There is no need! As long as your mattress is in good condition, you do not have to replace it to get the level of firmness you want.
Instead, all you have to do is to get a firm mattress topper. Sliding a bed board underneath your mattress or giving the bed frame a little extra support is also a great solution.
If your mattress is under-warranty:
The simplest way to make your mattress a tad bit firmer is to add a mattress topper made of memory foam, latex foam or feathers. When you add a firm mattress to your regular mattress, you get added support and firmness.
Control The Temperature
In some cases, all you need to do is change the temperature in your room to change the feel of your mattress. Certain types of foam, memory foam in particular, are firmest when they are cool and softest when it is hot or warm.
If you have a memory foam mattress, you should avoid placing heating blankets or heating pads on the bed, because it may cause the bed to feel much softer than it would otherwise be. In conditions with regular room temperature, the foam is naturally firm ad softens up as the heat from your body warms it up.
Fix The Frame
Your mattress may feel a little too soft because of the bed frame. It may even feel like it is sagging a little. Inspect the frame by removing the mattress and box spring, if you have one.
On a steel frame, there should be at least one support bar that spans the frame’s width and also, there should be a post between the board and the floor. The board acts as a leg or stand for the bar.
You will find several such supports both king and queen-sized beds because the bed has a wide width. You can visit a bed frame retailer for support bars that match your bed frame.
Over time, dust and dead skin accumulate on your mattress. The weight of this causes the mattress to sag. You can prevent your mattress from sagging by flipping your mattress regularly. Flipping your mattress also helps make it firmer.
When you flip it, you basically ensure that it weighs down evenly on both sides, instead of just one side. When a mattress weighs down only on one side, it creates a soft “U” shape that can cause a lot of discomfort. To create the most even weight distribution, you should flip your mattress left-to-right, upside-down and every way in between.
If your mattress’s instructions tell you not to flip it over, you can rotate it 180 degrees once in every few months to evenly distribute your body weight over the top of your mattress and prevent it from sagging and aging too soon.
Box it up
Your mattress and box spring work together as a shock absorber. So, if you do not have a set of box springs, it is a good idea to add box springs to your mattress. These springs are designed with really strong steel coils that lend support to your body while you rest.
If your mattress is out of the warranty period, you can consider the following options. Remember this will void the warranty! These tips can be tried for an older mattress that you intend to dispose to increase its longevity and make it firmer and last an extra few years.
Add A Topper
If your mattress has lost some of its firmness, you can cut a sheet of plywood to the same size as the mattress to give it support. Set the plywood sheet on the box spring with your mattress on the top. This works well even for a new mattress, but may void the warranty of the mattress.
Many manufacturers pair their mattresses with specific foundations or box springs to ensure the even wear of the mattress. If you prefer not to cut the plywood yourself, you can get a pre-made bed board, which is available in some specialty shops.
A material that is similar to a mattress covering is used in bunk boards, which are made specifically for bunk beds. You can use these to add support for a mattress that is placed on top of a bed frame without a box spring or on a platform bed.
This is an age-old technique that works wonders on mattresses. Take your mattress outside and using a baseball bat or whatever you have at home, beat it. This is an effective way to remove dust, dead skin and other particles that have accumulated over time.
Removing dead weight from your mattress will prevent it from sagging and this in turn will make it nice and firm. However, remember that if your mattress is made of coils, you can end up causing more damage than good.
If your mattress has replaceable layers, a removable topper or a zip-off cover, you may be able to swap worn out or overly compressed layers with new ones that provide more support.
Switching and resewing layers may be possible with the help of professional upholsterers as well, although it is more than likely that you will not be able to switch beds that have glued layers. It is also likely that it would make your warranty void.
When your bed is not as comfortable as you want it to be, you end up losing sleep, and this can lead to a number of health problems. If your mattress is not as firm as you want it to be, there are a few simple things you can do to remedy it. Once your mattress becomes firmer, you can get the beauty sleep you need and wake up fresh and revitalized every morning!