information on sleeping aids

wissey Member 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_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,936
    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

    For information on Osteoarthritis see our booklet ‘Living with osteoarthritis’ at and our factsheet on fibromyalgia at

    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
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    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