Raising head of bed makes it feel too hard?

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   Posted 10/4/2013 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have bad gerd that i haven't been able to get under control. have to use baking soda water to get by. Just put 2 inch bricks under the wheels at the head on the bed. Now the bed feels really hard and uncomfortable, even giving me a headache after sleeping on it it felt so hard.
Is this because I used bricks?, would wood or some other material make a difference? I had planned on adding another brick to bring it up to 4 inches but now i'm not sure what to do.
any suggestions?

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   Posted 10/4/2013 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I ordered a "sleep better wedge pillow" to use since I could not lift my bed myself to raise it.
It was ok. I used other pillows to prop myself with also, but I have a lot of back and neck problems. It might be worth looking into.


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   Posted 10/5/2013 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Most people will use the wooden blocks to raise the bed.  The wedge pillows is a good alternate so looking into this method may be the answer to your feeling the raised bed is to hard.
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   Posted 10/8/2013 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I had read that raising the head of the bed would be more effective that using the wedge pillows. But waking up with head pain each morning isn't working for me so I'll look into that. thanks for the advice.

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   Posted 10/10/2013 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Just be sure to keep your upper body on the wedge or pillows, not just your head and shoulders.

The latter puts extra pressure on your belly.

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