Living with a chronic illness requires you to make lots of lifestyle changes and adjustments. While you can depend on your family and friends for emotional support, there are certain products that can help you cope with your physical symptoms better. Most of these are easily available on Amazon and you can order them with the touch of a button. But since shopping on Amazon is like a treasure hunt, I’m here to help you along the way.
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Here’s a list of some amazing amazon finds – things I never knew I needed but now that I know of them or have them, I can’t imagine my life without them.
1. A knee pillow for perfect spine alignment
For all the side sleepers, keeping this pillow between your knees will keep your upper knee elevated, thereby, improving circulation and encouraging correct posture. Its firm memory foam provides relief for a wide range of aches and pains, and eases your back, hip, leg, knee, and ankle joint pain by reducing pressure. Oh, and it also comes with a free travel case! I mean who doesn’t like free stuff, right?
2. An essential oil diffuser that can be controlled with a Google Home or Alexa
Okay, I want one of these in my life (just a side note for my family and friends who are reading this)! This diffuser lets you control features such as LED colour, mist intensity, timer settings, scheduling and more, all from the comfort of your phone. Who knew diffusers could be that fancy and high tech? By downloading the companion app, you can get it to work at specific times and days of the week. Due to its compatibility with Google Home and Alexa, it can easily be controlled by using your voice, and works continously for upto 12 hours. It’s meant to relieve stress and encourage a good night’s sleep!
3. These bulbs that can be controlled from anywhere in the world
They are perfect for days when you can’t get yourself out of bed, thanks to a flare-up! By connecting them to your Google Home or Amazon Alexa, you can control the on/off mode and dim/brighten mode with your voice command. In addition, you can use the Smart Life app to control its settings even while you’re away from home. It saves upto 80% energy and the coolest part is that you can create various light effects with 16 million colours.
4. This heating pad that automatically turns off after 25 minutes
Let me just get this out of the way – once you get this heating pad, there’s no going back! The first time I tried it at my friend’s place, I knew within seconds that I wanted it in my life. The selling point for me was the fact that there was FINALLY a heating pad that’s large enough to cover your entire spinal area or the length of your hip and leg, and wide enough to cover both your shoulders. It automatically turns off after 25 minutes so you can go to sleep without having to worry about any burns and also comes with three temperature levels (low, medium and high).
P.s. I’m using it while I’m typing this and trust me when I say it’s my little slice of heaven!
5. This full length body pillow for better sleep
Alright, time to confess something – I have been sleeping with 4 pillows for the past several years. One to support my back, a second one between my knees, a third one underneath my arms, and lastly, one under my head. It’s because over the years I’ve realized that 4 pillows gives me the most comfortable and pain free sleep. This full length body pillow though, gave me hope that I’ll finally have enough room for myself on my bed rather than my pillows that usually take over. It provides support by removing pressure points to your joints and relieves aches and pains by promoting proper posture and alignment. You can reshape it very easily to fit the areas that need the most support. In addition, the pillow fill is hypoallergenic and the fabric cover is removable for machine washing and drying.
Side note: When I originally wrote this blog post, this pillow was on my wish list. However, I was telling one of my really good friends about this pillow and the next evening I got a surprise package from Amazon Prime. Guess what it was? THE PILLOW!!!!! So thankful for friends like YOU <3
OH! Also, current relationship status: In a relationship with my full length body pillow.
6. A bathtub caddy tray with a waterproof book or tablet holder
This caddy comes with two side trays, extendable handles to fit any bathtub and accessory slots. Its silicon grip protects it from sliding and also comes with a free soap holder. Made from high quality bamboo wood, it’s waterproof and sturdy. Oh, and did I mention it has a wine glass slot? More like a slot for my chamomile tea! Use this when you’re taking that epsom salt bath to relieve your pain. Say hello to self-care and get ready for the most relaxing time ever!
I hope you find this list to be helpful. Let me know in the comments below if there are any other products that you have found helpful in your chronic illness journey and if you end up buying any of the products listed here, please keep me posted on whether you found them to be helpful or not!
Love and spoons,