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Does a DLX Mattress Have Good Edge Support?

February 21, 2024 4 min read

Person sitting on the edge of a Premier Hybrid mattress demonstrating edge support.

Yes,the vast majority of customers have reported that our mattresses offer good edge support.

But what exactly is edge support, and why does it matter? Let's dive into the details, focusing on DLX Mattresses and its edge support capabilities.

What is Edge Support?

There are two primary aspects of edge support to consider:

  1. Sleeping Edge Support: This means you can sleep comfortably on the edge of the mattress without feeling like you're going to roll off.
  2. Sitting Edge Support: This is for those who often sit on the edge of the mattress, such as when putting on shoes, especially in small apartments where space is limited. Additionally, it's particularly important for individuals who need a supportive edge to get in and out of bed without experiencing significant sinking down.

Is Edge Support Important?

It really depends on your personal needs and habits. If you tend to sleep close to the edge or require a firm surface to sit on while getting in or out of bed or putting on your shoes, then it could be significant for you.

Benefits of Good Edge Support:
  • One advantage of good edge support is that the mattress prevents you from feeling like you're going to fall out of bed when lying near the edge, allowing for comfortable sleeping closer to the edge.
  • Good edge support on a mattress expands the usable sleeping area by allowing you to utilize space closer to the mattress edge.
  • A mattress with good edge support facilitates easier bed exits, as it minimizes sinking when you sit on the edge and reduces the sensation of rolling off onto the floor.
  • Good edge support makes it easier to get in and out of bed as the mattress minimizes sinking when sitting on the edge and reducing the risk of feeling like you might roll off onto the floor.

DLX Mattress Edge Support

In general, the vast majority of people report a positive experience when sleeping or sitting on the edge of a DLX Mattress, without the sensation of rolling out or sinking excessively. The good edge support is attributed to the specific design of DLX mattresses, incorporating a combination of foams in the comfort layers and pocket coils. Notably, all DLX mattresses feature several rows of firmer coils running from head to foot on the sides, enhancing support near the edges. It's important to highlight that springs generally offer superior support compared to polyurethane foam rail or base, resulting in a more buoyant experience and improved edge support overall.

NapLab awarded the DLX Premier Hybrid a perfect score of 10 out of 10 for edge support. During their sitting edge support tests, they measured a compression sinkage of 2.75 inches, notably lower than the average sinkage of 4.14 inches observed in other mattresses tested by NapLab. When lying directly on the mattress edge, NapLab reported feeling well-supported in all sleeping positions. They found that the medium-sized variant offered moderately better lying edge support, largely due to reduced sinkage, a characteristic commonly associated with softer mattresses. This observation aligns with our understanding that softer mattresses may exhibit slightly diminished edge support.

Factors Affecting Edge Support

While DLX mattresses generally offer good edge support, it's essential to consider other factors that can influence this aspect:

  1. Mattress Construction: DLX mattresses utilize materials like pocket coils and supportive foam layers, contributing to edge support. However, softer mattresses may exhibit slightly less edge support due to increased sinkage.
    • Foam Mattresses: Typically softer and may compress more deeply, especially when weight is concentrated on the edges.
    • Latex Mattresses: Lack additional reinforcement but still provide more support than all-foam mattresses.
    • Hybrid or Spring Mattresses: Incorporate coils for support, often offering superior edge support compared to foam mattresses.
  2. Foam Encasement: While foam encasement enhances the appearance of a mattress or other minor enhancements, it doesn't significantly impact performance or durability. Over time, foam may soften faster than springs, potentially leading to a sensation of rolling out of bed. We prioritize firmer coils over foam encasement for consistent base support and reduced differential wear.
  3. Additional Edge Support Features: Some mattresses feature border rods and edge springs, enhancing edge support for users who frequently sit on the bed's edge. However, such features are less common in mattresses sold online or shipped in a box, like DLX mattresses.
  4. Foundation and Support Surface: The surface on which the mattress rests also influences edge support. A solid foundation, adjustable bed, or platform with properly spaced slats can bolster the overall support provided by the mattress.

Other Considerations for Edge Support

While DLX mattresses are praised for their edge support, individual preferences vary, and some users may require even stronger support than what a DLX Mattress can offer, especially if they frequently sit on the edge of the bed. In such cases, mattresses with border rods and additional edge springs may be preferable. However, these features are less prevalent in online mattresses like DLX and are increasingly rare in today's retail market.

Ultimately, when assessing edge support, it's essential to consider your specific needs and preferences, as well as factors like mattress construction, additional features, and support surface. By understanding these aspects, you can make an informed decision when choosing a mattress that offers the right level of edge support for you.