Memory foam isn’t a new product, it was used by NASA for numerous years before its introduction to the mass market in the form of mattresses. However, memory foam mattresses and pillows aren’t the only products you will find at a trusted mattress store like The Healthy Bed Store.

You may also want to look at a memory foam mattress topper. Memory foam mattress toppers are a fantastic option for those who are looking to extend the service life of their existing mattress and tend to be quite affordable.

If this is the first time you’re buying a memory foam mattress topper, you may find the sheer number of options available to be overwhelming. Fortunately, choosing the right kind of memory foam mattress topper isn’t too difficult if you know what to look for. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you find the right one for you:

 

Type of Memory Foam

What many people do not know is that there are various types of memory foam available: traditional, open cell, and gel memory foam. Traditional memory foam is what most people are familiar with and is designed to provide quick cradle support as you lie down. Open cell memory foam is best known for its ability to disperse heat better, addressing the concerns of those who tend to “sleep hot”. Gel memory foam is a good idea for those who have various aches and pains as it helps relieve pressure points better, especially among side sleepers.

 

Memory Foam Density

Density typically refers to the weight of a cubic foot of memory foam. This helps determine how well the memory foam will conform the shape of your body during sleep. A memory foam mattress topper with a higher density is more desirable so long as your choice falls under your budget. Many buyers feel that a density score of three is adequate, while those who are looking to a memory foam topper for extra support may want something even denser.

Check Out the Brand

Lastly, pay attention to the brand of the mattress topper. Like with most products, choose brands that have a good reputation for high-quality products and fantastic customer support after the sale. Don’t be afraid to ask the associate in the bed store about a particular brand that has caught your eye for feedback on the specific mattress topper that you are interested in.

 

Sources:

How To Choose a Mattress in 5 Easy Steps – The Definitive Guide, sleepadvisor.org

Top 12 Tips for Buying a New Mattress, spine-health.com