Can a mattress topper make a bed more firm?
A mattress topper adds an extra layer of support or comfort to your current mattress. 🥰
They can be an affordable way to improve the feel of your mattress without having to replace it.
Typically, a mattress topper will provide a soft cushioning layer that hugs around the pressure points and softens the feel of a too-firm mattress. ☁️
However, some toppers are made with a firmer feel that can give a soft mattress some extra oomph.
A firm mattress topper can provide a layer of solid comfort that gives your spine some additional support during sleep. 🤗
Should I replace my mattress?
However, a firm mattress topper cannot fix what’s broken. 🛠️
If your current mattress is particularly old and sagging, there is only so much that a very firm mattress topper can do.
- Is my mattress older than 7 years?
- Does my mattress have indents and soft spots?
- Does my mattress feel lumpy or have rolls?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, it might be time to invest in a new mattress. 😨
Our review on the best mattresses can guide you to the most suitable bed for your sleeping position.
Alternatively, check out our favourite mattresses below. 👇
Is a softer or firmer mattress topper better?
So, you’ve decided you want an extra firm mattress topper, but what if a soft mattress topper is actually what you need? 🤔
Generally, firmness directly correlates with your sleeping position.
Depending on how you sleep will depend on what firmness level is best.
If you have a partner, you should also consider their sleeping preferences and whether you need a mattress topper just for your side of the bed. 👩❤️👨
What firmness is best for side sleepers?
Sleeping on your side is the most popular sleeping position. 🙌
In fact, 41% of British people like to snooze in this foetal position.
This position puts the most pressure on the hip and shoulder since your entire weight is pressing down into these areas. ⚓
Therefore the mattress or mattress topper should provide a soft to medium feel. ☁️🧸
This allows the material to hug around the joints and relieve pressure.
A soft mattress topper is a particularly good idea for side sleepers who find their mattress too firm. 🥰
What firmness is best for back and stomach sleepers?
This helps keep the spine straight and aligned with the neck throughout the night.
Back sleepers should opt for a medium-firm feel, whilst stomach sleepers should look for firm support. 🧱
Most mattress toppers are soft to medium-firm and generally hug around the body for more adaptive comfort.
Therefore, it’s unlikely that any mattress topper will be suitable for stomach sleepers. 🙁
Instead, consider swapping out your mattress for a firmer choice. 👇
Firm mattress topper sizes
Firm mattress toppers come in standard UK sizes.
- Firm mattress topper single: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
- Firm mattress topper small double: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
- Firm mattress topper double: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
- Firm mattress topper king size: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
- Firm mattress topper super king size: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)
Some firm mattress toppers may also be available in EU sizes.
Firm mattress topper discount codes
You can also find firm mattress toppers on sale. 🏷️
Firm mattress toppers can be as much as 50% off the original price during seasonal periods and throughout the year.
So you can buy a high-quality topper without paying the luxury price tag. 😅
Bookmark our discounts page for updates on all offers on mattress toppers and other sleep accessories.
Can you wash a mattress topper?
Unfortunately, most mattress toppers are not washable. ❌
This is because getting liquid onto materials such as memory foam or gel can damage the fabric.
However, many firm mattress toppers come with washable covers.
You can take the cover off the topper and pop it into the washing machine with your regular bedding. 🧼
You should check the care instructions on your firm mattress topper before removing the cover or washing the topper.
Below are our favourite toppers that are washable or have washable covers!
What is the best mattress topper for a firm mattress?
The best mattress topper for a too-firm mattress will be soft and body-hugging. 🤗
It will mould around pressure-point areas such as the hips and shoulders and prevent aches and pains.
It will be soft enough to keep the back straight without sinking too much to create a bend in the spine.
Check out our best mattress toppers for a firm mattress below! 👇