After sleeping on the not-so-amazing bed and waking up at 5am (something that never happened on the airbed) I figured out the problem.
Unable to sleep on the sagging bed, I pulled the mattress off the boxspring to see if that made any difference. It did. When checking the boxspring in the morning, I discovered that three of the wooden slats were broken. One had even had an attempted fix up with a roll of duct tape. Hmm, I was definitely duped on this purchase.
So I have a few options:
- Try and fix the boxspring myself with a visit to Home Depot for some timber slat replacement and some screws. In doing so, I’ll also have to recover the top with a cardboard like cover.
- Ditch the boxspring all together and keep sleeping on the mattress on the floor.
- Buy a new boxspring.
- Buy a bed frame that doesn’t need a boxspring.
All of these options, except for number 2, require time and research.
In the meantime I decided to do something about the aesthetics of my bed and purchased a lovely soft 400 thread count mattress protector and some 600 thread count sheets. So hopefully this means I’ll get a better night’s sleep and also put some good quality layers between me and Sheila’s paint job.