Breathing difficulties

Clear airways for deeper breathing all night with our orthopedic cushions

Breathing supplies oxygen to the blood, which nourishes and regenerates every cell in the body. Due to the prevalence of respiratory disorders, the negative health impacts throughout sleep are often disregarded. Snoring affects more than 60 % of the population and is due to the vibration of the throat tissues that are relaxed during sleep. Snoring can progress to sleep apnea, which results in a complete blockage of the respiratory tract; known cases affect an estimated at 5 % of the population. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) affect the bronchi. It is also an obstruction of the airways but localized mainly in the lungs. The most known diseases are asthma, chronic cough, bronchitis and emphysema, which also affect sleep patterns by destabilizing breathing rhythm. The many impacts of nocturnal respiratory disturbances (noise, fatigue, instability) justify the need for solutions that allow for better breathing while sleeping.

Sleeping inclined for better breathing

The inclination of the upper body is recommended by health professionals to facilitate breathing. For example, when a child is congested and has breathing difficulties, sleeping in an inclined position is a proven solution. The result is to naturally clear the path of the air entering and leaving the body. It is the same for an adult, but the instability of stacked pillows complicates achieving a comfortable and efficient elevated sleep position. Thus, sleeping on your back in an inclined position reduces pressure on the organs and muscles, relieves chest and respiratory system and limits congestion.

Recommended by Orthex

Bed wedge cushions Symbia 18° and Symbia 23° incline the body optimally to ease breathing without compromising comfort.