Can mattress toppers really rejuvenate your mattress? In order for us to have a decent night’s sleep, our mattresses need to offer us the right amount of support. One that is too hard or too soft could just make things uncomfortable or at worst give us a bad back. A tired or sagging sleeping surface is just as bad, some support is better than no support at all. With the cost of a good mattress these days being upward of a £1000.00 or more it makes sense to try a luxury mattress topper for a fraction of the cost. But just like buying a mattress, toppers offer just as many options and fillings and no one product can suit us all. So what do we choose and which is best? Well this is very subjective, so we have offered you some information on the top 5 most popular products. All mattress toppers lie on top of your bed and are firmly attached using four elasticated straps at the corners to hold it securely. Most of them are filled with sumptuous natural down or man made fibres up to 3 inches in thickness. The different filling will give you an idea which will be the most adequate for the sleeping style you require.
Natural Goose Down Down Toppers
The original toppers were made from goose down and feathers in a 50/50 mix, designed for hotel use to offer a greater degree of softness and comfort. Pure down mattress toppers are sumptuous and are designed to give a luxurious feel to a hard or orthopedic mattress, although they offer a good level of posture control they are not as effective when used in conjunction with a soft or tired mattress. The recent invention of the two chamber superdown mattress topper from Euroquilt overcomes this problem by giving a bottom chamber of posture controlling firm duck feathers and combined with the soft pure duck down upper chamber which allows you sink into the down, a truly amazing sleeping experience. For those of you who require a more cost effective solution you can opt for the Hotel Quality Toppers, they can aid with posture and a firmer mattress, the down and feather mix combines to help with that all important good nights sleep.
Memory Foam Mattress Toppers
A relatively new invention, memory foam was developed by Nasa to aid their astronauts to get a good quality sleep. The revolutionary posture control foam moulds itself to the user and offers support without the pressure that naturally occurs when we lie down. Good quality foam is not cheap so beware of cheaper imitations that offer all sorts of health benefits, the quality of the product is not as good and cannot achieve all that they claim. These toppers aid with posture related issues as they support the lower back and the upper areas of the neck and nape, following your natural curves they assist in aligning the spine for a more natural sleeping angle. Good for all ages, weight and sizes of people and especially good for a overweight users as the pressure relieving properties are more important than with average users.
Wool Mattress Topper
Wool has been around for centuries, not as popular as goose or duck down toppers, but the benefits are just as good if not better. New organic ranges from Devon Duvets offer hypoallergenic products that are manufactured using sustainable and ecologically sound farming practices. Wool is excellent at providing good levels of warmth and comfort, we would advocate this topper for us with a medium firm type of mattress because this is purely for those who want a sumptuous and soft sleeping experience where you just sink in the wool for that top hotel level of quality. Wool is naturally breathable and is extremely good at regulating heat, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter, a good all rounder and is both kind to the environment and kind to you. Devon Duvets have been selling a range of duvets and mattress toppers for many years, they are the leaders in natural wool products and all their ranges are accredited to the National Soil association.
Latex Mattress Topper
Made from the natural sap of the rubber plant, these toppers are not nearly as popular as they should be. They breathe naturally and aid heat regulation as well as offering good levels of posture control. They are superb for people who suffer from heat and night sweats as they help wick away excessive moisture keeping you cool even in the warmest of climates. Like memory foam they mould themselves to the body’s natural shape removing unwanted pressure points therefore easing the joints and muscles for an effective sleep. Ideal for hard to medium/firm mattresses, they will make the bed feel a like a place you want to spend more time and these toppers are much thinner than others so there is no need to buy extra deep fitting sheets.
Cotton Mattress Topper
Not the most popular choice of topper as cotton is not as soft as other products when used in large qualities. The thicker layers can compact more and become lumpier after time. Cotton is best used as an enhancer or mattress protector. In this form they are very comfortable, fully breathable and machine washable.
This is especially good for the elderly and younger children, they are also hypoallergenic and most come with anti dust mite backing to aid allergy sufferers. Cotton toppers can be used in conjunction with the other types of toppers as a protective barrier, they are easier to look after and are much less involving to remove for washing and hygiene reasons.