Mattress toppers add a little luxury to your mattress, with plush cushioning to help you sleep more soundly. This can be useful if your mattress is a little too firm, or if it’s leaving you with aches in the morning. Stay cosy no matter the weather with snug heated mattress toppers to combat the chill on winter's nights, or for warm sleepers, try an ActiGel cooling mattress topper for a refreshing slumber.
How mattress toppers can improve your comfort
Looking to add a bit of extra comfort? Mattress toppers offer an additional layer between you and the sleeping surface, letting you curate your sleep experience to your exact needs. If you choose a soft topper, perhaps a memory foam topper, or a luxurious knitted mattress cover, your hard mattress will feel much comfier.
If your mattress is old or causing discomfort, adding extra support and padding from a topper could offer a comfortable night’s rest without you having to pay for a new mattress. The same is true for when your mattress is too hard or firm, regardless of its age.
Finally, because mattress toppers sit on top of your mattress, any spills or liquids will go to your topper before damaging your mattress. Due to the composition and the materials they are made from, mattress toppers can handle liquid damage better than mattresses, and are both easier to wash and cheaper to replace should any damage occur.
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What are the different types of mattress toppers?
Like mattresses, toppers are designed to support all different sleep needs and preferences. From memory foam to cushion any aching joints, soft, breathable cotton to keep you cool, or even heated blankets for chilly nights – they can help you get the sleep you deserve. Let's explore the different types of mattress toppers and their benefits:
1. Cotton mattress toppers
These mattress toppers provide soft cushioning and plush feel that creates a light and plump layer of comfort. As a natural fibre, cotton has some great benefits such as temperature regulation – keeping you snug in the winter and cool in the summer, wicking moisture away, and providing an incredibly comfy sleep surface.
2. Anti-allergy mattress toppers
These toppers are filled with bouncy anti-allergy fibres, keeping away dust and mites for both a comfortable and irritation-free sleep. You can also pair your anti-allergy topper with our range of hypoallergenic mattresses. And we also have a range of anti-allergy bedding that includes toppers, duvets, and pillows.
3. Cooling mattress toppers
The perfect addition for the warmer months or an all-year-round solution for those who run hot at night, cooling mattress toppers are specially designed to disperse heat and regulate your temperature while you sleep. Using materials like cotton and bouncy microfibres, you'll get more airflow, which also helps to wick away moisture to keep you dry and cool. Alternatively, mattress toppers with an ActiGel layer are cool to the touch and provide a luxurious sink-in feeling.
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4. Heated mattress toppers
The opposite of the cooling toppers, electric mattress toppers, also known as electric blankets, sit on top of your mattress or protector. They have different heat settings to keep you warm at night. For those who get cold easily in bed then a heated mattress topper is the perfect choice for you.
5. Memory foam mattress toppers
Memory foam mattress toppers mould to the contours of your body and support your pressure points. They also help prevent tossing and turning. A memory foam topper is also great for those on a budget who want the sleep technology without having to invest in a new mattress.