One of the joys of hypermobility is joint pains and both my girls regularly wake up after a nights sleep complaining of bits of them that hurt. For Erin it is mainly her legs, knees or ankles. Things have been better for her since she started wearing her orthotics but her feet ache as she is getting used to wearing them. They have improved her walking and posture though and she doesn’t seem to bounce of walls quite so much.
Chloe is incredibly sporty, gifted and talented at whichever sport or dance genre she turns her attention too. Yet she gets very regular neck, shoulders and back pain which has recently been compounded when she got whiplash from using free weights, therefore when we were offered the mediflow waterpillow to review it wasn’t a case of would we but more who would get to use it first!
The Mediflow waterpillow has some good credentials, it has been clinically proven to improve sleep and promises to restore vitality whilst supporting the neck and reducing neck tension. I have only tried a water bed once when I was at the relaxation area in Center parcs and it was heavenly therefore I looked forward to trying the pillow. It seems to have worked. You fill the pillow water section according to wether you want soft, medium or firm. I went medium and can honestly say I slept really well. I usually do sleep well so it is difficult to ascertain whether I am sleeping better with the new pillow. However one thing I am certain of is that I am waking without any aches and pains. I quite often wake and feel stiff or have lower back pain. So much so that we are awaiting a delivery of a new mattress but maybe this pillow was all I needed.
Chloe has also spent a night using the pillow and she claims to have slept better. I’m pleased that it has helped her as she has really been in pain with the whiplash. The only thing is we now need another pillow as I don’t think I will be getting that one back!