My back hurts and I like firm mattresses
October 5, 2013 9:48 AM Subscribe
My husband and I both started having back pain in the last year. My problem is pretty clearly related to soft, cushy beds like fancy hotel beds with gigantic pillowtops. I sleep best with no pain on cool, firm mattresses. Is a Tempur-pedic Contour Select (their extra firm mattress) something I should even consider?
posted by arnicae to home & garden (21 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The first 1-3 nights in a cushy bed is GREAT, then I start getting shooting pains in my back when I get up in the morning. This is basically my problem with all beds, I rarely can anticipate how it will feel until I've slept in it for numerous days. I know that tempurpedic has a 90 day warrantee, but I've heard bad things about trying to return mattresses through that warrantee (e.g. don't trust it).
Any advice? Anyone else who prefers firm mattresses like tempur-pedic? Or any other advice on mattresses for us to consider?
I also sleep hot (I know that is another tempur-pedic issue) so prefer mattresses that stay cool.