The perfect mattress topper for you is determined by what materials and features you want from it. Each material has its benefits and strengths, which will appeal to specific customers.
Some of the best mattress toppers are made from memory foam toppers, cold foam toppers, latex toppers, and gel foam toppers.
|What I want
||Memory foam or gel
||Memory foam or cold foam
||Memory foam, gel or cold foam
||Gel or memory foam
Memory foam toppers
Mattress toppers are trendy when made of visco-elastic memory foam.
They help create a soft and warm feeling, which perfectly align with the body to provide a body-hugging sensation. Memory foam also distributes weight evenly across its fabric to relieve tension and discomfort in sleep.
Memory foam tends to retain more heat, which is excellent for raising the sleeping temperature and will get you through a cold winter.
Cold foam topper
Cold foam mattress toppers are typically firmer and temperature-neutral, functioning as hypoallergenic.
Cold foam comes with an open-cell pore structure which is far more breathable than other topper materials.
This results in a more temperature neutral climate but will not reduce the temperature of your bed drastically.
The memory foam and cold foam toppers provide optimal body support.
However, the pressure distribution of memory foam toppers is better. Cold foam toppers dissipate excess heat and moisture better.
Gel foam toppers
This material is famous mainly for its pressure-relieving properties and temperature neutrality.
Gel foam quickly retains its original shape, and thus, restless sleepers can make the most of it, which makes this the better option when compared with memory foam.
The pressure-relieving properties are excellent with gel foam. In addition, the material is point-elastic and aligns very well with the body contours.
Since gel foam is open-pored, gel foam toppers are temperature neutral, creating a good sleeping climate.
Latex foam toppers
Latex foam toppers are soft and comfortable.
Like memory foam toppers, latex can store body heat well, perfect if you are cold at night.
These toppers have brilliant point-elasticity, stability, and durability.
This means that the weight is distributed evenly by the topper and your spine will remain healthily aligned.
Latex toppers aren't recommended for those who experience latex allergies. Even with a mattress cover over it, the risk of reaction is too high.
Alternative mattress topper materials
Apart from the topper materials mentioned above, there are a few others:
|Bamboo mattress topper
Heat is not retained, and hypoallergenic properties are demonstrated.
|Cotton mattress topper
These toppers are very comfortable and adapt well to the temperature.
|Water mattress topper
It is meant to relieve back problems.
|Air mattress topper
While these also help decrease back problems, they are not as comfortable as water mattress toppers.
|Heated mattress topper
||With this, you can control the temperature.