Monday, November 2, 2009

Chronic Pain, Sleep and Natural Relief

If you or someone you care about suffers from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, dystonia or any other chronic painful illness then you know how long a night can be. And when pain medication takes too long to kick in – or worse, stops working altogether – a night can last forever. I watched my Mother suffer from endless pain over the past few years before she finally passed away last October. We were all left with feelings of helplessness because it is hard to watch someone you care about in such misery, anything you can do to ease their suffering is a major feat.
One of the little things that you can do the next time you visit someone in pain that you care about is to make sure that their bedding and surrounding sleep area is comfortable.
Wool bedding can help you reclaim that healing, rejuvenating sleep your body craves. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Apr 2009) found that fibromyalgia sufferers who slept on wool bedding reported a significant reduction in pain. It’s not a scientific breakthrough and it’s not high-tech. But it works.
The majority of our bedding at Naturally Organic Sleep: Toppers, Mattress Covers and Comforters - all have natural wool incorporated into the design to prevent thermal imbalance - An incredible temperature regulator, wool absorbs 35% of its weight in moisture before it feels damp. And because wool fibers are constantly in motion, moving moisture from your skin to the environment, your bedding not only feels dry, it is.
Did you know that you lose up to a pint of moisture at night in your bed, just through breathing and natural perspiration? Synthetic fibers absorb less than 3% of that moisture, trapping most of it between you and your sheets – which make it feel like you’re lying on the uncomfortable side of your rain slicker.
You know moisture can feel like a hammer to your joints when you suffer from arthritis. Switching to wool bedding can significantly reduce pain so you enjoy uninterrupted sleep.
We have such a short time on this planet, and with such a large portion of it spent sleeping -- it is vital that we make the most of it, especially assisting those in pain and making sure that they are as comfortable as possible.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Cool Blog, nice to get some of the facts about sleep issues, until you have experienced you can't know how frustrating. I am willing to try anything at this point, except pills.
Thanks for the information!
I will check out your site.