Mattress toppers, also known as mattress pads, are the ideal way to enhance the comfort of your mattress without buying a whole new mattress set. There are several types of toppers available, so its just a matter of choosing a mattress topper to suit your personal taste. Most mattress pads are made of memory foam, feathers, cotton or wool. But you can find some toppers that are heated (great for those cold winters), and even some that are air filled.
A wool mattress pad is the perfect topper for those who suffer from allergies. Wool is a natural repellent for dust mites, so allergy sufferers should opt for a wool topper. There are a few types of wool used for toppers such as fleece or tufted wool. You will find that you will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, as wool is a natural heat regulator.
Featherbeds are also a very popular topper for your mattress, providing increased comfort and cushioning for your body. When looking for a feather bed, be sure to get only the baffle box or the baffle channel construction. This will keep the feathers in place while allowing maximum loft and support. A 200 thread count or higher is necessary to keep the feathers inside, so read the package carefully. It can be very uncomfortable having feathers poking through at you as you try to sleep.
A memory foam topper is the latest and as some may say, the most medically beneficial type of mattress cover on the market today. It comes in several thicknesses and provides an ideal sleeping surface. When you are not laying on it the mattress is firm, but when you do lay on it the temperature of your body causes the memory foam mattress pad to mold itself to your body’s shape. Your weight is evenly distributed across the surface relieving pressure points and allowing you a good nights sleep.
A mattress pad, or topper, can be a welcome addition to your mattress, especially if it’s really hard. Check out the internet for a great selection of toppers for your mattress and make your next trip to dreamland an enjoyable one!