We need to talk about mattress toppers. This simple foam layer on top of your mattress can make all the difference to your sleep, and to the life of your mattress. After 30 years in the foam business, our mattress toppers are more popular than ever!Here’s why...
The Goldilocks Dilemma
Mattress preference is highly personal. So you’ve bought a mattress, but it’s not quite perfect. A bit hard in places, or perhaps not supportive enough. A foam mattress topper adds an extra layer of comfort; soft, yet supportive. For couples who can’t agree on the soft / firm ratio, an overlay on one side of the bed means both can sleep comfortably on the same mattress.
Memory foam in particular is ideal for gently supporting sensitive joints and cradling pressure sores. A memory foam mattress topper moulds around pressure points, compressing to alleviate the force where joints press into the mattress. Medical practitioners request custom cushions from us with a memory foam layer on top of firm foam for their patients because this combination of foams also provides an optimal balance of support and comfort in seats.
Naturally, the layer of foam closest to our bodies during sleep is the part the mattress doing most of the work. This is why mattresses, (especially innerspring mattresses with only a thin layer of foam over the springs) develop noticeable and permanent body depressions within a few years.
A foam overlay on top of your mattress takes the load of this top layer so that your mattress is less affected by your body weight. Rotating your topper from time to time distributes pressure indents, extending both the life of your mattressand the life of the foam topper.
Over time, our bodies naturally shed dead skin cells that penetrate into our mattresses (gross, we know!). Perspiration leads to discolouration, and premature ageing of the mattress. Using a good quality mattress topper means perspiration and dead skin cells are absorbed into the top layer, so they don't find their way into your mattress. If you replace your topper every 3-4 years (as is recommended), you'll get so much longer out of the mattress underneath!
How to Choose a Mattress Topper
Our most popular toppers are the premium convoluted topper (also known as 'egg carton' overlay). For comfort at great value, this topper adds a soft layer of padding, and the egg carton impressions create a super-comfortable sleeping surface, while allowing for extra air flow.
Those with joint pain, muscular or skeletal issues usually favour the memory foam topper for the feel of luxury softness. The removable and washable cover keeps this overlay feeling fresh for longer!
Drop into our Booragoon showroom to test our overlays for yourself!
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