Finding the bed that is "just right" isn't an easy thing to do. For me, it's nearly impossible. I have injured my back on more than one occasion and suffered debilitaing pain. I would wake up repeatedly in the middle of the night, I had dificulty getting out of bed, and frequently found myself taking ibuprofen and switching off ice pack and hot pad in hopes of being able to walk later in the day. I lived on ibuprofen and Tiger Balm. Without them I simply could not move.
In the winter of 2006 we switched to an air mattress. For about a week, it worked fine. However, the longer I slept on it, the worse my back got. The one position I had always been able to sleep in started to produce pain as well. I began suffering from headaches. I took double ibuprofen 2-3 times a day and slept with a heating pad on my back. Walking caused pain. When I tried to bend over I had shooting pain in my lower back which spread to my legs and would frequently make my knees buckle. I would then be immobile for about 3-5 minutes. I couldn't stand erect most of the time. Previously I had been a very physically active person, but now I could hardly move. In constant pain, and unable to sleep, I found it difficult to care for our five children.
My husband and I began looking for a new mattress that might help with my pain. I simply couldn't endure life this way. My husband came across the Bragada Mattress website. I have to admit that I was skeptical. I had tried a Tempur Pedic in the showroom, however, even their most luxurious and most expensive mattress caused me pain within minutes of lying down on it. My husabnd really wanted to try a Bragada, so I begrudingly agreed. In late summer/early fall of 2006 we received our Bragada Milan mattress. WHAT A BLESSING! When I laid down on it for the first time I couldn't believe how comfortable it was. It immediately began molding around my body. The mattress was really soft BUT it still had plenty of support. I laid there, on my back, for about ten minutes without any pain. I couldn't remember the last time I'd been able to rest on my back.
After sleeping on a Bragada Mattress for just one week there was a noticeable difference in my back. I was able to stop with the ibuprofen COMPLETELY in about four days. I was able to sleep without pain on both sides AND my back. Now, three months later, I would say that about 98% of the time I am pain free. I've taken ibuprofen maybe three-four times since switching to the Bragada Milan mattress. I no longer have headaches and I'm able to work out again!
My life has changed so much for the better now that I sleep on a Bragada Milan mattress! I sometimes wonder what condition I would be in now if it hadn't been for the Bragada Mattress Co. The thought is frightening. The difference made in my health and my life is amazing! I love living life without pain. The Milan is definately worth every dime!
Date Purchased: 07/2006
Price Paid: $2300
Amazing workmanship and quality, super comfortable. BEST for chronic pain sufferers!!!
As with any foam mattress, you can't use a heating pad/blanket or a waterproof sheet. I have a mattress pad only on the mattress, leaving the side to breath.