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

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 #7 Jan 23, 2019 3:47 AM
Joined: Jan 23, 2019
Points: 4
Pinched nerves most likely, this is often because your sleep surface is too firm, but can also be because of the positioning of your arm regardless of mattress firmness. You could try a softer topper for side sleepers for instance.
This message was modified Mar 28, 2019 by Diana
Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #8 Feb 22, 2019 3:03 AM
Joined: Feb 22, 2019
Points: 1
Definitely sounds like the mattress is too firm. A comfortable mattress that is right for you will support and cushion your pressure points. A mattress that is too firm is a common culprit for feelings of numbness or pain: it can mean the pressure point is not being "cradled" enough by the support layers of the mattress.

I can see that this question is a year old now, so I hope you found a suitable answer, was it a firm mattress like many of the respondents thought?

Emily
 
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Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #9 Feb 24, 2019 9:20 PM
Joined: Feb 22, 2019
Points: 3
Hi, it seems that this mattress is too firm for you, I don't know what is the weight of you. But I think you may try a softer mattress, which is better. Hopefully this is helpful.

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