As the name suggests, a mattress topper is sizable layer of material placed directly on top of your mattress to improve comfort and change the firmness level of your mattress. Toppers can range anywhere from 1 to 4 inches thick and are designed in many different formats with a variety of materials.
Why buy a mattress topper?
A mattress topper is an economical and durable solution to improving the comfort of your bed without having to purchase a brand new mattress.
A mattress topper is traditionally used to extend the life of your mattress by significantly improving the comfort and support of your bed. A mattress topper can be a great solution for an old mattress that are no longer giving you the support you need, as well as a new mattress that isn’t delivering the comfort you originally purchased it for. They can improve the firmness or softness of your bed, catering to your specific objectives, such as pain relief, new bed (college dorm) cool sleep, hygiene, or budget considerations.
The way your body interacts with a mattress topper greatly depends on your sleep style. Side sleepers usually find comfort in softer toppers, allowing for less pressure being applied to the hips. Back and stomach sleepers typically sleep more comfortably on firmer toppers. For back sleepers, we recommend thicker toppers (3 - 4 inches) that deliver extra support. For stomach sleepers, we recommend thinner toppers (2 - 3 inches) to prevent the hips from sinking which can lead to lower back pain.
Keep in mind that a mattress topper should compliment your existing mattress. If your current mattress is too soft or it has that “sinking” feeling in the middle, you don’t want to pair it with another soft topper. If you feel your current mattress is too firm, you don’t want to pair it with a super firm topper, or it might make your bed feel even firmer. When in doubt, a medium-firm topper is a great solution to make your bed more comfortable while helping alleviate any aches and pains.
Memory foam mattress toppers are great for providing comfort, superior support and pressure relief. Memory foam supports your body by conforming to your natural curves and thus helping alleviate any tension. It’s motion isolation properties are also ideal for couples who are looking to reduce sleep disturbances. Memory foam toppers are a great option for all sleep styles as well as for those looking for pain relief.
Viscosoft memory foam toppers are made with highly responsive and breathable foams. Our best selling Select High Density is more durable than comparable foams and provides superior support. Our premium Active Cooling has copper-infused foam to help you sleep cooler throughout the night.
Pillow top mattress toppers are perfect for those looking to enhance the overall comfort and softness of your bed. For those who are not fond of the direct feeling of memory foam, pillow tops provide that soft and fluffy, cloud-like plushness that memory foam does not. Pillow top mattress toppers are a great option for side sleepers, as well as those who suffer from hip and/or shoulder pain.
Our Serene Hybrid mattress topper is the best of both worlds- with a dual-layered design, it balances the support of memory foam with the plush comfort of a pillow top cover.