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how to buy a bed???

Posted by kashka_kat (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 6, 10 at 12:17

Hello, not sure I"m asking for suggestions as to what to buy (although I'm certainly open to that) but HOW TO buy. Because of a back injury last spring, I need to buy a new bed. However, it can take a good 3 or 4 consecutive nights to really know what the bed does for my back. The thought of spending a few hundred at least and then it not working scares me.

What should I be looking for if I test one out in the store? Can I return one if it doesn't work out (not likely I would assume...)

In the meantime I've become quite used to sleeping on the floor. Maybe I'll just buy a foam pad and call it a day.

Thanks in advance.

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RE: how to buy a bed???

Sounds like you want something very firm. I've found that's good for the back as well, though it can sometimes take a bit to get used to. If you're already on the floor, though, then you must be okay with that :)

Foam core futon mattresses tend to be much firmer than traditional spring mattresses. You can try going to a futon store, where they'll also have frames intended for such mattresses. Talk to the staff there about a trial period and return policy; every place will be different but you should be able to find someone that will be willing to work with you.

Best of luck!

RE: how to buy a bed???

For a bad back, if you were to rate mattresses on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being softest and 10 being firmest, go for a 7 or 8.

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