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How does back sleep determine posture? 16 May 2022 00:42 #1

  • BillyIdol
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Hey folks,

Im in the final stages of making a decision about a mattress. Im down to Tempurpedic ProAdapt Firm or Tempurpedic LuxeAdapt firm. I am 5ft 11in, 225 pounds, 55 years old. 90% back sleeper, 10% side sleeper. Having back pain from 2000 Tempurpedic Deluxe that is worn out.

Ive been trying to determine “posture” while back sleeping on worn out bed vs PAF vs LAF. I mentally measure (guestimate) how much my butt sinks down. Worn out? 4 inches, LAF? 3 inches, PAF? 2-2.5 inches.

What is the best way to detemine posture while back sleeping? Seems sort of hard! Would I just have wife take a picture of me lying in back? Have her take a yard stick to line up with spjne while on back? How do I objectively measure how far butt/hips sink down? How do I determine if my back in correct posture while on my back?

Im very sure that PAF would be great support for back, but comfort is ok. LAF is good support , but softer, but more comfortable. LAF will probably solve back pain. LAF comfort is to die for….but I dont want back pain!

I might take a chance and order Flobeds Vzone in Firm to try it out long term.

Thanks in advance!
John

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How does back sleep determine posture? 16 May 2022 06:29 #2

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This is not an easy thing to do (at least compared to side sleeping). There was a Purple Mattress commercial a while back that used large pins/rods through the bed to indicate the curvature of the spine (not the least bit practical for someone at home). I would take a side photo of yourself at mattress level and overlay that with a side profile while standing and note any differences. You can use something like Powerpoint to do the overlay by rotating/sizing the photos so you look the same then make the one where you're standing semi-transparent so you can see both of them at once and compare your alignment. It's not perfect but it's much better than just trying to eyeball things.

Here's the purple commercial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTLVoj4iNr4

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