Got Our New Sleep Number Mattress Today, It's Great!

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    Feb 24, 2015 4:53 AM GMT
    DISCLAIMER: I am not in any way connected with this company, and received no compensation or benefit for this thread. And so therefore this is not commercial spam.

    So anyway, this is the mattress my husband's sister bought for us as a Valentine's Day gift, that I mentioned in another thread, delivered this morning. We've already taken naps on it. My poor husband, who's been having terrible back pain for nearly the last 2 weeks, and been largely confined to our old bed, has felt immediate improvement.

    That tracks with what I experienced 20 years ago, when my own back went bad. I bought one of these things and I got instant relief.

    But when I moved in with him he wanted to keep his innerspring king mattress, while mine was a queen. My back started to get bad again.

    So hopefully we'll both benefit. If you've got a bad back yourself I recommend you look into these things. Not just from Sleep Number, the original I believe, there are other companies you can choose now, too. They certainly work for my own back issues, and it appears my husband's as well. Your mattress when you have a bad back is often overlooked as part of the problem, and part of the solution.
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:20 AM GMT
    UPDATE: OMG, he's so much better today! He slept for 5 hours this afternoon, he badly needed to catch up on lost sleep over the last few weeks since he's had this back problem. I really think the new mattress is helping, but obviously cannot solve his underlying medical issue.

    His voice is stronger, he's more energetic and really more his old self. I managed to snag a doctor cancellation today, to have him seen tomorrow in place of someone else. I'm gonna press the doctor to prescribe stronger pain meds, and to do an order for an X-ray series on his back at our hospital, hopefully also tomorrow.

    In the meantime I continue to vulture for another patient cancellation at a very good orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal problems. I've already made an appointment with him for my husband, but the earliest opening is April, which isn't quick enough. I'll get him in there sooner one way or the other.
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:23 AM GMT
    Good thing you got a new mattress!!! I can use it to go to bed while you are rehashing this long winded and boring story!!!icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:26 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    Good thing you got a new mattress!!! I can use it to go to bed while you are rehashing this long winded and boring story!!!icon_lol.gif

    How can you use MY mattress? Maybe instead you should concentrate on improving your writing clarity, rather than perfecting your skills at being one of this site's most prominent immature jerk-offs. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 25, 2015 2:27 AM GMT
    That's great news, and an excellent gift! I've always wanted one of those Sleep Number beds, but have stuck with my good old "Comfy's" mattress ("the" mattress guys for the 5 boroughs).

    Anyway, what's your sleep number? If 0 is hard, and 100 is soft, I bet I'd prefer a 45 or 40. I like a firmer mattress. If it's too soft I get sore. Can you each select your own number simultaneously?
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:33 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    jmusmc85 said
    Good thing you got a new mattress!!! I can use it to go to bed while you are rehashing this long winded and boring story!!!icon_lol.gif

    How can you use MY mattress? Maybe instead you should concentrate on improving your writing clarity, rather than perfecting your skills at being one of this site's most prominent immature jerk-offs. icon_biggrin.gif


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    So mean...
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidThat's great news, and an excellent gift! I've always wanted one of those Sleep Number beds, but have stuck with my good old "Comfy's" mattress ("the" mattress guys for the 5 boroughs).

    Anyway, what's your sleep number? If 0 is hard, and 100 is soft, I bet I'd prefer a 45 or 40. I like a firmer mattress. If it's too soft I get sore. Can you each select your own number simultaneously?

    On this model you set the pressure for each side in turn - there's only one controller and air pump. But it's still rather clever, it let me enter our names to replace the RIGHT and LEFT default labels. So now when we press a button it toggles between his name and mine, so there's no doubt whose side we're adjusting.

    He's at 40, I'm a 45. I sometimes do stomach sleeping, and my spine doesn't like to "hammock" with too soft a setting, so I like firmer. He's asleep right now, I haven't seen him sleeping so soundly in weeks. Sorry, I'm near tears mentioning it I'm so happy. icon_biggrin.gif

    I guess "THE" mattress guys for 5 boroughs is some NYC thing? I seldom get up there anymore, out of touch with that scene.
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:46 AM GMT
    Aww that's sweet.

    I wish my life were like below (well, maybe add "go to the club with friends"):

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    Feb 25, 2015 2:51 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    Art_Deco said
    jmusmc85 said
    Good thing you got a new mattress!!! I can use it to go to bed while you are rehashing this long winded and boring story!!!icon_lol.gif

    How can you use MY mattress? Maybe instead you should concentrate on improving your writing clarity, rather than perfecting your skills at being one of this site's most prominent immature jerk-offs. icon_biggrin.gif

    So mean...

    I return what I receive in kind. Behave better and you'll see the other side of me that most guys here do. But neither do I accept crap from overage punks who haven't yet learned to live in polite company. PE me and I'll be glad to give you lessons.
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    Feb 25, 2015 3:21 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidAww that's sweet.

    I wish my life were like below (well, maybe add "go to the club with friends"):

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    LOL! Well, I hope our own options are a bit more varied. Although "See The Doctor" on the wheel is coming up a little more than I'd like lately.

    We're both retired. We got here because we worked hard for it. This laziness is our reward.

    You're a young kid at 31 (at least to us). You've likely got a few more years to put in. We wish you the best. And have fun doing it, as we did.

    We each wish we could set the clock back. Him doing interior design again, or ballroom dancing with his sister, and singing in the chorus, me wearing an Army uniform once more.

    It's all trade-offs. If I had my choice I'd rather be living in tough field conditions in a uniform right now, challenging myself physically & mentally. Rather than sitting here at this stupid computer in my boxer shorts.

    Yeah, my future is guaranteed, but what an empty dead-end future it is, my loving husband a single bright spot. That's why both of us try to remain engaged in our gay community, to do useful things, to be relevant. You trade one life for another. But honestly, there were many things about my Army life I liked better.

    If I could return today, thanks to President Obama's actions that allow gays to openly serve, I'd put that uniform back on in a heartbeat. But time has passed me by, too late for that now. icon_sad.gif

    Simple retired pleasures are all I can expect today, but don't you yearn for them too soon yourself. In the prime of your life, live your life to the fullest. There'll be plenty of time for sedentary pursuits afterwards, I can promise you. Like trying to find a mattress that will help your bad back. icon_razz.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 25, 2015 4:06 AM GMT
    @ArtDeco, good advice. I think I'm enjoying the ride icon_cool.gif

    And you and your husband have, in all likelihood, many more years of fun ahead. My dad had back problems, so I'm sure I'll inherit that too. On the flip side, he always had a high metabolism and almost no wrinkles into his 60s.

    I can only hope to be so lucky haha.
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    Feb 25, 2015 4:22 AM GMT
    Svnw688 said@ArtDeco, good advice. I think I'm enjoying the ride icon_cool.gif

    And you and your husband have, in all likelihood, many more years of fun ahead. My dad had back problems, so I'm sure I'll inherit that too. On the flip side, he always had a high metabolism and almost no wrinkles into his 60s.

    I can only hope to be so lucky haha.

    I can only hope WE'RE so lucky, my husband & I. We try our best.

    As for inherited traits, I had some good genes. At 66 I have almost no facial wrinkles (my face now mostly covered by a beard anyway).

    I did everything to cause wrinkles. I lived outdoors with the Army for 25 years, and camping for half the year after I retired, rode motorcycles from one side of the US to the other, with wind, rain & sun on my face, I should look like this:

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    But I don't, at least not yet. For which I credit not myself, I did everything wrong. But rather I thank my parents, and their ancestors, who gave me these genes.
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    Feb 25, 2015 6:33 AM GMT
    SECOND UPDATE: I finally need to go to sleep myself. I keep checking on him every 15 minutes or so. He hasn't moved in hours. The most restful and uninterrupted sleep he's had in weeks.

    I've been afraid to join him in bed, lest I disturb and wake him. But I'm fading, and need to get in bed myself. I really hope he's turned a corner.

    And if so, maybe tomorrow (now today) I'll share the secret of what I did to make it happen. and it wasn't just a new mattress. icon_wink.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 25, 2015 9:08 PM GMT
    @ArtDeco

    Inquiring minds want to know, spill it:

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    Feb 26, 2015 2:15 AM GMT
    Funny / when I was on here before / a few years back / I remember distinctly logging on one morning and seeing that Art had written an alarming series of posts crying out in the darkness for help among the readers. He was beside himself with horror, fear, going out of his mind because his b.f. had left him. Art droned on and on about having just bought a new $400.00 mattress and wondered if any of the readers knew if he could return it, now that his b.f. had left him. Art went on to say that his b.f. had departed with the one car they had, that he / Art / had bought. Poor guy / asking perfect strangers out in the Internet world what he should do / and if any of us thought his b.f. would return?

    It was pathetic. I felt badly for him at the time. So now / another new mattress / in just a few years? They should last a whole lot longer than that, no?
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    Feb 27, 2015 11:03 AM GMT
    TheBaise saidFunny / when I was on here before / a few years back / I remember distinctly logging on one morning and seeing that Art had written an alarming series of posts crying out in the darkness for help among the readers. He was beside himself with horror, fear, going out of his mind because his b.f. had left him. Art droned on and on about having just bought a new $400.00 mattress and wondered if any of the readers knew if he could return it, now that his b.f. had left him. Art went on to say that his b.f. had departed with the one car they had, that he / Art / had bought. Poor guy / asking perfect strangers out in the Internet world what he should do / and if any of us thought his b.f. would return?

    It was pathetic. I felt badly for him at the time. So now / another new mattress / in just a few years? They should last a whole lot longer than that, no?

    You are delusional. Our last mattress cost around $6000. You can't buy a king for $400. That was around 6 years ago. And the rest of your story is equally nutty, too.

    You've only been on this site for a month. So who were you previously? And whose stolen picture are you using in your profile?
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    Feb 27, 2015 11:09 AM GMT
    Svnw688 said@ArtDeco

    Inquiring minds want to know, spill it:

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    I'll PE you.
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    Feb 27, 2015 11:33 AM GMT
    Back to the mattress: I've never had one so comfortable. But a problem I have is that when I watch TV in the bedroom now, where our biggest TV is located, I fall right asleep! It's like it's TOO comfortable!

    Tonight I have insomnia, though. My husband hasn't been sleeping well because of severe back pain for 2 weeks (although better with this new mattress). I look in on him every 15-30 minutes, and that keeps me awake. Around 3 AM he asked me for more pain meds, the poor dear.

    But he's sleeping a lot better than a week ago, when he was awake much of the night. I'm doing everything I can to have him see doctors, but frankly his back's a mess. As with myself, this is likely permanent, not a lot can be done, and he's just gotta live with it. But tough for the poor guy, he's not used to this. icon_cry.gif