Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bed of Nails Mat Review


I have a lot of back and neck pain. I also have a highly stressful job. I am the ideal candidate for Acupuncture. However, I have been hesitant to try it because it can be expensive. Also, I admit that the thought of all those needles sticking in my skin gives me the chills. When I first heard of Bed of Nails I was extremely intrigued. After looking into the product more, I realized that this was the perfect solution. 

The Bed of Nails Mat is a thin mattress covered with 210 acupressure plates, each in its turn covered with 42 rounded nails for a total of 8820 nails per mat and measures 16.5"x28.5"x1". There are so many benefits to Bed of Nails that do not apply to acupuncture like the fact that once you buy it you can use it over and over again. You can also use it in the comfort of your own home for as long and as often as you like. 

Some of the benefits of using Bed of Nails include:

Stress relief - it is instant, great for someone with a panic attack or a mother that can't wind
down that half hour when her kid is finally down for a nap, or the workaholic who can't shut her
thoughts off at bedtime.

Insomnia relief - puts most people to sleep after a few minutes and even though you only spend
15 or so minutes on it (then move it over when you slightly wake up and go back to sleep), it will
have you in a deeper sleep through the night.

Revitalizes you and helps you focus - great for a picker upper during your day. And it will help
you to focus better.

Improves Circulation - It also creates circulation that is lacking when sitting all day at work.
Pain relief - scientifically proven to alleviate pain at a university in Sweden. The endorphins and
oxytocins that are released are pain blockers. It also unravels the tension in your body (esp. neck
and back) that creates the pain. The circulation also helps to lower inflammation.

The Bed of Nails may also help you with the following:
- Increase energy level
- Reduce blood pressure
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Alleviate headache and malaise
- Relieve tension and muscle aches
- Improve sleep and relieve insomnia
- Relieve chronic neck and back pain
- Activates the parasympathetic nervous system
- Benefit weight loss by reducing cortisol levels
- Improve heart rate variability
- Revitalize and rejuvenate
- Improve skin complexion
- Relieve constipation
- Reduce cellulite

So many benefits! There are a ton of celebrity endorsements, scientific experiments and testimonials behind this product. I am not going to get into all that because I am here to share my personal experience, but you can find it on their website.

So let's get into what you really want to know: does it hurt? I took the advice of the company and started off with my first day by wearing a thin t-shirt to lay on the Bed of Nails mat. Did I feel the spikes? Yes. Did it hurt? Not really. The nails poked into my skin, but it wasn't painful. It did ease the pain in my back a tiny bit and I was excited to try it Au Naturel. The following day I used the Bed of Nails mat with nothing in between my bare back and the nails. It stung a tiny bit when I first laid on the mat and then it stopped hurting. I felt the sting again when I sat up from the mat. It wasn't really painful, just a little bit of a pinch and sting.

Now I have used the mat almost everyday for a few weeks and I am completely convinced that Bed of Nails not only helps my back pain, but it helps relieve stress too. When I normally lay down on the bed and try not to think, my mind goes crazy. So much to do, so little time. When I lay on the Bed of Nails mat my mind feels clear and almost like I am in a zen meditative state.  It really relieves a lot of stress.

You can see how thick the mattress is in this side picture

I have also found that my sensitivity towards the plastic nails has changed. I now don't really feel the "bite" or pinch as I lay down on the mat. My back is used to it and I hardly feel anything at all, but I still get the same amazing results. To elaborate more on that: I have a herniated disc in my lower back. I also often get tense and tight muscles from working a desk job that make this worse. Add stress and I am a mess. My lower back often feels like a "stiff board" that doesn't want to move and just plain hurts. This Bed of Nails mat has helped so much with that. It always takes away the "stiff board" feeling and I have had less tense muscles since using this mat. As I have already mentioned, my stress level has been less also. 

If my comments haven't convinced you of how much I love this product...then let my actions. I purchased the Bed of Nails pillow on Amazon a few days ago. Yes, I love the mat so much that I paid for the accompanying pillow too. I can't wait to try it out! I am also thinking about buying a mat for my Mother who has chronic back pain.


You can order the Bed of Nails Mat or Pillow from their website or from Amazon: 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 


Running Betty said...

Wow. very interesting stuff. Glad this is working for you. I always thought the benefit of acupuncture had to do with the specific area being treated. Like needles only went in these 3 spots to help some other spot due to pressure points. But I guess there are many ways it can work! Keep de-stressing! Now just add 5 minutes on a foam roller to your routine and your low back will be all loosey goosey!

Nikki_Crites said...

I have not heard of this! Thanks for the info, I shall consider as I too carry some stress.

Parri Sontag said...

Wow. I never heard of this product. How interesting. I have a lot of back issues, including pinched nerves every so often in my neck that cause numbness and pain in my arm. And Lord knows we moms can all use a little stress relief! I'd love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Mindys Fitness Journey said...

That looks interesting... Looks like something I need to try. Very cool!

Shannon said...

This sounds interesting. Thank you for your review!