To Top Or Not To Top: Mattress Toppers Unveiled

Last updated on July 29th, 2023

An expensive mattress and a classy bed don’t always guarantee a good night’s sleep, more’s the pity. We can check for comfort, feel the sponginess, and ask all the right questions when we make the purchase. Sadly, we often end up with the wrong mattress. The worst part is, there is no exchange policy once you have used the bed.

So, what’s the solution? A mattress topper may be the answer. These wonders give extra support and comfort and also protect your expensive mattress from damage. But maybe you should check out the pros and cons before you decide. Let’s go!

Mattress toppers dissected

A mattress topper is designed to give more comfort and better sleep. It is a layer of soft padding that can be neatly affixed to the bed and sides of the mattress. It is available in cotton, latex, down, wool, and memory foam. The thickness of the topper is generally 2 to 4 inches. They come in a variety of sizes and fit most mattresses comfortably. What’s more, unless there is a drastic sag, you can get a mattress topper to extend the life of your mattress. Sometimes even the most expensive mattresses can be hard on the spine. That’s what makes these soft creations attractive.

What are the benefits?

Mattress toppers have many benefits. Let’s take a look at them:

  • They are more comfortable to sleep on.

  • Toppers are a great way to give your old mattress an upgrade. They increase the lifespan of your mattress and also soothe body and back pain. Memory foam toppers are more comfortable as they mold into the shape of your body.

  • They keep your mattress fresh and clean as dust doesn’t have a chance to accumulate on it. Hypoallergenic toppers are perfect if you suffer from allergies and sneezing bouts.

  • Most toppers are washable, or have washable covers, thereby keeping your bed dust-mite and dust-free.

  • They are money savers as they extend the life of the mattress. What’s more, your mattress looks brand new.

  • Mattress toppers are not always soft. Depending on what your back needs, you can opt for a soft or firm topper for more back support.

  • They are versatile as you can change the topper or take it off when you need to. This is especially true in the summer months when the topper feels a bit too warm. It’s an easy matter to put it back on in winter when you need to curl up in your bed.

The disadvantages

Like everything else, toppers too have a downside. Here are a few downsides:

  • Getting a topper the same size as your mattress is challenging. When the fit isn’t perfect, there are chances that the topper will slip off and need adjustment now and then. The best way to tackle this issue is to buy a topper with deep pockets so that you get extra coverage on the sides. Or you can purchase anti-slip sheets to keep it in place.

  • The topper cleaning requirements can be annoying. You may need a washer/dryer without an agitator to wash it at home. Over-sized toppers are a problem as they won’t fit in the regular washing machine. Laundry services will do the job but they are costly.

  • The topper can do only so much. So if your mattress is on its last legs, the worst thing you can do is get a brand new topper.

The best way to deal with the issue of size is to buy the mattress and the topper simultaneously. Or you can have the topper custom-made.

Last words

At the end of the day, you are the best judge of what best suits your needs. Toppers are a definite plus, and a bit of thought before you make a purchase can give you the desired comfort. For tips on getting your mattress and pillow equation right, all you need to do is click on this link.

We at have our finger on the pulse of style and comfort. Log in today and find out more.