I had been experiencing pain in my hip since Aug 02. I was finally diagnosed with iliopectineal bursitis in May 03. I have gone through physical therapy and 1 cortisone shot. The shot left me pain FREE, but unfortunately only for 1 week. As far as sleeping goes, I too have difficulties sleeping. I seem to have the opposite reaction as some people that have posted though. I was sleeping on a pillow top mattress with a feather bed. I removed the feather bed just to see if that would change anything and felt much better. I have been sleeping on the floor which sounds horrible, but it really seems to help. I’m thinking about purchasing a new firmer bed. Has anyone gone this route instead of a softer bed as I have seen some people post? If so, what bed have you found helps?