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What is the best mattress for Fibro?

Hi everyone! It seems like I’m always asking questions. So last year I purchased a Tempurpedic mattress thinking the memory foam would be good for my fibromyalgia. It was quite expensive and… I hate it! It is not very soft but is firm and only molds to my body a little bit. I thought it would be soft like when I laid on one in the store. Has anyone found a comfortable mattress? It is very painful when I turn in bed. I know there may always be pain when turning in bed. I want a soft mattress. And not a super expensive mattress. Thank you to all who respond to all my questions.

Ah, a conversation about bedding! It’s something we all obsess about since we spend so much time in bed!

Can I ask – did you try flipping the mattress over? I’ve read that some of those memory foam mattress are softer on one side and harder on the other. I avoided memory-foam beds because they sleep warmer and I have so many temperature control issues. I’m not sure there is a perfect product for us on the market!

Other than that, I can’t recommend a specific mattress since mine isn’t very soft. I purchased a feather bed-topper and it didn’t improve the situation much. I’m not sure it’s worth the money spent.

I have to say that one great bedding purchase I made was 100% Egyptian cotton hotel-quality sheets. The sheets are buttery soft and I love them.

On other bedding discussions, my bed a series of light cotton quilts, so I can layer according to my current temperature needs.

I got rid of my memory foam pillows due to heat and I have soft bamboo pillows called the Panda Pillow. I love them!

Given all my awesome bedding, it’s ironic that I can’t even get a date…

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LOL, too funny! Something that has made a big difference to me is my pure wool mattress topper. Nope, it is not too warm: I love it in the summer because it is highly absorbent. It’s also nice and cushy so no pressure points anywhere. The 100% cotton hotel quality sheets are also a must-have for me.

Speaking of must-have: must have a look at Panda Pillows … I have issues with pillows. Thanks!

Seenie from ModSupport

ModSupport, thanks for suggesting the pure wool mattress topper. I’m going to look into that. I’ve seen people put wool padding in strollers so that babies are comfortable, so hey, if it works for babies, it might work for me!

About 8 years ago, my, now deceased husband, insisted on a new, quite expensive, memory foam mattress. I have tried an egg crate topper, but find I can only sleep if I use my living room couch. I, too, need a new mattress and don’t know which way to go. The one my husband picked was too firm. He never quite understood how painful it was for me.

A side note: my cats love my bed!

We purchased one too and I had a hard time turning over or getting out of bed so we returned it. The one we did buy isn’t t that good either. ( not a tempurpedic). My son bought a Casper mattress and they love it.

LOVE my Sleep Number bed because I can adjust it according to how I feel. And use a pillow top mattress cover over it for even more cloud-like feeling.

Mattresses are one of the most difficult things for a fibro patient to find. I have several beds, with different mattresses and end up bed hopping depending on how I feel. Not everyone has that option. I have a tempur-pedic, which was too hard, but then after extended use, became my favorite mattress, until it wasn’t. I have an organic wool mattress which I loved, until I didn’t. I now sleep on a Jordan Furniture tempur-pedic mattress and it is perfect, until some day it won’t be. As you can see, there really isn’t an answer to that question. You have to keep on trying and replacing mattresses after 9 years to keep your pain down. Hope you find what fits you best.

I agree mattresses are a difficult subject and hard to find the right one. My sister has a memory foam, and it’s too hard, I can’t tolerate it. I recently got a hybrid pillow top bed, which has been amazing along with a bamboo pillow, which has changed my life. Keeps me with no neck pain on most days, except when my pinched nerve flares up. Good luck on your mattress hunting, definitely would recommend going to the store on different days and lying on any contenders before committing to the purchase.

A very good idea. I am not a fan of the mattress in a box. I intend to go to look at mattresses in person.