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Old 09-25-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Inclined bed?

A primary reason I bought a 21 was to be able to modify a permanent bed with an inclined platform for wifeys GIRD issues. It's the final solution we wound up at home after trying everything else. Just curious if anyone else has done this (and how of course) before I start construction.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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What is GIRD, Charlie. I am not familiar with this.

Are you looking to permanently incline the bed, or to be able to raise it and lower it easily? If the latter, would you like it to be an easy assisted lift?
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GERD - gastroesophageal reflux disease. Elevating the head of the bed can help.
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Jim, inclined platform plan is 2 pieces, not truly permanent and no assist lift. I do need to have access to underbed systems someday, but plan on alternate storage access so had extra door installed in the 21. Settled in on a 2-piece frame design so I can remove the foot part (30 inches by 53) easily. We have a custom mattress with no framing, so I can bend it up to get at the ETI hatch if needed.

Primary design factor is minimum weight.
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My Dad had GERD for about 20 years (undianosed for most of that time) But when he raised the head of his bed... permanently... he slept well and was comfortable.

Maybe that's why Craftmatic beds are so popular for couples?
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:03 PM   #6
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My Dad had GERD for about 20 years (undianosed for most of that time) But when he raised the head of his bed... permanently... he slept well and was comfortable.

Maybe that's why Craftmatic beds are so popular for couples?
I still miss "Magic Fingers" at Motel 6...........
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Charlie... hahahaha need to have EXACT change.. quarters for five minutes!
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A member of my family has slept on a big foam wedge for years. It's lightweight, works on any bed and flipped around makes a nice backrest for reading. It elevates the head and torso only. They find that comfortable and it also takes less space.
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The foam wedge works great!
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A member of my family has slept on a big foam wedge for years. It's lightweight, works on any bed and flipped around makes a nice backrest for reading. It elevates the head and torso only. They find that comfortable and it also takes less space.
Tried 3 different densities of wedges, none worked for her. Like I said, we tried everything else already.
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