Memory Foam Toppers to Get a Few More Years Out of Your Mattress

Bring your old, worn-out mattress back to life.

Sleeping in bed.
Sleep like a baby again.Pixabay

When the mattress you’ve been sleeping on for years starts to sag, don’t be too quick to toss it out. A good memory foam topper can help you get a few more years of use out of it. Although “mattress topper” and “mattress pad” are often used interchangeably, pads are thinner than toppers, providing extra cover without cushioning, so make sure you’re getting what you need. Ready for your best snooze ever?

Linenspa 2 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Full
This pad contains beads that distribute heat to regulate your body temperature and ensure a more pleasant slumber.Linenspa

Memory foam contours to your body, and in the process, reduces pressure on your head, neck, shoulders and hips. It also remembers your body shape, so you can spend less time tossing and turning to find a comfortable sleeping position.

LUCID 4 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper-Ventilated Design-Ultra Plush-King
This model’s special design improves airflow for more breathability.LUCID

For those who don’t sleep alone, memory foam has another major plus: It absorbs movement, so if you and your partner change positions a lot at night, you’ll be less likely to wake each other up.

ViscoSoft 4 Inch Pillow Top Memory Foam Mattress Topper Queen | Serene Lux Dual Layer Mattress Pad
This high-density cover includes 2.5 inches of gel-infused memory foam and 1.5 inches of down for an extra-cushy feel.ViscoSoft

One of the most important variables with memory foam toppers is density. The higher the density, the more easily it will conform to your body. A topper with a density of three pounds generally works well for the average person, while four pounds or more is ideal for those with body and joint pain.

Pure Green 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper - Soft - 3 Inch - Full Size
Available in soft, medium and firm, this model is made of foam material that stays naturally cool.Sleep On Latex

Thickness is another important topper variable. A topper that is two inches deep will help make you comfortable while retaining the general feel of your mattress. If you’re looking to go significantly softer or firmer, a cover with a thickness of around four inches will yield the best results.