Hi Beth, I am pretty new to the forum (but not new to CP) so I don't think we have met...so....nice to meet you! I am sorry for the reasons you were away for a while! Before I came here I spent a lot of time dwelling in my pain! At times I feel like my pain totally consumes me! As far as yoga goes, I have not tried it since my pain started but I used to do it quite a bit. Funny, you should mention it though, I was just talking to my sister about it, because I think it would help. I know when I used to do yoga, it was wonderful! If I woke up stiff and sore from doing something the day before, it was a wonderful way to stretch everything out and loosen up. If you are worried about, like you said, "looking like a moron", get some DVD's. There are some really good beginner DVD's out there. That is how I did it before and plan on starting again! It is certainly worth a try and I don't think it can hurt!
As far as mattresses go, I do not have personal information because I can not afford either one, but I used to work at home for a call center. We answered for several clients and, it was kind of weird, but we answered for both, Tempur-pedic and Select Comfort. We would send out the free info on the beds. When you see the commercials with the 1-800 numbers to call for info...that was us! I can only tell you what I heard from customers. Most customers that owned either of these beds were very happy with them. They would call to get the info sent to friends or family, or because they wanted to buy another one. As far as complaints when they called....it seems like more Tempur-pedic owners called wanting info on the Select Comfort bed because they were unhappy then the other way around. The most heard complaint on Tempur-pedic was it was hot or hard. It is your body heat that makes it conform to your body, so it holds the heat. For people that get cold when they sleep it stayed kind of hard. But, like I said, the ones that were happy with it....were VERY happy! With the select comfort, you are completely in control of the firmness. The one thing that some people had a problem with is never finding the firmness they liked!
Sorry if this was not very helpful....I can relate to needing a good nights sleep! I can not remember my last one! Again, nice to meet you....and take care of you!