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A QUESTION TO CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERERS – WHAT’S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND/ BEDSIDE TABLE?…

For chronic pain sufferers our bedside table can reveal what we rely on to help us relax and get through the night.

As I sit on my bed and look at mine I have my bedside light with a press button on and off switched which I find so much easier than one under the bulb as I don’t need to stretch to turn it on and off.

I have a lovely heart tile a friend gave me which says ‘Good friends are hard to find harder to leave and impossible to forget’ which I use for my mugs of tea or glasses of water.

I have a tiny fluffy toy poodle which is fastened with magnets around my lamp stand which another friend gave me when I first had my poodle.

I have my chargers for my phone and kindle fire and my heat blanket all plugged in ready to use when I want them,

I have the landline hands free phone.

I also have some hand creams and my Tumeric tablets as the container is too big to go into my drawer.

I keep all my pills in a very pretty box which makes them look less clinical, in the bedside drawer.

What’s on your nightstand?

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HOW TO CREATE A TRANQUIL BEDROOM TO REST AND RELAX IN…

I have blogged before about how I need my afternoon nap to get through my day, and I can honestly say that I just cannot manage my pain as well without it.

I spent a lot of time getting my sleep sanctuary into a room where I knew I could go to and immediately relax and fall asleep be it in the day or night.

If you can leave stress and other problems outside the bedroom then you are already half way there to having a relaxing room to go to.

Always keep it just for sleeping and relaxing in and not for working in. Read a good book and don’t look who’s on facebook or check your latest emails.

I keep mine completely clutter free to avoid my mind wandering onto something else.

If at all possible have blinds or black out curtains put up so that you can make the room more tranquil and sleep inviting.

Keep your favourite calming music to hand so that if you are struggling to go to sleep you can play them.

Invest in a good pillow, v cushion, mattress and electric heat pad. I use my heat pad every afternoon (even in the summer) on low to just help relax my neck and back. I never use it at night as I find I gets too hot but during the day I sleep under the throw and not actually under the quilt.

Paint your room in calming colours, pastels work perfectly.

Use some lavender oil in a burner or plug in as it has calming effects on your body.

And RELAX…