Ever since I dropped all this weight, I totally hate sleeping in our bed. Apparently, my fat used to provide much needed cushioning because I now wake up with pain in my back, my shoulders, my hips, and sometimes even in my neck. All of a sudden, I even feel pain in my ribs when I roll out of bed in the morning. Granted, that my ribs are starting to protrude for the first time in my adult life, but for the life of me I never expected to feel pain from sleeping. The mattress is a four year old top of the line Stearns and Foster that came with a steep 3K+ price tag. At the time I was close to 400lbs and thought that the firmer the mattress, the more resilient it would be to my weight. That was before I decided to have RNY and lost so much weight.
Now I'm in the market for a new mattress, so my wife and I went out to test out some plush and ultra-plush inner spring mattresses, and after trying about 30 different ones, we came to the realization that even the most plush inner spring, with the most luxurious pillow-top, still causes a ton of pressure and pain.
While moving from mattress to mattress in the store, we unintentionally landed on a memory foam mattress which was pretty firm at first touch, but didn't create any pressure on my sore spots. The sales person then led us to some "plush" memory foam mattresses and I have to admit that I really liked them a lot more than the inner spring variety.
Unfortunately, I know so little about memory foam that I left without making a new mattress purchase, but at least I have something to research now. I'm going to do some research, and thought I would post here and find out if anybody has any experience with memory foam mattresses.
If you sleep on one, please let me know your impressions.
HW: 381 SW: 360 CW: 190 GW: 185