Many mattress buyers unconsciously assume they are stuck with their bedding’s “factory settings,” or its condition after purchase. This attitude may cause agitation or disappointment if a mattress is not up to par with a person’s sleeping standards. People have different body shapes and sizes, which causes them to experience specific pressure points when lying down to sleep. If you experience aches and pains from sleeping on your mattress, you may be tempted to throw it out or replace it, but there is a better solution you may want to try first.
If you use bedding made of mattress foam, your mattress is designed to change its shape according to the pressure your body exerts on it. However, a foam mattress is not always enough to get the perfect balance of support and comfort for your body. While many foam mattresses eventually soften over time, it can be difficult to sleep on a mattress that is too firm for you, even for a short time. For these situations, manufacturers have designed highly malleable foam mattress toppers that provide extra contouring for maximum comfort.
Toppers are not as large as a full mattress, but they add another layer of memory foam to your bedding that is thin enough to instantly mold itself into the right shape for your body. You can usually choose from 2, 3, or 4-inch varieties of mattress toppers, based on what suits your body the best. You can also choose from different mattress topper types such as the eggcrate foam toppers and latex foam toppers sold at The Foam Factory.
Eggcrate foam toppers use a unique shape (reminiscent of an egg crate) to maintain the support of a mattress’s base while using the eggcrate’s peak-and-valley pattern to relieve pressure on the hips and shoulders. This property makes eggcrate foam toppers ideal for side sleepers who put significant pressure on those areas. On the other hand, latex foam is ideal for sleepers who prefer a consistent texture on the topper’s surface. Furthermore, latex is hypoallergenic for most people, making it a suitable alternative for customers who wish to avoid sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes.