Comfortable sleeping - bed recommendations

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EnglishSue
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   Posted 12/3/2013 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
We are in the process of building a room addition to make life a little easier for me... our current bedroom is up some steep stairs. We're considering buying a sleep number bed because I have a lot of difficulty sleeping and getting comfortable, especially during a flare-up. I've read the reviews online but they're mixed, so I'm in a quandary as to whether or not it would be worth the expense. Does anyone have experience with a sleep number bed or can anyone recommend a good brand? This will be the last bed we ever buy so we don't mind spending a bit of money but need to know we are going to buy the right one.
Sue - English transplant living my American Dream.
Living with undiagnosed disease since about 2005. Many symptoms including joint and muscle pain, inflammation and pain everywhere from scalp to ankles.Large intestine not working - removed. Right sided weakness, frequently unable to walk, memory problems, restless legs, body cramps esp in back and legs, eye and facial twitches. Also fibromyalgia.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/3/2013 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried a waveless waterbed out in the store when I was shopping for a new bed. It felt wonderful but I couldn't afford it.
I did eventually find a good inner spring mattress and put a gel mattress topper on it.
Why don't you go bed testing? I spent two months searching before I found one I liked.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

zimms
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   Posted 12/4/2013 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sue, I have a sleep number bed and i swear by it. you can adjust the bed to soft or hard and change it any way you want
to. it helped me I have lupus sle and i always have bad flare
ups with swelling ectra... if i were you i would go and try them
out . they deliver the bed and set it up and last forever. if you have a problem with the moter you call them send it back and you will have another one right away they walk you throw the
directions step by step my was bought in1995 and i still
have it yes it is a life saver.
good luck
lupie
lupie

EnglishSue
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   Posted 12/4/2013 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. I was going to go bed shopping, just wanted to know if people had any good experiences. Dreading the trekking around the stores, I know it's going to wear me out, but it has to be done.
Sue - English transplant living my American Dream.
Living with undiagnosed disease since about 2005. Many symptoms including joint and muscle pain, inflammation and pain everywhere from scalp to ankles.Large intestine not working - removed. Right sided weakness, frequently unable to walk, memory problems, restless legs, body cramps esp in back and legs, eye and facial twitches. Also fibromyalgia.

Barbara Lee
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   Posted 12/4/2013 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
We purchased an iComfort memory foam king size bed, hubby found it was to soft for him. He really didn't decide this until we had the bed for 6 months.

Serta allowed us to exchange it for a different series mattress. We spent $2,700.00 on the iComfort. So we went with the closest in price, I have to say this mattress is to hard for me. I ended up purchasing a memory foam topper in twin XL to put under me. It's made a huge difference so far.

We did go to the sleep number store and if we hadn't already spent what we had, we would have bought one. Our plan is to wait a few years and then get one. I really need a split king bed that is on the adjustable base where I can raise my head of the bed or my feet. The hard part is the base for that option is in the $3,000's and then the bed that we want is neary $3,000. So, I'm looking at spending over $6,000 for a bed.

I really need to be able to raise my head though. My cardiologist feels between my chronic pericarditis and pleurisy I need it. With me being on oxygen 24/7 I still am unable to lay flat in bed. He even offered to get a hospital bed put in our home or me. I'm just not ready to be in that type of bed yet.

Good luck with your shopping, hope it doesn't wear you out to bad.

Hugs,
Barbara
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.

EnglishSue
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   Posted 12/5/2013 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Barbara, you are so very kind, despite going through everything that you have. I am leaning towards the mattress topper, as I have been trying a comfortable folded up under our flat sheet and that's helping a bit. When I flare, I felt every single coil, every crumb, every lump in the bed. I guess it's trial and error.

Today I'm suffering from a severe headache, which isn't going away. I'm flaring (three days now) so I suspect that's what it is. I've got the 'wobblies' as I call them... my legs just give out on me so the cane is my friend today. Desperately need some restorative sleep but that's hard... I have a 45 minute commute and start work at 7am.

Anyway, that's my gripe for today. Thanks again for being there Barbara, my mom is 80 next year and lives in England, so I don't have a mother figure close by. She doesn't want to talk about my illness either... my dad's death from lung cancer and lymphoid leukemia in 2009 is still at the forefront of her mind. Consider yourself adopted!
Sue - English transplant living my American Dream.
Living with undiagnosed disease since about 2005. Many symptoms including joint and muscle pain, inflammation and pain everywhere from scalp to ankles.Large intestine not working - removed. Right sided weakness, frequently unable to walk, memory problems, restless legs, body cramps esp in back and legs, eye and facial twitches. Also fibromyalgia.
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