Why we need a mattress topper
if your mattress is either too firm or too soft, you may can’t get a better sleep. Too soft you may can’t get support you need and cause body pain the next day, if too firm, you may felt uncomfortable.
Sometimes in order to get better sleep, you may need a mattress topper to adjust the firmness scale, or you may have to pay the money for another mattress, not it’s not always necessary.
There are so many mattress toppers on the market, cheaper ones can get from amazon, and most of the online mattress companies has their own mattress topper, pad or even blanket. And you can ask one for free if their mattress don’t satisfy you, or you can return it for free, this is a good way to save your money.
How may kinds of mattress topper we have
Latex : This popular durable topper provides an extra layer of support, requires very little maintenance, and comes in a variety of thicknesses. They tend to be longer lasting than some of the other toppers, and have been proven to keep cool throughout the night.
Foam : Foam and memory foam toppers are usually constructed of polyurethane and come in varying levels of thickness and densities. They are a less expensive alternative to a foam mattress and limit movement transfer as you sleep to provide joint support. Those who suffer from neck and back pain and arthritis should consider the foam pad. One thing to note, many sleepers say they foam tends to retain heat. If you sleep hot, a gel-infused memory foam mattress topper addresses this issue and uses cooling gel to absorb your body heat and keep you cool.
Feather : These mattress toppers add an extra layer of plush softness to your bed. They have also been to known to keep sleepers warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Allergy sufferers should be cautious when purchasing a feather or down mattress as they are not naturally resistant to dust mites and other triggers.
Fiber: Fiber mattress toppers provide all the benefits of feather toppers, but are hypoallergenic due to their polyfiber fill.
Cotton : Cotton toppers are an excellent natural alternative to the synthetic ones. Many manufacturers will use organic or all natural cotton.
Wool: Another excellent option for the health conscious, these natural toppers keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They are also resistant to mold and dust, which is excellent news for the allergy sufferers.
How to choose mattress topper?
It must fit your mattress
Memory foam mattress toppers are sold in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizes. Because these sturdy toppers sit flush against your mattress, purchasing one sized too small or too large may make your bed look and feel uneven.
Density refers to the weight of one cubic foot of memory foam; this is proportionate to the level of “memory” your topper will have. Higher density memory foam mattress toppers conform better to body weight, provide stronger support, respond to body temperature more efficiently, and are more durable than the less dense models. Most people find that a memory foam mattress topper with a density of 3 pounds suits their needs perfectly, although those with body and joint pain may want a density of 4 pounds or more.
Memory foam mattress toppers are generally sold in thickens of 1, 2, 3, and 4 inches. Memory foam with a 2-inch thickness or less will make your existing mattress feel more comfortable. This is a good thickness if you’re just looking to extend the life of your mattress. A topper with a thickness greater than 2 inches will change the texture and feel of your bed, and is good if you sleep on your side.
Memory foam is naturally hypoallergenic, resisting dust mites and other allergens. However, a cotton cover with a high thread count will protect your mattress topper from dirt, dust, and stains.
How about the price
Mattress topper’s price doesn’t really reflect its quality. It is all about finding the right one for your personal needs.
In general, memory foam toppers range from $50 to $300, depending on brands, thickness, density and memory foam technology. Latex topper is little more expensive because of its natural and organic material, between $100 and $400. Feather/down mattress topper is one of the cheapest types, varying from $40 to $150.
I would advice to choose memory foam or latex mattress topper if money is not your first concern, they are the most comfortable and durable material we can get on the market.
The topper should be neither too thick nor too thin,2 inches, 3 pounds material are the ideal case. if too thick may impact your original mattress, if too firm may feel uncomfortable.
At last, it should cost around $200, it’s not a good choice if you pay too much for it.