Fixing a Sagging Mattress With Memory Foam

Fixing a Sagging Mattress With Memory Foam

Gregory Han
Jun 26, 2008

When we first got our W Hotel mattress it was like an epiphany...a glorious! Unfortunately after just less than a couple years, whether due to manufacturing issues or our combined weight being focused on one side (she likes to cuddle), the mattress developed a slight dip that ruined the perfect sleep the mattress once offered. I tried purchasing padded mattress pads, and they helped at first...

Then later, my mom had an almost brand new and outrageously expensive magnetic mattress pad cover she wanted to get rid of (too hard). It was firm, super firm, which I hoped to help stabilize our sagging mattress with the minuscule possibility the magnetic feature would offer additional benefit. I am not much a subscriber into the pseudo-science of magnetic therapy via weak magnets, and my opinion was supported with first hand experience, as the pad didn't offer any health improvements upon extended use and actually resulted in some sore spots due to the firmness and hardness of the embedded magnets.

Two days ago while perusing Overstock, I noted there were now memory foam pads that offered a cooler temperature feature. I had tried and ditched memory foam due to their heat retaining characteristics...very uncomfortable. But I had a win-win situation here, as if the memory foam ended up being too hot as the primary surface, I could always tuck it underneath the firm magnetic mattress pad for an inbetween ride.

The package arrived today and we unrolled the huge pad. Touching and laying on it, it did indeed feel "cooler" with visible larger holes for ventilation, but with a muggy-damp sort of sensation that didn't exactly make me feel comfortable. Upon putting it ontop of our existing mattress with the magnetic pad over it, we can now only see half of our headboard, but the overall feel of the bed now feels as close as what I can remember our W Hotel Bed feeling like at first...very cushy at first but with a supportive cushion at its foundation. Emily is a bit wary, noting it still feels too firm (she loves memory foam by itself, since she often gets too cold). We'll find out tonight and report back about how the new and improved bed performs, perhaps a "he said, she said" review.

We bribed Eero to test out the mattress with a couple of kibbles.

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