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Tricks of the trade to get comfy

FocusFFocus Posts: 59
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Sleep Problems
I swear I have tried so many things to get comfortable at night and I am running out of options. I use a body pillow with a little relief but thats about it. Anyone else have a trick they use to get a little better sleep?
Live one day at a time and do it with no regrets. I hold my head up high with pride to the fact that i wont let my injury beat me.
Lumbar surgery 2009
Cervical fusion C4 to C7 2009
Neurostimulator 2010
Heart ablation 2011
Lumbar fusion L4 to S1 2012 and now L1 2 3 and 4 are split and bulging.


  • hi! i use music.. i get all comfy in my bed and then turn on some good music and let the music just take me away from all the pain.. it offers some relief and i often doze off for awhile this way.. hope it works for you! Jenny :)
  • music before i go to bed helps pink floyds dark side of the moon is an excellent one to help you relax
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • I read after I get as comfy as possible. It helps take my mind off things. Takes me away for a time.
  • Here are some things you may want to consider when trying to get a good night's sleep.

    1. Write Your Thoughts Down Before Bed – Clear your head from all the days’ worries by writing down what’s on your mind.

    2. Ensure adequate break time before bed – Give yourself at least an hour to come down after watching T.V or working on the computer.

    3. No bright lights - Turn the lights down in your house prior to bedtime.

    4. Regulate your bedroom temperature – Ideally, you want your bedroom between 12 and 24 degrees Celsius (54-75 degrees Fahrenheit).

    5. Stop the noise - Get rid of unnecessary distractions before you go to bed. Try to block out sounds from the street and the rest of the house.

    6. Make your bedroom more sleep-friendly - Do whatever it takes to make your bedroom more comfortable - whether that’s using air conditioning, extra blankets or pillows, a heated blanket, heated lavender stuffed pets, blinds, curtains or earplugs, you need to find the ideal combination for yourself.

    7. Your bed must be comfortable - Make sure your bed, blankets and pillow are comfy.

    8. Your bed is for Sleeping only (well, almost only) – Don’t watch T.V or play on the computer in (or before) bed. Your mind needs to associate your bedroom with sleeping and nothing else – other than sex.

    9. Keep pets out of the bedroom at night – As much as you love your dog, letting him sleep with you may be causing more harm than you know.

    I hope you find ZZZ promised land.
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