Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sleep: Who's got my number?

So many people who have trigeminal neuralgia and other types of facial pain experience discomfort when they lie down. We fight with our pillows, and sleep can be difficult to attain.

Finding my right pillow took years, and if you are interested in learning more about the rattan pillow that works for me, you can find it using the Google search bar that is embedded in my blog. But comfort requires more than a pillow. One's bed is also important.

My daughter and her husband love their Sleep Number Bed, so I decided to give it a try. I visited the store several times, trying to get just the right mattress, the perfect number. My first night, I awoke several times. My right arm kept going numb. I have a lot of different symptoms, but this was my first encounter with arm numbness.  The next morning, I ached from head to toe: head, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.

According to the purchase agreement, I had to wait 30 days before sending the bed back. It was packaged up, and in all I spent approximately $380 for shipping. Then I waited more than 30 days for our refund- quite a few more days.

I've noticed that the air mattress beds, similar to Sleep Number, are being stocked in hotels across the country. Now before I book a room, I call the property to ensure that a traditional mattress is there.

I'd like to reiterate that my daughter and her husband are happy with their Sleep Number bed. But I had terrible discomfort three days after spending one night on this type of system. Perhaps there is a perfect number for me, but I am not willing to go through the pain of finding it.

My money was refunded and we have purchased another bed. I'll be blogging about that experience next.

I'd love to hear about your experience. What type of mattress works for you?

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