Sleepyhead Copper-infused Mattress Topper Review
My initial thoughts on the Sleepyhead Copper-infused mattress topper was that it was money well spent. The topper is more soft than firm, which I was initially concerned about. Getting “stuck” in a soft bed isn’t always comfortable and extra soft mattresses or toppers can further aggravate back pain. Luckily, the Sleepyhead topper is soft, but manages to stay supportive. As far as comfort, I’d give the topper a 9 out of 10, because nothing is perfect. However, for me, it’s as close as I can imagine for my situation. Again, I do believe the foundation of a good mattress lends to the overall feeling of a topper though. Had mt mattress been too soft or unsupportive, I don’t think the topper would make up for those deficiencies.
After a full week of sleeping on the copper-infused topper I was sleeping better. I was sweating less, sleeping uninterrupted for longer, and my tossing and turning in the night was noticeably less frequent (according to my wife). Better sleep was translating over to my work-life as well. With my back problems, I was typically only able to sit at a desk for 30-40 minutes before becoming strained. By the end of week one, I could comfortably sit for close to 90-minutes before needing to stretch or lay down.
Sleep impacts mood, as much as pain, and since I was better rested and going for longer stints without back pain I was also in a better mood. My wife noticed a general uptick in my overall mood. I wasn’t all of a sudden, a happy-go-lucky, nothing bothers me kind of person. It was more about my willingness and ability to do more things because I wasn’t noticing my back pain as much. After she mentioned it, I noticed I wasn’t as frustrated in traffic, because I knew that I could get through my 1+ hour commute before my back started giving me fits.
I can’t give all the credit to the Sleepyhead Copper-infused mattress topper, though I think a fair amount of credit is due. The physical therapy I began a couple of weeks into using the topper has also aided greatly in my overall comfort. However, after 1-month I am seeing a noticeable difference in my sleep quality and pain management. It was right at the 11-day mark that I felt an obvious change in my sleep patterns and comfort levels. I was so convinced that I weas sleeping better, that I bought a sleep Bodimetrics sleep tracker to prove it. Stay tuned for a review.
The Bodimetrics sleep tracker confirmed what I already felt. Initially I was going in and out of sleep patterns every 47 minutes. After 30 days, that pattern had jumped up to 78 minutes. They say, in a typical night, a person should have 4 to 6 cycles of around 90 minutes of sleep. I am still missing my optimal sleep patterns, but trackers aren’t 100% accurate and with chronic back pain, the Sleepyhead topper and PT are trending me in the right direction.