Sliding mattress around from the bed frame is a very common problem. This slightest provocation can throw your entire sleep out of whack, leaves you tired, and ending up on the floor, snoring you up all day. However, a sliding mattress is maybe a sign that you now need a new mattress because your old one is not enough to give you support. Likewise, some DIY strategies will help you to keep your mattress from moving around on your bed frame. Let’s start with some cheap DIY methods to solve this problem.
Non-Slip Mattress Pad
Buying a non-slip mattress pad is an economical way to get rid of slipping and sliding of the mattress. These non-slip mattress pads come in rubber form which is often used to keep carpets in place etc. Non-slip mattress pads come in thin layer foam so that they couldn’t change the feel of the bed.
Before buying it, you must have to know about the accurate size of your bed so that you can have the accurate size of your mattress pad. Just like you have a queen size mattress that is 60’’ wide and 80’’ long. This will help you to make sure you are purchasing the accurate size product for your mattress. You may want to go for a little bigger size of your bed, as you can trim it any way you want to. If you have California king size mattress and can’t have a pad size big enough, you can pair two separate mattress pads together.
For placing in their right place, you just have to lift your mattress and place the pad on the foundation of your mattress box frame. Then place the mattress in its right position. Many of the non-slip mattress pads can be washed easily if they get dirty too.
Vacuum Under Your Mattress
Vacuum under your mattress may seems like a little thing but it may reduce the movement of your mattress. Hence there are too much dust, crumbs and other debris particles which accumulate between your mattress and the bed frame.
Before vacuuming it, consider decolorizing your mattress, it will help make your bed clean and smell fresh. Strip your mattress and sprinkle a layer of baking soda on both sides of your mattress and left it for 20 minutes, so that it absorbs the allergic dirt and bacteria. Use the upholstery attachment, vacuum the baking soda all over the mattress. Flip the mattress over and repeat the step.
Velcro Strips are also known as Adhesive Hook-and-Loop, is a great and very effective way to hold mattress at its accurate place. Separate the two hook and loop sides of the Velcro strip. Place the ‘hook’ Velcro strips under the mattress and the ‘loop’ Velcro strips over the bed frame. Make sure that the ‘hook’ and ‘loop’ pieces of the Velcro strip on both sides are precisely equal to each other. If the ‘hook’ sides of the Velcro strip don’t match the ’loop’ side, the Velcro strip doesn’t work in any way. You can also put a long Velcro strip on the foot and head sides of your mattress and also in the center if you want.
Double-sided carpet tapes can also be used as an alternative for Velcro tapes but these carpet tapes are not log-lasting or stable as compare to Velcro strips. Hence these carpet tapes are a temporary solution.
One of the most economical ways to place your mattress at its right position is the use of rubber matting under your mattress. Basically, rubber is the natural adhesive that can keep things in their right place. This way is economical enough that you don’t have to buy any rubber mat from any store. You just have to search for the following things at your home i.e.
- A rubber Welcome Mat
- Non-skid rubber rug pads
- A thin yoga mat
- Shelf Liners
Now you just have to put one of these between the mattress and the bed frame. Just make sure that the matting will be thin enough that this will not create any lumps or bumps on your mattress.
If you are unable to find any of these rubber mats at your home, you can also purchase them from any store or online. The rubber mats you will find in stores are one side cover paper adhesive. You just have to remove the cover paper and press it on the inner edges of the bed frame just like its rubber side corresponds with the mattress to keep it from sliding. For this purpose, you have to measure the size of your bed before buying the rubber matt.
Why Do Mattresses Slip?
Following are some most common culprits which become the major cause of your sliding mattress. It’s a very good idea to know about the cause of your slipping mattress, thus it may lead you to pinpoint a proper solution for this problem. Hence following are multiple reasons that account for sliding mattresses. It is up to the user to detect the specific problem for this.
Size problem is one of the major issues that cause your mattress to slip over the bed frame. Every mattress comes in their specific sizes and one should invest in the proper bed size as your mattress. When the size of your bed frame is bigger than your mattress, it is natural that your mattress will slide around a little bit that will cause sleep destruction, and many more. In this case, you must have to adopt a proper solution.
Lack of Friction
A frictionless surface of your mattress is the main culprit for sliding the mattress on your bed frame. Even the best mattress can slide off from the foundation of the bed frame if it lacks friction. A mattress cover could also be the reason for less friction. In this case, your mattress cover surface should be soft and little rough so that you may have a good sleep with no disturbance of mattress sliding.
Many of the bed frame are built with no rails. The slats of the bed (to hold mattress in a firm position) are a little lower than the bed frames. Before buying a bed, keep it in view that your bed frame must have a proper railing to keep the mattress in its accurate position. Platform beds often lack a headboard and footboard which causes the mattress to slide around the bed frame.
The old age of the mattress is also the cause of its sliding over the bed frame. As time passes, the core of the mattress got filled with bodily fluids (sweats), dirt, and dead skin. This layer of gunk is very difficult to remove as it resides for years. It is good to change your mattress after every 6 to 7 years and the age of 10 years for a mattress is enough. You can also use mattress fitted sheets to protect your mattress from body oil, dirt and dead skin cells to enhance its lifetime.
Your sleep time is very vibrant to your overall health and wellbeing. If your mattress keeps sliding all over the night which will interrupt your whole sleep and give you insomnia. Instead of continuously dealing with this problem, you can adopt any of the given DIY solutions to keep maintain your mattress at a firm position once and for all. These solutions although have impressed millions of consumers with the same problem. But at sometimes. Buying a new mattress is the best, stable and long-lasting solution you will have to eliminate the problem.