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· "Select a firm mattress and box spring set that does not sag.
· If necessary, place a board under your mattress.
· You can also place the mattress on the floor temporarily if necessary.
· If you've always slept on a soft surface, it may be more painful to change to a hard surface. Try to do what is most comfortable for you.
· Try using a back support (lumbar support) at night to make you more comfortable. A rolled sheet or towel tied around your waist may be helpful."
"A well-designed innerspring mattress will give good support for 10 - 15 years. You need one which is firm enough that your spine does not sag in a U shape, but not so firm that your weight is supported only at shoulder and hip, with the spine between unsupported and sagging. I use a King Koil Spinal Guard [mattress], and have for the past 12 years."
"She may have sensory issues and the deep pressure of sleeping on the floor feels better. Try putting a piece of plywood under her mattress to make her bed harder."
"A good night’s sleep starts with what you put your spine on. Your spine’s worst sleep thief is a squishy, lumpy mattress. Use a firm mattress. A three-quarter inch piece of plywood under your mattress will make it even firmer.
· The best position for sleeping is to lie on your side with your hips and knees bent toward your chest and your head on a small, firm pillow. A small pillow between your knees maintains leg circulation and proper spinal alignment.
· If you must sleep on your back, support your knees with a pillow and keep your neck elongated (not crunched forward on a big pillow)."
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· "Waterbeds keep the body in a 'hammock' position which is hard on the spine. They often feel great at first, partially because they're soft, partially because they're heated. Get the same effect (and better sleep) with a good innerspring mattress, a topper if you like the softness, and an electric mattress pad if you like the warmth.
· Futons are hopeless, and provide lousy support. Avoid them if you can.
· If your foam mattress is more than 3 years old, or your innerspring is more than 15 years old, it needs to be replaced."