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Last week we received an email from one of our readers.
“Hi Susan, I love my plush bed, but now my mattress has sagged. How can I make my mattress firmer? ”
We always have the option to replace the mattress if it is under warranty. A sagging mattress can also be a sign of an aging mattress, but are you ready for a new mattress? o Do you want an existing mattress to be firmer?
Let’s explore ways to breathe new life into an uncomfortable mattress and make the bed firmer for a better night’s sleep.
1. Make Changes in Bed Foundation:
Each type of mattress has unique bed base requirements. There are many countries where the use of a flat surface is the norm. A hard bottom generally works for all types of mattresses.
Replace the old bed frame with a sturdy bed frame or place a plywood sheet between the existing bed frame and the mattress. This can do wonders for a sagging mattress.
2. Firm Up a Memory Foam Mattress:
This tip is helpful for readers who use all memory foam mattresses. Memory foam does not do well at high temperatures. Memory foam tends to make the bed softer in a warm environment.
We recommend lowering the room temperature a few degrees. Cooler rooms make a memory foam mattress firmer.
3. Use a Mattress Topper:
A mattress topper is a solution to many problems in your existing mattress. They rejuvenate life on a dying mattress.
A mattress topper is usually the most economical if it has a padded top or box spring mattress. Worn springs lose their ability to hold the mattress.
There are many different options for choosing the type of mattress topper. If you are a hot sleeper, opt for a refreshing mattress topper, it will firm up the mattress and solve your nighttime hot flashes.
Do not buy a soft mattress topper and instead choose a mattress topper with dense foam to make the bed more firm.
While the mattress topper will fix the floppy memory foam mattress, we still recommend fixing the bed frame as well if it’s not stable.
4. Mattress on the Floor:
Sleeping on the floor may not be a long-term solution, but it can be a quick and inexpensive solution if you need to stay in a soft bed for a few nights.
Placing a mattress on the floor creates a firm foundation for the soft bed that ensures a comfortable night’s sleep.
5. Damp Mattress:
The mattress promotes the absorption of moisture where the air is humid all year round. Any fluid retention can lead to a soft mattress. We recommend placing your mattress in direct sunlight or outside for some time. It removes moisture and can firm up the mattress.
6. Flip the Mattress:
Excessive use of the mattress on one side can cause it to sag. Therefore, it is a general recommendation to flip and turn the mattress for even wear. And if it’s an old mattress, flipping the saggy side may help. It is important to understand that you cannot flip all mattresses, so be sure to read the mattress instructions before flipping the mattress.
Tips on How to Make a Hotel Mattress firmer and Comfortable?
The above tips will help you firm up your mattress, but they won’t help you if you’re stuck with a soft bed at the hotel.
Before looking for ways to firm up a hotel mattress, call the front desk and request a room change. Usually you don’t have to adjust the mattress and the hotel staff will help you change mattress or room.
Also, many luxury hotels have options for guests to choose the type of pillow and mattress according to their needs. So ask for your specific wishes.
But there will still be situations where you will be stuck with an uncomfortable mattress in your hotel. Here are some tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.
- Call housekeeping and ask for extra bedding, blankets or comforters and use them on the soft parts of the mattress.
- Check if they have a mattress topper or a thin floor bed. It can be used to strengthen the soft bed.
- You can also ask for extra sheets and place them in the sagging area under the sheet.
- Extra towels can also be useful to fill the saggy part of the mattress if none are available.