Mattress Sagging is one of the commonest complaints of mattress owners. In most cases, you begin to notice some sagging in the areas that you sleep on. Not only does a sagged mattress provide less comfort to you, but from a health point of view, lying on a saggy or lumpy mattress has the potency of causing your vertebrae not to align correctly and can abrade on each other. This can lead to disc problems either slipped or even a herniated disc. You may also suffer pain anywhere between your neck and the base of your spine including your shoulders. If you have a lumpy or sagging mattress, it is important that you either replace it or repair it. If you fail to do either, then you are setting yourself up for a life of chronic back pain and continual tiredness. So what do you do?
Fortunately, there are ways to fix mattress sagging and indentations, or at the very least, patch up the problem until you can buy a replacement. But before you dive into the details of mattress repair.
These strategies vary in effectiveness, depending on the age of the mattress and the severity of the sagging. Here are a few strategies that you can try:
- Use a Mattress Topper
Purchasing a mattress topper can help you sleep more comfortably on a mattress that is sagging. As the name suggests, mattress toppers are simply placed on top of your bed, offering an additional layer of comfort on top of the existing mattress. A good mattress topper can help reduce the effects of a sagging mattress by providing a more even sleep surface. Toppers are affordable and are temporary measures to improve your comfort.
- Add Extra Pillows
Adding a few pillows in the areas where the mattress is sagging reduces the effects of sagging. However, this is a temporary fix and does not entirely remove the sagging. Make sure to choose pillows with good shape retention. While they aren’t a permanent fix, they’ll add a little bit of the support back that you’ve lost around the sagging area.
- Rotate the mattress
Simply rotating your mattress can do a lot to reduce sagging and prevent future sagging. Without rotation, your body weight will naturally cause the mattress to dip and sag at all the major pressure points (head, shoulders, back, and hips). Every three to six months, you should rotate your mattress, switching the top and bottom of the bed. This can both prevent sagging from happening and reduce sagging that’s already occurring.
- Vacuum Your Mattress
If you have a lumpy mattress then this little-known trick could help, especially if it has a pillow top filling. Vacuuming your mattress will not only remove any dust or dirt from the surface, but it will also help to even out any ridges in the filling that could be causing the indentation. Be sure to vacuum both sides of the mattress and move it around so that you reach all areas.
- Use Plywood to Reinforce Your Mattress Frame or Foundation
For mattress sagging caused by a faulty base Mattress frames and foundations, also known as bases, provide a flat surface for your mattress. A sturdy, even base helps support your body weight and reduces the natural sagging that comes with prolonged use. Without one, your mattress will sink, likely causing aches and pains. Bases also keep your mattress clean and protected by raising it off the floor. If your foundation can’t hold the weight of your mattress and body, you may need a new mattress base altogether. Depending on the severity of the sagging, you can cut the plywood to the shape of your entire mattress or place a smaller square directly beneath the indentation.
In general, no mattress will last forever, once a mattress has started to sag it’s only a matter of time before it will need to be replaced, as excess sagging leads to pain and restless sleep. In most cases, the lifespan of a mattress is between three to seven years depending on the design, materials, and build quality.
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