One of the most commonly questions asked among GERD wedge pillow customers is “what is the best height for a wedge pillow?” When answering this question, you really want to look at two main categories in the wedge pillow market: 1) what are customers actually SAYING? and 2) what are the most popular trends in the market.
Before creating the Miracle Wedge, it was quite apparent that we wanted to get it right the first time and find the ideal height for our customers. After analyzing countless review given by customers online, we found certain consistencies in their feedback. We also began using the leading wedge pillows on the market, and found there to be numerous factors in determining the best height for a wedge pillow.
Material used by the manufacturer also showed to be a big factor in what pillow height to choose. There’s the cheap alternative- fake memory foam imported from toxic foreign manufacturing buildings. Or the good stuff, which always costs more money.
After tons of work and research investment, we made definite conclusions on the best height for a wedge pillow. Here is our rationale.
*Typical heights for wedge pillows: 7 inches to 15 inches
High risers are people with GERD who tend to be new shoppers of wedge pillows. They initially make their purchase for this type of wedge because they believe more elevation equals less acid reflux.” While this assumption seems logical, it is faulted. Inclining a full 15 inches can cause major cases of sleep apnea. This is exactly why less than 1% of wedge pillows go up to this height. Whether you choose regular memory foam or imitation memory foam for 15″ inclines, the experience will likely not benefit your long term sleep performance. The vast majority of customer complaints in this category were “too hard” and “very uncomfortable,” and “too high.” 15 inches is definitely not the best height for a wedge pillow.
Pros: Usually inexpensive due to cheap material used to manufacture the product.
Cons: Unnecessarily high incline, can cause sleep apnea, and more difficult to find due to low demand.
Typical Material: Typically made from imported, imitation memory foam.
While not a super high incline, 10-12″ is still not a necessary incline for most GERD patients. Most GERD sufferers are amazed to find how low an incline needs to be to reduce acid reflux. 10-12″ certainly exceeds this range. However, we do recommend this height if the sleeper strongly prefers sleeping on a high incline anyway. If possible, it is recommended that it is brought down at least 4″. Don’t forget, the material of the wedge is very important. I can’t tell you how often we hear about other consumers buying imitation brands from China and end up heaving allergy problems within a few weeks.Try to find a 12″ include wedge with natural, American-made memory foam. Overall, while some wedge users might prefer this incline range, 10-12 inches is generally not the best height for a wedge pillow.
Pros: Good for people who prefer higher sleeping positions
Cons: Unnecessarily high incline, typically more expensive due to extra material (especially if it is quality memory foam), and is known to cause sleep apnea in low-preferenced sleepers.
Typical Material: Mixture between imported memory foam or imitation memory foam.
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While some of the market has not yet realized it, acid reflux can be beaten using a relatively low inclined wedge pillow. It doesn’t take someone sleeping titled upward to do so! From our experience, the vast majority of acid reflux symptoms have been quickly and effectively solved with a relatively short incline.
I spoke with a customer a few months ago about her acid reflux struggles over the years. Before using the 7.5″ inclined Miracle Wedge, she was forced to sleep on a chair for three years! Now using our life-changing product, her GERD is completely gone! Remember, it isn’t about height, it’s about optimized angles and the materials used in the process. Along with the highest quality memory foam available on the market, 7-8 inches is the best height for a wedge pillow. Don’t beleive us? CLICK HERE and try it for yourself!
Pros: Recommended incline from most health care professionals, readily available on the market with more varieties, less expensive than most higher incline wedge pillows due to less material usage.
Cons: Can be considered a tad bit low incline for sleepers who naturally prefer higher inclines.
Typical Material: Domestic memory foam.
Recommended Material: High density domestic memory foam. USA memory foam is usually always the best foam available on the market. Get ECO friendly and hypoallergenic to be safe. .
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As you can see, research shows that the best height for acid reflux pillows is 7.5 inches with a genuine memory foam wedge pillow. 7.5 inch inclines are loved by customers, and are the most recommended height by medical experts. CLICK HERE to discover the benefits of the Miracle Wedge Pillow and its doctor recommended 7.5 inch incline.