When someone goes to a doctor and describes the symptoms related to acid regurgitation, reflux, heartburn, etc. doctors often offer the following advice:
Change your eating habits
Use short term medication
Use antacids as needed
Do not lie down for at least two hours after eating
Raise the head of the bed on cinder blocks 6″ – 8″
Some of these “remedies” can be accomplished overnight; some could take months or even years to show even minor results – all while you are suffering nightly recurrences of agonizing pain, loss of sleep, daytime exhaustion, and ongoing discomfort.
"Reflux Guard is an Under Mattress Bed Wedge you place on your box spring.
You put your mattress on top of the Wedge."
In essence, Reflux Guard introduces gravity to your system while sleeping. When you lay down horizontally you need gravity to keep acid and stomach content in the stomach. In the event some should escape gravity can bring it back into the stomach.
The American College of Gastroenterology, doctors, and even many drug manufacturers recommend lifting the head of the bed six to eight inches (15 to 20 centimeters). Something as simple as this may prevent most or all of the symptoms – agonizing heartburn, acid regurgitation, painful reflux that disturbs sleep and can cause panic anxiety, insomnia, and more. And yet, most reflux sufferers go years without lifting their bed. Many doctors and organizations recommend changing your sleeping position. (Wikipedia even suggests that “sleeping sitting up” is one way of preventing these symptoms.) Most sources suggest that treatment includes lifestyle modifications, medications and possibly even surgery. These options are costly, time-consuming and may even include invasive and temporary solutions.
The head of the 6inch Reflux Guard is 6 inches high (from 0.001″). If you need higher the Reflux Guard is adjustable and can be slide down closer to the foot end of the bed and raise the 6inch to 7, or 8 inches high
Same is with the 4″ wedge, from 4 inches to 4.2inches and so on (up to 6″ high)
You sleep on your full mattress.
You can't sleep on your side or stomach with a pillow wedge. with Reflux Guard you can.
Not some uncomfortable wedge that you could roll off and will fall on the floor.