30 Sep

Could Counselling Help When It Comes to Treating Back Pain?

Counselling for Back Pain

One of the most common problems that people have these days is back pain, and those who suffer from it know how excruciating it can be. Many will head straight to their doctor or take to their bed when they have back pain, but often it can be a poor mattress that contributes to the pain in the first place.

For those who are in need of a new mattress and suffer regular or occasional back pain, an orthopaedic mattress might be the ideal choice. Orthopaedic mattresses provide plenty of support for the lumbar region while many have hypo-allergenic properties that also make them the perfect choice for those with allergies.

Counselling for Back Pain?

Medication, physio and good support are often the preferred remedies for back pain, but new research has now suggested that social and psychological factors could be one of the causes of back pain. And based on this, researchers recommend that treatment for the issue should include counselling.

David Rogers is a leading physiotherapist who has been practising a psychological approach to back pain for the past six years at Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He believes that certain thinking patterns can contribute to back pain, and he has a number of techniques that have proved to be effective when treating the condition.

He said, “Research has identified that psychological and social factors such as the way patients think about their back pain, as well as depression and anxiety are stronger predictors of long-term pain and disability than physical factors.”

Many people are afraid to move when they have back pain because they fear they will make the problem worse, hence causing depression, anxiety and distress, which consequently can all make the pain worse. Changing thinking through the use of counselling can be very effective when treating back pain.

You may also read: Yoga can be Effective in helping to reduce this back pain

 

Preventing Back Problems

There is no doubting that prevention of back pain is important, and one way to do this is with good support at night. Here at Beds Glasgow, we have a range of orthopaedic mattresses that will support your back while you sleep, helping to reduce any discomfort or pain.

Contact us today for more information or to find out more about our fantastic prices on beds and mattresses.

Source:

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/could-counselling-help-you-beat-back-pain/
16 Sep

How to Create a Hotel-Style Bed in Your Home

Hotel-Style-Bed

Hotel beds often provide the ultimate in comfort, meaning many people wonder how to recreate the magic when they get back home after a hotel stay.

In light of this, you’ll be happy to know that there are a few things you can do to make your bed at home feel just like a hotel bed.

Create the Look

The first thing to do to help you feel as though you are in a hotel is to use white bedding. Most top hotels use white sheets and pillowcases. If you think that white might be too boring or plain, you could always add a splash of colour with cushions or a bed skirt.

Make the Bed

There is definitely an art to bed-making, and hotel staff quickly learn how to make a bed with comfort in mind. The first thing to do is to place the bottom sheet over the mattress and make sure it is tucked in tight, especially if it is not a fitted sheet. Hotels tend to use sheets and blankets rather than duvets, so place another sheet on top of the first and make sure you leave room at the top to fold it back on itself.

Perfect Pillows

Finding the right pillow can be a troublesome task because it is impossible to tell how comfortable it will be in the shop. Hotels tend to have a choice of pillows – ranging from firm to soft – to ensure that all guests are as comfortable as possible. Thankfully, there are some stores where you can test various pillows until you find the right one. This is a good idea if you want to make sure you get that hotel comfort in your home.

A New Bed?

Buying a new bed might seem a huge expense, but you may be surprised at how reasonably priced they are here at Beds Glasgow. If your current bed is nearing the end of its useful life, we can help. With a huge range of bed frames and styles in various materials, you will find exactly what you are looking for at a price to suit any budget. We have a variety of divan beds, fabric beds, leather beds and metal beds, all in a choice of sizes and styles, so whatever your taste, you will find the perfect bed.

For the best bed sales in Glasgow, choose Beds Glasgow. You can get in touch with our friendly team at 0141 554 0792 or send us a secure email at sales@bedsglasgow.com