I am 9 days Post-op from 5/6- 6/7 ACDF and doing pretty good. However , I CANNOT get comfortable in any sort of sleeping position. i have tried multiple pillows, sleeping in the recliner and neither works. When I do fall asleep in bed, I wake up 5 hours later and cannot get back to sleep because I am so uncomfortable.
I am thinking about buying one of those wedge pillows that will elevate me. I don't know if anyone has tried one of these?
All I know is that I'm missing out on some very important sleep. I tend to sleep on my back or my side. But when I wake up after sleeping on my back I have very bad headaches and shoulder pain. If I try to sleep on my side, my head feels like it's too heavy.
Any advice would be appreciated!