Comfortable Mattress

lulie___wayneMay 18, 2002

My husband and I both have back problems from time to time and will be buying a new mattress soon. Can anyone recommend a good, comfortable, yet firm mattress that maybe can help with the back problems? We have a king size bed, yet he is always on my side right next to me. We think that maybe his weight which causes the mattress to dip next to me, could be straining my back. We feel that maybe we need something more firm so that this problem could be solved without compromising us sleeping close to each other.

Thanks for your help.

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Have you thought of putting a board under the mattress?
I got one of those folding things you buy to put under the couch cushions to firm them up. I put it under a comforter on the bed and then a sheet etc over it. It helped a lot. What really helped in getting a good nights sleep was the Neck Pillow I got last week at Walmart for $5.00. It was on the aisle where they have the Seen on Tv things. It is a thick half ring with a removeable washable cover. I can put that around my neck and sleep almost anywhere now.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2002 at 8:00PM
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If you're going to buy a new mattress, don't skimp on the quality. I have a bad back & I have a very firm mattress with a pillow top. Before this one I had an extremely firm mattress without the pillow top & it nearly killed me.

Also make sure you turn your mattress frequently.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2002 at 7:40AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. We will be off to shop for a mattress soon. Wish us luck! I will retire in just a few short days, and then I can enjoy sleeping as late as I want on a wonderfully, comfortable mattress and hopefully, neither of us will have to get up with a backache. :))))

    Bookmark   May 20, 2002 at 11:44PM
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I like my bed. It is a kingsized waterbed frame and we put a box spring on it with a king sized mattress on top. It is nice and firm and I don't wake up at night with a jiggelie bed when my husband gets up and down during the night. Also it is easy to get in and out of because it is high. I use a king sized bedspread and added a dust ruffle. Makes it look nice and hides the drawers underneath where I keep my sheets, etc.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2002 at 1:17AM
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What about a Select Comfort air mattress -- anybody tried those?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2002 at 6:24PM
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I tried them one time. I did not like them. Some people do.
We have a Tempurpedic adjustable bed. We like it.
Betty in Florida

    Bookmark   June 30, 2002 at 9:50PM
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