Morning Walks are resumed!

I must admit I’m not really one for exercise and can make up any excuse not to move off the sofa! Recently though I had to be weighed and I nearly ran away crying. One of the reasons I have not exercised that much has been due to hip bursitis. Over the past 18 months I have had two steroid injections, seen a fair few physiotherapists and even resorted to acupuncture. The acupuncture was so uncomfortable and painful that I gave that up after a few sessions. I must have spent hundreds of dollars on getting nowhere.

Coming back from Tasmania and realising that I had been having such good nights sleep and also doing lots of walking, I had an epiphany while walking with my good friend Lisa. It was her suggestion actually, “a new mattress is what you need”.

So a couple of weeks ago I took my stubborn hubby, who insisted that there was nothing wrong with our mattress, to Bedshed. There was a 50% sale on, there usually is. After getting some expert advice from a 78yr old saleslady who made us lie down and try them all out, we finally made a purchase.

Since then I have been having the best nights sleep in such a long while and it’s actual bliss to sink into this dream of a mattress. No longer am I woken up every night feeling like I am on the seven seas in a storm when hubby gets into bed. Who knew? I’ve also been able to take up zumba again and go out for a couple of nights dancing.


  1. I know where you’re coming from. I changed my mattress some years ago and couldn’t believe how much better I slept. At the time they told me a mattress should be changed every 5-10 years (I wonder how our grandparents survived with one mattress for life)? Anyway, I’m now about to exchange that for an orthopedic mattress due to my spinal arthritis which makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, so I’m looking forward to even better quality of sleep – and life.

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  2. I love that picture of the bright yellow sails against the blue water- it just lifts the spirits with its bright and happy view. So glad you’re sleeping better! I’ve struggled with insomnia and other sleep problems for years. I showed your post to my husband and it looks like we’re going mattress shopping this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. How wonderful that a new mattress has made such a difference! I have lower back problems and I know if I sleep on a very soft or very hard bed it can make things worse. North Korea was a nightmare as their beds are like bricks!! I wish you much comfort from your new one ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. It’s a bit like that in our house. You don’t replace anything till it’s long worn out! Unless, of course, it’s his back that hurts ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Sleep well!

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  5. Oh my goodness! what a journey of discovery you’ve had! Am so glad to hear you are having good nights’ sleeps again!
    With this new found energy, hopefully you will find some relief for the busitis – joint pain is such a bummer to treat and heal from.

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