What Does a Mattress Topper Do? Everything You Need to Know
Charles Wood·April 25, 2019
If you’ve forgotten what it feels like to spend the night in a comfortable bed, or if you’re waking up with aches or pains — then it’s time to make some bedroom changes.
However, before you run to the shops to buy a new mattress, consider using a mattress topper instead. It’s a helpful bedding item, yet often overlooked — you’ll be surprised at the different problems it can address.
What Is a Mattress Topper Used For?
It’s useful to know what the differences are between a mattress protector, a mattress pad and a mattress topper. These terms are commonly used interchangeably so let’s take a look at them in more detail.
A mattress protector is a simple and effective way to protect your bed from fluid spills, bacteria, dust mites and other seasonal allergens. It wraps directly on top of your mattress, before putting on your fitted sheet.
A mattress pad not only gives you protection, but it also adds a thin layer of quilting to provide additional comfort. Much like a mattress protector, a pad also anchors onto the mattress like a fitted sheet.
A pressure relief mattress topper takes the light comfort of a mattress pad to the next level. Instead of adding another layer of bedding, you stack a mattress topper on top of the mattress to change how it feels and how it supports your back and neck. A mattress topper is usually made from polyester, memory foam, latex, wool, feathers or fibres.
So, mattress toppers aid superior pressure relief and the effective distribution of your weight to avert morning stiffness, soreness and aches.
How Do I Use a Mattress Topper?
It’s best to place a mattress topper directly on top of your mattress before you add the mattress protector and fitted sheet.
So its: Mattress — Non-Skid Mat — Mattress Topper — Mattress Protector — Fitted Sheet.
How Do I Keep My Mattress Topper from Sliding?
The best way to stop your mattress topper from sliding is to use a non-skid mat — just like the ones you use under rugs or in the shower to prevent slipping. Non-skid mats are great under mattress toppers too — simply slide them between the mattress and the topper at both ends and you won’t be moving anywhere.
Do Mattress Toppers Help Back Pain?
Mattress toppers are a great solution for making mattresses that are too soft or hard more comfortable. So if this is the cause for your back pain, then it will certainly help.
Our Microclimat TM Pressure Relief Mattress Topper will ensure you sleep soundly and wake up feeling happy and refreshed. We know you’ll love our products, but we also offer a 14-day refund guarantee just in case you aren’t fully satisfied.