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sleeping on floor? (c6/7 disc extrusion)

Hi, just as an introduction I have a 7 mm right sided disc extrusion that has resulted in impingement of the root nerve and severe foraminal stenosis. For the last 7 months I have been in a world of pain -- one of the nerve medications I am taking seems to help but I still have very good days and very very bad days.

I had a medical professional mention to me that it might beneficial to try sleeping on the floor for a few weeks/months to see if that helps relieve some of my symptoms. I sleep on a very soft mattress and my pain is always at its absolute worse whenever I wake up in the mornings. I am curious if anyone has tried something this simple and seen positive results.

if so I was going to go out and get some extra floor pads/blankets & make myself a nice little pallet in my living room or something & then I can camp out there for a while. to be honest with all the nostalgia involved and memories of floor camp outs from when I was a kid, it almost sounds fun! not sure my girlfriend will agree...

any experiences would be helpful!


  • I slept on the floor for a few months when I was 17 when my first disc ruptured. I was able to obtain pain relief with this and with the exercises I was given. Over the years as the pain and disc disease got worse, we invested in a latex foam bed and that seems to have helped me greatly.
  • thanks for the feedback dlawson -- i've tried it a couple of nights now and I think I can really get used to it! not only is it sort of fun, but I really think it helps me to feel more stabilized, which is a big comfort when you're having these sorts of problems.

    anyone else have any info for feedback?
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