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    Positions...on sleeping the right way.

    I slept on my right side for hours [apparently] and woke up at 2am with my hip muscle balled up in a painful knot. It's now 4am and I've been rolling around in pain ever since. Massaging it and moving it around hasn't helped any. I'm up for work in a half an hour anyway. Maybe I'll venture out into the 20 degree darkness and try to loosen it up by walking around the block.

    Anybody else have similar experiences with sleeping "wrong"?

    Time for a new mattress I suspect.

    The prices of mattresses these days could buy a nice bike or parts there of.
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    I use to sleep on alternate sides, and occasionally on my stomach. Since my crash, I can only sleep on my back...I've never slept on my back. It's a whole new sleeping style, and dreams are messed up.
    I have to undo 50 years of sleeping conformity!

    I agree with DJ, I'm also wondering whether a new mattress is necessary plus it's a shared investment. I have to consult with singlesprocket
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    I uses to wake up with back/hip pain once in a while and I always sleep on my side. I took the Mrs advice and stuck a pillow between my knees while side sleeping, it works great! Try it
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    I uses to wake up with back/hip pain once in a while and I always sleep on my side. I took the Mrs advice and stuck a pillow between my knees while side sleeping, it works great! Try it
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    A good mattress is worth whatever it costs, IMO. There is nothing like a good nights sleep - or put another way, a bad nights sleep puts a real damper on the tomorrows of your life. I sleep on my left side, and sleep very well. When I broke my humerous 2 years ago, I was a back sleeper for a couple months while it healed, and it just didn't work well for me. I ended up raising my chest/head area a little using a couple pillows, and that helped somewhat. We spent a lot on our mattress, and I've never regretted it for a second. My wife is a right side sleeper, and puts a pillow between her legs. Helps her with hip pain.

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    Mattress law:

    "if it's over 8, it's time to replace".

    Mine is over 8. I think I sleep best on my back but I do roll onto my sides periodically. I have always been a poor sleeper, though. I too had hip pain from sleeping on my side over night. In fact, this is why I am up so early. That and I am getting older and I have confirmed arthritis in that hip.

    You can get an excellent mattress for well under $1000. If you consider just how important a role it plays in your survival, a mattress is priceless.

    Here's an incentive to help you make your new mattress purchase:

    Over time, dust mites can substantially increase the weight of your mattress. When you go to bed, they go to dinner.

    But don't just get a new mattress/box frame. Get new sheets, new pillow(s), and a new comforter/bed spread, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Over time, dust mites can substantially increase the weight of your mattress. When you go to bed, they go to dinner.
    We bought a solid foam mattress for two reasons, detailed below. It wasn't cheap, but it's been comfortable, and it helps with my allergies.

    Quotes from the net:

    "Dust mite feces rather than the actual dust mites are the cause of allergic reactions in bed. The dust that accumulates in a coil mattress is contaminated with dust mite feces. Common allergic reactions to dust mite feces are sneezing, itching, watery eyes and wheezing. Dust mite allergies have also been linked to headaches, fatigue and depression."

    "A solid memory foam mattresses or latex mattresses are by far the best mattresses for allergy sufferers. Because the core of these types of mattresses is not hollow, there is no incubator, no areas for dust mites to thrive in and no open cavity for the accumulation of allergens".

    "Beds are a prime habitat (where 1/3 of life occurs). A typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. (Ten percent of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings.) Mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it. A favorite food is dander (both human and animal skin flakes). Humans shed about 1/5 ounce of dander (dead skin) each week".

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    E Jeep mentioned using a pillow between your legs while on your side. I've been doing this sice I was a kid in the 60's. I figured it out all by myself without any doctors advice.


    And I agree it's the only way to sleep on your side without stressing your lower back. My hip issue from last night may have been from lack of doing this I'm not sure if I did do it last night. I'm pretty sure it's due to laying in one spot for a long time on a crappy mattress.

    BTW it's 7:30am now and I'm at work and my hip is still killing me.
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    We have a sleep number bed, takes some messing around with to figure out your "number" I normally sleep great on it, but the past week I have had a cast on my left ankle and have to sleep on my back... talk about some crazy dreams lately.
    Just circles turning circles....

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    Here's a mattress thread in the OC of a music forum I frequent: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/thread...advice.488340/

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    I have a $2800 memory foam mattress, suffered buyers remorse when I bought it about 8 years ago. It converted me from a side sleeper to a flat out back sleeper, and man do I saw logs now. Amazing mattress, you actually settle into it until you reach a "support equilibrium", I've got a medium firmness so it's not all mush but decently supportive. Can't say as I would recommend anybody drop that kind of cash on a mattress, but it's been a long time since I've felt I paid too much for it.

    Oh, the foundation was another $1000.
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    spend moneys on a bed. cant have great days if you have shite nights.
    it's like riding the wrong bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladmo View Post
    We bought a solid foam mattress for two reasons, detailed below. It wasn't cheap, but it's been comfortable, and it helps with my allergies.

    Quotes from the net:

    "Dust mite feces rather than the actual dust mites are the cause of allergic reactions in bed. The dust that accumulates in a coil mattress is contaminated with dust mite feces. Common allergic reactions to dust mite feces are sneezing, itching, watery eyes and wheezing. Dust mite allergies have also been linked to headaches, fatigue and depression."

    "A solid memory foam mattresses or latex mattresses are by far the best mattresses for allergy sufferers. Because the core of these types of mattresses is not hollow, there is no incubator, no areas for dust mites to thrive in and no open cavity for the accumulation of allergens".

    "Beds are a prime habitat (where 1/3 of life occurs). A typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. (Ten percent of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings.) Mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it. A favorite food is dander (both human and animal skin flakes). Humans shed about 1/5 ounce of dander (dead skin) each week".
    Oh lovely, dust mite shit. We are all sleeping in it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    My hip issue from last night may have been from lack of doing this I'm not sure if I did do it last night. I'm pretty sure it's due to laying in one spot for a long time on a crappy mattress.
    Might also be from not riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh lovely, dust mite shit. We are all sleeping in it....
    That's why your mattress always feels it fits better after a 5 year break in. Nice and cozy.
    Low and slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Might also be from not riding.
    Atrophy???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Atrophy???
    yep

    ...and, it's easy to blame all of our troubles on a lack of riding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    yep

    ...and, it's easy to blame all of our troubles on a lack of riding...
    Even the emotional ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Even the emotional ones.
    Especially those

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    I don't fall for the replace at 8 marketing hype.

    I have a memory foam and love it.

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    I sleep doggy style!
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    I used to sleep hanging upside down from the ceiling until I met my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I sleep doggy style!
    18 hours a day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I sleep doggy style!
    Yo-yo-yo!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    18 hours a day?
    Think I feel a nap coming on
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    My wife and I have tried a few types of mattresses over the last 30 years. Four years ago we bought a memory foam mattress and I have never slept better.

    Alot depends on where our Jack Russell sleeps, though. She's usually pressed up against me. Spoiled brat!
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    That's 3 pluses now for memory foam. Kinda pricey DJ. Sell your bike, being as you don't ride it anyway, buy a memory foam. You won't regret it.
    Low and slack.

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    Jett seems content on an old ragged out 60 dollar Costco mattress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Jett seems content on an old ragged out 60 dollar Costco mattress.
    Did you just take that piktar?
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    Yeah, selfy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Jett seems content on an old ragged out 60 dollar Costco mattress.
    You can buy a mattress for $60?!!! Where?, I need a new bed!

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    At Costco. Do you have those? It's one of those "Sam's Club" kinda places.

    Kirkland Signature? Pillow Top Orthopedic Pet Napper in Brown Faux Suede
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    At Costco. Do you have those? It's one of those "Sam's Club" kinda places.

    Kirkland Signature? Pillow Top Orthopedic Pet Napper in Brown Faux Suede

    Ooh, that's a nice one there, Hawg.

    Your pet or Hawg will sleep soundly in this Kirkland Signature™ luxury pet bed. Orthopedic memory foam with cooling gel provides gentle support for your pet’s pressure points. The plush pillow top design provides additional comfort and is filled with 100% recycled fiber. The upholstery-grade home décor fabric cover is zippered and removable for easy care.

    • Color: Brown/White faux fur pillow top w/brown /textured faux suede gusset
    • Solid Polyester Bottom
    • Bottom filled with 100% Polyurethane Memory Foam with cooling gel
    • Pillow Top filled with 100% Polyester fiberfill
    • YKK zippers
    • Dimensions: 36” x 40” for larger breeds or riders of size small bikes
    Low and slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    At Costco. Do you have those? It's one of those "Sam's Club" kinda places.

    Kirkland Signature? Pillow Top Orthopedic Pet Napper in Brown Faux Suede
    Yes, we have both. Headed there now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Yeah, selfy.
    Nice, nett!

    Love the lazy eyez.
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    My wife kept complaining that our mattress hurt her back so we bought a new one she's happy with. But I hate! So for several years now I've slept on the floor. Yip, I can sleep better on the floor than the mattress.

    But I can only lie in certain positions or it hurts my hips or shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Did you just take that piktar?
    I read this wrong, initially. I read it as "did he take that picture?"

    He took that selfy when I was bringing him to work with me earlier this year, right after he had his ACL surgery. (notice the giant scar)
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    (notice the giant scar)
    Hadn't noticed, I was busy admiring his fine pedicure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Hadn't noticed, I was busy admiring his fine pedicure.
    And I didn't even notice his paw close up until you said that. Give me a break my hip still hurts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I read this wrong, initially. I read it as "did he take that picture?"

    He took that selfy when I was bringing him to work with me earlier this year, right after he had his ACL surgery. (notice the giant scar)
    Are those medicated eyez, rather than just lazy eyez?
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    I sleep on my left side and I place a pillow in between my legs. It helps keep your spine straight and not put stress on back muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Are those medicated eyez, rather than just lazy eyez?
    Just lazy eyez.
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    Does anyone have nightmares if they sleep only a specific way? For me, if I roll onto my back it's a sure thing I'll have one. Never on my sides or stomach though.
    i am basically just an organic pattern recognition algorithm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    My wife kept complaining that our mattress hurt her back so we bought a new one she's happy with. But I hate! So for several years now I've slept on the floor. Yip, I can sleep better on the floor than the mattress.
    On the floor is where socks belong, so it's no wonder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Does anyone have nightmares if they sleep only a specific way? For me, if I roll onto my back it's a sure thing I'll have one. Never on my sides or stomach though.
    No, but if I have pizza, Skittles, and ice cream right before bed I tend to have some pretty strange dreams.
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    This may help:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ryApUVdLGQ

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    I bought two memory foam mattresses from Amazon. They were the best i ever slept on. Very affordable too for memory foam, less than $500. In 2010 i had pain in my lower back that used to wake up because of it. Light weight lifting took care of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    No, but if I have pizza, Skittles, and ice cream right before bed I tend to have some pretty strange dreams.
    That would be preferable to any variation on the "hag dream".

    And that's one heck of a combo.
    i am basically just an organic pattern recognition algorithm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    No, but if I have pizza, Skittles, and ice cream right before bed I tend to have some pretty strange dreams.
    Not to mention probably Sh*ttles!

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