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Oedema can be a painful condition that is difficult to sleep with. Oedema is defined as “an accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities.” Keeping your legs elevated while sleeping or lying down, even while watching television or reading, is important to prevent oedema from collecting. Oedema can cause issues with your heart and if you are suffering from oedema while you sleep, the swelling will cause extreme discomfort in your extremities.
Support Cushions to Relieve Swelling
Leg support is important for oedema relief. Using an angled relief cushion can keep your legs at a more natural position so your sleep is relaxing and comfortable. Using a contoured wedge support provides upper body support for swelling.
Depending on the type of oedema you suffer from, the type of support you need will vary. Upper body oedema will require the type of support that will elevate your upper body, while lower body oedema will require the type of support that will elevate your lower body and allow blood to flow throughout your body easier. This is an important distinction that you will want to discuss with your phyisician.
You will also want to use something to cushion you while you work. A donut ring cushion provides natural support for your chair, allowing your spine to sit in a more natural position to reduce your oedema while you work. You might also find the coccyx wedge cushion and the keyhole wedge cushion helpful. The keyhole wedge cushion is also known as the angled relief cushion to allow for a more angle of your legs in your chair.
Proper body support should be an important factor when looking for a natural way to relief your oedema. Speak with your physician about the right body support for your type of oedema. It is important to choose the right support as improper support may result in exacerbating your oedema.
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