Not sure what kind of issues you have but I've found sleeping with a body pillow has done wonders for me. I also like a softer bed so I do like some sort of topper on my mattress even if it is just a thinner piece of memory foam or down topper. I've slept on a sleep number before and wasn't impressed. Try a body pillow while lying on your side put part between your knees, then I usually "hug" it, and then put my head at the top if that makes sense.
Have one and like it...some days I like it firmer than others. Got the hard plastic type box spring thingie that comes with it and the mattress shifts a lot. Wish I had kept the old box spring. It was less than a year....we were replacing a new
piece of junk Serta that neither Penneys or Serta would stand behind. DH likes
his side soft so this way we each get what we want. Bought a mid-priced set
but a little more topping might be nice (the more topping, the more $).
It's lightweight and easy to lift when changing dust ruffles.
I have something simular called a Comfortaire ( came out before less marketing) mattress, less $$ and you can the controls by 1's instead be 5's. I love it. Guess I've had it for about 10yrs now, the only thing I would change on it if give the chance I would have bought a box spring instead of just putting it my old waterbed frame. With tax return getting box spring...
We have two, my mother has one. They are all between 10-15 years old. The only problem we ever had was when one controller stopped working (after 10 years), and they sent us a new one for free.
I love mine and have trouble sleeping on anything else. Our other one is in the guest bedroom and guests seem to really like it - enough that they tell me about it without me asking.
I really want the new one with the cool fabric tech, but there's nothing wrong with ours. Sometimes I wish one would break.
Had one. Hated it. I was a 70, husband was a 35. The difference in numbers left a "cliff" in the middle of the bed. It was fine if we stayed on our own sides, but make it nearly impossible to comfortably get close. We stayed on one at a Radisson hotel this weekend and I was reminded of just how awful it was when we owned one.
"Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care." ~Jimmy Buffett
I just bought a Habitat Furnishings Arise air bed about a month ago (got very high online reviews and was considerably cheaper than Sleep Number). I'm still on the fence. I think now I should have gone for the Ascend model (which is more $$) because it is softer. Both my husband and I have it set at pretty much the lowest setting, but I still feel like it is too firm! For about a week, my back hurt less, but its back to hurting again. I can safely say, though, that I no longer wake up in the middle of the night due to severe back pain, so maybe it'll just take more time. The other nice thing about the Habitat beds is that there's a YEAR-long no-questions-asked return policy. I actually was planning to call them today to see what I can do about making it softer. I already added a 2-in layer of memory foam (3-in made it even firmer).