So, you’ve seen all the fuss and furor about memory foam mattresses, and you’re wondering if one might be right for you – but you’re not sure you have the money. After all, a cheap, low quality memory foam mattress just won’t be as good as a higher quality one. These mattresses are expensive, and not everyone can afford one. If you’re like a lot of us, and you want the benefits of memory foam at a lower price, you may be wondering if a memory foam mattress topper for your existing innerspring is a good choice. Here’s what you should know about buying memory foam toppers and how to get a good deal.
Just like a regular memory foam mattress, the thing that matters in a topper is foam density. The higher the density of the topper, the better the resin quality and the higher the level of support. High density foam will change firmness more quickly and effectively, and won’t feel saggy or too soft. The ability to change firmness quickly improves comfort and support, allowing you to get softness where you need it, and firmness where support is required. So, the first thing you need to do is make sure the topper you’re getting is on the high end of the density range – around five pounds per cubic foot or more.
Next, you need to think about thickness. After all, even if you have high quality, high density memory foam in your mattress topper, it’s not going to do you a lot of good if there’s not enough to offer the support you need. Very thin memory foam mattress toppers aren’t worth the money. All too soon, you come into contact with the surface of your regular mattress, ruining the effect of the foam. A thicker foam mattress – three inches or more – is usually considered to be a better choice. Choose one that’s too thick, and you may also run into problems.
A topper actually has a few benefits over a memory foam mattress, especially for people who don’t have a lot to spend. It’s less costly, easier to replace, and can be moved more easily than a topper. It’s a good addition to your regular mattress, as long as you choose the correct memory foam product. However, you need to have an existing mattress that’s still in good condition. Worn out mattresses will cause your topper to be less effective, and make it wear out faster. Don’t choose a topper as a substitute for a good new mattress!
If you’re curious about memory foam, but don’t want to buy a new memory foam mattress set just yet, it might be time to check out a topper. Memory foam toppers come in all kinds of sizes, densities, and firmness ratings, so there’s a very good chance you’ll find the right one for you. Just do your research first!