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2007/06/14 19:58:53 (permalink)
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Advice on bed purchase (with link)


I get lower back pain sometimes and want to buy a new bed, I will go for the hardest one and try every bed out in the shop.

Does anyone have any advice about beds? There are 2 options either "pocket spring" or "open spring".

At the moment I’m going for “pocket spring" but will try out in the shop.

There is also "memory foam / latex" but I think I need it nice and hard.

Cheers

http://www.dreams.co.uk/scripts/servlet.cgi?page_id=products/divans.html

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    noname
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/14 20:04:25 (permalink)
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    It does simply come down to trying them out a little, but generally Pocket Spring would be the good option.

    Also, forget about the slight 'fairytale' of needing a hard bed if you have a bad back. Sure, if it feels comfortable to you then yes, but don't have a hard one just because you feel you 'need' to. You back is'nt straight anyway.
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/14 20:10:54 (permalink)
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    we bought an orthapedic bed mate great if you suffer back pain,cost a little more but well worth it,some herehttp://www.helibeds.co.uk/testimonials/testimonialA.htm
    post edited by ginasmg - 2007/06/14 20:11:47
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/14 20:12:29 (permalink)
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    I’m going for a hard / firm one because I’m currently sleeping on the floor and my old bed was kind of soft and gave me more pain. My floor is nice and hard.
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/14 20:16:35 (permalink)
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    That's fair enough then if that's what you find comfortable.

    Just so many people go for hard beds when they don't need to.

    Pocket Spring is often recommended due to each spring being independent in movement (unless it's a cheapo one where they are still attached to each other) therefore following the contour of your back better.

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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/14 21:05:56 (permalink)
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    Cheers
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/14 21:12:39 (permalink)
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    me and the wife got a water bed, it was ok for 6 months, but then we drifted apart lol,

    sorry, I'll get my coat, lol
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/15 00:04:07 (permalink)
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    I just used bedezee. Brilliant service and cheaper than most.

    Get a pocket sprung matress IMO - even if it means not having an actual bed until next payday. Sleep is so important, don't scrimp on it.
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/15 00:07:18 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: noname

    That's fair enough then if that's what you find comfortable.

    Just so many people go for hard beds when they don't need to.

    Pocket Spring is often recommended due to each spring being independent in movement (unless it's a cheapo one where they are still attached to each other) therefore following the contour of your back better.





    totally agree. back is very curvy, - so how can a hard flat bed possibly be supportive?

    go for what's comfortable.

    I had a 2000 pocket sprung dreams bed, - I chose Soft (out of soft medium hard) as that's what felt best in the shop, - after a few years its just too soft (so that was a waste of £1,200 -thought it would last 15 years plus!), - i've now got a visco foam dreams mattress, which is really good! very pleased with it



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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/15 00:12:33 (permalink)
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    also get an orthopeadic pillow the best investment youll ever make,you will sleep like a baby
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/15 17:25:24 (permalink)
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    Memory foam fella. Its great the girlfriend had a really bad back, the memory foam mattress all but cured it.
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    RE: Advice on bed purchase (with link) 2007/06/15 19:34:39 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Skrewdriver

    I had a 2000 pocket sprung dreams bed, - I chose Soft (out of soft medium hard) as that's what felt best in the shop, - after a few years its just too soft (so that was a waste of £1,200 -thought it would last 15 years plus


    That's one thing to bear in mind with the more 'plush' high end pocket sprung beds. It's not generally the springs that have gone soft, it's the padding.

    They are often highly padded and can feel firm'ish to start with, once the padding settles with use that is when it starts to feel softer, sometimes it's quite a difference. The less padding the matteress has the less you notice it.
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