Are mattress toppers worth it?
To start with what is a mattress topper. A mattress topper is a layer that is put on top of the existing mattress for extra comfort and support. Mattress toppers are designed to give the user a better experience whilst they sleep so they can wake up feeling like they had a good night’s rest.
Does adding a mattress topper really help?
Yes, they add an extra layer of thickness to your bed. They can make sure that the mattress that it is on top of will last a lot longer due to the amount pressure being lessened by acting as a layer of protection for your mattress. Mattress toppers can also help with joint pain and arthritis due to a mattress topper being a comfier option than a brand-new mattress. A brand needs to be broken into first or it will just be to firm and hard to sleep on and may result in back, neck and hip pain in the future because your body has not been able to sink into the mattress enough to be in a position that is good for your body, so you will wake up constantly in pain.
When being compared to something like a mattress pad, the amount of support that you would receive is considerably less. A mattress pad does provide support but because of the thin layer it does not have the same effectiveness as a mattress pad which is a lot thicker and softer in comparison.