A mattress topper brings additional comfort to the mattress, a very pleasant enveloping sensation. Depending on the filling, it can offer additional protection against the risk of allergies or better temperature regulation. Finally, it helps to increase the life of the mattress.
- There are different types of upholstery: natural or synthetic.
Synthetic mattress toppers do not always have great qualities of breathability. However, they bring freshness in summer. In addition, people suffering from allergies prefer them for their ease of maintenance, but the natural latex or Biolaine mattress toppers also have excellent antiallergic qualities. The use of the organic mattress topper comes easy with the best elements.
The viscoelastic foam contributes by adapting to the contours of the body to a good distribution of blood pressure and to a decrease in pressure points during sleep. The viscoelastic foam mattress toppers, however, have less breathability and limited durability.
A mattress topper does not replace the mattress / box spring combination for back support. It also does not delay the change of used bedding. However, it can be an interesting option for people wishing to improve the comfort of their bedding or people who sleep on a mattress that is too firm for their taste.
We already answered this question in our article on the usefulness of mattress toppers, but it is always good to give a little reminder. There are not 15,000 reasons for buying a mattress topper, the 2 main reasons are as follows:
You sleep on a mattress that is too firm for you
You are sleeping on an old / new mattress that is too soft and you need to restore firmness.
A mattress topper also gives extra thickness to a very thin mattress for example and improves its support without having to reinvest in a new mattress.
Different technologies available
Just as there are foam-based mattresses or pocket / biconical springs, mattress toppers also exist in different materials according to consumer needs. Although the impact of technology is more limited than for a mattress due to their smaller thickness (between 5 and 8 cm for the majority of mattress toppers), it is still important to differentiate between the different types of mattress toppers.
Foam mattress toppers
Without doubt the most common, memory foam mattress toppers offer a good compromise between softness and support depending on the type of foam used. Indeed, most mattress brands use polyurethane foam for the manufacture of their ranges of mattress toppers.
This type of foam often has a fairly average density around 30 kg / m3. However, it can often be combined with a higher density memory foam around 50 kg / m3 (depending on the model) which allows for much more interesting back support for the client.