When you finally lay down to sleep after a long day, your body wants to feel completely at ease. You want to melt into your mattress and drift off into dreams. But lumps and bumps in an old mattress or an overly firm mattress may lead to less melting and more tossing and turning.
So how do you ensure that you’re getting quality, comfortable sleep? One solution is to buy a topper that fits your needs by understanding how the filler material, construction, firmness, and more make a difference in your sleep.
Wondering how to pick a mattress topper? In this article, we’ll teach you how to choose a mattress topper that fits your needs.
Made with premium latex foams and a plush top layer, our Foam Mattress Topper will provide you with cozy comfort for a great night’s sleep. This topper is sure to enhance your sleeping environment.
Mattress toppers are often used to make up for the shortcomings of your sleep surface. If you feel like something isn’t right with your current mattress, a high-quality topper can help make up for some of the inefficiencies, for example:
A topper isn’t a fix-all for a bad mattress, but it can be an affordable way to extend the life of your existing mattress.
Now that you know the issues a topper can address, let’s look at some of the most common materials used to make certain types of mattress toppers. Essentially, you’ll want to purchase a mattress topper that is made of the substance that’ll solve your problem.
Comfort and support are the hallmarks of memory foam. Mattresses and toppers made from memory foam mold around your body and help evenly distribute your body weight.1 When you get up, the memory foam topper returns to its original state. When choosing a memory foam mattress topper, there are some things you’ll need to be aware of, including:
It’s important to note that all these features relate to traditional memory foam. Technological innovation has crafted other styles that help prevent some of the issues people have with polyurethane foam. One of these alternatives is latex foam.
Like its polyurethane cousin, latex memory foam also molds to fit your body and adds comfort to your mattress. However, a latex topper is less likely to cause you sweaty, sleepless nights since there are microscopic perforations throughout the latex mattress topper that allow heat to escape. This gives you the same level of support as a memory foam mattress but without the uncomfortable heat.
The Casper Foam Mattress Topper is made from three layers of foam with a poly-blend cover. This adds three inches of height, comfort, and support to your mattress at a fraction of the price of a brand new mattress.
Mattress toppers with a feather fill are incredibly soft. However, they provide little support and aren’t ideal for those in need of firm nighttime cushioning.
There are a few other cons to feather mattress toppers, including:2
For cooling and support, feather toppers aren’t your best choice.
Often the least expensive, toppers made of a poly-blend fiberfill are also the least comfortable and supportive. These have clusters of fiber inside to provide minimal cushioning on top of your mattress.
Unfortunately, poly-fiber toppers don’t last for a very long time. The filling becomes compressed rather quickly. They also don’t offer much help with cooling down a hot mattress as hot air becomes trapped instead of escaping through the mattress pad.
You should also consider a mattress topper’s dimensions, density, and size to understand what’s the right fit for your sleep.
Before you purchase a mattress topper, break out your measuring tape and do a little math to ensure you’re getting the best of comfort and practicality.
If you think back to your physics class in high school, you probably remember the density of an object is the weight, or mass, of something divided by its volume.3 An object with a higher density will be stronger than one with a low density.
Memory foam mattress toppers are rated by their level of density. A topper with a greater density rating is more supportive than one with a lower rating. The rating system of topper density ranges from:4
Many consider medium density ideal because it gives you the support you need while remaining soft enough for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Mattress toppers rest on top of your existing mattress. Thus, you need to make sure you purchase the correct size to prevent the topper from slipping while you sleep. Mattress toppers are generally available in:
You’ll need to measure to ensure you’re getting the right size for a snug, slide-free match.
Finally, there are a few other things to consider before investing in a mattress topper. These include:
A mattress topper can drastically improve the quality of your sleep when you select the right one for your needs.
Crafting your ideal sleep environment starts with your bed. A mattress topper can cover up mattress deficiencies and keep you cool while you sleep. The best mattress topper for you depends on your slumber needs. If you want both support and comfort, a three-inch topper like the Casper Foam Mattress Topper is an excellent choice.
In some cases, your mattress might be too old to salvage. Don’t fret—we can help you with that too. Casper has mattresses for every budget and sleep style. Fix your sleeping environment today to sleep better tomorrow.