A new mattress is a major investment that most people only make every ten years or so. Whether you’ve just bought a new one or want to breathe new life into your existing one, a mattress topper can make a world of difference. Still, like many other mattress accessories, it can be challenging to understand how to use it correctly.
What is a mattress topper?
A mattress topper, as the name implies is an additional, removable bedding layer that sits on top of your mattress and under your sheets generally to improve comfort levels. The topper can help modify the firmness level of your sleep surface. Soft mattress toppers offer an extra layer of comfort to soften your current mattress.
They vary in material type, cushion amount, size, and fill. Originally toppers would have been filled with down and feather or wool however today there are more options for fill, such as microfibre.
Why have a mattress topper?
Despite the wide variety of mattress toppers on the market today, they’re all designed to serve one central function: to provide an extra layer of luxury and comfort to your mattress.
They can be made up of multiple layers of material and help provide support, plushness, or both to your mattress.
Mattress toppers are simple to slip on and are a great way to get a better night’s sleep without having to buy a whole new bed. Compared to purchasing a new mattress, investing in a mattress topper instead can be a much more cost-effective solution.
Hotels beds are incredibly comfortable thanks to their use of mattress toppers. These can significantly adjust mattress firmness and the quality of your rest.
Transform a too-firm mattress
Like Goldilocks finding the most comfortable bed is an individual choice. Even if you appreciate the level of support that a firm mattress provides, you still don’t want to sleep on a hard bed. If yours feels too firm, it can lead to back pain and that’s a major sleep disruptor plus it makes for aches and pains in the morning.
Adding a mattress topper can be a great remedy for the ‘too hard’ mattress. This helps you keep your existing mattress while making it softer and more comfortable to lie on, leading to a more restful night’s sleep.
Remedy a worn mattress
If your mattress has seen better days but you’re not quite ready to buy a new one then consider a topper as a stop gap. Providing a uniform layer of comfort, a mattress topper will breathe new life into a shabby mattress for a fraction of the cost. While it might not transform a super-saggy mattress, it can be a smart and economical way to add a few years to your investment.
Mattress toppers are also perfect for uni students living on campus as they don’t have the luxury of bringing their own mattresses to the dorm. As a result, adding a dorm mattress topper can bring new life to outdated mattresses and give uni students the comfort and support they need.
Keep Your mattress clean
A mattress protector isn’t the only layer that can keep dirt, allergens and dust mites away! Toppers also help to protect your investment. Its much easier to launder a topper or protector than a mattress! Depending on the fill of your topper sometimes a good airing can revitalise a tired topper- or consider washing however you will need a large machine and line space. Pick a warm day as the drying can take time
Mattress Toppers Versus Mattress Protectors
Though the two terms sound similar, it’s important to understand that a mattress topper is not the same as a mattress protector.
A mattress protector is a thin layer of material that fits over your mattress. While it can add a thin layer of cushioning, that isn’t its main purpose. Rather, it serves to prevent unwanted moisture, bacteria, and dust mites from entering your bed.
On the other hand, a mattress topper is a thick layer that adds both comfort and protection, allowing you to achieve the same level of protection as a mattress protector while also adding a layer of softness.
Different Kinds of Mattress Toppers
When you begin your search for the best mattress toppers, you might find that it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
A few of the main kinds of mattress toppers you’ll encounter include:
Latex, Memory Foam, Down and Feathers, Microfibre and Wool underlays.
Natural fibres, such as down/feather or wool are best for cool, breathable comfort and the price generally reflects this luxe comfort. However given the amount of time you spend in bed and the importance of sound sleep the price tag really does reflect value for money. Microfibre, memory foam and latex are more affordable options and advisably for those with allergies. These toppers tend to warm up quickly and don’t wick away heat like natural fibres.
How to put a Topper on the bed
Toppers can either come with elastic loops in the corners that you can hook around your mattress, or they have a lightweight elastic skirt that you stretch over the mattress like a fitted sheet. They come in bed sizes designed to fit snugly over the bed- always buy the correct size to match your mattress eg. king topper for a king mattress
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