We invested...I mean bought...a Tempur-Pedic Classic, as it was the most firm out of all of them. We also got the handy-dandy little neck pillows, which are also made out of the foamy stuff, and let me be the first to say that I have woke-up the last four mornings feeling like a million bucks...seriously!!!!
Now I know that these beds are not for everyone, and that a lot of people have tried them and found them to be really uncomfortable, but I feel like a whole new woman!!! I could not tell you the last time I got out of bed and was not in pain. Well yes I can, it was this morning...lol!!!!
For those of you who don't know, I suffer from chronic muscle pain that I manage with massage, yoga, muscle relaxers (Flexeril), and ibuprofen. I also have no curvature in my neck, and see the chiropractor, who uses this balloon-like pillow thingy to put it back in place.
My muscle pain comes from the fact that my muscles are super sensitive, and will tighten to the point that they cause so much pain that I vomit. Sounds like fun, doesn't it??? I now have a tens-unit (from the physical therapist), and I use that when they tighten up to help them relax. They get so tight that I shock them at a level "8," which is the highest intensity level that the machine goes to, and it doesn't even phase me.
Thankfully, after having used it for some time now, I can use it a level "6" or "7," and they have not been tightening as much lately either. (It has to do with retraining the pain pathways in my muscles or something)
Well...I am off to ride!!! Hope that you are all having happy Friday's!! :)