep apnea, positional therapy can mean the difference between no rest and deep, rejuvenating sleep. To help provide relief from these conditions, SC41 offers the all-natural latex sleep wedge. Elevated sleeping and side sleeping have been shown to alleviate symptoms of both GERD and apnea, as well as sleep-disrupting symptoms correlated to other nighttime disorders. Our sleep wedge is a convenient and comfortable aid for better sleep positioning.
Many sleep wedges on the market create too much elevation to sleep comfortably. Our wedge has a gentle incline, providing beneficial elevation without forcing you into a more upright position. Our durable, all-natural latex wedge is 4” deep and features a removable 1″ top layer for adjustability. It can be used comfortably for both back and side sleeping. Designed by the makers of the Oxygen Pillow, the Sleep Wedge is made of natural latex and covered in the same stretch organic cotton as our mattresses for supportive comfort. It is specifically constructed to stabilize body posture and support comfortable back and side sleeping. Available in half-queen and half-king (width of a twin) sizes.
Relief for sleep apnea, snoring and acid reflux
Ergonomic design has gentle incline
Comfortable back and side sleeping
Effective for people of all ages
Breathable construction for dryer sleep
Hypo-allergenic; dust mite resistant
Durable, all-natural latex foam core
4″ profile with removable 1″ top layer
Stretch knit organic cotton cover
Resilient for long-lasting wear
Half queen or half king sizes
Pair the Sleep Wedge with the Oxygen Pillow for optimal sleep posture and head elevation for better nighttime breathing. For thoughtful solutions to all your sleep needs, visit SC41 to try the Sleep Wedge, the Oxygen Pillow and to learn more about our ergonomically-designed mattress system.
GERD and Sleep
An estimated 15 percent of Americans suffer from GERD, according to CNN Health. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease. It occurs when stomach acid flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus resulting in symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. While GERD sufferers experience symptoms throughout the day, the disease makes it difficult for many to get quality sleep.
Sleep Position can Alleviate Gerd Symptoms
As anyone suffering from nighttime GERD knows, your sleep position can make a difference in the severity and frequency of GERD symptoms like acid reflux, heartburn, and even apnea. Positional therapy—using sleep posture to manage symptoms—is key to improving nighttime disturbances due to this disease. The following sleep positions can aggravate symptoms:
Back sleeping: Flattens out the digestive tract, allowing stomach acid to reflux easily.
Right-side sleeping: Places the stomach above the esophagus, causing liquid to drain into the esophagus.
Avoiding these two sleep positions can be an important part of finding more comfort. The goal is to let gravity work for you. Left-side sleeping helps lessen GERD-related symptoms by placing the stomach below the esophagus. In this position, gastric juices must work against gravity to rise up through the esophagus. Many sleepers suffering from GERDS also know that elevating the torso by sleeping on a gentle incline provides significant relief. Elevating the upper body ensures gastric juices stay where they belong–in the stomach.
SC41 Positional Therapy Products
SC41 offers sensible, effective products to help GERD sufferers sleep comfortably in the most beneficial sleep positions. We believe that any improvement to sleep quality—big or small—is important and contributes to better health overall. Using products that aid positional therapy can be part of a lifestyle dedicated to improving sleep and well-being.
Our all-natural latex-sleeping wedge permits comfortable side sleeping while providing the benefits of elevated sleep. Our wedge is 36’’ long, covered in stretch-knit organic knit cotton and sits on top of your mattress. It’s both convenient and easy to use. The sleep wedge can also help improve symptoms of sleep apnea. For individuals with severe GERD-related symptoms, SC41 also sells German-engineered motorized adjustable beds. Our adjustable beds give individuals the ultimate ability to adjust for incline and sleep position.
Incorporating products like our sleep wedge and our motorized adjustable beds into your sleep habits can pay off in fewer GERD or apnea-related sleep disturbances. Fewer disturbances mean better sleep— which translates into a major improvement in quality of life.