I’m sure I’m not the only parent who has suffered with sleep issues since having children. Even years later, the habits and sleeping postures that I developed when the children were young continue to plague me. Whereas I once was able to sleep through anything, I now wake up to the dog snoring on the other side of the house or the cat sneezing in the basement. Extremely frustrating, considering that for the most part, my children have adopted good sleeping habits and are great sleepers.
So, for the past year or so, I have begun to troubleshoot the reasons why I don’t get a great night of sleep. Sure, there is the very rare night of great sleep where I wake up refreshed and feeling like a rockstar. Very rare. During this troubleshooting process, I began to wear ear plugs (perhaps I have just become a light sleeper with age?) an eye mask to really darken the room, removed ear plugs, used white noise, no-no that’s too much noise, and so on. I took hot water bottles to bed, drank sleeptytime tea, did yoga poses to encourage sleep. Some things helped, not sure which combination of items, but some did.
When I finally began to investigate my sleeping posture, things started to improve drastically. I used to use a combination of whatever pillows (that were clean!) that I could find around the house. This was a huge factor in very subtle neck pain that I would observe as I woke up to frequently change positions throughout the night. The pain was subtle enough to arouse me awake, but not to completely remember it. I went down to one pillow and then finally the pillow. The Primo Celebrity Pillow.
With memory foam technology, this pillow cradles my head in such a way that it provides me with the support I need without the pain that I was experiencing before. It is so responsive that I can change position and it adopts the shape that my head needs. A better quality sleep and a much happier parent.
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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!