I had ACDF surgery 3 weeks ago. I don't have a lot of pain but getting some issues that are uncomfortable as long as I am wearing the aspen collar. I am supposed to be starting to wean out of it in a couple of days but it will still be another 2 weeks before I can sleep with out it if I follow the plan to the T. The problem is that I am still having to sleep in the recliner. I don't find it comfortable because I have to keep pushing it back to keep it fully reclined. I have tried to sleep in bed a couple times but the collar is so uncomfortable to lay down on. I haven't slept more than 4-5 interrupted hours a night. Its usually about 3am when I finally go to sleep but I am constantly waking up. Is anyone else having this issue? I am trying to stay active during the day as much as possible so that I don't sleep during the day. I haven't been taking more than Tylenol for pain but I am tempted to take a flexural or an oxy just so I can get to sleep. I don't want to be dependant on those to sleep though. I have issues with lots of different medicines that make me drowsy long after the meds are supposed to wear off and then I am useless to the world for at least 12 hrs.