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Organic Wool Mattress System Reliefs Hip and Back Pain

How We Helped Betsy

Betsy Erickson, 51, of Wales, Wisconsin, has found relief from her hip and back pain not from a new drug or a new technology, but from something natural that's been around for centuries. Wool!

After purchasing a Soothe Ewe™ Mattress Topper and a Hug Ewe™ Pillow six months ago, she's noticed a remarkable improvement in her pain. "Every morning I used to get up and walk real gingerly over to the dresser to work the kinks out," she says. "I can't believe the difference when I get up in the morning now after sleeping on the wool underquilt. I don't have the soreness I used to have every day."

Diagnosed with moderate to severe hip and lower back arthritis, Betsy has lived with pain since her late 20's. Over the years, she's tried everything her doctor has recommended – medical tests, drugs, physical therapy, cortisone injections. By her estimation, she's spent tens of thousands of dollars seeking relief from her pain. And not only that, but as she says, "Some of the things they were trying made it worse." An allergic reaction to cortisone landed her in the hospital for a ten-day stay.

Betsy doesn't like to use drugs, thinking of them as just a temporary fix. So she was delighted when she found something natural that could bring relief for her pain – sleeping on a wool underquilt. "It's really nice to know that I don't have to take heavy medication to get me through," she says. "I know I can go to bed and get a good night's sleep, and it'll help my aches and pains, so when I get up in the morning, I know I'm going to feel better."

She can still get back pain if she overdoes it during the day. "But I know I'm going to find comfort when I go to bed," she says. "I can't believe the difference!"

At first her husband was a non-believer and wanted to keep the feather bed he was used to sleeping on. So for a while, he slept on a twin-size feather bed on top of the wool mattress topper. Eventually he became a convert, and he got rid of the feather bed, preferring to sleep directly on the wool mattress topper like Betsy.

And other family members have benefited as well. Betsy also purchased a Soothe Ewe™ Mattress Topper and Hug Ewe™ Pillow for her daughter, who's a runner. She's found relief from her knee and back pain.