Few things are as disruptive of a good night’s sleep as a mattress that slides around on its frame. Let’s face it: getting your recommended seven to nine hours on a shifting, sliding mattress surface can feel like trying to take a nap in one of those funhouse rooms where the floors keep moving.1
The good news is that a sliding mattress is a problem with a handful of simple solutions. First, troubleshoot the root cause behind your sliding mattress. Then, read up on our quick and easy solutions on how to keep mattress from sliding.
With the right amount of grip, support, and comfort, Casper mattresses are made to ensure you have the most comfortable sleep ever. No more slipping and sliding through the night.
Before you can stop your mattress surface from sliding, you need to figure out what’s making it slide. The reason could be anything from the design of the bed frame to the age and condition of the mattress itself.
Frequent mattress movement is likely the work of one or more of these common culprits:
Have you figured out the problem behind your mattress’ nighttime slip-and-slide routine?
If you want to find a solution, we have six easy hacks for how to stop a mattress from sliding that will have you sleeping soundly—and in one spot—in no time.
Rubber pads that keep floor rugs from bunching up under your feet can be just as effective in keeping a mattress from sliding. These handy helpers are widely available in a variety of sizes and are relatively inexpensive, so trying them out is a low-risk investment that can yield huge benefits.
Just place the rubber pad grippers between the mattress and its support structure, be that slats or a bed platform.
Non-slip mattress pads are another great way to prevent mattress movement. And, because a mattress pad is made specifically for a bed, they’re a bit more durable and come in standard mattress sizes like twin, king, queen, or full. Different from a mattress cover or mattress encasement, a mattress pad can even boost the surface level of cushion.
Velcro strips are a time-tested way of holding things in place, but you’ve probably never thought of using them on your mattress. As it turns out, attaching a velcro strip to the head and foot of your mattress and bed frame is a cheap and easy way to keep your mattress from sliding from side to side.
Those little dust bunnies that tend to accumulate under your bed aren’t as harmless as their name might suggest. Dust that’s gathered on your mattress and/or bed frame just creates a slicker surface for your mattress to slide across.2
Use your home vacuum’s mattress or upholstery tool attachment for a quick remedy.
Depending on your situation, adding a railing to your bed frame is another potential way to stop your mattress from sliding. You can purchase an adjustable railing or, if you’re handy, you can make your own.
If your mattress is too small for your frame, you might be able to fill the extra space without buying a new mattress.
Mattress extenders or gap fillers can help give you the length or width you need without breaking the bank, while using stuffing or other padding can provide a temporary solution.
A sliding mattress can keep you up at night and prevent you from getting your proper amount of sleep, which can have a negative affect on your health.
There’s no reason to let a sliding mattress keep you up for any longer.
Is your mattress the wrong size for your beloved bed frame? Perhaps it’s getting up there in years. Or perhaps you have a slippery latex mattress that defies your attempts to craft your way into nocturnal bliss.
Whatever the case, you deserve a good night’s sleep—and in many cases, a new mattress is the most direct route to snooze town.
At Casper, we have a stunning variety of mattresses to meet all your sleep needs. Implementing these tips and tricks might help you squeeze a few more years out of your old mattress, but sometimes a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered. Learn more about what to expect in terms of mattress cost if you foresee your current mattress’s life coming to an end in the near future.