Choosing the Right Mattress Topper

A mattress topper is basically a layer or layers of padding that is placed on top of your mattress to improve the feelĀ of your sleeping surface. The addition of a mattress topper is a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade the comfort of your existing bed without having to replace the entire mattress. Mattress toppers come in a variety of materials, including down, memory foam, poly-base foam, quilted cotton, latex and combinations of the above that can provide a pressure-point relieving layer to your traditional coil or foam mattress. Mattress toppers are also available in organic and hypo-allergenic materials. A mattress topper is an easy and inexpensive way to transform the surface of your mattress.

Latex Mattress Toppers
Latex is the only foam derived from the pure sap of the rubber tree. Because it is a natural, porous and biodegradable product, a latex mattress topper allows your skin to breathe as you sleep, remaining cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Latex mattress toppers conform to your body’s contours as you shift your sleeping position and provide natural, orthopedic support for your spine, neck, shoulders and limbs. Latex mattress toppers are designed to equalize weight and pressure and are are especially recommended for those who may be bothered by the restless movements of their partner, because they do not transfer motion.

100% natural latex mattress toppers are eco- friendly, elastic and durable and the perfect solution for people with allergies or chemical sensitivities who need to reduce the synthetic materials in their sleeping environment. Latex mattress toppers are naturally anti-microbial, hypo-allergenic and resistant to dust mites, mold and bacteria. They are available in 100% organic models as well as organic and synthetic blends which are a little more durable and consistent. Much lighter and easier to transport than an entire mattress, a latex mattress topper is an economical way to add the benefits of latex to your present sleeping surface.

Memory Foam Mattress Toppers
A memory foam mattress topper can add the benefits of memory foam’s support and durability to your bed at a reasonable cost. Like memory foam mattresses, memory foam mattress toppers provide neck and back support and reduce pressure points while conforming to your body’s natural contours more precisely than other types of mattress toppers. Memory foam supports all weights and types of sleeping positions: back, side or stomach with the same level of cushioning and comfort. When purchasing a memory foam mattress topper make sure it is engineered at high density so that it will maintain its long-lasting support. The optimum density for a memory foam mattress topper is 3 pounds or more and generally it will be between 2-3 inches thick.

Down Mattress Toppers (Feather Beds)
Down mattress toppers add a layer of luxury and cushioning to your bed and are available in a variety of natural and hypo-allergenic goose down and feather combinations. A down mattress topper is a great way to soften the effects of a too-firm coil or foam mattress without losing the level of support that you may require. Down mattress toppers are available in a variety of densities. Sleeping on a down mattress topper is akin to the sensation of laying on a large, luxurious down pillow. A down mattress topper will mold to your body and cradle you in softness. Down mattress toppers are available in hypoallergenic and washable models and are naturally durable and resilient.