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What happens if you stack two mattresses?

Last Updated: 8th April, 2021

If they happen to have an extra same size mattress in their home it seems like a simple no cost solution but unfortunately it almost never works out for a couple of reasons. The second reason is that the mattress you're using on top will have a greatly reduced life span because it does not have a proper foundation.

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Also question is, is it OK to stack two mattresses?

Advantages of a Second Mattress If you have a box spring in place, you could get away with a second mattress on top of your existing one. A mattress usually needs a solid foundation, such as a box spring, so that its structure doesn't break down. A memory foam mattress on top of a regular mattress is a workable option.

One may also ask, is it safe to put two mattresses in a crib? There should be no more than two finger-widths of space between the side of the mattress and the crib frame. Any larger and your baby may become entrapped between the two, resulting in injury or suffocation.

Correspondingly, can you stack 2 memory foam mattresses?

Once you purchase your foam layers, all you have to do is stack them atop each other in the order you prefer. Essentially, a layered foam mattress is like multiple beds in one! If you know you need a unique layered mattress but aren't sure where to start, The Foam Factory can help you build the best mattress for you.

Can you put 2 mattresses on a platform bed?

While, yes, you can put any type of mattress on a platform bed, memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses may be the best options for doing so.

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