Investing in a latex mattress topper can add longevity to an existing mattress.
What is a mattress topper?
First, let’s talk about what a mattress topper isn’t. A mattress topper is different from a mattress pad, which is thinner than a topper. Mattress pads often have a quilted top resembling a blanket, often with sides that wrap around a mattress like a fitted sheet. Mattress pads add a light touch of extra comfort without materially changing the way the mattress underneath it feels.
Mattress toppers are also different from mattress covers (also known as mattress protectors). These covers are designed to protect mattresses from spills and stains. Mattress covers usually wrap around a mattress like a fitted sheet. Some mattress protectors are also quilted and serve a dual purpose of offering very minimal extra comfort along with stain protection.
Mattress toppers are designed to add a substantial amount of comfort to a bed. Ranging in thickness from one to around five inches, depending on the materials, mattress toppers are much thicker than mattress pads.
Mattress toppers are made from a variety of materials. These can include memory foam, poly foam, wool, feather down, and latex. There are also toppers made of blended materials, such as foam and latex, foam with added gel, synthetic latex, or natural latex that also includes some filler materials.
The quality of a mattress topper depends on the materials it’s made from. Toppers made from either organic latex or natural latex made without added fillers offer long-lasting support and comfort that synthetic toppers can’t beat, especially over time.
How do mattress toppers work?
Mattress toppers rest directly on top of a mattress in order to add comfort to a bed. The performance and longevity of a topper depend on the materials they’re made from. Natural and organic latex toppers tend to last longer and offer greater support along with supple “give” than those made from synthetic materials, wool, or down.
Latex mattress toppers can help your mattress last longer
Purchasing a new bed can be costly, and even high-end mattresses may feel great in the showroom but lack the specific comfort you’re seeking after a few weeks or months at home.
Many people invest in mattress toppers in order to supplement something lacking in their existing bedding. For example, people with a mattress of any age that feels either too hard or soft may want to add a topper that adds softness or firmness to their sleep experience. With an older mattress that’s losing its support, a sturdier topper made of quality materials like latex can add elastic firmness to it.
A good quality latex mattress topper can provide an added layer of protection to mattress foams, which aren’t as durable as latex. A quality mattress topper can also increase the longevity of an existing mattress. This is in part because toppers take on some of the weight bearing stress of sleeping and tossing and turning on a bed each night.
For people who aren’t ready to replace a mattress due to the cost or timing, a latex mattress topper can extend the life of a mattress for months or even years until they’re ready to purchase a new one.
If your mattress isn’t comfortable and you’re not quite ready to replace it for whatever reason, a Naturally Nestled mattress topper can give it new life and help it to last for months or years. We offer both natural and organic toppers in two- and three-inch thickness, along with organic cotton and wool topper covers to protect your cozy investment.