February 25, 2022
Most sleepers can remember a time when they've rolled off of a mattress and been jolted out of deep sleep. Most sleepers can also recall sleeping on a mattress that felt much less comfortable as they slept near the edge. Foam encased edge support systems can prevent sleepers from experiencing this unpleasantness again. Mattresses without a foam encasement usually feature a border rod as an edge support system. Border rods bend easily and can't maintain consistent comfort and mattress edge support all the way to the edge of the mattress.
This is why you may experience a change in support and comfort as you lie closer to the edge of one of these mattresses. Foam encased edge support systems reinforce the structure of the mattress far better than border rods. Sturdiness isn't the only thing to consider though. Foam encased edge support systems also allow for uniform comfort across the entire surface of the mattress. This means that, not only will it keep you from rolling off of your bed, but you won't experience a change in comfort or support as you lie near the edge.
If you've been sleeping on a mattress with a border rod or some other type of non-foam encased edge, you might think you need to upgrade to a larger size. A foam-encased edge support system can increase the sleep surface of a mattress by up to 20%. This is important for sleepers to consider when shopping for a new mattress, especially if two people share a full or queen-sized bed. You can save money by purchasing the same size you have in a mattress with a foam encased edge support and enjoy the extra inches of sleep space.
Purchasing a mattress with a foam-encased edge support system is the best way to ensure you'll get the most out of your sleep surface. The best mattress with edge support is an innerspring or hybrid style mattress which is designed to have added support around the edges of the bed.