Over the years, the once foreign term “mattress topper” has become more and more widely known. These days, it feels rare and incomplete for a bed to have a mere mattress without any extension to it.
We highly recommend having a mattress topper, but it’s also quite a challenge if you are not well informed about it, isn’t it? This is when we step in! Are you still contemplating whether you should get a mattress topper or not? This article should convince you of all the advantages it could bring.
What is a mattress topper?
A mattress topper by LUCID
As the name indicates itself, it is an additional layer, a secondary mattress put on top of the primary to enhance the comfort when your mattress feels too firm or too soft. Protection is a minor function of a topper as it partially shields the mattress from stains or allergens if its material is designed to fit the demands.
Due to the variety of materials, sizes, and styles, the price of mattress toppers also ranges greatly from low to high cost. Sometimes, a high-end and expensive purchase isn’t what you need yet if you have determined which to buy, don’t hesitate to spend, for the benefits you might gain from a decent mattress topper.
The benefits of a mattress topper
Provide extra comfort
Please beware, you cannot flip all mattresses. If you sleep on a bare core mattress, the soft upper components will be discolored because of sweat and, more gravely, compressed under your weight in no time. When your back sinks and touches the box springs, you won’t feel any of the comfort you have invested in. A mattress topper can fix this. It gives you the needed support, it smoothes out the little lumps and it can be rotated easily.
Some toppers such as latex and memory foam are even capable of molding and contouring your body, supporting pressure points like shoulders and hips, and saving you from aches and pain.
A latex mattress topper by Sleep On Latex
Extend the longevity of the mattress
Mattresses might be one of the most costly amongst bedroom equipment and you would want to protect it as much as possible from these harmful enemies:
- Undesirable imprints and settlements: Since flipping and rotating your mattress aren’t always an option, the areas where you usually impact will sag, causing discomfort and misalignment to your body.
- Perspiration: You will be astonished to know how much moisture you can release per night through breathing, sweat, and other body fluids. Inevitably, your cover, duvet, and definitely mattress will absorb this moisture. It’s simple to remove the cover and the duvet for laundry, but not the entire mattress.
- Dead skin and bacteria: Nothing can stop these from forming on your torso and ineluctably getting inside the mattress’ core. They are the source of other allergens.
By adding a topper over your mattress, you can prevent these damages or at least slowing them down. The topper will endure most of your weight and you can distribute the pressure by rotating and flipping it once in a while. When it has reached the limit, the expenditure for washing or even replacing it is still small compared to the worst situation where a brand new mattress is the only choice.
Customize your experience
Since toppers are very versatile, you might remove them during hot summer months to improve the airflow from your mattress and then put them back on when the weather changes. Manufactures offer heated toppers for extremely low temperatures as well.
Friendly to your wallet
A high-quality topper is approximately half the price of an average mattress. A solution for most of your problems when using a mattress without any big pressure on your budget. Why not, right?
Using a mattress topper is the least you can do to minimize the damage inflicted upon your mattress by nightly activities. It takes all the wear and the tear the mattress is supposed to receive and it regulates the temperature and it reduces the movement from a toss-and-turn partner. Experience, comfort, reliability, and hygiene are all enhanced if you manage to find the right topper.
Although you cannot randomly purchase a topper and hope for the best from it, the benefits listed above should be worthy of your time and effort to determine what you need and choose carefully.