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Which Mattress Topper is Right for You?

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February 11, 2014 · 804 Views

Has your mattress seen better days? Do you go to bed at night dreading the lumping, poorly structured base you must rest upon for the next several hours because you can’t quite afford a new mattress right now? Then you might want to consider a mattress topper, also known as a mattress pad. Adding a topper to your mattress can vastly improve the quality and quantity of your nightly slumber. However, there are quite a few mattress toppers on the market, so take a few minutes to read about them to determine which one is right for you.

 

Egg Crate

This mattress topper gets its name from its design. An egg crate mattress topper is a large piece of foam that has been cut to look like an egg crate. Its unique design is ideal for breath-ability, shock resistance, good support and reduction of pressure points, bed sores and heating during sleep. Depending on the size of your bed, an egg crate mattress topper can start as low as $13.99 for a Room Essentials Comfy Foam Mattress Topper from Target. Doctors will recommend adding an egg crate mattress to your bed if you’ve recently undergone spinal surgery.

 

Down Feather

Primarily made from the delicate down of geese or ducks, a down feather mattress topper is perfect for people looking to soften their sleeping experience. If you suffer from muscular or joint discomfort and usually need to sleep on a surface with additional support, a down feather mattress topper is probably not the right choice for you. Due to the higher quality of materials used for a down feather mattress topper, a decent one for a twin bed will start at around $99 and go up to $179.99 for a king (such as this Luxury Baffled Box Featherbed). 

 

Memory Foam

Offering support without sacrificing comfort, a memory foam mattress topper is perfect for those who suffer from joint pain. Often described as “body hugging,” the memory foam mattress topper absorbs the late night jostling of a partner who can’t lay still while they’re asleep so as not to disturb the other person. If you have allergies or sensitivities to synthetic materials, use caution when purchasing a memory foam mattress topper as the material might irritate your condition. Currently on sale at Kohl’s, pick up a memory foam mattress topper by The Big One for as low as $39.99 for a twin, $49.99 for a queen and $54.99 for a king.

 

It was the author Thomas Dekker who once stated, “Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” The importance of a getting a good night’s sleep can not be overstated. Your body needs the time to reboot itself after long, gruelling days. If you’re suffering from low sleep quality, it’s time to consider improving your bedding conditions, and a mattress topper might just be the ticket to deep, dream-filled rest for you.

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Alli Sands has been a published writer since the age of 11. Over the course of her career, she has covered topics ranging from local independent music to fashion. She is a currently a freelance writer and a social media professional.

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