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My itty bitty summer cottage is a wonderful place except for one thing: I cannot find a mattress configuration for the sleeping loft that doesn't leave me feeling like I've been hit by a baseball bat during the night when I climb down the ladder in the morning...
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I've had three (god, or maybe four) mattresses of various firmness, and tried putting them both directly on the floor or on a small boxspring (which itself rests directly on the floor). Nothing is comfortable, and I'm starting to feel like the Princess and the Pea.
Does anyone know if I need
A. a special mattress, like a futon perhaps?
B. to somehow raise either the boxspring or the mattress so it isn't directly on the floor? or
C. some other genius solution that escapes me?
Sarah (aka sarahB in the comments)
This is an odd situation since putting a mattress on the floor is exactly the same as having a mattress on a platform bed. All of which leads us to the conclusion that your problem must be finding a mattress that you like - which doesn't need to be special.
We'd recommend mattress directly on floor and suggest you try a foam mattress like the one we bought from DWR. It's a very nice solution for a platform situation (we recommend firm).