A mattress topper has many benefits. One of the major benefits is the fact that it can help boost sleep quality. In fact, it can make a person sleeping on a poor or mediocre mattress get a good night’s sleep. Apart from helping you get a good night’s sleep, a mattress topper can increase the lifespan of your mattress hence helping you save money.
What is a top mattress?
A top mattress also known as a mattress topper is a mattress enhancer used to complement mattresses. It is thick and measures about 5 centimeters and is placed on top of a mattress. Its thickness is what differentiates it from a mattress protector or mattress pad which is thinner and flexible. A mattress layer is the final layer found between the top mattress and the sheet. It is used mainly for hygienic purpose.
A thick mattress topper can complement a thin mattress
If you don’t want to buy a new mattress or the mattress you sleep on is not up to standard, it may be a good idea to consider buying a mattress topper. A mattress topper can make a mattress that is too soft or too firm comfortable to sleep on. It may also be a good idea to look for a mattress topper if your body’s pressure on your current mattress has changed and the mattress is no longer comfortable to sleep on. A top mattress can make your old mattress comfy.
Have a good mattress already?
A top mattress is not only meant for old mattresses and mattresses that are not up to standard. It can also be used to complement a good mattress by supporting the pressure points of your body, covering the mattress and improving sleep quality. A top mattress increases the lifespan of a mattress by:
- Protecting a mattress against wear and tear
- Protecting a mattress against moisture
- Helping a mattress maintain its shape for a long period of time
To prevent the accumulation of mites, change the upper layer in your bed every 5 years. However, this can be expensive if the upper layer is a mattress making it a good idea to consider investing in a mattress topper. Some top mattresses allow you to remove the cover and wash it to get rid of mites. If not, a top mattress is cost-effective to replace from time to time and is way cheaper than replacing an entire bed or mattress.
Are there disadvantages of investing in a top mattress?
Not really. If you believe that your bed will look untidy since it can no longer be covered by the sheet, there is no need to worry. There are sheets with a depth that is big enough to cover the 3-5 cm added to the bed by the top mattress.
Which top mattress is ideal for me?
The top mattress you choose depends on personal preference. Would you like your bed to be soft or firm? Would you like it to be warm or cool when you sleep? Ask yourself these two questions before shopping for a top mattress to make a wise decision. Two common materials you will find are memory foam and latex mattress toppers.
However, if you are not able to decide even after asking yourself these questions, ask a team member in-store for help. Find out as much as you can about finding the right mattress in the first place if you are not sure about your bed.