What thickness mattress topper should I get?

What thickness mattress topper should I get?

To live a healthy and functioning life, good sleep is paramount.

All too often, however, we hear stories of people struggling to find the right combination of bedding equipment.

The perfect sleep shouldn't be elusive, you just need the right mix of bedding!

Did you know mattresses are one of the biggest culprits of a poor nights sleep? Yep, it makes sense though, being the centrepiece of the bedding puzzle and all.

Whether your mattress is getting old, is too firm, is too soft, or you struggle to regulate temperature to your liking, there are so many benefits of using a mattress topper.

But how thick should a mattress topper be? Let's find out!

How thick should a mattress topper be?

In much the same vein as every other element of the bedding puzzle, a mattress topper's ideal thickness will depend on two things:

  1. The state and age of your mattress
  2. Your own personal sleeping preferences
  3. What type of mattress topper you are buying

For example, if you're purchasing a bamboo mattress topper to prolong the life of your current mattress then the thicker the better, because you're probably dealing with a sagging mattress.

On the flip, if your mattress is a new purchase than you probably won't need something too thick, because the integrity of the mattress is yet to be compromised.

Additionally, you need to consider your own preferences.

For example, if you prefer a firm surface or prefer to sleep on your front/belly then you will most likely prefer a thinner topper such as a 2inch topper.

On the other hand, if you prefer to sleep on your side or back then a medium to high thickness level at 4inches plus should be more to your liking.

How thick should a memory foam mattress topper be?

Memory foam mattress toppers typically range between 2 to 6 inches. The most common thickness is between 2 to 4. Compared to a down topper, memory foam mattress toppers tend to be not as thick as the foam is denser than say that of down, therefore you do not need as much material or GSM.

Still not sure?

Then maybe you should sleep on it!

No no no, all bad jokes and puns aside, hopefully you have a better understanding of the different topper thicknesses on the market.

There are few things sweeter than a good nights sleep, and here at Ecoy we take pride in helping people achieve just that, only more often and better than ever.

Happy sleeping!


  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Units_of_textile_measurement