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Feb 22, 2018 1:13 PM

I wanted to get various opinions on what type of mattress you find to be the most helpful to a good nights sleep? Foam, air, innerspring, platform bed etc? We’re looking for a new mattress and it’s extremely important that I purchase one that’s supportive. I’m having so much pain tossing and turning every night ending up sleeping on the coach usually. Would appreciate any input. Thanks!🌺

Feb 22, 2018 2:41 PM

Fibro for more than 10 years. Never found the wright mattress.

Feb 22, 2018 7:51 PM

A bed and the space around it is really specialized to a person or couple. We bought a new King that is fairly firm with a soft memory foam topper. A lot of different type pillows, room dark and cool. I'm a hyperactive lab rat and wake up easy and average 4 hours on bad nights and 6 - 7 on good. It used to literally drive me crazy but have learned to role with it and that helps me get back to sleep. I've got 3 different sleep monitor apps running, one from the app store called sleep cycle. About 5 pm I start taking 2 mg melatonin every hour until bedtime at 10 pm. Up at 5:30.

Feb 22, 2018 10:13 PM

Thanks for your input. I’m looking for a firm mattress. My son said he had a foam mattress and it was to warm and he didn’t like the air mattress. Considering possibly buying 2 mattresses and joining them together because we both have unique needs. He has sleep apnea and snores like a tank. I have AS, many other disc (ruptured and degenerative) and spinal problems and Psoriasis as well as Psoriatric Arthritis to name a few. So pain is definitely a daily fight and so is sleep. So I appreciate any input into anyone’s experiences with various types of mattresses. I realize it is individual but would like an overall general opinion. Thanks

Feb 25, 2018 2:06 PM

I use a gel memory foam topper. It starts out cool thank goodness and when you move your leg it is like flipping your pillow over to find the cool side. I consider a good night 4 hours. But also removing any light, radios, phones etc from writhing 10 feet of the bed helps. I do listen to Pandora but the tablet is in the attached bathroom. A wind up alarm clock is soothing too.

Feb 26, 2018 8:20 PM

We have a King size bed that is med. firmness, but a couple of things I found out recently made a huge difference to my sleep. First, my husband insulated our bedroom windows because there were so many drafts & the allergins were coming in. Made it super dark- even in the day. I also got a snoogle body pillow that can be adjusted to my needs. The air quality really helps me too since we live in alot of humidity & allergy stuff'.Doesn't make Ky sound as beautiful as it is, but I have lots of dehumidifiers & air purifiers around. Sorry for all the suggestions nut this is what works for me. I guess most important jas been blocking out ALL light, my snoogle & good air. Good luck finding what works best for you.

Feb 27, 2018 9:02 PM

I have the Koala mattress, it is far better than the $2000 6 month old mattress we had before.
Unfortunately I still do not sleep well (to say the least) and wake with horrendous lower back pain almost daily. I use a wheat pack to support my lower back also as I cannot sleep on my side due to my neck injury.
Still the best mattress I've had by far.
You also get to try it for 100 days before deciding to keep it and it comes rolled up in a box, it's light and easy to set up.
Good luck xx

Mar 01, 2018 9:48 AM

I have Tried a few mattresses and found the firm one with softer outside memory foam is Good when I get the burning pain down my legs. I also find music and visualisation helps me get to sleep.It may sound crazy but I talk to my pain in my head Using a mantra as I deep breathe.

Jun 17, 2018 10:35 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. We finally found a good mattress. It’s a extra firm memory foam/gel core mattress. We’ve had it for several months now and by far it’s been the best mattress we’ve ever had. It supports my spine and my nerve pain decreased in my legs. Then when my doctor increased my Gabapentin I no longer have any major nerve pain in my legs. I still have very bad arthritic pain but have been able to cope with it thus far. Of course it’s summer and we shall really be able to test it out in the winter when I’m at my worse. Thanks again for all your input. 🌸

Jun 18, 2018 12:11 AM

I had to buy an adjustable sleep number bed. Pain was so bad I hadn't slept more than 3 hours a night in months.

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