I'm wearing my aspen collar as instructed 24x7 and expect to be required to wear it for 90 days. I'm past my one week mark, and have a question that I've sure others have dealt with.
Wearing the collar during the day doesn't bother me any more than expected, but it amazes me how much the hard plastic in the back of the collar causes me pain when I'm trying to sleep with it. It just seems to bury itself into my skull. I wake up feeling like I slept on a 2 by 4 instead of a plastic brace.
Is there any way to find some comfort sleeping with the Aspen collar? I quit sleeping with a pillow about 18 months ago because of my neck pain and have tried to use one now to provide some softness, but that doesn't work. I even tried using two pads on the back of the brace instead of just one, but that didn't help either.
I'm guessing I'm stuck with the grin and bear it, but thought I'd thougt the question out there.