The short answer is yes. You can put a mattress topper on top of a memory foam mattress to change the sleep environment entirely or to just make some small adjustments.
This is a question that comes up quite often amongst owners of memory foam mattresses. It may seem like adding an extra layer on top of the mattress will make the bed much too soft and uncomfortable, but this usually not true. Read on for more information about using mattress toppers with memory foam mattresses.
Benefits of adding a mattress topper to your memory foam mattress
Heat retention is a problem with memory foam mattresses, and adding an additional layer to absorb the heat can help you sleep much cooler through the night.
Some people prefer to sleep on an extra soft mattress, and putting a mattress topper on top of your existing memory foam-based one will provide just that extra level of "ahhhh" as you sink into your bed.
Avoid sinking too deep
You can also use a mattress topper on your memory foam mattress if you don't like the feeling of sinking into the bed too much. Memory foam mattresses provide great pressure relief, but sometimes they sink in so far that you feel trapped by them and unable to roll over easily. Adding a firmer mattress topper will raise you to sit up a bit more and allow you to move around a bit more easily.
Disadvantages to adding a mattress topper to your memory foam mattress
Defeats the point of memory foam
If you put a mattress topper over your foam mattress then you will lose the effect of the memory foam moulding to your body. Adding a memory foam topper onto your memory foam mattress works. Adding a different type of topper with memory foam defeats the point.
There really isn't any other downsides as it is personal preference. We just believe that if you don't like the memory foam feeling then selling the mattress and starting over is the best solution. However if you are looking to adjust your sleeping experience slightly, we recommend using another memory foam topper to adjust depth or firmness.
Adding a mattress topper to your memory foam mattress is a great way to get the feel you want. We recommend using a mattress topper with a memory foam core as opposed to any other material for maximum comfort and experience.
Please, avoid putting any other type of topper onto your memory foam mattress because this defeats the point of having a sleeping surface that moulds to your body.
Alternatively, if you aren't happy with your mattress altogether you can read our blog on how people use their mattress topper as a mattress. If you want to do further research on what is a mattress topper then we also have a blog for that too!