Pros and Cons of Putting Your Mattress on the Floor

When it comes to mattresses, there are two schools of thought: those who prefer having them on the floor, and those who believe in elevating sleeping. Either way, you’d still need a mattress that is comfortable enough to sleep on so that you can get a good night’s rest without waking up in aches and pains.

In this article, we will go over the pros and cons of putting your mattress on the floor. We not only cover tips for choosing the perfect mattress that will complement your lifestyle needs but also provide mattress options available on Zinus to create your comfortable haven.

Pros of Putting a Mattress on the Floor

There are many reasons why people choose to put their mattresses on the floor. Here are some advantages to putting your mattress on the floor:

1. It Saves You Space

Every inch counts when you are living in a small space. So if you can find a way to free up some floor space, it's definitely worth considering - and that’s exactly what sleeping on the floor can do for you. Sure, putting your mattress on the floor is not the most traditional way to do things, but it will save you some much-needed space in your room or apartment. Whether you plan on keeping your mattress on the floor the whole time or lift it and pushed against the wall at the end of the day, floor space will surely be freed up.

2. May Offer Relief from Back Pain

While there are several causes of back pain, it is recommended that those suffering from it sleep on a firmer surface. This means that sleeping on a firmer surface like the floor can relieve some pressure for individuals. However, this does not mean getting any random mattress to put on the floor. It is crucial to find a mattress that supports you optimally to counter the woes of back pain.

3. Enjoy Cooler Air

The closer you are to the floor, the cooler it gets, allowing you to enjoy the cooler air by putting your mattress on the floor. In the warm climate of Singapore, even one or two feet can make a huge difference during hot days and nights. For those who sleep hot and experience excessive sweating due to the combination of the tropical heat and humid indoor spaces, sleeping on the floor just might be able to reduce the discomfort at night.

Cons of Putting a Mattress on the Floor

While there are a few benefits to sleeping on the floor, there are also some significant disadvantages. These are a few of them:

1. Possible Infestation

Putting your mattress directly on the floor makes it a lot easier for insects and other pests to infest your mattress. Since these creepy-crawlies like bed bugs love hiding in carpets and mattresses, putting your mattress directly on the bare ground is an invitation for them to come crawling up from underneath.

To prevent such trouble, you can try our Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress. These mattresses are infused with natural seed oil that fights odours, harmful germs, dust mites, mould, and even bed bugs to ensure uninterrupted sleep. You can further protect yourself from possible infestation by putting on mattress toppers on your mattress.

2. It Causes Inconvenience

If your mattress sits directly on the floor, it’s natural to have the dilemma of lifting and moving it more often, which can be a huge hassle.

To get rid of such an inconvenience, we engineered the Zinus 5” Tri-Fold Cooling Gel Mattress, a foldable mattress that is designed to be easily folded up so that you can easily move it around, or keep it when you don’t need it. Versatility at its best!

3. Difficulty Getting In and Out of Bed

A mattress that is set on the ground requires more flexibility and strength to get out of compared to when it is placed on a bed. So if looking for an optimal sleeping surface for the elderly, have joint pain, or have a disability that limits your mobility, you probably need to be extra careful as there is a higher likelihood of an accidental injury.

To avoid compromising your safety by putting your mattress on the floor, our Zinus Brock Wooden Bedframe comes in handy as it allows you to sleep on a bed frame that is low to the floor. Pair it with a hybrid spring mattress or iCoil Latex & Memory Foam hybrid cool spring mattress that combines comfortability and responsiveness and revel in their sturdy design that supports the body without sinking easily. 

Solve Your Sleeping Problems With Zinus

As one of the leading mattress brands in Singapore and with decades of experience in encountering and helping our customers with their concerns, we at Zinus are confident in providing solutions tailored to your own unique needs. We understand the importance of sleeping tight at night, which is why we provide our customers with an array of different types of mattresses to give them that well-deserved sleep. Contact us today to assist you with your concerns and get a 100-day free trial to test out our mattresses. Enjoy free delivery when you buy our mattresses online in Singapore and receive your order without moving an inch from your home.