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Foam Bed Disaster

bisseksbbisseks Posts: 3
edited 01/18/2016 - 9:32 AM in Sleep Problems
I have always had lower back sensitivity from lifting poorly or bad posture, however I always recovered quickly. My new "memory foam" mattress was touted to help sensitive backs.. mine was fine.. for the first few months.. then, very slowly, and ever so subtly, my back got progressively worse to the point I could not stand or sit without major pain in lower back. I went to chiropractors, and Kaiser PT for weeks, exercised, with no relief. I just never suspected my $4000 bed was destroying my back !!!!
Finally, I tried sleeping on the floor one night... and I felt better in the morning. After 3 nights on the floor my pain is almost gone and I am feeling much better. IT IS THE BED, and it was INSIDIOUS how gradually it affected me.. Be warned.


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  • Oh no sorry to hear that did you buy it from a place that you can return it to? I am stuck with a $4700. bed and no one seems to want to buy it for half price. I was told they are concerned with bed bugs, dust it is funny stuff I have never even thought of. I mean they tell you to come in and lay on them at the store but that is not enough time to find out how they are going to be. I got in my bed just before my second car accident and could not get it returned by the time I was doing better so stuck.

    Hope you get a bed that is comfortable for you soon.

    Take care Sherri

  • there are new memory foam mattresses available that you may wish to try ,i have tried the solid type and i did not like it either ,it felt like a lump of lead and very hard to turn over once your in bed .some of the generic mattresses are just as good as the top end ones but there is one make thats not a solid block of memory foam its the latest technology its about half the weight and because of its structure its also cool because air can circulate through the memory foam springs  i have found it as comfy a s top end pocket sprung mattress but there are no metal springs in this particular mattress i am sure if you google memory foam various density mattress you will find the information on this relativity new mattress   .and maybe this type of mattress will suit you ?
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