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bed and sleep

Any tips on what helps you including alternative medicine.

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bed and sleep

Postby judith » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:12 pm

Am new to the forum. Have had fibro for probably a very long time, but only "officially" diagnosed about 18 months ago. I also have very wide spread osteoarthritis, feet, hands, knees. I keep very active and involved in a lot of interests. My main area of discomfort was not being able to sleep and often left the marital bed for months at a time. I have now got a memory foam mattress which I would recommend anyone with any of these conditions to get. Not an expensive Tempur one as seen in mags, but from a bed shop. Along with being prescribed with mild amitriptylene I have never slept better. Still wake up with considerable pain, but at least can face the day after several hours of good sleep.

I used to drive my husband demented by not being able to keep still in bed, burning sensations, irritable legs, pain in almost every joint, now the mattress just lulls me to sleep, I have trouble getting out of it some mornings - sleep is my friend again.
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Re: bed and sleep

Postby denys » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:24 pm

Glad you've found something that helps you. This is something that has been discussed on a previous board and if I remember rightly opinion was pretty much in favour of the memory foam mattresses though not so much for the pillows :?: :!: :hugs: :hugs: :wave:
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Re: bed and sleep

Postby wee rascal » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:39 pm

I've been thinking about memory foam myself actually...glad to hear that it's something that's worked for you :)

I can't afford a new mattress...but could maybe run to a mattress topper. Once I get Christmas out of the way of course :fingerscrossed:

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