If your old mattress just isn’t doing the trick anymore, and you’re finding it hard to get a comfortable night’s sleep, then you may have considered getting a mattress topper. Mattress toppers are a great addition to your bed that can give it a new lease of life, provided they are made with the same quality materials and care as an actual mattress.
Here, we will be exploring the world of mattress toppers, their benefits, and whether you need a new mattress or just a new topper.
What is a mattress topper?
A mattress topper sits on top of your existing mattress to provide extra comfort and cushioning. Thin mattress toppers are similar in appearance to mattress protectors, but are still used for enhancing the comfort of the mattress, rather than protecting it from spills and accidents. Thicker mattress toppers have an appearance closer to a mini-mattress, but all are available in different sizes to perfectly fit any mattress, from a small single to an emperor bed.
Mattress toppers can add life to an ageing mattress that you don’t want to replace just yet, or just to a mattress that maybe isn’t so comfortable. They can also be used as a covering for a zip and link bed that makes the two mattresses feel like one.
Should I get a new mattress or a topper?
A mattress is a significant investment, and one that shouldn’t be skimped on, but provided it hasn’t completely run its course yet, a high-quality mattress topper will give it some new life and give you a better night’s sleep at a smaller cost than a new mattress.
If the mattress truly has reached the end of its lifespan, is excessively worn, or has lost its supportive qualities, then it is best to take the plunge and invest in a quality natural mattress that will last you for many years to come.
However, if your mattress still has some life left in it, and you just want some extra comfort and support, then a mattress topper could be just what you need.
Benefits of mattress toppers
Mattress toppers have a number of great benefits to help you get a great night’s sleep, such as:
Even if your current mattress is pretty comfy, you’ll be surprised at what a difference a high-quality mattress topper can make, especially when they are made from natural materials and are free of chemicals. The extra layer of comfort and support provided will ensure plenty of cosiness in the nights ahead!
Being comfortable while sleeping is about more than just support and soft materials - temperature control is an important factor in getting a good night’s sleep. Rather than trapping the heat between you and your mattress, a mattress topper made from natural materials will allow for better airflow, regulating your temperature through the night.
Makes a cheaper mattress feel more luxurious
If you don’t have the best mattress, a good mattress topper can provide a feeling of luxury that will make you think you’ve upgraded your whole bed. While a mattress topper doesn’t provide as much support as a high-quality mattress, one made from natural materials such as latex will provide some much needed firmness to a deflated-feeling mattress.
Cheaper than a new mattress
If buying a new high-quality mattress isn’t financially viable, then a mattress topper is a more affordable solution. You can even get different types of mattress toppers so that you can have a bed that fits your ideal comfort profile.
Types of mattress toppers
If you have decided that a topper is what you need, then you may be wondering what type of mattress topper you should get. Mattress toppers are available in different materials and thicknesses, to provide varying levels of contouring, firmness and breathability.
As with mattresses and bedding, natural materials are far superior to synthetic ones for all these qualities and you should also look for mattress toppers that are free from chemicals that are harmful to the environment and potentially you.
Our Trendy Topper uses recycled denim and organic wool and is the softest mattress topper in our range, ideal for those who like to sink into their mattress.
Our Frome Topper is a slimline mattress topper made from organic wool that is ideal for those who need additional breathability, because it adds an extra layer of ventilation that improves air circulation.
Our firmest mattress topper is the Bovey Topper, created with a thick core of natural latex which is flexible enough to add comfort, but firm enough to compensate for a mattress that has started to sag or lose its supportive qualities.
Our Traditional Topper is quite unique, with a soft pillowy texture coming from the 10cm thickness of packed duck feathers and soft duck down, adding a layer of unrivalled luxury to any mattress.
The Terrific Topper sits in the middle of our firmness scale, with its natural latex and organic wool pairing, creating something that isn’t too soft nor too firm. This topper sits at a substantial 6 cm depth, making a big difference to an uncomfortable mattress or simply adding a layer of luxury.
Our top-of-the-range Tremendous Topper can instantly transform any mattress, consisting of a springy and supportive natural latex core and layers of sumptuous cashmere and locally sourced organic wool. The Tremendous Topper is 7cm deep, providing a great cushion of support even on uncomfortable mattresses while still improving air circulation.
So, should you get a mattress topper? We think so. If your mattress has seen better days then a mattress topper can revitalise your bed for only a portion of the cost, and even if you are happy with your current mattress, you will be surprised by the extra level of comfort and luxury that can be provided by a high-quality topper.