Life is too short to spend time in a bed that does not make you feel like a million dollars.

If you recently purchased a mattress and it appears to be too firm, you will need to consider the following:

Is it difficult just because it is new? Will it get softer overtime?

Have you purchased an item that is not appropriate for you?

In the first situation, you will quickly get content with your bed. I’ve got a few recommendations that will assist you in breaking in your new mattress world and making it comfier.

Making Your Firm Mattress More Comfortable

  • Examine Your Foundation

If you have purchased a mattress and it seems excessively hard, the first thing you should do is examine your foundation. The reason behind this is that not all mattress kinds are compatible with all foundation kinds. For instance, if you just upgraded from an innerspring to a memory foam bed, you’ll need to get rid of the box spring.

On the other hand, if your mattress is not memory foam, a box spring base might help give your bed a softer feel. But, again, this is something to consider if you lack a box spring.

As a rule, box springs are intended for use with innerspring mattresses. The name indicates a box filled with springs that act as motion isolators for bouncing, disturbing coiled beds.

The base might be solid or slatted. Platforms tend to firm up a surface, so if you’re very uneasy and have a foam mattress, you may want to choose an adjustable foundation that isn’t quite as firm.

  • Footsteps on the Bed

A new mattress may be stiffer than expected, but with a few simple measures, you can soften it up. First, you may break it in by lying on it night after night; it will gradually soften. However, suppose you desire a more comfortable sleep sooner. In that case, you may walk across the top of it regularly, preferably for several minutes at a time, which will help to soften it up faster.

Although it should go without saying, I recommend performing this treatment sans shoes to keep everything clean.

  • Utilize a Mattress Protector

Purchasing a topper is one of the simplest, most effective, and least expensive methods to soften a hard surface. In addition, you may improve pressure point relief and contouring by putting a supporting layer to the top of your bed. Latex, wool, cotton, memory foam, feather, and polyfoam are just a few of the materials that are now available.

Memory foam is the most often used type of mattress. If you choose this option rather than the previous one, look for something less than two inches thick and have a low density to get improved softness.


If your scenario is more like the latter, you have a difficult choice. First, it’s a pain in the rear to return anything this large (and personal). Additionally, some firms have more lenient return policies than others, which means you may be excluded from the return window entirely.

What Can You Do to Make A Hard Bed Softer & More Comfortable?