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How I cured my back problem
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Some say your personality can be determined by your favorite sleeping position.

Sleeping position

My favorite sleeping position is nakadapa, or lying on my tummy. I don’t even tilt my head to the left or right. I sleep with my head under a pillow and kind of sleep on my face, which would probably explain my flat nose and chest. (I wish the flatness would go down to my tummy as well.)
The problem with sleeping on one’s tummy is one can be prone to having a bad back, which I suffered for a few years.
The height of my suffering happened during 2007-2008, where my back hurt so much, it was difficult even to sit, stand or get up from bed.
There were a couple of solutions I tried. One was to get a healing sessions from the miraculous priest, Fr. Fernando Suarez

Fr. Fernando Suarez in Houston

The other was to sleep on my back, using a Tempur pillow. I’m happy to say that both worked.

Tempur pillows are not your ordinary pillow. They have a firmness that follows the contour of your head and shoulders.
For the longest time I dreamed of having a Tempur pillow, but found them unaffordable. Then my father-in-law bought me one. I slept on this kind of pillow until my back completely healed.

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I think it’s a miracle that my back is OK now, when I really thought I was doomed for life.
I have an idea what caused my back pain—it was carrying loads of stuff when I still had a retail store. Now I avoid carrying too much weight—this includes handbags and kids.

Wanting new pillows, Jeroen and I recently passed by the Tempur shop at Shangri-La Plaza. The good news is, you can buy Tempur pillows at 0% interest, three months to pay, with your credit card.

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I suggest you try the free mattress demo at the store. You enter a small room with two beds and a 10-minute brainwashing program 🙂
These are the top-of-the-line, best-selling mattresses at Tempur. Imagine these in a first class airplane suite.

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Jeroen’s getting comfy

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Brainwashing session is about to begin

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There is a skinny model in a granny panty (a.k.a. my kind of undies)

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After ten-minutes of lying down with our shoes off, we chose pillows. At first I wanted to get this giant suman thingy, but I think it’s too firm

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So I chose this pillow specially designed for tummy sleepers like me

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It reminds me of the Pepper Lunch logo

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Jeroen chose a more normal pillow which he loves

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For the first couple of days we had to “air” the pillow to get rid of that “boxed-in” smell.
This morning I woke up from the best sleep.
Besides pillows and mattresses, Tempur also has the car comforter, which makes a great gift for dads, brothers or anyone who drives their own car.

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The bed wedge is perfect for those who love reading, iPad-ing, laptop-ing, or watching TV in bed.

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There’s the Tempur slipper for the man who has everything, I guess

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And the travel set favored by artistas who take naps in their vans

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Of course there’s nothing like the Tempur bed itself, which is strictly for rich people who value their sleep.

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For those who’ve already spent a fortune on their beds, there’s always the mattress topper or Tempur Overlay which comes in standard sizes, but can also be ordered to your specification.

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Try them at Tempur showrooms at:
• Shangri-la Plaza Mall, 5th level
• Greenbelt 5 Phase II, Lower Ground Level (Tel. 728-3015)
• Bonifacio High Street (Tel. 856-4700)
• and Rustan’s department stores at Shangri-La Plaza, Makati and Alabang Town Center

To know more, go to http://www.tempur.ph/

P.S. Oh! I’m giving away Tempur pillows! Stand by, I will post the contest mechanics in a few!

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clacruz

Hi chuvaness! I’m really excited on joining your contest! i really want to win a Tempur pillow. when will this contest be anyway?

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Pinkmate

I’ve been wanting to try a Tempur pillow, so I got one, I got Symphony.  There is an adjustment period, when I got used to sleeping with it, my gosh! I always had a hard time waking up in the morning! And guess what, I don’t know why but according to my friend I don’t snore! Probably because my head is already positioned the right way. 🙂 I’m just glad I invested on one 🙂  Next would probably be the Ombracio!

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Joyce del Rosario

I always try to sleep in soldier position, which is good for my back condition, but I find myself waking up in foetus position. Either way, the Tempur back pillow helped me from not getting backaches that often anymore. Sadly, I don’t think they carry it anymore. However, their alternative for that would be their body pillow. It’s said to be “ideal for side-sleepers and expectant mothers, for extra stability and support for hips, knees and back.”. 🙂 [Reply]Bea Reply:July 29th, 2011 at 11:04 AMI was able to get a free Cloud pillow for a Cloud mattress!! You can check their on-going promos at… Read more »

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I was able to get a free Cloud pillow for a Cloud mattress!! You can check their on-going promos at their facebook account!
http://www.facebook.com/TempurInthePhilippines

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Joyce del Rosario

I always try to sleep in soldier position, which is good for my back condition, but I find myself waking up in foetus position. Either way, the Tempur back pillow helped me from not getting backaches that often anymore. Sadly, I don’t think they carry it anymore. However, their alternative for that would be their body pillow. It’s said to be “ideal for side-sleepers and expectant mothers, for extra stability and support for hips, knees and back.”. 🙂  

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March

Lying on your tummy will cause your face to sag faster. 🙁 best daw ang soldier position to prevent premature sagging of the face but every time i try sleeping on my back I would get nightmares. Weird.

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CVS Reply:

i think you’re right. I get bangungot when I sleep on my back with kumot. I think it’s because we sweat more.

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I alternate between the fetus or freefall sleeping positions. I used to have a Tempur pillow. For the first year it was great. Then it went downhill from there. I guess the “memory” factor of the memory foam diminishes over time. Midway into the second year I started to really hate it and switched to a regular fluffy pillow. 

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i have both what Jeroen got and what your father-in-law gave you. I am more used to the normal pillow. I’m both a side sleeper and back sleeper and it works great for me. What I do is have the flat side on top when I sleep on my side and have the flat side down when i’m sleeping on my back – both for really good neck support. I tried the one your father-in-law gave you a year ago. it took two weeks for me to get used to this pillow but after that it’s been great. I don’t… Read more »

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lover010178

Can this cure kaya scoliosis?

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Waddie76

we had the TempurPedic bed (the Cloud kind) but we returned it.  my husband loved it but it’s too firm for me.  i like the Sleep Number bed better (same price as Tempur), you can adjust the firmness of the the bed.  But we’re using the Tempur pillows 🙂

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I’m half-starfish and half-soldier, but when all else fails, I am a freefaller.

I love my normal Tempur pillow. I’ve had awesome sleep since I started using it, but lately it’s not enough. My SIL told me the bed costs around 100K. WOW.

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yeye

Hmmm…this is timely. I have a recurring neck and shoulder pain. These past few days, I suffered from stiff neck. Moving my head was excruciating. This Tempur pillow may be expensive, but come to think of it, how many times do you use a pillow? Makapag-ipon nga at ng makabili. Thanks for sharing:)

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Ang MAHALIA ng Tempur! but my x’mas budget went to tempur din. coz i am a log or soldier sleeper & sumasakit arms ko ba o ulo or what!
they said kalokohan but i immediately feel the result.
i must say i fell in love with the pillow! haha!
it’s a good investment for people who value sleep!

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clacruz

I already have the original pillow but i visited the shang store again and tried the millennium pillow. I bought it immediately! it’s good for those who sleep on their back or side. Maybe i’ll just give my original pillow to my brother :))

wah!!! im a tempur addict!!

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super mahalia?!?!?

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CMYK Reply:

At first, i thought its also mahal. But with the quality of sleep that comes with the price tag, Its worth it! 

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CMYK

At first, i thought its also mahal. But with the quality of sleep that comes with the price tag, Its worth it! 

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JoAnn Labrador

For Christmas a few years ago, my mom gave me the pillow.  My brother gave me the mattress topper just this past Christmas.  I’ve had back problems due to an old bad bed and I wasn’t ready to make the investment in a memory foam mattress.  After using the mattress topper, my back aches went away!  I totally love it!  The pillow, I love because I can’t stand too soft or too hard pillows.  Memory foam pillows are just right and mine still retains the original shape every day. The only disadvantage to having a memory foam bed is that… Read more »

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Throughout the night, I switch from the Freefaller, the Yearner, and Foetus positions. So I’m a suspicious yet rational person, brash but cannot cope with personal criticism, and tough but sensitive. Complicated! LOL. I’m looking forward to your Tempur giveaway! I’ve been wanting to get a pillow or two, and a mattress topper. One can dream. 🙂

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Lol natawa ako dun sa “reminds me of the Pepper Lunch logo.” The suppliers call it “tinapay” signage. 🙂

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CVS Reply:

i just heard about “tinapay” last week, can you believe?

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Issa

medyo mahal nga siya….. it’s amazing that you can tell one’s personality thru his sleeping position….

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I agree when you said that the Tempur Pedic bed is for someone who value their sleep. I bought mine because sleep is so precious to me since I work long hours. We stayed at a hotel once and they have Tempur Pedic Bed, it was heavenly.  Since then, I was sold and vowed to get one for our bedroom.  Although it was quite pricey, I still bought it anyway and it is sooo worth it.  Napansin ko lang, we have the pillow top mattress, yet it still feels rather firm. And we bought the softest mattress na ha. My… Read more »

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i sleep using the regular Tempur pillow like Jeroen’s and i still have backaches! like really bad ones..i need help..i sleep using the foetus position but try the soldier when my back hurts thinking stretched on a tempur bed is supposed to be good for your back..no luck.. [Reply]CVS Reply:July 27th, 2011 at 2:52 AMcan you try sleeping on your back only? [Reply]CMYK Reply:July 27th, 2011 at 9:20 AMI sleep also on a foetus position and got the Tempur Sonata pillow w/c is specifically for this position! I love it!!! I was first hesitant since it has an odd bean… Read more »

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I sleep also on a foetus position and got the Tempur Sonata pillow w/c is specifically for this position! I love it!!! I was first hesitant since it has an odd bean shape, but it works well on the foetus position! So worth every peso 🙂 

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Sonata

You should try Tempur’s Sonata pillow. That’s perfect for people who likes to sleep in a foetus position. 🙂

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back ache

will try this pillow, thanks for the tip! 🙂

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Emma

We got the same pillow with that of Jeroen when we purchased our bed. Same with you I had troubles (stiffed-neck & backaches) using that pillow but not my husband. if i remember it correctly, Tempur-pedic have pillow styles recommended based on you height and sleeping position.

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Kaya pala masakit din ang likod ko LOL ansarap kasi matulog ng nakadapa LOL

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Anonymous

I go to sleep in a Foetus position, but ending up a soldier when I wake up. Match naman description. Ehehe…
I want that BedWedge! I’m so sick of having to stuff a lot of pillows against my headboard just to get comfortable position while working on my laptop yet ending up with a painful neck and lower back. How much po sya?

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So, uhm… “drop-drop” (installment plan) for a PILLOW?  How much do these things cost over there?  Here in the US, the pillows are about $100 each (the “suman” body pillow most likely costs more, though), but bed stores also give them away for free if you buy a Tempur mattress.

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If it’s $100 in the US, add taxes and then some fees = >Php5K++
Let’s say 4 standard pillows = PhP 20K++

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If it’s $100 in the US, add taxes and then some fees = >Php5K++
Let’s say 4 standard pillows = PhP 20K++

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May I ask how much a normal Tempur pillow like the one Jeroen got would cost?

I have an aunt who swears by Tempur and mentioned how much it had cost her. If I remember right, 7k? But this was more than 5 years ago. Is it still the same price?

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6500 Reply:

Its 6,500

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6500

Its 6,500

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