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Temperpedic Mattress

dingobabyddingobaby Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I bought a Temperpedic mattress that I loved about five years ago.. I slept so good in that bed because I would never move. I would mostly fall a sleep and then wake up in the same position, which was great before I had back problems. My back problems have nothing to do with my bed, but after rupturing a couple of discs so severely that my right leg was paralyzed and having surgery that has helped my muscle to function again, I can't sleep on the temperpedic for the very same reason I used to love it.. I now have a very firm inner spring mattress that helps me as it does not allow me to stay in one position. I move much during the night, which is good for my back now.. I need to move so that I don't get stiff and sore.. The tossing helps a ton. I gave my temperpedic to a friend that absolutely loves it. I have learned that most everyone needs something different.. There is not a "One fits All"


  • We just got a temperpedic before my surgery on November 3rd. I am having trouble sleeping on it because it is hard to turn. I hoping it is only temporary and after I get further out from surgery it will get comfortable again.

  • Hi there,

    I have a memory foam topper and love it, but it IS very hard to turn over in bed! I went to the fabric store before my PLIF and bought a remnant of sturdy satin and I place it under me whenever I'm in bed. It makes for a slippery surface for easy turning, but it's not a full sheet so you won't go sliding precariously when trying to actually get out of bed! Also, because it's a drawsheet underneath you you can grab the edge of the fabric to help turn yourself over or whoever is helping you recover can reposition you more easily.

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