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    CCL

    Hey!
    I think this has been discussed before, as I remember Wendy in search of a new mattress. I can’t recall the brand – Leesa?

    I am in Canada, and only want to order from here to keep shipping free and with free returns plus no foreign exchange. I had been researching for months about a new mattress and I really liked the idea of the bed in a box and ordering online. I had no desire to go to a department/mattress store to lie on a bed for a few minutes – the trial period is important.

    I decided to go with Fleep (based out of Montreal). It arrived super fast, within 2 days and I slept on it the first night. I slept horribly the first few nights, then it slowly got better to the point now and it’s only been a few weeks, that my back/shoulders feel so much better in the morning and through-out the day. Yay!! But…I have broken out in an itchy rash and I suspect it is from the memory foam. Boo! I went away for 4 days and the rash went away, it was on the back of my arms/elbows and sides of my legs. So itchy! When I got back home, everything was fine for a few days, but again, now it’s all over my back and the armpit areas. Is it just me? Has anyone else had this experience? I do admit, the foam is super hot like I am roasting which is unusual for me. Overall, if it weren’t for the rash I would keep it. I have washed/soaked all my bed linens twice hoping that would help but I think I just have to suck it up and return it. At least it’s hassle free but I need a new bed and will continue my search. One of the things I noticed with researching the memory foam is the density issue. I need something on the firm side, and the Fleep is cool as you can flip it over if you want a softer feel (4.0pcf). I’ve been using the firm side (4.5pcf) and at first I thought it was too soft that there was no way I’d find it comfortable and the adjustment period was painful but obviously I know now it’s because I was used to my old bed as uncomfortable as it was. I don’t really want to go back to a coil mattress either but am worried I will have the same prob with another memory foam mattress. Gah!! Any recommendations out there or similar experiences? TIA! 🙂

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    anonymousse
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    I have a hypoallergenic (I think) and temperature regulating memory foam mattress topper on top of my latex mattress. I got it at target. I also got the mattress cover that zips the topper on top. I believe that has some anti allergen fabric.

    Otherwise, I’d return the mattress. It’s almost certain to be the mattress that’s causing the rash.
    Check out latex mattresses at IKEA. They are great!

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    Portia
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    If it’s not working for you (and it sounds like you’ve given it a fair shot), I’d return it.

    I just did some quick googling around and it looks like Endy is a Canadian brand with a similar free shipping/100 day trial. Did you look into that? They have a Labor day sale right now too.

    #698943 Reply
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    Janelle

    I cant do the memory foam due to the heat but now they have these new cool top ones. Not sure if they have bed in a box type cool top ones but if you run warm at night like I do it is worth looking into. Changed my sleep for life. Now if I could just find a pillow that works for me. I am struggling with this. If anyone is a side sleeper with back issues that knows a good pillow I am so open to a recommendation.

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    Moneypenny
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    Janelle, I am a side sleeper and was having trouble with my neck and numbness in my arms and hands. I got a Tempur Pedic pillow and it’s helped a ton- got it at Bed Bath and Beyond. I think they might have a “cool” pillow option too.

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    CCL

    Thanks everyone!! I’m usually freezing in bed, I will sleep with my heavy duvet on in the summer – this Fleep bed was so hot I’d fluff up the duvet just to let cool air in. ha! I was going to check out Ikea as well as I’ve heard their mattresses are decent too. They also have a 90 day trial – you just have to bring it back yourself and it’s exchange only. I looked at the Endy, but I heard it’s on the softer side. Also there is Douglas which is new but again it was the firmness I was looking at and Fleep’s firm side is 4.5 – closer you get to 5, the firmer it gets. Pillows…another fun find. This new bed is better for sleeping on my back, and I’ll notice I will push away my pillow and sleep without it since it feels better – my neck is horrible. I use the iComfort side sleeper pillow – it’s kinda shaped like a lima bean and it’s memory foam (has never bother me or seemed too hot). I’m due for a new one I’m sure, it’s more than a few years old.

    #698950 Reply
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    CCL

    Oh and I’ve noticed if I sleep with a small pillow between my knees it helps with the back pain – not sure if you’ve tried that @Janelle.

    #698957 Reply
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    Janelle

    @moneypenny thank you! I am ordering one now. I didn’t even remember about the numbness and it’s actually been freaking me out. You reminding me of this has me trying a Tempur Pedic asap. My hands are constantly asleep and last week I even tweaked it to the point of pulling a muscle just based on how I slept.

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    Moneypenny
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    Yay Janelle! I hope it helps!
    The numbness seemed to start out of nowhere, but once it did it was almost every day and became worrying. I was telling my physical therapist friend and she asked if there was something up with my neck. I put two and two together and thought, maybe it’s my pillow! It totally helped 100%. Now I just need a softer mattress myself and I’ll be set. 🙂

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    Janelle

    @moneypenny yes! The numbness has started to freak me out a bit. I had a major car accident months ago so I was worried something could be really wrong. Of course that’s still a possibility but trying the pillow is a good idea.

    #698962 Reply
    Moneypenny
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    Definitely! It’s a good place to start anyway!

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    Leslie Joan

    I thought I couldn’t stand memory foam because of the heat, but a year ago I visited a family member who’d gotten one of the cool-sleeping Tempurpedic mattresses that was insanely comfortable and wasn’t hot at all which changed my thoughts about it. It was also insanely expensive, too, but it was comfortable enough to be worth it.

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