So it's not just Kim.
It's been odd. We got one of those foam mattresses with the 3 inchs on the top of special foam. It was great for the first 10 months. Then a couple months ago, Kim started complaining about her arm falling asleep, then her back started hurting.
I bought a fiberbed top that seemed to help for a month and then Kim's arms and back started up again.
Then I tried to add a 3inch foam top on top of the foam bed's 3inches of foam. Then I combined the fiberbed with the foam.
I have flipped the mattress, tried every combination of foam, plywood, sleeping bags, oh, yeah, also bought a 1inch thick piece of spongy foam, figure out how many variations of all this are possible. I drove Kim crazy. I can say, making it squishyer is really not helpful.
And then, recently I stripped all that stuff off and just put the 1inch thick spongy mat ontop of the 3inches of foam that came with the mattress. And Kim seems to be getting along with it.
BUT, we must be careful about how we associate cause and effect - we of all people should know that, right? Now I retell the story -
3 months ago, Kim stopped going to aqua aerobics because the place was flooded with summer campers. Her arms falling asleep and back ache got more pronounced as the summer continued. Kim's restarted her class when school started. She's feeling better now.
I don't know what to say, could be a combination of both. Circulation of blood through the body is important, I don't think this is MS related - but I also wouldn't argue with the CCSVI folks if they thought it was.
But, yaknowwhat - I'd still mess with the bed. Flipping the mattress can be interesting. Topping with unzipped sleeping bags can get you a different feel. Don't put more foam ontop of foam. The fiber bed was also useful for a while. I try stuff like this and see what happens for you. Good luck. Ken
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