I need to buy a new bed and wondered if there is any kind of mattress that makes the pain easier to sleep with.
We have had the firm Doctor's Choice from Denver Mattress. Excellent mattress and box springs. We have had it for 12 years already and still quite firm and in near new shape! We turn our mattress over every month.
I like using the pillow top mattress. I don't like them firm because it causes my tender point areas to hurt.
I use a pillow top Doona on top of my matress and found this helps a lot
@A MyFibroTeam Member There's a company called, "Dr. Leonard's" that specializes in accessories for folks in pain or elderly. They have something you can put at the foot of the bed that hold up the covers. Don't know if that might be of help to your wrestling with the bedding situation. ;)
I still haven't found one. I had a double bed (inner spring) that I loaded up with mattress toppers (memory foam, fiber-fill) and then put a folded throw under my lower back to ease the pain there (I have degenerative disk disease and herniated my disk in that spot last year). This past summer, my mother bought me a brand new memory foam mattress, but it has had a tendency to develop a slope where I sat on the edge of the bed, so I eventually felt like I was falling out of the bed. My brother in law turned the mattress around so I'm falling towards the wall now. That IS better. But for the price my mother paid, I was expecting this not to happen and I still wake up with a sore back. And nothing takes fibro pain away.