Mattress toppers are mattresses that are implemented to support the user when in bed. Mattress toppers are implemented to provide more comfort to the users. Instead of purchasing a new firm mattress, you can buy mattress toppers to boost your firm mattress. Therefore, mattress toppers alter the softness or firmness of your mattress without necessarily accessing a new mattress.
However, mattress toppers can keep on sliding off and you will be required to find solutions on how to stop the toppers from sliding off every time. Some brands have tried implementing some technologies to keep the mattress toppers in position. Finally, try some methods that will keep your mattress topper in place.
Ways of keeping your mattress topper from sliding
1. Ensure you use safety pins to hold your bed sheets in position
Try to use safety pins on both your bed sheets and mattress toppers in order to ensure that your mattress topper has been held so that it cannot keep on sliding. It is the fastest method and takes less time, let’s say some minutes. The safety pins cannot destroy your mattress cover unless you have used the wrong pins.
Ensure you use at least five safety pins on every side of the mattress topper. Finally, ensure that you use the safety pins as instructed by the manufacturer and check if you have placed the safety pins in the correct position and fixed them firmly as required hence preventing your mattress from being damaged and distorted.
2. Try using a rubber foam that the manufacturer has instructed
Rubber foams usually have a sticking characteristic which grasps your mattress topper, preventing it from sliding. This method is generally cheaper compared to other methods. You can either buy the rubber foam, or you can implement it on your own. Moreover, implementing your runner foam requires the following: a mat, preferably a yoga mat, a soft rubber, a shelf liner, and a non-skidding room rug.
Firstly, collect all the mentioned materials and position them correctly between your bed and mattress. Ensure that the rubber you are using does not form any mattress pumps. After correctly placing all the materials at the required position, your mattress cover will stop sliding each time.
If you can buy rubber foam, ensure you buy a quality one from a licensed seller. Place the rubber foam with the adhesive glued side on top of the bed frame. The rubber foam stays in position and holds the mattress topper firmly, preventing it from sliding.
3. Use a loop and hook method to hold your mattress topper
Collect required strips and gently position them around your mattress. Ensure the strips are placed in the stated positions. Ensure you also put the strips in the middle of the mattress. Use as many strips as possible until they hold the mattress topper in place. The larger the bed, the more the strips required to hold the mattress topper.
More extensive beds will require getting hooks and getting rid of the paper at the back of the hook. Carefully loop the hook on your mattress frame to hold the mattress topper in place.
Ensure you are careful when using the hook and loop method because one missed step prevents the hook from holding the mattress cover in position. It is advisable to use Velcro because other adhesives can distort your mattress by removing the mattress threads.
4. Try using sheet straps to hold your mattress topper
Fit your sheet straps firmly on the bed. The mattress topper is held in position and slipping of the toppers is prevented. However, the method does not hold the mattress topper for a more extended period.
After some hours, the mattress toppers will again start sliding off. Therefore, ensure that you repeat the process every time the mattress topper starts sliding off.
When using the sheet straps, ensure that they have been tightly positioned to keep your mattress topper in position and do not slip off irrespective of the position you have decided to sleep. The sheet straps also hold the mattress toppers in position the whole night even if you continuously keep turning over and over on the bed.
5. Use duct tape to hold firmly the mattress topper
Buy the required duct tape that has adhesive glues. Gently place the duct tape on the mattress and position the topper on top of the glue. Ensure that the mattress and mattress topper are firmly held together, holding the topper firmly in position.
When using adhesives, be careful with the type of adhesive you have chosen. Liquid or spray adhesives are not recommended since they can damage your mattress and leave unwanted markings on the mattress.
6. Use carpet tape
A carpet tape with two sides can be used to hold the mattress topper in position. Place the carpet tape on the mattress and grasp the topper and the mattress together.
Check if they are firmly attached and then glue them together with your bed frame while ensuring that they are firmly held in position. The carpet tape prevents the mattress topper from sliding every time.
7. Place a vacuum under your mattress to remove all dust that can make your mattress topper slip
This is the funniest method of keeping your mattress topper in position. Sometimes, dust can accumulate on your mattress, making it too smooth for the mattress topper to remain in position.
Bring a vacuum cleaner and slowly clean all places in your room, especially under the bed and on the mattress. Remove all dust that has accumulated by thoroughly cleaning the bed frame, mattress frame, mattress topper, and your mattress.
After cleaning, try to put the mattress topper in position and check if it can still slip off. If it slips off, try other methods such as using duct tape or carpet tape.
8. Try using cotton pads or polyester pads
Usually, mattress toppers slide off because the surface is too smooth to hold it in position. Using a cotton pad between the mattress and mattress topper can keep your topper in position and prevent it from sliding over and over.
Mattress toppers can slide off due to many reasons. For instance, your mattress surface slicks. This can be annoying and can cause discomforts. Luckily enough, you have understood how to deal with the situation using different methods. Choose the method you would like to use wisely and use it carefully to avoid damaging your mattress.