Some people find that they roll together in bed. This issue can be the result of a number of factors and is not necessarily the mattress that is causing the issue.
Mattresses are like shoes and they will feel stiffer and firmer initially and will soften over time. Mattresses in-store have had the opportunity to soften due to people testing them.
Weight applied to the mattress will influence the softness and we recommend that the mattress is rotated every 2 weeks for 4 months, and then every 3 months thereafter. This allows the mattress to soften in a more even fashion.
Body contouring is normal and expected, especially in the softer/plusher models with additional comfort layers. As the mattress conforms to your body shape the sides and centre will appear to be ‘peaking’. This can lead to the body rolling into the section that has become contoured.
See more on Body Contouring.
Differences in body type and size, where there is a disparity between both people sleeping on the mattress, will lead to different levels of softening and body contouring. A lighter person will affect the mattress comfort layers less, resulting in less contouring and a reduction in softening compared with a heavier person. Rotation of the mattress is particularly important in this scenario in order to even out the sleeping surfaces as much as possible.
Only 1 in the bed
Mattresses with predominantly only 1 person sleeping on them will respond differently as well. Typically people will fall asleep on their preferred side of the bed but gravitate towards the middle overnight. This will lead to a softer section towards the middle of the bed. We encourage you to even out the sleeping surface as much as possible in order to prevent this from happening.
The mattress and base pairing
Our mattresses are designed to perform best when combined with the matching ensemble base. If the mattress is paired with a different base, this can affect the performance and durability of the mattress and result in roll together, particularly if the base does not provide even support across the mattress.
Size of base
It is important that the base is the same size as the mattress, in terms of length and width, to provide the right support. A base that is a different size to the mattress can cause roll together or rolling out of the bed.
Fixed or Solid Wooden Slats
Fixed or Solid wooden slats need to meet the following requirements in order to properly support the mattress.
- 12 or more slats from head to foot down the bed. If there are less than 12 the gaps between the slats are likely to be too large.
- The gaps between the slats should be no more than 8cm apart.
- In double or larger sized bases, a supporting centre rail is required.
- In double or larger sized bases, a supporting centre leg to the ground is recommended.