Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Night-Time Relief for Sufferers of GERD and Acid Reflux

Night-Time Relief for Sufferers of GERD and Acid Reflux

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a very common ailment affecting millions of people worldwide. GERD is known by many names, including Esophagitis, reflux, acid reflux, even (incorrectly) hiatal hernia. Gastroesophageal reflux is the term used to describe a backflow of acid from the stomach into the swallowing tube or esophagus.

The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn. Along with heartburn, other symptoms include pain swallowing, chest pain, coughing, sore throat, hoarseness, asthma, aspiration pneumonia, even tooth enamel decay, gingivitis and halitosis.

Treatments of GERD include over-the-counter medications like antacids and prescription strength medications. Heartburn and other symptoms associated with GERD may be mild to severe. If you experience severe discomfort or heartburn several times a week, you should consult a physician.

There are several lifestyle recommendations you can make to help ease the discomfort of GERD and acid reflux:

  • Control your weight / Lose weight if overweight
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Avoid reclining or lying down directly after a meal
  • Eliminate certain foods or food types that may trigger heartburn
  • Don't smoke
  • Raise the head of your mattress 6-9 inches. Experts recommend elevating the bed by inserting a wedge between the mattress and box spring (raising your head with pillows is not a good alternative)
The Mattress Genie bed wedge, manufactured by Contour Living, provides a simple solution for raising your mattress and alleviating the pain and discomfort caused by GERD symptoms. With just the touch of a button, you can raise your bed to the angle that best suits your needs. You'll love reading, watching TV, working or even eating in bed. The Mattress Genie comes with a remote control to raise and lower the mattress with a touch of a button.
Learn more about the Mattress Genie Adjustable Bed Wedge

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Soft Touch Memory Foam Mattresses

Sleep in blissful comfort with The Soft-Touch™ Mattress featuring a 2.5 inch thick layer of plush memory foam that conforms to your body’s every curve! Originally developed for NASA to cushion astronauts on lift-off, memory foam distributes your body’s weight more evenly, reducing painful pressure points that can cause you to toss and turn during the night. So you’ll enjoy a more restful, supportive and above all, comfortable nights sleep. Plus for a limited time, we'll include a free full-body bed massager ($200.00 value), free shipping ($59.00 value) and a 10 year warranty! when you order the 8" or 10" thick mattress today!

Below the layer of memory foam is our orthopedic foam support base. It’s made of high quality medical grade foam that provides support for your body and stability for the mattress. Our 8" thick mattress features a 5.5" base and the 10" thick mattress comes with a 7.5" base. The orthopedic base foam is specifically designed to compliment the memory foam layer and provide the ultimate combination of comfort and support.

The removable outer cover is made of jersey knit material that stretches around the mattress for a perfect fit. It’s washable and easy to spot clean so maintaining your mattress is a breeze. Just inside the cover is a special, interior fabric liner that provides a fire retardant barrier as required by the state of California, and by the entire country in July 2007. The bottom side of the cover is non-skid so your mattress always stays put.

The mattresses ship in compact, easy to manage 12” diameter rolls are vacuum packed for convenience. You’ll notice that they recover very quickly, about 90% within the first 5 minutes of unpacking, so you can begin using the mattress immediately. Beware - some companies offer a "mattress system" which is a mattress you create yourself when they ship separate foam pieces to you. This is NOT a "Mattress System", this is the complete top mattress, constructed with quality materials and permanently assembled at the production facility.