Sleep Smarts 101: What Is a Mattress Topper and Do I Need One?

Sleep Smarts 101: What Is a Mattress Topper and Do I Need One?

June 28, 2022


Tired of waking up exhausted after tossing and turning all night? Maybe your mattress is even more tired than you! Do you need to invest a lot of money in a whole new mattress or can a mattress topper help combat your sleep struggles? Let’s find out!

image of an Allswell 4" memory foam mattress topper on an Allswell mattress

What Actually Is a Mattress Topper?

A mattress topper is a cushy layer that goes on top of your mattress and under your fitted sheet to make your bed more comfortable. Mattress toppers are thicker than mattress pads, which are quilted and basically just protect your mattress from wear and tear. Both are different from mattress protectors, which are waterproof and protect against stains. You can use all three—a topper, a mattress pad, and a mattress protector—but you certainly don’t need to!

image of a hand pressing down on a memory foam Allswell mattress topper

What Does a Mattress Topper Do? 

Here are some reasons why a mattress topper might help you sleep better:

Add Cushy Comfort 

If your mattress is too firm, a topper could be your sleep salvation. Mattress toppers are generally between 1.5 to 4 inches thick and made with materials like memory foam, down and feathers (or down alternatives), or specialty foams.They’re effective in making a firm mattress softer and cost less than replacing the whole thing.

Temperature Control

If your mattress holds heat—or you just sleep hot—adding a mattress topper with cooling features could save your relationship with sleep. Allswell mattress toppers have smart features like breathable performance memory foam, cooling graphite particles, and antimicrobial copper gel with cooling properties, or a combination of them all.

Extend Your Mattresses Life 

Mattress toppers are a great, budget-friendly way to comfortably extend the life of your mattress. They can make a good mattress better, especially if it’s too firm or traps heat. If your mattress is a lumpy nightmare, even a great mattress topper won’t save it. You’ll need to spring for a new mattress. Luckily, mattresses at Allswell are competitively priced with our queen sizes starting at only $449.

Compare Allswell mattress toppers to see which one fits your sleeping needs best.

image of a person laying on a bed with a mattress topper

How Much Do Mattress Toppers Cost?

The cost of a mattress topper depends on the size, thickness, and features. According to The Sleep Foundation, the average cost of a queen size mattress topper is between $150 and $400. As an answer to your budgetary dreams, Allswell’s queen size memory foam toppers start at just $98 and that includes cooling graphite and copper gel that transfers heat away from your body.

Image of a bed with an Allswell mattress and mattress topper

Do You Need a Mattress Topper?

To sum it all up, a mattress topper might be perfect for you if: 

  • Your mattress is too firm and you’d like some plush comfort.
  • You sleep warm and your mattress holds heat (look for cooling copper gel).
  • You need your mattress to last just a little longer. 

With Allswell queen size mattress toppers starting at $98, how can you go wrong?

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The information provided in this blog article is for educational purposes only and does not substitute for the advice of a medical professional.