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On The Floor Or In The Bed?


#1

Ever since I was young I have always herd that sleeping on the floor was good for your back; and so forth.

So which is better sleeping on the floor, or in a nice, warm, Amercian king sized bed?

Remus


#2

When I ruptured my L5 I had a large piece of plywood I selpt on...no joke. I just put egg crate foam on top.

It helps keep the back supported. The bed now must be super firm for me, and if not, I have back aches afterward.


#3

I didn't think this post was about sleeping.


#4

I've always liked the harder mattresses.


#5

Yeah, me neither. And I was going to answer: Start on the bed, get wild, throw yourselves on the floor, and keep going.

But, um... wrong topic.


#6

Sex on bed or floor. Sleep-who wants to sleep on the floor? Does it really matter if it's better for your back.


#7

On the floor you can really bring it home.


#8

Yah, but then it hurts to wear pants or, heaven forbid, kneel on Sunday

Sometimes being Catholic is really a pain...


#9

i definitely like a firm bed and when i first moved in here i couldn't find a bed i thought was worth spending money on so i slept on a pad in my bivy-sack on the floor for about a year and a half.

i really liked it for about 4 months.
then winter came and i liked it quite a bit less, but wtf i'm tough.
then after 9 or 10 months my shoulders started to hurt. and right around a year they hurt all the time and there was obvious swelling on the right side which was messing me up pretty good.

the next half a year i kept one eye open for a bed that wasn't a total piece of shit.

i settled on a tempurpedic and it slept great right off, but really the first month or so i couldn't get over the fact that i'd just spent 1500 on a frickn piece of foam. well, i got over it, and two years later it's gone from a 'shitty piece of foam' to being one of the best things i've ever bought.


#10

After having back problems for a while, I sucked it up and bought a Tempur-pedic. Holy mother of God is that thing magic for me. Took a few nights to get used to, but once I did? Heavenly. My back began feeling so much better in the morning, whereas before it just felt stiff.


#11

Anyone out there every try those sleep number beds? Just curious on peoples thoughts.