It isn't always necessary to buy a bed bridge. You can use mattress toppers or additional covers instead, and you can even make a bed bridge yourself.
One alternative to the bed bridge is the mattress topper. This ensures that you have a uniform surface despite using two different mattresses.
You can easily buy a mattress topper in a variety of sizes. A mattress topper can improve the comfort of the mattress as well. Most mattresses are softened by the addition of a topper. You can also use a topper to create a warmer sleeping climate.
One disadvantage of a mattress topper is that it doesn’t allow for optimal individualisation if you and your partner’s body weights are very different. To do this, you would need to buy two different toppers, which defeats the purpose of joining two mattresses.
A good mattress topper will set you back at least £100, so a bed bridge is definitely much more affordable.
A cheaper alternative to the bed bridge and the mattress topper is simply adding on an additional cover.
Some manufactures offer an additional cover that is strong enough to press the two mattresses firmly together. This is intended to eliminate the gap between the two mattresses.
Make a bed bridge yourself
If you prefer to use your handicraft skills, you can also make a bed bridge yourself. There are only a few steps to follow.
First of all, you should know the measurements of your mattress. The best way to ascertain this is to measure the length of the mattress and the width of the gap. It is also very important to consider the height.
Once you have your measurements, you can visit the hardware store to find some filling material, such as foam. We recommend buying the filling material as a whole and cutting it up yourself using appropriate tools.
Now you can insert your very own bed bridge into the gap between the mattresses. Add a sheet to cover the filling. And now you’ll have your very own handmade bed bridge.
Of course, you can also buy a larger mattress in sizes 150 x 200 cm, 180 x 200 cm, or 200 x 200 cm instead of choosing two smaller mattresses and a bed bridge. This way, you can avoid the whole problem altogether.
That said, this isn’t always feasible, especially if you and your partner need very different mattresses to give you a good night’s sleep. And this isn’t feasible if you’re opting for innerspring mattresses, which usually have a high level of resonance.
If you’re looking for the best mattresses, then we’d suggest taking a look at our mattress reviews. There, you’ll find many great mattresses that you and your partner can share.