When Should You Buy a Mattress Topper?
Have you been considering adding a mattress topper to your sleep space? Toppers come in a variety of style and material options and offer numerous benefits that can help elevate your sleep experiences. It can be difficult to know whether or not a topper is the right opinion for you.
Toppers are fantastic for providing additional comfort to your mattress. They add layers of support, can help regulate temperature and can help you achieve your desired level of firmness without having to invest in an entirely new mattress.
What is the difference between a mattress topper and a mattress pad?
These two solution-driven accessories are easily confused, but mostly distinguishable by thickness. Generally, a mattress pad has a height of less than 1-inch while mattress toppers are thicker than 1-inch. Additionally, mattress pads are almost always covered in quilted fabric and attached to a fitted sheet and some are machine washable. Generally, a mattress topper would not feature the quilted fabric and sheet skirt that a mattress pad has. Finally, mattress pads are usually machine washable and mattress toppers should always be spot-cleaned by hand.
If you’re torn between these purchase options, think about what your goal is for this investment. If you want a subtle layer of plushness, a mattress pad might be the right option for you. If your needs are greater than that, it is time to consider a mattress topper.
Mattress toppers are meant to help you find your perfect comfort level.
Sometimes, you may find yourself wishing that your mattress had a different level of firmness. Some prefer a softer surface while others find a firm mattress to be more comfortable. Adding a topper to your bed is a great way to experiment with comfort levels without the dedication and financial burden of purchasing a replacement mattress.
Get help staying cool all through the night.
Memory foam has a reputation for creating a warm sleep experience, but those days are far behind us! Innovative textile companies have created technologies that protect personal climate by circulating air and body heat-dissipating foams that allow you to enjoy the pressure relief of a memory foam topper without the sweat and discomfort.
Toppers are preventative, not reparative.
If your mattress is significantly sagging, is over 10 years old, or has rips or holes, a mattress topper will not be the right choice to address your needs. While they can extend the life of your mattress, that is only true in the instance that they are being used proactively.
If you are looking to upgrade your mattress but are not ready to invest in an entirely new one, a mattress topper may be the answer. Mattress toppers are thin cushions being used underneath your mattress to provide extra cushioning. The added cushioning provided by a mattress topper can provide support so that you can get the maximum benefit from your bed.