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flower123
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   Posted 4/24/2010 2:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone. I'm thinking of buying a new bed. If I do, it will be either two extra-long twins or one king.

I have heard from a friend that the Sleep Number bed is great. I also just read that SE likes the Tempurpedic (sp.?) brand.

I have had higher pain levels lately and it's been really hard for me. I am at the point where I will do whatever it takes to be where I was because it's very hard for me to function like this. I'm thinking that maybe a new bed will help even though I know they're expensive.

I haven't done any research on either type because I thought that I would ask here first.

Thanks for any responses.

Hugs,

Flower

PAlady
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   Posted 4/24/2010 2:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Flower,
I have a tempurpedic, and I love it. But it's not the cure all the commercials would lead you to believe, yet it is the place I'm the most comfortable. I have the basic model, a queen size, without any bells and whistles, but I prefer it that way. The bed tends to soften with body heat, so I wanted one that felt a little firmer at the start (but it's by no means hard!). I spent a long, long afternoon at one of the stores a few years ago playing "goldilocks", going from bed to bed, and I think that's the best research you can do. Lie down on the different beds for at least 15 minutes or so, and if you'll be sleeping with a partner, take them along. You want to get a good idea of how the bed will feel in real life.

I think the king size models of many of these beds come in a kind of split king, but that may vary depending on the type of bed.

There are some older threads where people have discussed this, so you also may want to do a search on HW and see what comes up.

It may not cure things, but a good mattress can definitely help.

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 4/24/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I have an adjustable bed, two extra long singles side by side in a extral large Kings size sleigh bed frame, Each bed has a wireless remote that adjust both the top and bottom, and it also has a wide sellection of vibration setting for either the top or bottom ( head or foot0 of the bed or both! You have a wide varity of choices of different matteress, and I believe now you can even get the tempurpedic,. I can only sleep in a sitting up or reclining position, and this bed is great for that, and the nice thing about it, is your partner can sleep in any position they want without disturbing you. as the movement of the bed is extremely quiet! I often reach for the wireless controller and tweak the position of the bed, up or down a little, and I often do it several time a night! So this is something else you might want to consider???

White Beard

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 4/24/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hiya! Hubby and I bought a Sleep Number bed two years ago. They are great, but like PA said they aren't the cure all. I sleep in mine now and then, but I can't get it adjusted to the right comfort level when the pain is real bad. That is when I choose to sleep in my recliner. The only thing with the sleep number beds is when your not in them you are suppose to bump them back up to the top number of air in the chambers to avoid the pillowtop to get crinkles in it. Also they don't breath very well, sweat stains are common.

Hugsss

Scarred
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flower123
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   Posted 4/25/2010 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
PALady-Ha, ha...Goldilocks:) I was watching the news last week and they said to stay in the bed for at least fifteen minutes. When I bought this bed I basically just jumped on and off. I only tried it out for a minute which is why I'm going to have to buy a new bed. I think it's too hard.

Whitebeard- Right now, we have two twins side by side and he moves a lot in his sleep (husband). It's really bothersome. It wakes me up and drives me crazy. It's already hard to sleep, but having someone next to me doing somersaults in their sleep is difficult to deal with because whenever I fall asleep, I'm awoken...Is that even a word?

Scarred-I'm really glad you posted about the Sleep Number bed. The friend who told me about them did basically say that they were the best thing since sliced bread. Do they go from getting really soft to getting really hard? I'm wondering because sometimes (high pain days) I want to lay on something very soft.

Thank you so much! I appreciate the time that you took to write!

Hugs,

Flower

White Beard
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   Posted 4/25/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Flower123
This subject has been talked about at length at a sleep apnea forum that I belong to. Some people have a difficult time with sleeping, and of course when you are in chronic pain it doesn't help any either, and if you have a partner that tosses and turns, or snores, all night long, or has restless leg syndrome, or what ever, well it can definitely make sleeping dificult. So as an alternative, you know there is nothing wrong with having separate beds, and not even having them side by side or for that matter in the same room, this might not be for some, but there are allot of people that is is a viable alternative. Another alternative is, if your bedroom is big enough, is just to get you a nice comfortable recliner, and then when you are having major pain issues, you can just get in the recliner and snooze away! What ever you choose, just check them all out thoroughly before you make your final decision! Good Luck to You!



White Beard

flower123
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   Posted 4/26/2010 3:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you White Beard! We have a small bedroom and our twins (pushed together) just now fit. But we might move to another room in the house. I didn't think of that...the other room would be big enough for a recliner. What a great idea! I'm so glad you posted. I want to sleep in the same room with him though, so that would really work out. I spend a lot of time sleeping out on the other recliner in another room as it is, so putting one in the bedroom would make so much sense.

Wow. I'm babbling. Sorry for that. I'm a bit out of it right now because I had a major flare up this weekend.

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you again everyone!
Hugs,

Flower

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/26/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Flower! I give the Tempur-Pedic two thumbs up! Ours is a split King with all the bells and whistles. At the moment we have them split, as I roll out on my left side while sleeping on the right side.

I would also suggest the mattress cover from Sleep Number because is is cool to the touch all the time. I don't know how it works but it does! The Tempur-Pedic's tend to sleep warm as some have reported on the web.

There are also several different models of the Tempur-Pedic, and we bought the Allure model because it has a 2" Pillow-Top on it that is a little softer, but you still get that firm 7lb memory foam on the bottom.

Most Dr. prefer that you sleep on a firmer bed if you have back problems. Tempur-Pedic is the only company that has the 7lb memory foam and they have a patent on it.

I believe that most all others have the 5.5lb memory foam.

Lots of choices, so I agree with other members, take a day off work, and plan on laying on them for extended periods of time to see which one best suits you're needs.

Also Tempur-Pedic had a 90 day money back guarantee and a 20yr warranty on them.

OK, enough said on it, as one of the members said there are several post already on it.

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

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