I'm interested in solving a mattress problem. We recently bought a fairly expensive mattress.
We tested it on a box spring in the store, but the bed frame that we purchased with our house is a platform style (no prior experience with this style).
We like the look of it so we gave away the box spring.
For the first couple of months, things were ok.
But now, my girlfriend and I are starting to experience stiffness and back pain in the middle of the night and early mornings when we had absolutely no issues prior.
These issues seem to clear up once we get moving over the course of the day, so I have to believe it's related to the mattress or the platform bed.
I was wondering what you would suggest as a solution for us to try.
The bed feels fine when we initially lie down on it, but obviously, overnight something isn't agreeing with us.
Thank you, Dan
Today's boxsprings are cheaply made and made to be rigid.
A platform bed provides similar support. That's not the problem.
Most of today's mattresses are upholstered with memory foam. My guess is that you have one that is.
Your problem is with the memory foam in your mattress.
Memory foam is a horrible product...specifically designed to cause the mattress to need frequent replacing.
For most of what is made today, equating expense with quality is a huge mistake.
The truly diabolical part of memory foam is, that when you get off of the mattress, it looks perfectly fine because the memory foam returns to its original shape.
The point being, that prevailing in a warranty claim is highly unlikely.
Memory foam has created a boon for the industry and a nightmare for the consumer.
There is a fix to this problem. Flip your one-sided mattress over and add a soft latex topper to that.
This will put the memory foam at the bottom.
The underside will provide firm support and the latex will give you the surface comfort you need to sleep well.
Ideally, it would be best to get rid of that mattress and start over with a mattress that has no memory foam.
If going with "the fix", here is a link to the latex topper you'll need.
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