Anti-reflux pillow improves breathing

Geriatric, Nowadays, Rest / Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Already since the time of the Egyptian empire, the advantages of sleeping in tilted beds have been known – in the excavations carried out, evidence has emerged that the Egyptians did so – especially in the case of having gastrogastric reflux or suffering from lung diseases with respiratory distress, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma …

Gastresophageal reflux, called GERD, is a very common condition that affects a large number of the population; It occurs when the stomach contents return to the esophagus because the sphincter at the end of the esophagus does not close properly. This causes symptoms of all known as heartburn in the back of the mouth, nausea, vomiting and in some cases also respiratory symptoms such as hoarseness, hoarseness and even asthma and respiratory distress due to the aspiration of acid into the airway that can cause pneumonia by aspiration, very frequent in people of advanced age or who have to remain bedridden.

To avoid reflux, it is advisable to take hygienic measures such as avoiding being overweight, wearing loose clothing, not consuming drinks and foods that can irritate such as coffee, chocolate, alcohol, fats and spicy foods, not eating copiously, chewing well and not lying down. until about 2 hours after eating. Raising the trunk also helps to avoid reflux, but it is not convenient to accumulate pillows to elevate the head since this would affect the spine and the hip; the ideal is the use of a specific wedge.

Our anti-reflux pillow allows you to sleep in the correct elevated position of the trunk and has a small pillow for more comfort, it is designed with the indicated inclination so that neither the spine nor the hip are in the wrong position. Its advantages are not limited to avoiding reflux since, according to many studies, sleeping in this position favors the blood flow of the brain, thus helping to avoid migraines and, above all, it is highly recommended in the case of respiratory diseases since sleeping with the trunk raised, it favors the entry of air into the lungs and relieves pressure.

As we already know COVID19 among other symptoms, it produces cough and respiratory distress that the use of the anti-reflux pillow can help to improve.

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