The Naturally Nestled guide to choosing the best mattress topper thickness
You probably already know that sleep is important to our overall health and well-being. A report on sleep deprivation by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute states that sleep affects brain function, emotional wellbeing, physical health, and even our safety.
You likely also realize–perhaps based on first-hand experience–that an uncomfortable bed can put a serious dent in your sleep quality. This can therefore have a negative impact on multiple areas of your life.
A latex mattress topper is a great way to upgrade your bedding comfort so you can get back to getting a good night’s sleep. And buying a mattress topper costs much less than replacing an entire bed. But despite the lower cost, a mattress topper can add substantial coziness and support to your mattress.
There are a few different factors to consider when choosing the best topper to suit your needs. The type of latex is one aspect to decide upon: do you want a topper made of synthetic, blended, 100% natural, or certified organic latex? Then there’s the firmness level of a latex mattress topper: will a soft, medium, or firm topper meet your needs? (Check out our guides to those features to find the right topper type for you.)
Beyond the latex type and firmness of a latex mattress topper, the thickness (or depth) is yet another feature to consider when looking to upgrade your sleep experience. What’s the difference between a two-inch thick latex mattress topper and a three-inch thick topper (besides “one inch”)?
Here’s the scoop:
When to buy a thinner latex mattress topper
If you’re already pretty happy with your current mattress but want to add a little oomph to your setup, a two-inch thick latex mattress topper is a great choice. This level of thickness offers a substantial change to the performance and feel of your mattress while maintaining the essence of the what remains underneath.
Be aware that some retailers offer one-inch toppers as a bargain price option. However, that level of thickness really isn’t enough to make a difference in the feel or performance of a mattress.
The Naturally Nestled Nutshell: If you want a thinner topper, don’t go below 2″ in depth. Think of a 2” latex mattress topper as an indulgent addition that adds comfort and support to your existing mattress.
When to buy a thicker latex mattress topper
A mattress topper with three-inch thickness essentially transforms your mattress into a different bed. You won’t recognize what’s underneath a topper of this depth. A three-inch deep mattress topper will offer even greater pressure relief and better support than a thinner topper.
A three-inch latex mattress topper is a great choice if your mattress is older and feels less comfortable than it used to. It’s also helpful if you’re unhappy with the feel of a mattress of any age and want to transform its comfort factor. Also, a three-inch latex mattress topper with a higher level of firmness makes a good base layer for a DIY mattress setup.
The Naturally Nestled Nutshell: Think of a 3” latex mattress topper as a transformative upgrade to your existing mattress.
Quality latex is an ideal mattress topper material
Latex mattress toppers combine suppleness that contours to your body without requiring heat to activate it and support that keeps you from sinking into your bed.
Naturally Nestled 100% Natural Latex Mattress Toppers and certified Organic Latex Mattress Toppers come in three firmness levels and either two-inch or three-inch thickness to meet your specific needs.
We want you to be thrilled with your mattress topper. That’s why we also offer free shipping and free returns along with a 30-day trial and a five-year warranty so you can shop for your next bedding upgrade with confidence.