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Loocifer

872d

Hey! My name is Loo and I use they/them & he/him pronouns. How do y’all sleep with this chronic pain?? because I’m at my wits end! I don’t ever sleep comfortably and I feel like my bed is trash, or rather all beds are trash, sleeping horizontally seems to only be adding to my pain! (Not to mention it’s kind of sensory hell)

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    • pricklypear

      856d

      get a pregnancy pillow!! the best sleep of my life has been this set up: i have an L shaped pillow. My head goes on the short horizontal part and the long vertical part goes between my legs/knees. i then put a firm pillow on top of the horizontal portion to keep my neck at a good level. i then put a less fluffy/firm pillow under my ribs so that there is a little pocket between my neck and ribs for my arms to fall into and i typically put my hand under the pregnancy pillow. it’s so comfy!!

    • pricklypear

      856d

      get a pregnancy pillow!! the best sleep of my life has been this set up: i have an L shaped pillow. My head goes on the short horizontal part and the long vertical part goes between my legs/knees. i then put a firm pillow on top of the horizontal portion to keep my neck at a good level. i then put a less fluffy/firm pillow under my ribs so that there is a little pocket between my neck and ribs for my arms to fall into and i typically put my hand under the pregnancy pillow. it’s so comfy!!

    • Jocevice

      869d

      I heard body pillows help I’m going to hopefully try one and see how it goes

    • marshfroggie

      872d

      lots of pillows and a heating pad, but even so i have to move a ton in the night

    • The_Sleepy_Zebra

      872d

      I sleep with a memory foam pillow a regular pillow I have a body pillow and when my neck acts up a special pillow that puts it in mild traction. I also use indica dominant weed before bed and a heating pad

    • Sophg

      872d

      hey loo! try elevating the head of your bed by 6inches. Target sells bedrisers of this height. you can get a 4pk for $8 and use 2 of them. first night feels like a ski slope but it gets better quickly! this has helped me stay asleep w my chronic pain and POTS.

    • Rach_Liz

      872d

      If you are in a state where it's legal I would give marijuana a try. There are some strains specifically for pain and sleep that help me a lot.

    • Scarlet9904

      872d

      You're welcome well the pillow I hug is a firm pillow so it doesn't sink down forcing everything to stay aligned but I do know there's like a pregnancy body pillow that wraps around you that's to die for I just can't afford it lol. Yeah I also just joined today with covid and a Cross country move and stuff has me feeling very isolated. Welcome to the app!

    • Loocifer

      872d

      Oooooo what is this hug pillow you mention? I have a memory foam mattress, 6 pillows, and 1 very large dinosaur, on my bed 😂 I just also realized the beauty of putting pillows under my legs and it’s been delightful! I’ve recently started a whole nighttime wind down routine and it helps my brain be ready for bed but I suppose I need to find one for my body! Thank you so much! This was my first time posting here and I was kind of nervous so thank you so much for the help and making me feel not alone! 💕

    • Scarlet9904

      872d

      I had to get a memory foam mattress and I have about 5 pillows on my bed and I just move them around depending on what I'm finding comfortable that day some days I need pillow between the knees some days I need to hug one so my shoulder won't dislocate and stuff I think it's about trial and error for what works for you my mom and I both need like a million pillows to make comfort mounds while my dad needs a specific memory foam pillow to be able to I'd also say heating pads tens units and unwinding before bed for a while also helps alot

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