How To Make A Bad Mattress More Comfortable With 11 Ingenious Products


Sleeping on a bad mattress can really do a number on your body and your mood — since sleep deprivation can turn any good day bad. But if you're the not-so-proud owner of a crappy mattress, don't toss it just yet. Instead, try a few of these tips to make your mattress more comfortable.

When it comes to comfort, having the right padding is everything, but it's also a personal preference. While I like sleeping on a harder surface, many people prefer to sleep on a soft one. If that's the case, an egg crate, feather bed, or mattress pad can make your mattress more supportive.

Using the right kind of pillows, and even the right sheets and comforters, can make a big difference to how well you sleep at night. If you're a side sleeper, opt for a body pillow to wake up less achey and creaky. Or, try a nice down comforter for a little extra padding and some super soft sheets. If your mattress feels too hot at night, look for a cooling pad that releases some of that heat.

Whatever issues you're having with your mattress, these ingenious products can turn whatever your sleeping on into a much more comfortable place to get your Zzz's.

1Feel Like You're Sleeping On A Cloud With A Feather Topper

Lavish Home Down & Duck Feather Gusset Topper, $60-$118, Amazon

If you're someone who prefers to sleep on a soft surface, a feather mattress topper is the way to accomplish that. You can get this one, which is filled with duck and down feathers, in a twin, full, queen, or king size. One user said, "It is better than sleeping at the Ritz and that is a huge compliment."

2Make Sleeping On Your Side More Comfortable With A Body Pillow

PureGreen Human Body Comfortable J Shaped Pillow, $48, Amazon

Body pillows are an excellent way for side-sleepers to feel more comfortable at night. By placing this body pillow between your legs, you'll relieve pressure from your spine. It eliminates tossing and turning, which can often happen a lot when you're sleeping on a bad mattress. The pillow will make your body align the proper way, giving you a much more comfortable night's sleep.

3Support Your Neck And Head With A Memory Foam Pillow

Equinox International Queen Memory Pillow, $16, Amazon

Ease tension with a memory foam pillow. They conform to your head and provide just the right amount of support. The pillow, which is filled with shredded memory foam, actually cradles your head so you don't feel the need to toss and turn all night. This one even comes with a super breathable and soft bamboo pillow case.

4Head To Toe Support With An Egg Crate

Peaceful Dreams Conventional Foam 5-Zone Mattress Topper, $25-$35, Amazon

This specially designed egg crate mattress topper helps to promote a more restful sleep. The different patterns of foam cradle your body so you can get a good night of sleep. The foam pad eliminates hard spots that a bad mattress can often have. One user said, "When I replaced my old mattress, I went for cost over comfort. It's okay, but firmer than I'd like. This mattress cover solves many of those issues. It won't make a cheap mattress feel like a top-of-the-line mattress, but it sure helps make it much more comfortable."

5Cool Off With A Gel Mattress Protector

Sleep Chill + Crystal Gel Mattress Protector, $80, Amazon

A gel mattress protector is breathable and cooling, and this one is made with crystal gel fibers that absorb heat and releases it to help you feel cool all night long. One user said, "I am very pleased with this mattress pad. It's a mattress pad on steroids, as it not only cushions, but actually does provide a cooler night's sleep, and it protects the mattress better than standard pads." If you find yourself getting really hot throughout the night, it could be that your bed is actually trapping your heat.

6Warm Up Your Bed With A Heated Blanket

Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw, $41, Amazon

Make your bed a bit cozier with a heated throw blanket. It has three warming settings and a three hour auto-off function in case you drift off to sleep while you're snuggled up in it. These blankets are great if you live in a cold place or even if you just want your bed to feel a bit more comfortable. The blanket is available in several colors so you can find one that matches your decor.

7Have A Restful Night With An Aromatherapy Infused Mattress Topper

LUCID 3 Inch Lavender infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper, $60-$100, Amazon

If you're interested in being able to relax more at night, but your mattress just isn't cutting it, then the LUCID memory foam mattress topper is the perfect addition to your bedroom. It's ventilated to help control your body temperature and the lavender scent helps calm and relax you while you sleep.

8A Mattress Pad That Offers Minimal Padding And Stays Put

Hypoallergenic Quilted Stretch-to-Fit Mattress Pad, $23-$26, Amazon

If you don't need a whole mattress topper to make your bad one more comfortable, a mattress pad is a good alternative. It's thin and fits onto your bed like a top-sheet. The quilted pad is breathable, machine washable, and can be dried in the dryer. One user said, "This was perfect for the look and feel I was going for. I've been sleeping on a very cheap mattress for about three years now, I'm talking an under $100 mattress and it's just not in my budget right now to purchase a better quality one. I bought this one...You would think I purchased a brand new mattress."

9Give Yourself More Support While Lounging In Bed

LINENSPA Shredded Foam Reading Pillow, $40, Amazon

If you enjoy reading a book or watching television before bed, but your neck is constantly hurting you from the way you're laying, get a reading pillow. The armrests and foam back give your body more support, so that when you finally do lay down, you aren't in pain. This one is filled with shredded foam and durable material that is both breathable and comfortable.

10A Down Comforter Makes Your Bed So Much More Comfortable

Beckham Hotel Collection Luxury Goose Down Alternative Comforter, $37, Amazon

I don't know what it is about down comforters, but they are just so incredibly comfortable. This one is made with hypoallergenic material which blocks our allergens, mold, dust, and mildew. It's super soft and will make sleeping on a bad mattress a bit more enjoyable. The comforter comes in several colors and is available in 3 sizes: twin/twinXL, full/queen, and king/cal.

11Sleep On Soft Sheets So You Notice Your Bad Mattress Less

HC Collection Bed Sheets Set, $20, Amazon

These super soft sheets can help you get a better night of sleep. They're really breathable and made from microfiber. And they're thick and durable, so they'll also last you a long time. Plus they keep dust and allergens from settling into your bed.

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