Everyone deserves a good night's sleep. And perhaps there is nothing that contributes to that as much as a good mattress. And what's even better than a good mattress? A good mattress, with a mattress topper, of course!
The right mattress topper can elevate a good mattress into a great one. And if you're not fortunate enough to own a good mattress, a mattress topper can make your existing mattress infinitely more comfortable at a fraction of the cost of buying a new one.
Whether you're looking to improve your own sleeping conditions or make your guest room more comfortable for friends and relatives who come to visit, a mattress topper may hold the key.
Want to learn more? This article will answer all of your questions about mattress toppers and introduce you to a few of our favorites. In case you decide you're in the market for one yourself.
Many people are confused about the exact definition of a mattress topper.
The mattress topper sits on top of your mattress, underneath the rest of your bedding. It has one noble purpose. To make you more comfortable when you sleep. This is in contrast to the mattress pad, which exists to protect your mattress from stains and soil. Mattress pads tend to be thin and provide very little in terms of extra comfort. That's where the mattress topper comes in.
Mattress toppers are essentially deluxe pads. The extra padding compensates for the failings of a hard, lumpy mattress or makes a superior mattress even more comfortable. One of the best features of a mattress topper is that the padding comes in different styles and materials so you can customize the feel of your mattress according to your body's needs and preferences.
Do you prefer sleeping on a firm platform? There's a mattress topper for that! Do you prefer to sink your body into a pillowy softness? There's a mattress topper for that, too.
What's more, a good mattress topper serves to protect and elongate the life of your mattress, potentially saving you from having to prematurely spend your hard earned money on a new mattress until your good and ready to do so.
All mattress toppers were not created equally. The material they're made of greatly impacts their comfort and function. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of different styles of mattress toppers. along with our picks for the very best options for each.
Note: We've used Queen sized mattress toppers for all of our examples, but various sizes are priced differently.
This mattress topper offers four inches of high-density memory foam with a soft, quilted cover. It's specially engineered to help keep you cool on hot nights and there are elastic straps to ensure it won't slide around while you're sleeping.
This down mattress topper has a cotton cover and has been designed to eliminate down shift - which means you don't have to worry about re-fluffing or shuffling to redistribute the down interior.
This premium mattress topper has holes for ventilation and orthopedic support. It is comfortable, long lasting, and durable.
This mattress topper is luxurious merino wool, comfortably ensconced in soft, natural 100 percent cotton. It is comfortable, beautiful, portable, and it can be dry cleaned.
This 3-inch foam mattress topper has a classic eggshell design for comfort and support. It's reasonable in price, allowing you to upgrade to a better night's sleep at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new mattress.
There is no right mattress topper for everybody. Much depends on your lifestyle, budget, and sleeping preferences. Once you find the right one, it can make your sleep more restful and your nights more comfortable.