skrammy101 wrote:Hi everyone,
I couldn't afford a memory foam mattress so i got a topper (3inches) instead. I've only been using it a week but i've noticed achey pain in my lower back and that's the only thing I can think it would be, I'm wondering if anyone else had this problem at first? I can't tell if its a good change and the pain is from the adjustment or if it's doing damage and I should stop using it! Any thoughts?
That's what I did and I have exactly the same problem - I bought the luxury 3 inch one from Argos and it's a nightmare. It's lovely to go to sleep on and stops my neck and shoulders hurting but my *god* what it does to my SI joints and hips isn't worth it. After a couple of days of it I can't walk.
I also find I can't turn over on them, because I have knackered SI joints and there's no spring to assist me, so perhaps I'm staying in the same position for too long overnight and that's what's causing the pain.
I had the same problem with a full memory foam mattress that I had in a rented flat a few years back; it hurt my lower back, although then I was by no means in as bad a shape with the HMS as I am now so it didn't bother me so much.
I was thinking it was just me - everyone seems to have such good things to say about memory foam and I just can't seem to get on with it.