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Old 11-02-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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You sound like me and my husband. He'd sleep on a cement slab if he could. I used to feel awful in the morning, but I got a twin size foam topper for my side of the bed and now we're both happy. It doesn't make that much difference in the height.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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You sound like me and my husband. He'd sleep on a cement slab if he could. I used to feel awful in the morning, but I got a twin size foam topper for my side of the bed and now we're both happy. It doesn't make that much difference in the height.
Thanks, I'm going to try that first.

Sure hope I don't really have sleep apnea like the prior poster! (though I do apparently snore every once in a while according to hubby )
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Go to a store and try the real Tempurpedic. I love mine! To me, it is not soft at all nor do I think it is hot. Most stores will let you try it for 3-4 weeks and return it if you cannot get used to it. I had no problem, loved it from the get-go.

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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Thanks for chiming in

We have rotated and flipped the mattress regularly.

It has always been too hard for me, but in recent months it has become unbearable what with all the pain I am experiencing. Of course, my husband still likes it

I do think the fact it is 8 years old could be part of the problem. But it came with a 20 year "gaurantee" so hubs thinks it's still "young". Plus, it was so expensive he just can't believe we won't get more use out of it before replacing it.

However, he is open to doing that, if I can come up with something we can both be comfortable on
I always assumed 10 years was a fair duration for the life of a mattress. Anything more would be a bonus, anything less would mean you "enjoy" it more than average <wink wink nudge nudge>.

Oh also - invest in a new pillow! I was shocked to discover how much relief I had with my lower back, when I bought a more apprpriate pillow for my sleeping style! My neck had been in a funky position, plus I would get bedspins if I rolled onto my back. And if I rolled while I was asleep and woke up the next morning, I'd be in agony and have to have someone roll me out of bed because I couldn't move my back muscles to do it myself. Once I was up, I was fine. But -getting- up was too difficult.

I got a new pillow, that was curved downward in the middle to cradle my head, while raised at the bottom to support my neck and at the top to keep my head from tilting too far in either direction. Plus, I can sleep on my stomach without suffocating since my face fits in that curve. PLUS - it's a tempurpedic, so it fits me exactly perfectly, as though it was custom made for me. Astoundingly - I haven't had to ask hubby to roll me out of bed ever since I made the switch.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Go to a store and try the real Tempurpedic. I love mine! To me, it is not soft at all nor do I think it is hot. Most stores will let you try it for 3-4 weeks and return it if you cannot get used to it. I had no problem, loved it from the get-go.

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Thanks for your input!

I think I may do that if the topper I get from WalMart doesn't help.

Problem is, I live so far out of any big city that getting one here and then returning it if it doesn't work would be a hassle
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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I always assumed 10 years was a fair duration for the life of a mattress. Anything more would be a bonus, anything less would mean you "enjoy" it more than average <wink wink nudge nudge>.

Oh also - invest in a new pillow! I was shocked to discover how much relief I had with my lower back, when I bought a more apprpriate pillow for my sleeping style! My neck had been in a funky position, plus I would get bedspins if I rolled onto my back. And if I rolled while I was asleep and woke up the next morning, I'd be in agony and have to have someone roll me out of bed because I couldn't move my back muscles to do it myself. Once I was up, I was fine. But -getting- up was too difficult.

I got a new pillow, that was curved downward in the middle to cradle my head, while raised at the bottom to support my neck and at the top to keep my head from tilting too far in either direction. Plus, I can sleep on my stomach without suffocating since my face fits in that curve. PLUS - it's a tempurpedic, so it fits me exactly perfectly, as though it was custom made for me. Astoundingly - I haven't had to ask hubby to roll me out of bed ever since I made the switch.
DING, DING, DING, DING - we have a winner, LOL. It's obvious we have "worn out" the bed (Going to try that line of reasoning with hubby and see if he buys it )

I have gone thru pillow after pillow and that hasn't done the trick I'm afraid. I was thinking of trying one like you described though that I saw in a chiropractors office, thanks
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Thanks! I like this idea and may run out to Walmart for and egg crate topper today! Even if it makes my side of the bed "taller", it wouldn't be rigid and could be squished down when we meet in the middle - I hope!

Tell me about your Temperpedic....as I said we tried a "knock off" so I'm wondering if it would be worth getting the real deal to try out? Do you feel like you sink into your mattress?

Right now I feel like this problem is aging me - I just look so tired every day with bags under my eyes. I estimate I wake up at least 5 times a night due to the pain in my joints
We got one of the Temperpedic mattresses that is considered "firm". Some have a "pillow top" component and we found them too soft for our tastes.

We'd always had a conventional mattress and were hesitant to try a memory foam. We too had heard that you sank into the mattress and that they slept "hot". We've found neither to be true.

Only downside, I know of, is price.

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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Well, leave it to the grandpa's around us to know

I actually slept on an aerobed on the floor last night just to get some relief and see if that would be any better, and he complained I was too far away just being at the foot of the bed!
Well now, wouldn't he be earning himself another piece of that fine cornbread y'all been cookin' up lately.

Now look. Ya done tried this, ya done tried that. Ya tried sleeping on this ant ya tried sleeping on that. Now it's time to accept reality.

It's called the aging process! Hey, it happens. Don't be runnin' away from it. Embrace it. Accept it. Deal with it.

I mean, have you considered the alternative??
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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My husband and I have the same problem. He likes a firmer bed and I like a little more softness for my aches and pains. We have always chosen Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. The last one we had was firm. By the end of its life it became too hard for me. We ended up buying a Beautyrest Plush Firm and we both are happy with it. The Plush is not a pillow top, but it does have extra softness on top. My husband didn't think he would like it, but he does. And I have no more back aches in the morning.

We have slept on a Tempur-Pedic mattress at hotels we have stayed in, but don't like them. They are too hot for us and it is difficult to move around in. I doubt we would ever use any foam for sleeping. And I have heard similar reports of problems with the Sleep Number bed.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I started waking up aching and told hubby it was time for a new mattress. The one we had was about 8 years old. Yes, they will last longer, but it seems like that's the magic age when they start to become uncomfortable. What we did was buy a medium firm mattress without a pillow top and bought a memory foam topper. It's great. You get the firmness but without feeling like you are sleeping on a brick. We actually have two toppers - a lighter convoluted one for summer and a thicker solid one for winter because they do retain heat.

You spend a lot of time in bed so why shouldn't you invest in a quality mattress? $1000 for something that lasts 8 years is not a bad deal!
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