The last thing you want for visiting friends and family is for their visit to be ruined by a terrible night’s sleep because of your guest room bed. However, if you’re like most people, splurging on a premium mattress doesn’t make sense when it’ll only be used a couple times a year. Fortunately, there is an affordable way to get the most out of an existing mattress and still give guests excellent comfort.
More often than not, a guest room mattress is where it is for one of two reasons. The first is it’s either the second-hand mattress of a child who has moved away from home, or from a friend or relative. The other scenario is that it’s a brand-new mattress you purchased for yourself, but found it didn’t fit your comfort needs, and was replaced. If these are how your guest room mattress came to be, you can avoid the cost of replacement by adding a cost-efficient comfort layer. Firm mattress pads offer cozy comfort to beds that are still structurally sound, but lack ideal comfort. Toppers are often made out of foam, most popularly from memory foam, but also in conventional and latex foam. With different grades and qualities, occasional-use foams offer substantial savings since they don’t have the same longevity as standard materials. This is acceptable though, when a mattress will only get a few weeks of use a year. Adding mattress covers can also increase comfort on a less-than-ideal mattress.
If every room in your home is spoken for, or you own a smaller summer cottage, you may not have enough bedding for visitors in the first place. For extra sleeping space, cots and air mattresses are great in a pinch. Foam toppers can be applied to these as well for comfort. This way, you can give your guests maximum comfort even in a pinch.