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 lb. per cubic foot. This can make it difficult to move or get a cover on it as the thickness of the mattress increases. A Memory foam mattress topper, at 1-3 inches, thick does not suffer from these issues. It will not be too heavy to maneuver and can easily have a cover be applied over it. A 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, making their movements less noticeable and can help prevent waking up from tossing and turning throughout the night. However, a thick Memory foam mattress at more than four inches thick will begin to limit your range of motion and can make it difficult to roll over or even get out of. A foam topper at 1-3 inches will not have the range of motion issues that a thicker mattress may have.
A Memory foam mattress topper will be much more economical than a thick Memory foam mattress. Memory foam used as a topper does not lose any of the characteristics that a Memory foam mattress is often used for, making a topper version an economical and choice. The topper will still conform to the shape of your body and reduce motion transfer. Under certain conditions, you do not need to get rid of your old mattress and replace it with a new expensive mattress. Instead, you can add a foam topper layer and extend the life of your mattress.