What is a mattress topper?
A mattress topper sits on top of your mattress.
They are designed to improve the feeling of your mattress by adding an extra layer of comfort. ☁️
If your mattress lacks support or feels too firm, a mattress topper can help to enhance the overall feel. 💞
Thick mattress toppers come in various materials, including microfibre, wool, duck feather, and memory foam.
But what kind of thickness should you desire? 👇
Do you need a thick mattress topper?
So, what kind of person needs a thick mattress topper - and is that person you?
Many people could benefit from a thick mattress topper, but it depends on your weight, sleeping position and firmness preference.
Thick mattress toppers are a perfect choice for side sleepers. ✔️
This is because side sleepers need a mattress that moulds around the hips and shoulders when sleeping in the side position.
The mattress topper will contour to the body's shape and relieve pressure in the joints.
Side sleepers generally need a softer mattress in comparison to the other sleeping positions. 🤯
And a thick mattress topper can help achieve a softer firmness level.
Lighter weight people may really benefit from a thick mattress topper. 👌
Often, even medium-feel mattresses can feel too firm for those who are lighter. 🧱
The less you weigh, the more sensitive you will be to a firm mattress, which misaligns the spine and puts pressure on the joints.
A thick mattress topper can cushion those areas whilst encouraging better spinal support.
Those with joint pain
Some people suffer from aches and pains in the hips, pelvic region, elbows, and shoulders.
Many try to counteract this pain with a body pillow, which can relieve some discomfort. 🤗
A firm mattress pushes against these areas and can have you waking up in agony. 🙁
However, a thick mattress topper will cushion around sensitive joints and provide a more weightless feeling of sleep.
Those who are elderly, pregnant or suffer from chronic pain could benefit from an extra thick mattress topper.
Who isn’t a thick mattress topper suitable for?
However, a thick mattress topper (or any mattress topper) isn’t always suitable. 👎
Some people may find that a mattress topper makes their bed feel too soft.
If you are on the heavier side, you may experience too much sinking into a mattress topper.
Likewise, stomach sleepers need a firm mattress that lifts their back and helps to keep the spine straight. 📏
A thick mattress topper could encourage a bend in the spine in this position and create back pain.
If you’re trying to make a soft mattress feel firmer, then a mattress topper isn’t the way to go.
Whilst there are firm mattress toppers available, generally, a thick mattress topper will create a softer feel.
Instead, consider purchasing an extra firm mattress. 👇
The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is made with firm memory foam and ActivEdge springs for optimal support across the entire surface of the mattress.
Thick mattress topper materials
Mattress toppers come in a variety of materials that have different benefits. 🧽
- Memory foam mattress toppers
- Goose feather and down mattress toppers
- Gel memory foam mattress toppers
You should consider your individual needs when choosing the materials.
For example, memory foam mattress toppers are hypoallergenic, making them a great anti-allergy choice.
However, they also tend to be much warmer than regular mattress toppers. 🌡️
Natural mattress toppers with a cotton cover are more breathable.
Yet, they can be expensive, particularly if they have a high thread count. 🧵
Thick mattress topper sizes
A thick mattress topper comes in standard UK sizes.
- Thick mattress topper single: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
- Thick mattress topper small double: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
- Thick mattress topper double: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
- Thick mattress topper king size: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
- Thick mattress topper super king size: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)
Mattress toppers also come in a range of depths. ✅
For an extra thick mattress topper, look for one that measures over the standard 5cm (2 inches).
Thick mattress topper discount codes
Is a thick mattress topper out of your price range? 🤔
We’ve got the best thick mattress topper voucher codes to help you stick to your budget.
Just bookmark our discounts page for all the best mattress topper deals.
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Is a thicker mattress topper better?
The type of mattress topper you need depends on you as an individual.
A thick mattress topper is an excellent choice for side sleepers, those with joint pain, or lighter weight sleepers who will experience a good night’s sleep on a thick topper.
But they’re not for everyone. 😲
For many, a regular mattress topper, or a brand new mattress might be more appropriate.`