Innerspring mattresses are somewhat more inclined to sag and wear out sooner than any other mattresses on the industry. Whatever the lifespan or guarantee you receive when you buy a bed, most innerspring mattresses based on a consumer study conducted in 2014 by Sleep Like the Dead — last just about six decadesago After the mattress starts to sag or soften, you can firm it up with supplies you already own.
A box spring supplies support to a innerspring mattress at equidistant locations below the mattress. It typically consists of a frame constructed using 1-by-2 or even 2-by-2 pine planks, covered with a fabric matched into the cloth on the bed when the two are sold collectively. To encourage a soft mattress, sandwich plywood between the bed and the box-spring frame. This may require you cutting bits from two 4-by-8 sheets of plywood to fit the bed’s dimensions. Put the roughest side down, facing the box spring.
Platform Bed Frame
If you have a frame in the old water bed, captain’s bed or platform bed stored and it’s the correct size for your mattress, then ditch the box spring and frame by keeping them instead. Set your mattress directly on the different bed frame. All these bed frames are generally made of wood, using flat plywood to stand in for the box spring. They offer firm, also support for delicate and sagging mattresses.
Go It to the Floor
In true Boho-chic style, you are able to move the bed directly to the floor, and decorate to accommodate the room’s new look. Boho chic follows the styles implemented in the 1970s by the hippies who lived during the time. Many a hippie-house — often shared with several roommates — had sleeping places carved out of lofts, with the mattresses directly on the floor.
All these solutions may work until you can afford to replace the bed — that you should probably do sooner rather than later. But until then, you can use pillows to help support you as you’re sleeping. Sleep on your side, bending your hips and shoulders in 90-degree angles to your body and each other using a cushion under or under your knees; this are able to keep your back from hurting on a bed. For back sleepers, prop the pillows under your legs to release the pull to the small of the back.