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Unread 12 Oct 19, 09:28 AM  
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Mobile Back Problems - New Mattress Needed!

My back and shoulder are in constant knots 😭 I used to see a physio occasionally but now its become almost constant and the cost of physio became a bit too much.

Last night, my shoulder was so sore I was almost in tears. Every position I tried hurt more than the last. I ended up grabbing a big blanket from the living room and sleeping on the floor! I cant take this mattress anymore - I guess its a little old (maybe about 5 or 6 years?) and it was expensive new, but I think thats whats making everything so much worse.

SO - does anyone have any mattress suggestions? Are the Simbas/Caspers/Emmas really that good? Were going to need something firm, and ideally TODAY!
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Unread 12 Oct 19, 10:03 AM  
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We bought a Mammoth mattress about 2 and half years ago, they are made from medical foam, not memory foam. It was the best thing we ever did, no more back ache or sore shoulders. The only problem now is when we go on holiday, I usually can't wait to get back to our bed.
We bought the mammoth 3000, which is medium soft mattress, it might be too soft for you, but they do sell lots of different types. I think the mattress on it's own was nearly 2000, but for us it was worth every penny.
Go to bed shop and try them out, I hope get sorted soon.
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Unread 12 Oct 19, 10:06 AM  
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We got a Simba because dh was getting sciatica on our old mattress which he found too hard- I liked it
Now we have a Simba hes fine and I get a sore back 😭

What are your pillows like? They can make a big difference to shoulders and neck

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Unread 12 Oct 19, 10:59 AM  
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What job do you do? Or hobby? Could that be making it worse?
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Unread 12 Oct 19, 11:06 AM  
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My husband had a very bad back and we bought a new mattress. Had it made by a company in Glasgow as we have an american king bed.

His back is now perfect.
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Unread 12 Oct 19, 11:47 AM  
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I have had shoulder surgery on both sides and I love our Leesa mattress, firm but not hard, soft but not sinking! It is made of latex so not as hot as memory foam (and I am a lady of a certain age! ) Only thing is that it is quite heavy, luckily it doesn't need turning but does require spinning end to end IYKWIM. We were so impressed with ours that we bought them for the kids as well.

Agree with another poster - is it something you are doing? Mine are both bad at the moment due to packing and cleaning for our move. They also get sore if I hunch over the computer, more so if I use my phone or laptop on my lap! Good luck with working something out, shoulder pain is so debilitating, my kids call me TRex arms because its like my upper arms are glued to my sides and I can only use my lower arms but attached to my waist. xx
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Thanks all for your replies. I have a desk job with 2 screens, and I know for definite thats either the cause or a huge factor. I need to get one of those desk assessments and maybe a fancy chair so Ill be asking HR about it soon.

Our pillows are also rubbish! I sleep on either my left side or my front so any pillow suggestions are also very welcome!

The pain starts at my lower neck and wraps around my left shoulder blade. Its driving me absolutely crazy! 😭 Were on our way to Bensons for Beds so will report back!
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I have had shoulder surgery on both sides and I love our Leesa mattress, firm but not hard, soft but not sinking! It is made of latex so not as hot as memory foam (and I am a lady of a certain age! ) Only thing is that it is quite heavy, luckily it doesn't need turning but does require spinning end to end IYKWIM. We were so impressed with ours that we bought them for the kids as well.

Agree with another poster - is it something you are doing? Mine are both bad at the moment due to packing and cleaning for our move. They also get sore if I hunch over the computer, more so if I use my phone or laptop on my lap! Good luck with working something out, shoulder pain is so debilitating, my kids call me TRex arms because its like my upper arms are glued to my sides and I can only use my lower arms but attached to my waist. xx
Good to know about latex vs memory foam! DH was adamant that latex would be too sweaty but I disagreed. And sorry to hear about your pain ☹️ It really is the worst xx
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