When you talk about mattress toppers, there are actually two kinds that come under the same heading: the first is the type that goes on top of your mattress to make it more comfortable, the second to protect it. But in these categories, there is a great deal of crossover where the padded comfort toppers can prove to be a barrier between accidents and the mattress while protective toppers can added some padding.
There are vast differences between the materials used in mattress toppers, befitting the type of job that they have been manufactured to do. The decision about which is best for you can be around the use, the material and also secondary issues such as allergies. Here in this mattress topper review, we will look at the most popular materials commonly available.
Memory foam toppers are made from the same material as memory foam mattress, but are designed to be added to any type of mattress to give the extra memory foam comfort. They are a less expensive option than having a complete mattress of memory foam but still give the benefits; support for pressure points, ease of turning during the night and less pain from joints.
Just like full mattresses, they work by moulding to your body with the heat created by lying on them and once you get up, they cool and return to their original shape. This means they don’t form into a set position and adapt with you as you move around.
This topper is made from GEL memory foam that make for a more restful, comfortable and supportive night’s sleep but also keeps you cool. Each of the six different sizes feature a 2-inch topper layer to support you when you turn over at night.
Wool topper instantly sound itchy but this isn’t the case. They tend to be very soft and because they are made from natural materials, are less likely to bring on allergies in sufferers. They are naturally resistant to bed bugs and mites, pests that are becoming unfortunately more common and are often made from lamb’s wool, also known as fleece.
Like many wool products, they are very durable and can be dry cleaned or cleaned with steam. Alpaca wool versions can be washed in the washing machine while the mixed wools can be longest lasting of all.
Available in nine different sizes, including for a child’s crib bed, this wool topper is warm in winter but cool in summer and is non-allergenic. It helps the bed mould to your shape to give you maximum comfort and ease the pain in pressure points. It is machine washable and can fit any mattress up to 18 inches deep.
Cotton filled polyester toppers have the advantage of being soft and plush as well as being easy to maintain. They are often sewn into little pockets to ensure the filling doesn’t move around and ensure little maintenance is needed.
Available in six main sizes, this topper is made from 100% polyester and features a soft, microplush fabric that is stuffed with filling to keep shape. It can by professionally washed or dry cleaned for best results and uses a mitred border to stop the topper from shifting.
Similar to cotton filled polyester, 100% polyester toppers keep their filling in place with neat boxes of stitching that mean they do not need to be constant shaken and rearranged. They are also the best for people with allergies and are commonly machine washable so cost effective to clean.
This topper comes in 10 different sizes, so covering virtually all the sizes of bed available on the market. It is fully reversible which extends the life of the topper and is made from 1 inch thick down as well as super soft durable microfiber. It is finished with box stitch to avoid the filling from moving around and is completely hypoallergenic. It is also machine washable.
Synthetic materials being used in mattress toppers are a recent development but are favoured by those who need hypoallergenic materials. They also tend to be soft and springy and rarely need to be pumped up after constant use.
This is a zippered topper that is made from 100% polyurethane and has three sides that are closed by zippers for ease of use. It can fit mattress sizes from 12 inches to 18 inches thick and comes in five different bed sizes.
|SnugSoft Deluxe Bed Mattress Cover Size: 80″ H x 60″ W||9||Wool||4.3 / 5||$$$$|
|DreamDNA Queen 2 Inch Thick, 2.5 Pound Density Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Bed Topper Made in the USA||6||Gel Memory Foam||4.4 / 5||$$$|
|Southern Textiles Queen EasyZip Expandable Surround Protector Cover||5||Synthetic||4.5 / 5||$$|
|Pinzon Basics Overfilled Ultra Soft Microplush Queen Mattress Pad||6||Cotton||4.3 / 5||$$|
|Fully Reversible (Double Life)-1″ Down Alternative Mattress Topper / Pad- w/ Stay Tight Anchor Straps – Exclusively by BlowOut Bedding – Queen||10||Polyester||4.1 / 5||$|
Whether you are looking for a topper to bring an older mattress back to life or to turn an uncomfortable mattress into a heavenly one, there are a wide range available that can offer help in that department. The other advantage of them is that if you have spent a lot of money on the mattress, you can use protective toppers to help avoid spills and accidents and make sure you get the longest life from your mattress possible. And even these protective toppers can help add to the comfort level of your bed to ensure you sleep as well as possible.