Foam Bed Wedge

chasmengr's Foam Bed Wedge History (Stopped)
Daily May 05 - Sep 22, 2010
Stopped Other Sep 22, 2010

chasmengr's Foam Bed Wedge is for…

  • Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia)

chasmengr has not reported any side effects for Foam Bed Wedge.

Evaluations


Sep 22, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was dxd with mild OSA and started using an APAP, which helped me sleep much better than the wedge had helped, so I stopped using the wedge.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Before using the wedge, I was rarely sleeping more than 1.5 hrs without awakening. During a visit to my neuro, I expressed concern about it, and he suggested a sleep study. In prep for the study, I began keeping a detailed sleep log which revealed several timing issues (e., caffeine, water, meds, room temperature). Rearranging those helped some, but when I tried the wedge, I began sleeping 5-6 hrs without awakening. I don't know why it helps, but I don't care why. (I suspect it helps with my dysphagia - I stopped waking up to big wet spots of drool.)
Cost: < $25 monthly

About Foam Bed Wedge (Equipment)

Foam wedge is useful for elevating the head or feet in the bed.

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