Commonly used with a mattress that is too hard or too firm is the mattress toppers that can provide comfort to your sleep because it softens and improves the mattress at the same time supporting your body. Being soft already, most of the mattress toppers cannot solve the concern of a sagging mattress. Therefore, in this case, a new mattress is a solution instead of a new topper. However, a whole new mattress is more expensive and a hassle in comparison to buying a mattress topper. Aside from being less expensive, mattress topper can easily be taken away.
To select a mattress topper, you have some matters to take into consideration.
Mattress toppers also come in different sizes in the same manner as the beds, mattresses, bed sheets, and covers. Varied sizes of mattress toppers come also in twin, full, Queen, King, or California sizes. It is strongly recommended that you measure the width and length of the mattress you want to have a topper, since some mattress toppers companies produce a slightly difference specs of bed size. Thus there is a perfect match of the fit of the topper and the mattress for better sleeping quality.
There is a range of 1 to 4 inches of toppers that is sold for toppers to fit mattresses. A more comfortable sleeping experience are most preferred by people and thus they go to 3 or 4 inches of toppers. Because of low budget, some customers would just buy a 2 inch toppers.
The density of the mattress toppers is also considered. Density equals the weight of one cubic foot of a foam mattress. You will obtain better body support, a conform to body weight, and response to body temperature, if your mattress topper has a higher density. The denser the foam, the more durable it is to be in comparison to the less dense one. Persons with body and joint pains are advised to get foam toppers with a density of 4 pounds or more. If you do not have any orthopedic problems or joint pains, a 3 pound density topper would just serve its purpose.
Mattress toppers come in two types – the latex and memory foam. Latex toppers have the ingredients of pure sap from rubber trees, and thus is natural, porous and biodegradable. Memory foams is composed of polyurethane products from petroleum. Luxury comfort and maximum support to your spine, shoulders, neck, and limbs, can be both obtained from both types of toppers. Mites, mold and dust are avoided in both latex and memory foam because they are also naturally hypoallergenic. The main comparison between latex toppers and memory foams is the springy and lively feeling of the latex against the stiffness of the memory toppers.
Since foam mattress toppers are also prone to dust and dirt and stain even if naturally hypoallergenic, an additional cover is recommended as prevention. Covers made of 100% cotton will give more sleeping comfort and thus is recommended for use.