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information on sleeping aids

wisseywissey Posts: 2
hi just been diagnosed with oa and fibromyalgia am finding it really painful to lie down in bed do you know of any pillows i can use so i can sit up while sleeping


  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 2,009
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dear wissey

    Thank you for your posting.

    For information on different types of pillows that can help with sleeping you could contact the Disabled Living Foundation at http://www.dlf.org.uk/.

    For information on Osteoarthritis see our booklet ‘Living with osteoarthritis’ at http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Listedbytype/Booklets and our factsheet on fibromyalgia at http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Listedbytype/Factsheets#cK45.

    I hope that helps.

    Please ring our helplines on 0808 800 4050 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm) if you would like to have a chat, or need more information.



    Helplines Team
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    V shaped pillows can be useful, but you cannot really beat a pile of standard pillows, artfully arranged. The biggest problem with sleeping sitting up is sliding down - you may find that you have to wedge yourself somehow, to stop this happening. There are some on here who, when having a bad night, tend to slumber in their recliner chairs - if you have one of those it could be an option. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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