Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by arod59_2, Aug 25, 2003.
i was wondering if anyone has got help getting a air or gel mattress or some type of bed? thanks
One advantage over a conventional mattress is you can adjust the firmness or softness depending on symptoms. Usually you can get them with a 30 day trial period (sometimes longer), so you can figure out whether it would be helpful to you.
To my regular pillow top mattress. It is two inches thick. I have to say that I slept better right away..and have LESS stiffness in the morning! You can also buy a pillow with this sort of foam, and I am seriously considering that as well. I decided to try this before I got rid of my bed and spent a lot of money to get a new one. I am sure glad that I did. I found it at JCPenneys catalog online for only $45! Twice as much any where else.
While in the hosp. end of April from an anaphalectic reaction to morphine (not fun!), I returned home to my shock and disdain...a full hospital bed with a god-aweful blue hulk of a thing on top of it. The doc nastilly told me if I wanted to try to stop the progression of the spinal stenosis et al.I would learn to use the thing or else!
Girlfriend! Now that I am used to "it", I love it. It was hard to get used to and I thought it fal-de-rah about a spinal mattress until I decided to change the sheets then holie-molie! It weights a ton.
All summer my son and his two buddies piled upon it and played videos! Thought it fantastic. Ditto for my gentleman friend. CactusLil'
I have tried a variety of inexpensive additions to my mattress and have found that a really good featherbed makes a huge difference in my quality of sleep. Having a really soft sleeping surface has eased my sholder pain a great deal. I still have trouble with sleep but it's better than before.
My husband bought the aerobed mattress topper. You can adjust each side accordingly. It is much more comfortable than a traditional mattress - however I don't think I am necessarily sleeping any longer. I sleep, but still wake up throughout the night.
Actually there are less "stress points" on my body when I do get up in morning, so I am not as stiff. He bought it through e-bay rather than the manufacturer, much less expensive that way. I like its comfort & the adjustability.
Hope you find something you like!
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