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    #16
    9700? geesh....there's no way in hell i could afford that.
    May the fetus you save be gay

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      #17
      Originally posted by Patonb
      Just a cost headsup, A larger than twin is very expensive... My Dynalow( i think) was 9700cdn for a double... it's a bariatric matress that i had to get tweaked down to my very non-bariatric 130lbs.
      that is what's so cool about Overstock...all sizes of 2in memory foams are $69.99 with $2.95 shipping AND includes 2 memory foam pillows!!
      Shannon
      C6/7 incomplete
      20 yrs post sci

      "falling is easy it's getting back up that becomes the problem, becomes the problem" Staind
      "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.:" :-)
      - Burt Bacharach

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        #18
        Originally posted by Theophania
        do you think a full tempurpedic mattress will sit-up ok on my comfortmatic boxspring though??
        these mattress types require a solid flat surface. Tempur that my sis bought had a Sleigh Bed frame with it. So when I bought my knock-off from ebay, I built my frame myself with a surface of 3/4 inch birch plywood. Made shelves on one side and a tall 'headboard' so I can prop my noggin up for the computer and tv.
        So ideally you should take off the boxsprings and put plywood with enough supports under so it will not break, say 3 thin(1x3 inch) slats like support most beds. You would have to adjust the frame height so you can transfer easily.
        I REALLY suggest you go try one somewhere and see if ya like them. There is a SMALL population that gripe they are too hot or too soft or too solid... the usual Goldilocks types, lol. I'm betting they were hefty folks though. We bony buddies have no problem with sinking up in them, we float
        When my bil checked mine out, he said there was no difference in feel with the real Tempurpedic. BIG difference in price though.
        A lot of people like overlays...from an engineering standpoint, I wouldn't personally think that they can provide the same support as the 'real' thing. I know it was my best spent 300 bucks in a looong time. I have about 150 in the frame. it's a long fullsize, I'm 6'2"
        They do use them on hospital type beds I believe, it MAY be a different design tho. Would have to check into that.

        https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

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          #19
          You can get a "Tempurpedic" type foam overlay, Jim's is 3'', from a foam outlet store. Just take in your measurements and they will cut to size for you. I had three made, one narrow for outpatient procedures and hospital guerneys that I keep in storage, and an extra besides what's on the bed now. The last one cost about $40.00 and has lasted 4 years without change in texture. The regular mattress pad for "deep" mattresses fits over both the overlay and mattress. Works well with head up or foot up also.

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            #20
            I have been using one of these for years, set to alternate 30 degrees left or right every 15 mins. I am not very boney when laying down though:

            http://spanamerica.com/turn_select.php

            These small cooling fan in it gets noisy quickly after purchase but does not affect performance.

            Also comes in a full, queen or king size:

            http://spanamerica.com/inhome_styles.php

            Trial first to see if your tailbone can handle it though.

            I also protect my feet and heels by using the same company's original cradle boots:

            http://spanamerica.com/extremities.php
            Last edited by Jeff B; 30 Mar 2007, 11:24 AM.

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              #21
              I have purchased from this company in the past. I think they have a item price calculator on the page.

              http://www.knoxfoam.com/

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                #22
                Originally posted by Jeff B
                I have been using one of these for years, set to alternate 30 degrees left or right every 15 mins. I am not very boney when laying down though:

                http://spanamerica.com/turn_select.php

                These small cooling fan in it gets noisy quickly after purchase but does not affect performance.

                Also comes in a full, queen or king size:

                http://spanamerica.com/inhome_styles.php

                Trial first to see if your tailbone can handle it though.

                I also protect my feet and heels by using the same company's original cradle boots:

                http://spanamerica.com/extremities.php
                These beds, as explained by an OT, aren't as relieveing due to the chamber orientation.

                But they are cheaper than a low-loss type.. Thank my lucky stars canadian gov't paid 7K of it.

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                  #23
                  Pressure reduction

                  Hi, Tiff:



                  WWW.Thecompanystore.com in Wisconsin sells memory foam bed pads of all sizes for $80 and machine washable 1-inch-high wool pad that covers the whole bed for $120 to $180, depending on the size of the bed.

                  I use a 3-inch memory foam pad topped by the wool pad on top of a regular mattress. Haven't had a sore in five years. I turn myself one to four times a night, depending on how well I sleep. Four or more turns = insomnia.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Theophania
                    "O Face"...LOL. God how I love Office Space. How much did your bed cost?
                    Bed $2500..."O" face Priceless LOL!
                    Injured May 19, 2006, C4 incomplete

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                      #25
                      it seems i'll need some more $ before buying a bed that'll actually be beneficial. hrm.
                      May the fetus you save be gay

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                        #26
                        Tiff, I bought a three piece/layer memory bed from cloud 9 off ebay.

                        With shipping, $350. It even came with two top layers, one firmer.
                        And the truth shall set you free.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Theophania
                          it seems i'll need some more $ before buying a bed that'll actually be beneficial. hrm.
                          Tiff,

                          When you make it out to Southern CA I'll let you try it out.

                          Danny M.
                          Injured May 19, 2006, C4 incomplete

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Theophania
                            do you think a full tempurpedic mattress will sit-up ok on my comfortmatic boxspring though??
                            Tiff-
                            assuming that the comfotmatic boxspring is adjustable, the only thing you would want to double check is that there is some sort of bar/stop at the foot of your bed to keep the top mattress from sliding off when you adjust the bed. Tempurpedic actually sells an adjustable base for their mattresses as well, AND if you get a knowledgable sales-person in a bed store...They'll give you lotsa nifty info, LIKE...There are 3 manufacturers for adjustable bases and all the mattress companies get them from one of those 3...soooooo, it doeesn't matter WHO'S base you are using, as long as you are comfy and can use the control...
                            'Chelle
                            L-1 inc 11/24/03

                            "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Patonb
                              Thank my lucky stars canadian gov't paid 7K of it.

                              How'd you make that happen??

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                                #30
                                Take a look here:
                                http://www.kci-medical.com/kci/corpo...euticsurfaces/

                                This company really helped me

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