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Due to having Titanium Rods in my back, I currently sleep on a Tempur-Pedic Adjustable bed, but after 3 years the bed has become pretty uncomfortable and due to the foam I have night sweats. I am now searching for brand new queen size bed with a firm mattress that has no foam cushioning. Any suggestions? Debra

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Debra D from Sherman Oaks, CA
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Hi Debra, Before going to that expense, flip your Tempurpedic over. The underside is firmer and sleeps much cooler.

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answered Jul 17 '13
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Just to clarify for Debra, I assume this was meant as a joke? :)

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No joke, Mike. You'd be surprised how well that works for many. The underside is firm poly foam. It costs absolutely nothing to try. If it doesn't work for her, then she still needs a new mattress. If it does work, then she is able to put off that purchase...possibly for a few years.

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Wow, thanks for clarifying Peter. I've never heard of anyone sleeping on the underside of a "one-sided" mattress. If it works, that is a great tip.

(Jul 17 '13) Michael Magn... ♦♦ Michael Magnuson's gravatar image

The problem you have is the rods. These make your body different from other people. Might I suggest Air Technology? It is cheaper than Tempurpedic, lasts longer, and is adjustable. If you like the feel of Memory Foam, you can have that too on an Air Tech bed. Our store sells Comfortaire products and they include all sorts of materials over the Air Tech, from nothing to Latex, to Memory Foam, to Gel infused Memory Foam.

You need to relieve pressure to be comfortable, and over time you needs will change in what you need in a bed surface. Air Tech is the only product out there that will change when you need it to. The modular design of the better manufactures also allow you to replace components as they wear, avoiding buying a new bed as often. And it can go on your current adjustable base, there is no need to replace that.

Click Here and discover our store, and since you are in California, we would be happy to help you not expecting to sell you anything, but if you like our service, we can certainly ship to you.

Sleep Well!

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I will definitely check out your site along with the others!!! Thanks again!!!

(Jul 25 '13) Debra D Debra D's gravatar image

I have also heard of flipping a "no flip" mattress and it working well. Two more options to try. The first is a "cooling" mattress pad. Just check on Amazon for "cooling mattress pad" . Some work very well. The extreme would be a "Chili Pad". google it. We sell them also. Your situation is unique but NOT impossible to overcome.

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Thanks Ernest, I found a cooling mattress pad on Amazon!!! I am also checking into Sleep Number bed as well!!! Debra

(Jul 25 '13) Debra D Debra D's gravatar image

Thank you all so much for your wonderful suggestions!!! I thought about flipping the mattress, but it states on the mattress that it should not be turned over. Well, I will definitely try that and look into getting a cooling pad as well!!! Again, Thank You All So Very Much for Your Help!!!
Debra

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So glad the experts here could be of help to you Debra. Please come back and let us know how it goes!

(Jul 18 '13) Goodbed Help ♦♦ Goodbed Help's gravatar image

Well, I flipped my mattress and temporarily injured my back by having to re-flip it about 30 minutes later after going to bed, which was not at all easy!!! Just so you all know, even though I appreciated that advice Peter, if any of you have rods in your back, down try this at home or anywhere else for that matter!!! LOL My search for the right mattress continues and again I am still open to any other suggestions!!! Thanks again to everyone who took the time to try and help me with this issue!!! :-D

(Jul 20 '13) Debra D Debra D's gravatar image

Hi Debra, Well gee, I didn't mean for you to do it. Had I known you were going to do it, I'd have volunteered to come and do it for you. Before recommending a mattress, I have questions. Email me directly, if you don't mind. themattressexpert@live.com

(Jul 20 '13) Peter Cancelli ♦ Peter Cancelli's gravatar image

Hi Peter - I wonder if you wouldn't mind asking your questions here, as I suspect this thread will prove be useful for many other mattress shoppers as well.

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Feel free to post our emails.

(Jul 20 '13) Peter Cancelli ♦ Peter Cancelli's gravatar image

Debra,

Take your time, spend sufficient time on any mattress you are considering. Consider all technologies. There may be something out there you haven't tried that may help your problem. Depending on your sleep position, please do not exclude "padding", as that can ultimately make a good mattress great. To me, your problem is with the support core, and when you flipped the mattress you were laying on a latex mattress with no padding, apparently that didn't work. The rods immobilize certain parts of your back, and as a result you really need a mattress that will conform to your body. Memory Foam seems to not do the trick for you. That leaves water or air as a consideration. Air is lighter, and will conform well to your body, as long as the number is right. There are several manufacturers, the 2 largest are Sleep Number and Comfortaire. You can't spit with out hitting a Sleep Number store, why not try them? But spend time on the bed. If you are in the Eastern Missouri area, our store features a wide selection of Comfortaire, which we believe to be the better value in air. For what your looking to help, even try springs, but please be careful, make sure it has a high coil count, perhaps higher than 400. Take a friend or significant other with you that can judge your posture on the bed, you should be in the same posture as if you were standing straight, that is the only way you can minimize the stress on those rods.

My guess is your memory foam softened over time, which is normal. Other possibilities would be surrounding the rods, might want to contact the doctor to see if they can move. But POSTURE is key... With posture you will find more comfort, and less pulling on the rods.

Hope this helps! We are here to serve, if you need to talk feel free to call or email us.

Sleep Well!

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Next stop is to a Sleep Number Store and to speak with my doctor again and ask if my rods can move!!! Thank You So Much For Your Suggestions!!!

Debra

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