AMAZING OFFER OF £100 OFF YOUR N:REM MATTRESS HERE…

Back Pain Blog has an amazing offer to customers wishing to buy the unique and customisable: Nrem mattress.

Customise your sleep with 5 comfort changing zones that give you soft comfort for pressure points and firmer support to maintain a good posture. Change your set up at any time to suit your individual needs.

Take advantage of this £100 discount by applying this code BACKPAINBLOG100 when you purchase the mattress.  The £100 discount applies to orders which are paid in full only and can not be used in conjunction with our 0% finance option.

94% of their customers who have bought the Nrem mattress have improved their sleep.

Why the Nrem is different – Designed to give pain sufferers a better night’s sleep. 5 customisable zones for soft comfort and firm support in all the right places. Tried and tested on pain sufferers.94% of customers have improved their sleep after just 1 night on their Nrem Mattress.

It has up to 2000 pocket springs and an added temperature regulating foam for your most refreshing sleep yet.

You simply unzip the mattress cover to reveal 5 foam inserts in soft, medium and firm densities. Rearrange these inserts for soft comfort and firm support that’s tailored to you.

Each side of the mattress can be set up differently, so whatever your sleeping needs, the Nrem fits you.

They give you 100 nights to make sure the mattress is absolutely right for you and say…There’s no need to keep the packaging, just sleep as you normally would. If you’re not 100% happy, you can ‘Tweak’ your mattress with additional foam inserts in your chosen densities to find your perfect set up. If you don’t love your mattress, they will come and pick it up free of charge and refund you in full – all they ask is that you try for 30 days.

So it’s a win, win situation and one you have to give a try.

 

 

 

HAPPY WORLD SLEEP DAY TO ALL CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERERS…

World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society (founded by WASM and WSF) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day is held the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year.

The holiday aims to emphasize the importance of sleep and raise awareness about sleep disorders through fun events around the globe.

According to WikiHow the best way to enjoy World Sleep Day is to –

  1. Choose if you want to sleep alone, with someone else, or with something else.Get your pet to cuddle with you while you take a nap; if the pet escapes, you can always substitute them for a stuffed animal.
  2. Determine how long you wish to “celebrate”. Is this going to be a power nap because you have work for the day, a cat nap for a few hours, or quality time with your pillow for the entire day? Don’t tell yourself that you need to wake up and do something productive instead of sleeping. If you can’t sleep, just stay in bed all day!
  3. Dress appropriately. The more comfortable you are, the better sleep you’ll have. Be sure to count each layer of blanket material as one layer in general
  4. Sprawl out on a bed, sofa, hammock, or any comfortable setting. This is a day to be lazy, so however you position yourself is up to you. You can have your feet propped up on the sofa’s arm rest instead of squishing yourself on the cushions, have a foot planted on the ground if you are in a hammock so you can rock back and forth while going to sleep.
  5. See if the sleep that you got for the day made a difference. Ask yourself if you feel more refreshed than before today. Sleep is healthy for people, as it lowers stress and refreshes the body for the next day.

It could also be a time to change your mattress so why not take advantage of the discount on N:Rem mattress’s by simply adding this code ‘BACKPAINBLOG’ at check out to get £30 off your order.

WHY IS SLEEP SO IMPORTANT FOR FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERERS?…FREE E.BOOK DOWNLOAD…

This post is a guest post from Kathryn O’Hara at N:Rem Sleep System...

When we’re sleeping, our brains are actively working to process the information from the day in to our long-term and short-term memory. Good sleep not only helps our bodies and minds to rest and repair, it allows us to perform better too.

What happens when you sleep with Fibromyalgia?

Many Fibromyalgia sufferers say they feel lucky if they reach 5 hours’ sleep a night. Do you ever find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle? Pain makes it difficult to sleep, but sleep deprivation means the body can not repair itself – making the pain worse.

Lack of sleep also causes stress, lack of coordination and agility, weight gain and poor judgement. The last thing that a Fibromyalgia sufferer needs.

How to drift in to a restful slumber:

Resist the afternoon caffeine rush:

It will take your body up to 7 hours to process only half of the caffeine in your cup of coffee. We know it keeps us awake, so try to make your last caffeinated drink before 2pm to give your body chance to process it before you hit the hay.

Set a bedtime:

Train your body to feel tired and awake at the desired times by going to bed at the same time every night, even at the weekend. It will help you to fall asleep faster, sleep for longer, and wake feeling more refreshed.

Keep your cool:

When you sleep, your body temperature naturally drops. Keeping your bedroom cool (not cold) should help to ease you in to a deep sleep. The ideal temperature is between 18-21C.

Ditch the screens:

Your body will not produce enough melatonin (sleep hormone) to help you sleep if your brain is stimulated by the blue light emitted from your phones, laptops and TV screens. Stop using electronics at least an hour before bed. A good book and some soothing music is a far better option.

THE GOOD SLEEP MANUAL

A Guide to a better night’s sleep for Chronic Pain Suffers

We are proud to launch our very first E-book, which will be a collection of useful tips to help Chronic Pain sufferers sleep better, as pain and sleep unfortunately often constitute a vicious cycle.

This is an issue we are hoping to solve, through some easy steps to follow around health, lifestyle and diet, to ease you into a better night’s sleep.

We have been fortunate enough to get some valuable help from 2 contributors who suffer themselves from Chronic Pain and have been keen to share their tips and personal journey towards a comfortable and refreshing night’s sleep.

Head over to the N:Rem Sleep System website to download your free ebook here.

Kathryn O’Hara 

COULD YOUR MATTRESS BE CONTRIBUTING TO YOUR BACK PAIN?…

There is no question of a doubt that a poor mattress can exacerbate your back pain, and rest is an essential part of the treatment for back pain but how do you know if it’s your mattress that is contributing to it?

The Back Pain Expert says that a poorly suited mattress can put your spine out of alignment. Firmness and comfort are key issues, but it should also be noted that weight is an issue too.

Spine Universe comment that the average person spends approximately one third of their life in bed. Yet when it comes to where we sleep, we often do not consider how our mattress can affect our backs. No other piece of furniture in your house is used as often or affects your overall health more than your bed. 

There are a number of different types of mattresses to choose from innerspring, foam, flotation (water beds), and air mattresses, plus the foundation, often called a box spring. One particular company who cater for people with back pain is the N:Rem which is the only orthopaedic mattress with 5 interchangeable support zones. One reviewer wrote having severe back pain for most of my life, this mattress has helped me no end, getting comfortable, falling asleep and waking up without aches and pains, amazing!

It is customisable to your individual needs combining just the right amount of support and comfort to give you your best night’s sleep and was designed for back pain sufferers. You can trial it at home for 100 nights and pay on a payment plan. You can also get your first month FREE on the payment plan using this code BACKPAINBLOG .

Another company who specialises in designer mattresses is the Simba Sleep Mattress who created their mattress after extensively testing it with The Sleep to Live Institute whose research is based on profiling more than 10 million people and 180 million body profile data points. One reviewer put the best sleep you could wish for from a mattress. it cured my back pain, waking up each morning in a Simba mattress is like being on Cloud 9. Absolutely no regrets.

The majority of mattress companies say that if you’ve had your mattress for at least 5 years it’s recommended you are ready for a new one.

With so many mattress company’s on the market and the current state of the mattress industry (hint: shopping for a mattress is definitely moving to be an online experience) It can be really difficult to navigate all the options. Especially if you do purchase a mattress online, like so many people are, without ever feeling the mattress before the purchase. It never hurts to have more resources and more information, you can find more information put together by reviews.com on what to look for here and if you still crave more info the entire resource can be found here. Happy mattress shopping!

 

TOP EXHIBITORS AT THE 2017 BACK PAIN SHOW ON THE 19th – 20th MAY…

Joya Shoes are a must visit at this years Back Pain Show. As all back pain sufferers know footwear can have a much bigger effect on back health than many people realize. But the Joya brand has developed a shoe which makes use of this principle. The soft, supple material of the patented Joya sole means the load on the sole of your feet is ideally distributed as you walk and stand instead of being concentrated only on certain spots.

 

The new Sciatica Pain Relief Cushion which is being launched at the Back Pain Show is certainly something anyone with sciatica or low back pain should be given a try.  This unique product designed by Ian Garside who is a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist and also a 5th dan Shotokan Karate instructor and has been studying and instructing for over 40 years.

Through a combination of Ian’s knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and his engineering design skills he developed the first prototype for a sciatic pain relief device. From this prototype with the specialist knowledge of his co-directors, and patient feedback, he has developed the Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion.

There is a great video which Ian has put together about the Sciatica Pain Relief Cushion.

The The N:rem sleep systems which I have written about before are exhibiting at the show and explain that everybody experiences pain differently. We know that it moves and affects different parts of the body at different times. That’s why a basic mattress doesn’t offer a comfortable solution to a good night’s sleep.

The N:rem Sleep System is a completely customisable mattress that’s been designed especially for chronic pain sufferers who struggle to get comfortable at night. The interchangeable foam tablets in soft, medium and firm allow you to tailor your own comfort and support to get the right set-up that’s unique to you – and you can swap them around whenever your pain moves.

The show will be an ideal way for you to not only experience the mattress but for staff to explain in full how their sleep system works.

BackCare (the National Back Pain Association) was the brainchild of a local businessman Stanley Grundy. He established the charity in August 1968 after his own back injury caused by a sailing accident mainly due to the lack of information and support for back pain sufferers during the time. For nearly 50 years the charity has been dedicated towards educating the public in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain.

BackCare aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.  They fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain. They believe that by working together with other organisations, we can help prevent back and neck pain, which has a significant impact on more than 80% of the UK population. Yet another great exhibitor at the Back Pain Show.