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Invest in a roll (single bed size) of eggcrate sponge to take with you to the hospital. Help make up your bed with this underneath the sheet. It will provide a little softness, prevent slipping, and be cooler than hospital plastic covered mattresses. It is almost guaranteed that it will collect blood and other fluids, so don't plan on bringing it home with you - it will have to be discarded, but the little bit of comfort it will provide is worth the investment.