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What is a mattress topper?

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You have already been intrigued by the words “mattress topper”, but never been interested in the subject more than that. In fact, the words are self-explanatory: it's something you put on top of a mattress.

However, your vision changes one fine morning when you wake up all stiff. Your mattress is giving up. But you’re not thinking about buying one right away, because you're so sentimental.

After a few Google searches pointing to mattress toppers as the ideal solution, you finally realize that this is a much more complex subject that needs to be explored before any purchase.

And this is the reason for this complete guide from Polysleep on the subject. Read on to know as much as we do about mattress toppers!

What is a mattress topper?

 

A topper is an extra layer that is added to the mattress and can be attached to it with rubber bands. Therefore, it’s not a mattress protector or a cover!

The mattress topper acts as an extra thickness that provides more comfort to the sleeper, especially if the mattress is starting to give up. You can also use one if your mattress is brand new: this will allow you to maximize the period of use of your mattress!

Close up on Polysleep's mattress topper foam

However, the benefits of a topper go far beyond simply improving the comfort that is progressively disappearing from your old mattress. For example, if there are two of you sleeping together, it makes it possible to compensate for the difference in morphology, since you always choose a mattress according to the larger of the two occupants. With a topper, no more back pain when you wake up because the mattress is too firm!

The same goes for sleeping independence: if your partner moves around a lot, choosing the right mattress topper can solve the problem by avoiding the transfer of his or her movements. Finally, your topper is a real barrier between you and your mattress. If your old mattress is infested with bacteria/dust mites accumulated over the years, it will protect you from the possible allergic reactions that these bugs usually cause. So now you got it: a mattress topper can greatly improve your nights!

Young woman sleeping on her bed with her legs brought back towards her chest

A multitude of mattress topper types to suit every sleeper's profile!


It's all in the subtitle: the number of different mattress toppers is surprising! Why are there so many? Simply to offer a mattress topper for every sleeper profile!

Memory foam mattress toppers

They are made, as the name suggests, of memory foam. This foam has the particularity of conforming to your body to offer a personalized support by using your body heat to fit your morphology. No more annoying pressure points in the middle of the night! But there is still one major drawback: this foam tends to store heat.

Not a great way to sleep in the cool of summer! Conversely, in winter, it takes longer to offer you the best comfort-to-support ratio. In fact, it needs to warm up in contact with your body when temperatures are lower. This mattress topper is therefore necessarily harder for the first few minutes when you get into bed. To be considered!

Memory foam topper with refreshing gel

Latex mattress toppers

Latex mattress toppers offer top performance. Remarkable durability, little transfer of movement from one sleeper to another in the same bed, very good air circulation and stretchy welcome: they are perfect for those who feel warm during their sleep, or whose partner moves like the drum of a washing machine at night!

Latex mattress toppers

Feather and down mattress toppers

These materials, already used in duvets and pillows, give mattress toppers interesting properties for sleepers most sensitive to cold. Indeed, feather and down toppers offer a high level of comfort, but also a lot of warmth during the night. Ideal for winter! They are also easy to care for. However, you will need to make sure of the quality of the seams. Otherwise, beware of feathers and/or down escaping!

Feather and down mattress toppers

Bamboo mattress toppers

Eco-friendly because they are made of a natural, antibacterial product and offer surprising freshness, bamboo models are the perfect candidates for those who are looking for a mattress topper that is gentle on the environment, without compromising their health and sleeping temperature. Bamboo toppers are therefore an alternative to be seriously considered!

Bamboo mattress topper

Cotton mattress toppers

These mattress toppers have the qualities of the material of which they are made, cotton. Offering excellent air circulation and easy care, cotton models will be a great ally whatever the season.

Cotton mattress topper

Hybrid foam mattress toppers

Finally, here are the ones that offer all the advantages. Offering the best comfort-to-support ratio from the moment you get into bed, extremely durable, these mattress toppers have all the advantages without the disadvantages. For example, the Polysleep antimicrobial topper offers superior spine alignment and ventilation compared to a conventional memory foam model.

On top of this, it’s certified antimicrobial via the serious ISO 20743 standard and its foam is CertiPUR-US accredited. This standard guarantees, among other things, that no products harmful to the ozone layer, heavy metals or formaldehyde have been used in its production. It also ensures the good quality of the indoor air you breathe since the foam emits very few volatile organic compounds. Finally, these mattress toppers can be extremely durable, as evidenced by the 10-year warranty on the Polysleep model. What more could you ask for?

The antimicrobial Polysleep mattres topper

In conclusion: toppers are the perfect complement for your mattress!


Providing a real plus in terms of comfort, acting as a defensive wall against allergies, endowed with astonishing thermo-regulatory properties depending on the type of topper chosen, and significantly extending the life of your mattress, mattress toppers are everything but superfluous!

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Mattress toppers who really know how to do it all remain the hybrid foam ones. Extraordinary durability, environmentally responsible, and superior support, comfort, and ventilation: these are the ultimate mattress toppers! Convinced by hybrid foam toppers? Then all you have to do now is to choose your own!


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