Between The Sheets

Uncomfortable mattress? Here's how to make your bed more comfortable

Are you waking up with aches and stiffness, or finding it hard to settle at night? Your mattress might be the one to blame! If a new mattress isn't in the cards just yet, a mattress topper can be your ticket to better sleep without a hefty price tag. Let's walk through how to transform your bed with a mattress topper.
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How to make your mattress more comfortable


If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep, your mattress might be the issue. But before you invest in a new one, think about getting a mattress topper. It could be the game-changer you need, adding that extra touch of softness, support, or coolness for a better night's rest.

If your mattress is too firm, a soft mattress topper can be the answer, cradling your body and easing those pressure points. If it's too soft, a firmer topper can give you the support you need. And for those of you who sleep hot, a topper made of breathable materials like cotton or feather and down can keep you cool and comfortable all through the night.

And here's a bonus: mattress toppers are like a shield for your bed, protecting it from the everyday wear and tear. This means your mattress can keep supporting you for longer, saving you money and hassle in the future.

Looking to upgrade your sleep without emptying your wallet? A mattress topper is your answer. With a variety of options available, you're bound to find the perfect fit for your needs.


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Different types of mattress topper


There are many different types of mattress toppers on the market, each with its unique benefits and drawbacks. Some of the most common types of mattress toppers include:

  • Memory foam: Memory foam is a crowd favourite for mattress toppers, and for good reason. It moulds to your body, offering superb pressure relief. Plus, it's built to last. But, it can be a bit pricey and may not be the best for those who tend to overheat during the night.
  • Wool: Wool mattress toppers are another great natural choice. They're filled with wool, a natural fibre that breathes and wicks away moisture. Plus, they're built to last. But, they can be a bit pricey and not the best for those with wool sensitivities or for those who might need to wash their topper at home.
  • Latex: Latex mattress toppers are crafted from natural or synthetic latex. While natural latex is a bit pricier, it's worth it for the added durability and breathability. These toppers offer fantastic support and pressure relief, making them a top pick for those who tend to sleep on the warmer side, but can be very expensive and tend to be wipe-clean only.
  • Synthetic: Synthetic mattress toppers are crafted from man-made materials like polyester or polyurethane. They're often more budget-friendly and durable than their natural counterparts. Yet, they might not be as breathable and could retain more heat.


Temperature regulation


Let's talk about mattress toppers. They're not just an extra layer; they can be a game-changer when it comes to your sleep temperature and overall comfort. If you're someone who tends to sleep on the warmer side, it's all about finding a topper that breathes and keeps you cool. While memory foam toppers are great for support, they can sometimes trap heat. Instead, consider toppers made from naturally breathable materials like down and feather. They allow air to flow, so you can stay cool and comfortable all night long.

 If you're sensitive to feathers or down, don't worry. There are synthetic down alternatives that are just as breathable (just look for toppers made with moisture-wicking materials like pure cotton). These are great at pulling moisture away from your body, leaving you cool and dry for a peaceful night's sleep. With the right mattress topper, you can create a sleep haven that's just right for you, no matter your body's temperature needs.


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Washing your mattress topper


Mattress toppers are a great way to add an extra layer of comfort and protection to your bed, but they can also collect dust, dirt, and stains over time. If you want to keep your mattress topper clean and fresh, it's important to wash it regularly.

The first step is to check the care label. Some toppers are machine-washable, but a few might need special care - such as wool toppers, which tend to be dry-clean only.

Mattress toppers with duck or goose feathers and down, or microfiber are easy to wash. Just throw them in the washing machine and follow the instructions on the label.

If your topper is suitable for the machine, a gentle cycle with cold water is your best bet. Skip the fabric softener—it's not a friend to your topper. Once it's washed, tumble dry on low or let it air dry outside for that fresh, clean feeling and to allow it to plump back up.

And for those toppers that prefer a gentle touch, spot cleaning is the way to go. A natural detergent, a soft touch, and a thorough rinse—that's the secret to keeping your topper fresh and free of stains.


Here are some additional tips for washing your mattress topper:

  • Wash your mattress topper every 3-6 months to keep it clean and fresh.
  • For those with allergies, a little more TLC—wash it more often.
  • Always use a mattress protector under your sheets to avoid staining.
  • If you share your home with pets, regular vacuuming will keep your topper fresh and fur-free.
  • And remember, when it's time for a wash, steer clear of harsh chemicals or bleach—they can harm the material. 

Stick to these tips, and your mattress topper will be your cosy, clean haven for years to come.


Durability of different mattress topper materials


Durability is key when selecting a mattress topper. Different types offer varying lifespans, and the best choice for you will hinge on how often you use it and how you care for it.

Memory foam mattress toppers are renowned for their pressure-relieving magic, offering top-notch support and comfort. Yet, their durability varies, and the heat they retain might not be everyone's cup of tea, especially if you tend to sleep on the warmer side. 

Down and feather mattress toppers are a classic, offering a soft, luxurious feel. Yet, they do need a bit more TLC with an occasional shake to keep them plump.

Microfibre mattress toppers, on the other hand, are a wallet-friendly and low-maintenance alternative to down and feather. Keep in mind, though, they might not be the best pick if you tend to sleep hot.

How long your mattress topper lasts is also influenced by how well you care for it. To keep yours in tip-top shape, use a mattress protector to shield it from spills and stains. Regular fluffing and rotation will also help maintain its plushness and evenness, ensuring a good night's sleep for years to come.




The price of a mattress topper can fluctuate based on a few variables, such as the type of topper, the materials, size, and brand. Here's a quick rundown of what might impact the cost:

  • Type of topper: The cost of a mattress topper can vary greatly depending on the material it's made from. Memory foam toppers are usually the most expensive, followed by latex toppers. Down and feather toppers and microfibre toppers are typically the most affordable.
  • Size: The size of the mattress topper will also affect the price. Toppers for larger beds, such as king and super-king beds will be more expensive than toppers for smaller single or double beds.
  • Retailer: The cost of your topper will fluctuate depending on the quality of materials used. Be sure to check for breathable fabrics, washability, and great reviews so you don't have to replace your new topper for years to come.


By thinking about these things and following these tips, you're on your way to finding a mattress topper that's affordable and helps you sleep better.