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Old 12-30-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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What mattress best for our old bones?
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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We have a generic sleep number, it was half the cost. Lifesaver for husband. He has degenerative disc disease in his back and sometimes he needs a firm mattress and sometimes he needs a softer mattress. We bought the Phoenix here. About 15 years ago. My dedicated use of hotel quality thicker mattress pads means the top look new.

The Phoenix Airbed Mattress by Vinyl Products Manufacturing
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:38 PM
 
Location: NYC
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i found a padded headboard can help with headaches too
You obviously lead a more exciting life than me!
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Absolutely best buy was Sleep Number, no bells and whistles to the bed and got a double as it's just me and I don't expect company...so for me I sleep great but I think stiff back would be there on any mattress. Lying in one position for hours...

No foods or drinks in my bed.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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We have a Tempur-Pedic mattress. My wife loves it. I abhor it to put it mildly.

I am an "edge sleeper" and I like a good firm spring mattress with a strong edge. I also like to sleep with a mattress pad heater in the winter months as we keep the place cold at night.

The new mattress is one that you are not supposed to use an electric mattress pad heater and I find that I am usually cold, especially my feet. I nearly fall out of bed in the mornings as there is not a good edge on the bed so that I can anchor myself out of it.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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We have a Tempur-Pedic mattress. My wife loves it. I abhor it to put it mildly.

I am an "edge sleeper" and I like a good firm spring mattress with a strong edge. I also like to sleep with a mattress pad heater in the winter months as we keep the place cold at night.

The new mattress is one that you are not supposed to use an electric mattress pad heater and I find that I am usually cold, especially my feet. I nearly fall out of bed in the mornings as there is not a good edge on the bed so that I can anchor myself out of it.
Interesting and I looked at these when I got sleep number, and the heating pad issue would be been horrible reading your comments. I use both cold and hot pads on my bed.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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I bought a twin size of one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1SNHOS...ing=UTF8&psc=1

They are supposed to be very firm. I read all the reviews, and most are happy with them. I can't handle the soft, mushy mattresses. Must have a firm one. I'll just use that on the floor with a mattress pad, and sheet, or comforter on top. I'm used to sleeping on the floor so it will be fine. I'm leaving it shrink wrapped till I get my senior apartment since it takes up less room to transport that way. My waiting list for that apartment hasn't moved any . I'm still #6. That's better than #60, lol. Some day. But maybe you could use one of them on the bottom with a softer one on top. It shipped quickly.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: equator
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I slept on just a 8"-thick piece of latex foam I had cut out for car camping, for 10 years. It was so comfortable. No issues at all.


The mattresses here are very firm, so we brought a Tempur-Pedic topper from Bed, Bath, Beyond down here. Very comfortable, and I do have arthritic-everything. Hips, knees....a small firm pillow between the knees is a real life-saver too.


I do drink wine in bed, and sometimes eat lunch too, since the bedroom is the coolest place in the house. We sleep on two mattresses and it's kind of fun being up that high....
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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My 84 year old mother-in-law sleeps on a heated clay pad with a 3 inch memory foam pad. She loves it. I might try it out sometime. I am kind of interested in it. I have slept on the floor a number of times when I was young and in Korea.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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One of the best night's sleep about 30+ yrs ago when I was still in sales and on the road was when I checked into a hotel in B.C. and all they had was a waterbed...omg I thought, what if I can't sleep. Well it was the best night's sleep my poor achy back could have. Could not believe how great I felt the next morning.

After that I owned a couple waterbeds and then my last bed was a sleep number, air mattress, as it's closest to water. I sleep good, but back issues are about 60 yrs with arthritis.
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