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Beds and matress'

Nov 20, 2015 12:10 AM

I just wanted to ask what types of beds everybody uses. I need a new mattress and am looking at the sleep number style ones right now. Currently I have a memory foam bed but the foam keeps compressing and I end up laying on the platform beneath it. I wake up during the night and in the morning in horrible pain. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

Nov 20, 2015 1:30 AM

My friend (from Japan) commented tatami is much more comfortable for her back them a matress

Nov 20, 2015 2:15 AM

I'm lucky that my husband works in this industry. The memory foam mattress is solid so heat can't escape. Look out summertime or menopause. I test them and give my fed-back. My bed is adjustable but it puts pressure on pelvic area and legs. This is painful with fibro. The pillows are the same. There is a new one and I don't know if I can say the name but it has blue pieces runing thru it. Looks like rain drops.
So far the best mattress I've used after 15yrs (and they compress quickly) are ones that have individual air tubes inside the gram. These are separated by foam slats. A foam piece is on top and you can sit on the edge of the bed.
If you really want what I thought was the best bed for me so far is a new hospital bed. It has air inside, doesn't get hot and every few minutes it inflates and deflates all over the bed. Loved it. Truly adjustable for firmness also. The adjustable part is the best I've used for knees and back. Does anyone know where to find one?
Please let me know if you find one online. Thank you. Blessings

Nov 20, 2015 2:24 AM

Oh that's funny! I know it works but I just saw myself trying to get out of if with all my "physical" issues. I'd flip and be face down on the floor. Ahh laughter is good medicine even if you didn't mean it that way. Thanks😎

Nov 20, 2015 5:09 AM

We just recently bought a spring air mattress. It comes with a 20 year warranty. They will replace it if it starts to sag/sink in. We had to buy their mattress protector too for $100. The bed was $1,300. We got it from schewels. We both have back problems and we both love it.

Nov 20, 2015 7:25 AM

Thanks all, going shopping after my new pain specialist appointment. The best bed I ever had is a toss up between air mattress and full wave waterbed but my cats kept putting holes in both so I went with memory foam with the adjustable platform base. It's kind of amazing what we will do to chase that elusive good nights rest lol! Have a great day everybody!

Nov 20, 2015 8:48 AM

I haven't slept in a bed in almost 8 years!! It is very painful and so I've been left with sleeping in a recliner. I never get to decompress my spine and my back and the back of my legs always hurts. I just got back from being in the mountains and my friends bed in "my room" is very comfortable. It's a Sealy Posturepedic but I don't know which one. It's also not too firm. I couldn't lay in it all night but I did for a while. Wish there was something I was SURE would work. I love hammock but I would either flip over getting in or fall on my face getting out.. LOL!! I used to fall into a deep sleep in a hammock. Oh well, guess it's going to be the recliner for quite a while.πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Nov 20, 2015 10:56 AM

Sleep Number beds are great - there are a few other brands that make this type of bed now for less. You dont have to have the fanciest model to get comfort. It is great because you can adjust to what your body needs at that moment.

Nov 20, 2015 11:13 AM

Sleep number now has the IQ thing you hook up to a tablet. I used to have a sleep number and I loved it. I had to put it in storage and when I got it out, it had tiny holes in it. Then I bought a temperpedic brand mattress. It was just as good. It went into storage as well. Long story. Lost everything. Longer story. Now have a memory foam mattress from The Mattress Store, it was on sale for $299.00. It is sagging right in the middle.

Nov 20, 2015 12:53 PM

My husband and I received a sleep number as a wedding gift from his parents. It was a Queen, we upgraded to a King. But the person who received our Queen just upgraded last year to another Sleep Number (with head & leg elevation). They love it. We just upgraded our King about 2 years ago. So, they last 8-10 years and there are all kinds of features you can choose from. It's pretty easy to qualify for their 0% financing too. To sum up, all of the adults in my immediate family have a Sleep Number and they'd never go with anything else. : )

Nov 20, 2015 1:58 PM

I'm hoping after I get my power chair, and get moved,change insurance companies, and get settled, I can find a Dr who will prescribe a bed for me and hopefully Medicaid will pay for it. I have long term care services so I hope it works out. I can't afford a new bed. I can't qualify for financing either. My identity was stolen about 12 yrs ago and I'm still dealing with it. I have had to hire a credit repair company, and I know, be careful,they just want your money etc. but not this company. I had extra expenses this month and couldn't pay them so I asked them to just place it on hold till I could get moved etc. They gave me 2 months of free service and have already raised my score 200 points. It's still in the poor range, but that will change on the first. There are 10 more items coming off and there are still more to go. Anyway, my point was, I'm going to try to get Medicaid to pay for it.

Nov 20, 2015 6:15 PM

Well I bought my bed today (yeah!). It will be here in 10 days and I'm really excited. I went with one of the companies that are less expensive than the select number and got a great mattress that will work on my base that allows me to raise/lower my head and legs. I think this will help with the sleep issues. Thank you to everybody who gave me input! {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

Nov 20, 2015 11:22 PM

Temperpedic... And I went through a few!!

Nov 21, 2015 1:10 AM

I am really glad for you!! I hope that it is everything you need and want it to be. I pray that it gives you many nights of comfort and peaceful slumber with no pain so your body can rest. Sending you {{{Hugs}}} and best wishes for the best success with your new bed.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Nov 23, 2015 12:27 PM

We bought our first memory foam type mattress two years ago. We just replaced a second mattress with one just like it. It's a Health Care Ultimate Comfort mattress. We also better than ever. Check out the website: http://www.healthcaremattress.com

Nov 23, 2015 6:52 PM

I've had fibromyalgia for almost 20 yrs. We had bought an icomfort bed, it has made a world of difference for me.

Nov 23, 2015 7:01 PM

Flappys, I didn't see any information if this would possibly be good for stomach sleepers. Any advice?

Nov 23, 2015 7:05 PM

I'm so glad you were able to get your bed☺

Nov 23, 2015 7:07 PM

Thanks for the link on that bed, Flappsy. I will go on and check it out and see if there is a chance that it would be good for me.πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Nov 27, 2015 8:42 PM

Amanda, my hubby is a stomach sleeper and loves it. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 27, 2015 8:51 PM

Flappys, thank you. In the market for a new mattress after the first of the year I think.

Nov 28, 2015 9:10 AM

I was always a stomach sleeper. I can't sleep in a bed but when I do have the opportunity to lay down, I can't lay on my stomach because then my head is turned to the side and puts pressure on my neck. Oh how I wish I could just fall into bed like I used to, get under the covers and snuggle.πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Jun 28, 2016 6:40 PM

Dear Daniel, do you have input for this subject? What bed have you chosen for the pain you have??

Jun 28, 2016 7:04 PM

I have a hospital bed(adjustable) with a Quattro Plus air flow mattress Brilliant, but I have to be turned in bed a lot, so I don't get pressure sores and have a special positioning cushion that my legs sit in, so When my muscles spasm in my legs, they don't go out of bed.

Jun 29, 2016 8:56 AM

I Have an tenpur ( foam) matress On an electric adjustable bed. It was too hard so I put another bedding-matress under the tempure which made it softer but there is no bounce in it! It helps me to rise in the morning using the remote control for elevating!

Jun 29, 2016 3:31 PM

I have a select comfort and I love it. I also sleep on my stomach which is strange because I have 19 inches of metal in my T-spine. I also deal with RA, CRPS, fibro, ect... I love to ability to adjust the firmness on a whim. I have tried many foam type mattresses and they all were hot to me and did not support my lower back.

Jun 29, 2016 4:26 PM

I sleep in an electric recliner. It's ok but I wish for a bed someday

Jun 29, 2016 7:09 PM

Isn't it amazing all the input on mattresses. It just goes to show you how different things help different people. You are all amazing!
JudyLynn 🌸

Jun 29, 2016 9:37 PM

Temperpedic / best relief in 15 years

Jun 29, 2016 10:13 PM

Cearea....hi.I hope things get better for you have you heard anything about your bed if so let me know if medicade paid for your bed ....I too am in the same position my credit score is fair still working on it....

Jun 30, 2016 12:32 AM

I have an adjustable sleep number bed and I love it. I can elevate my head or feet or the firmness. It also has a "massage" feature but it's just annoying shaking with a loud humming motor. I hate that part lol

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