Hectic life schedules warrant many sleepless nights and morning tidings in UAE, find you sore and tired, with no relief. Maybe it is time you considered a gentle pause of life for those few hours of sleep that you do get in, with a Mattress Topper.
What is a Mattress Topper?
A Mattress Topper is a separate removable layer that spreads snugly over your mattress. It can be made of many materials, compatible with body contours, but it essentially furnishes cushioning, body support, protection, and much-needed comfort to those who barely clock in any sleep.
The Need for a Mattress Topper
Whether you require a Mattress Topper or not is entirely your decision to make, but they do serve some general purposes. One is to make a firm mattress a little bit softer and the other is to cover up a sagging mattress and make it seem less shaggy.
According to a research report by Jacobson et al. (2000), what many people fail to realize is that a proper mattress increases the quality of sleep you get while simultaneously easing the lower back and shoulder strains.
Similar published studies by Bader and Engdal (2000) indicate thin mattress toppers, about 3 cm thin, are very effective in temperature and pressure distribution. Softer mattress toppers, which are usually thick, have less impact on the body pressure but do increase the body temperature.
How do you Select a Mattress Topper?
When going for a Mattress Topper, be sure to keep these guidelines in mind.
High rebound mattress toppers facilitate core body temperature drop and enhance deep sleep in the initial phase of nocturnal sleep, reasearch article published on National Library of Medicine.
Think about what feel you would like from your Topper. Something slow-moving or bouncy or soft and accordingly go for that material.
Consider the firmness of your Topper, aiming for a balance of comfort and support, depending on your sleeping positions.
The durability of the Mattress Topper plays a key role but that depends on the material used in the Topper.
Consider your body heat levels as you sleep. Do you want a Topper that keeps you cooler or lets you sleep warmer?
The Various Types of Mattress Toppers
Memory Foam: Soft and supportive, they mould to the body contour and evenly distribute a person’s weight.
Cotton and Polyester Blend: Light and Breathable toppers, they offer a featherbed feeling.
Latex: Organically made, they are hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to many bacteria and dust mites.
Wool: Tilting to the expensive side, they are well versed in regulating body temperature.
Feather: With a feel akin to a feather filled duvet, they are one among the many softest toppers available.
White Queen Size 180 x 200 cm Princess King Mattress Topper
Dimensions: 24.2 x 21.5 x 13 inches
Topper Material: Polyester, 500 GSM
Size: Queen size, Solid pattern
Breathable, soft, and comfortable with corner elastic bands to fit the bed; it is Tumbler Dryer safe and Washable in the Machine.
- Comfortable to sleep on
- Good quality
- Worth the price
- Not thick enough if you have back pain issues
- Bigger than the said Queen size
Mattress Topper 160 x 200 cm, White 500 GSM with Microfiber Outer
Topper Material: Dacron filled Sheet with Microfiber outer fabric, 500 GSM
Size: 160 x 200 cm
Washable with corner bands for mattress fitting
- Soft and Comfortable
- The size is comparatively smaller than the mentioned size
Orthopedic Mattress Topper
Dimensions: 63 x 44 x 23 cm
Size: 180 x 200 cm
Topper Material: Hard, Foam filled with 4 cm thickness; Outer Fabric is 100% Cotton
Best suited to reduce back pain; Premium quality Breathable foam with Anti-allergen and Moth resistant properties. Washable and Removable with corner bands for mattress fitting.
- Recommended for reducing muscular back pain
- Great value for the price
- Poor quality
- Deformation within a week
Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Harmony Visco Elastic) with Luxurious Velour Cover
Dimensions: 200 x 180 x 5 cm
Topper Material: Memory Foam (Harmony Visco Elastic) with Removable Velour Cover
Moulds to Body contours for a comfortable sleeping experience; Durable and hygienic with substantial resistance against bacteria, mould, and allergens; Comes with a zippered cover, Removable and Washable; Ergonomic design.
- Amazing customer service
- Provides relaxing sleep
- Affordable price
- Recommended for relieving nerve and muscle pressure
- Tends to get heavy at times
- It feels hot to sleep in
Cotton Home Mattress Topper
Dimensions: 180 x 200 x 5 cm
Topper Material: 100% Polyester with Super soft Microfiber filling
Completely breathable, with a diamond stitched quilt cover with 25 cm side skirt; Machine friendly, dries faster; equipped with corner bands for mattress fitting.
- Perfect for relaxing nights
- Highly recommended
- Does not furnish much support
- Flattens with use
Lucid 3”, Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Dimensions: 19.8 x 14.5 x 14.8 inches
Warranty: 3 Year U.S. Warranty
Topper Material: Gel Memory Foam
3” of Gel memory foam provides great ventilation and softness, is very responsive and airy, captures body heat, and adds pressure relief for a comfortable night.
- Pain-relieving pad for the Back
- Plush and soft
- This makes the bed more comfortable
- Does not offer much support
- Falls apart in about 6 months
- Can sometimes be extremely soft
Zinus 1.5” Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Dimensions: 73 x 37 x 1.5 inches
Color: Green Tea
Warranty: 5-year limited Warranty
Topper Material: 1.5” Memory Foam
It is available in all sizes; provides ideal comfort and support; it is CertiPUR-US certified which implies the highest quality performance, content, and durability; corporation of Castor natural seed oil and Green tea extract keeps the odor-causing bacteria at bay.
- Comfortable and good
- Reduces movement by absorbing any partner shifts
- Comparatively affordable
- Does not provide adequate support
- Very sinkable after a few days of use
5.1 cm Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Dimensions: 79 x 79 x 2 inches
Topper Material: Memory Foam
Size: Standard Queen size
Warranty: 3-year limited Warranty
CertiPUR-US certified; ventilation design encourages proper airflow and regulation of body temperature during sleep; general reduction of motion transfer.
- Great for the back
- Worth the price
- Comfortable fit with no odor after instructed leaving time
- Can get too soft and sunken after a few days
How to put on a Mattress Topper?
Mattress Toppers usually come with 4 corner elastic bands that make it easy to put them on. But if you have a Topper with all side elastic, simply start by putting on one corner and then set the opposite corner. Do the same with the other corners as well.
Does a Mattress Topper go Under the Sheet?
Some mattresses come with a fitted sheet. The Mattress Topper is also supposed to go under the Sheet, but sometimes the Fitted Sheet is unable to accommodate the Mattress Topper. So you could either buy a new fitted sheet of extra dimensions or put your Topper over the sheet.
How often should you replace your Mattress Topper?
This depends on the material of your Mattress Topper and its quality. Memory Foam Mattress Topper require about 6 months before they have to be replaced. Other materials like Cotton or Microfibre may last for close to 3 years before they lose their support and comfort factors.
It goes without saying, that to prolong your relaxing nights you have to take regular care of your Mattress toppers. While washing is an obvious way, make sure you do your best not to stain or drop eatables on your mattress topper as much as possible.
Vacuuming, spot cleaning and regularly spraying them with detergent solutions and air-drying them along with using Topper covers are some reliable methods to save your Mattress Topper from quick ruin.