Mattresses for Bed - Pudendal Nerve issues /Piriformis

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Mattresses for Bed - Pudendal Nerve issues /Piriformis

Postby caz72me » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:44 am

I've just returned from 2 weeks at my parents in Ireland, whilst there my pain reduced and I put it down to the fact I was not sat at my desk at work fulltime for 2 weeks therefore giving my Piriformis muscle a good break. Anyhow got home at midnight last night and went off to bed and was in considerable pain all night, cramps in my leg & feet, stinging nettle pain returned with a vengence - I have a memory foam mattress at my house (which I thought would be the best mattress for health conditions) yet my Mums mattress was a normal spring firm mattress, was wondering if others have noticed big variations in their pain levels due to different mattresses. We have memory foam due to a hip/leg problem my husband has so am dreading facing upto the fact that we may need different mattresses due to different needs, he'll be divorcing me soon lol - already says its difficult to come near me with all my pain :roll:
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Re: Mattresses for Bed - Pudendal Nerve issues /Piriformis

Postby nyt » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:56 pm

Do you have another bed in your house you can sleep in for a night or too just to see if it is the mattress? Also, do you think the travel may have aggravated everything and thus the increase in pain? I know my pain is often delayed and if I sit too long I have a terrible night and worsens my piriformis syndrome and get worse in the morning.
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Re: Mattresses for Bed - Pudendal Nerve issues /Piriformis

Postby caz72me » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:32 pm

Might be able to swap mattresses with my son's bed at the weekend rather than kick him out of his lol :shock: Hubby will just have to cope for a couple of nights.

I'm sure the travelling probably did aggrevate things, although I wasn't in half as much pain in the car as the trip over.
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Re: Mattresses for Bed - Pudendal Nerve issues /Piriformis

Postby blightcp » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:17 pm

I found a HUGE difference in changing beds. Both good and bad. But I would also thing that the plane ride "over the pond" is the thing that would make it flare up for a while.

I find that when you travel you are excited and happy and that is one of the best pain killers. So the nerve may not have flared up as much on the way over. Once you get home you are no longer in the "vacation happy" mode and all the stress and travel that you put on the PN are going to flare up.

I do find memory foam is the best and "select comfort" is the WORST for me. Spring mattresses are fine most of the time. If i travel to a family or friends house for a extended time like the holiday I sometimes buy a memory foam topper once I am there.

Also, a part of amazon, has good deals on memory foam and it's only $5 shipping so I have even sent them ahead of time to them. I find that I need a SOLID 3" topper not the scalloped curved kind or a 2" with a 2" scalloped top. And when I leave they get to keep it. This is in the US, I have not tried this international.
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Re: Mattresses for Bed - Pudendal Nerve issues /Piriformis

Postby jenna » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:33 am

It actually depends on the type of mattress you are going to get. Considering you health conditions you must invest some time and energy into choosing the perfect mattress for you. If you've already tried out memory foam, then you can try innerspring mattress also for once, definitely after checking its quality and everything. Hope this helps! :)
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