Thursday, 19 November 2015

How To Sleep Better With Back or Neck Pain

Back And Neck Pain? Gain Better Sleep With A Body Support Pillow


Comfort U Total Body Support Pillow (Full Size)

Back pain can be a leading cause of sleep discomfort.  Maybe you are coping with sciatica, back pain, head or neck pain. This post is about sleeping with these types of issues more comfortably and the full body support pillows that can help you get more comfortable. These are lovely to give support or sink into for sleep comfort. 


For many people sleeping comfortably with a bad back or sciatic pain is a nightmare.

People have problems sleeping for many reasons including head and neck pain and a bad back. Sometimes it is muscular in the back muscles, sometimes spinal issues structurally or sciatic nerve issues. 


It is also vital that your head and neck is properly supported while sleeping as well as your back and hips. This is to ensure that your spine is in full and proper alignment all the way from your neck to your hips. The full body sleep pillows do this for you without you having to think about it. 

Always check with a qualified medical practitioner if you are experiencing head, neck, back or sciatic pain.

Comfort U Total Support Body Pillow

How To Sleep Better With Comfort-U Total Body Pillow - Full Support Pillow To Help Your Back, Head And Neck Pain.



Full Sized Body Pillow

Full body support to cradle you during sleep for a restful night. Very good for people with back or sciatic pain.

There is a full sized version and is very lovely and supportive. It does take up room in the bed but is so worth it if you get a good nights sleep with your back properly supported.
There is also a petite version if you think you may prefer that one.

How Do You Sleep? My experience with how to sleep with sciatic and back pain and full body pillows

When I had severe back and sciatic pain I struggled with how to sleep. I have coped with back and sciatic pain and know first hand how useful these sleeping pillows and full body pillows can be.

I used to use pillow supports either between the knees or under my lower back and I have to say pillows do a good job to an extent or for an occasional remedy, but not in my experience longer term.

However having used both normal pillows and a body pillow I find body pillows are much better than messing around with normal pillows which seem to fall out of the bed and just not give the total support you need.

Clearly I have not used every product listed here but I have found body pillows excellent for me.

How To Sleep Better With Full Body Pillows

Leacho Body Pillow

Better Sleep With Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow - Firm support cosy pillow

 These body pillows are good for pregnancy but not only for that, they are excellent for all of us who have back and sciatic pain. 


You can sleep with this body pillow tucked in between your legs which I find a good position to support my spine.

Trying to do the same with pillows never quite worked for me as I am a bit restless sleeper and pillows kept slipping and then of course I woke up !

With a body pillow like this there is much less risk of slippage. It does take a little time to get used to but is well worth trying.

Back Pain And Sciatica Sleeping Positions-Video

Demonstrates ways to sleep and ways not to sleep. In brief the best sleeping positions are on our side or on our back. The worst sleeping position is on your stomach. 



How To Sleep Better With Comfort U Ergonomic Body Bed Pillow.

No struggling with pillows any more or trying to get in the correct sleep position, This provides lovely supportive comfort.  

This body pillow gives a very supportive sciatica and back pain sleeping position.It can be used in multiple sleep positions so you can get a comfortable nights sleep no matter what type of position you like or have to sleep in.Great for anyone with back issues and for pregnancy

You can also read more reviews at Amazon from people who have used these back pain pillow supports too. I hope this helps you on your way to sleeping better with back pain and sciatica. That way you will not be straining your neck or back while trying to sleep.

Getting Out Of Bed. 

It is also important to know how to get out of bed safely and minimise pain if you have back and sciatic pain. The following video shows you how. 




Here are some more choices of full body support pillows for you to select from. 





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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

How To Sleep Better During Pregnancy

Pregnancy And Back Pain- Trying To Sleep?




Pregnancy is a special time for you to take care of your body and your baby. Sleep, relaxation and excellent support is very important at this time as your body goes through many changes.

It is vital that you and your baby bump are well supported in order for you to get a good nights sleep. However many women get back pain or sciatica during pregnancy which makes sleeping much more difficult.

You need to have enough support and comfort to give you the best chance of a good nights sleep.

**Always check with a qualified medical practitioner if you are experiencing back or sciatic pain.**

Some women try to manage with a range of pillows to support their head, neck, hips, and back during pregnancy. (You will see examples in a video below).Some people are OK with this approach but others are not.

I know having tried pillows that they are not always the right density or give enough support or maybe too bulky or too thin. They can and do slip and become uncomfortable. You may end up repacking them through the night, which can be disruptive to you and your partner. If you only require one pillow its not too bad, but when you need more support it gets more difficult.  

A full body support pillow can be a good choice to help you get physically more comfortable. There are a wide range available and essentially they take the place of using multiple pillows to support your back, hips, neck and bump. Yes they do take up room in the bed, but far less than a whole array of pillows. 



Leacho Snoogle Total Body Pillow is mentioned as being the best selling body pillow on Amazon currently. Its patented design was developed by a mum and a nurse to give support and comfort. This also has a removable cover for ease of washing. For more details please follow the link Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow, White 

Here is a video about sleeping during pregnancy. A full body support pillow will make all those pillows redundant though and is a lot easier! 





How to choose a Body Pillow.

The following video concentrates on the brand Comfort U Body Pillow. I thought it was interesting as it shows you the different ways you can make use of a body pillow.It does not have to be used just for sleeping. So some of the pillows can be used for a longer term functions.  



The Comfort U Maternity Full Body Pillow

Designed by a Registered Nurse who suffers with fibromyalgia,this is a generous oversized pillow in a "U" shape which enables support for both sides of the body, surrounding you in comfort in almost any position. As it cradles and supports the body it helps to ease tossing and turning. It keeps good alignment of your body without you having to think about it. Your neck, shoulders, back and hips are kept in much better alignment all night. 

It can also be used as wonderful comfortable support for reading, watching TV, nursing etc. For more details please follow the link Comfort U MATERNITY Full Body Pillow - 3 piece




Comfort U MATERNITY Full Body Pillow - 3 piece


Pregnancy And Back Pain -How To Sleep

  • Pregnancy And Back Pain
    Article discussing pregnancy and back pain issues, including the hidden cause of back pain.

  Here are some more great full body pillows for you to consider




For more choices please search below. 



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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Interesting Stress Reduction Methods











Stress reduction....Here are some interesting and perhaps novel methods of reducing or managing stress in our lives. Writing, laughing, crying and hypnosis.

If you are dealing with pain on a regular or even constant basis you may find yourself becoming stressed. Stress reduction methods are worth looking into to see what might help you.

We are all individual and what helps one person may not help another. You may think some of these ideas are a little crazy, but if they help us to reduce anxiety and stress-well, I'm prepared to give it a go!! :)  


How To Reduce Stress Through Cathartic Writing

It can be cathartic to write down all your thoughts and feelings.

Sometimes and for some people it may help to just write down all your concerns, worries, stresses and anxiety.
Sometimes when it is down there it is a cathartic process of letting it all out.
It may also seem a little easier to handle if it is written down rather than swirling around in your head. All you need is a notebook and a pen and just write.Its not for anyone else , just for you so just let your thoughts and feelings flow. 


"The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it."
Author Unknown



Yoga Laughter- Is It Good For Stress Relief And Depression? - See what this video on laughter has to say....

Laughter And Stress Reduction, Its all about lifting your mood
Is Laughter the best medicine?All too often we are expected to be serious and keep a "grown up" perspective rather than seeing the fun side of life.

 It is a novel and very interesting idea. I am not sure i totally have my head around it , but maybe it wouldn't hurt to let go now and again into laughter, even if we do not feel like laughing at all. 
Well as long as it doesn't hurt you physically to laugh it can be fantastic for your emotional health.

Take a look at this video for 100 laughter exercises! You may need to be careful with some of the more physical ones or if you have very high blood pressure or cardio issues. You know your own body or do check with your healthcare provider before trying.

Go gently at first or skip the exercises that you feel are not for you.  I wouldn't try all of them at once. You may feel rather silly but isn't that part of it? 







If this is a step too far for you laugh at a good comedy film, some antic one of your pets is up to, share a joke with your child, or if you can, just laugh for no good reason!

If laughter is not for you just try a great big smile every day, its free and worth giving a go :) 

It is hard if you don't feel like smiling but maybe its worth a try ? 

Crying- Can It Help To Reduce Stress?

If you need to cry then have a good cry, recoup and go forward. Sometimes it doesn't hurt to have a good cry.

We often bottle up our emotions so much it can be like a pressure cooker.
Many of us will have been brought up to hide our feelings and to be "brave", "be strong",  and keep a "stiff upper lip" etc. This is not always healthy. No one wants to feel like they are wingeing but bottling up your emotions all the time is not good for you either. 
If you have pain you are going through and coping with a lot. Sometimes you feel like crying and you should...without feeling guilty.


De Stress Yourself Dick Sutphen and stress relief.

Dick Sutphen is a best selling author of New Age books. He offers hundreds of mind-programming CDs and books to improve your life.


He is a professional hypnotist who instructs medical professionals in how to use his life-changing techniques.

Banish Stress by Dick Sutphen is available for anyone to try to help reduce anxiety and stress. 



You may be interested in these related posts about managing stress.

Depression Back Pain and Stress 

Meditation, Music And Relaxation

Reduce Stress With Knowledge Of Back Pain

Massage And Reiki


Ease Back Pain and Reduce Stress With Water Therapy

Signs Of Stress With Back Pain




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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.