I have a loved one who has a heart condition and recently had trouble sleeping due to the cause of breathlessness when lying flat on the bed. Stacking a bunch of pillows or sitting up to sleep caused, even more, discomfort and was not a good solution to his sleep problems.
I did my research and found that sleeping in an elevated position would ease the breathlessness and hopefully allow a night of restful sleep. I found that the use of bed wedges is one solution for improved sleep for many health conditions such as
- Acid reflux
- Back conditions
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Poor circulation
- sleep apnea
- During and after pregnancy
- Recover after surgery ( please seek Dr’s advice on this)
A bed wedge is actually a piece of foam in an elevated position it comes in different heights, shapes, and sizes. Some are adjustable and there are those that even come with a massage machine embedded within the foam. Some are made for babies as safe sleep products, position the babes in an upright position in the crib so the child may breathe better and aids in digestion.
Bed wedges can be purchased from stores selling rehab health items and equipment if you are interested in the baby ones they can be purchased at toys r us.
I bought an 8″ bed wedge from Tong Hai Department Store. The store provided the most affordable bed wedge shipped from the USA.
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My family member now enjoys a restful sleep and I have not heard a complaint about struggling to breathe when it is bedtime.