How To Fix A Sagging Mattress
When you wake up with pain in your back, neck, or hips, it’s easy to blame old age or exercise from the day before. In reality, aches and pains can also be caused by a sagging mattress that isn’t giving your body the support it needs.
The best way to fix a sagging mattress is by replacing it with a new one. However, suppose you’re not ready to do that just yet.
In that case, you may be able to make a few minor changes to fix the problem temporarily. These measures are not permanent, nor are they recommended long-term. Though, they may provide you with a few more nights of restful sleep before you’re ready to purchase a brand new bed.
However, by doing any of these things below (or all of them), you may put yourself in the best position possible to sleep soundly.
What Causes A Mattress To Sag
If it doesn’t seem like all that long ago since you last purchased a mattress, you may be wondering what’s causing it to sag already.
Several things may be to blame, such as how you sleep, pets, and whether someone else sleeps with you in the bed. Some couples may notice that their mattress is sagging if they tend to stick to their ‘side’ of the bed.
Sometimes, sagging can occur in the middle of the bed if your preferred position is spooning in the center.
The third most common reason is your pets. For example, if you have a large or heavy dog that sleeps in the same spot every night, they may eventually cause an indentation in this one area.
How To Fix a Sagging Form Mattress
Memory foam mattresses are some of the most popular on the market. They have a layer of memory foam partnered with support foam or springs and mold to the shape of your body.
When you leave your bed, the memory foam slowly forms its original shape but can also remember your preferred sleeping position over time. This is largely how it gets its name ‘memory’ foam.
However, as your memory foam mattress ages, it can begin to offer less than optimal support for your body, leading to aches and pains when you wake in the morning. You may even find it challenging to get to sleep at night. To combat this problem, rotate the mattress 180 degrees to take a new position on the mattress.
If your memory foam mattress is double-sided, you may also be able to flip it and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep once more. If that fails, consider purchasing a memory foam mattress topper.
A topper may be able to fill in any indents in your mattress while feeling like it’s still your mattress. These toppers come in many different sizes and thicknesses, with features like cooling properties, scents, and pressure relief.
How To Fix A Sagging Top Mattress
A pillow top mattress is a mattress with extra padding on top, acting like a plush pillow. It’s especially popular for people who have found that most beds on the market are too hard for them to achieve a comfortable night’s sleep.
In most cases, pillow top mattresses do not have removable pillow tops. This means that if you’re facing any discomfort, you are unable to make any adjustments.
However, if you’re trying to combat a sagging pillow top mattress, there are a couple of options at your disposal. You can try rotating your mattress first so that you’re sleeping on a different part of it than what you were before.
This mattress type is not double-sided, which means you don’t have the option to flip it. Although, you can also slide a thin wooden board underneath the mattress on top of your bed frame or box spring.
This can provide support where the mattress is starting to sag. However, it can also make your bed feel a little firmer than it once did. If you’re not sure why the mattress is sagging in the first place, inspect your box spring.
A broken or weak spot could be to blame for the sagging rather than the mattress itself.
If you’re not in a position to purchase a new bed, and rotating and flipping your mattress hasn’t helped, plywood potentially can.
This short-term measure is one that could possibly allow for a comfortable night’s sleep while you’re trying to decide which new mattress to purchase.
The goal of using plywood is to reinforce the strength of your bed frame. Simply purchase or obtain plywood of around one inch thickness and position it in the area that appears to be sagging.
As a result of this simple addition, you may notice that you have more support and potentially even less squeaking from your box spring. If you don’t have a box spring and, instead, your mattress sits in your bed frame, you may need twice as much plywood.
Keep it straight and position it evenly to enjoy a much firmer and more supported mattress.
Try A Mattress Topper
Sometimes, the sag in a mattress can be so subtle that you’re not even sure if it’s there at all. It may only be after experiencing some aches in pains in the morning that you realize something is amiss with your mattress. If that’s the case, try to gain extra support with a mattress topper.
This can be more suitable for people who sleep on their own or who are reasonably lightweight. It can offer support, an extra layer of comfort, and may also even out that slight sag you believe is present.
Buy A New Mattress
As much as you may be trying to avoid purchasing a new mattress, it can be the best way to combat the problem of a sagging mattress.
After all, you need a decent night’s sleep, and that’s simply not guaranteed with an uncomfortable, sagging mattress. That new mattress may be required sooner rather than later if you have noticed that the mattress is broken in some parts, has springs poking out of it, or it’s over a decade old.
If you see that it also has permanent indents measuring over an inch deep, this can be a sure sign that your mattress is past the point of saving.
I should also mention some accessories you may need with your mattress to optimize your sleep experience:
Box Spring - A sturdy foundation often made of wood that evenly distributes the weight of the mattress so it retains its integrity and also evenly distributes the full weight throughout the bed.
Bed Frame - Usually made of either metal or wood, it's a frame that elevates the mattress off the ground. Sometimes it will require a box spring but many platform bed frames are available on which you can just put the mattress directly.
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