How My Job Helped with Pain Management
by Pippa Williams
“Working for Solace Sleep was actually the best move I have made in all my employment so far; I was finding that in my early days working behind the bar for hours on end, or later sitting on an office chair or walking a store continuously every day in retail or simple standing in one spot was taking a toll on my body & although these things seem simple and probably shouldn’t cause pain, for me they were, not knowing a lot about how to take care of my health or consider that constant pain probably was not a widely shared experience. I would just push through and get my days done.
Being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia syndrome, Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos syndrome with a sprinkle of Osteoarthritis & Sleep Apnoea at the age of 40 years, is not ideal. However, it is exciting to know I can manage my pain and now I have utilised my knowledge around positional therapy, vibration and sleep health which i add to all the things I currently do this combination creates a holistic solution for my pain management.
What has been a light at the end of the tunnel is having access to Solace Sleep adjustable beds, and pressure-relieving mattresses. I now have been able to spend 20 minutes or so at a time on the best bed and mattress for me with a light vibration, usually in a sit-up position, whilst working and managing pain in my back, legs, ankles and feet during the day.
Of course, this is my experience and from that, I have been able to manage pain when I sleep, I now sleep anywhere from 6 – 8 hours a night with a combination of doctor’s orders, medication, meditation and simple relief which I have never been able to enjoy till now.
From an uninformed, seemly disgruntled employee from many other companies to a delightful and happy Solace Sleep Assistive Technology Consultant.
I will always commit to telling everyone about these beds, mattresses, position therapy and sleep health to provide extra help alongside prescriptions, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, assistive technologies, assistive aids and mental health care. These adjustable beds and pressure relieving mattresses really give us those extra tools we did not know we needed.”
From Pippa Williams