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Mattress Obsessed

Choosing the Right Mattress Topper

Many toppers are designed to provide you with extra softness on your bed, and also to resist allergens, bed bugs, mites and mildew. As you look out for the health and wellness of your family that extra barrier of protection and comfortable support can help you sleep soundly with the peace of mind you deserve.

When researching mattress topper options, it's important to understand that a mattress topper and a mattress pad/protector are two different things.

A mattress pad is very similar to a bed sheet as it wraps around the mattress with a thin water-proof fabric used to protect the mattress from spills and stains. On the other hand, the hypoallergenic mattress topper's purpose is to add extra padding and comfort by creating a cushion of support for your body.

We understand it may not be time for you to replace your mattress but it might be a good time to accessorize your sleep space with a new mattress topper for your bed. We've compiled a list of tips to help you find the right mattress topper for your bed.

Consider Your Price Point

Mattress toppers can range from $30 to several hundred; however, more expensive does not always mean the quality is better. Think about what you're looking for in a mattress topper, evaluate your budget and test out a few at varying price points to help make your decision.

Think About Thickness

Mattress toppers can be anywhere from two and eight inches thick. Many materials like memory foam can retain body heat, so if you get warm easily at night then maybe a lighter, less dense option mattress topper is best for you. Keep in mind that you may need deep pocket sheets to fit over the topper and mattress combined. Be sure to measure both to know what size sheets you will need for your bed.

Evaluate Your Needs


Be sure to read the description, care instructions and function of each mattress topper and evaluate them against your sleeping needs before making a decision. For example, if you want a topper for extra back support, a memory foam or latex material tends to be most effective. There are several different types of toppers, including memory foam, organic cotton, latex, and more.

Also, always consider if your mattress is over eight years old, if it is, it's time to replace it. A new mattress with a topper can contribute to a restful night sleep while contributing your overall health.

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