Memory Foam Matress Toppers?

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   Posted 5/18/2010 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I was jsut wondering if anyone uses a memory  foam mattress topper.  Does it help with the pain and stiffness?  What thickness do you have?  Thanks.

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   Posted 5/18/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kim. A few years back I had bought a 3" thick memory foam topper. It felt so comfortable but after awhile my pain (back, hip) increased so I took it off. As much as I liked it I think for me it just didn't give me enough support. Maybe a thinner one would have been OK for me. I know that a lot of people really love theirs so I'm probably in the minority on this subject. Something to keep in mind also is that if you use a heating pad in bed the heat could degrade the topper. That's another reason I probably won't try it again because I love my heat. Take care, Lisa
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   Posted 5/18/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure whether mine was 2 or 3 inches but I didn't like it at all.  I was straining muscles trying to move in bed and to get out of bed.  I gave it to my daughter who has back problems and she didn't like it either.  It went out in the garbage.
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   Posted 5/20/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I like to put pillows under my legs so they are slanted up above my hips at night.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I have one that is 4#thick but I found that if you put a few blankets on top then your sheet it works fine. It was my body temp that made the foam squish in so when I had something on top the foam didnt heat up so much. I hope this helps's.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everybody. I am not sue what I am going to do for my daughter. She has been sleeping on the floor for the past 3 nights. Although her current bed is a pretty expensive mattress it doesn't seem to be firm enough which could be adding to her pain. I know when I have slept in it I usually don't sleep well cause I hurt (RA). We have another mattress that I could swap it with but I will need to add the memory form topper to it - its not a great mattress but would probably work well with a topper.



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   Posted 5/21/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kim, I researched the toppers before we bought a new mattress.  Out old mattress was pretty expensive but it had divets where we laid.  The topper is not recommended if there is divets.  We ended up buying a new mattress, also expensive but it feels great.
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   Posted 5/22/2010 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't like the topper I bought, either. I can't remember if it was 2 or 3 inches, but I sank in so low, I felt like I was being buried. It was also very hot (even though it was supposed to be a "cooler" one), and it made my back hurt worse. Needless to say, I didn't keep it.

There are some who love them, but it didn't work for me or my hubby.

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   Posted 5/22/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a feather topper. I don't think I could take the heat that a foam topper would produce for me. My feather topper is great though and it has individual squares. Makes my bed look a tad stuffed and messy but it is very comfy.

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   Posted 5/22/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a memory foam topper on mine and I do like mine. But....I definetly need a new one:) Mine is about 4 years old now.
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   Posted 5/22/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your input. I bought a 3" memory foam topper for my daughter a couple of days ago. It didn't work very well on her bed, but it is so comfortable on the floor in her room. It might work well on another mattress we have, but for now she loves it on her floor.

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