Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is REFLUX GUARD better then a pillow wedge?
A. You can read our comparison page for details, but here are the main points:
- Most pillow wedges aren’t the full width of the mattress. As you sleep, you are more limited in space and comfort. REFLUX GUARD is placed under your current mattress. This means you can enjoy the entire top surface of your bed without any loss of comfort or space.
- REFLUX GUARD is stable and doesn’t shift as you sleep. You can’t accidentally bend at the abdominal area which would result in increased pressure and may actually aid rather than prevent acid reflux.
- REFLUX GUARD fits under your mattress. You can put it in place and leave it there for years. A pillow wedge is in bed with you, which means it must be washed often and replaced every year or two. We know of original REFLUX GUARDs still in use after ten years. We are so confident REFLUX GUARD will hold up, we offer a TEN YEAR WARRANTY*. With REFLUX GUARD you get a good night’s sleep for less than a nickel!
- REFLUX GUARD has a convenient retention strap for easy transport.
Q. Is there any position I can’t sleep in?
A. Not really. REFLUX GUARD will work no matter how you sleep, though studies have shown that sleeping on your left side is preferable.
Q. How much is the head of the bed actually raised when the wedge is in place?
A. The head of the Reflux Guard Wedge is 6″ (from 0.001″) Raising the Bed 6″. If you need higher the Reflux Guard is adjustable and can be slipped down and raise the 6″ to 7″ plus.
Q. Can I travel with my REFLUX GUARD?
A. Yes, absolutely. The convenient REFLUX GUARD retention strap allows you to roll up your REFLUX GUARD and throw it into a vehicle.
Q. How long does it take before I can expect to feel results?
A. REFLUX GUARD is easy to use and most users report feeling better within a few days.
Q. Will the RefluxGuard support a heavy person?
A. Yes, because the weight gets distributed. In most cases that translates to less than 1/10 of a pound per square inch.
Q. Does sleeping on the Reflux Guard equipped bed a substitute for medical guidance?
A. No. While your doctor has or will tell you lifting the head of your bed will likely result in relief, there could be other conflicting medical problems that need to be addressed. We recommend anyone using the REFLUX GUARD be under the care of a physician.
Q. Who Developed REFLUX GUARD?
A. REFLUX GUARD was developed by its first two users – two men who have personally suffered through years of heartburn, acid reflux, lost sleep and wakening to an agonizing, burning sensation in the back of their throats. They tried medicines, not eating close to bedtime, and more. REFLUX GUARD’s CEO is an inventor with more than forty years in the upholstery industry. Our COO has thirty years of experience in the upholstery industry. The design and development process involved collaboration, medical consultations and the involvement of design and engineering specialists. (See History)
Q. Does REFLUX GUARD ship to foreign countries?
A. Yes, absolutely. No matter where you live, we believe REFLUX GUARD can help you and so we are willing to ship anywhere. Please be aware that there may be some local customs charges, taxes or other fees that may apply depending on your country. These fees and international shipping charges are not included in our regular shipping cost. You need to contact your customs office to see if any charges will be assessed.
Q. What is your return policy?
A. Reflux Guard can be used as a personal health product, and for our customers’ protection, they are unfortunately not returnable.