What's wrong with my mattress?
Jan 8, 2018 12:24 PM
Joined: Jan 8, 2018
Points: 1

I am a side sleeper and decided to buy a Posturepedic Hybrid Plush mattress. My back feels amazing, but ever since I have had excruciating pain and numbness in my hands and arms (my hands literally turn blue as the girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Mattress Contents:
2" OptiCool 3-Zone Ventilated Gel Memory Foam with PCM and CoreSupport Center
1" Gel Memory Foam
2" SuperSoft Foam

Is this mattress too soft, too firm?

I really appreciate your help!
Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #1 Jan 10, 2018 7:04 PM
Joined: Jan 8, 2018
Points: 3
It sounds as if the mattress is too firm to be honest, but this is just speculation. The only time I've had arms going numb was when the mattress did not provide enough pressure relief in the shoulder area. With your set-up it certainly sounds as if you have soft layers, but that is about as much as I can analyze your situation without knowing more. It can be difficult to find a balance between pressure relief and spinal alignment, which is why I set out to put my own mattress together one layer at a time.

Maybe try sleeping on firmer or softer surfaces if you have other beds in the house and see if the pain disappears? Sorry I can't be of more help.
Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #2 Jan 18, 2018 11:49 AM
Joined: Jan 18, 2018
Points: 1
I signed up when I read your post. We tried the tempurpedic mattress on one of those 60 might free trials and after 2 nights I had to go to the waterbed. I have had the same problem with hands going to sleep and the rest. It hurts!
I found them to be too hard and so we got mattress with an air bag inside. Can't have a waterbed on an electric bed base - too bad. The airbed can be firm but it doesn't cause the shoulder and arm problems.
I hope this helps a bit.
Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #3 Mar 21, 2018 7:01 AM
Sleep is Good
Joined: Mar 21, 2018
Points: 1
Sounds like it's too firm to me. If you're waking up with numbness, your body might be subject to, too high amounts of pressure. Maybe a pressure relief mattress would suit you better?
This message was modified Mar 21, 2018 by thehuntsman

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