All About Memory Foam Mattress Toppers

A memory foam mattress topper is placed on top of your current mattress to get more density and comfort. Also, it can help create a flatter surface to sleep on if your mattress has depressions or lumps.

Studies have shown that approximately 9 out of every 10 users of memory foam report that they have added more comfort and ultimately allowed them to get better sleep consistently.

The price range for toppers varies quite a bit, anywhere from $50 to $300. It depends primarily on the quality, density, and the brand.

When you first sleep on one, they are a bit firm and difficult to move around on. Memory foam is sensitive to temperature, and so it will take a little while for it to get accustomed to your body. As a result, knowing exactly which mattress topper to buy is difficult until you sleep on it for a week or so.

Before Buying A Mattress Topper

If possible, lie down on a topper in various sleeping positions for a little while to get a good feel for it. This will help you avoid buying one that doesn’t suit you properly.

No matter how much you like the first topper, lie down on as many as you can so you can accurately compare one to another. Some are more comfortable and ultimately provide more support than others.

The thickness of the memory foam mattress should at least be two inches, though three is much more preferred. The minimum density should be three pounds, though 4 pounds is more ideal. Five pounds and above is the highest level and also the most expensive. The more dense a topper is, the more firm it is. If you want it to be softer, then a lower density would be a better choice for you.

Always know how long the warranty is. 10 years should be the minimum, but 20 is ideal.

Pros and Cons

Whether you get a mattress topper or mattress, you will be gaining additional comfort and support. Memory foam is designed to reduce pressure points and provide pain relief in joints, back, shoulders, and so on. You won’t wake up in the morning with stiffness either that most of us get from spring mattresses. You also won’t be tossing and turning quite so much.

Quality memory foam is also very durable and will help you get better sleep for years to come.

One of the downsides is that it’s not for everyone. Some people just can never completely adjust to it. Also moving is more difficult because you sink down into the mattress.