As the name suggests, a mattress topper is something that goes on top of the bed. Its purpose is to either add support or to add softness to the mattress, depending on its condition. So if a mattress is too firm, you’d want a soft mattress topper. If it is too light, then a suitable topper should add more support. If your topper does not have a securing system with it, it will most likely slip off from the mattress.
In this article, we will talk about four ways on how to keep mattress topper from sliding if it does not come with built-in straps.
How To Keep Your Mattress Topper From Sliding
One way you can secure your mattress topper is by using safety pins. However, doing it wrong could end up in some a ripped mattress or topper. To prevent that, make sure you use enough pins around the bed to distribute the pressure. If only a few bolts were holding the topper down, it could easily rip due to too much pressure in one area. The larger the bed, the more pins you will need. For each of the four sides, I suggest at least 4-5 large safety pins.
This next method takes a little more work because it’s a do-it-yourself method. You will need to attach velcro on the mattress topper, with the parallel side on the bed. Make sure the sharp side matches the soft side when you position the topper on the bed. Another way is by attaching the velcro on the corners of the bed, going around the mattress and the topper. It’s much like bed garters, except its velcro – which is more secure and less likely to loosen up.
You know those non-skid mats you put under area rugs? Or the ones you use in the shower to prevent slipping? They work like a charm with mattress toppers too, especially memory foam or latex. Simply slide between the mattress and the topper – either on both ends, corners, or edges.
One way to keep your mattress topper from sliding is by giving it no room to move or slide. You can do so by covering it with tightly with a fitted sheet. However, if you tend to make actions a lot, then a tightly fitted sheet might not be enough. That is where sheet suspenders or sheet straps come in.
Sheet suspenders or sheet straps are designed to keep secure your bedsheet. After fitting a fitted sheet tightly, use cloth straps or suspenders. If you apply them tight enough, they can prevent the mattress topper from moving or slipping off.
Duct tape pretty much can hold anything together. It might not be the best method. However, it does work, especially for those covered toppers. You can tape the edges or the corners of the topper to the mattress. Then, make sure the fitted sheet is on tightly as well.
Topper Care Guide
If you show your mattress topper some love, you’ll have yourself a bed to look forward to every night. You will also prevent it from becoming worn out too soon. Care may vary depending on the type of fill or material the topper is, so check for care instructions from the manufacturer. Here are some of our tips to care for your mattress topper:
- For toppers with a feather, down, or synthetic fill, give the topper a good fluff or pat every day. You can also rotate it every time you change your sheets, or at least once a week.
- For memory foam and latex toppers, rotate weekly as well. It just allows the topper to recover and prevents sagging in some regions of the topper.
- Use a mattress protector over the topper to maintain the quality of the topper. That way, if you accidentally stain it, it’s easier to clean. A topper can be thick and is harder to wash that a mattress protector which is usually thinner.
- Wash your topper at least every 6-12 months, or whatever the manufacturer recommends. Again, make sure to check care labels by the manufacturer.
- After washing your topper, make sure it is finally dry before you put it on top of the mattress. Any residual moisture is prone to bacteria or fungal growth.
To get a good night’s sleep, you will want to secure your mattress topper in place. No one wants to wake up to a topper almost falling off the bed. Secure it with safety pins, velcro, non-skid mats or sheet suspenders or straps.
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