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Old 01-04-06, 02:54 AM   #1
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Question on mattresses

I have a twin mattress that doesn't seem sturdy in the middle. If I were to get a new mattress, can I stack it on the existing mattress? there's this box spring on the bottom.
I kind of like high up bed.
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Old 01-04-06, 02:57 AM   #2
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The box spring supports the mattress doesn't it? If you simply put a new mattress over the sagging mattress, the new mattress will sag also in the same spot.

It sucks, but I think you need to look at investing in a better quality mattress.
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Old 01-04-06, 03:15 AM   #3
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yea that's a thought, the new one will sag too. i have to go look tomorrow. I wonder if they would take in the old one for recycling.
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I agree with Sunninho....and yes, they typically will take your old mattress when they deliever the new one.
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Soft Side Water Bed, trust me... there's no going back.
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Soft Side Water Bed, trust me... there's no going back.
LOL....I got a soft-side waterbed about 10 years ago and returned it within the 30 days because I hated it so much.
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Huh!?!?! Why? Was it not set up properly?
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Water beds are fun!

(Not for my back though!)
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Huh!?!?! Why? Was it not set up properly?
Nope...it was set up just fine....it's just that waterbeds suck. There is NO back support (not even baffled waterbed like that one was)....it's like sleeping in a hammock.
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Nope...it was set up just fine....it's just that waterbeds suck. There is NO back support (not even baffled waterbed like that one was)....it's like sleeping in a hammock.
Interesting, I've had a herniated disc repaired at L4-5 and I find it it's (the soft side water bed) the best thing that ever happened for my back. I love it.

Chocolate & vanilla I guess.
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Chocolate & vanilla I guess.
You're chocolate isn't interested in my vanilla anymore?
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Why do you feel that way?
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no offense, but you sound cheap. an alternative would be to get a big piece of board and place it over the old matteress and under the new one. unless the board breaks, it should support it in the middle.
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no offense, but you sound cheap. an alternative would be to get a big piece of board and place it over the old matteress and under the new one. unless the board breaks, it should support it in the middle.
Not if the problem is in the matress itself, springs, etc..
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Why do you feel that way?
You mean we can swirl flavors on your waterbed again?
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Sure ting mang. You mean like the nuts on a Banana Split? Lemme ask my partner, maybe she's up for a menag a trios
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only good for sex they kill your back.
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Sure ting mang. You mean like the nuts on a Banana Split? Lemme ask my partner, maybe she's up for a menag a trios
How much ice cream should I bring?
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To re-state: Interesting, I've had a herniated disc repaired at L4-5 and I find it it's (the soft side water bed) the best thing that ever happened for my back. I love it.
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How much ice cream should I bring?
How much will your rack hold?
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Over the hill came Piss Pot Pete....with 90 pounds of dangling......er...ice cream!
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All I have to say..

BIG THICK FUTON!

Screw the cheap half or more foam ones...LOTS of cotton matting in there. it had better be nearly a foot thick new or thicker!

The secret is putting up with the break in period. About a year if you religiously sleep on each side every other night, and flip it once a week for the first year. After that flip it once a month and sleep whereever you want. Flipping it is to let moisture seep back out easily, and the break in is to get the cotton matting to the peroper looseness for good support.

Also getting a good frame is key...there are "traditional" flat bed frames for those that desire those (I'm possibly going to buy one of those within the next year or two, when I move into a bigger apartment). There are also a huge assortment of various folding shapes. Just avoid those cheap frames that will distort over a years time or such.
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try putting plywood under the current mattress first.
As I stated earlier, the only way that would help is if the box spring is the problem (which is generally unlikely). If the mattress itself has a sag, you could put it on a concrete slab and it would still sag.
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Not if the problem is in the matress itself, springs, etc..
the board would still help a little. from ground up you'd have a box spring, an old saggy mattress, a stiff board, and then a new mattress. even if the middle (old) mattress was uneven and saggy, the board would help to distribute the weight of the new mattress and make the saggy part less detrimental.
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