Current Solutions for ACID Reflux & GERD are not great options — Gravity1st Treats ACID Reflux & GERD
While Gravity1st is not a medical device and makes no medical claims. Currently other options are:
- Prescription and Over The Counter Medications (OTC)
- Short Foam Wedges
- Under Mattress Wedge
- Riser Beds
Treats ACID Reflux & GERD: Medications
Prescription and over the counter medications (OTC) which range in price from $30 a month to over $300 a month and may last indefinitely. Reports strongly discourage the long term use of prescription drugs for Reflux because of the lasting side effects (bone fractures). (US News and World Reports 5/10/2010) It is worth mentioning that with the decline of today’s economy, loss of earnings and loss of health insurance, the one time purchase of Gravity Firstä vs. a monthly purchase of expensive medication makes for a very compelling business model.
Treats ACID Reflux & GERD: Current Sleep Solutions (nonprescription)
Short Foam Wedge (vs. Gravity1st Treats ACID Reflux & GERD)
The only current competitor in the mattress like space is referred to as the “short wedge”. Doctors actually discourage the use of short wedges for Reflux, which only allows for back sleeping – is not compact for travel, discourages intimacy, is aesthetically displeasing and most importantly it bends you in the middle (not recommended for Reflux) and in fact can make reflux worse.
These devices are typically made from a foam material, are approximately 24” – 36” long, and are placed under the head of the patient. In order to achieve the recommended 7 inch incline in such a short space, the wedge has an extreme angle that makes sleeping uncomfortable and difficult. Because the Gravity1st Elevated Sleep Systems topper runs the entire length of the mattress, its angle is much less severe and provides the same function with infinitely increased comfort.
A short wedge pillow causes you to fold or bend at your stomach when you sleep. This may put additional pressure on your stomach and can actually make your reflux worse. By using Gravity1st™ gravity reduces or mitigates acid reflux at night by keeping the contents of the stomach down – in the stomach where it belongs.
Under Mattress Wedge
Voids the manufacturer warranty on your mattress. Read the fine print.
Hospital Beds – Raised Beds are a Very Expensive Option for ACID Reflux & GERD Treatment
Another competing product is the complicated and unsightly riser bed as pictured below:
Gravity1st Treats ACID Reflux & GERD – Ideal Solution for Restful Sleep – Treating ACID Reflux & Treating GERD
Gravity1st provides better and more comfortable sleeping positions than short wedges. Illustrations for three different sleeping positions are provided below.