How to Fix a Sagging Mattress

How to Fix a Sagging Mattress

Don’t give up on your sagged mattress yet by disposing of it and/or replacing it with a new one. You can still remedy it and sleep and lounge like normal again.

And this is what this article is all about. So here, we’ll show you a few hacks on fixing your sagging mattress that will help save your money, time, and comfort too.

1) Rotate the mattress

Rotate the mattress

Almost all of us sleep on one side of the bed more than the other. As time goes on, your weight will push the mattress down, causing it to sag and feel uncomfortable to sit or lie on.

No sweat; you simply need to rotate the mattress so you sleep on the side with the higher foam. What happens then is the sag will return to its original shape as a result of counter pressure.

However, you would need to give it a few days or weeks for the bed to be evened out on each side.

2) Flip it upside down

As an alternative to rotating your mattress, try flipping it upside down. Then just put over the linens as you do with the other side.

Of course, it’s a bad idea to do this if you have bed bugs underneath your bed. It may be dirty or damaged, and it might be better to stick with the same side but just sleep on the other side.

Likewise, the counter-pressure applied will eventually even out the saggy side of the bed. And hence, you won’t have to endure being uncomfortable sleeping on it.

3) Get a mattress topper

Get a mattress topper

A mattress topper is a material put on top of the mattress to make it softer and more supportive. You can use it to add height and thickness to your bed.

Note that mattress toppers differ in material, size, and thickness so you will have to find one that’s the most comfortable for you.

Soon, the topper will clear out the low spots, notches, and bumps on your mattress. The downside of this is you have to spend extra to get it or replace it if it deteriorates over time.

4) Place a pillow under the mattress

Another hack is to put a pillow under the saggy part of your mattress. But this will take some trial and error to find what’s most comfortable when you lie down.

Given this, you may need to use a combination of small pillows, blankets, and/or towels to find the perfect feel for your bed.

Like the other solutions presented here, this will alter the pressure level of the mattress, helping it to return to its original shape if you keep the pillow thing up.

5) Add a piece of plywood

Lastly, you can also add a piece of plywood between your mattress and bed frame. This will keep the part of a mattress from sagging continuously and allow it to return to shape in a matter of days or weeks.

Be careful, though, as the mattress may feel hard on your back as a result. If you have a back problem, we don’t recommend using this technique to fix your sagging mattress.

For More Comfortable Sleep and Back