Sometimes, you may feel stuck with the wrong mattress, whether it is too hard or too soft. Unfortunately, some retailers and mattress brands do not have a warranty or return policy. Your only choice, in this case, is either to buy another mattress or make-do with what you have, especially when you cannot afford to buy another one. Fortunately, there are ways to make your queen-size bed softer or firmer, as you save for a replacement.
Adjust your thermostat
Mattresses made of 100% memory foam tend to respond to the room’s temperature. If it is warm, a memory foam mattress will become softer. When buying a mattress, it is essential to find out what it is made of. This way, you can identify mattresses with allergens that will cause an allergic reaction. Knowing the type of mattress will also help you find ways to make the mattress more comfortable.
Use mattress pads or mattress toppers
Mattress toppers such as pillow-material toppers can be used to soften a hard bed. Your mattress as it is now will be used to provide the right support, while the topper is specifically for comfort. How much of the topper you will use is dependent on the level of softness you are looking for. If the mattress is too soft, mattress pads or firm mattress toppers can be used.
Use plywood boards
This is an excellent home remedy for mattresses that are too soft. Slip some plywood boards between the mattress and the bed frame. This will provide the necessary support your body needs. The number of boards you add will be dependent on how firm you would like the mattress to be. This is a great temporary solution that will work for some time as you search for a firmer mattress.
Flip a two-sided mattress
Some mattresses are two-sided, one side softer, while the side harder. This is a great choice for people who like to switch between a mattress that is firmer or softer, depending on their body’s demands. It is important to balance the usage of such mattresses since a side that is not used much tends to be harder.
Check the foundation of your bed
Although the mattress is often blamed for your discomfort, especially if it is either too soft or too firm. However, before returning the mattress or buying another one, it is best to look at the frame on which the mattress is put. If your bed has weak box springs, they may not provide the mattress with the right support. This will make the mattress feel too soft.
Sometimes, the frame may be weakened at the center, causing the mattress to sink at this point when you lie down. This posture may cause you to wake up with body pain, especially your back. If your bed’s foundation is weak, it may be best to work on it before considering a replacement for your current mattress.
These are some of the ways to make your mattress softer or firmer. Considering the cost of mattresses, it is a great idea to consider all possibilities, especially cheaper solutions, before opting for a replacement of your queen-size mattress.
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