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Gingin123
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 2/27/2012 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Does raising the head of the bed help LPR and if so, how much does it need to be raised?  The reason I ask is I have read on many sites that LPR is more of a daytime thing.  Is this true?
 
Anyone had results with raising the bed?
 
Thanks!

sunbeam48
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   Posted 2/27/2012 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to go to sleep sitting fairly upright in order to make a difference. I bought an electric bed to do this, though this also could be acomplished in a recliner chair, then switching to a bed in the middle of the night. What you said about LPR being a daytime thing is often true. I have never experienced night-time heartburn, but I had a never-ending cough, day and night, and couldn't sleep. I bought the bed and started the Koufman around the same time, so I give some credit to both strategies.

Gingin123
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   Posted 2/27/2012 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sunbeam.  My husband did raise our bed about 8 inches and my throat did get better but we kept sliding off the bed.  Just didn't sleep good raised so high so he lowered it all the way back down and after awhile my symptoms slowly started coming back.  I just wondered if 4 inches would still do the trick.  I just got so confused while reading about LPR because so many articles said it is a daytime thing.  I thought maybe it was just a coincidence that I got better. 
 
Guess I will just try the 4 inches and hope that does the trick without being too uncomfortable. 

Silas1066
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   Posted 2/27/2012 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been trying to sleep with a wedge pillow, but I don't think it is working. I slide off of it.

I do not notice LPR symptoms very much at night, and I never get heartburn when sleeping, etc.

The worst part of the day for me is 10:30am-3PM

I'm not sure why that is. Anyone else experience that?

I'm not even sure how I would go about raising my bed up without it crashing down on me in the middle of the night.

kevinla
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   Posted 2/27/2012 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Silas1066 said...
I've been trying to sleep with a wedge pillow, but I don't think it is working. I slide off of it.

I do not notice LPR symptoms very much at night, and I never get heartburn when sleeping, etc.

The worst part of the day for me is 10:30am-3PM

I'm not sure why that is. Anyone else experience that?

I'm not even sure how I would go about raising my bed up without it crashing down on me in the middle of the night.


I would go to home depot and ask the to cut some wood blocks. They can do that for you.



Mine are about 3 feet long, 2 inches tall, 4 inches wide.
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