Dadgumit, my mattress is old and doesn't support my back anymore

Gracie with her baby, Spunky.
@rebelann (41279)
El Paso, Texas
April 19, 2017 11:11am CST
It's bad enough that I have to replace my clothes, I've been wearing pretty much the same shirts I'd bought in the mid 1990s and they're showing their age but are still wearable. I just need to lose an inch here and there and I'll be fine. As for that mattress, well the last couple nights my back was so achy trying to lay down on it that I haven't gotten a whole lotta sleep. Today I'll flip that thing again, which will solve the problem for a little while. I flipped it around mid February for the same reason so now I'm wondering if the dang thing is wore out, it's only 12 years old so I'm thinking it should last another few years, shouldn't it? What do you think? Ok, that photo is of my beautiful Gracie with her kitten Spunky, they started the trio I always talk about. It has nothing to do with the discussion above but I did want to show them off. Gracie was born in 1991 and Spunky was born in 1992.
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@much2say (39228)
• United States
19 Apr 17
That is the sweetest picture - so cute!!! I guess it all depends on the mattress quality - some will wear out faster than others. Hubby is more particular about that - his body is more sensitive than mine about where he sleeps - I swear I can sleep on top of rocks .
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Apr 17
Thank you Rocks?? OWWWWWW, that would hurt. Yeah, people with bad backs usually have a harder time laying down flat which is why I'm going to price quality recliners to compare with mattresses, maybe I'll sleep better that way. Who knows, right?
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@much2say (39228)
• United States
19 Apr 17
@rebelann Seriously, I am so exhausted by the end of the day, I hit the pillow and I am OUT! I just remembered one time we put on one of those textured foam layers on top of the mattress - that seemed to help for a while before actually forking out for another mattress. Yah, eventually we would like to invest in a better quality mattress too.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Apr 17
I'm waiting for the prices to drop @much2say yeah, as if that'll happen, right?
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@DianneN (78153)
• United States
20 Apr 17
This is one of your cutest photos! I love it!!!!! As for your mattress, they do say to flip and turn it every so often. A good mattress should last more than 12 years. A good mattress is a must for a good sleep.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
Thank you, I think it's one of the better ones I've taken too. Yeah, I had been turnin and flipin mine every few months and now it's about every 5 or 6 weeks. I might just get another couple years outta this thing.
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@DianneN (78153)
• United States
20 Apr 17
@rebelann Every 5-6,weeks sounds awful. You should keep your eyes open for a mattress sale soon.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
I'll be doing that @DianneN but for now I'll make due with the dern thing. I want to try to get another couple years out of it.
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@Corbin5 (106366)
• United States
19 Apr 17
Mattresses are so darn expensive. I think we are due to buy new one too. That photo is adorable!!!!!
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Apr 17
They really need to give senior discounts on stuff like this, right? I mean aren't we the ones with the bad backs after all those decades of hard work Yeah, ok, mine is due to 40 years of mostly sitting but it's not like that's good for anyones back right?
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@Corbin5 (106366)
• United States
19 Apr 17
@rebelann Yes, senior discounts for sure. And, I think one who reaches the age of 95 should not have to pay taxes. Sis and I had to do our dad's taxes, who will be 96 in June, and I think the gov't should leave our WWII naval aviator alone!!!
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
He paid taxes @Corbin5 ? Does he have a large sum of money in some kind of investment account? He didn't work, did he? Mom didn't pay any from the time she qualified for SS, she didn't work and dad's benefits were not taxable. I also do not have to do an income tax return, I only get SS and what little I make here so I don't have to file. I am totally flubbergusted over this
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
19 Apr 17
You cannot blame that on the mattress because your back is older than the mattress.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
Why not? I didn't start having trouble with my back until 2012, thats when I started flipping and turning it more than every 6 months.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
20 Apr 17
@rebelann No wonder you are having trouble. Flipping your back is certain to have that effect.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
leaving out words does make what's written take on a new meaning @Asylum but then you already knew what I meant, didn't you
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@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
20 Apr 17
Our mattress is from 2001
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
You must have bought a really good one, I thought I had too but apparently I didn't
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@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
20 Apr 17
@rebelann it's still very comfortable
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
You're lucky @Tampa_girl7 maybe mine will still be ok for a while, I have to take a crash coarse on just what the heck all those new fangled kinds of mattresses are s'posed ta do
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
19 Apr 17
What beautiful animals! No wonder you wanted to show them off. I would think that 12 years would not wear out a mattress if it was a good brand but things are not made to last in this day and age. We used to put a board under the mattress for extra support, do you think that would help? I have a mattress I have been turning every couple of weeks. I found a little new life in it when I turned it from top to bottom instead of grabbing the side and turning it. That way you get to use all 4 quarters of the mattress instead of just half.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Apr 17
Thank you, they were sweeties. You're right, nothing is made to last as it should. I usually flip mine completely over as well as turn it and it did work for a month or so. Trouble is I'm not gettin any younger and boy is that damn thing heavy.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
19 Apr 17
@rebelann I hear ya! I wait until my son is visiting or I ask my DIL to do it for me.
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@allknowing (65103)
• India
29 Apr 17
I do not blame you if you hijacked your own post to bring your pets in. It is your post and you can do what you want with it And as your mattress you better invest in a new one rather having to repair your back later
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Apr 17
I did not hijack my own post, I simply put a photo of MY dog and cat on this discussion. I took that photo in the early 1990s. Yep, I am pricing mattresses but I don't have the money to buy one right now.
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• United States
20 Apr 17
That sounds uncomfortable. I don't think they make mattresses as long lasting as they used to be.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
You're right about that, this thing is one of those Denver mattresses that was supposed to be guaranteed for 15 years but for the life of me I can't find the warranty, it's around here somewhere but I really put it in a safe place
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@RubyHawk (25260)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Apr 17
Love your picture. I have never heard of dogs or cats living so long. Hop your mattress feels better tonight I wear my clothes a long time too. I wear them as long as they look good
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr 17
Thank you, they are not with me anymore, Gracie lived 12 years and Spunky lived 17 years. I miss them. Mine don't look that good anymore mostly because I've really gained in the lower half of my body so that the shirts are always too tight below the waist yet fit just fine above it. Drives me nuts that clothes manufacturers never make shirts for women like me who are shaped like a pear.
@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
19 Apr 17
I think your mattress should last some more years, 12 years is not that old. Great photo.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Apr 17
I thought the same thing, maybe if I just flip and turn it more often I'll get more years out of it. Thank you, they were such a sweet pair.
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@Kandae11 (37016)
19 Apr 17
Maybe it is time to get a new one - even though 12 years isn't that long.
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@rebelann (41279)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Apr 17
I really hoped the stupid thing would last a few more years, like you said 12 isn't that old.
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