Which memory foam mattress topper is best?
What is a mattress topper?
A mattress topper is a piece of removable bedding that is made to add extra comfort to an older mattress or even add support to a newer mattress. A mattress topper is also known as a mattress pad, but this is a thinner less padded bedding item that goes over the whole mattress similarly to a fitted sheet. The mattress pad can be used for both comfort and protecting your mattress.
What is a memory foam mattress topper?
A memory foam mattress is a mattress topper that is created from viscoelastic polyurethane. This mattress topper can be purchased in a range of thicknesses and densities which helps with improved cushioning and support. A memory foam mattress protector provides more comfort than a latex mattress topper would as it is a lot firmer.
What are the different types of memory foam mattress toppers?
There are three types of memory foam mattress toppers, and these are solid memory foam mattress topper, egg-crate memory foam mattress topper, and infused memory foam mattress topper.
Solid memory foam mattress topper
The solid memory foam mattress topper is the most basic option of a memory foam mattress topper. A solid memory foam mattress topper if your mattress isn't in the best state as it can cover up any imperfections that your mattress may have and provide additional comfort.
Egg-crate memory foam mattress topper
This memory foam topper has a specially designed peak-and-valley design that makes them ideal for people who feel very hot whilst they are sleeping. People who suffer from aches and pain throughout their body and in their joints will also benefit from the intricate design as it will offer a small amount of pressure on the body which will give the feeling of having a massage.
Infused memory foam mattress topper
Some manufacturers also add graphite, copper particles or plant oils that have a high level of antimicrobial properties to stop odours mould developing which will help to increase the longevity of the mattress topper.
Memory foam mattress topper advantages
Helps with pain relief- a memory foam mattress topper can help relieve muscle and joint pain.
Durable- as memory foam is thicker than polyurethane foam and can last a lot longer.
Low motion transfer- memory foam is designed to absorb movement and guarantee a good night's sleep.
Memory foam mattress topper negatives
Off-gassing- all memory foam mattress toppers have a smell.
Heat- retention- memory foam mattresses retain heat which can make it difficult to go to sleep.
Mould and mildew- if there is a lot of moisture and swat absorbed into the mattress topper it can lead to mould and mildew.