Rest better with an old-fashioned fluffy feather bed or space-age memory foam mattress toppers that cradle your body for a great night’s sleep.
Revamp an old mattress or add cushioning to a new mattress with a topper that adds padding, temperature control, and support to your bed. Featherbeds are the classic mattress topper, traditionally made from fowl feathers or goose down and placed in a channelled casing that keeps the stuffing evenly distributed. Newer mattress toppers are often made of memory foam, a polyurethane product that conforms to a sleeper’s shape. The foam provides support to the spine and neck and returns to its original shape after use.
Other options include natural wool mattress toppers and soy-based memory foam mattress pads.
Following is a sample of mattress toppers available from Mattress Time online store.
Visco Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Choose from twin, full, queen, king, and California king-sized memory foam toppers that feature the NASA-developed polyurethane foam that fits your body’s contours as you sleep. This topper arrives tightly packed, so lay it flat and let it air out for a few hours before its first use. Also, some reviewers on the site complain about the chemical smell of the foam for the first few weeks of use.
Natural Wool Mattress Topper
Go all natural with the Natura Wool Mattress Pad from Cabelas.com. This fleecy wool mattress topper, pictured below, naturally insulates wicks away water, and repels allergens. Attach the pad to your mattress with thick elastic corner straps. The machine washable pad comes in twin, double and king size.
Discount Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Rated a Best Buy by Consumer Reports, the Spa Sensations brand of memory foam toppers available through Walmart.com (see photo below) are inexpensive foam pads that provide support and comfort rivalling more expensive brands. Sizes range from twin to super king.
Eco-Friendly Soy-Based Mattress Topper
Obus Forme Ultimate Memory Foam Soy Mattress Toppers forgo petroleum-based memory foam for a foam made from soy extracts. The manufacturers claim no chemical odours emit from their product while also featuring the benefits of polyurethane memory foam toppers. Available in a smooth, 1.5-inch design or 2-inch, multi-zone variation that offers different levels of support to different body regions. Prices for twin, full, queen, and king mattress toppers are very reasonable.
All of the above mattress toppers, except the wool pad, must be hand washed or spot cleaned and air dried to protect loft in the featherbed and the cellular integrity of the foam bed toppers. Choose your topper based on the amount of support you desire and the materials you want next to your body for eight hours each night.