A sagging mattress is very annoying. Apart from the fact that it will affect the quality of sleep, it may cause back pain, and it may also cause stiffness. Sagging may occur because a mattress is past its lifespan or it may happen if you purchase a low-quality mattress.
Whatever the cause is, you will need to fix the sagging as soon as you notice it, or you will have to buy a new mattress. Buying a new mattress can, however, be expensive. Here are some of the ways you can fix a sagging mattress and make it more comfortable to use.
Use A Mattress Topper
A mattress topper is used for many reasons, and you can use it as a quick and cheap remedy for a sagging mattress. There are different types of mattress toppers for different purposes; some are made for thick mattresses, some are made for soft mattresses, and some are meant to keep mattresses clean.
When you notice that your mattress is sagging, you can purchase a memory foam topper. When you lay it on your bed, it will help you miss the particular spots where your mattress sags. This is a particularly good remedy for a sagging mattress, especially when you don’t have the money to buy a new mattress just yet.
Use Plywood Boards To Provide Support
This another easy method you can use to fix sagging mattresses. All you have to do is note the portion of your mattress that is sagging; then you get a sheet of plywood that will cover that area, then you place the plywood in between the mattress and the box spring in that area where the sagging is prominent. If your mattress sags in multiple places, however, you will need to use a sheet of plywood that is the same size as your mattress. This is not enough to fix the sagging, but it will make the bed more comfortable to use.
Support Sagging Areas With Pillows
This method is only suitable if the area that is sagging is not too wide. Otherwise, you will need to use a lot of pillows. When you notice that a particular area of your mattress is sagging, you can get several pillows that will cover that specific area, then you lift the mattress and place the pillows under the sagging area. If the sagging area is small enough, you can just lift the bed cover and place the pillow(s) directly on the sagging area.
Flip The Mattress
This doesn’t always work, but in some cases, especially if it is a memory foam mattress, it works well. All you have to do is to flip your bed up-side-down. When you sleep on the opposite side, your body will apply pressure that may counteract the pressure causing the mattress to sag, thus, evening out the mattress. If your mattress isn’t a double-sided mattress, you can try to rotate the mattress. By doing this, you may avoid the sagging area, and with time it may even out.
Replace The Box Springs
When you notice your mattress sagging, it is very possible it is as a result of loose box springs underneath the mattress. This will be easily noticed in a softer mattress, and when it is noticed, all you have to do is replace the box springs.
When the support becomes even again, your mattress will also become even. You will need to examine the box springs carefully to notice the looseness in some cases; replacing box springs is cheaper than getting a new mattress, and it is very efficient if sagging is caused by loose box springs.
It is important that you have it at the back of your mind when you are buying a mattress that no mattress is made to last forever. Together with this, you should estimate how long you think your mattress will last, and with adequate maintenance, your mattress should be able to last as long.
Once you notice that your mattress is past its lifetime, you should try to get a new one. It is true that there are things you can do to make an expired mattress useable. Managing a mattress is, however, not the best thing to do.