Heartburn, Acid Reflux, GERD, GORD, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) and similar medical conditions all result from acid seeping upwards during sleep when laying flat. When sleeping slightly tilted gravity helps stop this occurrence and reduces associated discomfort and sleep disruption.
Also available in:
Memory foam - the top one inch (2.5cm) is cut off and replaced with pressure relieving memory foam.
- British Made.
- 2 year guarantee.
- Lengthy 14 day returns policy.
- CertiPUR foam.
- As seen in The Guardian and The Independent newspaper.
- Reduces acid reflux and heartburn symptoms instantly.
- recommended by the Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA).
- Fitted, removable, washable poly-cotton cover included.
- Recommended by the NHS.
Length 76cm x Height at back of wedge 15cm
Please note the video feature the 24" width bed wedge.
How to use:
The Adult Bed Wedge is versatile and can be used in three many ways:
- Place it under your pillow to sleep in a raised comfortable position, ideal for sufferers of hiatus hernia, rhinitis, glaucoma, vertigo and respiratory problems. The Putnams bed wedge helps keep you upright and comfortable at the same time.
- Use as a back support when sitting up in bed.
- Place the Bed wedge at the bottom of the bed to raise and support your legs and feet. This provides relief from varicose veins, swollen ankles, phlebitis and oedema.
Helps heal and comfort:
The Putnams Bed wedge can be used for many different medical conditions including: Acid Reflux (GERD/GORD) / Heartburn / Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, oesphagectomy, Barretts oesophagus, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), Snoring reduction, heart problems, Shoulder Surgery, Hiatus hernia (Oesophagitis), Rhinitis, Glaucoma, Achalasia, Esophageal Motility, Vertigo, Respiratory illness (pneumonia & flu (keeps you propped up at night)), Asbestosis, Varicose veins / Swollen ankles / Phlebitis /Oedema (when wedge is placed under feet). Post hysterectomy, post hip replacement, post spinal surgery, post open-heart surgery, as well as being great for mobility, sitting up in bed and chest pain.
Sizes larger than the 36" (UK single) arrive as two pieces of foam that sit side by side in the fitted cover. Once assembled the seam cannot be seen or felt.
Our bed wedge...
Standard our standard foam is a soft, springy but supportive foam.
The memory foam * option is great for people who are familiar with memory foam and love it. Memory foam has well researched pressure relief benefits however memory foam does have a reputation for being a bit hotter to lie on.
Graphite latex (GL) * is the office favorite. GL is a mix of plant made latex and graphite. In bedding, graphite serves as a fire retardant and temperature regulating material that eliminates the need to use chemicals to protect sleepers. GL is biodegradable at end of life meaning it is kinder to our planet. GL is also anti-bacterial, anti-dust mite, hypoallergenic and cooling to sleep on. This option is however the most expensive but when you spend 1/3 of your life in bed it is worth getting it right.
*The memory foam and graphite latex is only on the top 2.5cm of the wedge.
We get asked this question a lot. We always recommend measuring out the width across your bed with a tape measure to get an idea of how wide your bed wedge will be. Typically if you are sharing a double bed we recommend a 24". If you are sharing anything larger you should be fine with a 36" width.
This bed wedge has a height of 6" (15cm). We have designed our bed wedge to be high enough for acid reflux prevention whilst also being comfortable to get a good nights sleep.
The NHS website states a preferred bed wedge height of 10-20cm for acid reflux.
This design decision has been led by science. A 2015 study in the Journal of allergy and clinical immunology found that 6" elevation reduced reflux in patients.