I've been having terrible hip/butt/leg pain that shoots down my legs when I sleep. I think it's sciatica, but I'm not totally sure. It usually goes away pretty quickly in the mornings by the time I'm up and have had a shower. It's just terrible though when I wake up with it in the middle of the night, which is often.
However, when my husband got sick last week, I decided to sleep on the air mattress in the other room and for 3 straight nights the pain was either much much less on non-existent. When we was better, I went back to our bed, but the pain came back. So last night I went to the air mattress, and AHHHH.
Just a tip for anyone else who may be experiencing this -- the air mattress has worked wonders for me!!!!