If you’re like us, you’ve probably been spending a lot more time at home lately. Between getting a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning (thanks to the elimination of your morning commute) and finding creative ways to change up the scenery while you work from home, you’ve likely spent a large portion of these additional, ‘at-home’ hours on your bed. During this time you may have noticed that your sleep space is just not as comfortable as you remember it. You’d love to give yourself an upgrade, but with a lot of states extending stay-at-home orders – and the reality of an uncertain economy – buying a brand-new mattress may not be the most sensible option.
Luckily, a quality mattress topper can go a long way toward extending the life of your current mattress, as well as improving its overall comfort and support. It’s also significantly less than the cost of a new mattress and doesn’t require a visit to an enclosed showroom to make sure you’re getting the right one for your needs. Finally, mattress toppers offer much more versatility than a mattress alone; if, in a few months, you’re still interested in purchasing a new mattress, your topper can be easily repurposed by placing it in a different bedroom or location within your home.
Below we'll dive into additional rationale on why mattress toppers have become the product value-oriented shoppers have recently turned to for all the comfort improvements and health benefits at a fraction of the cost.
Working from Home Means Less Overall Expenses
Working from home means not spending as much money on gas, the morning Starbucks run, lunches out with colleagues, or post-work team-building events. These changes have created a unique opportunity to re-invest a portion of those savings into home improvement projects and upgrades to less frequent purchases, including your bed. But rather than spending potentially thousands of dollars of savings on a brand-new mattress, you can buy a high-quality mattress topper for a fraction of the price. That leaves you with money leftover to tackle other home projects or make upgrades to other items around the house. Better sleep for years to come, without sacrificing additional purchases this month!
Good Sleep is the Key to Better Health
There’s no doubt about it: a good night’s sleep is vital to our overall health and wellness. In terms of our physical health, sleep serves a variety of purposes. It keeps our brains functioning properly so we can perform at our peak at school and work. Similarly, sleep is when our body takes care of all its routine maintenance, including the healing and repair of our heart and blood vessels. Without the proper time to heal and rejuvenate our bodies, we’re opening ourselves up to all kinds of potentially serious health complications, including high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, stroke, and even diabetes.
Sleep performs similarly vital functions for our mental health as well. The psychological effects of sleep deprivation can be just as serious as the physical effects; suffering from a lack of sleep can exacerbate the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and can even cause symptoms of anxiety and depression in people without a pre-existing history of these conditions. In these uncertain times when people may be experiencing more anxiety or worry than usual, the last thing anyone needs is for an uncomfortable mattress to keep them lying awake at night. What’s even worse is that a less-than-ideal mattress can also cause chronic physical pain, which could in turn exacerbate sleeplessness and create a cycle of sleep deprivation.
If you’ve found yourself tossing and turning at night, only to wake up with aches, pains, and a foggy brain – well, it just might be time to give a mattress topper a try.
You’re spending more time in bed – now’s the time to upgrade!
Let’s face it: the most exotic traveling anyone is doing right now involves deciding whether or not we should change location from the living room to the bedroom for our post-lunch afternoon shift. While some experts caution against using your bed as a home office, the reality is that, sometimes, it’s just nice to have a change of scenery – and some say that occasionally working in bed may actually help your productivity. In any case, working from home means spending more time overall in bed, so now is the time to make those upgrades you’ve been dreaming about but couldn’t seem to justify before. A mattress topper will make your bed a more comfortable place to be, day or night.
It's a good time to try something new
In periods of personal and economic uncertainty, research indicates that brand loyalty tends to take a backseat to convenience and value. People tend to look for substitutes for their usual activities or purchases, like doing free YouTube workouts rather than paying for a pricey gym membership when going to the gym could involve a potential health risk. The same is true for material purchases: currently up to 70% of consumers report unwillingness to visit brick-and-mortar stores, even as many states and cities begin the process of reopening. What’s become important in this “homebody economy” is being mindful of how and where we spend our hard-earned money.
The reality is that there’s no point in springing for an expensive new mattress when you can’t even try it out at the store to know if you’ll like it. This is all the more important given that returns can be costly, inconvenient, and may potentially involve inviting unknown delivery workers into your home. While this may not normally be a big deal, times have changed – so now is the perfect moment to change up your own habits and try something new, too.
A more financially sound investment
Because so many people are currently facing economic uncertainty, spending upwards of a thousand dollars on a mattress of unknown quality and suitability is a far less attractive option now than it might normally be. There is no denying that new mattresses are expensive, and while many of us may be saving a little extra as we work from home, it’s still smart to keep expenses low while the job market is unstable. But keeping expenses low doesn’t have to mean suffering through quarantine with a subpar mattress! While a new mattress can cost anywhere from several hundred to more than two thousand dollars, a mattress topper is just a fraction of the price with no sacrifices necessary in terms of quality. That makes a mattress topper a much more financially sound investment than a new mattress, which can give you both comfort and peace of mind while we all navigate this new and uncharted territory.
When you buy a new mattress, you’re pretty much locked in to putting it in one location and using it for one purpose only: as a bed in a bedroom. Given the hefty price tag that comes with a new mattress and the sheer amount of space they take up in your home, it’s a real bummer when a brand-new mattress turns out to be not such a great fit after all. Returns can be an expensive hassle, on top of the inconvenience of having to purchase yet another new mattress. And that’s not even considering the possibility that your old mattress may be hauled away while you’re still waiting on the new one to arrive, leaving you to sleep on the sofa!
One of the many perks of a mattress topper is its versatility. Spend less by purchasing a mattress topper now, and give it a try for a few months. If after a trial period, you’d still prefer a new mattress and have the financial means to do so, go ahead! The mattress topper can be easily moved and re-used in a number of other ways, such as:
- In a guest bedroom
- To make an old sofa more comfortable
- As a custom cat or dog bed
- As a pad to use under a sleeping bag when camping
- To revive old pillows and cushions
- As a topper for an air mattress or as a “crash pad” for guests
They're great for dorm-bound college students
With many universities planning to re-open their campuses this fall, a mattress topper is great for college students who plan on returning to the dorms. Let’s face it: dorm mattresses are cheap and uncomfortable, and nobody wants to think about how many people have already slept on its surface over the years. This is especially true nowadays, when good hygiene to reduce the risk of spreading disease has become even more important than ever before.
Likewise, sleep plays a huge role in academic performance and general cognitive functioning. A mattress that is uncomfortable, unsanitary, or inefficient at temperature regulation – like the mattresses you’ll typically find in a college dorm – can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep, and that could potentially have disastrous effects on a college student’s academic success. Thankfully, using a mattress topper on a college dorm bed can help create a more comfortable and hygienic sleeping environment that improves overall sleep quality, so that students can wake up refreshed and able to perform at their best level academically.
Mattress toppers extend the life of your current mattress
In general, the typical lifespan of a mattress is about eight to ten years. That’s not a lot of time, especially considering how expensive mattresses can be, and the fact that – while technically recyclable – most mattresses eventually wind up in landfills, which is not great for our individual carbon footprints. If you’ve noticed that your mattress has grown more uncomfortable, is starting to sag, or has otherwise begun to show signs of aging, putting on a mattress topper can reinforce the comfort level and support of your mattress – potentially adding years back on to its life.
This is especially great news given that many mattress stores remain closed to the public, and visits to stores that are open should be limited in light of the current public health situation. Using a mattress topper to extend the life of your current mattress also keeps it out of a landfill for that much longer, making it a win-win for both your health and the health of our planet.
They're easier to keep clean
Be honest: when was the last time you cleaned your mattress? If you can’t remember, we can hardly blame you – it’s a cumbersome and time-consuming process that involves vacuuming and rotating the mattress, mixing up your own baking soda mattress cleaner, and then vacuuming again. It’s hardly the kind of thing that anyone wants to do regularly, and yet given how easily mattresses can accumulate bacteria and germs, making sure your mattress is kept clean is important to your health. And these days, maintaining a clean home environment is more important than ever.
Luckily, our mattress topper comes with an easy-to-remove, machine-washable cover. Just pop it off and toss it in the washing machine to keep bacteria, germs and other impurities from accumulating on the surface of the mattress topper – that way you’ll know you’re getting the healthiest sleep possible.
No risky trips to the mattress store
We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating – your health and safety should be top priority in times like these. Though many areas may have begun to re-open businesses, staying home is still the best way to stay safe and healthy. That’s why now is the perfect time to buy a mattress topper – all purchases can be done online, from the safety of your own home. There’s absolutely no need to make a risky visit to a mattress warehouse (where you’re likely to encounter mattresses that numerous other people have already tested) or to spend thousands of dollars on an online mattress that may not work for you and can’t be returned. A mattress topper can do the job just as well – if not better! – without breaking the bank, and without all of the hassle that normally comes with purchasing a mattress.No risky trips to a mattress warehouse
To sum it up, a mattress topper is a cost-effective way to upgrade your at-home experience with minimal risk to your wallet or to your health. It can add years to the lifespan of your current mattress and provide a serious upgrade to your comfort and sleep quality for hundreds of dollars less than the cost of a brand-new bed. Given how important home has become in the last few months, now really is the perfect time to invest in your comfort and health by purchasing a high-quality mattress topper.