Choosing a good mattress topper will help you achieve a quality and relaxing sleep as well as improve your physical and mental health. Because a sound and deep night sleep is very important for the quality of daily life, study and work, people is more and more pay attention on investing in bedding, especially mattress topper. However, the best mattress topper is sometimes not the most expensive ones. It depends on your body condition, interest and purpose. Here are some advises for you to choose the best mattress topper.
Consider the material
80% of what decide the quality and advantage of a mattress topper is the material of making it. The materials used in mattress topper manufacturing vary in different components. Some outstanding kinds include memory foam, latex, down, wool, cotton, etc.
Each kind of material has its own advantages and still exist some cons. For example, a lot of users give great complements on memory foam mattress topper, but some others complain about its “oversoft” feeling which make them suffer from some backache or its “ability” in retaining heat. Like I said, the “good-material” term depends on different purpose of using and sleeping habit.
Note: We’ve written about each kind of mattress topper from the middle of the homepage article (you can click here to read it if you did not).
If you have an overheating mattress and always feel hot during your sleep, you need a cooling down mattress topper. In this case, a mattress topper made of natural material fibers such as cotton, down or down. These kinds will help to control the temperature from your mattress and balance your body heat.
If you look for a mattress topper which can comfort your body and improve the softness, the down-fill, elastic and cotton mattress topper is quiet ideal. Some memory foam mattress toppers are also very great in adding softness for your mattress, which make you really comfortable while sleeping.
If you cannot sleep on a too-soft surface because it makes you have some pains on hip and back and you need a little firmness on your bed, you should choose a latex mattress topper.
If you prefer a mattress topper that can reduce body motion, a memory foam mattress topper is a great choice. The memory foam with very innovative technology is able to reduce the transfer of motion, prevent tossing and turning during the sleep as well as relieve the most pressure points on sleeper’s body. Therefore, you will not be awaked when your bed partner moving a lot at night.
Especially, it is highly recommended that you should choose the mattress topper with some additional materials to enhance some functions. For instance, some mattress toppers have anti-allergic component to prevent allergens like dust, dust mines, insects or bugs; some mattress toppers contain waterproof materials; and some mattress toppers are featured with therapeutic materials such as gel infused, green tea, natural oil, etc… which help to minimize the existing muscle pain and maximize the relaxation during your sleep.
One point you should remember is that if you cannot resist the chemical odors of some manmade or synthetic materials such as memory foam or latex, you can consider the natural material such as cotton, wool or down.
Some mattress topper nowadays combines two or three layers of different materials. These kinds will gather the best advantages of a lot of materials in one product, which increase its quality and effectiveness.
Fact: memory foam topper is by far the most popular and preferred mattress topper thanks to its variety of products and its quality and the satisfaction of users. You can click here to see top memory foam mattress topper with reviews.
Consider the thickness
Actually, a mattress topper is a pad put on your mattress, so it is unnecessary to choose the thickest one because you already have a super thick layer of mattress below. Usually, memory foam topper is always leading in density and thickness, varying from 2 to 6 inches. Sometimes its high thickness is useful, but sometimes, it is complained about heavy it is or trapping heat.
Meanwhile, latex foam toppers only range between 2 inches and 4 inches. The other topper types, such as wool, cotton, feather and down tend to come thinner, usually at 2 inches and 3 inches.
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.
– Quilted/non-quilted. Additional quilting on top can add to the durability of a mattress topper.
– Appearance. Some mattress toppers are designed very elegantly and luxuriously, making your bedroom like a 5-stars hotel room.
– Washable ability. Consider the mattress topper which is removable for cleaning/ machine washing and storing.
– Higher thread count. You can ask for higher thread count if you choose a cotton topper.