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  • Sleeping on a slope

    Posted by sharon-macmillan on July 13, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    <p style=”text-align: right;”>For those who need to be propped up at night: I bought a wedge per my pulmonary PA’s suggestion. I placed it under the mattress and I don’t slip off though the night. Helps with GERD. Cost , $50</p>

    sharon-macmillan replied 1 year, 3 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • elaine

    July 19, 2022 at 10:00 am

    I have  an adjustable bed- it’s a life saver- highly recommend if you have difficulty sleeping flat – my cough as exasperated by being flat – best thing we ever did.

    I also found not eating late at night helped the reflux that was set off the coughing.



    • sharon-macmillan

      August 10, 2022 at 12:14 pm

      Good advice. Eating after 7 is not worth it.

  • bob-rawlins

    July 19, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Best thing I ever did and I still sleep on a slope after transplant.

    I can sleep better with less coughing at night

    I suffer from gerd as well as new lungs.

    Before surgery, my old lungs and oxygen were a must and sleeping on a slope was very beneficial

    • sharon-macmillan

      August 10, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I am just now being prepared to be placed on a transplant list. Would love to hear that experience if you want to share.

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