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Topper & Underlay Guide

 

Mattress Topper Guide

What is a mattress topper?

A mattress topper or mattress underlay is an extra layer of support to place above your mattress. Made of latex, memory foam, wool or down/feather in a range of densities and thicknesses, mattress toppers are great for adding extra cushioning and comfort to your bed. As a bonus, mattress toppers can protect and extend the life of your mattress.

How to choose a mattress topper?

The first step in choosing the right mattress topper is understanding why you want one. Here are some of the main benefits of a mattress topper: 

  • To make a mattress more comfortable (softer or firmer)
  • To add support to a mattress
  • To extend the life of a mattress

Once you’ve identified your needs, our mattress topper guide will help you determine which is the best topper for your mattress.

Choosing a mattress topper online is not easy, especially as you won’t be able to touch and feel the product. So, we’ve created a helpful guide that should remove the guesswork.

ProductFirmnessFeels LikeLevel of support
World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress Underlay | Topper Medium-firm Latex has the spring-back feel, giving the sleeper a well-supported feeling of buoyancy. High
Visco Memory Foam Cool Gel Mattress Underlay | Topper Medium Cool gel memory foam feels plush, contouring and supporting the weight of your body. Medium
Hungarian Goose Down & Feather Mattress Topper | Underlay Plush Down is luxuriously soft and will turn any mattress into something incredibly comfortable. Low – this topper is about adding luxury and comfort
Wool topper Plush Wool is super soft, giving the sleeper an extra layer of cushioning and comfort. Low – this topper is about adding comfort

LATEX MATTRESS TOPPERS

If you need some extra support on your mattress, but don’t like the softer feeling of memory foam, then a latex mattress topper may be a great option for you.

BeddingCo latex is GOTS certified 100% organic and carbon neutral which is derived from the rubber tree and is well known for its hypoallergenic properties.

Is it for me?

A latex mattress topper is best suited to those who need extra support on their mattress but want something a little firmer than memory foam. It ensures correct spinal alignment, regulates body temperature, relieves pressure points and helps alleviate aches and pains. BeddingCo latex mattress topper is completely natural, eco-friendly and sustainable.

COOL GEL MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS TOPPERS

Memory foam, originally developed by NASA, is world-renowned for its ability to provide an excellent amount of support and comfort, not to mention hygiene. Memory foam has a somewhat plush consistency, which will contour to the shape of your body for ultimate comfort.

Cool gel memory foam has been infused with millions of micro cool gel beads to help prevent the foam from getting too hot. The cool gel essentially keeps the memory foam at a lower temperature than standard memory foam. As well as optimising comfort and sleep quality, this also improves the hygienic qualities of the mattress topper.

Is it for me?

A cool gel mattress topper is best suited to those who need extra plush support while wanting to avoid anything too firm.

DOWN MATTRESS TOPPERS

If you’re looking for the most luxurious way to snuggle up at night, a down mattress topper may be just what you need. Made from a premium mix of Hungarian goose down and feather, this topper will transform your bed at home like a 5-star cosy hotel.

Being a natural insulator, down regulates body temperature and wicks moisture away from the body, preventing clamminess at night. Perfect if you’re looking to add some luxury and softness to your mattress while keeping you at a comfortable temperature at night.

Is it for me?

A down topper is best suited to those who want to add luxury, plush comfort, and temperature control to an already good, supportive mattress.

WOOL MATTRESS TOPPERS

Wool acts like nature’s air conditioning unit. Reacting to changes in your body temperature, a wool mattress topper helps to keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. Wool also works to wick excess moisture away from the body, preventing those uncomfortably sweaty nights and ensuring you have a healthy night’s sleep.

Is it for me?

A wool mattress topper is best suited to those who want a year-round option that will add softness to an already good, supportive mattress.

FAQ

Will a mattress topper help to fix an old mattress?

A mattress topper will extend the life of an old mattress by a few years – ensuring you can enjoy a comfortable, supportive, and healthy night’s sleep. If your mattress is only slightly sagging or slightly lumpy, too soft, or too firm, a mattress topper can make a world of difference.

Will a mattress topper help fix a sagging mattress?

A mattress topper can make a mattress with some slight sagging and lumps useable again. However, if your mattress is heavily sagging to the point where you feel you are rolling or sliding into a certain section of the mattress, it’s probably time to get a new mattress.

Can you use a mattress topper without a mattress?

No. As the name suggests, a mattress topper goes on top of a mattress to add extra cushioning and support. A mattress topper on its own lacks the supportive base layers a mattress has and will not offer enough comfort and support for a good night’s sleep. 

How do I put a mattress topper on my bed?

Most mattress toppers have straps or elastic bands to secure them to the mattress. Latex and memory foam toppers are heavy, so you won’t need straps. Once you have placed the topper on your mattress, you can add a mattress protector if you choose, or simply cover the topper with a fitted sheet, which will help to keep the topper in place.

Will a mattress topper help alleviate firm mattress?

A mattress topper can be an excellent option for softening a stiff mattress. Down and wool are fantastic options if you want to soften your mattress, or you can try the World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress Underlay | Topper or Visco Memory Foam Cool Gel Mattress Underlay | Topper if you want some additional support.

Which mattress topper is best for me?

The best mattress topper is the one that will give you the level of firmness and support you’re looking for, while also delivering the sort of feel you need for a good night’s sleep. Our mattress topper guide will help you determine which is the best topper for your mattress.

Which mattress topper is best for back pain?

The best mattress topper for back pain depends on the level of support you need. Below are our top two recommendations:

1. World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress Underlay | Topper

  • High level of support
  • Excellent therapeutic qualities
  • Helps alleviate aches and pains

 

2. Visco Memory Foam Cool Gel Mattress Underlay | Topper

  • Medium level of support
  • Contours to your body for additional cushioning
  • Relieves pressure points


BeddingCo offers 120-day free returns and 5-year warranty. If you don’t love it, we’ll pick it up and give you a full refund.