As anyone who has upgraded from their first twin-sizebed to a queen or king-size bed knows, the experience of relaxing with the extra room that larger sizes provide can be a revelation. Some people don’t even realize what they’re missing out on by sleeping on their smaller mattresses. But in situations where space isn’t the factor keeping someone from getting a larger mattress, money often is. To get the comfort of a king-size mattress without the king-size cost, Foam Factory, Inc. offers foam bed bridges for seamlessly joining two twin mattresses together to give you the comfort you want at a price you can afford.
Constructed of compressible but supportive open-cell poly foam, Foam Factory bed bridges are placed in the gap between two side-by-side mattresses to create a seamless, smooth surface that doubles a mattress’ width. With a length of 78 inches, a bed bridge can be used on twin-size mattresses by trimming off the 3 excess inches, while filling all but 2 inches of the gap in XL-length beds. The part of the wedge that extends into the gap between the two mattresses is 3-1/4 inches long and tapers down to its end, ensuring that the gap is filled with enough material to prevent a dip, but not so much that a noticeable protrusion forms in its place. And to ensure smooth transition from mattress surface to bed bridge surface, the product is 10 inches in width, top to bottom. This way, if you stretch out across the bridge, it won’t feel like there is a foam plug filling the gap. You can even combine two different bed sizes together to make a custom-sized mattress.
With the cost of large mattresses in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars, the cost of two twin mattresses and Foam Factory’s bed bridge can equate to huge savings. In almost all cases, purchasing two twin mattresses from a company, plus a Foam Factory bed bridge, will be cheaper than purchasing a company’s king-size mattress. Being able to comfortably stretch out can make the difference between a full night’s sleep and a restless night spent tossing and turning. The comfort and cost benefits a bed bridge can provide to an individual, while substantial, are increased 10 fold for people who share beds with a partner.
One of the biggest issues for couples with a shared sleeping arrangement is different opinions as to what makes a comfortable mattress. There is no right or wrong answer, since you can’t convince your body that something is comfortable when it simply isn’t. One person may sleep like a rock on a soft, cloud-like mattress while their partner may get heavenly sleep on a mattress as hard as stone. This can lead to compromises in comfort as both sides attempt to give a little to please their partner. This is a noble sacrifice, but in reality, a concession for both sides means neither person is having their comfort and support needs met, which can result in a lack of rest that is not only bad for the relationship, but also detrimental to overall health. Couples who have been unable to find a balance that satisfies both people often switch to a two-bed system that, while providing the right surface for good sleep, eliminates the closeness to their partner they may desire. A foam bed bridge however, can solve all of these issues.
Two completely different mattress types can be placed together and by using the bed bridge to join them, a single bed is created that gives each person the comfort they need without separating them. Many pricey dual-comfort beds have been created, particularly using air mattress technology, that attempt to combine bed types into a single mattress. However, these mattresses are priced in the thousands of dollars and feature a middle section that features the same lack of transition between the two sections as any other dual-bed setup. For hundreds of dollars less, two individual mattresses can be purchased with a bed bridge foam wedge and combined into one for economical, custom comfort.
Foam Factory bed bridges can be used on any mattress type, not just beds also made of foam. For innerspring mattresses, air mattresses and water beds, bridges can be placed directly on the mattress, and then covered with your sheets, pads and toppers. Or, they can be placed on top of an individual mattress’ bedding and covered only with the top sheet that joins the two together. With these materials, use can be dictated by what the individual finds most comfortable. With foam beds however, Foam Factory suggests having a sheeting or mattress pad layer between the foam cores of the mattresses and the bed bridge. This is to increase longevity of both the mattress and the bridge, as the friction from use of the foam bridge against a foam mattress or bed wedge can cause them to rub together and wear down prematurely. Keeping a layer between uncovered foam materials is the best way to prevent foam-on-foam friction and get the most life out of your products. Mattresses are often able to be kept together just by using snug, fitted sheets that encase both mattresses at once. For people who still feel their two beds aren’t together tightly enough, a ratcheted strap wrapped around the outside of your bed’s perimeter can keep the two beds snugly in place.* A strap should only be tight enough to keep the two beds from moving apart without visibly squeezing their forms.
Whether you’ve decided it’s time you get to stretch out and relax in bed or if you and your partner have tried everything to give you both the sleep you need, a bed bridge from Foam Factory can be the affordable, common-sense solution to your issue.
*Note: It is important to not over-tighten straps as this can damage a mattress of any material. This is especially important with foam mattresses, as over-tightening can compact the corners of mattresses, affecting the fit of sheets, or even cut into a foam core if over-tightened. Foam Factory suggests using straps no smaller than 3 inches in width to evenly spread pressure along the edge of the foam.