Oh, sleep... I remember that...
I know how you feel, Sherry. It is so frustrating to finally get a little sleep and then wake up feeling worse because of it! You just can't win for losing sometimes, huh? This will probably sound pretty weird, but I have this pillow that I ordered a LONG time ago - way back when my back problems would come and, yes, actually GO on occasion. Imagine! Well, a PT I visited had me order this "water pillow." It looks for the most part like a normal pillow with padding and everything, but it has a little bladder in the center of it, surrounded by the pillow padding. You can
open it up and fill it with water and then it seals tight again.
I love it. I can adjust the amount of water in the pillow to what feels best for me, and it has that "give" like those fancy cushioned pillows so your head just sinks in and the water sort of pushes the padding up under your neck and around your head. It just really feels like a great supportive orthopedic pillow. And it wasn't very expensive. It was about
15 years ago, but it was only about
$25 dollars or so. Nothing outrageous. And I am still using the very same one today. It hasn't worn out. I wish my whole be were made of this stuff - maybe then I could sleep a little more! LOL!
I will look on the tag and see if I can find a brand name or something to share with you if you're interested, but maybe you could find them on the web too.
Found it! It was a "Mediflow" pillow. They have a website, but I don't think I'd better post it b/c of the forum rules. I think you can find them at some of the big bed and bath stores, too.
Post Edited (ryand) : 8/30/2008 4:29:01 AM (GMT-6)