Painsomnia has been an uninvited guest in my life for a few years now. Sometimes I would sit and cry in the middle of the night, in terrible pain, exhausted, and wishing for a few uninterrupted hours of sleep. This sleep deprivation led to poor brain function, pain and fatigue. I couldn’t imagine drifting into a painless sleep and getting a full night’s rest.
Your mattress is the most influential factor in determining whether your body is supported at night. Given that the average person spends about one third of her or his life sleeping and a good night’s sleep is vital for your health and wellbeing, it is important for those who live with chronic pain to invest in a good quality mattress that offers much needed comfort and support. Uncomfortable mattresses have been linked to discomfort and pain, and chronic pain can interfere with the quality of your sleep. In contrast, good quality mattresses have been linked to decreased pain and discomfort, and a better night’s sleep.
*I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.*
N:rem sleep system
I’ve been sleeping on my own personal cloud since my N:rem mattress topper was delivered. I can’t believe the difference it made to my chronic pain. It is quite simply the best mattress I have ever slept on. It perfectly supports my body, so I wake up with less stiffness, aches or pains and I am really enjoying deeply relaxing sleep. For the first time in years I am sleeping right through the night as my mattress topper provides me with comfort for my most painful areas and support where I need it.
The N:rem sleep system consists of 5 tablets of 3 different densities on each side of the bed for individual customisable support. The tablet densities range from soft, medium and firm, giving you a choice of comfort that is perfect for you. Each tablet can be taken out and re-arranged in a different position, which means you can have support where it is needed and softer comfort elsewhere, thus ensuring the correct comfort and support levels for your entire body. I think it is fab that each side of the mattress can be set up according to each partner’s preferences.
Included with my mattress topper were suggested set-ups for the perfect night’s sleep: upper back pain, lower back pain and hip pain. I have used the hip pain set-up as it offers the comfort and support that is perfect for me.
I suffer with excess sweating, another symptom of fibromyalgia, so I was delighted to discover that the N:rem sleep system is made from reflex foam. The 40mm Viscoool foam tablet inserts have an open pore structure to regulate body temperature, giving me extra comfort at night and aiding a deeper, more restful sleep.
Be warned, the N:rem mattress should come with a government health warning. It is so comfortable – I can no longer get out of bed in the morning. My bed is now heavenly and I can reap the benefits of a good night’s rest.