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How to Choose a Memory Foam Mattress Topper

How to choose a memory foam mattress topper


For most bedrooms the main focus point is the bed, this is where you sleep at night and spend almost 1/3 of your life. Also, you can’t really call it a bedroom if there isn’t a bed in it.  While creating the perfect sleeping sanctuary a memory foam mattress topper might be able to help get that extra level of comfort and add a few years to the lifespan of your aging mattress. While there is a lot to choose from when it comes to mattress toppers not every single mattress topper is going to be perfect for you. Depending on your needs and wants


What is a Mattress Topper?


A mattress topper is an extra layer of comfort and support that is placed on top of your existing mattress. Normally it is made out of memory foam but they can also be made out of wool or latex.  Don’t get a mattress topper confused with a mattress protector or a mattress pad these are different and have different.  A mattress protector is a thin protective coving that is generally water proof to help protect your mattress from spills, dust mites and bed bugs. While a mattress pad is generally thinner than a mattress topper and is helps protect from spills  


Benefits of a Mattress Topper


A mattress topper is perfect for adding support and comfort to an old mattress, even a new mattress that is to firm can benefit from adding a mattress topper to the top of it. Most mattress with age will start to lose their comfort and support by adding a mattress topper you are not only reviving your dying mattress but help extend its lifespan. However, if your mattress is saggy in the middle a mattress topper won’t be able to fix it, I am sad to say it is now time for a new mattress.



How does a mattress topper improve your sleep?


By adding a support and comfort layer to your bed it can improve you overall quality of sleep. If you are sleeping on a mattress that is to firm might cause joint and back pain or if you are sleeping in a bed that is too hot in can lower the quality of your sleep. Studies show that sleep plays a very important part in your overall health. There are of course different types of mattress toppers and each offers its unique properties that can add to the comfort of your bed.


What are the different types of mattress toppers


Mattress toppers come in many different types of material, each with their own unique properties that can either add or take away from your bed. Most mattress toppers are made out of memory foam or latex, but you can also find them to be made out of feathers and wool.


  • Memory Foam
  • Latex
  • Feather
  • Wool
  • Polyester


Memory Foam

Memory Foam mattress topper are the most popular because they offer such diversity when it comes to comfort and support. You can find them in a wide range of thicknesses and densities to provide the right support for your bed all while being extremely comfortable.


Is a form of naturally occurring rubber that is found within the rubber tree. It offers a soft and supportive layer that has a fast response time giving it a springy but bouncy feel. Some people swear by them others can’t stand them do the bounciness.


 Feathers can be found in a mattress topper to give a soft and luxurious feel to the top of your mattress. What they gain in comfort they lack in support


Wool is naturally cool and offers some added comfort with it. If you like the texture of wool then this is perfect for you. They are known to contain a barn like smell when they are first used but this should disappear with regular use over a period of time.


This is the cheapest form of mattress topper and also one of the least supportive. But it will add a thin protective layer and a little amount of comfort to your bed. His is best used if you only want to add little extra comfort without breaking the bank.


What is the best mattress topper?


Generally, a memory foam mattress topper offers the most diversity with comfort and support and is one of the main reasons it is so widely used within the bedding industry. While memory foam does have its short comings like being too hot there has been advancements in recent years by adding new materials to combat overheating and using more of an open cell structure to the foam to help with ventilation. Which is exactly what we do here at Ayer Comfort, we infuse new materials into our memory foam to help combat heat related issues and help prevent other shortcoming of memory foam.



What Sizes do mattress toppers come in?


If there is a bed you can probably find a mattress topper to fit it. From rare ¾ size to old antique style beds there is going to be someone out there making a mattress topper for the bed. RV mattress have been known to be bad or uncomfortable so there are mattress toppers out there made for RV which can come in a number of different sizes compared to a normal bed. Please check out our RV mattress Topper Guide.


The Most Common Sizes Are:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Full XL
  • Queen
  • King (Eastern King)
  • California King


(If you are wondering what size you bed is you can view our mattress size guide.)

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