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Doctor insights on: Bultex Mattress

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What bugs leave skins molts on your mattress?

What bugs leave skins molts on your mattress?

Bed bugs do.: Here are some tell tale signs that your hotel room could be infested w bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding. Blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestation – an odor. ...Read more

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How do I know if im allergic to my foam mattress?

How do I know if im allergic to my foam mattress?

Foam mattress: It is not all that simple. If you are having problems you can take a small same of it (maybe with the help of the manufacturer0 to an allergist for a patch test with controls. Sometimes it is not the foam matress but fungicides or other chemicals or even dust mites. ...Read more

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What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

Try then out: The best mattress is the most comfortable mattress. Generally, one that doesn't sag is better for your back. I think a soft covering is nice. Most stores will let you lie down and try it. Don't be shy! ...Read more

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How do you tell when to change the height of crib mattresses?

How do you tell when to change the height of crib mattresses?

Mobility: Once your child begins to get on his/her knees, or pulls to stand, the crib mattress should be lowered all the way to prevent climbing and falling. ...Read more

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What are the health risks involved in sleep on a used mattress?

What are the health risks involved in sleep on a used mattress?

Bed bugs: Make sure there are no problems.

Otherwise sleep on the floor which is the healthiest anyway.

If you care about your back. ...Read more

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I can't get comfortable in bed. Do I need a special mattress or pillow?

I can't get comfortable in bed. Do I need a special mattress or pillow?

Good question: The answer should be easy but differs from person to person. You might need to try several products to find what works for you. Some people sleep on the side with a small pillow between their legs. Others buy a long pillow to place along their back. Others try different types of pillows. Buying a bed is a big expense but might be needed if other approaches do not work. ...Read more

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Medically will it be alright to use an electric mattress in moderate night temp say +4°c and above?

Medically will it be alright to use an electric mattress in moderate night temp say +4°c and above?

Controversy: Typically you will not want to raise your body temperature throughout the night with mattress warmer. Can cause changes to sleep and hormonal balance. If you can see if you can set a timer to stop heating after about 30 minutes which is about the time that many people start going into a deeper sleep. ...Read more

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I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?

I already have back problems from tumbling but my old mattress isn't helping the matter either. What can I do if we can't afford a new mattress?

Exercise: One of the most effective solutions for anyone with back pain/problems is to strengthen the muscles of the torso with exercises that target flexibility and strength building in the muscles of the abdomen, upper back, and lower back. Just be sure to have your doctor make sure there are not any more serious issues before you begin a new exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What is a good mattress?

What is a good mattress?

U can rest WELL..: Each person has different need for sleep comfort. Some can sleep anywhere/everywhere, while others can't get comfortable on certain surfaces. When u are young, any safe place is a good place to sleep. As u get older, things change--we get stiffer, arthritis kicks in, muscles are weaker, skin not so tough--then u need comfortable surface--where u can rest/sleep w/o aches/pain is good. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to keep mattress dry for elder?

Waterproof Pad: They sell a variety of waterproof pads for mattresses that will protect the mattress. You can find them at a mattress store. ...Read more

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Is sids caused by mattresses?

Is sids caused by mattresses?

Suffocation: Soft bedding can definitely increase babies risk for accidental suffocation. This could be wrongly classified as SIDS. A firm crib matress with a standard sheet is low risk. Those cribs you see at pottery barn with all the really soft fluffy items, including expensive plush crib bumpers are dangerous. A thin bumper is ok, a plush one is not! ...Read more

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How a mattress affect back pain?

How a mattress affect back pain?

Support: A good mattress needs to be able to provide support for your spine, yet still be comfortable. A worn mattress looses its ability to support the spine and will often lead to back pain. A temporary measure for a worn mattress is to place plywood between your mattress and the box spring. This may firm up the mattress and temporarily provide you with more support. Flipping the mattress may also help. ...Read more

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How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

How to get bed bugs off your mattress?

Almost impossible: If you have bed bugs in your matress you should get rid of it. The bugs are so small and so resistant to pesitcides you are unlikley to be able to get them out of your matress. ...Read more

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Is my back pain caused by my mattress?

Is my back pain caused by my mattress?

UNCLEAR: Prior to your spending lots of money on a new mattress, suggest you seek out an experienced osteopathic physician and get an examination, as numerous problems could be causing back pain. So, before acting precipitously, do yourself a favor, and get a precise plan into place. ...Read more

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What type of mattress is best if back pain?

What type of mattress is best if back pain?

Personal: Mattress choice is best left up to a personal decision. Most of my low back pain patients prefer firm support, but it is not the choice of all the patients. The best advice is to go to a mattress store and pick what suits you best. The most expensive and/or the most features may not necessarily be the best for a given person. ...Read more

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Can a bad mattress cause body aches and pains?

You bet!: Just listen to all those tv commercials :). Yes, there is a hint of truth in them! ...Read more

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Which mattress for back pain is most effective?

No answer: You have to try one until you find one that makes your back feel good. In general one that provides more support is better. ...Read more

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How can you sleep better with a sagging mattress?

How can you sleep better with a sagging mattress?

Few things: Many recommend rotating and turning over the mattress regularly. This way, the position of your body is on different parts of the mattress and spreads out the areas of weight over more of the mattress. Also, you can get a piece of plywood (3/8 - 1/2 inch thick, at least) and place it under the mattress for greater support. Less costly than a new mattress. Good luck. ...Read more

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How could I best remove bed bugs off my mattress?

See answer: I have had several patients treat their mattress, only to get the bed bugs back. If your budget allows it, get rid of the old mattress, treat the room, then buy a new mattress. ...Read more

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Whare is a good mattress for scoliosis sufferers?

Varies: Despite popular commercials, the selection of a comfortable mattress is somewhat arbitrary. It is one of the few products consumer reports won't rate cause there is not much objectivity to it. Usually a matress should be form enough to provide support, but also soft enough to match you contour and allow your spine to be in a neutral position. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have constant back pain? Is foam mattress safe?

I have constant back pain? Is foam mattress safe?

Mattress: I recommend going to your local mattress store and trying out what is the best mattress for your comfort. There are many different materials used for mattresses, including foam (even with different levels of firmness). There are no "recommended" mattresses for back pain, but most of my patients prefer more of a firm support. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis. What is the best mattress for me?

I have scoliosis. What is the best mattress for me?

A couple of options: Hi there,
i've seen two options work best for patients. First, there are the sleep number beds. These beds allow you to customize the firmness to your liking. On average, i'd say the firm mattresses usually are more effective for scoliosis patients. The second option are the tempurpedic mattresses. These tend to have excellent overall back support, but do tend to be firm.
I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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How can I treat my mattress so my allergies will stop?

How can I treat my mattress so my allergies will stop?

Encase: If you suffer from dust mite allergy, you can get a dust mite proof cover for your mattress and pillows. A hepa ait filter for the bedroom also helps. Consult an allergist for different options on getting rid of your allergies. ...Read more

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Is the memory foam mattress useful in reducing backpain?

Is the memory foam mattress useful in reducing backpain?

It help because: You adjusted the position to the most comftable one. ...Read more

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Are orthopedic mattresses better than ordinary mattresses?

Are orthopedic mattresses better than ordinary mattresses?

Perhaps: Orthopedic mattresses are supposed to be firmer and provide more support than regular mattresses, but there is no credentialing authority or organization that weighs in on whether this is true or not. ...Read more

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How is a memory foam mattresses useful to reduce backpain?

How is a memory foam mattresses useful to reduce backpain?

Back pain: Back pain can have a significant emotional and psychological component as well as a physical part. While I don't know how a memory foam mattress helps, you can also use deep breathing, mindfulness and other such techniques to "quiet" the pain. ...Read more