During my childhood, I saw a doctor regarding my back and posture and discovered that I have Scoliosis, which means that I have an abnormal curve in my spine. For whatever reason, my parents chose not to have me treated, and I still to this day have not gone back in to see what I can do to protect myself later on in my life when this could become an even bigger problem for me.
It’s actually really uncomfortable for me to sit up straight; my back gets really tired and I cannot hold that position for very long. My husband is always picking on me to sit up correctly. Dining out at restaurants that have a certain type of booth and backseat can often be uncomfortable for me as well; sometimes I go home with a minor back ache. Even our couch, where I spend most of my time writing, is not the right fit for someone with back problems.
One of my favorite activities is reading, and I love to head upstairs at the end of a long day and read in bed before I turn out the lights. Unfortunately after a few minutes, I turn out the lights and give up because there is no comfortable position for me to relax in bed while reading. Now I can read comfortably and for a long period of time since I have begun using the BedLounge.
The BedLounge was designed by Robert L. Swezey, an M.D. who specializes in the following areas: Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Internal Medicine and Osteoperosis. He is also renowned for his work in neck and back pain treatment that does not involve surgery.
The BedLounge is perfect for anyone who suffers from the same kinds of aches and pains that I do and wants to rest and relax while using correct posture. The BedLounge comes in two different sizes, one for those who are 5’3” tall and under, and those who are above 5’3” tall. I am 5’3”, so I have the small size.
The creators of the BedLounge thought of everything when designing this unique product which is unlike any other lounge. You get your choice of a hypoallergenic fill ($15 more, but perfect for those with allergy concerns) or feathers and down, as well as your choice of color and material for the slip cover.
You can get the most out of your BedLounge because of the following features:
Extendable Headrest (You decide exactly where and how you want it to be. It’s perfect for children or really tall people; the headrest can go as high as 12 inches tall.)
Rotating Headrest (It rotates 120 degrees, and will follow your head movement whether you are looking up or down depending on the activity in which you’re currently engaged.)
Recliner (All you have to do is position the BedLounge at the angle you want and it will support your whole weight!)
Pivoting Arms (You can decide where it’s most comfortable for your arms to rest. If you need more space for whatever you’re doing while using the BedLounge, you can move the arms outward and they will stay in place.)
Removable and Adjustable Pillow (Your BedLounge comes with a pillow that you insert into a pouch where your back rests. You can move it up or down or from side to side depending on where you want the most comfort.)
It took me a few days to adjust to using the BedLounge because I am so used to sitting with poor posture. Once I became accustomed to the BedLounge and got more familiarized with it and all its many features, I began looking forward to those times when I wanted to read and relax in bed. Now I enjoy bedtime reading for up to an hour when before I’d only last 3 minutes. I have even been tempted to bring it downstairs and use it on my couch while I’m working so my neck and back won’t suffer through aches and pains during the day.
I would definitely recommend the BedLounge to anyone who suffers from back and neck aches. It would be the perfect comfort device for new mothers (I would have loved this during breastfeeding sessions when I fell asleep on the couch with babe in arms and woke with a sore neck), elderly people, and anyone post surgery.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.