WHAT IS A MATTRESS TOPPER?
A mattress topper is designed to be placed on top of your existing mattress and can transform the way your mattress feels, extend the life span, and offer added protection to your mattress. It provides a layer of comfort to a new mattress that is too firm, or an existing mattress that is no longer comfortable.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A MATTRESS TOPPER?
Mattress toppers can be made from a variety of different materials. Natural latex is renowned to be more comfortable, supportive and durable than synthetic polyurethane foams, or combination materials. Mattress toppers that are made from natural latex may relieve body and joint pain, help improve spinal health, offer superior breathability, minimise partner disturbance and are suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers.
WHAT ABOUT A MATTRESS PAD OR PROTECTOR?
Mattress pads and protectors are a thin, protective covering designed to prevent dust mites and protect your mattress from body sweat and oils. Mattress toppers, however, guard against natural bodily secretions and provide gentle support and luxurious comfort. Mattress toppers are much thicker than a mattress pad or protector and are engineered to contour to your body’s natural curves and mimic the cushioning layers of a mattress.
IS A MATTRESS TOPPER WORTH IT?
Mattresses lose comfort as they age, as the comfort layers (pillowtops) compact. While a mattress topper cannot revive your mattress to its former glory, it can provide a new level of comfort and extend its lifespan. It’s important to note that a mattress topper follows the natural structure of your mattress, so a mattress topper won’t fix a mattress that is sagging or has developed indentations.
On the other hand, if you’ve recently purchased a new mattress and it’s too firm, adding a latex mattress topper can offer the extra layer of cushioning and luxury you desire. Enhanced comfort and added protection will assist you in achieving a better night’s sleep for years to come.