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Wedges under Mattress to elevate head?

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by Nintendo 1889, Nov 13, 2022.

  1. Nintendo 1889

    Nintendo 1889 New Member

    I always sleep with my mouth open even though I have eliminated 90% of dairy for my diet, use breathe right strips, nose snoring clips that press the acupoint inside the nose (Google it), and use mouth tape (I have used many different kinds and covered my mouth many different ways and even try cutting a small slit in the tape. I almost always rip off the tape in the middle of the night).

    Symptoms: ADD, low t, hair loss, cavities for no reason, 16 hypothyroid.symtoms, 11 iodine deficiency symptoms. Have never been a morning person.

    So the newest hack I read about on the lowcarber.com forums is elevating the head of your mattress. It's even being promoted as a way to eliminate SIDS.

    My problem is that my bed is too heavy to be able to elevate with corner raising blocks or cinder blocks. Should I get one of those full length wedges that goes under the mattress or a half length wedge that is put over the mattress, on the head/upper side? I'm even considering getting Dr Peter Martone's neck nest, since I do have spine issues ever since the age of 12 - an old playground injury that was never corrected.
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  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    low T and hypothyroid and iodine can be adjusted.

    If you are successful there that may ease up some other areas.

  3. Martha Ray

    Martha Ray New Member

    RE: Mouth tape Hostage Mouth Tape https://hostagetape.com/ is strongest I've tried. The product is really great (But personally I did not like it that the after sales pitch tricked me into over buying.) while it is a very comfortable product my favorite is SomniFix Mouth Strips https://somnifix.com/products/mouth-strips-snoring-sleep-aids They have a built in slit. I've been mouth tapping everynight for 5 years. Great improvement in energy right away.

    RE: Full length Wedge
    Avana has a reasonable wedge they call it:

    LIFT Under Mattress Gentle Incline Elevator
    We have two 7" (but they also sell a 5") with the additional canvas cotton covers and I have an additional bottom sheets as a double cover over them. I am very sensitive and was concerned about product being made of high-density polyurethane foam. I aired out both very well even though neither had any smell right out of the box. We have been happy with both only wish we had tried the 5" on the master bed because our bed was pretty high to begin with...hope to change that up in the future after we remodel to get closer to the slab. The Magnetico Sleeping Pad is still on my want list.

    I know of at least two other threads covering bedding.

    Lets talk about optimal beds
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    Elevation of Bed Suggestion
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  4. Nintendo 1889

    Nintendo 1889 New Member

    Thanks for the other suggestions. I wonder if this is how ancient yogis trained themselves to sleep sitting up - they gradually raise their mattress over time with a wooden wedge.

    This also has me thinking about different or more optimal angles. I might want to make it more and more steep over time, in which case I could build my own with strong wood and add more blocks under it.
  5. Danco3636

    Danco3636 Silver

    I have mine rised a few inches with blocks and use my pillow like Dr. Kruse has suggested to elevate my head.
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  6. Nintendo 1889

    Nintendo 1889 New Member

    Did it help snoring GERD etc?
  7. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    GERD may be due to to low potassium.

    When having GERD take one teaspoon potassium bicarbonate.
    See if that helps.

    I am using this one:

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