I'm a big music fan - so I was concerned to hear that U2 lead Bone had to cancel his upcoming shows due to his back injury during rehearsal, forcing U2's iconic front-man Bono into emergency back surgery. I'm hoping he has a complete recovery.
Bono reportedly suffered a herniated disc a couple years ago and severe compression of the sciatic nerve, according to the Chicago Tribune. Many patients have come in to see me over the years with herniated disc problems in desperate search of relief. What makes these injuries difficult and confusing is the Rest Factor.
Sources like WebMD state that after a herniated disc you should only "rest if you have severe pain. Otherwise, stay active." Yet, patients often spend entire weeks exhausted, because they cannot find enough pain relief to sleep at night. Pain can be the number one reason for peoples insomnia and disturbed sleep cycles and can mulitply the difficulty of healing from an acute back injury. We need an extra hour of sleep every night when healing from back injuries.
Quite the conundrum - which is why I developed the PILLO1 cervical pillow for pain relief, neck stiffness and better sleep. I designed the PILLO1 cervical pillow to support the neck -and cradle the head - allowing the spine to lay in perfect neutral alignment for maximum comfort and to releive the unavoidable stress and stain that we all place on our spines during the day.
And finally, in regards to herniated discs, sciatica and back pain such that Bono had, I have designed a mattress line called JUST SLEEP (JUSTsleepBEDS.com) that will place your back in perfect alignment as well. The perfect sleep needs the right mattress and perfect pillow!!
Made in America, PILLO1 is a premium, hand-crafted cervical pillow to reduce neck stiffness and improve your sleep. Created for both back and side sleepers, PILLO1 is the most eco-friendly cervical pillow on the market made of non-toxic hypoallergenic latex foam.
Learn more: www.PILLO1.com