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How a Wedge Pillow can help with sleep apnea, acid reflux, and improving circulation

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5 Ways to Use Wedge Pillow for Personalized Comfort

Posted by Makenzie McNeill

You’ve got your Brentwood Home wedge pillow and it looks fantastic in your space, but do you know all of the ways you can use it to customize your perfect rest? The gentle slope of our wedge pillows are designed to support you no matter how you choose to use them, and there are so many ways to switch it up. See the list below to make sure you're taking full advantage!


Upright recline


Streaming your favorite show or reading from bed? Place the short, wide end of your wedge pillow on your mattress with the long, flat side against your wall or headboard. You’ll be able to sit up straight, reclining slightly, at the most ergonomic angle for watching TV or curling up with your favorite book. Rather than leaning against a cold, hard wall or headboard, the cushion of your wedge pillow will hug you back, giving you a comfortable place to enjoy your downtime.

Gentle slope for back sleep

Brentwood Home Ways to Use a Wedge Pillow

Giving your upper body just a bit of height during sleep can be one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to improve several common health issues. Many people who suffer from respiratory issues and sleep apnea find that by sleeping at an incline anywhere between 30 to 45 degrees, pressure is taken off the airway and their symptoms start to improve. This gentle incline can also soothe issues with acid reflux, allowing gravity to keep acid from reaching the throat and causing discomfort.

Gentle slope for side sleep

Brentwood Home Ways to Use a Wedge Pillow

Side sleepers who use a wedge pillow to sleep at an incline will also find relief for health issues like sleep apnea and acid reflux. Additionally, using a wedge pillow for side sleep will offer greater support to your neck and shoulders, allowing your body to fall into the perfect neutral position. You can adjust where your head falls on the pillow, choosing between a subtle incline or sitting up higher when it feels right.

Under your knees

Using a Wedge Pillow to Elevate Legs for Better Circulation

Placing your wedge pillow under the knees can provide relieve pressure on your lower back, and also improve circulation in the legs which helps with tired muscles and sore, swollen feet. Correcting issues with circulation prevents further health complications like varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

On your lap

How to Use a Wedge Pillow

Sometimes our bedrooms can turn into a bit of an office space. If you’re up late sending emails before bed or working from home in the afternoon, place your wedge pillow on your lap and use it as a mini desk for your laptop or tablet. This position keeps your device at a comfortable angle, and allows your wrists to relax on the pillow as you surf away.


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