A mattress topper is a great way to improve the comfort of your bed. You place it directly onto the mattress and it is held in place, usually by straps that fit over each corner of the mattress.
They come in a variety of types but these are all variants of two basic types. There is the quilted type which look similar to a duvet but deeper. These are filled with either synthetic fibres or a combination of feathers and down.
The other type consist of a foam pad, sometimes with a removable cover, sometimes without.
So which type is the best mattress topper that money can buy?
For us we would have to say foam. It offers a more stable surface to sleep on. Feathers can move about as you sleep and even pierce the fabric and poke into you as you sleep. Synthetic fibres are better but can still move about leaving you sleeping on nothing more than the fabric cover on top of your mattress.
When considering a foam mattress topper there are basically two types of foam available, one is a standard upholstery foam, sometimes referred to as support foam, the other is memory foam. Memory foam is superior to support foam as support foam can be quite firm. It is called memory foam because when you press your hand down onto it and then release it retains the shape of your hand for a few moments before returning to its former shape.
The important thing about a memory foam mattress topper is that it reacts to the heat of your body and takes its shape, supporting you equally at all points. This creates an amazing sleeping experience as your body sinks slightly into the foam. You are left with no pressure points or sore areas.
The depth of the mattress topper isn’t as important as you might think, especially when considering a foam topper as there is only so far that you can sink into it, probably no more than 2-3 cm. The quality of the foam is far more important than the depth.
At Snugnights we have available an amazing memory foam mattress topper. It is available in Single, Double, King and super King sizes. It is 4cm deep and has a removable cover over the foam. It is designed to be double sided. You can sleep on the plain side or flip it over and sleep on the other side which has been treated with Aloe Vera for the ultimate sleeping experience. Aloe Vera is well known for its benefits to our skin. It nourishes and moisturises as we sleep.
So there you have it, our recommendation for the best mattress topper that money can buy, and it isn’t that expensive anyway!