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We have a Tempur-pedic mattress that's rather firm. Up until last September I was able to sleep in bed just fine. In September my right hip starting hurting, deep ache with occasional burning (like a line down the side of my leg to the knee). I was diagnosed with arthritis, sciatica and suspect bursitis as well. Since then, I've found lying on my right side puts pressure on the hip and the pain makes it impossible to sleep. If I turn to my left side, I feel a "pull" in my right hip which is also painful. I've been sleeping in a recliner since then because I find it very difficult to sleep on my back in a bed - I'm a tosser-turner and in bed rarely stay in one position for more than a few minutes.
My husband is disabled and during the night he occasionally needs to wake me to help him sit up. Now that I'm in another room it's more difficult to assist him since I have to get up, walk to the bedroom, sit him up, and then walk back to the living room. By that time I'm awake and it's hard for me to get back to sleep quickly.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to a mattress topper that might help? I'd like to be able to sleep in a bed again.