I had a motor vehicle accident on 3 December 2012, The accident was caused by a diabetic hypoglycemic episode. I flipped my vehicle over 4 times and hit a tree. Hate to use the term but it was "near fatal". I am blessed to have survived. I spent a few weeks at UNC hospital and received incredible care. On December 5th I woke up with a halo on and kept it on for 100 days. The halo had challenges but I was strong when my accident occured so I did as well as possible. The CT last Thursday showed that I was healed up enough to remove the halo . I had been told I would miss it and I did not believe it. The first night in my cervical collar I wish I had the halo back. I don't like anything tight around my neck at all. I don't like turtleneck sweaters. Does anyone have any helpful ideas about sleeping with this collar in place. I am instructed to wear if for about 5 weeks, 24 hours a day. I know that in order to have the best healing I need to follow those instructions so I will be doing that. My thorasic spine also has T2 through T4 crushed, so my upper shoulders are painful too. The halo kept me more restrained but now that I can move my arms I realize how many mucles I have to build back up. I had some facial fractures as well, so I was unable to eat a normal diet for many weeks and have lost 40 pounds since my accident. I have been out of work for a long period of time and will have to return soon. I would appreciate some advice about getting a good nights rest if anyone wearing a Miami J collar can provide me any guideance. Look forward to hearing about your experiences and what was helpful to ease the neck stresses.