***RECOVERY TIME USING THE C+. Most people see remarkable changes to their reflux problems after two weeks of using the C+ at max. inclination. In this time the esophagus would have healed itself without the acid irritating it. During these two weeks of healing, the patient should have been changing his lifestyle to minimize future reflux problems. Lifestyle changes are crucial for recovery. ***WHY SUCH STEEP INCLINATION? Foam wedges that are 12 inches high will only alleviate very minor ailments. Most doctors will recommend getting your upper body to at least a 30 degree incline for most mild to moderate health issues which need inclination…that means using a wedge that will put your head at 18 inches above your mattress!!! So unless your bed wedge can do this, you are wasting your precious time for getting some natural relief. The C+ will incline you up to 45 degrees. ***WHY SO WIDE? Foam wedges are mostly 24 to 27 inches wide. Most people have a shoulder width of 18 to 22 inches which does not leave much room for movement on a foam wedge and this is why most foam wedges end up on the floor. If a person is forced to sleep in the inclined position, this person must be allowed to toss & turn somewhat while sleeping in this new position and not be forced to sleep like a mummy on a 27 inch piece of foam. ***39 INCHES IS HALF THE WIDTH OF A KING BED Beware that a king bed is 78 inches wide so the C+ will take up half of its width. IF you share a queen bed, we recommend you purchase our C+30 model which is half the width of a queen bed. ***MATTRESS FIRMNESS WHILE INCLINED While mattress firmness is a big deal for sleeping normally (horizontally), most people who sleep inclined prefer a soft(er) supporting mattress. The C+ allows you to choose the mattress support level under your upper body PLUS the inclination of your body. ***120 VOLT FAST-FILL PUMP IS INCLUDED An electric air pump is included with the C+.