A matress is a heavy, usually rectangular piece of bedding which is designed for supporting an entire sleeping individual. It is typically used in conjunction with a frame or as part of an upper bed as part of the typical bed. While the primary function is to provide support, it is also used to prevent the sleeper from rolling or turning out of their back or side positions. If you have never had the opportunity to experience the advantages of having a good night’s rest, a mattress topper may be exactly what you need to get you onto the road to a good night’s sleep.
It is common knowledge that purchasing a new mattress can be a highly pricey affair. This is especially true if you are choosing a brand new bed which can be many hundreds or even thousands of dollars more than your current one. If you were to purchase a traditional spring based bedding product, you would likely have to pay at least a thousand dollars to get a decent bed which has a solid foundation and has the ability to stay comfortable for years to come. On the other hand, a solid foam filled bed mattress can often be had for only a few hundred dollars.
A new mattress topper can help to make the transition to a new bed simpler by providing an enhanced level of comfort. Many of the top selling and most well known mattress companies such as Serta, Sealy, Simmons and Royal Pedic are now offering some type of innerspring, memory foam or latex hybrid mattress topper that will elevate your sleeping comfort levels. These products are typically available in twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes and in numerous different thicknesses. Most of these innerspring beds offer standard twin and full spring mattresses combined with either a water-resistant, moisture proof or ultra soft cover.
One additional benefit to choosing a top quality mattress topper is that it is a good opportunity to choose a firmness rating according to your personal preference. If you sleep on your stomach, you may want to consider a firmer, more firm mattress topper. Likewise if you sleep on your back, you could opt for a softer, cushioned mattress topper. In addition, the firmness of the mattress topper affects the ability to maintain proper body alignment while you sleep thereby improving your sleep posture and helping to prevent neck pain or other health complications.
One final option you may want to consider is the addition of a coil system to your mattress. Coil systems offer excellent support to the spine and are designed to feel like natural, soft cotton layers. Unfortunately, coil systems can be bulky, difficult to move and are best suited for single people or for people who enjoy having their mattress moved every so often. However, by making the mattress topper with either a memory foam or a polyfoam core, you can enjoy the convenience of coil system support without sacrificing comfort for weight reasons or inconvenience.
As you have seen, there is no shortage of mattress toppers to choose from. However, if you have a specific comfort and/or health problem, you may want to avoid the use of traditional foam beds or latex mattresses. Mattresses constructed of these materials do not provide proper support to your body’s joints, which can lead to serious health problems. In addition, your comfort and health may depend on your choice of mattress. For these reasons, you should seek the advice of a medical professional, such as a doctor, before choosing an innerspring mattress or a latex mattress.