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I have struggled with acid reflux and gastroparesis for a long time. These problems can be exacerbated at night if I lie flat. I have tried doubling and tripling pillows and a wedge pillow, but either the pillows would flatten too much or I would slide down on the wedge, and during the night I would wake up nauseous and possibly vomiting, or my acid reflux would be bothering me. It got to where I was sleeping almost straight up on the couch. I missed being able to lie down in a bed, and sleeping that way on the couch was uncomfortable.

 

I thought about buying an adjustable bed over the Internet. In the course of my search I came across the Mattress Genie Adjustable Bed Wedge made by Contour Products. The Genie enables me to adjust the head of my bed by up to 40 degrees. I decided to invest in it as the price (about $100 dollars for wedge to fit a twin-sized bed) was much cheaper than the price of an adjustable bed and I wouldn’t have to find the space for a new bed.

 

The Genie comes with a controller that directs a pump to inflate a wedge that goes underneath the front end of the mattress. When I fill up the wedge to its largest size, I can sleep on my bed again. To sleep in the bed is a simple pleasure, but one that I am grateful for and had missed. The pump is somewhat loud when I am inflating the wedge, but it is only a temporary noise.

 

I have had the Genie for six months or more, and have not had any problems with it. I would recommend it to anyone else who has acid reflux problems, gastroparesis, or any other condition where you would benefit from having your head elevated at night.

 

—Bobbiejo Winfrey
tombeedesnues@yahoo.com

 

Editor’s note: The Mattress Genie is available online at www.contourliving.com or by calling (800) 950-0230, Ext. 100. First-time customers can get a 5% discount by using the coupon code “newsletter.”

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5/6/2017
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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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