I have been receiving many emails about memory foam and whether it actually works.
I will let you into the secrets of my good night's sleep and what I think about memory foam and why it has helped me so much, for starters I no longer sleep with Valium, I simply don't need it.
The memory foam that I sleep on was invented by a guy in the UK, who, unfortunately does not have the dollars behind him that his competitors like Tempur do, therefore he has not been as recognised as a brand name like he should have been - it's all down to money, and what a shame that is.
I have heard great reports about Tempur mattresses and I have tried one, however, I have to say that their product is not as wonderful as the OroMed Sleep System that I use - you understand that this is MY personal opinion and I am entitled to have one ;)
I started my quest for memory foam 4 years ago, I just couldn't sleep and was getting beyond my tether of walking around the house at night in tears because I was worn out and in heaps of pain, pain is worse at night as the body slows down and tries to go into sleep phase. My first problem was my Harrington, at the top where it connects to my spine, it pokes out (we call it rod pokage!), on any conventional mattress the rod and mattress would fight against each other, after a few hours of this my skin would become very sore and I would wake up and not be able to get back to sleep - it was driving me insane.
So, I decided to do some searches on the internet and call a few companies to see what was on the market that may help this catch 22 scenario that I had found myself in - we had already spent a small fortune on what shops call "orthopaedic mattress" - no such thing!!! I found OroMed HealthCare and gave them a call. I spoke with Ljubo who explained his product to me, (I didn't realise at the time that he was the man who invented this bed!) how it worked and why and we decided to go ahead and my bed arrived in Spain 3 weeks later.
OroMed created their sleep system with back pain in the forefront of their minds, in fact, Ljubo himself had a back injury from Football and this is what set him about inventing a mattress that could relieve this pressure from his lumbar spine - the lumbar is where I have the most pain, although the rod pokage we talked about earlier was a major problem - pre memory foam mattress - this issue has been resolved and I do not complain about this problem any more.
Along with the mattress I also have their adjustable bed technology, they have built the World's First fully automated sleep system and it is the dog's gonads! You programme your most comfortable sleep positions and while you are asleep the bed will recognise when you have turned from back to side, front to back and so on and change the bed to the selections you programmed before you went to sleep - genius!
They also changed the mattress and this encompasses a "recess". A mattress with recess which is of a sandwich configuration, the top section being made of high density Visco-elastic slow recovery foam which is sensitive to body weight and temperature. However, at the heart of the mattress is what clinicians agree to be the main reason for Oro's remarkable success - it's unique pressure relief comfort recess.
The pressure relief comfort recess ensures that the sleeper is held in the most ergonomically efficient pressure free position, with the spine and neck held in a natural line from head to hips. It provides an invaluable aid to circulation and creates the opportunity for long, undisturbed and health giving sleep, eliminating stiff necks, tense shoulders or aching backs.
I do appreciate that what we sleep on is personal comfort but the answer to the questions I have been getting are: YES it has helped me, no it can't cure your back pain if you have Scoliosis but getting a good night's sleep does help you fight the next day ahead and if that means I don't get pain until the afternoon, whereas before it never left me, I think I can call that an achievement, there is no cure for my Scoliosis and I am well aware that I will be living in pain until my death bed, all I want for my life now is to be able to enjoy some of it and use as many aids as possible to make my life comfortable - having my adjustable bed with memory foam is a major player in this fight against pain.
Now, if I have pains during the day and I just can't cope - guess where I go - TO BED! ;)