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Sleeping after surgery

i had fusion btw l-5 and s-1 in january of this year. it's been fourth months and i still can't sleep in anything but a recliner. no matter what positions i try. any advice, suggestions or anyone share this struggle?


  • I have had a hard time sleeping but it was due to pain. One thing that has helped me with sleeping was a wedge pillow because you are at a slope when sleeping and then I place pillows on top of it and every once in a while I will place the wedge pillow on a very large and fluffy pillow to recline me up but in your bed. My first suggestion though would be trying the wedge pillow because that is the thing that has made a difference to me. Would love to hear back from you!
  • Possibly try out an adjustable bed. Some companies allow a 30 day in-home trial to see if it will help or not.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • I found the position of a hammock comfortable after my surgery. The swaying helps too, it's like an adult crib.
  • I have hired a hospital bed at home. In Australia you can hire them for $80 a week - I'm almost 3 months post fusion surgery and it's brilliant. I don't want to get rid of it but my husband does lol
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