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Great Mattress for Relieving Back Pain, Shoulder Pain & Hip Pain - Ask Doctor Jo

hey everybody it's Doctor Jo, and the folks at SleepOvation sent me their

California king mattress, and yes this is a California king. so let's take a look.

oh hey everybody so as you can see I've had about a month to try out the sleep

ovation bed, and it is awesome. you if you watched some of my videos you

might know I've had shoulder surgery. I've had hip surgery. I need a one on

this side, I need one on this side, and so I am always a little skeptical about

beds of how comfortable they are going to be. cuz I'm a side sleeper. and so one

of the coolest things about the sleep SleepOvation is it has 700 little

individual cushions. so instead of like a memory foam where you sink all the way,

in it only sinks in where you need it to. so for me, I have a lot of hip pain when

I'm sleeping, my shoulders as well. but when I was on a memory foam, and it was a

brand name memory foam bed, I just kind of sink all the way in and it wouldn't

quite get what I needed to. but for the nights that I've sleep slept on this bed

already, what happens is just kind of where my hip is where I need that extra

support, and where it's not poking into my hip, it sinks and because of those

individual cushion pieces in there. so since there's so many, you know it works

at your hip because it goes in deeper. it works in your shoulder because it

goes in deeper. especially if you're a side sleeper. if you're a back sleeper

then it comes up and it supports your spine. so that is just amazing. and it's

it's nice and squishy, but it's not so squishy where once you go in you sink in

and you can't get out. like as soon as I get up, then it springs back up. there's

no space where I've been. there's no indention that stays which is really

important because it's only supporting you when you need the support. it's not

then staying in one spot and then you move, but that spot's still sunk in. so I

really like that. and that's really helped take away the pain. I haven't had

any more hip pain, my shoulders are probably about 80% better which is about

the three to four weeks that I've slept on it. so that's a huge difference

because then you can sleep through the night. you're not waking up in the middle of the night,

and then having to get back to sleep. another big important thing that I love

about this bed is I get really really hot when I'm sleeping, like sweating. you

know just very uncomfortable. I like, I like to be cold and I like to cover up

in the sheets, and so again like a memory foam bed or other kind of beds, I don't

want to just knock memory foam, but you get really really hot when you're sleeping. And

the lot of times, specifically with the memory foam, it kind of holds in the heat.

I had a memory foam topper for a while on my own bed and it was just no good. so

with the individual cushions what allows that for, is the air to flow through. so

those hot pockets don't just get stuck in the bed. so another thing that I think

I've slept so well through the night is because I don't get hot like I used to,

and that to me is really really important because we're supposed to cool

down at night. you know you get a better night's sleep

if you sleep a little bit cooler. they've done research and it's proven for that.

so this is really really awesome in the fact that it does that. so as you can see

here, like as I'm sitting, I'm kind of scooted in like that, but as soon as I

move it pops back up versus if that was a memory foam, that divot would stay

there for a little while until it slowly comes back up. so that's what's really

cool about that. also you can see there's a zipper all the way around here, and so

it's nice because if this top layer were to get dirty, you can unzip it and wash

that and then not mess up the mattresses. so so I really like that component, and

you can see when I'm here it's dipped in kind of where my hips and my buttocks is,

but here at my spine it's supporting it. so that's really nice. if I am to lie on

my side, you can see here where it dips in a little bit more where the pressure

points are, but it's still supporting me right here. so a couple of the videos you

might have seen that I've shown you know, you rolling up some towels or you know

the pillows and things like that to make your pillow fort. well you can do that,

but this bed really helps where you don't have to have a lot of extras with

it. you can just get a really good night's sleep. so what I also want to

show real quick for you is what you can do in the mornings when you first get up.

a couple easy stretches to do. it's really nice in this bed.

again even though it does kind of sink into the places where you wanted to, you

can do some of these stretches pretty easily even before you get up out of bed.

so then it kind of helps you get loose kind of helps your blood get flowing in

the morning. so it's a really nice thing to do. I'm gonna kind of flip my pillow

over this way just so you can kind of see a good angle, but let's say if I'm

asleep in in bed and I wake up, I would just roll over onto my back kind of prop

my knees up like this and just start off with a simple pelvic tilt. so I'm just

rolling my pelvis back trying to flatten out my back, but I'm using my hips to do

that instead of trying to push with my feet. that's not really what I'm trying

to do. I'm trying to get just those core muscles kind of woken up in the morning.

so just a couple of these maybe five-ten just to kind of help get everything

loosened up. if your backs a little sore in the morning this is a great way to

start. and then the next one is just going into a bridge. so that I usually

kind of flatten out my hands, put your feet you know about hip width apart, and

then just come up into the bridge. and so you can see it's supporting me very well.

if I was on another mattress, sometimes you would sink. and I have a lot of

people tell me I can't really do bridges or things on my bed because I just sink

right in, and I can't get into that bridge position. but you can see here I

could do that pretty easily and then come back down. so again you know just

just five or ten to get you moving. you don't have to do a whole lot. and then

the last thing I usually do before I get my bed is just a little trunk rotation.

so then I bring my knees together my feet my knees and just kind of now

stretch it out from side to side. so you don't have to do a full stretch it

doesn't have to be thirty Seconds, but I'd maybe hold it five or ten seconds on

each side and then maybe do five each way. and so you're getting a nice stretch.

again this mattress does a great job of you to be able to do that because you're

not sinking in and staying in like a little hole. it's just kind of protecting

you all the way around. so that does a really nice job and then you can just

kind of pop up on the edge of the bed.

you happen to have, you know, maybe some hip and some knee issues, you can even

just do a couple knee lifts when you're sitting on the edge of the bed. and

getting going. and so that doesn't take much, but it kind of gets that blood

flowing. again if you have a nice mattress like the sleep ovation it's

going to give you a really good night's sleep. and it's so important especially

if you have injuries or if you're hurting. sleeping is when our bodies

recover, so if you're not getting good sleep, you have a harder time recovering.

so getting a good mattress is one of the best steps to start off with. so if

you're interested in purchasing the sleep ovation, make sure you click on the

link up there, and don't forget to subscribe by clicking down there. and

remember be safe have fun and I hope you feel better soon.