Does Multiple Sclerosis cause you to wake up with tingly fingers and toes? That's what has been happening with my wife for a few months now. Sometimes they are really tingly and other times it only lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes it's only one foot or hand or even one side of her body instead of both. Most of the time the feeling comes back within a short time after waking up and she doesn't have any other issues during the daytime. The frustrating thing about this is that we know why she's having these issues.
We know what it is because the problems started when my wife's pillow started breaking down and she ordered a new one. She tried super expensive Sleep Number Pillows and other pillows that were supposed to be good for your spine and neck like the water filled pillows. All of these pillows caused the same issues and some were worse than others. We've found one style of pillow that doesn't cause my wife to have these issues. Years ago this style of pillow was recommended by one of our Chiropractors and we've both used them ever since.
The style of Pillow is a Contoured Pillow. I tried to find it online so you would know which one it is but they apparently are only available through a Chiropractors office. The closest pillow I found you can see by Clicking Here. When we started using these pillows it took a few days for both of us to get used to them. It wasn't the most comfortable at first, but after we became used to them we don't leave the house without them. I take my pillow with me everywhere we go, and so does my wife. I can't sleep now without it or I get headaches and struggle to sleep.
For my wife, her pillow provides more than a good night of sleep, it actually helps her to stay in alignment. It amazes both of us how simple things like her pillow can totally change the way she feels on a daily basis. My wife recently re-ordered 2 pillows so that we would have a backup for later and she wouldn't have to do without the right one. After months of tingly fingers and toes, she can't wait to have her favorite pillow so she can have a great night's sleep! We know for sure after years and years of adjustments and how she has MS issues when she's out of alignment that it is very important for her to be intentional about everything including her pillow. If you're waking up with tingly body parts, maybe it's time to take a look at your pillow. If you have any questions please shoot them to us, and as always we really appreciate your comments!