Saturday, August 15, 2009

Goodbye, Back Pain!



I have been suffering from chronic lower back pain even way back in the Philippines. When I got here, I think my sleeping position has aggravated the pain. Our mattress was not leveled correctly and although it still looked new, we felt it sagging on the sides when we lie down. My husband HATED our mattress because it was very uncomfortable especially that his side sagged more due to his weight.

Yesterday, while going out of Kohl's, we passed by Mattress Firm and banabear decided we take a look inside at the different mattresses on display. The store carries top of the line mattresses like Stearns and Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Sleep Number, Posturepedic, Sealy, among others. We were made to lie down on the different mattresses so that we will be able to determine which bed makes us the most comfortable given our lower back problems. Among the different kinds, we decided on the ClassicBed with adjustable base by Tempur-Pedic . The mattress which has no coils is soft but firm and conforms to the contours of our bodies. The adjustable base enables us to program and adjust the head and foot of the mattress with the aid of a remote control. Since my primary problem is my lower back, I can make the foot of the mattress rise to help reduce my lower back pain. Banabear's problem is acid reflux and by programming the head of the mattress, he can make it go higher. We can also sit comfortably in bed with our laptops without the need of pillows.

Our Tempur-Pedic mattress was delivered this afternoon. We were given one free SymphonyPillow (also by Tempur-Pedic) along with the mattress so we only had to buy the second one.

With our new mattress, we look forward to a restful sleep tonight. Finally, we're able to lie down comfortably. It's now, bye, bye, back pain!

4 comments:

Dorothy L said...

Oh...do I know your pain.
I have done exactly the same thing about 6 months ago. I now know what sleeping in comfort is all about.
Have a very good night sleep girl :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I have scoliosis and I commiserate with your back pain. There are several stretching exercises that can alleviate your back pains. There are also pain relievers and liniments that can help alleviate your back pains. I will pray for the divine healing of your back pain. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

ORLY said...

there are field of dentistry that treats backpains. Correcting your teeth's occlussion accompanied by putting your upper jaw and lower jaw into proper relation can remarkably alleviate your back pains. Discover it, not to mention the aestethic value it can give you. I am one of those who can do it(FYI). These are non surgical methods, non inavasive, Good day.

zinc said...

Back pain is a real problem in our world today. It can be a seriously debilitating condition, and it’s not always easy to treat.
I must say that Smokers appear to have a higher risk of back pain than non-smokers. This may be related to the fact that smoking reduces blood circulation. In addition, smokers tend to take longer to heal than non-smokers, which could mean that back pain lasts longer for them.

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