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Head Elevation
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Head Elevation
For those who have to elevate their heads when sleeping due to medical or physical reasons, about how much is that elevation? I have a new hospital bed and trying to get the right setting. Too steep and I can't keep my covers on, and too low defeats the purpose. I'm wondering if, when using degrees, somewhere between 20% to 35% is best, or more. I also just got a collar I started using last night, trying to bring Obstructives down. It seems to have helped, some but think angle would also be a factor.  Thanks for your help.
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#2
RE: Head Elevation
adjust the bed to where you are the most comfortable sleeping. don't worry about the degree of the angle. I've slept on a wedge for many many years.
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#3
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Adjust for comfort, that's what I do with my hospital bed. I adjust the head and foot tilt and the air mattress firmness and the alternating pressure timing controls as comfort dictates.

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RE: Head Elevation
Thanks! I started out much closer to flat than I had, and sleep was better. I was able to sleep on my right side more, so overall events were down some. I go up from there if needed.
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#5
RE: Head Elevation
It didn't really help me. What helps a little is side sleeping but i am still symptomatic
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RE: Head Elevation
I have congestive heart failure, and was given a hospital bed so i could be elevated, and on my back. The sleeping on my back seems to be what is giving me the grief. I went from 127 obstructive apneas earlier in the week, mostly on my back, to 0 last night, with sleeping mostly on my side. That's really was the reason I asked. Maybe at this point, I need to sleep on my side while possible.
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RE: Head Elevation
We have an adjustable bed. My husband has Congestive Heart Failure and I have OSA. We just played with the elevation until we found one right for both of us. Too high…we both have backaches…too low and sleep is interrupted. I think everyone must have their own Goldilocks Zone.
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