Mattress suggestions needed

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Hi. I have arthritis in my left hip. I'm looking for a new mattress to provide pressure point relief. I either sleep on my healthy hip or my stomach. The reviews are driving me crazy. They all contradict each other!!!! I would love some advice from someone who has the same or a similar problem.

Thanks for your help!

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    everyone is simply different when it comes to mattress selection. even going to mattress shops and trying them out is tricky. i never did find my sleep # on those adjustable sleep number air mattress beds. tried so many. the result is a water bed. its the most comfortable for me. the best is the 'soft sides' water bed which also have individual water tubes 5" wide x length of bed with a built on mattress topper, no water heater required. instead of the older whole mattress types that were filled with water with hard wood sides. the new soft sides water beds look just like a regular bed until i lay down its heaven, no pressure points at all. and its not wavy bouncy or no disturbing vibrations from movement from partner. have had both hips replaced due to osteoarthritis which has helped a lot with pain issues.

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      we used to have a water bed and loved it. Great suggestion. I am not happy with our 'new mattress' but it's a few years old now. We went to many stores and tried them out but you just can't tell all that much from doing that a short period of time

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      Hi! Thanks for getting back to me. I haven't even thought of a water bed. I will look into it. At the moment I am between the Casper Wave and the Nolah Signature Mattresses with adjustable bases. Casper is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association and Nolah has received recognition as the best mattress for hip pain and side sleepers.

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    there are so many styles of waterbeds. nothing like the old style. they look like a regular mattress with topper and are designed to not create the wake effect. they also fit regular size sheets and many do not have the old wood base . google online and hope you find what you like. good luck.

    hip arthritis is painful. i want to encourage you to see a hip specialist to evaluate your hip. its best to have hip replacement if needed before there joints are not damaged to much. i have had one hip replacement for over 25 years and the other just 3 years. osteoarthritis is a progressive disease . read up on it for more info. take care.

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      This is the worst pain I have ever experienced. I fell down my stairs in late June and cracked a bone in my right foot. I had to wear a support brace for 2 months and after that my left hip became very painful. I thought this problem was caused by wearing the brace. However, xrays show that I have developed arthritis in my hip. I have very little if any cartilage in that area. I will look in to finding a hip specialist. Thanks again!

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    We always used to get the firmest Simmons mattress. Well last time (last year) when we were moving and buying a new mattress I pulled rank and said we'll try the medium firmness. Guess what? it is lovely. I had thought I would need to get a special topper when we had our old hard mattress, you know, like sheepskin or foam. But I've needed nothing with this one. I do, however, still continue to need a pillow between the knees when on my side, or under my knees when sleeping on my back. So, think about what you have now and try out different ones which may alleviate your problem. I was quite definite that I had been sleeping on a hard mattress which was just too hard in all respects for my now skinny, old body and that's why a change in the firmness appears to have been enough. I don't have a real hip problem but in the past have suffered from hip pain from other causes, sciatica, etc. I can tell you I sleep better now than I have for many years. I hope you can find as simple a solution.

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    Buying a mattress is soooo frustrating. I purchased an adjustable bed and a memory foam mattress and regretted my decision within a weeks time. Fortunately the store I bought it from offered a 90 day free exchange.so I went back to a standard mattress.

    BTW you should not sleep on your stomach. It's very bad for your spine and puts a lot of pressure on your lower back. It could aggravate it enough that you develop arthritis in your back.

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