Acid reflux (GERD)/ Hiatal Hernia
Sufferers experience burning in the esophagus, severe heartburn, and difficulty sleeping due to acids in stomach “splashing” up in the throat at night when prone. Keeping the stomach below the esophagus is a main goal.
Solution: this health condition all but requires sleeping in an elevated upright position- flat bed sleepers generally use a 45 degree foam wedge (which can be uncomfortable and cause the body to slip down below the wedge at night, causing stress on their lower lumbar). Adjustable bases make this upright position necessity the perfect solution; the head can be elevated, as well as the feet/knees offsetting any stress to the lumbar spine.