The Reflux Relief System by MedCline is a pillow used to reduce acid reflux symptoms. It reclines your body, so stomach acid can't reach your esophagus.
This pillow is dedicated to reducing acid reflux. This is the MedCline Reflux Relief System. It reclines your body, so stomach acid can't reach your esophagus.
Liz Jassin, Business Insider:
"I've had acid reflux for five years. I went to the doctor, and they gave me a long list of foods to cut out of my diet to reduce my reflux symptoms. No chocolate. No alcohol. No coffee. Which, I can't do that. No spicy foods, to cut acidic foods. It was a ridiculous list that I couldn't cut out.
The next thing they suggested was different medications. I was taking all these pills and nothing was working. One other recommendation a doctor gave me was elevating my head with a pillow each night. It was insanely uncomfortable, and I wasn't just gonna prop three pillows up each night to cure my acid reflux. I came across this wacky pillow on Facebook one day.
It's called the MedCline Reflux Relief System. These people were sliding their arm into this big pillow wedge with a body pillow. The caption was, "This could cure your acid reflux." So I was like, "wait, tell me more! I want to cure my acid reflux." So I got one, and I'm gonna try it out.
Acid reflux is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. If acid hits the esophagus, it causes heartburn. When you're upright during the day, gravity brings acidic content down. When you go to sleep at night, and if you’re on your back, incomplete digested foods enter your esophagus. MedCline recommended using the pillow for two weeks.
"The first night did not go well. I somehow left the pillow in the middle of the night. I moved from one side of the bed to the other and was no longer sleeping with the pillow.
It’s a very comfortable pillow but to be elevated on this wedge all night long and have all this pressure on your arm was really uncomfortable, so my shoulder was killing me the next day. I tried again the second night and third night and same thing, it was really uncomfortable.
I was waking up in the middle of the night. By night four, I was starting to adjust to the pillow. I was able to sleep the entire night through. I used the pillow for two weeks straight and my symptoms went down a lot I was able to enjoy my days and enjoy my sleep without the symptoms and without changing my diet and taking medication. This pillow isn’t meant to entirely cure you of acid reflux. And, it didn’t.
I still had my days. If I wanted to buy the pillow, it’s just under $400. So, now that I’ve used it for two weeks, would I? Maybe if I had $400 laying around. When you compare it to trying out a whole bunch of medications using the pillow is a natural remedy that really worked for me.