Sore Back

After waking up with a sore back for the longest time I finally broke down and bought a brand new mattress. It arrived last friday and after sleeping on it for a week I'm still waking up with a sore back….I'm starting to think its not the mattress but due to the basenji wedged underneath me all night while I'm trying to sleep! 😃

@sonnyboy:

After waking up with a sore back for the longest time I finally broke down and bought a brand new mattress. It arrived last friday and after sleeping on it for a week I'm still waking up with a sore back….I'm starting to think its not the mattress but due to the basenji wedged underneath me all night while I'm trying to sleep! 😃

Yep, Basenji wedge/push against you will do it. 😃 Buddy was doing that to me so I bought a doggie round bed that I put on the bed to prevent that. He curls up in that and I get more than 2" of bed to sleep on. Do you have one for Sonny?

@nobarkus:

Yep, Basenji wedge/push against you will do it. 😃 Buddy was doing that to me so I bought a doggie round bed that I put on the bed to prevent that. He curls up in that and I get more than 2" of bed to sleep on. Do you have one for Sonny?

He wont lay down unless he's under the covers with you! he paws at your head until you lift them up..in the summer when he gets warm he'll come out from under the covers that swat you when he wants to come back under…..I am a slave to my dog & I don't know how that happened! :eek:

@sonnyboy:

He wont lay down unless he's under the covers with you! he paws at your head until you lift them up..in the summer when he gets warm he'll come out from under the covers that swat you when he wants to come back under…..I am a slave to my dog & I don't know how that happened! :eek:

You should have your forum name as "Sonny's Slave".:D Will he lay in the round bed with a blanket tossed over him? Or put the round bed under the covers. Buddy does not like or care about going under the covers. My first B never went under the covers either, my second and third were under cover dogs, one at the bottom and 1 near the top that I had to push back over when he would lay against me.

Sorry to say it, but I think you ARE a slave to your basenji! But there could be far worse things in life! Because of my special cat, I regularly wake up with a sore back from contorting myself into positions only possible by Russian gymnasts. They are wonderful at it, me - not so much!

Houston

hahaha..jepp you are a slave..but hey so am I..

@sonnyboy:

He wont lay down unless he's under the covers with you! he paws at your head until you lift them up..in the summer when he gets warm he'll come out from under the covers that swat you when he wants to come back under…..I am a slave to my dog & I don't know how that happened! :eek:

I just went through that last night. When we went to bed it was too hot for covers but some time in the night it cooled off so I wake up to zoey scratching my head. Yes your majesty, i'm lifting the covers your majesty. Her favorite spot is wedged into the curl of my knee between my legs resting her head on my thigh. After she is settled chief had better not even breath on her much less try to share that spot so he curles up on the outside wedged against the curl of my hip then the cat lays at my head. Yes no mattress helps that backache. People think i'm crazy because I would never dream of kicking them off. DH maybe the the animals never!!!!

I still sleep in a waterbed and learned long ago, it is better to have multiple basenjis under the covers. If they are on top, they pin me down so that I cannot move at all, and can't get out from under covers no matter how hot I am. They all take on weight so that they weigh about 100 lbs each at night…or so it seems! And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Under the covers, out of the covers, under the covers, out of the covers…....My husband has 3 of us to deal with (menopause is hell:eek:)!!

Try buying a body pillow. It divides the bed and lets you sleep on your side with it between your knees which realigns the lower back and pelvis. If the dog takes it over, it slides away easily as opposed to trying to move a sleeping bag of cement.

I have many lower back bone spurs and a ruptured disc. My pillow works wonders. Got my last one @ Walmart for $10.00.

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