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  1. #1
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    New brace??? READ THIS!!!!

    hey! i recently got a providence brace and i have some advice on sleeping in a brace! GET A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS/MATRESS TOPPER! Trust me! the first couple nights w/ out the memory foam topper (it hadnt come in yet) i wore the brace for like an hour than had to take it off! the first night w/ the topper, i fell asleep in like half an hour and slept through the night! so yea memory foam helps! try it! it works really well! ive been sleeping in my brace all night every night since i got the topper! so yea thats my advice! any questions just ask! good luck to anyone who needs it!

    I'm bringing curvy back

  2. #2
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    Memory Foam Mattress

    Hi scoliodancer,

    You and my daughter, scolioswimmer, have a lot in common. She has a new Providence brace from Feb 19, 2008 and we bought a MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS for our daughter and what a difference! It was delivered yesterday. She slept on it last night for the first time. I now have renewed faith that she will be able to tolerate the brace and maintain/stop the curves.


    -12 yrs old
    -a swim team swimmer
    -curves right now: 33*T and 30*L
    -providence brace since Feb. 19 2008
    Last edited by camurray63; 03-08-2008 at 02:41 PM.

  3. #3
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    thats great to hear! please tell her i wish her luck with her brace! im not sure if her orthotist did this, but mine put marks on the straps so that i know how tight to make it. theres a first, second and third tightness. after sleeping with it on the first tightness for a week, i put it on the second for the first time last night. i was still able to sleep through the night! so tell her theres hope! she will get through it!

    I'm bringing curvy back

  4. #4
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    Wear the brace!

    Scolioswimmer only wore the brace for six months, now:

    42T
    36L
    December 2008

    48T
    40L
    June 2009


    Last edited by camurray63; 06-20-2009 at 10:18 AM.

  5. #5
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    Hey! I heard the Memory foam works good. I am getting some memory foam for my bed. Hopefully, it will work out. I have a boston brace instead of providence brace. I heard it works with either one. Thanks for the tip!

    -Haley

  6. #6
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    haha i totally tried to convince my parents to get me one and so did my grade school principal! they wouldn't get me one! I didn't have trouble sleeping or anything, but man a memory foam mattress would have been soooooo nice! you go girls!
    Hey, so I'm Rebecca, I'm 20 and I wore a Boston Brace for one year, and then a Cheneau brace for 5+ years. The Cheneau changed my life. I now am out of brace full time!!!! Its amazing. For all my scoli-girls (and guys of course) hang in there - the day you get your brace off is the best feeling ever. All the years of wearing it won't matter when that day comes. amo vobis!

    "DUX FEMINA FACTI (The leader of the deed was a WOMAN!)"
    -Virgel

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