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Old 06-07-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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Type of Bed for FM???

Because of my FM I have a terrible time w/sleep and finding a bed I can sleep on. I currently have TWO 4" memory foam toppers, totalling 8", AND a feather mattress pad........and still can't get comfortable. I am wondering what beds y'all have found that helps!

I am seriously evaluating something called a SAT bed acronym for Self Adjusting Technology....apparently available only online so not in any stores that I have found, but it has a 90 guarantee trial period. I am wondering if anyone on this Board has it and how they like it?? My chiropractor's part-time receptionist has FM and she told me about it....said it is wonderful. She tried sleep-number and tempurapedic with no luck.

I reviewed the information online about it and the technology appears to be a hybrid....it has the dual air bladder self adjusting feature like sleep-number but then has a tempurpedic like mattress liner on top of that....then a small pillow-top like topper that is sheepskin. It says that it is zero pressure point to support efficient blood circulation and that Christopher Reeves medical team selected it for him when he was alive.....odd that no one seems to have heard of it. It is pricey, but then all beds are. My friend said she ordered a queen size and bought only the top mattress, no box spring, and it was around $1,800 just for that! But, she said the staff were excellent and they were the ones who said if her current box spring was in good shape that she may not need to buy that part as any box spring would work with it.

The bed is apparently not in stores where you can see it (lay on it)....strange that they expect to sell beds where people can't try them out first, but apparently they are sold by word of mouth recommendations I guess. Anyway, I did some research and learned "some" Hilton Hotels have it in "some" of their rooms. I called our local Hilton in my town and they have it. So hubby and I plan to go over and have a look at it and perhaps even stay a night to sleep on it to see how it does for me. I told them I had out of town guests coming this summer and need to see the bed to ensure it will be okay for my disabled aunt......

 
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Re: Type of Bed for FM???

Hey,

I've been wondering about those beds/mattresses. Please report back with your experience & review!

 
Old 06-10-2007, 05:30 PM   #3
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Re: Type of Bed for FM???

I'd also like to hear if people find their sleep to be better. I suffer FM (and likely CF but not diagnosed) and I have seasonal sinus issues which cause a wreck on sleeping.

Oddly enough, I always felt that I got the best sleeps/naps in recliners.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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Re: Type of Bed for FM???

I've thought quite a bit about those Tempurpedic mattress, althought I haven't gone out to test drive them.

Our Seally Posturpedic is less than 5 years old so I'm not looking to change just yet, but if it gets me the fabulous sleep it advertises, I might seriously consider it.

Has anyone here tried a Tempurpedic?

 
Old 06-11-2007, 02:59 PM   #5
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Re: Type of Bed for FM???

I have not tried the tempurpedic mattress although it sounds interesting. One down side - I have heard that they retain heat and make you hot all over, so thought I would pass that along. Heat is good like a heating pad, etc, but I do not think I would do well since I am constantly going from cold to super hot as it is (never the right temperature). Think my temperature regulator is out of wack.

 
Old 08-03-2007, 04:56 AM   #6
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Re: Type of Bed for FM???

I purchased a Park Place memory foam mattress which in my opinion was better than any temperpedic I tried. It is very firm but adjusts to your pressure points and is extremely comfortable. I ordered mine from mattress doctor, they have a website. My sister who also has many health issues in addition to FMS slept on mine and ordered the exact same mattress for herself. They even shipped it to her for a nominal fee. I can say that I stay asleep through the night now as just my tossing and repositioning was waking me up prior to getting this set. I would recommend to anyone with FM or back problems. I do not find it hot, I find it extremely comfortable tempwise if you use the recommended pad for it.

 
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