How to Stabilize Your Bed

Mattress Slipping

Getting a good night’s rest is imperative to many aspects of your health. If you are having issues with your bed, it can disrupt your sleep patterns at night. Dealing with bed problems can help you to improve your sleep quality and get a better night’s sleep. One problem that often arises is a slipping mattress.

This might seem like a minor problem at first, but even small problems can feel significant in the middle of the night when you are tired and want to rest. Getting enough sleep is already a challenge for most people, so the last thing you want is bed issues, further delaying your sleep.

This quick guide from KniseWorks will provide some helpful tips on keeping your mattress from slipping and ways to improve your sleeping conditions at home to ensure you are getting proper sleep. Keep reading to learn more.

What’s Causing Your Mattress to Slip?

A mattress can start slipping during the night for a number of reasons. It is important to figure out specifically why your mattress is slipping in the first place so that you can fix the problem properly. Let’s look at a few different reasons why your mattress might be slipping and sliding around on your bedframe.

  • Mattress age:

One of the most common reasons why a mattress will move around is because of age. As unsettling as it may sound, our bodies release oils and sweat all night. Over the years, this starts to build up on the mattress surface. It can even affect the underside of the mattress touching the bedframe because most people flip their mattress every few months. Over time, this build-up will start to affect the surface of the mattress and cause it to be less stable on the frame. It is recommended that people purchase a new mattress every seven years or so.

  • Mattress size:

    You should also ensure that your mattress is the right size for the bed frame you are using. If your mattress is too small, there will be a lot of room for sliding around. You might think you are saving some money by buying a smaller mattress for your frame, but eventually, this will start to cause problems as it will hinder you from getting the best sleep.

  • Poor support:

    A bedframe not built correctly can also cause problems with your mattress. For instance, bedframes that are uneven or slats that are too wide will provide less than ideal support for the weight of the mattress. This is especially true for slats. If the slats move around, the mattress will also move around. One sign that you might have a poor-quality bedframe with poor-quality support is if the mattress is sliding or if you are constantly hearing creaking and squeaking.

  • Lack of railing:

    Another issue could be a lack of good railing. It has become increasingly popular to purchase bedframes free of a railing. These platform beds are inexpensive and easy to put up and take down, but they do create a problem in that they do not offer side support for the mattress. This can result in the mattress moving around during the night. If you toss and turn a lot at night, consider investing in a bedframe with a railing.

  • Lack of grip:

    Some types of mattresses manufacturers don’t have a grip. Mattresses like latex, memory foam, and others are made with less friction on the mattress surface. This can eventually lead to mattress slipping. If a slipping mattress creates problems with sleep quality, consider purchasing a new one.

How to Keep My Mattress from Sliding

Once you locate what is causing your mattress issues (hopefully it’s not your dynamic portable bedsheet riser!), it is time to work on solving the problem so that you can start sleeping better every night. Let’s look at six easy ways to fix this problem.

  • Rug grippers:

    Using the same rubber pads to keep rugs from sliding on floors can also be put under the edges of your mattress. These handy pads will stop your mattress from sliding around your bedframe in the same way that they stop rugs from moving. This is an easy and inexpensive way to solve the problem of a mattress sliding.

  • Non-slip mattress pad:

    If you want to stabilize the entire mattress, consider a non-slip mattress pad. This is also an inexpensive solution to the problem. A mattress pad will come in a size to fit your particular mattress size. A bonus is that this product will also help create a cushioned surface for your entire mattress.

  • Velcro tape:

Another inexpensive solution is Velcro tape. Placing along different areas of the bed frame at matching points with the mattress. This will create a strong bond between the mattress and the bedframe, stopping the mattress from moving.

  • Vacuum your mattress:

    Dust bunnies not only collect under your bed, but they can also collect under your mattress. Give your mattress and bedframe a good vacuuming every once in a while. The dust will create less traction between the mattress and the bedframe, causing the mattress to slip over time.

  • Use railing:

    If you are anxious about the mattress slipping during the night, you should consider purchasing a bedframe with a railing. This will keep the mattress steady in one spot.

  • Mattress extenders:

    If you are stuck with a mattress that is the wrong size for your bedframe, you could get a mattress extender or gap filler. These devices help to make a mattress fit better into a bedframe that is too big. This can help to stop the mattress from moving around during the night.

If you cannot get a good night’s rest on your mattress, no matter what you try, it may be time to invest in a new mattress. Contact us at KniseWorks to learn more!