What is a Mattress Topper and what do they do?

What is a Mattress Topper and what do they do?

If bedding is the centrepiece of your bedroom than your mattress is the single most important element to a good night's sleep. Life can come at you hard, but there's nothing a cosy, comfortable and perfectly aligned mattress can't do to help you reset for the next day. However, mattresses alone can be too firm, or too soft.

You may have had it for a long time, or simply can't afford or be bothered to purchase a new one. If you're looking for the final piece to your bedding puzzle have no fear, the answer you're looking for may just be a mattress topper. Read on to find out why.

What is a mattress topper?

For the Sherlock Holmes' out there, as you may have thought, a mattress topper is a removable layer that sits on top of your existing mattress, adding extra support and cushioning for optimal comfort.

What does a mattress topper do?

A mattress topper sits on top of your mattress and provides additional support and comfort by adding an additional layer of material. Different types of toppers all have different outcomes on the mattress. You can tailor the experience without having to replace your mattress entirely. 

The benefits of a mattress topper

  1. To either make your soft mattress firmer or firm mattress softer
  2. Rejuvenate and extend the life of an old, dilapidated mattress meaning less mattresses in landfills
  3. Protects your mattress and makes it easier to clean spills and stains
  4. Often cheaper to buy a mattress topper than buying a new mattress altogether
  5. Increases the lifespan of your mattress by acting as a buffer
  6. Customisability. You can switch mattress toppers depending on how your preferences change over time. 

Are mattress toppers the same as mattress pads?

No, mattress toppers are not the same as mattress pads. Mattress pads are more like a mattress protector than a topper. Mattress pads are thin layers of protective material that help to protect your mattress from body oils, moisture, bed bugs, dust mites and other forms of household spillage. If added comfort is what you're looking for, a mattress pad will probably fall short of your expectations.

What types of mattress toppers are there?

Mattress topper materials can vary greatly and no matter what you're looking for, there's a material for you. Here are the most common types of mattress toppers:

  • Latex
  • Wool/fleece
  • Memory foam
  • Polyester

Final Takeaway

Can we say yesterday?

Jokes aside, when it's something as beneficial as a mattress topper which can provide tangible benefits for not only your sleep, but your mattresses and overall health, purchasing one today should be a no brainer.

Finally, at the risk of sounding salesy, we highly recommend going with one of our bamboo memory foam toppers. They tick boxes across comfort, support, warmth, and mattress longevity.

Oh, we almost forgot to mention, they also can be used as a back up camping mattress, so head on over to that blog if you want to keep reading more.