July 5, 2018

Adjustable Bed Positions For GERD & Acid Reflux

Lying Flat & Digestion

As the body sleeps it is also working to digest and process foods. Lying flat has been shown to have a hindrance on the body’s ability to process food. An adjustable bed frame can easily lift the head the recommended 6-inches to achieve the healthiest digestion experience. This will allow for a better sleep and healthier waking in the morning. 

GERD is a result of a weak esophageal sphincter. That weakness allows the contents of your stomach to flow back up into your esophagus. There are a variety of things that can weaken your esophageal sphincter, including: overeating, being overweight, pregnancy, wearing tight clothing around your middle, smoking or regular exposure to secondhand smoke, hiatal hernia (part of the stomach protrudes into the diaphragm muscle).

Many of us eat right before going to bed or we wake up and eat something we shouldn’t probably eat. Many studies have tied eating before sleep to weight gain. Lying in a horizontal position hinder our digestive system. Having our upper body elevated improves the ability of our body to digest food properly. By having the adjustable bed slightly elevated will improve digestion and reduce weight gain.

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