How Can Elevation Wedges & Pillows Benefit My Healing Journey?
Bed wedge pillows are specially designed with an incline to provide proper alignment and keep your affected swollen areas comfortably elevated in a 45 degree angle that is optimal for reducing swelling. Following a mastectomy, it is recommended to be perpetually elevated in an approximate 30-45 degree position from the bed because this enables optimal blood circulation to all the vital healing areas and helps reduce the swelling. You may use a bed wedge to stay elevated during the initial phase of your recovery. It is recommended to stay elevated on the bed wedge as long as swelling is considerable in the affected areas. The wedge pillows featured in the Store typically include a pillow cover.
Many patients find a bed wedges to be a superior and more comfortable elevation solution compared to putting oneself above pillows on a bed. A primary advantage of the bed wedge relative to pillows is that it is sturdy so that you can comfortably sleep without having to worry about slipping off as you would with pillows. Additionally, with the bed wedge you have no need to periodically rearrange your pillows if they shift around. Further, the bed wedge will not give rise to any tension and stress that you might feel from having empty spaces between your body and your pillows when you’re propped up on your bed. Since the bed wedge can be moved around, you can use it to be in elevation wherever you are – whether you’re in your bed, relaxing on a sofa, or on any other area of the house. You can use the wedge pillow in both its flat long position to lie down, or tall position to sit up.
How Can Elevation Wedges & Pillows Benefit Me In My Everyday Life?
Beyond using the bed wedge during your recovery, this product is a great addition to your everyday life and can be used to elevate the head for breathing comfort, pressure relief, to elevate the feet for relief of swelling, to help with acid reflux disease and acid indigestion, and for the treatment of hiatal hernia. Moreover, people use the bed wedge to avoid sleeping and putting pressure on the face, which may contribute to wrinkling in the long-run. Ultimately, the bed wedge can be used daily for reading, relaxing or watching TV.