Jeff C of San Jose, CA, writes:
Thank you for answering my previous question. As I said before, I have scoliosis and had found that the plush Sealy that I had was not providing enough support at my hips and the condition was making it impossible to sleep. I went back to the store and bought a Stearns and Foster. They did not seem to have the same selection of S&F mattresses that you have on your website. I asked to try the hardest S&F and they showed me one with a firm eurotop, which I purchased and slept in. After spending about three hours in it the first night, I was again in pain and found that my hips were sinking into the eurotop. I went back to the store and was able to beg them for one last exchange. This time, I did the best thing for my back and selected the Sealy Posturepedic "Park Meadows" which is their cushion firm. As you suggested, it helped alleviate the problems in my upper back and neck, caused by the scoliosis. Unfortunately, I sleep on my side and I have tossed and turned in it constantly due to pressure on my hips, shoulders and especially ribs. Last night, I ran to Target and bought their 2 inch memory foam topper. There was still a lot of pressure on my ribs and since my hips sink into the foam, the scoliosis is acting up again. So, I am now at a total loss. Do you have any suggestions? The bed does make my back feel better but it comes at the cost of these pressure points. I still can't any restful sleep. I'm only 28 but feel like I'm 90.
I appreciate any suggestions that you may have.
Hi Jeff, You had the right idea, but bought the wrong thing. Memory foam doesn't work well. You are in a catch 22 situation, so their is some compromise to be made. A thinner, regular foam topper or a thicker mattress pad is all your back will be able to tolerate. Try elevating the head end of the bed a little. That angle will take some of the pressure off your shoulder and let you sleep more on your back instead of your side. I'm afraid there just isn't going to be single solution for all your problems.
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