What is Memory foam mattress?

Category: Equipment

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Unlike standard foams that compress, but want to spring back to their original shape immediately, memory foam cells compress fully and spread their air pressure to adjoining cells.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 59 9
Fibromyalgia 30 8
Pain in lower back 12 2
Insomnia 8 1
General health 7 1
Bursitis 3 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Memory foam mattress"

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
1
None
18

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Memory foam mattress

Back pain 1
Muscle pain 1
Pain in hips 1
Pain in lower back 1
Pain in legs 1
Ineffective 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped using Memory foam mattress

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Memory foam mattress
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 24
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
21 95%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
1 5%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 5%
Somewhat
3 14%
A little
2 9%
Not at all
16 73%
Cost
$200+
2 33%
$100-199
1 17%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
1 17%
< $25
2 33%
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3 patient evaluations for Memory foam mattress

Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Memory foam mattress history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It's comfier than a standard mattress just not always comfy enough

  • 0 helpful marks
TIREDNSICK
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TIREDNSICK
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F43y
FM:9y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See TIREDNSICK's full Memory foam mattress history

Sep 11, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
arabellamilla
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arabellamilla
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: none
Description:F32y
CFS:4y Dx
FM:?y
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

See arabellamilla's full Memory foam mattress history

Jul 1, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in hips: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Definately gives a more restful nights sleep. Before I used to get pressure pain in the joints, particularly the hips, when I'd been laid on one side for some time. I find that for pain in the lower back it isn;t as effective and I need to put a rolled towel under my back until it relaxes...

  • 0 helpful marks
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