My wife has severe allergies and has found that sleeping on an incline helps matters. We have a queen mattress on an Ikea MALM bedframe, and I'm trying to think of a simple way to test this out easily and cheaply.
I'm thinking of cutting pieces of wood to fit and stacking them flush against the headboard, each layer a little shorter length-wise, to create a basic ramp. I'm told that a 15-degree tilt would be enough. A queen mattress is 79.5 x 76".
My questions are:
- Does this seem reasonable, e.g., any gotchas here? Or is there a simpler (and cheaper) way?
- If the answer to the above is 'yes', what type of wood should I go for? Regular lumber? Plywood? And how thick?
- Based on a given thickness, how many pieces would I need, and how long should each be, to make the 15-degree tilt?