So sorry to hear about your sleep problems. I discovered that I sleep so much better on a plain old blow-up camping bed. The one I use is the store brand sold at Wal-Mart. The single costs about $11.00 and the electric pump cost $25.00. Since I sweat like crazy when I sleep, I had to double up on the quilted mattress covers. I blow it up to a comfortable firmness ( about 7 on an 1-to-10 scale) and I usually sleep comfortably.
For a long time I just slept on the floor and had to keep a chair nearby to help me stand in the mornings, but I built a frame for it a year ago so I can get in and out of it easier. The only problem I have with my airbed is my cat, who insists on sleeping with me every night. I won't have him declawed because I think it's cruel (imagine cutting your own fingers off at the first knuckle), so every once in awhile I have to either patch or replace my bed. What the heck, it's a small price to pay for a good night's sleep.
Are you taking any meds to help you sleep? I'm on 75mg Lyrica and .5 mg clonazepam at bedtime, which usually lets me get about 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep, which, for people like us, is a long time.
My husband and I both have trouble with our bodies and pain. We decided to purchase a Tempurpedic bed and it has helped our sleep. I also have a Tempurpedic pillow, which is good too. I am very picky about pillows. I have one though that has stuffing on one side and the memory foam on the other. It is very helpful for sore bodies.
We bought a generic version mattress though, made by a local mattress maker, so the price was a lot less, but the quality was just as good. We spent about $1100 USD, but we didn't buy the box spring. We chose to use our old box spring from our old mattress. It's sounds like a lot of money, but in the long run, I think it was really worth it.
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