Man oh man. I've tried everything to make this bed comfortable. Lesson learned, you can't have a good bed with a bad frame. I've spoken to 3 other friends with this bed and they all complain it's horrible. One and myself included even have back pain sometimes. Yeah, it's that bad. After a long hard of school you need a comfy bed and this is so not it. It causes more stress and you can't relax on it. I've made my bed tolerable now with mattress foams and things. Now that I think about it I could have just bought a better bed frame. And it's not just the frame its like 30 more bucks for the slatted base which are most horribly uncomfortable designed things I've ever seen. This thing is my worst buy. I regret buying this big time. Remember your sleep is important, get a comfortable bed.