Differences in Mattresses and Mattress Toppers

Written by: Carlo Badalamenti

One of the most popular sizes for a bed is a queen sized memory foam mattress. This provides enough space for two to sleep comfortably side-by-side, and it’s affordable without sacrificing a lot of space in the bedroom. The king would be the next size up. Before you get settled on size, consider the benefits of different kinds of mattresses and mattress toppers to help get the comfort level you want.

Gel Mattresses

A gel mattress is a kind of memory foam mattress that usually has a layer of gel mixed in with the memory foam itself. These mattresses are meant to absorb the body a bit better, and provide a bit of cooling as well. These mattresses provide reasonable back support, and remain firm so you can get in and out of bed easier. Gel mattresses are also durable and able to resist long term wear as well as memory foam beds.

Gel is recommended for sleepers who want the comfort of memory foam without the odors or the heat retention.

Wool Mattress Toppers

When it comes to mattress toppers, many consumers prefer wool for its padding and lack of heat retention. Wool is relatively inexpensive, and it performs well in both warm and cold climates. The biggest issue with wool is that it might not keep its padding over time. It also causes allergic reactions in a subset of consumers, so you should be tested for allergens before you make the purchase.

If you are thinking of buying a wool topper, go to the mattress store and lay on one.

Memory Foam

You can buy a memory foam bed or mattress topper depending on what you want. A mattress topper adds a thin layer over your existing spring or foam mattress that provides a bit of extra comfort. It’s often firmer than a spring mattress, so couples with different sleep preferences will use a topper for this reason. Memory foam does tend to warm up the bed, so be prepared to invest in lighter bedding to compensate for some of that retention.

Final Thoughts

Choosing a bed is not a small investment, but you can find affordable options to piece together a good night’s sleep. Using a combination of bed and mattress topper from Canada Foam By Mail, you can design a bed that keeps you warm and gives good back support.