I slept with a couple pillows under my legs to elevate them. When I would turn over I would wake up because the pillows would move. I would just put them back under and go to sleep. There were a few nights when I couldn't go back to sleep. It was hard for the first month and I was pretty cranky but now its not a problem and I stay asleep. Oh and I don't need the pillows anymore. I'm sure there's probably better methods but this worked for me.
They work fine for back or side sleepers. I prefer a thicker pad for more comfort, and was always worried about all of the possible seam failures with so many different seams on them. It never did fail, but I was always thinking about it........guess I have issues.
I just ordered one yesterday from campsaver,the Klymit Static V,looked like a nice full size 2.5" 23x72 for around $50. I ran across it while looking for a light weight mat,this appears to be like the exped or neoair in weight range and it's not the kind that has sections missing to cut weight,may post a review when it arrives...
I have laid on both of the newer pads they have and being a side sleeper I see no reason to fear the U.L really cut up one.... Sorry cant remember the model name? I want to see how they hold up for a year before making the switch!