How to Lower My Mattress


Lowering your mattress may be a necessary step to ease the process of getting into and out of your bed. There are two ways to lower your mattress. You can purchase a metal bed frame that would replace the supportive role of the box spring with metal bars across the width of the frame. Or you can create a support system to work within the bed frame itself, as described here.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • 2-by-4 wood planks
  • Remove your mattress and box spring from the bed frame. Measure the width of the frame with the tape measure.

  • Purchase 16 2-by-4-inch wood planks cut specifically to the length matching the width of your bed frame.

  • Place each of the planks across your bed frame on the ledge formerly holding your box spring. Arrange the planks so they are the same distance apart.

  • Lay the mattress onto the planks carefully so as to not shift the planks while placing the mattress onto the bed frame.

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