Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    Bed elevation for GERD
    Sunshine95762 posted:
    I have an adjustable bed, but it does not allow me to raise the head of the bed so that it is flat, but with a 4-6 inch incline. I am wondering if anyone has found an electrical hydraulic jack that would let me raise the bed frame so that it is stable during the night, but can be lowered during the day for a normal appearance?
    calgal37 responded:
    Sunshine, have you tried using a foam wedge to see if that would help?
    Sunshine95762 replied to calgal37's response:
    I have, but I am a side sleeper and using a wedge or a variety of pillow causes back pain. I have tried to learn to sleep on my back, but just can't get comfortable.
    BodyWiseSleepSystem responded:
    We just opened a store in Waukesha, WI.,
    BodyWise Sleep System - Adjustable Slant Bed Frames
    Our frames will raise up to 8 degrees maximum. Use your own box springs and mattresses.
    YOu can contact me with any questions you have.
    walt519 replied to calgal37's response:
    If you read reviews on about the wedges (which are expensive) nearly everyone agrees that they don't work and wear out quickly. Read the reviews before you buy.

    Helpful Tips

    I have resolved this complex issue. please read here: ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 2 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.