How to fix a sagging mattress?
Is your mattress not as comfortable as it used to be? Have you noticed some sagging in the area where you sleep the most? This article will discuss how to fix a sagging mattress.
Sagging is one of the most common complaints of mattress users. All mattresses will eventually sag, and this effect will have a major impact on the comfort of the bed. Luckily, there are things mattress users can do to help reduce the effects of sagging.
How to fix a sagging mattress?
There are several things mattress owners can do to reduce the effects of sagging. The effectiveness of these approaches varies, depending on the age of the mattress and the severity of the sagging. Here are a few things you can try.
1. Use a mattress topper
Purchasing a mattress topper can help you sleep more comfortably on a sagging mattress. A mattress topper, as the name means, is simply placed on your bed to provide an extra layer of comfort on top of your existing mattress.
Mattress topper are sold separately as accessories, and thick mattress covers made from denser materials tend to perform best when it comes to fighting mattress sagging.
A good mattress topper can help reduce the effects of mattress sagging and provide a more even sleeping surface. For those who aren't ready to buy a new mattress but want to improve the comfort of their existing bed, a topper is a popular choice. In other words, a mattress topper won't solve the problem of sagging mattresses, but it is an affordable temporary measure to improve your comfort.
2. To rotate the mattress
Most mattresses should be rotated regularly unless the manufacturer specifically advises against it. The life of a foam mattress can be greatly extended by flipping the mattress and swapping the foot and head of the bed. Regularly flipping the mattress will help prevent premature collapse. Turning your mattress every three to six months is a good period.
If your mattress is already sagging, flipping it will be helpful. The worst areas for sagging tend to be the areas around the hips and shoulders. These areas are under more pressure. After flipping the mattress you can lie on the area that has not yet sagged.
Note: Most mattresses cannot be flipped unless specifically stated by the manufacturer. Most modern mattresses are designed to be one-sided, so flipping them generally results in poor comfort and increases the chance of damage to the mattress.
3. Replace the bed frame
In many situations, the bed frame can cause the mattress to sag early. A bed frame with fewer than six legs will often result in premature sagging because there is less support in the center of the mattress. As well, bed frames that use slats can cause sagging problems, especially in the areas between the slat supports. Older bed frames can also break down over time.
Trying to find the most suitable bed frame for your mattress depends on several things. It is advisable to check with your mattress manufacturer for guidance on the style of bed base you should use. Many manufacturers specify a minimum allowable distance between support slats, which also often affects the warranty on your mattress.
4. Using an pillow
As a temporary measure to cope with the falling down, some people use an pillow placed under the mattress. Some people prefer to sleep with a pillow under their hips, back or legs. For this reason, a well-shaped pillow that stays in place is best.
What some guides recommend is to place the pillow under the mattress to help support the area under the couch. We do not recommend this approach because it can lead to uneven support of the mattress thus speeding up the aging of the mattress.
What can cause mattress sagging?
Sagging is usually caused by the normal wear and tear of a mattress. The materials used in mattresses soften over time because they are subjected to tremendous pressure from the sleeper's body every night. Over time, this gradual softening of the material causes the sensation of a couch and leads to uneven forces.
Sagging is also common in innerspring and hybrid mattresses. The metal coils used in these beds tend to lose tension over time, while the comfort layer softens, resulting in less rigid support in problem areas.
Sagging usually occurs in the areas that are under the most pressure. Often, this includes the areas that support the hips and shoulders.
A mattress with a downward couch will provide uneven support, which will greatly reduce comfort and sleep quality.