Our very first product, to kick off the Holiday Gift Guide & Countdown To Christmas is the BedLounge. Now, my back pain is so bad that the only place I could sit comfortably was at my desk, in my computer chair, leaning over on my desk. I can't tell you how many times my daughter has asked me to come sit in the living room and watch tv or a movie with her, that I just couldn't do. Every time I'd tell her "no", I'd feel like a horrible mother. I wanted to, and sometimes I just dealt with the pain and did it. Overall though, it was a few & far between situation.
Another thing about my illnesses, is that they also robbed me of reading. This really made me mad. I was an only child and we lived in the country. Books, or rather the characters in the books, were my friends. I'd sit outside under a tree, and read all day long. I'd lose myself within my imagination as I was reading. Of course my love of books, carried over from my childhood. For the last 12-18 months, I haven't been able to read anymore. It now hurts me too bad to try to hold a book in front of my face and read for longer then 5-10 minutes. When I read, I like to do so for a good 2-3 hrs at a time (you can tell that I don't have little kids anymore lol). I even have a Kindle and they are extremely light weight, yet even holding the Kindle to read, hurts my arms, shoulders, and neck profusely.
When I came across the BedLounge online, it looked and sounded too good to be true. Skepticism ran through my mind. I was so desperate to be able to read books again, and watch tv with my daughter in the living room (instead of making her come sit in the dining room where my desk is at, and watching "tv" on my computer. I contacted BedLounge and told them I'm a blogger and asked if they'd send me one in exchange for me doing a review on it. Thankfully, they were kind enough to send me one.
The short amount of time it took to get to me, was unreal! I couldn't believe how quickly I received my BedLounge. I think my daughter was as excited as I was lol! She helped me open the box and remove the BedLounge. We got the minor assembly done, then she was the first to try it. She loved it! I hurried to grab a book, then I jumped in bed with it, to see if it helped my pain level while reading. I couldn't believe how much longer my body held out for me to read! I can even watch tv in my living room again now!
The pillow is hypoallergenic. It's filled with synthetic down, and cleaned feathers. The pillow was designed by a world-renowned back expert, Dr. Robert Swezey, M.D. The coolest thing in my opinion about the BedLounge, is that it's completely adjustable to fit you! The headrest is adjustable. It slides up and down, plus it also rotates! So whether you're tall, or short like me, the headrest will fit you. There's a lumbar pillow that's adjustable, to ensure you're getting great support for your back. The best thing ever about the BedLounge in my opinion? The armrests! They pivot. You can adjust them in towards you if you'd like a little tighter fit, and if you want more room just pivot them outward. These amazing armrests also have built in pockets in them that you can stuff full of stuff so that you don't have to jump up for anything while you're relaxing! The armrests help to support the weight of your body to reduce strain on your neck, head, and shoulders. These amazing armrests are what allowed me to start reading and watching tv again!!
There's several uses for this pillow. I'm going to copy/paste right from the BedLounge Website:
There are several colors that you can choose from when ordering your pillow! They also sell BedLounge Slip Covers if' you'd like to get one.
The BedLounge also has a sixty day risk free trial! How can you beat that??! Seriously though, you won't be disappointed. The things it's allowed me to do, that I couldn't before, is worth every single penny they sell them for.
Also, I must say that this company has been absolutely wonderful to work with. Super polite, great customer service, super fast shipping *The pillow usually ships within one-two days of you placing your order! This pillow is a must-have for anyone who suffers from any type of chronic pain! Let's show them how much we appreciate their awesome product that make the lives of chronic pain sufferers a little easier, and for participating in this giveaway! Let's all go to their facebook page and "like" them to show our appreciation! 1 minute isn't much to give up! =) To like the BedLounge on facebook, click HERE.
*I didn't receive any cash compensation for this post, but I did receive a pillow. Regardless, all opinions expressed on this blog are my own.