Mattress toppers are great for adding cushioning to a mattress that is too firm. They come in a variety of materials and options. This will not fix a mattress that is losing support or causing back pain from a lack of support. The outer cover of mattress toppers are usually made from a cotton or cotton blend material. The thread count of the cover makes a difference in how insulating it is.
Mattress Toppers options:
- Memory Foam
- Down Alternative
- Gel Memory Foam
- Liquid Gel on Memory Foam
Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Memory foam mattress toppers offer extra cushioning to increase the comfort of the bed. These usually come in 2-inch, 2.5-inch, or 3-inch thickness. Memory foam is great at relieving pressure points and reducing motion transfer across the bed so you won't feel your partner move throughout the night.
Down Alternative Mattress Topper
Down alternative mattress toppers offer the feeling of down, but much less expensive and hypoallergenic. These toppers are usually made of polyester material. The amount of fill and loft varies by style. Some have as much as 3-inches of loft. The baffle box design limits the shifting of the material.
Similar to a down or fiberfill topper, a feather topper is filled with duck or goose feathers and is cheaper than down but offers a similar fluffy feel. The feathers have quills, so it's good to get one with a high thread count cover to ensure the material stays inside the topper.
Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Gel memory foam sleeps cooler than standard memory foam. A gel memory foam mattress topper offers the pressure reduction of a standard memory foam topper but a cooler feel. These come in sizes including 2-inch, 2.5-inch, and 3-inch.
Liquid Gel on Memory Foam Topper
This option is also made of memory foam, but includes a layer of cooling gel across the entire top surface for exceptional heat dissipation. This option is one of the coolest mattress toppers available.
Down Mattress Topper
Down mattress toppers offer the fluffy cloud like feel of down to any bed. This is a great way to get a pillow top like feel and add some luxurious comfort to your bed.