If your bed turns out to be more like a bench, then you probably have a question in mind “how to make my bed softer?”
Or maybe you purchased a bed that too firm, or switched your sleeping positions to the side.
Maybe it’s your partner who is requesting a softer bed.
Whatever reason you have in wanting your bed to be softer, there are a lot of ways that you can do to achieve it.
and the good news is that they are all simple to do.
Different Ways I Did To Make My Bed Softer
I don’t want to keep you waiting, below are things that I did in my bed to make it softer.
You can consider these tips and see if they will work the same for you.
Here are the ways on how to make my bed softer:
#1. Breaking in the new mattress
In case you recently bought a new bed and you think that it is too firm, maybe, it just needs some more time for it to break slightly.
This is comparable to your newly bought shoes that need to be worn first.
To break it in, you just have to sleep on it every night.
But if you want to make the process quicker, you can walk all around it literally for a few minutes.
If you have kids, you can ask them to play with you by allowing them to jump on the bed.
The majority of the companies selling mattresses indicate that it will take more or less than 60 days before a new mattress can break in.
#2. Flipping the bed
In case your mattress is flappable, then maybe it’s time for you to flip it and start using the other side this time.
Some companies manufacture mattresses with varying firmness levels for every side.
In such a case, the flip side of the bed may be softer than the current side that you are using.
It is also recommended that you rotate the mattress every once in a while.
Doing so will prevent it to sag or indent permanently.
Permanent indentations often cause the bed to be firmer because its comfort layers are compressed already.
But the frequent rotation of the mattress will prevent it from happening.
That is because the heavier parts of the body such as your shoulder or hips will be concentrated on different spots.
But also take note that impressions and sagging can also be an indicator that it is already time for you to change your mattress for a new one.
#3. Checking the trial period
In general, mattress manufacturers have a certain trial period for their products wherein you can try out the new bed at your house before deciding on a purchase.
Commonly the trial period extends up to 200 nights or more depending on which company you get it from.
So in case you recently purchase a new mattress, try checking if it still falls under the trial period.
If so, you may be eligible to return it and get a refund.
What’s even good about free trials is that the company itself will go to your house and pick the mattress. No hassle for you!
#4. Getting a mattress topper for a softer bed
Speaking of mattress toppers, a lot of options are available for you online.
You can try checking Amazon as they have cheaper offers even if you get a whole new bed.
You can choose from different kinds of mattress toppers.
Some are designed in such a way that it can provide added pressure relief while other are for body contouring.
I recommend you get a thick mattress topper that is made of memory foam. But you might as well get a wool mattress topper or a goose-down mattress topper.
If you ask why? Simply because they are the softest kinds of mattress toppers.
Some people would opt for a mattress pad. However, mattress toppers can offer plusher. Plus, they are thicker.
#5. Try warming it up for more comfort
Some materials used for mattresses such as airy polyurethane or memory foam tend to be a bit sensitive to temperature.
Making the room warm is very helpful in making the bed softer.
To do this, you can try to adjust the thermostat, used flannel sheets, or a heated blanket.
Doing this can also make your bed even more comfortable.
It’s A Wrap!
So those are the ways that I tried on how to make my bed softer.
But if all of them still seem not to work for you, the last option is to buy a softer mattress.
You have to know that the level of firmness of your mattress is essential for the health of your spinal.
A bed that is too firm, worn out, or sagging can cause your body to be stiff, or worse, you will have trouble sleeping and this may lead to some other issues.
With that being said, it would be best to get yourself a new bed in case all the tricks and tips provided for you did not help.