How Can I Soften My Memory Foam Mattress?
If you are faced with a memory foam mattress that is too firm – what do you do? Is there an item you can add on top of it to reduce the firm pressure?
We hear a question like this once a week at DOWNLITE, and a solution does exist to fix it.
First lets cover how a memory foam mattress works. The material on a memory foam mattress can conform to your body with the combination of heat and weight on the surface. For many sleepers this is not as comfortable as the slick marketing materials you can see and feel in a store. By adding space between yourself and the memory foam bed, you can achieve some degree of comfort. We usually suggest a topper like a featherbed and to add softness and comfort for the hard surface of a memory foam bed. In most cases a featherbed can also increase body circulation, as the feathers allow air to move much easier than polyester fills (please note a down top featherbed would not achieve this, as much and would be a comparable top fiber bed).
Some consumers like a fluffy soft fiberbed – typically 2-3 inches in height. Most featherbeds are also 2-3 inches in height (some folks – myself included, like to use both in combination for the ultimate softness in bed).
Even if you cover a memory foam bed with a featherbed, be sure to add a protector to the bed to prevent moisture from leaking onto the memory foam to potentially ruin it.
If your sleeping partner loves the memory foam density – but you don’t, test out a twin xl featherbed on your side of the bed. The twin xl featherbed will cover your half of the bed, and will be long enough to reach the bed’s end.
Sometimes you may also try to use a bed warmer or electric blanket placed below your sleep area to keep the material softer (especially if your skin runs cold).
We also hear from customers that some other issues that occur from memory beds include permanent indentations where the sleeper usually sleeps every night (this causes a ‘valley’ effect with the foam material not conforming to a new sleep position.)
Another less successful softening option by some consumers, is to add a mattress pad to distance the body from the bed (we have heard that the extra space added doesn’t buffer adequately, so we suggest the featherbed for the best solution).permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL. . Bookmark the