Sunbeam's Slumber Heat Therapeutic Pad is a torso sized heating pad safe to sleep on. Low heat means there is no danger of burns. When I went to bed with minor muscle pains they were gone when I woke up. You can sleep on it for nine hours before it will shut off!
Its hard to get used to the low heat compared to what you are used to in a normal heating pad, but this works. You wouldn't want it hotter or you would just be sweating it up. It relaxes your aching muscles and soothes them. My sister discovered the benefits of using it with her janitor job.
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I've not had a lot of back trouble, but whenever there have been aches, I've always thought the heating pad worked best. NOT! Cold constricts blood vessels, relieving pain far better and helping you heal faster than heat, according to Dr. RIchard Guyer at the Texas Back Institute. Place an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas (or whatever) over the spot for 20 minutes on, then 20 minutes off.
May 9 issue of Woman's World magazine.
There are times that I will start hurting badly from my Fibromyalgia. In some of those cases I will use either a heating pad or a hot batch to help relieve the pain. I have found that is hurting because of Fibro, that I can put a heating pad on it, I can usually get some relief
. At other times the pain is to wide spread and at those times I will try the hot bath. Make sure that you do not get a chill after either of these or the psin will return. This works faster than poping a pill..
Get an old tube sock. Fill a good portion of the sock with rice. Tie off the end of the sock. Heat the rice filled sock for about 45 second the first time. As it gets colder heat it up for about 30 seconds until desired temp. It makes a good little heating pad. NOTE heated to much will burn the rice
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