Topper slips – what helps?

If you use a box spring bed , the topper will be included as standard . It is part of the standard equipment and is placed on the mattress to fine-tune your body.

As a soft cover , the topper should ensure a comfortable sleep. However, if this slips, this will put your nerves to a test of patience. Because during the night you often change your sleeping position. If the topper moves with you, this will disturb your sleep and you will wake up less refreshed in the morning.

What can you do to ensure that the topper is secure and less slipping?

The topper has an important function and can hardly be dispensed with for the box spring bed. It is a thin layer, which usually consists of a memory foam. The foam offers unique properties and gives you a completely new feeling of lying down.

In the normal state, the foam is relatively firm and stable. If you lie down on it and let your body heat work in, the foam gains flexibility. It gives you the feeling of being made for your back and improves your sleeping position.

Because of these properties, it has a significant influence on the fine-tuning of the bed. With its soft surface, it hugs your body so that it is more stable. The mattress, on the other hand, is responsible for the absorption of the body weight and the “coarser” support.

You can also use a topper on an ordinary cold foam mattress. This will also ensure a more precise coordination there , so that the night becomes much more pleasant and back pain is reduced. If you sit a lot during the day and suffer from tension or pain in the back area, then the purchase of a viscoelastic topper is definitely recommended.


The fact that the topper slips is a problem, especially with box spring beds. These have a multi-layer structure in which the individual elements are hardly secured . It therefore often happens that the mattress slips when getting in or out. There is the impression that only the topper is slipping, and the entire bed is affected. It therefore makes sense to first check whether the topper has changed its position at all or whether the mattress is responsible for the movement.

Usually the topper is secured with tension belts or shouldn’t move due to its own weight. If you have a higher body weight, then when you get into the bed it could still happen that the topper is not prepared for it.

If you use two individual toppers, there is a higher risk that they will slip. They have a lower dead weight, so that even less external influence leads to sliding.


There are various options for preventing the topper from slipping. Try out which option seems the easiest for you and ensure that the topper is held securely.


An effective and inexpensive way of preventing the topper from slipping is to use an anti-slip mat. This is a thin mat that is placed between the topper and the mattress. It is so thin that it does not affect the lying properties. Due to the non-slip material, the mattress and topper remain stable on top of each other. No glue is used and such a mat is also no problem for allergy sufferers.


It is also possible to use a fitted sheet for the box spring bed . It is important that the fitted sheet has a higher web because it encompasses both the topper and the mattress. In this way you make sure that the mattress and topper are stable on top of each other.


If you are not afraid to lend a hand yourself, you can also use a Velcro fastener to ensure a secure hold. Attach the Velcro to both the topper and the mattress to prevent slipping. This method may involve more effort, but it proves to be very effective and if you still have Velcro fasteners at home, this is a sensible use.


The topper lies on the mattress and provides better support for your back there. The fine material adapts precisely to the contour, so that back pain and pain are reduced.

Although the topper is secured with lashing straps , it can occasionally slip. So that this does not occur with you, the offers are buying a non-slip mat or a fitted sheet on. Then you will enjoy the topper undisturbed on an ordinary mattress as well as on the box spring bed.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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