by Dylan Bowen June 21, 2022 2 min read
A mattress topper is a removable coating of cushion that is placed on top of a mattress, usually beneath the sheets.
Mattresses toppers generally come in twin, double, queen, king, and other more technical sizes. As mattress toppers are not instantly connected to the mattress itself, it is often advised to use a fitted sheet on your bed to ensure that the mattress topper does not shift or move around during the night.
Typical materials that mattress toppers are made from include natural latex, memory foam, gel foam, wool, feathers, and polyester blends. Though what are some mattress topper advantages and disadvantages?
Mattress topper advantages include that they provide extra softness, support, and comfort for you while you sleep and they prolong the life of your mattress.
Mattress topper disadvantages include that they can’t fix more serious issues with a mattress and that it may be difficult to find the right size topper for your mattress if your mattress is a non-standard size.
So, what are the different materials of mattress toppers and what are their advantages? Well, we’ve previously mentioned the materials so let’s focus on the advantages now.
Latex- Latex is firm, comfortable, and ideal for individuals who sleep on their stomachs or face down on a pillow. Latex is great at self-ventilating which means that it cools down quicker especially if you overheat at night and latex is also, a durable material too.
Memory foam- This is great for individuals who sleep on their side, memory foam is soft, flexible and adapts according to your body position.
Wool is also, another great material for mattress toppers, especially in winter and it’s also durable, soft and regulates body temperature too.
There are other great mattress topper materials and great advantages of them too so to find out more visit: Mattress Topper Benefits and Disadvantages: Ultimate Guide (mattressnut.com).
Soft mattress toppers are mostly used for extra cushioning and comfort.
Some mattress toppers support arthritis and painful joints but it depends on the type you decide to purchase.
Mattress toppers are comfortable and soft too.
Mattress toppers make your mattress much cooler in the summer and much warmer in the winter.
Another advantage of mattress toppers is that they prolong the life of your mattress too.
Mattress toppers cannot fix major issues with your mattress such as back pain, neck pain etc.
Some mattress toppers can cause the mattress to be too firm and make it quite uncomfortable to sleep.
It may take a while to find the right size topper for your mattress, particularly if you have a non-standard mattress size.
Some mattress topper models can trigger allergies so it is important to research the best one for your needs.
Mattress protectors protect your mattress from bacteria, dead skin cells and the odours your body leaves throughout the night.
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