What Is a Mattress Topper?
Table of content:
- Mattress topper: where is it used?
- The purpose of thin mattress toppers.
- How to choose a mattress topper.
In addition to the standard mattresses, whose height can reach several tens of centimeters, buyers today often look for toppers. These are thin and flexible mattresses, which have some better properties than the classic versions.
Mattress topper: where is it used?
A topper is a thin, non-resilient mattress that is usually used as an addition to an already furnished bed. It has its own degree of firmness and is used to compensate for the unevenness of the bed surface. With this accessory, you can restore the comfort of an old, slightly bruised mattress or improve the performance of folding furniture.
Toppers are usually one or two layers and are not very thick. The average height varies between 3 and 8 cm but can be slightly higher.
Another advantage is that by using a topper, the main mattress is protected from wear and tear, which means that it does not need to be dry cleaned. Over time, you can buy a new topper to improve your sleeping space – the low price allows you to do this quite often.
Purpose of thin mattress toppers
Originally, this accessory was introduced specifically to complement uncomfortable furniture. However, the list of possible applications has expanded significantly.
For what purpose such a product can be used?
- To correct minor defects in the main mattress. A thin but dense mattress pad conceals the dents that are inevitable on the surface of any mattress. In this way, you renew your bed at a minimal cost.
- “Refreshing” sofa bed or armchair. The principle remains the same – the attachment hides all the bumps and gaps and makes your bed more comfortable.
- Changing the firmness of your bed. Back pain, weight gain or loss are some of the reasons you may need a harder or softer mattress. An inexpensive topper can easily solve this problem.
- An option for travel. It’s not always the case that you’ll be able to lie comfortably while traveling. A thin mattress that can be easily rolled up thanks to its flexibility and does not take up much space in your closet or car can help you adjust your bed to your needs.
- The flexible roll models are also used for sports activities, as a soft blanket for toddlers and even as an outdoor blanket.
- The mattress toppers have removable covers that can be easily washed in a washing machine at home. The materials used in the manufacture – both natural and lumpy – undergo several treatments that extend the life of the product and improve its quality.
How to choose a topper?
If you want to solve the problem of an uneven bed – be it a reclining sofa or a sagging mattress – you need to choose a model that is as high and firm as possible. Also, pay attention to the load-bearing capacity of the bed.
If you want to change the firmness of your bed without buying an expensive mattress, pay attention to the type of padding. For hardness, materials such as coconut, or dense polyurethane foam. Softer your bed will be Talalay latex, memory foam, and flexible polyurethane foam. Often the degree of hardness is indicated in the model description.
Mattress toppers will not slip, but if you have restless sleep, you may well buy a model with special silicone pads.
In the case of rolling models, it is better to try them yourself, because they do not always fold as easily as advertised.
If you are looking for a topper as a replacement for a mattress, you should pay attention to the height of the product. Very thin models will probably not provide you with the comfort you need.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which are the most popular models of mattress toppers?
Which mattress topper is the best choice?
It depends on why you need a topper. Standard models with a medium degree of hardness help to eliminate the inconvenience of an uneven, firm bed, but thin rolls are recommended for travel or temporary use – for example, in a cottage. Pay attention to the hardness level of the model so you do not accidentally turn a soft bed into a hard one and vice versa.