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Elevated bed head/bed risers

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by unperson, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. unperson

    unperson Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Anybody tried this, did you find it helpful?
     
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    Yes. I have gerd. I used the store bought ones for years but discovered, after my sons visit this year, that I can get by with something not so high so I made my own out of blocks of wood and furniture floor protectors. Not being so high up is more comfortable for me.
     
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    I think mine's circulation/breathing stuff, due to aging.

    I'm thinking about 6 inches? don't want it too high. gonna start with blocks or something, not sure yet, bricks maybe.
     
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    I used this during illness associated with leukemia treatment and found it helpful. They make wedge shaped large foam pillows that are very inexpensive and I used those a lot. I also used an inflatable thingie you can get to put under the head of the bed. It comes with air pump and remote switch so you can raise and lower it like a hospital bed. Someone bought that for us, so I don't know how much it cost, but don't think it was too much. Its noisy but only while adjusting and then it shuts off.
     
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    I liked the foam wedge type when I was going through rehab after cancer surgery.
    Eased the pain of laying flat.
     
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    It's an inflatable wedge you can put between the mattress and bedbase, you can deflate it if you want horizontal for the day or whatever. Haven't seen one in use, it was mentioned on a search I did.
     
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    This is the one I have. I'm hoping the picture makes it clearer. You push a button on the control and it inflates or deflates the bag which you place under the head of your mattress. You can deflate it completely so your mattress is flat like normal. It costs around $200. But I didn't shop.
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