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Old 10-20-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If you are a back sleeper, put a pillow under your knees....it helps the natural curvature of your back...you shouldn't be lying "flat out"....always have your knees bent!
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Old 02-10-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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Anybody figure out what works? I am 31 years old and have never had back issues. Oh, except that I wake up with pain in the center of my back in the thoracic region. Taking deep breaths hurt, getting out of bed is difficult, but in an hour its totally gone. I often get up after 6 hours because of the pain and go sleep on the lazy boy or the couch. The couch is super soft and never hurts my back, same with the chair, except I get stiff from never moving to different positions. I hesitate to get a softer bed, (I have bought 3 beds in the last 2 years trying to find one that works for me) because the main complaint of a soft bed is the back pain and the main complaint of a firm bed is elbo, hip, shoulder pain, which I don't currently have on my firmer bed. So I'm confused.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Anybody figure out what works? I am 31 years old and have never had back issues. Oh, except that I wake up with pain in the center of my back in the thoracic region. Taking deep breaths hurt, getting out of bed is difficult, but in an hour its totally gone. I often get up after 6 hours because of the pain and go sleep on the lazy boy or the couch. The couch is super soft and never hurts my back, same with the chair, except I get stiff from never moving to different positions. I hesitate to get a softer bed, (I have bought 3 beds in the last 2 years trying to find one that works for me) because the main complaint of a soft bed is the back pain and the main complaint of a firm bed is elbo, hip, shoulder pain, which I don't currently have on my firmer bed. So I'm confused.
I'm decades older than you and back history for going on 60 yrs...I sleep on my back and have developed a sleep combo for me and I love my sleep number bed. I just pumped it up some last night and slept great. I read articles a long while back that this firm bed issue was all wrong. Our bed needs to fit our back.

I've done a life time of back work, chiro and more and NEVER a back surgery.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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I was wondering if sleep number could be the answer, because a bed will work for me for awhile, then it just wont! Perhaps being able to adjust is the key. Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I was wondering if sleep number could be the answer, because a bed will work for me for awhile, then it just wont! Perhaps being able to adjust is the key. Thanks!
I think mine is 10 yrs old and talked to a handful of friends who have them and got all positive reviews.

If it came down to it, I'd get another one if I ever had too. Hope this one lasts me forever.
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