How To Stop Mattress Movement

Stopping Mattresses Movement

How To Stop Mattress Movement

How To Stop Mattress Movement

Mattresses sliding off the box spring foundations may be one of the most annoying things to happen with the exception of your neighbor deciding to cut the grass at 7:00 am on the morning you get to sleep in late. While the dealing with the neighbor may be a potential Hatfield and McCoy situation, your mattress slipping of its foundation is an easy problem to resolve. So what causes a mattress to slide? While the problem is not a big one in the overall picture of mattress difficulties some models are more vulnerable than others as you will see.

One sided mattresses slip

Truthfully not so much, first of all most of today’s newer mattresses are one sided and have gripping non skid surfaces that are abrasive and rough surfaced just like the top of the boxspring foundation. When the bottom surface of the mattress comes into contact with the top half of the foundation everything generally stays in place and stops mattress movement.

Two Sided mattresses that move and slide out of place

Rare to find today the old flippable innerspring mattresses had two sides. While this seems like a good thing just remember  that silky smooth fabric that makes the mattress feel so good also sometimes allows the mattress to race out from underneath you. These old classics didn’t and don’t have that advantage of the one side being non skid. This sometimes causes the bed to slide out of it’s position.

How to stop the mattress from sliding and moving

There is a solution to the moving mattress situation and it’s no further than your local department store, big box hardware center or store that sells area rugs. The answer is a simple non skid rubber rug gripper pad. It is that simple. The key is size, so don’t buy a piece that is too small. Be sure to measure the width and length of your mattress set. Find the closest correlating size and if need be cut the rubber non skid safety material down to size with a pair of scissors. While this may seem overly simple and somewhat silly it gets the job done on the cheap. The same solution used to keep tools from sliding around in a fancy tool box drawer or to line the cabinets that keep your dishes and glasses from easily moving around can be the solid stable solution to keep a mattress from sliding around.


Doug Belleville and his father Dave own and run STLBeds - a specialty sleep store located in Arnold, MO. The staff at STLBeds is highly educated about sleep, comfort and their special sleep products. STLBeds only carries high quality mattresses and bed-related products. You won't find the brand names here - just call and ask us why!

6 Comments Leave your comment »

I’ve tried this rubbery stuff and it doesn’t help at all. Sorry but I thought
You’d know more than one solution. Some of us have to buy the cheaper bed
As we don’t have the luxury to buy expensive beds, I did t think
six hundred is a cheap price. We thanks you for trying. I guess. My. Back
wii continue to hurt until I die.

Comment by Sheryl — February 3, 2014 @ 8:18 am

I was thinking of using non-skid pads the kind that are used on steps outside to keep from slipping while walking up stairs but I don’t know if it will damage the mattress.

Comment by Raf — December 29, 2014 @ 12:36 am

I have covers on both mattresses, I did this to protect from bedbugs, the causes them to move. What can I use to stop this?

Comment by Marie — March 17, 2015 @ 11:48 am

Whats going to happen when I go to tuck the sheet in?

Comment by Ray — March 18, 2015 @ 10:04 am

Ray, Bedding can transfer motion and disturb the other sleeper. My wife and I do not use a top sheet and we do use separate blankets for that very reason. Hope this is helpful. Doug

Comment by Douglas Belleville — March 24, 2015 @ 8:42 am

Hi Marie, I am confused by your question perhaps you could ask it a different way or call me at the toll free number above? Thnx Doug

Comment by Douglas Belleville — March 24, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

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