A mattress that is too soft for your body type and sleep style can lead to neck and back pain as time goes on. So, I would be helping with the steps you need to know on how to make your mattress a lot firmer if yours has lost the support it requires.
It is normal for even the best mattresses to show signs of softening after years of the heavy user, but luckily there are some great ways to reverse this – with some caveats that would cover below.
While mattress firmness is kind of subjective, medium-firm suits most people, whether you opt for a hybrid, innerspring, or memory foam mattress. Softer mattresses, while snug at first, also can cause lower back pain in some people by throwing the spine out of alignment.
How to Make a Mattress Firmer
The tips that I would be stating for you should definitely help you firm up your mattress a lot faster. But if yours is showing signs of serious sagging, there isn’t much that you can do. With that stated, let’s get on with the steps:
Swap it if it is Still Within the Trial Period
Purchasing a mattress is one major benefit, but one of the downsides here is figuring out what firmness would suit you.
This is one of the reasons why manufacturers offer at-home trial periods. These range from 100 nights up to about a whole year. If it still remains within the trial period, return your too-soft mattress for a firmer model. Most brands are now offering free returns and exchanges.
If you have passed the trial period of the Mattress, check the warranty to see if you are covered for a certain amount of sagging / Sinkage. Just have it at the back of your mind that sagging is not the only cause of softer mattresses.
Flip or Rotate Your Mattress
Most of the mattresses should be rotated at least every three months in other to spread out wear and tear and stop deep sagging in one particular spot. However, there are some mattresses that you cannot rotate – usually models that have areas of specific lumbar support.
If your memory foam or hybrid mattress can be rotated, do this first as the softness that you are currently feeling around your back and hips would then be found at the bottom of the bed.
Add a Firm Mattress Topper
In general, bed toppers are usually used to soften a mattress, but the huge variety now available means that you would also find toppers designed to make a mattress a lot firmer. These also can isolate motion from a restless bed buddy.
Place your Mattress on a Supportive bed base
Another sure-fire way for you to make a mattress Firmer is for you to place it on a more supportive bed frame, base, or platform. This would add some firmness from underneath, making your mattress feel a lot firmer overall. A new bed frame usually costs less than a new mattress.
Place your Mattress on the Floor
While putting your mattress on the floor will make it feel instantly firmer, there are some drawbacks to this approach. First, make sure that your mattress can be placed right on the floor while sleeping. Some mattress warranty usually goes void once used by this approach.
Reduce the temperature in your bedroom
Usually, an overly hot bedroom makes it even harder to fall asleep and to even stay asleep. But do you know that it also affects your mattress’s firmness or softness? If your room is usually too warm, your foam stands a chance to lose its supportiveness.
Air your Mattress in the Sun
If you usually suffer from night sweats, all that sweat and release of the body can actually cause your mattress to lose its firmness with time. A much faster fix is for you to take your mattress outside when it is sunny and warm and then leave it to be properly aired for a few hours, with the heat and sun naturally taking out the moisture inside it.