Frequently Asked Questions
Should I buy a Memory foam mattress or a Memory foam mattress topper?
Below are a few reasons to choose a topper over a mattress:
Memory foam is heavy, at 3.0 lbs. per cubic foot. This can make it difficult to move or get a cover on, especially as the thickness of the mattress increases. Such issues do not necessarily affect Memory foam mattress toppers between 1 and 3 inches thick because such thicknesses are generally not heavy. As a result, a mattress topper setup is ideal for those that have difficulty lifting heavier objects.
Memory foam is known for its conforming characteristics. When you lay down on a Memory foam mattress, you sink into the foam and movement is absorbed. This is great if you sleep with a partner because it makes their movements less noticeable and can help prevent you or your partner from waking up when tossing and turning throughout the night. However, a Memory foam mattress, which is considered to be 4 or more inches thick, may begin to limit your range of motion and can make it difficult to roll over or even get up and out of. A Memory foam mattress topper, which is considered less than 4 inches thick, is normally not affected by such motion issues.
A Memory foam mattress topper is much more economical than a Memory foam mattress because both options share the same characteristics. Just as a Memory foam mattress, a topper will conform to the shape of your body and reduce motion transfer. In circumstances where you do not need to fully replace your old mattress with a new one, adding a foam topper is the best option to economically extend the life of your old mattress.