Do you experience chronic lower back pain? Then, you may find it painful to sit for extended periods of time or relax to watch a movie. Plus, some people even have difficulty sleeping. Can a Wedge Pillow fix all your problems?
When you simply want to relax, this can be extremely frustrating – not to mention trying to let your body recuperate with a good night’s sleep. There’s no sleeping going on when you’re trying to constantly find a comfortable pain-free position in which to sleep – I know from personal experience.
My Story with Back Pain:
My sciatic nerve started acting up when I got a few bulging discs in my lower back – due to many years of running and other high-impact sports. I went through months of physical therapy, regular stretching, chiropractic care and inversion to get through it, but in the meantime I had a heck of time sleeping.
I finally discovered that the least painful way for me to sleep was to lay on the floor with my legs elevated against the bad with my knees bent at a 90 degree angle. Right – not so comfortable, but the best I had found up to that point.
The Wedge Pillow:
Then I discovered these cushions shaped like wedges. Notice how they mimic the position of the elevated feet? (Not to mention, the angled back pillow so that you can actually sleep in your own bed instead of on the floor!) Not only do these ergonomically-designed pillows support the back, but your entire body as well.
Wedge pillows have a specific design to relieve lower back pain, hip pain and neck pain. (Whether it’s chronic or as a result of pregnancy or surgery.)
I like the BackMax Body Wedge Cushion Set because it includes 3 separate cushions that you can arrange to your needs. Plus, you can re-arrange and use them in a variety of different ways, depending on how you use them and the pain you want to get rid of.
The Zero Gravity Position:
Another great way to use the wedge pillow system is to use the leg wedge without the back wedge pillow. This elevates your legs above your heart, which helps with circulation (without having to completely invert with an inversion table). It’s also known as the “Zero Gravity Position”. Being an athlete myself, I find this position very comfortable because it gives my body relief from all the wear and tear I do to it.
More Wedge Pillow Benefits:
Some people use these elevation techniques to remedy snoring problems, alleviate varicose veins or prevent acid reflux. A wedge pillow can come in very handy for more purposes than you might initially think.
By the way, you can buy the cushions separately if you only want one or your pain is temporary. However, the package deal has a better price. And who says that you have to be in pain to enjoy this Craftmatic-style way of lounging. For comparison’s sake, Relax the Back offers a similar cushion set-up, but priced higher (and pillow cases cost an additional $69).
In my opinion, good sleep is essential to optimal health. Whether you have lower back pain, poor circulation or simply haven’t yet found a comfortable way to sleep – you need a good night’s rest to give your body time to recover from daily stresses and repair itself. This way, you can keep your immune system strong and healthy.
I’ve included a cheesy infomercial for this product for your viewing pleasure because it actually shows a great demonstration of the different ways you can adjust the cushions to meet your needs. Enjoy the cheesiness!