Beds That Don't Hurt?

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snowberry
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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:34 AM (GMT 0)   
I had a water bed for years. It was the only thing I could stand to sleep on. But after my surgery, I couldn't sleep on it either. I bought a new mattress. Very cushy and it was okay for the m uscles etc, but I woke up with back spasms. Then I traded with my son (who also had a new mattress but firmer. I didn't have back spasms but it hurt my body.
 
Now I'm sleeping on my sofa which has  very soft cushions, but it's starting to sink in spots. Maybe if I cuold lose 50 pounds it would be okay.
 
I'm going to try waffle pads on the firm mattress and see if that works. Has anyone tried the memory foam ones that Walmart sells. I don't want to  spend a hundred bucks if it won't work. sigh
 
I may have to just get an air mattress.
 
What works for you?
 
Thanks for any help.
 
snowberry

SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Foam pads help somewhat, but make sure it is plenty thick. They tend to wear down easily. I know what you mean about mattress problems. Mine is horrible, and right now I can't afford a new one. I wish I could. There was this amazing mattress in at Sears, and I want it sooooo much. But I just don't have the money for it right now. *sighs* Good luck to you. I hope that you are able to find something that helps. 
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AustenFan
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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I bought a really thick, soft regular mattress pad (I got mine at Kohls), and it helps some. I've tried 2 different memory foam toppers and couldn't stand them. I know some people like them, but I felt like I was drowning in the foam, and it made my lower back hurt.
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FunnyGurl
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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I did sleep on an air mattress before and some people I knew that had back and Fibro swore by them. They just put it on top of their reg mattress it puts it up high but they loved it.
I sleep on a Kingsdowne pillowtop mattress now. One day I will save up for a temperpedic slept on one for two nights in a row it was great!
Heres to you getting a good nights sleep! :)
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vestabula
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   Posted 11/9/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Snowberry...I slept on a memory foam mattress at a friends house and sweat all night long.  Maybe that's just me.  I too have been falling asleep on the couch lately.  I like to have something against my back.  Our relatively new mattress on the bed has a thick waffle pad on it along with the pillow top and it still hurts my hips.  I think I might try one of those goose down thingys that lay on top of the mattress.

Huggies

Donna


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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 11/9/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I like to sleep on a futon in couch position.

WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 11/9/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I like to sleep on a futon in couch position.

crazykitty
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   Posted 11/9/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Snowberry, I also sleep on a pillow top mattress along with a foam top. I need to sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees tough, it helps alleviate the pain.

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Robin
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Jhemi
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   Posted 11/9/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I use memory foam and a soft cushiony mattress pad...without either I couldnt sleep in my bed

libertykitty
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   Posted 11/9/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a 4-inch thick memory foam mattress topper. I looooove it. My main problem with mattresses is that my lower back gets out of alignment when I lie down because my hips are slightly wider than my shoulders. The memory foam corrects this if I also sleep with a memory foam pillow between my knees (I sleep on my side). I guess it's all up to personal preference.
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snowberry
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   Posted 11/9/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll probably get a couple of foam pads and see what happens. If that fails I'm buying an air mattress.

snowberry

Nana Monster
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   Posted 11/9/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Snowberry,
   If it helps any I have an air mattress and it is the pits. I'm heavy and my man outweighs me by a good
80 Ibs heavier than me and when he gets in bed I almost catapault out. I must raise up by 2-3" at least.
Then when he gets up I plummet down and slam into the waterbed frame. I have an electric blanket under
the sheets and it still doesn't warm up enough.
     My waterbed blew up last winter and I'm saving up to get another mattress. I personally use the
waveless supreme (next to top of the line) with the heater set on 98. I've had it since 87 and love it.
I'll be getting my 4th mattress since I've owned it but it's worth it. I found that I can get out of bed and
not crawl. The best thing I've ever done for myself. I see they now make regular mattress enclosures
for them., My son had one with water filled baffles in it and he liked it.
         Nana Monster
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