A mattress topper cannot solve all your mattress problems, and there are certainly some instances when buying a mattress topper is the
But, there are many times when purchasing a
mattress topper is the perfect solution to your mattress-related problems.
This is great news as it'll save you the cost of having to buy a new mattress. 🥳
So if you need any of the below, a mattress topper is the way to go.
Mattress toppers can make your bed feel more comfortable Can a mattress topper make my firm mattress softer?
This is the
number one reason people buy a mattress topper. 🥇
If you have a mattress with
high-density foams or quality pocket springs that's still in perfect condition but just a bit too firm, then a mattress topper is a perfect solution.
It's also much cheaper than buying a new mattress. 💰
Mattress toppers of any material can add a top layer of soft cushioning to your mattress.
Memory foam, gel foam, and latex mattress toppers are the softest, while cold foam toppers and hybrid toppers are firmer.
Can a mattress topper provide orthopaedic support?
Mattress toppers can
effectively reduce aches and pains and provide overall orthopaedic support if a too-firm mattress is at fault.
If your mattress is too firm for you, your spine won't remain straight while you sleep. 📏
You need a mattress that offers enough support for the lighter parts of your body but still offers
enough sinkage for your hips and shoulders.
A mattress topper can provide this
extra layer of cushioning to help with spinal alignment.
This is also why mattress toppers are so great for side sleepers.
Mattress toppers can help side sleepers achieve optimal spinal alignment
Memory foam mattress toppers are an excellent choice.
Memory foam adapts well to your body, relieving pressure points and supporting sensitive areas like the lower back and hips.
The most premium memory foam mattress topper on the market is the
Tempur mattress topper.
It is very expensive but, if you have the budget available, this is an excellent choice.
BUY TEMPUR TOPPER £ 645 Can a mattress topper make me feel warmer or cooler?
Mattress toppers generally allow for a
warm and cosy sleeping environment.
This is especially true of memory foam toppers.
Memory foam retains more body heat than other types of foam, so you're more likely to feel snug and comfortable.
You can also purchase
cooling mattress toppers with cooling gel, enhanced breathability, and temperature-regulating properties. ❄️
Simba Hybrid mattress topper is a good option.
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more suitable for hot sleepers as they won't increase the overall temperature.
But, they're unlikely to have a cooling effect if your actual mattress stores a lot of heat.
If you're a hot sleeper, we'd recommend opting for a
pocket sprung mattress from the get-go.
The spaces between the springs allow for
natural ventilation channels, keeping the air flowing. 💨
This will ensure you stay cool and comfortable and
wake up refreshed.
A hybrid mattress, which combines foams with pocket springs, is also a good option.
One of our all-time favourite hybrid mattresses is the
Simba Hybrid. Can a mattress topper be used to combine two single mattresses?
If you've used two single mattresses to form a double bed, you'll be familiar with the
annoying gap between them.
A large mattress topper placed over both mattresses can help solve this problem.
Keep in mind, though, that this works best if both partners have
similar body types 👩❤️👨
If you've chosen two single mattresses because you and your partner have different support requirements, then a
bed bridge is a better option.
You can also opt for a
customisable mattress, like the Silentnight Yours & Mine Dual Firmness Mattress.
Here, each partner can specify the firmness and comfort levels of each side of the mattress.
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A customisable mattress may be more comfortable for couples Can a mattress topper ease motion transfer?
If you're sleeping on an
innerspring or hybrid mattress, you're likely to experience some motion transfer.
This means that
movements from your partner will be carried through the mattress. 👩❤️👨
Adding a memory foam, polyfoam, or latex topper can decrease motion transfer and help you sleep more comfortably.
These mattress toppers are particularly
great for couples.
We particularly like the
Panda memory foam mattress topper for this. 🐼
In our tests, it significantly altered the motion transfer of our mattress, resulting in a
calmer and more restful sleep.
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