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 #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
Hi,
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: 3
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 Sep 10, 2018 by thehuntsman
Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #4 Jul 16, 2018 10:52 PM
Joined: Jul 16, 2018
Points: 8
I hear that for better sleep, you'd better to roll the mattress at lest 2-3 times per 6 months
Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #5 Sep 14, 2018 5:11 AM
Joined: Sep 14, 2018
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I think you should try buying a mattress topper.
Re: What's wrong with my mattress?
Reply #6 Nov 20, 2018 6:25 AM
Location: Australia
Joined: Nov 20, 2018
Points: 8
Hello,

If you are feeling something wrong with your mattress .you must have to check the perfect point which can not give you a perfectly good night sleep for that you can consider this some of this factor The comfortness, size, firmness. and you have to change the mattress after finding it Nowadays there are many mattresses are available in the market you just have to go there and choose a perfect one for you. I personally believe that mattress is part for good night sleep.
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
 
This message was modified Feb 22, 2019 by a moderator
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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