Originally Posted by pettec63
LOL!! this is firm but not as bad as the Tempur pedic, it was making me miserable!! When we first got it it was great!! But, some where down the line when this pain started getting worse, the mattress made it even worse yet!! Anyway, still no call from the VA so, I will be proactive and call them on Monday!!
When I was on 5 months bedrest, I could not get comfy on ANY mattress, well, at least until they brought in some Hill-Rom matress topper with lots of air chambers that was hooked up to an air compressor that kept the the air constantly flowing through the chambers of the mattress underneath me. Once I could ignore the incredibly loud whirr of the compressor and treat it like white noise, that thing was incredibly comfy; well at least until someone would come in and sit on the end of the bed and send me shooting skyward! Prior to the air mattress, my hips and especially my shoulders were in constant pain (My head was lower than my hips, so all my weight was on my shoulders, and I am not petite)
I found a much cheaper version of that for home. I think it is a rip-off of "select Comfort". I have the adjustable hospital bed version of it as I was not allowed to use my ab muscles to sit up for quite some time .... had to raise the back of the bed.
Anyways, my rip-off version is also very comfy. It is only a twin bed, so wee keep it in the spare room in the basement, and whenever anyone is not sleeping well, they go down there to sleep wether it is from back-pain or just a need to keep elevated when one has a chest-cold.
The home version has about 45 joined chambers for the air, it has a compressor at the opening that can put more air in, or let air out. The only time the compressor makes noise is when one is adjusting the firmness of the mattress. It is a very comfortable bed. The air moves thought the chambers just slightly as you breathe in and out, and more so when you change positions or shift weight. No pressure points! I love it! Our king bed is a standard mattress with a 3" memory foam topper. DH likes it, but I don't. I sweat like crazy on that thing, so I covered my half with a heavy quilted pure cotton mattress cover that is folded in half. Whent the mattress finally breaks down, I hope to replace it with another "Comfort Aire." (I don't think they are made anymore, at least not the automatic hospital bed version, but mom has another near identical bed that she loves. Hers is far more $ that the "Select Comfort" and mine was far cheaper. Mom slept in mine while she was visiting and admitted it felt just like hers).