Please HELP! Platform Bed Advice Needed!

dogitniceAugust 8, 2010

I am desperate for sleep--here is the problem.

I bought a queen sized platform bed from Ikea, (the Malm, and their 'Best' adjustable slats, the Laxeby). There is a steel bar running down the middle of the bed which the slats rest on. This is causing the middle of the bed to feel substantially firmer than the rest. Lying in the center of the beds feels as if I am sleeping on the floor! I am planning on buying a new mattress but do not think that this will solve the problem.

I do not know what would be proper construction for a platform bed. The slats are designed as if they were for two beds put together, so they meet in the center where there is no give. All the slats at Ikea for a queen come this way.

Is this a design flaw or is there something wrong with my bed? Ikea has been selling this bed for many years so I do not understand what is causing the problem.

I want to buy an innerspring mattress which may help somewhat. Any recommendations?

Any suggestions advice would be helpful and much appreciated.

Thank you,


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It isn't a design flaw per se, as I'm sure the designer thought you'd pick a side to sleep on and not just go for the middle. :)

My suggestion since you're going with an innerspring mattress, is to get a boxspring. Then you'll have even support all around and can better judge whether the mattress is right for you.

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