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Need a Bed - Need some advice (?)

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posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 07:57 AM
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Crazy thing to ask on ATS, I know, but I don't frequent many forums at all, so here goes...

I've gotten to the point where the best sleep I get is in my recliner. I'll fall asleep reading or something and later wake up feeling great and then go lay down on the bed and wake up in the morning and it takes me 10 minutes to all the parts moving in unison. My neck will be hurting, my back and/or knees will be screaming.

So the last couple nights I just said screw it and tilted the recliner all the way back and stayed there. Slept the entire night (which is rare), woke up feeling actually "rested" (very rare). I think I actually "slept" for the first time in a very, very, long time!

I guess I need to think about getting a new bed (or something).

I can actually remember the last time I slept really well in a bed (that's how memorable it is) and it was when I was staying at a Westin. It was one of those "Heavenly Beds", and they actually sell them. I guess I could get one of those maybe, but they ain't cheap. But before I do that I thought I'd check here and get some opinions.

I keep hearing people talk about these Sleep Number beds. Are they really all that, or is it just hype?

What other kinds of beds are there?

Do they even still sell waterbeds? I had one of those as a teen and it always seemed to work really well for me.

Anyway, as far as ailments go, I pretty much have a bad...everything...(back, knees, neck and a whole litany of other aches and broken and bent stuff, just pick one and I probably broke it or bent it at some point). I really think I'm just beginning to suffer from "old man disease". Don't mind spending some decent money, but I want to get something good which will take care of these tired old cowboy bones.

What say you?

Thanks in advance for any input!




posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:01 AM
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Why not just keep sleeping in the recliner?

Scared people might call you old? XD



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Crazy thing to ask on ATS, I know, but I don't frequent many forums at all, so here goes...

I've gotten to the point where the best sleep I get is in my recliner. I'll fall asleep reading or something and later wake up feeling great and then go lay down on the bed and wake up in the morning and it takes me 10 minutes to all the parts moving in unison. My neck will be hurting, my back and/or knees will be screaming.

So the last couple nights I just said screw it and tilted the recliner all the way back and stayed there. Slept the entire night (which is rare), woke up feeling actually "rested" (very rare). I think I actually "slept" for the first time in a very, very, long time!

I guess I need to think about getting a new bed (or something).


Get yourself a stiff pillow and sleep on the floor for 7 days. It will hurt in the beginning, but soon you'll feel like "nature" has once again entered your soul. Its like camping in your tent with a sleeping bag, please try it.

I can actually remember the last time I slept really well in a bed (that's how memorable it is) and it was when I was staying at a Westin. It was one of those "Heavenly Beds", and they actually sell them. I guess I could get one of those maybe, but they ain't cheap. But before I do that I thought I'd check here and get some opinions.

I keep hearing people talk about these Sleep Number beds. Are they really all that, or is it just hype?

What other kinds of beds are there?

Do they even still sell waterbeds? I had one of those as a teen and it always seemed to work really well for me.

Anyway, as far as ailments go, I pretty much have a bad...everything...(back, knees, neck and a whole litany of other aches and broken and bent stuff, just pick one and I probably broke it or bent it at some point). I really think I'm just beginning to suffer from "old man disease". Don't mind spending some decent money, but I want to get something good which will take care of these tired old cowboy bones.

What say you?

Thanks in advance for any input!



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

If you're single, or your partner doesn't mind, just sleep on the recliner. You're obviously more comfortable and getting a better sleep on it than a bed.

Just my 2¢.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: eXia7

I guess I could, but it just seems kind of weird...not going to bed at night in an actual "bed". It's like I'm cheating or something.

I think I've actually slept in stock trailers and gotten a better night's sleep than I do in that dang bed!



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:07 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: eXia7

I guess I could, but it just seems kind of weird...not going to bed at night in an actual "bed". It's like I'm cheating or something.

I think I've actually slept in stock trailers and gotten a better night's sleep than I do in that dang bed!





Maybe a bed isn't the answer for you these days. I need a new bed myself, I actually just throw a mattress on the floor and sleep on it.. and I feel like I'm 80 years old when I first get up and I'm only 31 LOL.

The recliner might be a better fit for you because it puts you in a more relieved position for your joints and what not where as laying flat basically just keeps everything in a weird position making you stiff.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic


Get yourself a stiff pillow and sleep on the floor for 7 days. It will hurt in the beginning, but soon you'll feel like "nature" has once again entered your soul. Its like camping in your tent with a sleeping bag, please try it.


I spent more than my share of days sleepin' on the ground out under the stars, saddle blanket or a saddle for a pillow. I am acutely aware of what the ground feels like to sleep on. Thanks, but I prefer a bed now days.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:08 AM
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About 4 years ago, my wife and I got a Tempur-Pedic version of a sleep number bed. We also got an adjustable base with massage.

It was life changing for me. It has a setting called "zero gravity" that is excellent for lower back issues. It is similar to a recliner with the foot rest up.

I never would have dreamed that I would spend so much on a bed. It cost $5000. Talk about sticker shock!
But after having it for a while, I would not hesitate to purchase it again.

Now they have them that heat and cool as well.
edit on 23-9-2017 by abago71 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I've been sleeping in my recliner for years now. Even when I was married, I slept in it. I've tried just about every bed out there and so far, nothing beats the recliner. I think it's the angle it keeps your body, so you're not putting pressure on hips shoulders, knees....I see a pain specialist and she said many patients they have Do sleep in their chairs. There's just something about that angle that works for chronic pain.
There are times when your own bed will be the best place to be [ wink ] but for all those other nights...stick with the recliner.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:14 AM
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Like the above poster said, try an adjustable bed. For a cheaper version there are large head and leg pillows on Amazon that offer reclining positions (look for PharMeDoc brand). I bought these for my mother when she was undergoing cancer treatment and they helped her quite a bit.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: eXia7

Heh, yeah I totally get the "feel like an 80 year old man" when waking up thing!! Totally get it!!

I feel like most times when I get up I have to spend about 5 minutes instructing my various parts which is the correct direction to move. It's like..."No, you're supposed to point this direction, not that way. No, you're supposed to move in that direction. No, you're supposed to bend the other way", etc!





posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Aside from the mental aspect, the only other reservation I have for just sleeping in the recliner is sometimes I like to sleep on my side or stomach and that don't work too good in the recliner.

ETA: Good points though!

edit on 9/23/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: abago71

Well, considering you spend about 30% of your entire life sleeping, spending some good cheddar for a comfortable place to sleep seems like a good idea. $5k would probably be my upper limit though (I was thinking more like $3k, but I could go higher).




edit on 9/23/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Well, I have a sway in my back, its genetic.

I have had a really good run with my current mattress, which is around six hundred pocket springs, surmounted by a thick cap of memory foam.

I have no idea what brand the damned thing is, and I bought it at a heavily discounted price, because it was an end of line item, being shifted to make room for even fancier gear. I reckon I paid about £150 for it.

But in my opinion, you cannot go far wrong with a high spring count and a memory foam cap, assuming the build quality is not total rot of course.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Another gem from you. You have perhaps the finest prose on ATS.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

How thick is the memory cap?



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

About two and a half to three inches would be my guess...probably no more than that. Put it this way, you never know where the springs are at when you are laying down on the thing.

You only use one side of the mattress of course, so you do not end up having to flip it over, as you would with a regular one. You do have to turn it around every so often, just to use a different part of the spring set for a bit.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Two words: memory foam.

Twin size 4" memory foam is about 100 bucks at Walmart. Buy one, cut in half, paste, and you have a small cot you can sleep blissfully on anyway, anywhere. Lay it on a folded-up convertible fouton bed and you can even sleep comfortably in the odd angle. Put it on a folded-back seat in a car and that works pretty good too. Roll it up (it's heavy) and throw it in the back seat, you're good to go, never sleep badly anywhere again.



posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Sleep number bed.

Got one about 6 years ago and will never go back. It is worth the extra coin.


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posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I went for a time when I just insisted on sleeping on our couch, where I was very comfortable, instead of our bed. My husband had bought a new bed, but it was too firm for me and gave me terrible back pains.

We ended up buying another one, and have gone back to sharing a bed again.

But I don't have info on the market where you are. Basically we had a friend who works in a mattres factory make one especially for me!



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