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How do you prevent your mattress topper from sliding off the bed?

Date: July 26, 2023

Category: Bedroom

Few things are worse than having a good, deep night’s sleep disrupted, and a mattress topper that slides around is very likely to lead to a lot of restless nights. In addition, it is also troublesome to have to adjust your mattress topper several times a week, and in some cases even every single day. Fortunately, there are several ways and methods you can use to prevent the mattress topper from sliding around or off the bed, so you can ensure a good and undisturbed night’s sleep – every night.

What makes a mattress topper slide around?

Before you can find a real solution to a mattress topper that won’t stay in place, it’s important to find out exactly what is actually causing it to slide. There are several factors you can consider that could potentially be causing the problem: 

  • The size of your mattress and your mattress topper
    An absolutely decisive element in relation to the mattress topper and its stability, which must not be underestimated, is the size of your mattress topper in relation to your mattress. A mismatch between the two can lead to your mattress topper being more prone to sliding around: A smaller mattress topper can easily slide into the empty sides and corners of the mattress, while a larger mattress topper will hang over the sides of your mattress, where gravity will quickly pull the mattress topper down further, eventually ending up on the floor.
     
  • Age of the mattress or mattress topper
    If your mattress topper or mattress is very old, the filling and fabric may be worn. The lack of surface structure in the fabric of either the mattress or the mattress topper will be responsible for the fact that there is less friction between the two mattresses, and thereby it will also be more difficult for the mattress topper to lie firmly.
     
  • Lack of friction between the mattresses
    Depending on the types of your mattress and mattress topper, as well as the materials they are made of, it may be possible that the friction between the two is insufficient to keep the mattress topper firmly and securely in place. This can especially be the case if you move a lot or often change sleeping position during the night, and if you have an old mattress or mattress topper, it will only get worse.
     
  • Do you toss and turn at night?
    If you sleep restlessly and tend to toss and turn during the night, this could be the main reason why your mattress topper is sliding around. Frequent changes in your sleeping position can also be a sign that your current mattress topper no longer provides your body with sufficient support, which is essential for a good night’s sleep.

What can you do to prevent your mattress topper from slipping?

There are several things you can do to stabilize your mattress topper and prevent it from sliding around. Our three primary pieces of advice are the following:

  • Make sure your mattress topper and mattress are the same size
    If your mattress topper and mattress are the same size, the fit between the two will be much better. A tight fit also means that you get a stable sleeping environment, where your mattress topper will be less likely to slide around and thus lie more firmly. 
    Fortunately, it is not difficult to find the right mattress topper, as mattress toppers come in a multitude of sizes – and in our range you will easily find a mattress topper that fits your mattress perfectly.
  • Consider whether it is time to buy a new mattress topper 
    If you are experiencing problems with your mattress topper, which indicate that age is the problem, it may be a good idea to buy a new one. A new mattress topper will not have problems with either filling or surface structure in the fabric, and therefore your mattress topper will also lie more firmly in its position.
     
  • Create more friction between your mattress topper and mattress
    Place a blanket, underlay or similar under your mattress to create more friction. This is an easy solution that can make a big difference. There are several different types of underlays you can use for this purpose: regular mattress underlays and non-slip underlays that are specifically designed to attach the mattress topper to your mattress. You can also use non-slip mats for carpets on the floor.