Is your lumpy mattress keeping you wide awake at night? Is it making you groan every time you wake up in the morning because of back pain? It is obviously not doing anything good to your body.
The best thing you can do is to replace it. Get a back pain mattress and dispose your old one. However, back pain mattresses today are quite pricey. If you can’t afford to buy a new one at the moment, you might as well transform your lumpy bed into something more comfortable.
Let me tell you a few steps on how to do that:
1. Turn or rotate your mattress. Make sure the lumpy or the protruding parts do not directly target your lumbar region or your spine. Flipping your bed is more ideal. However, most mattresses today are one-sided so you cannot flip them.
2. If you have a one-sided mattress, try using mattress topper. Buy a good mattress topper with about 2 to 4 inches of thickness. A cheap egg crate topper is actually an ideal choice. Although it is not as sophisticated as memory foam toppers, it provides balanced comfort and support to the whole body. But if you have a bit more money to spare, you can try memory foam or latex toppers.
Place it directly on top of the mattress. Make sure it has the same size. Also check your mattress if it has pre-installed topper inside. Unzip it and remove the topper. Insert the new one. It will surely look and feel like you have just purchased a new bed set.
3. To provide support to the mattress, create a wooden slat that you can place underneath. This will prevent lumps and depressions. It keeps the foam firm and resilient for a longer period of time.
But you would want to use thick slats. Place them vertically on top of the bed frame. Make sure you leave half an inch of space in between the slats. This will provide ventilation to the mattress. It will allow air to pass inside the bed.
4. Place comfortable bed sheets. Using satin or silk bed sheet is actually better because it helps alleviate tension and stress in the body, thereby providing additional relief for back pain. Change your pillow if it has already flattened. Lumpy pillows are also uncomfortable. Place fresh pillowcases and arrange them on your bed.
Your bed set is now as good as new. You can sleep without worrying about back pain problems.